Friday, June 22, 2012

I will be at Q-Con this Weekend

I will be attending Q-Con a Gaming, Anime, RPG convention on in Belfast this weekend. Q-Con is one of
Ireland's largest conventions. You can check the website here.

I have been asked to be one of the judges of the Cosplay Competition. The cosplay at Q-Con is always high standard and people really come up with creative ideas so judging will be interesting! I look forward to seeing the cosplays. I will only be attending on the Sunday and will be cosplaying as Rin Tohsaka from Fate Stay Night. Giving judging cosplayers for the begins at 10am I will have to get a bus at 7am meaning I will get to the venue at 9.30am which gives me no time to change into my cosplay so I will have to wear my Rin cosplay on the bus which will be a fun experience.

I had a lot of fun last year. I went as Rei Ayanami and wore a real bandaged arm cast!

Here are some images from last year. I will bring my camera and take pictures and will put them here and in the Cosplay Ireland FB page.

 I hope to see some of you there!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

C.C. Photoshoot and World Cosplay

Yesterday I done a C.C. from Code Geass shoot with Stephen Hedley. Jay who I know from Eirtakon and goes by the modelling name Mechanic Geisha accompanied me to the shoot. It was good fun and Stephen is fun to work with! He took photos of me in my two current costumes the Black Knight uniform and the Flightsuit costume I wore at Eirtakon 2011. We came up with cool ideas and Jay was great when it came to posing. I had so much on this week that I was quite tried at the shoot so my head was alittle fried but I had great fun nevertheless! I told Stephen I will be back. I should hopefully have the photos next week and I look forward to them. :)  It is great to finally get around to having studio photos of these costumes so I can add them to my cosplay portfolio.

Speaking of cosplay portfolio I joined WorldCosplay, you can view my account here. I will be adding more photos. I really like the site as it is very animated and it seems very professional. It also really reminds me of ModelMayhem but for cosplay as they are many photos not just showcasing the costume. That was the one thing I liked about CosplayersCure it is one of the few sites that focused on modelling and they were many cosplayers who came up with great ideas for pictures. So it is fantastic to see more cosplay modelling sites. The only downsides to WorldCosplay is it is not very social networking, it is more of a site for cosplayers to showcase their images and people who like their work can follow them. You can't comment or TAG which would of been good. With cosplay getting very creative and involving alot more people there should be options to set up different accounts eg Make Up Artist, Designer, Art Director, Stylist, there is not even an option for a photographer account. I hope with Cosplay Ireland we can put these features in to involve many people involved with cosplay. I think Cosplay has come such a long way and it is great to see it becoming a modelling and performing art.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

News :)

Things have been going well. I didn't get the Verve Marketing interview but awh well. I don't think it was well suited for me anyway. It was a great experience working at IMMA. It was a nice family celebration and I was doing the catering, setting up the room and serving tea and coffee and food to attendees. The event took place in the Chapel in IMMA which is only open at rare occasions so it was nice to be in it. The Chapel was very beautiful with stain glass windows. The event had an Indian theme and the presentation was beautifully done.

I am just trying now to focus on cosplays, Cosplay Ireland, shoots and get more experience in cultural events. I am also going to do an Even portfolio Susan suggested. Also last week I got my results and did really well! I got my one "A" in the Business Plan that caused me so much problems. :p I am delighted so I will have my Postgraduate in Event Management. :)

 I wil be shooting with Stephen Hedley this Friday in two of my C.C. costumes which I am looking forward to. It will be the start of the Cosplay project and will be interesting working together.

The big news for tonight is! I will be dining with the Ambassador of Japan at his residance tonight along with the Experience Japan committee. The Japanese Ambassador Chihiro Atsumi want to thank us for the success of running the Experience Japan Festival. It really is an honor and a night to remember. I will let you know how I got on. :)