I really should update my journal at least for AX. It was a success to make it to Anime Expo 2012 this year, while being on a strict budget. It felt busy very busy this year too, running around the convention hoping to catch some friends that I only get to solemnly see.
Though it was great seeing friends, meeting new ones, but also missing and didn't see some friends =[ Don't really know about future plans due to budget and bills to deal with, but I hope to see everyone again soon. Hopefully next time(or next year) for sure though!
Cosplayed Saint Seiya: Hades for Day1, Barnaby Brooks Jr.'s Hero Suit for Day2, and sadly Day3 wasn't a go for Radu, but nonetheless, hope to bring back some new and old cosplays for next year!
And thanks for fellow friends who bought me little gifts. You guys didn't have to but I am truly grateful.
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Aside from that note. Lots of planning for Fanime Con 2012! The days are coming by very very fast! I've lots of work to do and lots of cosplays that needs to be working on for Fanime! I hope to see everyone there! I haven't gotten to my official cosplay listing for Fanime just yet! I hope to post the list when the time is near.
Hoping to attend ALA 2012, but am not attending anymore due to not having a good enough car for transportation in coming down.
Been bust with school and finals I haven't been drawing much at my freewill. BUT I've always wanted to start commissioning so I can save up many things, such as bills, cosplays, materials, etc, but I've no confidence in my art works yet forever LAME. *SIGH*
BUT IF I DID open a few slots for commissioning, would anyone be interested in it????
All work size not exceeding A4/. jpg file (300 dpi) You'll get picture via your e-mail or note on DA. If I have enough ppl who may be of interest then I will go more into detail about the commission pricings, etc.
At the moment I'm just taking notes on who may be of interest whether I should try to give this a GO or not. If not then, I'll try another time~
J-pop Summit Festival was good, meet up with some friends that I haven't seen for a long while.
Sac Anime, was alright, I haven't attended Sac Anime since 2008. The venue seems a bit bigger from the past year. Only attended for a day, was cosplaying as Shouta Mikoshiba from DOLLS with friend who cosplayed as Riku Kamijou, sadly didn't stay in my cosplay long though, for I had to take some photos for some class assignments. Left early and was quite bummed, I wanted to see many friends there but didn't get to see them. Hopefully next time will see everyone again.
I guess its time to busy self with this semester classes until Yaoi-Con 2011. Which I will also be attending for a day. XD
J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2011! August 27-28th, San Francisco, CA [link]
YOSH! Something I'm looking forward to going this month! Be my first time going to the festival!
h.NAOTO Coming to J-POP Summit Promoting First US Shop Opening in October! h.Naoto(which he's also looking for model if your interested in modeling for the fashion show [link], more brands like Black Peace Now, Baby The Star Shine etc. will be there as well as Vocaloid Dance Competition, Cosplays, Visual Kei, stuff etc.
I don't think I will be cosplaying (would have if i knew such event existed haha), but I'll definitely be visual kei-up etc. ^^ Welp, to those who are going, hope to bump into you~
If my friend was able to cosplay with me from Tiger & Bunny, I would have love to cosplay T&B to YaoiCon, but probably won't happen till next year FOR I have to think about budgeting as well, because classes will be in session and let me tell you...ART SUPPLIES IS NOT CHEAP! ORZ.
I went and rummage in my cosplay stuff and dug out Rai. It was a never complete cosplay for me...the way I felt it to be. I tried on my glove and BAM!!!! I really do want to bring back out my Rai cosplay. Although, it would require some sewing adjustments, and a lot of new things for it such as new contacts, wig, weapons, eye patch, and I am thinking of getting new ears and maybe a new tail for it.
YOSH!!! I'm think I'm going to bring back my Rai cosplay!!!
FINALLY am going to make an journal update! Postcon. Anime Expo 2011 and AM2 is done and over.
