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Quiet - How do I get Snake to notice me? by ValNika Quiet - How do I get Snake to notice me? :iconvalnika:ValNika 28 1 FFV - SHEEEEEEP by ValNika FFV - SHEEEEEEP :iconvalnika:ValNika 7 2 Chris Lightfellow by ValNika Chris Lightfellow :iconvalnika:ValNika 25 14 Geomancin' and Romancin' by ValNika Geomancin' and Romancin' :iconvalnika:ValNika 9 6 The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway by ValNika The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway :iconvalnika:ValNika 7 5 The Chrono Trigger by ValNika The Chrono Trigger :iconvalnika:ValNika 30 15 Could it be You? by ValNika Could it be You? :iconvalnika:ValNika 16 2 Geralt (Gera?) of Rivia by ValNika Geralt (Gera?) of Rivia :iconvalnika:ValNika 5 5 FFVIII: Tetsuya's Angels by ValNika FFVIII: Tetsuya's Angels :iconvalnika:ValNika 11 3 FFVIII: Shielded by ValNika FFVIII: Shielded :iconvalnika:ValNika 24 1 Suikoden: Stoic by ValNika Suikoden: Stoic :iconvalnika:ValNika 8 10 FFX-2: This Is It by ValNika FFX-2: This Is It :iconvalnika:ValNika 16 10 Original Woodland Elf: Delicacy by ValNika Original Woodland Elf: Delicacy :iconvalnika:ValNika 14 5 Catherine: Seduction by ValNika Catherine: Seduction :iconvalnika:ValNika 2 2 ME2: At Purgatory by ValNika ME2: At Purgatory :iconvalnika:ValNika 10 3 FFVII: Vigilance by ValNika FFVII: Vigilance :iconvalnika:ValNika 41 9


Time Paradox by HotaruShidosha Time Paradox :iconhotarushidosha:HotaruShidosha 17 3 Chris Lightfellow by earlynn Chris Lightfellow :iconearlynn:earlynn 5 6 Girls by Arckasa Girls :iconarckasa:Arckasa 1,142 52 Kill la Kill - Sukuyo n Mikisugi by vaxzone Kill la Kill - Sukuyo n Mikisugi :iconvaxzone:vaxzone 2,283 215 Honnouji Academy - Student Council by Kanasaiii Honnouji Academy - Student Council :iconkanasaiii:Kanasaiii 3,929 173 Chrono trigger by July-MonMon Chrono trigger :iconjuly-monmon:July-MonMon 42 4 Avatar: The Last Airbender by KumoriDragon Avatar: The Last Airbender :iconkumoridragon:KumoriDragon 162 50 Legend of Korra collage by BrotherToastyCakes Legend of Korra collage :iconbrothertoastycakes:BrotherToastyCakes 192 5 Korra - 01 by Drakyx Korra - 01 :icondrakyx:Drakyx 885 84 Cirilla - the Lion Cub of Cintra -Witcher 3 by love-squad Cirilla - the Lion Cub of Cintra -Witcher 3 :iconlove-squad:love-squad 750 90 The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Geralt and Yennefer by Scratcherpen The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Geralt and Yennefer :iconscratcherpen:Scratcherpen 292 2 Together Again - Geralt and Ciri (Witcher 3) by Shinobi2u Together Again - Geralt and Ciri (Witcher 3) :iconshinobi2u:Shinobi2u 511 33 Korra by shamserg Korra :iconshamserg:shamserg 105 5 Tenkai Star by desidestia Tenkai Star :icondesidestia:desidestia 15 2 Genso Suikoden II by hoseou Genso Suikoden II :iconhoseou:hoseou 90 27 Witcher is Coming by SharksDen Witcher is Coming :iconsharksden:SharksDen 2,151 83





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United States
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
  • Listening to: Pop Danthology 2012
  • Reading: Inheritance....still XD
  • Watching: Fringe
  • Playing: KH Dream Drop Distance
  • Eating: Hershey Kisses!

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MrJechgo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Happy B-Day ^_^
HotaruShidosha Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In case things are busy tomorrow: Happy birthday~!!
MrJechgo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Happy B-Day ^_^
Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Happy Birthday!
N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw your Tifa cosplay earlier today at Otakon! You totally know how to rock your costumes! Keep up the great work!
ValNika Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Also thanks for the watch!
N8Dogg5k Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem. Looking forward to seeing what you do in the future.
ValNika Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
kevin4 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday! :)Hug 
ValNika Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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