Just got back from Anime Central on Saturday (I couldn’t stay until Sunday because no one BESIDES me wanted to, and I can’t get home without a ride), and…
Well.. I did have fun, but not as much as I did in the past. But that’s no fault of the con. It’s the fault of the people I was with taking FOREVER to get ready. They took until 1 PM to get ready—and THEN we had to eat. Making it around TWO THIRTY PM when we got there. Meaning we missed half the panels already. And it wasn’t even night time yet. Then, we went into the exibitor’s hall until 5:30, and by that time, it was too late for the 6 PM panels, but we figured we had plenty of time for the 7:30 panels. So we stayed around the convention center until 7 or so, and headed to the hotel where the panel was. Since the maps don’t tell where the rooms are, we went to every floor, looking for the panel. And ended up taking 15 minutes to find it. And were 15 minutes too late. D:. This resulted in us having to wait 15 minutes, and having to stand when we DID get in. The panel wasn’t bad (even if the anime discussed was, but it was supposed to be XD), but I had to leave after half an hour. You see, the room wasn’t air conditioned, and like I said, it was filled to capacity. And it was 75 degrees outside, and I was in cosplay. AND I hadn’t had water in awhile (I felt fine when I entered the room, so I figured I’d be fine in it). All this lead me to feel like nauseous, and I had to leave. By that time, it was time to go back to the hotel, so I only got to see HALF of a panel that day. This was the first time I left a panel I was enjoying, and was very annoyed that I had to do so. .__.;
The second day was a BIT better, but we still left too late. My brothers took until 10:30 to leave, so we missed some MORE panels. We went back to the exibitor’s hall, and bought some more stuff. Then the con finally felt like a con. :). We went to the Gaia panel, the Aniplex panel, the Viz panel, and a panel about improving the way a character is written. I enjoyed all of them, and wish I could have went to more.
As for the cosplay I’ve periodically mentioned, I did NOT get recognized as Neinheart from MapleStory. But that’s because not many people actually seemed to know the game. There were some people who did, apparently, but they didn’t bother with me. Only my brother, who was cosplaying Luminous, got people who knew MapleStory. I did get some pictures, and was happy to get what I got. And even though they didn’t know the game, the people who did take my picture liked my costume. Which I was thrilled about. :). If you’re one of these people, PLEASE show me the pics. I may have been red faced due to the heat, but I still want to see them. My personal versions of my cosplay are right below this, but I’d like to see them where they look better.
I could NOT get the wig to stay on, though. Which annoyed me. I do have some self taken pictures, but they show my wig cap and hair. And no one told me the cap and my hair were showing. >_<; Which is NOT good. But the poses came out great, though. D:. (Edit: I edited the hair out, but couldn’t get rid of the wig cap without it looking goofy)
(I did NOT Photoshop my skin on the left side—for whatever the reason, it was just that different D:).
I’ll probably wear it again, just to get a better picture when the pants dry. But this is what I have for now. :). I’m very proud of my cosplay. I’m a bit annoyed that I can’t see the shoes here, though. D:. I spent FOREVER on them.
Anyway, I’ll include the stuff I got in another post. Which will come right after I finish this. :). I just hope next year, I can go to more panels.