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I can't believe another Fanime has come and gone! I want to apologize that I didn't post my schedule before the con! I had every intention to, but was so busy leading up to the con, I totally forgot.  I actually wore almost all new costumes! Friday I wore Lilith from Borderlands.  Saturday was Cammy from Street Fighter.  Sunday was Cassandra Alexandra from Soul Cailbur II.  Monday was Bulma from Dragonball (my only re-wear!).  Slowly getting back photos and trying to post them to my various accounts, so keep an eye out for new stuff!  Here are a snap shots from the weekend!

Lilith from Borderlands!


Kilik and Cassie- Soul to the Calibur Bitches!


Soul Sisters Cassie and Sophitia!


Bulma! <3


Hope everyone had a great time! Next up for me is SDCC in July!!

xoxo,
Mel

P.S. POO!! My paid account ran out. SADNESS! ;_;
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  • Playing: Alice Madness Returns
  • Drinking: water

AOD + 100 Kiriban Thank You!

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 8:46 PM
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AOD has come and passed and I had a great time! Love and shout outs to everyone I saw, talked to and shot with! It was one of the best AODs on record and i hope to return next year.  Hope everyone else had a great time too!  Up next for me is SF Cherry Blossom Parade and then Fanime.  I'm already working on Fanime costumes because I have a lot planned for this year!  EXCITING!  In case you missed these, here are some quick snap shots form the weekend!


Myself and :icondaydreamernessa:!


Me and MissPandaBoo!

In the mean time I'm trying to fill in my DA gallery with some more photos of old costumes and new ones alike.  I wore two new costumes to AOD and I hope to get more photos of those costume posted soon. :D

I've also worked hard today on getting everything updated online.  So all my accounts have new content if you want to check them out!
Cos.com --> www.cosplay.com/gallery/m26889…
ACP --> www.acparadise.com/acp/display…
Facebook --> www.facebook.com/tontongwapu
Windofthestars.com --> windofthestars.com/blog/catego…


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I recently hit 100,000 views and I just want to take a moment and thank EVERYONE that has supported me since I've joined this site back in 2004.  I never imagined that I would continue using this site and dressing up in silly costumes for this long.  Your support and encouragement has been amazing, I've been so lucky! Here's hoping for another 100,000 views (and maybe a DD one day! Hey I can dream. :P )

Thanks again!

xoxo,
Mel


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  • Listening to: fan in the kitchen running
  • Reading: Thunderbolts and some new 52s
  • Watching: Shipping Wars
  • Playing: Soul Calibur V
  • Drinking: water

AOD Costume Line Up!

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 12:19 AM
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Busy Busy Busy!

AOD is just around the corner, being Feb. 18th and 19th in San Francisco, CA.  i know a lot of you will be at Katsucon, but I hope to still see a few familiar faces, and of course meet new ones!  I hope to bring two new costumes for Saturday.

- ♥ - Eclair from Kiddy Grade
- ♥ - Maid Yoko



I might also bring Super Sailor Venus or Bulma for Sunday. :)

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In other news I've been slowly updating my site, WINDOFTHESTARS.COM. I've added three new costumes, Jaina Solo, Dark Jedi and Alice from Superjail!, plus the new photo set of my maid Eclair costume!  Hope to add my two new Venus costumes by the end of the week so check back often.  

windofthestars.com
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Lastly, I've added a few costumes for sale on my Etsy shop. Please check them out! www.etsy.com/shop/WindoftheSta…

That's it for today! Hope to see you soon at a con, and be sure to say hi if you see me. :)

XOXO,
Mel


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  • Listening to: fan in the kitchen running
  • Reading: Thunderbolts and some new 52s
  • Watching: Shipping Wars
  • Playing: Soul Calibur V
  • Drinking: water

2012 Starts with a Bang!

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 1:00 PM
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Well 2012 is starting off with a bang! Sac-Anime last weekend was great! I got meet a lot of new great people and got to spend sometime with good friends.  It was a great way to start off the new year.  I feel like the last two years I've been in a bit of a rut, but I have a really positive feeling about 2012.  

While I didn't get to wear my new Maid Yoko at Sac-Anime since it got WAY too cold for me to wear it, I'll be debuting/wearing it at AOD Feb. 18-19th in San Francisco, CA.  I haven't been to this con in a couple of years so I'm really excited.  I haven't decided to finish up one of my other unfinished costumes and wear it there or just bring stuff to re-wear.  There is so much that I need photos of so it might be re-wear con. We'll see!

