Metrocon Cosplay Contest

Today I would like to bring to you footage from Metrocon.  Florida’s largest anime convention!  This is footage taken from their Cosplay Contest.

This video also features a photography contest at the end of the video.  This showcases some of Florida’s best cosplay photographers.

The winners of the cosplay contest can be found here:


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Pariahcon 2012: A Florida Convention

Bringing to you the latest news in convention news from sunny Florida.  The convention season is about to start in full swing around these coming summer months.  So I would like to bring to your attention a small up and coming convention in its 2nd year of bringing fun to us Florida anime/videogame fans.

Pariahcon is coming soon!  What is Pariah-con you may ask yourself?  Well that is what I am here for!  This is the second annual convention in Lakeland where all your videogame, anime, and other special interests are met.  The convention will be help on April 27-29.  Here you can meet fellow enthusiasts from all around Florida and make friends that share similar interests.  Not to mention see a lot of beautiful cosplays.  It would be great to have you all come to the convention.

There will be a combination costume contest and cosplay contest where you can see all of the great costumes people have made and the skits they have prepared.

Orange Anime, Florida’s best anime/videogame social site,  will also be in attendance putting on different panels for a lot of fun for all ages. Including Videogames Easter Eggs, Who Would Win Anime, Destiny Islands Game Show (a Kingdom Hearts Game Show), Pokemon Center, Dating Games, Supernatural Theatre, and many many more.

There will be a dance/rave on Saturday night, and a lounge where you can relax if things get a little too crazy.  Don’t forget your swimsuit because there will also be a pool party!  There will be cult movies, anime screenings to keep you entertained.  And an achievement system which has you searching the convention grounds looking for challenges to win prizes.

There will be a fully stocked game room with many gaming competitions.  A special Pokemon tournament will be taking place, among other fighting and shooting game competitions.  Some come show me your moves!

There are more and more and more events to be seen but you will just have to visit their site HERE to find more.  Or you can just attend to get the full experience.  Let us toast to the beginning of another fun convention season!

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Daily Cosplay – Fate/Stay Night Rin Tohsaka Cosplay

Rin Tohsaka

Don’t you think this Fate/Stay Night Rin Tohsaka Cosplay wonderful? It is from beautiful Japanese girl 0kasane0. As a devotee of cosplay, she has done lots of fantastic cosplay works. Taking a look at her gallery, you will love her stunning works. Besides, you may get some inspirations from her works. Why not visit the gallery of this genious cosplayer now?

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How to make Pandora Hearts – Alice’s Diamond clips

I recently purchased the Alice cosplay costume from Miccostumes and to celebrate the awesomeness that is Alice, I’m going to show you how to complete the Alice look^^V

A common accessory that most people miss out when cosplaying as Alice from Pandora Hearts is her golden diamond clips. This tutorial will show you how to complete your Alice cosplay with simple and easy to make clips.

What you need:

  • Air drying Fimo or Sculpey clay. This is light and easy to use.
  • Gold spray paint
  • Rolling pin – make sure to not use the family’s kitchen one ><
  • 2 sheets of foam
  • Cutting mat
  • Utility Knife or Stanley Knife
  • 2 flat alligator clips preferably 4cm or shorter in length
  • Hot glue gun
  • Flat object – can be ruler. For this tutorial I am using a plastic pallet knife.
  • This Template that can be downloaded here

There is a video that I have made showing my process.


  1. Wrap your rolling pin with a sheet of foam. This will make it easier for you when you roll out your clay, the clay will come off easier.
  2. Cut out the template.
  3. Grab a small strawberry size amount  of the clay and roll it into a ball.
  4. Put the other foam sheet onto of your cutting mat.
  5. Use the rolling pin and flatten out the clay onto the foam to a reasonable width. Make sure the template fits inside the flattened out clay.
  6. Use the knife and gently cut around the template. Don’t cut into the foam.
  7. Make 4 of these diamonds.
  8. Use the flat object and curve the edges of the diamond in to make them rounded and draw in the lines as seen on the template onto the diamonds.
  9. Grab the two alligator clips and two of your diamonds. Put a diamond laying on the curved side of the alligator clip. This will make it dry in the shape and will be easier for you to glue it on later. Repeat for the other clip.
  10. Once the diamonds have completely dried, spray paint them with the gold paint. Let to dry
  11. Finally use hot glue to stick the diamonds onto the clips. There will be a diamond on the front and back of the aligator clips.

