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Hey guys!

Oh man it's been ages since I've done a journal or even updated my gallery (which I promised in the last entry, but I left unfulfilled).

Okay, well, I'm currently in my very last semester of college (hopefully). I have my mom's wedding in 3 days (I'm a bridesmaid obviously) and I'm also doing partial photography during the reception and such, and I have a great part-time job that I am potentially getting promoted to Supervisor after I'm done school. SO needless to say, life is hectic, but going well at the moment.

I've uploaded some more photos from Colossalcon 2013 (I'll try and get them all up within the next 2 weeks) and then after that I'll post my Otakuthon shoots, some of which I'm quite proud of. In the mean time, you can check out my photography on my FB page, I post ALL the photos from my shoots there. (link is down below). I also got a Cospix account, though it is very far behind in terms of uploading photos. Again, when school is done, I'll spend more time on it.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has supported my work over the last 3 YEARS!!! OMG, have I really been doing this for 3 years now? This is year 4? Time really flies by. I appreciate everyone who has helped me along the way, and of course big thumbs up to everyone who hired me! Without you guys, I'd be nowhere. It's comforting to know people out there enjoy the work I do. I love cosplay photography and photography in general. I honestly can't wait to be done school so that I can actually focus more time on what I love doing right now.

So don't worry! I will be attending a few cons this year and I may even open up on-location photo shoots for those who live near my area (Greater Toronto Area). 
My so far confirmed cons are Anime North 2014 and Colossalcon 2014. Same as usual, schedules for these cons will go up around a month prior to the con itself. Anime North will be a bit tricky, hopefully I can get Saturday and Sunday off, but I'm mainly planning for Saturday at the moment.

I hope everyone is doing well in the new year!! I look forward to great times with you all!! :heart:

  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Body Electric - Lana Del Rey
  • Eating: Eggies
  • Drinking: Coke
Whew! it's been a whirlwind on events the last few weeks. But i have just finished editing Colossalcon photos (though I still Have a couple shots for a friend I have to edit from taht con), but I will be moving onto Otakuthon edits within the next few days!

Otakuthon was amazing as always! I had a major set back when my work told me that they wouldn't give me the time I asked for, but I was able to negotiate with them to get the key days for the con (and had to pay an extra $90 to change bus tickets, and paid for a night at the hotel I wasn't there for), but hey, it was worth it! My friends were very understanding with me being all over the place this year and were very accommodating to help me out. Thanks to kaiser-mony Aerialdown and Kasier's bf, Jordan, for being awesome roomies and friends. :) Also, had amazing food the whole weekend, no repeats of last years "sushi" fiasco. And went to a strip club with my friends... AWESOME!!! XD Can't get any better than Montreal strippers. 

I got into Montreal at around 1:30 am Thursday night/Friday morning, and stayed until 5:30pm on Sunday. I'm so cheezed though that work didn't even call me in on Monday! Which means I could have stayed the extra day!! RAAAAAAAGE!, but too late now... And I ended up running into alucardleashed on my bus back to Toronto, who I hadn't seen in over a year and a half, plus made some new friends, so it was good to chat and catch up. (plus we decided to go for late night Korean once back in Toronto XD).

I had a LOT of shoots this weekend, and editing is gonna take some time since school starts in less than 2 weeks, but I will prevail! I had so much fun shooting with everyone! Some were people I shot with before, others I hadn't, but everyone was a joy and a pleasure!
I also ran into Riddle1 this weekend during a photo shoot! She loved the cosplayers I was working with and I was like, "Wait, you're Riddle!" She is very sweet and petite. Just seemed like a great gal. :) Though I wish I had given her one of my business cards when I snapped her photo... Delayed brain wouldn't function.

In any case, I'm so glad I got to see everyone I did this weekend. Some people I only got to say a brief hi to, others I had LONG conversations and bonding time with, and others I was just happy to see again after a long time. Otakuthon has always been kind to me in terms of the con itself. There's little to no confusion about where to go or what to do, and everything is organized, patient and well thought out. I noticed more security than usual this year, but nothing too invasive.

I recommend to ANYONE interested in coming to this con that you should make it a priority or at least go once, if just to see the beauty of the city.

SO that's about it!! Thanks you guys and I'll talk to you later!!

(PS, expect photos to be uploaded in the near future. I haven't had time to do it lately, but they shall be up soon. They are also available to be viewed on my FB fanpage, found in the links below!)




~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Otakuthon 2013 EDITING SCHEDULE~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
3:00 pm - ShivaChan (Tomb Raider 2013) (done)
5:00 pm - DeltaRee + Lolipuff + FrenzyWonder (Powerpuff Girls) (done)
7:00 pm - genkimami + MlleFe +1 (Persona) (done)

Saturday
1:00 pm - Georgett + YunaDaKilla (Heroes Might and Magic 6 + Brave) (done)
3:00 pm - tokidoki-loki + august-fehrmont + Stealthos-Aurion + PaXingCai (Odin Sphere) (done)
5:00 pm - Melanie (Dragonball Z) (done)

Sunday
3:00 pm - Flanna (Zero Escape) (done)


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Otakuthon Schedule is CLOSED!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 17, 2013, 9:29 PM


Oh man! An hour later and the schedule is full! Every time, it takes less and less time to fill it up and I'm amazed and excited at the caliber of cosplayers I have the opportunities to work with!! I'm so excited for this coming Otakuthon!

Sadly, I had way more requests than I do time slots and I could not fit everyone in. I'm taking on more shoots than I can handle already and I don't have tons of time after Otakuthon to edit, so this will be all the slots I can do. Hopefully the next time around we can work together. :)

Just as reminder to those who I am booked with, you will receive an email from me a week before Otakuthon regarding meeting location details and my contact info. If you do not receive this email, please message me to get the information!

That's about it! Thanks again you guys!



