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I guess I kind of owe everyone a apology. The last part of 2015 was way too busy for me to write anything or really update my page. It looks like 2016 is going to be in the same situation. For good reasons mostly. I will be taking a two month break from my life in Japan to return to Seattle (hometown) and spend some time with my family. The good thing is that this will give me more time to write! So here is my schedule for the first half of this year cosplay and fanfic wise:

March:
Finish TMNT fanfic
Finish Dirge of Cerberus Fic
Sakuracon 2016 Friday and Saturday
Granblue Fantasy photo shoot (amateur)
Galaxy Express 999 photo shoot (professional)
Final Fantasy 5 and 6 photo shoot (amateur)

April:
ECCC Friday only
DC comics photo shoot (amateur)

If anyone is attending any of these events and wants to meet up or say hi, let me know! =)
Melda and Akira 2 by CelestialShadow19
Melda and Akira 2
Series: Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Cosplayers: Myself and Oribee
Venue: Tokyo Comiket Winter

Continuing on with my fascination of Leiji Matsumoto characters, I decided to cosplay Melda because she is a different race and her purple bodysuit is pretty rad. Melda is a Gamalan, a type of alien race that is the main antagonists of the story.nI did this costume buy buying two catsuits, using one as the base and cutting up the other, taking the parts and layering it onto the base suit. I used a special glue called G17 to hold it all together, none of it was stitched at all other than the base body suit. I used craft foam for the shoulders and again used the dark purple bodysuit material, the extra stuff to sort of laminate it and get it the same color as the rest of the suit.The hard part was I had to do all of the glueing while I was wearing the suit and to make sure it all fit right. I did several fitting/gluing sessions over a one month period.My makeup is greasepaint set with baby powder.... easy enough but the stuff is messy!Overall I am very happy with the finished results and so impressed with how the glue managed to hold everything together so well, in a way its better than stitching as you can stretch it without it breaking. Very handy! The other girl in the photos cosplaying Akira Yamamoto Is my friend Ayako, we wore our costumes to Tokyo Comiket Winter 2015.
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Melda And Akira by CelestialShadow19
Melda And Akira
The two rivals together!

Continuing on with my fascination of Leiji Matsumoto characters, I decided to cosplay Melda because she is a different race and her purple bodysuit is pretty rad. Melda is a Gamalan, a type of alien race that is the main antagonists of the story.nI did this costume buy buying two catsuits, using one as the base and cutting up the other, taking the parts and layering it onto the base suit. I used a special glue called G17 to hold it all together, none of it was stitched at all other than the base body suit. I used craft foam for the shoulders and again used the dark purple bodysuit material, the extra stuff to sort of laminate it and get it the same color as the rest of the suit.The hard part was I had to do all of the glueing while I was wearing the suit and to make sure it all fit right. I did several fitting/gluing sessions over a one month period.My makeup is greasepaint set with baby powder.... easy enough but the stuff is messy!Overall I am very happy with the finished results and so impressed with how the glue managed to hold everything together so well, in a way its better than stitching as you can stretch it without it breaking. Very handy! The other girl in the photos cosplaying Akira Yamamoto Is my friend Ayako, we wore our costumes to Tokyo Comiket Winter 2015.
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Melda Dietz (Space Battleship Yamato 2199) by CelestialShadow19
Melda Dietz (Space Battleship Yamato 2199)
Continuing on with my fascination of Leiji Matsumoto characters, I decided to cosplay Melda because she is a different race and her purple bodysuit is pretty rad. Melda is a Gamalan, a type of alien race that is the main antagonists of the story.nI did this costume buy buying two catsuits, using one as the base and cutting up the other, taking the parts and layering it onto the base suit. I used a special glue called G17 to hold it all together, none of it was stitched at all other than the base body suit. I used craft foam for the shoulders and again used the dark purple bodysuit material, the extra stuff to sort of laminate it and get it the same color as the rest of the suit.The hard part was I had to do all of the glueing while I was wearing the suit and to make sure it all fit right. I did several fitting/gluing sessions over a one month period.My makeup is greasepaint set with baby powder.... easy enough but the stuff is messy!Overall I am very happy with the finished results and so impressed with how the glue managed to hold everything together so well, in a way its better than stitching as you can stretch it without it breaking. Very handy! The other girl in the photos cosplaying Akira Yamamoto Is my friend Ayako, we wore our costumes to Tokyo Comiket Winter 2015.
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Happy New Year everyone!!!! Im sorry I disappeared off the face of the planet the past month, New Years is kind of a big deal in Japan and we have many preparations we have to deal with....like cleaning the whole house and cooking a weeks worth of food in advance because everything closes down for 4-5 days.....(big sigh) anyway thats done and over with so I can get back to writing and cosplay! Anyone have any new years resolutions they want to share this year?
The year is rolling on and on and so many things end up happening all at once in the summertime due to my own cosplay schedule so here is the run down for this summer season!

