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Recent Purchases

August 19th, 2014 by Cat

August has been busy! I need to catch up on visiting blogs! After I finished post processing photos from San Japan (view previews), I immediately went to AnimeFest to do more photoshoots. Work has also been busy as we’re getting close to another release date, so I’ve been working late.

And well, when things are busy and stressful, retail therapy is nice ;) Here are some things I got recently.

Hello Kitty x Street Fighter figures

I actually pre-ordered these back in 2012, along with a couple plushies from the same collection. I got the plushies last year but not the figures! I figured they were sold out (I don’t get charged until they ship), so I forgot about them.

I was surprised when I got a shipping notice about them this month. I guess they managed to get more. Check them out:



I think this collection is funny because there are male Sanrio characters, not to mention Hello Kitty has a boyfriend named Dear Daniel. Yet, they use Hello Kitty for all of the characters, including Zangief. Hello Kitty with a mustache, beard, and um… chest hair. Yep.


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What I’m up to, #3

July 21st, 2014 by Cat

What I’m sewing

I haven’t started working on a new cosplay of my own yet, but a coworker has commissioned me to make an Elsa (Frozen) costume for his 9 year old daughter :) I’m currently in the research phase, where I’ve ordered several fabric swatches and am starting to think of how I’d draft the pattern.


This is a first for me because I’ve never made a children’s costume before. I’ve made my own, for a friend who is a bit taller than me, and for two guy friends. In other words, I’ve never made a costume as small as this. I’m not used to it! Hopefully I’ll still be able to pull it off :)

Cosplays I've made for myself and friends. Photo credit: Ed Martinez

Cosplays I’ve made for myself and friends. Photo credit: Ed Martinez

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July so far

July 12th, 2014 by Cat

Aah July, we are now past the halfway point of the year. Crazy, right? July is also…

My work anniversary: I started working at my current company on July 2, 2007. That means I hit my 7 year mark! I joined one year after the company started, back when it was a new, small start-up with around 30 people. It was a risk I decided to take since I was fresh out of college. If it didn’t work out, I’d hop to another start-up. Well, here we are 7 years later at over 300 employees. It’s been exciting to see it grow :)

PAX South badges: PAX is a huge gaming expo run by the Penny Arcade guys. Gaming companies large and small go to exhibit their games, some of which haven’t been released yet. I’ve been to PAX East in Boston twice and was super excited when they announced that PAX South will be starting in Texas in January 2015. It’s in San Antonio, only 1.5 hours away by car, so I don’t have to fly to go to PAX anymore! I immediately bought 3-day badges when their sale started a few days ago. Good thing I did because they sold out in less than 2 hours!

Expo floor of PAX East 2013

Expo floor of PAX East 2013

San Japan: Is an Anime convention, also in San Antonio, that I normally do photoshoots for other cosplayers at. I’m going next week! I’ll show photos from it later this month :)

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