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.

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 ^.^;

Panels for Ichibancon & Mag GET~!

I know it’s been forever since I last posted & I’m super behind w/ updating everything in general (probably won’t get to it until after MAGfest tbh), but I’ve been super active, I swear ^.^;

Anyway, first Ichibancon panels:

  • Have You Seen This Anime? Reminisce & Recommend ~ Thursday, 10p-midnight, Events 4
  • Final Fantasy: Love It or Hate It They Still Have All Your $$$ ~ Thursday, midnight – 1am, Events 4
  • How -to Guide for Debating Fandom (with %90 Less Butthurt!) ~ Friday, 1a – 2a, Events 3
  • Bleach : Shunpou Edition ~ Saturday, 1p – 2p, Events 3
  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime ~ Saturday, 9p – 11p, Events 5
  • ALL THE VOCALOIDS ~ Sunday, noon – 1p, Events 6

MAGfest panel (ikr? totes surprised I got a panel too >_>):

  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs) ~ Thursday, 8:30p, Panels 2

Cosplay wise, Ichibancon:

For MAGfest:

Other possible cosplays for Mag…

  • Dio from Virtue’s Last Reward
  • Regal from Tales of Symphonia
  • Something Fire Emblem related

All of these unsure ones are for photoshoots that I may/may not be able to attend, I’ll have to double check.  Also, if I did any of the possible ones, would add some testosterone to the current sea of estrogen ^.^;

Anyway, hopefully I catch you at either of these cons.  Otherwise, hope everyone had an awesome Xmas & even better New Year ~^.^~

AUSA 2016 Line Up Change

Some small changes to my AUSA line up:


Swapping out Dark Sakura for a secret Type Moon cosplay for the shoot (hint: they wear a skirt >.>;) & doing Amakusa’s 2nd form over his 3rd form since it’s way easier.
Other than that, everything else is a go ^.^

AUSA 2016 Update

So, first off, yet another panel joins the fray~!

  • Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition – Thursday, 8p – 9p in Panel 1

This in addition to the 4 other panels I have:

  • Defaming the Sacred!: Critiques on Popular Anime – Friday, 5pm – 7pm in Pop Up 3
  • I’m At Your Service: Servants of the Fate Universe – Saturday, 12pm – 1pm in Panel 5
  • But What Is “Evil”? Morality & Ethics in the Fate Universe – Saturday, 7pm – 8pm in Panel 3
  • Guropoid: Recounting Grotesque & WTF?! Vocaloid Videos – Saturday, 11:30pm – 1am in Panel 4

Also, cosplay line-up:

 

In addition to all the Type Moon stuff going on, will be hosting a shoot which you can find the event page for here.

Got a lot of stuff I need to do, both cosplay & panel wise, & will be super busy every day of the week right up till the con.  Yaaaaayyyy (x.x)

So, How’ve You Been?

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.

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 XD  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 XD  Don’t know when I’m going to cosplay either, Ota 2017 at the latest, but I’m def gonna make it happen.

Panel stuff…

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 7:00pm 8:00pm

So, be there or be square or whatever >.>

AUSA I have these 2:

  • But What Is “Evil”? Morality & Ethics in the Fate Universe
  • Guropoid: Recounting Grotesque & WTF?! Vocaloid Videos

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…

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 XD  Hopefully I can lasso some others to potentially have all the sisters, keeping my fingers crossed ^.^

One, Drakengard 3

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:

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) ^.^

MAGfest 2017 Cosplay Choice

So, it’s between kinda b*tchy & super d*uche. Please help me decide, cause I can’t ~.~;

Started this on the Amino app, but to have better reach, going to blast it on all my social media as well.  I super appreciate all who participate ^.^

Just in case you can’t see the images well: