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Carmillas Bloodlust at NYAF

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EDIT: Here is the reference collage I compiled for Carmilla, for those not familiar with the character.

I competed in another contest lol! Truly, I did NOT mean to make two costumes in 5 weeks and enter two giant contests within 3 weeks.... but with how full my work schedule has been all year, there was only a 1 and 1/2 month break available to me where I could work on my own costumes. And all the contests I would consider entering are usually at the height of summer during my busy season, so there is no way for me to prepare anything for them.

So New York Anime Fest came at a great time and the Yume Cosplay Contest was an event with a thoughtful and generous prize from the organizers. No other US convention has been that generous to cosplayers before, and in my opinion, valued our community enough to want to put such an award forth (more often than not, costume contest winners get a certificate, that's it. Maybe sometimes donated items from dealers... I sometimes feel like certain cons don't understand HOW much work all the contestants put into their entries, and don't value Cosplay as an entity enough to put more effort/budget into their contests.) The Yume Prize however means a paid vacation to Japan, Invitation to attend Tokyo Anime Faire and $1000 shopping spree in Tokyo.

I hadn't competed at an anime con for 7 years prior to this past weekend but I was intrigued and welcomed the challenge of creating something worthy of such a contest.

My friend Klytaemnestra (Anna) and I chose Vampire Hunter D and we made our respective Carmilla and Charlotte costumes within a month and a half. Amazingly, we were chosen as the winners of the Yume contest.

I am off to another con right now (Realmscon, Corpus Christy, TX) so I don't have time to make a real construction report right now, but I answered a lot of questions for and they put up an article of our NYAF Yume experience. It has lots of info and more photos/videos from the contest.

Also, for those interested in seeing our skit, check this link, thanks!

Lastly, thank you, Dressdragn (Anna Fisher), for the lovely (and fast) photos!!!

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Sakurafangurl2009's avatar
I love Vampire Hunter D, you really look like her
10GHOST's avatar
Both of you look beautiful and could definitely act in a live-action movie! La la la la Clap I am a dummy! [Pixel Rose Pixel Rose ]
AnastasiaOsipova's avatar
thank you for so amazing look
Shadowdemonicy's avatar
The both of you look exactly like the characters from Vampire D movie!!! Outstanding cosplays!!! *8} :D
Cynical-Cyanide's avatar
fantastically done! wow
KishexHitsugaya777's avatar
wait this was at new york anime festival??
mizunotohru's avatar
These are just EPIC costumes. Well done :)
Czarine's avatar
Oh my dear lord you're both so gorgeous! And Carmilla being one of my favourite Bloodlust characters, I'm amazed! :love:
excelladon's avatar
sweet, i also attended nyaf09 as well.
DAnnsCreations's avatar
:wow: You are Amazing! :love::glomp:

:iconsomeconfettiplz::iconlovepurpleplz::iconsomeconfettiplz: :tighthug:
CosplayFever's avatar
How could you NOT win 1st prize with that costume? One of the most stunning cosplays I've ever seen! Congrats :) BTW we'll be at the Grand International Cosplay Ball taking pics for our next book, so we'll hopefully see ya there! Would be great to have you in CF book 2 ;)
Kasumi-san's avatar
Just one word: PERFECT! *O*
Shirak-cosplay's avatar
Well done! Both dresses are amazing, and your performance was quite neat and nice :D!
threeskies's avatar
:O you went to NYAF too? XD
and this is a great cosplay it looks gorgeous :3
Shiya's avatar
Congrats and well deserved! This is amazing. You convince me of the look and character of everything you make. I feel like I can see this in movies. <3 XD
yayacosplay's avatar
As a cosplayer, that's probably the best compliment I could ever ask for. You are too kind!
CharlotteElbourne's avatar
That is the BEST Carmilla cosplay I have ever seen O_O *faints*

You guys are pure win! 8D
CEROL's avatar
Perfect Cosplay!
Lweeling's avatar
The clothes are incredible! It's so beautiful! =)
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Perzypoo's avatar
Congrats again for the both of you! and have lots of fun in Japan! Lucky ducks XD
BklynSharkExpert's avatar
How did I miss you at the NYAF with those awesome costumes??? >.< I was there all 3 days :ohnoes:
they are just breath taking and so well done, wow, serious skills, you deserve to win ;)
yayacosplay's avatar
We were doing stuff for the contest all day saturday in those costumes - judging, rehearsing... even just getting ready took me 4 hours ^^;

Thank you.
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