So…quite a bit has happened and there's lots more to come.
Nihon Matsuri was a Blast! Got sunburned, had fun helping volunteering at a booth and got to go up on stage. All three costume outfits I made (or at least put effort into making them. And Can't wait for next year! [link] [link]
While I was away the past weekend I've been notified that someone was trying to sell my Bowser costume.
for letting me know of this.
Some one from China was trying to sell it for $100-$300 on adiba.com
To be clear I DO NOT plan to sell my costume, or allow rent, bowering or any other activity without my permission or consent.
If you should see it up for sale, it is not me who is selling it and it is a scam. Especially when they list it for that price, I spent over $375 in materials ALONE.
I'm very grateful to those that try to contact me to let me know of something like this is happening. I hate being stolen from like anyone else, and I would not wish for others to be scammed in such a manor.
Thankyou also goes to Lance that found a link to the false seller, and
for helping me deal with the situation at hand.
This crime is more common then you may think. If a price is that low it's too good to be true. When you buy something off the internet, especially, make sure you have contact to the correct creator or the person that made the costume. Same goes for large payments for commissions. A true artist commissioner will try to keep you informed on progress, even show you pictures. A true artist has a genuine reputation and has fans or even previous buyers that will tell you about them by word of mouth. A true artist has an account up for several years ( not just a few months or last week)
Anywho, I'm just saying I've had people scam me before. And I've had others come to me asking for proof because they've been scammed themselves.
I won't be attending Salt Fest, it's a Gameing convention held up at a college. And I've personally had my fill of colleges. [link]
How ever I will be volentering time up at SteamFest, a steam punk convention. [link]
So that should be fun ^^
Then I think the closest convention to that would be NDK which I'm saving my guts for. I'm not too sure what cosplays I'll bring or what I'll be doing quite yet. [link]
And in the fall there's Anime Banzai, and that tends to be my last convention of the year. [link]
I do plan to bring Renamon back and bring her to Anime Banzai, I've only debuted her at Fannatiku 2011 so I'd like to take her to a larger con at lest once.
I still have my Etsy up, and be sure to check that out, over the summer I'll be posting more plushies and costume items up for sale. ^^ [link]
and that's all for now, I should update my gallery with new plushies pretty soon.
Thanks for watching ^^