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Hey all, sorry I've been so quiet lately!

I've been super busy with work, including working on several blogs. Recently, I did an article concerning Cosplay is not Consent, and I'd love some feedback! If you enjoy the article, feel free to share on your own sites!

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  • Watching: Cops
  • Drinking: Vanilla Pepsi

New Year

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 3:42 PM


New year, new problems is more of an appropriate name. XD

Still unemployed, still job hunting, and receiving nothing from unemployment after lengthy appeals and hearings. I'm running my store still, which has costumes, jewelry, hair accessories, and now... cosplay prints! You're welcome to check it out over here: www.etsy.com/shop/Yuniechan?re…

In other news, my boyfriend did move in with me, so at least I have help financially there. Parents have been chipping in as well. x.X But oye, job. Please.

As of now, I will be attending some conventions: Animeland Wasabi in March in Colorado via Artist Alley while doing some convention coverage, AnomalyCon in March in Colorado via Artist Alley with friends' booth, and Denver Comic Con in Colorado via my nerdgasm for Stan Lee attending. I'll announce costumes and the like as times draw closer.

  • Playing: Marvel: Avengers Alliance
  • Drinking: RC Cola

Back from AWA

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 1:51 PM


I loved AWA again this year, especially since we had such an awesome turnout for our Last Chance Myu performance! :D I debuted Silver Millennium Mercury, which the girls at :iconstarlit-creations: made for me, Rei's Myu-styled summer seifuku (school uniform), Rei's trenchcoat for Bloody Mystery, and Rei's Myu-styled outfit for Light ni Adventure. It was a blast!

However, right before the con, I was fired from my job at the Riviera Casino after I reported a theft and got the people who did the theft to pay for it. Long story short, my honesty and morales got me canned for doing the right thing and having it turned around on me. As such, I've been job hunting while learning I'm getting a very small amount from unemployment and getting denied for health insurance due to my kidney problems a few years ago. Needless to say, my shop on Etsy has been updated with costumes and other items. I've made them pretty affordable, so please take a look: www.etsy.com/shop/Yuniechan?re…

I'm hoping to get a job soon, since I don't like having to rely on others for money. I'm still planning to attend Katsucon, but we'll see how finances will be over the next few months. : (

  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: RC Cola

Final Con for the Year

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:23 PM


My last convention for the year will be Anime Weekend Atlanta! I will be there from September 27-30. I'm attending with Last Chance Myu for our 2nd performance there! I will be bringing 3 show costumes I can't divulge, but all are new, my Christmas Hotaru, and debuting Silver Millennium Mercury, made by the lovely ladies at Starnigh Industries! Everything I'm bringing is Sailor Moon related. XD

Hope to see people there! :D

  • Watching: Animal Cops
  • Drinking: RC Cola

Art Feature!

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:48 PM


1. For each of the 20 first people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!

2. If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!


1. :iconcoloradobeauties:
:thumb245726032:   :thumb246560757:   :thumb253499188:

2. :iconneko-kaolla:
Giselle Revisited by Neko-Kaolla    Link Revisited by Neko-Kaolla    EarthBending by Neko-Kaolla

3. :iconmangamad:
MPM Fight my inner Demons DONE by Mangamad    Assassins Creed 2 Female by Mangamad    Mangamad and his Hammer by Mangamad

4. :iconmerucosplay:
:thumb180657138:   :thumb262224559:   :thumb304229848:

5. :icondestructivedoll:
Companion Cube:: Home Kitchen Edition by DestructiveDoll    NashiCon 2012:: Zexion by DestructiveDoll    APH Hetalia:: Austria's House by DestructiveDoll

6. :iconfoayasha:
Pandora by Foayasha    Teresa Waits by Foayasha    Quick Winry2 by Foayasha

7. :icondoctorevil06:
Zelda, Princess of Hyrule by DoctorEvil06    Alisa by DoctorEvil06    The Seven Heavenly Virtues by DoctorEvil06

  • Watching: Bad Dog!