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Otakuthon 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
3:00 pm - ShivaChan (Tomb Raider 2013) (editing)
5:00 pm - DeltaRee + Lolipuff + FrenzyWonder (Powerpuff Girls)
7:00 pm - genkimami + MlleFe +1 (Persona)

Saturday
1:00 pm - Georgett + YunaDaKilla (Heroes Might and Magic 6 + Brave)
5:00 pm - Melanie (Dragonball Z)

Sunday
1:00 pm - the-mirror-melts (Sword Art Online)
3:00 pm - Flanna (Zero Escape)


Good luck with your cosplays! :D

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~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Colossalcon 2013 (EDITING SCHEDULE)~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
7:30 pm - tokidoki-loki + Stealthos-Aurion (Spirited Away) (done)

Saturday
1:00 pm - vickybunnyangel + 1 (Xenosaga/Fire Emblem) (done)
3:00 pm - lunaladyoflight + Karmada (Heart no Kuni) (done)

Sunday
1:00 pm - tsubasahime (Soul Eater) (done)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model) 

Until next time...


Otakuthon Schedule is OPEN!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 17, 2013, 8:03 PM


My Otakuthon Photo Shoot Schedule is now open!!
Hope to see everyone there and be sure to get your time slot requests in after the schedule goes up on Wednesday! Slots will go fast!

PLEASE read through all these details carefully if you want to book a time slot with me. By sending me a request, I will take it as an agreement to the details below. 
Some details have changed since Otakuthon last year, so please be sure to read everything.

Thanks everyone and I'm looking forward to booking you guys and working with both new and old friends. 



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Otakuthon 2013~~~~~


Information
Send me either a note or an e-mail (liquidcocainephotos@gmail.com) with the following information if you wish to book a time slot. I will not accept any requests for bookings unless in this format:
1) Name(s)
2) DeviantART / Cosplay.com name (if applicable)
3) Cosplay (characters and series)
4) Time slot you're interested in booking and a secondary slot if you're first choice is no longer available
5) E-mail and cell phone contact 

* Slots are given on a first come first serve basis. Do not submit a request before the schedule goes online.


Pricing
Individual Cosplayer - $25 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 7-8 retouched photos.
Two Cosplayers - $30 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 5-6 retouched individual photos, 3-4 retouched group photos.
Three Cosplayers - $35 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 4-5 retouched individual photos, 2-3 retouched group photos. 
- I ask that payment be in person at the time of the shoot in cash. 

* Group size will be limited to 3 people for this con. Groups do not need to be from the same series, so you can split a shoot with friends and each get individual shots of your cosplays with no group shots.

I will be working with each cosplayer only ONCE this weekend due to limited scheduling time.


What you need to do
Bring Poses - I try to do research on the character and series before a shoot and I do usually bring reference photos, but ultimately, you know your character better than I will. Practice your poses in the mirror or with a buddy, and bring reference photos if needed. 

Have Props - Even if your character doesn't have a weapon, stuff that can help to enhance your character is very useful and can give ideas for poses. It's not necessary, but it's helpful.

Have Attitude - Make sure you are energized and in-character for the shoot. It helps to keep the shoot moving and so we aren't stalling trying to think of something to do.

Be On Time - I cannot stress enough the importance of being on time. I understand, life happens, we can be late sometimes. However, if within 15 minutes you have not appeared for the shoot, the shoot will be cancelled and it will heavily influence whether or not I will work with you again in the future. Please be courteous of my time and I will be of yours as well.  

Rights of the photos
Final photos can be used for whatever you see fit, including posting them online, printing them, sending them in for publication, showing them to family and friends, etc...
Be aware that I reserve the right to post the photos from the shoots on my DeviantART, Facebook, and Cosplay.com pages, as well as for publication as self-promotion of my photography.

Confidentiality
All information will be kept confidential.
E-mails will be kept to send out the final photos in a .zip file which will include all the photos, both with and without my watermark.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ on my dA page first. If your questions is not answered there, feel free to note or email me with your question.

Good luck!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Otakuthon 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
3:00 pm - ShivaChan (Tomb Raider 2013)
5:00 pm - DeltaRee + Lolipuff + FrenzyWonder (Powerpuff Girls)
7:00 pm - genkimami + MlleFe +1 (Persona)

Saturday
1:00 pm - Mathilde + YunaDaKilla (Heroes Might and Magic 6 + Brave)
5:00 pm - Melanie (Dragonball Z)

Sunday
1:00 pm - the-mirror-melts (Sword Art Online)
3:00 pm - Flanna (Zero Escape)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*I will keep the schedule as up-to-date as possible so that booking times are accurate.

That's about it! Happy booking and good luck with your cosplays! :D

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~






~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Colossalcon 2013 (EDITING SCHEDULE)~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
7:30 pm - tokidoki-loki + Stealthos-Aurion (Spirited Away) (done)

Saturday
1:00 pm - vickybunnyangel + 1 (Xenosaga/Fire Emblem) (editing)
3:00 pm - lunaladyoflight + Karmada (Heart no Kuni)

Sunday
1:00 pm - tsubasahime (Soul Eater)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model) 

Until next time...


Otakuthon Schedule goes ONLINE TOMORROW!!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 16, 2013, 7:28 PM


My Otakuthon Photo Shoot Schedule will be released on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11pm EST. 
Hope to see everyone there and be sure to get your time slot requests in after the schedule goes up on Wednesday! Slots will go fast!

PLEASE read through all these details carefully if you want to book a time slot with me. By sending me a request, I will take it as an agreement to the details below. 
Some details have changed since Otakuthon last year, so please be sure to read everything.

Thanks everyone and I'm looking forward to booking you guys and working with both new and old friends. 



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Otakuthon 2013~~~~~


Information
Send me either a note or an e-mail (liquidcocainephotos@gmail.com) with the following information if you wish to book a time slot. I will not accept any requests for bookings unless in this format:
1) Name(s)
2) DeviantART / Cosplay.com name (if applicable)
3) Cosplay (characters and series)
4) Time slot you're interested in booking and a secondary slot if you're first choice is no longer available
5) E-mail and cell phone contact 

* Slots are given on a first come first serve basis. Do not submit a request before the schedule goes online.


Pricing
Individual Cosplayer - $25 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 7-8 retouched photos.
Two Cosplayers - $30 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 5-6 retouched individual photos, 3-4 retouched group photos.
Three Cosplayers - $35 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 4-5 retouched individual photos, 2-3 retouched group photos. 
- I ask that payment be in person at the time of the shoot in cash. 

