I want to say first, Thank You to all my new followers on here, Tumblr, and anywhere else that took this view count hit after my Mako pictures surfaced. The amount of response from them are INSANE and I thank you all for them!!!!
That being said, I will now continue onto the tale of the hottest damn con I went to yet: OtaKon 2012!!
The highest recorded temperature was recorded in El Azizia, Libya at a scorching 58 C, or 136 F. This was inched out from this years Otakon. I had predicted to plan accordingly and only wear light cosplay, which I did, but God damn was is hot!. I ended up bringing 5 cosplays to the con, which is the most I've ever brought to a convention, and surprisingly ended up wearing all of them!! I wore Hunter S. Thompson/Raoul Duke from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Mech Tech Tony Stark from Iron Man, Byrne from LoZ: Spirit Tracks, Mako from LoK and Professor Layton from the series of the same name, whom I had the extreme pleasure of coupling up with my good friend's Remi Altava, in which she did a FANTASTIC job with~
We arrived Thursday as to get our passes early and met up with some choice faces. Seeing and just hit my heart strings because I hadn't seen them since Katsucon and I would have missed their faces THIS weekend at Otakuthon. They'd been so good to me over the years and I was so ecstatic to be with them again. Then my roommates and a newcomer from Waterloo Ferg arrived. Having been to MANY cons in the past with the for-mentioned, I was more than happy to experience my first Otakon with them, but Ferg made my weekend OH so enjoyable, and I liked to think I've found a new and very dear friend. That night we went out for dinner, and after meet up with Mike (also known as MLZ Studio's) whom I also hadn't seen since Katsucon, which made my night, and meet who I had a BLAST with the rest of the con, which was all predetermined by our sick dance moves we busted out in that moment. Also featured in MLZ's latest video:
MLZ can't handle my RDJ White Boy dance moves!!! Spend the remainder of the night wandering around with and agreed with how he put it; Day 0 was a huge success!
Friday I broke out Tony, and had so much fun with it. Met a lot of new people and spent the day partying. I did a quick photo shoot with Sam (who I need to get in contact with) at a bar in the Hilton, where the bartenders LOVED my costume and helped out so much with the shoot. I spent the rest of my time at the bar chatting up the bartenders and a lovely couple from Liverpool who were there for the Football game. That night I was going to do a photo shoot with , but things fell through, so instead I went to go find some American friends I hadn't seen in a while. I dragged along and we had a grand old Friday night.
The next day I wore Byrne and Mako. I figured Byrne would be alright for the weather....I was wrong. Regardless I was pleased with it. Many improvements will be made on him in the future. I was dragged around for a quick lunch with the Lady Loki who fed me vodka the day before at the Avengers shoot and meet all her friends and had a blast among the regular people around the con. There was a few sporting events during Otakon, so I was a nice mixture of fandoms mingling together. After I meet up with a few friends who were at lunch. was there and immediately apologized for Friday. What a lady~ I felt terrible because I was a hot mess, and ready to pass out, so I probably came off as a gross individual. returned to our room, where I showered and we respectively took naps, which quickly escalated to passing out for good. I awoke later to find Ferg, huddling in the room entry quietly reading. What a considerate gentleman!!!! We woke up and threw on our Legend of Korra cosplays, ( had her Korra Season 2 done) and returned to the con. I attended an Avatar/Korra photoshoot, where (among a few people) reconized me. It was such a strange sensation and I probably have every single one of you to thank for~ That night I returned to the room to change into more comfortable, civilian clothes while and Ferg watched what seemed to be a Will Smith Marathon going on. Ferg then joined me and on our ridiculous Saturday Night Con Advetures!!! Complete with Drinking, Security Guards, SkyWalk Shenanigans, Free T-Shirts, Video Games, and naked little Asian men. We ended up returning to the room when, and I quote; "(We) Could hear the birds chirping". OHBOY
Sunday was an easy going, run of the mill con Sunday....Expect I got to cosplay with the SUPA FAMOUS SACHIIEE OMG haha. We did a Layton and Remi cosplay and I loved the hell out of it. I really hope one day I can do a proper photo shoot with her not on a Con Sunday after a night of drinking, LIKE A GENTLEMAN!! We packed up relatively early and left fairly late. We took this really awesome Shuttle Bus to our less than legitimate Bus Stop and returned home.
ALL IN ALL, Otakon what hot and humid. The roads were filled with Cockroaches and terrible drivers on the same level. It was super far and I felt lost in it sometimes. I wouldn't change it for the world though; The amount of amazing people I met and got to hang out with, the recognition I got, my wonderful usual con suspects and the new friendships I formed and the ones I had that I've made stronger. All worth it <3
I hope I can make Katsucon. After that I'll be back on break for con. I went a little wild this year with the conventions, especially one in the states. Though I hope that doesn't get in the way of seeing my friends again, and meet new ones in the future~
Til then, thank you all for your landslide of support, and I hope I don't disappoint.