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Name : James
Location : Chippenham
Gender :   

Personal Bio

Ex games designer/graphics designer, now a railway engineer. I love sci-fi, fantasy and anything that lets me exercise my imagination so Anime is also an obviouse fav. Life isn't complete unless I'm making -something- be it Model, Costume or nowadays my Kitchen :P

Cosplay Bio

Cosplayer since 2001 and before that I was making LARP costumes for a good few years. I love the challenge of recreating some of the amazing concepts we see in anime and games and turning them into a costume.

I am one of the founders of Wessex Anime and the one to blame for getting them started on cosplay. Since then we have performed many skits, won many cosplay prizes and generally gone over the top....a lot. nowadays we produce one performance a year, for Minamicon.

Over the last few years I have become more involved with organizing Anime events so my costume output has dropped to only one or two a year. Currently I am the Cosplay Coordinator for all of the MCM Expo events and the Cosplay Events officer for Amecon.

LiveJournal

The unimaginatively titled update

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:08:29 GMT

I should write something, I’ve lacked the motivation to do so for sometime though and I’m mostly not doing much thinking outside of ‘this week I’m……’ Looking back on these apre facebook months I realise I’m also scheduling my weeks around when I plan to make EC announcements and what new info I need. Slave to the machine I created!

I’ve had some fun roleplaying weekends and even introduced Kimber, Rackham and Becca to the joys of dice rolling geekyness by creating Cybershonendam 00 a scifi bastard offshoot of D20 for anyone who gets excited by Gundam and hasn’t had enough of Deus Ex yet. Rackham LOVES flirting with the DM……

July was for playing with toy soldiers and we will have some more of that now October is upon us, I’m going to finish painting my current crop of Marines this week so a new Lunchtime project beckons. Gribbly Alien time probably.

August was all about Cosplaying. Made Shockwave and Jayne Cobb for Aya, was good. Liked the costumes, Put on a little performance with Jake and found a bar on campus that sold Old Speckled Hen.
Want to kill the material over foam technique though, If I ever start talking about it again feel free to throw me in the Thames.

September is when EuroCosplay gets real, so I’ve been hiding in front of my PS3, playing Deus Ex (AKA day of sex) and fraging Orks in the name of the Emperor in order to motivate myself to tackle the mountain of emails and admin tasks.

Continued to watch quite a lot of films:
Green lantern – not just pants but green pants!
Captain America – fun but felt shiny scifi and not at all in keeping with it’s era
Transformers 3 – I found things to like in 1 & 2, but this one is irredeemable as anything but a mindless pro-american action flick.
Xmen FC – Pretty good, shame some of the characters where shoe horned in because they had the right powers.
Super 8 – Ok, spoiled by Hollywood syndrome a bit. did they know about zombies back then?
Harry Potter – I liked, much better than the boring previous one. Ends badly though as the ageing effects at the end jar your sense of disbelief..

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