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I've been working super diligently on my Elsa cosplay.  For updates please follow me on facebook: www.facebook.com/CosmicEmpress

One of the most important parts of a cosplay is the wig.  A bad wig can ruin all your great work.  So please think carefully on what you are going to do for the wig.  For this one I wanted a wig that would be as nice as the cosplay I'm making so I commissioned one.

 
If you are working on your own  Elsa(or any cosplay) please consider commissioning :iconsupernovadobe: for a wig.  You can watch this tutorial to see how awesome her work is: 

She also does all the other characters(for anything, ever).  So if you are looking for someone to make a wig please contact her. 


My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK, MLZstudio
Hi-O Everyone!

At long last I have made a tumblr:  
www.tumblr.com/blog/cosmic-emp…

I still have to figure out how it all works.  Hopefully its awesome and not too time consuming.  ^^

Also for those who are looking for cosplay commissions please visit :iconantiquity-dreams:  or :iconadmantius: and send her a note.
Also for those who are looking for wig commissions please visit :icontematime: and send her a note.

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK, MLZstudio
Hi-O Everyone!

I'd like to start off with thank everyone for your continual support.  I hope that I continue to product art that get you excited.    I know you've been waiting a long while for Vanellope picture but I promise they are on their way.  

In other news I will be attending my first dragon con in two weeks.  Hopefully it's as awesome as everyone foretells.  
Bringing a couple of repeat cosplay: Black widow, Leia, and Queen Frostine.  

If everything goes well, I'll be able to debut Asami from Season 2 of Legend of Korra.  

Who else is going to dragon con?

Also for those who are looking for cosplay commissions please visit :iconantiquity-dreams:  or :iconadmantius: and send her a note.
Also for those who are looking for wig commissions please visit :icontematime: or :iconsupernovadobe: and send her a note.

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK, MLZstudio

So it's done.  The switch was made and there is no going back.  My handle being gbright1 is over, enter the Era of the Cosmic Empress.

 

For those that missed the previous Journal several years ago about gbright1 here is the quick why I chose that name.  I read Ender's Game in 8th grade(Story Spoilers ahead).  YEAH, who's ready for the movie?  Anyways, in the later books, there is a character whose father refers to her as the Glorious bright one.  She and her father have been genetically altered by the center government to keep them in check.  They end up with sever compulsion disorders.  This character has to keep her hands clean and trace lines in floor boards.  The characters themselves believe that it's a show that God has chosen them for a greater cause.   When the truth was revealed to her she decided to dismiss it and continue to think that it was God that had chosen her and she was special. 

Second part of this choice:  I was brought up Mormon.   There are so many confining social aspects of being raised in any religion.  Though they claim you have a choice in selecting religion, the end choice has to be Mormon.  It's like giving the answer while asking a question. As a human you are allowed not to believe, but there are social implication to leaving the church.  That is loss of family connection.  Making people like your mom super sad.  It sucks a lot, because they really aren't open to you not believing, despite emphasizing that it is your choice.   The ultimate loop hole is for them to say, "oh you just need to pray about it again." Or "God doesn't think you're ready yet." Or the worst one. "You have to show your faith before it will be revealed to you."  That last one is so stupidly cyclic.  In order for you to believe the religion is true you have to already believe it.   

So think on some level, and me choosing this name, was somehow acknowledging at a young age that I didn't believe.  But I also on some level understood, as a member of my parents' house hold I couldn't not believe.  So it was a choice to dismiss my doubts and stick with it.  I was just like the Glorious Bright One and so the name suited me. 

When I debated changing it a few years ago, someone suggested that I give it new meaning.  The meaning I found in it was "bright."  One of my favorest compliments to me of all time is my friend telling me "Some stars shine a little brighter."  That meant a lot because I stood out.  Let's face it we all like being better, out shining others.   So that worked.  But the old meaning is too engrained. 

So that same friends challenged me.  "Who are you now?  What defines you?"  I still love the stars.  I love outerspace.  I want to travel there one day.  I had to have a reference to that.  What is space?  The Cosmos.  So then looking at my cosplay, the largest theme I can see is royalty.  I like to cosplay queens and princesses.  Makes me feel pretty. 

Then it was all about finding a combination that sounded cool and that wasn't already taken.

 

So I now present to you, my current self Cosmic-Empress.

 

Thanks for reading! And thanks for continuing to watch.  I hope I'll have a lot more Cosplay to share that will blow your mind.

 

Also for those who are looking for cosplay commissions please visit :iconantiquity-dreams: and send her a note.
Also for those who are looking for wig commissions please visit :icontematime: and send her a note.

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK, MLZstudio

 

 

 

Drum roll...  dd d d  d d d d d d d   d d d d d

Friday: Black Widow (Avenger's)   - No picture yet
Saturday:  Princess Vanellope Von Sweetz (wreck-it Ralph) - You can see a preview of this at 33 sec time in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LV_d4…
Sunday: The Magnificent Trixie (My Little Pony) gbright1.deviantart.com/art/Th…
Sunday: The Mighty PickaThor (Mavel-Pokemon crossover) gbright1.deviantart.com/art/Pi…



Also for those who are looking for cosplay commissions please visit :iconantiquity-dreams: and send her a note.
Also for those who are looking for wig commissions please visit :icontematime: and send her a note.

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK, MLZstudio
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Ma
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
I honestly believe when you stop exploring then you stop progress.  Don't let the US fall behind even more.  We are not the leading country in the world any more.  The thing that sets currently and will set one country apart from another in the future is the scientific discoveries they are making.  NASA has been a leader not solely in space exploration and understanding the universe, but in developing new mechanics and materials.  Things we use every day in cars, our bedrooms, kitchens originated with NASA.  Don't let the government take away new discoveries that will benefit everyone.

NASA's planetary exploration program is facing a disproportionately large cut this year. There's still time to reverse it by writing to Congress. With minimal funding, NASA can send missions to Jupiter's moon, Europa, to look for a subsurface ocean, Mars to continue looking for life, and send smaller missions to Venus, Saturn, and other corners of the solar system. The solar system is at our fingertips, and I want to know what's out there.

Can you fill out a message to your representatives? I did, and it only takes a minute.

Let's let NASA change the world(s)!

Thanks!

To take action on this issue, click on the link below:
support.planetary.org/site/Adv…
If the text above does not appear as a link or it wraps across multiple lines, then copy and paste it into the address area of your browser.
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Ma
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
Check out my friend's  kick starter.  It's an awesome project!  

www.kickstarter.com/projects/9…

Also for those who are looking for commissions please visit :iconantiquity-dreams: and send her a note.

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK, MLZstudio
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Ma
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
MLZstudio was at Anime Matsuri this weekend and he so awesomely captured my new sweet cosplay.  (I hope you are catching the intentional puns)

Here is the link guys:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LV_d4…  Hope you all enjoy the other awesome cosplayers too!  The Alice and Queen won the cosplay summit this year.  It was so great to see theirs and everyone elses skits!


My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK, MLZstudio
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Ma
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
Congratulations to :iconhattersisters:.  You are the winner(s) of my Tifa cosplay giveaway!  I hope you all know how to share.
I also want to feature a few of their awesome works:
Queen Frostine Cosplay by HatterSisters Princess Lolly Cosplay Candyland by HatterSisters

Princess Tutu Cosplay: Waiting for the Dance by HatterSisters Fakir Cosplay Princess Tutu: Knight to the Prince by HatterSisters

Rin Tohsaka Cosplay by HatterSisters

For cosplay I have for sale please check out my etsy:  www.etsy.com/shop/gbright1?ref…

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Ma
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
Well, I'm going to be moving into a smaller place, and I won't have enough room for all my beloved cosplays.  So I want to share them with you!  Here is how you Qualify.

1 Go to my Face book fan page:  www.facebook.com/gbrightone
2 push the like button
3 type: "I'm DeviantartHandle from DA and I want your Tifa Cosplay!"

Besure to like my FB page and be a watcher on DA to qualify.  

Winner will be selected on March 15th.  I'll cover shipping up to 10$(so if you live out of the US sorry)
Good luck!

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Ma
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
Hey con goers,


I just played a really awesome game called "Con."  It's basic priciple is to compete for making con friends.  You gain friends by playing various cards with different points ecte ect.  Anyways it has load of funny con related experiences.  The maker of the game has a second deck mostly created but needs some funds to get them printed.  Below is a link to his kick starter.  Check it out and donate what you can.  25$ will get you the second car deck, but if you can't do that even a dollar will help.  Thanks!


www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…



My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay: :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: :iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Ma
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
A long time ago in a state far far away, I had to miss the midnight showing of Star Wars Episode 1 because I had 2 AP tests that day.  Lols I just told you all about how old I am. Anyways, the movie was not what we expected, and had an annoying character named Jar Jar binks in it.  Other than that, there were some exciting scenes and really great costumes.  After careful consideration my best friend and I choose one of Queen Amidala's dresses to re-produce, the first seen in the movie, the red throne room dress.  What a task it would be.  We carefully dissected every part, selected fabrics that matched the best we could, hand embroidered, painted, and molded every single last part of the costume.  After 13 years of struggling, moving apart, long drives, we have finally finished that outfit and will be showing it at NYCC/animefest.   It's sorta like finishing my first cosplay.



Accompaning our queen, will be a sexy version of the original princess Leia.  I made the original dress, but it's sooo... not attractive.  Lols.  We saw this great fan art work and decided to go for it, black corset, thigh high boots, yeah... had to do that!  



So for all 10 of you going to NYCC please stop by and say "Hi" if you spot us!



My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay:  :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams:  :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista:  :iconmasakocha:  :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3, Dan McCarty, asianschoolboy, Ljinto, EBK
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Marcus
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
I had so many wonderful experiences at SDCC.  I plan on sharing some of them in a future journal.  First I'd like to share the story of my latest cosplay.  It started a long time ago, and it's been a great journey.  This is a story of love, of people and works.  

Films have a special place in our hearts as we grow up.  I don't know a kid that doesn't request "Again!" as soon as a movie is over.  Parents all across the world tiring of watching the same shows over and over, but for the kid it's their first true loves.   For me these are the classic 80s films: Star wars, the Dark crystal, and Labyrinth.  When a little girl, seeing these magical sence you can't help to imagine being in the movies, and when a giant ball gown is on screen, and every one is floating around, you can't help to dance with them.  As an adult I love to look back and feel the awe that I did as a child and I do that through cosplay.  

My latest work means memories of family, and new memories of friends I've made in the last couple of years.  I'm honored and so appreciate of everyone that had supported me and been excited for the process, who help me learn knew techniques and walked down magic tunnels to find the perfect fabric.  

In 2007 I had my latest graduation.  After Graduating I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do or where to be. My boyfriend at the time broke up with me the day before graduation when I called him to say that I had finally handed in my thesis.  It was the end of a chapter for certain and would open a very knew chapter of my life.  Shortly after I accepted my absence of faith in the Mormon church, and then had my first convention experience.  It was a small convention(JTAF5), but would lead to many many more.  The people I had met there were planing on a convention in Seattle a few months latter, Sakura con.  

In the inter mean the first friend I happened to make in Pennsylvania was a con goer.  I went to a middle sized con, Katsu con, and was completely overwhelmed by the size at that time.  My impression after JTAF 5 was that all cons were small gathering of uber geeks in warehouses.  I was in for a big surprise.  I tput together a make shift Misa, Deathnote cosplay.  I had no hotel to stay in and changed in the bathroom of the convention center after a friend had driven to the con with me who lived in the area.  That was the moment when I realized the difference between cosplay and dressing in costume.  A girl in the bathroom asked who I was dressed up as.  I told her Misa from Death Note.  She ask where my cross necklace was and made a few more comments about knowing my character better.  As I wandered the halls(at the hieght of Death note's popularity) I saw the seriousness that simple cosplay was done with, and felt totally embarrassed with my outfit.  I had a great con, but my perspective was changed a bit.
  
Sakura con finally rolled around.  This was my third convention and the third time I wore Belldandy, each time it was more and more exhilarating as the cons got larger and larger.  Only one friend from Cali ended up going, ~aehale.  We had an awesome time.  I stayed up late dancing the night away.  By 3 am the room had nearly emptied out and that's when ~raven-unit approached me for some dancing.  It was a fun fun night, :~blackfruitbat asked if I would have her babies.  It was the start of some of my bestest friendships.
  
Now I was hooked on conventions.  My new boyfriend at the time wanted to indulge my Sasu-Naru love so we both picked a character.  I ended up going with Naruto.  He wasn't able to go to Fanime, but  I had planned on it after Sakura con.  It was my debuting convention for Naruto.  I think I brought all 7 cosplays I owned at the time and switched in and out of them every few hours, but I kept going back to Naruto.  Lols a love which would inspire about 15 other cosplays.  This is when I had one of my favorite con memories.  ~Supernovadobe in her Naru-maid-lolita snuck up on me, which is a testament to how much my brain tuned out orange from seeing the color in my room so much, lifted me up and spun me around.  I was totally freaked out.  But at the same time was having so much fun with the experience.  It would be a few conventions later before we became really good friends, but the seed was planted.
  
That seed eventually lead to my Halloweentown Axel cosplay(Sakura con 2009).  It was the first time being in such a large group cosplay, and in a lot of ways overwelhming.  I was surprised at the positive reaction to the cosplay and the love people have for Axel.  That day was the start of a new friendship with a cute little witch Kairi(~alcblueyes), who wanted to do a crack pairings with Axel.  Screen magic just can't be created with anyone, but I think we had it from our first meeting.  An audience of con goers requested crack pairings and we got our first pics together.  Unfortunatly I've never found any of the pictures online.  

I skipped the next sakura con, but still had gone to fanime, y-con ect ect.  For Sakura con 2011 we all decided on FF13 characters.  I only want to cosplay one of two characters: Hope or Sarah.  I was far to tall for Hope, so I got Sarah.  After clearing up a small mix up I got to keep my baby, Snow, ~alcblueyes.  We had cosplay coupling magic.  For months of planning we sent emails and notes and hubby and wife to each other, by the time we met up in character, it was easy to play an in love couple.   That convention I also did a double cosplay with ~antiquity-dreams, the White Queen and Alice.  Though being good friends, we couldn't get the on camera magic our cosplays deserved.  

After the convention we all had a big slumber party at ~raven-unit's and~blackfriutbat's apartment.  I was talking to someone, and was thinking of all the big ball gown like dresses I had done, that I had done two of my dream cosplays.  The question was was there and other?  Yes there was.  But I needed a special partner for this one.  Because it's from one of my most loved sense in all of cinema.  I nervously went over to sit next to alcblueyes.  I didn't know if she would want to do an other pairing with me, even tho Sarah/Snow went so incredibly well.  I tapped my fingers together then asked.  "Would you be my Goblin King?"  her eyes lit up and she jumped off the coach.  "YES!"  OMG it was happening.

With over a year of waiting and preparing, many bleeding fingers from hand sewing on gems, many moments of tears, I'm happy to present the accumulation of all my cosplay skills up to this point, with the perfect partner in crime, over the next few weeks, and hopefully years,  my new favorite cosplay the Labyrinth's Jereth(~alcblueyes) and Sarah(myself).  



My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay:  :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:icontematime: :iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams:  :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue: :iconallengale:
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: Ljinto :iconmasakocha: :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: , asianschoolboy, EBK,:iconwheel150050: :iconbertlephoto: PD3
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Marcus
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
As some of you know I was raised Mormon.  I feel like the majority of christian families have a big push for their children to get married.  I just all families do.  And I don't have a problem with people getting married, it's not that I don't want it.  The problem I have is the notion that marriage is linked to happiness and success. If you are not married, or have never been married then you are not fully accomplished.

