June Update
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Published: June 27, 2014
Just a quick update because the next few weeks are going to be a little busy.

First of all, thank you to the Trick 'r Treat official movie Facebook page for doing a fan feature on me because of my Sam costume that I made a few years ago. Halloween is my passion so the feature means a lot to me. You can see it here. I'm still looking forward to the photos from another Trick 'r Treat shoot that I did with Ammie last fall when she wore her Laurie costume. That should be something to look forward to later this year.

I am planning to attend the Cosplay Picnic this weekend. Still not 100% sure if I'm going, but I'm hoping to. I would love to re-wear my Tennis Peach costume, but the wig is kind of fragile so I couldn't take it off and I don't want to put that much stress on the wig. Instead I'm hoping to wear my new Snow White Lolita costume that I bought from Ammie. It would be nice to get some photos of it while on the island. (^_^)

As for Atomic Lollipop in a couple of weeks, right now I'm definitely planning to wear my Halloween dress and Tennis Peach. Making a new blouse to Cosplay summer school uniform Usagi from Sailor Moon has been put on the back burner, but I'll still try to make that later this year or for next spring. I have a couple of other costume ideas that I'm considering for next year if I can find fabric so we'll see what I can whip up.
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Congrats on the feature, and looking forward to some Snow White photos! :iconraritysmile2plz:

Also, I'm four episodes into the original Sailor Moon anime, and I'm enjoying it so far. I didn't expect Usagi to be so... well, for lack of a more fitting word, adorkable. :icontwilighthappyplz:
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Thanks! I did a couple of shoots of Snow White so I'm sure I'll have some lovely photos of my costume soon. :3

Nice going on checking out Sailor Moon. Are you watching the dub or the original Japanese version? I remember watching the dub as a kid and quite a bit of the series was cut or changed for the North American release in 1995. There's a few episodes in the first season that were entirely cut out of the dub. It makes quite the difference to watch the series in each language.

Usagi is pretty clumsy and very comical. XD I think that's why I really like the character. She really grows as the series progresses.

I'm excited about Sailor Moon Crystal later this week! I can't watch it the day it premiers, but I'm really excited to check it out when I get a chance.
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I'm watching the dubbed version, just because I prefer dubbed animes over subbed. I'm also really liking Usagi (technically, she's Serena, but I'm used to calling her Usagi, so I'll stick with that name), she cracks me up a lot. :icondashlolplz:
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That is so amazing that they featured you!!! I love your Sam! So awesome!! Have fun at the picnic!! Hope you can get some amazing pictures! :D
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Thanks! The feature came as quite a surprise, but it was such a nice gesture. I never thought that I would get recognition from a source like that and the feedback from other fans has been amazing. (^^)

I did have a good time at the picnic. It was kind of stressful getting ready in the morning, but once I got to the island it was a fun time. The costume went over really well and I should have some photos to post very soon. (^_^)
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That feature was absolutely amazing!! Tbh I never saw the movie. I always liked that cosplay of yours because it is absolutely amazing! I will have to now watch the movie for sure if I can find it! 

Lol! I think getting ready for anything cosplay related in the morning is always stressful! Glad you had an amazing time once you did get to it! Looking forward to the photo's! :D
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Lightning--BaronHobbyist Photographer
Hope to see you at The cosplay picnic and apop!
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I'll see you tomorrow! :D I shouldn't be too hard to spot.
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dead82Hobbyist Interface Designer
c:
try not to be to hyper
and as peach bewere of flying turtles
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That's ok, I'll just take out the turtles with my trusty tennis racket! :3
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dead82Hobbyist Interface Designer
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why i never added you on facebook as a pen pal yet?
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I don't have a Facebook account. XD I can't even reply to the comments on the Trick 'r Treat page. (^^);;
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dead82Hobbyist Interface Designer
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well if you do get a page 
tell me and i will be your first buddy
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till then stay hyper
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