Florida Supercon 2017 Videos!

Good morning everyone! Here are all the videos I was able to upload on our Youtube channel for Florida Supercon 2017. I wasn’t able to cosplay but it was so much fun. I met a lot of friends and some interesting people! Enjoy the videos and if you haven’t already, please subscribe!

Life Update

Hello, everyone. It’s been a while! We’ve moved into our new place! It’s bigger than the apartment we were in and it’s a house. The backyard is perfect for our dog, Onyx. It’s untreated and he’s already showing signs of fleas so we have to get him back on flea treatment. (T_T)

We haven’t unpacked yet because we are making changes, like painting walls. The house is very dark so we wanted to bright it up with some new colors. I can’t wait to set up the craft / otaku room so I can start creating more products for our store. I’ve gotten into Kumihimo breading and Perler beads so look forward to a lot of great things in the future.

Everyone in FTC has been thinking that maybe we should do more paneling then selling at conventions. Maybe more spread the word than selling the products. We want to boost our online sells and also do more things other than going to conventions to sell. Such as videos and books to help other cosplayers and the like to live a healthier lifestyle.

One thing that I want to add to my goals list is to become a yoga instructor. Ever since my first class, I’ve been intrigued and thinking about doing yoga a lot. I want other people to do yoga with me and so I want to become a yoga instructor. I know that first I will have to go to a lot of yoga classes and learn about yoga to gain the experience I need. Maybe I can do yoga panels at conventions. That sounds exciting!

That’s all I have for now. I will continue to update our progress in on the house and probably do a house tour once everything is done. Thank you to everyone who has stayed and supported us so far. I know we haven’t been as active as we use to but we will build back up once everything is fine.

See you guys later and DO IT FOR COSPLAY!

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

 

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!

Rest Day, A day of muscles catching up to you

My poor muscles! The day before I did the challenge and they said no more, we want to take a breathe! So yesterday, we didn’t go to the gym, although I really wanted to go on the elliptical for 30 mins at least and do some stretches. Someone above must have known my secret agenda because I had to stay REALLY late at work and I wasn’t able to go. We had dinner late, not a healthy dinner mind you, and went home to go to bed. My muscles feel a lot better so we will go to the gym today and work out Day 5 of the Run Otaku Run Year Challenge – Give Me Muscles Goku!

Cya at the gym!

Back To It

Hello everyone. So I’m back. Things are settled… for now. So now Star and I can focus on trying to get Fitness to Cosplay, as well as other business ventures we are trying out at the moment, off the ground. We reached 700 followers on our instagram, so we thought that it was a good time to create a online store to sell items. Many will be handmade. Such as crocheted and knitted hair accessories.

We thought long and hard about what we were going to sell. We want to sell workout clothes and graphic shirts created by us. But I wanted more variety, so I thought that maybe we could get other people involved to make money for themselves, such as cosplayers and artists.  Everything will be made by me, journal covers, calendars, bookmarks stuff like that. We will split the profit in half.

I think this will be great because cosplaying is expensive and this will help them make money.  (‐^▽^‐)

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I’m back at the gym. We found this great gym that’s a block away from our jobs that’s called Zoo Health Gym. They have classes, a sauna and other goodies. I will be posting my workouts like I use it. They have a challenge that’s going to start on the 17th. Star and I want to join. I’ll post up the details on the challenge later.

I use Bodyspace, that’s a part of Bodybuilding.com. It helps me keep track of my workouts and also help me find what workouts to do. You guys should check it out. Star wants to go on a 3 days fast once a month and I think that’s a good idea. I’m using Myfitnesspal again to help keep track. Now it’s the help keep track of me eating enough because I’ve been eating lighter foods so sometimes I don’t make it to 1200. I make it to, 800-1000.

Well that’s all for now. Cya at the gym!