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This is going to be my only political statement on the election earlier this week. As most of you have noticed by now, I tend to let things sink in for a while and come up with a logical reaction and opinion of important matters, which I know is different, since many people nowadays take a sensationalist approach to many current day issues. This is not a debate post. I'm not interested in having a debate. I am interested in people providing resources for anyone who wants to help out their fellow man. If you have links to local political agencies, charity organizations, outreach programs that can help our current state of affairs, share them in the comments, not hate. We have enough hate going around right now. I want this to be positive for people.
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I think that Trump becoming elected has brought the dregs of our country out of hiding. Since the dawn of time, there have been racist, sexist, homophobic people, in almost every Western culture, so the fact that there are absolutely vile humans coming out of the wood works threatening physical and sexual violence upon women and minorities does not surprise me. What does surprise me is the frequency and internet coverage of it. I'm hoping that the non racist and sexist white population, as well as Trump himself, really take notice of all of the horrible things that have been happening and become moved by it. Under Obama, racism, while though still a problem, wasn't this blatantly bad. The masses, dumb as they apparently are, seem to forget that the things they are doing: vandalism, physical violence, hate speech, sexual assault, are still illegal. I'm being incredibly optimistic when I say that I hope that we can turn this negative into a positive and charge these ignorant masses as the criminals they are acting like. People need to remember that there are consequences to all actions. I'm hoping that Trump makes a publicized statement telling his deluded supporters to stop the unnecessary hate and violence against others. White people, this is our time to step up and defend our POC and female friends, family, neighbors, business acquaintances, and strangers. If this isn't proof enough for you that we need to take up the fight and stand with them, then you need to seriously reevaluate your take on our current culture. If your POC friends are uncomfortable going into public alone, go with them. Literally stand beside them.

Another thing that has very much stood out to me is the amount of self pity that has been going around since Trump got elected. Yes, he has proven to be an absolutely horrible human being, and horrible things are happening, but we can't stop functioning as adults because of this. We as a country were going to be screwed for the next four years in some way, regardless of who became the President-elect. Generally speaking, whoever the President is doesn't really affect the lives of the average American much other than for social issues. If you are really that put out about how the presidential election went this year, do something about it other than spewing vitriol on social media. Go find a local political activism group to join. Start volunteering with either party you want to support in future political ventures. Start an outreach for your minority population, or if you can't organize something on that scale, join a preexisting one. Crying about the way the world turned out on social media will literally do jack shit to change it. Company owners, politicians, celebrities, they don't even check their own social media, they have social media marketers do that for them. Going out into the REAL world, dealing with REAL world hunger, poverty, homelessness, racism, and sexism is how we will change things. Standing beside a POC when they are getting harassed in public can change a person's day, possibly even save them from harm. Rage posting every hour won't do anything except keep you from doing something that can actually make a real difference in someone's life. Life goes on. Go live it.

  • Listening to: Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Reading: fanfiction
  • Watching: South Park
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: Chicken Curry
  • Drinking: Pumpkin Spiced Cider
Terra Taking a Break by mikomiscostumedworld
Terra Taking a Break
Here's another picture of my Terra costume I made earlier this year! This is one of my most comfortable cosplays, and I love wearing it to cons ^_^

Photography/Retouch: Akage Photography
Costume made/modeled by me
Shirt fabric sponsored by RE:Activ Designs
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Ok everyone, so first off, I want to apologize for not posting on here as much as I normally do. I used to try to post new pictures at least once a week in previous years, and I obviously have not been coming even close to that this year. For those of you who follow my other social media sites know that I've had a pretty rough year in general. Generally speaking, I don't talk about all of the crap that goes on in my personal life online, just because I'm a fairly private person, but DA is and has been the one site where I post more about me as a person than my other profiles. 