As for the rest of the year, I have lots of ambitious projects I want to do, but we'll see what I actually get done.  There are also some exciting groups already in the works that I'm thrilled to be apart of.  In short, I'm really looking forward to this year.  

Anyway here's a preview of Super Sailor Venus.  More to come soon (or I hope so.)

Venus by WindoftheStars

-Mel

p.s. I'm also realizing that my gallery is lacking A LOT of photos of my favorite costumes.  I'll be working on getting this thing a little more up-to-date this coming month.  Also Windofthestars.com is in the process of getting updated too!


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Sac-Anime

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 7:17 PM
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Hey guys!

I'll be at Sac-Anime this weekend (Sat. and Sun.)! I'm excited.  I'll be wearing two new costumes and will be brining one old one.  Here's what I'm bringing.

Super Sailor Venus *New!*
Maid Yoko *new*
Maid Eclair

If you see me say hi! Hope to see some of you there. :)

-Mel


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  • Watching: Repo Men

Happy Holidays!

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 10:13 PM
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My, My has the year flown by.  Here it is almost Christmas and the last week-ish of 2011.  Can't believe it!  

This year was sort of a whirl wind in which I did a lot of personal growth.  I don't fee like I accomplished much, but I do feel like I set the ground work for a very successful 2012.  I know I'm very optimistic about next year, and hope a lot of you are too.  I plan to do the end of year costume meme, but for now have some Black Cat holiday cheer!

Happy Holidays 2011 by WindoftheStars

A reminder that I still have costumes for sale.  Please check my listings here: www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…


Out of curiosity, how many of you would be interested in purchasing prints of my costumes.  Recently I have been getting requests from people to offer prints of certain images.  I had no idea there was an interest, or maybe there isn't and I'm just hearing of the few people who are interested.  Of course I can't offer prints of every costume or photo out of respect of the photographer.  I guess right now I'm just putting out feelers, so if there is something you would like a print of let me know.

That's it for today! Happy Holidays everyone!


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  • Watching: Repo Men

Selling Costumes

Wed Nov 16, 2011, 10:23 PM
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Hey guys!
I'm running out of space for my costumes, so I'm selling off a few I don't care to wear anymore and some of my older ones.  A full list with details and pricing can be found here --> WindoftheStars's Ads

Here is a list.
Panty (school uniform) - $70
Lucky Star Cheer unifrom - $50
Rank Lee - $70
Juri (TV uniform) - $60
Juri (Movie Uniform)- $60

Any questions, PM on Cos.com or here. If any of you can spread the word about this I would greatly appreciate it!

xoxo,
Mel


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  • Watching: Repo Men

Serah/Snow Necklaces on Etsy Again!

Thu Nov 10, 2011, 9:10 PM
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I've been getting so many requests to sell Serah/ Snow FFXIII necklaces again, that I finally listen to your requests.  



Click the image to be taken to the Etsy listing. :)


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  • Watching: Repo Men

SNAFU con

Wed Sep 7, 2011, 6:51 PM
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Hey everyone!

My goodness has this summer just FLOWN by.  I can't believe that it's already September which means SNAFU con is upon us.  This is its second year and happy to be back again as a Guest of Honor.  New this year, we have a formal masquerade for all you lovely cosplayers.  This is your time to shine and I encourage each and everyone of you cosplayers to enter.  We still have slots available, and you can register online or at con.  The Masquerade will be held Saturday @ 7:30pm for all those who just wish come and cheer on our lovely cosplayers.  If you want more info on the masquerade you can find it here: www.snafucon.com/cosplay.php

I'll also be there giving some panels.  Here is the full list of cosplay panels that myself and the other cosplay guests have planned:
Cosplay 101
Make-up Workshop
Cosplay Posing and Photography
Cosplay Wigs
Advanced Cosplay Workshop

Hope to see you all at SNAFU!!

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I know it's been a while since I've updated so I'll give a quick up date about the last few cons.

SDCC: FREAKIN' AWESOME.  Can't wait to go back next year!!  Thinking about costumes already!
Anime Bonanza: Great seeing and connecting with the cosplayers in our community.  Was honored to be a Guest of Honor!  So sad it will not be returning for a second year.
Northern Nevada Cosplay Picnic: Great success! Had wall more attendees than we expected and we were so happy to know we have such a thriving community.
Sac-Anime: Fun as always.  Every time I'm there the bar gets raised higher and higher.  Great work to all contestants! Thanks for having me as judge!


