Monthly Archives: July 2016

AmeCon – This Weekend!

So. That thing about not going to any events til September sure lasted huh? First Glasgow Comic Con and now suddenly I’m off to AmeCon too!

On Thursday I’ll have the pleasure of hopping on a coach for 7 hours and leaving Sunday, so I’ll be around AmeCon on Friday and Saturday! If you’re around and see me come and say hi! These are the costumes I’ll be wearing;

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On Friday I’m wearing Umi from Love Live! (Yukata version) with my friend Felixize as Kotori during the day, then School Leon from Tales of Destiny/Tales of Link in the evening!

On Saturday morning I’ll be helping with the Adventure Bastards show as Nozomi from Love Live! (Maid version), with Felixize as Eli, then in the afternoon I’ll be Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura (Nurse version) with PopcornKuma as Tomoyo!

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Costume Roundup: Nurse Sakura

Time for the next Costume Roundup, and this time it’s Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura, this time in an adorable Nurse outfit! Myself and PopcornKuma wanted to make a cute Sakura duo for AnimeCon earlier this year, and we decided on these adorable outfits.

I was Sakura in our duo but the costumes are pretty much identical, so most of my notes apply to both costumes!

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The first thing about these outfits is that we tweaked the colours. There are some figures where the colours are less “coral” and more “pink”, so we went for that colour scheme instead. Otherwise they were quite straight forward costumes to make and super cute to wear!

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Glasgow Comic Con

From my last post where I had nothing on, things can change pretty quickly! This weekend I was up at Glasgow Comic Con to fill in as a guest judge on super short notice and had a blast.

I took two costumes, wearing Shallie from Atelier Shallie on the Saturday and then Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura on the Sunday. Neither of these are “comic” costumes so I felt a bit bad about that, but there were quite a few anime & manga costumes around so nobody seemed to mind! I was a guest alongside the insanely talented Cosplex and also got to hang out with the Cosplay Organiser across the whole weekend, Aranel!

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Photos by PhotoGoku

The event itself was really chilled out, which makes a nice change! There were tons of comic guests, a dealers room and two artist alleys and loads of people in costume. The venue is great, too. I really liked how fluid it was, and while it was set out in a few different locations, they were all close enough to each other that it was easy to navigate and there was plenty of space to mingle. I had a lot of free time to explore the event and chat to people on both days which great!

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Photo by PhotoGoku

I was a judge for the masquerade on both days and also for the C3 Cosplay Superstars competition on the Saturday – winners pictured above! The new champion is the incredible Samurai First Order from Star Wars (not sure of his name!), with the Forgemaster award going to Lady Shinjuku as The Morrigan from The Wicked + Divine and Fabricmaster award going to LovingLolisa as Rose Quartz from Steven Universe.

There was a big turnout on both days so we had our work cut out choosing winners! There were some incredible entries and some great techniques, with a mix of sewing, craft and armour across everyone’s costumes. The next event to compete in C3 is Rai-Con, which is a more anime & manga-centric event held in October where the next Cosplay Superstar will be decided!

Thank you to the wonderful team behind Glasgow Comic Con for making me feel so welcome despite stepping in last minute. Til next time!

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