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Because I’m too lazy/don’t have enough time to add the individual page links to my Facebook page, & I set up my WP blog to update my FB page, I’m just going to do a post with all my page update links:
So, I plan to do Kanbe Kuroda from Sengoku Basara, but what’s my other cos–MOTHER FREAKIN’ FINAL BOSS BALDREN GASSENARL, that’s what!!!!
What does he look like??? You can view his awesomeness below…
Final Boss Valkyrur Baldren G. from Valkyria Chronicles 2
I already started buying the materials for this cosplay, I’ve signed up for Masquerade for Otakon with this cosplay, & I already have the art book with (almost) perfect reference material, so it’s totally freakin’ happening! Heck, it will be my first cosplay that really plays around with the bells ‘n whistles of lights & winged-like contraptions with Grimmjow’s Gran Rey Cero being a prototype/experiment to see what it would be like to use lights in a cosplay.
So, when you go to Otakon & you see me strutting this awesomeness, definitely ask me for a picture ’cause that’s one of the main reasons I’m going balls out (even though I have none[?]) with this cosplay. It’s going to be a b*tch walking around, sitting, standing in lines, doing anything, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
See you @ Otakon!
Otakon 20 banner form Tumblr
Yup, it’s official, I’m totally going to be there as a panelist! So super hype right now >.< I’ll be hosting 2 panels, & they are:
- Sengoku Era Anime
- Lewis Carrol’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’s’ Effect on Anime & Manga
So, if you’re in the area, definitely give these panels a look-see ~^.^~
Also, here’s a tentative list of the accepted panels: List.
AMA 2013 banner
In case you missed getting the handout or just don’t feel like digging it out of all your stuff, here’s what all the links were on my handout for my panels:
Got the first book in today & with that the artworks collection for Valkyria Chronicles is complete. Super stoked about this right now >.<
Valkyria Chronicles Artworks collection, vol. 1-3
So, I’ve finally decided on the second cosplay for AMA, so here they are…
Grimmjow Jaegerjaques from Bleach-Complete!
Baldren Gassenarl from Valkyria Chronicles 2
…Grimmjow’s basically done (as you can see here), I just need to finish the mask & numero for his back; Baldren…I basically have the bottom half since I already have boots like that, I just need to make a slip to go over the top for the design, but that cuirass…what the f**k, even ~.~ I have some solid ideas, but making it is going to be a doozy. Even the embellishments for the shirt & the cuirass are going to be easy, but making it is worrying me. Oh, well, I’ll figure something out >.>
Image cover to cover
Character Felix Crowley from VC3
Now, before I begin, let me just say the Valkyria Chronicles’ series of art books are all absolutely amazing and some of the best art books out there. That being said, you see this?
Snapshot of ENGLISH DIALOGUE!!
Like the caption implies, it’s the English caption for the art works book that’s been completely translated to English, available on Rightstuf.com, Barnes & Nobles, & Amazon (online of course). If you buy it now, you have the additional advantage of not having to wait for anything ’cause it’s -obviously- out now vs. my & others pre-ordering it.
So, why do I feel this is of note? Well, Sega stated in one interview that America will be seeing no more Valkyria Chronicles games due to the low sales of VC2 on PSP, like VC3. However, in a later interview another Sega man stated that not all hope should be lost & we may still be able to get the game here in Amurica.
My conjecture, hopefully, by receiving the English version of VC3′s art works book is a good sign we may actually be getting the game. Fingers crossed!!