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I've begun working on a new website as well as selling on Etsy and Storenvy (for my prints), so that's why I haven't been posting to DeviantArt as much! But feel free to sign up for updates on my website, where you can get email notifications whenever I post a new blog entry! (I promise, I don't write that often, so you won't get daily spam, ahahaha.)

www.momokurumi.com

Though under construction, this site will house all of my cosplays along with info on how I put each together, plus other stats like when I started it, when I finished, how many awards it has won, etc.! Also follow my blog for life and cosplay updates!

www.etsy.com/shop/momokurumi

Though under construction, this site will house all of my cosplays along with info on how I put each together, plus other stats like when I started it, when I finished, how many awards it has won, etc.! Also follow my blog for life and cosplay updates!

momokurumi.storenvy.com/

Though under construction, this site will house all of my cosplays along with info on how I put each together, plus other stats like when I started it, when I finished, how many awards it has won, etc.! Also follow my blog for life and cosplay updates!



My Other Sites and Profiles

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…

For updates, progress photos, cosplay plans, convention photos, etc. as well as social networking!

Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/

My general blog: I post cosplay compares, cosplay progress, tutorials, tips, etc. in addition to reblogging things that strike my fancy!

Instagram: instagram.com/momokurumicospla…

Photos, progress, occasional daily life photos

Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay

Hardly use it, but feel free to follow anyways ;P

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MomoKurum…

Occasionally post tutorials, contact lens reviews, photo slide shows, videos/pics from cons, etc.


I am also on various other sites, including (but not limited to) Cosplay.com, ACP, Reddit, etc. If you see me on another site and are unsure if it is me, just someone with the same name, or an impostor, do not hesitate to ask me here. =)

Updates on Cosplay
2018 has been off to a good start, I've been doing a nice mixture of genres, such as anime, cartoons, comics, gaming (uh, mostly Neopets lol, but I have some PS2 throwbacks and newer gaming cosplays planned!), and as always, more Disney stuff planned as well! Look forward to more awesome cosplays this year!

Cosplays In Progress:

America Chavez
Chocola
Megara
Fyora
Korra




Updates on Conventions
I've started 2018 with three cons in a row- KentokyoCon North, OhayoCon, and Anime St. Louis, and I'll be attending another convention next weekend, KatsuCon! Con season starts earlier every year- soon, it won't even ever end! XD


Convention Schedule:

KatsuCon (Feb 16-18)
Anime Crossroads (Mar 2-4)
EvilleCon (Mar 23-25)
Indiana Comic Con (Mar 30- Apr 1)
Anime Central (May 18-20)
ColossalCon (Jun 1-3)


For a detailed con itinerary, visit my site: www.momokurumi.com to get the full schedule!




Flashback February on Instagram!

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 9:15 AM


News and Updates

February 2, 2015: Flashback February!


For the month of February I'm running some daily photos, never before released, of cosplays ranging from 2011-2014! Each one is a different cosplay, too, so every day is something new ^.^ They're being posted to Instagram daily, so follow me here if you want to! Link: instagram.com/momokurumicospla…

Likewise, I'm still keeping up with my cosplays- working on about five projects at once! Next con I hope to go to is Wondercon in April, so look forward to that ;D


My Other Sites & Profiles

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…

For updates, progress photos, cosplay plans, convention photos, etc. as well as social networking!

Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/

My general blog: I post cosplay compares, cosplay progress, tutorials, tips, etc. in addition to reblogging things that strike my fancy!

Instagram: instagram.com/momokurumicospla…

I just joined this and am trying to get the hang of it!

Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay

Hardly use it, but feel free to follow anyways ;P

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MomoKurum…

Occasionally post tutorials, contact lens reviews, photo slide shows, videos/pics from cons, etc.


I am also on various other sites, including (but not limited to) Cosplay.com, ACP, Reddit, etc. If you see "me" on another site and are unsure if it is me, just someone with the same name, or an impostor, do not hesitate to ask me here. =)

Updates on Cosplay
2013-2014 yielded a lot of Disney characters! In 2015, I will start transitioning to a lot more comic book cosplays. ;D I've gotten addicted to sewing body suits, haha.


Cosplays In Progress:


Red Jasmine - 98%
Black Cat- 97%



Updates on Conventions
I have already registered for Anime Expo because it is a DREAM con of mine!

Potential 2014 Cons:

Wondercon
Fanime
Anime Expo
San Diego Comic Con
D23 Expo
Sabakon

Cons above that are bolded and underlined means I'm for sure going- I will find a way, if it's the last thing I do. ;P I even already have my pass for Anime Expo!

If I am able to afford the plane tickets back to the midwest, the only midwest cons I have planned are C2E2 and/or Colossal. But that may be out of my budget unless family wants to pitch in for me. Doubt it though. >.>



News and Updates- Now on Instagram!