* Group size will be limited to 3 people for this con. Groups do not need to be from the same series, so you can split a shoot with friends and each get individual shots of your cosplays with no group shots.

I will be working with each cosplayer only ONCE this weekend due to limited scheduling time.


What you need to do
Bring Poses - I try to do research on the character and series before a shoot and I do usually bring reference photos, but ultimately, you know your character better than I will. Practice your poses in the mirror or with a buddy, and bring reference photos if needed. 

Have Props - Even if your character doesn't have a weapon, stuff that can help to enhance your character is very useful and can give ideas for poses. It's not necessary, but it's helpful.

Have Attitude - Make sure you are energized and in-character for the shoot. It helps to keep the shoot moving and so we aren't stalling trying to think of something to do.

Be On Time - I cannot stress enough the importance of being on time. I understand, life happens, we can be late sometimes. However, if within 15 minutes you have not appeared for the shoot, the shoot will be cancelled and it will heavily influence whether or not I will work with you again in the future. Please be courteous of my time and I will be of yours as well.  

Rights of the photos
Final photos can be used for whatever you see fit, including posting them online, printing them, sending them in for publication, showing them to family and friends, etc...
Be aware that I reserve the right to post the photos from the shoots on my DeviantART, Facebook, and Cosplay.com pages, as well as for publication as self-promotion of my photography.

Confidentiality
All information will be kept confidential.
E-mails will be kept to send out the final photos in a .zip file which will include all the photos, both with and without my watermark.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ on my dA page first. If your questions is not answered there, feel free to note or email me with your question.

Good luck!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~









~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Colossalcon 2013 (EDITING SCHEDULE)~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
7:30 pm - tokidoki-loki + Stealthos-Aurion (Spirited Away) (editing)

Saturday
1:00 pm - vickybunnyangel + 1 (Xenosaga/Fire Emblem)
3:00 pm - lunaladyoflight + Karmada (Heart no Kuni)

Sunday
1:00 pm - tsubasahime (Soul Eater)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model) 

Until next time...


Off to Colossalcon!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 5, 2013, 6:43 PM


Oh man we leave for Colossalcon tomorrow! I'm so excited for this trip! It was such a breeze last year to do the drive, and I'm just excited for that water park!!

So for those with whom I have shoots with, I sent out the email last week about meeting location (beach volley ball court outside water park). Email me if you need to contact me this weekend!! I will not have use of my cell phone.

But yeah!! Off to ADVENTURE!!!!

(AN shoot edits will continue when I return from Ohio)

That's about it!! See you guys at Colossalcon!


~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Anime North 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
None

Saturday
1:00 pm - DiGiRin (Final Fantasy XIII-2) (done)
3:00 pm - TechnoRanma + Glay (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) (done)
5:00 pm - Shame-Vacuum (Borderlands 2) (done)

Sunday
11:00 am - the-mirror-melts (Skullgirls) shot at Colossalcon (done)
3:00 pm - Pen2Vi2 (Monster High) cancelled





~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Colossalcon 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
7:30 pm - tokidoki-loki + Stealthos-Aurion (Spirited Away) (editing)

Saturday
1:00 pm - vickybunnyangel + 1 (Xenosaga/Fire Emblem)
3:00 pm - lunaladyoflight + Karmada (Heart no Kuni)

Sunday
1:00 pm - tsubasahime (Soul Eater)



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model) 

Until next time...


Anime North 2013 report

Journal Entry: Wed May 29, 2013, 9:39 PM


Whew, what a weekend!

Not only did I really start working my new job this week, but I also had AN. I missed Friday due to work (as I figured I would), but I was there Saturday and Sunday. And DAMN was it cold!! I've been going to AN for 9 years... it has never been as cold as it was this weekend. It was between 9 C to 17 C. Usually, it's between 22C to 30C. And for the most part, cosplayers were ill equipped/poorly dressed for the weather. So much wind, so cold, rained on the thursday, just kinda put everyone off. 

I still had my shoots (some cancellations or wardrobe malfunctions, but it's fine, they'll either be rescheduled or we'll shoot again at a later date). I'm currently editing them and I'm hoping to have them done within the next 2-3 weeks (before/after Colossalcon). I've never had 2 cons booked over each other before, so this will be interesting.

Otherwise, AN was awesome! I got to see a lot of old and new friends! Some people I missed entirely, which I am sad about, but hopefully I'll see them at Colossalcon or we'll hang out soon. I picked up some awesome swag!

I got some Tokidoki/Marvel tshirts (I'm obsessed with these shirts now, they're adorable!!), an Iron patriot Pop!Funko bobblehead (which is now part of my growing collection of these cute figures), the Kids on the Slope anime which I was so excited is now available State-side as I love this series, and 2 prints from this awesome artist in AA! I totally forget her name, but her work was amazing! If anyone recognizes her work, let me know who she is, I wanna follow her on dA or tumblr.

I felt so fat after this weekend too. We had sushi twice, then korean, then pupusas, plus a hot dog and ice cream (the food trucks always get me). So much money.... poof! But now that I have a job, I feel better about it. XD

Only thing that got to me this weekend was the fact that my friend kaiser-mony had an Artist Alley table, which her boyfriend was helping her with, and if they wanted to walk around, I'd watch it for them. This has never really been an issue before (except at Otakuthon last year), but I was kicked out from behind the table by staffers just because I didn't have a helpers badge. I usually help out with her table at every con we go to, so this was kinda new for us. So what ended up happening on Sunday was I would stand in front of the table to watch it, would talk to people who were interested, and have to run around, back and forth if they wanted to buy something. It looked so sketchy when I would reach around to get the money box in the back from the front of the table, with no one behind it. It looked like I was stealing from them. Luckily we didn't do this much because I was standing the whole time and they just left for about 10-15 min intervals. But seriously? The staff is kinda of ridiculous about this. We even went up to the people organizing the tables and asked if I could just watch the table for them so they could walk around for a bit. They were like "Absolutely not!". Geez, calm down. I'm acting on behalf of the artist, she wants me there. I think they have an issue for 2 reasons: a) they don't want a million people behind the tables (which I understand), and b) they don't want to be held responsible if someone who isn't a helper or artist steals something. You know what, if the artists says, "I'm putting this person at my table to watch it and sell stuff for me because my helper and I want to enjoy the con for a bit together. If something gets stolen, I'll hold either myself or that person responsible, not the convention." I think some con regulations are getting a little too... well, regulated. Like, guys... calm down. It's an anime con. We're here to have fun, make some money, and build a community. The rules should be so everyone is safe and able to enjoy themselves. Does it really matter if someone helping an artist isn't a "helper"? Some people may say "well, they have to do that to make sure a bunch of people don't go behind the tables" I get that. But when it's JUST me watching the table for the artist can go to the bathroom, or go buy a print, or hell, even to show off their cosplay, does it really matter?

