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Saboten Con Line-Up and Stuff!Yeah! Stuff!
So Saboten is in a week. Thankfully I'm not frantically trying to get stuff done because for the most part...it is done. Speaking of not trying to get stuff done--I'm in a really tough and demanding semester, so I won't be sewing very much. I'm taking a little break until December or otherwise stated. So we'll see what happens then.
But anyway, Saboten is coming up and I'm most definitely looking forward to it! I'm particularly excited for this year for a number of reasons. One: it's probably the best con in Arizona, two: it's in a new, fabulous location, three: we have fabulous panels selected, four: we have an awesome skit lined up for the masquerade, and five: pikminlink, the cosplayer I look up to the most is going to be a guest there.
Here's my line-up!
Saturday: Len Kagamine, Servant of Evil with ValdaValsha as Daughter of Evil Rin
Cosplay 2012 Reflection and Cosplay Plans of 2013!Cosplay 2012 Reflection
Since I haven't had much chance to sew or cosplay this semester and since it's already November (wow!) my cosplay year of 2012 is coming to a close. Here's a quick summary of the cosplays I've completed this year:
America (Axis Powers Hetalia) - debuted Taiyou Con 2012
Tsunashi Takuto, Ginga Bishounen (Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto) - debuted Phoenix Comicon 2012
Oliver (VOCALOID 3) - debuted Phoenix Comicon 2012
Ciel Phantomhive, Ciel In Wonderland (Kuroshitsuji OVA) - debuted Anime Expo 2012
Len Kagamine, Servant of Evil (VOCALOID 2) - debuted Anime Expo 2012
Allen Walker, Crown Clown (D. Gray-Man) - debuted Anime Expo 2012
(secret cosplay for 2012)
That's a total of six costumes! What a busy year for me! But I'm kind of proud of myself that I was able to accomplish all
Online Store! - Still a lot more!Edit
There's still quite a few things left! (It's taking up room in my house, omg)
Here it is! http://ozthenekomaster.storenvy.com/
For those of you who really wanted a chance to purchase my artist alley stuff, but didn't get to for various reasons, you can now buy them online!
Post Phoenix Comicon and Pre-Anime Expo!EDIT
Yeah, Ciel in Wonderland is happening. http://ozthenekomaster.tumblr.com/post/24990260935/its-98-complete-i-just-need-to-make-a-few-tiny
Also, I might attend Anime Expo on Sunday after I get back from church...just so I can get a chance to see lovely Banzai fans. :'D I'm not sure if I'll be cosplaying yet, though. And if I do, it'll probably be something really simple. (Like Prussia or Oz, maybe?) If we do have an official Banzai meetup, however, it will likely be on Saturday due to the overwhelming majority on our poll: http://www.banzaiproductions.deviantart.com/journal/poll/2888389/
I have a full photo report here: http://ozthenekomaster.tumblr.com/post/24389279216/phoenix-comicon-2012-report
Not the best Phoenix Comicon, but we made the best out of it. XD; There were definitely some highlights of the weekend, though! Like Vic Mignogna. Standing in line just to get a hug after discove
On A Slightly Serious Note...This is just something I've been thinking about for a while... I usually don't like putting up journals like this, but I feel that I need to address this.
I really do appreciate the love and support from Banzai fans--I really do. As imperfect as we are, it's nice to know that we have been providing smiles to people around the world--literally. However, what concerns me are comments such as, "Oz is my favorite!" or "Oz is the best! Oh, everyone else is awesome, too."
To be honest, those comments make me a little uncomfortable because Banzai is not just about me. It's never been just about me (I'm disregarding the days where I started it off by myself because those don't really matter). Also, I would be nowhere near where I am today if it wasn't for SuperWeaselPrincess's sewing technique, ChEsHiRe-K's innovative ideas, or ValdaValsha's keen eye for detail and accuracy. Honestly. I say th
Final Anime Expo lineup!So...
Anime Expo is this week.
Yeah, so not ready. There are still costumes that need to be finished before I can even finish my own costumes...and then there's a few housekeeping items, like business cards, that I need to take care of. It's been a stressful time for me. I'm just trying to find time to do this all on top of my daily life. @_@ (That's why I've been lax in responding to notes and messages... nothing new. XD; )
BUT hopefully this time the party will be more fun than the planning, because we're taking beautiful costumes to AX. Here's my final lineup!
Thursday: Myself. I worked hard on this one.
Friday: Kagamine Len, Servant of Evil (very fancy original design!)
Saturday: Seeeeecret cosplay~~~ (This will be revealed Wednesday night before AX)
Sunday: Oz Vessalius (possibly after attending church to get the chance to meet lovely fans~)
Monday: Ciel in Wonderland
We also hav
Belated Anime Expo '12 ReportSorry for the lack of updates and inactiveness, guys. I've just been generally unmotivated for everything, but I figured I'd buckle down and get this journal over with. XD; Here's my report from Anime Expo a month ago!