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 4:23 PM


News and Updates

June 10, 2014: Post ColossalCon Post


I just attended ColossalCon for the first time ever and had an absolute BLAST!! I already want to go back and have a ton of ideas for what to cosplay next year =) I wore several cosplays at the con, including Leia-Jasmine, Chel from El Dorado, red Esmeralda's dress, Sailor Neptune, Tess from Jak and Daxter, and Jhudora, as well as a handmade Jhudora swimsuit! It was an amazing time, I am exhausted from it, and I can't wait to share some of the amazing photos I got, as they come in in the next few weeks!

My Other Sites & Profiles

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…

For updates, progress photos, cosplay plans, convention photos, etc. as well as social networking!

Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/

My general blog: I post cosplay compares, cosplay progress, tutorials, tips, etc. in addition to reblogging things that strike my fancy!

**NEW**

Instagram: instagram.com/momokurumicospla…

I just joined this and am trying to get the hang of it!

Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay

Hardly use it, but feel free to follow anyways ;P

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MomoKurum…

Occasionally post tutorials, contact lens reviews, photo slide shows, videos/pics from cons, etc.


I am also on various other sites, including (but not limited to) Cosplay.com, ACP, Reddit, etc. If you see "me" on another site and are unsure if it is me, someone with the same name, or an impostor, do not hesitate to ask me here. =)

Updates on Cosplay

So far this year I've been focusing on a lot of Disney because for years I've wanted to cosplay so many different Disney characters, and thought this year would be a good time to crank some of them out. In reality, most of the ones I wanted to do are quite simple, so it's great practice for me to try a variety of different basic skills. =)


Cosplays In Progress:

Red Jasmine - 95%
Black Cat- 95%
Sailor Saturn- 60%
Sailor Chibi Moon- 50%
Sailor Mars- 40%


Updates on Conventions

This year I've already gone to many conventions! I've been trying a lot of comic and alternative conventions this year, as opposed to just anime cons, as I've almost always done.

I've gone to OhayoConIndiana Comic ConC2E2Indy Pop Con, and ColossalCon. Next up is IkasuGenCon, and RamenCon! Also hoping to go to Midori too. =)


ColossalCon Up Next!

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 8:26 PM


News and Updates

June 2, 2014: On my way to ColossalCon this weekend!


Been a while since I've updated by journal, I've noticed. Look for me at ColossalCon this weekend, and get ready for the pictures afterwards! I've got a LOT of cosplays planned (probably the most I've ever done at one con)- I hope I can pull them all off!

My Other Cosplay Sites

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…

For updates, progress photos, cosplay plans, convention photos, etc. as well as social networking!

Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/

My general blog: I post cosplay compares, cosplay progress, tutorials, tips, etc. in addition to reblogging things that strike my fancy!

Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay

Hardly use it, but feel free to follow anyways ;P

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MomoKurum…

Occasionally post tutorials, contact lens reviews, photo slide shows, videos/pics from cons, etc.

I am also on various other sites, including (but not limited to) Cosplay.com, ACP, Reddit, etc. If you see "me" on another site and are unsure if it is me, someone with the same name, or an impostor, do not hesitate to ask me here. =)

Updates on Cosplay

So far this year I've been focusing on a lot of Disney because for years I've wanted to cosplay so many different Disney characters, and thought this year would be a good time to crank some of them out. In reality, most of the ones I wanted to do are quite simple, so it's great practice for me to try a variety of different basic skills. =)


Cosplays In Progress:

Red Esmeralda- 70%
Red Jasmine - 95%
Sailor Neptune- 95%


Cosplays Next Up:

Black Cat- 95%
Sailor Saturn- 60%
Sailor Chibi Moon- 50%
Sailor Mars- 40%


Updates on Conventions

This year I've already gone to many conventions! I've gone to OhayoCon, Indiana Comic Con, C2E2, and Indy Pop Con.

Next up is ColossalCon, then Ikasu, GenCon, and RamenCon! Also hoping to go to Midori too. =)


Cosplays Premiered in 2014
Sailor Neptune
Black Cat (needs pics)
Princess Anna

Sailors Neptune and Saturn by MomoKurumi C2E2: Anna Cosplay by MomoKurumi














New Contact Lens Video Reviews!

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 7:15 PM


News and Updates

Sep 29, 2013- New Contact Lens Video Reviews


Hey there! Just posted two new reviews for contact lenses on my channel. Both are from Honeycolor, one is a purple Vassen Sweet Bliss, and the other is a blue Beaucon Vibrant Match. Follow this link to see them, as well as other reviews and videos!

www.youtube.com/user/MomoKurum…

My Other Cosplay Sites

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…

For updates, progress photos, cosplay plans, convention photos, etc. as well as social networking!

Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/

My general blog: I post cosplay compares, cosplay progress, tutorials, tips, etc. in addition to reblogging things that strike my fancy!

Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay

Hardly use it, but feel free to follow anyways ;P

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MomoKurum…

Occasionally post tutorials, contact lens reviews, photo slide shows, videos/pics from cons, etc.

I am also on various other sites, including (but not limited to) Cosplay.com, ACP, Reddit, etc. If you see "me" on another site and are unsure if it is me, someone with the same name, or an impostor, do not hesitate to ask me here. =)

Updates on Cosplay

So far this year I've been focusing on a lot of Disney because for years I've wanted to cosplay so many different Disney characters, and thought this year would be a good time to crank some of them out. In reality, most of the ones I wanted to do are quite simple, so it's great practice for me to try a variety of different basic skills. =)


Cosplays In Progress:

Cadence (MLP)- 95%
Red Jasmine - 90%
Pocahontas- 90%
Sailor Neptune- 80%


Cosplays Next Up:

Tenten
Jhudora
Sumomo


Updates on Conventions


So far I've been to OhayoCon, Anime Central, and Anime Boston! I also attended MatsuriCon where I won an award for Best Masters for my Space Faerie cosplay! Just got back from RamenCon, as well, where I help out with running the masquerade event. =)

Still thinking about attending SugoiCon, and Anime Crossroads depending on work and school.


Cosplays Premiered in 2013

Kurumu Kurono
Julia of Cowboy Bebop
Tinkerbell
Sheryl Nome- cowgirl
"Kida" Kidagakash
Elastigirl
Stocking (beach bikini)
Space Faerie
Anastasia (opera dress)
Michiko Malandro- tube top
Mizore Shirayuki *remake* (needs photos)


Anime Central 2013: Kurumu Kurono by MomoKurumi Cowboy Bebop: Julia and Ed by MomoKurumi Mischievous Tinkerbell by MomoKurumi Anime Central 2013: Sheryl Nome by MomoKurumi:thumb374407385: The Incredibles: Elastigirl by MomoKurumi Stocking: Summer Time, Beach Time! by MomoKurumi Space Faerie Cosplay by MomoKurumi Anastasia by MomoKurumi Miss Michiko Malandro by MomoKurumi





Cosplays Premiered in 2012

Haruhi Bunny Girl (needs photos)
Jessica Rabbit
Tess of Jak II/3
Emi of DDR
Blue Rose of Tiger and Bunny
Karina Lyle- for my friend Lulu
Ember McLain
Sheryl Nome of Macross Frontier
Nagi of Kannagi
Zange of Kannagi
Dani Phantom
Black Widow
Panty Anarchy- bunny suit
Michiko Malandro
Kiyal Bachika of Gurren Lagann
Esmeralda
Rarity (for a convention formal)
Chel of El Dorado
Paulina (of Danny Phantom, needs photos)

Jessica Rabbit: Show Girl by MomoKurumi Tess of Jak and Daxter by MomoKurumi DDR: Emi Teaser by MomoKurumi Tiger and Bunny: Blue Rose by MomoKurumi ACen 2012: Karina Lyle by MomoKurumi Danny Phantom: Nowhere to Run by MomoKurumi AnimeWorld Indy: Sheryl and Ranka by MomoKurumi Nagi by MomoKurumi Zange by MomoKurumi Dani Phantom: Going Ghost! by MomoKurumi Black Widow: Crosshairs by MomoKurumi Panty and Stocking: Bunny Girls by MomoKurumi ACross 2012: Michiko by MomoKurumi Gurren Lagann: Kiyal Bachika by MomoKurumi Dance la Esmeralda by MomoKurumi Chel by MomoKurumi


  • Listening to: Vocaloid
  • Reading: Playstation Magazine
  • Watching: Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Soul Calibur 5
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water

2012 in Review!

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 9:12 AM


Cosplay Wig Giveaway!

Click here to enter: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…


Giveaway exclusive to Facebook users only. >o<


My Other Cosplay Sites
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…
Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MomoKurum…



Updates on Conventions

This has been a very busy year for me as far as cosplay and conventions go! I premiered roughly 18 new costumes (give or take for semantics and some of them being "sort of" cosplays, like for formal dances or as a joke). I've gone to eight conventions, the most I've ever done in one year! OhayoCon, A&G Ohio, Anime Central, Anime World Indy, MatsuriCon, RamenCon, SugoiCon, and Anime Crossroads. Woah, that's a lot! I think I'm going to cut down on some of the smaller cons next year in order to attend larger cons like Ohayo, Anime Central, Colossal, Youma, and maybe ones like Katsu, Otakon, GenCon, etc! We shall see. :3

Some cosplays that I hope to premiere at conventions next year range from sailor scouts, to Neopets, to more Disney, Macross Frontier, and Gurren Lagann! Look forward to it. ;D

