Archive | May, 2010

What’s Next in Our Agenda?

28 May

Hey Gang!

As our Spring semester came to a closing, we should now start thinking about fun stuff! Haha! Though most likely some of us will be taking Summer classes, we should not let that dim our hopes. So, what is next?

First off, we have Japan Day on June 6th! Umm.. an event held at Central Park, doesn’t this event sound like a picnic? Be sure to bring mats to sit on~ Last year, Japan Day was a fun-filled experience, with lots of pop music, mucho delicious food, and of course a herd of cosplayers. They even performed a Naruto skit on stage that day.

Secondly, we have Otakon 2010 on July 30th –  August 1st! We are heading to Baltimoreeeee~~ Have you booked a room already? If not, do not wait! Grab whatever you can if you plan to attend Otakon! Plan ahead to room with a few more people rather than just yourself, hey the more the merrier~!

Also, is anyone up for AnimeNext 2010 on June 18th – 20th? If anyone is going, let’s get together and go as a group~!

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BC Anime & Manga Latest Events/Activities

7 May

Irasshaimase BC!

It has been a roller coaster month for us. There was the Sakura Matsuri, BC Spring Fest, and our first ever Cosplay Cafe. Hope you were following us at our Facebook page, Brooklyn College Anime & Manga. We hope to do more events the following semesters~! Thanks to all who came over to the Cosplay Cafe to support us!

Sakura Matsuri Club Photo

Sakura Matsuri May 1st, 2010 - Club Photo

Spring Fest 2010 at BC

Cosplay Cafe 2010

-AJ

Cosplay Anyone?

7 May

Hey people!

Has anyone been interested in Cosplay lately? One of the most important things to consider about Cosplay is TIME. Time as we all know, is very important. As we all are closer to finishing our semester this spring, summer will eventually come… And we, anime fans/otaku, know what that means. It’s Anime Convention time! It is our paradise, where we all otaku have something in common, our interests and zeal for Japanese culture and of course, anime. All that becomes unleashed in many manners, and one of them being cosplay.

Cosplay has been the huge craze between unimaginable number anime fans out there, all over the world.  There are even very talented cosplayers that become renowned due to their detailed work on their costumes and accurate props. And cosplay not only serves as a medium to express our fandom for certain character/series, it is a way to communicate and break boundaries such as age and gender.

For my part, being a cosplayer is enjoyable, it is a way to be someone else, an opportunity to learn stuff and meet new people. When I first started, I was very very shy and almost felt ridiculous on putting on a costume, even though it was not Halloween, and it was a closet cosplay(because it is frowned upon by cosplayers). But it was fun as people recognize your character, recognizes your efforts, and asks for a pic of your costume/cosplay, and that beats everything: frustration, tiredness, shame, etc. As time went by, I learned many things through cosplay, sewing, knowledge on fabrics, prop making, and rekindled my old interest in crafts.

Not long ago me and my friend, Shelley, started a Cosplay crew blog called Keiki Cosplay Crew or KCC. Keiki is the japanese romanization for the word “cake.” We address ourselves with names of cakes, Shelley as “Napoleon”, and me as “Creampuff.” We decided to blog our progress in cosplay and share our experiences with the world. Though we are only a Cosplay duo now, we plan to recruit more people to form a cosplay group. Feel free to follow us in our quest, click here. Its sweet, I swear. Just like Cakes. =D

On a side note, I would like to propose an idea! If anyone is interested in cosplaying and do not know what to cosplay, why not start with something simple? We should revive a legend, PACMAN. If anyone likes this idea of cosplaying Pacman and the ghosts, please leave a comment below~! Then we can plan cosplay workshops!

Awesome Pacman Cosplay

-AJ

Happy Cirno De Mayo !!!!

5 May

Yes it is a pun and a bad one too..

But it happens to be the strongest day this year…

You already feel stronger…

Feliz Cinco de Mayo…