Conventions and Costumes for 2012

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:51 PM


So, for the rest of 2012, I'm only attending 2 conventions. I have a job now (yayayayayay!), so I had to change up what was going to be attended.

- Denver Comic Con on June 15-17
- Debuting Poison Ivy from Batman
- Debuting Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory
- Rewearing Phoenix from X-Men

- Anime Weekend Atlanta on September 28-30
- Attending with Last Chance Myu for our 2nd performance there!
- Costumes still undecided

That's it for this year! I'll be looking at Katsucon and Sakuracon (returning to it!) for 2013, will be returning to Anime Wasabi, and depending on my 2 last cons for this year, I may be going to either of those in 2013 as well.

  • Watching: Most Daring

Good News!

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 1:19 AM


I attended Anime Wasabi this past weekend in Artist Alley, and even with some serious communication issues, I did very well this year! :D I will be returning to their AA next year as long as they don't flub up and return to the craptastic hotel we were at. <3

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd, starting Wednesday, I will be working in the Riviera casino up in Black Hawk! :D After 16 months of unemployment, I finally have a job again!!! :D

  • Watching: Cold Case
  • Drinking: RC Cola

Anime Wasabi

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 2:34 AM


I'll be attending Anime Wasabi March 9-11th here in Colorado! :D I'm working in the Artist Alley, so feel free to stop on by and check out my table! :D

I'll be there all 3 days, and am wearing Christmas Hotaru (Sailor Moon), Phoenix (X-men), and Mario! :D

Looking forward to seeing everyone there! <3

  • Watching: Nemesis Game
  • Playing: Words with Friends

Sale on My Etsy Store

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 3:47 PM


Hey homeslices... Don't ask, I'm weird. XD

I'm having a sale from now until Valentine's Day in my store on Etsy, Yunie's Designs: www.etsy.com/shop/Yuniechan! Upon checkout, just input the code VDAY2012 and you'll receive 15% off your order! :D I'm selling an assortment of jewelry pieces and some lolita chokers. I need to continue clearing out old inventory to get new up. XD

Also, I have the lovely ladies over at Starnigh Industries who need some love sent to their stores. Starlit Creations: www.etsy.com/shop/starlitcreat… is their cosplay store. They sell resin pieces, wigs, and costumes. :D On the Starnigh Industries side: www.etsy.com/shop/starnighindu… they have costumes, hair accessories, jewelry, and muuuuuch more! :D Check 'em out!

<3 Thanks for reading!

  • Watching: First 48
  • Drinking: RC Cola

Kiriban Missed!

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 10:49 PM


: / No kiriban caugt. Sad panda!

  • Watching: Squeak playing Skyrim
  • Playing: Words with Friends
  • Drinking: Pepsi

Boredom Brings Meme

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:42 AM


Have you ever...

[x] smoked
[x] consumed alcohol
[x] slept in the same bed with someone of the opposite sex
[x] slept in the same bed with someone of the same sex
[x] kissed someone of the same sex
[x] had sex
[x] had someone in your room other than family
[x] watched porn
[x] bought porn
[ ] tried drugs

TOTAL SO FAR: 9

[x] taken painkillers
[ ] taken someone else's prescription medicine
[x] lied to your parents
[x] lied to a friend
[ ] snuck out of the house
[x] done something illegal
[x] felt hurt
[x] hurt someone
[x] wished someone to die
[x] seen someone die

TOTAL SO FAR: 17

[x] missed curfew
[x] stayed out all night
[x] eaten a carton of ice cream by yourself
[x] been to a therapist
[x] received a ticket
[ ] been to rehab
[x] dyed your hair
[x] been in an accident
[x] been to a club
[x] been to a bar

TOTAL SO FAR: 26


[x] been to a wild party
[ ] been to a Mardi Gras parade
[x] drank more than three alcoholic beverages in a night
[ ] had a spring break in Florida
[x] snorted anything
[x] wore black nail polish
[ ] wore arm bands
[x] wore t-shirts with band names
[x] listened to rap

TOTAL SO FAR: 32

[x] dressed gothic
[x] dressed girly
[x] dressed punk
[x] dressed grunge
[x] stole something
[x] been too drunk to remember anything
[x] blacked out
[x] fainted
[ ] had a crush on a neighbor

TOTAL SO FAR: 40


[x] had a crush on a friend
[x] been to a concert
[x] dry-humped someone; been dry humped
[x] been called a slut
[x] called someone a slut
[ ] installed speakers in a car
[ ] broken a mirror
[x] showered at someone of the opposites sex's house
[ ] brushed your teeth with someone else's toothbrush

TOTAL SO FAR: 46

[ ] considered Ludacris your favorite rapper?
[x] seen an R-rated movie
[x] cruised the mall
[x] skipped school
[x] had surgery
[x] had an injury
[ ] gone to court
[ ] walked out of a restaurant without paying/tipping
[x] caught something on fire
[ ] lied about your age

TOTAL SO FAR: 52


[x] owned/rented an apartment/house
[x] broke the law in the police's presence
[x] made out with someone who had a GF/BF
[x] got in trouble with the police
[x] talked to a stranger
[x] hugged a stranger
[x] kissed a stranger
[x] rode in the car with a stranger
[x] been harassed
[x] been verbally harassed

TOTAL SO FAR: 62


[x] met face-to-face with someone you met online
[x] stayed online for 5+ hours straight
[x] talked on the phone for more than 4 hours straight
[x] watched TV for 5 hours straight
[x] been to a fair
[x] been called a bad influence
[x] drank and drove
[x] prank-called someone
[x] laid on a couch with someone of the opposite sex
[ ] cheated on a test

GRAND TOTAL: 71


If you have 00-10 ... write [I'm a goody-goody]
If you have 11-20 ... write [I'm still a goody-goody]
If you have 21-30 ... write [I'm average]
If you have 31-40 ... write [I'm a bad kid]
If you have 41-50 ... write [I'm a very bad influence]
If you have 51-60 ... write [I'm a horrible person]
If you have 61-70 ... write [I should be in jail]
If you have 71-80 ... write [I should be dead]
If you have 81-90 ... write [I got a ticket to Hell]

Hmmm, apparently I should be dead. LAWLS.

Kiriban still going at 30K!

  • Reading: Cannibal Killers by Chloe Castleden
  • Drinking: Root Beer

Thanks, Finances, and Kiriban

Sat Oct 22, 2011, 5:24 PM


Thank you everyone for the interviews for the blog! I don't even know how many I've sent out, but I now have 2 finished photographer interviews and 9 finished cosplayer interviews for the blog. <3 I'm always taking more, so please continue to send people my way or message me yourselves if interested! :D

In other news, I'm still sadly unemployed. I learned that my previous employer has been illegally saying things when future employers have been calling to get references. Now that I know this, I'm taking action to fix this and make sure I can't be "black-balled" anymore. However, my uneployment runs out in the next week or so, and if I can't gain an extenson, then I have to get creative until the end of November when I may be able to reapply for unemployment. For anyone curious, I do apply to at least 10 jobs a week and go to every interview given, but I had things against me I had no clue on. Hopefully I can find a job soon.

While I wait, I have a few things I'm doing:

1. Yunie's Designs: www.etsy.com/shop/Yuniechan?re… - This is my Etsy store. I make and sell jewelry, cosplay items, costumes, and am working on some lolita projects right now. I have a sale going until November 2nd, so if use the code BDAY2011 on checkout, you receive 15% off your order.

2. My Facebook page: www.facebook.com/yuniekoi - My FB page is privatized, but I am selling some wigs, figurines, and shoes on here in my For Sale folder. If you're potentially interested in those or just wanna be pals, go ahead and add me. <3

3. My Cosplay.com Marketplace: www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh… - I have EGL Rei from Evangelion and Tifa from Advent Children up for sale here. I will be adding more costumes in the future.

