Hello everyone, I hope you all had a great holiday season! Mine went really well! I got to see family, I got my first print run sent out, and I finished several new costumes! I ended my con season by going as a panelist to Ichibancon in North Carolina. I had a fantastic time not working a con (for like the third time ever) and hanging out with a bunch of my friends! I also was lucky enough to enter the masquerade with my friend Kiira, whom I've been teaching to sew for almost a year now. It was so special to be able to enter the masquerade for fun and expose a friend to the competitive fun
I also got to make a bunch of new cosplay and photographer friends (which is always a giant plus for me).
As for my winter con circuit is concerned, I'm going to a bunch of cons I've never been to before...AS A COSPLAY GUEST! Yup, I'm a cosplay guest at two cons in February: Star City Anime and Mysticon. I'm so excited and nervous for my cosplay guest debut. I'm focusing on the educational aspect of cosplay construction and modeling for all of my panels, so if you're going to any of those cons, expect to learn stuff! Due to guesting at these two cons in February, I will not be attending MAGFest and Katsucon this year. It's sad for me to miss these two cons, but I think that guesting is a much better opportunity for me than just going to cons as a regualr attendee. I'm also going to be guesting at a con called Tanoshiicon this April
I also decided to hit the ground running with my costuming business. My New Year's Resolution for 2015 is to pay for all of my convention expenses and costumes out of my commission business. Basically, whatever profit margin I have from comissions and print sales is what I have to work with for my cosplay stuffs. So far, I've been successful at keeping to my resolution; I have all of my cons through April paid for, and all of my costumes through my summer costumes already constructed (except two) and paid for out of this revenue. I'm so happy that I was able to make this work out; it's going to be opening up a lot of space in my family's budget for other things, like family vacations and any other expenses we encounter. With this said, I am full commission wise until AFTER FEBRUARY. If you want me to design a costume for you, it will have to be for a date in March or later
I am open for scheduling commissions in advance, if you want to go ahead and book my time, but I will not start work on them until after Feb.
This goes along with my print shop! I had a successful first print run, and I'm doing another one for Valentine's Day! I'm going to be putting in a bunch of new prints this coming month, and I adjusted the pricing, shipping, and sizes of the prints for you guys
My life has been consisting of getting things ready for my con circuit coming up, enjoying my son, and playing Borderlands the Pre Sequel. I haven't been doing anything interesting, which trust me, I wish I was lol
Print shop: mikomiscostumedworld.storenvy.com