Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

Monday, August 25, 2014

CosPlay? Con?

I had a restful day today, visiting with my granddaughter, Kayleigh. She is home from a year in Taiwan and will start her senior year next week!  She is crazy about cosplay. Cosplay or costume play has become popular with worldwide clubs and conventions for dressing up like your favorite anime character.  And not always anime characters--sometimes manga, comic, or film characters.  Kayleigh is attending a Con (convention) this weekend as the anime character Clear. She modeled her costume for us and spend the afternoon working on her makeup techniques!  I had never heard of Cosplay before about a year ago, when she got interested in it.  I know that I won't describe it correctly, but it seems it is for people who are interested in anime (animated cartoons--mostly of the Japanese sort). Anime characters usually have oversized heads and large eyes.  Even her wallet depicts anime characters! And Kayleigh loves to draw them too!

Wallet including pink yoyo pin that I made for her today

Her favorite character is a boy that is dressed like this picture and carries a clear umbrella and a gas mask!? (Don't ask me, I just don't know the story!) But none-the-less, isn't she cute in her wig and costume!!?

Klee as Clear

Clear character's flower crown
Klee, short spelling of her name that she likes,  usually wears purple contacts, especially purchased, to further accent the character's eyes.  Also, note that her eyebrows are whited to give more definition to the eyes.

Kayleigh earns the money to pay for her costumes and expenses for her interest!  We are sooooo proud of her!
G'Pa and Klee
Sure is fun having Kayleigh (Klee) home 
from her exchange in Taiwan!


  1. Sweet girl and fun looking! as artist I'm definatelly appreciate her unique look here :)

  2. I've heard Cosplay is popular among teenagers and that some go to huge lengths to get the look just right :) Kayleigh did a fantastic job with her costume and make up! Cool purple contacts :) I hope she has great fun at the convention!

  3. What fun spending time with Klee. Love her costume. I'd never heard of CosPlay.

  4. She is absolutely adorable! I haven't ever cosplayed at a Con, but do watch the show on Syfy which follows a few people that compete in several.