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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Mar. 11th, 2009 08:47 pm
Cosplay picspam!

I've been meaning to post these pics for over a week now. My brother and one of my friends (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 demonalchemist9 and nessabutterfly), and demonalchemist9 dressed as Toph.



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Katara: *sobs* I found my mother!!! (We ran into several other Avatar cosplayers, but this Kya cosplayer was very nice.)

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This year we got to do the "universal" costume contest rather than the anime-specific one; it was quite a different experience (not as technical or competitive).

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


Star Wars costumes:

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Rogue from The X-Men:

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Just hanging out at lunch time:

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Mark and I wearing Schmendrick and Amalthea (The Last Unicorn) costumes that Vanessa made last year, posing with Peter Beagle, who wrote the novel, and Vanessa in her Neo Queen Serenity (Sailor Moon) costume:

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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:


nessabutterfly made this costume of Risa Harada from DN Angel (she sometimes wears Riku Harada, but skipped it at this con). Isn't the tailoring beautiful?

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Rozen Maiden costumes (I made my Shinku costume, probably my most complex cosplay outfit to date):

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Sailor Moon costumes:

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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 umadoshi and maybe one or two other sporadic visitors was even reading the threads, much less commenting.

Joie

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orcapotter
orcapotter
Orca キンバリー
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)

Y'all look great!


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)

Thanks!


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umadoshi
umadoshi
Ysabet
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)

Also, I wanted to let my friends from RandomFandom.com know that I've pretty much given up on the Furuba chapter discussions.

I figured that was what had happened, alas. But it was fun while it lasted! I'll look forward to your posts. ^^

There's some really good cosplay going on!


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)

There's some really good cosplay going on!

Thanks!

I'll look forward to your posts. ^^

I hope you'll leave a comment once in a while. :)


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umadoshi
umadoshi
Ysabet
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)

I hope you'll leave a comment once in a while. :)

This seems very likely. ^^


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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)

I have to agree with orcapotter, you do look really great. I don't think I have to ask whether the Con was fun or not XD.

also yes, the tailoring on the costume of Risa Harada from DN Angel was beautiful, though I think the model added to some of that as well *waggles eyebrows*

Hopefully some kind of meet up materializes for this summer, keep your fingers crossed :)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)

:) Thanks.


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spin1978
spin1978
Kyouraku Shunsui
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)

I am compelled to ask - was someone cosplaying the R2D2 droid as well? ;)

Everyone's costumes look great, and the professional shots are really fantastic.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)

R2 was not with our group. He's remote-controlled by a guy who shows up at Megacon every year (he probably does other cons, too) and is really fantastically subtle about it--he'll send R2 up and down the front aisle of the dealer's room, following at a distance. You have to watch really closely to figure out that it's him. It makes for a great pseudo-Star Wars experience to "meet" R2 at Megacon.


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spin1978
spin1978
Kyouraku Shunsui
Fri, Mar. 13th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)

That's actually even more awesome. Heh. This actually makes me want to go to a con just to see how people react to the droid going up and down the aisle.

I think the closest I will ever get to cosplay will be Halloween, though. I would be afraid to go to a con as Byakuya Kuchiki (my planned costume) and have the crazy slash fangirls throw every guy cosplaying as Renji, Ichigo, Kenpachi, and Gin at me.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, Mar. 13th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)

and have the crazy slash fangirls throw every guy cosplaying as Renji, Ichigo, Kenpachi, and Gin at me.

As far as I've observed in *counts* the 12 (anime) cons I've been to, people aren't really that crazy at cons. Based on my own experience, the closest you're likely to get to that scenario is a slash fangirl dressed as Renji (or whoever) *herself* asking you to pose with her for a picture.


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spin1978
spin1978
Kyouraku Shunsui
Fri, Mar. 13th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)

That makes me feel better. My only exposure to the Bleach fandom has been online, outside of two or three people I know offline who are also fans.

