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BigV 04-29-2017 11:55 PM

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Once we arrived, I was startstruck by the appearance of one of my favorite characters, Columbia, from [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show]The Rocky Horror Picture Show{/url]! Turns out, she's a cast member of the Vicarious Theater Company that performs RHPS regularly. We've gone to the Muppet Edition and the BDSM Edition (it's been awhile...
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Oh, yeah. SonofV. Right, right. He's dressed up this year as Beat from Jet Set Radio Future. He turned out pretty cool!
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I met Macklemore too!
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Go Beat!
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BigV 04-29-2017 11:58 PM

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Rock on Beat! They're functional headphones with the headband and external ear covers that light up. I embellished them with the antennae. They really look good in the dark.
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Beat's a skater, and a punk at that. Boy, he caught hell regularly for his skates, which were a no-no at the con. We crippled them with the wood block, but The Man was a dick about it several times.
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Suprise, surprise, there's a Glomp game going on. Hug, hug.
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:02 AM

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Wait, wait.
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Back to the circle.
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Sometimes everybody can't wait all at the same time. GROUP HUG!
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:04 AM

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Sometimes waiting is cool.
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Happy Beat!
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Hey, Mario!
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Glomp glomp glomp.
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:10 AM

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Gratutitous fanboy shot of King Arthur and his trusty steed Patsy.
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I played the game a little, but I liked taking pictures more.
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And when I tired of that, I retired to the AMV theater, where what to my wondering eyes should appear, but Ginko. Nice, he looks good, I like his backpack better than mine.
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This is just one title card of one of the winners, recorded for my own reference, though I encourage you to watch this winner too, it's good. RadioAkshun, full screen, full volume, full effect.
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:13 AM

SakuraCon 2014
 
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2014
A new year for cosplay and a new low level of achievement for me. :(


Booker DeWitt from BioShock. Hector in the middle there, Iron Man. The mug on the right? I have no idea. I was trying for something specific, I have on a striped "vest" that used to be a shirt, minus the sleeves. I was specifically trying for a striped vest. Beyond that, dunno. My badge reads my name. I don't recognize the character. Maybe I'm undercover. Maybe I didn't try very hard. Maybe I was abducted by aliens the week before the con. I don't remember.
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More Booker DeWitt
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:16 AM

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He looks like he could casually kill a monster, don'cha think?
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Part of the fun is seeing other people in costumes of characters and shows you like. I like Spirited Away. The little Soot Sprites are cute in the story and this little kid *killed* it. Can I take a picture with you? (after I checked with her parents.) Sure! and she promptly plopped down on the floor and pulled the costume over her head. Nailed it!
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I've seen a lot of weird stuff at SakuraCon. This qualifies.
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This isn't weird, it's just a couple characters from a weird (really weird) anime, FLCL. You've been warned. This is Haruko Haruhara and Canti. Just watch it.
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:17 AM

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Glomp glomp glomp glomp
glomp glomp glomp glomp

GROUP HUG!
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:20 AM

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2015
I definitely got into SakuraCon this year. You've heard of Bronies, yeah? Now you're hearing *from* one.


This year I got in touch with my inner Pinkie Pie.
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This is what she looks like in the "real world".
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SonofV was channeling Dante from Devil May Cry,
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who looks like this.
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:26 AM

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Ah, Sakura-Con
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This time of year makes us happy and excited. I'm wearing the hat that became the base of teh wig I made, but I can't tell you what's going on with SonofV's eye makeup. Smoky eye gone horribly wrong? Dunno.
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Pinkie Pie has a pet, that means I have a prop. His name is Gummy, he's a toothless alligator (question, Gummy's a toothless, obligate carnivore--does that mean Pinkie Pie chews his meat for him?) Anyway, here is the before shot.
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And here he is after. I added a pink mouth, with some magnets inside to let him clamp his mouth shut, and some dazzling purple eyes. He wore a leash at SakuraCon and he was a big hit.
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:28 AM

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Pinkie Pie loves Gummy.
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I love Gummy and SonofV/Dante.
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The wig was another story. Gawd, what a hassle. This is the finished product, cause I quit.
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I got to the con and in the exhibition hall I found I could have bought a cap/wig. Lesson learned, filed that away for laterz.
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:30 AM

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Also, I found I wasn't the only one with pink hair. In the exhibition hall were cute little kids with pink hair and protective mothers and fathers.
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And orange hair wearers who needed no protection.
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And the Good Doctor!
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And K-9!
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:33 AM

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Cute dead girls.
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Cute death-dealing, bad girls.
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Cute live girls, not bad, just drawn that way.
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Cute happy MLP fangirls, happy to see a Brony and proud of it. Pinkie Pie is my spirit animated-anthropomorphized-horse character.
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:36 AM

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Honestly, I think some cosplayers take it too far. I'm all in when it comes to sacrificing for your art, but at a convention, there has to be a certain level of practicality. This guy? I don't think he's ever gonna get his soft drink.
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When I tired of spending my money in the exhibition hall, I went to the--you guessed it--AMV theater. This is just one screengrab I made, and it's a fine, fine example of the art. Just Funkin' Dandy.
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I made my way outside to the glomp game, guess who I found.
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Guess what he was spending his time doing. Yep, GlompGlompGlomp!
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BigV 04-30-2017 12:42 AM

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Welcome to 2016!

Another fun year, I found character I liked and I thought I could carry off, and create the costume for. SonofV had a great time too!

This year I chose as my model Klaus V Reinherz from Blood Blockade Battlefront. He's a badass good guy.
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What *he* looks like.
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SonofV chose the Plague Knight from the game Shovel Knight. Whimsical, easy to make, easy to wear. Plus, there's a lot of this color paint in town.
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Boogie down, Plague Knight!
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