With Arda Wigs this summer, I traveled to LA for Anime Expo. While I was there I debut a new costume, Misty from Pokemon. Photos of this costume to go up as I get them. Something I majorly learned from this trip is that selling wigs doesn’t leave much time for costume pictures!
After Anime Expo, I headed to Las Vegas to spend a few weeks with my parents while I took care of shipping wigs that I had with me. It was awesome to work by day and explore Vegas by night. I didn’t get to take any pictures in costume unfortunately, but I did get to buy some stuff from Vegas that was awesome. Picked up a nice pair of thigh high boots from a thrift shop for $20!
After Vegas I headed to San Diego to go to Comic Con! My first comic con and my first con since ACen that I didn’t have to sell wigs. It was a nice little vacation. I got to wear another new costume, Delirium from Sandman, with my fellow Arda Wigs girls. We had a Sandman group of Daniel, Desire, Death and Delirium. Still waiting to get photos back of that! I also wore Harley Quinn again for a bit, but only got stopped for pictures, no huge photo shoots or anything. It was a fun con, I hope if I go back in the future I have more time to organize what I’m doing. That con is CRAZY!
After SDCC we had a week to drive across the country for Otakon. I stuck my foot in the Pacific Ocean and five days later I stuck my foot in the Atlantic! I’m a nerd and was excited that I did my first cross country trip!
At Otakon I worked the booth during the day and walked around looking at costumes at night. On Saturday I had a big Silent Hill Gathering! We ran around taking picture of Silent Hill stuff from 7pm to about 2am! It was insane and there will be pictures as soon as they are edited. Got to meet a ton of people; Sanda, Firelily, Pikmin Link, IchicoKitty. And I got to see alot of people I don’t normally see at cons!
After Otakon I got to spend some time with my boyfriend for the first time in 2 months and I also got to travel to Centrilia PA! For being a small non-existant town I had so much fun visiting the place that inspired Silent Hill. If I go back I think I might dress up
AFTER THAT! I headed to GENCON! Wooo! One of my favorite cons of the year! I worked for Skirmisher Publishing during the day and gamed at night. It was a blast, as always. Got to game in a Cthulhu Game and an Unknown Armies game. Fun was had by all. Costuming, Selling, Gaming and Drinking. How could a convention get any better? It couldn’t.
Now I’m home and packing to move the Arda Wigs HQ to Chicago! Pictures and costume updates as I get them/get the chance to post them!Details
Its been hard to find time to update the website but I finally put aside some time for myself and I decided to update the website in that time. I should be working on costumes for SDCC >.<;
I added Arpegius and Firo to my costuming gallery. Both costumes are my attempt at being a man when I’m not covered in green make-up. I didn’t think I could ever do it, but I don’t think I did to bad. I’m definitely getting better with practice at this crossplay make-up thing.
Once fall hits I will probably have more time to add a few tutorials to the site that I’ve made and I also wanted to put all my reference photos and progress photos into their corresponding costume.
Also stay tuned for a few more costumes to be added to the gallery from the summer cons. I’ve got some really fun ones that totally go against my normal grain of costuming style!Details
Since Kollision Con alot has happened. I graduated college witha Degree in Theatrical Directing in December, visited my family at their new home in Vegas and moved to St. Louis to start working for Arda Wigs! Thus I’ve been a busy, busy girl. I did do some work on the site however, I just didn’t update the news section.
So here’s what’s going down with the website update. I’ve re-organized my costume section into a “gallery” section, this way I can put pictures of my costumes, my make-up work and eventually some of my theatrical costume designs, maybe a short movie section and also some of my commissions for other people. For right now, its just separated into Costumes and Make-Up work. I’ve also organized Reference Art section, a Planned/Dream Costume List and a Progress Page. I’ve been wanting to do all these for a while because some of my favor parts of cosplay is seeing what people want to cosplay and their progress. (So far all I have up for the progress page is Dahlia Mason) I also wanted to put the Reference Art section up because I know how hard it can be for people sometimes to find reference art. So if there is a costume I’ve done that you would like to do, I have a section with the reference art I used for your use. (So far all I have up for reference art is Diana from Rule of Rose)
I also put up my Dahlia Mason from SH: Shattered Memories costume. I have quite a few other costumes to put up as well, but I’m a bit behind because I’m still working on fixing all my old costume pages to look nicer.
Overall the site is kinda a slow work in progress. Right now I am working on a new website for Arda Wigs. (Which kinda takes priority since it pays the rent) I’m also maintaining their Facebook Page, Twitter and Tumblr. I also am in charge of their Mailing List and sometimes I run their booth at conventions. Here’s a preview of their sites new layout!
