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Dual wield Ranger - Belladonna

The dual wield ranger is the part of me that seeks adventure, the pink knight. Inspired by my great nerdy love for Arthurian legends and quest filled literature the knight is my classy side. However, adorned in ruffles and raunchy boutique this femininity has a bite. As curious as i am about the world, this writing voice springs from the quest of the heart, "Freedom". My words linger on the idea in my adventures, all while seeking out a world I often feel the need to protect others from. The knight is my old soul still on the adventure of a lifetime.

You'll find this guide swinging around my posts about my adventures in the city and more. 


Empress and Her City: Katsucon Day Three

I definitely feel that Katsucon was more than anything a visual experience of a lifetime. However as my first full con weekend and with much reflection there is a lot I learned, experienced and can reflect on from this three day adventure. So lets dive on in to this mini series of my time at Katsucon. If you enjoy my post, have questions or comments feel free to contact me or comment below. My full Lookbook for this weekend is also posted under my magical girl side of Jadedisland.

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Highlights:

  • Artist Alley – Merchant Alley One More Time:

  • Cosplay and Jfashion Galore Gallery

  • Katsucon Reflections

  • Katsucon Day Two LookBook

Merchant Alley One More Time:

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As day two of Katsucon, I started the day with a quick photo shoot! Why because I’ll be damned if I’m not ready to set up a story. Anyway, after frolicking at the docs with my beloved, whom we now refer to as “ghost artist” and often the photographer behind my pictures, we strolled into the convention center. Of course, since I don’t cosplay (yet), I do miss out on the cool cosplay and fandom meetups. Whatever entrance we walked into we walked into the Voltron Squads. Oh boy, dear friends and Voltron foes all the Allura cosplay gathered in one spot. It took me a second to realize that even in the crowd there were more cosplays from the show. I was more excited to see Pidge cosplays as that’s my favorite character. Who needs a million Lances when there are Pidge and Hunk. You wanna argue over Voltron get at me…cause let me tell you if Pidge is my second favorite character. The baddest space bitch Witch Haggar is my entire GOALS.

Anyway, squeezing past every cosplay known to 2018 and 2019 and past the burly security checks we walked right back into Merchant's alley. Why we had already spent so much so why go through to torture my wallet once again?! My answer, that remaining $50 had to go somewhere. The fantastic thing about participating in the fashion show is I got to learn about so many new J-fashion brands and experience the magical comfort of Sweet Bitz in person. It meant I was scheming for future Coords and one day some epic visual stories. Artist Alley was crowded more so the third day, but I was pretty set in what I had wanted and made sure that I went to tables with artists of color.

To wrap up day three I thought it would be lovely to showcase my photos from all three days here:

KATSUCON REWIND

Katsucon Reflections:

At the end of Katsucon, I was so tired. Three days at a Con was a lot for my little self. I’m not a seasoned pro with cosplays or Jfashion so finding myself as a wanderer was an enlightening experience. As I have mentioned Katsucon visually was a stunning experience. I wish I had put more effort or had enough pink energy to socialize and intermingle with people. I see why Cons can be a big social event. A dear friend of mine Mr. Scorpio (for privacy) said conventions were overwhelming because of how many people occupy spaces at a time. I felt that. Not that I was clinging to my Aquarius all weekend like a damsel in distress, but I had my moments.

Some lessons I did learn from my first full weekend Con:

  • Pack Comfortable Shoes

  • Carry water at all times

  • Set a reminder to eat

  • Get a badge as early as possible

  • Make plans to meet up at panels with friends

  • Wear the strongest Deodorant and dress for the heat