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10
Mar

Blind Box Opening #2

   Posted by: Ami noMiko Tags: , , ,

Blind Box Opening #2

30
Oct

SNAFU Con!

   Posted by: Ami noMiko

We had a wonderful time at SNAFU Con!  Thanks to everyone who came by our table.  We need more unicorn horns for next year.  Star Swirl the Bearded bought one!

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This was the second show that we’ve brought our steampunk mouse mask too, but it’s a little too small to fit an adult.  But I’m so glad that it went to a little girl and it fit perfectly.

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13
Jun

Fanime!

   Posted by: Ami noMiko Tags: , ,

Fanime!

A little late, but I caught the plague from someone at Fanime and am just now getting over it.  I gotta start working surgical masks into my costumes, somehow.

Anyway, we went to Fanime, we had a great time and we did really well in the artist alley!  I debuted some new plushie fish, including goldfish hairclips.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to take pictures before we went and we totally sold out, so… pictures to come, once I make some more.

But on to the good stuff, cosplay!  Here’s just a small sample of the great cosplays we saw.

  • Jack Skellington! Jack Skellington! Definitely in the running for most awesome costume ever!
  • Dr. Girlfriend and Hunter - Venture Brothers Dr. Girlfriend and Hunter - Venture Brothers Venture Brothers cosplay!
  • Freckle and Ivy - Lackadaisy Freckle and Ivy - Lackadaisy So adorable, it's deadly! From my favorite webcomic - Lackadaisy!
  • Origami and Blue Rose - Tiger and Bunny Origami and Blue Rose - Tiger and Bunny And the winner for best Tiger and Bunny cosplay goes to...
  • Shiro - Deadman Wonderland Shiro - Deadman Wonderland Perfect Deadman Wonderland cosplay!
     

You can see the rest at our Facebook page!  Cosplayers, if any of these pics are of you, feel free to tag yourselves!  If you don’t want your picture displayed, just let us know and we’ll remove it.

1
Jun

A week late and a dollar short…

   Posted by: Ami noMiko Tags: ,

A week late and a dollar short...

Well, Fanime ate last week’s music video!  So, here is the video I intended to showcase last week and the last of the crossover music videos.  And this one is a freakin’ classic –  Tainted Donuts by E-ko!

Why is this video awesome?

Tainted Donuts premiered at AnimeExpo 2001, my second con ever.  Yes, read that sentence again.  2001.  This video is over a decade old, made during a time when amv makers had either two VCRs or a lot of very expensive equipment.  And yet, it still stands up well to the music videos made today.  Almost every scene has been either spliced between the two source materials (Cowboy Beebop and Trigun) or has had donuts added.  The subtitles in the beginning are a great touch!  Almost everything about this video makes the viewer think that it came from just one source.  And the pacing of the editing works wonderfully with the music in both the slower and action scenes.  Plus, the very last scene…  Unf!

What could have been done better?

I’m sure if this had been made today, some of the scene splicing could have been cleaned up a tiny bit, although the only scene that really needs it is the one at 1:37.  And perhaps the lipsyncing could have been tighter.  But really, this video is freaking amazing.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s music video!  Download it at AnimeMusicVideos.org (Members only).

16
May

And the rush to Fanime heats up!

   Posted by: Nuriko-chan Tags: , ,

And the rush to Fanime heats up!

So Ami and I are working hard on fun new things for our table at Fanime… and I’ve finished three new chibis for badges, stickers and magnets.

  • Sherlock Sherlock He doesn't get dressed for anything less than a seven.
  • Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland You know you want some candy.
  • Tiger and Bunny Tiger and Bunny Kotetsu is cute, Barnaby is a pill...