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Rangiku Matsumoto – BLEACH (2007)

Rangiku Matsumoto – BLEACH (2007)

 

 

The BEST lieutenant by far! My frined, Aimee, let me borrow her Shiniami garb for a photo shoot. The sandals are pure evil. I get blisters just thinking about them.

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Miyuki – Lucky Star (2007)

Miyuki – Lucky Star (2007)

 

 

I really liked Lucky Star, probably a bit more than Haruhi, actually! As soon as I saw the cheerleader sequence, I just knew I had to make this! Even better, I joined a group of girls that next AX to do the dance. It would be the last official anime industry cosplay event I’d do before going on to join Funimation as a brand manager. Wow, that was a while ago…

 

(Now I want to dance it again)

 

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Cosplay – Final Fantasy VII Shiva (2007)

Cosplay – Final Fantasy VII Shiva (2007)

 

 

Woo, I’ve been extra busy! I’m trying to get through all these cosplay memories before Summer hits. Summers always have a way of becoming extra busy.

I’ve always loved Shiva as a Final Fantasy summon. Her look, her power, her grace are all things that really appeal to me as a cosplayer. As advanced as FF7 was for the time, there’s only so much one can do if one takes those polygons literally. Solution – go crazy with the wig, roll around in glitter and have fun with it.

Since I get a lot of questions about it, the makeup is Kryolan Aquacolor in Interferenz Pearl Blue and I cannot recommend it enough. Kryolan is great, across the line, for cosplay or any on-camera work. You can get it at Amazon if you don’t have a theatrical makeup supplier near you.

I also highly recommend rolling around in glitter and having your picture taken.

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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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