My, my, my, where to start...hmm "do I even remember what happened?" - sure hope I do. Haha, Day 0 - WHEW~ it was the day I travel down to SoCal with Katie! DANG 12 loooooooong hours!!!!! Train ride, then switch to bus ride down to LA, after LA was SD (because it was the only way can pick us up from the station, since we couldn't afford to even book the night for Day 0 of our hotel, thus why we had to train down to SD) Before leaving to SD, we had to wait LAX for our train to SD was DELAY!!!! OUR TRAIN actually arrived but no one, not even the people who works there notify us and many other people that our train to SD was already here! So we have to rush like crazy to our train! It sucks so bad to be transferring much and traveling when you are bringing a big suitcase with cosplay props by hand and duffle bag for cosplay boots, products, etc! It was definitely exhausting! Put a lot of pressure upon my feet and ankle, gained bloody blisters on both ankles. TAT
Making my entry short, longer entry in my other blog, but anyway, it was great seeing lots of friends again. ^^ It was good seeing again, GAH, Hime-chan cosplayed as Remi from DOLLS, sadly that day I was not up for anymore cosplays and didn't cosplay as Shouta... BUT hopefully next year! We'll bring our group together and do DOLLS! Also, hope your back home in JP safely! It was great seeing and hanging out with Ash and my lovelies G Dears gangstaz , Amorita, Jocy~ didn't get to see them 3 until every time we went back and forth to AM2! We were in our G-Army uniforms too~ BUT sadly we forgotten to get any proper pictures together!!! However we did got purikura and random fun pics together! I can't wait to wear our G-army uniforms again with them! Btw, I shall never forget the day when I "surprised" and violated, molested ~ LOL, it was also great seeing ! (hope your safe and having fun in JP atm) and it was great seeing for a split minute! And thanks for the photo buddy , it was great seeing ya as well and being able to chat. It was also great seeing and Christian!
Was happy to see !!!! Haven't seen her in yeaarrrssss! We've been hunting each other down from Day 1!!!! Never got to see each other until Day 4, last day of AX! Waah, was sad that I missed her Crowe from Star Ocean cosplay in person! But am glad I bumped into her, she makes such an awesome Crowe! Hope to see it in person someday!
Didn't mention a lot of friends, but I'm glad to see all of you, ah didn't get to meet some friends that I wanted to see too, but hope you all enjoy your AX or AM2! I was quite disappointed at AM2 a bit, missed the Bunraku show, but was able to see SADIE live concert! (I dislike how AX and AM2 was held on same days, traffics to go to back and forth was such a pain in the ass!)
Sadly, I am done with cons for the year~ won't be attending any until next yr again! (however, chances are, I might attend ONE-day of Sac Anime and Yaoi-Con)
Welp, until then, hope to see everyone next year again!
Best of luck to those who made it to be modeling for SIXH and HANGRY & ANGRYs fashion show for AM2 [link]! I was lucky enough to make it too as one of the models, but sadly I won't be able to model for their fashion show. To those who are going to AM2, help support the models and go watch the fashion show.
It's been quite hectic, with family and low on financial, transportation didn't work out, so will be training down to SoCal with my cousin for both AX/AM2. 6-9hrs! I CAN DO THIS! <_< Will be con-hopping as well for both the conventions.
So Cosplay plans for my weekend.
Day 1: Shouta Mikoshiba (morning till noon with Katie and - AX From morning towards the evening, before heading to AM2 for SADIE's concert.) Day 2: Chikage Kazama & Takuto Tsunashi - AX all day Day 3: Gackt uniform with both Leslie and Amorita! G DEARS UNITE! Then head to AM2 in the afternoon to attend the Bunraku sneak peak. Day 4: Don't know yet, will have to catch my train back home at 3pm. =_=
Couldn't budget enough to make and cosplay Tiger & Bunny's hero suits and either Rin or Yukio [Ao no Exorcist] Actually, I had to put off a lot of my other cosplays.....due to not enough budget. Q.Q I'm on a very tight budget, almost had to cancel my trip for the cons...but trying best to make it with what I have at the moment, so hopefully next year I will complete and bring both Noctis [FFvXIII] and Rosiel [Angel Sanctuary] as well with me.
DANNNNNGGGGG, somewhat still suffering from postcon...but should report back about Fanime Con 2011! Spent the last few days, slowly catching up with life at the moment and whatnot.
Galactic Ginga Bishounen SUCCESS debut for Fanime! Although, I am hoping to get somethings on my outfit redone, hopefully by AX/AM2.
