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Recently, we went to MomoCon. What is Momocon? It’s a convention here in Georgia. It’s a gaming and anime convention, and it is [in the future] a four day convention over memorial day weekend.

Whilist we were at MomoCon, I met some good people that were very nice and willing to talk. There were some who asked for pictures and others who wanted pictures with you. May it be you were in cosplay or not, there were always people who were willing to stop and help you around or introduce you to others. The crowds may be big, but it’s definitely worth going to.

A few things that were noted – you know that you’re at a convention when your spotpass [on 3ds] goes wild. What I mean by that is if you walk around with it on, you will receive a load of people who will enter themselves into your 3ds. Another thing you can tell just by the visual effect you see from people is that everyone brings their ds – seeing a long line of people with it out can prove this point.

The dealers room was cool – seeing the stuff that most people don’t have and seeing those stores you remember. The problem with going into that room is limiting yourself to what you buy. [Sadly, I couldn’t do that.] The artists alley was also a nice area – finding and being able to get the art that people drew/painted/other themselves is probably one of the best things that could happen.

Overall, I really liked the convention. While I may not have much to say because I don’t know how to put them into words, there’s lots more to tell. It would be easier just to go and see it yourself!! [Preordering your passes is easiest – don’t wait until the door price to get them] I hope to see you there next year!

I know there are a lot of people out there [like me] who don’t have the money or the time to either buy costumes or make them. There are a few things you can do. Here are some steps.

1) Figure out who you want to cosplay as

2) Look in your closet or someone else’s to see if you have anything even //slightly// related to what they wear

3) If they do, take it out and see what you can do

I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to be like “what do I do next?” Well, you build it up! If you need props, you can use a lot of materials! For a staff, I used pvc pipes and paint! Making a bow is easy as well – just use a wire as a base and use newspaper to wrap around it. Editing a lot of clothes is actually fairly simple.  I’ve created a costume out of pure materials I found at home – A jacket, duct tape, pants and a shirt. Simple, right? You just have to have the materials to edit said outfit and be able to do that from now on.

Another thing – if you’re going to cosplay, you need makeup. Male or female. It can be used to make the face clearer, or just to make it look a lot more like said character. Eyeliner is basic – also some skin toning might help.

Now, as it comes for wigs if you’re going to use them. Keep them in a container and away from animals. If they’re a long wig, make sure to keep them in a plastic bag so they don’t tangle themselves up with the other wigs [if you have any other]

 

Overall, it just comes down to time and hard work. Don’t put what you’re working on until last and make sure you have everything completed by the time you need to use it.

Anime Review: Uta no prince-sama

Posted: February 6, 2014 by rosie in Anime, Blog, Review

Okay, so as a follow-up to the Free!Iwatobi Swim Club review, I’m doing one for my favorite all-time anime. Uta no prince-sama! I’ll be explaining the character portrayal, the music and animation for this anime. All of which can be explained simply, but I am not one to do simple things. I think. Anyway! Review, begin!

First up – character portrayal. Now this is going to be hard for me to explain. Each character has a specific background to go along with them, and there are many characters to explain. My favorite characters are probably easy to pick out if I’m known well enough. But aside from that – the characters didn’t know each other at first – like in every anime. But what’s different about this one – it’s not exactly a romance anime. It’s focused on the boys – a group formed called STARISH. They, are the main characters. And the art for them is amazing, along with the personalities, and colors to go along with the group.

Next up – music. I did mention “Maji Love 2000%” which happens to be my favorite song from the anime, other than “Brand New Melody”. Now, being that you’re here reading this and not watching the anime, you probably just see names of songs. I can say that the music is very well composed, sang beautifully, and I can’t wish for anything better. The music in it is great, and there’s nothing more to that. It’s impressive, and I admire the people who sang and composed them – that’s how much I like it.

Last up – animation. The animation for this anime is PERFECT. I love the way the characters are drawn, the backgrounds, the housing, dorm rooms, and all other things of that sort. It’s all just done so well, I can’t really single out one thing that could either irritate me or intrigue me more than just watching it through all over again. I can recommend this anime, and I would say I never had any regrets watching it. So, if you would:

Go watch it!

“Brand New Melody”: http://simplestorysandsuch.tumblr.com/post/68364463822

“Maji  Love 2000%”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS1HEtj2krw

Okay, so new post. Not many of those coming out alot anymore, are they? So I decided to go ahead and re-watch one of my favorite anime shows. Free!Iwatobi Swim Club. To get a grip of the anime, you have to watch it. But I’m going to go ahead and give off some character portrayal, music, and overall animation reviews.