4. I am taking commissions, whether drawing, jewelry, and/or costumes. I am negotiable on prices, so we can work things out to suit everyone. Private message me on here if interested, and if I can't do what's requested, I will refer you to somewhere else I know that can.

Lastly, I am doing a kiriban at 30,000 views! I'm doing requests for the winner; you can request a costume shot, a picture drawn, basically anything except porn. >.> If you win my kiriban and ask for that, I will fly out there and beat you with a stick. <3 Just take a picture of the captured kiriban, send it my way with your request, and I will get the prize done asap! :D

Requesting Interviews

Tue Oct 11, 2011, 11:35 PM


I am looking for cosplayers and cosplay photographers who would like to be interviewed for Cosplay Blog with a Brain: cosplaybrain.wordpress.com/!

If you're interested and would like a spot on the blog with what you have to say, please private message me on here for an interview! :D

Hope to hear from you guys! And please offer to anyone who you think would be interested!

  • Playing: On Facebook

Anime Weekend Atlanta

Wed Sep 28, 2011, 12:41 AM


I'll be attending Anime Weekend Atlanta this upcoming weekend! :D I'll be there performing with Last Chance Myu, a Sailor Moon musical performance troupe. We'll be performing on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Williams Ballroom CDF! :D

I'll be wearing Sailor Moon costumes all weekend, lmao, so I'll be hard to miss. XD

I'm excited! :D COME SEE THE SHOW!!!

  • Reading: Gerald's Game by Stephen King
  • Watching: Ghost Adventures
  • Playing: On Facebook

Busy Bee

Fri Aug 19, 2011, 3:00 PM


Sadly, I'm still unemployed. It's going on 9 months now, which is just ridiculous. : / I'm still receiving benefits, budgeting as much as possible, and hunting for a decent paying job. But yeah, getting tired of my "extended vacation".

However, I've been doing a lot of other stuff. I've been attending a lot of conventions, doing artist alley at a couple, and just generally enjoying that. Most costumes have been rewears or I'm making them from extra fabric I have lying around. I'm still working on my store and doing my blog, the latter taking off unexpectedly in the cosplay community. I'm glad the brainchild has been successful and helpful and has really received only positivity from everyone. <3

I've also been getting back into modeling, specifically on the cosplay side of things. I plan to branch out again into fashion and eventually swimwear. It's been a positive thing as well, since it's helped me get comfortable with my body image again and gain more weight. :D

On the convention front, I'll be attending Nan Desu Kan here in Colorado on September 9-11, working as a "booth babe" for my friends, :iconssfseiyakou: and :iconsshyatenkou:, at their booth in artist alley. :D After that, I'll be attending Anime Weekend Atlanta in Georgia with Last Chance Myu. :D Those are my final cons for the year, but I do have a few costumes I'll be working on.

Costumes currently in the works are Karla from Record of Lodoss Wars, Jill Valentine from the Resident Evil films, and finishing up Healed Galaxia from Sailor Moon. Karla should be debuted at Nan Desu Kan, as I've been working pretty hardcore on her.

I'm also still selling EGL Rei and Advent Children's version of Tifa. I'll be listing them on Ebay soon, along with some other items that I have no use for. XD

  • Playing: On Facebook
  • Drinking: RC COLA

Sailor Moon Meme

Thu Aug 11, 2011, 11:45 PM


This looked cute, so I figured... why not?

[] You cry constantly.

[] You don't get very good grades in school.
[] You're very wimpy, but you're brave when you need to be.

[] You wear your hair in pigtails a lot.
[] You have a black cat.
[♥] You've been dating your boyfriend/girlfriend for a long time.
[♥] You can be very immature.

[♥] You LOVE to eat.
[♥] You're constantly drooling over attractive people, whether you're taken or not.
[♥] You have/had a crush on an employee at a place you frequently visit.

Total: 5

Sailor Mercury.
[♥] You're extremely smart.

[] A B on your report card would make you so angry!
[♥] You have shortish hair.
[] Your hair is an unnatural color.

[] People sometimes pick on you for being "nerdy".

