Anime LA 2014 days~

ALA was SUPER fun this year =3 I mean like… it was one of the best I’ve had. But I guess that just shows how well it’s been growing through the years :]
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So I’ll start this post off with a good old fashion picture of myself xD I brought back out my Arch Bishop from Ragnarok Online! It’s the same cosplay on the back of my business card so I thought I would make it my official go-to table outfit~ It’s pretty comfy too! I got ALOT more ribbons this year! This picture was taken sometime on the 2nd day so it doesn’t show all my ribbons :[ But I ended up getting another Hall Cosplay Award Ribbon! (It’s okay to get more than one right? It was for 2 different cosplays anyways… xD) And also a “Beater” ribbon for my participation in a quidditch squad xP Anyways. Let me continue xD

We thought since we both had weapons… why not fight?! Unfortunately… my bow wasn’t in working status sooo (I lost that fight…) But honestly… how was I gonna beat a Kirito!?

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I also debuted my Archer cosplay from Dragon Nest! Although the sad part? The pictures of my archer cosplay was taken on the 3rd day when I didn’t have all the pieces T.T So I’m missing my boots and arm warmers in the pictures…. But I figured I’d share the pictures anyways xD

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The one decent picture! I’m still sad about the arm warmers… :/ I’m having pretty much most of the cosplay re-done before my next convention pops up! Oh and then I also have a nice close-up of ragnarok (and another on my facebook page  if you haven’t seen that yet :])

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It’s funny cause Hermsi (who is the photographer is ALL these pictures) was actually being a creeper behind a curtain and the shot turned out nice…. who knew. But he hated taking pictures at that location, the lighting was terrible xD

Anyways! I met some really cool new people and said hi to some friends here and there~ A lot of really cool cosplays too! I was quite impressed. So first off is the Lizbeth of our group~ I love this picture cause we look straight while the background looks like it’s slanted… weird huh?

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We made friends with other artists which was so adorable! They make cute little hats which are to die for xP She also ended up buying a bow which she is wearing~ (You can tell my the pink that doesn’t completely match her outfit xD But it’s so adorable)

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Okay now here’s something I envy SO much! This cosplayer was amazing~ It’s mainly on how she made this cosplay. I love the creativity in it as she actually used patterened fabric or lace to enhance the look of the cosplay versus just having flat colors and fabric. I thought it looked really nice so I just had to get a picture with her =3 (btw you’ll also see in the next post why I loved this cosplay!)

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The name of the cosplay escapes me but…. it looked really nice in person. It was also funny cause we both saw each other and spazzed xDD So she got a picture of me while I got a picture of her and it was so fun xD

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You know what’s also fun? When my hair catches the wind and I look this a cover girl xDDDDD

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Okay I think anymore pictures and it’s gonna be hard to load my page xD So I’ll continue with text and links~

I found my friend Tarei who was so adorable~ (and short!! XD)
A Tetra cosplayer who Hermsi spazzed over… She looks really nice though!
How could I not take a picture of a Dynasty Warriors group?!
Pokemon trainer cosplayers! Ah… I just had to take a picture~ I love seeing kids get into cosplaying
And um… me failing on pretending to blend in with the mannequins…

Alright that’s the extent of my 3 days. I love having a table at ALA to get to talk to the other artists especially our partner Tirramisu who continues to provide awesome company :] I also apologize for the possible terrible photoshop T.T Alot of the pictures were just taken in bad light and I blame it on being indoors and florescent lighting.

Already looking forward to next year! You know where my updates are~ Facebook : Twitter

–Kimikotan

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Winter coming!

It’s that time for Updates!!

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So I shall share a picture that I found while digging through my Ragnarok photoshoot from awhile ago! At the moment I actually haev plans to re-wear this cosplay because I only got to wear it for one day at AX a few years back. So I’m thinking I can have the satisfaction of wearing it for another day, another con! Anyways.. updates! I’ll keep this simple!

I’m currently trying to…

* hope I get an ALA table for my only winter convention
* continuously update my store including have rotating sale items
* produce some new products for the Halloween holiday sneaking up on me
* start my kickstarter which is maybe 60% done
* find a cosplay to debut for ALA
* design for a wedding and a fashion line

It’s getting pretty crazy to the point where I get lost without a planner telling me what to do. I think I’m at the point where I have to work everyday if I want to see my dream come true. I can’t keep slacking off >.< But anyone else planning for winter conventions? I wish I had more to go to!

–kimikotan

“Dream” Photoshoot – AB

The archbishop photoshoot theme’s was “Dream” this time around~ It was really fun! Hermsi took over 300+ photos~

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I think this is one of my favorite photos from the shoot, personally. Not AS dynamic but…. it’s what represents me in this cosplay =3 I really just want to title this picture “come help me up!” xD

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This ledge was really really high up >.> I had a hard time getting up as well as getting down T.T It was so scary.. and dirty o.o Very awkward to try to move around because you can’t really move when sitting on your own butt cape lol! THat goes for this picture too:

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It worked out nicely~ plus the sun was setting so it made nice little shades and shadow things~~

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Fun fact: Hermsi also drew those two cards a day or so before the convention =3 It’s the succubus card and dark angeling (I think? It’s been awhile) card. Plus I really like what my hair is doing in the picture >.> xDDD You can see my flawless crosses and what not too!

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Running away shot~ It was fun! Plus you can “kinda” see the detailing that I did in the back… I’m proud of this cosplay. I really am. I think I may just wear it again for fun~

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A shot of my full cosplay~ well… for the most part xD You can see a sliver of my white shorts… can you imagine what it would look like if I didn’t wear them?! All leg xD

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Lastly for this post (even though I have more photos floating around~) Is the one that is Gee’s and Hea’s favorite out of the batch. I don’t see why so much (probably cause of the leg) but here it is ^^ Those heels are seriously a killer to walk in especially in places where the ground isn’t even T.T Yes… I know I’m suppose to be blonde but.. eh. Who cares. You can customize it in the game anyways! So if anything… I’m making it more realistic~? =333 OH don’t know where this is from?
Character: Archbishop
Game: Ragnarok Online

Cosplayer/Maker: Kimikotan (me)
Photographer: Hermsi

–Kimikotan