Anyways, enough of that!

Overall, exhausting and fun weekend! It comes and goes so quickly every year!


BTW, remember for Colossalcon peeps I'm shooting, I'll be sending out an email this weekend with final details, like meeting location. I will not be giving my cell number as I don't want roaming or text charges, so email me/note me if you need to contact me during con hours. Again, if you can't make a shoot for whatever reason, let me know, even if it's an hour before we're supposed to shoot. I'll greatly appreciate it and I won't hold it against you. 


That's about it!! See you guys in a week for Colossalcon!


~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Anime North 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
None

Saturday
1:00 pm - DiGiRin + Kerr-Bear666 (Final Fantasy XIII-2) (done)
3:00 pm - TechnoRanma + Glay (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) (editing)
5:00 pm - Shame-Vacuum (Borderlands 2)

Sunday
11:00 am - the-mirror-melts (Skullgirls)
3:00 pm - Pen2Vi2 (Monster High) cancelled





~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Colossalcon 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
7:30 pm - tokidoki-loki + Stealthos-Aurion (Spirited Away)

Saturday
1:00 pm - vickybunnyangel + 1 (Xenosaga/Fire Emblem)
3:00 pm - lunaladyoflight + Karmada (Heart no Kuni)

Sunday
1:00 pm - tsubasahime (Soul Eater)



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model) 

Until next time...


Colossalcon Schedule is now CLOSED!!

Journal Entry: Sat May 18, 2013, 7:28 PM


Well that went quicker than I expected! And everyone wanted a different time, so it worked out perfectly! :D

I want to thank everyone who messaged me with a request for a slot. Due to tight scheduling this year, I could only take on 4 groups and the slots went fast. I do hope we can work together in the future though. :)

For those with whom I do have shoots, thank you so much for booking with me! You'll all receive an email a week before Colossalcon with final details I'll be sending out. 

Thanks again!! :heart:



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Anime North 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
None

Saturday
1:00 pm - DiGiRin + Kerr-Bear666 (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
3:00 pm - TechnoRanma + Glay (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
5:00 pm - Shame-Vacuum (Borderlands 2)

Sunday
11:00 am - the-mirror-melts (Skullgirls)
3:00 pm - Pen2Vi2 (Monster High)





~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Colossalcon 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
2:00 pm - tokidoki-loki + Stealthos-Aurion (Spirited Away)

Saturday
1:00 pm - vickybunnyangel + 1 (Xenosaga/Fire Emblem)
3:00 pm - lunaladyoflight + Karmada (Heart no Kuni)

Sunday
1:00 pm - tsubasahime (Soul Eater)



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model) 

Until next time...


Colossalcon Schedule is now OPEN!!

Journal Entry: Sat May 18, 2013, 7:00 PM


My Colossalcon Photo Shoot Schedule is now OPEN!


PLEASE read through all these details carefully if you want to book a time slot with me. By sending me a request, I will take it as an agreement to the details below. 
Some details have changed since Colossalcon last year, so please be sure to read everything.

Thanks everyone and I'm looking forward to booking you guys and working with both new and old friends. 



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Colossalcon 2013~~~~~


Information
Send me either a note or an e-mail (liquidcocainephotos@gmail.com) with the following information if you wish to book a time slot. I will not accept any requests for bookings unless in this format:
1) Name(s)
2) DeviantART / Cosplay.com name (if applicable)
3) Cosplay (characters and series)
4) Time slot you're interested in booking and a secondary slot if you're first choice is no longer available
5) E-mail and cell phone contact 

* Slots are given on a first come first serve basis. Do not submit a request before the schedule goes online.


Pricing
Individual Cosplayer - $20 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 7-8 retouched photos.
Two Cosplayers - $25 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 5-6 retouched individual photos, 3-4 retouched group photos.
Three Cosplayers - $30 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 4-5 retouched individual photos, 2-3 retouched group photos. 
- I ask that payment be in person at the time of the shoot in cash. 

* Group size will be limited to 3 people for this con. Groups do not need to be from the same series, so you can split a shoot with friends and each get individual shots of your cosplays with no group shots.

I will be working with each cosplayer only ONCE this weekend due to limited scheduling time.


What you need to do
Bring Poses - I try to do research on the character and series before a shoot and I do usually bring reference photos, but ultimately, you know your character better than I will. Practice your poses in the mirror or with a buddy, and bring reference photos if needed. 

Have Props - Even if your character doesn't have a weapon, stuff that can help to enhance your character is very useful and can give ideas for poses. It's not necessary, but it's helpful.

Have Attitude - Make sure you are energized and in-character for the shoot. It helps to keep the shoot moving and so we aren't stalling trying to think of something to do.

Be On Time - I cannot stress enough the importance of being on time. I understand, life happens, we can be late sometimes. However, if within 15 minutes you have not appeared for the shoot, the shoot will be cancelled and it will heavily influence whether or not I will work with you again in the future. Please be courteous of my time and I will be of yours as well.  

Rights of the photos
Final photos can be used for whatever you see fit, including posting them online, printing them, sending them in for publication, showing them to family and friends, etc...
Be aware that I reserve the right to post the photos from the shoots on my DeviantART, Facebook, and Cosplay.com pages, as well as for publication as self-promotion of my photography.

Confidentiality
All information will be kept confidential.
E-mails will be kept to send out the final photos in a .zip file which will include all the photos, both with and without my watermark.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ on my dA page first. If your questions is not answered there, feel free to note or email me with your question.