[♥] You always study before a big test.
[♥] Your grades are very important to you.
[] You attend/used to attend a cram school.
[] You've never skipped or been late to class.
[] You've never had a boyfriend, nor are you interested in getting one.

Total: 4

Sailor Mars.
[♥] You have a flaming temper.

[] You can do just about anything in high heels.

[] You're very religious.
[♥] You're very close with your pet(s).

[] You work/have worked at a religious place.

[] You're close to your grandparents.
[] You have long, black hair.

[♥] Your favorite color is red.
[] You believe in demons and fortune telling.
[♥] Some people think you're "creepy" and "weird".

Total: 4

Sailor Jupiter.
[] You love to cook.
[] Everything reminds you of an ex.
[] You're taller than most of your friends.
[] Your hair is wavy and brown.
[♥] You have a reputation for being tough.

[] Your hair is always in a ponytail. 

[♥] Your favorite flower is roses.

[] You like thunderstorms.

[] Your favorite color is green.
[♥] You live alone.
Total: 3

Sailor Venus.
[] You're a hopeless romantic.

[♥] Most people consider you very good-looking.
[] You have long, blond hair.
[] Your birthday is in October.
[] Your favorite sport is volleyball.

[♥] You like to sing.
[♥] You've gone on a date with one person while you were seeing someone else.

[] Your favorite animal is cats.
[♥] You're short.
[] You wear a bow/bows in your hair a lot.

Total: 4

Sailor Uranus.
[] You're somewhat of a tomboy.
[] You have boy short hair.

[] You're homosexual.
[] You're an Aquarius.
[] You like racing cars, or watching car races.
[] Your favorite color is gold.
[] Your favorite class is gym.
[] You have a girlfriend.

[] Your favorite food is salads.
[♥] You're very mature for your age.

Total: 1

Sailor Neptune.
[] You play/used to play the violin.
[] You have wavy hair.
[] Your favorite color is marine blue.

[♥]You like the ocean.
[] Your birthday is in March.
[] You're a Pisces.

[♥] You're good at giving advice.
[] You're not the stereotypical lesbian; you're very feminine.

[] You want to be a musician when you're older.
[] You attend a private school.

Total: 2

Sailor Pluto.
[] You love clocks.

[] You have green hair.
[] You have tan skin.

[] You're older than most of your friends.
[♥] People come to you for advice.
[] Your dream is to be a designer.
[] Little kids seem to take a liking to you.
[♥] You enjoy cemeteries.
[] You like shopping.
[] Your blood type is A.
Total: 2

Sailor Saturn.
[] You like to collect lamps.

[] You have short black hair and bangs.
[] You don't have a lot of friends.
[] You believe you have special "powers" to heal others.

[♥] Your favorite color is purple.

[♥] You're a very quiet person.

[♥] You love to read.
[] You want to be a doctor one day.
[] Your birthday is in January.

[] You hate milk.

Total: 3

I'm most like... Moon! XD HERF.

  • Drinking: RC COLA

I'm Bored... XD

Sat Aug 6, 2011, 3:04 AM


Stolen from :iconnohrprincess:

Let's play "Never Have I Ever". Cross out all of the things that you have done. You might just see that there are people just like you out there.


Sexual

Never have I ever kissed a girl.
Never have I ever kissed a boy.
Never have I ever received/given a blowjob, hand job, eating out.
Never have I ever had sex.
Never have I ever fallen in love.

Never have I ever cheated on someone.
Never have I ever been cheated on.

Life

Never have I ever gotten into a fight.
Never have I ever done something illegal.
Never have I ever gotten wasted.

Never have I ever used an illegal drug.
Never have I ever snuck out.
Never have I ever stolen something.
Never have I ever vandalized something.
Never have I ever lost a family member due to death.
Never have I ever been in a life or death situation.

Never have I ever been arrested.
Never have I ever been fired from a job.