Maybe I have a miss interpretation, but at least in the mormon church, my home congregation, I got the distinct feeling that for someone to be married was the best accomplishment anyone could get.

I can just image a scenario.  Oh soo you cured cancer, that's nice... Did you find a man.. Oh well you'll get one some day."

Then gossip.  "That poor girl what's wrong with her.  She should get her self a make over, then maybe she could finally get a man.

"Well maybe if she spent less time in a lab she would be married already,"

I mean seriously, it's like the biggest accomplishment you could do!  That's seriously messed up.  But now I feel like a failure every time I talk to someone who is married.  It's like.. Oh they had their act together enough to do it, but I'm just a loser.  It's so wrong, and I wish I could turn it off, but I can't.  Cause my logical brain knows that I'm super awesome accomplished person and totally contributing(not with cancer research lols I do something else in real life) to society.  I mean sure making a kid is good an all, but only if that kid contributes to society.... Other topic... and more controversial.

Anyways, this all really stems from my Mom.  I told her near a half year ago that I was no longer Mormon.  She took it pretty hard and I hated hurting her, but there was no way to pretend anymore.   One of things she asked me was, "Do you even want to find love and get married."  WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH NOT BEING MORMON?  Like people who believe in God/Jesus are the only ones that know how to love.  It also said that she thought I was a failure in some way for not being married already while implying that it was that I no longer knew how to love since only people who love god know how to love.  Cries.. so screwed up., but it's not her fault, it's this Mormon view point.  She honestly wants me to be happy, which makes it hard.  

That statement has been festering.  It was hard to talk to my mom before I told, now it's hard to talk to her for totally different reasons.  And I can't feel comfortable telling her if I'm dating anyone.  Cause then it,s uber pressure... with a good dose of worry for what activities she fears I'm doing outside of married.  So basically I'm completely screwed, cause I'm a total failure for not being married but I can't date since I might be doing "sinful" things that most people would consider "normal".  


I'm not for or against marriage.  I think it has it's place, and politically it's more of a battle ground than it should be.  It's just I don't think it's fair to belittle people who haven't found the right person or aren't suited for marriage.  



My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay:  :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat:  :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :icontematime: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue:  :iconallengale:  
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasa-kocha:  :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: LJinto, asianschoolboy, EBK
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Marcus
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
I've been working on a new cosplay which allows for a lot of designing.  Really open to just about anything.  As I think of ideas I really want to be original, but I find it incredibly difficult because so many things have already been done.  I have some key points that I want in the garment and I hope it comes out well, but it's hard to know if it's going to be as awesome as I want.  Then looking around online and at costumes sometimes I fell like it's totally pointless to put in so much effort, because I could buy something already made that looks really good and would cut down on the price and effort I have to put in.  And I think "is it worth all this effort?"

With cheap manufacturing coming our of China, India, ect what do you think?  


My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay:  :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat:  :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :icontematime: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue:  :iconallengale:  
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasa-kocha:  :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: LJinto, asianschoolboy, EBK
  • Listening to: Forever - by LMC
  • Reading: An artical about Last Miss Chance's Markus Marcus
  • Watching: ET's LMC gossip colomn
  • Playing: Sing Star
  • Eating: Cocoa Puffs
  • Drinking: only with friends
So this is a shameless Ad to help out someone I don't even know, but I'm hoping will make a great product I plan to take advantage of:
All the time people have great ideas but can't follow through because they don't have the means to back a project.    

So recently I heard about this really cool website, kickstarter,  that helps individuals like you and me get the money for their projects.
Each project has a bench mark for starting.  If the marker is not met you don't have to pay at all.  Only projects that meet their bench mark get their funds.  

Because I personally have interest in this one as a cosplayer I thought you guys might too.  Alexis Black of Electra Designs Corsetry is kickstarting a project for instructional corset making DVDs.

