Friday, September 28, 2012
Maybe it was just that the generation I'm in now finally said "Enough!" and somehow we got into power. Now you see anime, cartoon, video games, you name it, on t-shirts, belts, purses, toys, hats, jewelry...whatever. They're like badges of honor. I see them on tattoos and in people who wear cosplay outside of conventions.
Would I have imagined myself Cosplaying a unicorn when I first headed into college 15 years ago? Well...maybe for Halloween. I remember my first unicorn costume was ridiculed. I found a horn at a costume shop and made up ears and the costume... I don't have pictures, thank goodness. ^_^; But things have changed quite a bit and with the aid of a few purchased items, and a new wardrobe too... There you go, Twilight Sparkle. I think I look younger than I am when I'm wearing it, which is okay since I feel young. Maybe everyone feels younger than they really are since they don't change too much once you get to a certain age. Unless you want to.
Today's new project was painting Pumpkin Butt. She's the pony that looks a lot like Golden Harvest, but I repainted a Pinkie Pie to make her. I really probably should have repainted an Apple Jack, but I wanted her to look different.
So there's my handmade collection: Derpy, Mitsuki, Punkin' (for short) and Vinyl Scratch (I like that nickname better).
Recently my pony collection has been updated, I just picked up Lyra Heartstrings. Also got more of the blind bags to include a few of the glow-in-the-dark versions, and a few of the others in Wave 3. Have a few more to pick up, but it's not too important to me at the moment. Right now I'm wishing I could win a limited edition pony from HotTopic... You know the 'unnamed' derpy pony. ^_^
Back to what I was saying earlier, just 15 years ago it probably would have been odd to see hundreds of people with huge pony collections. There'd be a few odd older women, maybe a few girls, and that's about it. Now these collections are actually owned by guys. I'm very envious of the dozens of them who own Derpy ponies. *sob* I got sad this morning, yes, I'm eccentric, I just thought that maybe I could win one. Actually, I know better, I don't win things. The last thing I won? Two tickets for Matchbox Twenty (in the rafters) and then my brother won tickets at the show to go backstage. I think we used up our luck then. ^_^
I may have some of my hand painted ponies with me at Tsubasacon in a few weeks. I'll be there with my Twilight Sparkle on and planning on having a pretty good time. ^_^