The Lily Files
Changing of the Guard

We are taking a break.

We purposely didn’t update you upcoming to Supanova because we want to see if Lil-Ole were able to have one convention without causing drama. It was out Control test, A period of holding back and wait and see if anything happens if we do nothing.

And we all saw how that went.

New Staff have proven themselves in dealing with the latest batch of submissions.

In the next few weeks we will be changing the face of The Lily Files.

What to expect? An actual FAQ for starters. Easier reference to find certain posts. Also a more hard nosed attitude. Don’t like what you see, change it in the scene or ignore it.

We will only give new posts connected to submissions, which naturally come to us as a tsunami of drama that is caused by the actions of Lil-Ole.

We will answer questions when we return with our new format!

Supanova Sydney MNCC Special - Part 7: DRAMA

As with everything done by Lil-Ole there must be DRAMA, heck if it wasn’t for the DRAMA, this tumblr wouldn’t exsist.

As for the “anti- bullying” - here are some quotes from various submitters

Out of context my ass, it’s because of her andher MNCC “support group” that I chose to hold off from entering this year.

Lily and Nicole have constantly made me feel unwelcome at various cosplay events making suggestions that I did not spend enough on my cosplay, or that I was trying to be too sexy.

After seeing their latest effort I’ve realised they are full of shit. I’m cheap? At least I can bone my bustiers and corsets securely!

I cannot find the correct words to express how the reporter showed Narcissa and Nicole for who they really are. Sure this reporter got some stuff wrong ( MSM come on) but Narcissa and Nicole, they never stop whinging, they constantly put down others to make themselves look good, they are condencesing, they are liars, their “support groups” are a lie. They don’t get picked on because of the fact Narcissa is a large girl. They get picked on because they are arseholes. They are the bullies.

The Australian Cosplay Community doesn’t tolerate bullies, Lil-Ole troll it constantly, making newbs and not-so- new feel uncomfortable if they don’t do things their way or agree with them. If you disagree with them in anyway you are instantly labelled a bully. The Community wants them gone. That is why they [Lil-Ole] cop shit.
 

Retracted but back with a vengence…

Supanova Sydney MNCC Special - Part 6: The Article

The bullies behind the bizarre world of Cosplay

The bullies behind the bizarre world of Cosplay

Jun 25, 2013 10:04am
http://www.optuszoo.com.au/news/top/news-com-au/the-bullies-behind-the-bizarre-world-of-cosplay/935201 via News.com.au

GEEKS from all walks of life have celebrated their passion for pop culture at fan convention Supanova in Sydney over the weekend.

The convention is where enthusiasts of Cosplay, a Japanese-coined term short for “costume role-play”, come together to dress up as their favourite characters from TV shows, films, comics and video games.

One of those people is Nicole. She is on stage lip-synching a TLC song with her girlfriend Narcissa - both dressed up in costumes based on the fantasy series Once Upon A Time - when she pauses, and pulls out an egagement ring.

The audience cheers for the pink and green haired duo as Narcissa tears up, turning her face away from the crowd, trying to keep it together. In this arena at Olympic Park they aren’t ‘weirdos’ or ‘freaks’. Everyone is behind them.

But despite the applause Nicole says Cosplay communities aren’t as supportive as you’d think.

"I’ve been bullied for eight years because I’m a large girl," says Nicole. "Cosplay has a very seedy side and very nasty side. It’s basically a glorified beauty pageant.

"Because Australia is so small, gossip flies around the country very quickly. People are so busy putting each other down to try to gain an edge in the competition."

Narcissa and Nicole have been running Cosplay support groups on Facebook for years to try to reverse the trend.

"Anyone can go in and talk to each other, we all support each other and help each other. We’re trying to bring the sportsmanship back into this competition," Nicole said.

Daniel Zachariou, event director at pop culture convention Supanova told news.com.au that he was “quite flummoxed” at the news that cosplay participants have been bullying each other.

"This is news to me," he said. "I’m sad to hear about those individuals who have been casting aspersions on a really good form of entertainment and fun. I would ask that they cease to do it and go somewhere else."

Zachariou said he would be looking into instances of bullying, and said that the cosplay community was usually “wonderful and inclusive”, whether it’s people teaching each other how to design a good costume or competing or getting together with friends at the various expos around the country.

"Cosplay is one of the core activities of Supanova and of course we support all cosplayers, so to hear of this bullying, it’s something I’m really surprised at."

The Supanova director theorised that perhaps as the popularity of cosplay increases thanks to shows like Doctor Who and The Big Bang Theory, the more people it attracts, increasing the chances of “bad eggs” poisoning the event.

"I guess unfortunately you get good and bad types in every society - every family even - so you’re going to have some bad eggs," he said. "We hope to extract them nice and quickly and get back to the spirit that Cosplay is meant to be done in".

Narcissa and Nicole have been competing in the two major Cosplay championships, Mad Men National Cosplay Competition and the World Cosplay Summit, for years.

Naturally, the pair plan to have a Once Upon A Time themed wedding.

After being awarded runner-up three times, they are hoping for first place at their next competition on the 30th of June.

