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Leone – Akame Ga Kill – Cosplay photos by Alex Rose Photography – Otakuthon Montreal

Leone Akame ga Kill Cosplay Otakuthon by OtomeJunkie 06 Here’s another Set of cosplay photos. I had these taken by the wonderful Alex Rose. Akame ga kill is one of my favourite animes and I love Leone SO MUCH! She has an amazing carefree attitude and she is super strong. I will be doing Esdeath soon as well.

I had a lot of fun in Montreal for the first time and attending Otakuthon  for the first time. I got to meet KANAME!!! I love him so much and he is just as handsome and kawaii in person as he is in all his sexy cosplay pictures. I still can’t believe I met him and stuff. It was literally a dream come true!

Leone Akame ga Kill Cosplay Otakuthon by OtomeJunkie 08 Me and Alex wandered around Chinatown and the convention centre to take a lot of these pics, with the great scenery and her amazing photography skills we had a blast together and this set turned out to be freaking AMAZING! I hope you enjoy! I shot with two other Photographers that weekend for Leone so i can’t wait to share those with you guys as well!

Check out Alex Rose Photography here! https://www.facebook.com/alexrosephotog

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Utena Tenjou Cosplay – Revolutionary Girl Utena – Anime North Halloween Dance 2014 Photoshoot with Don Dolce

Hi Everyone! I figured I should start sharing more of my cosplay photos on my blog as well as on Facebook so here is a preview of a set of photos I just got back today and I am really excited to share with you guys =)

These photos were taken by my wonderful and talented friend Donald Dao at the AN Halloween dance this year which was a lot of fun, although I did more shopping around and hanging out than dancing.

You can check out more of Donald’ stuff here  DonDolce.com  and Follow him on Facebook http://facebook.com/dondolcephotography for more galleries and updates.

Revolutionary Girl Utena Tenjou Cosplay by Otome Junkie

For halloween every year Anime North holds a dance and Doujinshi Festival at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto. I went with my friends and in this venue it has some very beautiful spots for cosplay shoots. I had made this cosplay in 2013 for Anime North. At that time I was new to cosplay photography and only got two shots done from ASphotography and those were the only pictures I had of that cosplay aside from selfies I took during that convention. So I’m very happy to have had the chance to wear this costume again and have another chance to shoot.

Revolutionary Girl Utena Tenjou Cosplay by Otome Junkie

Utena is and always will be one of my favourite characters. She is strong and independent but still fragile feminine and graceful. She takes it upon herself to be the one who saves people than me saved. I admire her courage and I understand the pain  and conflict she goes through struggling with herself through the series. I feel that I too wish to have my own prince to take care of me, to be a princess, but I have had to deal with things on my own and survive and conquer setbacks in my life by being my own Prince and being the one to help others and be strong for others.

Revolutionary Girl Utena Tenjou Cosplay by Otome Junkie

Hopefully I will have the time and chance to do the Movie version of Utena, both the transformed one and the uniform short hair version. Please look forward to that!

To see more updates and more please follow me on Facebook here. I update my Facebook page often with Cosplay updates, shoot previews and  my works in progress =) https://www.facebook.com/OtomeJunkie


PINKUUKISS Anime North 2014 VLOG Part 1 , Emergency Room& Hotel Fiasco

Anime North if finally over! But the sweat-shopping cosplays is still happening! Theres no time to rest Colossal Con is in a week!

I am working on My Vlogs as well as a Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Cosplay Video As well as a Mirai Nikki Cosplay Music Video for a final Project that I only have 3 weeks to do…

So for now here is the Pinkuukiss Colab Vlog with me DigiRin and Lexxie =)

 

I shared a hotel room with them and despite the ordeal we went through bringing DigiRin to the Emergency from 11-6 AM , We had a lot of fun!

