Monday, November 7, 2011

Anime Blues Con 2012 - Memphis, TN - June 15-17, 2012

Last year was Anime Blues Con's first year, and what a success it was! This year, we're back with a bang and better than before! Guests this year are Johnny Young Bosch (Trigun, Bleach, Power Rangers, Code Geass) and Eyeshine (How About That, Alone), Robert Axelrod (Power Rangers, Cowboy Bebop, Akira), Todd Haberkorn (xxxHolic, Soul Eater, Fairy Tail), Darrel Guilbeau (Durarara, Samurai Champloo, Paranoia Agent), and Alex Zemke (Killzone 3, SOCOM 4, Turra: Gun Angel). Featured events will be the Cosplay Contest, adult Cosplay Off (18+), Anime Olympics, Lantern Festival, Masquerade ball, Lolita Tea Party, Maid Café, Official Pokémon Tournament, Kimono Jeopardy, Rave, and more! We will have many other events from the culture, adult, anime, art, and gaming, as well as a chibi track for the kids (see website for full list of panels and events)! Come "party at the tower" with us!


Hilton Memphis
939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
Memphis, Tennessee
USA 38120
Tel: +1-901-684-6664

July 15-17, 2012
(Programming will start at 10 am on Friday and will go 24 hours-a-day until closing ceremonies on Sunday evening.)

Tickets are only $25 for 3 FULL DAYS of programming until January 31, 2012!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Costume Contest at the Nashoba Carriage Show

My parents drive carriage horses, and this year's local show was the weekend before Halloween, so they had a costume contest! My parents wanted to do a "rickshaw for rent" theme, so they asked me to wear a kimono and dress my dad in one (as he would be driving). My boyfriend Josh wore his new green tsumugi kimono for fun, even though he wasn't in the carriage with us. My sister made the saddle pad for the pony (his name is Third Rock :kawaii: ), the sign on the back of the carriage, and took the pictures. My kimono is not seasonally appropriate, but I wanted something synthetic so I could wash it if it got dirty.

The carriage!

When I saw the sign, I asked my sister, "Did you just write Japanese gibberish on it?!" XP

Dad just wore his regular clothes underneath the yukata, as it was cool outside and we had less than ideal conditions to dress (sorry no closeups of the yukata).

We got a lot of compliments, and won the "Traveled the Farthest" award!

Some other costumes are pictured below.

Batman and the Joker:

Red Devils:


Mayberry (the blanket says "Just Nip It") XD

General Halloween theme: