I've got a lot of content to catch up on since my blogging break! This is the first of two posts about an annual event I look forward to in Adelaide called AVCon - Adelaide's Anime and Video Game Convention. I had a stall in the Artists Alley again this year but I also love to see all the costumes and buy some neat things.
Here's an early snapshot of the table, it's not quite done yet, I was still waiting for Lindzi to arrive but here's the general gist of it. The cute bows at the front, flower headdresses and Dear Antlers were made by Angela, my other table-mate. Despite having plenty of time for planning, I must admit that a lot of the set-up was on the fly and in fact, I'm pretty lucky I asked the two of them if they had some things they wanted to sell as I seemed to be a bit low on stock.
My lovely table-neighbours Thaleia and Linda, both are talented artists. On top of her artwork, Thaleia also likes to get a bit crafty and made some bows, brooches and key charms. Linda has a special talent of emptying my wallet with her adorable fan art of Adventure Time and Ace Attorney among many others.
I also just wanted to share a couple of snaps from some cosplayers of the day. The first two are my friends Candice and Jaana looking adorable as Ariel and Alice. Candice does actually require glasses but thought it would also be fun to be hipster Ariel for a while! If you're interested in cosplay, have a quick look at her cosplay page Duchess Sakura Cosplay. The next cosplayer was my favourite of the convention, Merrill from Dragon Age II (I am unsure as to who the cosplayer was). I really loved her costume but I also loved seeing such an unusual character from a series I really enjoy and Merrill is such a cute character.
This last shot is something that truly touched me. A young lady had purchased a few Sailor Moon inspired pieces from my store and naturally we got to talking about the characters and shared out favourites. I mentioned that Sailor Jupiter was mine and I'd cosplayed her last year. I didn't catch her name, sadly, but she'd returned some time later and handed me this drawing. It really made my day.