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Seriously Need Money, Selling Post

For those not following my dA, I'm in serious need of money! Surprise, surprise! I can't make it to work today because I can't even afford the $1.25 to get there. So I'm selling some old cosplays, along with a few other anime/manga related items! Please let me know if there is anything you are interested in! If the pictures posted with the costume are not enough for you to make a decision, please refer to my dA gallery for further pictures. Prices do not include shipping. If you're not sure about sizing, please ask! I will not refund a purchase.

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Cosplay Plans [2011-2012]

In an effort to organize myself and figure out money and manage my time, (and also just to update anyone who might be curious) here is a list of cosplays and cons that I am planning for the remainder of this year and also tentatively for next year. The only thing that's really set in stone for next year is aB. I'm not even sure if I can make it to Fanime next year like I am this year, but we shall see.


Fanime 2011: 26th May-30th May
DragonCon 2011: 1st September-3rd September (I think)
animeBoston 2012: [I need to double check the dates, but I am pretty sure it's on my birthday weekend]
Fanime 2012: [still up in the air]
DragonCon 2012: [unsure of the dates]

There are other cons I'd love to go to, but as I am not made of money and so far no one has bought any manga from me, and I'm still not skilled enough yet to take commissions, I can't include anything else. I may try to make it to AAC, but that's not really something I'm considering seriously at the moment. I do wish I could take advantage of the fact that I live on the east coast and all the states are so close, con-hopping is so easy, but alas, money! T_T

Cosplays for cons:

Rock Lee for FanimeCon 2011 with sporkqweenfaery, Industrial-Ninja, and Newmwriter
Rock Lee for DragonCon 2011 with Gai-sensei and Kakashi-sensei
Rock Lee, Original Kimono for animeBoston 2012 with Kakashi-sensei; and sporkqweenfaery and Industrial-Ninja if they can come; and Gai-sensei if we can convince him. Also, EmeraldOrange, but I still need to mention that to her.
Rock Lee, Original Kimono for FanimeCon 2012 (if I go)

Cardcaptor Sakura: Dash battle costume for FanimeCon 2011 with little_laugh as the Dash card
Cardcaptor Sakura: Dash battle costume for DragonCon 2011
Cardcaptor Sakura: Prince costume from Sleeping Beauty Play for FanimeCon 2012 with little_laugh as the Light Card, Mizu-chan as the Dark card, and EmeraldOrange as Shaoran
Cardcaptor Sakura: Volume 8 cover for FanimeCon 2012 with little_laugh as Kero-chan, WaterPuzzle as Ruby Moon:, and Courtney as Yue

Grell Sutcliff for FanimeCon 2011 with EmeraldOrange and WaterPuzzle
Grell Sutcliff for DragonCon 2011
Grell Sutcliff for animeBoston 2012, potentially with Kakashi-sensei and/or EmeraldOrange

Riza Hawkeye formal dress, for Fanime 2011 with Industrial-Ninja

Yagiri Namie from Durarara! for Fanime 2011 with Inudstrial-Ninja

Gau Meguro for animeBoston 2012 with Industrial-Ninja

General Cosplay Plans (non-con specific):

Riza Hawkeye from FMA: Brotherhood, military uniform and back tattoo and scar
Oliver Armstrong from FMA: Brotherood
Rock Lee, original series flashback to when he first joined Team Gai
Sakura-hime, Tokyo Revelations short-jumpsuit and cloak with guns
Kobato, default green jacket and floral sundress
Suki from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Yakimura from Sengoku BASARA
Moro from xxxHolic with :iconemeraldorange:
Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon (potentially for FanimeCon 2012) with little_laugh, Winter-Weapon:, and WaterPuzzle:
X [character undecided] (though this is for animeBoston 2012)
Cardcaptor Sakura, several different versions

And I think that's everything. There are a few things, like Magic Knight Rayearth and Angelic Layer that I have contemplated in the past, but I'm not really set on whether or not I absolutely want to cosplay from those two series. Yup, that's quite a list I've got going. At least my default Lee is done and Grell is almost done.

aB 2011

Ah, I have been most preoccupied this week. Between job interviews, recovering from aB 2011, and finally buying a new computer after a MONTH without one, it has been a busy week. Now, it's time for me to get working on all my cosplay things for Fanime 2011, which is coming up at the end of May in San Jose, CA (for those who are not familiar with that particular con).

