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Arisia 2012 - 9 anime and cosplay panels, and premiere of Nauticon mascots...Jen as Captain Morgan and myself as Jack Daniels...will be getting the Jack costume up shortly...NYAF/NYCC - 2011 - Had a ton of fun as Rin from Ao No Exorcist and Natsu from Fairy Tail during the last two days, and again, another blast of a time with FUNimation...First 2 days down, 2 to go...Rockin time with FUNimation as Ed Elric, with a life-sized statue of Goku and the ACP/ACE cosplayers running around promoting Fairy Tail...Are you all readyfor the rest of the con? Got FMA:Brotherhood Ed Elric lined up for Friday, Natsu Dragneel for Saturday (cosplaying/shown at the con before the web)and Hei on Sunday (with maybe an appearance by Rin of Ao no Exorcist)... should be a blast! NYAF/NYCC update 2010...combined, it was insane in New York City. FUNimation released Devil May Cry on Blu-Ray, so I got to bring Dante back for the final day...always a HUGE hit with the fans, and my FMA group got some great pics too. I didn't get to finish Al Elric in time...so I'm still gunning for the Anime Boston 2011 timeline for that. This was the last really big con for the year, and I had a great time as Hei (DTB), Ed Elric (FMA) and Dante (DMC)....AnimeBoston update (so I guess my April update...) What a blast we all had at AB2010! another 2000 more attendees than last year! For those of you that missed it, we had the absolutely perfect chibi Ed Elric (he's 3 years old and actually named Ed!) and when you said "Ed transmute", clapped his hands together. I thought we were going to die at the FUNimation booth in front of the Brotherhood banner with this little cosplayer! His sister's name, by the way, is Winry Eliza (so those of you who thought you may be fans...these parents have you beat....) Got the perfect Hawkeye, Scar, Izumi and Hohenheim together for this convention...and the FMA party on Saturday...well, let's just say it was an absolute blast! Gotta see everyone at AnimeNext in NJ or CT's Connecticon!..................Update for end of Jan, beginning of Feb...Soul Evans from Soul Eater is done, his piano is almost done. Hohenheim from Brotherhood is done, and I've got about 8 or 9 more outfits in progress. Al Elric is progressing...and again, hopefully will be finished for AnimeBoston 2011, but more likely AnimeNext in New Jersey. Update for the end of Dec, beginning of January - my full Soul Evans cosplay outfit is almost finished, so I should have it up soon.
What a blast everyone had a NY Anime Fest 2009! Wayne and his Soul Eater cosplay crew were fantastic with the FUNimation booth. Around 22,000 fans came through in the 3 days. I pulled together Hei (Darker Than BLACK), Dante (DMC3), Future Trunks (DBZ) and got my completed automail for Ed Elric (FMA and FMA Brotherhood), and did a 4 outfit convention...very little sleep, but a great success!
My cosplayer name is based on my classic car that I have been working on for the past seven years...my black 1959 4-door Cadillac. I have been an anime fan for as long as I can remember, growing up with Speed Racer (I refuse to watch the live-action film!) and have many cels, douga, and cosplay outfits. My current projects are Al Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist. My completed outfits include Hei from Darker Than BLACK (with custom mask and resin blades), Future Trunks from DragonBall Z, Cloud Strife (and full metal almost 5 foot Buster Sword), Kadaj & his double bladed katana (FFVIIAC), Sousuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic (military uniform), Dante from Devil May Cry 3 (I wore to NY ComicCon in Feb 2009 and recently NY AnimeFest 2009, with Dante's Rebellion sword in the FUNimation booth)...man was that heavy!, InuYasha, with a matching Tetsusaiga katana and full powered version, Ed Elric from FMA and the Shamballa version (also wear while working with FUNimation), Duo Maxwell and Heero Yuy from Gundam Wing and Thor and Third from Jyu Oh Sei, and many others. Thanks to all who visit!

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59CustomCad says, "took about a year. First step of advice I give cosplayers when they want to try automail, is measure your individual finger joints while wearing the black bodysuit/gloves that will hide your flesh tones. Measuring the hand before, then trying to get the hand on over the glove, is very, very difficult. For the "blade" attachment, small round aircraft magnets that you can place inside the metal snaps, make the applying the blade over the forearm much quicker...but measure, measure, measure. Diagram out (I used tissue I could wrap) to get rougher first drawings. Adding different colored wires under the larger arm pieces and attaching with heat glue, really catch fans attention and show that "extra" push to the details. Finally, when wearing it at a con, always bring a small bottle of super glue (cause things pop off) and a gray/silver paint sharpie, for touch ups...and hey, isn't Ed's automail always a little beat up?"
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59CustomCad says, "I have the red paint...I'm gonna re-watch and re-edit the mask's paint job, because, you're right, the mouth does need to be a little larger. Thanks!"
For Hei from Darker than BLACK
59CustomCad says, "fastest way to do it is using a drama mask. You can actually get them in all white at costume/theatre supply stores. Mine is actually more of a combo fiberglass/fabric mix, with a black fabric string embedded to use to tie/tighten around the back of the head, under the black wig, or tuck under your hair. I can shoot the back of the mask if you want a closer study...just let me know."
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