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:bulletorange: Marly's Mini's: Kingdom Hair [as Final Form Xemnas with Foreverflame as Marluxia. Filmed at Con-G 2013]


Masquerade & Skit Contest Performances: **=award won

:bulletblack: Otakuthon 2010 - Entry 25 - Fate/stay night - Rider and Lancer

:bulletwhite: Con-G 2011 - Entry 2 - Kingdom Hearts - Three of a Kind

:bulletblack: Otakuthon 2011 - Entry 12 - Air Gear - Split Personality

:bulletwhite: Con-G 2012 - Entry 17 - Dissidia Final Fantasy - The Unexpected Performance

:bulletblack: Fan Expo 2012 - Entry 63 - Kingdom Hearts II - Bloody Truth

:bulletwhite: Con-G 2013 - Entry 29 - Kingdom Hearts II - The Superior **

:bulletblack: Anime North 2013 [Skit Contest] - Entry 10 - Black Butler

:bulletwhite: Montreal Comic Con 2013 - Entry 53 - Inuyasha - Final Inuyasha **

:bulletblack: G-Anime 2014 - Entry 32 - Homestuck - Dirk Jake God Tier

:bulletwhite: Con-G 2014 - Entry 21 - Homestuck - Tavros: Become A Knight

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Remaining 2014 Projects:
Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann) | Kneesocks (PSWG) | Beach/Tahiti Maria Hill (The Avengers) | Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII) | Anna (Frozen)

2015 Projects:
White Spy (Spy VS Spy) | Lucia Nahashi (Venus Versus Virus) | Red Link (Legend of Zelda: Four Swords | Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (Thunderbirds 1964) | Rikku (Final Fantasy X) | Female Post-Timeskip Sanji (One Piece) | Pool Party Ahri (League of Legends) | Gangplank (League of Legends)

2016 Projects:
Morrigan Aensland (DarkStalkers) | Jinx (GI Joe)

2017 Projects:
Deamond (Souls of Chaos / Essence of Eternity) | Water Faery (original) | Cold War East Germany Military Officer Uniform (historical) [Costume Con ONLY]

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A Little Respect

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:57 PM
I am MDA. I am a cosplayer. An artist, graphic designer. I am a photographer & videographer. I am an event organizer & entrepreneur. But most of all, I am a human being.

I'm a person with feelings, thoughts, opinions. I have anxiety issues both social and personal. I have my comfort levels.

Key words in those two paragraphs: Comfort levels, opinions, anxiety, human being.

Since the announcement last September of me cosplaying Kneesocks for Otakuthon next month, I have received more then 80 messages/comments about what is expected of me. What is requested of me. Well, I am going to flat out say it now so that maybe people will STFU.

YOUR REQUESTS/EXPECTATIONS/SUGGESTIONS/DEMANDS ARE NOT WITHIN MY COMFORT ZONES!!!!

Please, the things that have been asked of me are not within my comfort. And people seem to only get mad that I won't do them because of that. I'm sorry, but you are not being respectful of me by pushing for me to do what I'm not ok to do.

In addition to these, I'm not ok with sexual comments either. Please, you are not going to change my view of them. I do not like them. I find them disgusting and unnerving. I have received messages that have plain unnerved me.

Yes, I get that sexy cosplay is very popular. Yes, I have expected it. But this does not mean that I have to put up with people being rude and/or disrespectful.

I am tired of being treated like a sexual object. Or being seen as someone who exists for your entertainment. If you want to ogle at sexual images, go to Rule 34 or some porn site. Because you are not going to get it from me.

Yes I said that I will do fanservice, but TASTEFUL! GET IT?

If you're only on my page for skimpy cosplays that show off my butt, legs, stomach or chest, then you are going to miss out on a lot. Most of my cosplays are very covering. It is the ones that cover me that get the most dedication.

By saying that you want me to do sexual things in cosplay, you are not being respectful to my decisions to do what I'm ok with. By being upset that I'm not ok with sexual comments, you are not being respectful of the fact that I am put off by them.

The more people push for me to do such things, the more it sets me off them, and withdraw back to my comfort of the cosplays that cover everything. You know what my favourite cosplays are?

Izayoi (Inuyasha) - only skin shown is hands and face
Roxas (Kingdom Hearts) - only neck and face shown
Anti-Riku (Kingdom Hearts) - no skin shown whatsoever, not even face
Neuro (Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro) - only face is seen

I do the sexy ones if I like the character enough. I do them to help break out of my shell a little bit. But with everyone's disrespect of my choices, and views, and opinions, it makes me want to quit them all together.

