THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE MAN-FAYE
Oh yes, I am one of many who encountered
the infamous man-Faye (we call him the Him-Faye....much easier for us
^^) who started to appear at AX last year. Torch, kupochan, and I were
heading out of the convention center when I spotted big, hairy, yellow.
My mind thought aloud: "That has to be the him-Faye." I told
my friends this and we began heading back to our hotel (which was in
the opposite direction of where he was at) when AyanamiChan saw us and
called us over...in the direction of the him-Faye. Oh, it was SO hard
not to look over and be traumatized...miraculously, we survived ^^.
It's not that I despise and wish
death for this crossplayer like many do. He's got a lot of guts to do
what he did, and you'll never have the true cosplay experience without
encountering the him-Faye ^^.
Just be warned that you might have
to gouge your eyes out later.
DAY THREE (July 5)
Saturday. Waking up at 9:30am,
pumped on 7 hours of sleep, I went down with my dad to Westminster to
get food and had a sandwich...my breakfast for the day. Seriously, I'm
surprised that he didn't see the rings under my eyes.
Afterwards, I changed into Seras
Victoria (how fitting...since I looked pretty dead) without the orange
hair because I was too lazy to spray the orange spray ^^. I had first
skimmed thought the dealer's room really quick (and Artist's Alley,
again ^^. I got my picture taken over there, too!) before headed to
the line for the masquerade. I met another Seras Victoria that I saw
the day before (but she wasn't cosplayed as her today) and we talked
for a little while before getting out tickets.
kupochan and I headed to see what
"Anime Trivia II" was all about for around two hours and left
it to go back to the hotel for lunch. kupochan, Kaede, Juuhachigou,
and Alucard talked for a little while before heading off to the Cowboy
Bebop and the Hellsing gathering.
Hellsing gatheirng wasn't as much
fun as I thought it would be...mainly because it seemed the everyone
knew everyone else and they were all...pretty serious ^^;;; Kaede, Juuhachigou
and I felt a bit left out. We did have our own mini Hellsing gathering
afterwards and decided that next year we would also have a mini Hellsing
gathering as our group (Alucard as..Alucard, Kaede as Alucard and Integra's
daughter from a fic of Juuhachigou's named Sophia, Juuhachigou as Integra,
and our friend known as ProvostCheckmate as Walter, with me as Seras
Victoria) to be a little more fun. Crashed at the hotel for a few more
Torch wanted to go back as Selphie
for the masquerade, so I re-cosplayed as Rinoa again. Oh my was that
girl hyper..off a bag of crispy M&Ms ^^.....
Torch: Hey SORA!!!
*Sora turns around*
Torch: Your keyblad looks so COOOOL!!!!
*jumps and dances around*
And I got to glomp a Squall! ^_^.
My eyes hurt so much due to all the camera flashes we got.
Masquerade wasn't as fun as I thought
it would be; there were too many costume contestants than skits. However,
we all had our laughs. The first skit ruled over all, displaying Kingdom
Hearts in its true form:
Narrator: But another evil more
powerful than Ansem still remained...
Sora: *in attack posture* I didn't
know that there was someone more powerful than Ansem! I will defeat
Sephiroth (KH form): You pathetic
*Sora attacks, Sephiroth waves
a hand, Sora falls*
So, so true, that was ^^. The skit
went something like that, but knowing my head, you get the idea.
Then...the Yu-gi-oh script:
Yugi: I call the fanservice card!
(a random description of what the fanservice card does)
Other player: The U.S. censorship
card! (another random description)
Yugi: Counter attack with the Hong
*much cheering from audience*
And..oh yes...the "How to
Make Your Own Videogame":
Narrator: First off, you'll need
a cool and snazzy outfit. *character changes clothes* Yes, that'll do!
(some time later)
Narrator: This evil boss has a
super special summon that will kill you instantly (out comes an HP bar
that says "1/999") but if you got that special item
in village #43 just behin dthe bookshelf over in the item store...if
you didn't...well, there's no use to it anyway ^^. Don't worry, though!
You'll beat the evil boss...three fights later!
*much more laughter*
Ah yes...those skits are stuck
in my head for eternity ^^> Got to see who won what in the AMV contest
and they played the full versions of each winner because the other player
was really random. We were shouting for "Leaves of Happaness",
but the AX staff wasn't listening to us...made me sad =(.
We stuck around for a little bit
to take pictures of the winners for the Masquerade and whatnot, but
I was SO tired. Fell asleep and crashed again at the hotel at 1:30am....
DAY FOUR (July 6)
Nothing much reall happened on
this day ^^. My dad picked me, Juuhachigou, and Alucard up and went
home (after some really bad problems with my stomach...). Couldn't tell
you how happy I was to be back home ^_^.
SOME ADVICE....safety pins
are the gods of cosplay!!! ^____________^