What happened was our hotel room wasn’t clean and she ended up stepping on a needle/nail embedded in the carpet and it braking of in her foot! The doctor in the hospital couldn’t take it out because it was too deep and she had to be brought around in a wheelchair all weekend, and she couldn’t wear her cosplays. WORST of all our phone in our room didn’t work , the elevators broke down in the hotel which meant she was stuck there Saturday evening till thy got fixed and the customer service managers were out of this world super RUDE and INAPPROPRIATE.  The manager had the nerve , while Digi Rin was crying at the front desk while we were talking to him about how we were being treated about the whole situation to tell her,

“You look pretty when you cry.”

LIKE DA FAUQ?!?! WHO SAYS THAT?!!?!?! IS HE ON CRACK?!?!?!

Couldn’t deal with these people at all.

So the moral of this story is, NEVER STAY AT THE SHERATON HOTEL TORONT AIRPORT – NOT FOR ANIME NORTH – NEVER EVER EVER!! THEY SUCK AND ARE RUDE AND THEY ARE TRYING TO FRAME US FOR THE NEEDLE BEING IN THE ROOM WHEN IT WAS CLEARLY NOT ONE OF OURS. After she got the needle out – she had to have a 2 hour surgery for it  on the following Wednesday – She called the hotel because the needle didn’t look like a sewing needle so it couldn’t have been ours. And they told us that they went into our hotel room while we were in the hospital and HAVE PICTURES OF NEEDLES ALL OVER THE FLOOR, IN THE BATHROOM AND THE ROOM. We brought like WHAT 4-5 needles and Digirin had ALL of them with her as she was working on her costume in the hospital!!! So they must have gone out of their way, brought needles into our room planted them in there to take incriminating photos so we wouldn’t be able to sue them!

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS AT ALL!?!?! 

Anyways back to the better half of anime north. I had a lot of fun with them despite all this stuff happening. DigiRin was amazingly positive  the whole weekend and a lot of hilarious YOLO-ing happening  – I will have my own Vlogs from my Channel up really soon.  as well as more PinkuuKiss Vlogs from Anime North! Now I need go back to studying and sweatshopping my Colossal Con Cosplays.


Vic Mignogna Serenades me @ FanExpo 2013 Toronto

The Best Hug I've had in my life!

The Best Hug I’ve had in my life!

Hi everyone!  Its been a while! August was so full of Cosplay making and Conventions that it was so rediculusly crazy for me. I’ve fallen behind on everything, from blogging to work, to playing games etc. Although it will be super late, I still plan on posting pictures and blogs from both Atomic Lollipop and FanExpo because it was just so much fun I have to share it with everyone.  I’ve unfortunately have to catch up with the more important website stuff first before I get back to doing OtomeJunkie stuff.

However I wanted to show everyone my Highlight of the Month which was meeting Vic Mignogna at FanExpo! He signed my copy of Ouran Highschool Host Club Blu-Ray and I got to take a video and Picture with him. His panel was so awesome, and he was so sweet and nice to me and everyone there. The impression i get from him is so humble and kind and it just makes me love him even more!  So here are the short videos on that!

Enjoy them my Fellow Otomes! And be Jealous =) This weekend I will be working on a compilation video for FanExpo and one for Atomic Lollipop.

I post alot more often on facebook because it is quicker and easier for me and you can follow my instagram and twitter as well.  So please Follow and Add me, OtomeJunkie and like my facebook page on the Right there to get some instant and daily Fangirling fun!

HERE is the Video of Vic Singing to me =)

And here is the Link to the Instagram Video I made from the Pic/Videos captured as well! The lady who took the video was supposed to be taking pictures but she didnt know how to use an iPhone so took video instead. LUCKY ME! She took it when he gave me a kiss! Honestly when he grabbed my face my heart stopped HAHA! and I was on Cloud 9 the whole time afterwards =) BEST DAY EVER!