So please, be respectful of my choices not to do what I'm not ok with. Be respectful of my choice to not have sexual comments directed at me. Please. A little respect goes a long way.

  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Eating: croissant
  • Drinking: coffee

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Midnight-Dance-Angel
MDA
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
Canada
:star: About Me :star:

MDA started cosplaying in late 2007 and attending her first convention in 2008. She became interested in cosplay in 2006 when looking up pictures online and fell in love with the idea of dressing up as your favourite characters. Since she started cosplaying she has assembled and made over 100 costumes to date, including commissions for friends. When she started her mother made her costumes, and since 2011 she has been sewing her own, now competing at the Regional Artisan level in Masquerades.

Her costume list is ever-growing as she never runs out of ideas on what to make next, and is always working on a costume of some sort. She has cosplayed from numerous genres including anime, manga, video games, television, comics and original costumes. In her years of cosplay she's learned how to make her own patterns, beadwork, hand embroidery, armour crafting, and accessories. With her knowledge she's always willing to help a friend or fellow fan learn something new, even if it takes away from her schedule. As well she is an advocate for the Cosplay Does Not Equal Consent movement and believes if you have a vision you can achieve your dreams.

Besides being a cosplayer MDA is a professional graphic designer & artist. She does photography on the side as a hobby, which made her the official convention photographer for FrostCon in Toronto. In addition she is the founder of the Quinte Halloween Cosplay Day and is the convention chair of Quinte Mini Con in Belleville. Oh and anything with blue is her absolute favourite, and she can't turn down a bit of chocolate.

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:star:Upcoming Event::star:
Otakuthon
-Cosplays-
:bulletred: Devil Kneesocks (Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt)
:bulletblack: Beach/Tahiti Maria Hill (Avengers)
:bulletpink: Her Imperious Condescension (Homestuck)

Past Cons:
:bulletwhite: FrostCon = 2013 - 1 | 2013 - 2
:bulletred: G-Anime = 2014
:bulletorange: Con-G = 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014: Series Finale
:bulletyellow: Costume Con = 32 (2014)
:bulletpink: Ottawa Comic Con = 2013
:bulletgreen: Anime North = 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
:bulletblue: Faery Fest Enchanted Ground = 2012 | 2014
:bulletpurple: ConBravo! = 2012
:bulletblack: Otakuthon = 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
:bulletwhite: Fan Expo = 2012
:bulletred: Montréal Comic Con = 2011 | 2013
:bulletorange: Ochiba~Con = 2013
:bulletyellow: Quinte Mini Con = 2013
:bulletpink: Dtac = 2011

Past Events:
:bulletred: Cosplay Bowling Fundraiser
:bulletorange: Parties = Harry Potter 7 part 2 | Gotham Central's One Year Anniversary Party
:bulletyellow: Pirate Ship Park Cosplay Day = 2010 | 2012
:bulletpink: Quinte Halloween Cosplay Day/Photoshoot = 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
:bulletgreen: K-Town Cosplay Day = Oct. 2011 | 2012
:bulletblue: Toronto Cosplay Days = Square Enix
:bulletpurple: Cosplay Dinners = Apr. 2012 | Sept. 2012
:bulletblack: Christmas Cosplay Days = 2012 | 2013
:bulletwhite: Tea Parties & Picnics = April 2013 | Thanksgiving 2013
:bulletred: Bellevillestuck Meetups = Sept. 2013 -1 | Christmas | 413 Skaia Ball
:bulletorange: Other Belleville Cosplay Days = Spring Cosplay Day 2014

Click here to see Past Experiences (gallery showings, art contests, performances, etc.)

:bulletblue: I Sell Stuff [Commissions + Prints + More]
:bulletblue: Concerning Conventions & Events
:bulletgreen: Completed Cosplay List
:bulletpurple: Cosplay Wishlist

:star:Shared Accounts::star:
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:heart:Follow Me::heart:
:bulletblue: Midnight-Dark-Angel - Artwork
:bulletwhite: Midnight-Dare-Angel - Cosplay Photography
:bulletblue: Hikari-Matsu - Photography
:bulletwhite: Midnight-Dream-Angel - Designs & Writing
:bulletblue: Midnight-Drop-Angel - Figure Photography
:bulletwhite: Other Sites: Tumblr | Cosplay.com | YouTube | MyFigureCollection.net | RedBubble | Facebook - MDA Cosplay | Facebook - MDA Cosplay Photography | Facebook - MDA Art & Design | Twitter | Storenvy | Pinterest | WorldCosplay | WeHeartIt


Current Residence: Roslin, Ontario
Favourite genre of music: all but Gospel and Rap
Favourite photographers: MelanieWolfrin & everage
Operating System: Windows 7
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Silent Films? 

