Monday, August 22, 2011

Spin Blam Whatafucka BAM.

Its interesting how life experiences can slowly but surely turn your habits into those that you hate. So here I am, a hater of a certain habit of a certain person who pops off the face of the earth for a month or so, and yet I'm wanting to do nothing but the same thing. Bah.

But earth-plopping and mars-popping aside, life right now's okay. I'm currently in Missouri and I've lived through the first day of school, getting ready for the second hours or so.. Yeah..I should get to bed. Before I do that though, I wanted to get my butt on here and let you guys know a bit of what I've got planned.

I'm now a member of a cosplay group--Cosplay in a Nutshell--which can be found here on blogspot Our group is just getting off its feet, obviously, and are debuting as a "group" at Ikkicon this December/January. Currently we have two large groups planned and a several other smaller groups and duets, as well as singles. Our main groups are a modified Black Butler--basically its what happens when Lady Elizabeth dresses everyone--and a steampunk group called SDS:  Seven Deadly Sciences.

In the BB group I will be a Lizzified Undertaker. Now SPOILER...I will be doing the most recent version of Undertaker, which means I get to ditch that godforsaken hat and shawl and leave my coat open to show my AWESOME MANCHEST....or rather a nicer more fitted outline of my manchest. I'm also considering doing the Charlie Chaplin version as well, with the bowler hat, hilterstache, and suit. That all will boil down to funds though. SPOILER.

SDS is a bit different. Everyone comes up with their own characters and designs, following only a basic guideline. Every member has a science, a sin, and a color to represent. My science is the only false science--Wumbology--and I will be representing Wrath, with a rich red as my color. ;] My costume is already past the planning stages and is in the beginning construction. Thankfully an incredible lady at our school--she's a draper by craft and a good one!--is going to help me modify some of my patterns to better suit what I have in mind. I'm so excited!
The basic idea is to have a red bodice with black trim and--if possible--a double breasted closure. Otherwise it will be a basic square neckline with an upraised collar and a simple down the front closure. My skirt will be the basic walking skirt in a black fabric, with a much more ornate bustle out of two different fabrics. I have a black with very faint shinier black circles and a slightly see-through black with beautifully done flowers on it. I also have some red lace, which will go on certain parts of the bustle.
If possible, I'd like to get some great lace-up heels, but that's all gonna be about the budget.
To top it off I have some fake alligator leather I'm going to be making two large belts out of; one to have vials of misc. goo, and the other for smaller empty vials. I also will be making a polymer clay brittle starfish to be a a joke about Patrick Star being the epitome of Wumbologists.

So yeah...that's what I'm currently up to. Also in the works is a demon-form Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist, but that isn't the most important thing right now. We'll see what happens and whether or not my robotics king can help me with that effin' tail. ;]

By for now~
[Sorry for no pictures, btw~! I might add some more when I'm feeling less...anti-social / lazy.]

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Wandering Mind

Okay, so I honestly have been doing a little bit of work.
I've been studiously reading up on how to do my wings...
Reliably researching horns and animatronics...
Stubbornly playing with models and tests to understand the mechanics of such animatronics...
I've been good.

But for every time I am good, I have to be aside from the cosplay work I've been doing, the house work that I've been doing, and the general shirking of work that I've been doing, I've also been letting my mind wander...and its been wandering through X-Men!

For a while now I've wanted to do a cosplay from X-Men.
I've loved the series since I was a kid, and used to love the 90's cartoon more than anything in the world. As I grew older, that love stayed with me through X-men Evolution and the X-men movies, and more lately, Wolverine and the X-men. Only recently, however, did i start to read the comics. Its kinda a huge deal when you think about it; the cartoons can be hard enough to understand, especially when you try and fit their mutilated timeline together, but the comics are a thousand times worse. Not only is there no steady time-line, there's a billion different artists(which for a manga fan is a little confusing) and almost that many different versions. There's alternate universes...what-if scenarios, age-changes, time-line gnawing...there's even a story called X-men Babies.
It was confusing.
Nevertheless, I'm sticking with it and enjoying it more than ever. Of course, this new obsession with the series and shows causes some old wants to resurface.