 


OtomeJunkie Featured on the Cosplayers Canada Blog for AnimeNorth! YAY for Utena Tenjou Cosplay

OtomeJunkie Utena Tenjou Revolutionary Girl Utena Cosplay Costume

I got Photographed by a very talented Photographer from ASPhotography during Anime North and I happened to go on his blog Today to find my Picture up! Its a very beautiful picture and I am very happy for him to share it with everyone. His blog features Cosplayers from around NorthAmerica. I had a lot of fun posing for the camera and stuff and his pictures are very good. He will be sending me 2 pictures as well of my cosplay later on and I will post them up when I get them but for now please check out his blog for my feature =)

“Utena Tenjo from Revolutionary Girl Utena by the amazing Otome Junkie” http://blog.cosplayerscanada.com/
2013/05/blog-post_29.html


Sugoi Sunday @ Anime North 2013 -Sailor Scouts, KPOP, Q&A with Umbrella & Awoi, Chii Sakurabi Concert!

 

OtomeJunkie's Anime North Conventions Sunday Experience

3 of the 5 Handsome Members of Awoi

Alas! The last day of my beautiful wonderful con arrived. I woke up an hour later then I wanted to because I was up a little late (5am to be exact) last night doing my post for Saturday and getting ready to check out of my hotel. I wanted to make sure that I got to the Q&A session for UMBRELLA and AWOI, so after forcing myself out of bed to shower and get my cosplay ready for the last time this weekend I inhaled some breakfast and rushed over to the Doubletree hotel to line up with the hundred other fangirls to see those beautiful faced Visual K J-Rock bands before they left to go back to Japan.


4 Members of UMBRELLA

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The Q&A was really fun, A lot of people had questions, both thoughtful and serious and some even funny and ridiculous. Both bands were very cute, polite, and looked like they had a lot of fun interacting with the Canadian Otaku fans. There was even a beautiful Lolita Princess(not a real princess, although I thought she was so cute that in my imagination she is a princess)  who flew out from Austrailia just to see Awoi. She even asked her question in Japanese! What a smart hime-sama! There was a lot of laughter and interesting events which included a super lucky fan getting hugs from ALL of them and one member of UMBRELLA taking his shirt off! Indeed one of the most exciting parts of my weekend!

OtomeJunkie's Anime North Conventions Sunday Experience leaving the Q&A I headed over to another panel called “The Canadian Voice Acting Industry” and to my surprise my childhood hero’s voices were present there! The Canadian Voice actors of Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus were there. It was so nostalgic listening to them talk, especially Jupiter because she has such a distinct voice. To hear their stories about their careers and what the industry was like, was priceless. I really hope they return to the convention next year – they were so happy with this convention and how they were treated and welcomed that it came to almost a shock to them.

OtomeJunkie's Anime North Conventions Sunday Experience

 

After this Q&A I went to go get some Onigiri at the Japanese Resturant because I was starving and then headed over to the Kpop-Shinee Fashion and Dance Panel. That was fun although it was a bit unorganized. We saw a slideshow about Shinee Fashion and Brands and then had a small dance lesson of one of their songs.

OtomeJunkie's Anime North Conventions Sunday Experience

 

 

I then headed over to the Dealers room one last time to spend the last of my money! I forgot that my boyfriend wanted me to buy him some ‘Crayon Shin-Chan’ comics. I ended on buying 3-5 of that series and 1-2 of a new series I found called ‘OTOMEN’ which I thought would be good. I completely regret buying ONLY two volumes because on my way home from the con I read the first one and fell in love with it completely! IT’S SO AMAZING! The moment I finished the second volume I was heartbroken inside because I couldn’t continue reading it. (I will continue this on a different review post later on.) I also bought another new one called “The Devil and her Love Song” I bought only the first volume to try it out and I haven’t had the chance to read it yet.

OtomeJunkie's Anime North Conventions Sunday Experience

OtomeJunkie's Anime North Conventions Sunday Experience I rushed back to the Doubletree Hotel to line up to see the Chii Sakurabi Concert. On Friday I visited her booth and bought her CD which she signed. I listened to it that night and it was actually very good and I really liked her songs. I love concerts so I was excited to watch this one. It did not dissapoint. It was so fun and he has an amazing voice and stage presence. It was a very different atmosphere than the J-Rock concerts the day before, very cutsy Lolita style and Pop music. The energy of the audience was amazing too and we all danced in the front in unison. It was a great experience. I will try and put up as much video on this as I can although I didn’t get much because my battery died and I filled up my memory stick on the camera at this point in the day! I have become a fan of Chii because she is just so amazing.

