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The Path to Judgement by chilmarkgryphon The Path to Judgement :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 5 3 In the Desert by chilmarkgryphon In the Desert :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 6 0 Medicine Seller Portrait by chilmarkgryphon Medicine Seller Portrait :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 16 1 Ofuda by chilmarkgryphon Ofuda :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 6 0 Walk in the Snow by chilmarkgryphon Walk in the Snow :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 19 1 Distant Gaze, Alien Eyes by chilmarkgryphon Distant Gaze, Alien Eyes :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 9 0 Clairvoyance by chilmarkgryphon Clairvoyance :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 2 0 Oriko Omniscient by chilmarkgryphon Oriko Omniscient :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 4 1 Medicine Seller I by chilmarkgryphon Medicine Seller I :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 11 2 The Medicine Seller's Sword by chilmarkgryphon The Medicine Seller's Sword :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 10 2 Medicine Seller scales by chilmarkgryphon Medicine Seller scales :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 7 0 Wheel throwing is hard. by chilmarkgryphon Wheel throwing is hard. :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 0 0 First ceramics projects by chilmarkgryphon First ceramics projects :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 1 0 Nerf Customization - Rebelle Guardian by chilmarkgryphon Nerf Customization - Rebelle Guardian :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 44 12 Mephisto Pheles brooch by chilmarkgryphon Mephisto Pheles brooch :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 3 0 Detangling Wigs with Silicone Spray by chilmarkgryphon Detangling Wigs with Silicone Spray :iconchilmarkgryphon:chilmarkgryphon 125 2


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United States
I'm shy and bad at self-promotion. I like historical/supernatural anime and manga, morally dubious characters, Japanese mythology, and intricate art styles. I also like making hats. Hats are fabulous.
I was introduced to cosplay and anime by my sister aecr in 2004; she has since left the hobby, but I'm still here working on leveling up my craftsmanship!
I'm working on a BA in East Asian Studies, with a particular interest in Shinto. Outside of academia and cosplay, my hobbies include gardening, reading, bicycling, figure collecting, and exploring wild places.

Chilmark is the name of my hometown in Massachusetts. A gryphon is a mythical beast with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion. It's been my screen name since 2001, I can't seem to pick a new one...
Finally, I have recovered from the shame of my badly silk-painted 2009 Medicine Seller cosplay!

So, I entered Journeyman division as per usual because it was a smaller pool of contestants.  When they announced all the Journeyman winners and my name wasn't called I walked away from the TV backstage to call my friends and sob on the phone to them about how I had wasted two years of my life on this stupid costume.  I only found out when I sulked back over towards the group and everyone started clapping for me and congratulating me, and then I was like ALFJGLHDJF WHAT SERIOUSLY IS THIS REAL LIFE and laughed until I choked and had to call everyone back and tell them that I'm a cynical asshole and better at cosplay than I thought.

That was my first major award, after a handful of honorable mentions.  I just chose to compete Journeyman because it's a smaller pool.  I guess I'll compete at Craftsman-level now?

The judges this year were really nice.  I liked how they did announcements this year, they took the time to describe what in particular they liked about each costume before revealing the winners.  Hope somebody posts videos soon, I want to see what they said about mine ^^;
  • Listening to: rain
  • Reading: Devil in the White City
  • Watching: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure


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Eva626 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Heart  your shinki!
PaXingCai Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the watch :))
chilmarkgryphon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!  I frequently see you on the Touhou Cosplay group and your costumes always look great~
PaXingCai Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aww thank you :333 I really really really love making Touhou costumes!
iKYm2 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice meeting a fellow Horizon fan at Ota!! :3  (I was the Horizon cosplayer LOL)
chilmarkgryphon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh hai :D  I added you on Facebook
Busy this week, but I'll try to send your photo along over the weekend~
iKYm2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!! Thanks, I look forward to it :)
iKanji Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for joining :iconcosplayaddiction:! :iconninjaglompplz: > 3<
amaterasu111 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav! :)
Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Thanks for the :+devwatch:, I appreciate it!
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