Looks like I made the Gothamist cut-
Looks like I made the Gothamist cut-
Free, insane after party happened in Webster Hall on Saturday night. Huge, old venue. DJs were awesome. Drinks were not overpriced and well-made.
Irony had it that since my new cosplay addition was Haru from Rave, this con really ended up a groove adventure. Pictures alone won’t really do the story justice, so I will get to it right after the photographic glory.
Lots of new faces, lots of familiar ones, and one crazy 4-day con. Starting from Thursday:
Met up with new faces I was rooming with for Fri-Sat with since they got to the con as early as I did, but neither of us had any accommodations for the first day. Sleeping in the car is nice and all, but not in that weather and not with 3 people and a giant sword. Luckily, we bumped into one of my friends who was mostly doing Domon Kasshu from G Gundam for this con. Great luck with which I went ahead to move my junk from the car to the hotel. On my way, I somehow lost my 4-day pass for the con due to carrying too much stuff. Feeling completely blown, ended up going to the con area to try my luck since one of the new friends also needed a pass. By amazing chance of luck, we bumped into some guy who was leaving that day and not coming back at all, so he gave me his 4-day for free. Amazing turn of the events thus far. We all went back to the hotel and celebrated collectively.
Debuted Haru all day long, with the only real highlight being piggyback jousting using my sword and a maid whose skirt was going all around the world in the wind. Bystanders found that whole notion quite amusing. Later on I took Domon to Village Yokocho and Decibel where he tried sake for the first time. Per return to the hotel, we got nicely smacked and Lake Toya had his way with Domon. lol
Waltzed around as Gintoki and looked quite in-character given my hangover from the night before. Highlight of this night was the free, huge after party in Webster Hall that we went to after all was said and done.
Did not start off so nicely since my car got towed and the ticket, towing fee, and an extra night at the hotel set me back a good half of a big buck.
All in all, was quite the adventure this year and I made it back in one piece. Pheeeeew.
Also, here’s a slideshow I compiled for my YouTube:
Gotta start plannin my next set of cosplays for NYCC/NYAF. So far, definitely leaning towards Haru Glory from Rave and if I’ll figure out the build, Kazuma from S-Cry-Ed. Haru will save my on-hold .hack Black Rose sword that I started, but the other involved people bailed on the group so project went on hold. Kazuma’s arm should be my first armor build, so if I’ll pull that one off somehow, I’ll be open to bigger projects from that point on. All in all, stay tuned folks.
And then a fairly newly adopted practice of getting all my celebrity signatures right on the passes, to commemorate where and when I met them
Left > Right, Top > Bottom: Darker Than Black english voice for Yin; everyone from Lemon Drop Kick (rad band, no other words); Christina Vee; and english voice of Shigure from Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.
Been putting this build off for way too long, and birthday + NYAF 2011 were the perfect motivators this time around. Build was quick, simple, not really planned ahead due to the time crunch I had to deal with- 3 days. The whole thing was planned as it was built and the final is fully modular to allow repairs or upgrades in the future. Made of PVC, ABS, and stainless steel, polycarbonate paint. Future thoughts- thin down the white blocks on the middle area, make a foam blade to actually make this spar-friendly as well as photo friendly.
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