hikarikirameku: (KAT-TUN)
This past weekend was our annual trip to Raleigh, NC for Animazement, a rather awesome anime convention. Ill try and remember all the stuff that happened. There were some highlights, most definitely. Friday was the best day, hands down, but Sunday wasn't too bad either. Saturdays tend to be crazy, this year's was the worst.
Click the cut for con shenanigans )
hikarikirameku: (Default)
List of things that happened at the con:

Friday:
- Wore Ichigo first thing, wore it most of the day.
- Wandered around a bit, checked out the Dealer's Room, hung out with people. It was a pretty chill con.
- Went to the Fumiko Orikasa panel that focused on her role as Rukia. Sat front row, so good seat. Got to ask her about doing character songs. She said she enjoyed them, but doing the opening covers were harder since they already had a certain sound from the actual artist. Her actual speaking voice is adorble, BTW. It was only when requested to do the "MAE! SODE NO SHIRAYUKI!" line that she sounded like Rukia XD
- At some point during the night, I passed out for a while. Got woken up by roommates I had freaked out since they didn't know anyone was in there XD
- Changed into Eiji cosplay for tokusatsu fan shenanigans.
- Went to Kamen Rider panel at 10pm. It covered every Kamen Rider series. They practically skipped over Kiva though, which pissed me off (and I chewed out the friend that ran it about that too, since I knew it's because he hates Kiva). Other than that, it was a decent enough panel. i won some Taka and Kujaku Gashapon medals, gave them to my friend.
- I can't remember which panel, but said friend that ran panel tried to demonstrate a Gills Rider Kick. Fell on his ass. LULZ were had.
- The 18+ toku panel was alright. I'll probably watch Akibaranger at some point. A friend won an OOO toy and gave it to me, it's this weird little track set.
- Late night toku cosplay shenanigans were had.

Saturday:
- Had to wake up early to get into Ichigo cosplay, then line up for the second Fumiko Orikasa panel, this one was for autographs. Had her sign a Rukia picture my friend had been line enough to give me.
- Changed into my dance outfit afterwards. Wore it to the KOTOKO concert. I would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't been so damn loud. It hurt my ears. It also made the sound really distorted at times. The performance was good though. KOTOKO herself wore these cute outfits, and the band cosplayed characters from Lupin. The one guitarist was pretty cute too.
- Passed out again for a bit in the afternoon.
- Went to the "dance" (they call it that, but it's pretty much a rave). There were some AMAZING glowstringers there, and I got to see the FlowToy glowsticks I've been thinking about getting in person. They're gorgeous. I promised myself if I get good enough, it will be worth the $50 to buy a pair. This means I need to work on my glowstringing. I was like "OMG" when I realized they were playing Chrono Trigger music remixes at some point.

Sunday:
- Lack of proper sleep was catching up to me, so I wasn't feeling that great. Decided not to cosplay.
- Broke down and bought the SHF Emperor Form Kiva. It's really freaking pretty. I ended up getting a good bit of Kamen Rider stuff over the weekend, mostly Agito.
- Hung out with my friends for most of the afternoon. Went to a panel about traveling to Japan at some point out of boredom, hung out with friends some more til con ended.
- tried not to fall asleep on the ride home.

All in all, a pretty good con. Very mellow. I can say I didn't regret buying a badge, since it meant I didn't have to help run anything. It's been a long time since I didn't have to help work a con. I enjoyed it. I do miss seeing everyone though. I'm also sad I never got a chance to properly talk with my one friend about KAT-TUN stuff. I got to tell her about the new single, and that's about it. Oh well. We toku fandomed it up hardcore there at least.
hikarikirameku: (OOO - TaJaDol)
Dear Eiji, why must your outfits be so WTF and random?...it makes making them for cosplay a bitch XD I just wonder if my friend plans on wearing Ankh again so I may have my angry bird bastard to hang around with :D Although, she might be wearing Meteor-tan instead. I'm looking forward to more Tokusatsu cosplay shenanigans with my friends this year.

I just hope that wig cooperates better this year. It didn't cooperate well last year. We'll hopefully be hairspraying it into submission.

I'll also be wearing my Ichigo Kurosaki cosplay again this year, and hopefully be getting an autograph from Rukia's seiyuu while wearing it!
hikarikirameku: (Happy Ichigo)
Ok, so I keep forgetting to do these things ^^; Hopefully I can remember all the important stuff we did over the weekend. It was a lot of fun, but kinda crazy still with all the running around I did, working the video room table at times, and trying to make it to events.
Con stuff under the cut )
So yeah, my first AZ was pretty fun. I think next year though I'm gonna buy a badge if I can afford one, since worrying about the video room table was a pain in the ass. I missed a lot of stuff because of that and, especially at cons I haven't gone to before, I like the general freedom of being able to do whatever.

The day after AZ was fun too, Memorial Day. We didn't get to go for sushi, liked planned, since all the restaurants that sold it were closed, so we just went to Moe's...but after that we went swimming at Kaylan's house. It was fun.

Tomorrow I plan on going to hang out with Allendorf. He's gonna help me rip the Kamen Rider Kiva DVDs I got in the mail over the weekend. They're two of the live stage shows. One was recorded after the series ends, and has three different parts, and is the one I'm looking forward to seeing the most. The other is a concert, but the first recorded of the three, and so won't have as much stuff...but I like concerts :P Hoping I can get the files to senpai-tachi soon after.

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