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cksaul

cksaul:

cksaul:

Avatar Wan Cosplay WIP

About to head to Seattle to see friends, family and attend SakuraCon 2014 with my usual band of proper villains. This will be my 9th (HOLY SHIT) SakuraCon (I’ve been going ever since it has been at the Convention Center downtown), and though I’ve cosplayed every year but two (last year when everyone’s cosplay plans fell through and the year before where my friend and I sold art in the Artist Alley) this is my first all-sewn/all-created cosplay! (Minus the thrift-store girl boots…)

In the past I’d either purchase full costumes/components or cobble together things from thrift store finds. Though I know how to hand sew, I had no fucking clue how to use a sewing machine… Huge shoutouts to my friend Heather (silhouettes1) for letting me borrow her sewing machine and teaching me how to use it. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you! Shoutouts to Vicious Cosplay’s "How To Shop At JoAnns Like A Boss" post as well, for saving me some serious $…

Originally I intended to cosplay Mitsurugi from Soul Caliber, to fit in with this year’s collective group cosplay. However, tax season kicked my little freelancing ass and so I was left with less “extra” funds than expected. With a time crunch and a budget I decided to go for Plan B, and to take this opportunity to learn how to use a sewing machine, even if it was super last minute… 

LOTS of learning and fuckups along the way, and I’m still nailing down last minute details before I fly out tomorrow, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. (#1 Rule of Cosplay - It ALWAYS takes longer than you think it will…)

More pictures and such later perhaps.

In the meantime, bonus pics of some of our past group cosplays:

Hello Kitty Patrol (SakuraCon 2010) 

Source John Lu (Flickr)

2/3 Scale Onix (SakuraCon 2011) 

Source gamefan23 (Flickr)

UPDATE:

Because I’m an idiot, I realized (now that I’m about to check out Korra Season 3) that I never posted any pictures of the final product… So here’s one, taken by John C. Heiber. Did a few more finishing touches - like “weathering” the hand-wraps and hood, and of course making up the teapot Raava. Good times. Again, huge shoutout to silhouettes1 for all her help and the loan of her sewing machine!

Plus a bonus blurry picture featuring nearly everyone in our group - Soul Caliber and Avatar.

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cksaul personal cosplay wip work in progress avatar wan avatar the legend of korra seattle sakuracon 2014 anime convention sewing onix pokemon hello kitty ghost military pmc call of duty metal gear solid 4 gamefan23 flickr john lu silhouettes1 viscious cosplay joanns joann fabrics thrifting couponing
cksaul

cksaul:

cksaul:

Avatar Wan Cosplay WIP

About to head to Seattle to see friends, family and attend SakuraCon 2014 with my usual band of proper villains. This will be my 9th (HOLY SHIT) SakuraCon (I’ve been going ever since it has been at the Convention Center downtown), and though I’ve cosplayed every year but two (last year when everyone’s cosplay plans fell through and the year before where my friend and I sold art in the Artist Alley) this is my first all-sewn/all-created cosplay! (Minus the thrift-store girl boots…)

In the past I’d either purchase full costumes/components or cobble together things from thrift store finds. Though I know how to hand sew, I had no fucking clue how to use a sewing machine… Huge shoutouts to my friend Heather (silhouettes1) for letting me borrow her sewing machine and teaching me how to use it. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you! Shoutouts to Vicious Cosplay’s "How To Shop At JoAnns Like A Boss" post as well, for saving me some serious $…

Originally I intended to cosplay Mitsurugi from Soul Caliber, to fit in with this year’s collective group cosplay. However, tax season kicked my little freelancing ass and so I was left with less “extra” funds than expected. With a time crunch and a budget I decided to go for Plan B, and to take this opportunity to learn how to use a sewing machine, even if it was super last minute… 

LOTS of learning and fuckups along the way, and I’m still nailing down last minute details before I fly out tomorrow, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. (#1 Rule of Cosplay - It ALWAYS takes longer than you think it will…)

More pictures and such later perhaps.

In the meantime, bonus pics of some of our past group cosplays:

Hello Kitty Patrol (SakuraCon 2010) 

Source John Lu (Flickr)

2/3 Scale Onix (SakuraCon 2011) 

Source gamefan23 (Flickr)

UPDATE:

Because I’m an idiot, I realized (now that I’m about to check out Korra Season 3) that I never posted any pictures of the final product… So here’s one, taken by John C. Heiber. Did a few more finishing touches - like “weathering” the hand-wraps and hood, and of course making up the teapot Raava. Good times. Again, huge shoutout to silhouettes1 for all her help and the loan of her sewing machine!

Plus a bonus blurry picture featuring nearly everyone in our group - Soul Caliber and Avatar.

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2 months ago
cksaul personal cosplay wip work in progress avatar wan avatar the legend of korra seattle sakuracon 2014 anime convention sewing onix pokemon hello kitty ghost military pmc call of duty metal gear solid 4 gamefan23 flickr john lu silhouettes1 viscious cosplay joanns joann fabrics thrifting couponing
cksaul

cksaul:

Avatar Wan Cosplay WIP

About to head to Seattle to see friends, family and attend SakuraCon 2014 with my usual band of proper villains. This will be my 9th (HOLY SHIT) SakuraCon (I’ve been going ever since it has been at the Convention Center downtown), and though I’ve cosplayed every year but two (last year when everyone’s cosplay plans fell through and the year before where my friend and I sold art in the Artist Alley) this is my first all-sewn/all-created cosplay! (Minus the thrift-store girl boots…)

