Pour Some Sugar on Me! Sugar Rush Vanellope Cosplay

It’s that time of year again! Youmacon 2015 is right around the corner and for us convention hopefuls it is preparation time to pull together the outfits that we will don for the occasion. This year I have decided to attend¬†as the adorable spitfire Vanellope Von Schweetz from the Disney film Wreck-it Ralph.

My declaration to my con companions: I am not a seamstress, and this is not the year I become one.

Being against sewing my own outfit has posed an issue with achieving the Vanellope look. As a consumer, I am at the mercy of online merchants to have something that may resemble what I desire. Items that are in trend can be found in plenty. Specific styles of workable skirts? Not so much. Specific colors of hoodies? Keep looking pal. After hours of various keyword combinations, I finally decided on the following four items to be the base of my cosplay…

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Once these items arrive, other more creative and fun details will be finalized such as hair accessories, shoes, and clothing modifications that will make the outfit so Vanellope. ūüėČ

Reason behind my choice: Vanellope is an overcomer. She was constantly told that she was a “mistake” a “glitch” someone without a purpose or place to truly call home. Once she saw Ralph’s medal hanging from the tree branch, hope sprung anew in her chest and she believed in herself and got someone else to believe in her too – even if it was just to get the medal back.

In the grand scheme of things, learning to drive a race car took Vanellope a very short period of time but it was a pivotal moment in her development as she had to have the courage to believe, shut out the negative voices that were keeping her down, and try.

Can’t wait for the packages to arrive! x3

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San‚ô•

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Counteracting Business Blues

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Whatever you do, or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius and power and a magic in it.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Currently reading Craft Business Power: 15 Days to a Profitable Online Craft Business¬†by Jason and Cinnamon Miles to counteract my craft business blues and this was a quote they have listed in chapter 1. I think that this is a powerful message but I am repeating something a little more powerful from the paragraph above it…

“I am going to learn to sell online.”

I am not a business woman, I am however a crafter who loves what she makes and loves selling to people who love them too. To be completely honest, Youmacon 2013 was a bust in sales. I brought all these little guys home with me (as well as 85% of my other stock) and put them away in shame. I haven’t thought about them since. However they came out again today as I was working in my studio and the disappointment from the convention – along with all the other orders that haven’t come through¬†–¬†is coming back.

That’s life for ya.

I can only mope so long about this before looking for a solution. The first step I have chosen to take is reading this ebook.

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San♥ 

Youmacon Day 3

Today my brother and I went back to Youmacon for more enjoyable purposes. There were a few comic panels that I wanted to attend however we missed the first one (due to misplacing my badge) so we wandered over to the dealers room for a look see. ūüôā¬†

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Little Kuriboh!!! ūüėÄ

After a little while, who did we see up close and personal? Little Kuriboh!

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The poster of awesome!

My brother and I got to shake his hand, exchange a few words and got him to sign a poster!!! SQUEEE!!! XD XD XD

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Soul Eater wall scroll

Afterwards we stopped at a few more booths and couldn’t resist purchasing the giant wall scroll of Death the kid! :3

By this time it was about time for the next panel and we snapped a few good cosplay shots on the way. ūüôā
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Stein and Miss Marie – Soul Eater

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An awesome Link and Zelda cosplay!

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Merida – Brave

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Mario and Luigi

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Dark Magician Girl – Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Maka, Stein and Spirit – Soul Eater

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Jack Frost – Rise of the Guardians

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Webcomic Panel with Fred Gallagher – Megatokyo

The webcomic panel was laid back and quite enjoyable. Most of it was a Q & A and I found my head nodding a lot with their responses – I knew exactly what they were talking about.

Overall, my brother and I enjoyed ourselves immensely and we just might come back to Youmacon next year. ūüôā

Countdown to Youmacon!

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope your evening was fun! Tomorrow is our big day! Youmacon opening ceremonies start at 1 but my crew will be there bright and early!

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Assorted items in the free bin!

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Reminder!

Everything Anna will be @ Youmacon Artist Alley @ Cobo Center November 1st and 2nd!!! \^o^/

1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

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Countdown to Youmacon!

Gahhh!!! Only one more day til the big day! Today I was working on turning my printouts into buttons (they are so cute!) and tomorrow I have to pick up our badges at Cobo. Also I am going to have to work diligently to get everything packed up for Friday!!! Nina-chu! I choose you!

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Super cute buttons hand pressed by me and featuring all my own artwork!

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Yatta Key Ring and Cute little Bow Pin

Reminder!

Everything Anna will be @ Youmacon Artist Alley @ Cobo Center November 1st and 2nd!!! \^o^/

1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

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Youmacon Countdown!

Only three days left to Youmacon! Right now I’m finalizing my print order for Staples and finishing off a couple more Tako-chan necklaces. :3 As promised here’s a couple more pix of little buddies that will be available at the convention!

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Tako-chan Necklace

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…complete with hand-stamped tag! :3

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Blue Brain Takos!

Reminder!

Everything Anna will be @ Youmacon Artist Alley @ Cobo Center November 1st and 2nd!!! \^o^/

1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

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Countdown to Youmacon!

The countdown to Youmacon has begun! Only five days left until the big day and I have a lot yet to do! Over the next few days I will be posting a representation of items that will be offered at the convention this year.

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Ribbon Bell

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Silly Soot Sprite Cell Charm

 
Remember: Youmacon runs from the October 31st through November 3rd! I will be in the Artist’s Alley in Cobo on the 1st and the 2nd! Hope to see you there!