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Sunday, May 6, 2012  0 Comments

How to Join for Complete Fun



Are you an avid cosplayer? Or maybe you've been invited to a cosplay convention or event and you're not sure how to get started. Have no fear. Regardless of where you fit in the cosplay world, getting your cosplay costumes together can be easy and fun. And you can make sure that you're the cosplayer everyone is talking about!


For starters, study the character you want to emulate. And remember, authenticity and details are the keys to great cosplay costumes. Whether you are portraying an anime character or one of your favorite movie stars, take the time to learn what makes that particular character unique and make it happen! 


Don't forget to pay close attention to the mannerisms of your character. Take some time and practice how he or she walks, stands and talks. With a little time and effort, you can join in the fun with cosplayers who have been doing this for years. And the best part is, if you do it right, you won't look like a rookie! 


If you aren't sure where to begin,
Moon Costumes has everything you need to make that upcoming event perfect. And because we work with people for whom cosplaying is an art form, you can rest assured that we have thought of everything to make sure that your cosplay costume is the talk of the event. From entire cosplay costumes to accessories, we are on the job. And don't forget to check out what you already have at home that can be used in your costume to bring added authenticy to it. 


At
www.MoonCostumes.com, we take pride in helping our cosplayers achieve their goal to make their event successful. Check out how we can help you today. You won't be disappointed!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011  0 Comments

Uruha from the Gazette




Uruha is the Guitarist of the GazettE. This is his outfit from the music video of Silly God Disco.





Real name: Takashima Kouyou
Birthday: 9-06-1981
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood Type: O
Height: 177cm
Weight: 62kg
Colors: purple, grey
Hobbies: billiard, pachinko, bowling, soccer
Cigarette: Marlboro Menthol Light
Family: Parents, two older sisters
Animals: dog, polar bear, penguin, domestic duck
Ring size: 19
Favorite brand: PPFM ,CHROME HEARTS, Rude gallery
Perfume: Gucci Rushes, Bvlgari
Piercings: 4 right ear, 5 left ear
Favorite type: gentle, mature
Previous Bands: Karasu, Ma'die Kusse, Kar+te=zyAnose

*others*
- Uruha likes alcohol. Too likes.
- He likes teasing Kai.
- For his free time he likes to stay at home and cut video clips at his PC.
- Uruha has older sister whom he has not good relationships with.
- In high school he was the one who likes visual kei.
- He often thinks about death. Too often.
- Uruha and Rita have been friends for more than 15 years.

More info of Uruha can be found here.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010  0 Comments

Cosplaying with Your Heart

Convention Scene.com pointed us to this Bruno Mars song parody video from College Humor called “Cosplay with my Heart”. It seems to say that cosplaying is cool, LARPing is obsessive, and furry lovin’ may go too far, but it’s all in fun!


Cosplay with my Heart

(to Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are”)


Her dress, her dress, it’s so true to film I can’t believe it

Her buns, her buns, how’d she get them both so even

She’s so accurate, though I prefer when she does “slave”

Yeah, I’ll go as Solo , when we walk the con floor people don’t believe it

And I know those photos, when you search for her will be the first ones you see

And every time she shows me a new sword she made, I say:


When I see your sai,

I know that’s a costume you didn’t buy

Girl you’re amazing, when you cosplay your part.

And when you pose, I know that being with you pwns

‘Cuz you’re so convincing, you cosplay with my heart.

Girl, her wig, her wig, it’s a perfect blue so it matches just right.

Her suit, her suit, so real it could take a robot in a fight.

She’s so authentic. She did so much more than me.

Oh you know, you know, you know, I’m really into the scene,

But she is really into it, you know what I mean?

Hey don’t get me wrong you know I really can’t complain she likes anime.


And when you role play, you stay in character all day

Damn, you’re committed and I didn’t know you LARPed.

Okay you’ve crossed the line. This may be your thing but it’s not mine.

Cuz girl you are crazy, you’ve taken this too far.


Thought there was no such thing as a girl too nutty for me,

But now I’ve met her, and she cosplays and LARPs.


