Posted by: Michi | September 11, 2012

Still here!

Does anyone even visit the website when my Facebook and the like are so much more active? :p

I added a link to my Sac-Anime photos on the Events page. In August I attend both that con and J-Pop Summit in San Francisco, pulling my Asuka sundress out of 3 years of retirement. It was a lot of fun! My next event isn’t until next month, the one day Japan Center Anime Fair also in San Francisco. My next real con isn’t until mid-November, PMX in Los Angeles, but I’m very much looking forward to it.

I recently did something I don’t usually do — I bought a costume! Katie was selling her Karin costume from Street Fighter Alpha 3, which has been a dream of mine to cosplay for many years. I’ve been so busy lately that the idea of just having a well made costume just appear on my doorstep sounds pretty darn good right now. I’m excited to give her costume a good home and finally be a character I’ve longed to represent. I might save wearing it for PMX, but we’ll see.

Since my job went crazy after Fanime, I haven’t had any time to actually make anything new. I’m hoping to make 2-3 new outfits before the year ends, however! I have a couple of ideas for the Japantown event, and one definite idea that I’m super stoked to start on. I’ll give more updates once things are more set in stone! <3

Posted by: Michi | August 8, 2012

Con planning & adjustments

Hi! I’m going to the Las Vegas Star Trek Con this weekend, but I won’t be cosplaying. My next cosplay event is J-Pop Summit in San Francisco later this month, and then Sac-Anime Summer as September starts. Definitely looking forward to those! I won’t have anything new for J-Pop Summit, though I’m hoping to bust out a costume that hasn’t been seen in a few years. Sac-Anime might have something new if work calms down quickly enough. 😉

I had to take Yaoi-Con off my schedule as I’ll be going to Thailand in October, and my flight leaves the Saturday of that con. Instead, I’ll see my SoCal friends at PMX the following month. I haven’t been to PMX since the first con in 2004, so it’s kind of exciting to go again after so long!

Hoping to have proper pages for my new costumes ASAP, though you can see them on my Facebook or my ACP profile!

Posted by: Michi | June 28, 2012

Schedule Update

Hey guys. I’m really behind on updates because work is still crazy! I have a lot of costume page stuff to catch up on.

In the meantime, I’ve updated my Events page. I won’t be at Anime Expo this weekend, unfortunately, but I’ve got some new events added to my calendar for 2012. I’m hoping to do some photoshoots as well for some new content!

My Facebook & Twitter (links on the right) remain the best way to keep up with me as I update those far more often than this poor little site. 🙂

Posted by: Michi | May 28, 2012

Post-Fanime Write Up!

I’m back from Fanime! I had a good time, though those long lines sure hindered getting much done. I debuted 3 new costumes, all of which can be found on my Facebook and my ACP right now. They were school uniform Asuka from Evangelion, Hibari (of Double H) from Mawaru Penguindrum, and the female hero from Dragon Quest IV. I’ll have pages for them on my site ASAP! I should really be better about updating this though, because what else is my own site for? D:

Like I said in my last post, my new job is going to make it difficult to attend many cons this year. I’m hoping to at least make an appearance at AX, but it’s unlikely that I can be there all weekend.

Posted by: Michi | April 8, 2012

Oops…

Way sorry for the complete lack of updates for so long! I’ve been updating my Facebook and Twitter pretty regularly, though I feel bad abandoning my site. There are links to both of those on the right sidebar if you’re interested. 🙂

I did attend AOD, but all I did was perform with Angel Hearts and wear my Floral Haruka that I debuted last year. I had a lot of fun, though! I just wish I had more time to practice the dances. 🙁 I am not much of a dancer.

Things are pretty quiet because I had nothing new for AOD, and my next con isn’t for another month and a half. I’m looking at 3-5 new costumes, which look pretty plausible! I’m hoping to come back with lots of updates. <3

My biggest personal news is that I started a new job in the video game industry last month, which has meant that I’ve been really behind on everything else in my life! This also means I may not be able to attend some cons later in the year depending on how work goes. We’ll see!

Posted by: Michi | January 28, 2012

It’s 2012!

…and I’m only finally updating now, sorry! I meant to update again before ALA, too. 🙁 I keep my Facebook pretty up to date and post almost daily, so if you want the regular scoop I’d recommend paying attention over there.

I really don’t have much to report on! I do have one new costume, and it has a page up now in the Costumes section as my only outfit of 2012. I’m looking forward to doing some non-IDOLM@STER costumes very soon! I’ve attended two conventions already, Anime Los Angeles and Sac-Anime Winter, and have a link to my very small ALA gallery on the Events page.

