Cosplay Advice: Soul Eater

Hello everyone and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Sorry for the wait and time for another cosplay tips thing but re-doing an old one! Why? Because Blogger screwed it up when I typed it in there, that is why I do the writing in Word thing first and then copy and paste it over. Anyways, now to what I am re-doing. Since I mentioned Soul Eater as a all-time-fave, I think it would be right to do another and add a few more things. Plus, doing Soul Eater versions of Dresden Files characters since I am writing the sequel to that fic, I know I was behind but school got in the way and trying to find time finishing it up since I am on the final arc of it! Let’s hop to it!

Spirit’s Tie: Decided to start off with an old bite of the old post and it deals with Spirit’s tie! Reason why I mention this is because my fiance tends to have a hard time keeping the tie together and maybe other Spirit cosplayers are the same way. What do I suggest? First, it is hard putting a tie on, especially when you have to deal with one with a cross attachment. My solution is that there are self-knotted ties at Wal-Mart nowadays. I have one of these ffor my Pokemon character, Ike, and it works out well! It is pretty easy and well, make sure you have the right neck size, unless you need to get a regular tie for the costume. What about the cross attachment? I suggest getting a pretty strong fabric or put cardboard pieces and sew it to the tie, taping can be possible but sewing works more because you are going to be in a hot convention center and the tape tends to unstuck. If you use duct tape, the residue will get on it, so I keep on saying sew it! Even if it deals with felt.

Dr. Stein himself: Oh yeah, one of the most complicated looking cosplays and that is Dr. Stein! From bolt to stitches all over, this is one cosplay to pull off that can be hard and I do feel happy for anyone who can get it done. Even Chuck Huber has his own! Anyways, Cosplay Magic does sell their own costumes for Stein but it is pretty pricey, so what can you do on a budget? You can find doctor’s coats at school bookstores and even at uniform stores since they sell doctor’s coats. Pants and shirt are no problem since you can go to Michael’s and Thrift Stores for these things and you need someone with major sewing skills because these clothing will have stitch patterns all over them! Of course fabric from Jo Ann’s and WalMarts will do you nicely. What about the rest? The glasses you may get off of an online store, Etsie may be your safest bet since you will be luckier with handmade items and possibly the bolt for the wig. Not sure if they have premade wigs out there with the bolt, you may have to check around Ebay and Cosplay Magic, if not, just get a wig and then have someone make the bolt themselves. There is always PVC piping since you can find some with the screw looking edges and put a cap on top! Make up on the other hand will be easy! Of course you can find the costume make up at Party Stores for the skin color and of course get pencil brushes for the black to draw stitches on the face. Or use the pen liners I use from drugstores if you are a little sensitive with stitches drawn on your skin.

Maka rag doll: As you guys know, throughout Soul Eater Spirit tends to go into an emo corner and has a rag doll out while he is in that corner of his daughter, Maka. If you know someone in the plushie making business then this is one thing that every Spirit cosplay needs. A good way of observing this item is by watching closely in the anime and look closely at the manga shots when he brings it out. In order to get the shape, think of it as a beanie baby but more limp and taking on a Raggedy Anne effect. Of course the doll will have Maka’s outfit and instead of the eyes , it would have buttons where they should be and sitches for the mouth. As said, a lot of study. Once it’s made, your Spirit cosplayer will go into his emo corner moments when he sees Maka cosplayers turn him down! What materials besides buttons? Forgot about that, I would say use plushie fabric and felt would be the best!

Medusa’s nails: Now time for another interesting cosmetic design and it deals with nail polish effects! Medusa has the most interesting nail patterns since she has snake back patterns, as in arrows in the middle of the nails. As most girls would cosplay as this snakey character, getting that effect is hard! We did run into a cosplayer who got it but it would be interesting with my take! I would say to use blood red nail polish and a precision tip polish or nail art pen because drawing the arrows on need a precision tip to get it on. You may have to get some of the Milani precision tip polishes they have on the net, I would say go through or Ebay since a lot of sellers buy in bulk and sell them. But of course some other companies do sell their precision tip nail art pens such as Sally Hansen and Revlon released new double sided nail art polishes, like the Moon Candy line, there is one polish on one end that is your base color and then you flip over to use the pen tip brush to draw your design and since this is an arrow, got to draw from the cuticle and go up and color in. With the Milani, I would say do thick stroking by do the top of the arrow first and then the stem so it would be easier. I think Revlon sells the red and black for the nail art, but look around. Another piece of advice for the colors, you can also go to the beauty supply store since they tend to carry more items. And to keep the manicure last the entire weekend, a top and base coat will seal it in, use Sally Hansen’s Double Duty base and coat, China Glaze also has a good one by what I hear.

