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Cosplay – Ameterasu no Mikoto – The Five Star Stories (2007)

Cosplay – Ameterasu no Mikoto – The Five Star Stories (2007)

 

Hair, hair hair. So much hair and an odd accessory, the crotch mirror. This was made as a part of the HCC San Diego Comic-Con 2007 cosplay group. Due to the back hair piece / wing-type configuration, I was always unable to take it to another con. It used to be the case that Southwest would let you check three bags and the box that back part lived in would be my third. That has long since gone away, a relic of cosplay days gone by.

My happiest memories of this costume are actually from the night before the masquerade – sitting in the hotel room with close friends, helping hand sew some final snaps and details while eating cheese, drinking juice and laughing. This is part of the reason I try to get my costumes done way before the convention. It’s that last minute bonding time with others that I really enjoy. So, if you’re ever at a convention cosplaying with me and need some snaps sewn, let me know!

 

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Cosplay – Vivi Nefertari – One Piece (2006)

Cosplay – Vivi Nefertari – One Piece (2006)

 

Ahh, Princess Vivi. You are still one of my favorites. The hardest part on this was actually the wig. You see, back in the day, you couldn’t get wigs this shade of blue. You had to dye them yourself.

 

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Cosplay – Slime – Dragon Quest (2006)

Cosplay – Slime – Dragon Quest (2006)

 

Slimes are great and this costume may or may not have been ill advised. Living the dream!

 

Tristen Citrine Cosplay Slime Dragon Quest 2006

Cosplay – Renge – Ouran High School Host Club (2006)

Cosplay – Renge – Ouran High School Host Club (2006)

 

What’s a good host club without a crazed, delusional fujoshi self appointed leader? For the first and only Yaoi-con I’ve attended, my friends and I decided we’d do a fabulous cosplay group – the Host Club. We got together some cakes and cookies, a couple tea sets and hung out  in the hotel lobby in full host club regalia.

Not much to say about the dress besides it was very easy and, at the same time, an abuse of buttery yellow satin. Needless to say, it was a fun cosplay group and a chance to be just a little bit obnoxious with some pals. Ouran High School Host Club remains one of my favorite series and I can’t recommend it enough. So many cherished memories are tied to it.

Mondo mega fun fact – when I joined Funimation in 2009 as a brand manager, it was the Brand Manager of Ouran who I considered my sempai. He was amazing and still… one of the best. Total Tamaki type. True story.

 

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Cosplay – Rachette Altair (Amneris/ Cleopatra) – Sakura Taisen V (2006)

Cosplay – Rachette Altair (Amneris/ Cleopatra) – Sakura Taisen V (2006)

 

I love it when Sakura Taisen reeeeeeally reverences costumes from Takarazuka plays. This is the case where Rachette’s costume from the in-game play, “Cleopatra”, nearly completely borrows the design from Amneris in “Aida”. It’s actually pretty awesome. Anmeris’ costume in the Takarazuka performance is a golden spectacle of expensive metal filigree and rhinestones, whereas the game version is a BIT toned down. It was also an excuse to spend some more time working with the fun, heat mold able materials, Fosshape and Wonderflex.

It would be YEARS later the game was actually released in North America. It’s a shame, too. It’s a great game.

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