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Anime Central 2010

I have a couple of photos from the recent Acen to share with you. I'll stick them under a cut so it isn't such a large post.


I shared a table with two other talented artists. http://kiralachan.deviantart.com/ sold posters of her very popular Sora Anti-Form picture, which got a lot of attention, and also had prints of her insanely complicated pieces for her Illustration portfolio.

The Lightning in the far left is another one of my tablemates, who made the cactuar and moogle hats. Be jealous! As a rule, hats never fit me, but the cactuar I wore during the last day to promote her hats fit so well, I didn't want to take it off. It was even big enough that I could make it cover my ears, a big plus in the winter. And, AND, the little head hairs are made out of pipe cleaners. Adorable!

Another friend had a small corner of my spot where she sold Avatar magnets and stuff, as can be seen right below my chocobos.


Another view of the same. Note the ethnic diversity of my birds. So diverse! Not pictured is the black ones, which are pretty tricky to make. I didn't have a good way to mark the pieces of black fabric, so sewing them was kind of a hit-or-miss thing. Together my mom and I sewed 57 birds, but only 3 were black. I guess they really are the rarest. They were made with flappable wings so they can fly. Next year maybe I'll make the black chocobos purple, like in the games.


The Tenth Doctor. I loudly (and awkwardly) screamed this man's name as he passed our table, and got to hug him and ask about his TARDIS. He was very obliging (now that I think about it, he looks familiar... I may have seen him at a previous year's Acen). I didn't bring a camera to this year's convention, so all these photos were taken by my tablemate "Lightning". (Thanks, man!) I'll admit, though, I didn't see nearly as many FF6 cosplayers as I saw last year. Maybe I wasn't looking in the right places?

Also, someone wrote a News Article on Deviantart that has a link to my birds (scroll down almost to the bottom)

And that's it for this year. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by.


May. 26th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
Hey, Steph here - have you tried using dressmaker's chalk to mark the black birds? It rubs off when you're finished, but I used it all the time for the darker pieces of my costume and my hats :)
May. 27th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
I'll try that. Our neighbor at Acen suggested using slivers of white soap to do the marking.

I was using a special white marker I got at Hancock to mark the black fleece, but it had faded by the next day. It didn't really go on strong in the first place, anyway. I suspect it had to do with the fleecy material I was working with.

You care to explain that avatar you got?
May. 29th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, fleece is pretty difficult to work with in general, esp black. I broke a sewing machine needle just sewing a lot of my hats x.x I've never tried soap but I think the chalk usually works well.

Avatar: They are singing a song from Arrested Development, which, if you haven't seen it yet really you must get on that ASAP because it is probably the most clever show I have ever seen!

May. 31st, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
I'll add it to the list!