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We’re still around and costuming! We’ve definitely slowed down a lot though with life getting busy and some of us having kids (holy cow), but we’re all still active and you’ll see updates here and there.

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I’ve been remiss about posting some photos from my conventions this year on the blog! Sorry about that! You can always follow me on twitter, Facebook and instagram to get faster updates and photos from me, too. I was really happy to be a guest at Anime Los Angeles 2014. This has turned into such a great con and I had a really fun time. I did several panels and helped judge the Cosplay masquerade (which was awesome!) Thanks so much to Anime Los Angeles for bringing me out and those of you who came by to see me! I look forward to going next year, too! This is the artwork I did for ALA’s program: And this is the badge art I did for ALA! Here’s a few fun photos from the convention. ALA had some fun photo backdrops and props you could use! Lord of the Rings cosplayers! My twins meet Loki and Tony Stark [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:50:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Baby Sailor Scouts
I enjoyed going to Anime Expo this year, largely to experience the explosion of Sailor Moon feelings with my friends since the original Sailor Moon anime was getting re-released as well as the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime was premiering! Here’s a couple photos of me and the babies and friends at AX! I dressed my twin babies up like Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon. This is the custom Luna fabric I drew and had printed and then turned into a dress! Here we are with my friend Mandi as Sailor Jupiter. For the Crystal premiere I wore my comfy new Ami costume. Photo by Yume Ninja. Me with a bunch of my friends as Sailors at the VIZ booth! [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:24:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
DCC Cosplay
I was very happy to be a guest at Denver Comic Con this year! I just realized I never did a formal blog post about it, so here you go! I did several panels on cosplay as well as helped to judge the Shindig costume contest. Huge thanks to those of you who came by my panels or my table! I had a lot of fun meeting you. The entries in the costume contest were amazing! You can see some photos of them here. I also just enjoyed the con in general. If you can go, I highly recommend it. The con had a great atmosphere, great size and a good variety of genres represented. I hope I can go again some year! Much thanks to DCC for bringing me out! Here’s an interview I did with Planet Cosplay while at the convention. Here’s a few photos I snapped while there! My newly finished [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:12:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I had a fabulous time at the Moon Crisis Sailor Moon art show recently at Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim! If you weren’t able to make it out there will be another event at the show on August 9th (My birthday! ). (Facebook for the show here, and the August 9th event page here.) So many people came out with their hair in Usagi’s odangos or wearing Sailor Moon necklaces or costumes. There was just so much good feeling going around! And of course so much beautiful artwork.  You can find more photos on the LAWEEKLY report and more of my own at the bottom of the post as well. These were two of my original COPIC pieces for the show (Sold! Thankyou so much!) Below photo by Shannon Cottrell, LAWEEKLY of the curators and the gallery Below photo by Shannon Cottrell, LAWEEKLY Below photo by Shannon Cottrell, LAWEEKLY of some of my friends’ Sailor [...]
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 8:56:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
It’s been a while since I posted about organizing my fabric, supplies and sewing area. The last time I posted about this was back in 2012 (photos at bottom of the post)! I’m still using the same system of ” bins for everything”. We’ve moved since the last time I did a big sewing area re-org and I have less storage space now due to the lack of a crawlspace. I can only look with extreme envy at all the gorgeous sewing area pins I see on Pinterest. Maybe some day, I can have a dedicated sewing room too! =) Last week, I finally decided I had to do something about the piles of scraps that have been building up on my sewing table. Scrap management was never much of an issue before I started quilting because anything smaller than 1/4 yard was probably never going to get used in a [...]
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 5:21:00 AM, Continue reading at the source