Monday, 17 June 2013

Anime North 2013 Recap & Anime Expo prep

And I said I wasn't going to neglect this blog. Whoops!

Well in the time that has passed, I have graduated from makeup school (Yay!) and went to Anime North 2013! (●´∀`●)

It's not going to be a long post because my entire AN2013 weekend was basically: changing into cosplay, walking around in cosplay and getting pictures taken, walk around artist alley, AWOI AND UMBRELLA, Sunday showcase. Pretty much.

To start off, Friday and Saturday morning I cosplayed Morgiana from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic.

Photo: Viewtiful Design
My favourite picture because 1) it's a nice photo and 2) it looks like I'm kicking some guy's ass!

Saturday afternoon I cosplayed default skin Caitlyn from League of Legends along with my friends. We had a group of about 8-10 people maybe? It was awesome! We got so many pictures taken! At one point we were stuck outside the Congress Centre in one spot and booked it out when we saw an opening!

Sadly I don't have a full outfit shot of myself (´A`。) Too busy doing other things and I had to change out quickly for the AWOI and Umbrella concert.

Photo: Noznom Media Expressions

Picture-less rants about Jrock stuff (Skip if needed):

As for the Awoi and Umbrella concert...IT WAS AMAZING. Ahhhh I suffered such a bad case of post-con depression because of these guys! Basically after the concert, I left my card key in my hotel room and the only other person with it was at the masquerade. My friend needed to go home and had left her stuff in my room so we sat in the lobby waiting. Shou from Awoi came out in his bathrobe + PJs (And red crocs...he has no shame). He ended up pulling a chair next to us and we chatted for while. Turns out he also left his card key upstairs and was also waiting for someone to find him!

Later on that night I ended up going back and forth between rooms (5th floor/12th floor) and gathered up my friends who needed to practice dancing for the Sunday Pop Idol Dance Showcase. Our 12th floor room was next to the bands' rooms so we kept running into each other in the elevator at 2AM (They were getting wasted obviously). We decided to practice in the lobby...where they were winding down from their party. Basically Jrockers watched me and friends dance Kpop in pajamas in a hotel lobby. Awoi's manager kept talking to us because she likes Kpop and got Shin (Awoi) and Hal (Umbrella) to join us and they tried to dance with us! It was the funniest thing in the world haha!

On Sunday, after the Q&A, I retreated back to our hotel lobby to have some noms. Both bands came back to the hotel to take off their makeup and such. Shou could recognize us from a mile away by now OTL After coming back down to the lobby, Shou came over to chat with us again, followed by Ryo shortly after. My friend showed off his yoyo skills (He's a yoyo player) which amazed Shou and Ryo, who ended up calling over the rest of the band members! We were in a massive circle just freaking out in Japanese and English. Hal came forward and asked to try, to which he started whipping out all these yoyo tricks! Turns out he was a yoyo player for 15 years! 

You learn interesting things about people in these situations!


By the way, here's the link to the Pop Idol Dance Showcase videos:

I performed Like This by Wonder Girls (As Yubin) and I Got A Boy by Girls' Generation (As Yoona)


Now this year I took a leap and decided to go to Anime Expo! Flights and hotels have been booked, 4-day pass has been bought, and now all that's left is to wait (And finish cosplays)!

I'm planning to bring Morgiana to AX2013, as well as Rei Ayanami (School uniform ver.), an OTT gothic lolita coord, and hopefully Mikasa Ackerman from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan). Hopefully because I haven't started and I really need to!
ヽ(´□`。)ノ Money is just tight from the flight and hotel expenses so I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish it by then.

Wish me luck!

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