This is a costume that’s been in the plans since late 2012, got postponed when one of the Legacy creators cancelled from attending the convention I planned this for, was mostly sewn over the summer because I was bored, and then finally got its big day at Katsucon 2014! When I first read the original volume of Star Wars: Legacy, I immediately fell in love with Princess Marasiah Fel. I loved everything about her but most especially her attitude. This comic is definitely on my list of ones to reread this year!
Seriously: getting to be super distant space cousins with Nic as Ania Solo was tons of fun! Both Legacy series don’t get nearly enough love and it was awesome every time someone recognized who either I or both of us were.
One of the things that made Katsucon 2014 so special was the impromptu Star Wars gathering that happened on Saturday afternoon. On Friday, the Zhobot duo and I met the fabulous Jaina and Jag cosplayers below and needless to say, we got really excited. Us being us, we told them about our Expanded Universe plans for the following afternoon and they agreed to meet up for a mini shoot. When the lightsabers turned on though, it was like a batsignal for every other Star Wars costumer in the building and our minishoot doubled in size within minutes. Honestly, I couldn’t have been more thrilled.
Thank you to Zhobot for the photography!
We did, however, get a big kick out of taking “family portraits” with family members both near and distant.
It’s hard to really put into words how much I love this game. It’s also hard to put into words how insane we were to tackle the Super Homie costumes they got along with their super powers in the simulation. But oh man was it worth it!
This was my first time working with stretch vinyl and I’m still figuring out how to make craft foam do my biding. But bedazzling that thing. I had that covered.
Heather and I had a ton of fun wearing these costumes together especially when we pretended to call up super powers like fireballs.
I’m looking forward to making a few improvements to this costume and hopefully wearing it again to Dragon*Con this year!
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Macross Frontier is the series that completes me.
I still have so many feelings about this show that I can’t articulate so I’ll just funnel them all into elaborate stage concert combat outfits ha ha ha and here we are. This particular orange number is from the Macross F Music Clip Collection and continues the dubious tradition of a new outfit for every Katsucon — afterall, the upcoming blue-ray release has only added to the potential lineup, and we’re happy to oblige.
To my dismay, running out of time means it’s not quite as polished as it should be, but that just means a little bit more time and my Sheryl Nome and I can debut these properly!!
Want more Macross Frontier cosplay? We sent off Alto Saotome into battle for one last time in Sheryl and Ranka’s Sayonara no Tsubasa finale stage combat outfits at last year’s Katsucon!
We just have a lot of feelings about Persona 4.
Super stupid gungho about Shin Megami Tensei series in general, this is one of Lin’s favourite video games — so it was only a matter of time before she bribed Bria with a bowl of meat to join her in this grand Midnight Channel sister friendship adventure. And what’s Persona if not ranking up in weirdo friendships? Cosplay high fiving over video games is basically what we do with our buddies over at Zhobot / Sew&Bro, and gathering up our Katsucon buddies for this group was only natural.
Instead of going normal route, though, we decided to be classy kids and don demon prom formals via amazing pixiv artist, じょにー.
Sadly, we didn’t have our Rise and Yosuke by the time this photoshoot came around — but don’t worry, we’ll grab every future chance to roll that trash bro in a garbage can.
Photography by: Lionel