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!



  2. Omg, I didn't know there was a Otasummer! T__T You look so awesome with your asuna cosplay tho :D I hope I can meet you at cosplay events, it would be really exciting!

  3. wahhh i love it! i was planning on going then changed my mind last minute. lol. i've wanted to cosplay as that too!! youy look way cute

  4. Thank you so much! It's too bad you didn't get to go, but we should definitely meet up at the next event! ♥

  5. Awww thanks, Mai! ^__^ I wish I could've seen you there! I missed you at Garden too, because I ended up not going at the last minute. Hopefully we can meet next time!


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