Here is a progress shot of something I'm hoping to get done by OhayoCon ;D




Cosplays I've Premiered in 2012

Haruhi Bunny Girl (needs photos)
Jessica Rabbit
Tess of Jak II/3
Emi of DDR
Blue Rose of Tiger and Bunny
Karina Lyle- for my friend Lulu
Ember McLain
Sheryl Nome of Macross Frontier
Nagi of Kannagi
Zange of Kannagi
Dani Phantom
Black Widow
Panty Anarchy- bunny suit
Michiko Malandro
Kiyal Bachika of Gurren Lagann
Esmeralda
Rarity (for a convention formal)
Chel of El Dorado

Jessica Rabbit: Show Girl by MomoKurumi Tess of Jak and Daxter by MomoKurumi DDR: Emi Teaser by MomoKurumi Tiger and Bunny: Blue Rose by MomoKurumi ACen 2012: Karina Lyle by MomoKurumi Danny Phantom: Nowhere to Run by MomoKurumi AnimeWorld Indy: Sheryl and Ranka by MomoKurumi:thumb314428538: Zange by MomoKurumi Dani Phantom: Going Ghost! by MomoKurumi Black Widow: Crosshairs by MomoKurumi Panty and Stocking: Bunny Girls by MomoKurumi ACross 2012: Michiko by MomoKurumi Gurren Lagann: Kiyal Bachika by MomoKurumi Dance la Esmeralda by MomoKurumi Chel by MomoKurumi

  • Listening to: I Want You (PSG Soundtrack)
  • Reading: Playstation Magazine
  • Watching: Random New Anime
  • Playing: Soul Calibur 5
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water

Click here to enter the giveaway: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…


Giveaway exclusive to Facebook users only. >o<


My Other Cosplay Sites :3
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…
Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay



Updates on Conventions


I had such an amazing time at Sugoi- I'm glad I went! I cosplayed Rarity, Dani Phantom, Esmeralda, Chel, and Zange. =) I met a lot of amazing people, went to some fun and interesting panels, sung karaoke, did some photo shoots, and competed in the masquerade where I got "best American origin" for Esmeralda! And after all of that I even got a comped badge for doing some artwork for the con, much to my surprise (and delight)! All in all, I'm so glad I went, I had a blast. I thought it was a little better than last year honestly. =) Looking forward to next year!

Next year I will be attending Ohayo and ACen for sure. Perhaps maybe even C2E2 if I have time/money! :3 Other cons that are up for consideration are: Colossal, Anime World, Sugoi, Matsuri, GenCon, and maybe Youma. X3


Cosplays I've premiered this year:
Haruhi Bunny Girl (needs photos)
Jessica Rabbit
Tess of Jak II/3
Emi of DDR (needs photos)
Blue Rose of T&B
Karina Lyle- for my friend Lulu
Ember McLain
Sheryl Nome
Nagi of Kannagi
Zange of Kannagi
Dani Phantom
Black Widow
Panty Anarchy- bunny suit
Michiko Malandro
Esmeralda
Rarity (for a convention formal)
Chel of El Dorado
  • Listening to: I Want You (PSG Soundtrack)
  • Reading: Playstation Magazine
  • Watching: Random New Anime
  • Playing: Soul Calibur 5
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water


My Other Cosplay Sites
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…
Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay



Updates on Conventions


I had such an amazing time at Sugoi- I'm glad I went! I cosplayed Rarity, Dani Phantom, Esmeralda, Chel, and Zange. =) I met a lot of amazing people, went to some fun and interesting panels, sung karaoke, did some photo shoots, and competed in the masquerade where I got "best American origin" for Esmeralda! And after all of that I even got a comped badge for doing some artwork for the con, much to my surprise (and delight)! All in all, I'm so glad I went, I had a blast. I thought it was a little better than last year honestly. =) Looking forward to next year!


Cosplays I've premiered this year:
Haruhi Bunny Girl (needs photos)
Jessica Rabbit
Tess of Jak II/3
Emi of DDR (needs photos)
Blue Rose of T&B
Karina Lyle- for my friend Lulu
Ember McLain
Sheryl Nome
Nagi of Kannagi
Zange of Kannagi
Dani Phantom
Black Widow
Panty Anarchy- bunny suit
Michiko Malandro
Esmeralda
Rarity (for a convention formal)
Chel of El Dorado



Hopefully by the end of the 2012, I'll still get a few more costumes premiered! It'll be really busy with school, but I'll do my best to take on small projects for the time being. Look forward to it! Also, I have some great plans for next year already, intending to attend ACen, Colossal, GenCon, and Youma, possibly Ohayo as well plus premiere more Jak and Daxter cosplays, some fairies, and more Yoko outfits. 2013 will be a great year!
  • Listening to: I Want You (PSG Soundtrack)
  • Reading: Playstation Magazine
  • Watching: Random New Anime
  • Playing: Soul Calibur 5
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water


