Posts Tagged ‘Supanova’

When it comes to pop culture, may it be otakuism or fanboyism, i have always mentioned there were the same thing. The only difference, like technology regions, is the region. One came from the West and the other from the East. Made quite a couple of friends at Supanova Sydney 2010, exchanging cards and such. Ran out of cards at 1400hrs of Day02 Supanova. But never stopped me from introducing myself as the Otaku Trooper. I am a Network Engineer, its what i do, i build networks passively. So many ways, twitter/email/blog addresses you name it. I never ask for a phone number because that is like the direct connection to a person’s soul. You dont ask for it unless both are willing or u just happen to know the person really well!

This post was made using Windows Live Writer, recently updated @ 1700hrs, 04 June 2010. Made without using the downloaded template and i am eager to find out how it goes. Offline blog posting is way easier than relying on the internet all the time. I did this for my old blog, but that didnt go well due to compatibility issues (WordPress 1.9 to 2.0).

Today’s post is about a comrade, that does an awesome Darth Vader, member of the 501st Legion, that i met in Supanova. When it comes to costumers/cosplayers i like to learn about their background and know how they turned into fanboy/otakus. This Darth Vader happened to be Wolverine aka John Howlett of the X-Men (as seen in the comics and animated series, and movies). He did a wonderful Wolverine! I was pretty much asking him on Facebook if he could get me a pair of Wolvie claws and mail them to me. So it would go well with the 3 key items i want to have. The marks of the Avengers, a Shield (shield), Helmet (armor), and Claws (weapon).

Snikt! Snikt! Bring it on, mate! I mean “bub!”

Costume is based off the X-Men movies, takes an Aussie to pull of a Hugh Jackman!

I can SNIKT! too!

I so want a pair of these!

Hmmm .. this editor doesnt support CSS scripting which kind of rules out the Caption codes >.< This is the part where comrade Shazzsteel is gonna go “HOHO” and “HEHE” since i would  be using the same format as him now. Le sigh. But in future posts i will still put captions can it looks neater =)

This happens to be Wolvie’s/Vader’s Room before he boxed it up!

But according to him, now its a trillion times worse! LOL. So far after looking thru a room like that, i think this fanboy can rival any otaku room on this planet! (Ok, seriously, so CAPTIONS work on YOUTUBE vids?!) Hmmm, tried the code but it was using DIVs instead of CAPTION CSS style codes. Guess i would have to edit future posts with a CSS compatible editor! This post remains unedited, except for the Thumbnail pic i have to add in for the front page.

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Ok,  for the past few days,  i have been in Mad Scientist mode killing my braincells preparing my armor and Dei’s Daft Punk cosplay. Before i blah blah a wall of text, its pretty simple! It pretty much goes like this ..

  • Armor Maintenance (Polishing and Readjusting and such). All posted in previous posts of UOW.
  • Dei’s Daft Punk – Getting raw materials to make it the closest way it should be. Learnt a lot from Vacuum Forming and unique heatgun bending.
  • Searching the corners of Hobart for parts and such to make Daft Punk fully make-able within Hobart.

Thats it, 3 simple points! All this done to prepare for the upcoming Supanova Sydney 2010 with Shazsteel and Major Gravy ^^ While being busy being busy walking all over the place, here are a few pics ^^

Your average fibreglass polish found at ur local K&D. Made my armor real shinny (not perfect) with this one ^^

This massive piece of lint came from ONE towel that i bought for Dei during his stay here in Hobart. Few more minutes in the drier and i swear it would come alive!

This is the first time, i actually saw a parent use the iPhone as a distraction/education for this little kid girl. While she was distracted watching Bananas in Pyjamas in MP4 format, mom was shopping for bags =3

Dei (Major Gravy) progress of his Daft Punk cosplay for Supanova Sydney and Perth 2010 ^^

This is the comparison between my convention bags. If i were to meet the 501st requirements, i would need to weld some of my parts. This is the size difference when packing T_T

Armor packed for Supanova Sydney 2010, before the great polish!!

Ok, i love captions, coz i just do. But in a couple of my older posts were modified (not by me) and captions were removed. Why i did it was simply explained as the MS Office 2003 to 2007 compatibility theory. 2003 can be read in 2007, 2007 cannot be read perfectly in 2003. 2003 is my blog, 2007 is this one. Someone removed my formatting that would make it possible for me to import my posts here (after exporting from UOW) to my old WordPress for archiving. I like archiving coz i like having backups. But seems like my plan is foiled and my 2 days of editing posts when i first started in UOW turned to waste.

The point about having partners is to assist each other WHILE NOTIFYING one another, i got no notification, and this awesome gift was bestowed upon me. I dont believe in Gods and their gifts because there is always a price. I did not ask for this gift, but i was stripped of my “vision” like Roy Mustang in FMA. Its .. just .. not fair ..

This is Crimotaku, blogging like always. But if my posts are modified, it means modifying my efforts, which doesnt make it 100% me. I like being original, but if ppl modify or censor my posts, I will make their lives a living hell. Bite their asses first then forgive them later! >.<

The blog is undergoing some restructuring by Shazsteel, so i did not post this here till he was done, but like always, i dont like delaying and forgetting so here it goes anyways! Presenting this Nendo/Figma Tale of DC Reader, Major Gravy’s Daft Punk build up for Supanova Sydney 2010.

Whats going on?

Finally my own Wheel Walker! And its red!

Dont leave me!

Wait for me!

Dont u just love new toys?