First off, the reason why I haven't posted much content this year is because I honestly don't have much new content to post about. I have been EXTREMELY busy this year making cosplays, yes, but almost every costume I've made has been for a paying client, not for myself. Other than Terra, I have made MCU Thor genderbend (which I won Best Journeyman Craftsmanship at AMA with) and Shura Kirigakure from Blue Exorcist (which I posted a preview of the other day).  have made about a dozen costumes this year that have been for others, and that is where the majority of my time has been allocated. I have about a half dozen costumes that are being made right now for me, but with my lack of personal time, my production has been slower than normal. I have taken on so many commissions, so I can continue to fund my cosplaying. You all have been following me since I started out as a cosplayer, and you know how much I HATE asking for money or help from anyone; I prefer to make my own way. Yes, I know it's prideful of me, but it's just who I am as a person. Commissions have funded my costuming since 2013, and yes it's hard work, but it's how I've been able to afford cons and new cosplays. 

Another HUGE reason why I haven't been online as much is that I've been having a lot of financial issues this year. The primary cause of these financial issues has been my car. I mentioned on here earlier this year that I was saving up for a new car. Well, my car got totaled the day after my birthday. Yah, I was fucking pissed, in case you were wondering. Well, I didn't have enough saved up for a down payment yet, so my husband and I opted to fix up his car instead. Fixing up his car essentially drained all of my savings and our family savings, AND WE STILL HAVE MORE WORK TO DO ON IT YAY. It's wonderful when you consciously save your money to improve your quality of life only to get shot back down again, but hey, it's where we are right now as a family, and we're doing the best we can. We have a mostly functional means of transportation now, which is better than no car. Silver linings guys, silver linings.

With the financial issues out of the way, I'm going to say that I am planning on going to less cons next year than I did this year. I know this will be the second year in a row that I am cutting back, but until we get back on our feet as a family, I cannot justify spending money to go to conventions. We need to make a savings account again; not use that money to send me to a con to do my thing. NowI'm going to try to keep my con attendance under 12 cons next year. With that being said, I am going to have some tough decisions next year lol. I'm still open for guesting positions and stuff, which hopefully will permit me the ability to travel to some more cons outside of my normal circuit.


Now, I want to talk about some of the good things that have been happening this year, because not everything has been bad! First off, I'm going to be guesting at two more cons in the next month and a half, and I'm very excited about them! I also am almost done with Elsa, which is GREAT, since I've been working on her for almost a whole year at this point lol. I also am making some pretty awesome things for my Autumn cosplays, and I'm really proud of the progress I've been making on them. As far as my leatherwork has been going, it's been great! According to my mentor, I've leveled up quite a bit this year. I also had a wonderful opportunity present itself, and I got to do some leatherwork for an Indie Film down in Atlanta. I can't talk about it much or post any pictures yet, but it was an exciting step for me as a costumer! My family's been doing well, and Robbie is still a happy squishy man.

Also, something I want to spend some time talking about is Twitch. My fabric/Esports sponsor, RE:Activ Designs approached me earlier this year about making a Twitch channel to stream Creative and gaming, and I initially declined, since I didn't have the time to do much streaming and commit to a good channel, like I wanted to. Basically, if I'm going to commit to doing something, I'm going to give it 100%, and I couldn't do it at the time. Well, I have had time to stream recently, so I've taken them up on their offer! I have been streaming my Elsa progress this past week, and it's been going really well! I've made some cool followers, and I've made hella progress on my own cosplays. I know a good chunk of you are international, and we have time zone differences, but if any of you from Europe or any other continent would like to watch my streams live and interact with me, tell me some of the time frames that you all are free. I'm mainly just doing the streams right now, so I can interact with my fans that I don't get to see often or ever IRL. Plus, I genuinely enjoy streaming, which is something I honestly didn't think would happen. With how private I am, I thought I would hate it lol. Plus, I want to do some costuming tutorials on it, and I've been talking with my current followers, and I have some simple, fun ideas for the next few months ^_^

Tell me how you guys have been this year so far! Have there been any highs or lows? Also, my Core Membership ran out a few months ago, so yah, boring DA Page layouts until I get a new one >_<

Twitch.tv/MikomiChan
  • Listening to: I Prevail
  • Reading: fanfiction
  • Watching: Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: homemade fried chicken and squash
  • Drinking: Cheerwine
I made a Twitch channel for streaming cosplay construction everyone! If you want to see how I make my stuff, check out Twitch.tv/MikomiChan . 

