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Allegra’s Cos-Friends - Aicosu: Sheila and Sylar

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Do I need to tell you about Aicosu? Probably not; there probably isn’t much that I can tell you that you don’t already know! I’m sure you already know how talented they are (fact), and I’m sure you also know how much they love each other (also fact). Really, all I can share is a story. 

(Aside: it was surprisingly difficult to pick pictures for them since there are so many options! I had a hard time finalizing the set ;__;)

The first time I met Sheila and Sylar was in front of the BioWare Base at SDCC 2011, probably about 4 hours before the actual competition. I was introduced to them through our Varric, Melissa, who had previously met them at PCC. Neither of the three of them had SDCC badges—they had only come to do the contest (and invited me to join about a month before the con), since the BW Base was outside of the actual con center. Apparently Sylar saw me walking towards them and said to Sheila and Mel: “God, I wish that were our Isabela,” to which Melissa responded: “That is our Isabela!” I think that’s still my favorite story XDD

With the three of them (and Mel’s boyfriend Terry, who was our bag carrier and photographer), I had what was most certainly at the time (and probably still is) one of the greatest weekends of my life. Between the contest, meeting all sorts of amazing people at said contest (many of whom will be featured here over time!), going to IHOP at like 1 AM, derping around Balboa Park in costume, getting to really chat with Dave (Gaider) for what was probably about an hour, but in Sheila time was maybe 6 or 7 hours at this point…. But beyond that, we had maybe … what, 36 hours together? In that time, I really got to know and love them as people, so that by 1 AM when my friend picked me up to head back to where we were staying (I had a 5 AM flight the next day), I felt like I was leaving old friends behind. I don’t think I had ever hugged someone I had known for such a short of amount of time quite as hard as I did when I hugged them goodbye.

Now if you had told me that I’d have to wait over a year to see them both again, I would have thrown a fit. I’ve at least had Sheila with me in person (sewing last-minute details onto the Smuggler at 5 AM while singing showtunes, fa la la la REMEMBER, at NYCC; taking adorable pictures, even if it was sometimes with the wrong pirate at PAX East), and gotten to virtually hang out with Sylar as well (playing a lot of AC:B multiplayer, spoiler alert Sylar is a poison spammer the little CHEATER; the odd, impromptu phone call, including one the other night while I was waiting for my takeout to show up)…. But it’s not the same. Somehow, hanging out with both of them, bantering, giggling, and lots and lots of derping—that’s a gift, honestly.

I think that concept—how much my cosplayer friends mean to me, both artistically and personally—should be the theme to all of these little featurettes. Or, at least, that’s the hope. I wouldn’t be telling you about them otherwise :)

Allegra’s Cos-Friends

What a rush of memories this morning!!! Allegra is has always been an absolute pleasure to know you and even more so cherishing to be your friend!

You really did help make that SDCC weekend UNFORGETTABLE. And whenever we see you that excitement and happiness always rushes back. You are seriously motivating and funny and kind and all together wonderful.

It’s been to long!! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT NYCC!

makkie14:

Aicosu, virusq and subitoallegra as fem Hawke, Fenris, Varric and Isabela respectively.

Awesome photoset of us is awesome! Thank you!!

Haha, I kinda forget I was in this — but anyway, reviews from the screening of Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker from PAX East.

The movie was interesting and it filled a lot of lore I had been wondering about, especially about Cassandre. I’m not big on the animation style, but DA fans would like it if they want to know more about Chantry Hierarchy, Orlai, The Seekers, and Cassandre’s role in the DA universe.

Plus, there’s some really hilarious tidbits in that movie. Its worth watching if you have some spare time just to amuse yourself. ;D

So I think this one was my favorite of Soulfire’s (sonja’s) pictures! 

So I think this one was my favorite of Soulfire’s (sonja’s) pictures! 

I’m all like “MMM YES. ALL THE LIGHT TOUCHES IS MINE.” 

I’m all like “MMM YES. ALL THE LIGHT TOUCHES IS MINE.” 

Photos by Soulfire Photography! (check em out too see more amazing pictures of amazing costumes from PAX east!)