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Thursday, November 18, 2010  0 Comments

Photos From Loyal Customers


My husband and I recently ordered a costume from your site and it is perfect. I hope you don't mind me sharing the photos with you. I created an alternate look for a character and love that the dress was perfect for it. I proudly present Gothic Lolita Neko (cat) Alice (from Alice In Wonderland)

- Belinda Nelson




First off, I wanted to thank you for the Rukia costume I purchased from you a few months ago.
The order was handled extremely promptly and your service was excellent (I thought I'd made a mistake in the size and you responded to me personally to let me know it was alright). I ordered on the Sunday evening and it arrived in London on Wednesday morning - an extraordinary service. It was also of a really high quality, which exceeded my expectations, so I was really pleased with value for money. In one of your email responses you said you would like pics, so I'm attaching a couple of myself in costume. :)

- Nathalie Andrews


Awesome costume. I've wanted one since I was a little kid. V was and is one of my favorite movies of all time so better late than never! Thanks!

- Jody Thomason






These three photos are from last year's presentation. We purchased five gold pairs for this performance. If you would like more from this year's Oct 9th event, just let me know what type of photo you prefer.

-Lanny Hinson




Thought you might want to see how your costume looked on me.

Thank You
Larry Fleming



Dressed and ready for MEGACON 2010!!!

- Rodolfo Rodriguez





I received my costume and couldn't be happier! The costume was a perfect fit and I was very
impressed with the quality. You have definately earned my repeat business!
Attached are pictures of me in costume. I ordered the Bleach costume for Rukia Kuchiki. This
was for a small cosplay outing for those of us who write fan-fiction. I went as the character I
designed for myself. I received many compliments on the outfit and passed along this website!
Thank you again for doing such a wonderful job!

Sincerely,
Tammy Brown
I hope you are able to post some of these on your blog. Thanks again for the great service.

-Denise Galineau



Love the costume fit great I'd say the best cosplay costume I've ever bought here's a pic for you
guys

Josh Lawson







Hi

I have attached a couple of photos of us in the costumes.

Regards,
Rohit Ranchhod











Here is me in the Michael Jackson Costume you may put up in your blog I am not sure how to do it.

Thank You

Dan Schwartz











Thank you for sending your photos. Please keep them coming!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010  0 Comments

Grand Cosplay Ball



The Anime News Network pointed us to an event coming up in London at the end of this month – The Grand Cosplay Ball.


“The Grand International Cosplay Ball is one of the few shows in the calendar where hundreds of costumers from many different countries can get together, break out their formal cosplays and socialise, so expect to see Lelouche waltzing with Princess Jasmine, or Mario boogieing with Sailor Moon!” (Yes, they used the British spelling of the word “socialize”, but don’t hold it against them.)


Held at Clapham Grand, a converted Victorian theatre, it is the only event in the world to combine cosplay performances with circus acts and professional performers. Previous years have seen everything from fire performers and aerial acrobats gracing the stage, alongside cosplay performances and live bands. Cosplay guests have included world reknowned cosplayers Yaya Han and Giorgia Vecchini – as well as hundreds of visiting cosplayers from all over the UK, Europe and Asia! This year is the third annual installment of the event, with the theme of Arabian Nights, so guests can expect belly dancers, a sword performance and an Arabian Bazaar, as well as bands, DJs and ballroom dancing.


The Guest of Honour for 2010 is cosplayer Jenni Kallberg (aka Pixelninja) from Sweden. Half-Swedish Half-Japanese Jenni has been cosplaying since 1999 in her home city of Stockholm and has made 27 costumes. Most video game fans will recognize Jenni from photos of her Samus from Metroid costume, which have become well known across the internet. Last year, Jenni accompanied Nintendo on a European press tour as their official cosplayer, and appeared as Samus in the German advert for Metroid Prime Trilogy.

Sounds like a good time, doesn’t it?


Grand Cosplay Ball Promo video

Anime fans and general public are welcome at the event too, as cosplay is not compulsory. There is a no jeans or trainers rule, however.


Tickets are available from the ball website: http://www.grandcosplayball.com or can be bought from Tokyo Toys London store at the Trocadero in Picadilly Circus. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.


Grand International Cosplay Ball: Arabian Nights

Date: 28th November 2010

Venue: Clapham Grand, London SW11 1TT

Time: 19:00 – 01:00

Age: 18+ only

Tickets: £18 from http://www.grandcosplayball.com or Tokyo Toys store (London branch).


