Three words to describe this experience:BEST. CON. EVAR.
Holy crap, it was amazing whatisthisidon'tevenomgmybffjillbbq;alskj;alkjs;dlkfj!!! Allow me to summarize. XD
Even the day before we left was a blast. XD And all we did was just hang out in my room, be weirded out by Hetaoni, and be lazy... that is before we packed the car.
Friday we woke up PAIN-STAKINGLY EARLY. 4:00 AM anyone? We basically crawled out of bed, crawled into our costumes, and went straight into the car and had begun the long, long, long drive to California. By the time the trip was over, I was starting to get delirious. And fyi, I think I'm absolutely in love with my new Ciel costume. I love how the train flows in the wind. 8D I'm so glad it was well-received. Some girls who were obviously from Japan found our group and I heard the words "Ciel and Lizzy are cute" in Japanese--I felt flattered~ By the time the day was over, my feet were absolutely, positively dying. I'm surprised I didn't get any blisters.
Next day was Vocaloid. And the amount of pictures increased. XD Our first mistake was going near one of the Miku cars. The Miku representative we met was so nice! And even though there were a butt-ton of Vocaloid cosplayers there, I was extremely flattered by how well-received and somewhat popular we were. XD But I must say... rest in peace, Miku's headset. ;__; We also met Vic Mignogna and his fiance, Michelle, again. The best part: they recognized us! It was awesome. XD We actually really wanted to see Michelle again (of course Vic, too, but we had a present for Michelle that time). It was funny, Vic was giving us this O.o face and Michelle was like, 8D. (I love how I use emoticons to replace words). Another amazing thing that happened that day was this:
We were stopped for a picture by a Japanese man. Before he decided to pose with us, I saw the word "Industry" on his badge--I started getting excited. Right before he posed with us he said something along the lines of, "I am the writer of Miku." And then we posed and took a picture with him. Afterward, we were like...
And then he gave us his business card. The other man he was with said that Miku was "kawaii" and we were very happy. XD And when he left, we pretty much huddled and started to freak out very happily. We think by "writer" he meant "producer" though. And we think
he was one of the musicians in the concert... he looked familiar. XD But approval from Crypton? I THINK YES. Then later that day, *ValdaValsha
and I went to the Miku concert. She could hardly contain herself, and even I was getting more excited than usual. I felt like such a nerd getting excited over a hologram.
BUT STILL. While we were waiting a Japanese film crew approached us and asked us for an interview. They were translating questions and had us sign a release form and everything. XD Apparently we might be on some sort of DVD/Blu Ray? Valda and I think it's for the Mikunopolis DVD that may or may not come out in the future. And in the concert itself, holy crap the sea of glowsticks was epic awesomeness. A nice, generous lady even gave us yellow glow sticks to wave around when she saw we didn't have any. XD My favorite part, of course, was Rin and Len. During their entrance I was like:
And I didn't have to deal with any fainting Rins (ie, the screaming Rin next to me didn't fall over). My ears were in pain from the loudness of the concert, though. XD BUT I DON'T REGRET IT. Ah, and I forgot to mention that another set of Japanese girls stopped Valda and I on the way to the concert for a picture, and we heard the words "Kawaii desune~ waaaaaa~" I was flattered yet again. XD
On Sunday, I got to watch everyone else get ready to go to the con. I went to church that day, but not before I started laughing my butt off to ~ChEsHiRe-K
's foreign-accent impressions dressed as Dominic. XD No, I can't replicate the conversation out in the open like this because it was... a little on the racist side. XDDDD Not really, but I don't want to risk offending anyone. XD After they got back from the con and I got back from church, we went to the beach. Water. And sand. So much of it. And we got to see little crabs and fishies and stuff. We were liek... BEACH! WATER! SAAAAAANNND!
On Monday morning, I think we were already getting exhausted from our entire trip. XD That day was the Four Links, though. We purposely decided to cosplay them on the last day in hopes that it wouldn't be as busy so we wouldn't be bothered as much for pictures. Was it less busy? Yes. Was it not as bad with pictures? Oh, heck no. We were stopped so many times--just as much as PCC. We're not wearing them at a con again because we actually start nipping at each other, the pictures become so stressful. XD; But the best parts of that day were hunting down America cosplayers and screaming "HAPPY BIRTHDAY." And we found a french horn player playing different songs, one of which was the Zelda theme.
We engaged in music major conversation... I kind of had to be dragged away. XD (I'm a horn player/music major, too, if you didn't know.) Then we started the long, long journey back home. And we got back just in time to see fireworks for the Fourth of July! The irony is that I was in my Prussia cosplay. XD ~SuperWeaselPrincess
was incredibly happy.
Yes, definitely the best con ever. From the several photoshoots we were asked to do, the interviews that we were stopped for, the amazing people we met, and EVERYTHING ELSE. Yes.
~Seeeeeeeecret cosplay that happens to be a dream one!!!
Princess Euphie (I haven't gotten the fabric... but I have the shoes! And yes, a GIRL cosplay!)
Future/Planned/Costumes that I really want to do soon:
Alice Human Sacrifice Len
Karakuri Burst Len
Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku Len (TOTALLY fell in love with this costume FAST)
Tsunashi Takuto: Ginga Bishounen
America (Alfred F. Jones)