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COSPLAY_EVE_Charging a blow by *TheOuroboros

bestofcosplay:

COSPLAY_EVE_Charging a blow by *TheOuroboros

Tuesday Oct 10 @ 09:49pm

thru-3rd-impact:

valuan:

Lord English - me

Fem!Waste of Space Hussie - thru-3rd-impact

let’s commit sweet character murder together

Tuesday Oct 10 @ 09:25pm
bestofcosplay:

Mortal Kombat by *StudioTamago

bestofcosplay:

Mortal Kombat by *StudioTamago

Tuesday Oct 10 @ 07:45pm

livstyven:

convulsivecostumer:

my fem!Eridan on saturday, it was a blast (*w*

Photos taken by CanadianNarwhal and and SharktopusShenanigans!

genderbending, you’re doing it right
oh gooosh you’re so pretty!!!!!! 

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Tuesday Oct 10 @ 04:00pm
adebimpe:

okay tumblr
let me tell you about the once-ler
so on saturday night timestreams and i were returning from draw party/other party ridiculousness. we were walking back towards the con center and figured we might wait for a friend to get out of a panel at around 2:00 AM so we could walk her back to her hotel. we were in normal clothes- both of us had washed off the paint from our aradiabot and marceline cosplays earlier in the day- and imo neither of us particularly look like typical congoers while in regular clothes. we decided to make use of this being incognito thing so we took a seat in front of one of the con entrances and just watched the cosplayers that were still milling around that late at night.
most of the cosplayers kind of ignored us, because i guess they didn’t think we were con people, except then this once-ler cosplayer walks by with a friend. i was immediately interested in the huge lorax plushie she had with her, so i was watching her go by.
now, i do not profess to be in the lorax or once-ler fandom. i saw the movie, but that was that. i’ve never really had a positive or negative opinion about the movie beyond “that was cute, might watch again but probably not.”
the once-ler cosplayer looked over at me, noticing me staring, and said something like ‘i see you’re checking out my lorax!’
so i smiled and was like ‘yeah, it’s cute!’ then realized that their cosplay was pretty great, so i reached for my camera and asked if i could have a photo. so i took this picture, and then as they turned to go i noticed she had a big pink woollen… thing with her. i laughed a little and was like, ‘oh, you’ve even got that!’
the once-ler cosplayer immediately grabs it, holds it up, and says, ‘do you want a sales pitch?’
expecting some silly line from the movie, i just said yes, because why not?
what actually happened was this cosplayer launched into one of the most impressive bits of on-the-spot in-character cosplay acting  i have ever witnessed. they went on for at least two minutes, speaking in this totally smooth salesman voice, managing to somehow rhyme their sentences, provide all kinds of ridiculous uses for the thneed, give examples of what it could do from wiping up spills (they dropped down and put it on the floor) to serving as a hat (they put it on their head), etc etc etc. it was incredibly clever and hilarious and i wish i could remember more of it but i was laughing my ass off the entire time.
near the end the cosplayer asked, “NOW, how much do you think something like this costs? something that does ALL THIS?”
so, playing along, i responded, “uhhh… it seems kinda expensive!”
“how much?”
“somewhere in the triple digits…?”
and the cosplayer booms out, “NO, IT’S ONLY THREE-NINETY-NINE! NOW TELL ME… DO YOU WANT A THNEED?”
i had no choice but to answer in the only acceptable way. 
“I NEED A THNEED” i yelled, possibly attracting the attention of everyone else on the street, but it was worth it.
the cosplayer threw it over my head and then i began clapping. ru, who was still sitting and watching the whole thing, began clapping too.
extremely stunned/impressed by the act i’d just witnessed, i handed the prop back to the cosplayer and asked, “wow, was that rehearsed?” and then i paused- “or was it improv?”
i really did not expect the cosplayer to respond with the latter, but they responded in a modest voice, “it was improv- i’m a theater major.”
my OH MY GOD-ing lasted for a long while after the cosplayer and her friend moved on. it put me in such a good mood for the rest of the night and was honestly one of the highlights of my otakon. and it’s not because i’m in the lorax fandom or anything like that- it’s because of this cosplayer’s ability to instantly snap into character and be witty as hell and hilarious about it. she definitely made a huge impression on me. that’s the kind of cosplayer i’d like to strive to be.
so, once-ler cosplayer, if you ever see this post, thank you for making my night! you’re brilliant.

adebimpe:

okay tumblr

let me tell you about the once-ler

so on saturday night timestreams and i were returning from draw party/other party ridiculousness. we were walking back towards the con center and figured we might wait for a friend to get out of a panel at around 2:00 AM so we could walk her back to her hotel. we were in normal clothes- both of us had washed off the paint from our aradiabot and marceline cosplays earlier in the day- and imo neither of us particularly look like typical congoers while in regular clothes. we decided to make use of this being incognito thing so we took a seat in front of one of the con entrances and just watched the cosplayers that were still milling around that late at night.

most of the cosplayers kind of ignored us, because i guess they didn’t think we were con people, except then this once-ler cosplayer walks by with a friend. i was immediately interested in the huge lorax plushie she had with her, so i was watching her go by.

now, i do not profess to be in the lorax or once-ler fandom. i saw the movie, but that was that. i’ve never really had a positive or negative opinion about the movie beyond “that was cute, might watch again but probably not.”

the once-ler cosplayer looked over at me, noticing me staring, and said something like ‘i see you’re checking out my lorax!’

so i smiled and was like ‘yeah, it’s cute!’ then realized that their cosplay was pretty great, so i reached for my camera and asked if i could have a photo. so i took this picture, and then as they turned to go i noticed she had a big pink woollen… thing with her. i laughed a little and was like, ‘oh, you’ve even got that!’

