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ACP’s Marvel vs Capcom cosplay contest has opened voting, please check it out & vote for your favorite!

P.S. I entered in the contest as Morrigan Aensland! ^_~

(Voting ends Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:59 PM EST)

Reblogging because voting ends tonight at 11:59 EST!


My Bakuretsucon 2012 Cosplay Plans! See you there! ♥
~ Starlightslk

My Bakuretsucon 2012 Cosplay Plans! See you there!

~ Starlightslk

I just got some more of my Dragon*con photos back, this time for my freshly re-vamped Morrigan cosplay! \^o^/

I completely remade the leotard for Morrigan, so that it is now strapless with proper built-in support. In addition I improved the feathers, and I do have a new wig almost completed for this version but I ran out of time before Dragon*con to finish dying it. I also discovered that I need to fix-up the armlets, I lost a little bit in the upper arm and now they like to constantly slide down. >_>;

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~♥ New Cosplay ♥~

Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers on My Website ~ ACParadise ~ Cosplay.com ~ Cosplay Lab

Photos taken by DarkainMX at Dragon*con 2012.

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This video is awesomely amazing and has me totally excited for next year’s Dragon*con already! \^_^/

Plus I’m at 0:57-1:00 I’m on screen as “win pose” Morrigan (Darkstalkers)!

To see more of my Morrigan cosplay you can visit my: Website ~ ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab

I’ve been working at full-tilt getting ready for Dragon*con since it’s less than 2 weeks away. @_@ This is a video I found last year after the convention, and it’s doing a great job of getting me super excited and helping me gear-up for this year! (as if I wasn’t already really excited to begin with) :3

~♥ Review: De-Boxing + Look & Feel ♥~

MOO Cards

I ordered my new coaplay cards from MOO in preparation for Dragon*con and they arrived 6 days earlier than they said they would!

I picked MOO since I had liked the cards I had seen that they had printed for other people, they allowed 2-sided printing standard, and the biggest plus was the fact that I could have more that just one picture on the front of the card. I feel that is a big plus especially for cosplayers since we have so many looks depending on what cosplay we’re wearing plus it reminds me a little of trading cards. XD

As for the cards themselves, I got their Classic Cards, they are sold in sets of 50  and are packaged with 50 cards per box. The boxes they come in are nice and made from very sturdy cardboard which will be handy in convention traveling conditions. The box has, for lack of a better word, an obi which states that the holder is made from recycled pulp and is recyclable & the cards are made from paper sourced from sustainable forests; in addition to the fact that the cards were printed & packed in the US. The paper obi is removable.

Inside each box reside my 50 cards as well as 2 tab dividers marked “MINE” & “THEIRS” with lines on the front of each divider, presumably for making notes. The cards are in repeating picture order which distributes the card designs evenly through the box as opposed to being divided by design.

The cards themselves feel wonderful they seem thicker and sturdier than my professional business cards which were from Overnight Prints. The finish they use feels soft and smooth, and well a bit luxurious. The colors are true to the pictures sent, although one of my designs feels a little darker printed but I’m fairly certain that’s due to the brightness of my monitor in viewing the pictures, not a problem with the printing. The other interesting thing was that they print each pack of 50 in the exact same order, so if the number of front pictures you input does not divide evenly into 50 you will have a few more cards with the front images of your first few images depending. I have a 2 more of my Mikuru & Morrigan cards compared to the rest of my front pictures.

Card Count:

(Order is as uploaded and organized in MOO/the order they were printed in)

  • Mikuru Asahina - 18 (9/box)
  • Morrigan Aensland -18 (9/box)
  • Eternal Sailor Venus -16 (8/box)
  • Paprika -16 (8/box)
  • Princess Serenity -16 (8/box)
  • Mami Tomoe -16 (8/box)

The cards also came with a postcard containing a coupon code for the mini cards in the bubble mailer, and in each box there was a coupon code to “pass on” for someone’s first pack of moo cards on one side and all the printing info, like batch & order number, on the other side; as well as what they called “moo meeting companions”. One of these was a letter puzzle and the other was made-up buzzwords, both were rather cute & quirky and very much tailored to go with their tag-line “greetings for meetings”.

I also wanted to briefly touch on their online card creator system. For the front of each of my cards I cropped down the pictures I was going to use in Photoshop using their recommended resolution & dimensions. For the back I used their online creator since I figured the text would come out crisper this way. The had a few set layouts to use and I picked one that allowed another picture so I could put a Q-R code on it but it also allowed for a logo or other such thing. Then it just gave you lines to input your text. It was all very simple and straightforward, although I was tiny bit disappointed at their small font selection but by no means was it terrible or a deal-breaker. I also loved how their online system allowed you to preview the cards, it was pretty cool.