Emotions

Never have I ever been kept up at night due to guilt.
Never have I ever laughed so hard I cried.
Never have I ever been abused physically.
Never have I ever cried myself to sleep.
Never have I ever wished that I was someone else.
Never have I ever wanted to kill myself.
Never have I ever tried to kill myself.
Never have I ever felt like an outcast.
Never have I ever wanted to do something just so I would fit in.


Friendships

Never have I ever ruined my friendship with someone.
Never have I ever had a friend leave me for other people.
Never have I ever been kicked out of a friend group.
Never have I ever wanted to fuck one of my friends.
Never have I ever been friendless.


School

Never have I ever failed a test.
Never have I ever cut class.
Never have I ever had to eat alone.
Never have I ever failed a course.
Never have I ever been suspended.
Never have I ever received detention.

Never have I ever dropped out of school.

HERF. NOT AN ANGEL HERE.

  • Reading: Ghost Hunting
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Drinking: Grape G2 Gatorade

Financial Freakout

Tue Jun 14, 2011, 1:08 PM


I just learned last night that my unemployment benefits have been exhausted. I'm short now over $300 on bills this month, and I have a medical procedure next month that I need to gather together cash for. So, I'm getting crazy and putting stuff together to sell off to hopefully meet my needs while I await the decision on my extension that I filed.

Etsy Store: Yunie's Designs www.etsy.com/shop/Yuniechan

I have my EGL Rei costume up for sale here at $125, along with a bunch of miscellaneous items! There is a promotion going on, where you can input the code MEDIC2011 on checkout and get 30% off your order!!

Cosplay.com: Yunie-chan's Ads www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh…

I have my EGL Rei costume up on here and partial pieces of my Rinoa costume!

Please check these out and pimp them if you can!

  • Watching: Law and Order: SVU
  • Drinking: Cranberry and Grape Juice

Fanime and Other Things

Thu Jun 2, 2011, 1:51 AM


Well, I'm back from Fanime! A lot has happened since I last posted.

1. Fanime, obviously. It was absolutely amazing, due to awesome people and good times had by all!

2. Right after our trip to the Stanley Hotel for his birthday and our 6th year anniversary, the boyfriend and I split after I learned he had been cheating on me for 3 months. We are talking and working stuff out, but I am now single and happily so until stuff can get sorted out. It's been.. a weird process to say the least.

3. The blog I've been working on is on hiatus while I'm at my parents'. I should be returning home tomorrow afternoon after some work is done on my car. Then I plan on unpacking, doing a blog, and start cracking on website stuff again. I also have some more costumes to try and sell off.

That's about it. I have at least 2 cons I'm hoping to attend. Nan Desu Kan in Colorado (working with friends in the Artist Alley) and Anime Weekend Atalanta in Georgia (performing with Last Chance Myu), but it all depends on finances. I'll keep everyone posted!

For now, enjoy new pics from Fanime as I get them posted!

  • Drinking: Smirnoff

Etsy, Costume Sale, and Blog

Fri Apr 29, 2011, 6:56 PM


I'm selling my Elegant Gothic Lolita Rei costume here: www.cosplay.com/marketplace/sh… and here: www.etsy.com/listing/73097408/…. The first is Cosplay.com's Marketplace and the second is on my Etsy store to get it hopefully sold off quickly. I'll be adding at least 3 more costumes up for sale in the next few months.

In other news, I'm holding a huge sale on my Etsy page: www.etsy.com/shop/Yuniechan/

Bills this month hit me hard, as I had a few extra. I'm doing a sale and dropping prices left and right to get nough cash to survive the next 2 weeks until I get my next payment from the state. Upon checkout, input the code BILLS50 to receive 50% off your entire order!! Please take a look or refer people here if you think they might be interested! THIS INCLUDES MY EGL REI COSTUME!

Finally, please keep checking out Cosplay Blog... with a Brain! here: cosplaybrain.wordpress.com/

It's updated daily with a variety of things! :D Hope it helps people out!

Other than that, getting things together for Fanime and the boyfriend and I are spending his birthday at the Manor House up at the Stanley Hotel. <3

  • Listening to: Ghost Adventures
  • Drinking: RC Cola