Halloween may have come and gone, but I wanted to take one last chance to post some pics a la Instagram. This year, I carved a record number of pumpkin (9 total!) and I hope that I don’t have to beat that number anytime soon. Since five of them were for a commission project, I was a bit sad I didn’t have any of my own so I decided to just do one more. One more led to another 3 and I think I’m all finally carved out. Phew! On with the pics…
Lately my weekends have been pretty typical – hang out with friends and family, watch movies, play some games, watch a lot of football. However, this past weekend was incredibly unexpected since I flew 3000 miles to spend a day at New York Comic Con! Even though I hadn’t planned on going, I took an unexpected last minute trip to New York and suddenly realized I would be there the same weekend as the con! With some last minute luck, I was somehow able to scramble for a ticket, packed my cosplay, and hoped for great New York weather. Since I only had time to go to the con on Saturday, I spent my entire day on the floor, seeing some old friends, getting a taste of New York cosplay, and meeting some great people. I actually hadn’t been to NYCC since 2008 and OMG, I was seriously blown away by how large it had become. I would say it’s pretty comparable to the size of SDCC minus all the downtown activities and maybe a little less crazy in terms of lines. To New York Comic Con I will say, “Impressive, most impressive.”
I knew the minute I saw this anime Lady Vader art that I wanted to cosplay the costume. However, when I started to show my friends, I got a few concerned “Wow, that’s ambitious!” comments. I mean, could I actually pull it off? Would I look ridiculous in all that armor? My head was full of questions about how comfortable I would be, whether or not I could even make everything in time, and if I would even look right as this character. Even after a week or two into the project, I was still pretty hesitant about revealing the cosplay out of fear that I wouldn’t be able to execute. It wasn’t really until I was about 50% done that I “announced” my cosplay and only then did I finally realize that there was no turning back. Continue reading
I’m still sorting through all my swag, toys, new statues, and other random stuff I picked up from my trip down south, but I wanted to take a second to update my Cosplay Gallery! Check out some of my Lady Vader pics here!
After 4 days at Disneyland and 2 days of line camping, I was pretty exhausted and almost didn’t want to wear my cosplay anymore! But when I saw the clouds rolling in over the convention center and that weather was going to be low 70s, I remembered all the hard work I put into this cosplay for the past 5 weeks and went for it. As much as I feared being really uncomfortable as Lady Vader for 8 hours, I actually felt great all day! The con was extremely air conditioned for the most part and I had just bought this amazing moisture wicking shirt to wear underneath that also cools you down, so overall, I was pretty good. Well, except for my feet. Wearing high heeled boots all day really killed my feet, but that’s why I packed a pair of flat boots as well considering I even went to the Saturday night Kevin Smith panel while in cosplay until 9pm! Man, I was pooped. By Sunday, I was pretty exhausted as you can tell by the pics, but it was an amazing show. Of course no San Diego Comic-Con recap is complete without floor pics, so on with the pics!
I know that it’s been a while since my last post, but if you’ve been following me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’ll know that I’m hard at work on my Lady Vader cosplay! I pretty much spent my entire July 4th weekend using Bondo, then sanding, Bondo, sanding, rinse, repeat (see pics after the jump). I think I got a pretty good workout (and tan) sanding for hours in 95 degree weather and I hate to say it, but Continue reading