2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided


After PortCon Update:

PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19

If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.



Mixing Mythos
Can you have creatures from different mythologies in a horror story?




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I'm constantly mixing up mythologies. For example in one story I have a Phooka (Welsh/Scottish myth) marry an Aswang (Phillipian/South Pacific myth). My main character is a DiJinn (Persian myth) that lives in the frozen forests of Quebec. I've got an Inugami (Japanese myth) who's trekking across India.

The way I figure it.... regardless of the culture they came from, they all originated from/live on planet Earth, meaning they all have the potential to meet up, because who says a Yeti can't build a boat and sail to Hawaii for a vacation? Why must Genies always live in bottles? Who says Chupacabra only lives in Mexico? Humans move all over the planet so why can't the Monsters and Crypts do the same?

Then again, how do we know that Phooka, Aswang, Bunyip, Mothman, Jersey Devils, and Chupacabra are not all just cultural names for the same creature? Think about it: they are ALL black furred, shape-shifting, blood suckers? What's stopping you from saying they are all the same creature, and the different names are just a result of different cultures each describing the same thing?

Or, what if your story has a crazy Wizard who is opening up portals, and sucking creatures out of their native habitats, and putting them all in one place, because he thinks he needs to have one of each to sacrifice them all to the Elder Brain in order to call Tsathoggua, Yog-Sothoth, and Cthulhu into existence? (Uhm... yeah, I wrote that story as well... it didn't end well for the Wizard. He failed to consider how dangerous it was to have tons of Monsters in his tower all at once...major bloodbath, that wiped out the whole town, and killed the Wizard, long before any Elder Gods got a chance to be summoned.)

In short, I love mixing up my monster mythos. It's always fun, fun, fun to see how Monsters of various cultures will react to meeting each other.

Yeah... it's your story. Do what you want with it.




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