Category Archives: Convention

Discussion of a convention, events happening at future conventions or at past conventions

Silent Hill Downpour @ San Diego Comic Con

I got a chance to play Silent Hill: Downpour at SDCC this year. In light of the new trailer being released at Tokyo Game Show, I wanted to put up the video of my play through. In the next few days I’ll put up some subtitled commentary, for now, enjoy.
Also, I’ve updated a few of the costumes pages in the gallery. Mainly the first 5 you see. Check them out and tell me what you think!


Summer Con Trip; OVER!

With Arda Wigs this summer, I traveled to LA for Anime Expo. While I was there I debut a new costume, Misty from Pokemon. Photos of this costume to go up as I get them. Something I majorly learned from this trip is that selling wigs doesn’t leave much time for costume pictures! :P

After Anime Expo, I headed to Las Vegas to spend a few weeks with my parents while I took care of shipping wigs that I had with me. It was awesome to work by day and explore Vegas by night. I didn’t get to take any pictures in costume unfortunately, but I did get to buy some stuff from Vegas that was awesome. Picked up a nice pair of thigh high boots from a thrift shop for $20!

After Vegas I headed to San Diego to go to Comic Con! My first comic con and my first con since ACen that I didn’t have to sell wigs. It was a nice little vacation. I got to wear another new costume, Delirium from Sandman, with my fellow Arda Wigs girls. We had a Sandman group of Daniel, Desire, Death and Delirium. Still waiting to get photos back of that! I also wore Harley Quinn again for a bit, but only got stopped for pictures, no huge photo shoots or anything. It was a fun con, I hope if I go back in the future I have more time to organize what I’m doing. That con is CRAZY!

After SDCC we had a week to drive across the country for Otakon. I stuck my foot in the Pacific Ocean and five days later I stuck my foot in the Atlantic! I’m a nerd and was excited that I did my first cross country trip!

At Otakon I worked the booth during the day and walked around looking at costumes at night. On Saturday I had a big Silent Hill Gathering! We ran around taking picture of Silent Hill stuff from 7pm to about 2am! It was insane and there will be pictures as soon as they are edited. Got to meet a ton of people; Sanda, Firelily, Pikmin Link, IchicoKitty. And I got to see alot of people I don’t normally see at cons!

After Otakon I got to spend some time with my boyfriend for the first time in 2 months and I also got to travel to Centrilia PA! For being a small non-existant town I had so much fun visiting the place that inspired Silent Hill. If I go back I think I might dress up :D

AFTER THAT! I headed to GENCON! Wooo! One of my favorite cons of the year! I worked for Skirmisher Publishing during the day and gamed at night. It was a blast, as always. Got to game in a Cthulhu Game and an Unknown Armies game. Fun was had by all. Costuming, Selling, Gaming and Drinking. How could a convention get any better? It couldn’t.

Now I’m home and packing to move the Arda Wigs HQ to Chicago! Pictures and costume updates as I get them/get the chance to post them!

Back From Youma/Next Stop Kollision

Youma went wonderful. I don’t have much time between this con and next because I’m currently Asst. Designing Cabaret! Thus I won’t post about Youma until I get back from Kollision. However, I would like to say:

Anime Iowa is Here!

Wow, its been a busy summer. I haven’t had much time to update the website between summer school, travel, moving from one home to the other and costuming! I will update eventually I promise!

This weekend I am at Anime Iowa for the first time. Normally it falls on GenCon weekend and I can’t go, but this year it’s the weekend before GenCon. This con is unofficialy dubbed MiriCon by alot of my cosplaying buddies because we all come and stay at my friend Miri‘s house and travel to the con right down the road.

For Anime Iowa Miri and I decided to do Mia and Nash. We wanted to fill out the characters we didn’t have made between our Lunar group of friends and I really wanted to see a Nash done. He’s one of my favorite characters. Not to mention Mia is just so adorable! <3 There will also be some Silent Hill & Chrono Trigger! And to top it off, I brought my camera for some beginner photo shoots. (Only one way to get good it practicepracticepractice)

AX; An Experience

Anime Expo has come and gone and let me tell you it was an awesome and busy ride! I’ve got TONS of video from the trip that I will be editting and putting up soon. Overall I had a wonderful time. The trip there and back was a blast. LA was pretty cool because it wasn’t blazing hot. The dealers hall was a fun time to work in and I enjoyed meeting everyone that came to the booth. Thanks to everyone that bought a wig and a big thanks to the ones that brought them back to the booth for us to see them on! That was one of my favorite parts of the con. I also got to meet up with some LA buddies that I have been friends with online for some time and never actually met in person. That was amazing. I met a ton of really talented cosplayers and got some photos in my newest costume; Pris!

Until I have the video ready of the trip, please enjoy the last part of my Anime Central video. Also, look out for gallery updates in the next few days!

Final Stuff for AX & ACen Saturday

I’ve already arrived at Harl’s house and have spent the last few days counting and drooling over all her wigs she just got in stock and building a HUGE DISPLAY out of pipe for her wig heads. Its been a fun time. We’ve cooked alot of good meals and I’ve had a great time taste testing all the English booze and food she brought back from England!

This is gonna end up being my line up for Anime Expo:
Murdoc Thursday, Firo Friday, Lucca Saturday with Pris making nightly appearances and possibly a Sunday appearance.

I’ve been accepted as an entrance into Cosplay.Com’s Hallway Costume Contest. I entered my Lucca costume since its one of the newest ones I’ve worked really hard on. So wish me luck! I just finished Pris about 2 minutes ago and I’m excited to premier her as well. Thank you everyone for voting on DA for your costume of choice. Look forward to more polls in the future so that you can play Barbie with me.

And here’s a VLog of Saturday at ACen. It includes some Dealer’s Room Antics, Crazy Masquerade Surprises and a back stage view of the costume contest with my friends Argento and Meesh.

ACen Friday & AX Projects

I finished the first day of Vlogs for YouTube. Warning, there is some language in here. NSFW

Most of the Vlog is me being overly giddy since by the end of Friday night I had been up for 40+ hours because of finals, commissions, the drive up and the con. But overall it was the day I took the most video I think. It includes, but is not limited to: Baccano Bathroom Tours, Chrono Trigger behind the Deathcom Shoot and Gorillaz telling stories about short-shorts.

This is the possible line-up for Anime Expo costumes. I have, since ACen, got a hat for Firo and I plan on adding a bit more details to my Murdoc Costume. Pris is leading the polls on DA as the favored costume to see at AX. Recently I kinda fell for Hetalia a bit. Its quite funny. So I decided I would make a Holy Roman Empire costume to go with Harl’s Chibitalia costume. However, that costume is on the back burner until I get Pris done.

I’m be working for at AX! Come visit our booth. We have a contest going on for free Arda-Wig Gift Certificates!