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Welcome to my journal! Here you'll find my random musings, including (but not limited to) work, theme parks, art, life, and cosplay. Please COMMENT TO MY "FRIENDS ONLY" POST so I can add you! Chances are likely I won't add you back if you don't comment!!

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November 3rd, 2020

"Friends Only"

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Hihi! This is Julie, aka Neko~Kaolla! Besides being a cosplayer, I am your typical, run-of-the-mill, perky, bubbly, girl next door. For the most part. XD



You know the drill! Comment! I don't add people that don't comment!

Please give me three good reasons to add you as a friend. I am always looking for new friends, but I ask this of you because I would like to know who you are and if we have anything in common. That helps build new friendships! Don't bother if I already know you!!! XD If that's the case, please just remind me who you are (because I can't always figure it out by your screen name... =^.^=;;)!

March 2nd, 2009

The list of winners! Photos from CosplayLab and American Cosplay Paradise.

Best in Show
Rob, Faith, and Dominique as Tsuzuku, Owaru, and Amoru from Soryuden
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The detail in these costumes were amazing. Everything was there, even if you couldn't see it. If you see them, you'll agree.

Best Individual
Miko as Minato Arisato and Orpheus from Persona 3
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Everything she wore was clean and professional in appearance. The Orpheus was to scale and even lit up! Lots of engineering put into this baby.

Best Group
Andrea and Amanda as Almaz and Mao from Disgaea 3
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Again, very clean and professionally finished. Teamwork was also present, which is key for any group entry. Looked uniform together, neither seemed out of place in the duo.

Best Kid
Ryan as Link from Twilight Princess
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He was so proud of himself. He made the shield himself, painted the sword, picked out all the fabrics, etc. When the kid is involved in the costume more than just a model, it stands out!

Best Technical
Clutch as Yoshimitsu from Tekken Tag
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The entire thing was body cast and vacuum sealed. All armor is fiberglass. Also has reflective tape on the sword to make it glow in the flash of the camera.

Best Prop
Val as Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
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**We did not chose this award. This award was chosen by the group that donated the prize, a replica of a sword from WoW.** Her sword was trimmed in El Wire and the orb was actually a hamster ball so it could double as a purse.

Best Catgirl
Kala as Lolita Naruto from Naruto
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Very clean, even considering being her first solo project. Although I'm not a fan of original versions of characters, we all agreed that this was very cleverly done and executed well.

Best New Comer
Summer as Shao from Mamotte Shuogogetten
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Everything was clean, finished, and well executed. We were almost fooled that it was her first contest and first solo project.

Tay as Edea from Final Fantasy VIII
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The helmet was completely hand crafted, she had puff paint on her face, and the engineering for the back piece was very well done.

Honorable Mention
Katie as Utada Hikaru
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The train was filled with beach balls and she actually used a curtain lining for the bottom so it could easily be cleaned. The train also is removable.

Stitches as Angewoman from Digimon
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She did a really good job at the bodysuit, and there was two pounds of feathers on this thing, each put on separately. Everything was also sculpted by hand. Extra tidbit: she's allergic to feathers.

Brian as Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes
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He made the beam sword from the ground up, and we were all quite impressed. The costume was made by Laina, who was present for prejudging and talked us through the process. Completely hand drafted jacket and the pants were cut up and resewn to have the seams in the correct location.

Judge Awards
Stacy's: Spookloops as Oracle from Final Fantasy Tastics
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All the detail on the outside of the jacket was hand painted, the inside was hand painted and embroidered. The hat was made from scratch and everything was nice and clean.

Mine: Britt as Lion Sora (in the style of Julie Taymor's designs for The Lion King on Broadway) from Kingdom Hearts 2
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She made the head from scratch, as well as the Circle of Life keyblade. If the detail was present for the broadway version (ie, the triangle on the chest is the mane, and since Simba as a cub doesn't have one, it isn't fully filled in), it was present in the costume.

Kaze's: Shane as Talim from Soul Calibur IV
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All the details were present and were well done. He didn't care that he was dressed as a girl, just that he was dressed as his favorite costume.