Face plate and back head piece for the Daft Punk helmet

We tried experimental vacuum foaming for fun

Schematics to the hand plates.

See anything?

Its all black!

Hand plates first layer paint.

The Daft Punk frame!

Its been long scheduled, that in preparation of Supanova Sydney 2010 (18th-20th June), DC reader MajorGravy aka Twitter User, @DeidaraGS,  will be staying at my place for <2 weeks. Coming over to swap animes and such and also help work on his cosplay project for Supanova Sydney 2010. He may have already posted this on FigureFM, but i am reposting it my way ^^ The world is seen differently thru different eyes, and this is how i see it =)

Nani Nani?
What is this?
What’s up?
What is this?
Oh! That’s what!

We went out to all my known sources that helped me collect materials for my Stormtrooper armor today. Discovered a couple of handy shops new to me as well ^^ Crafting something is always fun, as long as you have a deadline and a mission! And most importantly, a plan! Creating cosplays can really boggle one’s mind when it comes to crafting and making it practical ^^

Around last Monday, i re-adjusted my TK Vest MKII and sent it for stitching and its finally finished. Fully satisfied with the mods and stability ^^ In that same week, i also designed 2 bags for my Meito Anisawa cosplay. One Figma design and the other an Animate design! Got lazy to pick up the cards on a Saturday morning, so i went today (Monday) instead. Checked out the QR codes and they work! Yesh! =3 This is how my card turned out.

Cant wait for Supanova Sydney 2010 ^^

Finally my name card is complete! ^^

Now for the Stormtrooper Armor updates, pretty much finalized the measurements to oonly my size. Making the vest a permanent size. Instead of being all super text fancy wall of text .. like always! Pictures!

Completed version of the TK Vest MK2
Close up of the stitches
Reinforced webbing on shoulder snaps
Close up of the stitches around my belt buckles

Goodness Gracious Me! Great Balls of Fire! I did not realize i did not blog about this on the new blog, but here we go!! (Originally from FigureFM)

Website: Supanova Sydney 2010 (www)
Date: June 18th-20th 2010
Venue: The Dome, Sydney Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park
Time: 10am to 6pm, June 19th and 20th, 2010 / Preview Night June 18th (6pm to 10pm – doors open 5.30pm)

The Message:
Simple really! Looking to meet other DC/FigureFM readers in Sydney! Its always nice to meet fellow comrades at conventions! This wont be the first time i will be advertising this. Once every week till i fly off from Tasmania to Sydney then i would start communicating via tweets! Going there with another DC reader and a cosplayer from Perth ^^

Goal? Meet up, go around the convention, chat, take pics .. and etc etc etc! ^^ And adding each other to blogroll/twitter/facebook and etc!

How to find me?
Look for a non yet 501st Legion registered Stormtrooper with a SOS Brigade Armband / Judgement Armband .. or both! I would be the Stormtrooper prob going nuts wanting to take pics with every cosplayer i see! I also will be hanging around with the 501st Legion booth to mingle with fellow troopers as well!

If you are cheeky enough to try it. Prepare a Carameldansen mp3 to your mobile/mp3 player to catch my attention ^^

Supanova Sydney Meetup Invitation to DC/FigureFM readers ^^

Not only do i have the out of armor attire ready, but a few extras as well!

Decided to replicate this Figma bag into something i can use ^^

And now for the end result .. cards are being picked up on Saturday morning ^^

Replication complete!

.. and thats not the only thing that has been replicated =P

See ya at Supanova Sydney 2010!

UPDATE June 3rd: I know an out of armor attire for the convention, this one makes it easier for me to take my own blog pics in ^^ Guess who the character i will be cosplaying as! If i find Lucky Star cosplayers, they are so in for a shock!

My Twitter: Crimotaku
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Feel free to leave ur contacts on the comments too ^^

Note to Self: Its actually cheaper to make ur own anime goods rather than buying stuff that looks like crap for 50 bucks -_-

First thing first, putting comrade otakus as the main thing is important! Coz they are people! Friends! Comrades! YEOSH!! Ok ..

Tasmanian Otaku Blogger:
Fellow Tasmanian anime/otaku blogger @washi_ finally posted up his Otacool3 Submission. It was supposed to be posted weeks ago, like a week after mine, well .. better late than never!

One of Washi’s Otacool3 Submission

Secret Cosplay Revealed! And its an Animate character called the Anime Tenchou, Meito Anisawa!

The key parts are all there, cept for .. some ^^

Missing a few things to make the character appear richer in color. That would be a rich red apron (either i have to die it rich red or search the town for it), a pair of red comfy sneakers (always could use new sneakers, been a while) and new blue jeans? Gonna have to make an Animate theme badge and making a few extra props, like an Animate logo-ed satchel to keep stuff to pose with (Otacool magazines), and a book bag. I am hoping the book bag would be able to be made to look like, figma Konata’s paper bag. ^^

Figma Konata's paperbag >.<

Meet up with fellow DC Readers at Supanova Sydney! (If i find any ..)

Supanova Sydney 2010 Advertisement on FigureFM

Posted an advertisement to see if any DC Readers wanted to meet up when Supanova Sydney took place on FigureFM (Why? Coz its that easy to use!). How do we meet up? Will be trooping around in armor with either the SOS Brigade Armband or the Judgement Armband, or BOTH ^^ Did not really mention i had a secret cosplay planned for Supanova, this otaku trooper has to share his passion both ways. Pulled out of cosplay retirement, i finally found a long term character i can be at an anime convention without the armor!