When I was a kid, my favorite character was Gambit. I effin' loved that crazy cajun.
When Evolution was on TV for the first time, Avalanche was my favorite. That changed when I grew a little older, and became infatuated with the character Quicksilver.

Not infatuated like, make-out with the tv sort of infatuated, but an absolute adoration for his mannerisms and completely annoying nature. I've been wanting to make a cosplay for him since...a long time. xD He's just such a snarky little twit-head!! I love it! xD

One of my best friends--while not as obsessed as me--also wants to cosplay that's when we began to really look into this. One of her favorite outfits is worn by Jubilee, so we began to search for one of the series that had Jubilee in it, but also allowed me to wear a costume I enjoyed.

 Jubilee was one of the main characters in the original X-men animated series. Because of the time period though, half of the X-men look fabulous, and the other half make me cringe a little. I'm not a huge fan of most of the female's outfits, and all the guys are so buff-tastic that I couldn't pull them off with a muscle suit. One of the ones that I could pull off, however, and actually like, is Rogue.

Rogue's got a good outfit, a fun attitude, and accent pretty close to my own. xD Her hair is a bit intimidating, but otherwise its a pretty good choice for me. However, Kaasan and I weren't willing to leave it there. As much as I like Rogue--and love Rogue x Gambit, and therefore like Rogue even more because of Gambit--her costume has been pulled off so  well by some amazing people, and its seriously intimidating. xD; It doesn't help that, of all the girls, Rogue's not my top pick...and her 90's animation-outfit is even further from my top choice.
So the hunt continued.

Eventually, and almost entirely by lucky-chance, we stumbled upon this image:

It was kinda a match made in heaven.
Not only is it Jubilee--who is my Kaasan's costume choice--its a vampire Jubilee wearing slimming black and that fabulous yellow coat we all know and love. I started reading the new X-men series immediately. And what do I see on one of the first pages?

Pixie! Her character design is one of my absolute favorites, and while I actually dislike the color pink, I am ecstatic to find that her and Jubilee have such great designs right off the bat of this series. I'm super excited about potentially making this costume and wandering around with Kaasan in it. I'm already trying to recruit others into this, and with some mega luck, might be able to have this as early as A-kon 2012! it isn't what I should be working on...but  can you blame me? Its effin' X-men, yo.

Jackalope over and OUT!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Current Projects!

I'll be moving to Missouri in just a few weeks now. I've got an entire semester of make-up and costuming between me and the next con, and yet...its the convention I've got my mind most acutely locked on. Sure, I've got a nine hour drive, delicate packing, school work I have to concentrate on and at least one theatre production to do before it...but somehow...I can't help but scheme and plan that con before I even begin to think about homework.
Perhaps that's a good thing though...settling things now means I can steadily work away until the convention...with lots of time to actually do my schoolwork. xD;;;

So for the convention we've got a few planned groups...and few maybe groups.
One for sure is My Little Pony:  Friendship is Magic. Yes, I know at first glance taht's...odd. But its a hilarious show and I'm effin' excited, yo! xD

I'll be bringing a humanized version of Scootaloo, and I'll be joined by my best friend Kaasan as Sweetie Belle, and our adorable Grell as Applebloom. Together, we will be the CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS.

Our plan is for all ponies to have latex ears matching the color of the ponies' hides and tails made out of wig hair to match the wigs on our heads. :D Sweetie Belle will also have a horn, and I will have a set of orange wings. Our outfits will vary...we haven't fully decided who'll get what.
We'll also be joined by Dr. Whooves. 