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010  0 Comments

International Cosplay Travel in August

When you think of international traveling for cosplay, you probably think of going to Japan. But we’ve found some pretty cool reasons to go elsewhere for a change-- like to Australia, Europe or the Land of Eire!

If you want to go to the land down under, you’ll want to hop on a jet immediately, because Manifest 2010 is starting today in Melbourne, Australia and running through the 22nd of August. They’ll be having cosplay eventsincluding Cosplay Chess, which sounds ... interesting.

Then, next weekend you have your choice of going to The Netherlands (AKA Holland, where the Dutch live) or Ireland, better known for Leprechauns than anime. In the Netherlands you can attend Abunai! where the theme this year is “all about Power Boys and Magical Girls…young heroes assisted by the powers of magic and science to aid them in the quest for great justice. From Cutie Honey and Kamen Rider to Sailor Moon and the Power Rangers, our heroes fight villains of all kinds for love, honor and to save the day. Join us in the fight for justice. The power is really yours."

In Ireland you can take part in Nom-Con in Dublin. Where along with enjoying the surroundings of the Ballsbridge Inn & Towers, you might be able to win a chance to participate in EuroCosplay 2010 in London, England this October. Well, only if you’re a resident of Ireland, but you can still help decide who gets to represent the Emerald Isle. Along with cosplay competitions, they’ll be hosting a Pokemon Tournament, for those who are into that aspect of Japanese fandom.

So if you needed an excuse to cosplay, or to travel, do both before August is over!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010  0 Comments

Upcoming June Cosplay Opportunities

Coming up this weekend, June 11 – 13, you can cosplay in Virginia and/or Kentucky at either Anime Mid-Atlantic in any of their handful of costume events, including Cosplay Chess. The deadline for pre-con signups is June 10th by 4PM, so hurry! Or you might catch OMGcon in Paducah, KY. If you’re on the other side of the nation, cosplay at the Pahrump Anime Fest in Pahrump, Nevada.

Next weekend the 18th – 20th, you can play in New Jersey, Minnesota, Iowa or Oklahoma.

AnimeNEXT - in New Jersey has a Masquerade, a Hall Costume Contest, Hangry & Angry Model Contest, LARP, Cosplay Dating Game and Cosplay Human Chess. Sounds like you could spend the whole weekend in costume!

Minneapolis Anime Con - “The MAC Cosplay Competition is broken down into two parts. The first part which is judged and that is the costume competition. Which also has a cash prize offered to the top three places. The second part of the competition is for fun only, and that’s the skit portion.”

QC Anime-zing! in Bettendorf, Iowa.
The QC stands for Quad Cities, and if you’re from the area, you know what they are. They’ll be having a Hall Cosplay Contest and a Masquerade. The link above will tell you all about it. Also, QC Anime-zing! will be held in The Lodge - perfect for steampunk, Hellsing, and other cosplay photoshoots.

Tokyo In Tulsa will be hosting three contests: a Main Cosplay, Hall Cosplay and Skit Cosplay Contest. Plus some Loli Tea Parties! The theme for this year’s Tokyo in Tulsa is Steampunk so they’ll also be having a Steampunk masquerade where steampunk or Victorian Formal attire with a mask is preferred, but not entirely required. Formal wear based off of an Anime Character cosplay, Sci fi, or an appropriate video game is also acceptable.

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Monday, May 3, 2010  0 Comments

Cosplay Euro Style


Itching for an excuse to leave the country, but don’t want to miss out on any opportunities to cosplay? Well, the month of May is full of European cosplay cons!

The weekend of May 7 – 9 alone gives you a choice of the Czech Republic, Denmark or Germany. If you really want to, you could make it to all three! (Look at a map, they’re not that far apart.) Of course, you’ll have to use Google translate to understand their web pages.

Anime Cons.com has cosplay, and a maid and butler cafe. SVSCon in Denmark has a blurb that free translation.com tells us, in a nutshell, that “the main focus to SVScon is cosplay.” And Hanami in Germany has all kinds of cosplay events.

