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Matsuri 2018

Michael MacWolff

Hello everyone, welcome back! Now that Matsuri's over I have a little breathing room again so I actually have time to put together a post-con post! Matsuri was a blast overall and I'm already pumped for my next convention in a couple of months!!

Friday

I went down early on Friday, hoping to avoid as much traffic as possible and snag a good parking spot. With the imminent republican dinner and he-who-shall-not-be-named coming that evening I wanted to avoid as much hassle as possible. It mostly worked out except that the parking garage I wanted to be in was flat out closed, much to my dismay. I still managed to get a decent enough sppot in the outdoor lot and resolved to move my car saturday morning since I knew I'd be awake early cause that's just what I do.

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I all of friday in Mordred, mostly in the traditional casual outfit. Likely the coolest thing I did all weekend was meet Erica Lindbeck, Mordred's VA (and 12 other characters I also love). I went with my friend Genki and I had her sign my sword and bought a Mordred print she had at her table too. She was awesome and very sweet. She gave me lots of compliments on the sword, especially after I told her I'd made it myself. I got a couple photos with her and as I was leaving, I heard my name.
"Mike."
I turned back around not at all prepared for what was coming next.
"Are you the one... who is my master?"

I'm dead I'm dead I died I'm dead.

My wig is falling off and I'm not looking at the camera, but at Least Erica Lindbeck looks great and is weilding Clarent Blood Arthur so that's all that actually matters.

My wig is falling off and I'm not looking at the camera, but at Least Erica Lindbeck looks great and is weilding Clarent Blood Arthur so that's all that actually matters.

After meeting Erica, Genki and I met our other friends to do our usual Wolf Pack dinner at Max & Erma's. It was still pretty early so we immediately got a table.... and were just about the only people in the restaurant at the time. Not gonna complain.

After dinner I went back to the room and changed into Mordred's formal outfit for the formal ball, hosted by Trickssi! As always, the music selection was lovely and the dancing was fun. I met Nekoyasha09 dressed as Semiramis, who I found out was going to be in my big cosplay group the following day... small world.

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After the dance was over I hooked back up with my wolf pack and hung out until people were ready to call it a night.

Saturday

Saturday morning, as promised, I woke up too early for my own good, and used the unfortunate consequence of my internal clock to nab a fantastic space in the garage right in between the con center and the hotel. Booyah.

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Saturday was primarily reserved for Fire Emblem shenanigans so I put on my fake tits, did some contouring, and finally took my debuting steps in Vaida's stupidly tall stiletto boots.

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I am super happy with how this cosplay turned out and even though no one recognized me who wasn't a member of our group, I still had a blast! Since I was up and out early, it was a bit before I found anyone else in my group but eventually we assembled the Fire Emblem: 420 Blaze It Sword crew.

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I honestly don't know who our photog was because I'd not met him before, but you can be sure I'll have his info and will bombard you with photos as soon as I have them. The shoot was ridiculous and fun, just as I was hoping.

After walking around in stilletto boots for hours, my feet wanted to die, so I went back to the room to chill out for a while before transitioning into my last cosplay for the weekend.

And that last hurrah was in a cosplay I've not worn in quite some time. Daru Chai and I busted out our Soul Eater pair from... I honestly don't even remember how many years ago now, and we hit the con floor.

Photo courtesy of  Daru Chai Cosplay

Photo courtesy of Daru Chai Cosplay

Magically we ran into some other Soul Eater cosplayers and joined them for a little photoshoot. We were one of 3 pairs of Steins/Medusas and had a Maka and a couple of Souls. We definitely hammed it up as much as possible before I had to take off.

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I'll be getting some more of these back too since someone was taking photos for us.
After the shoot (or at least part of the shoot), I ran off and met my sister for dinner, and yes, I was still dressed as Stein.

Photo courtesy of  vespamary

Photo courtesy of vespamary

We went to this lovely little place called The Table and had some awesome meats, cheeses, fried green tomatoes, and cocktails. Our libations included an Old Fashioned we shared in memory of Grandma B.

As soon as I got back to the convention center I was immediately whisked away by Madster,  Heckin.Sleepy, and a small crew of others who were on a mission to find hot dogs. So we went questing together and I had a drink with everyone while people devouered some delicious-looking dogs. After we were sated, we headed back so I could send Heckin.Sleepy home with his new props (while we discussed some new possibilities for commissions).

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He didn't end up wearing Nero at the con, so I don't have any photos of the lot together, but hopefully I'll have those to share some time soon as well. By the time we got back, I was just about dead, but I did manage to find some of my pack and hang out for a bit before trotting off to bed.

Sunday

Sunday was a lazier day than usual since I didn't bring any lounge-y cosplay to wear. I was initially thinking I could wear Mordred again on Sunday if I was motivated enough to do so but needless to say I was not. Thankfully I got to hang with my pack for a while and pick up a few things from the artist alley before I headed home. And we got a pack selfie since we totally forgot to do that on Friday when we were all together.

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And that was that. I came home to my boys and got in lots of cuddle time and some Bob's Burgers before I passed out from the exhausting, but fun, weekend.

Now it's back to work, and I have plenty to do with a full armor commission and several other props that need to get done between now and Youmacon. You'll get to see my progress on those here soon, or you can keep up with it as it happens on my Instagram, which I've been doing a pretty good job of keeping up with.

Colossal 2018

Michael MacWolff

So, I had a short weekend at Colossal so this'll be a pretty short post, BUT I had tons of fun and wanted to share some photos!

Friday

Drove down in most of Mordred so I could stomp around as my favorite heroic spirit. 

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This cosplay is super simple but I absolutely love it. I'm gonna have to replace the boots at some point since the leather is already cracking a bit but I did get them at the thrift store so that's just how it goes. I also am so happy with how my sword came out that I want to just carry it around all the time lol. I'm contemplating making the red base outfit so I have another excuse to use it (since I'm not brave enough to make that weirdly-shaped armor they wear).
I hung out with my boy Lululii most of the morning since they were doing casual Astolfo... which is really the whole reason I even made Mordred in the first place. MY ASTOLFO WAS SO EFFING CUTE, and we becamse selfie royalty together.

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Also, by some miracle there was a fate photoshoot that morning so we hung out there for a while. I didn't get many photos but the highlights were this beautiful shot with all of the sabers.

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Who then claimed the throne...

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And the pair of Iskandars who were adorable.

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After the shoot I changed into TWEWY for a private shoot with SMZeldaRules. We've been planning to do the reaper duo for a long time so it was great to finally do it! We had a lovely shoot with HeadphoneStudio but we don't have the photos back from that just yet. We do, however, have some photos we took ourselves that came out AWESOME!

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And yes, we had two Shos! The one in the first photo is HeckinSleepy, and I don't have the info for the Sho in the second photo (but I'll link to it if he has a cosplay page), and all of these photos were taken by Raptorius13.

Saturday

Saturday morning was Fire Emblem day, as I always have to have at least one, right? I busted out my favorite wolf laguz and got to hang out with my Nailah, LadyAerithFair. We haven't seen each other since the last time we did Volug & Nailah, which was 6 years ago! We also magically found a Sanaki, who turned out to be VanguardWingal!  I had a feeling I'd know who it was because I make it my business to get to know any Tellius cosplayer I come across lol.

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We took some lovely photos out in the savanna grass which I will share with you all when i get them.

And that was my Colossal! I had a wedding to go to Saturday afternoon so I left right after we finished with photos.

That's all for this week! Now that Colossal is over, I have some new commissions and a new cosplay I' working on for Matsuri (which thankfully isn't for a while yet).