Kid’s Tie clip: Another item that needs to be made by hand is Kid’s tie clip. Like the Spirit tie, I would suggest getting one of those pre-knotted ties since they are so much easier but of course got to make the clip. You may find the tie clip made by cosplay makers or even on Etsie, but there are times when you can make it and it is a simple pattern. The clip is the same skull logo as Lord Death’s head and there are two ways of doing it. Sculpy clay is one way. Knowing it might be a little heavy but making a flat skull shape would be really easy and it will take a couple of hours to make. Plus, you can put a safety pin behind it and clip it on as a pin, to me it is just there on the tie, without a clip sticking out. Another thing is that you can use felt and sew it on instead since the plushies have felt versions, it would be easy to do it that way because not everyone is skilled in pottery and it can be difficult when you have to find the pattern. I would say felt would be easier.

Weapon props: Besides the meisters, we also have the weapons in their weapon form! Some of the items you can make by hand or pick up already made and through the toystore or toy section of your dollar store or Target or WalMart. Which weapons can you find in toy form? You can find guns and paint them over for Kid’s guns and of course if you have someone who wants to put on the make up for zombie Cid, there is always daggers for Kniges since he uses her when he fights. During Halloween, there are times when you can get the scythes and transform them into Soul and Tsubaki. What about handles since they might be long? PVC piping! I do have an axe prop from my fan fiction and used PVC piping since it is really easy to work with. Plus, for Spirit’s form, it would be easier to use a coupling for the middle of the handle so it would be easier to travel with by collapsing it. My idea when someone had a Nagi from Negima staff and it went the length of my fiance’s old Pathfinder and thought that it would be more convenient to have a collapsible handle since there are a lot of sizes of this extension. Plus, it is easy to spray paint. What about blades if you can’t find the right toy weapon? Foam is your best bet since it’s easy to find and it does provide a solid base and then duct tape wrapped around it will add the metallic edge. For the symbols that it needs to be drawn, sharpies are the greatest thing since you can draw on duct tape very easily. It will also keep from running in case if you have a bit of rain!

Now for a special cosplay I did mention in my Blogger version:

Harry Dresden: I wrote and still working on its sequel, a crossover with Soul Eater and the Dresden Files! It fit because of the pop culture references that are mentioned in both. How do we get the famous wizard turned Winter Knight? Here we go!

The Duster: Of course, this is always the signature look that Harry wears! Besides the jeans and shirts, which you can find at thrift stores and retail stores, and the boots, both cowboy and hiking, the duster will be your hardest item to find especially in warm climates! I would say try a thrift store that has a big selection, especially in the coat department. There is also Burlington but you got to look pretty hard. Hot Topic only brings their jackets and dusters during October, if you want to wait until then you may want to do this during winter conventions, since the holiday ones are becoming popular. If you want to do the cosplay for a summer convention…Ebay is your safest bet and good luck on paying! If I want to do my other twin, I may have to wait for Hot Topic to have studded dusters.

The hair: I hear so many different descriptions of Harry’s hair, especially how my fiance described it from the covers of the books and the tv series (which I have on DVD), it is always wavy! Even though Thomas has more of curly hair due to the mother, Margaret LeFay, has curly, I did read that Harry’s father has more of the waves from what I read in Dead Beat where his ghost appears. Then there are the different lengths, it is sometimes short, mid length, and long by Cold Days since he was in the NeverNever, which I did a different telling of the Winter Knight thing. Anyways, I would say go for the default short ‘do he normally has and it is easy to find! Black, wavy wigs? Easy! I would suggest Cosplay DNA of course! They always carry a lot of curly and wavy wigs so you can also have a Thomas if you want since they do carry long, curly wigs. But go for the short one.

Weapons: In my fan fiction, Harry is a revolver meister because during the books he keeps a revolver because his powers won’t let him have anything more modern. By the second, he dual weilds with Inari Wraithe alongside Thomas in the other hand. It is easy to find a revolver toy somewhere but if you can’t, there is the net for someone who can make weapon props or make it yourself. You need to know the designs of Liz and Patti to at least get a base of design for Thomas or both Thomas and Inari. With designs, paint will still be the best or sharpies. I would say silver because it will show better against black. If you want to go the next level and holster the gun props, if you have someone skilled in wood making, make his blasting rod! You would have an awesome Harry cosplay!