Of course, if you miss those, or just want to extend your European vacation, there’s also JapAniManga Night May 15-16 in Zurich, Switzerland. They speak German there too, so if your German language skills are up to speed, you could just do the last two. Here’s the Google translation of one JapAniManga page:
Also this year, not missing the cosplay competition. Would you put your costume to prove? Then take it at the Cosplay Competition! You can spot you or your group sign up and participate. The best and most original costume is elected by our famous three-member jury. Here are this year’s rules:

- Number of people: 1 – 6 persons per group
- Prepared for a little show? You’ve max. 3 min time per group
- Plus you have the famous/notorious problem solving, which is provided to you spontaneously.
(If you solve this challenge the most fun, also gets a prize.)
Sound fun? Make sure your passport is up to date, pack your favorite cosplay costumes, and off you go!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010  1 Comments

Coming Out for OutlantaCon

"Come out for OutlantaCon" may be a bad double-entendre, but it’s our way of saying that this con is billed as being a "geek event for Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgendered / Other fans". Their focus is on Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, as well as having a strong gaming presence.

The con is scheduled to take place April 30 – May 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. One of their main events is Project Cosplay. Their description? “The gayest of all reality competition shows comes to Outlantacon! Join your hosts Heidi Plume and Tim's Gun as they lead a team of designers to create a new look for a group of models. Materials will be provided, and the designers will have a short period of time to create their look. Then the models will perform on the Outlantacon catwalk! Its sure to be — well — an interesting experience if nothing else! And if you want to show off your own costume, participate in our Masquerade and help entertain the troops while the designers are designing!”

Another of their highlights is the Syrens of the South, a burlesque show geared specifically to the geek audience. They do warn the unsuspecting, “expect to see one or two of your favorite comic book characters in situations you might have only imagined them in!”

In a blog post to their MySpace page, they said “Also, we have hooked up with the anime folks here in Atlanta and will have more anime programming this year (it was one of our most popular panels last year.)”

If you won’t be able to make it in person, you can still join the community by checking out their MySpace or Facebook pages. On FB they have over 349 fans, and on MySpace, 382. If you’re into this sub-sub-culture, then you’ll want to check it out.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010  1 Comments

First Cosplay Museum in the World

Earlier this month, the Manila Bulletin reported that the world’s first cosplay museum opened in the Philippines. The museum boasts “costume displays that range from spectacular robotic and creature costumes to elegant gowns and anime garb”. It also preserves historical cosplay costumes, rescuing them from deterioration and preserving their legacy for future generations.

A joint project of Cosplay.ph (the “.ph” is the “.com” of the Philippines) and Diliman Preparatory School (DPS), the museum also offers an extensive gallery from premier cosplay photographers along with a wealth of information highlighting the landmark events in cosplay history.

Cosplay.ph says, “the Cosplay Museum is meant as an educational beacon to enlighten the general public about Cosplay, its roots and historical landmarks in the Philippines and to educate the youth on the various aspects of Cosplay.”

It is also a venue for cosplay workshops, discussions, gatherings and events like mini-catwalks or Maid Cafe days. Cosplayers are welcome to gather, interact and enjoy the company of other cosplayers without the competitive component or entrance fee that come with the usual cosplay conventions. Plus, events will occur with greater frequency than conventions.

The cosplay workshops allow anyone to learn the craft of the cosplay costume from veteran cosplayers, focusing not only on technique but also on issues from using recycled materials to balancing one’s life. The workshops strive to bring costume craftsmanship to a higher level.

As Cosplay.ph says, “It's launching is testament to the growing positive influence of Cosplay, not merely as a hobby, but as an art form and educational media.”

We at Moon Costumes have something of a cosplay museum ourselves! Just click on the word “Cosplay” on our menu to the left, and be taken to a directory of all the costumes we have available. Click on the anime representation and you’ll get a photo and description of the actual costume!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009  0 Comments

Gogo Yubari Halloween

Here's a picture of me in my Gogo Yubari costume I purchased from you a few months ago. Enjoy & feel free to post this pix up on your site. Thanx!
-Sin

Wicked...
- Erik

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Friday, November 13, 2009  0 Comments

Assassin's Creed



"I thought you might like a picture of the costume. thank you sooo much. I love it" - Becca

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Friday, September 18, 2009  1 Comments

Time for the New York Anime Festival

The New York Anime Festival starts this Sunday, Sept 20th! Okay, so it officially starts on the 25th and runs through the 27th, but there are a few events to enjoy even before the official opening, while you’re getting your cosplay costumes prepped and ready.