In the past I’d either purchase full costumes/components or cobble together things from thrift store finds. Though I know how to hand sew, I had no fucking clue how to use a sewing machine… Huge shoutouts to my friend Heather (silhouettes1) for letting me borrow her sewing machine and teaching me how to use it. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you! Shoutouts to Vicious Cosplay’s "How To Shop At JoAnns Like A Boss" post as well, for saving me some serious $…

Originally I intended to cosplay Mitsurugi from Soul Caliber, to fit in with this year’s collective group cosplay. However, tax season kicked my little freelancing ass and so I was left with less “extra” funds than expected. With a time crunch and a budget I decided to go for Plan B, and to take this opportunity to learn how to use a sewing machine, even if it was super last minute… 

LOTS of learning and fuckups along the way, and I’m still nailing down last minute details before I fly out tomorrow, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. (#1 Rule of Cosplay - It ALWAYS takes longer than you think it will…)

More pictures and such later perhaps.

In the meantime, bonus pics of some of our past group cosplays:

Hello Kitty Patrol (SakuraCon 2010) 

Source John Lu (Flickr)

2/3 Scale Onix (SakuraCon 2011) 

Source gamefan23 (Flickr)

UPDATE:

Because I’m an idiot, I realized (now that I’m about to check out Korra Season 3) that I never posted any pictures of the final product… So here’s one, taken by John C. Heiber. Did a few more finishing touches - like “weathering” the hand-wraps and hood, and of course making up the teapot Raava. Good times. Again, huge shoutout to silhouettes1 for all her help and the loan of her sewing machine!

Plus a bonus blurry picture featuring nearly everyone in our group - Soul Caliber and Avatar.

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2 months ago
Marcus Yam photography multiple exposure Seattle landscape portrait
photojojo

photojojo:

Former aerospace engineer and photographer Marcus Yam has a series documenting his home city of Seattle in a fascinating way. 

By using multiple exposures, Yam is able to layer images of the old Seattle with those showing the city’s recent technology and population boom.

The City of Seattle Captured Through Multiple Exposures

via Juxtapoz

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4 months ago
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rachelellogram:

Aaaaand post-con depression is already setting in….

Always.

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cksaul personal cosplay wip work in progress avatar wan avatar the legend of korra seattle sakuracon 2014 anime convention sewing onix pokemon hello kitty ghost military pmc call of duty metal gear solid 4 gamefan23 flickr john lu silhouettes1 viscious cosplay joanns joann fabrics thrifting couponing

Avatar Wan Cosplay WIP

About to head to Seattle to see friends, family and attend SakuraCon 2014 with my usual band of proper villains. This will be my 9th (HOLY SHIT) SakuraCon (I’ve been going ever since it has been at the Convention Center downtown), and though I’ve cosplayed every year but two (last year when everyone’s cosplay plans fell through and the year before where my friend and I sold art in the Artist Alley) this is my first all-sewn/all-created cosplay! (Minus the thrift-store girl boots…)

In the past I’d either purchase full costumes/components or cobble together things from thrift store finds. Though I know how to hand sew, I had no fucking clue how to use a sewing machine… Huge shoutouts to my friend Heather (silhouettes1) for letting me borrow her sewing machine and teaching me how to use it. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you! Shoutouts to Vicious Cosplay’s "How To Shop At JoAnns Like A Boss" post as well, for saving me some serious $…

Originally I intended to cosplay Mitsurugi from Soul Caliber, to fit in with this year’s collective group cosplay. However, tax season kicked my little freelancing ass and so I was left with less “extra” funds than expected. With a time crunch and a budget I decided to go for Plan B, and to take this opportunity to learn how to use a sewing machine, even if it was super last minute… 

LOTS of learning and fuckups along the way, and I’m still nailing down last minute details before I fly out tomorrow, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. (#1 Rule of Cosplay - It ALWAYS takes longer than you think it will…)

More pictures and such later perhaps.

In the meantime, bonus pics of some of our past group cosplays:

Hello Kitty Patrol (SakuraCon 2010) 

Source John Lu (Flickr)

2/3 Scale Onix (SakuraCon 2011) 

Source gamefan23 (Flickr)

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4 months ago
SakuraCon 2014 Seattle anime convention
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You should reblog this if you’re going to Sakura-Con 2014

hoshigiri:

imnotyourwickedkittybitch:

Cause I’m curious.

I’m going as Kagura (Fairy Tail)~!
And Bee (Bee and Puppycat) on Sunday! :D

(Source: thewickedestkitty)

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jilllionaire:

I LOVE MY CITY!!!!!!!!!

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jordanloveskats:

Just some of the weekly burger specials that Lil Woody’s has offered this past year. 

Lil Woodys

Address: 1211 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: (206) 457-4148
Photography by Jordan Nicholson.
(Fun fact: I ate every one of these burgers after taking the photo)
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missmariner:

If this isn’t the coolest thing you’ve ever seen, we can’t be friends. 

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nosdrinker:

no survivors

nosdrinker:

no survivors

(Source: seattleseahawksnfl)

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#flashbackfriday to two Tuesdays ago at my second #housepartytour show in #Seattle. @therealjeremymckinnon of @whereisadtr. #adtr #adaytoremember #commoncourtesy #nofilter #wamu (at WaMu Theater)

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notperfectstillgood:

hipster-kanaya:

Kyoshi Warriors @ SakuraCon

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO MANY YEARS

If I was still in Seattle… I would have fangirled so hard.

Hands down my favorite cosplay from last year’s SakuraCon.

(Source: irohsquared)

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Seattle gave me one final beautiful #sunset as I left. (at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC))

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Reppin’ my #Seattle #blue at work today. #Seahawks #12thman (at The Rising)