Who hasn't even started their costumes yet?!!?
T -94 days you guys!!
We bounced from panel to panel starting with the CharDev: Storytelling Guild Wars II with the AreaNet narrative designers, a most amazing and hilarious panel on live-action anime (hilarious because I have now discovered operatic Japanese stage plays of just about every anime out there to torture/confuse/delight my friends with), wondering around the gaming area and the vendors, the craftsmanship costume contest, a blade demo, and finally, the culmination of excitement guaranteed to drive Matt and I back next year - the K-pop performance dance battle. Imagine it: 2 hours of intermediate to advanced to I'm-just-moving-my-body-to-this-song-I-like dancing by various youngsters to some of the most popular K-pop songs of the year. Oh yes. Matt and I have committed that by Momocon 2017, we will be fully outfitted in K-pop star dance gear and show up and steal the show. Obviously we are going to get really hardcore into learning choreography. But first, hip-hop dance lessons.
Will we be the oldest people there? Likely.
Will we be the most badass? Without a doubt. #goals
The craftsmanship contest deserves some talking about too. It was so so SO well run! With just a couple minor snags, I was just really impressed on how smoothly it went, and just how many costumes we were able to see. I guess I've seen too many poorly-run/overly-narrated/chaos-inducing cosplay presentations and I just appreciate it when it goes the way it's supposed to go, and it's a comfortable and enjoyable experience for the viewers and the cosplayers (they had a section of sears reserved JUST FOR THEM!).
After we debated going back on Sunday, some specific panels drew me back: "Costuming as a Business" with God Save The Queen Fashions, and "Cosplay Rigging" with SpaceLion Cosplay, and Abby ADOS. We eventually lost track of time in the vendor's area so we forgot other panels existed. Catherine Lewis from GTSQ Fashions is as amazing in person as you feel she is from following her page. I find myself in a similar situation to hers with my cosplay business and it was good to her how her costuming journey has unfolded. Is an industrial costuming space in my future? That's another goal, but first I really have to be more profitable at costuming than my other sewing job. #ThingsToAspireTo
My haul included a tri-cat car mirror charm, a Jinx Fishbones blueprint print by Volpin Props (for my husbando), and a bra. With anime eyes. Yup. The internet and I thank you, radjunk.com.
I have a bunch of pics over on my Instagram to check out:
See you at ConCarolinas 2016!