When You Know You’re Still In The Game: Being Recognized Out of Costume

This recently happened to me about three times today, all by longtime acquaintances on cosplay. (Yes, I’m one of those “old fossils” out there who are old enough to have raised come the current crop of cosplayers out there.)

Hellos going out to Lynda (“Pawteegal”), who was chaperoning some of the younger folks here today, Shawny (“shwong”), . . . → Read More: When You Know You’re Still In The Game: Being Recognized Out of Costume

News Update – Outlaw Surgeon “Black Jack” Spotted Back At Fanime 2009

“We have received unconfirmed reports of sightings of someone matching the description of Kuroo Hazama, an unlicensed physician, age undetermined, who goes by the alias of “Black Jack,” sighted at various locations throughout the McEnery Convention Center and adjoining hotels in downtown San Jose. Sightings were reported between 6:20 PM PDT on Friday, May 22, and . . . → Read More: News Update – Outlaw Surgeon “Black Jack” Spotted Back At Fanime 2009

Welcome to Fanime Con 2009!

As the first day of Fanime 2009 gets underway, here’s the costumes that will be making a return for Raider3…

Black Jack (From the anime and manga by Osamu Tezuka) – Raider3′s signature costume

Porco Rosso – From Hayao Miyazaki’s animation film – A Fanime debut from years previous, and always a fan favorite.

Bean Bandit – One of . . . → Read More: Welcome to Fanime Con 2009!

SF CBF 2009 Photos Update

Photos are still in the process of being uploaded to Flickr (There’s nearly 600 of them, and sometimes the uploader has issues with getting as many pictures as possible transferred. I’ve been doing multiple runs to take care of what didn’t make it across the previous times.)

The Flickr gallery (currently in process) is here.

All photos are . . . → Read More: SF CBF 2009 Photos Update

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival Cosplay and Parade 2009

Photos are being uploaded to the Network R3 Photos site as well as my Flickr account. It was very hot (I think it was even hotter than 2004!), and there were a lot of great costumes. (Plus one crappy one, but that one was my fault. ^_^;) Anyway, there’s over 580 photos for your viewing pleasure.

This . . . → Read More: San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival Cosplay and Parade 2009

Attention: The Doctor Is In

We have unconfirmed reports that a man by the name of Kuroo Hazama, a.k.a. “Black Jack,” an unlicensed surgeon, has been sighted in the area of San Jose, CA, around the area of the McEnery Convention Center downtown. This person is wanted in connection for multiple counts of practicing medicine without a license. If you see . . . → Read More: Attention: The Doctor Is In

R3 and Red Skies @ Night Is “Go” For Fanime 2008!

We have one confirmed costume, three possibilities, and one inspired by an Oscar-winning movie actor from earlier this year, and some silliness from Victoria Erica of Traveling Valentine.

Costume List as of 2008.5.17 @ 1925 Pacific Daylight Time:
1. Black Jack (R3 Signature Cosplay)
2. Possibility A: Porco Rosso (Need to see how baggy is it, in light of . . . → Read More: R3 and Red Skies @ Night Is “Go” For Fanime 2008!

Cherry Blossom Festival 2008 Recap

Well, a “new” costume of sorts debuted, worn by Patrick (Still needs some work, but it got some comments by Gilles Poitras, so that can’t be too bad.) – Maximillian Genius (UN Spacy uniform) from Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Or, “Max Sterling” from Robotech – We were all newbies once…)

I, of course, was there, in my . . . → Read More: Cherry Blossom Festival 2008 Recap

Welcome Aboard The New Home for Red Skies @ Night!

This is the first actual “real” post, just moments after getting this set up.

Welcome to the new home of my cosplay site, on the Network R3 domain! (a.k.a. Raider3′s not-quite-secret-nyuu site, now exponentially higher capacity than the existing Raider3.com domain.)

Expect updates, listings of completed projects, works-in-progress, failed experiments, and cosplay-related tales to occupy this . . . → Read More: Welcome Aboard The New Home for Red Skies @ Night!

Securitized For Your Protection (and mine.)

Comments turned off until site is tweaked to what it should be.

Step 1: Find or create a theme similar to what I had before.
Step 2: Locate plugins for local time, and anything else, and link it all back to Network . . . → Read More: Securitized For Your Protection (and mine.)