• 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,  Life

    Anime Expo 2015: Day 3

    Happy independence day. Nothing like some animu, cosplay, and gratuitous spending to celebrate our beloved nation. We didn’t quite stick around long enough today to see some LA fireworks (we have in the past) but we had some good fun in the Entertainment Hall just perusing in cosplay the whole time.

  • Animu,  Life

    Operation NT-D: Episode 4

    The final phase has arrived – we’re two days away from AX and this is just about the last time I’ll really be able to work with my partner on the armor. Last night we managed to get most of the pieces and painting done, today’s just about fitting it on my comrade’s body and making sure he can walk…

  • Animu,  Life

    Operation NT-D: Episode 3

    Three days to show time. Given this is only the third real time I’ve worked with my partner on the armor, a lot of it was done by him alone. We’re really crunching on this one, and the rushed effort shows. Most of the armor is taking shape this time around, though a very important aspect has yet to be…

  • Animu,  Life

    Anime Expo 2013: Day 2

    Day 2 was just as glorious as Day 1, minus the three hour line with endless sweating and pain. Today was both much cooler and easier to get through. It all goes by too quickly though; hard to believe tomorrow will be the last day.