Anime LA 2015 o.o

I guess time and prep got the better of me and I totally forgot to post about my time at Anime LA!!! Which is surprising because this year was the year I decided to be ambitious and get my own half table as well as staff o.o Quite a busy weekend with debuting Hilda from Link Between Worlds too!

Photo by Hermsi, taken at ALA15

Photo by Hermsi, taken at ALA15

Really exiting stuff :D I’m happy with how Hilda turned out but gotta do a few alterations still. One main one is making sure the skirt stops touching the floor and the red stripe may be moved upwards then. Oh! And that armor kept moving around =.= Gotta keep that in place xD

Other than that I met some awesome new people and got to talk to SO many new cosplayers… I was just ecstatic =3 Next year it won’t be in the same comfy space but… eh. We’ll live and who knows, maybe someone will step up to the plate and decide to put another con there!

The photos can be seen on my facebook page: fb.me/kimikotancosplay or I’ll just link to the album :D

–Kimikotan

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

ALA 14′ Lineup! (9 days!!)

Hello everyone!!! (slightly caffeinated still… bear with me) …

Anime Los Angeles is coming up in about 9 days~ I’m super excited but I’m also (more so than other years) very unprepared so far… I was actually debating on not finishing my Dragon Nest Archer Cosplay but… a few days passed and I don’t think I would be proud of myself if I put it off for another convention. So I decided to suck it up and just try my best, even if I have to makeshift some parts. So I’ve been working frantically in between posting, taxes, and family ordeals. It’s been quite difficult but then again… once I finish it all it’ll definitely be worth it~

Alright so here’s this year’s line up! It’s a 3 day con so I think 2 costumes plus manning a table is plenty for my plate xD

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So the Dragon Nest Archer is gonna be awesome but also quite chilly to be in xD And no. I don’t think I can produce that much cleavage… xDD Well… I could but I tried it and I don’t like it… >.< It’s not very …me. And Asuna with a slight re-make from Anime Expo! I’m thinking…

Friday: DN Archer
Saturday: Asuna Arch Bishop
Sunday: DN Archer

So as I’ve mentioned, I have a table this year in the artist alley! They finally gave us our spots so I’m located in 6a (right next to 6b which happens to be the awesome Tirramisu who was our table buddy last year~) So it’s going to be really awesome just with that =3 Anyways…. here’s a map!

ALA Table SeatingSee the entrance? Yea just walk straight and look to your left xP Come say hi to us!! I might not have a lot in stock but… I’ll try ^^;; Looks like a lot more bows/pouches versus ears like years before… and hopefully in the next years I’ll get some fashion items and more cosplay accessories!!

Alright… time to cut it short here xD Back to working… which oddly enough hasn’t felt sweat-shop-like lately o.o

–Kimikotan

PS HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’m taking the year day by day and just making sure I am happy and productive each day =3 (minus my vacation days xP)