AnimeNEXT Photos & Summer Plans

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!

AnimeNEXT, Updates in the Costume Gallery, and Summer Plans

Its a slow process adding all my past costumes to the gallery… I have so many… So far I have added pages for my 6 most recent costumes with construction notes and photos.

AnimeNEXT is a mere 3 weeks away and there is so much to do. At this rate, I will probably only finish two of the three costumes I had planned because I have more commission work that needs to be done.  I will be debuting my Nurse Joy costume and a new Umi Ryuuzaki costume from Magic Knight Rayearth with DandelionsWish as Hikaru, and our friend Beth as Fuu.  I am actually doing most of the sewing and jewelry/armor and resin work for the Rayearth costumes, so I have quite a bit of work ahead of me.   DandelionsWish is doing the wigs and flower crowns for the costumes, she does insanely beautiful work with styling and dying wigs, so I am crazy excited!

The other costume I had been planning to make was Zelda from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Unfortunately, it will probably not get done until later this summer for the Upstate NY Cosplay Picnic in Saratoga! I was going to wear it for that event anyway because the photo locations are so lovely!

I have had to change my Dragon*Con plans as well. I do not know 100% what I am making yet, but most likely one of the many costumes I already have supplies for, Eowyn’s White Dress, Inara’s Shindig Dress, 2 different Padme costumes… the list goes on…