This day was just a normal clothes
day. It was supposed to be DBZ day, but only my twin and Juuhachi
cosplayed. Juuhachi went as Juuhachi (and she was a GOOD Juuhachi!)
and AyanamiChan went as Marron. I was supposed to be ChiChi, but last
night arrangements made me as Watase-sensei...sort of. If you saw
a short Asian chick wearing a Watase-sensei mask, a Final Fantasy
X tee-shirt with the SCENE on there, and jeans, then that was me for
half the day ^^. Our new companion, Kupo-chan, went as herself.
We got our tickets the night
before (well, me, Ayanami, and Kupo-chan did....we had to leave early
cuz Ayanami had to go to her Japanese class) and stayed up until around
1:30 or so in the morning. Then we woke up at six in the morning.
Anyhoo, on Wednesday, we already saw some people cosplaying! We saw
a Duo who was dragging some hotel luggage and a guy with a big Zanbatou
Anyhoo, once we got there, we
escorted Juuhachi to get her ticket. For about a half and hour or
so, we went to the front of the convention center to take pictures
of any character that we recognized and then went back to see how
Juuhachi was doing. While waiting at the exit, me and Ayanami took
random pictures of anybody who was cosplayed and going up to get their
From there, we basically wandered
around to see what was going on. Some of the changes in location were
the Dealer's room and the Artist's Alley which yours truly was gawking
at for the longest time. After going to the Dealer's room and all
that (soo...tempting...), we went to the Kenshin gathering that was
in front of the Terrace Theater. I thought it was at the Hyatt, a.k.a.
Cosplay Central, and then thought it was the Renaissance, but as we
were on the other side of the street, we saw this huge crowd of people
in front of the Theater and headed towards there. Lots and lots of
Kenshin pictures taken ^^. Oh yeah, when we were still wandering around,
we caught this group of guys who all had nifty looking swords (one
guy was Sano and the other was...Auron, I think) and they immediately
got into a pose for pictures ^^. That was cool. They told us that
they just arrived twenty minutes ago and have been stopped every two
feet for pictures ^^.
Weirdness of the day: when Ayanami
went to the bathroom to take out whatever was in her eye, she saw
Oh yeah, we saw a Juunanagou!
She (she dressed up as a he, ya know?) was part of the Japanese cosplay
and we both spotted one another. So, Juuhachigou found her Juunanagou
even though it wasn't the one that Ayanami promised her!
Final Fantasy Day! As Kimarhi
would say: "Friday was good day". Ayanami was dressed as
Rikku, Kupo-chan was Dagger, and I was Yuna. My parents got lost in
trying to get there, so we missed the Watsuki focus panel. So, we
immediately went to the Hyatt lobby to see if anybody was there. There
was. As soon as we got there and after waiting for a few minutes,
we were asked for pictures. Me and Ayanami found us on "A
Fan's View" in Friday's section: twice! The thing that shocked
us was: they were mostly staff and press....
And so, we made it to the 2nd
Annual Trigun Donut Breakfast and found the same Vash we took a picture
of yesterday still Vash, but DARK Vash with Kuro-neko on his shoulder
^^. I was totally freaked out when I was talking to Ayanami and Kupo-chan
when they said "AAAHHH!" (pointing), and I wondered what
they were talking about and turned around. I went "AAAHHH!!!".
This scary looking, cool dude from the Capcom vs SNK popped up behind
me and didn't say anything at all. All he did was walk towards me.
I ducked until he stooped over me and patted me on the back for a
hug. Then he went on his way....^^;;; Whoever you are, you were really
cool! Just don't do that again!!
The second scare I got was when,
once again, I was talking to Ayanami and Kupo-chan and went "AAHHH!!"
again. I turned around again and went "AAAAHHH!!!" It was
Rikku: I thought you were dead.
Braska: I am! Just came to visit
my daughter ^^.
Yuna: *arms wide open* Father,
it's so nice to see you again!
Then we went scouting for Final
Fantasy cosplayers. There were a couple of Tidus' around (I caught
one! ^^), but there weren't enough to sustain all the Yunas around.
I ran after Lulu and an Auron with bunny ears. During that time, Ayanami
and Kupo-chan saw a Kimarhi, Wakka, and Jecht running through. They
shouted "KIMARHI!!" But they all said "No!!! No pictures!!!"
Of course, the place was so loud that I didn't hear them at all ^^;;
Then we sat around again, not knowing when the Final Fantasy gathering
was going to start, when I found Sephiroth. I shouted his name pretty
loudly and he turned around. Took his picture with Kuja and then we
forced Kupo-chan to take pictures with another Dagger and the same
Kuja ^^. After that, we decided to go upstairs to watch something
in the Video Room. Nothing like watching Trigun after a good day's
We missed the gathering, but
got lots of pictures. Shiva had arrived before we had left and got
a picture with her ^^. I didn't know what to pose, so I just did the
blessing. And then we found another Yuna in her wedding dress. Lots
of pictures were taken of her. That dress was so pretty! Good thing
it didn't have the feathers ^^.
Then it was time for a cosplayer's
lunch time. During that time, I had to throw away the garbage and
Ayanami ran out to take a picture of some Storm Troopers. When she
came back, I spotted a Yojimbo and did the same thing ^_^. That Yojimbo
was pretty cool looking. He was in the Masquerade.
After that, we went into the
Dealer's room again and got more stuff. This one dude in the booth
that I was at gave me a free copy of a Nadeisco manga and said
it was for my costume ^^. That made me feel so happy.
We also got free passes to the
Voice Acting Event in the Renaissance Hotel. There, we saw people
dubbing (and sometimes subbing) for an episode of Battle Galaxy Angel
Express. We also saw a preview of a new anime that will be coming
out in Japan next year called Sweet Dragon. The seiyuu for
the main character was a special guest (he was kinda cute, too) and
he did a random line from the series. Can't wait till it comes out
in the States!!
Friday was the day we caught
some good pictures. There was an Eva Unit 01, a Gundam Epyon, a Gundam
Heavyarms, and....That was when I ran out of film. Ayanami took the
rest after that ^^. We decided to take a break on Saturday and then
come back on Sunday, the last day.
Aaahhh, Fushigi Yuugi day. Ayanami
couldn't find the other part of her ribbon nor her rubber bands, so
she just left her hair in a ponytail for Miaka. I was SUPPOSED to
go as Nuriko, but seeing that I still had my Watase-sensei mask: I
decided that I'd be her for the day ^______^.
And as Kimarhi would say again:
"Sunday was also good day."
And what do you know: people
actually took pictures of me! I thought that they were only going
to take pictures of Ayanami since she was a recognizable character
and all, but people took some of me too! And four people recognized
me, one being a member of the press ^^. Virtual lollypops to you all!
Once again, we were on "A Fan's View" again for the second
(or was it third?) time here.
There was this one dude, while
I was wearing my Watase mask, asked me why I was so sad. I laughed
and he asked me for a hug. Well, got one, and got a picture of him,
Randomness of the day: Ayanami
was asked her phone number by a guy cosplayed as Tetsuo from Akira
(or was it Akira himself? I dun remember) and she gave him her e-mail
address. When asked why he wanted her number, he said he thought she
was cute ^^. Awwwww......
That's all for the con report!