Dr. Hikaru and I are working on another Northern Nevada Cosplay picnic before the weather turns, so keep a look out for info about this after SNAFU.


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SDCC!

Fri Jul 15, 2011, 6:37 PM
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Holy crap SDCC is NEXT WEEK?

That came up way too fast.  Even though I have a ton of stuff to finish, I'm still super excited for this con.  I've been wanting to go for YEARS so being able to finally go is so amazing.  I'm not 100% sure what to expect so I'm going with a open mind and cheerful spirt!

i'm bringing a few costumes to wear so here is what my schedule will be:

Thursday: Black Cat ** I'll be at booth #2601 from 11am-Noon so come say Hello and get a photo!**
Friday: FREE DAY. No cosplay
Saturday: Songbird from Thunderbolts
Sunday: Harley Quinn

I know SDCC is gonna be HUGE, but if you see me feel free to come say hi!  

Now back to sewing....

XOXO,
Mel


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Selling my Ranka Lee Costume

Sat Jul 9, 2011, 3:59 PM
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Hey all!

Cleaning out the closet and need some extra cash so I'm selling my Ranka Lee cosplay with the wig!



Please message me if you are interested!

xoxo,
Mel


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  • Watching: MY Little Pony
  • Eating: muffin
  • Drinking: WATER

New Products on Etsy!

Mon Jul 4, 2011, 5:35 PM
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Hey Lovelies!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!

The real reason of this post is I'm happy to announce that I have done a small re-stock on my Etsy!  I have most of the items I offered last year (I'm working on a new mold for the Snow/Serah engagement necklaces) plus a few new products!  Based on the results of the last poll, I did add Panty and Stocking hearts to the shop.  So yea!  At the moment I have a limited stock of items so once they are gone they're gone!  


Windofthestars @ Etsy!
Windofthestars @ Etsy!
Windofthestars @ Etsy!
Windofthestars @ Etsy!

Thanks guys and hope you all had a happy 4th/ AX!!

XOXO,
Mel


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  • Eating: muffin
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No AX, but Comic-con oh my!

Thu Jun 30, 2011, 12:02 AM
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Hey lovelies!

I've been getting lots in inquires if I'll be at AX this weekend, and sadly no I won't be this year.  We've been wanting to attend SDCC for a few years now and this year we we finally committed to doing so.  I'm a little bummed that I won't be able to see many of your shinning faces and pretty costumes, but AX has also lost a lot of it's appeal to me.  It's quite a bit of money for me to travel, stay, eat and go to the con and I feel the return entertainment value isn't as high as it should be.  I feel that 80% of the con I'm looking for someone(s) or trying to get somewhere.  Granted the new hotel has made this easier, but really I'm just "Eh..." about AX.  And if I didn't live 400 miles away from the location I would imagine i make a bigger effort to go.  Chances are that if we really like SDCC (which is more then likely since we are becoming bigger fans of american comics over anime/manga as we get older) we won't go back to AX, unless both of us strike it rich.  LOL So that's the deal with AX.

However, Comic con is just on the horizon and I'm working on my costumes for the event.  Since this is my first year I'm bringing only three costumes to wear at SDCC (one extra for a shoot off site while I'm there) that can be worn all day if needed.  I'm REALLY excited to make/wear all these costumes.  One has become a sort of dream costume to do over the last two years so I'm STOKED to finally do it!  In the next few weeks I'll be making a costume schedule and list so you guys can try and find me at the event.  

Finally, I want to give a big shout out to all those I meet and saw at Kintoki con two weeks ago (my god has it been that long!?) and to Kintoki itself for working so hard on putting together the con. :)  It was great chatting with some of you and hope Dr. Hikaru and I have sparked your interest in coming to SNAFU con in September 9-11th! If you want more info about the con or want to do a panel or enter masquerade please visit the site and shot us a quick e-mail at: COSPLAY @ SNAFUCON.COM (snafucon.com).  Also, Dr. Hikaru and I trying to put on a Northern Nevada Cosplay Picnic sometime in August.  So keep your ears and eyes open for more info on that!

Sorry for the quick and dirty update.  I have SOOOO much going on right now that I barely have time to be on the computer anymore. I'm trying to keep DA updated with new photos and info, and answer comments and questions you guys have for me.  If I don't get to you right away, don't worry because I'll get to you as quick as I can.  

Thank you everyone for your love and support!  Everyone going to AX have a great time!!

xoxo,
Mel


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  • Listening to: Garbage
  • Watching: MY Little Pony
  • Eating: muffin
  • Drinking: WATER

Fanime and upcoming cons

Sun Jun 5, 2011, 10:32 PM
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WELL!

