AnimeFEST 2015Day 1, Friday September 4th
Ah the first day of the con! I arrived in the afternoon and went as Lie Ren (RWBY). Not much was going on, as I was just getting photos and meeting up with many of my old friends! Though I mainly regret not filming that day for my Super Smash Bros. Cosplay Music Video. Well shite. -_- but I did manage to meet and greet people, and tell other Smash cosplayers that don't know about the two photoshoots/videoshoots for Saturday and Sunday so I guess that makes up for it. XDDay 2, Saturday September 5th
In the morning, I went ahead and got into my Yuya Sakaki (Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V) cosplay! I managed to get a majority of him done, so I stayed as him till the YGO! Photoshoot. During the times in the day, I did get some people in the video too! I left the photoshoot early since the Fire Emblem meetup/photoshoot took place nearly almost right after the YGO! one. So I quickly changed to Roy (Fire Emblem) and went to join them. I did get a couple of shots from some friends from a previous video(Chrom making a return, and Nowi changed to Lucina). A few hours later, came the Smash Bros. Photoshoot/Videoshoot. The audience and amount of people on that day was overwhelming and blew my mind on how many people attended! More shots we're taken, and met so many more people and new friends too! The rest of the day I was attending panels, derping around, buying things from the Artist Alley(I got an ADORABLE Blake Belladonna print!) and hanging out with friends like
and others! During the evening, I changed out from Roy to Lelouch (Code Geass) and hung out with my friends and we ended it with the Anime Hell panel (which is A LOT of fun! They really know how to bring back the nostalgia of childhood, like them playing the dubbed Sailor Moon opening. XD)Day 3, Sunday September 6th
During the morning, I dressed as Trainer Red (Pokéspe) and just mainly hung out till the Pokémon photoshoot I hosted. The photoshoot was a bit smaller (compared to previous years) but was still fun nonetheless! Afterwards, I went back to Roy for the second half of the Smash Bros. Photoshoot/Videoshoot, and got even more people for the video before the shoot even happened which was awesome! Also since the event was also labeled with a tribute to Satoru Iwata(President of Nintendo who passed away back in July) and we went "directly" to the cameras. XD I did stick as Roy for parts and sections of the day(mainly cause of the videoshoot. XD) and changed to the premiere of my secret cosplay project (that was delayed from A-Kon), Korosensei (Assassination Classroom)! Right when I get out of the elevators two minutes later, I get crowded and stopped by A LOT of people for pictures! But I did even manage to make some friends(who we're Assassination Classroom cosplayers) and met voice actress Kristen McGuire again! The main issue with Korosensei though, he's hard to walk and see in. I have to waddle to walk! DX though during the Cosplay Contest, I did want t o actually participate but I didn't know that you can only enter if you signed up online! I was sad. But after the contest I got to get back with my friend
and a couple more of our friends too! Man, the day was tiring, but a lot of fun!Day 4, Monday September 7th
I wore Roy one last time for a couple more shots on Monday morning, since I needed a bit more footage. But it didn't take very long, as I then changed to Lie Ren (RWBY) for the rest of the day and just relaxed. I even got to finally meet Ejen Chuang (the guy behind Cosplay in America) again, and we just talked for a while. After a friend of me and
left, I decided to do a cople of short videos around the con floor as I waited to get back home. (Here
!) The con was a lot of fun, and meeting so many great people got me in great spirits too! Though a bit of con depression did hit me, I was a-okay!
If you want to see the full Cosplay Music Video I shot at A-Fest 2015, click here
! Though there is an earlier version
, it is muted due to copyright reasons.)
While we're at it, let's get to Anime North Texas 2015, shall we?
Anime North Texas 2015
Day 1, November 20th
The first day of the con, been going to ANT since it's first year! On day one, I went as Lie Ren (RWBY) and of course (like with A-Fest) I was beginning on filming for the upcoming Cosplay Music Video! (even got a lot of pics too!) I also have decided to register my Korosensei (Assassination Classroom) for the competition on Saturday. I met up with old friends and even my bro Thien (RealTDragon) and had an amazing time! Though there wasn't a whole lot to do, I even played some Smash Wii U in the gaming room with some friends! (My Ness is awesome, but my Roy needs work.. XD)
Day 2, November 21st
Second day of the con I went as Korosensei (Assassination Classroom) and a lot more of my friends showed up that day, even more people for my video too! People we're happy to see my Korosensei, plus there was another one at the con too! (Who I immediately spotted when I just arrive at the con). I bought a couple of stuff from the Dealer's Room, but not a whole lot like I would normally(been having a cash shortage.. >~<) I did get Subway in the middle with a friend of mine, but had to cut it short due to meeting the judges for pre-judging of the competition. They we're really nice, and I like em. Though I was a bit shy and did a bit of stuttering while talking.. >< but it turned out well. The rehearsal came and I was speaking a few times to some old friends and new ones too(new ones are mainly the awesome Tokyo Mew Mew group) to pass the time and just chat. All the cosplayers who entered did wonderful and we're all amazing! Especially the winners too! (Major congrats to my friend :iconitbemackenzie: and her group for winning Best in Show! You guys deserved it! ^_^) after that, I went with a couple of friends for pizza, then back to the con for TDragon's panel at 11 pm, then the rave at midnight! Man it was one hell of a night, but a badass one!
Day 3, November 22nd
Sadly, annual cons must come to an end. I went to cosplay as Roy (Fire Emblem) and got more pics and video footage too! Though the number of people reduced, it was still fun. Even met up with my friend
and a couple more of our friends too. We even played Smash Wii U, and had a small photoshoot right by the hotel. Though none of us in our small group didn't win anything during the closing ceremonies, it was still fun. Though the only bad part was getting back home through all the traffic (the Fort Worth Parade of Lights happened that same day!) Can't wait for the next one too, and the dates are set for November 18-20 2016 (Hmm.. those dates sound familiar from several years ago..)
So, there you have it. My con reports of A-Fest and ANT 2015. As far as future cons, I dunno yet. Maybe G33K3 if I can get a hotel and ride? Maybe Ikkicon if I'm able? Or even PAX South? (Bigger chances are in PAX since I got offered to stay in a room for free from one of my awesome con friends too! Thank you man! ^^) Plus, I do need to work on more cosplay projects, I do have at least two or so more planned. With all that out of the way, sorry again for not doing more journals! College and other things keep me busy..
) but anyways, see you guys next time! Ja mata!