Cosplays I'm working on this Autumn:
Elsa from Frozen Fever
Wonder Woman from DC Bombshells
Mad Moxxi from Borderlands the Pre-Sequel
Shura Kirigakure Preview by mikomiscostumedworld
Shura Kirigakure Preview
I'M BACK FROM THE DEAD! I've had the shittiest summer I've had in a few years, so I haven't been able to do much cosplaying :-/ This is one of the two cosplays I finished this summer. I freaking love Blue Exorcist, and I am so hype for season two to come out soon! I really relate with Shura a lot as a person (which is mostly a bad thing, I know), but hey, no one's perfect lol.

Shura made/modeled by me
Photography: Saturn 7
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This is going to be my only political statement on the election earlier this week. As most of you have noticed by now, I tend to let things sink in for a while and come up with a logical reaction and opinion of important matters, which I know is different, since many people nowadays take a sensationalist approach to many current day issues. This is not a debate post. I'm not interested in having a debate. I am interested in people providing resources for anyone who wants to help out their fellow man. If you have links to local political agencies, charity organizations, outreach programs that can help our current state of affairs, share them in the comments, not hate. We have enough hate going around right now. I want this to be positive for people.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I think that Trump becoming elected has brought the dregs of our country out of hiding. Since the dawn of time, there have been racist, sexist, homophobic people, in almost every Western culture, so the fact that there are absolutely vile humans coming out of the wood works threatening physical and sexual violence upon women and minorities does not surprise me. What does surprise me is the frequency and internet coverage of it. I'm hoping that the non racist and sexist white population, as well as Trump himself, really take notice of all of the horrible things that have been happening and become moved by it. Under Obama, racism, while though still a problem, wasn't this blatantly bad. The masses, dumb as they apparently are, seem to forget that the things they are doing: vandalism, physical violence, hate speech, sexual assault, are still illegal. I'm being incredibly optimistic when I say that I hope that we can turn this negative into a positive and charge these ignorant masses as the criminals they are acting like. People need to remember that there are consequences to all actions. I'm hoping that Trump makes a publicized statement telling his deluded supporters to stop the unnecessary hate and violence against others. White people, this is our time to step up and defend our POC and female friends, family, neighbors, business acquaintances, and strangers. If this isn't proof enough for you that we need to take up the fight and stand with them, then you need to seriously reevaluate your take on our current culture. If your POC friends are uncomfortable going into public alone, go with them. Literally stand beside them.

Another thing that has very much stood out to me is the amount of self pity that has been going around since Trump got elected. Yes, he has proven to be an absolutely horrible human being, and horrible things are happening, but we can't stop functioning as adults because of this. We as a country were going to be screwed for the next four years in some way, regardless of who became the President-elect. Generally speaking, whoever the President is doesn't really affect the lives of the average American much other than for social issues. If you are really that put out about how the presidential election went this year, do something about it other than spewing vitriol on social media. Go find a local political activism group to join. Start volunteering with either party you want to support in future political ventures. Start an outreach for your minority population, or if you can't organize something on that scale, join a preexisting one. Crying about the way the world turned out on social media will literally do jack shit to change it. Company owners, politicians, celebrities, they don't even check their own social media, they have social media marketers do that for them. Going out into the REAL world, dealing with REAL world hunger, poverty, homelessness, racism, and sexism is how we will change things. Standing beside a POC when they are getting harassed in public can change a person's day, possibly even save them from harm. Rage posting every hour won't do anything except keep you from doing something that can actually make a real difference in someone's life. Life goes on. Go live it.

  • Listening to: Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Reading: fanfiction
  • Watching: South Park
  • Playing: Destiny
  • Eating: Chicken Curry
  • Drinking: Pumpkin Spiced Cider

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Best wishes in advance to you, for your special day~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)
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