First, on Sunday, September 20th it’s Eureka Seven Day at Kinokuniya Bookstore. Celebrate the theatrical release of Bandai's Eureka Seven and the New York Anime Festival with giveaways, guests, maids and Gothic Lolita clothing sale.

Then on Thursday, September 24th is the official NYAF Pre-Party. The New York Anime Festival and Del Rey Manga are partnering in a joint celebration. Free and open to the public, they welcome NYAF attendees, anime fans, manga readers, industry professionals, and casual New Yorkers interested in the world of Japanese pop culture.

And after all that partying, there’ll be plenty of time for cosplay competitions. There’s a Masquerade where you can win a trip to Japan, five nights in a Tokyo hotel, VIP tickets to the Tokyo International Anime Fair, and $1,000 in prize money. And a Hall Cosplay Contest for those who don’t want to perform.

An Anime LARP is happening too, about which the NYAF website says, “An Anime Convention LARP is equitable to the most ridiculous and at times over-the-top mass crossover mash-up you could imagine.” Sounds fun! Costumes aren’t mandatory but are more than welcome, and pre-registration is required online.

A non-competitive Cosplay Variety Show, is available to showcase the “big, bold, daring, and experimental acts”. Registration is closed, but it’s sure to be a good show. And there'll be a Cosplay Dating Game! (Of course if you don’t find your perfect match there and then, you can always check out Soul Geek.com--the dating site for fans of Anime, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Animation, Comics, Video Games, Conventions, Cosplay and Fan-Fiction. )

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009  0 Comments

More Cause for Cosplay

There are four events for lovers of anime and video games going on across the country this weekend. All give you some reason to dress up in costume and enjoy the adventure of a con!

AniMix - An anime and video game con taking place in Killeen, Texas, July 17-19, 2009. One of their events is the AniMix & Match, AniMix's very first dating show. “Looking for love in all the wrong places? Looking for the geek or fanboy/fangirl of your dreams? On Friday three men will compete to win the heart of a lucky woman and on Saturday, three women will compete to win the heart of a lucky man.” Sounds fun, huh?

NatsuCon is happening July 17-19, 2009 in Bridgeton, Missouri. Their interesting twist on cosplay is their Anime Gong Show—“Part Game Show, part Talent Show - all awesome! Prizes will be given to those who score highest… But bad contestants will be gonged off the stage!

Otakon will be taking over the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland July 17-19, 2009. They are “the convention of the otaku generation: to celebrate all anime, manga, and all facets of Asian pop culture”. Their Masquerade is intended for cosplayers –those who like to include performance art before being judged. For those who want to have only their costumes judged, but don’t want to perform a skit they have a Hall Costume Contest.

Ancient City Con in Jacksonville, Florida July 18-19, 2009, you’ll find the "Northeast Florida convention for fans of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Anime, Comics, Collectibles and Gaming". Though they don’t have cosplay, skits, or karaoke, they do give attendees a chance to show off their costumes for prizes and fame. Try some of our Sci-Fi costumes for a change!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009  0 Comments

Father’s Day Weekend Cosplay

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, and so is the Anime Mid-Atlantic 2009 con in Richmond, Virginia. So if you’re planning to go, you’d better make some arrangements to either include Dad or squeeze him in somehow.

This year, Anime Mid-Atlantic has three separate competitive cosplay events. During the Saturday night Masquerade, cosplayers can perform and showcase their craft and showmanship talents on the grand stage. For those who aren’t quite ready for the bright lights of the stage, you can also enter the Hall Costume Contest during Friday and Saturday. And lastly, the Fan Favorite Costume Contest is open to anyone in a costume who would like to have the attendees vote on photos of their costumes.

Also, professional cosplay model, Yunmao Ayakawa, will be a guest. From the Akihabara region of Tokyo, Japan, she has gained worldwide fame as the region’s spokeswoman and foremost authority on cosplay and the Maid Idol industry. She’s even a board member of the Nihon Maid Association. She currently writes articles for Japan based periodicals like Manichi Newspaper, MSN.com (Japan), Cosmode Magazine and in 2007 became the first Japanese cosplayer to write articles for an American magazine; Otaku USA where she writes exclusive articles on cosplay and Japan's latest Otaku trends.

