If you haven't notice, I only update this site after each otakon. I don't believe in using DA as a portfolio site, simply because it's not a professional form of displaying my work and I'm trying to get hired by legit bushiness as an illustrator/graphic designer. If you want to look at what I've been doing, you can go to my portfolio at alaskakellum.carbonmade.com/ . My contact info is on there if you want to commission me or are interested in buying a painting. Or if you just want to give me money! That totally works! Feed me! Or you can fallow me on tumblr at mynameisalaska.tumblr.com/ and read about my adventures and my roller derby career.
But yes, Otakon. That magical three day even that happens every year in the greatest city ever (I say that about Baltimore even after seeing used condoms on the streets). I made a Chell costume from portal this year. I needed to retire Yuffie because a lot of people I know wanted to see me make another great costume. So I made my Chell costume in a month and was working up to the very last minute to finish my portal gun, which lights up two different colors. It's made out of pbc piping, foam and some other stuff. I also bought a POTAToS kit from thinkgeek, so I had a GLADoS. I wore that Friday and Sunday. A lot of people were impress by it and the fact that my costume was very detailed. But the boots were EXTREMELY painful and the gun was heavy. So I had to take a break in between and wear my Yuffie costume again. It's funny because a lot of people recognize me as the Yuffie from the year before even when I'm dressed as Chell. And a lot of people don't know how to say Yuffie's name. And they always think I'm from Naruto....
So it was pretty good con. I saw all my friends who live in different states then me. I was given a "hurt feelings report" by a black mesa scientist who heard about my neurotoxin exposure. A raver with a potato on a stick came up to me and asked if Glados' slow clap processor made it in. I told Awesome Vincent I was going to "burn his house down with the Lemons" since I promised to deliver threats. And I saw a shirtless Altair, which I liked because of reasons. I'm trying to play all the Creed games before the third comes out. I have an obsession for Altair now and may have bought a large poster of him. I know he's a douche but he does become less of a douche.
So yeah, I plan on going to Otakon even when I'm old. I plan on being the most awesome old person ever. You know, cosplaying, covered in tattoos, still swearing, playing roller derby in a wheel chair. So now I must wait another year to experince the magic of that which is otakon. So I probably won't update for another year, for the three people that probably still fallow me.