Shortstuff will be taking part as our good Dr., as he apparently already looks like David Tennant. xD; I personally wouldn't know, unfortunately, as I've never seen any Dr. Who episodes with him in it! Thanks to this though, I'll probably have to get into it. ;] The plan for Dr. Whooves is to mimic Dr. Who's basic, normal outfit...but not replicate it. We'll have Dr. Whooves's cutie mark on his pants as well as on his overcoat. Its gonna be pretty flippin' epic. Just sayin.

Aside from MLP:  FIM, our little gang has decided to do a different version of Black Butler. We plan on doing a "cute" version, as though Elizabeth had gotten her fingers on everything again. xD Included in this group will be a Lizzified Ciel, Lizzified Grell, Lizzified Madam Red, Lizzified Undertaker, and possibly a few others. We're still not sure entirely of who all will be joining in.
I'll also be working on a Soul Evans from Soul Eater, if only to escort and help Kaasan wander around as Excalibur. There is talk of an Alice in Wonderland group, in which I'd be the Jabberwock, but that's very much in the air right now. I'm not really sure who is doing what, or when, or whether or not its even for this con. oxo;

What I'm probably most excited about, however, isn't actually a group cosplay. I plan on making Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist.

I'm not entirely sure which version of him I'll be doing...but I'm hoping to be able to make the full, released version. Unfortunately I'd need a lot of help for that one, so its still very much up in the air. If I do the full version I will definitely use a lot of LEDs. I'm determined to make one that actually glows. No matter which I choose, however, there will definitely be a tail. I'm already working out the mechanics for one that'll hopefully move a bit!
Whether it will be a "OMG WHOA" movement or "ha dats kewl" movement..I'm not sure. either way I'll be pleased though! Rin's one of my favorites of all time, so its exciting. ;D

Anyways...stick around and watch me wriggle my way through my first animatronic tail, yo! xD

Jack over and out~

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Post-Con Runthrough

So A-kon 22 is in my rearview mirror!
It was a great con though, full of great people and great memories and less-than-great costume fiascoes that were till better to have than to not have. Despite my hard work, my Undertaker costume was yet again unable to be really premiered. I once again ran out of time, taking on too much too late in the game to manage the one thing I've been planning since the beginning. Sounds like me, huh? Ah well! Can't dwell on things like that, now can we?

Pepe de Pedro was meant to be a prop...
..but he ended up being more of a partner...
..and a Med-nin toy.
Hikaru was, thankfully, a success! Our beach Ouran gang went over well despite how little time we actually had to spend in costume. The photoshoot came and went in the blink of an eye, and everyone was out of costume almost as quickly as they got in! But we are all eagerly waiting for the result of our hard work, as our photographer should be getting back to us with our pictures in the next few months.
I'll, of course, put up a gallery when they arrive!

In the meantime, how about a run-down of our trip to Galveston, Texas a few weeks prior?

Well, to begin with...a trip to the beach is pretty self-explanatory. Myself, Kaaan, and Hidan-kun all packed up our pretty little bums and hi-tailed it down to Galveston Island in south Texas for a weekend of beach merriment. Yep. Just like it sounds like! While we were there to waste time and enjoy the weather mostly, we also took some time to explore and took some fabulous cosplay related photographs!

Myself and Hidan-kun actually spent an entire day in partial cosplay--myself in an unbound, glasses wearing Hikaru, and Hidan as...Hidan--and that was the day we spent the most time in public. We went to a place called Moody Gardens, which are these three glass pyramids with miniature worlds inside! We went to two of the three, the Jungle Pyramid and the Aquarium Pyramid!

We actually had a couple pictures taken of us as we cheerfully traipsed about, making happy spectacles of ourselves as we just acted to our nature. Of course, with a 6'7" companion with slicked back hair and an Akatsuki cloak walking around with a 5'6" orange-headed bubble mouth and a good-part-of-Texas Kaasan...its hard not to be noticed.

While in the Aquarium Pyramid we discovered this awesome shark cage in the middle of the room that was set up for taking pictures! It was kinda amazing, and we took quite a few pictures of us goofing around in it. But aside form cool-ass shark cages, there were multitudes of incredibly well done tanks and beautiful fish.
...I'm not gonna lie. Aquariums are my favorite things of all times!

Aside from awesome fish and beautiful jungle settings, we were also lucky as all hell to get a great view from our hotel balcony. My mom really blew us away with our great room, and considering it was my first true vacation from family, it went incredibly well. My friends proved to be incredibly good friends during a mental meltdown the night before we went home, and I came back to my southern neighborhood feeling relieved...almost like the ocean air had eased all of my worries.

A shout out to my duo.
I won't forget what y'all have done for me, guys.

When we got back from our trip, and I went home, I took a long breath...and didn't work. I don't regret that action, however, as taking a step back and just...relaxing really soothed my nerves. True, Undertaker wasn't finished. True, Hikaru was literally finished the night  before the convention. True, I was making costumes while at the con, and spent more time working on things and changing then I did much else. But it wasn't a stressful thing, like it could have been. It was fun!

So to all of you guys who do what I do--take bites off of the world too big for your own mouth and struggle to swallow more than your stomach can hold--remember that its all for fun. That its okay to step away and not have everything done. Against all odds, you can have as much fun with the imperfections of the world as you can the perfection! If not more, for that matter.

As is custom in my favorite world of all time, "Breathe Deep; Seek Peace." ...then go enjoy the hell out've life, yo!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Progress is Progressing!

Well, I've been a busy busy bee lately! Aside from working diligently on my newest Undertaker, I've also been working on my friend's costume--Excalibur from Soul Eater!

This is the costume so far. :]

The costume is nearly complete, and I'm exceedingly proud! Its taken several days, but hey! I've been making the jacket, the feet, the head, and the hat. So far the jacket and feet are finished, and I'll be starting on the head today. We sewed some footless pantyhose to the feet to make the legs, and these are over another pair of pantyhose. The jacket is over a button up shirt. I plan on attaching the head to an undershirt, and having all the seems covered by the "doily"...which is actually the collar. We just think it looks like a doily. -3-
 I would very much like to do Soul Eater to go with her Excalibur--we have quite a few other members in groups attached to ours--but due to the very short amount of time I have left, I've decided I'm better off not. I couldn't get a wig here in that time anyways. I plan to eventually make Soul--or someone else, if by that time we have a Soul--but I want to do it when I have time to really get the details down. Especially those teeth and those eyes. -squirm-

My Undertaker costumes are going well as well, both of them! The main one is pretty much done...although I should probably get my ass in gear and make the shawl and hat, but the second one is almost complete! I'm so excited about it. The details look really good, ya know! ;D I'm also really ecstatic about the skeleton that should be in in the next couple days...

This is a good outline of it. I plan on setting up a small gallery of all the pictures I have for this, since there are so many! There are lots of small things that make me happy about it. :D Its very fitted too, which means that it gets my curves...which I always like. ;3 I will say though, it accents my chest a bit much. Its not as bad when I bind though, so I'll probably bind and rework it a bit at the con if I need to. I'll be bringing my sewing machine...for some god forsaken reason. -laugh-

Anyways! Everything's going smoothly, all things considered, and I can't wait for the con!! Its only a couple weeks away!! -dance- ...not even a couple, really. Its so right there its making me scream!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lotta work for last minute...

So...I was reading Black Butler...catching up and getting to that shiny new chapter...and a very particular image caught my eye.

You can't see very well from this distance, so I recommend making it bigger, but this is probably my favorite image of Undertaker I've ever seen. The very sight of it makes me drool I'm so excited to work on it. xD;

Unfortunately for me, doing this one means a helluva lot of work pretty last minute to the con! This jacket he has on is very different from the ones I have now. its a more asian style, with ornate embroidery on one sleeve and a gorgeous threaded ribbon on the other. It also gives a better look at that belt, and I'm eager to rework the one I have just for this. ;]

We're actually thinking about digging me up a skeleton too...and I think it'd be beyond epic to walk around a convention with a fully articulated skeleton. Unfortunately, it not very easy to do that with my if I do'll be a much more inexpensive model. Nevertheless! I'm really ecstatic about this, and desperately want to do it. I was aching for another costume to bring with me too, so its even better!