After this I headed back to my hotel to grab my luggage and go home. The concert was the last event happening before the closing ceremonies so the convention was officially over. I miss it already, and I cant wait till next year. The galleries of all the pictures and video I took (A lot of pictures and footage!) I will put up on a later time.

OtomeJunkie's Anime North Conventions Sunday Experience I had so much fun this weekend, and I am looking forward to Fan-Expo in August. My birthday is coming up next week but I don’t think anything will ever top my favorite event every year! ANIME NORTH!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook to see full galleries video and more, of this and other events.

To Learn more about AnimeNorth Visit their website here. http://www.animenorth.com/live/

 

 

 

 

 

 


Super Saturday @ Anime North 2013 – Club XIII Review, Photoshoot, Shopping, Sushi & UMBRELLA and AWOI Concert

Again most of my pictures are on my camera so I will post them up when I get home sunday night on a separate post. The ones that Are worth showing from my phone I’ll put here.  Also, if my spelling and grammar are terrible its because its late and I’ve had a packed crazy day.

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Ice cream truck awesomeness

Saturdays at anime north are the most exciting in my opinion. There is just so much to do, in the day that your just constantly scrambling from building to building and from event to event. I woke up at 9 to get ready for cosplaying and to get to the J-idol auditions that started at 10 and ended at 12:30. Sadly I didn’t make the cut this year =( so I was kind of depressed , not only because I thought my audition was ok, but also because I missed the chance to line up for the Maid Cafe called ‘Cafe Delish’.  The ‘Cafe Delish’ Cafe at Anime north is so popular that people start lining up at 9am just to get in (the first seating starts at 12). In all my years of going to anime north I have never been to Cafe Delish because I’ve never had the chance to line up early enough to get in. So after my disappointment in my j-idol audition and the disappointment finding out that I couldn’t go to Cafe Delish I decided that I would drown my sorrows in the Dealers Room for some shopping therapy before my appointment at the ‘Club XIII’ Host Club. I was soooo excited for this host club like you do not believe. I ended up buying a very gorgeous Sephiroth poster from the artist alley.

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Picture taking while waiting for Idol Auditions

I usually don’t buy posters becuase I don’t really have that much space for them, nor do I really spend time in my room other than to sleep… HOWEVER… I honestly have never seen a drawing of Sephiroth that was as sexy as this one. I was like super nosebleed fountain when I saw it. Sephiroth rivals Sheshomaru as my Sexiest Villain of all time. I personally think that Sheshoumaru is so Tsundere that it drives me absolutely wild, it also helps that he is SUPER overpowering over every single person in the Inu-Yasha Universe and that he is tall and gorgeous. Sephiroth, in the other hand,  (in my opinion) if he ever would love a woman would be a HUGE sadist teaser who would torture, torment and tease you until you beg him to take you right then and there!!! And in the poster that I bought, he has this naughty smirk on his sexy face that just…*SIGH*… portrays this kind of Sexy-Sadist-Sephiroth I have in my mind perfectly.

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Patrick is dead.

