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Anime Expo 2011 and Miku Madness

Wow I can’t believe AX 2011 just flew by like that. I’ve been pretty bad with blogging while preparing for Fanime and Anime Expo this year, but hopefully this summer I can remedy that.

This year at AX it was all about Miku Hatsune of Vocaloid. My only regret this year (well in addition to not stockpiling enough amigurumis) is that I didn’t make a Miku doll this year to add to craze of Mikunopolis. For those of you who don’t know, Miku is an idol from Japan, except for that she’s not real. She’ll hold concerts but she’s like a hologram, but everyone acts like she’s real and she dances and sings like a real idol. You can check out one of her live videos here where she’s singing her famous song: World Is Mine. I was lucky enough to snag a Miku Concert ticket thanks to a friend of mine (thanks, James!).

I will say though that I did cosplay for the very first time. It came sort of as a random accident. I was listening to a Miku playlist on YouTube when a thought came to me, “hmm her outfit doesn’t look that difficult, I have a black short skirt and a vest already,” I also thought madly to myself, “And I’ll just crochet my blue wig!”

And I did. Which you can see here along with free anime eyes from JList, haha. Thanks for posing in it for me, Jamie.

Crochet Blue Wig

Unfortunately I only had 2 skeins of yarn and ran out so her long hair was cut short. My sister complained so much about that and would not allow me to wear my crochet wig. She actually thought the wig was so bad that at AX she bought me a real Miku wig! Thanks Sis, I owe you one! You can see my new wig here, big improvement ^^.

Cosplaying as Miku

While at artist alley too, there was a cool balloon guy and on my way back from the bathroom, I saw his booth. He had just completed creating a Miku balloon and they asked me to pose with it! They asked me what I thought of it and I replied jokingly, “It looks like me. Great job!”

Miku balloon

Anyways onto my plushies, the real reason you read my blogs ^^. We had the debut of Henry’s Onigiri Bandits! Aren’t they adorable? I also had some Pokeballs that sold out real quick (wish I had made some more!). It was also most difficult to part with Jiji as it was my first sample.

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I’ve had an unfinished Squirtle for a while. A girl came up and said I’ll buy it if you put eyes on it. Done! And so I said good bye to Squirtle.

When all was done, we had to pack up and go. Luckily setting up and tearing down was an easy go this year thanks to the wagon I purchased.

Anyways, check out some of my swag I got. A lot of Kitty love.
Got a huge Hello Kitty bag for free. I’ll figure out how to use it later.
Hello Kitty humongous bag from AX
Signed Miku poster by talented artist Henry Liao.
Miku Poster signed by artist Henry Liao
And finally one of my purchases at AX, a Nyan cat T-shirt! My cat Mikey seems to like it too!
Nyan Cat with Mikey
Thanks goes out to my sis, Jamie, Vincent, missy42 for helping me man the booth! Also more thanks to Sandy and Jamie my makeup stylist for the Miku look. Love you guys!

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    July 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Hi~ I saw you at AX xD I was too shy to greet you XD. You don’t normally sell your moogle plushies at AX? Or did you run out early?

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    Ami Amour
    July 9, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Aww come and say hi next time ^^ I did have a Moogle about half done, but not in time for AX. If you’re interested let me know, I can finish it up for you ^^

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    July 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Ah! I saw you at the expo! Your stuff was pretty amazing <3
    I couldn't help but order a commission from you <33

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      Ami Amour
      July 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      Hehe yes, the Kenny from South Park ^^

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    July 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Hey there~ I met you looking for the Vocaloid gathering! ahaha.. sorry I made you walk all the way down to the South Hall. XD; I was misinformed.

    Thanks for the brain slug though~ I have a cousin that would really love it. heh (and she probably has more bobby pins than I do lol)

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      Ami Amour
      July 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      hehe yes, I remember you!! Yeah I hope she likes it. She could even wear it for a quick Halloween costume hahaha.

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