And We’re Done! YATTA! our cosplay costume is now complete!

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Couple Cosplay Contest – Lyel and Erendrym

Couple Cosplay Contest

Couple Cosplay Contest in February

Lyel and Erendrym

Bio of the Cosplayers:

Name Lyel Erendrym
Gender Female Male
Nationality France France
Facebook LyelCosplay Erendrym
Deviantart lye1 erendrym
Self-introduction of the Cosplayers

We are Ludo (aka Erendrym) and Sophie (aka Lyel), cosplay partners, and lovers for a little more than 3 years.
Ludo is a cosplayer since 2005, and Lyel since 2007. We share an appartment in Paris.
We love cosplaying together, as lovers, friends or antagonists. We’re doing our costumes ourselves, since we both love sewing and working on armors / props. That’s why our living room often looks like a costume workshop ^^
We hope you’ll like our work :)

Cosplay Performance of Lyel and Erendrym’s:

Lyel and Erendrym

Comments from the Cosplayers: Yun Fang & Snow Villiers from Final Fantasy XIII. The photo has been taken by CoolADN

Lyel and Erendrym

Comments from the Cosplayers: Shibo & Killy from Blame! The photo has been taken by Florian Fromantin (Flexgraph)

Lyel and Erendrym

Comments from the Cosplayers: Kamui & Fuuma from the Clamp series X. The costumes come from an artbook illustration. The photo has been taken by Julien Rico

Lyel and Erendrym

Comments from the Cosplayers: Aurora & Philip from The Sleeping Beauty. The photo has been taken by kokoro

Lyel and Erendrym

Comments from the Cosplayers: Maria Renard & Alucard from Castlevania – Symphony of the Night. The photo has been taken by Photogeny.

Here’s a simple interview:

Q: How did you know this contest? Is it easy to join in or do you have any advice for it? Since there will be many other contests held here, which theme do you most expect to see later?

We found this contest thanks to Elena who posted the link on Facebook. The subscription is really easy since all is well explained. We’ll look forward for other contests, perhaps some contests about popular series such as Final Fantasy or One Piece would be great !

Q: What’s your favorite cosplay theme? And what’s your best cosplay performance?

We don’t really have a favorite theme, but we’re mostly cosplaying manga/anime characters, and a lot of videogame characters too. Basically, it’s more about what we really like that where it comes from :)
Our best performance was probably Shibo and Killy from Blame! for the French WCS prelims in 2009. Our skit as Aurora and Philip from The Sleeping Beauty last year was a really cute moment too

Q: What do you think about cosplay? Share us something good and bad on this performance art in your opinion.

What is good about cosplay is that it requires lot of creativity. It mixes sewing, painting, props crafting, and some acting for the photoshoots or stage performances. It’s a really complete hobby.
The bad thing about is that it’s sooooo time & money consuming 😀 We’ll never be able to cosplay all the characters we want to do !

Q: We will be interested in knowing some difficulties you met while cosplay. And how did you overcome them?
Difficulties are often there when you try to use some new materials and techniques. When we try something new, we often ask for advice from other cosplayers who are more used to those stuff, and when we can help these friends in return, we are happy to do it. Cosplay is about sharing things too :)


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See all the participants here below:

Mason Monds and Shaina Glinski Suok Jiuan and Jeslyn HiiNero and LuceCosplayMaleny Intharath and Esmail MehrinfarTako and PeterrSyren and KirilJess L-S and Nick TNatsu and SaikeElena and Marco

Are you also interested in joining this cosplay contest? Click here to see the rules and details! Couple Cosplay Contest Also check out our Retweet contest!


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