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Episode 63 – Southwest Two-Step

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Just because Dragon Con is so big doesn’t mean that there are other conventions not looking into. Aaron and Eve join Dennis and Kate to share their experiences with the first year Anime California and the just hitting their stride Saboten Con respectively. Though, one had a better time at the convention compared to the other. We talk about a con-goer’s struggle, fun skit ideas, and even toss in a little Eurobeat. Episode 63 is a go! Read more

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Episode 61 – AX-hausted

It’s a jam-packed episode about Anime Expo! As we enter our third year of podcasting, we reflect on what made this year’s AX one of the best ones we’ve attended in years. Kate and Dennis are joined by Diana and talk at length about Kill la Kill and One Piece having a major presence at this con, and we do get to go over a bit of Sailor Moon, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, the Bang Zoom open auditions, and just tons more. So hope you didn’t get sunburnt, because we don’t want you to relive those Line Con memories. Episode 61 is a go! Read more

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Episode 56 – A Thousand Words

On this episode of Cosplay Jam, Dennis, Kate, and Aaron are joined by Daniel “Sojians” and Boon from When Was This Taken Photography. It’s spring, and there’s plenty of photoshoot opportunities outside of conventions. We talk about locations, go in-depth with gear, and take a look at their photography process. Episode 56 is a go! Read more

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Episode 52 – Para Para PMX

Happy Holidays everyone! The end of the year is almost here, and we’ve got one of our last episodes talking about our last convention this year: PMX (sometimes known as Pacific Media Expo). We have Eve joining Kate and Dennis on this episode, and she’ll tell us tales of masquerade judging. See if PMX is a convention you should attend or be interested in attending. And we’ve also got the weirdest food segment ever on this one. Episode 52 is a go! Read more

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Episode 45 – Back In Competitive Shape

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The AX talk went on so long we had to split the episode into two parts! Diana joins last episode’s crew of Dennis, Kate, Aaron, and Eve as we discuss the Anime Expo masquerade, some drama that goes behind the scenes, what goes into judging such a huge event, and how the competitive fire is lit amongst us. If it moved you as well, then you know what we’re talking about. Episode 45 is a go! Read more

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We’re Back! Upcoming Podcasts, Japan Expo USA, and More Announcements!

Hi everyone! It’s great to be back up an running again. As you could tell, our website has been down for the past two months due to server transfer issues along with getting the databases back up and running with MySQL. Thankfully, that’s all been taken care of, and we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Podcast episode backlog should now be in full force, and for any new listeners, we’ll get the entire backlog up on iTunes shortly.

Speaking of Cosplay Jam, we’ll have new episodes up after this weekend since we will be at Japan Expo USA in Santa Clara. We’ve got a double Anime Expo episode, double Comic Con episode in the works, and a bunch of other topics (yes, we will discuss the new reality show Heroes of Cosplay). So hope your podcast ears are ready, because we have got a lot to talk about.

And finally, thank you to all listeners and fans who happen to like our Facebook page, especially those who enjoy Aaron’s photography. Thanks to you all, we have broken 700 likes on Facebook! So if you haven’t joined in yet, what are you waiting for? Head over to www.facebook.com/skcosplay and click the Like button today!

–Dennis “Ichnob”

Fanime 2013 Impressions

Hi folks. Dennis here with some early initial impressions regarding Fanime this past weekend. It was five days (if you count Day Zero) of fun and exhaustion. Yeah, those two words perfectly describe our experiences at Fanime. However, it wasn’t as smooth sailing as we’d like it to be.

In terms of attendees, the ones you see and meet at Fanime are some of the best you can meet at a California convention. Friendly, outgoing, excited, diverse, and passionate–you’ll find many people you can get along with or strike a conversation with very easily. And attendance has shot through the roof! When I first began attending this convention, their totals were around the 10,000 attendee mark. And this year, they’re at an estimated 20,000 plus! Read more

Durarara!! Photoshoot in Downtown LA

Hey guys, this is Aaron. I just recently finished editing photos from a shoot I took a few weeks ago with some incredible cosplayers. Some of them I have had the pleasure of working with before and some that I would be working with for the first time. This was a Durarara!! photoshoot that was organized by It’s Itsuka who is a great Southern California cosplayer. The setting for the shoot was an urban city just like the one in Durara!! Lucky enough, most of us lived near Los Angeles so we were able to use Downtown LA as the background. As usual, it was fun taking all these pictures of these wonderful cosplayers. Here are a few of my favorites:

If you liked these pictures, you can find the rest of the album here: Durarara!! Photoshoot by SK Cosplay

Episode 37 – Better Than the Mall

So many conventions, and not enough time. In the first part of our Easter Weekend convention coverage, here we have a recap of Wonder Con. Lots of spending, and especially lots of cosplay. There’s the return of talking about food and food trucks, along with our trek to finally experience Slaters 50/50. And we have a new segment about the things we (mostly Dennis) bought at the conveion which we’re calling Convention Haul. And it seemed that our Avatar cosplays were a big hit! Hope you enjoy then stories and the photos. And why is it that Dennis can’t say Finn? Episode 37 is a go! Read more

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Sword Art Online Photshoot

Hey Guys,

This is Aaron, and it’s is my first time posting on the site. I’m pretty sure you guys have seen me in cosplay throughout the years, wearing my Sentoumaru, Bepo, and Alvida cosplay. As you can see I’m really into cosplay and One Piece. But, lately I’ve been more focused on the photography side of cosplay. Last year I upgraded my camera from a normal point and shoot Samsung to a Canon DSLR. I have been wanting to do that for years, but only last year was I finally able to save up some money and buy one. I upgraded because I wanted to showcase the cosplayers I took pictures of. There are so many wonderful cosplayers with such elaborate costumes that my old point and shoot camera could not do them justice. But, I am still new to the photography, and there is still so much for me to learn. If you have any suggestions on how I can improve with pictures please feel free to e-mail me at skcosplay@hotmail.com. Read more