Well! About time I updated this journal! It's been almost a year at this point, no?
First I'll say that I have been most active thus far on my Facebook page here.
Updates and cosplay progress shots are posted there often, especially during convention season.
But my! What a year it's been. As of May last year, I've found the love of my life, talon-serena
(aka Meghan) who is beautiful and talented and amazing. You've seen me cosplay from it before, but really, go check out her webcomic, Prophecy of the Circle.
It's got great writing and gorgeous watercolour art, and it's also how her and I met! So yes. Go see it!
Another project that had been going on for the past year, and now completed as of March, was my début in design! I created 28 costume plates for my University theatre department's production of Summer and Smoke
by Tennessee Williams. You can see some of them on the Phoenix Theatre's Pinterest,
and the final results on their Facebook!
It was a (mostly) traditional period piece set in 1916. It was a fantastic experience and it was very educational and fun to put on a production. Summer and Smoke
was also one of my final projects before classes ended for realz, and I'll be graduating next week. After 17 years of school, it's exciting and weird to be finally going out into the real world! To punctuate this sentiment, I'll be moving out of my parent's home this September, and moving in with Meghan. We just spent three weeks and proved that we can function well in the same household for longer periods of time. Can't wait.
As for convention buisiness, I've attended Anirevo 2015, Tsukino-Con 2016 (which wasn't the best experience because of bad weather and sickness), and LANtasy 2016, in which I won a cosplay contest for the very first time! 'Twas with my Robin cosplay.
Currently, I'm working on another cosplay contest entry right now, which is Zer0 from Borderlands too. There's going to be more LEDs in this cosplay than any I've worn before, and all of them are going to be hand-wired to boot, so look forward to that! There will be progress photos on my Facebook page.
I've been really getting into cosplay videography, too, and you can see moar on my YouTube.
I'm looking to get a proper camera stabilizer eventually and, when they get cheap enough, a Canon DSLR that can film 1080p at 60fps.
Well, I'm certain that's enough links for now. Go forth, and enjoy your day!