LA Vaca Day 6

Final day of con!  We woke up at a relatively normal time and got dressed.  Today we were Mokanas and that was the simplest costume yet.  Just a dress, wig, and ears.  We walked to con and a few people recognized us which was nice.

It was final day for shopping and we were on a mission to get everything we hadn’t on Friday.  I ended up with some more art: one of Stiles from Teen Wolf, a Hannibal one, and a Doctor Who print for my friend.  I also bought a tofu cat I named Issac.  It’s so squishy!!  I got some smaller stuffed animals to give to friends and I convinced myself that I should get the entire Slytherin outfit.  So I ended up buying the skirt, tie, socks, and a quill set.  Hogwarts here I come!!  i also bought a Tardis apron/dress which is so cute.  I need to find a reason to wear it.

LA Vaca Day 5

We both woke up that morning not feeling like doing anything. We were exhausted.  We decided not to go to con.  It was going to be the busiest day anyway and the crowd would be annoying to wade through.  We we slept in late, got lunch, texted our other friends, and watched TV.  They came late afternoon to pick us up.

That day, we decided to be really touristy and go to Hollywood Blvd.  However, first we went to In & Out Burger to see what all the hype was about.  it was actually really good, though the menu was small.  I later discovered that there was a secret menu. Ah well.

LA Vaca Day 4

Day 4 was my second photo shoot.  I did guro lolita which is basically like a bloody doll.  I woke up earlier than my friend because she was going to be a fox and that was easy.  Also, she drank the night before at KBBQ.  After I was basically done, I woke her up.  She tried on her fox costume only to discover that the top was too big on her.  SO instead, she just put on the orange wig and wore normal clothes.

For the photo shoot today, we went to the Figueroa Hotel.  It’s actually really cool.  It’s dimly lit and has this Moroccan, Indian feel to it.  The entire place was shades of yellow and amber.  Very rich and very exotic.  There were some great pictures from that shoot.

LA Vaca Day 3


We got up early to get everything together.  We were doing our most elaborate cosplay that day so it took time.  First the make-up, then the costume, and finally the wig.  The wig totally reminded me of why I hate having long hair.  By the time we were done, we were almost late to our photoshoot so we took a cab to the convention center.

First day was fun.  We did the photoshoot and then headed into the hall to wait for our panels.  The exhibitor floor wasn’t open yet.  We attended the Anime Club Summit panel since I’m the president of my club.  It was very informational and gave me some ideas of what to bring to the new year.  We’ll just have to see if they work out.  After than we attended one about skimpy cosplays which was interesting.  I need to get some topstick and dance tights pronto.

LA Vaca Day 2

We woke up early on the second day.  Day two was Little Tokyo and ticket pick-up for Anime Expo.

We didn’t eat breakfast when we woke up.  Instead, we figured out how to get to Little Tokyo and ate there.  I have to admit, Little Tokyo was one of my favorite places out of all the trips.  Like Chinatown, they have Japanese styled buildings in a plaza.  There, they had multiple restaurants, cafes and store.  It was much busier than Chinatown.  We ate at the first place we came across and it was really good.  Afterwards, we walked around.  There was a really cute macaroon shop and we bought a few to try.  Right across was one of those cute Asian stores.  My friend ended up buying a bento box.  I had to walk away from the stuffed animals.

LA Vaca Day 1

Recently, I’ve returned from the glorious city of Los Angeles.  Not that it wasn’t fun, but I’ll be honest, LA is simply not my city.  In the end, I’m too much of a New Yorker.  Still, it’s an experience I can check off my list.  It won’t be the first place on my list of places to visit again, but I wouldn’t be opposed to returning for a few days.

I arrived at LAX with my best friend at around 9 in the morning.  The first things I noticed was the palm trees of course.  Don’t see those in NY.  We checked into this cute little hotel called the Ritz Milner.  If you’re looking for a 5 star hotel with room service and a pool and a gym, this isn’t it.  However, if you are looking for a quiet place that’s clean and friendly for an affordable price, you’ll love it here.  The rooms were nice and clean and they have a continental breakfast downstairs everyday.  It’s just danishes, toast, and fruit, but hey, free food!  The only think is that you can’t get extra towels.  When they clean your room, they basically take your towels, wash them, and return them.

Who Do I Look Up To?

I’m not much for admiring people.  After all, we are all humans with infinite flaws and admiring would be putting someone on a pedestal which is a very dangerous thing to do.  A pedestal means that you’re more likely to forgive them for transgressions and to judge them on a totally different scale.  Of course, this scale is both good and bad.  While it means they can get away with more of certain things, it also means they have a strict criteria they have to keep to lest they get turned against.  This is especially evident when people admire artists, singers, writers, and various other people that deal with public media.  The general consensus always seems to be “it wasn’t as good as the first one”.

Home Security Competition

Technology is forever evolving, becoming more efficient and user friendly.  Yet as technology seems to be improving exponentially, one can’t help but wonder when the advancements will start to slow.  Will we reach a point where everything has been invented and there is nothing left?  If we do, how are we to counteract it?

Global Security Experts has come up with a great idea.  It does without saying that we Americans are inherently competitive.  We want to be the best at everything.  So what better way to jump start innovation than by a contest?  (The $10,000 prize money helps as well.)

Lolita Fashion

I’ve been enamored with lolita fashion ever since my earlier years of high school.  Back then white lace on black and black lace on white wasn’t a horrible crime and there were barely any prints and patterns.  To be honest, I’m still not a huge fan of prints.  Some of them just seem excessive.

(And they’re all names, too.  I’m not sure what this one is called)

Watching Teen Wolf

(This is kind of a weird picture now that I really look at it)

So I recently started Teen Wolf and I just finished season 1.  Interestingly enough, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  It’s even…*gasp*…a little bit good.  I mean, I’ll be honest, I find the whole high school relationship annoying because, well, it’s a high school relationship and the unnecessary drama is always present.  At least its accurate.  Actually, the show is pretty accurate about high school.  I totally forgot how strict it was and I’ve only graduated 3 years ago….college is so much freedom in comparison.