Finding good instructional material for making anything on your own can be a challenge.  I've found a few good books on basics of sewing but it's not the same as a DVD.  Books never have everything in them.

I found out about this project on meetup but I think for anyone interested in corseting, an at home reviewable DVD is the best thing.  Have you ever been in a class and then could understand you careful notes a week later?  Lols I have!  A kit/DVD price tag between  60$ to $150 depending on your level and needs is a good price for learning how to construct such a complex garmet.

If you think you would like to be a backer you can donate anything from 1$ to 10K.  

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

kck.st/zm5djz
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  • Watching: the computer screen
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  • Drinking: only with friends
Moving sale For Da users(Ends Feb 1st):

Since I'm moving I would really like to sell some of my cosplay so I've reduced my asking prices in hopes that they will move fast.

Does not include wig or shoes in most cases.

Each of these will have a 10$ shipping fee for in the US

Used Rave skirts: (all on sale for $40)
     Gaara (Asking was $60)  www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
     Rin (Asking 50$) (Jacket extra)  www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
     Naruto (not previously for sale)  (If you want the leg warmers with this one or the crop top it would be extra.  I would also sell them separately)  gbright1.deviantart.com/art/Sa…;

Pimp Naruto: ($35)
      First time I'm selling it. Size small. (made from a stretchy material)

Hokage Naruto: ( Asking $250, sale  $175)(this one will be more like a 15$ shipping) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

Naruto snow Cloak: (Asking $65, sale $45) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

Naruto Sage Cloak: (Asking Originally $60-->$40, sale $30)   Kid sized  www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

Naruto Sage Scroll: (Asking $100 unfortunately it would cost about 100$ to ship this beast due to weight and size) fc04.deviantart.net/fs40/f/200…

Belldandy Red Top: (does not include white dress): (was asking Originally $40-->$25, sale  $20) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

Belldandy School outfit ( Originally $100-->$55-->$40)  www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

Muraki: (Asking $280, sale  $200)  www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

Rin: (was $125, sale $75)  www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
         Does include shoes(size 6 or 7?) but not wig

Kisara: ($50 +$20 wig)
       First time I'm selling it.  Pants size 5, shirt med/sm gbright1.deviantart.com/art/He…

Scarlett O Hara: (Asking$1250,  Sale $950)  www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

The White Queen, Alice in Wonderland (ask $800)
        First time I'm selling it. Size small.  I'll be posting new pictures next week

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay:  :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat:  :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :icontematime: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue:  :iconallengale:  
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasa-kocha:  :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: LJinto, asianschoolboy, EBK
  • Listening to: air conditioning
  • Reading: Reading:
  • Watching: the computer screen
  • Playing: NA
  • Eating: NA
  • Drinking: only with friends
1. If you were a mythical creature, what would you be and WHY?
A GOD... cause all powerful and stuff

2. If you had 1 super power, what would it be?
Super Healing... cause then like I'd live forever.  

3. Gryffindor or Slytherin?
SLYTHERIN... We just covered this....

4. You're granted only ONE wish (and no wishing for more wishes), what is it?
To be an all powerful God?   --- theme---  Though I would totally have to think about the wording very carefuly first to makesure I didn't end up in a bum deal.  

5. You're granted a time machine, what 3 people would you go back in time to meet?
I think I would go back and spend time with my cousin Sarah and both my grandmas.  

6. What are your top 3 favorite characters of all time?
Peter Wiggins.  He's just so darn smartly evil.  
Brian Kinny.  "No appoligies.  No regrets."
Belldandy-  She's so honestly good and belive the same of other people. It a personality to strive for.  

7. Top 3 parings?
Sasu-Naru
Merman-Surfer
Axis-Ryths

8. What is your middle name? If you don't have one, what would like as your middle name?
I'll tell Antiquity-dreams in a note if you really want to know...

9. You're camping in the woods and suddenly an alien ship lands right in front of you! When the space creatures come out, what do you do?
"Yo... you speak English?... Coool take me with you...."

