8/29/13

Getting ready for Vcon 38!!!

Awesome I am going to be in artist again only this time its at Vancouver's premier sci-fi con this october. Oh I remember this con from my first year of cosplaying. I was the Crimson Fox that year.

Cross my fingers this stint will be better then the last and well this is my inventory....everything is original design this time around. Hope to see ya all.

We got....
Postcards!!!


Pixel Art!! Looking to have them made into key chains!

Buttons!!! We have some new and colourful designs!

and our new product.....Eyeballed Stickers!!! Different monster eyes to mix and match with/

8/28/13

DIY Candy Making Kits - Squid Eggs

Now I know for sure this isn't Poppin Cookin candy kits but still its another make your own candy kit from Japan and this is well....make your own jelly sea creature candy eggs, which in my case was squid.

Add Labeled Powders into respective bowls.

Using the plastic squid shaped dropper...carefully make squids eggs in one bowl and add pink soda froth in other

Enjoy. Tastes like lemon soda and I think I added too much water to the froth.

8/26/13

Minnie-Cure

Oww still recovering from the fall out of that one day at Anime revolution but was relaxing and enjoying my polished gift. Wanted to use Rainbow Honey's Pink Cloud...so came up with this wild Minnie Mouse inspired manicure. Pink Cloud colour....3 coats for me to be somewhat oplaque and can be sheered over other colours...very glittery with reds and pinks...and a hint of silver. Yes the Minnie Mouse OPI collection glitter was used.


8/17/13

Anime Revolution 2013 Photo Dump

Ok, even though I couldn't afford the pass, nothing was going to prevent me was enjoying one day of Anime Revolution 2013 outside in the nice weather with my fellow cosplayers....apparently dozens of other had the same idea. I was dressed as Mimi from Pop'n Music, in her Pop'n Music 13 Carnival outfit. Pop'n Music is a Japanese music game from the same makers as Dance Dance Revolution.

My Manicure as Mimi

Me as Mimi

Now the venue was Canada Place and that venue has its pros and cons. One thing we're in the middle of downtown and the other....we're in the middle of downtown! Not much we could do so exposed! For those new to cosplay photography, we're people not toys! We're fans wanting to have fun together, in peaceful manner, and we're more then happy to pose for pictures if you follow this simple rule and be nice to us.

The rule of thumb is ASK permission FIRST before taking our pictures as it is both a big sign of respect to us cosplayers and it allows us to get ready and pose. Photographing a cosplayer unready, unaware and candid is one of the best ways to tick them off....plus the rule is in place also to buffer against perverts filming us. As for taking pics of mid-pose and photo shoots....I don't know how other cosplayers handle this but when that happens to me I prefer other photographers to be right in my line of sight and signal to me that they want my picture, so I can direct them and/or continue holding that pose....plus say thank you afterwards please.

Anyway we got a very nice selection of cosplays...some I didn't know but yet they look amazing. Here they are....































8/11/13

Pokemon World Championships Day 3

First of all sorry to anyone for me being crazy....again. I think that rain storm in the morning may have knocked my brains and I as Kyogre...I may have caused that rainstorm. Anyway the rest of the day was spent frantically filling out that stamp card for booster packs....oooo I got good cards. In addition watching the final matches of TCG at the same time trying to sit as Kyogre mixed with cheering the winners on during the closing ceremony.. It's as hard as it looks with kneeling and readying the fins for cheering. It was a blast of a weekend...signing off.

An important world premiere trailer was made




Pokemon World Championships - Day 2 (with Cos and Effect cosplay gate crash)

Well that was a blast despite the fact I only won one of my battles but i still qualified for a prize. For those who weren't competing in the main competition...there is the side-event stamp collecting chelledge. Prizes if you manage to fill one out and an entry into the draw.

Well one activity after another I was busy filling out that card...tried some TCG action for starters. I was experimenting with a Krokodile/Unfezant energy removal combo...which still needs some work to pull off. After, due to some convincing from my UVIC Pokemon club friends "come on join the Win-A-Box tournament with us"  switched gaming modes to VCG....had some very close wins and one actual win. Well all the rapid fire playtime paid off cause I got boosters and card sleeves as a prize for filling out that stamp card....now my deck won't be naked!

