NYCC Plans: Miss Fortune from League of Legends

New York Comic Con is fast approaching. This year I will most likely only be attending on Sunday afternoon, unless I can somehow acquire a badge for Saturday afternoon… I intentionally did not spend the money on a full weekend badge this year because the convention is just not worth spending that much to me anymore. Seeing as I live in NY, I always try to make an appearance, but the convention is hardly my favorite. It is overly expensive, way too crowded, and difficult to cosplay at. So I will be going on Sunday this year to see Gillian Anderson’s panel and hopefully get a chance to meet her. I am a HUGE X-Files fan, so this is kind of a big deal to me.

Now on to the cosplay plans! I am hoping to wear Miss Fortune from League of Legends.  I got the wig in the mail today and I have started working on some parts of the costume already. I am still at a loss for how to do the guns, but I will figure something out I am sure.

The thing I am most nervous about with this costume is the fact that its a bare midriff costume. As some of you reading this may already know, I lost about 45 lbs last year, and I used to always tell myself I would never do bare midriff costumes. Last year, I made my first bare midriff costume, my Bollywood outfit, which I felt very comfortable and confident in. This costume feels different though, because it’s perceived to be a “sexy” costume. I don’t completely know yet how I will feel about this, or what reactions I will get to the costume, but I am excited to make and wear this costume regardless. I cosplay because I like the characters and the designs, but in the past I have been discouraged by negative or inappropriate attention, so with this costume I am challenging myself to push my own limits and stop caring what everyone else says or thinks!

Time for some progress pics! I don’t have much yet, just got the wig today and started the bra last week!

A Year’s Worth of Updates!

Yes, its been almost a year since I last post on this website. I have had quite a few other things on my mind, and have mainly been updating my Facebook Page. I have returned to school to study Nutrition Science and have been working on a complete overhaul of my career. That doesn’t mean I have not been cosplaying though! I actually feel like this past year, I have created some of my best costumes!

I became OBSESSED with cosplaying from the artwork of Japanese artist, Sakizou. I made two costumes for myself and made the corset and some accessories for one for my friend Brittany, a.k.a. Dandelionswish. I am planning a photo shoot of Dolce later this fall with my good friend Beth (Ryoko-dono) as Macaron! I am also trying to pick another Sakizou design to cosplay next year!

I did a few new photo shoots of “Shieldmaiden” Eowyn at Katsucon 2013 and FINALLY made Eowyn’s White Wool Gown which I wore to Dragon*Con last weekend! The White Wool gown is a costume I have been planning for years! It felt so good to finally be able to make it! I have to thank Dustin Leitzel, Joseph Chi Lin, and Alex Reynolds for getting such lovely photos of these two costumes!

About a month ago, we celebrated the 10th annual Upstate New York Cosplay picnic! In honor of its 10th year, I chose to wear my Goddess Umi costume since I wore Celestial Umi to the very first picnic! It is Throwback Thursday after all, so here is a photo from 2004 of Celestial Umi alongside a photo of Goddess Umi from this year’s picnic!

My next convention will most likely be New York Comic Con. I will not be there all weekend as I have work and school, but I will most likely show up and cosplay SOMETHING on Sunday! After that I will be attending Long Island Doctor Who, a brand new convention dedicated, obviously, to Doctor Who. I will be wearing my Femme Eleventh Doctor and a Clara costume! By the way, check out the aforementioned Femme Eleven and the rest of the Doctor Who ladies at Dragon*Con!

Thanks for reading! I hope I am much better about updating this website this year than I was last year!

Dragon*Con Photo Previews and NYCC Plans!

Its been a week and I am still recovering from Dragon*Con. I ended up only bringing 2 costumes this year, but both went over very well! I have already received several beautiful photos of my costumes.  I also wore the Bollywood costume to the Upstate NY Cosplay Picnic a few weeks ago.  Now I am already working on stuff for NY Comic Con which is in a month! I plan to wear the Thor evening gown again, and I am also planning Bunny Thor! I have always wanted to make a proper bunny suit inspired by the Vintage Playboy Bunny suits, and well, it seems like a good idea. I am very much looking forward to NYCC now! In the meantime, enjoy these preview photos! Hopefully I will have more photos to share soon!

Thor – Evening Gown

Photo by Nate Buchman

Bollywood Final Fantasy Group

Photo by Anna Fischer

Photo by Dustin Leitzel