I’m so excited that two weeks from tomorrow we’ll be leaving for Youmacon! It’s the con we’ve been going to the longest as this is our 7th year attending. It’s always been a fun hang out con with friends and I can’t wait to see them all ❤️ This is one of my favorite pictures of of FT shoot we did a few years ago there! I really love cosplaying Mira and Laxus (JASON IS SUCH A GOOD LAXUS IT KILLS ME 😍) ;-; I’d love to bring them back! It was super warm that year too I wish it would be again lmao 📷 Critical Mass Photography
"Pretty girls have thorns...I'll tie you up nice and tight!" I’m so thrilled we got some Shadow Hearts pictures back! I don’t have nearly enough of this cosplay so I’m so glad 😭 It was such a fun one to make! I learned a lot doing so and I’m pretty sure is my costume that has the most pieces ever 😂 📷 @images_by_jc
So to elaborate a little bit about Saturday, we had never been to Hocking Hills before and were not prepared for the terrible roads with zero direction. We got to the meeting place late and didn’t see anyone so we started to hike for 2.5 miles where we thought everyone was but no one was there. Out of heart break and exhaustion from walking an hour in full cosplay I absolutely cried in front of total strangers lmao but hey we got a lot of compliments from people who actually knew who we were on the hike 😂
Jason said we could go back and he’d take a few pictures of me (which he did and I can’t wait to show them to you! ❤️) Even though he was exhausted and stressed out over the whole thing he still wanted me to have the pictures I dreamed about ;-; ;-; he was my absolute hero! We decided to try and find the cabin when we got a little signal and realized our friends had been looking for us just as much as we were looking for them. Another hour of being lost we almost just gave up and went home with nothing but a hatred for this park lmao
Thankfully they didn’t give up and came and found us to bring us back to the cabin where they fed us and made us feel so loved and so much better ;-; Such many thanks to @lightofhope18 @nihopalaoa @tomoyoichijouji @marjolycookie @robert.tate.photography @mecchan_chan for saving the day completely!
We found out both locations had the same names. We started at the end of the trail but everyone was at the beginning of the trail and we just never made it that far. They still took us back out though! While Jason had to change Robbie still offered to get some shots of me ;-; so this happy face was a complete polar opposite from a few hours prior (kudos to my make up brand, I cried so much earlier and not a single smudge!) I’m just so thankful to Jason who never once let me give up even when he didn’t feel at is best either and our friends who worked so hard to make sure we could at least have a happy ending ^^ I did get to get my dream location and more! And now we’re more prepared for next time ❤️ aka we’re staying the weekend and traveling in packs lmao 📷 @multiversecosplay
"You got two votes for class president, remember? I voted for you! Because I thought you were pefect for it!" I love them 😭 I love how supportive they are of each other ❤️ I can’t wait to wear them at Youma, I have to go buy fabric for her winter cape soon! 📷 @danielle.c.photography
Appropriate early post today 😂 Coffee is an important morning con ritual as I am not a morning person in the least. It just so happens oddly enough I had gotten pictures of me with coffee in all my Final Fantasy ladies so I have to keep the tradition going now 😂😂 📷 @sparksreturn (X), @madster.photo (XV)
I can’t wait to wear these cutie pies tomorrow ❤️ and I can’t wait to see friends! Some of whom I feel like I haven’t seen in ages and miss so much. I love location shoots because they’re so much less stress for everyone involved. We’ve gotten to do a few this year which has been great! I’m looking forward to shooting at a place I’ve wanted to for the past five years ❤️ 📷 @robert.tate.photography
#tbt because last time I cleaned out my older posts I realized I don’t nearly enough of my X pictures on here ;-; I still just love these costumes and would love to get new pictures of them! We’re going to remake Tidus’ armor (for the 3rd time lmao) before we do. They’ll always be very special costumes to me and my very first Final Fantasy otp 😭❤️ 📷 @eurobeat_kasumi_ebk
“There are no guarantees in the future. That's why today, the time we have now, is important.” Ahhhh I love Rinoa so much ;-; I don’t always find characters who remind me of both the good and bad aspects of myself, and then still have traits I’d admire and hope to be more like one day. I can’t wait to wear her again this weekend ❤️❤️ Just wait for the pictures I want to get with Jason 😂 📷 @robert.tate.photography
Wig - Nyx in Black @epiccosplaywigs with Almond Short Wefts @ardawigs
Costume - @miccostumes
Shooting Star made by me 💫
I can’t believe it’s the last season of Fairy Tail ;-; It feels like going through the manga ending all over again. It’s a series that will always always been dear to me. It gave me so much, including meeting the amazing guy in these pictures 😊❤️ The top was taken in 2013 in our first versions of Natsu and Lucy (And our first cosplays together!) and the bottom in 2016 with the most recent Fairy Tail cosplays we’ve done (and still my favorites ❤️) that some things never change even when they come with a hell of a glow up 😂 📷 Elleontheradio (top), Critical Mass Photography (bottom)
Now that I’ve slept it off as sometimes you need to haha While it’s still a struggle to try and figure out how to make her Kingsglaive dress, I was looking through my old Insta posts and this picture stood out to me. I was so happy to cosplay her for the first time and just felt so beautiful and elegant as a character who I do love. XV is so very special to me and I’ve had some of my best cosplay experiences in XV cosplays. I just couldn’t help but remember why I do what I do for these cosplays.
