Yanncon 2015

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Kyou Fujibayashi – Clannad

A week ago I met up with my friend MangoeMilkTea to do a shoot since my original plans had fallen through. I tried to experiment with some zettai ryouiki shots and got some good results but still have a long way to go to learn. @_@

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Chicago Meetup December 15, 2012

This weekend I was invited to visit an interesting place with my friends. We had been talking about a German market set up for the holiday season called Christkindlmarket Chicago. I had known about it for several years but I rarely drove up to Chicago until I started getting into conventions a year and a half ago. The trip was for a small group of friends in the local cosplay community to enjoy each others company.

The trip was a bit of a doozy for me since I had stayed up all night. I knew the trip would be a hectic one with holiday shopping and not getting much sleep made the drive quite dangerous. It was a good thing I was joined by my friend Waldron for the trip and we took the Blue Line train up to the actual market. Using the CTA wasn’t new to me but it was nice having someone else there to help me figure out the map.

Upon leaving out exit at the Blue Line stop (Washington) and getting to the surface of the street we immediately saw a brightly decorated block of tents and small wooden buildings across the street. It was time for the festival! We met up with our friends and awaited the arrival of a few other people. It was really exciting! Many people were gathered at this event even though it was lightly raining.

Friends at the Christkindlmarket

Friends at Christkindlmarket Chicago 2012

Delicious aromas filled the air and I couldn’t help but investigate the food stalls! There was a decent variety of food available at the festival but what caught my attention was the bratwurst with sauerkraut. Not being much of a fan of sauerkraut, this was a redeeming chance.

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut from Christkindlmarket Chicago 2012

German Grill Food Stall

German Grill food stall where I purchased my bratwurst

We walked around for a bit more and visited some shops. Unfortunately I forgot to buy myself some German chocolates which was my reason for going in the first place. Two of my friends purchased specialty honey from one of the stalls and were very pleased with the product. I might need to make another trip up there if possible!

After the market we decided to go out for a real dinner in Chinatown. The group decided to meet at Joy Yee which is very famous for their fruit smoothies. They even have a counter where you can order them seperate from dining in!

Waldron in Joy Yee

Waldron inside of Joy Yee Restaurant

To end the night on a hilarious note I decided to order the largest bowl of pho noodle soup they had available. The smiles and laughs were definitely worth it.

Large Bowl of Pho

Large Bowl of Pho from Joy Yee

I had to pass on the bowl after barely getting through half of it with my friends.

Me on the far left with my friends. Photo by Waldron.

I may post more photos from this meetup later on. =)

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Sinbad Fansigns

Just a small update! I made around 40 fansigns for my friends today and wanted to share a few to show my progress on my Sinbad cosplay that I wore during Kollisioncon this past weekend. There are many parts to it that I’m not wearing due to laziness. >.<

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Chinatown Meetup With Friends

I had the chance to go to Chicago’s Chinatown for the first time in a long time yesterday. Many of my friends joined me for the trip and we turned it into a meetup. It took my group a little longer to get to Chinatown Square Plaza since my GPS sent us the wrong way TWO times! Things went well after switching to my phone for navigation though.

My main reason for going to Chinatown was to pick up a few items for my Ryoga cosplay from Ranma 1/2.

I had most of the costume done but needed to buy kung-fu shoes and a wax paper umbrella. The items were amazingly cheap! Less than $20 for both items. Chinatown with a nice save!

I also picked up a few other random items but the ones I loved the most were the posters I was able to get. I LOOOOOOVE CLAMP!

The best part of the trip was being able to sit down for a meal with my friends. We stopped by a dim sum restaurant named Triple Crown which I heard is pretty popular. The food was pretty good!

 

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Youmacon 2012 Photos

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Youmacon was a rather strange event for me. Originally I was planning on skipping it this year but was somehow convinced into joining staff. Although the con started out a little rough it still somehow managed to have the same … Continue reading

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Youmacon 2012

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I did finish editing photos. They’re currently posted on my Facebook page but I’ll be uploading here tonight.

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Still… Processing…

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to apologize for taking so long with the photos. I was sick during Katsucon so a lot of them came out pretty badly.

I’ve also been catching up on past projects I’ve worked on in January. Check out the video I made with my friend Kuri from StarLuv Team.

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Still Processing Photos

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the delay in photos. There are so many that it’s bogging down my time. I had to prioritize the shoots that I arranged ahead of time but still haven’t finished yet.

In the meantime, check out this video that I did with my friends on the spur of the moment! Thanks to all of the people who participated in it with us!

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Katsucon 2012: Editing Photos

Sorry I was a bit lit but I got home late on Monday and have been trying to deal with my cold. I have started working on the photos and they should be up by around midnight tonight.

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