Help Me Decide My Monster Girl Cosplay for Katsu 2018

Poll below with the pictures of the options.  The poll will automatically close by December 1st at midnight.

I super appreciate any & all that vote.  Believe me, I like all of these & it’s been kinda hard narrowing it down, so please HALP ^.^; Incidentally, all monster girls pulled from Monster Girl Encyclopedia, Vol 2 book for those wondering.

Also, just in case the images are too small, attached bigger versions:

 

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Tl; Dr Nekocon Report

Overall, had an experience akin to my AWA one: it was so good that now im suspicious & I don’t like it 😅

Panels went great, had a fun time cosplaying, had a great time with friends, & this was probably my best year going of the 5 I’ve been going.

Both of my panels, Sit Down, STFU, & Play This J-RPG (Deluxe Edition) Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It, They Still Have All Your $$$, went really well & I had a great audience at both.

Cosplay wise, I wore Jonathan Joestar (JJBA) & Gundham Tanaka (SDR2) Friday; Dante (DMC4) & Mondo Oowada (DR) Saturday; & Casual Euphemia (CG) Sunday. Had a great time in all my cosplays, esp. the DanganRonpa ones & Dante. I had 2 friends also cosplay Vergil to my Dante, & that was the best time I had at the con cosplay wise. It got to the point that my friend & I were pretty much standing in the same spot & ppl kept coming up, asking for pictures, freaking o It cause ZOMG, DMC!?!?, & it just made my day. I personally don’t have that happen too often with cosplay stuff, so it’s always a treasure when it does happen.

Top: Dante from Devil May Cry 4. Bottom, left to right: Casual Euphemia from Code Geass, Gundham from Super Dangan Ronpa 2, Mondo from DanganRonpa, & Jonathan Joestar from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Ended the con w/ Oppression-con shenanigans; i.e., dinner at Cracker Barrel, & wrapped up & altogether great weekend. Actually looking forward to next year for once.

As mentioned in my other post, the Nekocon logo image belongs to them & I in no way claim the artwork as my own.

Post Nekocon Thoughts

So, with the con over, & no panels for AUSA since I done goofed, gonna be still super f’ing busy 😣😣😣

With no panels for AUSA,  that means I can focus on: updating the site, catching up on making posts to my FB page, working on a boatload of cosplays, planning other events, & general going crazy doing ALL THE THINGS. I already began the process but I’m slowly updating different pages on this site, but I’ll be sure to make a blog post whenever I add  resource materials for a particular con/panels.

Anyway, just giving this quick update. Next post I’ll be making is for the sole purpose of having somewhere to hour my poll for what monster girl cosplay I should do for a group for Katsucon 2018 & another basic one going over my Nekocon experience.

Till then I’ll be busy doing too much in general 😧
Note: featured image logo of Nekocon by their artists. I take no credit for the artwork, just using it as an image for this post.

Back From the (Mostly) Dead Update Post

So, I know it’s been forever since I posted & I’m several cons behind for posting resources, etc. To be specific, these are the cons I’ve hit up in my impromptu hiatus & the panels I’ve hosted:

  • AnimeNEXT
    • Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It, They Still Have All Your $$ – Friday – Panel 311 – 8:30 PM
    • Defaming the Sacred!: Critical Looks At Popular & Classic Anime – Friday – Panel 319 – 10:45 PM – 12:45a
    • The State of the Anime Community: Past, Present, & Future – Saturday – Panel 319 – 10:45 PM – 12:15a
    • Figures to the Max! – Sunday – Panel 311 – 1:30 PM – 2:45p
  • Otakon
    • Fate Universe: I Am the Bone of My Panel… – Fri. 8/11, 10:15-11:15a, Panel 6 (WEWCC 149)
  • Anime Weekend Atlanta
    • Yurei, Yokai, & School Girls – Fri., 9/29 ~ 11:45a-1:15p, CGC 103
    • Guropoid: Recounting Grotesque & WTF?! Vocaloid Videos (18+) – Fri., 9/29 ~ 9:30p-10:30p, CGC 103
    • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs) – Sat., 9/30 ~ 2:45p-4:15p, CGC 106
    • Let’s Go to ‘The World’: A Panel About the .Hack Games – Sat., 9/30 ~ 9:30p-10:30p
    • Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It, They Still Have All Your $$ – Sun., 10/1 ~ 12:45-1:45p, CGC 106
    • Figures to the Max! – Sun., 10/1 ~ 2-3p, Williams E
  • Nekocon
    • Sit Down, STFU, & Play This J-RPG (Deluxe Edition) – Fri, 8:30-10pm, Panel 4

    • Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It, They Still Have All Your $$$ – Sat, 10:30-11:30pm, Panel 4

So, that being said, I know I owe peeps material for my recent set of AWA panels, since I have Nekocon this weekend, I won’t have time to do the updates until afterwards, so please be patient with me but it’s gonna happen ^.^;

AB Panel Resources Incoming

By the end of the week (hopefully) I will have all my resources up for the panels I presented this past weekend & have another blog post announcing so.
Also, for anyone that attended my Fate panel, forgot 2 huge disclaimers since I was rushing so much:

  • I was only skimming the surface so of course I left out some things. Fate stuff is too dense to completely cover in less than 90 minutes, so hopefully ppl. are understanding;
  • For the various series, I focused more on things that either had anime or a game of some sort & super skipped over a lot of the side novels, manga, etc. cause, again, Fate is super dense & there’s no way I’d have time covering all that.

