Warrior Pocahontas in the Woods

IMG_7959IMG_7965IMG_7970IMG_7988IMG_8017IMG_8060IMG_8071IMG_8005IMG_8073IMG_8087IMG_8096 Wow, I am so behind on posts. I took these shots over a month ago in San Diego at a cosplay meetup , and gotta say this was the perfect spot to take Pocahontas photos. Everywhere was so "nature-y" and beautiful that I really felt at home. I just wish it hadn't been such a pain to find parking! The same time this cosplay photoshoot was happening there was also a cherry blossom festival and wedding! So, you can imagine the parking lot situation. I think it took me 30 minutes to just out of the parking lot so I could park across the street from the park. Lesson learned, arrive on time and know your surrondings before arriving.

While taking these photos I met some awesome other cosplayers, and ran into them again at Wondercon (those pictures coming soon).  But it just made me realize the how amazing the way cosplay can bring people together. I probably would never have met these people, but I am so glad I did, and hope to run into them again soon.

So, onto my actual cosplay. My cosplay is based on Sadyna's version of Pocahontas where she is a wild warrior (go check out her other artwork as well). When I first saw her artwork, I knew I had to cosplay it at some point, but was so intimidated because other cosplayers had already done it. Then I realized, I shouldn't be intimidated, and just do it! And I am actually really pleased with how it came out! I was actually so pleased I wore it to the first day of Wondercon, I just wish I could figure out a way to stop my wig from tangling so much (untangling it is a pain, and causes it to shed *tear*). If anyone knows the secret of preventing wigs from tangling, please let me know. :D

I will be taking a break from cosplay until Anime Expo in July, but hope to have a post in between now and then discussing my journeys in cosplay. I would also love to hear from other cosplayers about their journey, so please chime in! I also hope to get back onto a more normal posting schedule now that I am done traveling (can't wait to share my pics from my most recent trip-if you follow me on Instagram you would already know where I went). Until then, TTFN ta ta for now.