Sonja took some amazing, amazing, gorgeous photos of my Hawke costume on Friday at PAX east and I just wanted to share my favorites! 

Here anon! My old collected reference pictures back when I was making the piece. 

Here anon! My old collected reference pictures back when I was making the piece. 

To the anon confused about my Hawke arm armor. 

My arm armor is from my wrist to my elbow. So it includes the elbow pyramid guard and then that weird dovetail useless piece of detail.  

The armor on my forearm is made from three pieces of craft foam. One that encircles my arm, another thats directly attached to it just to give it a 3D raised look, and then another covering piece. (the one that points at the wrist).

It’s all connected by gluing all the armor to some suede leather, and an elbow pad.  I slip it one with some velcro.

The hand gauntlet is a completely separate piece thats attached with a base glove. 

I hope this helps!!

Me and Edward being badasses at the Bioware base! 

Me and Edward being badasses at the Bioware base! 

 I’M BACK FROM PAX EAST AND ANIME BOSTON!! Highlights of PAX EAST:❤ Seeing my entire Bioware Cosplay extended Family!!! Wow you guys are always so amazing, beautiful and a delight to hang out with! Can’t wait for the next con and more group plans!❤ Meeting new friends and cosplay buddies! HELLO! Thanks everyone who stopped to speak with me, took pictures and more!❤ Bioware’s always loving atmosphere to me and its cosplayers. Meeting with all the writers, talking to the ever amazing David Gaider, Fernando Melo, Jessica Merizan, Chris Priestly and more. Not to mention all of them treating us like kings and queens throughout the entire con.❤ SO MUCH BIOWARE SWAG.❤ Dawn of the Seeker LAWL.❤ The DA and ME panels! WOW❤ A new Hawke photoshoot with the lovely Sonja! Pictures soon!❤ FABLE HEROES! ❤  Seeing my good friend Jess as Lolipop and distracting her fan crowd with our funny tongue sticking faces.❤ Getting featured on Kotaku!❤ Volpin Props and his compliments to my Hawke!❤ Ninjafriending and talking to Ubisoft producer!Highlights of ANIME BOSTON:❤ Debuting my Racing Miku YAAAY! ❤ Double interview with Cosplay In America❤ Getting recognized as a CosplayGeneration winner❤ Buying the bestest Garrus fanart ever.❤ My new Canadian friends being OH SO AWESOME (and canadian). Thanks for the Cerberus shot glass!❤ Big shout outs to Ashley, Katie, Volvere, and tons more fans and followers who stopped me to say hello, to take pictures and to ask for my autograph. You guys are all so incredibly shy and ADORABLE. ❤ Meeting the two coolest Skyrim/DA cosplayers and talking on the sidewalk like nerds! I promise to post pictures of all the amazing swag I got, as well as any pictures that come my way of me and any buddies! As well as the very very few pictures I took on my phone!

 I’M BACK FROM PAX EAST AND ANIME BOSTON!! 


Highlights of PAX EAST:

❤ Seeing my entire Bioware Cosplay extended Family!!! Wow you guys are always so amazing, beautiful and a delight to hang out with! Can’t wait for the next con and more group plans!
❤ Meeting new friends and cosplay buddies! HELLO! Thanks everyone who stopped to speak with me, took pictures and more!
❤ Bioware’s always loving atmosphere to me and its cosplayers. Meeting with all the writers, talking to the ever amazing David Gaider, Fernando Melo, Jessica Merizan, Chris Priestly and more. Not to mention all of them treating us like kings and queens throughout the entire con.
❤ SO MUCH BIOWARE SWAG.
❤ Dawn of the Seeker LAWL.
❤ The DA and ME panels! WOW
❤ A new Hawke photoshoot with the lovely Sonja! Pictures soon!
❤ FABLE HEROES! 
❤  Seeing my good friend Jess as Lolipop and distracting her fan crowd with our funny tongue sticking faces.
❤ Getting featured on Kotaku!
❤ Volpin Props and his compliments to my Hawke!
❤ Ninjafriending and talking to Ubisoft producer!

