Thursday, September 22, 2011

AWA Preperations!

It's coming around that time again. Anime Weekend Atlanta is just around the corner and I've been spending a lot of time getting prepared for it. My costume selection for this year is:

Kyubey: My favorite character of Madoka Magica. I've been a fan of this personification artwork since I first saw it. I decided I'll be doing a cosplay of this particular piece. I've been working extra hard on it. Maybe I'll be a little embarrassed being in it in front of people though. >//////>

Secret Touhou Cosplay: As usual, I like to surprise people with what Touhou I'm cosplaying next, especially for a con. This is no different. I will be cohosting the Touhou Panel again! I hope to see a lot of people show up!

I also can't wait to visit the maid cafe again! Maids are awesome! Too bad the price went up to $15 this year and the half of the cafe time will be allotted to cosplay instead.

And this year I might even have decent spending money!!! Maybe I'll finally be able to buy one of those bodyline dresses (one of the maid dresses) or one of those small Pastel Ink figures!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Hello! I am Alucardalina Claire and this is the opening post for my very new blog! I suppose in this post I should tell you a bit about myself and why I have created this blog.

About Me

As you can see, my internet name is Alucardalina Claire. Alucardalina isn't some pun on an anime or video game, but it does involve Dracula in some way. It was a play off of the farce of saying Dracula's name backwards, used in an old Dracula movie. Claire was the french name I chose in my french classes back in high school.
On the lines of Dracula, I am a really huge fan of the Castlevania series. I've been playing since I was too young to understand video games. I can't say I like all of them though.
My next favorite game is Guild Wars.  I'm probably not very good at it, but I still love to play it none the less.

An important part of my life is my cat, Racecar. He's a mental (in the literal way) black and white dwarf cat with a big heart and a bigger stomach. He was the runt of the litter and his mother dropped him on his head from a good height when he was barely a week old.  But, Race isn't incredibly mental as a result, but he does chase and see things we don't quite see ourselves. His favorite things to play with are stationary shadows. His favorite thing to do is eat (and he will eat anything). As mentioned before, he is a dwarf cat. He is the size of a mid-aged kitten and will not grow to be any taller.
I love him dearly.

Another huge aspect of my life is cosplay. A lot of my life goes into making and wearing these costumes. Whether to cons, for shoots, at parties, or the like, I am proud and love to show off my talents. My favorite things to cosplay are Touhou characters. Being so frilly and poofy, I love their designs and I have a lot of experience with most of the ways their costumes are designed. I hope one day I can be recognized for my work on a slightly larger scale, but I'm not in any rush. I'm grateful for the friends and fans I have now to my interests and works!

And now, the reason I'm doing this blog is to be able to express myself, with photos, works in progress, and to promote my cosplay and hobbies. You'll probably also see a lot of Racecar.