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Cosplay Pokemon – Pokemon Gijinka

A hobby that many people partake in is cosplay. This is when people dress up at their favorite character, usually anime characters. They then go to conventions and show off their costumes, plus see other events. One anime that is very popular to cosplay is Pokemon cosplay.

The purpose of Pokemon is to catch and train them. It started out as a game but now has evolved into an anime series a well. There were originally 150 of these creatures, but as more games were released, there are now 500 to chose from. These new characters will probably be seen cosplayed as in the next coming months as their is a new version coming out called Black and White. There are always three Pokemon to start off with, so they are usually chosen to costume as. Pokemon are characters too and when dressing up as them, it is important to remember to stick to your character. The only one of them that talks is Meowth.

Some popular characters include Pikachu, Mewtwo, Squirtle, and Charizard. Sometimes people will cosplay as the Pokemon by building an entire costume to look identically like the Pokemon they chose. Others create their costumes to look more human. This is called Pokemon Gijinka. This is when animate qualities are given to inanimate objects. However, it could also involve giving human qualities to things such as Pokemon.

These cosplayers commonly draft out their ideas on paper before creating their costumes. Their costumes can be extra time consuming since it is essentially an original piece. Most of these types are artists or they have another artist draft up their pieces for them. However, it is best not to stray away from what makes the Pokemon special. For example, it would make no sense not to put the tail on your costume if you are dressing up as Pikachu. Some cosplayers get into the habit of making their costumes look nothing like the character, and that is where they can fail.

The conventions are always filled with Pokemon characters, and will continue to be filled with them for a long time. There are new games always coming out, and now there are over 500 Pokemon for fans of the series to create costumes of.

Want to see some cosplay costumes? How about over 150 pokemon cosplay all in one place?

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Otakon – What Cosplayers Needs To Know

In 2011, there will be convention that every fan of East Asian culture should be going to, and that is Otakon. If you are looking to go, you will want to book a room near the Baltimore Convention Center, as that is where it is held now. Many people go costuming as their favorite characters. Usually these are characters from anime, but they can also be from movies, video games, or other forms of comics. This convention has grown a lot since its humble beginnings and now there are over 20,000 people who go to it every year.

Wondering what there is to do at the convention? Why not look at all the other costumes that everyone else worked so hard on? You can also pose for pictures in yours as this is a favorite thing to do. If you are an artist you can put your art up in the artist’s alley and people may even purchase it. Get a bunch of friends and put together a show or if you are more of the informative type, you can sign up to do a panel to inform people on all of your knowledge.

Those who would like to watch movies can watch a ton of foreign films in HD on big projectors. Also, there is a huge gaming room where you can play video games with your friends. Those who come in costume can check on the internet to find scheduled photoshoots where they can meet up with the same type of characters and get their photo taken.

Late at night they show some movies that you need to be over 18 to see. They usually do this by making you stand in line and get a wrist band. Also at night, there is the popular rave, which is a late night dance party for those who come.

This is one of the most popular conventions, and one of the biggest too. If you are planning on going, make sure that you plan on walking a lot as you may be surprised just how much there is to do when you get there.

www.Otakon2011.com is the best resource for finding out more on Otakon, and for finding photos of past events.

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Morrigan – Who Is Morrigan Aensland?

One of the greatest fighting games of all time was created by Capcom, and is known for its depiction of classic monsters, and that game is, Darkstalkers. The game was released by Capcom in 1994. Morrigan is a character from this famous series, but has also been in such games as Marvel vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. There are a lot of different depictions of her character, and in many forms of media, because of this, she has been called the main character of the series.

Her character is a succubus, or a female demon. However, even though she is a demon, her character is a classic anti hero. In the anime version, she is a part of a royal family who takes trips to Earth due to her being curious what is like. Another reason is that she is bored of her other world, and thinks that the human world is much more interesting. She is rich and has a good life but would like to explore more. In other adaptations she is seen as more of a villain or she is more closely related to her sexual side.

Her sexual side has been played up in many forms of media, but in the Night Warriors anime, they give her more of a character. She is part of a royal family and should have all that she needs, since she is so rich, however she is bored with life, and decides to visit the earthly realm in order to cure her boredom.

In the original game, she fights by mostly using her wings as attacks. Her wings can transform into blades or they can also transform into bats that attack the enemy. Her finishing move is known as Darkness Illusion and can be activated in the first game by hitting the button sequence LP, LP, F, LK, HP. Along with her wings, she uses ki energy to fight. It is said that her fighting style most closely resembles Ryu from the Street Fighter games.