Fanime happened last weekend and it was great!  I had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones. :love:  I had many laughs and created lots of great memories.  It was nice to not have to worry about any competition this time.  First Fanime where I was able to chill the whole con, and I'll say it was GLORIOUS.  So far as costumes, I made one new one (Princess Serenity) and rewore Eclair and Yoko.  I brought two others Black Cat's zipper broke, and Serah just never got worn. lol.  Here are some recent uploads from the weekend!

My Prince... by WindoftheStars Princess Serenity Preview by WindoftheStars Ninja by WindoftheStars

As for Zak I made him one new costume, which has actually gotten LOTS of attention this last week, ALICE FROM SUPERJAIL!  

Warden is :iconanti-ai-chan: Twin is :iconbishop27: Alice is Ice_Man (Zak)
To all of our surprise, this photo was seen in a bump on Adult Swim before Superjail! on Sunday night.  Zak and I pretty much lost it and started laughing.  I go three years without TV in my house, and then I have TV for 2 hrs and I see Zak on TV wearing a skirt.  Such a priceless moment.  


Up next for me is KINTOKI CON in Sacramento, CA June 18th & 19th.  I will NOT be at AX this year, but instead we'll be at COMIC CON.  Zak and I are both THRILLED beyond belief to be able to finally go to this con.  I have been wanting to go for a while now, but this year it is acutally happening.  I pretty sure I know what I'm wearing already, but once it gets closer I'll post that info.

Thank you to everyone that came up to me and said hello at Fanime!  Keep the look out for more photos from the weekend. :)

XOXO,
Mel



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Fanime 2011 Costume Line-up

Journal Entry: Tue May 24, 2011, 7:45 PM


Sadly, Ame-comi Joker is just not going to happen.  Decided to put it off until later so I can finish her properly.  Also bonus of lest stress!  So here is what my weekend is looking like at the moment!



Friday:  Sheryl Nome and Princess Serenity
Saturday:  Yoko and Serah
Sunday:  Princess Serenity (?) and Eclair or Sophitia
Monday:  Pinkie Pie (closet stuffs)

*Black Cat for a night shoot. Most likely Saturday*

Hope to see some of you there! I'll be at the Marriott Thursday night and then the Hilton for the rest of the weekend.  I can't wait!   

xoxo,
Mel

HELP ME SUPPORT HOMELESS ANIMALS!

JUNE 4TH, 2011 I'll be walking to help raise money for the Nevada Humane Society. All money goes to the care of the thousands of homeless pets this no-kil shelter helps. Anything from $1 to $100 will be greatly appreciated! Just click the button below to make a donation!

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Help Support Homeless Animals!

Journal Entry: Sat May 14, 2011, 4:16 PM


Hey guys!

Taking a quick break from Fanime costumes to ask for you help.  

On June 4th, 2011 my local no-kill animal shelter, Nevada Humane Society, is having a walk-a-thon to help raise money for the thousands of animals that the Nevada Humane Society saves.  This organization holds a special place in my heart since I was a child.  I've gotten several wonderful pets from them over the years, and I think what they do is amazing for not only the animals but our whole community.  

My dog, Ace (who has his own twitter if you are so interested space_Ace_ ) and I will be walking in this event.  To my humble surprise, we already reached out goal of $50 in one day! :O So we made a new goal of $100.  I know times are tough for everyone, but anything you can give will be greatly appreciated!  All proceeds go directly to the Nevada Humane Society to help give food, toys, shelter and healthcare to the countless homeless animals in the area.  If you wish to know about the organization feel free to visit their site: www.nevadahumanesociety.org/

If you decide to donate you can do so from the comfort of your computer by visiting my fundraising page: www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser…

Thank you to everyone in advance!  Any pimpage of this post would also be greatly appreciated!

XOXO,
Mel

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  • Eating: muffin
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Costumes for Sale

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 29, 2011, 8:42 PM


Hey everyone!

I was gifted with a full year of DA membership and just wanted to take a moment and say thank you!  I hope to use this to everyone's advantage by doing features and more posts again.  While I'm pretty busy 99.9% of the time with things outside of the internet, I'll try my hardest to be more active around here over the next year.  

