I’m running short this month and am cutting it close on having enough money to pay my health insurance premium (which if not paid on time I lose for good thanks to how coverage under COBRA works) so I’m selling some of my anime and manga stuff that I can bear to part with to help raise some money. Since I need the money quickly I prefer payment by Paypal, but am not totally against other forms of payment so you can ask if you’d like. (Please E-mail me (Note: you will need to remove the obviously extra text from the address before you can send) to ask.) I’ll probably be adding some more stuff to this over the weekend so you might want to check back. As things are sold I’ll indicate that they’re no longer available as well. Anything I can’t sell directly I’ll most likely put up on eBay later. Shipping will be whatever the actual shipping costs are and I will ship internationally. Just E-mail me to let me know what you want.
It’s time for Halloween again, a holiday custom made for cosplay if there ever was one, at least the way it’s celebrated in the United States. Even though most of us in the US associate Halloween with kids wearing costumes and going trick-or-treating for candy, the practice of wearing costumes is fairly recent historically. According to the Wikipedia entry on Halloween, wearing costumes or masks didn’t really occur until 1900. It was only in the 1950s that Halloween masks started being mass produced and the holiday changed to what we know it as today. In the 1990s companies started to commercialize Halloween even further and started selling more, and more varied, decorations in addition to costumes and masks.