We've been following the fortunes of
Squad Six Cosplayers,
as they prepared to host
Resurrecting L: Death Note 10th Anniversary
panel at Ichibancon 7
in North Carolina.
Here is how they got on.
Since then, Ohba and Obata's story has become an institution, we hope we did it justice.
Ichibancon's Resurrecting L: Death Note 10th Anniversary panel happened on January 1st 2016, at 11pm. We should have finished by midnight, but the buzz was awesome and we were having so much fun discussing the new media developments for Death Note. We almost ran well over time!
Here's how it all played out. But first the cosplay and, created from scratch, a dress for Misa Amane.
Lara Sizemore: Cosplay Misa Misa Suicide Dress
Founder Lara Sizemore opted to cosplay Misa Amane. She explained, "I chose to do Misa's Last dress/suicide dress instead of her usual ensemble as sort of a nod to our title. It took me two weeks to complete the dress but I am very proud of it. The ribbons are all appliquéd on." She makes it sound so easy.
As for the rest, they were in Death Note costume too!
Death Note Cosplay for Squad Six Cosplayers at Ichibancon 7
Kicking in the New Year with a Death Note Panel at Ichibancon January 1st 2016
The event was very well attended. Despite its late hour, three quarters of the venue was full.
It was great fun! With a tremendous amount of audience participation too.
We had five grand prize questions with the winners awarded a very L-inspired Death Note prize. It was a dessert glass with his iconic monograph printed on the side.
Inside was a pile of chocolate/apple flavoured candy, plus two bubblegums with wrappers sporting bright red eyes - shinigami eyes, if we ever saw them. In addition, those correctly guessing the answer received a packet of chips (crisps for our European readers) and an apple.
Nor were we the only ones in cosplay. There were several others in the audience, including a few in Death Note cosplay.
Cayanna Carma Takes on Light Yagami for Ichibancon's Death Note Panel
One of our great coups was to have famed cosplayer Cayanna Carma as our special guest at the Death Note Ichibancon panel.
She is renowned throughout the North Carolinian cosplay circuit for the realism that she brings to her roles. Cayanna Carma didn't just dress as Light Yagami, she became him.
It was in the subtleties, of which no photograph will ever adequately convey, no matter how many taken of her in action.
It really felt like Kira sitting there, ramrod straight and charming. Watching everyone and reacting, as Light Yagami might believably react, to all that occurred. Serious, even in the face of Sara's shenanigans as L.
Her presence went down a storm with the crowd, just as we hoped it would. In fact, many of those there might have attended simply to watch Cayanna Carma cosplay Kira.
Sitting alongside her on the panel, interacting like we were with Light Yagami himself, was certainly a pleasure for Squad Six Cosplayers.
Once again, we thank Cayanna Carma for being our very special guest at Ichibancon 7's Resurrecting L: Death Note 10th Anniversary panel, and hope that these pictures provide some glimpse of what it was like watching our star cosplayer perform on the night.
They included the L cosplayer pictured left - our old friend Christian Morrison in costume and character - and another Misa Misa too.
That's it for Squad Six Cosplayers! I hope you've enjoyed our Cosplayer Chronicles on Death Note News.
Thank you for reading!