Summer Vacation – Time for Beautiful Memories

August 1st, 2007

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. It’s a combination of lots to do (keep your eyes peeled here for a preview of Yuri Monogatari 5!) and an unwillingness to do anything else. :-)

So pardon me while I take a few days off from Okazu and enjoy some of the anime and manga that have piled up on the living room table. And summer. I have some beautiful memories I wish to make that include things that are not anime or manga at all.

In the meantime, I have obtained permission to upload pictures of the amazing Marmite cosplayers from Otakon. They are all very sweet kids, and very cute. Thanks to Leanne and her Dad for permission to use the pictures!

This was at AnimeNEXT where I saw them for the first time. I’m not kidding when I say that my right hand is hovering over “Shimako’s” shoulder by about an inch, because I didn’t want her to think I was creepy. :-)

This is my new friend Leanne as Sei. I already told you about her great story where Noto Mamiko called her Onee-sama. Well, I learned recently that Noto-san was telling folks on the Otakon Guest staff, too. So win all around!

Could Yumi and Shimako be any *cuter*? Could they know it any more than they do? LOL (Yumi looks remarkably like my sister at that age, which strikes me as kind of funny.)

Here’s all three at the end of the Yuri Panel at Otakon.

And last, here’s all three, myself, Sean, Serge and Bruce. Sadly, Katie had to blow out of there so she missed the photo opportunity.

Anyway – thanks again to these amazing cosplayers – and very gracious young ladies. :-)

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11 Responses

  1. Fuyumi says:

    Aww, I’m glad you posted the photos. Those young ladies are just too cute!

  2. Anonymous says:

    i love ‘shimako’ she’s SO cute!!! *snuggles the little sweetheart* so cute!

  3. See – that’s kind of creepy. LOL I knew you’d all be creepy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    they are all cute.. but the cutest is the one who portrays shimako.. she is so cute… her cuteness really caught my attention haha..

  5. Yes, yes, you are all pedos. Got it. Stop…please.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Haha. Their costumes are the best!
    And the portrayal is very accurate…
    Thank you for posting the pics.

    ^O^ I hope if I go to a con, I might randomly see them. xD So adorable…
    I’m 17, does saying they’re cute still count as pedophilia? lol

  7. Shoujofan says:

    Beautiful cosplays and nice photos. I loved it.

  8. ananyomous – no, you’re safe, for now. Next year, though. :-)

  9. neo_hrtgdv says:

    Wait! those reactions aren’t far from what almost everyone (including teachers) did in Azumanga Daioh when Chiyo-chan cosplayed as penguin, remember? the little heart and “kawaii”. Or Nobue-san when se sees Ana-chan, in Ichigo Mashimaro, ok.. that one’s a bit different, but still: I need an explanation oO’

    And I think they did a wonderful cosplay, the world needs more /good/ Yuri cosplay ^-^

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen others who tried (with mixed results), but after seeing the pics I can’t help but say “Most Excellent”.

    That’s how the Lillian uniform should be worn: with classy elegance. So professional and accurate that I’m blown away.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hehe, they’re so little and cute. :) I love their hair – it looks very accurate!!!

    Are they the same girls as in this video? In this video there seems to be a Yoshino – maybe a wig?

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