Last minute NANA cosplays, I as improvised Shinichi Okazaki with as Reira Serizawa has been done for Fanime! Did some shoots. It was a pleasure to work with Mei, she did such a lovely and kyute Reira...[I definitely feel unfit to be her Shin. TAT]
AND Sadly, I didn't wear my Chikage Kazama long enough at Fanime, quite disheartening, but I was very out of it and my eyes were bothering me, and eventually became very red and my left eye was puffy toward the day. So, to make up for it, I really hope to wear it longer during AX.
Glad to see and the crew again~ Also glad to see friends from out of state and other places as well, made new friends too! Although, it as quite hard to catch up with other friends and see how they are doing and whatnot, and some of them didn't come to Fanime as well, so I hope to catch everyone whom I didn't see and or those I've seen, and will see everyone at AX/AM2!
As for Plans for AX/AM2...it's still quite unclear yet with my schedule.
Welp, Fanime was a Success.
NOW, I SHALL BE HEADING TO ANIME EXPO 2011 & AM2 SOON!!!
7 More days left, as I am writing this journal entry until FANIME CON 2011! YOSH!
BH Crew is going to update soon with photos!
Vampire Knight was supposed to happen, but seems like it won't be. However, some friends will be cosplaying Katekyo Hitman Reborn~ Shweet! I cannot wait to see their KHR cosplays! I would be cosplaying Adult Dino, but sadly my wig for him won't be coming in time as well as Genderbend (Male) Panty cosplay. BAH, and I don't have some of the things done yet for my Badou cosplay from DOGS.
Fanime Con 2011 Cosplays that will be bringing with me.
Friday- VK Demon Lord (afternoon)- Shin Okazaki from NANA??? Saturday- Takuto Tsunashi [Ginga Bishounen] - Star Driver (maybe evening)- Shouta Mikoshiba [Green uniform - DOLLS: Naked Ape] Sunday - Kazama Chikage - [Hakuouki Shineshigumi Kitan] Monday- just chillin.
UPDATE- 05.23.11 Won't be bringing my DOLLS cosplay, will save it for Anime Expo instead.
Got quite a few photos! Will need to upload em as soon as my laptop is back up! (which I do not know when)
Didn't cosplay =/ But, hopefully next time I will try to cosplay.
Other than that first experience at the Cherry Blossom Festival was pretty chill. Did just mostly walking and of course stopped by Baby The Star Shine Bright and Black Peace Now, BUT HOLYGAWD expensive lovely things. It was pretty aight, a nice day to chill out and away from home. I've donated money to a Japan Relief Group and received a new wrist band~ that reads "Heal Japan"
Making this entry short, (since I have lots of art hw to be working on)
End of adventure, was happy and satisfied to end the day with a yummy Crepe~
Will be attending The Cherry Blossom in SF [link] for the first time! For I have not yet attended any of NorCal and SoCal's cherry blossom festivals. Always heard they were lovely, so I am going to it this weekend and am excited to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom~
Ah, and being on a LAST MINUTE TIME CRUNCH! is going to make me Kazama's kimono to wear for the festival!
LAST MINUTE CRAZY plannings for cosplaying Kazama! Only have 2-3 days left before the weekends, but settings would be perfect for kimono~ And time to get some Spring photoshoot down!!!!!
So I shall be at the festival as Kazama Chikage kimono cosplay [Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan]
Sadly, I lost my red azn umbrella but I shall bring my sword with me...^^
A catastrophe. 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan and a tsunami reaching 23ft high afterward. This is crazily horrid! Please be safe Japan. I have friends over there, may they all be safe and to those who are affected by the earthquake and tsunami, may you, your families, and friends, please be safe.
After the pendulum effect, tsunamis is hitting other countries as well. Please be safe all of everyone and everywhere. May you and your families be ok. Prayers to everyone!
My heart and thoughts go out to those that are affected.
Noctis - Final Fantasy Versus XIII Panty [genderbend version] - Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Vicious - Death Connection Badou - DOGS: Bullets & Carnage Kaname Kuran - Vampire Knight??? (waiting for friend who still has my jacket and help me with making adjustments)
Some friends wanted me to bring my Visual Kei Demon Lord outfit as well, so will be bringing it too.
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