Although my childhood memories are primarily punctuated by cartoons like Batman: The Animated Series, DuckTales, and Disney’s Gargoyles, I was exposed to a handful of anime in my youth. One offering in particular – Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke – resonated with me for years to come. To some degree it retains a special place because it was one of my first forays into the world of Japanese animation, but it additionally warrants fond recollection for a powerful story and moving performances. When I was invited to Katsucon 2012 as a cosplay guest – a massive honor and an amazing experience – it only seemed natural to take on San’s deceptively simple garb from the Ghibli film.
After nearly a year of jotting down my thoughts, I’ve finally compiled and refined a list of advice for those interested in breaking into games press or development.
This costume has taken on a life of its own, in a way I never could have anticipated.
I loved making this costume despite the bruises, blisters, and blood. It seems I say this after completing every project, but this is hands-down my favorite cosplay to date.
Hey all! I wanted to update with a quick blog to share my newest custom Munny project, Soulcalibur IV’s Ashlotte. I made it as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend, and it was quite a challenge. That being said, I learned a lot and piecing it together was a very rewarding experience!
This has to be one of my favorite costumes to date, and was quite an expensive endeavor by the time all things were said and done. Every penny was worth it, however, when I put the entire ensemble on for the first time.
[Update 12/30/10] Just added a handful of new photos to the gallery thanks to LJinto! check them out!
Velocity – the resident speedster of the Cyberforce crew – was the first character I decided to debut at SDCC 2010. I already had her in mind during the convention the previous year, even before finding out about her timely return to comics via a solo book releasing at the show.
I made this little guy months ago and am just now getting around to posting about him. Sometimes that happens.