Category Archives: Cosplay

Recettear Recette Cosplay Progress

I’m making a Recette cosplay from Recettear ~An Item Shop’s Tale~ for PAX Prime 2011 and Kumoricon 2011. I am kind of on the hook to churn this out. I’ll try to update this post daily.

If you have any questions about the costume and cosplay, feel free to ask.

Day 0

– I printed out a reference picture of Recette which turned out to be a shade darker than the in-game artwork, so I took note of that fact and kept in mind to purchase raw materials a shade lighter than on the reference sheet.

– (Reference picture is of the big Recette in the background of the below picture)

– After a quick overview of her outfit, I decided to make the costume layer by layer instead of buying all of the raw materials in one go.

– I ordered a 40cm-long wig in tea brown from Fantasy Sheep on Taobao. This would take the longest time to arrive out of all costume parts.

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PAX Prime 2011 & Kumoricon 2011

The white one-piece dress with a ribbon

I will be attending PAX Prime 2011 in Seattle, Washington, from August 26th through 28th, 2011.
Planned cosplays:
– Recette Lemongrass, from Recettear ~Itemya-san no Hajimekata~

I will also be attending Kumoricon 2011 in Vancouver, Washington, from September 3rd through 5th, 2011. I will be attempting to locate the rest of the Super Peace Busters at the convention.
Planned cosplays:
– Recette Lemongrass, from Recettear ~Itemya-san no Hajimekata~
– Menma (Honma Meiko), from Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Back from Sakura-Con 2011

Back now. That was fun.

Best times were had chomping on people’s heads with Charlotte, posing with Mami-san and VOfan, attempting to sell Toradora! near the NIS America booth, meeting a ton of people new and old, laughing at the NicoNico booth comments, and hugging all those adorable girls.

If anyone has NicoNico Douga stream photos or video uploads, please let me know. I couldn’t see a thing out of my Charlotte costume and the Cirno and I (and Sakuya and Bromiji) are very curious about what people said. We were quite nervous with the people asking us questions and attempting to read comments (and failing) simultaneously.

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Quick Sakura-Con 2010 Summary

Fresh out of the Cosplay Contest

– Slept only 2 hours due to worrying about forgetting something to take to the con. Forgot contact lens for cosplay, realizing so about 2 hours into the drive.
– Arrived at hotel after 10pm. Finally got to sleep after 1am.

– Woke up at 5am to get to the con early. Found wind and rain greeting us in Seattle, waited for the bus in Haruhi cosplay with a short skirt. Nearly froze.
– Drank a matcha latte to warm up and stay awake. Aghast upon realizing that it was not working well with lactose intolerance.
– Set up Artist Alley table. Met awesome tablemates. Realized that the display stand was about a foot too short.
– Went to Ito Noizi autograph session, got her signature on Haruhi novel, then neglected to protect the novel, so 25% of the ink has rubbed off since. Ms. Ito made comment to her manageress (“It’s the Disappearance movie Haruhi, isn’t it” “Yeah, it’s the Disappearance Haruhi”).
– Went to karaoke contest. Realized I was so tired there was no way I could belt out any song of quality. Gave up the rest of the contest.
– Went back to hotel in the rain and wind to change into Hideyoshi cosplay. Returned to convention, learned to stuff to create That Bulge, sat in a daze for the swimsuit contest.

Higurashi vs. Umineko

Umineko Photoshoot

I don’t even know what to make of this scenario

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Sakura-Con 2010 Meetup + Artist Alley


Is anyone else going to Sakura-Con 2010, taking place in Seattle, Washington, from April 2nd through 4th? My cosplay group will be there for late Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday at the very least. We’re doing a group Umineko no Naku Koro ni cosplay, with a Kinzo, George, Battler, and Ange.

We’ll also be in the Cosplay Contest with a skit, titled “Law & Order: Seacats”. It has Scooby-Doo and Phoenix Wright. Come and watch if you can, but we’ll also try to find someone to tape the event, too.

I will have a table in the Artist Alley and be selling art there, so if you’re going to Sakura-Con, feel free to stop by my table. Currently I only have Vocaloid, Touhou, and Umineko art to go. You may request any art in the comments below.

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Going to Kumoricon 2009

A very late notice, but I’ll be attending Kumoricon 2009 in Portland, Oregon, from September 5th through 7th.
If you make it there and see something like the above picture, that might be my group.
I’m throwing together a costume in three days.



And so I survive for another night.

On a side note, I’m mildly annoyed that the anime made the beads of Maria’s bracelet blue instead of (what I assume they were in the game) green.