WHO’S READY FOR SOME GOOD -no- AMAZINGLY BADASS NEWS?!
ALRIGHT KIDDOS, GATHER ‘ROUND.
Comic Con is this week, and you all know I’ve been hard at work trying to make Mechanic Moxxi and Moon Moxxi a reality for this con. Well a few days ago I got a reason to work EVEN HARDER.
You guys know about the Pre Sequel Laser tag thing? (Put on by The Nerdist and Borderlands/2K!)
Well after each round, they will be handing out a few prizes to select winners! They need someone to help out with this, and they turned to… ME!!!
I’ve been asked to appear AS MAD MOXXI to hand out prizes and strut my stuff in my shiny new costumes!
I seem to be saying this a lot but HOLY SKAGMEAT!!! This is LITERALLY what I have been working towards for so long… this is my dream! I am being hired to BE Moxxi at one of the largest nerd conventions in the world… Someone catch me, I may faint! The only thing better would be Gearbox coming out and declaring me their official Mad Moxxi!
I would say this is a huge step toward my goal, but this is practically my end game here, haha. I really hope everyone can stop by and see me and shoot lasers at each other this weekend!
Now its back to work for me, I’ve got costumes to finish!
(Photo by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography at Anime Expo)
C O S P L A Y
Covered in thread
Outraged at wig prices
Pissed off at everything
Lying on the floor crying
Trying to pay $50 for a $300+ costume commission is like trying to get French champagne on a Sprite budget.
-- MaryAnne Vivandiere, seamstress and owner of Vivandiere Designs
, on cosplayers asking for ‘reasonable prices’ for custom made costumes, without taking into account the hours spent patterning & fabricating said costume, as well as the cost of materials. (via msjayjustice
So, I closed down the gofundme.
Because I SURPASSED MY GOAL IN LESS THAN 4 HOURS.
I have no words that can describe how amazing you all are and how incredibly lucky I am to be able to have your support and friendship!!
Last night, just a few short hours after starting my campaign, I not only reached but surpassed my goal for Moon Moxxi. I was so touched by your kindness I was in tears!
I have enough to create my costume in a quality worthy of Moxxi and Gearbox/2K! If you were still thinking of donating, I ask that you please consider donating that money to a local animal rescue group, or my personal favorite Legacy Boxer Rescue.
I am honestly just so shocked and overwhelmed by everyone who helped out/shared/wanted to help out/wished me luck… I promise I am going to put everything I’ve got into impressing the judges with my work and winning this contest! PAX HERE WE COME!!!
I started a gofundme page to help raise funds to complete a Moon Moxxi costume for the Borderlands Pre-Sequel Cosplay Contest!
The contest runs until August 3rd, and the prize for said contest is MAGNIFICENT. If I was selected as a winner, I would get flown to PAX Prime this year, participate in Gearbox Software panels and an amazing photoshoot with other fantastic cosplayers!
This is, quite literally, a huge dream of mine. For years now, I have longed to accompany Gearbox Software/2K Games offically as Mad Moxxi. If you follow my cosplay, you are aware of how much passion and dedication I bring to Mad Moxxi and the other characters I bring to life with my costumes.
UNFORTUNATELY, I have recently moved across the country, which has greatly depleted my funds. In order to do Moxxi justice, I would need quite a bit more money than I currently have to spare. Normally, I would just push the costume off until I could afford to make it and still eat and pay the bills. However, this is a very time sensitive contest and unless I can start working soon I will not be able to participate. :(
I turn to you, good people of Pandora, to help make my Moon Moxxi dream a reality! I can’t offer much in the way of rewards, but I can offer prints and the necklaces I previously sold in my etsy, as well as a few other goodies.
I understand that not everyone can donate or is stable finacially. I ask that you please do not donate unless you are able to do so without harming your own livelihood or ability to eat, etc. <3
ALL money raised will go to purchasing the following items to properly bring Moon Moxxi to life:
Fabric, notions (buckles/zippers/etc), belts, boots, accessories, thermoplastics, foam, paint, wig, and contacts.
I would be so grateful if you could help spread the word about this on twitter, facebook and tumblr! <3