• Animu,  Cosplay,  Life

    Anime Expo 2017: Day 3

      We’ve finally gotten our groove down in terms of operational time, three days into the Expo. Day 2 was grueling for how early we arrived and how late we stayed, and we had no idea what we were doing as the armor fell apart during Day 1. Day 3 proved to be the most enjoyable so far probably because…

  • Animu,  Cosplay,  Life

    Anime Expo 2017: Day 2

    I’ve had a grand total of about six hours of sleep since the night before Day One. It feels like the Expo has lasted years at this point, especially since we got to the convention today before the sun even had a chance to poke through the clouds. Day 2 was long but satisfyingly productive. I can barely function by…

  • Cosplay

    Operation Qan[T]: Part 5

    Home stretch – just under 48 hours remain before the big day. Unfortunately due to scheduling circumstances as of this post we really only have one work day left – the Friday before the Expo. I can’t remember if we’ve ever actually gotten stressed in the past during the final few days of the build or if we always just…

  • Cosplay

    Operation Qan[T]: Part 4

    It hits us a little harder and we go a little crazier every time someone mentions, “Anime Expo is at the end of this week!” It’s rather ironic then, that we laugh it off when people ask how many months it took us to build the suit. Three weeks is a rush, but I can’t imagine how unbelievably stagnant and…

  • 1/24 Scale Cars

    Tamiya Honda/Acura NSX (Second Gen)

    This project was a long time coming – I had the idea and urge to build a Good Smile Racing race car ever since I saw the displays and custom cars with liveries featuring Racing Miku and all the pretty bright colors at Anime Expo last year. Itasha itself is crazy enough, but a full-on decked-out Super GT-Style Itasha supercar?…