Anime Boston 2024
Tokyo Revengers Gathering

Date/Time: Sunday (Day 3) @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location: Hynes Room 109
Host: Lemon (Baji Keisuke)
Hey, all! I will be hosting the Tokyo Revengers Gathering at Anime Boston 2024. If you need to locate me in person that day of the gathering, I will be cosplaying as Baji Keisuke in his Toman uniform. If you need to reach me for any questions or concerns regarding the gathering, please refer to my social medias on the home page.While I will not be enforcing this rule, please at least consider censoring any Manji symbols on your uniforms. And of course, please make sure to be respectful to both the host and the attendees to the event.With that said, I look forward to meeting you all and hope we have fun at the gathering!Edit (March 12th, 2024):
I will have black duct tape for those who are graciously willing to use it to cover their manji symbols!
Edit (April 4th, 2024):Hello, everyone! I hope everyone got to get some rest after Anime Boston. First, I'd like to thank everyone who came - despite it being the last day of the con, I still did not expect that many people to come and every single one of you were so kind. It's been awhile since I've last hosted a cosplay gathering at a con, so I apologize if I'd seemed a bit disorganized, but I hope I still managed to make the gathering enjoyable for everyone overall!Secondly, below is the Google Drive link my good friend, Andy (@phoqphoto) has taken at the gathering. Please make sure to credit him for these photos when using/reposting them on any social media platforms.Link: Anime Boston 2024 - Tokyo Revengers GatheringLastly, if you were interested in purchasing the Manji patches from the Live Action movie, I will be posting them for sale on my Etsy linked on my home page on April 12th, 2024. And of course, if you need to reach me for any reason at all, please feel free to reach me via any of my social media linked on home page.Thank you a million times once again and I hope you all had an amazing Anime Boston 2024!Edit (April 10th, 2024):
Below is the link to another set of photos graciously taken by Charity (@honeymilk_photography) - please kindly make sure to also credit them for all the photos!
Link: Anime Boston 2024 - Tokyo Revengers Gathering

About Me

Name: Lemon
Age: 26
Pronouns: He/She/They (No preference)
Sexual Identity: Genderfluid
Race: Asian (Korean)
Language: English, Korean, Japanese
Location: Boston, MA (USA)
Occupation: Technical Support Lead (App Security)
Hobbies: Crafting, digital art, video games, music

Hi, there! My name is Lemon. I was born in South Korea, moved to the US as a kid, and lived in Alaska for nearly 20 years. I've been cosplaying since 2008, but took a hiatus from 2016 until 2022 when I moved from Anchorage, AK to Boston, MA.I mostly try to travel and attend nearby conventions in the New England area, but also some in the west coast occasionally. Regardless, you will always see me at Anime Boston every year for sure!If you recognize me at conventions, please feel free to say hello, chat, and take a photo with me! I absolutely enjoy meeting new friends especially at conventions and it's one of the main reasons why I attend them.I also draw fanart and sell fan-made merchandise on my online store (Etsy). I'd greatly appreciate it if you can at least take a moment to check it out!At the moment, I'm very much obsessed with Final Fantasy XIV, Yakuza, Jujutsu Kaisen, Tokyo Revengers, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. So, if you also happen to be into any of these, I'd love to chat with you about them!I am also fluent in English, Korean, and Japanese, so please feel free to converse with whichever of these three languages you're most comfortable with.

Experiences

con experiences:

I've been cosplaying and going to conventions since 2008. I couldn't travel to any out-of-state conventions until 2015 because I was still a minor and didn't have the best source of income to afford it. Therefore, I've only been to local conventions and cosplay events in Alaska prior to 2015. But now that I am an adult and moved to Massachusetts, I've been mostly traveling to New England/East Coast conventions.At conventions, I mainly attend cosplay gatherings, photoshoots, and go shopping at the Dealers Hall and Artist Alley. Depending on the topic, I will attend some panels throughout the day as well. And because I don't necessarily cosplay competitively, I only attend events such as cosplay competitions, the masquerades, etc. if my friends are participating in them.I am, however, thinking about participating in either cosplay chess and Death Match in the near future. I used to participate in cosplay chess annually at one of the local conventions back in Alaska. Seeing it again at Anime Boston when I moved to Massachusetts made me feel nostalgic!Other than that, I primarily attend conventions to simply hang out with friends, make new friends, show off my cosplays, and nerd out!

cosplay experiences:

For the most part, I purchase my cosplays off of online shops such as Doki Doki Cosplay, Taobao, etc. And depending on the costume, I'll sometimes try to improvise it myself. I have made a few cosplays entirely from scratch before, though. My cosplays of Hinamori Amu (Shugo Chara!), Hinamori Momo (Bleach), Homura Akemi (PMMM), Haku (Naruto), and Hide (X JAPAN) are some of the ones I've made entirely from scratch. I hope to make a couple more again soon!I also used to take wig commissions internationally as my main source of income earlier in the years. So, I feel my skills are definitely stronger in wig styling than costume making. While I do not take wig commissions anymore, I still enjoy styling wigs and offer to style them for free to close friends!As for makeup, I'm no professional but I'm always down to give people tips on cosplay makeup and makeup/skin care in general. I don't think I've actually started getting into cosplay makeup until around my fourth year of cosplaying. I used to go for more dramatic looks back then, but now I try to go for a more subtle/natural style while still giving the character... Character.

The top three are ones from 2013-2015 while the bottom three are more recent ones.

6-Year Hiatus

What happened between 2016 & 2022?

One of the two main reasons why I almost quit cosplaying was because I had entered college. Being a full-time student while also working part-time, I had no time to invest in my favorite hobby of cosplaying and going to conventions. The second reason requires a bit of a story.Prior to 2016, I used to go by a different cosplay alias, Ren-Chan Cosplay or Ren Kimura. I will admit - being immature as I was back then, I was more focused on becoming a "big name fan" in the cosplay community. So, I would primarily try to befriend other popular cosplayers in the community for that reason. There was one cosplayer I wanted to connect with, but no matter what I tried, they seemed far too intimidating and never welcoming. Because of this, I had been sharing my said impression of this cosplayer to other cosplay friends in my circle, but I tried to distance myself from them and mind my own business.One day, I was hosting a campaign on my cosplay page and realized a little late that this cosplayer was also doing a very similar campaign as I was. Not wanting to cause any misunderstanding, I went to send them a message until I saw a vague post they made, stating how they despised people copying their ideas. I immediately assumed this post was about me and felt bad, so I commented apologizing and that I'd be more than happy to take mine down and do something else. In response, they commented back stating it was not about me.However, they made yet another vague post immediately afterwards that clearly seemed targeted towards me, stating how annoying it is when people assume their vague posts is about them, "but if the shoe fits."That was when I got incredibly upset and blew up. I bad-mouthed about this cosplayer to someone, who I thought I could trust but ended up snitching on me, which led to the cosplayer and their circle to create a fake account under my cosplay alias with my cosplay photos and post embarrassing things. And this is what led me to leave the cosplay community for those six years.I will say, however, those six years gave me time to reflect not only on the unfortunate event, but also on myself - how I should portray myself in the community, how I should be cosplaying, who I should be friends with and who I shouldn't. While I can confidently say that I am glad to return to the community and enjoy my favorite hobby once again, I cannot say that the way I was bullied out of the community doesn't upset me to this day still. At the same time, I do wholeheartedly hope the cosplayer is doing better both as a person and in life.Sharing this story, I would also like to remind everyone that regardless of whether you're cosplaying as a hobby or as a profession - bullying or looking down on others is wrong. At the end of the day, we're all nerds simply expressing our love for the character and the series - there shouldn't be a place for any negativities like this.Also, if you happen to recognize me from my old alias... Hi. I hope you've been well. Please feel free to reach out to me on my social media(s) if you'd like to reconnect because I certainly wouldn't mind that - I'd love to reconnect! This stays true even if we didn't have the best interactions back then. From now on, I wish to just have fun cosplaying, going to conventions, meeting both old and new friends, and spreading positivity in the community.

Art

Art as a hobby

Aside from cosplaying, I also do digital art as a hobby! I no longer take commissions, but I do make fan-made merchandise and sell them on my online shop! If you'd like to support me and my hobby at all, please do check out my Etsy below. I mostly sell acrylic charms, buttons, and prints. If I ever do get a bigger audience in the market, I hope to sell more varieties of items such as pouches, clothings, enamel pins, and the likes!