the once-ler cosplayer immediately grabs it, holds it up, and says, ‘do you want a sales pitch?’

expecting some silly line from the movie, i just said yes, because why not?

what actually happened was this cosplayer launched into one of the most impressive bits of on-the-spot in-character cosplay acting  i have ever witnessed. they went on for at least two minutes, speaking in this totally smooth salesman voice, managing to somehow rhyme their sentences, provide all kinds of ridiculous uses for the thneed, give examples of what it could do from wiping up spills (they dropped down and put it on the floor) to serving as a hat (they put it on their head), etc etc etc. it was incredibly clever and hilarious and i wish i could remember more of it but i was laughing my ass off the entire time.

near the end the cosplayer asked, “NOW, how much do you think something like this costs? something that does ALL THIS?”

so, playing along, i responded, “uhhh… it seems kinda expensive!”

“how much?”

“somewhere in the triple digits…?”

and the cosplayer booms out, “NO, IT’S ONLY THREE-NINETY-NINE! NOW TELL ME… DO YOU WANT A THNEED?”

i had no choice but to answer in the only acceptable way. 

“I NEED A THNEED” i yelled, possibly attracting the attention of everyone else on the street, but it was worth it.

the cosplayer threw it over my head and then i began clapping. ru, who was still sitting and watching the whole thing, began clapping too.

extremely stunned/impressed by the act i’d just witnessed, i handed the prop back to the cosplayer and asked, “wow, was that rehearsed?” and then i paused- “or was it improv?”

i really did not expect the cosplayer to respond with the latter, but they responded in a modest voice, “it was improv- i’m a theater major.”

my OH MY GOD-ing lasted for a long while after the cosplayer and her friend moved on. it put me in such a good mood for the rest of the night and was honestly one of the highlights of my otakon. and it’s not because i’m in the lorax fandom or anything like that- it’s because of this cosplayer’s ability to instantly snap into character and be witty as hell and hilarious about it. she definitely made a huge impression on me. that’s the kind of cosplayer i’d like to strive to be.

so, once-ler cosplayer, if you ever see this post, thank you for making my night! you’re brilliant.

Wednesday Aug 8 @ 09:24pm

mint-t:

pocket-pixie:

Okay, my turn for a heartwarming Homestuck story:

So on saturday of CTcon, this little girl came up to me and a couple of other homestucks are hanging out on the second floor.  She was interested in our outfits and asked what they were.  None of the others knew how to explain homestuck to such a young girl, but me with my love of kids couldn’t resist.  I knelled down, as karkat and introduced myself as a troll from outer space.  She asked if we were aliens and i said that we were as alien as she was.  She giggled and called me a cat cause she couldn’t remember the full name karkat.  I introduced gamzee as my silly clown friend who likes pie, sollux as a cool troll who likes computers and bees, and feferi as the troll princess.  She liked feferi the most.  i asked the little girl if she was a princess and she said yes.  I got up, took my friend poots dressed as calliopes horns after introducing them to each other and put them on the little girl with her consent.  I had the feferi dub her in as the new troll princess and she took off the horns, gave them to calliope and hugged me.  She said i was her favorite cat.

photo credit

I’m legitimately crying.
This is the sweetest thing I’ve seen ever. 

Thursday Jul 7 @ 05:32pm

Hey, it’s not much, but it was a moment in a Kingdom Hearts photoshoot that still makes me smile. :) 

I’m the school uniform Kairi, btw, if you’re curious~

Tuesday Jul 7 @ 09:21pm
It’s the Little Things Tuesday Jul 7 @ 09:18pm
Tablemate Turned Friend

Back in April, I went to my first ever anime convention at twenty-one. I was lucky in that I was helping a couple of friends out with an artist’s table and always had a place to come back to and meet new people that would come up to the table.

Now, I never had much of what people would call a weeaboo phase. Even if I did have weebish tendencies, I wasn’t the kind to profess my love of anime to anyone and everyone and think that only the great things came from Japan, so on and so forth. But, when I went to the convention, I was definitely over-excitable and didn’t necessarily act my age.

I was a complete shutterbug. If there was a cosplay I liked, I asked if I could take the cosplayer’s picture. As a result, I often bolted out from behind the tables and out into the main floor space to take it.

We’d been talking to the owners of the table next to ours, and when I started running to and fro trying desperately to get the pictures I wanted, it became somewhat of a small joke of how I would be there one second and gone the next. We started talking more and more, and eventually we figured out we shared a love of a certain voice-actor and a parody-maker.

So, even though I was completely out there and energetic and having an absolute blast with my con experience, even if I was acting a bit childish, she and I still went together to see those previously mentioned semi-famous people and have so much fun together. She actually pushed me into talking with the latter, for which I was grateful because I got to do something for another friend that meant a lot to her.

I bought a couple of prints from her and promised that we’d keep in touch after the convention. Currently, as I go through some unforeseen problems, she’s there for me and we’re practically counting down the days until the next one because we can’t wait to have fun with each other again. I couldn’t imagine possibly having a better first-con experience than what I did, and I’ll forever consider myself lucky enough to have met the person at the table next to ours.

Tuesday Jul 7 @ 02:51pm

feliciakainzandtorishai asked: How can I include a picture from a computer file?

If you get Missing E you can click the little + Upload Photo text at the top right of the comment box and it will let you add nice non-gray-boxed pictures wherever you like in your text!
Hope this helps!
<3
- Mods 

Tuesday Jul 7 @ 02:51pm
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