So, I found out about a new anime convention that is in Madison this year, NakamaCon. NakamaCon is an Anime/Steampunk/Anthro con. I'm only interested in the anime and steampunk, I don't have a problem with furries, but fursuits creep me out a bit. I was thinking of maybe seeing if some of my friends wanted to maybe get a little group together and go, but I doubt it will happen. Anyone I know irl on here is invited to come, but ~k-ort
, and ~MasterOfScience
, don't like anime or manga....and ~SpottedFeathers
I don't think is a huge fan....and ~Dakt37
would probably be on con overload since this is like two weekend after NoBrand Con. But if any of you would want to go...it'd be awesome XD I don't know if some of you could handle the crazy that goes on at a con...I think ~MasterOfScience
would fair the worst at one XD ~yay-party
this is the research I was talking about on skype chat.
*Ahem* Anyways, if I did get a little group to go, I'd totally cosplay as Riza Hawkeye of Fullmetal Alchemist. It'd be my first cosplay...the jacket is the only thing I'm worried about. Unless others in the group would cosplay, then we could do a group one. I just wanna go to a con really bad XD I would go myself, but I don't have a car or a driver's license for that matter (even though I'm 18...*fail*).
I thought this might be helpful to others if anyone else ever wanted to cosplay as Riza, provided you can read the monstrosity that is my handwriting. This is the manga version. I didn't realize the little shoulder things have different numbers and widths of stripes and different numbers of stars depending on the rank of the person, at least in the manga. It took me forever flipping through the manga to find pictures of both of her shoulders to see how many stars were on each, it happened to be 2 (I have 3 star pins like that *fail*). If I do end up doing this, which I doubt, I'll use a pattern for the pants that I already found, murder a longsleeve black turtle neck for the undershirt and use the cuff of the sleeve for the wristband (I already own said turtleneck in my closet). The jacket will either be winged or I'll modify a pattern. The buttcape shouldn't be hard, it is pretty simple. I have to figure out how to get my hair to stay like that in the back...I already have a clip like that, so that is covered....and *gasp* I might dye my hair lighter blonde if I do this. Because a) I don't want to wear a wig and b) I've never dyed my hair before and I think it'd be fun (I used to have white blonde hair when i was little, so the color should look fine on me). I'm sure I could find some boots at goodwill for cheap or at a thrift store. I have earrings already that are just plain fake pearls. So in all, I'd have to make the pants, jacket, and buttcape. The turtleneck can be edited for the undershirt, buy boots, and make the pins on the collar. My eyes are the wrong color, but I'm not getting colored contacts for this, I'll just wear my normal ones. I'd need to find a plastic toy handgun too. *edit-looked at some airsoft guns on amazon.com and if I do do this thing, I'd probably get a UHC 1911...$20 and it comes in silver with brown handle, like the one in the anime (since you can't tell the colors in the manga)*
I hope this helps anyone else who wants to cosplay her manga version, download for bigger verson. Scrap later.