Because I am working at Arda Wigs now, I will get to travel alot more to all sorts of conventions. I’m really excited for this. It gives me even more of a chance to meet other cosplayers and learn about the hobby. If I’m coming to a con near you, you can find me at the Arda Wigs booth, come and say ‘Hi!’Details
Youma went wonderful. I don’t have much time between this con and next because I’m currently Asst. Designing Cabaret! Thus I won’t post about Youma until I get back from Kollision. However, I would like to say:Details
I’m still very much behind on videos from this summer and editing photos, but I choose a new theme for the website that I think it a bit more crisp and to the point for what I need the site to do. I’m slowly redoing all the costuming sections to be more organized by Photographer and I’m also going to include all reference pictures I still have of my costumes. Including some hard to find scans. So I hope that helps some people out in the future.
Upcoming cons at Youmacon and KollisionCon. I will be having a Silent Hill Panel at Kollisioncon that I will be posting about shortly. Stay tuned!Details
And what a crazy summer it has been for me. I’m been all around the US selling wigs and wearing costumes. My body is soooo tired; I’m not sure how rested I am for my last semester in school!
I still have video footage from both Anime Expo and Anime Iowa to put up and I have a ton of photos and costumes and photo shoots to put up as well. I don’t know people can keep up with this sort of stuff on their websites in the summer. I posted a description of my Pris and my Mia costume. I’m playing around with a new layout for the costume descriptions, so let me know what you think.
Now to jump back into school! I’ve got a play and a show I am making puppets for very early in the year. Wish me luck!Details
Wow, its been a busy summer. I haven’t had much time to update the website between summer school, travel, moving from one home to the other and costuming! I will update eventually I promise!
This weekend I am at Anime Iowa for the first time. Normally it falls on GenCon weekend and I can’t go, but this year it’s the weekend before GenCon. This con is unofficialy dubbed MiriCon by alot of my cosplaying buddies because we all come and stay at my friend Miri‘s house and travel to the con right down the road.
For Anime Iowa Miri and I decided to do Mia and Nash. We wanted to fill out the characters we didn’t have made between our Lunar group of friends and I really wanted to see a Nash done. He’s one of my favorite characters. Not to mention Mia is just so adorable! <3 There will also be some Silent Hill & Chrono Trigger! And to top it off, I brought my camera for some beginner photo shoots. (Only one way to get good it practicepracticepractice)Details
Anime Expo has come and gone and let me tell you it was an awesome and busy ride! I’ve got TONS of video from the trip that I will be editting and putting up soon. Overall I had a wonderful time. The trip there and back was a blast. LA was pretty cool because it wasn’t blazing hot. The dealers hall was a fun time to work in and I enjoyed meeting everyone that came to the booth. Thanks to everyone that bought a wig and a big thanks to the ones that brought them back to the booth for us to see them on! That was one of my favorite parts of the con. I also got to meet up with some LA buddies that I have been friends with online for some time and never actually met in person. That was amazing. I met a ton of really talented cosplayers and got some photos in my newest costume; Pris!
Until I have the video ready of the trip, please enjoy the last part of my Anime Central video. Also, look out for gallery updates in the next few days!
I’ve already arrived at Harl’s house and have spent the last few days counting and drooling over all her wigs she just got in stock and building a HUGE DISPLAY out of pipe for her wig heads. Its been a fun time. We’ve cooked alot of good meals and I’ve had a great time taste testing all the English booze and food she brought back from England!
This is gonna end up being my line up for Anime Expo:
Murdoc Thursday, Firo Friday, Lucca Saturday with Pris making nightly appearances and possibly a Sunday appearance.
I’ve been accepted as an entrance into Cosplay.Com’s Hallway Costume Contest. I entered my Lucca costume since its one of the newest ones I’ve worked really hard on. So wish me luck! I just finished Pris about 2 minutes ago and I’m excited to premier her as well. Thank you everyone for voting on DA for your costume of choice. Look forward to more polls in the future so that you can play Barbie with me.
And here’s a VLog of Saturday at ACen. It includes some Dealer’s Room Antics, Crazy Masquerade Surprises and a back stage view of the costume contest with my friends Argento and Meesh.
I finished the first day of Vlogs for YouTube. Warning, there is some language in here. NSFW
Most of the Vlog is me being overly giddy since by the end of Friday night I had been up for 40+ hours because of finals, commissions, the drive up and the con. But overall it was the day I took the most video I think. It includes, but is not limited to: Baccano Bathroom Tours, Chrono Trigger behind the Deathcom Shoot and Gorillaz telling stories about short-shorts.
This is the possible line-up for Anime Expo costumes. I have, since ACen, got a hat for Firo and I plan on adding a bit more details to my Murdoc Costume. Pris is leading the polls on DA as the favored costume to see at AX. Recently I kinda fell for Hetalia a bit. Its quite funny. So I decided I would make a Holy Roman Empire costume to go with Harl’s Chibitalia costume. However, that costume is on the back burner until I get Pris done.
I’m be working for Arda-wigs.com at AX! Come visit our booth. We have a contest going on for free Arda-Wig Gift Certificates!Details