Friday, August 30, 2013

OtaSummer 2013 & My Cosplay Debut

For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to cosplay as one of my favorite anime or video game characters and attend a big event like Anime Expo. Sadly, I never learned how to sew, nor did I have any money to invest in anything cosplay-related. Now that I have a stable job, I finally saved up and bought a costume! The only thing is that everything was too big, even though I ordered XXS. U__U I felt bad asking the seller to re-do my entire costume, so I only told them about the sleeves and stockings, and just figured I would pin everything else down. But then about a month later, my good friend Risa introduced me to her pro cosplay friend Taka! She normally cosplays as hot anime guys, and she always looks so amazing! *__* She's really talented at making costumes too, and she helped fix my costume for me and it looks a million times better now! ♥ I was able to wear it with much more confidence at OtaSummer 2013. So for my first cosplay ever, I went as...

Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online! ^__^ I fell in love with SAO from the very first episode. Not only is it a gorgeous anime, but it also brings back fond memories of when I used to play MMORPGs all the time! On top of that, Asuna is absolutely adorable! ♥

Me and my Take-panda! :3 We both had solo performances and then we did one performance together. He danced to Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis, I sung to Crossing Field, and then we both sang and danced to Guren no Yumiya.

Full view of my costume! I'm so used to doing gyaru poses that I had to exercise some serious willpower to keep my gyaru-ness from coming out. Posing for cosplay is so foreign to me! I need to practice more... T__T

Me and Risa from Cherry Jelly Productions! Major props to her for coordinating and hosting this event while always keeping a beautiful smile on her face. ♥

Mary is so cute!!! I don't know what anime she cosplayed from, but I just wanted to pick her up and put her in my pocket. :3

Rivaille Heichouuu!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ And Eren photobombing in the background. :3 I was fangirling so hard over these photos. ♥

Brinni as Eren and Nicolette as Rivaille!

With one of the best villains in One Piece ever: Crocodile! He made the hook himself. *__*

Probably my absolute favorite photo of the night. Me with Taka as Haruka Nanase!!! *__* ♥ ♥ ♥ Total ikemen!!!

I had so much fun cosplaying for the first time, and I can't wait to do more cosplays in the future! Everyone was so friendly, too... T__T ♥ I definitely wanna go to more events like this!