I kicked off the second half of my cosplay year with a road trip with Meru to visit Tham! This was the first time our cosplay trio had been together in a long time, and we made the most of it! Downtown Charleston is gorgeous! We did cosplay groups from Frozen, Zero no Tsukaima, Umineko, and Mawaru Penguin drum. BentPic5 was kind enough to hang out with us and take our photos and The Wicked Tailor showed us where all the best photo spots were.
In July we had our annual Suikoden group shoot. This year we focused on Suikoden 2 and took our photos at an old abandoned mill, which made an epic backdrop! We also made various props this time around including cook off signs, fishing rods, and my favorite, Ho-Hummm Cat! Our Riou also made the wonderful bear/lion flag that really completed all of our group shots!
Next year we will be taking on Suikoden 3 and I have already decided that I want to be Chris! It’s my hope that this group will grow with each year as we continue to share the Suikoden love!
With labor day weekend came another Dragon Con, which is still my favorite convention of the year! I got to be in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and DC Bombshells groups with some of my best friends, so that was a blast!
This Dragon Con I also got to dance around as a giant popcorn in a “Let’s all go to the Lobby” group, reenact an iconic scene from the early 90s classic Terminator 2, participate in a large Frozen group, hang out with my purgatory sisters, and do a fun, yet somewhat scandalous schoolgirl photoshoot with Tham and BentPic5. It was a busy con, but so much fun!
After Dragon Con I immediately started work on my AWA costumes! It was a close call, but I was able to get both costumes together. I wore Chief Chocowacker from FFXIV and Kayano Kaede from Assassination Classroom:
I always have a great time at AWA and this year was no exception. For me it’s a much more relaxed convention than Dragon Con and it will always hold a special place in my heart as the first convention I went to. I especially had fun this year hanging out with my friends in the evenings dressed in our Hogwarts robes. I was representing the Hufflepuff house!
Now it’s time to start planning costumes for next year! 2015 is sure to be exciting! And who knowS? Maybe I’ll update this front page more often. Thank you for reading! <3