Monday, July 29, 2013


Way back in March of this year, I debuted a new costume at WonderCon in Anaheim and nobody knew who I was.  That costume was Viper as she would be seen in The Wolverine.  Well now the movie's out and I am happy to report that not only am I still proud of how my costume holds up, I LOVED the character and the movie.
I highly recommend you go see The Wolverine and bask in it's ability to make up for the abomination that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  For those of you (like myself) who are used to Viper as Madame Hydra, it might take a second to adjust to the new character, but I have to admit, for a brand new, original character inspired by an existing one, they created a fantastic villain.  She was deliciously evil, unstoppable and absolutely fabulous.
Now that the film is out and the character isn't so much of a mystery anymore, I figured I'd go ahead and share some of my favorite shots of the costume from recent cons.  Photography credit goes to Jonathon Courtot and Geri Kramer.
The featured Wolverine is the perfectly perfect in every way Lon Brown (Lonstermash) who is hands down the best movie Wolverine cosplayer around (IMO) and should be working as Hugh Jackman's stand-in.

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What did you think of The Wolverine?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook!
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Disney's Frozen

Every little girl grows up loving fairy tales.  For me one particular story always held a particular magic - The Snow Queen.  I can't really explain why; what that magical bond I felt with this one story stemmed from, but for one reason or another, when the old animated movie was on or my mom was reading, I was captivated.  To me, the story is about friendship and family and love.  It represents the bond of a true friend and the lengths to which one is willing to go to help someone they love.  It's a message I took to heart and maintain in every relationship I form.
Now, anyone who knows me is familiar with the bond I have with Disney.  To me, Disney is everything.  The inspiration I get from their films and desire to become a part of the company some day are what get me out of bed in the morning.  There is nothing like watching a Disney movie.  It makes my heart sing.
When I found out almost 3 years ago that Disney was going to tackle the Snow Queen, I cried.  It was the only expression I could manage.  I tried everything I could to get a job at the studio in time to be a part of it, but alas, my attempts failed.
As information leaked about the film, I became more excited.  Idina Menzel and Kristin Bell?  Sign me up!  And now the film focuses on the relationship of two sisters, one older who curses and exiles the younger and the younger who only wants to melt her older sister's frozen heart?  Sounds pretty similar to the story of my relationship with my own younger sister (that's right, I was the one who pushed her away).  Then they released the teaser posters.  While the Snow Queen didn't look the way I'd invisioned her, my jaw dropped.  She was so stunningly beautiful and captured that piercing, elegance of winter.  I started preparing the costume that day. 
Over time, I found more images leak from all over the world and was finally able to debut my costume at San Diego Comic Con this past weekend where I met up with my very good friend Eurobeat Kasumi who took these incredible shots of the costume.  I couldn't be happier with how this costume came out and I cannot wait to wear it again to D23 August 9-11 and to the film in November.
I hope you enjoy these shots as much as I do and please go support Eurobeat Kasumi and the company that inspired it all: Walt Disney Studios.

Are you excited for Frozen?  It comes out November 27!
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