So after getting that beauty of a poster I headed over to the ClubXIII Host Club for my Seating with Jun. I was SO RETARDEDLY excited for this because it was my first time going to a host club. Not only that but the Pictures on ClubXIII’s Facebook of all the hosts and butlers are gorgeous! I ended up picking Junn because in his picture he is super adorable! I didn’t know from his picture that he is super tall (well compared to me)! I always admire tall asian guys because they are so rare, like my boyfriend for example, is 5’6 but when I wear heels that he likes I always end up taller than him. I donno if it’s just me but guys who tower over me and make me feel small and dainty – which I am neither, lol. But that’s just me going on a HUGE tangent. The Host club seating was really short, only 30 min and It flew by  super fast =(, but that was because we were having so much fun and having nice conversation.  I got Junn all to myself because no one else had booked him for that particular time slot, LUCKY ME! What I liked about him is that he was so casual and made great conversation with me. He was honest and sweet and very friendly. I got to see the other hosts interact too, and I happened to catch a glimpse of Jae and another host play the POCKEY GAME! It was totally a  super MOE moment! MOE TO THE MAX, Like RENGE (from Ouran High School Host Club) kind of Moe!  I got a little piece of cake and a Tea which was satisfactory as usual from the hotel – I didn’t come for the food anyways and I doubt that anyone would ever go to a Host club for the food so it didn’t really matter if it was amazing or not.  I also interacted with Hikaru (I think it was) and Danny a little bit and they were both so funny and adorable. These hosts are all so friendly to their customers and to each other it makes such a nice environment.  We were all talking and laughing and having so much fun that it ended so quickly I couldn’t believe it. I was really sad that it was over when it did. Being a bartender/waitress for a few years, I know what It feels like to be a “hostess” especially to my regular customers at the bar who to me honest are extremely needy and demanding of attention. It was honestly really nice to be the one on the other side of the metaphorical bar so to speak – to be taken care of and waited upon as the customer instead of the ‘hostess’. Even if I end up going to a regular bar that has a male bartender I don’t tend to get the same type of treatment as when I or  my female co-workers treat our customers. To be honest these bartenders are usually older men who aren’t into anime or guys who have personalities that I can’t really relate to. So this is an experience would never forget, and I will be a repeat customer every year, and promote it myself so that it gets more popular and sticks around the convention for the long run.  Although it was super simple and casual I found it a great experience and enjoyed every minute of it.  (To learn more about Club XIII visit their Facebook page here!) 

I ended up after that doing a Photo shoot with Cosplayers Canada after that which was an amazing experience as well. the photographer was really friendly and helpful. I honestly have never done a Photo shoot before for cosplay so I felt kinda shy and nervous. It ended up a lot of fun and he ended up taking some really nice pictures of me in my ‘Revolutionary Girl Utena’ cosplay. I will post them up when I get them from him. There were others who complemented on my Cosplay and took pictures as well and that made me happy. I’m glad that people still recognize Utena even though it is and anime that is more than 20 years old. I will personally never get sick of it and consider it a Classic.

I also headed to the dealer’s room to see if that Sannosuke Body pillow which I regretted not buying on Friday was there and just as I expected, someone had bought it. However the lady at the booth told me that the sell a Saito one on their website so that made me super happy. I ended up getting a regular sized Sanno one which was just as amazing, so I could have Sanno AND Saito  on my bed and still have room for myself. The situation ended up better than I originally planned!

After that I ended up meeting with my good friend Derwin who I always see at Anime North and together we u=hunted down some BluRays I was wanting to buy. I ended up buying Ouran HighSchool Host Club, Claymore and ‘X TV'(in DVD). Then we ended up going to the Doubletree hotel for dinner at the sushi restaurant there. It was an amazing meal, some of the best sushi I’ve ever tasted in Toronto. Plating was beautiful and the taste of each fish was absolutely phenomenal. Even the squid sushi tasted so buttery and full of clean fresh flavour. We also had dessert  which was a Fruit Kanten with green tea ice cream which I’ve never had before and it was also top-notch. I might even go there for dinner tomorrow even though its pricy, because they really do put all other sushi restaurants I’ve been to shame.

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Umbrella Guitarist Syu

And after I headed to the J-rock Concert with Awoi and Umbrella. I will cover that in a separate post because It would make this one way too long and It is almost 4am and I want to sleep so I can check out of the hotel properly and go to my cosplay panels tomorrow morning. At this point I still haven’t taken off my makeup from today because I’ve been so busy with everything. All I’ll say for now is that the concert was awesome and both bands are super talented and have great presence on stage.

IMG_8869  See? I’ve still got my cosplay makeup on.. so it will still be a while till I end up in bed. Good Night!