Con Attendance

LIST OF PAST AND FUTURE CONS:

Con Attendance

LIST OF PAST AND FUTURE CONS:

2025:
Super MAGFest (1/23 ~ 1/26)
- Day 1: Wander from Shadow of the Colossus
- Day 2: Jamie Siu from Street Fighter 6
- Day 3: Cream from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Day 4: Rielle de Caulignont from Final Fantasy XIV
PAX East (5/8 ~ 5/11)
- Day 1: Wander from Shadow of the Colossus
- Day 2: Gaia from Final Fantasy XIV (Shadowbringers)
- Day 3: Jamie Siu from Street Fighter 6
- Day 4: Leona Kingscholar from Twisted Wonderland
Anime Boston (5/23 ~ 5/25)
- Day 0:
- Day 1: Kuzco from The Emperor's New Groove
- Day 2: Rengoku Kyojuro from Kimetsu no Yaiba
- Day 3:
Connecticon (July)
- Day 0:
- Day 1:
- Day 2:
- Day 3:
Otakon (August)
- Day 0:
- Day 1:
- Day 2:
- Day 3:

Con Attendance

LIST OF PAST AND FUTURE CONS:

2024:
Katsucon (2/16 ~ 2/18)
- Day 0: Nishikiyama Akira from Yakuza 0
- Day 1 AM: Chrollo Lucilfer from HUNTER x HUNTER
- Day 1 PM: Geto Suguru from Jujutsu Kaisen (Teacher AU)
- Day 2: Pantalone from Genshin Impact
- Day 3: Geto Suguru from Jujutsu Kaisen 2 (High School Uniform)
PAX East (3/21 ~ 3/24)
- Day 1: Jing Yuan from Honkai Rail Star
- Day 2: Pantalone from Genshin Impact
- Day 3: Rielle de Caulignont from Final Fantasy XIV
- Day 4: Nishikiyama Akira from Yakuza 0
Anime Boston (3/29 ~ 3/31)
- Day 1: Geto Suguru from Jujutsu Kaisen 0
- Day 2: Yue from Card Captor Sakura
- Day 3: Baji Keisuke from Tokyo Revengers (Toman Uniform)
FanimeCon (5/24 ~ 5/27)
- Day 0: Baji Keisuke from Tokyo Revengers (Middle School Uniform)
- Day 1: Baji Keisuke from Tokyo Revengers (Valhalla Uniform)
- Day 2: Leona Kingscholar from Twisted Wonderland
- Day 3: Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen (Lost in Paradise Version)
- Day 4: No Cosplay
Connecticon (7/18 ~ 7/21)
- Day 0: Fushiguro Megumi from Jujutsu Kaisen (Lost in Paradise Version)
- Day 1: Baji Keisuke from Tokyo Revengers (Toman Uniform)
- Day 2 AM: Jing Yuan from Honkai Rail Star
- Day 2 PM: Geto Suguru from Jujutsu Kaisen (Nurse Outfit)
- Day 3: Sugishita Kyoutarou from Wind Breaker
Otakon (8/2 ~ 8/4)
- Day 0: Sakiyama Youji from Sweet Pool
- Day 1: Sugishita Kyoutarou from Wind Breaker
- Day 2: Wander from Shadow of the Colossus
- Day 3: Rosarita Cisneros (Roberta) from Black Lagoon
PopCult Anime Con (8/24 ~ 8/25)
- Day 1: Tseng the Turk from Final Fantasy VII
- Day 2: Tsukishiro Yukito from Card Captor Sakura

Con Attendance

LIST OF PAST AND FUTURE CONS:

2023:
PAX East (Saturday, 3/25)
- Nishikiyama Akira from Yakuza 0
Anime Boston (4/7 ~ 4/9)
- Day 1: Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen
- Day 2 AM: Abbacchio Leone from JJBA Part 5
- Day 2 PM: Yamagishi Yukako from JJBA Part 4
- Day 3: Sakiyama Youji from Sweet Pool
Connecticon (7/20 ~ 7/23)
- Day 1: Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen
- Day 2: Yamagishi Yukako from JJBA Part 4
- Day 3: Rosarita Cisneros (Roberta) from Black Lagoon
- Day 4: Baji Keisuke from Tokyo Revengers (Schoolgirl Version from "Letter from Baji Keisuke")
Fan Expo Boston (Saturday, 8/5)
- Baji Keisuke from Tokyo Revengers (Casual Hawaiian Attire)
PopCult Anime Con (Saturday, 8/26)
- Geto Suguru from Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (KFC Breakup Version)
Pop Comic Con (10/7)
- Geto Suguru from Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 (Casual Attire)
KupoCon: Pom East (12/2)
- Penelo from Final Fantasy XII
- Rielle de Caulignont from Final Fantasy XIV (Winter Ball Attire)