Good luck!

(PS. Stick by your computers or phones after submitting your request. I will contact everyone eventually, but I may need to message you in order to solidify the schedule. Thanks!)


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Time Slots

Friday
2:00 pm - tokidoki-loki + Stealthos-Aurion (Spirited Away)

Saturday
1:00 pm - vickybunnyangel + 1 (Xenosaga/Fire Emblem)
3:00 pm - lunaladyoflight + Karmada (Ferngully)

Sunday
1:00 pm - tsubasahime (Soul Eater)



*I will keep the schedule as up-to-date as possible so that booking times are accurate.

That's about it! Happy booking and good luck with your cosplays! :D

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:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model) 

Until next time...


Colossalcon Schedule GOES ONLINE TOMORROW!

Journal Entry: Fri May 17, 2013, 5:11 PM


My Colossalcon Photo Shoot Schedule will be released on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10pm EST. There will be 4 slots.
Hope to see everyone there and be sure to get your time slot requests in after the schedule goes up on Thursday! Slots will go fast!

PLEASE read through all these details carefully if you want to book a time slot with me. By sending me a request, I will take it as an agreement to the details below. 
Some details have changed since Colossalcon last year, so please be sure to read everything.

Thanks everyone and I'm looking forward to booking you guys and working with both new and old friends. 



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Colossalcon 2013~~~~~


Information
Send me either a note or an e-mail (liquidcocainephotos@gmail.com) with the following information if you wish to book a time slot. I will not accept any requests for bookings unless in this format:
1) Name(s)
2) DeviantART / Cosplay.com name (if applicable)
3) Cosplay (characters and series)
4) Time slot you're interested in booking and a secondary slot if you're first choice is no longer available
5) E-mail and cell phone contact 

* Slots are given on a first come first serve basis. Do not submit a request before the schedule goes online.


Pricing
Individual Cosplayer - $20 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 7-8 retouched photos.
Two Cosplayers - $25 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 5-6 retouched individual photos, 3-4 retouched group photos.
Three Cosplayers - $30 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 4-5 retouched individual photos, 2-3 retouched group photos. 
- I ask that payment be in person at the time of the shoot in cash. 

* Group size will be limited to 3 people for this con. Groups do not need to be from the same series, so you can split a shoot with friends and each get individual shots of your cosplays with no group shots.

I will be working with each cosplayer only ONCE this weekend due to limited scheduling time.


What you need to do
Bring Poses - I try to do research on the character and series before a shoot and I do usually bring reference photos, but ultimately, you know your character better than I will. Practice your poses in the mirror or with a buddy, and bring reference photos if needed. 

Have Props - Even if your character doesn't have a weapon, stuff that can help to enhance your character is very useful and can give ideas for poses. It's not necessary, but it's helpful.

Have Attitude - Make sure you are energized and in-character for the shoot. It helps to keep the shoot moving and so we aren't stalling trying to think of something to do.

Be On Time - I cannot stress enough the importance of being on time. I understand, life happens, we can be late sometimes. However, if within 15 minutes you have not appeared for the shoot, the shoot will be cancelled and it will heavily influence whether or not I will work with you again in the future. Please be courteous of my time and I will be of yours as well.  

Rights of the photos
Final photos can be used for whatever you see fit, including posting them online, printing them, sending them in for publication, showing them to family and friends, etc...
Be aware that I reserve the right to post the photos from the shoots on my DeviantART, Facebook, and Cosplay.com pages, as well as for publication as self-promotion of my photography.

Confidentiality
All information will be kept confidential.
E-mails will be kept to send out the final photos in a .zip file which will include all the photos, both with and without my watermark.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ on my dA page first. If your questions is not answered there, feel free to note or email me with your question.


Anime North/Colossalcon Schedule News *EDIT*

Journal Entry: Tue May 14, 2013, 1:02 AM


***EDIT***

Ok, so I got the job! I start on Friday, so I'm going to let them know I have these events that I had planned months in advance, and hopefully everything will work out. 
Hope for me, my lovelies!!! :heart:

************


Hey guys! 

So I know Colossalcon is in less than a month, and usually I put out my schedules a month in advance. However, I've never had 2 cons scheduled at the same time, and I'm currently very scared that I may not get time off for AN AND Colossalcon. I am trying to get a job, one of which has been toying with me for 2 weeks now. I haven't told them I need these two cons off, and I'm afraid they may not hire me because they are so soon and they're so close together. 

My "personal" and "business" schedules are wide open for pretty much the rest of summer (except Otakuthon), so I told them my weekly schedule is great so that I'd get hired. But that was at the beginning of May. Now it's 10 days to AN, I still don't have the job, (they actually called my references and still nothing), and I'm either worried I won't get it or that I will, but they won't give me the days off. Colossalcon is more important to me than AN at this moment, just because I don't get a hotel or anything for AN (other than a badge). Colossalcon I have paid for my badge and hotel, secured transport, etc... So I intend to go regardless. But if I have to choose one or the other, I'm going with Colossalcon.

If that happens, I may have to cancel some AN shoots, depending on what days they want me to work, if I have to work at all, or if I even get hired. 

I know for those of you with whom I booked with for AN, this may come as a huge inconvenience, and I am really sorry if it happens. But for now, everything is still on track. 

I'm unsure about when to release my schedule for Colossalcon. I'm hoping to get it out sometime this week. The place that I'm hoping wil hire me said they'd call me about the job on Friday, it's Tuesday, and still nothing, so I'm going to stay optimistic. Hopefully I'll have the Colossalcon schedule up no later than Saturday.

Thanks so much for everyone's understanding for my lateness and for my situation at this time, I really appreciate it.

Anyways, That's it for now. TTYL!


~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Anime North 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
None

Saturday
1:00 pm - DiGiRin + Kerr-Bear666 (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
3:00 pm - TechnoRanma + Glay (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
5:00 pm - Shame-Vacuum (Borderlands 2)

Sunday
11:00 am - the-mirror-melts (Sword Art Online)


  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
  • Eating: chips
  • Drinking: water

Anime North Schedule CLOSED!!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 25, 2013, 9:50 PM


Whew! Oh man! I can officially say that was the most hectic scheduling ever!