The first – character portrayal. I can say the characters are complex. They have a history with each other, and they are all friends. Or, so you think. The history of the characters is explained in the anime, and you learn how much these boys have been through together. Being a swim team has to be hard, but with the way that they’ve all been, trained and lived, it has to be so much harder than that. I simply adore the characters, and their relationship with the other members of the swim club and the other swim teams around. They persevere together, and they work together. I can say I love that.

Now, as for the music. I posted something like this earlier. If you remember “Rage on!”, that was from this anime. But not only does that introduce some to the anime, but the music that is actually put into the anime in itself is captivating. The music makes you anxious, before you get what you’re looking for – that dramatic scene, which can be heart-wrenching or heartwarming.  It definitely portrays what is in the anime, and that is what most people look for. I know that I, am included in that group of people. The more music, and the better music, I can say the better and more likely I’m going to like it.

Now, as a final – the animation. I just – wow. That is literally all there is to say about it. The animation is great, and the artists and other forms of that just make it so much better. I can’t explain how much it makes me love it. Great animation, music, and characters is what makes an anime so much better. The well drawn and animated episodes can attract some and repel others, but I am in that boat with the attracted ones. There are so many things that are great about this anime, but I would be giving up too much information on it, and that wouldn’t be fun, now would it?

So go get out there and watch Free!

Anime and their Music

Posted: December 13, 2013 by rosie in Anime, Blog, Just for Teens, Music, Review

So I decided to jump on the gun and post something new. Anime in its own isn’t all that new [just ask others – that or you know it yourself!] but I decided to go on that form of it. My base topic is some anime and the music that plays in the anime itself. It could possible be battle music, the opening theme, the ending, or just some plain music that plays along with it! The first thing is up. The animes. So many to choose from, but yet, everyone has their favorites. Mine, specifically would be RWBY, Uta no prince-sama, Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Attack on Titan.  Now, playing along the lines of those four anime, the music incorporated into them is so great. Starting with RWBY. RWBY was created by Monty Oum – a worker in RoosterTeeth.  My favorite song from how far I’m in [which trust me, I’m not that far in] has GOT to be the opening theme. “This Will Be The Day”, created by Jeff Williams (featuring Casey Lee Williams). It not only makes you think about the song, but it’s extremely catchy and I definitely love it. The next up, Uta no prince-sama. This has made it up into my all time favorite anime. Why? Because the character design, the songs, and the plotline is just so attracting to me.  It isn’t only an anime, but it is a game and a novel too. Confusing, right? The anime on it’s own is overall amazing. It’s about students in an academy training to be idols or composers. I don’t like to spoil things, so if you want to learn more, you’ll have to watch the first season! But the music IN Uta no prince-sama is effectively what took my heart. My favorite song has to be the ending song in the second season “Maji LOVE 2000%”. Even if I can’t understand it, the translations do help allot – and it not only makes the music better, but gives you an understanding of those songs.

Now for the next two.  Free! Iwatobi Swim Club now listen to me, it’s an odd anime. But being a female, I guess seeing male swimmers is attractive. It has good backstory and good plot-lines, even if it makes no sense at all at times. It’s extremely humorous to me. My favorite song here was chosen for me the second I started it. “Rage on!”  is the opening. Sure, it seems like it has nothing to do with the anime on it’s own, but it has it’s own backstory to it just as much as the others do. The song is not only catchy like the others, but it just pulls you along with it and it’s like a torrent of music. And last but not least. Attack on Titan. Now even though I don’t watch the anime [I read the manga – less bloody that way] I do listen to the music and WOW. That’s effectively what happened to me when I heard the music. It has so much feeling, and it intertwines with the story so well. I think I have many supporters on this decision, but “Guren no Yumiya”, the opening of Attack on Titan is one of the best pieces of music I’ve heard in a long time. It just takes your breath away and you sing along with it – you remember the lyrics almost instantly. It’s a Japanese song, like most of the other music I listen to.

These four animes have not only taken my heart, my soul, but have taken my ears to many many more levels. I wonder sometimes how long it has to take to produce things like this, and I know – a very, very long time to create. I’ll never forget them – and I’m more than likely to go back and read/watch/play them again soon.

“This Will Be The Day”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNtcP6EXm3s

“Maji LOVE 2000%”:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS1HEtj2krw

“Rage on!”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXkq0JWGMM8

“Guren no Yumiya”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkpRK2_gVs