First off, sorry for the change in my page's look. I need to upgrade to Premium Membership again, and will do so when I have more images to post. I'm working like mad on new photoshoot materials...
I am both happy and perplexed that December is already upon us. This year flew by but at the same time so much had happened in 2011 that last Christmas seemed like an eternity ago. If you know me, you know that Halloween and Christmas are my two favorite holidays. (With Dragoncon over Labor Day weekend thrown in as 3rd fave.)
While I normally plot far off getaways in December because the con season over by then (last 3 years I was in England/Scotland during this month), this year I have to stay in town for work. But it's good projects and great preparation for a bigger and better 2012. I always look to the future and what can be done to improve my life and happiness. 2012 will be an exciting year and I want to be as ready as possible for it.
December is also a great crafting month for me - I took two trips in the last month to the LA Fashion District and bought materials for 6 new costumes. I am working on 4 right now and will debut at least one new costume at Ikkicon [link]
at the end of the month. It's now become tradition for me to venture out to Austin, TX, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year and attend this well-run nice anime convention. I will be a participating Cosplay Guest again, hosting panels and assisting with the costume contest. It is also a great opportunity to purchase the Cosplay For a Cause [link]
charity calendar benefiting the Japanese Red Cross!!! All proceeds will be donated to help rebuild Japan, and there are less than 300 calendars left! If you buy the calendar at Ikkicon, you can immediately start using it on the Sunday of the con, January 1st 2012!
So if you'll be at Ikkicon, stop by my table in front of the dealer room, have a chat and check out the cosplay wares and calendar. I look forward to seeing you!