About two weeks ago (June 27) I got onto the bus down to Oslo to spend the weekend at Desucon 9. This is the second year I’ve attended Desucon with me having my cosplay debut...
I was intending to write a post about the last day of Desucon when I got back yesterday but I kind of got stuck playing King of Tokyo and Chaos in the Old World instead. ‘Twas awesome though. =D
So, here I’m sitting on the bus behind a pair of slightly older people who don’t know how much perfume is enough, heading to my friends in Sweden.
I’ve been up since 5 in the morning and I’ve slept some three-four hours (didn’t get in bed until around 1, didn’t get to sleep until almost an hour later, whoops) so I’m sorry if all this is a bit incoherent.
So, last day of Desucon. I was fairly tired from the first day so I decided to go in my civvies (in this case BSG tank top(s) and casual pants) and see if I could get a few more pictures this time around. It was an interesting turnaround from being in costume that’s for sure, it felt a bit like two different cons and I’m definitely going to go in costume for future cons. Only I need to either grab the boyfriend to be my “support” or somehow figure out hidden pockets for the smaller stuff and ditch the camera or make bags fitting the costume. Toph should be easy though, I’ll just need to put together an Earth Kingdom bag.
I was also a bit miffed that I didn’t go in costume as all of a sudden there was two Zuko, an Aang, an Azula and another Korra running around the floor. DOH!
The good part about being out of costume was that I actually saw a bit more and was able to get more photos. I still can’t edit them though which irks me, and my laptop is way too slow to even check all the pictures out properly. It’s a bit sad that my now almost 8 year old laptop is faster than this brand new one. *grumble grubmle*
All in all both days were great, I did get a few good (I hope) photos of the cosplay competition, some nice footage of the cosplay blind date and I like to think I accumulated a few new friends.
I do believe I’ve found “my thing” or at least parts of it in cosplaying and running around in costume, it felt real nice and I’m really hoping I can find both the space and the time to start constructing some bigger pieces I want to do!
Finished my first day of my first “proper” con, Desucon, and I’m absolutely knackered. But it’s been awesome for sure!
I went in costume as people requested I come as Toph when I wore her on Free Comic Book Day about a month ago. I had no idea I’d get as much attention as I did, I figured I’d just be walking around with an occasional exclamation of recognition but I’ve been hugged, photographed and even had a few people squeeing in my direction.
It’s been odd, but I must admit that I enjoyed the attention, even while I don’t quite believe my costume to be that great. At least now I’m even more fired up about doing more costumes and doing them better!
I do have new wigs lying at home waiting for me to redo my Toph wig, the one I have now looks a bit shabby and it’s starting to slowly come undone. I just need the time to fix stuff. D=
I didn’t get to take as many photos as I would’ve liked, partly because of people wanting to take photos of me instead and partly because of the bangs of my wig hanging over my eyes making it a p.i.t.a. to aim at anything. XD
In addition I can’t edit any of the photos on my laptop (no photoshop installed, argh) so I can’t share anything just yet. Bollocks. =(
I didn’t go to as many panels as I had planned, I ended up only going to a prop making panel that a friends was holding which was very informative, I thought I’d know most of it (in theory, I have no proper idea about how to make most of the things they talked about) but I learned quite a few new things. And I think I got a few more ideas on how to make some things I’ve not been quite sure how to tackle.
After that I attended Kamui Cosplay‘s panel, learned a few tricks from her and I even got to check out how she fastened her shoulderpads up close which was awesome. How to fasten shoulderpads have eluded me thus far, but no longer! =D
All in all, it’s been a very new, odd, amazing and educational experience.
I’m going to have to see if my neck can handle another day in costume (the wig is heavy after an entire day of use) tomorrow, otherwise I may just run around with the camera, stalk a few awesome cosplayers and some of the awesome people I found in the artist alley. =D
For now though I’m going to finish my dinner (at 23:50), fix the sofa I’m sleeping on and curl up to snooze.