Hmm, unfamiliar? It's because we are just doing a "costrip" - it's a term in the local community here when someone is not cosplaying a character from any known character. For the pic, we just put together the new maid costume we bought, a Mirai Suenaga wig, and borrowed a cat headband from someone. xD
I'm unfamiliar with the character being cosplayed, but that's definitely a very nice and elegant costume. It definitely looks high quality. The ears are also very cute, and Karen's posture in the image is excellent. Very photogenic smile and good camera focus as well.
Awwhhh.. we would just put some new oil pastel on the Aria Kanzaki gun to fix it. The damage is small anyway, so there's no need to get upset / ponder on it too much. I would post a pic of the gun later on the cosplay thread.
Ohoh, and we would still bring the guns on the next con. Mj wants to use Aria costume next. Would just be careful not be spotted by the mall security guards. --- or... if we do get spotted, MJ can holster the guns and just use Aria's swords which we also have. **
Sorry to hear about the difficulties you encountered during the convention. Don't worry, I won't discuss them on the cosplay thread itself.
The story about the guns is pretty funny, though. It's genuinely unfortunate that the orange tape hurt the guns a bit, but hey, you can at least take pride in making very realistic-looking guns. Maybe next time aim for slightly lower quality, lol.
Good evening. Sorry for being delayed on the next con report (I'll fix it up soon). Life and business has been busy as always. If I don't work - then there would be no money to attend cons. xD
For a little summary of the 8th PCC anime convention.
Despite some difficulties, our trip to the convention is still a success.
A few bad things happened at the last parts of the day - which is one of our group members had a stalker following her. So I had to act as improvised bodyguard for almost an hour. Have fewer photos than I normally would have gotten because of this incident (only 40 compared to 100+ pics that I usually get). As it is difficult to walk after cosplayers while keeping guard on someone at the same time. For the sake of making a more positive writeup - I won't mention anything about the stalker incident, when making a post at the Animesuki cosplay thread. Please don't mention it in there as well. onegaishimasu @_@
And also one of the mall guards questioned our gun props for Aria Kanzaki, he said that our gun looked too real, so he has to put orange tape on the handle - we agreed, and our gun received minor damages from the orange tape (the orange color of the tape stuck to the white paint =_=). Props maker tasukete! @_@