hymnia: (beautiful tohru)
My sister-in-law, who is going through chemotherapy right now and is also an accomplished cosplayer, made a really cute post about wearing wigs--complete with pics of her and her two-year-old daughter putting on a wig fashion show. It is so adorable, I just had to share it:

http://lynch-lady.livejournal.com/1928.html

Joie
hymnia: (Mai is cooler than you)
I never really thought of myself as one until quite recently, when it occurred to me that costume-making is an art form, as are a few other crafts that I engage in from time to time.

So anyway, I started a deviantART page. Actually, I signed up a while ago because I wanted to be able to comment on and have a little more freedom in viewing other people's artwork--but tonight I actually made myself a profile (mostly C&P'd from my LJ profile) and uploaded a few submissions. So far I've put up my Mai costume and a couple of Fruits Basket-themed necklaces I made about two years ago to give to some fandom friends (good thing I remembered to take pics before I gave them away).

(I have a reason for putting my DA account to active use now, but I won't go into that yet. Waiting to see if some things pan out first.)

Anyway...I present to you hymnia7's deviantART page.

Joie
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So far Lolita Fourth Doctor is leading my cosplay poll. But I was thinking...maybe even that is a little too ordinary. After all, as [livejournal.com profile] tibbycat pointed out, Romana already did a feminine version of his garb. So I thought, "What would really capture people's attention?" And that's when I thought of it. The perfect cosplay: Lolita SpongeBob SquarePants. Maybe I can even get [livejournal.com profile] nessabutterfly to do a Lolita Squidward with me. It's fantastic, isn't it? My only problem is figuring out how to make a Lolita skirt that looks like square pants.

Joie

ETA: This was for April Fool's Day, of course. I've no intention of cosplaying SpongeBob--Lolita-style or otherwise. 0_o
hymnia: (Bishojo Mars)
I may make as many as four new costumes during the next convention season, but I'm having a terrible time deciding which characters/cosplay ideas to choose! HELP ME, FLIST!

Here are the costumes I’m seriously considering for this con season:

Reference pictures and details )

There are a few other runner-up ideas I’m thinking about, though most likely I will save those for another year or for other events, but these are the main ones I’m considering for AFO, Metrocon, and possibly Dragon Con (in the unlikely event that I go).

And now for the poll. Please help me narrow it down by voting for no more than four!

[Poll #1544872]
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Here are a few more AFO pictures I just received from [livejournal.com profile] demonalchemist9. The first two are in a bit better lighting than the last batch I posted.

The Fire Nation Trio is so much cooler than you. )

Featuring the only thing that makes Mai smile... )

Joie
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So it occurred to me today that I never posted pics of Anime Festival Orlando, which is really a shame, because, well…I think my costumes turned out really well this year and I want to show them off!

In the pics that follow, I am dressed as Mai from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Arisa Uotani from Fruits Basket. I worked hard on the costume for Mai, and I feel this costume shows how far my sewing skills have come. The Uo costume was simpler in terms of what I had to sew, since I just modified store-bought items, but I'm pleased with how it turned out, too. (I think I make a pretty good Uo in terms of facial expressions/body language, too.) Well, see what you think:

Avatar: The Dangerous Ladies + Suki )

Fruits Basket: The Class 1-D Gang )
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I've been meaning to post these pics for over a week now. My brother and one of my friends ([livejournal.com profile] demonalchemist9) and I did an Avatar cosplay group at Megacon weekend before last, and I thought the Avatar fans on my flist might enjoy seeing them. My bro and I dressed as Sokka and Katara (both costumes made by me, with a little help from [livejournal.com profile] demonalchemist9 and [livejournal.com profile] nessabutterfly), and [livejournal.com profile] demonalchemist9 dressed as Toph.

Avatar cosplay at Megacon 2009 )

And here are a few other pics of me and my friends at Megacon:

More Megacon 2009 )

Also, we finally got access to pictures form a photo shoot we did at JACON last year done by Wasabi Anime. The photographer was fantastic, and these turned out to be some of my favorite cosplay pictures I've ever had taken:

Risa Harada from DN Angel )

Rozen Maiden )

Sailor Moon )

Also, some quick notes about my Avatar re-watch posts and Furuba chapter discussions:

I have not forgotten my Avatar re-watch posts! I've been very busy, and it's sort of ended up on the back burner, but I have another post 90% done and should be posting in the next few days, and I do plan to finish up the rest of the series (and the season 3 bonus features).

Also, I wanted to let my friends from RandomFandom.com know that I've pretty much given up on the Furuba chapter discussions. However, when I finish my Avatar re-watch, I do plan to make similar Furuba chapter reaction posts on my own LJ (picking up where we left off, with "Sorta Cinderella"), and I hope that the Furuba fans on my flist will read them and leave comments, so in some way the discussion will go on. I just don't see the point in continuing at RF.com anymore, when it seems like no one besides me and [livejournal.com profile] umadoshi and maybe one or two other sporadic visitors was even reading the threads, much less commenting.

