2013 A Cosplay Year in Review!
My third year on the cosplay scene, and it’s been quite a year! I’ve made more costumes this year than any other year, and I’m actually quite happy with most of them. I’ve improved my construction 100% and decided to try more complex designs, and it was worth it!
A lot happened this year, but in the end things are better now than they have been in a long time. I have a lot of great friends who have helped me through the months when I was down and encouraged me to keep going.
Suzi became the most irritating, crazy, completely illogical brother that I’ve always needed. I told her to be Bolin, she told me she’d only do it if I were Mako, and well… We make plans, drop the plans, go crazy over something, forget about it a week later… But then steer the Yaoi Yacht with the strong will and power of brotherly love (no homo).
KJ turned out to be one of my biggest inspirations to keep sewing, actually helping me and giving me confidence to keep cosplaying when I was on the verge of quitting in the end of 2012 due to past problems. He gave me confidence and told me it’s okay to be a bitch when you have to be. And that little shit better have a grand old time up in New York this winter because when he comes back we’re going to Chrono so hard.
Natalie… let me tell you. The costumes I’m most proud of (Mako, Sinbad, Chrono, Brobot) are mostly because of this woman. Even before we started dating, I looked up to her as a cosplay genius. I wanted to make myself better so I wouldn’t disappoint her or make her look bad when we posed together. Mako was thought up to match my brother, but he was literally made and forced for Colossal because I was determined to OTP ask Nat out while she was in Korra, as silly as that sounds. She makes me want to be the best I can be and more, even if it means ripping of skin during make-up removal :’D
And all the others that I have met and befriended more this year like Swoz, Scott, Monet, Nick, Alex, Jordan, Amy ,Wes, Christen, Lexie, Gina, Sam, Rachel, Mary, Demetri, Kayla and gosh I can’t remember everyone right now, but you know who you are and just… thank you. Thank you for a wonderful year and heres hope for more years to come! ;w;
EDIT: WOW I wrote a lot more than I thought I did OTL
let me tell you guys something real quick:
dawn was the person that got me wanting to actually pursue cosplaying freshmen year of college. she nudged me towards actually cosplaying garterbelt and helped me make him. she also inspires me, teaches me, and is constantly there for me to give me a good laugh whenever we are working on cosplay, talking about cons, or just hanging.
shes the friend ive always wanted and shes such an amazing cosplayer, and i hope one day i can be as good as her if not better, because at this rate, i have to work SUPER hard to surpass my tomodachi here. ok im done with my sappy rant.
Youmacon 2013 - To You, Two Thousand Years Later
In the end, everybody dies.
Some highlights from the Dangan Rompa shoot I did at Youmacon. Full gallery here.
“My name is Hifumi Yamada. ‘The man who is the beginning and the end.’ You can call me either way, I don’t mind.”
Pictures from the Youmacon private shoot I was in came in and these came out awesome. I might post the Twogami ones, but I’m not really liking those ones.
You’re a murder tramp.
Photos are back from the huge shoot at Youmacon, and I’m in love! Here are my single shots wherein I attempt to be a badass.
They were the cutest cosplayers ok.
oh god i love this photo fdskghfg
OH MY GOD YOU’RE ALL SO ADORABLE HOW DID WE MISS EACHOTHER SOBS *Pinches cheeks*
This is my first published comic ever…!! I’m really excited! Please check it out, and the rest of the comic! There’s even a SNEAK PEEK at STEVEN UNIVERSE in this issue which is THE COOLEST!!! This issue is so hype! I hope you fellas enjoy!!!
Wow, I’m so proud of you, Jones! I’ll definitely have to go pick this up!
I joined the circus because I was scared of spending the rest of my life as part of a matched set. At least I’m different now. Circus freak is a compliment.
I’m so thrilled to finally have had a shoot in this ;^; She’s been in my closet for over a year! Ty Lee was never my favorite from atla but she’s the only one I could really see myself as and I really love wearing her aside from how heavy the wig is :B