Friday, July 13, 2012

Minicomi 2012

Saturday July 7th saw my cosplay group and I at Minicomi. Both fortunately and unfortunately we were placed right by centre stage, while we got a lot of people going past our booth it was very loud during announcements.

As far as a cosplay related events go it was great, there were a lot of people walking around dressed. But considering it was supposed to be an artists’ market it was a bit of a flop. The cosplay element was over emphasized and there weren’t a lot of people looking to purchase. Don’t get me wrong, I made more than last year but I still only sold one item and did not cover the cost of the table or travel expenses, and I made less than $2 for every hour I was behind the booth. Still, I suppose it was nice seeing people I know from the cosplay community around.

I myself purchased a pair of welding goggles for a costume and an adorable keychain with a traveller on it from the PS game Journey.

And that is really all I have to say about that.

I will be attending the Summer Festival in Burnaby this July 21st, I'm looking forward to this quite a bit as i really enjoyed it last year.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

An extremly belated Sakura-con post

Sakura-con was about a month ago so now seems as good a time as any to start this. I did not get many pictures as I was still tired from my costume making gauntlet and sleeping anywhere but home has always been difficult for me. Never the less I did have quite a bit of fun with my cosplay group.

I briefly met up with Lightningsabre on Friday to grab my Kaito nendoroid while dressed as Kaito from the Duke of Venomania. Somehow I ended up cosplaying something obscure again that other Vocaloid fans don't know about XD I ended up spending most of my time in the dealer's hall for pretty much the rest of the con, since some members of my cosplay group mostly just wanted to sit around. Or walk around, which was very unfortunate for my shoe choice that I wore for most of the con.

Friday night I went for the Persona  photoshoot during the dark hour, I meant to surprise two of my friends with my Akihiko Sanada cosplay but accidentally spoiled it for one of them because I cannot lie. It was interesting wearing binding for the first time too. I did by proper binding so at least it was very comfortable.

Akihiko Sanada

Saturday I went all out on my Homestuck costume. I just finished it on the Thursday that I had to leave and to be honest it is not entirely complete yet, but I am still very proud of it.

Rumminov's  Fancy Dreamer Aradia

And it was most definitely worth hearing people call me amazing. Unfortunately these are the shoes that killed my feet for two days. I ended up changing out of the costume at about 6 so I didn't wear it as long as I expected but at last I was free of the shoes!

The Homestuck photoshoot

I didn't end up sticking around the Homestuck photoshoot for long, but as you can see, it was a bit overwhelming.

Later my cosplay group and I ate out at the Cheesecake Factory and actually got some cheesecake this year.

Sunday I ended up crashing a bit and was pretty darn bored. Ended up going to the AMV room a couple of times which ended up being really rewarding. I was Akihiko again and got to wear some rather comfortable shoes.

And somehow this happened

I ended up purchasing a pair of nekomimi from the dealer's hall that move based on your brain waves. Up til that point i had not bought much else and was in danger of leaving the con after only spending $100. Part of the reason i bought a pair is because I got to try them out first.

I also have a video of them in action, but I would like to get more footage shot before I go around editing it.

That's all I have to report. Here, have some miscellaneous photos!

Harry Potter how did you get that muggle contraband into Hogwarts? D:<


Those stilts were awesome.