Well, that’s about it! If you have another series you want me to give cosplay advice for! Just comment below! What is next? My May and June favorites and if I don’t post until Metro, then you will get my first convention press coverage! Until next time!

Mega Collective Haul

Hello everyone and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! Yet again with another haul! So, been going to WalMart, Walgreens, CVS after so long, one item from Target, normally I get more than one but I will explain later! I also have Two anime convention haul too in this post! Let’s get started!

Walgreens: I would like to start off with Walgreens! So, I had to get a new tube of the Sensodine toothpaste I love as always! I did pick up a few products from Wet N Wild recently and they are the liquid eyeliner in Blackest Black, as you know I love Wet N Wild eye liners and I got the liquid one in indigo blue and plum and since Rimmel doesn’t have the one I tend to use and I do have the precision tupped liner, even though I love that one but I decided to get the WNW one for a change! I ddo have the black pen liner myself and will be using that one next and had it on me as a spare for my Itachi cosplay this past weekend (as I write this is after KnightroKon) since these liners tend to go on nicely. I did get more of the Steel My Thunder pallets, which I got two! Wet N Wild a special on their shadows and it was get one for $2. 99 and get one for $1.99 and got two since I did go to the pan in my Brow color after three uses or four uses and I love using this one because it is really neutral and goes with anything I wear! I use my black eye liners to go with them. I might get the silver Eye Tattoo for eyelining with this but still use the black liners with this pallet. Another product is something everyone that has been raving about and it is the new Revlon Lip Butters and the color that I hear all over is Wild Watermelon! I had to get it! It is a reddish pink lip color and it is gorgeous sounding and had to pick it up! They do have others in Pink Lemonade, Sorbet, and Peachy Keen or was it Peachy, forgot what it was but not into those much until I heard Wild Watermelon! I marked it with a heart sticker since I do mark my make up due to being blind. I forgot to mention another WNW item but not using anymore and that is the Nail Protector, which is a clear top coat. Not sure if it has to be used as a base coat but used it as a top coat when I wore the Saved by the Blue polish finally and it still pealed! I have something better and will mention that when I get to WalMart! I did have to get more of the Frost mints I love so much and did get M&Ms one time since I was seeing Iron Man 3 earlier this month and brought them with me, I know they say no outside food but tend to have them in my bag!

Target: The only item I got was the Hello Kitty nail polishes! While looking for the Paul Frank Party Pack Lip Smackers, I found these and never got them and sent my dad out to try and get another Almay Clear Complexion stick with the treatment at the bottom, which they don’t have it due to being discontinued! I will mention CVS in a moment, but did ask for these! They are cute little bottles and they come with little heart charms in the package and I use them as keychains. The package I got, there were two different ones apparently, this one I got included pink, purple, red, silver, and aqua or teal how you want to see it as, I put “aqua” on my Braille label for it. I was so tempted to wear one but had to leave my nails breathing before doing Itachi again.

WalMart: I did go a little make up crazy here but had to get non-make up products and they include the V8 Splash juices I love so much! Got Cherry Pomagranite, Peach Mango, and Fruit Medley! I also decided to get the Orville Reddenbacher’s Kettle Corn microwaveable popcorn! I love kettle corn a lot because it’s sweet and a friend had the microwaveable version and it tasted so good! It took me a few years to get it because my nephews always ate buttered popcorn and had to finish that and it’s been years since I got microwaveable popcorn and got this version! Let’s see, had to get morepony beads and alphabet beads because I had to make more video game health and magic lanyards but made Dot Hack themed ones because my buddy was selling asked for more for KnightroKon and since Crispin Freeman and DC Douglas shown up in both the original and GU universes of the games, I diecided to do the HP and AP ones in blue and gold and green and silver, had to get more alphabet beads to use the letters I needed. Not sure how they sold. Anyways, I did get more nail polish but for Itachi since I needed one close to black and got Shine of Midnight from L’Oreal! I am still wearing it and it looks amazing! It is so iridescent! Then I stopped by my fave Hard Candy cosmetics, I wanted to find my Pipsy gloss but found out it was named “Tipsy” not “Pipsy” later on but will try and find it when I have to drop by WalMart again, but I did get a clear gloss in Vanilla to try out since I am a sucker for vanilla!

