Mikomi Chan is creating Photography, Modeling, Costuming, Gaming Livestreams
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patrons

$106
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Hi ladies and gents! I'm Mikomi Chan, and I'm a cosplayer turned costume designer and fabricator! I started cosplaying when I was getting ready to start my junior year in college, and it has been a roller coaster ever since. I have always been heavily influenced by video games, anime, and comic books, and may aspects of geek culture have been some of my favorite things in life. I've been an active cosplayer since 2011, but my technical first cosplay was Princess Zelda for Spirit Week in middle school back in the early 2000s.

Cosplaying just kind of came out of the blue for me. With one of my friends from high school, we decided to go to Otakon for our first ever convention. We were the most excited weeb trash you could possibly imagine; we had individual highlighted copies of Otakon's panel schedule the day they came out. We had everything all taken care of for the con WAAAAAAY far in advance, and about a month and a half out from the con, we were like "Should we cosplay? People do that at cons, right?" So we decided to quickly buy some cosplays off eBay and cosplay for the first time ever. It was the weirdest feeling for me to walk from the parking garage to the BCC, but once we got there, it was so amazing. There were dozens of others in cosplays, just like us, and it was almost like a child going to Disney for the first time. Needless to say, I had an amazing time, and it got me hooked.

Now, fast forward six years later, and a lot has changed for me. I am out of college, I've gotten married, and I've created my own spawn! The one thing that has remained constant through all of this has been cosplay. Through this time period, I've developed skills in sewing, foam work, design, weathering, metal casting, leatherwork, and woodwork. I actually have completed a formal apprenticeship for leatherwork and woodwork for theater and film fabrication. I make most of my own costumes, and I have a successful design and fabrication operation within the cosplay community. I have won awards both in and outside of the cosplay community for costumery, and my work has been featured in all forms of media including magazines, newspapers, television, film, websites, and art galleries. I've even been brought in as a guest lecture to local colleges to speak about costumery and cosplay. Occasionally I also appear at conventions across the country as a cosplay guest!

What I want to accomplish with this Patreon is to gain more support for my online ventures in the cosplay community. I've recently taken up streaming on Twitch, so I can help teach others things about costuming, and I use it as a platform to do monthly tutorials for specific character cosplays. Another thing I want to do with this Patreon is do more donator specific content. I think it'd be a really cool idea to do cosplay requests. I always get so many cosplay requests every year, most of the time for characters I already wanted to cosplay anyways, but the only thing that has been keeping me from making these cosplays has been money. Needless to say, with a family and the many monetary responsibilities that goes with a family, I have a very limited budget for making my own cosplays. Last year I funded almost two cosplays from Patreon, and I'd love to be able to fund more cosplays from Patreon ^_^

Tiers
Great People
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every dollar helps! With this donation, you will receive access to my progress photos, secret cosplay status, early access to photoshoot images, and video messages on cosplay progress.
Cool People
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You will receive access to exclusive progress photos and videos of my cosplay progress. You will also receive one free, signed and personalized postcard of one of my prints a month.
Supporters of the Twitching
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You will recieve access to all of the previous tiers as well as permanent access to my Discord channel! You can pop in on my streams, and you can hit me up when I'm online for general cosplay construction help and advice. 
Partisan of Pinups
$15 or more per month 4 patrons
You have access to everything in my previous tiers as well as access to my Patreon exclusive pinup shoots! I love pinup, and it's one of my favorite genres of modeling, makeup, fashion, you name it! You also will recieve a high res image file of your choosing from my monthly pinup shoot as well as a one of a kind, signed polaroid from each shoot.
Threshold of Awesomeness
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
You have access to everything in the previous tiers as well as one, one hour Google Hangout a month to ask me any costuming questions you have! 
Generous Gamers
$50 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
This is for you guys that like my Twitch channel and also want to play games with me! Once a week (normally on a weekend day), I'll have time set aside to game with you all in a stream! We can play one of my FPS games on the XBox One, and we can do party chat! I'll have you added to my XB Live friends list, and I'll organize a time and day with you in advance each week to attempt to fit in with your schedule. You will also get added to my Twitch Discord, and I'll have you listed as an amazing supporter in my "Donations" panel on my Twitch page! 
Maximum Effort
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
You are amazeballs and make me gross sob with happiness.


In this tier, you recieve access to all of my previous tiers, plus you get to be apart of a monthly poll between my other "Maximum Effort" tier patrons. For the first two days of every month, I will take one suggestion from every patron in this level, and I will compile them into a poll. Whichever one has the most votes amongst you all by the end of week one, I will make and photograph by the end of the month. As an added bonus, I will include high res files for three of the images from the shoot to send to you to use as wallpapers, backgrounds, and personal prints.

