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!

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