Other than that, unfortunately there aren’t any older costume pages up like I intended. I hope to get back to those soon so that this page won’t have a backlog of work haunting me anymore! Haha.

Next up on my con list is AOD next month here in San Francisco, followed by nothing until Fanime in May. However, I have a LOT of crazy, awesome things planned for Fanime! I’ll be in Japan for a few weeks between April and May, and if there are any cosplay events during that time I may try to check them out. I’ll definitely make an update about that if I find out anything!

For AOD, I’m keeping my expectations low. I am going to maybe shoot for one new costume, and will be revamping an old one or two. Angel Hearts will have a panel on Sunday, and we’re still seeing if we’ll be performing at any other time during the weekend.

Posted by: Michi | December 13, 2011

Site Updates from 2005 and Con Plans for 2012

I almost let another month fly by!! Sorry about that! Haha. Today isn’t a very big site update, but I did get two costume pages up. If you scroll down to 2005 on my Costumes page, you’ll find new pages for Mai Shiranui (Real Bout version) and Asuka (my first sundress)! Please enjoy~ I added some photos that I’ve never posted anywhere before!

In other news, I’m all set for Anime Los Angeles next month. My group Angel Hearts is going to have a panel on Sunday, with a dance show, so please come check it out! I think it’ll be a really great way to kick off cons in 2012. I’m already anticipating being very busy next year! Maybe I’ll even break this year’s con record! Actually this year was sort of a special case, so maybe not. Haha.

December itself has been a lot busier than I anticipated, so I may not have as many costumes as I hoped. My main focus right now is more IDOLM@STER as usual for our show/panel. Everything else is just “whatever happens!” at this point. I’ll update before leaving for the con with a final costume list, for sure.

Posted by: Michi | November 20, 2011

2006 is up!

Oops, I didn’t mean to not update for a whole month! I finished and uploaded three new costume pages to get through 2006: Nozomi Tsuji/Pocky Girls, Misuzu from AIR, and my blue Kasumi from Dead or Alive. Hopefully it won’t take me another month to upload the five costumes from 2005. Hehe.

I’m currently focused on the holiday season, but 2012 conventions are going to start up very soon! I have plans to attend Anime Los Angeles the first weekend in January, so hopefully that’ll work out well. I’m planning to finally debut my long postponed Dragon Quest IV heroine costume, Yuri Sakazaki from The King of Fighters series, a new Juuhachi Gou/Android 18 outfit from Dragon Ball Z, and maybe another IDOLM@STER costume just because. Sac-Anime is the weekend after, so I’ll probably just be bringing whatever I wear at ALA to that con too. I’ll know my plans better next month!

Posted by: Michi | October 20, 2011

New Costume Pages… from 2007

Quick update! As promised, I got through some of my backlog! Pages are up for four 2007 costumes: Meg from Hercules, Jessica from Dragon Quest VIII, my original Lenalee Lee design from D.Gray-man, and Devil Hunter Yohko. 😀 Jessica and Yohko in particular are some of my favorite older costumes that I’ve been meaning to wear again, so it was nice to go back to them.

Okay then… only 8 more years of costumes to make pages for… Sigh! I’d start on 2006 now, but I have studying to do! Haha. I’m also going to start getting into embarrassing early cosplay territory pretty soon, so I may be reluctant to work on those pages. Hehe. Thanks for your patience!

Posted by: Michi | October 18, 2011

Costume Updates and Changes Ahead

This weekend I performed with my group Angel Hearts at the first Japan Center Anime Fair in San Francisco! I even debuted a new costume, the “Meruhen Maid” version of Haruka from IDOLM@STER, to match the new costumes they wore at Anime Destiny (when I couldn’t join them). I already added a costume page for it, so you can see photos of it in the Costumes section.

That event may have been my last cosplay event for the year. My personal life has become very busy. Currently, I’m taking weekly Japanese classes at a language school to prepare for level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. I’m also knee deep in job hunting. I don’t want to worry about costumes along with all of that right now! It was stressful enough preparing for Sunday’s event. I might still drop by Yaoi-Con this weekend, but I won’t be in costume.

If things calm down, I’d like to do a photoshoot or something before year’s end. I do have two costumes in progress right now that I’d love to see finished before 2012! But until then, I can’t promise anything. I have a ton of fantastic stuff planned for next year, so please look forward to it!

In the meantime, I’ll work on getting all of my past costumes up on this website. It still feels so incomplete and I want to fix that, so that’s my next task.

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