I’m really happy with my cards and everything; so if I ever run out of cards I will defiantly be getting more from MOO! ^_^

Links:

My cosplays that are featured on the cards:

MOO Cards site + a 10% off coupon: link


My PAX East 2012 Costume/Cosplay Plans! See you there! ♥
~ Starlightslk

My PAX East 2012 Costume/Cosplay Plans! See you there!

~ Starlightslk


My Katsucon 2012 Cosplay Plans! See you there! ♥
~ Starlightslk

My Katsucon 2012 Cosplay Plans! See you there!

~ Starlightslk

My Best Photo Posts of 2011 (by month) and by best it means most popular. 

  1. December: 50 notes
  2. November: 87 notes
  3. October: 144 notes
  4. September: 46 notes
  5. August: 18 notes
  6. July: 12 notes
  7. June: 8 notes
  8. May: 13 notes

(I only have through May since that is when I joined tumblr. ^_^)

Generated using the best of tumblr tool. I did want to mention that I had to go through and check/correct a few since it had some trouble with detecting the number of notes for 3 of the months (May-July).

~♥ New Photos ♥~
Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on My Website ~ ACParadise ~ Cosplay.com ~ Cosplay Lab (New Photos only on ACP at the moment.)

~♥ New Photos ♥~

Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers/Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on My Website ~ ACParadise ~ Cosplay.com ~ Cosplay Lab (New Photos only on ACP at the moment.)

♡ ABC Cosplay Challenge! ♡
M is for Morrigan Aensland
Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Marvel vs Capcom 3 on ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab

♡ ABC Cosplay Challenge! ♡

M is for Morrigan Aensland

Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Marvel vs Capcom 3 on ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab

♡ ABC Cosplay Challenge! ♡
B is for Bats
Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers on ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab

♡ ABC Cosplay Challenge! ♡

B is for Bats

Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers on ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab

Dragon*Con Picture Diary Part 2:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday (08/30/2011-08/31/2011) - Girrrr-nya’s arrival at the Hotel
  • Thursday (09/01/2011) - Pre-Reg Line & Goth-Punk Mikuru (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) - ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab
  • Friday (09/02/2011) - Eternal Sailor Venus (Sailor Moon StarS) - ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab

This is where my picture diary switches over from Girrrr-nya’s travels to my cosplay shenanigans with my boyfriend, Sephygoth and our friend Mesoian, the three of us together is also known as: BMF Cosplay…XD

Thursday - We spent this day mainly picking up our badges in a 3 hour line…ugh it was pretty bad and I was having trouble cause of the Georgia Summer Heat and having to stand for so long. Sephygoth would make me stand/crouch/sit in the shade whenever possible which is how, coincidentally, I got the pic in line. XD

Once we got our badges we changed into cosplay and wandered the hotels, I got into my goth-punk Mikuru cosplay. This is one of the rare pics of all three of us together, it was taken by some of the awesome hotel employees who bribed us with water and then gave us rice crispy treats which were delicious. XP

After I changed-up and was ready for some dinner, the only thing open was the hotel bar. After ordering some food, Colin Ferguson sat down at the bar near us. After a brief exchange he came over and graciously let us each take a pic with him, tho unfortunately my pic with him didn’t come out. ;_;

Friday - After a hair crisis and an emergency wig run, I changed into Eternal Sailor Venus. It was so much fun but at the same time those shoes are killer even with insoles so I didn’t wear it for too long. ^^;

Also all three of us entered the Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament which was fun tho frustrating since it was supposed to be on xBox360 and instead it was on PS3 and various silly bracket changes due to a lazy person taking registration throughout the day. >_< Plus they made me play Sephygoth in the first round…lame…I knew who was going to win before we even started the match… ;_; Some people just suck the fun out of everything.

Other Parts: Part 1, Part 3

This video is awesomely amazing and has me totally excited for next year’s Dragon*con already! \^_^/

Plus I’m at 0:57-1:00 I’m on screen as “win pose” Morrigan (Darkstalkers)!

To see more of my Morrigan cosplay you can visit my: Website ~ ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab

(Source: beatdownboogie.com)

~♥New Cosplay♥~
Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers on ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab
Debuted at Dragon*Con 2011!
Stay Tuned for More New Pictures! ^_~

~♥New Cosplay♥~

Starlightslk cosplaying Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers on ACParadise ~ Cos.com ~ Cosplay Lab

Debuted at Dragon*Con 2011!

Stay Tuned for More New Pictures! ^_~