I want to thank everyone who messaged me with a request for a slot. Due to tight scheduling this year, I could only take on 6 groups. I wish I could work with all of you! Seriously! I looked through everyone's work after I took down names and times, and I was so impressed by the sheer talent. You all are awesome! Unfortunately, I can only do so much this year in terms of photo shoots. I really hope I get to work with you all eventually!

For those with whom I do have shoots, thank you so much for booking with me! You'll all receive an email a week before AN with final details I'll be sending out. 

Thanks again!! :heart:



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Anime North 2013~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
None

Saturday
1:00 pm - DiGiRin + Kerr-Bear666 (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
3:00 pm - TechnoRanma + Glay (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
5:00 pm - Shame-Vacuum (Borderlands 2)

Sunday
11:00 am - the-mirror-melts (Sword Art Online)
1:00 pm - cancelled


Anime North Schedule OPEN!!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 25, 2013, 8:00 PM


My Anime North Photo Shoot Schedule is now OPEN!


PLEASE read through all these details carefully if you want to book a time slot with me. By sending me a request, I will take it as an agreement to the details below. 
Some details have changed since Anime North last year, so please be sure to read everything.

Thanks everyone and I'm looking forward to booking you guys and working with both new and old friends. 



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Anime North 2013~~~~~


Information
Send me either a note or an e-mail (liquidcocainephotos@gmail.com) with the following information if you wish to book a time slot. I will not accept any requests for bookings unless in this format:
1) Name(s)
2) DeviantART / Cosplay.com name (if applicable)
3) Cosplay (characters and series)
4) Time slot you're interested in booking and a secondary slot if you're first choice is no longer available
5) E-mail and cell phone contact 

* Slots are given on a first come first serve basis. Do not submit a request before the schedule goes online.


Pricing
Individual Cosplayer - $20 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 7-8 retouched photos.
Two Cosplayers - $25 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 5-6 retouched individual photos, 3-4 retouched group photos.
Three Cosplayers - $30 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 4-5 retouched individual photos, 2-3 retouched group photos. 
- I ask that payment be in person at the time of the shoot in cash. 

* Group size will be limited to 3 people for this con. Groups do not need to be from the same series, so you can split a shoot with friends and each get individual shots of your cosplays with no group shots.

I will be working with each cosplayer only ONCE this weekend due to limited scheduling time.


What you need to do
Bring Poses - I try to do research on the character and series before a shoot and I do usually bring reference photos, but ultimately, you know your character better than I will. Practice your poses in the mirror or with a buddy, and bring reference photos if needed. 

Have Props - Even if your character doesn't have a weapon, stuff that can help to enhance your character is very useful and can give ideas for poses. It's not necessary, but it's helpful.

Have Attitude - Make sure you are energized and in-character for the shoot. It helps to keep the shoot moving and so we aren't stalling trying to think of something to do.

Be On Time - I cannot stress enough the importance of being on time. I understand, life happens, we can be late sometimes. However, if within 15 minutes you have not appeared for the shoot, the shoot will be cancelled and it will heavily influence whether or not I will work with you again in the future. Please be courteous of my time and I will be of yours as well.  

Rights of the photos
Final photos can be used for whatever you see fit, including posting them online, printing them, sending them in for publication, showing them to family and friends, etc...
Be aware that I reserve the right to post the photos from the shoots on my DeviantART, Facebook, and Cosplay.com pages, as well as for publication as self-promotion of my photography.

Confidentiality
All information will be kept confidential.
E-mails will be kept to send out the final photos in a .zip file which will include all the photos, both with and without my watermark.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ on my dA page first. If your questions is not answered there, feel free to note or email me with your question.

Good luck!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Time Slots

Friday
None

Saturday
1:00 pm - DiGiRin + Kerr-Bear666 (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
3:00 pm - TechnoRanma + Glay (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
5:00 pm - Shame-Vacuum (Borderlands 2)

Sunday
11:00 am - the-mirror-melts (Sword Art Online)
1:00 pm - Myrionette (Odin Sphere)
3:00 pm - Pen2Vi2 (Monster High)



*I will keep the schedule as up-to-date as possible so that booking times are accurate.

That's about it! Happy booking and good luck with your cosplays! :D

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:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model) 

Until next time...


  • Mood: Optimism
  • Watching: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Drinking: Coke

Anime North Schedule GOES ONLINE TOMORROW!!

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 24, 2013, 6:26 PM


My Anime North Photo Shoot Schedule will be released on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11pm EST. There will be 5 slots.
Hope to see everyone there and be sure to get your time slot requests in after the schedule goes up on Thursday! Slots will go fast!

PLEASE read through all these details carefully if you want to book a time slot with me. By sending me a request, I will take it as an agreement to the details below. 
Some details have changed since Anime North last year, so please be sure to read everything.