My Other Cosplay Sites
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…
Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay



Updates on Conventions


RamenCon was AHMAZING. I had a great time with friends, meeting new people, seeing the guests, and of course dealing with the masquerade, despite some shortcomings on scheduling; whoever planned it only allowed two hours for judging, and it was late at that- from 3 to 5. Naturally, as that wasn't enough time, we ran right up until 6:30 with judging (show being at 7) and had to complete judging in the hallway. Frustratingly couldn't afford to schedule time slots, since any time lost waiting for the next participant risked wasting time judging someone who was available, and thus not getting to judge everyone. It was a bit of a mess, but the contestants had the patience of saints, stayed with us and in a good mood and put on an amazing show! The show itself could not have gone better, given the circumstances, such as having literally no proper backstage area for the cosplayers to wait. At least they all got to see the entire show though, that's actually rare for cons in this region, since most cons at least start you back stage, and maybe even have you come back again once you've performed! =P Anyways, I premiered Michiko, Black Widow, and bunny Panty (I'll have to remake it though- didn't turn out as I wanted), and also wore beach Panty and Kiyal from Gurren Lagann.

My next con is Sugoi, where I will wear Dani Phantom, Michiko, and maybe Zange, as well as premiere Esmeralda! See you all there!


Cosplays I've premiered this year:
Haruhi Bunny Girl (needs photos)
Jessica Rabbit
Tess of Jak II/3
Emi of DDR (needs photos)
Blue Rose of T&B
Karina Lyle- for my friend Lulu
Ember McLain
Sheryl Nome
Nagi of Kannagi
Zange of Kannagi
Dani Phantom
Black Widow
Panty Anarchy- bunny suit
Michiko Malandro
Esmeralda
Rarity (for a convention formal)
Chel of El Dorado



Hopefully by the end of the 2012, I'll still get a few more costumes premiered! It'll be really busy with school, but I'll do my best to take on small projects for the time being. Look forward to it! Also, I have some great plans for next year already, intending to attend ACen, Colossal, GenCon, and Youma, possibly Ohayo as well plus premiere more Jak and Daxter cosplays, some fairies, and more Yoko outfits. 2013 will be a great year!
  • Listening to: I Want You (PSG Soundtrack)
  • Reading: Playstation Magazine
  • Watching: Random New Anime
  • Playing: Soul Calibur 5
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water

Updates on Conventions


I've been powerhousing some cosplays this year, and as of September, have premiered 10 new cosplays, plus made one for a friend! That's one for every month! I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up that streak, as my fall semester is looking busy this time around. I'll try my hardest though!

Matsuri was a weird con for our group... by that, I mean it was like Murphy's Law turning our lives into textbook examples. Lots of things went wrong, and it was simply all bad timing. Things like losing my Chase accounts, my Chase card, traffic and accidents all the way to Ohio, my friend lost her camera at the con, etc. etc. It took a toll on my overall mood and spirit, so I was very exhausted all weekend, sorry about that. <_> In any case, I'm not sure that I'm glad I went, just because of how much life seemed to not want me to go, but it was neato to get a Judge's Choice in the masquerade for Tess. =) It was definitely nice to see friends again, and I did find a Blue Rose Chibi Art figure at a booth- their last one!


Cosplays I've premiered this year:
Haruhi Bunny Girl (needs photos)
Jessica Rabbit
Tess of Jak II/3
Emi of DDR (needs photos)
Blue Rose of T&B
Karina Lyle- for my friend Lulu
Ember McLain
Sheryl Nome
Nagi of Kannagi
Zange of Kannagi (needs photos)
Dani Phantom


Social Media Sites

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…
Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay
SocialCos: www.socialcos.com/profile/31



Hopefully by the end of the fall, I'll have a few more costumes premiered! It'll be really busy with school, but I'll do my best to take on small projects for the time being. Look forward to it! Also, as for cons, I may also go to Aoi Uma, YoumaCon, SugoiCon, KollisionCon, and ACross, and Anime Punch.
  • Listening to: I Want You (PSG Soundtrack)
  • Reading: Playstation Magazine
  • Watching: Random New Anime
  • Playing: Soul Calibur 5
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water
In case you use Facebook, you may have noticed that Facebook has deleted all Cosplay accounts with Cosplay as part of their name (not nickname). I still have my private account, and thank goodness I have my page, since it was made on my private account, but just a heads up if people are falling off your friends list and you don't know why. I also would suggest changing any unrealistic names to something normal sounding, since even "Indiana" is not accepted as a last name.


