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Cheesy ID, I know. But I was getting sick of my Azula one. lol

Myself as Faris from Final Fantasy V, dancer job class
Made and worn by me
Wig styled by: :iconx-lunairetic-x:

Location: Anime USA 2012, Marriott at Woodley Park, Washington DC
Photographer: Larry Bradby, at the official photobooth
Crop and text insert by me! lolz.

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Happy New Year! --My Year in Cosplay

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:37 PM
My 2012 year of cosplay! Everyone else was doing it so I had to jump on the bandwagon :)

So... I've been cosplaying since October of 2009... and I made over half of my costumes in 2012! Wow! Some of them required minimal effort, and some were just remaking crucial parts of a costume, but I'm pretty impressed with this. :) (5 of them are also Rinoa variants...hahaha)

1- Terra. Revamped for MAGFest in January.
Not originally made in 2012, but I remade the sash completely, restyled the wig, and 100% repainted the boots. Those things took more time than making the original dress, so I feel that it counts.

2- Rinoa. Complete reboot for Katsucon in February.
Rinoa was my first costume and she was due for a reboot! The only things kept from the first version were the shirt, skirt, and necklace. Everything else was new, and I added a wig and her pinwheel!

3- Rinoa ball dress. Made for Katsucon in February.
Needed a formal outfit for the ball. Still don't have accurate shoes :(

4- Commander Shepard. Made for the Mass Effect 3 midnight release in March.
Originally made the jacket for the release but used my real hair. Added the wig for Anime USA in November.

5- Jenna. Made for the DC Sakura Matsuri in April.
Totally new costume. Will hopefully be adding her staff in 2013!

6- Woodland Elf. Made for the Maryland Faerie Festival in May.
Not super happy with this and I'll never wear it again. I hope to have something cuter for next year's event. ^^

7- Azula. Made for JAFAX in June.
Totally new costume, made for a group. I hope to wear it more soon!

8- Tifa. Revamped for JAFAX in June.
Originally made in 2011, but I added a wig, new skirt, new shoes.

9- My wedding in July.
Well, not a cosplay. :P But it's pretty noteworthy! And I got married on Otakon weekend, so I couldn't be at the con :P

10- Rinoa bathing suit. Made for our beach shoot in August.
Well, we were on a beach, so I needed a beach outfit! :P Minimal effort in this one.

11- Rinoa Casual. Made for our beach shoot in August.
Again minimal effort. But we had so many other versions, why not casual to go out to dinner in?

12- Adventuring Elf. Made for Maryland RenFest in October.
Made from 100% left over materials. Totally free costume! Won't be wearing it again though because I reused the tunic for my Christmas Rinoa.

13- Dancer Faris. Made for Anime USA in November.
Made for an awesomely fun FFV dancer group. A bit skimpy, but fun to wear. I hope to make more Faris jobs in the future :)

14- Christmas Rinoa. Made for Cosplay Christmas Party in December.
Reused my elf tunic for this one. Simple costume, but lots of fun, and now I have a holiday costume!

Happy new year everyone! And here's to many more in 2013!

Love, Val


Confirmed events for 2013:

DC Sakura Matsuri
MD RenFest
Anime USA

Journal design by Simmemann
  • Mood: Triumph
  • Listening to: Pop Danthology 2012
  • Reading: Inheritance....still XD
  • Watching: Fringe
  • Playing: KH Dream Drop Distance
  • Eating: Hershey Kisses!

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kevin4 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday! :)Hug 
Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy Birthday sweetheart!
ValNika Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy Birthday!
ValNika Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hope it was a great celebration!
MrJechgo Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy B-Day ^_^
ValNika Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
smithers456 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday Valerie. I hope that you have a wonderful day. :) Ron
ValNika Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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