Alright here they are. Me in my AKB48 outfit at Dragon*Con 2014. I started the day wearing long black socks and black dress shoes but I had to change out of them cuz by nitetime my feet were dead,

One really cool thing about this year was that although most people thought I was just cosplaying a random cute Japanese schoolgirl, a bunch of people recognized I was actually cosplaying as a member of AKB48. A lot of people took photos of me so I reckon more pictures of me are floating around the interweb.

I’m contemplating doing a different AKB48 outfit for Dragon*Con 2015. Leading candidates are the Heavy Rotation dance costume, the Everyday Kachuusha sailor outfit or a Gingham Check picnic outfit.

I am so proud of http://aduck8myshoes.tumblr.com/. She did a great job on her NMB48 Mousou Girlfriend cosplay and she looked good wearing it. I’m excited to see what she does for Dragon*Con 2015

I can’t say enough about how great she is. Sweeter than sugar and beautiful as sunshine. Even though we only get together once a year seeing her is very special to me because it reminds me that what I do does actually touch people. If I had to do it only for her I would do it forever.

This weekend at Dragon*Con 2014 I got to meet someone very important to the AKB48 fandom here in America. Her name is Hayley and she is an incredible fan. She hopes to grow AKB48 here in the States and hopefully help the powers that be in Japan realize there is a viable audience here in America. Her knowledge of AKB48 and its history is vast and her love of them is true. She hosts informative panels at cons to try to introduce AKB48 to new fans. And even sometimes cosplays in AKB48 costumes. Though our methods are different we share many goals. Her energy and passion are contagious and she has inspired me to do 2 special portraits.

She gave me the Takamina and Yukirin Gingham Check photocard as a gift.

She is fun and motivating and I hope this meeting was just the beginning

Dragon*Con 2014 cool cosplays part 3

I got a new camera this year and was still trying to figure it out during the con so my pictures suffered

Dragon*Con 2014 cool cosplays part 4

I got a new camera this year and was still trying to figure it out during the con so my pictures suffered

Dragon*Con 2014 cool cosplays part 2

I got a new camera this year and was still trying to figure it out during the con so my pictures suffered

Dragon*Con 2014 cool cosplays part 1

I got a new camera this year and was still trying to figure it out during the con so my pictures suffered

jiruchan:

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