Dear Customers, Post a Review of Miccostumes and Win Reward Points

Dear customers,

We will give away 200 reward points, which can be used as cash for your future orders, once you post your reviews on the following website:

We want to draw your attention that some reviews about us at the above sites are fake. Some “customers” post negative reviews at the sites. But they do not purchase costumes from us. We cannot find either their name or their email in our system. Their email addresses are invalid. In addition, the phone number they offer does not exist either. We advise you not to believe the reviews easily.
We try to see the real reviews from our own customers, no matter the reviews are positive or negative.
After you post your review, please tell us the link of the review and also the email address you used when you placed the order at our site by sending us an email to miccostumes[@]gmail.com. We’ll add the reward points for you after we receive the email.

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Weekly Fanart Feature #24 – Vocaloid, Hetalia, Final Fantasy and Card Captors

The fanart feature is back!

This week we have works from Sweden, India and Italy!

First up is Maya Nagano Holm and they are from Sweden. Maya’s tools used for the works are ink, pen nibs, screen tones and occasionally comic markers.The first image is a fan art of the Vocaloid song Matryoshka, featuring the Nico Nico Douga singers Zebra and Hashiyan. The second image is of Russia from Hetalia: World Series (or Hetalia: Axis Powers). Visit Maya’s Devianart page here for more works.
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Next up is Jackroono from India with a a work of Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII done in pencil and photoshop. Visit their page here!
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Lastly we have Giulia Valentini from Italy with works from Card Captor Sakura. Both were made using Paint Tool SAI. Like her works? Visit her deviantart page here

Breathe into me

Watery

To have the chance for your works to be featured here please email us at miccostumesfanart [@] gmail.com with the following:
Your Name
Country.
Website [if desired]
Medium of work i.e. Pencil, Paint, Photoshop etc.
A maximum of 2 works attached in the email
The name of the anime/manga/video game it is from

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Videogame Cosplay: Jillian Husted as Larxene from Kingdom Hearts (Pt 1)

I am here to provide you with a look into the life of Florida’s cosplayers and their costumes. This time I would like to feature one of the cosplayers associated with Orange Anime.  Orange Anime is an online forum that bands togheter all of Florida’s videogame and anime fans and arranges local events in Miami and the surrounding areas.  One of Orange Anime’s own staff member. Jillian Husted, also known as “Ixka1kai” on the forums will be the subject of this interview. She will be sharing here experiences as she talks about her cosplay of Larxene from Kingdom Hearts.

1. As a female cosplayer, why did you take an interest in this character and how close does the character resemble your personality?
I would say that Larxene is pretty much the exact opposite of me (except for maybe the b****y part). I wanted a character where I can be what I am not and attempt to have some more confidence. What initially drew me to Larxene in particular was the fact that she wanted to overthrow the ultimate evil to get a greater position of power.

2. What initially drew you to play the game she is from?
Larxene came from Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (or Re:Chain of Memories) which was apart of, in my opinion, the greatest game series ever. Not a lot of people have played/completed that particular game and Larxene was the greatest challenge I had in the game; it made me want to be her.

3. Did the character’s outfit influence your choice in cosplaying her?
The outfit was given. I mean there is basically 15 cosplays in one Organization XIII coat. I guess my main gripe is that it’s one coat (and gets very hot at cons) so I can’t change it up unless I go by fanart. When it comes to doing other outfits I plan to do a slumber party Larxene for Metro Con if it’s accepted

4. Why do you feel this character is special to the game she is from?
I believe that the character is special from the Kingdom Hearts series because she and Marluxia basically set-up the character line up in the second game of the series and creates a rift in an Organization meant to take down the good guys. It sorta makes her the ultimate evil I guess.

5. Is she your favorite videogame character? If not who is?
I would say she was my third favorite character in the games. I favorites are Riku & Sora. I cosplay Sora, but Larxene is special because she was my first cosplay ever.
6. What drove you to put in the work to make this character’s outfit and how did you go about making it?
I bought my outfit because I’m just getting into cosplay, but I would really like to learn how to sew in order to make the outfits as accurate as possible. I have made improvements in the chain and did get some advice and help on the wig from a fellow cosplayer.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this interview later this week!

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Winners of My First Cosplay Announced!

We have 17 participants in this contest.

Facebook: (You may not be able to see the entries because of the privacy policy of FB’s.)
#1 Tana Reklaw
#2 Jackie Hager
#3 Hannah Ichigo Bittle
#4 Hiragana
#5 Arlenn Barba
#6 Ataito Total Votes: 500+, Winner!
#7 Katy

Deviantart:
#1 Achetarin
#2 Jasmine
#3 Kittypetro
#4 Alice
#5 Mixiao
#6 Azurimi 115 Favourites + 73 Comments=188 Votes Winner!
#7 T0ra-Chan
#8 Blake337
#9 FrillsieLacey

Tumblr:
#1 Anna

Winners Announced!
The Contest ended on 31st May. And now we have two winners on Deviantart.com and Facebook.com. The Deviantart.com winner is Azurimi with 115 Favourites + 73 Comments=188 Votes! The Facebook.com winner is Ataito with 500+ votes in total.

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Join CosplayCrossing – Apply for free cosplay costume and wig

What is CosplayCrossing?

Like Bookcrossing, we define CosplayCrossing as “We offer free costume & wig to a cosplayer in a certain area for his/her photo shooting, anime convention, or something like that. And then, the cosplayer passes on the costume/wig to another cosplayer, and so on.”
First Edition of CosplayCrossing in US
Miccostumes.com will provide free cosplay costumes and wigs for cosplayers ( Right now We are planning to begin at US. first) who are planning to join in anime conventions,local cosplay meetup or anything related to cosplay. The “first Cosplayer” will get the free cosplay items from us, then the items will be shipped to “second cosplayer” from the “first cosplayer”, then to next and next…. The last cosplayer will ship back the items to us and we will make the items as the mementos.
The basic instructions is below:

1. We will release each new cosplay items in every quarter.

2. Join in the cosplaycrossing queue.Because the costumes will be made as standard size (s,m,l,xl,plus size).Make sure the costumes fit for your size before you join in the queue. Email us your contacts details to Miccostumes [@] gmail.com, The title of your email should be “ CosplayCrossing.com – Your name”.your contact details should included:

  1. Your Name:
  2. Your Address:
  3. Your email:
  4. Your phone:
  5. Your Facebook/Twitter:
  6. Introduce about youself:

3. When you get the items from us or other cosplayers, you can keep the items as long as one week, then you should ship them to the next cosplayer. We will list every cosplayers contact details in this site (including facebook,twitter,email) except phone number , so please be honest and ship out the items in time. :)

4. If you are in the cosplaycrossing queue, you should cover the shipping cost. We will make sure all items will be shipped from the same country, no international shipping,this will save much shipping cost.

5. Share us your cosplay photos and also maybe the reviews for the cosplay costumes or wigs online.

6. Every cosplayer can have a signature on the blank area of the costume.

7. Keep all the cosplay items good and clean, This is the most important. If there are cosplayer tell us they get the costumes/wigs broken or mess,someone will not get the opportunities to join in CosplayCrossing again.

Our first cosplaycrossing will be launch in the May/June of 2012, will release more details later. So make sure check our site regularly. Feel free to contact us, even if you are not interested in the costume/wig, even if you are not in US. Our following editions of CosplayCrossing will cover more costumes and areas.

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