First order of business: COSTUMES FOR SALE
My closet has gotten grotesquely engorged with costumes I'll never wear again.  And sadly, like many people today, I could use the extra cash.  I've had these listed for a while now with no bites, so prices have been LOWERED.  First come first serve.  Please note me or PM on cos.com with any questions or inquires.  

So which costumes are up for grabs? Well...

LINA INVERSE (OTOME NO INORI) VERSION
Maiii Daaaariin by WindoftheStars
Asking price: $100
For more info: www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

LUCKY STAR CHEER UNIFORM
Ra - Ra: Cheer Time by WindoftheStars
Asking Price: $50
For more info: www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…


As for other things going on, I went to Wondercon and San Francisco Cherry Blossom Parade in April.  I'm sure you have seen the few photos I've posted.  My site (Windofthestars.com) has been updated with costumes from these events. :)  Next up FANIME!!!  I'll be posting my costume list/schedule in the coming weeks.

Hope everyone is grand!!

XOXO,
Mel

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  • Eating: muffin
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First off, thank you to everyone that wished me Happy Birthday last weekend.  I got so many unexpected messages and every single one of them made me smile and made my day that much more special.  So a big hug and THANK YOU to everyone who thought of me. :heart:

OMG 90,000 views.  DANG.  Thank you guys!!  I wonder how long it will take to get to 100k???  Maybe I should hold a contest for a print or something.  What do you guys think?

Things on the cosplay front have been really quite the last few months due to life happenings (moving and such).  For those that are curious, I'll be at Fanime and San Diego Comic Con for sure this year.  I'm really excited for these cons and will have new costumes for each.  Hopefully I'll see some of you at either (or both?!) cons.  I'm going to try attend Wondercon and SF Cherry Blossom but those are still unsure.

I also got back into comics again.  Comics have always been a love of mine even before Sailor Moon!  WhenI was young I would read and watch X-Men and Batman on TV all the time. haha.  I forgot how good they, and of course, how addicting they are!  I find myself growing out of anime and manga more and more these days, and being interested in comic books more.  Granted there are a few new anime series that adore but they are becoming less and less as the years go on.  None the less don't be surprised if you start seeing more comic hero costumes then anime/manga ones.

In other news I dyed my pink and blonde hair to..... BROWN.  I miss the pink so much but my hair couldn't take the abuse from bleach anymore.  You can see pictures on my tumblr --> windofthestars.tumblr.com/

Finally as always thank you everyone to your love and support!   :heart: :heart:

xoxo,
Mel
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  • Watching: South Park
  • Eating: turkey
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As I lay in bed sick, I finally have some time to update a lot of stuff including DA.  I always mean to post more cosplay photos here but life just gets so busy. Not to mention I haven't been making many new costumes recently.  

Anyways, SNAFU was a month ago and etaru and I had a blast.  I made a video report that you can find here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuYQ6…

In other news, I will not be attending this upcoming ALA.  I'm in the process of moving and we feel it is wiser for us to skip out this time.  Maybe I'll go to Wondercon this year to make up for it.  Plus I have a bunch of comic book characters I have been wanting to cosplay so it will give me a reason to make them.  As far as other cons this year I'm really up in the air.  Fanime is my only for sure, other then that... idk?  But of course I'll keep you posted via Twitter and my site.

OH and I got a tumblr.  I love spaming cosplay photos and cute fat kitty photos so ummm... Follow me! Windofthestars.tumblr.com

That's it for now and enjoy the back log spam.  

xoxo,
Mel
  • Listening to: Emilie Autumn
  • Watching: South Park
  • Eating: turkey
  • Drinking: WATER
SNAFU Con is next week in Reno, NV!  My goodness that came up so fast!  Is everyone ready?  I know I'm not.  Lol.  Still working on costumes stuffs like any cosplayer a week before the con.  etaru and I are very excited to meet you guys and provide *hopefullly* fun and educational panels.  Each will have Q and A sessions too so try to stop by if you can.  Here is what our panel schedule is for the weekend.

Wig Styling - 2:00-3:00 PM on Friday
Make-up in Costume: 5:00-6:00 PM on Friday
Posing in cosplay: 6:00-7:00 PM on Friday (co-hosted with Darkain Multimedia!)

Cosplay Detail Work - 10-11 AM on Saturday
Making your own costume 101: Noon to 1:00 PM on Saturday.
Meet the Guests - 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Saturday


Also Katara and Yue Necklaces, Sailor Moon Odango shields, and Devil May Cry amulets have all been restocked at my Etsy shop!  There's still time to get them for Halloween!  So order them quickly. :)
Windofthestars' Etsy
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