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Ansra – The Keeper

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My older brother died. I knew it before he did. From 500 miles away, I knew. In a fitful sleep, drowning in thickening blackness, I knew. Bo was gone and my troubles were just beginning.

I’d been on the trail for two weeks. MB, my horse, had gone lame outside of Virginia City and had cost me time. The silver in Tonopah Nevada was drying up. Gold, too. Juniper was there with her pa. Her letter said a man with a pick and strong back could pull out five ounces a day of the purest grade silver anyone had ever seen.

My father told me not to go. He said a mining camp wasn’t the place for a kid who hadn’t started shaving yet. But with mother sick, ... read more>>>

 
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Abandoned Cabin

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The cold was so thick that it matched the dark, heavy fog that drifted over the wooden lone wooden cabin perfectly. I tugged my scarf tighter around my neck as I stepped cautiously up to the front steps of the little house. Even though I had found this place almost a month earlier, this was the first time that I had actually worked up the courage to go inside. But, of course, a storm was rolling in today, forming a kind of picture with the dwelling that sent Goosebumps down my back. The molded stairs groaned loudly as they struggled to hold my weight, and I tried not to imagine the creatures that could be lurking in the soft soil under the foundations in case the ... read more>>>

 
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Convention as Batman

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I was bored one day, so I decided to look up when the next cosplay convention was. I found one that was in a few days. I ran to find my sister and asked her to go with me. After that, we had to decide who we would be. I wanted to be Batman , so my sister was Robin. The day before the convention we packed a backpack full of food and other costumes and some money.

When the convention started, we got in the extremely long line to get our tickets. While we were waiting, a Spiderman cosplayer and Ichigo, from Tokyo Mew Mew, cosplayer started dancing, since they had already gotten their tickets, ... read more>>>

 
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Plotting Beach Ball

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One day me and my sister decided to go out cosplaying, so we got into our D.Gray-Man costumes and jumped into the car. As we were pulling out, we heard a loud popping sound coming from under the car, and we stopped because we were afraid that we either broke something on the car or hit something. We both got out and looked under our car and what did we see? A small deflated beach ball. We had never seen it before and had no idea where it had come from, so, relieved that it hadn’t been anything else, we threw it away and got back in the car and drove away.

To make a long story short, ... read more>>>

 
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What Makes Winry Beautiful

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So I was at Anime Expo dressed as Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist, wandering around the convention center giving free hugs, just in general enjoying myself. It was an average day at the convention; I had seen two Roy Mustang cosplayers, and they were pretty good as well. I had also had a very interesting run-in with a very muscled Alex Louis Armstrong. After walking around for a couple of hours, I got hungry, so I left the convention center and headed to a McDonald’s for a quick bite. Almost as soon as I entered the convention again, a commotion broke out behind me. Startled and curious, I turned and saw ... read more>>>

 
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Whatever Wife Lectures the Violent Baffle

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So, I was in the beauty section looking for the exact shade of lipstick you need to cosplay Lust from Full Metal Alchemist. I wasn’t sure if I wanted black or a real dark crimson. I will say that Manic Panic Postmortem Black is way cool but sometimes I don’t want to feel too emo. And beside I prefer my eyes to be darker than my lips (can you say NYX Doll Eye Mascara?!?). Side note, I think Amy Lee from Evanescence could totally pull off Lust if she had a little more lip color. Agree?

Anyway, I was wearing my Madam Red wig with street clothes just because I like ... read more>>>

 
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Convention Class

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Have you always wanted to cosplay but just don’t have anyone to do it with you? Do you keep you want to cosplay to yourself because whenever you mention it around your friends they give you funny looks? Well there is a way to test your cosplaying skills and make cosplay friends at the same time! That’s right, I am talking about going to an cosplay convention!

Step number one: get a costume. It doesn’t have to be anything big, in fact, if you aren’t comfortable with cosplay around people you don’t know, then you don’t even need to have a costume at all. It’s just much more fun that way! If your costume isn’t the best or doesn’t look how you want ... read more>>>

 
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Yu Yu Day

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It was a sunny day, and my sister and I had nothing to do, so we decided to do what any anime lover does when they are bored, go out cosplaying! We went into town, so I didn’t want to wear a costume that was too crazy. I ended up in my Yusuke cosplay from Yu Yu Hakusho, and my sister was a little more outgoing then me and put on her Hiei costume, wig and all!

We were having a lot of fun at first, walking the streets arguing with each other like our characters do, I even convinced Hiei to eat an ... read more>>>

 
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Sasuke’s Parade

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This is a cosplay story that recently happened to me that I thought was kind of funny. Nothing was even supposed to happen on this day that I cosplayed, but the day turned into one of the best cosplay days of my life!

It was 4th of July and I found that I had nothing to do, so I decided that I would go watch a parade that would be passing through my town. It was cold and foggy outside, but I didn’t want to just throw on a jacket and sweat pants because I didn’t have any in patriotic colors. I searched around my room for a bit looking for something that I could wear when I happened to ... read more>>>

 
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Sakura Cosplay

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There are a lot of people out there who are big Sakura fans and would love to be able to cosplay as Sakura. However, what if you don’t have enough money to buy a costume? Don’t worry! There is still a way you can cosplay as Sakura for cheap!

All you really need is a pair of black shorts and a pink tank top. Then find a scrap of pink cloth and another of white cloth. Sew a circle of white cloth onto the back of the tank top for her family symbol and then sew four pink flaps to the shorts. That gives you the basic outline for ... read more>>>

 
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