DeeCon 2014 the Aftermath

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Thanks for a fabulous DeeCon to all committee, staff & attendees. Raine (Lady Thor) & Pudding (Rose Lalonde) are both thoroughly shattered now. Special thanks to our lovely guest Alanna who came to help us out today too! Hope everyone else had fun as well. Best DeeCon yet, looking forward to next year already! ;D xxx

Deecon 2014: Blood/Sugar Special Guest

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With 6 days to go until Dee-conn, we are super-excited to announce that a special guest will be joining us to help out with the stall &  Cosplay Repair Station: fantastically talented Illustrator & 3D Annimator, Alanna Buchart! Why not like her facebook page or check out her website. She’ll also be selling some of her fabulous prints on the day, so be sure to come along & buy some! :D

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DeeCon 2014

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9 Days until Deecon & counting! Blood/Sugar are very pleased to announce that they will be attending once again as dealers, with the added bonus of running the debut of our Travelling Cosplay Repair Station (details coming soon)!

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Doki Doki Festival, 9th November, Manchester

Nov 2013 New Branding BloodSugar Cosplay copy

As mentioned in our previous post, Blood/Sugar’s Zomboi and Pudding will be attending Doki Doki Festival with our excellent selections of preloved costumes, handmade jewellery and other wonderful treats. We’re running a bit of a lucky dip/contest this time as well to win some fantastic steampunk inspired prizes. Remember those lucky bags you used to get as a kid? Well, Blood/Sugar is bringing those to Doki Doki with a bit of a nerdy twist! ;)

Unfortunately spookyhoose will no-longer be joining us and they have decided that after two years of trading at Dee/DoJ-con (and via Blood/Sugar at other events) that, due to a change in career path, they will not be making any further jewellery. However, Pudding will be making sure that the remainder of spooky hoose’s stock is made-up and ready for a fantastic closing down sale at events throughout 2014. These products will now be super-limited edition, so get ‘em while you can as once they’re gone, they’re gone!

And here’s Doki Doki’s Press Release for more info if you’re interested in attending yourselves:

DOKI DOKI – THE MANCHESTER JAPANESE FESTIVAL 2013

On Saturday 9th November 2013, Manchester is hosting the second Doki Doki – The Manchester Japanese Festival, a unique event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Throughout the day, there will be talks, demonstrations, parades and other events showcasing art, fashion, martial arts, film, music, games and other aspects of Japanese culture, past and present, as well as retail stalls and artist stands. Hot and cold Japanese food and drink will also be available to festival-goers.

The proceeds from various events at the festival will be donated to Aid for Japan, a charity which provides long-term support for orphans of the 2011 Tohoku disaster in Japan.

The festival will run from 10am to 7pm at Sugden Sports Centre, situated just off Oxford Road, in the student quarter. It will be followed by a cosplay after-party, from 9pm to 2am at The Zoo nightclub, over the road from the festival venue.

There is no age limit to attend the festival, but anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian ? the child will get in for free. The after-party is 18+ only.

Tickets cost £10 in advance and £15 on the day. Discounted family tickets are also available.

For further information about the festival and to buy tickets, please visit : www.dokidokifestival.com

News for Summer/Autumn 2013

Ayacon Apocalypse has been and gone, the last of the best con we have ever been to, sad times. But we’re looking forward to seeing what events succeed it and, of course Auchinawa 2014! As Amecon is not running next year after all, we’re going to try a few  events we’ve never been to (perhaps Hyper Japan? We haven’t decided yet…) before. The first Glasgow Expo was enjoyed by Raine and Zomboi who went, despite the rediculous queues; Pudding has decided to take a break from Expos for the forseeable future due to difficulties with mobility, general health and allergies to their wristbands and handstamps, etc. making it more trouble than it’s worth to attend them (stupid allergies) for the time being.

As for events we’re attending as dealers, well, as you may have noticed, we were not at LFCC 2013 after all, due to work commitments and health issues, we ended up having to pull out of it in May/June time, but we will be going in 2014! The next event we’ll have a stall at is Doki Doki Fesival in Manchester on the 9th of November. We have a few to look forward to in 2014 as well (super organised, lol).

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The website has a had a bit of a re-vamp today, courtesy of Pudding & we have a fabulous new logo designed by Nickel! (See below.) The media pages are now up-to-date, but our gallery is in need of an overhaul and we have a back-log of pictures from DoJ-Con onwards to deal with and upload to photobucket. Our online/admin team will be working our way through those throughout November and December, so that we start the new year and the 2014 con-season all caught up and ready to go! :)

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DOJ-con 2013

Blood/Sugar Cosplay will be attending DOJ-Con this weekend at the University of Dundee Union. Come find us in the artists’ alley downstairs in Mono and say hi! Our stall will be well-stocked with preloved costumes, wigs, manga, figures and accessories. Raine has also made a number of gorgeous Tsunami Kanzashis and Pudding has created a collection of fairytale inspired lockets, which will be onsale alongside our other wares.

This time spooky hoose will have their own stall, though we will be stocking their products again at LFCC (and a few new surprises besides) so don’t forget to visit them as well for fantastic lasercut goodies!

We’ll be cosplaying as usual, with the majority of the team in one of our favourites’ Hamsteak… er, Homestuck, with another Beta Kids group: Zomboi and Nickel reprising their roles as Dave and Jade, and Pudding switching from John to Rose. We’re also going to have SyntheticAudio and captaincreeds joining us as John and Bro respectively. Meanwhile Raine is letting her creative side out with her own version of Disney!Hipster, Merida.

Hope to see you there! :)

Sunny-Con A Go-Go!

With Sunnycon fast approaching (this weekend!) the Blood/Sugar team are very excited to be there. As usual, we’ve ended up with more than a few changes to the cosplay roster. We are now (mostly) packed and have definite plans:

Cardcaptor Sakura Gym Uniforms – Saturday – Raine as Sakura & Pudding as Tomoyo/Madison

Homestuck Beta Kids – Saturday – Nickel as Jade Harley & Zomboi as Dave Strider

Homestuck Alpha Kids – Sunday – Zomboi as Jake English, Pudding as Roxy Lalonde & Nickel as Jade Crocker

Barbie & The Rockers – Sunday – Raine as Barbie

And of course Zomboi & Pudding’ competition entry cosplay which are still a surprise (we hope a nice one).

Unfortunately spooky hoose has had to pull out at the last minute, but we will still have some of their fantastic  Keyrings to sell and there will be opportunities for you to purchase from their store when it comes online later this year and at other events including DOJ-Con, LFCC & Doki Doki Festival.

Because of this Blood/Sugar will have  a special guest cosplay staff member, Angelphie who has very kindly stepped in on short notice to help us out. Thank you Angie, you’re aces! :D