... yes, I'm doing this in March. (on a personal note, I've been seriously sick with the cold/flu twice already this year, and between that and my job and travelling every other weekend and cons... I've been short on time and energy for site updates for sure.)
2013 was the year I realized I need to change how I cosplay. I went to more cons and events this year than any other so far, and at the same time, my costumes got more and more casual. Here are the new costumes I made/put together:
Seven "costumes" certainly isn't bad, but only 3 were made from scratch, the rest are all purchased clothes with a couple of customized pieces added. To be honest, I'm disappointed in myself in regards to what I had planned for the year. But that's just the way things turned out. The only reason these aren't all part of my "not-costumes" page is that I already have galleries set up for other costumes from the source material.
In terms of conventions, 2013 was a very busy year. I was at G-Anime, Con-G, PAX East, Anime North, Colossal Con, Cosplay Picnic (con equivalent), ConBravo!, Atomic Lollipop, New York Comic Con, Unplugged Expo, and Frost Con.
Favourite con of the bunch was NYCC - none of the others even stand a chance when measured against getting to meet the creators of Venture Bros and having them compliment my costume. PAX East comes in second though for being a lot more friendly and community-minded than I had possibly expected, and because I got to meet some of my American internet friends IRL for the first time.
The biggest let-down of the year was Frost Con. It was a spur of the moment decision to go and say hi to friends who were there and take photos with Elemental and KW Iron Man. Unfortunately the con was dealing with a last-minute change of venue and the space they were in was WAY too small for the number of people attending. "Crowded" is an understatement. We managed to find an empty area by the entrance, took some photos, and then took off. I couldn't handle the absolutely packed space.
And that pretty much wraps up my year. Stay tuned next time for what's going on in 2014!
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