We drove for six hours. I hate long car rides, so I made myself sleep for a lot of it. After that we stood in lines. Very long lines. But I'm glad we went up a whole day early just to get our tickets because it was nice walking in the next day without having to worry about lines. The volunteers running the lines were good sports, though. XD Our original plans to go to the beach fell through because we arrived a little later than expected and by the time we finished standing in line, it was too late. :C So instead, we decided to get Subway, and watch Spanish soap operas.
On Friday we were "fancy Vocaloids!" ChEsHiRe-K and :
I'm Not Dead(Watch the following video to understand how the title of this journal is supposed to be read --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh8mNjeuyV4 )
Just letting you guys know that I'm still alive. And I also want another journal with the kitty skin. I've just been very busy because school has been........eventful. In addition to other things piling on top, I haven't exactly been in an ideal place. But fortunately, my last day is next Friday and a lot of things should be cleared up after that for a long while, so hopefully I'll be more active.
Cosplay stuff will be slow until after Taiyou Con because I'm getting ready for the Artist Alley! I'm planning on selling prints of my artwork and keychains. Then afterward, it's right back into cosplay. Here's my plans: http://ozthenekomaster.deviantart.com/#/d5k2bb6
See you on the other side. (Aka after next Friday.)
Cosplay Plans of 2012!Upcoming cosplays for 2012!
Costumes that are definitely coming this year:
Allen Walker (Crown Clown) - To be debuted Anime Expo 2012! This group is a huge project for us. I'm so freaking excited.
Completion Progress: Done! LAKSJD;FALKJ;EWLKAJ;WELKFJA;!!!!
Tsunashi Takuto (Ginga Bishounen) - To be debuted at Phoenix Comicon 2012! My next dream cosplay after the secret one. When I watched Star Driver, I knew this was a must do cosplay. And actually, we recently planned out a Star Driver group as well!
Completion Progress: Done!
Len Kagamine, Servant of Evil - To be debuted Anime Expo 2012! I will be accompanying ValdaValsha's Daughter of Evil Rin. These costumes are special because we created our own designs for them. All of us here at Banzai are working really hard on new "really
EDIT!Warning: If you receive a note from someone..EDIT: http://orangelightning123.deviantart.com/#/d5a1khd She explains everything for those who might have trouble just going by my own words.
(Sorry for spamming, but I really want to set things straight. I don't like knowing that someone is trying to make my friends and I sound like shit, when we didn't even do anything wrong.)
Hey everyone. This is journal to warn everyone, there is someone who is out there on DA (Making new/fake accounts.) and tumblr, personally messaging our followers (You guys) and telling them things about us (Hannah, Orange, & I). (Idk what "things" but apparently it's not good, and they're trying to make us seem like we are horrid people ((Hannah and I)).)
I didn't really want to post this journal at all, I didn't even want to make this a public kind of thing, but now that the troll has gone and made it public, I have no choice. Everyone agreed that it would be better to
Upcoming Plans and CosplayArtist Alley table confirmed!!! Yeah!
Oz, SWP, and I applied for an artist alley table for Taiyou con 2013. We were on the waiting list for a while and we just recently got the good news!
I must warn all of you ahead of time that this means I will be doing various polls to get an idea of what people would buy (it does not matter if you are going to Taiyou or not or even if you are not interested, it is just to see what the most popular product would be).
Remilia Scarlet (Touhou)
Will of Abyss (Pandora Hearts)
Utatane Piko (VOCALOID)
*AX secret cosplay*
Lyserg Diethel (Shaman King)
Kagamine Rin Append (VOCALOID)
Okumura Rin (Blue Exorcist)
I've been putting off Rin for a while. I will get to him one day for Banzai's group cosplay but to be honest I just want to cosplay more girls right now and don't really have a desire to cosplay guys much anymore (excluding current crossplays and Lyserg).
Hey everyone~Sorry about being so quiet here on my journals!
Let's give you the run down of Saboten....it went by way to freaking fast! Showed up the first day in Sandplay which was again a blast to wear! I love that big poofy ball gown! We went to a Vocaloid gathering photoshoot meetup thing with :iconAlmost-Focused: which was really cool! There were so many Vocaloid cosplayers <3 Go check out his page if you want to see the amazing amount of beautiful cosplayers in that one shot~ After that we headed off to our panel and blasted through that, was so much fun I love meeting new people and our fans, JUST SO MUCH FUN! We also had the amazing pleasure of meeting :iconpikminlink: if you don't know who she is go look at her page now please you are missing out on the awesomeness!
Day 2 was of course our D. Gray Man cosplays <3 So much love for these even though we sweat to death! The morning was crazy getting everyone ready for our judging panels and barging into our friends hotel room XD They are
I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.
If you decide to read, thank you. I hope no one takes offense to this and has an open mind when reading. If you don't read this, fine. Just don't be surprised if you end up doing what I'm about to explain, you get snapped at for it somewhere down the road.
It is common curtousy to not question someone you don't really know. Right?
You're walking down the street and see a gentleman in a wheelchair with cuts and scars all over.
