Bellydancing in Kimono

Monday, October 31, 2005

A fangirl outburst....

It's been a while, but I had to share. I went to an anime con a few weeks ago (the days and weeks are flying by lately) and had the fantastic opportunity to see Final Fantasy Advent Children on a big (but not theater big) screen! Let me just say that I was rather entertained and enjoyed it immensely. The only problems I had were not recognizing all of the characters (I didn't play all the games) and the scene with Sephiroth was a little bit of a letdown because he never stood still enough for me to appreciate his hotness! The animation was superior- utterly fantastical. From what I've heard, the film was helped along with some very complex motion capture from a large cast of models (the credits listed a whole bunch of people whose sole job was providing that footage). The bodies and the movements were very realistic- so much so my little fangirl heart was racing, but more in a real human being kinda aesthetic rather than an anime way. With the absence of Sephiroth eye candy, I found Reno to be topping off the hotness scale with Vincent coming a close second. Ridiculous isn't it?
That film made me want to have the FF victory song on my cellphone even more horribly than I wanted it before!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Hafla pics

Here are a few pictures from the hafla. It was surprising well attended- 18 acts in total and a nearly full audience. This is another of my self-made costumes.
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Evil speakers... getting in the way of a clean shot.
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I love when they're absolutely transfixed.
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Then they dance...

Monday, October 03, 2005

Great workshop and show and new costume!!!!

I had a great time at the workshop and at the show. I tried to post a nice long entry about it but it kept getting demolished since Blogger was buggy yesterday. Suffice it to say that I learned about turning, balance, and breathing and have lots to practice. The show was a success and I received many compliments about my costume and my performance. One lovely dancer said everyone was asking "Who is that girl! She's so good. Where did she come from?" I met some very nice women and had a great time. I was very badly behaved and bought a new costume from Egypt. It was pricey, but actually quite reasonable for the fabulous beadwork on it. It fit almost perfectly when I put it on and I didn't want to take it off. I'll post pictures soon, when I get a chance. I have a hafla next week, but I'm wearing another self-made costume. I'm just gonna have to wait til I have a paid gig to wear the new egyptian cossie (pardon the ism).

I also found a reasonable juban and a lined synthetic kimono on ebay. I'm planning on dressing in kimono for the upcoming anime convention (also dressing up my sister, hence the need for another juban). You don't get too many excuses to wear kimono in public so I have to take what opportunities I can get. Plus, I have nothing to cosplay in...