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23%
3 deviants said Who the heck would wanna watch a silent movie?
15%
2 deviants said No

2014 Costume/Event List

G-Anime 2014: FINISHED
- Jan. 24-26th
- Gatineau, QC
- Website: G-Anime
Cosplays: Princess Velvet of Valentine (Odin Sphere), Formal Gamzee Makara (Homestuck), God Tier Jake English (Homestuck), Female Kurloz Makara (Homestuck)

Con-G 2014: FINISHED
- Feb. 21-23rd
- Guelph, ON
- Website: Con-G
Cosplays: Final Form Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts II), Knightstuck Tavros Nitram (Homestuck), Izayoi (Inuyasha)

Bellevillestuck 413 Skaia Ball: FINISHED
- April 13th
- Shannonville, ON
Cosplay: Dress Kurloz Makara (Homestuck)

Costume Con 32: FINISHED
- April 25-28th
- Mississauga/Toronto, ON
- Website: Costume Con 32
Cosplays: Natalya (WWE), Karkat Vantas (Homestuck), Desk Job Maria Hill (The Avengers), Princess Velvet of Valentine (Odin Sphere)

Free Comic Book Day @ Need a Hero?: FINISHED
- May 3rd
- Belleville, ON
Cosplay: Lady Joker (Batman)

Spring Cosplay Day: FINISHED
- May 10th
- Belleville, ON
- Facebook Event: Spring Cosplay on Facebook
Cosplay: Blake Belladonna (RWBY)

Tweed & Area Heritage Centre Yard Sale: FINISHED
- May 15-17th
- Tweed, ON
Cosplays: Agito/Akito Wanijima (Air Gear), Steampunk Earth Faery

Anime North 2014: FINISHED
- May 23-25th
- Toronto, ON
- Website: Anime North
Cosplays: Venomania Kaito Shion (Vocaloid), God Tier Jake English (Homestuck), Nightie Grell Sutcliff (Kuroshitsuji) [panel only], Her Imperious Condescension (Homestuck)

Faery Fest Enchanted Ground 2014: FINISHED
- June 20-22nd
- Guelph, ON
- Website: Faery Fest
Costumes: Dark Faery & Woodland Elf

Otakuthon 2014:
- Aug. 22-24th
- Montreal, QC
- Website: Otakuthon
Cosplays: Devil Kneesocks (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), Beach/Tahiti Maria Hill (Avengers), The Condesce (Homestuck)

Cornwall Tiny Con 2014:
- Aug. 30th
- Cornwall, ON
- Website: CoTiCon
Cosplays: Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)

Quinte Halloween Cosplay Day/Photoshoot VI:
- Oct. 18th
- Belleville, ON
- Website: QHCDP
Cosplay: Izayoi (Inuyasha) or ....Iunno something warm

Quinte Mini Con 2014:
- Nov. 8-9th
- Belleville, ON
- Website: Quinte Mini Con
Cosplays: Scrappy Princess (original) & Princess Anna (Disney's Frozen)

Christmas Cosplay Day 2014:
- Dec. ..... (TBD)
- Belleville, ON
- Website: none...
Cosplay: TBD

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Reould Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the favourite! :meow:
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on my Dark Magician Girl cosplay!:iconmanalaplz:
For the love of Magic - Dark Magician Girl Cosplay by 20Tourniquet02  
It's been much appreciated!:hug:
Feel free to check out more of my work with her cosplay!:meow:
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Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome :) Your work is awesome~
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thank you very much! :tighthug::glomp::smooch:
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Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug: :iconletmehugyouplz:
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TiddeInDisguise Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for watching! cat planet cat planet 
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Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ^^ Your stuff is awesome :heart:
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TiddeInDisguise Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: 
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RivenWings Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch!
If you'd like to see more, please check out:
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DocSkavenger Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you appreciated my work! :D
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