Another update post. Brace yourselves, there’s about a million things I’m mentioning in this post >.>;
To start, as the briefest con review/report I’ve ever had, Otakon 2016 was great. Had a lot of fun being a cosplay wh*re & being in/running about 6 shoots; granted, had to swap out 2 cosplays, Atrum Galliasta (Fate: UBW) instead of 3rd form Amakusa (Fate/Grand Order) & Pride! Rin (Vocaloid) instead of Prince Akio (Utena). I still had my Type Moon shoot, so Atrum was worn there, & Rin was worn for a Vocaloid shoot.
Pride! Rin (left) & Prince Akio (right)
Atrum (left) & Amakusa (right)
Still plan to do both. Akio’s definitely going to be brought out for Ota next year, since my friend will also hopefully have Anthy done, & I plan to have Amakusa done for AUSA 2016, since I have a Type Moon related panel (& also want to run a Type Moon shoot there as well). Also, as a reminder, I post all my cosplay related stuff to my Facebook page, so if you want to keep up with all my cosplay stuff, definitely give my page a like.
Besides cosplay stuff, had an awesome time hanging out with friends & making new ones. The only thing negative I have to say is that Ota 2017 is totes going to be a clusterf**k. Based off the Q&A they had going over all the things planned for the DC move, which was an awesome idea for a panel btw, there’s still a lot of things not really hammered out for a move that’s going to be, you know, next year -_- Hopefully all the problems that will come up during next year will knock that chip off their shoulder ~,~
Besides that, just as an FYI, finally started JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, so now I have Kars as my BG on random things…deal with it 😄 Kars & Dio are my favs from the series (idc I’m only on part 3, I know there still going to be up there/top tier), so I’m just going to have them all over my social medium. Needless to say, want to cosplay both. Dio is relatively easy, Kars I fortunately found a version of him where I don’t need to be fit af to pull off, so I’m super hype about that 😄 Don’t know when I’m going to cosplay either, Ota 2017 at the latest, but I’m def gonna make it happen.
AWA, got one accepted…of course it was Bleach (which recently ended & ZOMG WTF that “ending” even DX). Here are the deets (just gonna copy/paste from the e-mail):
|Bleach: Shunpou Edition
||Friday, September 30, 2016
||Room: CGC 106
So, be there or be square or whatever >.>
AUSA I have these 2:
I still have 2 waitlisted & some I submitted for Thursday programming, but we’ll see. I’m just excited to have the ones I do. Gonna be hella fun times. Also, since I’m Type Moon trash, I plan to host a photoshoot. Just waiting to hear about the time/date for my panels so I can plan the shoot accordingly.
Also, speaking of shoots, don’t forget all the shoots I’m hosting for AWA~! I’ll have a Bleach, Vocaloid, Zero Escape, & Type Moon one. I already have a post with all the deets & corresponding event pages, so make sure to view that if interested.
So far, probably cosplaying these bros for AWA…
Charlone Claudius (top) & Riviera (bottom) from Growlanser 2. Not cosplaying both but one of them
Kaito Wanijima from Air Gear, if plans fall through for Shin Natsume
Aizen, 2nd form from Bleach b/c f*** it, not that annoying to do. Will do this for the Bleach shoot
Santa from 999 for the Zero Escape shoot
Kratos Aurion from Tales of Symphonia, the only planned new costume. Also, will be a Tales of shoot
Shin Natsume from Tenjho Tenge, if my Maya is going to cosplay her or not
Heroine X from Fate/Grand Order for the Type Moon shoot
Duke Venomania Kaito, Vocaloid for the Vocaloid shoot
Ashera from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the shoot/mini FE group shenanigans
So, if you read the captions; i.e., read the freakin’ captions, not planning to do all of them, just some are definites, others are maybes, others still are either/or, like Shin Natsume/Kaito Wanijima. Ashera, Kratos, & Riviera/Charlone are all things I’m bringing mainly b/c of my friend/roommate who also likes to cosplay JRPG stuff, & this is one of the few cons we’re both attending. All the shoot cosplays are definites. Quite frankly, only making the one new costume to save $$$ & sanity b/c I need to start saving like crazy for NYCC & to work on some other cosplay stuff that needs to be done by the end of this year to be ready for cons at the beginning of next year (MAGfest & Katsu respectively).
Just as an FYI, don’t forget to submit your panels to Katsucon. You can do so by going here & the reimbursement policy is listed here. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 9th, so get submitting~!
Due to needing to pre-register before I could submit a panel, decided to go with Sangawa Project over Derpycon for my PA/NJ con. Already submitted panels, just waiting for the deadline to hit & then hear the final decision. I had 2 accepted last year but ultimately decided not to go, this year I’ll be going w/ some friends. I’ll be rooming & traveling w/ the same ppl., so it won’t be as much of a headache/won’t have to worry about plane tickets.
Poll results for my MAGfest 2017 cosplay *drum roll*…One won (GD puns) by a landslide. I still plan to do Terumi at a later date with a friend, but otherwise I will be making this precious princess for MAGfest 2017. I have another friend who’s super into the series & has done Three before, so super hype 😄 Hopefully I can lasso some others to potentially have all the sisters, keeping my fingers crossed ^.^
One, Drakengard 3
Speaking of way too many GD cons close together (or is it cosplans???), since I plan to do Ichibancon this year/2017 as well as MAGfest & possibly Ohayocon again (Ichi & Ohayo contingent upon panel acceptance), these are the 3 main cosplays I need to have done before the year ends:
Clow Reed, Card Captor Sakura
Zagi, Tales of Vesperia
One, Drakengard 3
I can’t start during October b/c I’ll be getting a crapton of stuff done for NYCC, AUSA (main one), & probably Nekocon at this point, so I’ll only have November & a little of December to hammer everything out, w/ a little more time to work on Clow since I need him for Katsu. Fun times working on cosplay (@,@). Also, since Nekocon is pretty much happening at this point, might as well submit some panels ~.~ Will be tabling for a con, which means a lot of costs will be covered (hotel & badge), so this becomes a helluva lot more affordable & a guaranteed situation where I won’t have to worry about finding a room/filling a room, which is my main problem w/ both of the VA cons I’ve been to.
That’s about it for this massive update on wtf I’ve been up to & planning. Again, probably going to be another gap of time where I’m MIA, but as usual, if you check my Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram (occasionally), you will see more updates on what I’ve been up to. Ciao…for now (GD rhyming) ^.^