Oh my word.. Has that much time passed already?!?! Three conventions have come and passed... Here's some of the highlights (and links to vlogs) about each, plus some more stuff. Warning: This is a long one, so strap in.
Animarathon: Well, this one was.. interesting. I had fun spending most of my time hanging with high school friends and family, in addition to some from other cons and college. It was nice having so many people from different parts/areas of my life in one place. I didn't do any panels this time, just the Masquerade. I dressed as Princess Tutu with
doing Princess Serenity (and later Sailor Moon). We were joined by
as Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne. We did a skit with those three magical girls. We probably would have placed in the competition, but of course, we had a lot of audio problems. The first three skits had problems until they figured out how to correct them. So basically we were screwed out of a place because of that. But none the less, it was fun hanging out and playing games and chatting with everyone.
Vlog Link: [link]
ACEN: Anime Central was.... kind of a disappointment. I held some panels, our Supernatural panel (with
as my Dean), and my Girls' Generation Dance Tutorial. The Supernatural panel went alright, a bit too early in the morning for most people on a relatively slow day. The Masquerade was a lot of fun, even though we didn't place or anything. It was really nice chatting with the other contestants and watching their performances. The Dance panel went really really well, despite them throwing us in a long, narrow room (definitely not ideal for a dance panel). I also went to the SuperWhoLock photoshoot as LARP Charlie, which was a blast. I also went to the DC Photoshoot on Saturday as Curse Mark Raven. Otherwise, I spent most of my time wandering around by myself. I also spent some time with
and her brother doing a couple photos of Aelita and Jeremy. I met her at ACEN two years ago, and it was fantastic to see her again.
Friday: LARP Charlie and Tifa
Saturday: Curse Mark Raven
Panel Links: [link]
Skit Link: [link]
Colossalcon: Colossalcon was kind of a hot mess for me, but despite that, it was a lot of fun. Thursday we had our So You Want to Make a Skit? panel, which went pretty well. Friday, I did Curse Mark Raven for a few hours before changing into LARP Charlie for the Incharacter Contest. I made it to Round 3 (out of 3), which is really good. After that, I had my Teen Titans panel, which went really, really well. We also had our Supernatural panel, which went fantastic. We had over 175 people present in a tiny room (figures, right?), and we gave away t-shirts, prints, and buttons as prizes. It was a lot of fun, and probably one of my highlights of the con. Saturday, I spent most of my time working on my remaining panels. We had our Markiplier panel, which had a lot better attendance then we thought. It went alright, with us now knowing what to work on. I also held my K-pop Name That Tune panel for the first time as well, which went really well despite a few hiccups with my poor laptop being overheated from being used all day long and the audio going out for a few minutes. I eventually threw Pyrrha together to wear (I ended up forgoing the costume all together to focus on panels.) We did our skit, then changed into rave clothes and headed to Sonic. Sonic. was. fantastic. We had a blast chilling in Momoko's van with the seats down as a table. We had fun talking and stuff until we headed to the rave. By that point, I was barely functioning, but I refused to call it a night like I should have. we stayed for awhile before heading back. Sunday, we just chilled looking at Dealer's and the Flea Market before curling up in the hallway and playing Cards Against Humanity.
Thursday: Pirate Roxas (with
as my Pirate Axel)
Friday: Curse Mark Raven, LARP Charlie, casual Raven and Charlie
Saturday: Charlie again, Pyrrha, then rave
Sunday: Kim Possible
Vlog Link: [link]
Markiplier Video Link: [link]
In-Character Contest Link: [link]
Skit Link: [link]
So, yeah. A short overview of what I did. More details can be found, well heard and seen, on my vlogs I've made. You can check them all out on my youtube channel (www.youtube.com/user/tothestar…
You can find all my photos from the cons on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/tothestarsand…
Sorry for such little details. I've been sick this past week with a bad double ear/throat infection, and the medication doesn't help much. The side effects are just as bad as the illness itself.
But! I still have more cons to come! I'll be going to Ikasucon in July, which should be somewhat relaxing (hopefully). I'll also be heading to Glass City Con in August and Midoricon with our large RWBY group in September (as an early birthday present for me). I'm really excited for the last few cons of the year. Once this year ends, I don't know what all cons I'll be going to since I graduate college in the coming spring (oh dear lord, I know). We shall see what the future holds. ^^ I may also start doing commissions for a friend of a friend, so it'll give me the opportunity to make a little money while honing my cosplay skills a bit more.
Peace Out! <3 <3 <3 <3
Future Cons and Cosplays:
Glass City Con
Pyrrha (already started, but will be redoing the entire costume I've made so far) (also my last big cosplay for awhile until I graduate and get my life together)
Pretty fairy from all the scrap fabrics I have
(Stella's Cosplay Diary Number 1)[link]
(What I've Learned From Cosplaying So Far)[link]
(Late Night Rambles Talking About My Future in Cosplaying, Cons, and More)