Updates on Conventions


I've been powerhousing some cosplays this year, and as of August 1st, have premiered eight new cosplays, plus made one for a friend! That's one for every month! I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up that streak, as my fall semester is looking busy this time around. But worry not, I plan to debut three new cosplays at Matsuri towards the end of August! I am hoping to get everything done in time. Two for sure will be there, Dani and Zange, but things are still iffy for my secret cosplay. Here are the stats on them right now:

MatsuriCon

Friday: Danielle (Dani) Phantom 93% complete (just needs glove and DP logo)
Saturday: Tess from Jak II/Jak 3 100% complete
Sunday: Zange from Kannagi 100% complete
Total 98% complete

Other cosplays I've premiered this year: Haruhi Suzumiya (bunny girl), Jessica Rabbit, Tess (Jak II/3), Emi (DDR), Blue Rose, Karina Lyle, Ember McLain, Sheryl Nome, Nagi (Kannagi)


Social Media Sites

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…
Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay
SocialCos: www.socialcos.com/profile/31



Hopefully by the end of the fall, I'll have a few more costumes premiered! It'll be really busy with school, but I'll do my best to take on small projects for the time being. Look forward to it! Also, as for cons, I may also go to Aoi Uma, YoumaCon, SugoiCon, KollisionCon, and ACross, and Anime Punch.
  • Listening to: I Want You (PSG Soundtrack)
  • Reading: Playstation Magazine
  • Watching: Random New Anime
  • Playing: Soul Calibur 5
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water
Just got back from AnimeWorld Indy! Small, naturally, for a first year con, but I found plenty of things to do to keep me busy! I presented three panels, Cosplay + Camera, Wig Dos and Don'ts, and So You Want to Wear Contacts?, and I have to say I think they all went pretty well! Goofed up a bit, not having our notes on the first panel, but the last two went much more smoothly. I also entered the masquerade, and was awarded for my Nagi cosplay. My first advanced award, yay. :3 Sadly, some things need to be redone already. XD The Model Magic didn't cure at all, so time to rip off the top wand piece and create a new staff!

Next con for me is Matsuri, then RamenCon! See you guys there. ;D

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…
Tumblr: momokurumi.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/kurumicosplay


Those are the big three for now, but I also have profiles on Funimation's site, CosplayDotCom, American Cosplay Paradise, and the new site Social Cos!

Funimation: www.funimation.com/user/kurumi…
CosplayC: www.cosplay.com/member/128614/…
ACP Profile: www.acparadise.com/acp/display…
SocialCos: www.socialcos.com/profile/31


Oh, also! I had the honor of meeting the blogger for 2 Old 4 Anime on Social Cos (see? their site is working its magic already!) and had the opportunity to do an interview with them! They have interviewed and featured some talented famous cosplayers that I admire, and even some friends that I have met online! Check it out. =D

2 Old 4 Anime Interview: 2old4anime.blogspot.com/2012/0…



Hopefully by the end of the summer, I'll have at least a few more costumes premiered! Look forward to it, because I sure am! Also, as for cons, I may also go to Aoi Uma, YoumaCon, SugoiCon, KollisionCon, and ACross, and Anime Punch.
  • Listening to: I Want You (PSG Soundtrack)
  • Reading: Playstation Magazine
  • Watching: Random New Anime
  • Playing: Soul Calibur 5
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Water
For all my PSG lovers out there, feel free to watch or join PSG-Cosplay!
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Want to see more of my cosplays and projects in progress?
Check out my Facebook page here! www.facebook.com/MomoKurumiCos…

2012 Upcoming Cons and Cosplays



Anime World Indy 2012:
Fri: Mikuru Asahina (Bunny Girl); Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Fri: Panty Anarchy (Bunny Girl); Panty and Stocking
Sat: Blue Rose (Hero Suit); Tiger and Bunny
Sun: Haruhi Suzumiya (Bunny Girl); Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

RamenCon 2012:
Fri: Panty Anarchy (Main); Panty and Stocking
Fri: Panty Anarchy (Beach Bikini); Panty and Stocking
Fri: Panty Anarchy (Transformation); Panty and Stocking
Fri: Panty Anarchy (Bunny Girl); Panty and Stocking
Fri: Princess Ariel (Mermaid); The Little Mermaid

SugoiCon 2012: (If I go, still pending)
Fri: Undecided
Sat: Undecided
Sun: Undecided

KollisionCon 2012: (If I go, still pending)
Fri: Catwoman (Catsuit); Batman: Animated Series
Sat: Blue Rose (Hero Suit); Tiger and Bunny
Sun: Nagi (Main); Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens

ACross 2012:
Fri: Undecided
Sat: Blue Rose (Hero Suit); Tiger and Bunny
Sun: Undecided

2012 Conventions (Thus Far) In Review



Had an absolute blast at my first OhayoCon! Doubt I'll go back next year though, since the timing is just too inconvenient. A&G Ohio was still small, but the upgrade was nice. Still, glad I went and I had a good time! May have been a bit slow sometimes, but sometimes boring is better than coming out with a bunch of horror stories. ;P Didn't help that I didn't feel that great all weekend. Anyways, I got my first award of the year, Derek Sears for my Tess cosplay =) Also had an amaaazing time at ACen 2012, even if I didn't get to do everything I wanted. They had a huge hiccup in their programming this year for the masquerade, but you can bet I'll be back next year competing! In my opinion, the masquerade staff wasn't to blame. They just had to follow a series of unfortunate events, like concerts running late and a fire drill.


