Since we're talking about cosplaying, I thought I might show you pics of some other costumes I've done over the last few years. I love dressing up and going to parties or cons. Sometimes my friends and I even host our own theme parties!!
Dressed as Rayne for a New England Romance Writers of America convention:
At the Book Expo of America, wher my friend Liz and I signed our SHOMI novels (mine was called Moongazer) for our publisher. They even made a poster of us, which I wish I had gotten to keep!
In this outfit, I'm especially fond of the legwarmers and my hair in little buns. I recently chopped my hair so I can't do that anymore!
This outfit, worn to the national Romance Writers of America conference, got a lot of both negative and positive attention from attendees. Some older romance writers were REALLY MAD that Liz and I cosplayed at the booksale. Evidently they didn't feel it was a look becoming to an author and that we were bringing down the credibility of the whole romance genre!! Some people wrote that they'd never buy our books again! This is just another example of how there's a chasm between romance writers that target older readers and those who target younger ones - like me! :)
In any case, I don't think this outfit is really very risque...Kind of typical Japanese school girl...
Gothic Lolita is my favorite cosplay look. I did this one at Comic Con in San Diego, a year and a half ago.
And here's the same dres without the jacket/sleeves.
Day two, same Comic Con event.
Here's a modified version of the Book Expo outfit - with this amazing skirt I ordered from Japan. I wish you could see it close-up. It even had strings of beads.
Not really a costume, but I'm thinking to use this picture for my author photo on the new re-packaged Blood Coven Books.
Again, not really a costume, but me in a corset, dancing at a goth club called Necromantic. (Don't you love the name?)
Last year I hosted a "Future Party" where everyone had to dress as if they were from the future. Here's me and my boyfriend Jacob.
I had fiber optic glow things for my hair, too!
Not really a costume - I wear my skeleanimals hoodie almost everywhere.
At a vampire ball...
One of my favorite outfits of all time - I'm dressed as my character KARMA KITTY in an anthology story I wrote about a manga artist who turns into her character when she dons a pair of magic gold boots in KARMA KITTY GOES TO COMIC CON. (You can find the story in the anthology "These Boots Were Made for Stomping."
Dragoncon! Me and Jacob ready to hit the parties!
And last, but not least, this is the Gothic Lolita dress I got in Japan. Worn to Dragoncon.
So there you have it! Cosplay fun! ^_^ Which outfit is your fave?