I had to go back to WalMart two days later and I did pick up those V8 juices I mentioned above, also did get another lip gloss, forgot what it was! It is a somewhat dupe of my fave Bonne Bell lip gloss in Cream Pop but will have to get it on Ebay or at Alta at some point. It is not bad for a lip gloss though. I did get more lip balms again! It is like Lip Smackers but they are those Charms company based ones in Fun Dip, Rainbow Nerds and other candy. I realized these are the knock offs that I don’t like much. I may use them up and not get them again but if they don’t break after two or three days, I may reconsider! I did have to get more Listerine and cotton balls because we were running out!

The third visit was something I did with my fiance’s mom! She shown me the nail polish strips by Sally Hansen. I never used these before and heard so many good things and we went to the WalMart across the street from their neighborhood and I found the tye dye ones by Kissy nails and they looked amazing but didn’t stay much on my nails. Even though I have a better top coat now! Which is the Sally Hansen Double Duty base and top coat! This thing is my holy grail! I will mention in my favorites as well, anyways, I tried keeping the strips on but I think it was because how my nails were shaped and there were folds in them and weren’t shaped right after that. Man I had to get them off before going to Miami. They still look nice. I still have more for another manicure but I may go with Sally Hansen’s next if I decide to go with them next. They don’t cost much as the drugstore charges them which is around $7 and they may last two weeks if I am not too rough which I tend to be with manicures. Still, may get the Kissy ones again or not or just stick to Sally Hansen’s, I might go with the zebra ones and the tattoo ones they had which sounded cool.

CVS: I went Revlon crazy! Not only that…managed to get more of the Clear Complexion Plus Treatment sticks I use since they were discontinuing. As said, sent my dad on an errand to find these, he found one near his job in my shade, Light Medium and decided to get more just in case if it was going out and it is true, you guys should get them before many other people get them. We couldn’t find them at the one down the road but I did get Revlon items! I got two eye shadow pallets, one that is a quad, don’t know the name but they had a sale of if you spend $15 you get $7 back and spent over that. Got this quad and I got the newer Primer pallets in Bohemian, which features blues and beiges. It is basically a five pan which I was skeptical at first but I used it and loved it so far! It has the primer in a shadow since I heard so many people using shadow primers from ELF, Urban Decay, and other companies, but I don’t use primer since I just wear the shadow and let it fade as the day goes on or just wear the long wearing ones! Anyways, it goes bottom left is your primer and then you go up and have the lid color then the crease above that and then brow at the very top left, which is your lightest, and then bottom right is your sparkly top coat! I use a little bit it since I was doing day, if you put more just a tiny more you will have a nice evening look! I may go back and get the gray one, Metropolitan, which I tend to go smoky a lot! I will try out the quad next! I won’t be returning the primer pallet! I think the primer pallet will be a nice masquerade look. Anyways, then found the Super Lusterous lip glosses! I heard good things about these in fave videos and had to try these! I got these in the coral color, not sure what it is but wanted to have something different from my pink range and speaking of pink, I do have the Pink Pop! I can’t wait to try these out in my weekly routine. I have to try and use my lip stash up since my supply bag is full! And I did get a new polish and it is new I believe, not sure what line it was but it was light green, I am getting into greens a lot lately, don’t know why again. I also got more nail polish remover since the bottle my mom has from Sally Beauty is running low, so got the nail strengthening one to try out since my left index finger seems to have some weird thing going on, I may see how it goes.

And about the Clear Complexion sticks, my dad had to get birthday cards for some people and found three! Yes, three at two other CVS locations! I am so glad since this product is going bye bye! I am sad because I started using it not too long ago and it worked wonders on my skin! I hope Almay replies back with something similar that may help with future breakouts!

Hot Topic: Since I was looking for Itachi polishes, I decided to go to Hot Topic to see what they carry and they had a gray polish but a nice shade, I guess a regular shade and no sparkles nor metallics, but still nice. It was great that they also did their buy 2 and get one free on make up, so decided to ask if they have any of the newer lip sticks and glosses for Black Heart Beauty since I did get the gray polish from that line and love it so! I did get the purple lipstick, which was a new addition and I know I griped about the packaging since my pink one can’t stay shut but it changed to keep it close! Yay! I guess they read my complaint about that! The purple doesn’t look so bad since I tend to go for purples in lip items for a vampy look! Gotta love the vamp side! And then got the only pink gloss! It reminds of Sweet Heart from War Paint since I bought their last tubes of that one last year and they changed their packaging to the vial form. What I like about this is that it’s bigger than a standard lip gloss you tend to get at drugstores and will last you! It also has a nice smell of mint! You never get this smell in anything, you get the candy smell in Hard Candy, the fruitiness with Maybelline, and the floral with Flower, but this is minty! I love mint! I will have to use this next! I love it! I hope they keep this beauty sale running for my birthday! I would be buying more of these glosses and probably my pink lipstick whenever I run out. Well, it looks destroyed and used up a little. Knew I should’ve gotten more while I was at it, but wanted to try out the purple one. They do have an orange and blue but didn’t want to go crazy. Also, earlier in the month, I did get myself an Iron Man shirt with the arc reactor! I love that shirt! I will see if they have the movie ones when I get my birthday coupon!

