All of us agree that that was a really fun convention!
Most all of us had gold passes and plan to get them again on November 15th when they go on sale for San Japan 7!
First day of the con the most of us went down to the con comfortably thanks to early gold pass pick up and we were all so cute! Sydney and Dayved pairing off as Princess bubble gum and Marceline. Dayved made one heck of a woman if I do say so myself! On that note, Ian on the other hand...Missy and Ian both cosplayed as Madoka Magica! It was like wearing the same dress to prom! YIKES! and SPEAKING OF wearing the same dress to prom--Cassidy and her boyfriend Joey cosplayed as the boys' night out versions of Prince gumball and Marshall Lee! It was a funny coincidence. We all had a great time that day! We watched Ellenor work it in the Lolita Fashion Show! And hung out at the pool after the day was nearing it's end. A few headed back to their rooms while the rest of us had a fun time in the Karaoke room! Ian and his sister sang their hearts out.
Saturday was a doozy! Well all got into our cosplays. Ian as his famed Madoka, Sydney and Dayved cosplaying the male and female lead from an anime this season called Blood Lad (recommended!) And Missy as Nia from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann with our friends Ellenor, Cassidy, Joey and Dobbins. Everyone ran their own directions for the most part. Until the cosplay show where our Gurren Lagann group lined up for their walk-on and the others lined up in the gold pass line to get the best seats to see them!
As we walked on stage my ears deafened as they normally do. Pose number one. Hold for 5 seconds or so...Hand this flag to him, Sit down in her lap. Don't pull the jacket off her chest. Hug her because this is a really big moment for us...Pose number 3. Hold for a few seconds and... "ROW! ROW! FIGHT THE POWAH!" Smile and walk of stage. Golly what a rush for all of us that was! It was like the crowd was shouting it before us!
We all sat down and watched the show. During half time a woman came on and sang! She was really great! We all went up and danced to her songs! It was so much fun! And HOMGSH LITTLE SAKURA WAS SO CUTE! You guys have to agree!
We stayed for the awards ceremony to congratulate the winners. We didn't expect it but the judge who judged our costumes called our names out for NOVICE CRAFTSMANSHIP! We all stood up and screamed! We were incredibly happy! Ian screamed the loudest and longest I don't think he cared who heard or rather I think he wanted everyone to know how happy he was! We ran upstage and thanked and hugged the judges! We couldn't contain ourselves. Cassidy and Missy both cried they were so proud.
They had a mini photoshoot afterwards with our favorite photographer Pete R. Ortega. We'll post those when they get back to us C:.
We celebrated and partied the night away, went to the rave and karaoke and had a blast at both of those!
That morning we all had stuff to do it was so busy! We went and got into the dealer room early, checked out of our hotel, went to the VIP brunch and ate with Karen Strassman who voiced in many things such as Lucky Star, Tales of Symphonia, ALL of the Persona games and so much more! We then went to watch the World Cosplay Summit qualifiers and during the autograph session many famous people wore our DBZ power scanners and we got them signed by the voice of Piccolo! PINCH ME GYAH!
Afterwards we had a final group dinner to say goodbye to our friends who had to venture home.
Over all this convention was FREAKIN' SWEET! All of us enjoyed it thoroughly! Hope you guys had fun too! Cya at the next one!