Scrolling on through find memories with fantastic friends. My last two months of vacation were filled with fun festivities. Shout out to everyone who made time for me. I know I'm not around as much as I want to be, but thank you for wanting to be around me. More photos to come soon!
@tx_dredd is the best pal I got. Full stop. I know he's in my corner and I'm definitely in his. From Afghanistan all the way to the USA, fighting games to podcast, and straight out of the USO... We are The Legendary Duo! Shout out to him, all his hard work, and his many talents!
PARADE REST! The Ikari Warriors are ready for their briefing! I've got the best friends in the world for joining me with this group! It's great to see the team completed! Thanks, @_novaine_, for the awesome photo!
Jumin has an unfair advantage.... Repost from @whodigiya using @RepostRegramApp - The sweet suffering of 707 brings me joy. Elizabeth the 3rd belongs to ME and me alone! @kevinthedirector took some awesome footage of us clowning around at @akon_convention. I'm very happy with the results! Many thanks, Kev!
The sweet suffering of 707 brings me joy. Elizabeth the 3rd belongs to ME and me alone! @kevinthedirector took some awesome footage of us clowning around at @akon_convention. I'm very happy with the results! Many thanks, Kev!
A-Kon was a wild ride. Shout out to all my wonderful friends that made it great. I'll be returning next year! Shout out to my bro, @tx_dredd, for hamming it up with me. @omglitters and @suki_cosplay were excellent company! Until next time!
Fanime was an absolute blast! Even though I rolled solo for the majority of the con, I managed to meet and talk to so many incredibly amazing people. Shout out to all the great people I got to hang with over the weekend (especially @phoenixdownn for the food recommendations and @theshogunate for making me feel like a hero). I may need to go back again next year!
My Mr. Williams cosplay is courtesy of @bobbinweavecostumes. Please check her out! My next event is A-Kon! Let's gooooo!
I gotta feature my fighting game bro, @kyocalamity. All his cosplays are legit, but his Kyo is my favorite! This dude ROCKS and is boss like a HOWARD. Shout out to him and all my fellow King of Fighters/SNK fans!
I'm FINALLY able to edit my pictures from Japan (and so many conventions). This photo was a joke between me and my Chicago friends, but it was brought to life by my friends in Tokyo! DIVERSITY! I meet so many new, interesting people--here's hoping for more happy days!
All of these costumes (and more to come) were designed by @bobbinweavecostumes! I commission for everything and she makes my King of Fighters dreams come true! She's trying to reach 1000 followers so go check her out!
If you need a sweet commision for your next con GIVE HER A HOLLER. @taylor.nelms recommended her to me and I haven't gone back since!
I got this awesome photo from @kevinthedirector. I'm looking forward to seeing my friends WORLDWIDE soon. I've got Anime Central, Fanime, and A-Kon yo look forward to as well as a trip to Iceland! Let's goooo!
Joker is getting some shooting lessons from Clark! It's almost time to start planning for our second annual Friend Con. I'll see a lot of last year's participants at A-Kon soon! Pictured with me here is @pipdaguitard00d: the coolest, wisest cat this side of anywhere. Photo credit goes to @10thmuse!
I travel a lot and meet a lot of great people. Consequently, I'm constantly thinking about and missing my friends all over the world. Hopefully I'll see @cosplaytendency at A-Kon and @kingreireiray at Tokyo Game Show! I've so many friends I'm looking forward to seeing! Here's to them!
Many thanks to @10thmuse for taking these excellent alpaca photos and @danabeth349 for organizing this alpaca outing. Seeing real alpacas for the first time was wonderful! Shout out to @thefiberphiles of Urban Alpacas!
I'm really looking forward to all the King of Fighters cosplay I'll be breaking out this summer. Even more so, it'll be great chilling with my friends again! Until then, check out our sweet Secret Agents X Ikari Warriors mash-up!
Two classy gentlemen, one agent and one villain. Side-by-side, looking fly. Here's a photo of @stryfethewarrior and me during one of the Friend Con photoshoots! I'm looking forward to spending ample time with my friends at Anime Central and A-Kon! Fanime is new to me so hopefully I make new friends! Get ready! Many thanks to @tx_dredd for snapping this photo!
I'm really looking forward to having a full Ikari Warriors group at A-Kon this year! Many thanks to @tx_dredd, @10thmuse, and @danabeth349 for making this happen! All we're missing is an Orochi Leona and a Hiedern... This Whip cosplay is by @amazonmandy. @daviekimxu made the whip, Voodoo [not pictured]. This photo was taken by @danabeth349 (AKA our future Leona). The edit is by @10thmuse!
Here's a couple more shots @harteattackcosplay took of the impromptu meeting between T'Challa and Jumin. Chances are good that they're talking about money, cats, and unrequited love. Many thanks to @kaldur for dropping in. He's an amazing, super talented person!
I normally don't post food pictures on my Instagram, but check out this delicious snack right here. For real, @_dre.kosplay_ somehow cosplays something perfect for us to shoot together. On top of that he's super talented and makes his own stuff. Awww yeah!
It's #SorbabeSunday so it's time to rep some @sorbetjungle! I consider @harteattackcosplay and myself the Croconana Kings, and every king needs lavish attire. Check us out here on the cover of our newest rap album, "Crunk-onana." @harteattackcosplay made those kigurumis because he's the very best. This dude is a friend and half. That other half is a Colassalnana.
Ryo: Prepare for battle, Eiji Kisaragi!!!
Zeku: Hold on a moment! Who's Eiji!? Ryo isn't the most cognizant guy out there, much to Zeku's dismay. Hopefully things get sorted out before the fists fly! ROUND 1! FIGHT!!! Zeku is @_dre.kosplay_
Ryo cosplay by @bobbinweavecostumes @ardawigs wig styled by @sayakatcosplay
The Kakashi versus Bushido Brown saga continues featuring @suki_cosplay! This is the match-up I've wanted to snap for ages; much love to @raishanoujo for taking this photo! @suki_cosplay is a great dude and I can't wait to see him again at A-Kon!
I spent last weekend in London with my comic con friends! It's been YEARS for some of them! These last two months have been so surreal--a "fever dream" as my buddy put it. I've come to the conclusion that I know the very best people. I hope I'm doing right by you all! Much love Tokyo to Chicago to DC to London all the way back to Kandahar!
Today's #28DaysOfBlackCosplay post is @thechampcharles212. This guy is walking, talking motivation and I can always count on him for a kind word and lifted spirits. He's a Cos-Fit inspiration (He always reminds me how I'm slacking)! And any fan of Captain America is top shelf to me! Follow this guy!
Prepare for an influx of selfies from this weekend at Katsucon today! Most were in my story, but I want to shout out all my awesome friends as often as possible. Let me start by saying two things... @harteattackcosplay and @_dre.kosplay_ are the best. The very best ever. I love these dudes and I can't wait to hang with them again.
Shout out to ALL my fellow SNK cosplayers. Stand together, stand tall, stand proud!
@danabeth349, @10thmuse, and I went to Urban Alpacas to go say hello. Anyone who knows me knows I love alpacas. The experience was wonderful and filled me with joy. Many thanks to Dana for organizing the trip and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Erin!
If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, be sure to check out Urban Alpacas and follow @thefiberphiles on here and Facebook!
Looking back on EVO Japan... Ahh... It was such a great time. I picked up a lot of awesome SNK merchandise and hung out with do many cool people. I look forward to Tokyo Game Show. But before all that--KATSUCON! I'm itching to cosplay again!