OhayoCon 2012 (passed):
Fri: Haruhi Suzumiya (Bunny Girl); Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Sat: Yoko Littner (Main); Gurren Lagann
Sun: Mizore Shirayuki (Main); Rosario + Vampire

A&G Ohio 2012 (passed):
Fri: Jessica Rabbit (Song); Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Sat: Tess (Main); Jak II, Jak 3
Sun: Emi (Supernova); Dance Dance Revolution

Anime Central 2012 (passed):
Fri: Sheryl Nome (Star Date); Macross Frontier
Fri: Blue Rose (Hero Suit); Tiger and Bunny
Sat: Jessica Rabbit (Song); Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Sat: Blue Rose (Hero Suit); Tiger and Bunny
Sun: Ember McLain (Main); Danny Phantom


2011 Conventions, In Review



Huzzah! Three convention awards in one year, I'd say that's a great set up for 2012! This past SugoiCon, I won my first award, "Judge's Choice" for my Yoko. At KollisionCon, I walked away with my first legit award (second total), "Best Craftsmanship", also for Yoko! =D Anime Crossroads was my third award, "honorable mention", again, Yoko. My Yoko has been retired from singles competition- she may return once I complete a Kamina cosplay for my boyfriend ;D


Anime Central 2011:
Fri: Haruhi Suzumiya (goth loli); Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Sat: Yoko Littner (main); Gurren Lagann
Sun: Anya Alstreim (Ashford uniform); Code Geass R2

RamenCon 2011:
Fri: Panty Anarchy (red dress); Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Fri: Panty Anarchy (beach bikini); Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Fri: Panty Anarchy (as Yoko Littner); Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Sat: Yoko Littner (main); Gurren Lagann
Sun: Anya Alstreim (Ashford uniform); Code Geass R2

SugoiCon 2011:
Fri: Nia Teppelin (as Yoko Littner); Gurren Lagann
Sat: Yoko Littner (main); Gurren Lagann
Sun: Nia Teppelin (lolita princess dress); Gurren Lagann

KollisionCon 2011:
Fri: Panty Anarchy (red dress); Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Sat: Yoko Littner (main); Gurren Lagann
Sun: Haruhi Suzumiya (winter uniform); Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

ACross 2011:
Fri: Mizore Shirayuki (main); Rosario + Vampire
Sat: Yoko Littner (main); Gurren Lagann
Sun: Anya Alstreim (Ashford uniform); Code Geass R2



Photographers Worth Checking Out!
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Awesome Cosplay Groups!
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  • Listening to: iTunes Radio
  • Reading: Negima!
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: Angry Birds
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Juice
For those of you who are aspiring to cosplay Yoko or are just curious as to which materials and techniques I used to make my Yoko cosplay, I will post them here, anonymously, of course. However, if you want to be identified for whatever reason, please tell me, otherwise I will reword your question and not quote or otherwise credit you. =P

If there is a question not answered here, feel free to leave a comment (here or on a picture) or PM me! I am happy to answer! I will not make up questions for you- all of these here are things I have been asked by another person. Reason being, if you don't ask, I'll assume you already know how I made something or don't care, and there are a million questions I could make up on my own. ;3



Let us begin the Yoko FAQ!



How heavy is your rifle?

It's actually quite light, considering the size (it is four feet and nine inches). I'd estimate it to weigh about 5 pounds, since my 8 lbs exercise weight feels much heavier!

How did you make the rifle's muzzle? (Muzzle = the hexagon prism at the end of the barrel, I think)

Mine is made from wood with much thanks to my dad. My muzzle is probably a bit thinner than most, and it does have one subtle flaw. I had my dad make it for me since I needed it to be hollow and have holes for seven LED lights, and I could not do that with the tools I have here, so he made it for me. Unfortunately, despite my emphasis on HEXAGON, he made it an OCTAGON. Sure, it's less accurate, but it was less trigonometry on his part! Nonetheless, you can hardly tell unless you look at it head on. It's also a bit crooked, probably the base was at a slight angle, but this is also subtle.


Where did you get your wig from?

Cosplay Wig Fever on Ebay. Also, a basically identical seller is Wig Glamor. If you'd like direct links, I can PM them to you.

While they both have specially made wigs for Yoko, I actually bought a different wig in the same color that came with two shorter clip on ponytails. Reason being, I didn't want a big heavy ponytail, even if the length of the wig I got is a little shorter than hers in the show. The romantic effect is lost anyways if the ponytail just hangs there like a heavy wet towel. Thus, I did have to alter it, making my own wefts for the long side bangs by cutting a bit off of one of the ponytails. I would like to add more, however!