Now for conventions!

Florida Anime Experience: This year was my first time I went. This is the replacement con for JACON, which ended back in 2009 and everyone remembered that year because so many things happened, especially the mace attack which the girl got arrested for during AFO when she tried striking again. Anyways, this convention all about anime! Not American cartoons, which the head said that most of the cons are falling to that since Adventure Time, Teen Titans is getting a comeback, and of course, Friendship is Magic has so much popularity, but this is all about anime and I like it! The first year, 2011, didn’t go because my annual eye appointment in Miami happened that year and the first year’s guest of honor was Steven Jay Blum! I had my fiance and our friend, Tobi, get my stuff I had for him to sign, as in my Cowboy Bebop Movie cover, since I had Wendee Lee sign it months later, My Dot Hack game covers, and a few other things and of course, Brittany Karbowski was there! I had to get Kiba and Soul Eater signed by her! Second year, didn’t go either despite it was the voice of Sailor Moon, well one of them. But this year, guest of honor was Mahle Flannigan, voice of Naruto! I have been a Naruto fan since high school and had to meet her and was trying to find people to get my items signed at first because I planned not to go due to Knightro, Metro, and MythiCon! But couldn’t find anyone, but luckily went for a day! Had my dad drop me off! Let me tell you this first, International Palms is beautiful! I would love to have my wedding there! The lobby is extravagant! Plus, great thing is that the convention is not separated amongst different buildings. JACOn was separated by buildings at whatever hotel it was at, first at the Sheraton International, you had to go to a building in the back where the guests and viewing rooms were! Then the Ramada near Old Town it was dealer room and registration in one building and then you walk under a bridge overhang to the hall where main events and panels were, and upstairs for gaming rooms! The second year JACON was there it rained! It rained all weekend and made it worse! International Palms, all in one hall and all the tourists and convention goers were separated in the hotel, which is good! Anyways, did get stuff signed for me and my fiance by Mahle Flannigan, she was pretty cool. I made her a lanyard and bought a Naruto keychain for it and did get my X anime box signed by Michael McConnohie which he is in that. I found it amazing that his Bobobobo announcer voice is his actual voice! The items I bought included a Lucy Heartfilia keychain from Fairy Tail, a Meytwo plushie, which they just rereleased. A Burst Angel shirt which you can NEVER find again! A pair of kitty ears with green and black bows with green glittery bells, they were supposed to be for zombie ears but they give more of a Wizard of Oz look to me. I am going to try and find the person who made these again, which I will have my fiance or dad read her card because I want to get the zombie ears and see if she has blue ones, because of Mari Blue Cat, that’s me! I did get the Fair Tail key with my zodiac sign, Leo, as a necklace, but it is not as impressive as my Plu key. I may try and find the official Funimation version of the Leo key at Metro and MythiCon since no one had it at Knightro. I also did get a Squirtle plush which you can’t find again, and a pillow pet of Happy! Yes, you heard me! I wanted a pillow pet ever since I heard they released pink leopard ones and my mom asked “Aren’t those for kids!?” Of course, I go with the entire there is no limit to the “ages 3 and up” on certain things, hell I still like Pokemon! Anyways, I love kitties and Happy from Fairy Tail is a kitty and boy I love this pillow pet! It is also comfy! Easy to change between! Too cute too pass up! I did run into the Japanese snacks guy again, I mentioned him in my old AFO post from Blogger. I came to this guy twice, once on my own and the second time when my dad found me. I ended up buying two items first and they were Panda Pocky and Konpeto! Konpeto is a sugar candy made from pure cane sugar! It is like rock candy but they look like confetti candies from Kingdom Hearts. Oh man! They are so good and looked all over for them! Why? A friend got me into them and got hooked! I did get another bag since I love them a lot! Almost done with one bag. The Panda Pocky, on the other hand, according to some places on the net, this is a limited edition item that became popular apparently! It is cookies and cream pocky, where the stick is chocolate, then the cream of the cookie and the oreo bits all over! Think of it as a creamier version of the chocolate crush pocky that I miss! These are so good! I ate the entire box while waiting for Mahle Flannigan and the rest during a Japanese panel. Then my second time at his stand, along with Konpeto bag number 2, got grape Hi Chew since I love these candies and still have my box of them. But I do have the small packs since I travel a lot and very convenient and may have to do that with my Hello Kitty pouch with the other ones because I have the tropical flavors with them. And got another flavor that was new and it is sour lemon, which I wasn’t sure at first since I tend not like sour stuff, even though I used to like Warheads the candy, but got these to see how I feel. I love them! They don’t taste super sour! They do have the sour crystals but not to overpower the taste buds! It tastes like lemonade actually! I wonder if my brother can also send me some after the con season.

