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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 11:49 AM
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A few weeks ago I went to ColossalCon 2012 at the Kalahari water park resort! VACATION CON!!! ....except for me apparently XD. I had suuuuch a blast at Colossalcon, but most of the con I was working and makin' money for our new TotallyToasty website!! :D   Although sometimes I got a bit stressed and crazy over tired, overall, the weekend was wonderful and a much needed break from my house! Totally wish I had more time to play in the water park and to cosplay (I cosplayed Chii on Saturday and at least got some photos!), but I did some fantastic shoots with amazing cosplayers...so I can't complain too much ^^. I really hope I can go again next year!!! You can see all my ColossalCon shoots as they get uploaded here:
www.flickr.com/photos/totallyt…

Now that ColossalCon has happened....unless by some freak miracle I can go to Otakon....I'm all out of summer cons to attend, save perhaps a small local con in August I'd go to for a day XD. SO!!! My next con should be Youmacon 2012!!! I say "should" solely because I'll have a job by then, which may not let me off that weekend, but I really really REALLLLLLLY better go anyways. lol I'm SUPER SUPER psyched because :iconhiyoko-chan: and :icontherestlesscosplay: are both planning on going *-* which makes my heart all squishy with happy-sappy glory!! I still plan on doing shoots, especially if Teeny wants to shoot too!,  but this is going to be a cosplay heavy con XD. I'm going to have a busy, productive cosplay summer...that's for sure!!

Here's the line up:
Asami Sato - Legend of Korra, complete with Equalist glove and hopefully Danny as Mako (probs Friday while shooting? Korra costumes would be comfy for that!)
Berserker Rikku - FFX-2  (probs Saturday with my dream group!!!!!!!!!!! *MOST PSYCHED FOR THISSSSS*)
Lebreau - FFXIII  (probs Saturday night with the enchanting :iconamezarain: as Serah and hopefully Danny as Yuj!)
PERHAPS-
Sailor Lolita Chii - Chobits
Breakfast Princess - Adventure Time (because Liz and Brandi love me<3 )


I have a bunch of other cosplay projects I'm working on since, now that I'm graduated, I actually have time! (Now money's just the issue! ><) I'm hoping to do a few on location shoots for whatever I can get done....but those I have goals for are:
Psychic'er Rikku - FFX-2   (Downtown Chicago night shoot, then props retiring the costume unless we revive a psychic group XD) 100%
Thief Rikku - FFX-2  (Full remake, dunes shoot like Bikanel, studio shoot for cgs and artwork poses)  35%
Rikku - FFX  (Revamp, dunes shoot for Bikanel, lakeside woods for Moon Flow)  60%
Ariel - The Little Mermaid, blue ending dress  (beach shoot)  30%
Chii - Chobits  (various artbook recreations and possible city shoot)  90%
Asuka Langley - Evangelion, school uniform  (local elementary school)  90%

AND THEN....I have a bunch of shoots I want to do for all the wonderful cosplayers that I know and love XD <33333 *STARES DIRECTLY AT TEENY*
^^  Although I have a busy cosplay summer ahead of me, I'm not entirely sure how long I'll be cosplaying. I keep going back and forth on the issue and because of school, I just wasn't able to do a whole lot. There are still costumes I really really want to make before I throw in the towel, but a lot of the time...I just don't feel it anymore. I think this year will help me at least move towards a solution. Even so, if I quit cosplay, I love cosplay photography too much to stop that XD. Though, it'll probably just mean I'll only go to cons I really like or with awesome locations ><.

~WWW.TotallyToasty.COM: a site devoted to cosplay and photography by Hiyoko-chan and Rikku-chan~
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:iconhiyoko-chan:
hiyoko-chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
YESS!! can't wait!! I miss my Ari and I'm happy you enjoyed Colossal to some extent despite the tiring photoshoots <3<3 We should reunite again this summmmmer!
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:iconmungojerrie:
Mungojerrie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I know exactly what you mean by not feeling cosplay any more. I'm in exactly the same rut right now, though I think it's down to how long I've been cosplaying for? It becomes a little tiresome after six years haha XD

I very much look forward to all of the shoots you've got planned though - they sound so exciting!
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:iconwhitedesertsun:
WhiteDesertSun Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Yes! Be Asami! >:3
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samtoenail Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you enjoyed Colossal. It really is an awesome con cause its like a vacation full of FRIENDS~ lol I actually saw you at some point but I'm such an awkward turtle-duck that I didn't say hi to you....or a few other people that I wanted to lol I'm an introvert
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:iconmei-hoshi:
Mei-Hoshi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Otakonnn~ Hope I can meet you at Youma!
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:icontotallytoastyari:
TotallyToastyAri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
oh man!! You're going to Youma?!!!! We DEFINITELY will have to meet up!! ^^ <3
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:iconmei-hoshi:
Mei-Hoshi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I REALLY want to! A lot of my friends want me to go hahaha. I still have to figure out hotel and travel, so once I do I'm set 8D If I do we most definitely have to meet up <3 <3
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TheRestlessCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
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:iconlunaladyoflight:
lunaladyoflight Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Youmacon, considering yourself mine!! :3
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:iconamezarain:
AmeZaRain Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
BAAHH BAH BAAHHH SERAH almost forgot... @@ I am supposed to do Suki Saturday night but maybe if it is later I can do both? xD -goes to add to list-
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:icontotallytoastyari:
TotallyToastyAri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
We can figure out when to wear them! No worries!! :D Friday night would probs work too!!
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:iconmissyeru:
Missyeru Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Artist
AHH YOU ARE GOING TO BE BERSERKER?!?!?!? I LOVE BERSERKER!!!!!! you are going to make SUCH an amazing rikku!! If you have any issues with anything let me know, i made our rikkus in our group!!

gahhh i wish we lived closer so bad!! >.< Maybe next year i'll try to make it to Otakon, and i'll be for sure at Acen..... Ari I know i say this a lot but we could totally get a big group, or since you already have a big group i could shamelessly ask to join in one of your group cosplays! lol
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:icontotallytoastyari:
TotallyToastyAri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
YES YES YESSSSSS <333333 I really REALLY miss doing group cosplays, especially x-2 stuff!! :D This Acen, or whenever we can, we DEFINITELY should!!! :D
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:iconmissyeru:
Missyeru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Artist
PLEASE!!!!! I'm borderline demanding this!
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:icongreyroamer:
Greyroamer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Glad to see you at Colossal! Although we both got a little busy there!
Sorry I missed out giving you the pirogis though! They disappeared so fast I didn't even get a chance to eat them!
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:icontotallytoastyari:
TotallyToastyAri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Same here!! :D hahahhaa awwww that's so sad that YOU didn't even get to eat any!!! :(((((
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:iconarcanum-order:
ARCANUM-ORDER Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to Matsuricon... D:
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:icontotallytoastyari:
TotallyToastyAri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
I totally would if I wasn't so poor!!! :( <33
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:iconarcanum-order:
ARCANUM-ORDER Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;-; Noooooo... <3
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:icontotallytoastyari:
TotallyToastyAri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
money is such a curse! :((((((
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:icongreyroamer:
Greyroamer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Money is SO incovenient!
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