I have quite a bit to get together for Fanime this year. Right now, I need to finish remaking my chainsaw for Grell, fix the shoes for Grell, finish fixing my Chuunin vest for Lee, make the black shinobi shoes, finish remaking my Cardcaptor Sakura staff, and then of course finish my Cardcaptor Sakura cosplay, which is only partly done, though no where near close enough. I need to finish the jacket, start on the gloves and the jumpsuit, and I still need to make my spats for my boots and get leggings! It will be quite a lot.

But, in the meantime, I wanted to talk about how wonderful animeBoston was!

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Homemade miniature Naruto and CCS items

Hello! Well, I finally have a few more things I'd really like to sell. I spent all last night making miniature figurines--which I can also make into keychains--of a few items from Naruto and CCS. It was a lot of fun and now I have some really crappy pictures of the items in question. The lighting is dreadful because I used my laptop camera, but you can at least see what they look like.

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I'm planning on making more of these, and making other things as well, like kunai, the star key, and so on. If there's something in particular you want to see, leave me a comment with the item, the series it's from, and a picture.

If you are interested in buying these, you can send the money to my paypal account, thegreensoupladle@gmail.com

I will need to know your name, address, which one you want, and how many.

Low on Funds

Well, I am officially low on funds. So, I'm in the process of making something to help me make some money. I've got several things planned from sock monsters, to scarves, to tiny easy to make props. Currently, I'm working on a scarf that I've been working on for a very long time.

Here are the pictures:

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Admittedly the pictures aren't that great since I took them on my laptop. I can take better ones, but I wanted to see if anyone would be interested. It's a multi-coloured scarf--purple and teal--with purple as the main colour. There's a bit of a pattern you might be able to see, where the teal goes across at two points. I'm not sure how noticeable it is in the picture. But yeah.

I was thinking like $20 for the scarf. If anyone is interested in it, please leave a comment/message me.

Let Him Enjoy His Youth

This has nothing to do with cosplay, which normally I wouldn't post something unrelated, but it's important. This is about a puppy in need of a home. Just one puppy that needs a home, though there are countless animals in this country that do and never get them and are killed for it. It's unfair and inhumane. Please do something for this puppy.

He is a sweet, loving, blind puppy, probably about a year old. He's a pit-bull mix. Most people won't take a pit-bull home because they don't trust them based on their reputation. But their reputation was ill-gotten, not given to them for something they chose but something that was forced upon them. Pit-bulls are beaten until they become aggressive and this has made it harder for them to get homes. I grew up with a pit-bull and she was the best pet a family could want. Patient with children and small animals, protective and loving. My old landlords also had a pitbull and they had two small children. Studies have shown that pits are more patient with children than "family dogs" like golden retrievers. Please, help this little one find a home and don't let him leave this world so soon and without the love he deserves.

Spread the word! If you know anyone who can take him or if you can take him it would be the best thing you could do. You don't need to do it for me, you need to do it for him. Please. Just one look and your heart will melt. I will seriously cry if this poor puppy dies.


NY Comic Con/Anime Fest 2010: Day One

I've been meaning to do this, but with work scheduling me for seven six hour shifts in a row, I haven't actually had a lot of time. I had off yesterday, but I was running errands. >_> I'll be cleaning today, but I kind of want to get this done first.

So, as many of you know--or maybe not--I went to NY Comic Con/Anime Fest this past week. Unfortunately, because of work, I was only able to go for one day--Friday--and then I had to head back to Boston. It was very sad, especially because I heard there was a Gaara there. :( Also, just because one day of a con is so not enough.

Anyhoo, I don't have pictures because my camera decided that it hates me, so instead, I am just going to blog about my experience.

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Cosplay Meme Brought to You by Boredom!

Copy and paist and answer and tag other cosplayers! XD

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Rock Lee: Manga Cover Volume Ten

Currently, my Rock Lee cosplay, at least the generic one, is basically done. I need to fix my blue ninja shoes and then I need to find red-orange brass knuckles, but that's about it.

Here is the updated version of my Rock Lee cosplay:

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In other news, I have this plan to rope all of my friends who cosplay Naruto into cosplaying them in footie-pajamas. The idea was given to me by an RP friend who RPs Tenten. I am probably more excited about this than I should be.

This means I now have three more versions of Lee to work:

Kimono Lee
Younger Lee (when he first joined Team Gai)
Footie Pajama Lee

There's also this fanart of Lee I saw that I kind of want to do... I should probably stop. >_
Yesterday my friends and I all had a Naruto photo shoot with the photographer Winter Wish. My friend little_laugh was Tenten and my other friend wpuzzle was Sakura-san, who organized the shoot. I, of course, was Rock Lee, (and the others do not have LJs as far as I know.)

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