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The photographer who took this prefers that I do not re-upload this as a deviation, so here's a link to it instead:…

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Rin Dunois
United States
I have been a cosplayer since May 2011 and have continued to do so ever since. I found cosplay to be an activity where I can disregard the constraints of reality. I still consider myself a novice as I do not typically make my own outfits, but I do plan to take on DIY projects for future cosplays.

I have also taken up photography since April 2012. I typically do spontaneous, figure, macro, and portrait photography as well as some photojournalism for events and such. To be honest, I tend to shy away from getting my picture taken when I'm not in cosplay.

I am an avid player of trading card games as well, particularly Yu-Gi-Oh!, Weiss Schwarz, and Cardfight!! Vanguard and a contributor to the website, Trigger Capital, which specializes in the latter.

I am a contributor for Mission Start Podcast, a webzine for anything related to anime, video games, conventions, and the like, so I'll put links to anything I write for that website onto my journal.

You can find me at a good number of conventions throughout Northern and Southern California. If you have any suggestions, requests, or anything of the sort, don't be hesitant about them!

More of my cosplay and photography work that I do not feature here can be found at:
All right, it has been over a year since I last wrote a journal entry, and until I come up with more deviations to upload onto here, why not write a much overdue update of sorts?

Newfound adoration for "Love Live! School Idol Project" aside, with "Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate" airing now, I have been tempted for the longest time to get Sendou Aichi's outfit from that arc done. Maybe with :iconxdragonbladex:'s help after returning from vacation overseas, there is a chance that I could get it done before Yaoi-Con next month! Speaking of Yaoi-Con, I would probably attend only one day because money and time reasons plus I don't think I have cosplays to fit with the theme of the convention. I mean I guess Friday of Yaoi-Con happens to fall on Minami Kotori's birthday and one of the guests of honor, Reika, happens to be quite the big "Love Live!" fan herself, so a Honoka cosplay cannot hurt. And hey, maybe this Honoka might have what it takes to get the world renowned cosplayer to jump on becoming a school idol! Well, maybe if I sell some stuff I no longer care too much about, I might be down to attend all 3 days!

No Japan Expo USA (or Anime California for that matter) for me this year, by the way. I made no preparations for the event nor do I want to spend the money in transportation and registration costs.

As for later events, Pacific Media Expo will close off my conventions for 2014. I will most likely be re-wearing cosplays I already have (Final list to be determined) unless I can get in touch with a friend of mine to finish something we were supposed to debut for Anime Expo 2014 (If you follow my Facebook Page, you would know what I am referring to.). 2015 will most likely stay the usual lineup of Anime Los Angeles and FanimeCon in the earlier half of the year unless college decides to screw with me and force me out of the loop. That said, assuming we don't end up having to find any replacements, I should be a part of a complete µ's cosplay group for Anime Expo 2015, this time as the girls in their "それは僕たちの奇跡" outfits and hopefully getting down and performing the dance sequence for the opening cut at the least!

To close it off before this becomes too long of a read, I want to bring up an achievement I have made very recently during my cosplay career I thought I would never be able to achieve because of how subpar of a cosplayer I am compared to everyone else who gets featured in these, but yes, I have FINALLY made a proper appearance in a cosplay music video that I actually know the link of (I was SUPPOSED to appear in one taken at Anime Expo 2013 with :iconparadoxalkitsune: and another taken at Anime Los Angeles 2014, but I never received or found the links for those.)! Thank you, again, :iconjgp-media: (Rave2theJ Photography),  for the opportunity! That said, in order to promote myself some more (Yes, I am fully aware that cosplay should be for fun and not for popularity, but it does not hurt to get more recognition, right?), I will get down to designing and ordering cosplay cards some time soon, so I may upload some prototype designs onto here, my Facebook Page, or both, and I would really appreciate some input on those!

Until next time! Expect some deviations to start flowing in again some time soon! Hopefully it wouldn't be too long of a wait!
  • Listening to: That song I mentioned in this journal
  • Reading: Kuroshitsuji, Attack on Titan, Kingdom, Love Stage
  • Watching: CFV, Love Stage!!, Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus
  • Playing: Love Live! School Idol Festival

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byzho Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
SailorV-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
:huggle: :3 hope all is well with you Honoka-Chan :heart:
RinDunois Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
I've gone through some rough times, and I'm on the verge of recovering, but I am doing well now! 

Thanks for asking! 

(Now to find stuff to fill my deviantArt up with again, haha!)
SailorV-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
:huggle: glad your alright, was worried for you :iconsnuggleplz: Glad all is well :3 looking forward to seeing more awesome sauce photos from you.
SailorV-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
:huggle: thank you for the watch Honoka-chan :heart: ^w^
RinDunois Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
No, thank you for your great kigurumi work! Looking forward to seeing more! 
SailorV-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
^w^ :huggle:
byzho Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Happy Birthday!! Party Have your cake and eat it too
RinDunois Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thank you! 
LittleTokio Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
omfg rin!! you found me!! TTuTT
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