Thanks everyone and I'm looking forward to booking you guys and working with both new and old friends. 



~~~~~Cosplay Photo Shoots: Anime North 2013~~~~~


Information
Send me either a note or an e-mail (liquidcocainephotos@gmail.com) with the following information if you wish to book a time slot. I will not accept any requests for bookings unless in this format:
1) Name(s)
2) DeviantART / Cosplay.com name (if applicable)
3) Cosplay (characters and series)
4) Time slot you're interested in booking and a secondary slot if you're first choice is no longer available
5) E-mail and cell phone contact 

* Slots are given on a first come first serve basis. Do not submit a request before the schedule goes online.


Pricing
Individual Cosplayer - $20 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 7-8 retouched photos.
Two Cosplayers - $25 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 5-6 retouched individual photos, 3-4 retouched group photos.
Three Cosplayers - $30 per session (45 min to 1 hr), 4-5 retouched individual photos, 2-3 retouched group photos. 
- I ask that payment be in person at the time of the shoot in cash. 

* Group size will be limited to 3 people for this con. Groups do not need to be from the same series, so you can split a shoot with friends and each get individual shots of your cosplays with no group shots.

I will be working with each cosplayer only ONCE this weekend due to limited scheduling time.


What you need to do
Bring Poses - I try to do research on the character and series before a shoot and I do usually bring reference photos, but ultimately, you know your character better than I will. Practice your poses in the mirror or with a buddy, and bring reference photos if needed. 

Have Props - Even if your character doesn't have a weapon, stuff that can help to enhance your character is very useful and can give ideas for poses. It's not necessary, but it's helpful.

Have Attitude - Make sure you are energized and in-character for the shoot. It helps to keep the shoot moving and so we aren't stalling trying to think of something to do.

Be On Time - I cannot stress enough the importance of being on time. I understand, life happens, we can be late sometimes. However, if within 15 minutes you have not appeared for the shoot, the shoot will be cancelled and it will heavily influence whether or not I will work with you again in the future. Please be courteous of my time and I will be of yours as well.  

Rights of the photos
Final photos can be used for whatever you see fit, including posting them online, printing them, sending them in for publication, showing them to family and friends, etc...
Be aware that I reserve the right to post the photos from the shoots on my DeviantART, Facebook, and Cosplay.com pages, as well as for publication as self-promotion of my photography.

Confidentiality
All information will be kept confidential.
E-mails will be kept to send out the final photos in a .zip file which will include all the photos, both with and without my watermark.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ on my dA page first. If your questions is not answered there, feel free to note or email me with your question.


  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Cold Blooded - Kid Cudi
  • Eating: bbq chips
  • Drinking: water

Theft (UPDATE)/AN Schedule news

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 4:30 PM
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Last Goodbye - Ke$ha
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: water


***UPDATE***

Looks like the account was deactivated. I don't know if this was done by DeviantArt or by the account holder themselves, but it looks like we won guys!

Thanks to everyone who helped report the stolen photos and works by this person. Glad we can come together to help stop art theft! :D


*****************

Hey guys,

I've been made aware that photos of mine, as well as of friends of mine and other cosplayers I know, have had their photos stolen and posted on dA under this account: sharpshadow9545.deviantart.com

I have asked this person to remove the photos, even giving her 2 days to remove them. As of yet, she has not yet removed either my photos, nor those of other cosplayers who's permission she does not have to post.

I have reported the theft to dA but as of yet, nothing has been done. I would appreciate if any of you guys could help by reporting the photos as stolen or being used without permission by the owners. Most of the photos are owned by other people, I've seen 2 at this time that are mine, and numerous others that are of my friends. If you recognize mine or even other people's works on this account, please help by reporting the account. 

I wouldn't normally ask for something like this, but it makes me uncomfortable that my photos are being posted on other accounts without my permission or credit. And even if credit was given, I don't appreciate people who are unrelated to the shoot to post my photos. I have never met this person before and whatever she may say, she at least does not have mine or my friends permission to post our photos. 

Again, I would appreciate the help. Please avoid harassment or vulgar language, I just want dA to deal with this in a timely fashion. I'd rather bombard dA admins than harass a person's account. 

Thanks you guys!!

PS. I've been getting asked about the AN schedule release date. Expect a release around the dates of April 24th-26th. I'm moving out of my apartment this week and I'll be getting settled in so it'll be rough to get everything sorted out and I would greatly appreciate your cooperation  and patience with the schedule release.
I will post a 24 hour advance notice before the schedule goes live. 

Peace and love! <3



Contacting me about doing cosplay: not photography

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 26, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Mood: Defeated
  • Listening to: Question Existing - Rihanna
  • Eating: Special K fruit crisps
  • Drinking: Coke


Hey guys!

So I've noticed a trend lately.

I understand that this a common mistake, but I do get kinda tired of people mistaking me for the cosplayer rather than as a photographer.
I understand that when people see my posts on dA or Cosplay.com or FB, they tend to assume it's the cosplayer who posted it and in comments, it's understandable. But I've been getting private messaged or emails A LOT lately from people who are offering opportunities for big projects to do cosplay for, and I continuously have to inform them that I am a photographer, not a cosplayer.
In the last month, I can probably say I've been contacted 10-11 times for those reasons. I just wish people would take an extra 5 minutes to actually research my page, my account, or even in the descriptions, and it would easily be cleared up.

It's kind of disheartening when people ONLY acknowledge the cosplayer and not the photographer who made it visible. Not to say the cosplayers don't do a wonderful job, they do (otherwise I wouldn't have been contacted so much). But I just wish people contacted me because of my photography and did their research before hand.

A small rant, but it has been increasing over time and I just wanted to put this out there. If you're going to contact me, for any reason, PLEASE do your research first. Look at my pages, my bio, my FAQ, all of which can be found on this account, as well as on my FB page. I always put the links in my journals for that very reason.
This also applies to ANY cosplayer or photographer you contact about doing shoots with. Do your research before contacting them. It helps from my having to repeat themselves over and over again.

And since I haven't done a journal in a while, I might as well put it out there that I, unfortunately, won't be graduating this year from my program. I failed a class last semester and I've dropped a few classes this semester, so I'll have to come back for one more year. And I was so ready to be done with school. I seriously just wanna get out there and start working and be independent.
Not the best news, but yeah...

In other news, Cosplay Photographer and Videographers has developed a new networking system so cosplayers can find photog's and videog's in their areas:
cosplayphotographer.net

It just launched yesterday and if you'd like to join, you can just sign in through Facebook to set up an account. Cosplayers can sign up too, but only photographers and videographers will be made public for now.

Thanks you guys! I've gotta get back to some homework. TTYL!

