|Recca-con 2004 had a
nicely packed weekend full panels and discussions to get involved with, many of them dealing
with cosplay, anime resources, and building new groups of friends who are into the Japanese
culture. Following are a couple of the panels LLNN managed to capture highlights of
during the weekend.
| Costume Construction and
Tips: Christy, Ashley, and
friends had plenty to discuss with the dedicated cosplay fans. Topics involved
constructing large foam heads, working with large props, building for comfort and ease of
transport, using boot covers, and using all sorts of wires, fabrics, and techniques to build
pretty much anything you can think of!
|| Gothic Lolitas: Judy of Stitchin' Babes and gal pal AJ Meow
were on hand to discuss the construction and exploding fandom over the elegant gothic lolita
craze in the cosplay community. Topics involved Victorian history, embellishing for
style and flare, being extra picky on the bows and pleats, playing with all kinds of wigs,
dress styles, and petticoats, and adding accessories like purses, hats, and gloves.
| Cosplay Around the World: Liz, Maiyu, and Zhin from Singapore showed
local fans all about the cosplay world celebrated in Singapore and other asian cities.
Through video showings taped at various mini-conventions, fans got to see glimpses into how
the overseas fans do their cosplay shows, parade the best hall cosplays, and generally have
|| Basic Art with Christy: Artist veteran Christy was on hand to show and
tell about how to evolve from an aspiring talent to seasoned artist. With portfolio in
hand, she discussed ways to learn and improve drawing techniques for eyes, hands, body,
shapes, and applying extra things like highlights, coloring, and advanced shaping for real
| Real Life Comics: WebComic guests Greg Dean and
Liz van Buskirk led a big discussion on the ongoing
story with Real Life Comics. Topics involved the basic
storyline, characters, idea process, and how they like to
portray real life to comic form.
[Panels and Discussions]