AnimeNEXT happened! I wore my new Umi and Nurse Joy costumes! I had a great time with my friends, who made every minute of the convention worth while! The Magic Knight Rayearth and Pokemon photos were by Tim Colose and Jeremiah Bird.
I have a lot of commissions scheduled for this summer, so I will be sewing constantly. My next event is the Upstate NY Cosplay Picnic in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 18th. I try to go to this event every year because I helped get it going back in 2004! The photo locations are beautiful and a lot of very nice people attend! I plan on making Skyward Sword Zelda or Mami from Madoka for the picnic.
My next convention is Dragon*Con! My favorite convention of all! I just booked my plane tickets and finally decided on my costume line up! I am planning on bringing 4 costumes, 3 of which will be brand new!
- Eowyn’s White Wool Gown – I have actually been working on this one for a while, hardest part will definitely be the metal belt that I have to make! Otherwise it is essentially the same pattern as the Coronation gown and will be pretty easy to make.
- Bollywood Carbuncle – A group of my friends have designed and are creating Bollywood designs based on Final Fantasy summons, look for us in our Saris and Sparkles!
- Thor inspired Gown – A fan designed gown inspired by Thor’s costume. Fully sequined gown, right up my ally!
- Starbuck – Fixing up and re-wearing my Starbuck costume from BSG. Didn’t get any photos of it last year and I aim to remedy that!