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This is the beautiful Sollux cosplay that I missed when I was sitting in the convention center lobby. I was sitting on the floor near a pillar, waiting to hear from Knives about the Masquerade, when my Captor senses started tingling I looked up and saw the wings from across the hall, and then instantly fell in love with the beautifully-designed footwear. Hoping to be able to get a closer look and perhaps a photo, I attempted to stand up and found that my foot was completely asleep! As I fought with shaking my foot awake and attempting to stand on it, other people stopped them for pictures, so I was hoping I could get moving in time, but I wasn’t quick enough. A single tear rolled down my cheek as the wondrous cosplayer exited the lobby, and I expressed my infinite sadness on tumblr. I’m only kind of exaggerating about that.

I eventually made my way to the Dealer’s Room to visit saccharinesylph being an adorable deer loli at the Medieval Midwest Lolita Collective booth, and I watched the exhibition match at the “beat your fellow otaku with a foam sword” exhibit. Just as I was chatting with a friend and pondering whether to go back to the Hyatt, I saw Sollux again and got so excited I almost fell out of my chair trying to flag them down!

I finally got to see this GORGEOUS cosplay(er) up close, and the pictures I took don’t even do any justice to the craftsmanship, because the care taken in making the cloth ragged (with a heat tool - BRILLIANT!) and the clean lines and construction of the boots and wings are just magnificent. The button closures for the horn openings are tiny Doom symbols too - one black and one white. I was probably emitting visible floaty hearts because I just… just overjoyed at this excellence.

It turns out we met at SoyCon last year, and they were inspired by my Sollux cosplay! We exchanged tips and chatted a bit, and then Knives called so I had to go.

purpledragoncaptor - I cannot even possibly give you enough kudos on the excellent job you did bringing this design to reality. Your cosplay really turned out to be fantastic!

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my favorite part about this is how after the dramatic pause, everyone started cheering while rabbit sang about everything dying in a pit of nostalgia and it’s semi beatlemania and semi darkly hilarious to me for some reason. iloveitsomuchomgomgomgomgomg

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ATTENTION HOMESTUCK AND SNK FANDOM!!! This is a very important announcement! On July 4th 2014, two fandoms came together. The Attack on Titan fandom and the Homestuck fandom made peace. The legendary handshake ( shown above ) was made by Levi and Karkat, at Anime Midwest. Afterward there was a celebratory dance party. If anyone recalls anything or witnessed this history moment, DO NOT HESITATE TO SHARE IT WITH THE PUBLIC. This moment will go down in history.