I'm both humored and gutted with nostalgia when I think how about ten years ago, I was watching Onegai Twins and buying kotoko, Mizuki Nana, and angela singles, daydreaming about Utena and calling myself a prince, wearing a Nadia shirt until it mysteriously vanished, probably back into the seas, and had just gone to ALA cosplaying Sohma Kagura with my friends.
Now fast-foward to now, I got through Owari no Seraph: Battle in
Nagoya and started up the winter anime season, buying Utapri, Lovelive,
angela, and Faylan CDs, giggling about Fushigi Yuugi musicals, wearing a
Sailormoon print shirt, and just came from ALA having cosplayed Utena,
who I still daydream a lot about.
2006 is kind of a
cool year to look back in some ways, and I think personally it was
around that frame of time when I was having fun getting to watch more
anime and be in on new titles that I could find online and not have to
wait just for cons or select video stores and places to have them. It
used to take a while for certain titles to come out and be dubbed, and
it was around this time when it was picking up. Now people can watch
subs so quickly, and even buy dubbed versions just as fast!
too, it's changed to much. The access to better materials, wigs, and
cosmetics has made it significantly different in some ways, but I find
it fun! I don't think without cosplay I would be able to have stopped
and enjoyed learning about makeup. It's also mindboggling to realize
that my craftsmanship has significantly improved too! I lacked so much
knowledge about sewing machines back then.
So as I
mentioned, ALA came by and it's been a whirlwind of time! I keep saying
that I want to keep on updating, and I'm anticipating that this year
will be hopefully more consistent. I've been working on trying to be on
that social media game, but alas, I'm so derpy at it. I promise I'll
So we've got a new year and a lot of new
projects, and I'm honestly looking forward to the whole experience of
elevating my craftsmanship and working on some absolutely wonderful skit
ideas for the upcoming conventions. It's so mindboggling that Fanime is
in about three months! How?! How?!
~~~~ NEW PROJECTS ~~~~
have plans to likely go for a day to Hanadoki Con, which is in San
Diego. I really liked it last year, and for being a small convention,
the whole atmosphere was super nice! I likely will bring Utena because
there's a rose garden.
Fanime Projects are underway!
I currently have my masquerade cosplay in progress, and I'll be able to post pictures quite soon! I'm pretty excited about it!! I have also a group cosplay with some really lovely girlies who are doing a Lovelive constellation group cosplay!
And then likely, I'll be working on quite for a while on my next project:
More in the cut because I'm going to proceed to talk about ALA and a bunch of new cosplay fuzzy-feeling things.