Allegra’s Cos-Friends - Aicosu: Sheila and Sylar
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 :)
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!
Just a quick question…
We have been receiving some notes, messages and emails asking about prints and autographed prints lately. (Or just our autographs in general.)
If we did actually sit down with a bunch of prints of our costumes and signed them, would any of you be interested in having one?
Moreover would any of you actually buy one?
Any costumes in particular you want a print of?
Hello New Followers!
I suspect you are here because of Karliah… (just a hunch). So I promise you a shoot of her this weekend!
Futhermore! We are Sheila & Sylar, a couple cosplay team. We post our costume photos, our costume progress, stuff about us and more.
We also answer TONS of our followers questions about costuming and advice on the hobby and creation of cosplay. We can answer up to 20 a day. So please, if you don’t want to be over run by those questions, blacklist the word ‘AiAsk’ on your Tumblr Savior. :)
Thank you so much for adding us to our dashboard! We hope you continue to enjoy the follow and never be shy if you want to send us a message!
Wow. Hello all you new followers!
Uhhhh I know you guys probably got here because of my Karliah costume. And I promise to you, you will get to see the final process and all the completed pictures and photoshoots VERY soon. Not to mention, you get to see me makeup myself as a dark elf too next week!
Until then, I hope you enjoy our other cosplay works!
A few things you may wanna know:
-This is a couple cosplay blog! With me (Sheila) and my boyfriend, Sylar.
-We post all our costumes, our progress pictures, a few other stuff and we answer A TON of questions. Seriously, check out our archive. We answer a ton of cosplay advice every day.
So if you don’t want to see any of those asks (they get overwhelming I’m told) you can tumblr savior them with the work ‘AiAsk’ blacklisted.
Other than that, I hope you enjoy your follow! Thank you so much for adding us to your awesome Dashboard!
Hey new followers!!
Wow there is a ton of you!
And we know that you are all here most likely because of Stephen Fry. And that is A-OKAY to us! Welcome, and thank you for exploring us! Thanks for following and letting us highlight your dashboard!
Just so you know, we post A TON of asks and answers about costume advice. And if it gets annoying, you can Tumblr Savior those by blacklisting the word ‘AiAsk.’
Otherwise, thank you and we hope you enjoy our costume work and that to come of it!
So, I’m not exactly sure what it means to be voted on, or what the end result is… but Sylar’s Reaver is on the voting page of Fandom Membase!
Which we though was pretty cool, regardless of votes.
We have about 13 questions in our inbox and I promise, I PROMISE, I will get to all of them tonight or tomorrow.
But I’m snowboarding all weekend! *dances*
Maybe I’ll prod Sylar, and he can take over tumblr posts, reblogs, and asks for the weekend. You guys can have an ‘ask sylar’ weekend spree!
Anyway, I promise I will indeed get back to you all. In the meantime, would you guys like some videos from my snowboard runs?
Oh hello there new followers!
I’m not sure when the sudden burst of you came from, but welcome, welcome, welcome!!
We are cosplayers, which may or may not be why you followed us; but if you need anything let us know!
Enjoy your follow!
Gahhh I told myself I wouldn’t post these yet! They aren’t all done editing and I wanted to not spam so many shoots after Hazama & Neko Vocaloid buttt…
It just looks so good!! So I’ll just post this one. Fantastic photography by Deb!
Sylar as Reaver from Fable III
I just wanted to throw out a big shout out to all the new followers!
As well as all the new fan mail we’ve been getting. And of course those of you hitting us up on our Deviantart, reblogging our works, and subscribing to our youtube.
I had thought that after our Skyrim giveaway we would lose all the recently gained followers, since they were only in it for the helmet— but we have actually only gained more the past few days! And it looks like everyone’s stayed!
So thank you!
Honestly guys, we can not express our appreciation more. It’s because of you guys we get up early to do photoshoots, take videos and answer all your questions. It’s a big motivator to doing what we already love.
We love you! Thank you! And we hope you continue to enjoy your follow!
Here’s another edit example for anon.
Here it’s just lighting. There’s also a peice of leather sticking out from the goggles I made, which is a shame since right after this photo I pushed it back into the goggles and it was fine for the rest of the day. So I edited that out.
I also got rid of a stray hair, and faded Sylar’s freckle at the bridge of his nose. Slapped on some Reaver eye color and the logo, cause I’m lame like that.