Had a great time at Wondercon! I really, really hope it comes back next year too. Spent more than I expected, had a lot of people take my photo, and I am now dead tired. Oh well, I can rest on the three hour drive down to Joshua Tree. Friday:
I went as Amaterasu on Friday, while my sister (
) went as Harley Quinn, and her friend went as Poison Ivy. Since I had school, we left a bit later (at least in my opinion), leaving at somewhere between 12:30-1. It didn't take too long to get there, since it was right by Disneyland. We parked in the Disney Land Buzz parking lot, and walked straight down to the convention center. Since we had passes, the parking was free. The nice thing about a Disney parking lot was that they asked us if we were headed to the convention, and parked us in the closest end to the convention center. After wasting time to get tickets, because one person in our group couldn't print the ticket out to have it scanned, we tried to make our way to the exhibit hall. We had a hard time actually getting to the exhibit hall, because my sister and her friend kept getting stopped for photos XD Once in the exhibit hall though, it was really cool. There was quite a bit to look at, all sorts of different things, like T-shirt booths, Video Game companies showing off new games, author booths, many, many random vendor booths with action figures, comic books, art statues and much, much more. We saw the remote controlled R2D2 units, as well as the remote controlled WALL-E that we saw at Comikaze. It was really cute when the two interacted with each other, since they were in the same area. While wandering around we got asked for an interview, all three of us. It was rather awkward for me, since I could barely hear, and barely be heard in Amaterasu. Previously, someone had asked me to howl, which was super embarrassing XD We didn't stay a super long time, getting home around 4:30-5. I was super tired,after all the walking around in furpaws, and it was very hot too. The only reason I don't particularly like keeping my Amaterasu head on for most of the con is because it is just so hot to wear, not because of visibility. Saturday:
Was epic! So many costumes and people! In fact, Saturday actually sold out. That was the day I wore Liger Zero, while my sister and her boyfriend debuted their new League of Legends costumes. My sister went as Soraka, and her boyfriend went as Jayce. Her friend went as Black Canary. It took us a while to actually get going to the convention, as my sister had to do face paint, and the boot for Jayce broke. Luckily, the boot was made wearable, and we got to the convention. This time, since it was incredibly busy, we had to park way in the back in the Disney lot, since all convention parking was taken. The walk was longer on already tired feet, but we got there just the same. Of course, it seemed like as soon as we starting making our way closer to where the thick of the people were, people were asking for my sister and her boyfriends' photos. Black Canary got a lot of attention too, and we waited a bit while she wandered around a huge meeting of people getting people's photos. Then we tried to make our way to the exhibit hall, but that didn't happen for a while. Before we even got to the door, we were told of a League of Legends cosplay meeting (not a very well organized one at that) that was set for three. Then we basically wandered around outside, mostly because we got stuck for photos a lot. I was actually quite surprised at how many people actually recognized me, and wanted a picture. I kept my Liger head on for most of the convention actually- it was so much cooler to wear. Too bad the movable jaw no longer works. After wandering, and Black Canary's photo shoot with a friend of hers, we made our way to the meet up, which kept moving until we found a mice and uncrowded place. There weren't to many League Cosplayers, but it was still cool, and we got lots of pictures. Then, we took a break at the car, and came back to wander in the Exhibit hall for a bit more. My sister kept her costume on, but her boyfriend removed his. (which was too bad, because they ran into a couple of fans in the exhibit hall). We looked at more stuff, got more pictures taken, saw a few really cool costumes, but didn't stay all that much longer in the Exhibit hall. But before we left,I ran into another Okami cosplayer. I was bummed that I wasn't in my Amaterasu costume, but she said she was going to be there tomorrow. Overall, very exciting day. I really enjoyed myself there. Just wish that halfway through, the camera hadn't died. (I swear, it said it had full battery) Sunday:
We didn't go for all that long, I was the only one who really dressed up, in Amaterasu. I was hoping to run into that other Okami Cosplayer, but sadly I did not. This day we mostly walked around in the artist alley. I bought a lot of stuff, probably more than I should have, but it wasn't too bad of prices. I got two pins, and three model kits. While walking around, we spotted a booth selling Gundam, and to my surprise, one type of Zoid model. Since it was 3 for $20, I got the Wardick(War Shark), A 1/144 scale Aegis Gundam. and a 1/144 Aile Strike Gundam. I'm not a huge fan of Gundam (the only series I have fully watch was Gundam 00) but I enjoy building models nonetheless. Over all, I spent $23, which was much more than I had expected to spend, as I was just going to buy 1 or 2 pins. Oh well, I got a Zoid, I am happy.
I'll get around to uploading pictures of my costumes sometime after Camping. Unfortunately, since the camera died, I didn't get my own pictures of Liger Zero. Someone else in our group took photos of it though, so there might be a chance I can upload them here.
Anyways, from the 1st until the 3rd I will be gone for camping at Joshua tree. I will be taking a few Zoids, which I am still debating on who I should take. So, expect lots of pictures when I get back. Until then, I obviously won't be on.