Highlights of ANIME BOSTON:

❤ Debuting my Racing Miku YAAAY! 
❤ Double interview with Cosplay In America
❤ Getting recognized as a CosplayGeneration winner
❤ Buying the bestest Garrus fanart ever.
❤ My new Canadian friends being OH SO AWESOME (and canadian). Thanks for the Cerberus shot glass!
❤ Big shout outs to Ashley, Katie, Volvere, and tons more fans and followers who stopped me to say hello, to take pictures and to ask for my autograph. You guys are all so incredibly shy and ADORABLE. 
❤ Meeting the two coolest Skyrim/DA cosplayers and talking on the sidewalk like nerds! 

I promise to post pictures of all the amazing swag I got, as well as any pictures that come my way of me and any buddies! As well as the very very few pictures I took on my phone!


Liveblogging the PAX Mass Effect Panel
Our own Kate Cox is at PAX East, liveblogging BioWare’s Mass Effect Panel.
What will happen? What will be revealed? How will it all end? Only one way to find out. To the liveblogmobile!

Oh YEAH! Featured on Kotaku for the Mass Effect panel!! Whohoo! Bioware was amazing today as always! 

Liveblogging the PAX Mass Effect Panel

Our own Kate Cox is at PAX East, liveblogging BioWare’s Mass Effect Panel.

What will happen? What will be revealed? How will it all end? Only one way to find out. To the liveblogmobile!

Oh YEAH! Featured on Kotaku for the Mass Effect panel!! Whohoo! Bioware was amazing today as always! 

BYE BYE GUYS! I’m heading to PAX EAST & Anime Boston early tomorrow morning!! So from now until Sunday questions/messages in the Ask Box may go neglected! Sorry about that! Sylar is still here if you guys want to talk to him! He’ll be in charge this weekend. I’ll try to update when I can!If your headed to PAX or Anime Boston please stop me and say HELLO! I will be Hawke at PAX on Friday & Sunday.  I will be Hatsune Miku (Racing Queen) on Saturday attending Anime Boston. You can catch me at the DAII and ME3 panels for Bioware on Friday at PAX, the main lobby of AB on Saturday, and Volpin props panel at PAX on Sunday.

BYE BYE GUYS! 

I’m heading to PAX EAST & Anime Boston early tomorrow morning!! 

So from now until Sunday questions/messages in the Ask Box may go neglected! Sorry about that! Sylar is still here if you guys want to talk to him! He’ll be in charge this weekend. 

I’ll try to update when I can!

If your headed to PAX or Anime Boston please stop me and say HELLO! I will be Hawke at PAX on Friday & Sunday.  I will be Hatsune Miku (Racing Queen) on Saturday attending Anime Boston. 

You can catch me at the DAII and ME3 panels for Bioware on Friday at PAX, the main lobby of AB on Saturday, and Volpin props panel at PAX on Sunday.

Hawke’s all ready for PAX East this coming weekend! Had to redo some things that got damaged from traveling to and from SDCC and RI this summer, but she’s looking good again. Can’t wait to see everyone!!

Hawke’s all ready for PAX East this coming weekend! 

Had to redo some things that got damaged from traveling to and from SDCC and RI this summer, but she’s looking good again. 

Can’t wait to see everyone!!

I’m going through all of our costumes to catalog them all on our website (how they were made, features, photoshoots…), and I have finally reached the ‘early days’ before ‘aicosu.’

And I have to say, it’s really strange to compare and contrast one of my oldest costumes with one of my newest. 

Here’s to three years of progress!

Also — a big shout out to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday yesterday!It was overwhelmingly amazing, and THANK YOU SO MUCH!You guys helped make my Birthday precious, and you have no idea how much all of you mean to me. Thank you for the continued following — but more importantly thank you for the continued friendship!! My 21 cheers is for you! ;D

Also — a big shout out to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday yesterday!

It was overwhelmingly amazing, and THANK YOU SO MUCH!

You guys helped make my Birthday precious, and you have no idea how much all of you mean to me. 

Thank you for the continued following — but more importantly thank you for the continued friendship!! My 21 cheers is for you! ;D