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Time for ChangeHi everyone !!!
Seems like forever since I uploaded or updated anything on my dA, thank you to everyone who has faved, commented, and watched me, I will get to everything eventually, and thank you so much!!!!!!
2013 was a good year, I settled in to a stable long-term job, I really took a good grasp on being Cosplay Director for Anime Matsuri, and over all a positive year where I got to meet a lot of amazing people, I really couldn't be happier.
But now it is 2014, and it is time for change, now that I am comfortable and settled I feel the need to challenge myself and grow even more as a person and grow every hat I wear. So to embrace my change and the fact that for the first time I have a solo Facebook Page and from now own will by doing my cosplay endeavors on my own I adopted a new handle.
Here is the link to my new Facebook page Varia I will work my hardest
LA Here I COME!!!!I have so much to do between now and next Wednesday but it will all be worth it. I will be arriving in LA on July 3rd and hitting up Anime Expo that weekend. So something very exciting for me happened, I am going to be the official Kirito from Sword Art Online at the Aniplex Screening on Friday July 5th at 12, then heading over to the Bushiroad booth from 1-3, I will be in the SAO Kirito costume. On Saturday I will be wearing the ALO Kirito and don't have really much planned except to hang out, help out then watch the masq, I believe its Saturday (I am horribly confused by the schedule this year). I am still debating on taking other cosplays.
Then San Japan in August followed by Dragon*con.
After d*c I will be taking it slow, I need to pass CPA exam so I can go back to get my PhD, I love cosplaying but sometimes the real world has to take the driver's seat. I'm not stopping just seriously slowing down in the making department. Right now I am working on getting all my cosplays in
I forgot to post on here that we are cleaning out the shop and giving away some of my our old props and casts that need some extra TLC, you have to go to our Facebook page for that GS Props.
You have to have a FB account and share the picture, we would appreciate likes too but that is not a must, we want people to like our page that want to follow our progress, shenanigans, and experiments through this fascinating world of making props, armors, and costumes.
We are actually giving away my very first claymore sword. It no longer has Clare's symbol, it has Alicia's and it is being given away as is. I am sad to see it go but I would like it to go to someone who can use it or will appreciate having it. We already gave away a raw cast of Caliburn and we have more we will be giving away next!!!!
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Quick Update...Katsucon..Matsuri..etcHello My Lovelies,
Work load right now is a bit overwhelming so as usual dA gets pushed to the bottom of my to do list. I am getting ready for Katsucon, only taking a few cosplays just one armor as traveling by airplane with armors and big props always gives me ulcers. Go to our facebook, GS Props, we will be posting up what I remember to on there.
Anime Matsuri March 29-31, 2013
Super excited about it, want it to be here already but at the same time so much work to do. Preparations for all three cosplay contests are coming around pretty well, I really can't decide which one I will be looking forward to the most. For those not familiar we will be hosting Marvel Entertainment's The World's Mightiest Cosplayers contest on Friday, our own Anime Matsuri Cosplay contest on Saturday, and World Cosplay Summit southern regional Qualifying Round followed by the Final round on Sunday. People attending the con includes Kelly Hu, Matt Mercer, Marisha R
December!!!!?? Where did the year go?I can't believe how fast this year went by, it is already December!!!
Recap of the year
1. Katsucon 2012 participated in WCS (came home with best experience of my life to that point and con plague)
2. Anime Matsuri (Turi's first official anime con)
3. A-kon (got the worst con plague of my life)
4. Anime Expo (had such an amazing time with Michael, John, Aija, Ashley, Ali, and I made so many awesome new friends Tony, Vensy etc.)
5. San Japan (nothing but non stop fun with Judy, Matt, Oliver, Michael, Aija, Turi)
6. DRAGON*CON..................what happens at d*c stays at d*c...........................
7. Onicon - our first appearance as guests...sweet time
8. Texas Renaissance Festival: Turi got the chicken pox D:
To finish off the year I will be going on a vacation with my little man to DisneyWorld then attending Ikkicon.
I also recently became the new Cosplay Director for Anime Matsuri which will take place last weekend of March, we will be hosti
20,000 Page Views and OniconWho ever catches or comes the closest will be featured in a journal. You must send it to me in a note.
Next weekend :icondionysus80: and I will be at Galveston Convention Center attending Onicon as guests. We will be participating in a few panels so if you will be at the con be sure to attend to have all your cosplay questions answered. We will be wearing our Shepard cosplays on Saturday and during the course of the weekend I will be wielding the greatest sword of all time, Excalibur , so get ready for another blonde with a sword cosplay from me.
Sad I am not at Yaoi-con....... everyone else attending I hope you are having an amazing time!!! Next year be ready for me!!!!
Now back to cosplay making.....
In case I do not post up another journal till after all the upcoming building madness be sure to follow us at GS Props.
P.S. We will be fully opening up commissions soon and Turi has a few slot
Post the Chaos that was Dragon*conDragon*con was quite an experience, definitely the best part was getting to make so many amazing new friends. It really is wonderful to see all the people who spend as much time and effort with the same passion and love for a hobby come together. I really enjoyed the N7 Elite photoshoot and the new friends we made, can't wait till next year to do it all over again.
While I wait for more pictures here is a preview of my armors, I know some were waiting to see. the pink camo!!!!!
Alicia the Black from Claymore
Commander Shepards in camo!!!!
Up next for me is a lot of cleaning up and going to start our big builds for next year.
My upcoming cons will be Onicon and Ikkicon.
Soon I will post more pics of D*C cosplays, links to the very cool new friends and people we met, etc but for now rest. And so ends this summer con season. My heart hurts a little from the
Dragon*Con!!!!!!!!!!!D:OHMYGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just a week and we will be making the 11 or so hour drive from Houston to Atlanta for Dragon*Con!!!!!!!! Keeping the armor's interest in mind, we decided to go for the drive. AHHHHHH We will be getting there early Thursday
LINE UP for yours truly!!!!
Tada.....a claymore our way, completely remade the armor and the sword, the first sets were testing the waters and getting our bearings in armor making , for the second generation we applied what we learned and made it our way. (this isn't Clare's modified, its a whole new armor and sword)
No changes to the rifles but we will have an M-3 Predator and N-7 hurricane to add to our arsenal and that gives us two extra weapons to lend out to friends during the con . Remade quite a bit of the armor and they will be getting VERY SPECIAL PAINT...just wait for it . We will have
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The Adventure Continues - Promo GalleryThe Railway Series Books 1 and 2; The Three Railway Engines and Thomas the Tank Engine were adapted in The Adventure Begins special.
Here are all the promo images from the followup series "The Adventure Continues".
Book 3: James the Red Engine
Mixed Traffic Engines
James and the Express
Book 4: Tank Engine Thomas Again
You need Exercise!
Thomas Goes Fishing
Can You See Fish?
Book 5: Troublesome Engines
Henry and the Elephant
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Thomas meets GWR Percy
I'll call him Percy
Percy Runs Away
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