MarsCon 2014 ~ No-Snow-Con

Usually MarsCon gets snowed in or iced over, but for some reason this year it decided to wait a couple weeks to pull that on us. So, while it was a bit on the chilly side, it was still possible to get around town and go outside and things.

As always, MarsCon is pretty laid-back, and I had a chance to snap a few photos of neat costumes while I was chilling.

The first people I saw upon arrival.

The first people I saw upon arrival.

Hey, Doctor ... your friend is fat.

Hey, Doctor … your friend is fat.

Did a commission for this guy of himself dressed as Jayne -- as seen here.

Did a commission for this guy of himself dressed as Jayne — as seen here.

That is some damn gorgeous GoT stuff going on.

That is some damn gorgeous GoT stuff going on.

Jawa!!!

Jawa!!!

Naturally, I was also there with Luna-C — and given the events of the last couple months, our show had a distinctly Whovian skew. Including a skit where the Ghosts of Doctors Past, Present, and Yet to Come had a little something to say about making kids cry on Christmas.

Posing with (a cardboard cutout of) Matt Smith.

Posing with (a cardboard cutout of) Matt Smith.

The Ghost of Doctors Yet to Come.

The Ghost of Doctors Yet to Come.

Was also thrilled to get a little hangout time with some of the Tangent Artists (and took them on their very first Cook-Out run), and had some quality Cards Against Humanity time with them and some other friends.

Sorry, I meant Cards Against HumaniTEA.

Possibly the nerdiest teapot ever.

Possibly the nerdiest teapot ever.

So yeah. If you found me at my table or after the show or elsewise, hello and nice to meet you! Up next, just a few random pictures of one of my newest costumes. Of which I’m rather proud. Next up, Katsucon!

 

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RavenCon 2013 ~ My costumes.

[NOTE: This one’s an oldie. I’ve had trouble getting the pictures scanned and uploaded, hence the delay. Expect Shore Leave, Intervention, and PreCure photoshoot entries soonish.]

Sadly, as RavenCon isn’t quite as heavy a ‘costume’ con as others I attend, there weren’t many chances to go and get large amounts of photos like I do at, say, Katsu.  However, there were a couple of cool dudes doing a photo booth, and I decided to drop my weekend spending money there for some pics.

Thanks to both of them for putting up with me and for making this neatness happen.

First up, Claudielf.  Well, specifically, a version of Claudia Donovan from a Warehouse 13/Eureka crossover episode where the gang ended up in a VR video game.  I intend to make more Claudia costumes, especially since someone gave me a good cheap source of clip-in hair streaks.

Been hearing from a lot of other Claudia cosplayers about this one. Always happy to help!

Been hearing from a lot of other Claudia cosplayers about this one. Always happy to help!

Next, one that my aunt Diane recommended that I do — Madame Simza from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  Specifically, her traveling outfit from late in the movie.  This involved a lot of layers and a lot of tailoring, but I like the outcome.

Another warm-weather costume. I hope to get more photos of this in fall or winter.

Another warm-weather costume. I hope to get more photos of this in fall or winter.

And finally, not a new costume, but one I had on hand just in case … my Eleventh Doctor, with Star Angel as Oswin Oswald.  The fez was borrowed from my friend Greg.

I want to do a photoshoot of nothing but Claras. I will be contributing to this cause soon.

I want to do a photoshoot of nothing but Claras. I will be contributing to this cause soon.

 

More photos from more shoots coming soon. Thanks for your patience!

Photoshoot ~ Misato Katsuragi

 

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted in here, and now I’ve got about three things to tell people about before my next convention this month.

I was finally allowed to get away from the apartment post-surgery around Christmas, and I’ve been loath to sit at home doing nothing ever since.  Most of all, I’ve been pleased to be out and about to do photoshoots with Megan again.

One costume I’ve had sitting around is Misato Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion, and here’s the thing about that one: I’d never considered doing this until Yunmao said I’d pull it off well.  The fact of the matter is, I figured there weren’t any Eva characters I could do well, where as she’s pulled off both Mari and Asuka.  But she suggested this, several people backed it up, and this happened.

We took the photos at Megan’s friend Pete’s apartment complex — a very high-end place enough within Richmond proper to get a nice skyline full of buildings.  Perfect for this character.

 

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