My Other Me Gets Funded On Kickstarter

The cosplay documentary My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers has surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter and will be getting the funds it needs to battle post production costs and shady film executives. Most of the footage was captured at Sakuracon, Anime Evolution, and Cos & Effect, so if you plunk down $60 on the kickstarter, you might be able to see you and your friends in a movie! Hurry though, there are only 4 days to go!


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FanExpo Vancouver Gallery Part 2

Cosplay photography is one of the great joys of conventions, and FanExpo was no exception. Still, I’m not a professional photographer, and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the one the best…equipment on hand. Fortunately, there are good people like Julio Chavez on hand to get the shots that I cannot! Head over to his website to see more of his great work!

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FanExpo Vancouver 2012 Photo Gallery

Now, what would any good convention be without Cosplay? Vancouver brings out its best Comic Book costumes out against the backdrop of the beautiful Vancouver Convention Center!

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Sakura-con Videography: How Could I have missed this many costumes?!

It’s no secret that photography is one of the joys of Anime Conventions, but if you want to capture what it’s really like to be walking around out there, you need to switch that camera to video. Every year it’s a combination of a fashion show, science fiction movie, and improv comedy workshop. MLZStudio and ShinWH0 have put together some amazing videos that show off why Sakura-con is so popular and why the Seattle convention centre is such a great venue. Check out more videos after the jump!

Sakura-con 2012 Cosplay Gallery Part 4


And here we are at the Fourth and final gallery post! Time to curl up with some green tea and DVDs and try to get over any con crud you might have picked up. See you next year!

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Sakura-con 2012 Cosplay Gallery Part 3


The weather was perfect for cosplay shooting out at the Convention Center park! The crowds were intense, but the staff was stellar at keeping the foot traffic going.

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Sakura-con 2012 Cosplay Gallery Part 2


This is part 2 of 4 for our Sakura-con 2012 Cosplay Gallery!

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Sakura-con 2012 Cosplay Gallery Part 1


Sakuracon 2012 may be billed as an anime convention, but everyone there knows it’s all about the cosplay!  This merely part 1 of our 4 part gallery series!

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Sakuracon Fashion Police?!

A very odd piece of advertising came through my google alerts the other day. Some dude or production company is looking for

…two female spokesmodels / on-camera talent that have no problem walking up to and interviewing people around the convention. Think of Joan Rivers at the Oscars, you ask people where they are from, what they are dressed as, etc. This would be a great gig for two friends that would like to attend the event, and make some money while having a great time!

Costume is not required but you will need to at least dress up for the affair. Preferably, I am hoping to have at least one person who can speak fluent Japanese. The finished production will be a series of shorts that will be aired on-line, and hopefully picked up by Japanese television.

I will pay for your admission to the event, plus food and drinks, plus $50 cash for each day we shoot. We will be working for no more than 4 hours each day, so this is a quick fun and easy way to be a part of this event!

My first thought is that even for $50 day, this guy needs to manage his expectations. No one speaking fluent Japanese is going to roll out of bed for less than union scale. Second of all, while Joan Rivers at the Oscars sounds like fun, you also might end up with Joan Rivers who rips celebrities a new one each week on Fashion Police (which I do watch on a regular basis). That kind of humour is gold when your talking about an ingenue chickie wearing a $20,000 dress she didn’t pay for, but not so much when you’re talking to a broke college student who spent 72 hours on her own palatial ball gown. And then there’s the issue that this is a craigslist ad. So what do you think, internet? Is this the beginnings of a cosplay documentary that the whole family will enjoy, or is it simply code for an escort service?

Sakura-con Hosts a Gothic and Lolita tea party with Fumiko Kawamura and Yuko Ashizawa

It’s no secret that with all the cosplay and lolita fashions anime conventions have turned into Tuner Shows for clothes (that’s a good thing). This year Sakura-con offers fashion fans a unique opportunity to mingle with Japan’s top designers in the Gothic Lolita genre. You can join Fumiko Kawamura of Chantilly and Yuko Ashizawa of Atelier Pierrot at the Historic Fairmont hotel for a Gothic Lolita tea party on April 5th. This is a non-cosplay event, but you can bring out your jauntiest suits and daintiest frocks to attend this 5 diamond event. Tickets are worth $50 and can be found here.

Source: Sakura-Con