This year, she’ll be interviewing cosplayers for her "Cosplay Café" article in Otaku USA magazine. Interviews will take place at the TenBu Productions table in the Vendors Room at 3:30PM on Saturday, so show up in your best cosplay costume. You’ll be interviewed and take a picture with Yunmao Ayakawa, which could get you featured in her column—and some interviews and images may even appear in Japanese press. Yunmao is looking forward to meeting cosplayers and seeing all their great costumes, and it’s a great opportunity for all aspiring cosplayers to meet and learn from a real Japanese pro.

And who knows? Your dad might like her too!

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Friday, June 12, 2009  0 Comments

Anime and Cosplay in Canada



Anime Evolution is happening this weekend, June 12 – 14 in Vancouver! Their website tells us: “The three-day convention is expected to draw close to 5,000 people and brings together art, animation (anime), comic books (manga), video games, film and music in a celebration of Asian popular culture and multimedia.”

Events include, of course, a cosplay contest, an Anime idol singing contest and a dance contest called “Anime’s Best Dance Crew” and certainly the judges would be appreciative of a nice cosplay costume as well.

For this competition, crews of four or more members perform to music from an anime or video game series. The dances should reflect the series the music is from. The crews get to make their own flags or banners to identify themselves, too. And then, an exciting twist—an additional theme will be presented before the start of the contest, for example, you might be asked to use a certain prop in your dance, or you might be told to include a certain dance style in your performance. It’s a three-round competition, so for the first two rounds, the crews will dance to songs they’ve pre-selected. But the final round pit the two best crews against each other in a dance battle to randomly selected music. Sounds exciting!

The winner will be determined afterwards and they’ll also be asked to perform at the closing ceremonies.

The con’s full schedule is online now, but if you can’t make it, but still want to keep up what’s happening or get ready for next year, they have Facebook group, a MySpace group and a channel on YouTube.

So if you’re in or near the Pacific Northwest, have an awesome costume, and are ready for some Cosplay, drop in and see what’s happening at Anime Evolution 2009.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009  0 Comments

Anime Expo Events in Los Angeles

Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center is coming up in a few weeks, July 2 – 5. Here are some of the Cosplay events you have to look forward to:

AX Idol – In the town where American Idol has rocketed many to stardom, AX Idol offers your chance to win a solo singing or voice acting competition. The song must be from an anime and/or video game, or you can use any monologue from any anime. (Although Cosplay is allowed, it will not be considered in judging.)

Battle of the Bands – For groups to compete using music from an anime TV series/OVA/Movie or anime-themed videogame.

Chibi Masquerade - a non competitive event to show off costumes inspired by any anime, manga, video game or J-Pop Culture. And you can display perform a simple skit, too.

Masquerade - Costumers hailing from around the world have graced this stage with their wonderful costumes and performances. They come for the fame, the glory and that huge trophy, “Best of Show”, in one of the most prestigious anime Masquerades.

Masquerade Ball - all Anime Expo® attendees are welcome to this event, but wearing a costume and mask are highly encouraged. The costume contest is geared toward original ballroom style costume based on or inspired by any Japanese Pop Culture genre. Whether its an anime based costume or Visual Kei influenced, this event is open to all who have a desire to develop a unique ballroom style costume.

There are lots of interactive events, panels and workshops, with tons of special guests and the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Industry Awards for non-stop anime fun!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009  0 Comments

ColossalCon Starts Tomorrow

ColossalCon in Sandusky, Ohio kicks off tomorrow, Thursday June 4th! As an Anime, Gaming, and Japanese Culture Convention, cosplayers are sure to have plenty to enjoy.

Start by showing off your Cosplay costume and moves at the Opening Mixer in the Indigo Lounge at 5pm, and then maybe pop over to check out the concurrently running Rozen Maiden Q&A panel. Then at 6pm, while the mixer continues, you might also want to visit the acting panel hosted by Chuck Huber. He’s a voice actor whom you've probably heard before in Dragonball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, or Fullmetal Alchemist, and he's been an ADR director for several anime as well.

The party in the lounge shifts to Karaoke at 7pm and runs until 9pm, and in the meantime there are panels on Anime and Education and the Worst Fan Art ever. A rock band tournament starts in the game room at 8pm, and then from 10 – 11 you can choose from a Gundam Wing Endless Duel, an Anime Improv Experiment, Desert Punk Shuffle Videos or the “Gay Disco Club Retro” in the Lounge, described on ColossalCon’s Forum page this way: “For one night only at Colossalcon, the 1980's rule! Dr. Thunder and Chibi Jae bring forth their massive collections of music that time has forgot but they refuse to let go of. Let out your inner flail and rock it likes it's 1989.”