She has been called the main character of Darkstalkers due to how many cross overs she has in other video games. This is one character that is not going to go away over night. The latest games you can play as her in are Cross Edge and Namco vs. Capcom.

Want to find out more info and see pictures of Morrigan, then visit the cosplay resource, CosplayPro.com.

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How To Buy Eevee Pokemon Evolution Merchandise From Japan

The Pokemon Eevee evolutions are most likely the most popular of all the Pokemon characters. The eight little characters have captured the hearts of fans all over the world. Eevee, Umbreon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Glaceon, Espeon, Flareon, and Leafeon have become every childs obsession. But with so many people wanting them, how can I find them? And what items are out there?

Due to their extreme popularity, the Eevee evolution characters have become quite nearly impossible to obtain. Since everyone wants these specific eight Pokemon characters, they have become expensive and hard to find. Take Umbreon for example. The black cat is probably the most popular of all the evolutions. Prices for anything with Umbreon on can be rather high.

Whether its little mini Chupa pop figures, Keshipoke figures, canvas plush toys, Pokedolls, stuffed toys, tshirts, or Pokemon cards, you will probably have to pay quite a bit to get your hands on them.

So, what kind of things can I buy?

There are hundreds of Pokemon items with the Eevee evolution characters. Most of these items come directly from Japan. The Japanese items are much better quality and since Pokemon is a Japanese anime, its natural that most of the items come from Japan.

POKEDOLLS In 2008, the Pokemon Centers in Japan made the Pokedoll plush toy. The set consisted of all eight of the evolution characters, Umbreon, Espeon, Flareon, Vaporeon, Glaceon, Jolteon, Eevee, and Leafeon. They quickly sold out. They were then released in the USA for a brief time and of course, sold out very fast. Then in December, 2009, Pokemon Centers in Japan re-released the evolution Pokedolls. Again in very small quantities.

Once again they sold out almost immediately. You can find these items on Ebay, but be careful, as there are many bootleg or counterfeit items. You are almost always safe buying from a Japanese seller, as they are honest and of course they are made in Japan, so your chances are much better of getting a real one.

CANVAS PLUSH In 2009, the Pokemon Centers in Japan made the canvas beanbag version of the evolution stuffed toys. The set consisted of the eight evolutions, Umbreon, Espeon, Jolteon, Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Glaceon, and Leafeon. They sold out in a matter of days. They are similar to a Pokedoll, but smaller and have a small amount of beans inside.

These are very cute, as they have legs and are more accurately shaped like the characters. These were not released in the USA or anywhere outside of Japan. The prices are skyrocketing on them. They used to be about $20 when they came out. Now expect to pay near $60 a piece for them.

CHARMS, KEYCHAINS AND STRAPS There have been several versions of keychains made of the evolution characters like Umbreon over the years, but these have become nearly impossible to find and can range up to $200 each. In 2009, the Pokemon Centers in Japan released the Pokemon Time mobile phone straps. Of the eight characters, only Umbreon, Eevee, and Espeon were made. Umbreon sold out in days, while the other two sold out in weeks. Also in 2009, there was a set of 6 charms that included Umbreon, Vaporeon, Espeon, Flareon, Jolteon and Eevee. Glaceon and Leafeon were left out of this set.

CARDS AND STICKERS There have been many many different Japanese Pokemon Eevee evolution characters made in the form of cards and stickers released over the years. Most of the cards range about $5-10 and stickers $1-5. The exception is some of the old Bandai cards. Back in 1997 when Pokemon first came out, they released some sticker cards. They are like cards, but actually have stickers on the front that you can peel off. Some of these can get expensive. Usually they cost about $30-150, depending on the character and condition of the card.

Now the tricky part, how can one obtain these rare Japanese Pokemon treasures?

There is always Ebay, but personally I prefer to avoid it because of the number of bootleg items that are currently being sold. Your best chance is some of the smaller, personal sites where the seller is located in Japan. There are only a handful of sites that are in English, so it makes it diffiucult if you cant read Japanese. Also most Japanese sites will not send internationally.

Getting the Eevee evolution items can be very tricky and usually very expensive. Buying as soon as they come out is the best bet. Almost always the price increases as time goes by. Good luck in your quest. Gotta have them all.

Pokemon Eevee Evolutions characters are the most highly collectable Pokemon. Find the place with the widest variey of Pokemon Plush Toys

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