Typical initial reaction: Oh, that person has been through something to make him that way. Try not to stare and continue about your business.
You wouldn't run up to that stranger and ask in their face, "HEY MAN. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT ARE ALL THOSE MARKS ON YOUR SKIN? WHY ARE YOU MISSING A LEG? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR ARM? WHY ARE YOU SO WEIRD LOOKING?"
Why would you do it on the internet...?
Is it because it's the internet and you feel like
Taiyou ConTaiyou con is this weekend! Oz, SWP, and Valda will have an artist alley table! We will be selling a few 4x6 cosplay prints! More specifically, Oz will be selling keychains (Vocaloid, Pandora Hearts, etc...) and fanarts, SWP will be selling flower hairpins, and Valda will be selling "Rin" bows ((cotton) white, (satin) light/dark blue, purple, black etc...) Cheshire will be running around taking pictures. It will be a pretty relaxed con.
*Just a heads up for anyone planning to buy anything from us, we do not have a credit card reader and can only accept cash.
UPDATE: Whatever we do not sell at Taiyou, we will most likely sell online probably through Ebay
Anyway, thank you to all of our new watchers and thanks for the support!
Saboten Recap +moreSaturday
I was Daughter of Evil Rin (or if you want to be technical Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche) and got a few pictures of that. We went to a massive Vocaloid gathering which you can see here http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=440256672682781&set=a.294442450597538.63933.277157875659329&type=3
The highlight of my day was when these little tiny kids came up to me and said they wanted a picture with the princess which was adorable.
I was Bak... and I really need to re-make the pants. Before the masquerade I lost my hat on my way to the restroom and started freaking out (that hat literally makes the cosplay). I don't know how long I was looking for it (along with Den Mamma and other nice people) before this amazing girl (also in the green room for the masquerade) found it! Thank you so much! <3
We got "Best Technical Performance" or something like that for our D.Gray-man skit with :iconj-o-i-ful-cosplay:
I was Touko and my boyfriend was N as the rest o
WE HAS POO BOX! I MEAN P.O. BOX! AHHH!! ADSGJKHDFHDue to the amazing amount of votes on the poll.(Thank you all ♥) We bought a P.O. box for P.S. for a year.
Here's the address:
P.O. Box 311
(Please don't send food D: We have ppl that are allergic to nuts & such. Plus, the food will melt and die by the time it gets here. LOL If you REALLYREALLY want to send food, it has to be like, actually packaged, and can only be for Ut or myself. Hannah can't take the chance. We're sorry! TDT)
The P.O. box is for:
Kiriban at: 222,222. & Afest cosplay planHOOPLA! :iconhooplaplz: :iconlegolaslover832: is the Kiriban winner!
Finally announcing that we will be cosplaying: Danny Fenton, Sam Manson, and Tucker Foley on Saturday of Afest!~
Can't wait to see everyone again and chill and.. ICE SKATE? -I mean.. yes... +sips tea calmly.+ Glide-eth mine bladed shoe parts across the smooth hardened water... eth.... er.... yeah.. I like to ice skate. I think everyone knows this by now. LOL
OMG! FREAKING SDJKHDFG THANK YOU!!! You really really made Hannah happy, and me as well! Aaah! +CRYCRY.+
Saboten 2012 report plus more!I know it's extremely belated. XD
I wrote it out on tumblr with pictures... so you can read all about it here! http://ozthenekomaster.tumblr.com/post/33305184111/saboten-2012-report
Also, I entered the Cosplay Shinkou Inaugural Cosplay Contest! I would really appreciate it if you would like and share my photo. :3
Here is my entry! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=380172908718930&set=a.376481855754702.81576.370499326352955&type=3&theater
Also, it's pretty safe to say that the 2012 cosplay year is coming to a close for me. I literally have almost no time to sew during this school semester. XD So I will work on my cosplay plan journal for 2013. Keep an eye out for that! In the meantime, here's a little preview of some of the costumes I definitely plan on making:
Blue Exorcist: Yukio Okumura (finishing)
Legend of Zelda: Skyloft Link (finishing)
VOCALOID: Len Kagamine - Append
Seeeeecret Cosplay! (for AX 2013!)
A Bloody, Stupid Miracle The day we’d cured the human condition was the day I put a bullet through my head and didn’t die. It was also the day I realized how scared I actually was of death, and after hours of muscle ache from holding that gauze against my open skull, after the wound closed and everything went back to normal, I had myself a good old-fashioned brainstorm. How ironic.
But when summer came, everything had fallen to shit. The air scorched my skin and parched my tongue every time I took a breath. The sun glared down on a rapidly-collapsing world, full of the undying bastard children of cruelty and misfortune. What was one to do when their cells regenerated faster than they decomposed?
My feet hit the pavement, now littered with jagged bits of glass to snap at my toes, thoroughly baked by the blazing ball of bitter disdain high overhead. Today was worse than yesterday. Though I’d often wondered the purpose of it anymore, I
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