I suppose I shouldn't presume that *all* fandoms are as weird offline as they are online (ala HP). ;)


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coastal_spirit
coastal_spirit
Gale
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)

Your cosplay is absolutely awesome! Amazing. *^^*

I will definitely be looking forward to your Furuba chapter posts; and I'll make an effort to comment. I do think that there were a few of us who wanted to keep it going, but although I read every one of the chapter discussions, I tend to be a bit shy about speaking up on a forum, so I lurked more than I posted.

I can't wait until the whole series is out; and then I'm going to re-read it myself.

Also, I'll be interested in reading your Avatar posts, because I'm very interested in watching that, and have it on my Netflix list right after I'm done with Death Note.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)

Your cosplay is absolutely awesome! Amazing.

Thank you!

Also, I'll be interested in reading your Avatar posts, because I'm very interested in watching that, and have it on my Netflix list right after I'm done with Death Note.

Yay!


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ginny_t
ginny_t
Too cute for evil
Sat, Mar. 14th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)

They all look great. ^_^


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, Mar. 14th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)

Thanks!


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solusfides
Jon
Sat, Mar. 14th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)

Some Tai Chi I must teach you, then your Katara will truly be perfect!


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Mar. 15th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)

Are you saying my poses look fake?! ;) The first action pose I did was based on the wind up for her "water whip" motion; the other one was from a little bit of Tai Chi that was in a work out video I used to do all the time, which I admit is the extent of my exposure to the art. Anyway...I didn't think they were *that* far off. (I wouldn't say no to learning more & better poses, though. I do plan on wearing her at another con this year.)


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solusfides
Jon
Sun, Mar. 15th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)

well, I saw a few similarities, and I figure they have tweaked some moves a bit... and maybe that's it. I'm thinking back through the whip (Tai Chi) and your posture would be most similar to the end of the whip with a few differences. Chances are, though, that Sifu Kisu created some variations for when manipulating water, versus manipulating a human being opponent directly.

I should watch Avatar again, eh? You might be closer than I'm thinking, BUT I might just be more picky since I've done Tai Chi for a year (yeah, only a year, but enough to know the whip). It would be fun to see you do a few other things. For instance, I'm thinking the move called Cloud Hands might have SOME similarities to the octopus thing she does (which might just be her waving some hands around). Anyway, I know that there may be a time in the next month or two I might be passing through to shoot some video in lady lake. When is your next Con?Maybe we can finish our own costumes and go to this thing?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Mar. 16th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)

Hmm...on second look at some of the Katara pics on google images, it looks like my hands should have been palms-up. Oops.

Anyway, the next con is JACON on May 22-24, but I highly recommend the con after that, which is AFO on 7/31-8/2.


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solusfides
Jon
Mon, Mar. 16th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)

hands up would be right. In the whip, you bring your hand around and move as though you are plucking something out of your hand before bringing the up-turned hand back forward, palm facing out/down. So, if your posture was more like the end of the move, you'd be close to right, except then your other hand would be out-of-line ;oP


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Mar. 16th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)

Well, I was trying to make it look *in motion*. My impression was that when she brings one hand around, it's almost like a karate chop (just at an angle almost parallel to the ground instead of straight down). But it didn't work very well in the group pose. The single pic at the top of the post is more what I was going for.

Ah well, I admit that in the rush to finish sewing--usually staying up until 3AM the last couple of nights before the con--I rarely study the poses and mannerisms of the characters as closely as I would like to, so they sometimes end up being rather messy approximations. The same thing happened with Sailor Mars and Soi Fon. I look back at screen caps of poses I was trying to do for those characters and compare them to my cosplay pictures, and I notice things that were a little off.

Guess I'll have to study up on Katara's moves before I go to a con with you. ;)


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solusfides
Jon
Mon, Mar. 16th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)

well, you provide good excuses.. I guess I'll let it slide ;oP'''

so, if you HAD also studied the moves as much as you liked, would that make you a CON-artist?


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