Dragon Con (now without the asterisk) and Anime Weekend Atlanta are two conventions that never disappoint. I feel extremely fortunate to live so close to both of them!
I made several new costumes for Dragon Con this year: Marian from Double Dragon Neon, Jesse Quick from DC Comics, a Mad Men themed bunny suit, and Dr. Darling from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. I also brought back two favorites: Josie from Josie and the Pussycats and Martian Queen Cheryl from Archer.
What can I say about Dragon Con other than it was awesome?! The convention has been growing so quickly that Thursday is the new Friday. Many of my friends have started booking their rooms starting Wednesday night. I predict that soon the convention is just going to be an entire week of epic partying, and I’m all for it!
For AWA I made Jessica from Lunar, a costume I have been wanting to make since I first started cosplaying, and Sinon from Sword Art Online.
Despite Lunar being an older game, many people still recognized my Jessica costume. I was thrilled! I wore Sinon with an awesome group of friends and had a blast! The weather really couldn’t have been more perfect that weekend here in Atlanta. AWA has such a great mix of attendees and really has something for everyone. The new food trucks were a great add and I really enjoyed my daily taro bubble tea!
What’s next? Well, I will update the above costumes with more pictures as they come in. In November I’ll be heading up to Chattanooga to meet up with Envel Cosplay and do a Lunar shoot with her. She makes a gorgeous Luna and I can’t wait to shoot with her and get more Jessica photos! For now I’m taking a short break from costuming to play Final Fantasy 14, though it won’t be long before I’ll need to start sewing again! My next convention is Katsucon in February! Next year I hope to make costumes from Eternal Sonata, DC and Marvel comics, One Piece, Fairy Tail, and more!
I hope everyone has a very happy Halloween!!