Otakon!!! And Photo-Op for all cosplayers!
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Otakon update!!! Just a few more days before Otakon! Feeling pretty good, not panicking. I'm trying to get my femlink done on time.  Everything else I have done! Except zelda's wig styling but that would take like two seconds.

Whose going to be there!?  And if you are, what are you cosplaying (if you are!) Holler at me if you see me and tell me your name! ^_^

Costume list
:bulletyellow: Princess Serenity
:bulletyellow: Usagi school uniform
:bulletyellow: Zelda Skyward Sword
:bulletyellow: Terra
:bulletyellow: Courtesan
:bulletyellow: FemLink

FOR THOSE GOING TO OTAKON

There is going to be an awesome photographer at the con in the dealers room named Droo.  He is responsible for the majority of my first shots of my Sailor Moon pics.

Guided in Moonlight by NsomniacArtist VaVOOM by NsomniacArtist To Fight in Moonlight by NsomniacArtist
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Otakon 2010 Photos from Droo



Please help me support Droo!!!
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Commission Waitlist
:bulletblue: balthier42b Haunter (Pokemon) Progress Bar 02 by Pikishi
:bulletblue: fabrevanstylily Espeon (Pokemon) Progress Bar 01 by Pikishi
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:bulletblue: PyxisCetus Teto (Nausicaa of the Wind) Progress Bar 01 by Pikishi



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For those of you who are interested in seeing more of my progress pictures I have decided to post them on tumblr due to the convenience the site allows. I will put a few WIP works here on DA when I feel they have shown a lot of progression, but there will be lot more pics on tumblr.



Calling all cosplayers!!! My fab photographer friend :heart:Droo:heart: is making a magazine! I will be writing a few articles for it! Please help support it!

COSPLAY FAMILY
:iconmangosirene::iconchinasaur::iconcourtoon::icondroophotographer::iconemilycrossing:
:iconmei-hoshi::iconnakira::icontobiejade::iconsolograyson::iconyashaneko-chan::iconxelhestiel:
:heart:A big and happy one:heart:
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HenricksonHobbyist General Artist
Hey, I took some of ~DROOphotographer's shots above! :D Specifically the 1st (collage), 4th and 6th shots; these were taken at the Montreal Comiccon. The 5th shot was taken (not by me) also in Montreal, Canada, at #Otakuthon. DROO attends every major convention within driving distance of his location, and I see him fairly often (should I say, at almost every con I go to?). :D He has a very wide network of convention contacts and enjoys warm relationships with cosplayers and other cosplay photographers.

When you go to a con and mention DROO, someone in the crowd knows him! ;)
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh, i KNOW droo XD he and I are really good buddies. He lets me know if he comes to any of the USA cons. I've wanted to try to get to a Canadian one to help him but its really tough for a little cosplayer like myself ^^
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HenricksonHobbyist General Artist
If you want to travel far for a con while saving substantial amounts of money, I strongly suggest you find (or form) a convention travel group. I traveled with a group of 20 Canadians to Otakon a few weeks ago. [link] We rented a mini-bus for that occasion. 8D A/C broke down 1 hr after we left our town, and, being painted in a very dark shade of blue, unable to open windows and driving through record high heat, it felt like an oven inside our bus during both our go-trip and our return-trip. :x

Otakon '11 was the hottest con I've ever been to. Summer cons in Canada are also hot, but not as hot as Otakon was. I'm glad I had a hotel near the con center, and I always ate my meals at my hotel room, my haven of peace, coolness and privacy, away from the heat, noise and crowdiness of the con. :D

We have conventions all year long in Canada. Take your pick (AnimeCons.com): [link] It's about the same as traveling to other cons in the U.S., plus you must have a passport and have Canadian money ($CAD); knowing a bit of our culture and traditions and knowing a bit of French are optional. :) Electrical standards are the same, so all your chargers for your electronic devices will also work here. Please though, try to limit your usage of cellphone voicecalls and text messages when you're out of the country, and disable mobile data roaming to prevent sky-high charges to your phone bill... When I was at Anime Boston '11 back in April, I abused mostly text messaging and ended having to pay an extra $75 on that month's bill!

DROO was suppposed to come with me to Anime Boston but he couldn't at the last minute. He was also my backup ride to Otakon but I found that travel group before he got his Otakon photo booth confimation. He'll be at Fan Expo this weekend (2nd & 9th shots above) and I'll see him again at the Montreal Comiccon next month!
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tailsdude12Student Traditional Artist
AngstyGuy's avatar
I'm going in a The Real Ghostbusters group! I'm gonna be Ray.
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
YES ^_^ old school!
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tailsdude12Student Traditional Artist
AW YEAH! I CAN'T WAIT. Maybe WE'll see each other.
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yesh! Keep an eye out for me ^^
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BalthierFlareHobbyist Digital Artist
I'll see you there!! XDD

DROOOOOOO :heart:
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
HUZZAH ^^ And yes, droo is awesome
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BalthierFlareHobbyist Digital Artist
wwooooot XD
ayashi77's avatar
So not ready for Ota >.< But can't wait for the FF and Bleach shoots
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe, i'm not either, but I will most likely be done before i leave *crosses fingers*
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KatVizikProfessional Digital Artist
I really hope I see you, and I'll keep your list in mind/keep an eye out!

Not too many people are familiar with it, but I'm going to be a guy named Kageno Jin from Inazuma Eleven, a secret costume otherwise, and wearing a Stitch Kigurumi on Sunday C:
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
*chuckles* think of it as where's waldo! And if you find me, you win a hug! ^_^
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KatVizikProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome! : D I'm going to keep an eye out for sure, now!
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tailsdude12Student Traditional Artist
one week! This is one of my cosplays I'm wearin, tell me whatcha think.[link]
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha yaaaaayyyy total drama was really good XD good job on the cosplay!
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kuroitenshi13Professional General Artist
Have fun at Ota~ I sadly couldn't afford it this year.
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
sadness
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kuroitenshi13Professional General Artist
Well they raised their prices a lot this year. *hugs* And with it being so far away just too much.
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NsomniacArtistHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I understand, I'm 7-9 hours away *hugz*
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kuroitenshi13Professional General Artist
I'm 8-11. XD Usually 10 because of something.
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