Sunday, July 27, 2014

Avcon 2014

Last weekend Sam and I spent our Sunday afternoon at Adelaide's local anime & video game convention, Avcon. It was the first time either of us had gone, and even though I was very sick (I've been basically housebound with a virus for the past two weeks) I had a really good time! I spent a couple of weeks beforehand sewing my first ever handmade cosplay (with a lot of help from my mum and my wonderful friend Lily), and if you're not familiar with your anime characters I was Asuka Langley Soryu/Shikinami from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

I didn't take any photos while we were at the convention because my eyepatch meant I had very limited eyesight, and I was focusing a lot of my energy on just remaining upright, but there were some really amazing cosplay efforts, especially in the cosplay competition! It really inspired me to work on improving my sewing skills and possibly competing next year. I'm excited to start working on my costumes for Adelaide Supanova, which is coming up in November, as well as one for Avcon 2015.

I didn't get to buy much because like I said, I was mostly concentrating on not passing out, but I did pick up these adorable Adventure Time themed brooches from Australian brand, We're All Mad Here. Brooches are my latest obsession, I want one to go with every outfit!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

pastel dresses from ModCloth

It's shaping up to be a particularly dreary winter down here in the south, so I've been trying to counteract the effects of grey skies and rainy days by browsing for cheery, candy coloured clothes! These are some of my favourite picks from ModCloth, I hope you like them too!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kawaii 'Til I Die

Vest // Made By Munster
Top // Dangerfield
Skirt // ModCloth
Shoes // Betts

I haven't made an outfit post in a while so I thought I'd share one of my favourite/most frequently worn getups from the past few months. My camera battery's bitten the dust so unfortunately I haven't been able to take any new outfit photos recently, but I'm doing my best to get it fixed!

I've also been hard at work on making custom vests for the wonderful people who pledged to my crowd funding project. It's slow going seeing as I only have two hands, but I'm getting through it, and I'm really pleased with how they're looking so far. I can't wait to share some of the finished product!

'Til next time,

Sydney Supanova

This past weekend Sam and I took a short and sweet trip to Sydney to celebrate our two year anniversary (we've decided to make it an annual thing) and while we were there we spent a day at Supanova, which is a pop culture convention that is held in most of the Australian capital cities throughout the year. It was the first con that either of us had attended, and we definitely didn't start small - it was insane! I though that because we were going on the last day it would be a little bit quieter, but nope, you could barely move the crowd was so huge!

I decided to venture out as a girl gang variation of one of my favourite characters, Fionna the Human from Adventure Time. Even though my backpack spent most of the day obscuring my vest, I'm so proud of it, I wish I'd gotten better photos because there was some really cool details - including my Rock N Roll belt and the Cake patch on one of the front pockets of the vest. I've no doubt I'll wear this again sometime soon though, so I'll be sure to add some more neat deets and share them!

Sam dressed as grown up/beard Finn the Human (if you're not familiar with AT, Fionna is Finn's genderbent, alternate universe counterpart, but I'm sure you knew that!) and he looked so great! One woman walked past us and commented "I didn't know Finn had a tattoo" and I think it embarrassed him a little but I tried to save it by saying we'd gone off the rails, haha.

I didn't get to take as many photos as I would have liked because I was just so overwhelmed by all of the amazing cosplays and how many things there were to look at, but these four ladies were definitely standouts for me! Unfortunately I don't know who any of the Frozen cosplayers are, but Captain America kindly gave me her card that identified her as Shi Tenshi Cosplay, so check her out! They were all very kind to let me take their photos, so I hope that they stumble across them somehow.

My first con experience was definitely a wonderful, albeit exhausting one, and I've already started working on a cosplay for Avcon here in Adelaide in July, stay tuned!
Oh and I've decided to change the alignment of my posts, so if it looks a bit whack, that's why. I'm also trying to work out some kinks in my blog design, but Blogger is proving very difficult to work with, so if things go a bit haywire please bear with me!

'Til next time,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Made By Munster

I'm really excited to say that my vest venture, Made By Munster, has been successfully funded and is now ready and raring to go!

You can like and share the facebook page, or even visit the etsy store and order yourself a vest. Let's make some vests!