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:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Canadian Cosplay Photographers Facebook Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model)

Until next time...

Kotaku Feature

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:53 AM
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Gang of Rhythm - Walk Off The Earth
  • Watching: The Young Turks
  • Drinking: Coke


Hey guys!!
So sorry it's been ages since I've updated or made a journal here. School has been incredibly rough for me this year. I also was very sick for the last few weeks and I'm just getting over it now.

However, I just wanted to point to a feature that I was made aware of today. Two of my photos were featured on Kotaku today for a cosplay article regarding Ace Attorney. eebanee and ShivaChan, who cosplayed Shi-Long Lang and Shih-na respectively, were featured in the article from our shoot in Montreal at Otakuthon. Congrats to the lovely ladies who did an amazing work on their cosplays!!

The page can be found here

Anyways, I gotta get back to my school work. TTYL!! :heart:


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:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Canadian Cosplay Photographers Facebook Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model)

Until next time...

DeviantART Birthday for LCP

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 10, 2013, 3:11 PM
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Crave You - Flight Facilities ft. Giselle
  • Eating: chips
  • Drinking: Coke


So it'll be 2 years today that I started up doing photo shoots as Liquid Cocaine Photography.  It has been an incredible 2 years. The sheer amount of people I have been able to meet and talk to and work with, it's amazing! Doing this has brought great joy in my life and I want to thank everyone who watches me, on here or Facebook, and say that I appreciate all the love you guys send my way. I totally don't deserve it, but I'm grateful for it regardless. :heart:

ALSO!
I was recently interviewed for a blog called Today I Conversed With...
My interview can be found here, and please check out the blog and it's Facebook page. :)

I also JUST got back from Venezuela last night (at around 2am), posted my personal photos from the trip on my personal Facebook, then slept for 2 hours before having my first class of the term today (missed 3 others, but I'll catch up the work). The trip was AWESOME (besides a few of us getting a little traveller's sickness) but we were on Margarita Island, on a great resort, got to do an excursion of the island while we were there, did some off-roading, stuck our heads of of the jeep and stood while driving along highways, lounged by beaches and pools, got PWND by some HUGE waves in the ocean, drank lots, talked a lot, ate a lot (until we got sick), did a hike up to a lighthouse near our resort, just.... AAHHHH Such a good time!! I just needed a break away from everything and it was great spending time with my friends again. The money is funny looking, and they hand checked out bags 3 times before we left to come back to Canada... They are very serious about their drugs in Venezuela. XD







That's about it for now guys!! Don't expect to hear much from me because of school but I'll be around checking messages and such. :)
TTYL!!

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:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Canadian Cosplay Photographers Facebook Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model)

Until next time...

Happy New Year and Off to Venezuela!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:08 AM
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
  • Drinking: Coke


Happy New Year everyone!!! :heart: How did everyone ring in their new year?
I went shopping for my trip to Venezuela, picked up some new outfits and swim gear, then got a boat load to sushi, helped my sister and my mom pack up for their evenings, got ready for my own, then celebrated with the friends I've mainly seen all year kaiser-mony, her bf Jordan, MieleMac, and many others. Glow in the dark beer pong, sparklers, gift exchanges. I just love my friends, and it makes me so happy that we can all go away together in Venezuela.

Yay! Tomorrow I fly out to Venezuela for a week! Still packing and doing laundry. I have to pack up for Venezuela, AS WELL as for when I go back Oakville because I'm going form the airport to my apartment, without picking up my stuff, so I need it to be organized before I leave. Cannot express how excited I am for this trip! I haven't been on a vacation in so long (about 13 years), and after this year, I really needed a getaway with my friends.

So I won't be near the internet (as far as I know). If I do, I'll mainly be on Facebook, rather than tumblr or dA. So if you need to message me or something, go to my Facebook page and message me through there, or my e-mail liquidcocainephotos@gmail.com

Hope everyone had a good New Year's Eve! I don't really do resolutions, but if I had to say something I wanted for 2013, that I live my life more for myself than for anyone else. I do a lot of things in my life to satisfy other people, like my family (who I love dearly), or friends (again, all the love). But I want to be more myself. When I went shopping yesterday, I bought a bunch of things I would never usually see for myself because of how others may see me, but I liked them, and I thought, "To hell with it, I like it, I'm getting it". I far too often take what people think of me into consideration, and I just want to do the things I want to do and look the way I want to look. I'm also thinking of getting tattoo #2 this year (either Daft Punk or a lace pattern tattoo, i want both, but it depends on what design I come up with first).

Have a good new year everyone! We survived many predicted apocalypses before(Y2K, May/October 2011), countless diseases (SARS, swine flu), life changing events, and now we have survived 2012. 2012 was the year of live every day like it's your last. The world may not have ended, but let's continue to live our lives like there's no tomorrow! Into 2013 we go!!!

:heart:


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:bulletblack:new-moon-night DA
:bulletblack:Tumblr
:bulletblack:Facebook Fan Page
:bulletblack:Canadian Cosplay Photographers Facebook Page
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(karebare89)
:bulletblack:Cosplay.com(LiquidCocaine)
:bulletblack:Model Mayhem (model)

Until next time...

Merry Christmas!/Canadian Cosplay Photographers

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 24, 2012, 2:23 PM
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Listening to: Shine Brighter - DJ Earworm
  • Eating: left overs
  • Drinking: Coke


Hey Everyone! Happy Holidays!!

I hope everyone is doing well and is having a great holiday season.
I've been lucky to see many friends so far over my break and had an ugly christmas sweater party with kaiser-mony and MieleMac with many of our friends.


I had the ugliest of the bunch (in other words, THE BEST< THE BEST< THE BEST). The guy with the HO HO HO shirt made mine... and gave me jingle balls... Yeah, there's a dick on my sweater.

As well, I had Korean BBQ with my old Sheridan buddies who are back from Vancouver for the break! Love these guys!!


And then of course came seeing my sister after ages. My god parents came over for a visit and gave us a rosemary christmas tree to use for cooking... We were confused.


I love being home for the holidays. Get to see everyone again! Though I'm currently at home... alone... while my mom is with her boyfriend's family and my sister is having dinner with a friend... on Christmas Eve... I'm so lonely!

Lol, naw!

Oh! Also!
Henrickson has led the creation of a Facebook group dedicated to Canadian cosplay photographers, featuring them and their work and making more available for cosplayers to find photographers for shoots.
Canadian Cosplay Photographers FB
Please like and follow the page, support the Canadian photographers.
I was honored enough to be the first feature, but they have people like alucardleashed, Elemental-Sight, DROOphotographer, Henrickson, maverickdelta, and solartempest who are already on board and will be featured soon. The group is also looking to feature more Westward and Maritime photographers in Canada, as the group mainly has Ontario and Quebec photographers so far. Join the page if you're a Central, Western or Maritime cosplay photographer and have your work featured.

Hope everyone else is doing well!! :heart:

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Until next time...