How did you do the zippers on the boots?

For the zipper pull, I could have just made them out of craft foam and mod-podge them, as I learned how to do this while making the rifle, but since I did not think of that at the time, I actually found these sturdy plastic ones on ebay. It's someone (I think from Florida?) who makes cosplay things himself and sells them to others. If anyone wants to see his work, I can send the link to his storefront if you PM me.

To attach the zipper pulls, I just used silver halloween costume fabric from Joann and glued it to itself and the inside of the boots. I forget if Joann calls it PVC or what, but it's not hard to miss if you go in and look around, since it comes in several colors. The outside of it is shiny and waterproof, just like the boots. The zipper teeth are just cut right out of the boots. I was going to use the silver fabric to make the teeth, but it came out very sloppy, so I did this instead.


How did you make your bikini top?

For her bikini top, I used padded foam cups (I got non padded ones too, but they had a seam in the middle that you could see through my thin fabric). Although, I positioned the foam-padded part in a way you normally would not. Usually, the padding goes under to push up, or on the outsides to push in, but since my bikini isn't really tight enough to "push" anywhere, the paddings are on the inside since it looked best that way.

I covered them in fabric by sewing on fabric directly to the edges of the cups. I did this rather hastily though, so the fabric on the inside is rather a mess. I will put something in there to line it probably. I painted the flames with a "Lumiere by Jacquard" fabric paint, in crimson. It's slightly metallic, so it worked well with the fabric since the fabric is also slightly shiny. Though, I recently repainted the flames in a brighter red hue.


What did you use for the bikini strings?

The first strings I tried came untied and were unreliable. The black was a tad bit elastic, and though the red was identical, was not elastic. They were more of a cord than anything, and didn't have that swimwear look to them. The only safe bet is to get or make real bikini strings or something similar that will not come untied easily or possibly rub you and cause irritation (like rough string might). However, since most bikini strings are elastic, you cannot simply paint them. Not to mention, they're designed to be waterproof, so it'll take you plenty of coats to get a nice solid coat. So, what I did is I found a red swimsuit with removable straps, as well as a cheap black top in which I could remove the string. The made my bikini better by miles compared to the crappy cord...!


The bikini tops I've tried to make come out flat or provide no support. How did you approach this with your top?

As for the support, it all depends on how you want to wear it. If you want to go for the underboob, you will undoubtedly lose some support. If you want to make it more conservative and/or want more support, pull it under for sure. Also, the cups I got are my normal cup size (a C) but they are even a bit too small for me to wear under the breast, since they are not designed to give full coverage, as say, an actual bikini lining. These are more like cups that you would insert into camisoles or dresses.

Your lining/padding will really affect how the top sits on you, and of course, the size and fit is important too. I got lucky with mine, but I did buy two, just in case. Also, if you have any old swim suits, tops, or delicate night wear, sometimes they have foam cups that can be used, but they're usually more flimsy and thin than a padded foam cup, which is more akin to a bra padding.



If you have a question feel free to ask here, on one of my pics, or send me a note! <3
  • Listening to: iTunes Radio
  • Reading: Negima!
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: Angry Birds
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Juice
Convention Updates

I had SUCH a blast at RamenCon! Next con I plan to attend is Sugoi on Nov. 4-6 and then Kollision Con. ^_^

Here is my plans for the next cons I plan to attend in case you happen to be attending too!

Future Con Plans:
SugoiCon 2011 as Panty Anarchy, Scanty Demon, Mizore Shirayuki
Kollision Con as Shirayuki, Yoko Littner
A&G Ohio 2012 as Anya Alstreim, Nagi

Self Introduction

Hey all, although I will still add some occasional art and personal non-cosplay photo portraits, I am turning this dA account into my deviantART cosplay portfolio! I will make a new dA which will serve as a more serious art account shortly. :3

Well, thus far I have uploaded pics of Yoko Littner, Haruhi Suzumiya, C.C., and Anya. I'm working on some cosplays now including Scanty, Panty, and Shirayuki, so when I get complete, or mostly complete outfits, I'll try to get some good shots and upload them!

Although this is still in the works, check out my traditional art account, here: :iconmonicamoore2010:

By the way, for all my PSG lovers out there, feel free to watch or join my group, PSG-Cosplay!
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Awesome Cosplay Groups!
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  • Listening to: iTunes Radio
  • Reading: Negima!
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: Angry Birds
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Juice
Hey there, Momo Kurumi speaking. Or rather, typing. I hardly get on dA anymore, so don't expect to see me frequenting the site. This account is mostly like a digital portfolio. But, you're free to watch this account if you wish. ^_^

Original Accounts:
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  • Listening to: Escapar
  • Reading: Naruto Shippuden 30