Cosplay For All: Empowering and Uplifting Minority Groups in Cosplay

Hi folks! It’s been a long time since I blogged, but I wanted to share a few thoughts with you.  Over the past weekend I attended Otakon 2014 in Baltimore, MD which is one of my home cons.  I’ve been attending for eight years now, and each year I go gets better and better in…

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Katsucon 2014: Shenanigans & happenings

Howdy! Maki here with my post Katsucon blog. I’m sorry it has taken so long, but I immediately went from Katsucon to NJ for a burlesque show (separate post about that later). Now that I am back; let the madness begin. This convention went a bit differently than the last con I wrote about (see…

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I’M A BLACK COSPLAYER AND I’M JUST AS GOOD AS OTHER COSPLAYERS.

When I was a child, I was taught “black is beautiful,” so it was a huge surprise to me growing up that black faces were not represented in common society.  When I turned on the TV, when I flipped through magazines, even when I read books, a sea of white faces stared back at me.…

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How I became teh kitteh at New York Comic-Con 2013

  New York Comic-Con is one of the biggest conventions in the east coast, and THE biggest comic book convention in the east coast.  Overwhelmed doesn’t even begin to describe what I was feeling when I went in 2012.  I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to go this year, but with some persuasion from…

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My Top 10 Favorite NYCC 2013 Costumes

Howdy!  Before I post my full New York Comic-Con recap, I figured I’d do a separate blog for my Top 10 favorite costumes!  To say there was a massive nostalgia bomb thrown is a bit of an understatement.  Among the Wonder Womans, Batmans and Powegirls, there were many amazing costumes that caught my eye and…

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Monsters Ball Burlesque, New York Comic Con & Shenanigans

Hello all!  This is my very first post on my bloggity blog.  I’m going to keep it short and simple.  This past Saturday I participated in Monsters Ball at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room in Washington DC, a Halloween themed burlesque show unlike any I’ve ever been in or seen before.  Put together by the fantastic Indiana’s Jewels with prosthetic makeup…

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