On a side note...I have a visitor to my home. He is a bat...plain and simple...and is a teensy weensy baby. About the size of my thumb. My friends want to call him Bruce Wayne...but I've actually been calling him Batty.
Yeah! That Batty!

He actually kinda looks like that... not really. he's hairless, with a cute little snub nose and ears that fold over. >3< He's so cute!..well...for a bat. Anyways, we've been keeping him warm and feeding him goats milk every two hours or so. He's doing okay so far...but we're trying to find someone who can give him the care he really needs Hopefully one of the wildlife rescues or the zoo around here will take the little insectivore. Until now, we're doing our best!

If I remember, I'll update this post with a picture of the little stinker. ;]

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Projects for the thinking; Vino and Joker

So I've been doing a lot of musing since my summer started...and when I wasn't musing about my new life after I move upstate for a new college...or about my crazy friends...or about my current cosplays or my horses, something that kept coming up was future cosplays. There're quite a few I want to do--from Squalo of Katekyo Hitman Reborn! to Tzekel Kahn from The Road To Eldorado--but a couple in particular I'm already beginning to work out patterns and schemes in my head.

One of those is Baccano!'s Claire Stanfield.

From the first time I watched Baccano!, I've loved this character, but I recently watched the series over again...and not having my eyes going swirly-crazy from trying to understand it really let me see this guy in all his glory. I think I fell in love! D8
I'm not complaining though. He's so delightfully twisted, and his logic is fabulous. I definitely want to make his get up. Suits are currently not in my ability to make though--and they're also waaay too expensive to make from scratch--so I'll probably find a place that sells them for a reasonable price and get a couple. ;] one would be clean and fabulous, and the other...kekekeke.
Put simply, a friend and I plan to fill things with the "blood' and I get to beat them so we get proper splatter. =D Then we'll rig the makeup to match the splatter, and put some in the hair as well. ;]
I'm definitely planning on getting to this guy in the next couple years or so...maybe for Ikkicon or A-kon next year! He's so wonderful.

Coincidentally...I'd really like to get my ass in gear for is Kimblee of FMA. I guess I have a thing for the psychopathic, homicidal, blood-thirsty, sadistic, semi-masochistic crazy fuckers. oxo; suits.

But c'mooon! How can you say no to this? >:D
Back to the point of the matter, aside form Vino--who is in the squiggly planning stage--I am also seriously 100% considering Joker from Black Butler.

I've seen a lot of really well done Jokers, and I don't think I can top most of them, but there's something about this costume that just makes me swoon. I mean, I live for fabulous costumes, and the urge to get my hands on this one is so strong I could just squirm myself to death. I've got so many schemes for it too. xD;;
The jacket I'm especially worked out over--I mean, look at that thing!!--and that's not just 'cause I'm a bit of a psychopath for gorgeous coats. But it has a good design, a unique pattern...and I love the challenge of matching it.
...that and I kinda have a thing fer coats.. >>;;

The other thing is those boots....and that arm. The arm I'm excited about. I think it'd be really neat to simply paint my hand when I'm just roaming cons, but for photoshoots I could bind my arm behind my back and implement an entire skeletal arm that can be maneuvered and positioned. With a wire interior and movement in the joints, it could even hold things and make inappropriate hand symbols. ~(>3<)~

..butyah...those two are currently very very high in my to-do list, after everything else is finished, of course! They will have to take a back seat to school though. -SIGH- Luckily, i'm going to school for Take that, logic! -fistpumpofgreatandpowerfulVICTORY-

Friday, May 13, 2011

Updating the Updates!