Once my trim comes in I’m going to try again, in the meantime I’ll work on some other things. Thank you guys again for being so kind and so supportive on my last post ;-; I do those things to be honest with myself and to have so many people just be so encouraging made my night ;-; 📷 @madster.photo
So the skirt is still too big despite the fact I’ve been taking it in and I can’t tell if it looks bad or just not flattering on me (I need to remake the belt totally because I won’t even show you how awful that looked on me lol) Maybe it’ll look better with the trim whenever the trim decides to show it’s pretty face in my mailbox haha
But alas as much as I want to give up, Jason was there to remind me doing so would make me feel so much worse (and he’s right haha) so with his encouragement and belief that I can do this, I’m going to put her away for a few days and try again. I’m human and I’m far from perfect haha This was probably way out of my skill range but I’m here. That’s how we learn, as frustrating and as hard as it is sometimes.
THESE PICTURES AHHH Danielle made us look so badass 😭 We’ve been rewatching the anime (again lmao) and really is just solidifying how much I love it, how special of a series it is ;-; I love all these kids so much and I cannot wait to cosplay more from it! ❤️ 📷 @danielle.c.photography
#tbt to Youmacon a few years ago! Ahhh this group was one of my favorite group experiences ;-; Everyone looked perfect and it was just such a fun time to shoot ❤️ I’ll see all these lovely people real soon and I can’t wait!
WHOSE READY FOR SEASON TWO 😭❤️ 📷 Critical Mass Photography
Happy National Boyfriend day to the best partner I could ever ask for ❤️ He’s not only the person I share my life with but the person I share this hobby with and I’d honestly never have it any other way. He’s my best friend and one of the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know.
For those of you who don’t know we actually work in the same building so we’re never really apart and I love it haha I’m not even sure I have words to describe how much I love him. I’m so utterly amazed that we sort of stumbled into into each other’s lives. He’s so compassionate and loving to everyone, and he always knows how to make me laugh, and how to make me smile ❤️❤️ Thank you for putting up with my daily nonsense and way too much KH 😂❤️ 📷 @danielle.c.photography (BNHA), @madster.photo (Yona, P5, FFXV), @robert.tate.photography (FFVIII), @fruitycakely (KH)
“Definitely. I like it like this. I liked having my mom hold me. My dad, too, back when we got along.”
“I'm not your mom.” Oh Squall, my favorite romantic 😂 Final Fantasy VIII won the poll this morning! I actually saw this one and I have no idea if I was seriously posing as Rinoa or just being myself, the lines got blurry sometimes with her hahaha
Also can we appreciate Jason and the fact he’s really holding my full weight and still looking smooth as hell doing it 😍❤️ 📷 @robert.tate.photography
I’m just in awe of the effects Danielle did on these photos ;-; everything looks so cool! I’m forever thankful to her for sticking out the rain with us so we could be able to shoot ❤️ I’m so excited to bring these kids back out to a con again sooner than we thought! 📷 @danielle.c.photography