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AnimeCon – This Weekend!

Time is ticking away and after months of excitement AnimeCon is finally this weekend! Truth be told I’m terrified – it dawned on me about 2 weeks ago and I haven’t been able to stay calm since. But the good news is, all of my costumes are pretty much done (well – I’m currently procrastinating with this post from working on the last piece for Sakura & Tomoyo, some little foam wings)!

I’ve been a bit dry on progress on the blog, so here’s some unfinished shots of my new costumes for AnimeCon!

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I’m pretty happy with how all of them have turned out – annoyingly enough the Nurse Sakura costume actually gave me the most trouble of the lot, and Sumomo.. well, I’ll share my thoughts about her after the event!

I still have lots of performance practice to go for Sumomo so I’m a bit nervous, but I’m also super excited to go and see the event and meet everyone! It’s going to be ace!

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Preparing for AnimeCon!

So it’s been a quiet month – nothing too exciting happening, but lots of progress behind the scenes. I’m currently preparing for AnimeCon where I’ll be performing in Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup in June, so there’s a lot to do! It’s all very exciting and my flights are now booked, so the hype (and panic) is starting to set in!

So what will I be taking to AnimeCon?

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🌟 Sakura/Tomoyo – Cardcaptor Sakura, with PopcornKuma
🌟 Sumomo – Chobits, with PopcornKuma for Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup!
🌟 Sakura “Platina” – Cardcaptor Sakura, with PopcornKuma as Sakura “Catch You Catch Me”
🌟 Shallotte – Atelier Shallie, with Lex Cosplay as Shallistera
🌟 Leon “School” – Tales of Destiny (something simple and casual for parties!)

Since AnimeCon is a full-time convention and runs from morning to night, I’m taking a couple of extra costumes to get changed into if I want to – usually at UK conventions I take around 2 per day, so this is actually less than usual for me. I’m also taking Shallie to shoot with Lex (at long last!) and Leon as my obligatory “Tales” costume for the weekend.

Most of these have a lot of work to go aside from “Platina” Sakura – which is kind of nerve-wracking, since there’s not much time left now! Truth be told I’ve been struggling with Sumomo – despite her being such a simple costume, every possible thing that can go wrong has gone wrong, so it’s been hard to get motivation to keep at her 24/7. In the meantime I’ve been fixing up Shallotte and working on Leon here and there. I’ve been packing my case as I go too, and so far all of my make-up and toiletries are sorted (with a hefty 7 eyeliners.. I’m not even sure how that happened, but at least I’m ready for it now)!

AnimeCon is likely to be my only “big convention” this year, aside from EGX which I hope to attend if they host ECG qualifiers. I have some big plans for ECG too, but I won’t be saying too much about that until it actually comes around. Here’s hoping everything works out in good time for a great weekend!

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Costume Gallery & CCCC!

So it’s been a while, but at last the blog has a nice gallery addition! I decided a while ago to add a small portfolio of sorts of my costumes to showcase. If you would like to see the gallery, you can access it from the Costumes tab along the top and see any costume details by clicking any of the thumbnails.

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As far as costuming goes, in October myself and PopcornKuma entered the qualifier for Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup at MCM London Comic Con with Prince Sakura and Princess Syaoran from Cardcaptor Sakura, and to our surprise, we won! So next June we will be jetting off to The Netherlands to represent the United Kingdom at AnimeCon which is pretty exciting!

Our qualifier performance was based on the school production of Sleeping Beauty from Volume 5 of the manga, which you can see here;

There was a lot of work involved in the costumes and performance, and I’m really happy with how the set came out. The audio was also done by myself and I play all 7 roles (not like you can tell from my accent anyway, hah!). It was really fun to work on and I hope you enjoy the performance!

For AnimeCon we have a lot of ideas for what we should do for the finals already. Some of them are pretty energetic and it’s going to be a blast! I can’t wait to meet the other entries, and to finally get to see what kind of event AnimeCon actually is!

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