So there's a new development in the group...being that our Haruhi can't afford the wig...and therefore can't be our Haruhi. Luckily...our marvelous Eclair is filling in her shoes! Which is even better, 'cause now we can really make Tamaki-senpai jealous! -cackle-

Neutral news aside, I've got some good news too! Kaasan has ordered all of her things for Nekozawa, Shortstuff is pretty much gotten everything for Kyoya together, Ranka's accessories are almost all gathered together, and everyone is Super Hyped for the con!! We've even got ourselves a photographer for a neato little photoshoot, and we're hopin' to trek to the beach one day!

On a side note, the shirt I ordered came in...and its the wrong color. We're still deciding whether or not to pay money to have it exchanged...or just give it  to someone and get a new one...the sunglasses also came in--and they're so perfect it hurts--and...the wig! 

I'm super happy with it, 'cause while it has some stylin' to be done to it...its kinda amazing and as orange as it could be!

..just kidding, just kidding.

Messy picture, yeah, and you can see my distinctive sunburn...but there she blows! Isn't it nice? I'm so glad to have my first short wig in my collection! BWAHAHAHA.
Now its time to get back to work and scheme for the costumes and the con!

See you soon!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ouran Host Club Beach Party Update!!

So, I've got to say. We're all really excited that we've got yet another addition to our group!! Aside from the entire host club now being 100% confirmed we now have an amazing lady cosplaying as Eclair!

The Amazing Madam M will be bringing a swim-suit clad Eclair to the party. ;] While Eclair as a character is an evil witch, her cosplayer is an absolutely fantastic dudette, and we've got quite a few shenanigans planned! ;]

Aside from our addition, we're also happy to announce that we will be giving out leis at the convention! Be sure to look for us and get yourself a lei before we run out--we don't have many!

On a side note, the Kasanoda and Tetsuya we were aiming to have join us have other plans, so we'll be short one Kasanodda and one Tetsuya. Its sad...but at least they aren't imperative...

See you soon!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Shopping List: Ouran Beach Party

After much discussion between two of us, we've decided to compile a list of things to get for the various characters...or things to look out for. ;] They are primarily based on images and scenes set at Kyoya's indoor resort, bu some are based on other images simply due to strangeness. xD; Or lack of being in the episode. oxo;
Most are suggestions.

Hikaru/Kaoru [15% done!]
{ Jack (confirmed) / (unconfirmed) }

Nekozawa [around $92] 
{ Kaasan (confirmed) }

Renge [Suggestions] 
{ Emiry (confirmed) }

{ The Most Tolerant Man in the World (confirmed) }

Hunny [Suggestions] 
{ Munchkin (confirmed) }

Mori [Suggestions] 
{ Vengeance Horse (confirmed) }
  • Swim Trunks [Dark Blue minimal to no patterning]
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses [Sporty; neck]
  • Beach Ball [Red & White]

Kyoya [Suggestions] 
{ Shortstuff (confirmed) }
  • Swim Trunks [Dark; Little to no patterning]
  • Shirt [Hawaiian button up; white with minimal patterning]
  • Necklace [Thin, silver tone]
  • Flip Flops [Black]
  • Book or Journal

Tamaki [Suggestions] 
{ Capital B (confirmed) }

Haruhi [Suggestions] 
{ Capital T (confirmed) }
  • Swim Trunks [Green plaid]
  • Shirt [Yellow pullover]
  • Flip Flops [Black]

Casanov--....Kasanoda [Suggestions] 
{ Narutard (unconfirmed) }
  • Cargo Shorts [Khaki; brown belt]
  • Undershirt [Yellow]
  • Overshirt [Blue button up]
  • Sandals [brown velcro]
  • Sunglasses
  • Braided bracelet [Black]
  • Grumpy Expression

Tetsuya [Suggestions] 
{ Cody-ak (unconfirmed) }
  • Cargo shorts (khaki; brown belt
  • Shirt (mint green; open
  • Bandage on cheek
  • Sunglasses (more feminine than Kasanoda's)
  • Flip flops (brown)
  • Picnic basket
  • Umbrella
  • Big beach towel
  • Beach bag (sunscreen, towels, etc)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Masters of False Hope...and of ULTIMATE AWESOME.

