Mai Sheri Costumes

A photo-filled documentation of the things I waste my time on.

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So.... LiveJournal. Is this still a thing that happens?


Do you NaNo?
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Do you NaNo? Do you like musicals? If so, you need to check out the NaNoWriMo musical, co-created by drama_freak
Subscribe to watch the rest of the episodes as they're released throughout the month!



Do you not NaNo? Do you cosplay? How about a project to keep you busy while your friends are writing those novels?
 kurumasha and I came up with the idea for Regional Costume Finishing Month, or ReCoFiMo as a parallel event for cosplayers.
The challenge is to FINISH a costume (or more than one) by working on something started and put on hold, or starting something new.
The goal is to spend 50 hours on a costume in November (instead of writing 50k words). The more the merrier, so I encourage you to join us!

I have put a longer explanation and a simple forum here to use for sharing progress.
We're also set up on twitter @ReCoFiMo and using #ReCoFiMo




Post-splosion!
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Mega Update
Soooo many things to talk about. Lets start with conventions... I think Anime North is kinda where I left off at since that's the point at which I became swamped with events.

Anime North
My convention video is now on YouTube. I (as always) didn't get as much footage or photos as I would have liked, but I think it turned out quite well regardless. 
Friday costume: Fluttershy (photos here)
Saturday costume: Mag (photos here)
Sunday costume: Splicer (photos herewhole new page, btw! 
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Rusty Gear
There are 2 videos, one of me vlogging at the Rusty Gear convention, and one which is a travelog of our adventures getting there and getting home.
My photos from Rusty Gear are on their Facebook page.
I was interviewed by The Boston Phoenix at the event.
Friday costume: Triana (photos here)
Saturday costume: "Date" Triana (no photos yet) 
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Polaris
Sorry, no photos or videos from Polaris this year. I didn't even cosplay, really. I just re-wore my "date" Triana costume on Saturday for something to wear.

Atomic Lolipop
Again, no photos, no video, and no cosplay on my part. I do talk about it though in this vlog
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ConBravo
I was honoured to be invited as a community guest at ConBravo! again this year, but as such I did a lot more panel/programming stuff than actual cosplaying. Whitless and I got some photos at the "Cosplay for a Cure" fundraiser booth.
Saturday costume: Fluttershy (photos here
Sunday costume: Splicer (photos herewhole new page, btw! 
The Video Ninja did a good job with con-coverage on this one; I suggest checking out his video: ConBravo 2012 Retrospective
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Cosplay Picnic
I made a new character-inspired hoodie for super-casual cosplay times - this time I made HELPeR, the family robot from Venture Bros. I finished it just in time for the Centre Island cosplay picnic, and added a few photos to my hoodie gallery. I'm planning to bring the hoodie to NYCC, and with any luck I will have a matching skirt to complete the look.
I only took a few photos at the event itself, and they're posted here
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Other new sets of photos...  
SolarTempest snagged a few shots while I was wearing Kia's Champion costume at Con-G (photos in my modeling gallery
Stillvisions has posted the set we did at Wizard World Toronto last year with my Goth! Kim Pine outfit. I've added my favourites to my Kim gallery, and you can see all of the photos on Kevin's site.
Back in the winter I did a shoot with the Oakville camera club modeling some clothes from the Bored Collective. There are shots from many of the photographers in my modeling gallery, and you can see Solartempest's whole set here.
It's super, super late, but I was recently reminded that I never posted my Ad-Astra photos from 2012 - it's mostly ponies and my friends and I being goofy, so if you're interested in that kind of thing, click to check them out.

Coming soon... A few days ago I did a shoot with Elemental with my Katamari Cousin Mag, along with Pan as Katniss and Straywind as Snow White - I am so looking forward to seeing and sharing the results! Shots are in the edit phase now, and in the meantime, she has a few teasers up to hold everyone over. 

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Sewing update



and the complanion to the last video I posted: In which I try really hard not to say "this con sucks"



Travelog, summer 2012
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Going back to June, it's video from the trip to Boston that Dan and I took!



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Once again, video is (only a tiny bit) easier than writing.




Also Anime North vid:



Whitless's ConBravo! video

Dan's channel with more ConBravo stuff (and more to come)

So I made another video....
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And as I say in it, comments and suggestions are welcome ^_^




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Back in Toronto - will be at the Toronto Knitter's Frolic tomorrow at Zig Zag Stitches' booth. Hope that's fun.
... I don't know how I'm going to make this move work.

36 seconds of your time might be wasted.
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Skipped VEDA yesterday because of packing and laundry, and alllmost skipped tonight, but decided to post anyways - I needed a break from packing.


Here's the story: I was walking to Timmies for lunch, and halfway there the rain started looking a little more like snow... then hail. This was my thought process:
Wow, I was wrong when I told my friend a couple minutes ago that there was no snow in the city so far.
Ow, my face. Ow! OW! Is that HAIL? OW!
Man, it'd be great if I could record this.
Wait, I have my camera in my purse! 
*digs around purse to find camera, get it out of the case, turn it on*
Hail stops. 
.....
Also I was packing tonight. Found things I thought I didn't have.
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Vidyas
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Friday's vlog:


Saturday's vlog:


Sunday's vlog: 



and all 22 of them, in case you missed something: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03CE4EEAB549E8B6&feature=view_all
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