Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again – convention season!
This year’s Anime North has marked the fifth year since I started going to conventions, and the third (I think?) since I started cosplaying. It’s quite strange to think that I’ve been attending anime conventions for half a decade now! But I don’t regret anything, I’ve made so many new friends and had so many great experiences.
This Anime North was a strange one since we kind of lost motivation as the convention approached. A lot of it had to do with the fact that we weren’t able to put together our Atelier group like we had originally planned. My sewing machine broke about a week and half before the convention so a good amount of our costumes were rushed and attached with fabric glue. We were also at the Courtyard Hotel which was much further than where we usually stay (due to last minute booking) and we had to walk for about 15-20 minutes to get to the convention centre.
Hotel: Our hotel was really nice! We stayed at the Courtyard Hotel, which is just next to the Marriott. Although it was far, the rooms were really nice. We booked a two person room with two queen beds. The room was spacious and there was a big bathroom!
We got to the hotel and unpacked. We hadn’t completely finished our Pokemon cosplays because my sewing machine broke. Ringo’s skirt was basically a cut and creased piece of fabric tucked into an elastic band that was died around her waist! Eheheh~
WHY ARE MY WAIFUS SO CUTE?
Headed to the convention after and met up with Karameru and Sami. Walking outside was death, it was about 30 degress outside and we were quite sweaty. We walked to the grassy area beside the convention hall and took some photos in the long grass!
“I wonder where all the pokemon are!”
A wild Kyuubey appeared!
Kyuubey used Contract! It failed!
Trainer Sachie used a net ball!
Success! Trainer Sachie captured Kyuubey!
Waha! Another …pokemon…. added to my collection!
Also took some crack pictures of Ringo (Leaf) andSami (Howl)!
Probably two of my favourite pictures this weekend! Sami and Ringo make such perfect Howl and Leaf cosplayers!
We took loads more awesome photoshoot photos with my T3i. Here are my favourite shots of each of us! You can see the rest of the photos on my facebook page!
After shooting, we decided to walk back and meet up with some friends for a bit. Saw Guy in his pretty Lelouch cosplay again, and also Kyle / Zacloudseth in his pretty Mako cosplay. So many pretty boys, makes me super depressed ~
Kyle got a pikachu plush for Ringo because she needed a pokemon. BUT IT’S ACTUALLY A PIKACHU THAT TRANSFORMS INTO A POKEBALL! So disturbing.
Regular pikachu and kawaii desu Mako-chan~
BUT THEN YOU LIFT UP THE SLIT BEHIND PIKACHU’S HEAD…
AND HE TURNS INTO A POKEBALL! Terrifying!
Genie didn’t cosplay with us this year because she had only returned from her vacation in China two days prior to the convention. She just stayed at her artist alley table and sold prints. Her art is fantastic! You can check it out here.
It was a pretty uneventful day. We returned back to the hotel to change and relax. We pigged out on instant noodles.
Here are some pics of our hotel room after we unloaded all of our stuff lol, so messy!
Alynn sewing the rest of her American McGee’s Alice cosplay! You can see her giant pepper shaker prop in the background. It was super well made! Alynn, teach my your skills! Also my Pokemon wigs hanging off the TV because I didn’t bring my wig head. Thread and needles on the carpet lol…
Clothes, cup noodles and food everywhere.
….More of the mess. Even though the room was pretty big, our stuff was everywhere!
And before we knew it, the day was over. Here’s the vlog for Friday!