Just came home from AnimeUSA 2013 :3
Honestly speaking, this was probably the most amazing convention experience I've ever had aside from the fact I caught a minor head cold. It was the perfect con, save for some very small incidences, the biggest being that my pink thigh highs for Tsukumo were ruined before I even wore them OTL
Arrived at the convention around 8 after a long ride with
and moved into the room with the help of my roommates and boyfriend. I had more luggage than usual this time, especially with the 3D gear in tow @___@ In total, 6 different pieces, 1 huge clothing bag, my hello kitty bag (gigantic thing that goes everywhere with me), 3 pieces of 3D maneuver gear, and Tsukumo's wig. It was quite a struggle, but we made it
Once inside and settled it was a cuddlefest with lots of ramen and catching up with some of my friends who were maids and hosts. It was overall an early night, we retired maybe around 12 or 1.
Awoke around 9:30 and got dressed into Tsukumo
A weird stain was on my pink thigh highs so I tried to steam it out only to have the thigh highs completely BURN OTL so I had to wear my white Karakuri Burst thigh highs. Anyhow I went to the Dealer's room for a quick look around before going to Maid cafe for a bit and then to a shoot with Yenra photography. After that I changed into Ruby from RWBY before going for a shoot then host club where I karaoked for awhile.
An hour or so of that, before I went for frozen yogurt with a new cosplay buddy named Louixa, because I felt sick, upon returning to the convention I decided to walk it off with my cosplay brother
and we hit up artist alley and did some people watching. After 12, I went back to the room and crashed.
I awoke around 8:30 to put all the host club boys into makeup for their photoshoot before sending them on their way. Then I got dressed into Karakuri Burst Rin, this outfit was rushed and not my best work but I really do love it, my Len is my cosplay bestie, Slightlysalted. Still felt like my throat was scratchy but I began the overdosage of cough drops again. (center one)
Our last roommate finally arrived but didn't have my number, luckily I was craving McDonalds so when we went there, he happened to be there. Our last roommate is photographer Gerardo F. whose photography is amazing. He came down for the sole reason to shoot with me, which was so flattering. He was super chill and we went off to shoot Karakuri for awhile. Immediately after, I was pulled away into another photoshoot session with Jane F. who was super encouraging and fun to work with.
Ah hour or so later, I got into Mikasa Ackerman along with her 3D gear for a shoot with Gerardo again.
We spent 2 hours shooting before I decided to hit up host club again to request my boyfriend Quinn Silver. A few friends and I, Jon, Morgan and Ms G, had expensive food and alcohol before going back to the room and changing into a casual Mikasa. Taking Gerardo who was in an antisocial mood, we went to the board game/card game panel and played a long 2 hour round of Cards Against Humanity with several other people. I met Kira Rin for the first time ever and she was very nice and looked great in her Levi costume. Afterwards we all got together and laughed over inside jokes before finally going back to the room where I had some ramen before going to bed.
It was about 9:00 when the alarm went off but it took awhile to go and get dressed into Shizuku Mizutani from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun. <img src="scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp…" /> (photo by Alexandra Restrepo)
This was a collaborative effort with Louixa and we went to the artist alley and dealers room before heading to our shoot with Eminence Rain. After his shoot we went for another with our friend Jo. Both shoots had different feelings behind them, I really enjoyed both photographer's choice in location and positioning. Left the con around 3:30 and went for sushi with three cosplayer friends in the area.
This was a short break down, but I'm quite tired so no more writing for the night. I hope everyone that went to AnimeUSA had fun and if you haven't been, you're missing out! Good night!
EDIT- the HTML on deviant is being weird so images will only be displayed if you click on the links OTL