KnightroKon: Now the recent convention! This past weekend was the second year of KnightroCon at UCF! This year was better than the last and it was interesting with the dealer room! How so? Well, you have one side to it and the second side on the other ballroom and the middle room is main events! I like it since you have so many artists dealing and a few shops also selling. I did get to meet DC Douglas for one second but we get to see him at Metro this year next month and of course, got to meet Crispin Freeman! Ever since Tobi couldn’t go last year due to lack of funds, I was determined to meet him and did! Knightro invited him and boy did I bring a huge load of items to sign! As in all of my Slayers stuff, Dot Hack, X, and my Itachi plushie and Naruto manga. I also cosplayed as Itachi on top of that since Crispin plays the voice. I do Abridged version since I can do the impersonation pretty well. Trust me, after meeting Crispin, I was starstruck and happy! So, what did I buy? Well, when I thought there was only one part, which a friend told me that there are two parts, I did get an Ampoleon plush since I love penguins and did start with a Piplup when I played Diamond before I traded it in to pay off Black and White. I also got a monocle on a stick! Why? Because in Naruto Abridged, there was a joke where the sharingan gets called “Monocle Attack” or “Monocle Eye” in the episode for a spaghetti western thing. We did go to dealer room part 2 after hosting the Blind Experience though! Great thing was that snacks guy was at the con! What did I buy this time? Well, got the Panda Pocky again and the Sour Lemon Hi-Chew since I loved it so much! Hoping he has it for Metro if he appears there! My fiance did get some stuff, he got this and so did I, we love Oreos and he had a pack of White Chocolate Oreo bars! They are like candy bars with crushed oreo cookies and white chocolate, I tried one and loved it and got a box myself! I did get one of these that I never got to get at FAE, it is a fish cracker with milk chocolate! He had cheesecake and strawberry ones but those sold out! I did get the chocolate one to try out. I was so close to get myself green tea Kit Kats but he sold out, told him to get more and I will buy them from him! My fiance did get ramune and some poke chocolate, I wanted to ask him to see if they are what I had before, but forgot because I passed out last night and did get chocolate chip cookies before passing out. Anyways, we did find a vendor that I love buying from at the other cons and they were Anime Pagoda! These guys have a lot of great stuff! I bought my FLCL mug from them even! This was the time I only spent over a hundred bucks at! Seriouysly, I did! What did I buy? Well…I bought the Team Kid plushies, as in Liz, Patti, and Kid, which were the American release plushies. Then got Excalibur as a plushie! Yes, there was a plushie of the annoying thing, but my fave Japanese Seyu did his voice! Anyways, also got three pin sets, one of Sasuke and Sakura from Naruto, also Anbu Itachi with his Sharingan as PVC pins, and a Sailor Jupiter and Mars pin set. A Ryohki plushie bag, because I can’t sleep with plushies with bells on them but I did want the bag! If I go to HOB shows, I can carry my lip gloss, money, and phone! A grunty plushie from Dot Hack which you can’t find anywhere anymore! They brought them because of Crispin and my fiance did the whole “Get it and if you don’t, you won’t find it again!” So, I did! I also got a new bracelet for my Kyo Sohma costume since I didn’t get my old one back. Plus, this one is actual size! I almost got the Sailor Moon and Madoka Magica mugs but I will ask them tomorrow if they will have them at Metro since they will be there this year! Boy, I gave them so much business this year! I tried not spending so much like I did with that stand from Maryland but at least it was lower than that amount. And I did get two dice bags to use as money pouches. Why? Because my money screwed up my zipper on my pouch my mom and dad got from Puerto Rico last year. Got two in case one of them gets lost and I can split my MythiCon money from my refund when I get it. Plus it does work! Well, that is it!

So, that was my entire haul! What’s next? My Soul Eater cosplay advice. Stay tuned! Until next time!