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Miami Rice and AFO picspam - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Oct. 8th, 2006 12:39 am
Miami Rice and AFO picspam

First, here's the video of the fan film we entered in the AFOscars:



Second, I present various pics from the con:


Katrina with Travis Willingham:

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Anna with Vig Mignogna:

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Relaxing at the hotel--Christie was finishing up the trim on her costume, and the rest of us were vegging out in front of A Walk to Remember (hence, the happy faces). Christie's husband, Spencer, and I are seated on the couch, and Janet/kawaiinekochi is in the foreground:

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For this con, I wanted to try out crossplay (that is, dressing as a male character). I chose to do Hatsuharu ("Haru") Sohma. Here's what he's supposed to look like:

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The most important part of the costume is the trenchcoat, and I have to say I think my attempt came together quite well. The wig and the motercycle chaps were more difficult. I used a long-haired black and white wig, and tried to cut and style it to look like his. Yeah...it didn't quite work. But it got the idea across, I think. For the chaps, I was lucky to find a pair of black vinyl pants at a thrift store, and I just cut and hemmed a hole in the pelvic area. This was probably the best I could have done, considering how I ran out of time in the end, so I'm glad I made that find. However, the pants were old and worn to begin with, and after the alterations I made, and being worn all day Saturday, they were pretty much trashed. So. I would like to reprise this costume next year, and I'm thinking I need two things: a new wig, and new chaps. I already found the wig I want to use. This time I'm going to use a white wig that's almost the right cut and style, and try to either color the bottom section with Sharpie pen (Vanessa says for some types of wigs this works), or sew in wefts of black hair (more difficult, but might look nicer). For the chaps, I'm torn between taking advantage of the current sale at leatherup.com and just buying a pair (in which case, I couldn't enter this in any contests, but I doubt I'll do that anyway), or attempting to make a pair out of some higher-quality vinyl and a pattern I was planning to use before I came across those vinyl pants in the thrift store. Decisions, decisions.

Anyway, on to the pictures…

The first three pics are from a photoshoot done against a white backdrop for the CosplayLab.com photoshoot. I think they look very sharp. BTW, I now have CosplayLab profile, which you can view here.

With Janet (kawaiinekochi) as Rin Sohma:

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With Anna as Kisa Sohma:

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With Katrina as Yuki Sohma:

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My brother dressed as Kyo Sohma; we posed several pics as martial arts otaku:

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Kyo really needs to learn to keep his guard up:

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Yuki is not amused:

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The best thing about being Haru is having a really hot girlfriend. ;)

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Haru comforts Kisa:

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Christie as Momiji Sohma with Usa!Momiji:

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With Shigure cosplayer:

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With Ayame cosplayer:

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Some Full Moon O Sagashite cosplayers; Mark and I will be cosplaying these same characters at MegaCon in February (Vanessa is going to be Full Moon, and Janet and Christie are planning to do characters from the series, too):

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Showing off our AFOscars (L to R - Janet, Christie, me, Spencer, Deb, and Mike):

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Deb and Mike are co-workers of Christie's at Full Sail, who came just for the AFOscars because of their work on our entry. (That is to say, they did most of the work on "our" entry.)

We switched things up a bit on Sunday, and I got to wear the Momiji costume:

Accomplices?

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Momiji/Kagura is my fanon ship, so Janet had to tolerate me snuggling up to her two days in a row:

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Katrina was a character from Revolutionary Girl Utena on Sunday; she’s posed here with a coplayer we saw in the contest:

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Vanessa as the regal mother-to-be:

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We saw a very flexible Miroku cosplayer:

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Run for it, Kyo!

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Waaah!!! Kyo’s picking on me!

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

Joie

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Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Six Pence NTR ~ "Don't Dream It's Over"

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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Sun, Oct. 8th, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)

1.) The Fan Vid: There's a lot of LOLs there! Interesting part you had there, *note to self, must try to take over the world*

2.)You looked like you could totally kick arse as Horu and the girlfriend *grins smugly*
3.)The momiji costume seemed to have you smiling and gigling more, pry the difference in the actual characters right?

All in all the costumes were nice and you looked like you had fun, of course you know what's coming next summer so we'll see if we can't top this last one. And that's something to look forward to eh?

Cheers


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Oct. 8th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)

3.)The momiji costume seemed to have you smiling and gigling more, pry the difference in the actual characters right?

Ha! Yes, exactly. There's actually one point in the anime where the main character is just thunderstruck because she finds out these two characters are the same age, yet they act so different, and neither looks their age (Haru looks older and Momiji looks younger). So it's kinda funny that you should say that. When I was dressed as Haru I was making a conscious effort to be more masculine in how I stood and carried myself, and also to be kind of slow and calm, because he's a pretty laid back character. With Momiji, on the other hand, I didn't have to worry about hiding my girly mannerisms, because, even though he's a boy, he's not a very manly one. Plus, he's bouncy and hyper.


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f_ireworks
f_ireworks
f_ireworks
Mon, Oct. 9th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC)

How fun! It looks like you all had a great time, and the costumes look great. I *love* your trenchcoat. You did a great job as Haru, but I also loved your Momiji. Which was more fun to cosplay?

I also liked your pics with your brother. It makes me want to drag my brother into cosplaying with me (he would so do it, too!) I'm glad you had a good time at the Con, and thanks for sharing the pictures :-)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Oct. 10th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)

Which was more fun to cosplay?

I was much more comfortable as Momiji, but my friends said they thought I did a better job conveying Haru. I'm going to wear the Haru costume again, and I think it will probably be easier for me next time, having a bit of experience with crossplay, and hopefully having an improved costume.


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kawaiinekochi
kawaiinekochi
kawaiinekochi
Mon, Oct. 9th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)

Awww! I already miss cosplaying! I can't wait for next year! It was fun being your gal,lol.


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