Cosplay Feature: Princess Mononoke

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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.

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Custom Munny: Soulcalibur IV’s Ashlotte


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!

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Custom Vinyl: Silent Hill Staples

I’ve been on a bit of a Silent Hill kick the past few weeks and these little guys are the reason why. After creating my first custom Munny figures a few weeks back, I began feverishly debating what I should take on next. I almost instantly had my mind made up to pay tribute to BioShock with a Big Daddy and Big Sister duo, but got sidetracked by the thought of bringing to life two of Silent Hill’s most iconic monstrosities – Pyramid Head and a Nurse. Trapping myself into finishing these guys this week, I preemptively tied my CosBlog entry on Wednesday to Silent Hill. If you haven’t checked it out yet, do so here!

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My First Custom Munnys!

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It’s no secret that I like stuff. Toys in particular. I’ve been collecting comic book and video game paraphernalia for years now. But the designer toy scene – in particular, vinyl figures – is new territory for me. I’ve been dabbling in Kid Robot offerings for a few years now and have developed some favorite artists, but never tried playing around with the DIY items till this weekend.  I figured I would show them off here! Let me know what you think!

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Sculpture: Dragonfly Tribute

As some of you may know, the first two pieces in my sculpture class were video game related. My first was a ChocoMog and the second was an 8-bit tribute to Super Mario Bros. I knew going into this project that it was not going to be video game related, which was kind of a bummer, but at the same time it was a great gift for my parents. Every once in a while I need to remember that I do have a life outside videogames…

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Sculpture: ChocoMog

I took on this project in sculpture class my final year of college in 2007. For our first project we were required craft a piece that combined two different types of animals, using only sheet metal and rods. Right away I tried to figure out how to make this project something I could put in my game room, and I thought it would be super cute to “breed” a Chocobo and a Moogle together.

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