But even if they don’t win, Narcissa says she’s not going to stop because she owes it to the next generation of cosplayers to show them that things can be different.

"Shows like Star Trek and The Big Bang Theory helped cosplay become mainstream," she said. "They really helped the poor little geeks.

"I was raised on Star Trek, and I grew up in a household where sci-fi and cosplay were encouraged but not everyone grew up in those environments.

"Nic and I want to show people that it’s OK to be different. Things can be different."

Supanova Sydney MNCC Special - Part 5: The Publicity

Check www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/supanova-cosplay-convention-a-8216glorified-beauty-pageant8217/story-e6frfrt9-1226669465609 - very interesting to see Lily’s “side” of the story!!

Indeed it was Anon,

Retracted with lighting speed too. I guess being quoted as saying cosplay is a “glorified-beauty-pageant” doesn’t make sense when you are competing.

More very soon

Supanova Sydney MNCC Special - Part 4: The “Proposal”

I don’t want my name revealed

The proposal was a publicity stunt, Narcissa and Nicole hatched it as part of their post skit interview so they could get everyone to go “Awwwwhhh” after their shit skit.

I remember them discussing the Wai-Con proposal (1st con of the year and first con proposal for 2013) got so much attention, then several other Australian conventions that followed that had other proposals, the one that really set them off was the one at Gold Coast when they decided after the negative reaction they received after Melbourne that they needed something to distract people from it. Treated it like a big joke too.

I give you the eBay caps to show how much money they spent on their “props”. Unlike them I take the idea of marriage seriously, not something to be used for attention.

Thanks Anon

As with all our submissions, if you ask we will not reveal your identity. In fact we erase the fact it came from you.

We have masked the eBay identity because we don’t want to encourage stalking etc because that’s not what we are about.

Supanova Sydney MNCC Special - Part 3: The Ring

So at the end of their performance Nicole presented Lily with a ring to celebrate their anniversary and cerment their engagement. We were delighted because it is kind of sweet when two people cling to each other in desperation that marriage seems to be only answer to getting more attention. 

We do all hope that the Australian Government leagalises gay marriage.
Not just because we want to see the wedding photos either.

Supanova Sydney MNCC Special - Part 2: The Performance

We’ll let you judge for yourselves, you can watch the performance here.

If you don’t have video, basically it was Lily as Sheryl Nome and Nicole as Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier lip synching to Glee mash up of Unpretty by TLC and I Feel Pretty from West Side Story. The irony of the official video hasn’t been lost on us.

There was a costume change from both performers, which was dramatic as you can see from the photos.

Supanova Sydney MNCC Special - Part 1: The Results


1st Place - QueenCattabby AKA Anna Linsley

Off to represent NSW in the finals! Congratulations on proving to Lil-Ole it isn’t about a hot chick in a skimpy outfit winning.

2nd Place - AmenoKitarou AKA Wirru AKA William Wong

3rd Place - 20% Cooler AKA Lil-Ole AKA Lily and Nicole who really only got it because of the other two entrants, one went over time and the other did a live action Japanese series not an anime nor manga.


I WOULD like nothing of myself revealed onto this page. I want to see what you thought of Lily selling this costume on facebook. It says on your page that the “purple dress” was taken from another cosplayer…But with this photo she is claiming  she made it and selling it…IF she is over that costume, why doesn’t she give it back, that poor other cosplayer she must be just so heart broken too see this. Why is she so cruel and heartless like this? To me cosplay is artwork you just don’t go in and steal the mona lisa and claim it is yours. I was little wary of this post and I’ve read the whole thing and I couldn’t believe it but, I have now seen it with my own eyes. I hope she comes to her senses and see she is only lying to herself and hurting herself. thank you for providing this service to warn others

She did indeed make this dress, drafting it off the dress she stole.
We were wondering how does a dress like this range the sizes 16 - 20 when Lily claims to be size 14?

I WOULD like nothing of myself revealed onto this page. I want to see what you thought of Lily selling this costume on facebook. It says on your page that the “purple dress” was taken from another cosplayer…But with this photo she is claiming  she made it and selling it…IF she is over that costume, why doesn’t she give it back, that poor other cosplayer she must be just so heart broken too see this. Why is she so cruel and heartless like this? To me cosplay is artwork you just don’t go in and steal the mona lisa and claim it is yours. I was little wary of this post and I’ve read the whole thing and I couldn’t believe it but, I have now seen it with my own eyes. I hope she comes to her senses and see she is only lying to herself and hurting herself.

thank you for providing this service to warn others

She did indeed make this dress, drafting it off the dress she stole.

We were wondering how does a dress like this range the sizes 16 - 20 when Lily claims to be size 14?

So I noticed she’s done some modelling for Kenji Inafune’s newest game Soul Sacrifice.
The Lily Files: Oh come on Anon. This is just mean. We are just letting through to show the kind of things we receive regularly that we normally don’t publish

So I noticed she’s done some modelling for Kenji Inafune’s newest game Soul Sacrifice.


The Lily Files:
Oh come on Anon. This is just mean. We are just letting through to show the kind of things we receive regularly that we normally don’t publish