Interview with Swimgirl Cosplay

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And here’s my second interview for this month.  Enjoy!

1. If someone at commissions you for a costume, how much lead time do you need or want?  I would like at least a month! Since I hand make everything, I want to make sure it’s of the highest quality so it will stay together for a longer time. To do this, I need a month to make sure I have time to get the right materials and enough time to sew/build the cosplay properly.

2. What inspired you to start making costumes?  In the beginning, I was inspired to make costumes solely because I was (and still am) obsessed with Halloween. I started cosplaying in late October of 2016 and was inspired to continue creating cosplays after my first convention in November. I was amazed with how others reacted to my creations and how other cosplayers’ cosplays looked, and I wanted to become better at cosplaying for myself.
3. Outside of Cosplay, what are your interests?  I enjoy swimming competitively, lifting weights, running, drawing, painting canvas quotes, crafting, and baking.

4. What is your primary method of funding your projects?  I have started selling cosplay prints, cosplay commissions, and also have a PayPal account where fans have generously donated to help me cosplay.

5. What is your number one anime of all time?  Akame Ga Kill! This anime is my all time favorite anime because storyline was astounding and I could relate it closely to today’s society and political issues. It honestly made me think about how the people could prevent/stop government corruption and start to be more community oriented rather than selfish.

6. What is your favorite material to work with?  Honestly, my favorite material to work with would be fabric, but specifically Jersey Knit. Although this fabric is difficult to work with for most, I find it fairly easy to use to make most of my more comfortable cosplays. However, any fabric will do!

7. What is your favorite convention globally speaking?  At this point in my cosplay career, I’ve never been out of the country for conventions. Although, the one I found that sounded most interesting is Anime Japan. I just renewed my love for anime recently and would love to see how the original anime culture works with cosplayers and anime.

8. What is your favorite local event?  My favorite local convention would be San Japan. I absolutely loved the atmosphere of the con and the staff was extremely organized. The panels and events provided were awesome, and everything ran smoothly. I’m definitely going to make this an annual stop on my Convention List.

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Interview with RizzyOkuni cosplay.

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1. If someone at commissions you for a costume, how much lead time do you need or want? I usually do not accept cosplay comissions because I do not have much free time. But this would take around 1 to 2 months depending on the cosplay.

2. What inspired you to start making costumes? I found wonderful you can give life to a favorite character for a while, and on top let other people happy to see that. That was one of the main reasons I started cosplaying.

3. Outside of Cosplay, what are your interests? Photography! I really love photography and I’m currently working on it in my spare time.

4. What is your primary method of funding your projects? I currently use Patreon or donations via PayPal.

5. What is your number one anime of all time? Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. It’s my favorite anime and I love it from the bottom of my heart. I hope I can cosplay Edward or Lust someday :heart:

6. What is your favorite material to work with? E.v.a. foam. It is a cheap and simple material, easy to find here in Brazil. And you can work with it at home with few tools.

7. What is your favorite convention globally speaking? CCXP Experience. It’s the biggest event in Brazil and my favorite! Unfortunately I not yet had the opportunity to go to any event outside of Brazil, but my dream is to go to Dragon Con!

8. What is your favorite local event? An aquatic park? Yeah, I think that would be great!

Super S’more

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A few days back I learned something.  If you get a Starbucks drink from a corporate outlet at a chain store like Safeway, you get points for and from both companies.  Just use your Starbucks card, and your (in this case) Safeway Club card upon purchase.

Now for the Super S’more.  Given the lack of crumbs I don’t think it deserves to be called “super,” but otherwise I feel it fits fine.  What makes this different is shortage and surplus.  Without the milk chocolate syrup on hand, I was offered dark chocolate or caramel.  Taking the dark chocolate, I discovered, that since the Marshmallow whipped cream is free, I can have extra if I order the same amount in a lager cup.  A grande served in a venti, as it were.  The dark chocolate served the whole thing better, but the marshmallow cream was the whole reason I came, and now I had more than double!  Like I said, incomplete and not quite “super” without the crumbs.  But I loved it besides that.

 

Where is Rose of Versailles Episode 3?

RoV Ep 2 I will not be a double

Yeah, I’m not very fast and rapid with my Rose of Versailles updates.  But the source I was using for episodes, https://www.youtube.com/user/nozomient/search?query=Rose seems to have mysteriously lost all episodes of Rose of Versailles after episode 2, if it ever had them at all.

 

 

Here’s what I have to work with so far:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZOz_7gI-nc&index=40&list=PLv2bnExZEde41rmmokpL2mmXIasKcNahN

Here’s a handy ABridged.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx3_e5UlpRk&index=16&list=PLv2bnExZEde41rmmokpL2mmXIasKcNahN

And for completion’s sake, here’s the cartoonarabi.com dub, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHDcPdDPbA&index=117&list=PLv2bnExZEde41rmmokpL2mmXIasKcNahN )followed by this (Italian?) dub, complete with a TERRIBLE original OP song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHDcPdDPbA&list=PLv2bnExZEde41rmmokpL2mmXIasKcNahN&index=117, though I’m only guessing that it is Italian.  On account of the accent, the Spanish-like title, and just how HUGE the Italian fanbase for this series was back in the day.  The Live Action Movie was produced by the Italians.  If I run out of episodes prematurely, I’ll have to get to that sooner.  Ecch.  I only know it by reputation right now, but it’s reputation demands some leniency towards the early “efforts” by American filmmakers to adapt animes.

And I’ll probably need to cook something from the Revolutionary era to maintain my preferred “Dinner and a show” format.  If I am to review the live-action film.  Made with wine.  I may abstain from consuming alcohol, but this endeavour will require wine.  Lots and lots of wine.  And probably people to suffer with… date night, you think?

A sweet deal and my Birth Month

One Large Birthday Cake flavored Milkshake for less than the price of a small, and THREE Jumbo Jacks for the price of one.  How did I achieve this?  A coupon for $1 off any milkshake when the price difference between large and small milkshakes 50 cents.  A receipt with a code from https://www.inmoment.com/websurvey/2/execute#/1 (redirected from jacklistens.com) let me get BOGO Jumbo Jack, and a special local deal for Seahawks fans.  Coming in the day after a game and if the Seahawks scored a sack you get a free Jumbo Jack.  So for 50 cents less than the price of the cheapest milkshake, and just one Jumbo Jack sans meal, you too can bring home 3 burgers and a birthday cake shake.
Speaking of the shake itself, it tastes like a cake flavored Ice Cream (I guess they’re still using real ice cream as an ingredient) if the chunks were everywhere.  The flavor was very intense, though nothing such was added to the whipped cream.  But the sprinkles at the top and the bottom were a nice touch.

In 1985, the year of my birth, the very first fighting game to feature a female fighter was released.  Released by Taito, Giantbomb.com says “It is the first fighting game to include throws and grapples, now staples of fighting games, as well as the fighting of multiple enemies at the same time. The game also features a regenerating health bar.”  (https://www.giantbomb.com/onna-sansirou-typhoon-gal/3030-32772/)

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/first-video-game-to-feature-a-human-(female)/ Sets this game as the first featuring the female fighter, Onna Sansirou hit the scene 3 months after “Toby “Kissy” Masuyo of Namco’s Baraduke. The arcade shooter is reported to have first been released in July 1985, according to Giant Bomb, just a few months ahead of Taito’s Onna Sanshiron – Typhoon Gal,” and the year before Samus Aran seized the gaming world by storm.