Thursday is a good introduction to the Con, especially if it’s your first time. The division into four simple rooms: Game, Panel, Video and Lounge, explodes the next day for the rest of the weekend into a possible eight choices each hour throughout the day.

The Cosplay events don’t start until Friday, but the rules still apply. Be sure to check them out, as well as their schedule and map to be fully prepped and ready to go!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009  0 Comments

Code Geass C.C. - Character Information and Cosplay Costume


The Code Geass C.C. is character based on the anime series by Sunrise called Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. This interesting character appeared in the first episode of the series and has been extremely popular ever since.

C.C. or pronounced as C2 has several interesting and unusual talents. First she is immortal, receiving her immortality from a nun during medieval times as well as her ability to be loved by all. Loved in a way, that trances those around her, causing them to fall in love with her. Unfortunately for C2 all this love has gotten "boring". Really who can you trust when they are "tranced" into loving you?

In the second season C.C. becomes the leader of the Black Knights who are working to unlock Zero's memory that had been locked by the Emperor of Britannia. In the second season, there is a power struggle between C.C. and V.V. with the end result of C.C. falling in love with Lelouch. Through the twists and turns of the plot this rich and detailed anime series is a winner. You can read more about the series and C.C. at Wikipedia.

If you are looking for a C.C. cosplay costume to embrace the best part of Code Geass' C.C. 's personality, Moon Costumes has a unique and fetching version available for $112.95. The cosplay costume features strong horizontal and vertical black lines on a white clingy pantsuit. The sleeves of the costume are beautifully finished with additional black fabric details.

Many of our costumes are in stock now and perfect for the Animazement con that is coming up this month in Raleigh, North Carolina. You can find out more about this exciting Animazement fan convention on the main convention website. Dates are May 22 to May 24. Look for the Moon Costumes booth there on the 22nd to the 24th.

We've also made a custom costume for the C.C. character that we think has turned out very nicely. You can check it out on our blog at the link above.

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Friday, May 1, 2009  0 Comments

Spring and Summer Cosplay Conventions

While some people may debate the merit of cosplay and the purpose of attending cosplay conventions, we are (as you can imagine) all for it. Whether we admit it or not, we all engage in fantasy role-play in one way or another. If you go to the movies and imagine living as one of the characters or think of alternate endings for your favorite books or TV shows, you are role-playing in a way. A cosplay convention gives you the chance to get out of your own head and interact with others who share your same interests. And in these tough times any opportunity to connect with new people is beneficial.

It is also an opportunity to spend a little time walking in someone else's shoes (or boots or whatever the case may be). Check out our Cosplay and Anime costumes to find your favorite characters and then get ready for spring and summer cosplay fun.

Here are just a few upcoming conventions that you can attend:

United States:
Costume-Con: May 1-4- Timonium, MD
Anime School House Rock: May 2- Davie, FL
Anime Central: May 8-10- Rosemont, IL
LouisiANIME: May 8-10- Baton Rouge, LA
Animazement: May 22-24- Durham, NC
FanimeCon: May 22-25- San Jose, CA
ColossalCon: June 4-7- Sandusky, OH
Florida Supercon: June 5-7- Miami, FL
Anime Expo: July 2-5- Los Angeles, CA
Anime Overload: July 3-5- Austin, TX
Otaku Omaha: July 3-5- Council Bluffs, IA

Canada:
Anime North: May 22-24- Toronto, Ontario
Anime Evolution: June 12-14- Vancouver, British Columbia
Ai-Kon: July 24-26- Winnipeg, Manitoba
Otakuthon: July 31 - August 2- Montreal, Quebec
Animethon: August 7-9- Edmonton, Alberta
Kita-Kon: August 27-28- Thunder Bay, Ontario
Fan Expo Canada: August 28-30- Toronto, Ontario
Yaoifest: August 30- Calgary, Alberta

There are over 100 new costumes and cosplay costumes to choose from in our online store. Take a look to see if we have one in the character that you like as you plan for your next convention.

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