A-Kon 2014

A-Kon LogoHey!  So, last weekend (June 6-8) I went to A-Kon, held at The Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX.  A-Kon is Texas’ largest anime convention, and one of the longest-running conventions in America – this was its 25th year!  That’s crazy to think about.

This was my third year (I believe) attending, and by far the best experience.  Even with last year’s move to the Anatole, the convention is still super crowded.  That was my biggest complaint last year, along with the 5 hour registration/pre-reg line – yes, they were both lumped into one god-awful line last year.  However, A-Kon was able to alleviate the long lines this year by better organizing the reg area, and opening reg all day Thursday.  Overall, crowd control felt a bit better this year.

But enough of the boring stuff.  I’m sure you’re more interested in hearing about cosplay and events, right?

Friday – I was Minori from Toradora! with my friends who came all the way from Canada to visit us, Matt and Alicia, who were Ryuuji and Taiga respectively.  Most of the day consisted of wandering the dealer’s room/artist’s alley, though we did make it to Yaya’s “Past, Present & Future of Cosplay” panel.

I changed into Rei Ayanami later for geeklurv’s Cosplay Madmatch panel, where I answered questions in-character as, big surprise, wondergirl herself. 😛

Rei Ayanami

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday – I cosplayed Persona 4’s Rise Kujikawa.  The Canadians pooped out on me (they were supposed to join me as Yuu/Protag and Chie). 😛 Even so, I got a surprising amount of recognition as Rise.

Rise KujikawaLater, Christy and I lined up to see the Cosplay Contest, which was impressive to say the least.  There were so many well-done costumes with intricate details and big props and armor pieces.  I didn’t envy the judges for a minute.

Not surprisingly, there were very few skit entries.  Texas, much like Florida, is more of a Walk-on kind of state, though I did enjoy seeing Utena represented, and my god those costumes were beautiful~  And Forever Alone never fails to deliver the lulz.

 

 

Sunday – I debuted Eli Ayase from Love Live! School Idol Project, with Benihime and Christy as Kotori and Maki respectively.

Next con for me is San Japan in San Antonio!

Love Live! - Maki and Eli

Art Giveaway – FREE STUFF-

Angel Panty & Stocking ChibisFun Fact: I used to fancy myself an artist from time to time. A friend talked me into selling my artwork in Artist’s Alley, and it kind of grew on me for a little while. HOWEVER, recently I found a packet of chibi stickers, post-card sized chibi cards, and 5×7 prints. I have no intention of doing Artist’s Alley ever again, so I thought I’d offer them to whoever wants ’em!

Here’s what I have.

Stickers:

Chibi Post-card prints:
All of the above characters EXCEPT Vocaloid.  I do also have some of Angel Stocking, Mio, and Ciel and Sebastian.

5×7″ prints:

You can pick 2 stickers or 1 print, and I will mail it to you (I will need you to message me your address on Facebook). Limited Quantities – First come, first serve!

All I ask in return is that you share any one of my cosplay photos from my Facebook Page. 🙂

Thanks everyone!!

Cosplay Guest at Anime North Texas

Just a quick update to say that I have been invited as a cosplay guest, along with the talented ladies of SEC-C Cosplay, at Anime North Texas in Fort Worth, November 15 – 17!  I will be judging for the costume contest and doing a couple of panels, and I’m very excited!

Check eet outttt: http://animenorthtexas.com/special-guests/

Stop by if you are in the area, I’d love to meet you all and talk about cosplay and anime and stuff! 😀

New Costume Added – Sheryl Nome

I’ve had this done since August, but finally just made a page for my Sheryl Nome costume!

Sheryl Nome

I had a blast wearing this costume to Anime Fest this year!  I think the best part was when a gaggle of Japanese tourists approached and asked to get a few pictures with me.  Some of the younger ones knew I was Sheryl, and very vehemently said “MACROSSU!”.  It’s amazing to see how popular Macross Frontier still is in Japan!