Okama Con Expectations

I think that we will have a lot of fun. One day conventions so far have been the best. People know it’s one day so whatever you want, you will need to get as soon as you see them. I’m wondering who I will see there tomorrow.

Oh! Okamacon is an LGBT convention that’s hosted by OUTcon, another LGBT convention. I’m so happy that this was created because it shows love for the ones under the rainbow. I didn’t go to OUTcon last year because we didn’t know about it until we saw other people posting about it on Instagram. This year, we will go when they post what days they will be.

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We are going to Florida Supercon!

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Supercon will most likely be the largest event we go to this year and despite it being in our very own backyard, we’ve never managed to pay it a visit. We did manage to go to Magic City Comic Con for last year (the convention’s very first year) and this year. First time, money wasn’t so tight and the second time came from a friendly connection to a free three day pass.

Financial struggles aside, as I’m writing this I almost spat water all over (not) my laptop when I found out that Magic City is turning into Paradise City and would be moved from Miami to the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center.  We recently learned that Animate! Miami will be turning into Animate! Florida and will also be moving to the larger Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. I’m excited! As Ft. Lauderdale residence, this really eliminates all need for a hotel or a long commute.

These three conventions are run by the same company and are always very well advertised and well received. Oh my, the cosplay!

We sprang for a corner booth this year because of the variety of products we sell; we are going to experiment with the display a little bit. Fortunately, Supercon takes place over the 4th of July weekend, starting that Friday, July 1st and ending on Monday, July 4th. Recalling last year, we spent Fourth of July selling handmade jewelry at an outdoor craft show in the Old West horse town Davie, this will be a 180 from then. I admit though, those were the best fireworks I’ve ever seen.

We are adding more handmade products to our store as Fitness To Cosplay is not simply another shirt booth, but a direct reflection of the people who run it. Our social media follows are the best thing about FTC as we love hearing their input and it drives us to work harder to turn this into our only career, so we can continue to be everyone’s cheerleaders.

We are working on getting new computers, so I can have a functioning device to create some hand drawn art work for clothing designs. My almost six year old macbook just can’t keep up anymore, but if we make it happen we’ll have some very interested designs to show off for FSC.

As for our cosplans, it’s a little too far away to tell, but Revolutionary Girl Utena, Ranma ½ and Sword Art Online are some anime/manga that come to mind.

Anyway, I’ll keep you updated on what we decide. For now we know we are going and I know I couldn’t be more please!

Written By: Starling “Suta Neko” Grey

 

2 Days until Omni Expo!

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Wow time has gone fast. It’s 3 days before Omni Expo and we are racing to get everything finished. This will be our second convention we will be attending and we are really excited! As we are getting things ready, we are trying to figure out what food to bring. This will come later in a video; How To: Plan Your Meals For A Con.

We handmade more products then at Holiday Matsuri so seeing people’s reactions to them will be exciting. We have more bentos to sell since we were almost out at Holiday Matsuri.

Unfortunately we won’t be in cosplay. We didn’t have enough time to make them and the products. But at least we know what we want to cosplay for Florida Anime Experience in April. We will be recording the con so there will be a Con Walkthrough: Omni Expo and we will be interviewing cosplayers that will be visiting our booth and when we walk around.

 

Fandom Con 2016 Possiblity

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A couple of days ago, we received a email asking us to join their vendors list this year. This is very exciting because they are the first con to ever contact us. We think we will be able to go but we have to plan everything out to make sure. We’ll keep you posted. (⌒▽⌒)

What exactly is FANdom? FANdom is a predominately anime based convention that also caters to fans of comics, video games and sci-fi We’ll try to bring everything and anything fans want to see in an all inclusive event like none other! Our location at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach is spacius and large enough to hold a number of events and open things up for attendees to roam around and have a great time.

This time around, November 11-13, 2016, we want to increase the amount of events while still giving you the classic events from years past. Year seven will prove itself to be bigger and better than year six and we hope to continue this trend for years to come.

Don’t forget to friend us on Facebook and “like” our FANdom Con page for all the updates we have and pictures our fans have taken.

Vendors at Holiday Matsuri

That’s right! We are going to be vendors at Holiday Matsuri. It will be our first convention as vendors and we are very excited. Star has been looking forward to this since the beginning of year lol. We will have a list of what we will sell later on once we get our inventory up to date. We are looking for cosplay that would be easy to make Christmas themed. We are thinking about entering into the Holiday Runway Contest. Would you like to make suggestions?

So far we want to be Panty and Stocking but I don’t know if we want to be them all three days. Hmm…

Going to Supercon!

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I’ve always wanted to go! Hopefully next year we will be there to vend. Right now that’s not possible, for one because it’s so freaking close! There’s no way we can prepare ourselves for it. But next year we will try. We are joining the Cosplay contest there and that’s why we have switched to the Jillian Michael’s 30 Shred and not the Body Revolution. We will do that later. Suta will be creating the outfits for us.

We are doing a group Cosplay as some members of Star Ocean: The Last Hope. I love that game by the way lol. Suta will be Meracle, the cat girl and I will be the elf girl, Myuria. Now do you see why we decided to shorten our workout time? Hopefully we will get closer to the transformations we want. Suta still needs to get the fabric but she’s very confident and that’s a great boost in motivation to get these bodies in shape.

I’m super excited about going because I never went to a con this big. I’m for a lot of meet ups with friends I met online. I’m taking pictures of EVERYTHING. My newbie side will show lol. We are also planning on staying at an hotel so we don’t have to take that long drive home after the first day. If the hotel has a gym, that would be a great bonus! I will be constantly posting updates on our progress on the Events Page! Stay tuned! It’s a new chapter in our lives!

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

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Good morning everyone. We were going to finish off the body revolution but we decided to do the 30 day shred. The reason we switched was, we are going to be cosplaying at Supercon this year and we are planning on entering in the contest! Suta is making the cosplays and I’ll try to become a drill sergeant since we don’t have that much time. The convention is in June! *Sweat* So today we did the first day and of course I wasn’t prepared for it. Suta went through it like a champ though lol.

Here are our cosplans!

Now do you see why we changed workouts lol. This will also be our first cosplays as well. I’m really excited. I will be posting updates about Suta’s progress on the outfits. Wish us luck!

Magic City Comic Con 2015

We had a blast! It was the first con we’ve been too. So much fun. Got a lot of research from seeing how the booths were set up and how the people navigated around the area. The Kickstarter 101 was really interesting and informational. I got my shirt signed! We can’t wait to be able to be vendors and sell our products. So exciting. Step-by-Step is the way to go though. 😀