Aimsee and Keira fighting by artist Pop-Lee

Since I came up with the idea of creating my own Original Character, I collaborated with a lot of great artists from all around the world. One of the very first artists I hired to draw my OC Aimsee was Pop-Lee. He’s the man behind the designs of my 2 Aimsee mousepads, the art of the dakimakura and the cute chibi I used to make some flyers and online advertisement. Pop-Lee is a loyal and important collaborator in the development of my Aimsee project and I appreciate his talent a lot.

After a certain time, I decided to create Keira, another original character, so Aimsee would have a friend… or an enemy! And Pop-Lee made his version of Keira and Aimsee fighting! Take the time to look at all the details in the background. This piece, with its deep colors, is simply incredible. 

        

This  artwork is available as a print on my online store, as well as the mousepads and dakimakura. The perfect sexy Christmas gifts for a friend… or for yourself!  ;) www.store.mcbourbonnais.com

Check out Pop-Lee’s work :

Instagram: @popleeart

Deviantart: http://pop-lee.deviantart.com

 

 

10-year career: attending NYCC 2011 and photoshoot for the FHM Philippines

Celebrating my 10-year career! Another great memory, bringing you back to October 2011: attending NYCC with my friend Riddle and doing a photoshoot with photographer Jay Tablante for the magazine FHM Philippines. THAT was unexpected… and awesome!  My Ms Marvel costume is an example of a latex costume I was able to make all by myself thanks to the teaching from Polymorphe. (See my Sue Storm post from a few days ago to discover how I learned how to work with latex.) My Disco Dazzler was incredible, with the roller skates covered in small mirror pieces… I wore it only once. Maybe I should wear it again eventually.

 

10-year career: Dragon Con 2011 and the 2012 Cosplay for a Cause Calendar

Celebrating my 10-year career! Here’s a great memory from 2011: attending Dragon Con with my friend Riki and promoting the 2012 Cosplay for a Cause Calendar.

After the tsunami in Japan in 2011, my friend Riki wanted to organise something to help raising funds for Japan. She came up with the idea of doing a cosplay calendar featuring various cosplayers all dressed up in Japanese anime characters. I made my Yoko cosplay especially for this. We all contributed to sell as many calendars as we could and all the proceeds were given to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Very little people know this, but it’s during Dragon Con 2011 and NYCC 2011 that they filmed a first pilot for the American TV show Heroes of Cosplay. I was part of the pilot, but as a Canadian Citizen without a working visa for the USA, they didn’t keep me for the final show. I was disappointed, but not surprised. TV opportunities would come later in my life.

 

Cool Keira animated GIF by artist Boobella

Remember these super cool and incredibly sexy animated GIF of Aimsee? If you haven’t seen them, check out my previous posts. :) And now here’s some more! This time, artist Boobella made a version of Keira, capoeira style! Enjoy!

And as a bonus, here’s the analglyph version.

To see more of Boobella’s work, check out these links:

(NSFW) http://boobella.deviantart.com/

(NSFW) http://melona-boobella.tumblr.com/

10-year career – Toronto Fan Expo 2011 and the Sunshine Girl Photoshoot

Celebrating my 10-year career! Back to August 2011 when I attended Toronto Fan Expo with the Heroes of the North team. This is where I met Jack Boland, photographer for the Toronto Sun, a Canadian newspaper. Jack was there to take pics for an article about the comiccon, but when he saw me, he offered to shoot me for the Sunshine Girl. Every Friday, the Toronto Sun publishes a girl’s picture on its back cover, the Sunshine Girl. That night, after the convention, I did a photoshoot that ended up at 2am. Having my picture on the back cover of a major Canadian newspaper and through the country online on the websites of the Winnipeg Sun, the Edmonton Sun, the Calgary Sun and the Ottawa Sun was one of the best exposure I had in Western Canada and Ontario.

By chance I had in my luggages this dress and purple lingerie I could use for this improvised photoshoot!

Photographer (for the glamour pics): Jack Boland
Latex outfit from Heroes of the North made by Polymorphe

10 year career – Memories from 2011: Otakuthon with Yaya Han

Celebrating my 10-year career! Back to August 2011. It’s my friend Riki (Riddle) who introduced me to Yaya Han during Dragon Con 2010. In 2011, Yaya was received as a cosplay guest by Otakuthon, a Japanese anime convention in Montreal, QC. Yaya remembered that I was from the province of Quebec and invited me to spend the weekend at Otakuthon with her husband and her. I was honored that she thought of me and accepted her invitation. It was only the 2nd time I was attending Otakuthon and I had sewed 2 cute costumes for the event, Eureka from Eureka 7 and Hiyori Sarugaki from Bleach. I was pleased to find that old pic of me with Yaya and a lovely French Canadian cosplayer and seamstress who’s been a loyal fan for many years, Maude Biskuit!

I knew that Yaya was planning to do a Catwoman cosplay, possibly in latex since she had seen my latex Sue Storm costume from NYCC 2010. So while she was in Montreal, I introduced her to the people of Polymorphe, the latex clothing company that made my Sue Storm costume. (Check out my previous posts for the complete story about Polymorphe and my Sue Storm costume.) That weekend, we hanged out together and Yaya could order her custom made black latex catsuit.

I met Yaya again later that year at Orlando Megacon. Here we are posing with our Polymorphe latex suits. Thanks again to Polymorphe’s team and their skilled little hands!

 

10-year career – Grand Rire 2011

Celebrating my 10-year career! Back to summer 2011: I made an appearance in a stand-up comedy show with 3 very well known stand-up comedians from the province of Quebec, Anthony Kavanagh, Maxim Martin and François Massicotte. The performance was part of a one week event called Le Grand Rire, a series of shows featuring many stand-up comedians and which was presented in Quebec City every year. Le Grand Rire is also broadcasted on TV in Quebec. The logo you see in the bottom of each pic is the one of a TV channel called Radio-Canada.

This performance was particulary funny because one of the stand-up comedians slipped, disappeared in the jacuzzi and came out of it covered with soap foam. This performance was part of the best moments and bloopers of Grand Rire 2011. I kept the bikini as a souvenir!

10-year career – People Australia Magazine March 2011

Celebrating my 10-year career! Souvenir pics from March 2011: I was published in the Australian People magazine! A female Australian photographer was traveling with her husband to organize photoshoots with glamour models around the world for various men’s magazines in Australia. She stopped by Montreal and I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with her. :) Working with a female photographer (who had also been a model before, if I remember correctly) was a different experience. There are not a lot of female photographers in the glamour industry. I was very happy to be published in a magazine on the other side of the planet! lol

Photographer: Dylan Keyes