Star Wars Celebration just kicked off and even though I am dying to be there, I’m just going to have to be there in spirit. I mean, how awesome was it that they live streamed the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel with JJ Abrams and showed us the new trailer? I don’t know about you, but watching the panel, seeing more on set photos, being introduced to BB8 and then seeing the second trailer just made my day literally brought tears to my eyes. I’ve actually been pretty torn about this movie since I’m one of those fans who is trying to avoid spoilers, but at the same time, is dying to see more, but after seeing the new trailer, I can’t wait. How awesome was that intro scene? And what is that chrome Stormtrooper?? So many questions, yet I don’t want any answers. Anyhow, Star Wars Celebration is kicking off, spring is almost here, and there’s just a lot of Star Wars love all around this week! I can’t wait!
I’m super excited and honored to be Batman Arkham‘s cosplay showcase feature today! I also did a pretty lengthy interview with them as well where I talk about why I chose this cosplay, some of the challenges I faced, and cosplay in general. I know I never really got around to doing a write up of my Arkham City Robin, so hopefully this is the next best thing!
While I’m still recovering from WonderCon (cough, cough *con flu*), I wanted to write some quick thoughts about how awesome of a time I had down in Anaheim this weekend. Cosplay has really changed my life and I’m sure some of you other cosplayers have felt it, but there are definitely times when you’re up late at night, touching up some part of a shoe that no one in their right mind would even notice and you’re thinking, “What the heck am I doing and why am I doing this?!” Even though I do it for the love of the craft first and foremost, there are definitely times I get hard on myself or feel like I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Since so much of our lives are online these days, sometimes it’s just a matter of experiencing people’s reactions in person that really encourages me to keep going at it. I was so encouraged by the kids who came up asking to take photos with me or how many people came by to say hi and let me know that they read my teeny tiny blog or have been following my progress on Instagram while making this Honey Lemon cosplay. I guess I’m just trying to saying that I am super thankful to all the friends out there who have supported me on this cosplay journey so yeah… THANKS! Much love to you guys! <:)
Wondercon is just around the corner and I’ve been invited to be on another fun panel this year! Join me and fellow geeks as we battle it out in the “Geeks Keepin’ It Hot” panel – Saturday, April 4, 3PM in the Elite Ballroom. I’ve never seen a panel like this so you won’t want to miss it!
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It’s definitely been too long since my last blog, but if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve been hard at work on my Honey Lemon (from Big Hero 6) cosplay for Wondercon! You might think that after seeing Big Hero 6, it might make more sense to cosplay as “the asian girl” (Go Go Tamago), but honestly, I identified way more with Honey Lemon. She love science, she’s dorky, tall and lanky, and is a bit of a fashionista, which made all of that the perfect fit for me!
As you might remember, last month I participated in the Geek Fashion Show at Comikaze, which is still one of the most memorable things I have ever done at a convention. From that fashion show, I met so many cool people and of course was exposed to lots of geek fashion – some old and some new! One of the pieces that really stuck with me was 1138 Clothing’s Harry Potter inspired look. The feminine skirt with the ultra cute kitty cloak was just calling to me and I quickly went on a mission to acquire these pieces! Linda at 1138 Clothing whipped up a custom grey skirt for me and was so kind enough to let me borrow her cloak (which I now must own) and with that, I couldn’t help but post not one, but two outfits for today’s post!
I may have been sick the entire weekend of Comikaze, but that didn’t stop me from having a great time there. Cosplaying as Rocket Raccoon was probably just the motivation I needed to get my sick butt out of bed and put on a costume. And even though I couldn’t eat all day and was sniffling like crazy, I had so much fun being a bad ass not-so-furry hero with a big ass gun. I probably stopped every Guardians of the Galaxy character I saw to take a photo with them (big thanks to Betty and Crystal for being my “handlers” and helping me out when needed), but one of my favorite things was letting little kids hold my giant gun. I really wish I had gotten more photos of those moments, but at least I captured a few. On top of taking a ton of photos and checking out all the costumes, I had a great time browsing the booths, attending panels, and chatting with friends, old and new.