I didn’t ever do this because I was trying to become someone else. I was just doing something I really loved. It took me 20 years to get where I am today. I think with integrity, hard work, authenticity, and doing it because you enjoy the doing instead of trying to seek rewards, I think that’s when the rewards come to you.
Q:I am Commander Shepard and this is my favorite blog on the Tumblrs
BHAHAHA ! Love it !
Some possible pages for the book. I say possible because right now, I’m unsure how the book will flow so definitely there’ll be extra pages that won’t make it in. The pages below are from SakuraCon, Anime Expo, Rose City Comic Con, C2E2, DragonCon, San Diego Comic Con and Phoenix Comic Con.
I’ve also decided that since I’ll be at #NYCC, that I should photograph some scenes there (makes sense since I did shot at #SDCC). I’m also heading to Europe for a few weeks - long story short, got tickets to Europe for $300 about 6 months ago - thought I might as well go travel and visit cosplayers - so check out my event listing on my FB page for list of dates - Milan, Prague, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Honolulu.
Right now my plan is to get the book out to the world before Katsucon 2015.
ALSO : people have been asking when I expect to have new shipment of the first volume and unfortunately I do not plan to have that reprinted since my energy is going to the second book currently.
LOL ! #DragonCon Food Pyramid !
On the serious tip, make sure to eat and sleep - I know it is an awesome con but don’t bring them your defenses making it easy for con crud to come by and hang out cuz that ain’t fun.
5-2-1 FIVE HOURS of sleep - Look 4 am to 9 am is 5 hours - you can get up right in time for noon, TWO MEALS a day - try to eat fruit - have banana and apples in your room and at least ONE SHOWER.
Have fun everyone ! I’m heading to Vegas for a wedding and to see my sister and her kids (Love it when they say in their little kid voice UWNCLE )
Hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, Stuff Mom Never Told You is the audio podcast from Discovery and HowStuffWorks that gets down to the business of being women from every imaginable angle.
As cosplay has become more popular outside of Japan in recent years, it has raised fascinating questions about gender, sexuality and authenticity in fandom and the fictional realms cosplay strives to mirror. Just in time for con season, Cristen and Caroline share how there’s far more to cosplay than dressing up.
Listen to the podcast.
Congrats to Detailed Mess for being selected as Canada’s #WCS2015 team !
Earlier this year, WCS announced Canada and Sweden will be joining the annual event.
"As observer nations Canada and Sweden will be able to meet up with the other cosplay representatives from around the world and participate in the event to a limited extent", stated Ed Hoff, an organizer for the WCS in Japan. "We are really excited that these 2 countries with such strong cosplay communities will finally be sending representatives to the WCS and we look forward to them becoming full competing members in the near future."
You can see the WCS competition at Otakuthon here -> http://youtu.be/WI1kUF8WW7M
AnimeFEST’s Back (Backstreet’s Back Parody) http://youtu.be/_NVb2QV55QE
Some #WIP. This section of the book deals with acquiring materials for the costume or prop. The sequence will probably change by the time it reaches book form. Some images will need to be cropped.. Text and quotes will also be added.. Think of it as a rough sketch !
Is Cosplay a Form of Theatre?
From PBS IdealChannel
COMICON SEASON IS UPON US!! Tens of thousands of fans will fill convention centers, stand in endless lines, and many will even dress up as their favorite fictional characters (aka Cosplay). Why, you might ask, do people cosplay? Well, they cosplay to celebrate a character, to make an awesome costume, to BE awesome, and for some, maybe even to BECOME the character. This embodiment of a character is essentially a performance, so does that make cosplay theater?! Can theater exist without directors, scripts, or even a stage??!! Watch the episode and find out!