Zombies Invade FanimeCon

Sunday, 29 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

The end of the world has begun.  At precisely 9 pm on Saturday night of FanimeCon, seventy-one zombies invaded the McEnery convention center, drawn to the noise of late night festivities.  They emerged from the lower levels of the convention center and could be seen stumbling up the stair case on both the Hilton side […]

FanimeCon 2011 Panels

Thursday, 26 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Announcements

Kricket Costumes and Ratgirl Productions are sponsoring a special event at FanimeCon. AnimeCon of the Dead Saturday, May 28th, from 6pm – 11pm Winchester Room, 1st floor of the Hilton Join us for “Anime Con of the Dead”, a Highschool of the Dead themed zombie invasion.  Kricket Costumes and Ratgirl Productions will provide *free* zombie […]

Anime Synopsis: Nichijou

Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

It’s actually been a surprisingly good season of anime this Spring and I couldn’t let the opportunity slip by to mention just one more show, especially when it’s a charming but baffling gag show. Nichijou is about… well… nothing really.  There’s some school girls, and a child scientist, and a goat, and Death, and an […]

Straightening Wigs

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

The following method uses high-temperature water to melt your wig for the purpose of “unstyling”.  This is one of many ways to manipulate your wig using heat.  We would like to give credit to Katie Bair for developing this styling method. . YOU WILL NEED: mannequin head, wig stand, quilting pins, saucepan, meat thermometer, conditioner, […]

Anime Synopsis: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Shiranai

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

English Title: We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day (But really, just call it AnoHana) As children, Jinta, Memna and their friends, the self-styled Super Peace Busters, were extremely close until tragedy tore their group apart.  When Memna died in an accident, the friends grew distant.  Now ten years […]

Anime Synopsis: Tiger & Bunny

Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

Criminals beware!  In the futuristic Sternbild City, several superheroes keep the peace, while competing for fame and glory on a popular reality show!  All of the heroes’ actions are filmed and scored by Hero TV to determine the greatest hero of the season.  With lucrative corporate endorsements and huge viewership, superheroes are big business in […]

Anime Synopsis: Ao no Exorcist

Thursday, 12 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Ludovico
Category : Newly Released Anime

English Title: Blue Exorcist Rin, the son of a preacher, just doesn’t compare favorably to his prodigy brother Yukio.   As Yukio prepares to head off to a prestigious medicine school, Rin struggles to hold a supermarket job and keeps getting into fights with local punks.  When a young girl shows up at his church […]

Distressing Costumes With Blood

Thursday, 5 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

People who have lived through a traumatic event will always have visible signs of wear on their clothing; one of which is the appearance of blood.  Depending on whether the blood is a result of injuries to your and your friends or whether it is the blood of someone you may have violently attacked will […]