Dottie's: David as Action Bastard from Shin Chan
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Besides loving saying his name, it was nice seeing a rare character. The mask was once a Batman mask, and the belt buckle was off-center to be like the crazy Shin Chan art.

Fan Favorite
Chase, Carl, and Ivan as the Pocky Posse
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They got the crowd cheering, out of their seat, and chanting. Plus they Rick-Rolled the contest.

December 19th, 2006

Help, please!

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Jamie (lolita_minako) is going to let me make a costume for her new doll, a Souldoll Soulkid Miryu, for a doll meet at Megacon. That is, if she gets her in time. The doll will be wearing Miyuki's default wig and is coming with amber eyes. Because I am doll-less, Jamie is letting me enter her in the costume contest at the doll meet.

Well, I want to make her a Chii costume. A NICE one. I want to win this doll contest because the main prize is $100 that I can put toward MY doll (my first being Dana boy-type, with the girl type as my second eventually). And because it would be my creation/entry, Jamie is letting me keep every penny if I won, even though it's her doll.

Poll #892198 Which Chii is better?

Please choose your favorite!



Thanks ahead of time!!

**Unlocked so those friended to locked_in_ice but not me can vote, too!!**

July 14th, 2006

FINALLY getting around to posting the obligatory "why we chose them" post because there are FINALLY Costume Contest photos online. This is a Public entry, feel free to post where you feel fit.

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September 15th, 2005

OMGWTFBBQ A PUBLIC ENTRY?!

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Yeah, it's public. Why is it public, you ask? Because I want this heard.

About recent events:

I wash my hands of this.

I am not going to let my dislike/distrust of a person destroy my "friendships." Why do I dislike said person? Because when I try to be open, bubblly, perky, friendly, caring, etc. to someone and I just get pushed away I loose interest. They begin make me feel uncomfortable, and I don't tolerate that. That is why I am so shy at first-people in general make me uncomfortable. Then I see that things are okay, and I break into my normal bubbly and perkiness. But when I am pushed away and made to feel like I either don't belong or am a third wheel, I get irked.

Especially when said person never treated me like everyone else or even talked to me on my own and THEN goes to say that I am the person they thought would stand up for them and so I let them down. Umm... yeah... NO. What's funny is, I DID stand up for some of their views/reasoning! BET NO ONE READ THAT PART!

I don't take any side besides mine. These are MY views and MY standpoints and MY concerns. Period. AND I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE TELL ME OTHERWISE.

I quote my user info: "As a warning, I am a person that will follow what her heart says. And I will not hesitate to stand up for my friends. Things like this cause me to do things people find crazy. Don't say I didn't warn you..."

And I am tired of being called a "two faced, backstabbing, liar" when a situation like this arises.

So screw all this BS. I. Am. Through. None of this is worth it.

And don't comment to argue me and my views. I am not in the mood to deal with it.

PS: If ANYTHING I write in ANYONE'S Livejournal goes anywhere BESIDES Livejournal without my permission, I will have to get ugly.

EDIT: Do everyone a favor-READ EVERYTHING before accusing people. KTHXBYE.

**If this is your first time here and (still) want me to add you, please don't comment in this entry. Use the "Friends Only" entry, please.**

May 17th, 2005

I am going to display all my stamps, adoptions, colorbars, and whatnot here for you all to veiw. =^_^=

This is a public post, obviously. If you aren't on my friend's list, you will see a "Friends Only" entry. If you would like to be added, comment there! I am always looking for new friends! =^__^=

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November 3rd, 2004

The election

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Stop complaing about Bush's win. Big deal. Look in history-we have never changed presidents in the middle of a war. So Kerry lost. Big friggin deal. Get. Over. It.

It isn't like he would have been any better, anyway.

And people wonder why I am not registered, sheesh.

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Peekaboo!!!


I <3 that cat... かわいいです!(Kawaii desu!)

November 2nd, 2004

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO enginoshouzoku (20)!!!!

And I hope things get better for you in the meantime! *hugs*

November 1st, 2004

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Man... I can't bring myself to tell her all I needed to... blast it all.

Yes, that is a new icon I made today. Made a Duo one, too. Look for it or look at my user pictures thingy.
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