1) I realize that I have been working on my fanfic for almost...what? 8 months now? Seriously?! That is the most time i have dedicated to ANY project in my life! Its such a blast to write and think of new ideas and directions to take this in but alas, it cant go on for ever so Im on the final arch of my TMNT x OC story. One shots and X readers will continue though until the day I either run out of ideas or die...which ever one comes first =P Many thanks to all my turtle followers for the words of encouragement, smiles and ideas!

2) World Cosplay Summit is coming at the end of this month (july) again! I keep thinking it was only a few months ago that I did the last one which proves that I have no concept of time or time management =P
In keeping with the cosplay tradition of awesomeness I am going to be Sailor StarMaker (because I luvs me some sailor moon) and Ms Marvel again (did this already in 2010 but want to do it again for posterity) IF ANYONE OUT THERE IS GOING TO THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT ME AS I WOULD LOVE TO MEET UP WITH  YOU!!!!!! I can even take you our for beer and Tebasaki  with my cosplay partner Ayako-Chan!

2b) Also WONDERFESTIVAL is coming up July 26th so if anyone is going to be in the Tokyo Area that weekend I HIGHLY recommend this if you are into collecting action figures and other hard to find anime related goodies. Feel free to contact me for more info! I will be there in cosplay but still undecided as to what costume this time....maybe final fantasy....not sure yet.

3) TOKYO GAME SHOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Which is one of the coolest most awesome-est event evah is coming up September. Pretty sure I will be going as Tina Branford from FF6.

As for summer weather, Tokyo sucks big time for heat. Seriously this is one of the hottest dang countries I have ever been in. More hot that the Philippines and more humid than a freaking jungle. Why and how it acts like this I have no idea but im dying here and so is my skin. Humidity never did me and my Seattle born blood any good. The only good thing that comes out of it is Ice Cream and Watermelon which is cheap and abundant. God save my weak butt this is going to be a tough season....

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Rebecca Koga
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Hi All! I am an American Cosplayer who lives and works in Tokyo Japan as an English Teacher. I have been here for 4 years and love to travel around the country and try different cosplay events and studios. I have been a costumer for about 9 years now (started seriously in 2004) and make, sew and sometimes design my own stuff. In particular I love video game costumes and especially love Final Fantasy. My best costumes are from the FF series. I plan to continue my costume hobby well into the future! I also love to make other handmade items like dolls, hats and jewelry. Thanks for visiting and hope you like what you see =)

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DerpNmazer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Happy Birthday f2u YATO ICON 
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CelestialShadow19 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:iconspreadloveplz: Happy Birthday~! :iconheartrollplz:
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CelestialShadow19 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THANKS!!!!!!!!!
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy B-Day Rebecca.
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CelestialShadow19 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you =)
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MrJechgo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Happy B-Day ^_^
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Thanks =)
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KittenTheAnimeLover Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Happy birthday!! Have a llama!!
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Love me some Llamas! Thank you!
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