Monday, August 26, 2013

Cosplay Plans for 2013-2014

Hello, and I apolgize for my lack of updating! This has been a mighty slow summer since Anime Expo, and unfortunately I was not able to attend Japan Expo at the last minute! It was very sad to hear, especially when I had several plans already made for it based on someof the awesome guests they had announced. However, life is life, and there's been some good news (I have a better job now!) and I'm in a better place to be able to keep cosplaying and focusing on the next conventions. Already, there are so many wonderful plans in my head!

I did manage to go to a small event at Little Tokyo last night, which was nice and a good opportunity for a quick and casual cosplay. I has planned on going a week before after finding out my sad news, but then I decided against going by making other plans. Those fell through as well, so I ended up quickly arranging to go with a few friends. Unable to pick something (or missing a vital piece of cosplays I did have in mind), I quickly got my EVA Asuka jacket, restyled my new asuka wig and I feel pretty happy with the results! Instead of a plug suit however because of my lack of time and how stuffy it's been around here, I wore a pair of red tights to keep the plug suit effect.

I also recently got some photographs back of my Cecilia photoshoot with my other Infinite Stratos friends! I might post some soon!

So through all of this, I managed to try to create some kind of decent schedule featuring all of my cosplay plans, and realistically, it's always bound to change. I did want an idea at least, and I'm not rushing a few at all. I'm also incorporating my new possibility that I might be attending Japan Expo in Paris next year in replacement of so many news and changes, so if that's the case, then definitely the schedule will be changing a lot!

For conventions, I might be doing just one day or skipping out on some of the smaller ones to focus on the bigger ones. I also have some local opportunities to wear stuff earlier anyway. I didn't add Fanime, yet there is a possibility that I might be attending it.

So here's the schedule! (Items in red are planned new items, and comments for them will be under the schedule)


COSPLAY PLANS FOR 2013-2014
PACIFIC MEDIA EXPO 2013:
-          Yuki Kuran (uniform) – Vampire Knight
-          Yuki Kuran (Vampire Dress) – Vampire Knight
-          Sohma Kagura (kimono/uniform) – Fruits Basket
ANIME LOS ANGELES 2014:
-          Kinomoto  Sakura (Mage Version) – Cardcaptor Sakura
-          (Masquerade)
-          Yuki Kuran (Vampire Dress) – Vampire Knight
-          Nepgear – Hyperdimension Neptunia
-          Nanami Haruka – Uta no Prince-sama (Maybe)
ANIME EXPO 2014/JAPAN EXPO PARIS 2014
-         (Masquerade)
-          Eternal Sailormoon – Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon
-          Belldandy   Ah! My Goddess
-          Yuki Kuran  – Vampire Knight 
Other Side Projects/Smaller Cosplays:
-          Maid Nia Teppelin – Guren Lagann
-          Nonosaka Mao – Mirai Nikki 
-      Morgiana - Magi
-          Takatsuki Shiori – Shoujo Kakumei Utena
-          Kaitou Jeanne – Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne  
-          Makinami Mari Illustrious/Asuka Langley Plug Suit- Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0
Reusing/Fixing for 2013/2014:
-          Tsukino Usagi – Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon – Remaking the Usagi wig and minor editing.
-          Belldandy – Ah! My Goddess  Remaking a lot of the jewelry including a new chain belt, earrings, collar, and bangles; styling the wig properly and perhaps making a head scarf; trimming and fixing the wings.
-          Shirakiin Ririchiyo – Inu x Boku SS - Requires tailoring and remaking the tights and scythe.
-          Homura Akemi (Moemura) - Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica – Replacing the old stockings to make it more accurate, and buying new red frames. 
-     Juliet Capulet - Romeo x Juliet - I'm considering to start repairing this costume bit by bit, because I do remember there being some potential to salvage it. The same will likely apply to my Yuuko cosplay, although that cosplay may just be available for photoshoots. 
-     Hitorimeno Miori - Alice Parade - Ahh! All the buttons fell out of nowhere during AX as I rushed to the Ito Noizi panel! I will be repairing those soon. 

And I really think that I will be reworking a lot on Amelia, though it's likely when my other cosplay friends decide to remake some of their pieces too with me.

Like I said, there are some events I omitted and it's likely that I will either be wearing a side project, a reused costume, or something new that I might have already completed for another convention. I'm really open to editing and adjusting these. Sakura was meant to be for Japan Expo, although I didn't get anything prepared for her but her wig and the Clow Cards (which I absolutely love!). I wound up finishing Vampire Knight recently, and I went back and looked at my artbook and fell in love with Yuki's black and grey rose gown. I remembered then that it was one of the designs that Team Germany used for their WCS skit! I have my own interpretation of the bottom of the dress however, so I will be taking on that.


For Japan Expo/Anime Expo, it's very likely that my cosplay friends and I want to focus on a more magical girl theme. I have a vision for an Utena skit I want to complete, although like I said, we're open to editing. We are going for a more fantasy theme, so here's seeing what we do with that! Anime Los Angeles will be for sure exciting; we have a massive and wonderful group already onboard with dozens of ideas, and there's been a skit that Shii, Frye, and I have been planning for some time. ALA has been a source of nostalgia and luck for us, so here's to our hard attempts!


For now, I'll let my time/peacefulness/and whatnot do the talking. Tomorrow I'm going to likely be buying some base items for my Yuki gown, and will hopefully use that to kickstart some more progress work!

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