Of course, fully expecting somewhere on the internets for someone to go “she didn’t know what she was talking about/I know more/I could have hosted the panel (better)” but whaddya gonna do?

Besides this, someone who attended the panel gave me this additional resources for finding out things about the Fate universe: Beast’s Lair. So, check that out when you have the chance.

AB 2017 Panel Times

Here are the panels + panel times for all my stuff for AB…

  • JJBA (Friend’s panel; I’m a co-panelist)
    • Friday, 3/31 10a – 11a, Hynes Panel Room C
  • Let’s Go to ‘The World’: A Panel About the .Hack Games
    • Friday, 3/31 4:30p – 6:00p, Hynes Panel 207
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime
    • Friday, 3/31 8:00p – 10:00p, Hynes Panel 206
  • Yurei, Yokai, & School Girls
    • Friday, 3/31 10:30p – midnight, Hynes Panel 306
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs)
    • Saturday, 4/1 1:30p – 3:30p, Hynes Panel 206
  • Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend
    • Saturday, 4/1 10:30p – midnight, Hynes Panel 207
  • Fate Universe: I Am the bone of My Panel…
    • Sunday, 4/2 12:30p – 2:30p, Hynes Panel 310

 

Also, cosplay line-up…

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  • (top row, left to right)
    • Mariah (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure [JJBA]), Adam (Nier: Automata), Jonathan Joestar (JJBA), Aizen, 2nd form (Bleach)
  • (bottom row, left to right)
    • Joseph Joestar (JJBA) & Dio (Virtue’s Last Reward)

I forgot I was supposed to be cosplaying something from Fate due to my Fate panel, but I have enough stuff to cosplay as it is ^.^;

Anyway, hope to see you there 😀

MASSIVE MOFO SITE UPDATE~! (worthy of all the caps)

So, just had a huge update across the site of multiple pages.  They are:

With this massive update, all the resources, lists of panels, cons coming up, etc. is now up-to-date~!  Additionally, I’ve created a new page (that’s still a work-in-progress) for keeping track of all my new costumes over the years:

New Cosplays Per Year

Last year I had a whopping 24 new costumes (holy f’ing sheezus) & I hope I don’t kill myself the same way this year as I did last year.  Like, seriously, I had 3 new ones for Anime Boston alone X/ (Sinbad from Magi, Pride! Rin from the 7 Deadly Sins Vocaloid series, & Rajaion from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn/Path of Radiance; nvm that I remade Dio’s coat ~.~)

Speaking of Anime Boston, got some panels for you!

  • Yurei, Yokai, & School Girls
  • Let’s Go to ‘The World’: A Panel About the .Hack Games
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime
  • Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend
  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs)
  • Co-paneling on my friend’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure panel

Super excited for this year’s panel selection as I am every year, but especially hype to be helping my friend w/ her JJBA panel…hence why I’m going to have a JJBA cosplay theme ^.^  Even more hyped that I decided to sacrifice myself to the Aztec Fitness gods & cosplay Ultimate Lifeform Kars. Hype doesn’t even come close to describe how excited I am for this cosplay.

Lastly, finally got around to calculating everything for last year; 24 new costumes & 16 cons total (mostly due to moonlighting in the Roadshow team for AUSA)…I’m already up to 12 planned for 2017…f*ck me (@.@)