10. If you could be granted instant fame and fortune but the price is that you have to leave everyone you currently know (never speaking to or seeing them again)... would you do it?
Nah.


I'm not a tagger...   

Commissions and sales:
For those of you that wanted a raver skirt we will be opening up sales for them.
The basic skirt will start at 75$.  Additions like special trim(+$10-20), embroidery(+$20-30), or hand painted pattern($10-30) cost extra.
Naruto snow cloak($65) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
One of my sage Naruto cloaks($50 sale for DA users) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Hokage Naruto($250) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Day time Belldandy($55) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Red Belldandy topper($25) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Scarlett O Hara($1250) gbright1.deviantart.com/art/Sc…
pimp Naruto ($125) epicosplay.deviantart.com/art/…
Anbu vest ($35) www.cosplay.com/photo/1760515/
Muraki ($260) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Rin ($125) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay:  :iconlvl99-cosplay:
People I collab with/friends:
:iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat:  :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :icontematime: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue:  :iconallengale:  
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasa-kocha:  :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: LJinto, asianschoolboy, EBK
  • Listening to: air conditioning
  • Reading: Reading:
  • Watching: the computer screen
  • Playing: NA
  • Eating: NA
  • Drinking: only with friends
1. What is a weird habit you have?
Wierd?  Uhhhh.....   I make wierd and over exagerated facial expression often.  
2. If you attended Hogwarts, what house would you be in and what would be your favorite subject?
Slytherin, potions
3. What is your favorite Pokemon? If you don't like Pokemon... What is your favorite pairing? (Or answer both! 8D)
Pickachu, SasuNaru
4. What is your dream cosplay? Like, the cosplay you are dying to do more than anything but for various reasons (time, cost, etc.) you haven't been able to yet?
Well Queen Frostine and Scarlett O hara were my dream cosplays, but next I'm doing Sarah.  I guess something that I haven't been able to do yet is glow.  But the poofy dresses are more exciting.  
5. What's a guilty pleasure of yours?
Yaoi
6. What is a goal you really want to accomplish within the next 5 years?
Huh.. I really need one of these....  I kinda already accomplished a lot of my goals, but I dont' want to  take on an other huge one.  So like making different cosplays are my goals right now.  
7. What is something you really love or appreciate about yourself? (Yay self love~ n-n)
About me?  I think I'm pretty unique.  I think I love how much of my youthful spirit I've preserved.  Like how I don't feel or act old.  
8. What is your all time favorite movie?
Right now I love Thor.  But I guess all time maybe the Labyrinth maybe Searching for Bobby Fisher?
9. What is something you want to learn how to do?
Drift... like in a car
10. Where do you think you would like to live when you settle down permanently? (State/country, house/condo...)
I'm not really attached so much to a place, I jsut hope that I can seattle in a place where my friends are.  Which right now that would be So. Cal.

Any other questions you want me to answer?

I'm not a tagger...   

Commissions and sales:

For those of you that wanted a raver skirt we will be opening up sales for them.
The basic skirt will start at 75$.  Additions like special trim(+$10-20), embroidery(+$20-30), or hand painted pattern($10-30) cost extra.

Naruto snow cloak($65) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
One of my sage Naruto cloaks($50 sale for DA users) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Hokage Naruto($250) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Day time Belldandy($55) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Red Belldandy topper($25) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Scarlett O Hara($1250) gbright1.deviantart.com/art/Sc…
pimp Naruto ($125) epicosplay.deviantart.com/art/…
Anbu vest ($35) www.cosplay.com/photo/1760515/
Muraki ($260) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Rin ($125) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay:  :iconxdcosplaydx:
People I collab with/friends:
:iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat:  :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :icontematime: :iconshadaki: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconfoxykio: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconninasue:  :iconallengale:  
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasa-kocha:  :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: LJinto, asianschoolboy, EBK
  • Listening to: air conditioning
  • Reading: Reading:
  • Watching: the computer screen
  • Playing: NA
  • Eating: NA
  • Drinking: only with friends
Well, this year was good and bad.  There isn't ever much going on at y-con until Satuday night.  So the days are very chill.  I didn't have any photo shoot lined up so I didn't know what to do with myself a lot of the time.  The hotel bed was also to hard for me and strained my neck so I was in pain for a lot of the con.

