First, lets start with Katsucon. I debuted 3 NEW COSTUMES and wore a total of 7 all weekend. I was EXHAUSTED. But I had a lot of fun and got some amazing photos. Here it was where I got to wear a dream cosplay: Thranduil. I had hoarded the fabric for years and finally felt confident to make it. I tried a lot of new things with pipping and overlaying, and making a crown out of hot glue! I really loved this cosplay but sadly it needs some repair and fixing before I can rewear it again. I have to make elf daddy proud! I also made Tsurumaru, which was the bigger project because I made literally everything right down to the shoes. Sadly I only wore him for 3 hours before changing, and haven't properly worn him since. Just gives me an excuse to squeeze him in somewhere else! I got to be in a Nintendo meet as well as Royal Link (design by MadMeeper on Tumblr). I felt really outcasted in it however, but maybe that was just my anxiety getting to me. I rocked it however, and have worn it many times since. I absolutely love it! Katsucon was also the crowning moment of living a long time cosplay dream: having an entire Military K group from Project K. I got BEAUTIFUL reshots and met some wonderful people. I am so thankful for Katsucon and so excited for 2019.
I skipped out on some bigger cons this year in favor of some new ones, like Anime Usa! I've always wanted to attend this con for many years, and finally had the opportunity to! I got selected to be a cosplay judge for their masquerade and it was amazing! I have wanted to be a judge for awhile and was so excited when I got chosen. It was a sort of last minute decision and hard to afford but I made it work even at the sacrifice of not being able to do anything on Friday. I did an official version of Dabi but wish I had done the staples, it would have made my cosplay pop out more. I made some new friends and got to be in DC again, Friday was not a really fun day for me so I just went to China Town and stuffed my face with dumplings lol.
Looking forward to 2019
Kashuu is a new design and he's my favorite sword boy, so I was happy to know he has another outfit for me to make. It's got a lot more details and more complicated armor...I love him so much T_T I'm aiming for summer for this one.
XANDER!!! MY LOVE!!! I've done 2 versions of him already, so maybe it's time to tackle his actual outfit? I plan on following Yaya Han's idea with how she made Camilla and look forward to pushing myself with this. I'm going to make this for Animazement and hopefully will have a Nohr family. This will mark the 3rd year of doing a Xander cosplay....gotta keep the tradition going I guess haha.
Con wise, I'm really just sticking to my mains: Katsucon and Animazement. I'm attending Queen City, hopefully as a vendor but if not, just a panelist. I'll keep my head out for any local cons and pop by, just to buy merch and see friends. There are so many cons in NC, I gotta go to them all!!!!!!
But the big thing I'm working on for 2019 is launching a youtube channel dedicated to tutorials, con coverage, and more! I've already got a few videos in the works and I'm excited to be bringing this to you. I'll also be focusing on making my Resources section on my site more in depth and have more variety, so I'll be taking suggestions on what you think I should make! And if you need me to make it specifically for you, just hit me an email and we'll discuss the price. :)
Well that's everything for this blog entry! Look for more soon, I hope to make a new one every month. I'll link my youtube when it's ready for launch so keep an eye out for that as well! Thanks for following me, lets look forward to 2019 together!!