Fran Bow Cosplay

I finally managed to pull together this cosplay! And I’m pretty okay with it? I have to improve the makeup a tad but here is my first time trying it on all together. =D Have a Happy and Safe Halloween. Oh, yes, and have you seen my kitty…? His name is Mr. Midnight.


Danny Phantom 10 Years Later?

If you guys haven’t already heard the news, Butch Hartman recently released a video on his Youtube Channel where he draws what he would imagine Danny Phantom, Sam and Tucker to look like ten years later after the original series. You can watch the video here:

Tucker Foley is given an updated look, including his hat. He’s gotten updated tech and could even be running for President. Even if he’s not going to be running the country, Tucker is still a modern day Steve Jobs.

Sam Manson’s gothic look is changed to be more hipster, which is more in nowadays. She also has had experience fighting ghosts along side of Danny and is now his sidekick, sporting amazing ghost hunting gear.

Danny Phantom has been fighting ghosts for ten years now and is in great shape. Not only that, but his look has a more Captain America-vibe to it. His original suit has been updated, including incorporating the Fenton Thermos into his suit, giving him extra power as ghosts are captured.

Not only does Butch hint in the video that we might see this “actually animated someday,” but he did a follow up video where he was interviewed by KMACK, in which he says that in the “current version of the show” we don’t know if Vlad has a sister, hinting at plans to make more episodes. He’s also said that the show is in “hibernation” not cancelled until it wakes up again. This gives hope that Nickelodeon could bring the show back, as its creator at least has ideas and plans for the future.

If you’d like to see the show back, definitely tweet to Nick and let them know! Every voice helps and it would be cool to see this show GO GHOST again!

Miraculous LadyBug Costume Tutorials

Hey you guys! With Halloween fast approaching, it’s no wonder a lot of you guys and gals want to cosplay as your favorite superheroes… LadyBug and Chat Noir! Let’s be real here, hahaha. Well, I’ve done quite a few tutorials on the dynamic duo and some parts of them might be helpful to you, I hope. Obviously everyone’s cosplay of them is going to be different so just have fun with it!

MetroCon 2016 Review


This year I once again attended MetroCon 2016 for two out of the four days. While the convention has grown to include four days of events, the actual foot traffic did seem to be significantly reduced. This makes sense when you realize that this year was the very first year since its start of operations that this anime convention had restrictions to keep those without purchasing a ticket out of the halls. This was a double-edged sword. On the one hand, sales picked up for the convention and numbers were larger than ever before (at least in terms of ticket sales) but on the other hand, there were less cosplayers, less happening in the halls and Sunday was almost a ghost town even into mid-afternoon (though the ticket price was not significantly reduced enough to entice people).

The convention could also learn a lot from Tampa Bay Comic Con on how to organize lines. There is something to be said about the fast paced lines Sunday of TBCC versus the super slow lines during MetroCon on Saturday, despite both days having significant attendance for both conventions. Having the lines wrap around the outside and everyone stream inside upstairs through quick cashiers versus having a long winding carrel with slow cashiers definitely… Would make everyone a lot happier. Not only that, but the bag check and weapons check at Tampa Bay Comic Con was so quick and something you had to go through on the way inside that it literally took five seconds! I believe we waited for tickets for almost an hour at Metro.

Most of the time, I attend MetroCon for the main events and the cosplayers. This year I did not manage to see any of the main events but heard fantastic things about their production. Not surprisingly the actual side panels run by attendees were not that impressive. We attended a panel on “Who’s That Pokemon” but it was really just a rapid fire guessing game that left those without intimidate knowledge of all of the generations of Pokemon to just sit and listen to the crowd shouting out random names. Though the pictures were interesting, for sure. I only attended the one panel, however, so I can’t jump to many conclusions. Mostly I’m saying that I’ve never actually been to an impressive panel at MetroCon in any of the years I’ve attended that wasn’t a Main Event such as the Human Chess Match.

The saving grace for the convention for me were the amazing cosplayers that were in attendance. There were many amazing costumes to look at and a lot of people went all out on their cosplays!


In addition, the artisan alley seemed larger than in years past and more spaced out, allowing for more opportunity to walk back and forth between their booths without being trampled (although many vendors did poorly in sales compared to years past, I’ve been told). That being said, I purchased a significant amount more of merchandise myself than ever before.


Poster Via Lisaveee on Instagram

Then we get to my meetup for Miraculous LadyBug and, of course, this was the absolute highlight of the convention for me. I was so excited to see so many great cosplayers from Miraculous LadyBug come and join us for a photoshoot. Everyone was so sweet and so amazing! It makes me utterly proud to be part of this fantastic fandom.


Overall, MetroCon is definitely the largest Anime Convention in Florida. It could still learn from its mistakes and the changes that were made this year and move forward. I’m sure that the ticket restriction was a necessary evil, but it could have been executed better. The cosplayers and amazing people in attendance made this convention fantastic and the main events are always impressive. Looking forward to next year~