Katsu 2017 Experience

Katsu 2017…
This was the…oddest con experience I’ve ever had.  As far as just milling about & being an attendee, pretty good; friendshipping, stellar…& a f’ing whirlwind of feelz (along w/ having to go full #TeamBlackMom the entire time); panels (besides the ‘con sponsored one), went really well; staffing, f’ing nightmare, but not for anything obvious & just at the con.  So, let’s break it down (& not make this as long as I usually do [failed miserably as usual ~.~])…
+Pre-con (Wed)+
Suffered the whole day from sleep deprivation; had to basically skip work cause I couldn’t function; still didn’t get that much sleep since everyone & their Mom wanted to contact me that day.  Incidentally, I’ve never dealt w/ so much pre-con drama before in my entire con life.  Also, drove down to NJ to pick up a friend in NJ.
+Thursday+
Rendezvoused with said friend (after spending the previous night at a friend’s house [btw, thanks for being such a gracious host); headed down to MD/National Harbor on what can be described as the best roadtrip I’ve ever been on w/ all the dankness & racist jokes ^.^  When we made it there, we took the best selfie evar & pretty much spent the rest of the day relax–lies, started the Katsu staff work grind ~.~  Also, couldn’t really sleep that night ’cause I didn’t have a bed…which was pretty much the whole weekend…lovely x.x
+Friday+
This is the day where, for the first time ever tbh, I was beyond emotionally spent.  Besides it also being yet another day where my phone was blowing up as well as my acid reflux being at its worse (if you’ve never had acid reflux or don’t know what it’s like; imagine your esophagus feeling like it was literally on fire; it’s d*mn near impossible to concentrate & can easily put anyone in a terrible mood), I was really on edge b/c this was the day that for the umpteenth time I, to put it quite simply, was held back as my “baby” of what I usually handle w/ this con was kidnapped from me & I was expected to just stand there & let it happen b/c “I need the help/you aren’t always here”.  I’ll get into that a little more later, but this day I was literally 2 seconds away from jumping ship to the other dept. I moonlight in.  Needless to say, even tho I mellowed tf out, I’m still seething about this type of sh*t.  Just waiting for the convo that will happen as far as strategizing for next year.
+Panels+
Besides the con sponsored one for a How-to panel for Katsu, all my panels did really well.  I had fun w/ all of them, the audience was super engaged, & it was just an overall good experience.  I would say my panel Sunday, State of the Anime Community: Past, Present, & Future, generated a great discussion & I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Honestly, wished I left it at 90 minutes.
+Cosplay+
Sucks I wasn’t able to get my Sola-Ui top in time & that I missed the Saturday Type Moon shoot (trying not to be bitter but I am; of course it was due to staff related things ~.~), but otherwise had great experiences.  I loved wearing Mondo, loved wearing Jonathan Joestar even more (real talk: love running into JoJo cosplayers, esp. when I’m also wearing JoJo stuff), Birdramon was fun (but unfortunate the tulle practically functioned as a duster DX), wore Tokiomi for all of 10 minutes (& of course I forgot his beard that I made at home X/), Sakura was actually hella fun (esp. since I had a Shinji to harass me ^.^;).  All was good honestly.  Just wished that, given the circumstances, I brought Li Shuwen vs. Tokiomi since I would have had no problem wearing that for long periods of time.
+Friendship (Ruins Lives)+
So, lots of drama things happening here & there.  Lots of being #TeamMom in overdrive.  Just lots of being further groomed into a ‘vault of secrets’ w/ the amount of things I’ve been told over this short period of time (& what I know in general).  Quite frankly, getting wrapped up in other ppl.’s drama, which also generally answers the ques. “How do you even deal w/ xxx?”, is what was literally keeping me distracted from how annoyed I was w/ my present predicament in the division I staff that was building up all year.  That’s how you deal w/ certain levels of friendship drama: use it to ignore your own problems >_>  Lastly, my roommates were awesome, just the rooming situation was unfortunate.  Honestly, if I can, gonna try to book my own room for next year since I know enough ppl going.
+Staffing+
So, basically, a little bit after Katsu 2016, I pretty much became the main one working on a particular set of tasks.  Fast forward till after I had a promotion to 2nd highest level in my division, a couple other promotions for other members, & basically post a particular process my division handles, now all of suddenly the other 2 higher ups can’t keep their hands off the stuff I usually work on, causing unnecessary confusion (like, who responded to what, etc.) & just work-hogging to a massive degree, one moreso than the other.  So, basically, every problem I had goes back to this: I was the only one working on it, I had my sh*t together, pretty much kept everyone in the loop, aaannnnddd now I’m basically being pushed to the side & almost relegated to grunt work.  Like, besides what I usually handle, I’m not doing all that much, so it literally puts me in a position where I have a title that means nothing & I’m practically not allowed to work on anything (or I have to fight them off when I do start working on anything if I want to have any hope of seeing it through to the end).  This is totes a convo that’s gonna happen, b/c I’ve been at the point of ‘either leave me be to handle this or I’m out’ for a while now, it’s just a matter of how chill/not chill I’m gonna be during that convo, ’cause when you’re already at a point that you’re willing to leave, no reason to be extra on top of that >_>
+Sunday+
So, had someone (that’s below me on the staff totem pole, mind you) basically decide that after the con is the perfect time to give me sh*t for a particular joke I was making all weekend (that of course everyone found funny except this loser), which was hilarious b/c they basically told on their self in the process.  ‘Course dummy didn’t think they did anything wrong, pretty much lied about a complaint that only they know about, & was super unprofessional the whole time & practically solidified their self as being the psychotic drama queen of the division, but, hey, I guess it was totally worth the non-zing you made on me, right? …right?!
Like, as I said earlier, it’s been an interesting experience this year that was a whirlwind of feelz, rage, good times, & severe lack of eating (w/ semi severe amounts of drinking)…can’t wait for next year…probably ^.^;