I know I've been wayyy to MIA lately! Everything has kinda hit me at once. I have to do a bunch of school work, find a job to get to Japan this summer, make a costume for anime north, write music. Crazy!
I'm excited to go to anime north this year. I haven't been to an anime convention in about two years. I grew up at them, going to every one starting at age 11. I loved being able to just be whoever I wanted to be and let loose. Cosplaying is dorky but fun. I love playing dress up and getting to pick and make a beautiful costume is an amazing experience. The details and effort that goes into a cosplay is amazing. Cosplayers almost always take costumes very seriously.
I can't wait to go and just have fun. HOWEVER. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M COSPLAYING YET! I've got under two weeks now. FYI, most people start MONTHS ahead. Sadly, I usually always panic like this. I want to do sailor moon but I don't think I could get it looking good in time. Plus it could get very pricey fast. Not so good for my Japan fund. The other costume I have in mind and bought some fabric for I'm going to look like a fat cow in. I guess I'd rather look like a fat cow then not cosplay though.. I think. Also, I want to enter the masquerade! That used to be the fun of it for me! Without competing for costume prizes I'm not sure it will be as much fun for me.
Have you ever cosplayed? Have you ever been to an anime convention? What are your experiences?
Here's some pics of amazing costumes!