2022:
Anime Boston (Saturday, 5/28)
- Tsukishiro Yukito from Card Captor Sakura

Con Attendance

LIST OF PAST AND FUTURE CONS:

2015:
Yuki Fest (1/17)
- Munakata Reisi from K
Alaska Gaming Convention (2/28)
- Reno the Turk from FFVII
Cosplay Craze (5/25)
- Haku from Spirited Away
Alaska Japanese Summer Festival (8/1)
- Sakata Gintoki from Gintama
Senshi-Con (9/26 ~ 9/27)
- Day 1: Haku from Naruto
- Day 2: Suoh Mikoto from K
Anime Expo (7/2 ~ 7/5)
- Day 1 AM: Shinomiya Kojirou from Shokugeki no Souma
- Day 1 PM: hide from X JAPAN
- Day 2 AM: Fushimi Saruhiko from K (Wedding Version)
- Day 2 PM: Fushimi Saruhiko from K
- Day 3 AM: Midorima Shintarou from Kuroko no Basuke
- Day 3 PM: Kuniyuki Akaashi from Touken Ranbu
- Day 4 AM: Tsukiyama Shuu from Tokyo Ghoul
- Day 4 PM: Tsukishima Kei from Haikyuu!!


2014:
Alaska Japanese Summer Festival (7/12)
- Hoozuki from Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Senshi-Con (9/27 ~ 9/28)
- Day 0: Tsukiyama Shuu from Tokyo Ghoul
- Day 1 AM: Tsukishima Kei from Haikyuu!!
- Day 1 PM: Ichinose Tokiya from Uta no Prince-sama
- Day 2 AM: Matsuoka Rin from Free!
- Day 2 PM: Fushimi Saruhiko from K


2013:
Senshi-Con (9/28 ~ 9/29)
- Day 1 AM: Armin Arlert from Attack on Titan
- Day 1 PM: Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Day 2 AM: Heiwajima Shizuo from Durarara!!
- Day 2 PM: Rhyme from The World Ends with You


2012:
Senshi-Con (9/29 ~ 9/30)
- Day 1: Roderich Edelstein from Hetalia
- Day 2: Hibari Kyoya from Katekyo Hitman Reborn!


2011:
Usagi-Con (2/5)
- Sonohara Anri from Durarara!!
Senshi-Con (9/24 ~ 9/25)
- Day 1: Roderich Edelstein from Hetalia
- Day 2: Heiwajima Shizuo from Durarara!!


2010:
Senshi-Con (3/20 ~ 3/21)
- Kagamine Rin from VOCALOID


2009:
Senshi-Con (2/21)
- Hinamori Momo from Bleach


2008:
Senshi-Con (2/23)
- Mew Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew
Aurora-Con (9/27 ~ 9/28)
- Day 1: Hinamori Amu from Shugo Chara!
- Day 2: Mew Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew

Cosplay Plans

- Menphina from Final Fantasy XIV
- Fray from Final Fantasy XIV
- Leo Aeolia from Saint Seiya (Gold Cloth version)
- Ardyn Izunia from Final Fantasy XV
- Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV
- Rosarita Cisneros (Roberta) from Black Lagoon (Maid version)
- Kamui Gakupo from VOCALOID
- Nishikiyama Akira from Yakuza Kiwami
- Okita Izo from Yakuza: Ishin!
- Sofie from Howl's Moving Castle
- Chihiro from Spirited Away
- Lambo Bovino from Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (Both Adult Versions)
- Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez from Bleach
- Jamie Siu from Street Fighter 6
- Wizard from Kamen Rider Wizard (Water Style)
- Natsuki's Avatar from Summer Wars
- Neuvillette from Genshin Impact
- Clow Reed from Card Captor Sakura
- Rengoku Kyoujurou from Kimetsu no Yaiba