15 Minutes of Fame

Prepare to get dirty, crass and half-dressed. I spent some time on You-Tube recently and I have come across some fun videos from my cosplay past! Well, it’s kind of cosplay. I’m a former champion and judge of the Sakura-Con Anime Swimsuit Contest for five years. I was runner up two years and took theContinue reading “15 Minutes of Fame”

My Future with Cosplay – New York University

With more conventions on the horizon and my beloved Sakura-Con right around the corner, my future with cosplay is really starting to flesh itself out. My panel has been accepted to be presented at least twice more in the coming months, including my second year at Sakura Con. In the biggest piece of news IContinue reading “My Future with Cosplay – New York University”

Slightly Derailed – When Cosplayers Get Screwed By Real Life

It’s been a couple months since I got back from Sakura Con and was looking forward to dedicating a lot more of my time to cosplay and where I hope it will lead the rest of my life. But I have been slightly derailed along the way. For one, things in my life just keepContinue reading “Slightly Derailed – When Cosplayers Get Screwed By Real Life”

In the beginning, there was a cosplayer…

Welcome to the beginning of Red Leaf Cosplay! Red Leaf Cosplay started in 2004 with a cosplay of Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist. The cosplay debuted at Sakura-Con 2004, my very first anime convention. With the popularity of Fullmetal Alchemist that year, my cosplay was very popular and I received tons of comments and photoContinue reading “In the beginning, there was a cosplayer…”

Cosplay Resumé

Cosplays Winry Rockbell, Fullmetal Alchemist – debuted Sakura Con 2005 Askua Langley Sohryu, Neon Genesis Evangelion – debuted Sakura Con 2006 Princess Ashe, Final Fantasy XII – debuted Sakura-Con 2007 Misty, Pokémon – debuted Kumori Con 2008 Little Sister, Bioshock– debuted Sakura Con 2010 Sage Wolf Horo, Spice and Wolf – debuted Sakura Con 2011 SiddarthaContinue reading “Cosplay Resumé”