Joie

AFO skit

Aug. 20th, 2008 05:32 pm
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I don't have time for a full report yet, but here's a video of the skit my friends and I did at AFO--a fusion of Sailor Moon and 90s pop music:



Joie

CosPLAY

May. 20th, 2008 10:42 pm
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What am I up to? WAY TOO MUCH. But. One thing I've been working on recently was an entry in the "Animusical Idol" competition at JACON 2008. Check it out:



And some more pics from the weekend under the cut:

Kawaii girls in costumes )

Joie
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THANK YOU so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I tell ya, you guys have become more and more creative over the years with those--sparkly graphics, AL WITH KITTEN!!!, extra humongous scrollies of DOOM. Heh. Anyway, whether they were simple or spiffy-fied, I appreciate all the birthday messages.

I had an excellent birthday. My family and several friends took a road trip down to south FL for the Hatsume Fair--a Japanese festival at the Morikami Museum. It was really, really fun. I will post more about it, with pictures, as well as pics from last weekend's convention (I went to MegaCon, a big fantasy/comics/anime con here in Orlando) as soon as I've recovered enough from two weekends of revelry in a row to do so. ;) I can't wait to get some good pics of MegaCon up. As those of you who read Vanessa's LJ or the Random Fandom boards already know, our group won the Best Group award at AnimeSushi's annual costume contest, so that was exciting, and I definitely want to show off pics of the costumes for you guys. Coming soon, I promise!

The only down side to going out and doing fun things is that you miss out on stuff in LJ land. My reading/commenting has been even scarcer than usual, so I'm sorry for that. If there's anything in particular you want to make sure I don't miss, please comment and let me know! *hugs flist*

Joie

P.S. My birthday presents included a Veinna Teng CD--Warm Strangers, her second of three--from Christie. I'm planning on getting the other two eventually. I'm so glad I discovered her music--and via fandom, too, which amuses me so much. Now she's my new favorite artist as of the past 6 months or so, and I think she's likely to hold my interest for a long time to come. Anyone out there who likes good female vocalists, prominent piano with lots of motion, and powerful, poetic lyrics should check her music out.
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First, here's the video of the fan film we entered in the AFOscars:



Second, I present various pics from the con:

AFO pics: Travis and Vic and cosplay galore )

Man, I need to go to bed. Why, why, WHY do picture posts always take so long?!

Joie
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I’m finally continuing the series of posts I’ve been meaning to write for a while about the last couple weeks of summer. The first post in this set was all the way back here.

Friday: Not-so-fashionably late, Miami Rice (starring Joie and co), and Ayame’s alter ego )

Saturday: Fanfic panel, just say no to software piracy, and AFOscar VIP treatment )

Sunday: An unexpected Momiji and Mommy!Queen Serenity )

Coming soon: Embedded video of Miami Rice, pictures of the con, and a few notes on my Haru costume. Also, I’m still planning to make posts about my trip to NYC and my various theatrical endeavors (with pictures and possibly video clips). Stay tuned!

Joie
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Princess Bride quiz results )

And some pictures of yet another anime convention. There're a few of me in a different costume, this time of Kagura from Fruits Basket. That costume was made be the mother of one of my friends, who wore the same costume on Sunday, when I was in my Sango get up.

More fangirl craziness )

And now I have to retire the Sango costume for a while. I can no longer pull off the hairdo. Yesterday I chopped my hair off and gave it to Locks of Love again. Yay! Short hair for summer! I have no pics of the new do yet, but for those of you who haven't seen me with short hair before, I'll say that I look a little like the Love Interest in Real Genius, except that my hair's a bit longer in the front: Short hair! )

Well, this post was supposed to be drive by. Somehow, posts with pics always end up taking me a long time, mainly because photobucket is slow as a beast. There must be a faster way to do this. Any advice?

Joie
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The Ultimate Livejournal Obsession Test )

I also have two more Sango pictures to share. These were from the convention in Daytona, where the photographer from The Rising Sun had an afternoon photo shoot for all the cosplayers. This guy seriously made everyone look like models or something. I made icons. *points to icon*

Two pics of me and one of Vanessa under the cut )

Joie
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Here are some more pictures of MegaCon:

More cosplay/Sango pics )

And I've got a selection of pics from Tanya's wedding on March 4, too:

Wedding pics )

It was a beautiful wedding.

Tanya just called me yesterday to say she was back from her honeymoon, had a great time, and was busy packing for their move to North Carolina on the 30th.

Vanessa and I are going to another, smaller anime con in Daytona tomorrow. :D I am on such an anime high right now--I got my boxed DVD set of Fruits Basket in the mail yesterday. Yay!

Oh, and happy St. Patrick's Day!

Joie

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