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So I keep seeing posts about how cosplaying at Sakura Matsuri is disrespectful
I want to weigh in on this, as both a) a Japanese Studies major, b) a cosplayer, and c) someone working towards a career in translation //so I can translate Sakaguchi Ango’s novels and works on Onmyoudo//.
So, I was at our annual family holiday dinner, and I was just kind of eating my food and listening to the adults talk about politics and stuff, and then all of a sudden my grandfather (who was sitting across from me) exclaims, “Girl, whose class ring is that around your neck?” (Because I never got a class ring, so I guess he assumed it was my boyfriend’s or something.)
I looked down, because I’d kind of forgotten what necklace I was wearing.
It was the replica of Jace’s Morgenstern ring that I bought at Hot Topic two and a half years ago when the City Of Bones movie first came out.
I had to explain to my grandparents (and my mom and aunt, who had now dropped their conversation to listen to ours), at Christmas dinner, that no, I didn’t finally get a boyfriend, I’m just a huge nerd who bought her favorite book character’s family ring and had to put it on a necklace because it was too big for my tiny fingers.
So the Con is over and it was simply amazing! I had a great weekend with a lot of friends and experiences. I met great cosplayers and got the chance to use my swedish, since there was the swedish band Kerbera for which I spontaniously started to translate. All in all, simply great.
Here a picture of Nico, @ourlittlemisha as Clary, me and our Shadowhunters group! :D
Simon? Hot! Jace? Just like the book description! Izzy? Same! Alec? Clary? Magnus? Everybody? ALL OF THEM ARE SO MUCH LIKE THEIR BOOK CHARACTERS IT’S SO FUCKING GREAT YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES ME!! Soon I’ll be putting up a Clary Fray cosplay photo-shoot. Commercial break is over, stay toned for more
This year at Anime Central I was able to take some good pictures of my Jace the Mind Sculptor/ Beleren cosplay. I can not begin to explain how amazing it feels to cosplay at such an amazing and friendly convention. I have never gained so much confidence in one weekend.