Friday I think the best part was eating out with :iconfoxykio: and :icongingadreamer:.  Not much con stuff going on so I'll skip to Saturday.

Satuday was pretty good.  Since :iconblackfruitbat:  did a group cosplay with :iconkoicosplay:  in the morning I was about to wear the simca lolita dress.  You can catch a glimpse of it at time, 1:57, in this video:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3Iso… had a lot of fun wearing my dress and a lot of people appreciated the design that went into it.  Of course as an original design few people knew I was Simca.  Well, the cosplay wearing didn't go quite as planned, since I had to do a rush job on Ikki's look.  I have a new much improved idea for when we do lolita in the future.  :iconraven-unit:  Ended up snuggly fitting into my agito lolita outfit, and may I say those pants made his ss look amazing.  Around 4pm ~blackfruitbat  switched into the simca lolita.  With ~raven-unit in the agito lolita I didn't have anything airgear to wore so ~raven-unit lent me his Taski to wear.  I entered the two looks into the "walk-on" cosplay contest and won the "wild card" award for my craftsmanship!  That was pretty awesome.  It was the last award given out so I had pretty much lost hope of winning anything at that point.  :iconredyume: and her partner won for best group cosplay.  They did some really nice sequencing work and you should watch her to see those costumes.

The auction was alright, my head was hurting for the whole thing so I really couldn't get into it.  I even missed my new friend's act.  After the auction I took some more pain killers and they finally worked.  ~Blackfruitbat and I were pikachu's together and that was a lot of fun.  Thanks to :iconsupernovadobe:  we did some funny rated pg-13 stuff in the lobby and generally goofed around.  

Sunday I did a special shoot with :iconalcblueeyes: as Serah and Snow.  We only got a few different poses but they all turned out super cute.  Once we decide who gets which pictures I'll be uploading them.  I really love the color of Serah's hair and feel super pretty in it so that was a nice day.  After the shoot and some last minute shopping to get Starfighter(yaoi) most of my friends and I went out to eat and then we said our goodbyes.   

Commissions and sales:
For those of you that wanted a raver skirt we will be opening up sales for them.
The basic skirt will start at 75$.  Additions like special trim(+$10-20), embroidery(+$20-30), or hand painted pattern($10-30) cost extra.
Naruto snow cloak($65) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
One of my sage Naruto cloaks($50 sale for DA users) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Hokage Naruto($250) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Day time Belldandy($55) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Red Belldandy topper($40) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Scarlett O Hara(TBD >$1000) gbright1.deviantart.com/art/Sc…
pimp Naruto ($125) epicosplay.deviantart.com/art/…
Anbu vest ($35) www.cosplay.com/photo/1760515/
Muraki ($260) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
Rin boots ($70) www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…
a hand full some people/groups you might be watching already and that I like:
My group:
:iconepicosplay:
Group Members:
:iconaehale: :iconwigaddict: :iconchima:
Groups I have collabed with
:iconkoicosplay:  :iconxdcosplaydx:
People I collab with/friends:
:iconraven-unit: :iconblackfruitbat: :iconshadaki: :iconsupernovadobe: :iconantiquity-dreams: :icontematime: ~foxas :iconsheniji: :icondoukana:
:iconeclecticmaniac: :iconfoxykio: :iconninasue:  :iconallengale:  
Photographers:
:iconobscuravista: :iconmasa-kocha:  :icondoukana: :iconthedreamerworld: :iconpoesraven: :iconroget: :iconcoldmidnightairxx: LJinto, asianschoolboy, EBK
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: air conditioning
  • Reading: Reading:
  • Watching: the computer screen
  • Playing: NA
  • Eating: NA
  • Drinking: only with friends