My favorite part was just being nice and being friends with other trainers around the world, I greeted the Japanese national champ as silent Kyogre as he passed by, made battle plans in German with a German (I can speak very basic German) to prevent the other team from hearing our plans, and chatted with/ got Italian grammer lessons from an Italian trainer. Oh it was fun.

Oh boy who knew Pokemon finals were so exciting like any sports game. On the big screen for all to see and cheer for...fierce competition I tell ya always ending in sudden death....the kami trio, and Cransillia were popular choices (my constant bane in tournaments)...tmr should be exciting. Only a handful of trainers were in cosplay including me. Today I switched to my most beautiful, prized and awesome but the most physically demanding to wear cosplay....My Kyogre cosplay. As my duty as the watery lord of the waves Kyogre (plus the fact we're on waterfront) I did my best as cheerleader during the VCG top cut...interesting to do with fins.

 It was the first cosplay contest entry I ever made and won any sort of prize with it, in addition, it's only worn at Pokemon events and cosplay events needing a very grand looking cosplay for a good reason. The physically demanding thing about the Kyogre outfit is the main body piece and it's tail....imagine having a surfboard tied to your back with a pole sticking out from the bottom. I had to hunch over slightly to prevent the hard for cardboard tail from stabbing my back legs/everything esle and I could not sit anywhere normally. I preferred standing most of the time as a result (my legs are very strong) and to give my legs and lower back a rest when needed, I had to turn a chair around to comfortably sit me and my tail or kneel on the floor in a strange position. By the end of the day my shoulders and upper back were sore but cured quickly with a warm bath and lying down directly on my back.

Despite the physical demands, I very much prize/adore this costume because its incredibly beautiful, proof of my creativity and it was amazing to receive such good comments from other trainers; seeing your work of art is appreciated. I have worn that costume so many times and adore it so much...physically adapting to it is second nature to me and its a minor demand to endure. I think almost every cosplayer knows very well that to produce the most beautiful costumes you must endure physical demands for the big payoff.

The other poke-cosplays included the ones that showed up yesterday, Ashes and a very beautiful Reshiram gown. Just like me having to adapt to my tail...she had to constantly sweep/adjust her gown's long train to avoid snags and rips. In an interesting gate crashing twist from yesterday's detour to Cos and Effect....Cosplayers from the Cos and Effect convention showed up to check how the biggest pokemon event of the year is like. Lets just say its surreal for competitive trainers from abroad to see The Mad Hatter from American Mcgree's Alice, super heroines, a cat girl and so forth to show up and pose for pictures with Pikachu....wish I took a picture of that.

Poke-Trophies.

Love this pose.

Water Types RULE!!!

Intense Top 8 action.






8/9/13

Cos and Effect 2013 Mini Dump

Well right after the Pokemon Worlds I had to run a commission errand at Cos and Effect...still wanting to explore this is what I manged to take while being exhausted and with no pass. I was the Beartic/weird white face makeup that showed up in the late afternoon.

 PS Sorry I'm a little Crazy at the end of a long day and on a comical but silly note....I may have drank from my prop Vodka bottle.

Flora from the Winx Club

Grumpig from Pokemon

Yuna from Final Fantasy X

Panty and Stocking

Pokemon World Championships 2013- Day 1

Oww long day...Well today was the Last chance Qualifiers and no hamr in trying....I knew it was a long shot but I love to play and just have fun. I'm the poke-artist. Which becomes blatantly obvious when I played dress up as a Beartic, and toting a Beyeehem, Gardevoir and Beartic on my my team when no one esle would consider such Pokemon...might as while pop in a Pachirisu just to be even more insane. Its hilarious when the impossible happens. Other trainers well go all out in team spirit when going

 It was super exhausting but fun day for me....action was intense (One Bye, Lose for me and solo faint delivered by Beartic), sun was burning and was ill with painful tummy aches<-- sorry to anyone who had to endure a wacky me as a result of that. I also took the time to just have fun...there are how many people around and its more then a perfect opportunity for fun fests and union rooms.






Pokemon Smash filming...someone had to eat squid ink!