So it seems that our gang/group has become masters of false hope. We often have these great, extravagant plans with schemes and goals that we theoretically could accomplish...but as the past has often shown us, our plans rarely make it as far as we want. =/ Anyways! The reality is that just when we finished our lovely plans for the Sexy no Jutsu cosplays, and really got ready to get to work, reality stepped in and tossed at least me a world of work to do. Swamped with costumes and schoolwork and the like, I was unable to so much as begin work on the three-ish costumes I was planning to do. Unfortunately, because of this, Team 10 will be unable to go to a-kon this year. There's a chance we'll get to them in the next year of so, but because of a mixture of sudden, unexpected expenses causing a lack of funds and a lack of time, it won't get done this year. So wave good bye to it for now!

But on to more things! Unlike with SnJ, the Tangled cosplay group is well under way. My Maximus is almost complete, although I have edited the design a bit and removed the "metallic" part to the front. I'm putting in an order for some dark navy or charcoal colored breeches for the costume(which will end up being great for riding as well so...yay!) and have been gathering up my old small leather belts and my tall boots.

I'm also in the process of acquiring my wigs for the hair/mane/tail, as well as researching tutorials and ideas for making some ears. All in all, its going pretty dang well! =] I'm quite excited. And to add to it, we've now got a Pascal added to the gang, and we're all really happy that my "grandson" is joining the party. And no, she isn't actually my grandson. Its a nickname. ;] I ain't old enough for kids, not less grandkids.

Even more exciting, however, is the pretty-last-minute...but very awesome group we've managed to mostly wrangle together. ;D Can you guess what we're up to?!

That's right!!
An Ouran Highschool Host Club Beach Gang!
..and yes. Bolding was necessary.
Myself and my best friend Kaasan are especially excited about this, but we aren't the only ones. We have confirmation(aka forced agreement) for each of the main characters except for Haruhi (who simply hasn't responded yet), as well as a couple lesser but still awesome characters. Included in our group will be:
Played by our Munchkin of Doom!
Played by our kick-ass Blondie!

Played by our transforming Vengeance Horse!
Played by our marvelous me..aka Jack!

[Hopefully] Played by my judaime JuJu!

[Hopefully] Played by our show-stopping Scenester

Played by our exceedingly tolerant Shortstuff!
[Hopefully] Played by our resident Narutard!
[Hopefully] Played by our Ultimate Romantic!
[Hopefully] Played by our cuddly Cody-ak!

Played by our easy-going Gogglehead!

Played by our Universal Kaasan!

Played by our Universal Kaasan's HAND!

The entire group will be in a beach themed get-up, with Kaoru and myself hiding our less-than-male chests with partially open shirts and the majority of our males as shirtless as they'll let us make them. ;D We luckily have a batch of very handsome men, yes we do! We'll be finishing off the mixture of swim trunks and hawaiian shirts with sunglasses and drinks in coconut cups that we'll be carrying around occasionally. Nekozawa's get up is without doubt the most ornate, but its also going to be one of the most fun to see! We'll be making certain that all of Kaasan's beach wear are black in color, and it'll be finished with a black umbrella hat/sheer "mosquito net" and sunglasses for Beelzenef!
Pictures, of course, will be up when we have things rolling...but it shouldn't take too long! This cosplay group was specifically chosen for the ease we'll be able to get things together.

Anyways, that's it for the night, and I'll be seein' you folks~ ;D Stay tuned for the results to a casual-cosplay photoshoot with Undertaker and Itachi in the next few days~

See ya soon!