Goals
$106 of $400 per month
This will make doing on location, private shoots much more viable for me. This will be enough to pay photographers for their time, for me to travel to a good location for shoots, as well as help fund new cosplays, makeup, and outfits for shoots. This is the goal I need to reach in order to make you pinup fans very happy campers ^_^
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Hi ladies and gents! I'm Mikomi Chan, and I'm a cosplayer turned costume designer and fabricator! I started cosplaying when I was getting ready to start my junior year in college, and it has been a roller coaster ever since. I have always been heavily influenced by video games, anime, and comic books, and may aspects of geek culture have been some of my favorite things in life. I've been an active cosplayer since 2011, but my technical first cosplay was Princess Zelda for Spirit Week in middle school back in the early 2000s.

Cosplaying just kind of came out of the blue for me. With one of my friends from high school, we decided to go to Otakon for our first ever convention. We were the most excited weeb trash you could possibly imagine; we had individual highlighted copies of Otakon's panel schedule the day they came out. We had everything all taken care of for the con WAAAAAAY far in advance, and about a month and a half out from the con, we were like "Should we cosplay? People do that at cons, right?" So we decided to quickly buy some cosplays off eBay and cosplay for the first time ever. It was the weirdest feeling for me to walk from the parking garage to the BCC, but once we got there, it was so amazing. There were dozens of others in cosplays, just like us, and it was almost like a child going to Disney for the first time. Needless to say, I had an amazing time, and it got me hooked.

Now, fast forward six years later, and a lot has changed for me. I am out of college, I've gotten married, and I've created my own spawn! The one thing that has remained constant through all of this has been cosplay. Through this time period, I've developed skills in sewing, foam work, design, weathering, metal casting, leatherwork, and woodwork. I actually have completed a formal apprenticeship for leatherwork and woodwork for theater and film fabrication. I make most of my own costumes, and I have a successful design and fabrication operation within the cosplay community. I have won awards both in and outside of the cosplay community for costumery, and my work has been featured in all forms of media including magazines, newspapers, television, film, websites, and art galleries. I've even been brought in as a guest lecture to local colleges to speak about costumery and cosplay. Occasionally I also appear at conventions across the country as a cosplay guest!

What I want to accomplish with this Patreon is to gain more support for my online ventures in the cosplay community. I've recently taken up streaming on Twitch, so I can help teach others things about costuming, and I use it as a platform to do monthly tutorials for specific character cosplays. Another thing I want to do with this Patreon is do more donator specific content. I think it'd be a really cool idea to do cosplay requests. I always get so many cosplay requests every year, most of the time for characters I already wanted to cosplay anyways, but the only thing that has been keeping me from making these cosplays has been money. Needless to say, with a family and the many monetary responsibilities that goes with a family, I have a very limited budget for making my own cosplays. Last year I funded almost two cosplays from Patreon, and I'd love to be able to fund more cosplays from Patreon ^_^

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Tiers
Great People
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every dollar helps! With this donation, you will receive access to my progress photos, secret cosplay status, early access to photoshoot images, and video messages on cosplay progress.
Cool People
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You will receive access to exclusive progress photos and videos of my cosplay progress. You will also receive one free, signed and personalized postcard of one of my prints a month.
Supporters of the Twitching
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You will recieve access to all of the previous tiers as well as permanent access to my Discord channel! You can pop in on my streams, and you can hit me up when I'm online for general cosplay construction help and advice. 
Partisan of Pinups
$15 or more per month 4 patrons
You have access to everything in my previous tiers as well as access to my Patreon exclusive pinup shoots! I love pinup, and it's one of my favorite genres of modeling, makeup, fashion, you name it! You also will recieve a high res image file of your choosing from my monthly pinup shoot as well as a one of a kind, signed polaroid from each shoot.
Threshold of Awesomeness
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
You have access to everything in the previous tiers as well as one, one hour Google Hangout a month to ask me any costuming questions you have! 
Generous Gamers
$50 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
This is for you guys that like my Twitch channel and also want to play games with me! Once a week (normally on a weekend day), I'll have time set aside to game with you all in a stream! We can play one of my FPS games on the XBox One, and we can do party chat! I'll have you added to my XB Live friends list, and I'll organize a time and day with you in advance each week to attempt to fit in with your schedule. You will also get added to my Twitch Discord, and I'll have you listed as an amazing supporter in my "Donations" panel on my Twitch page! 
Maximum Effort
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
You are amazeballs and make me gross sob with happiness.


In this tier, you recieve access to all of my previous tiers, plus you get to be apart of a monthly poll between my other "Maximum Effort" tier patrons. For the first two days of every month, I will take one suggestion from every patron in this level, and I will compile them into a poll. Whichever one has the most votes amongst you all by the end of week one, I will make and photograph by the end of the month. As an added bonus, I will include high res files for three of the images from the shoot to send to you to use as wallpapers, backgrounds, and personal prints.