Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Otakon

It's been ages since I have blogged but I have had many distractions to keep me busy.  One of them being: a new home.  I moved in to a new home, so I have been packing, unpacking, painting and decorating.  It's been a bit exhausting!

Many weekends ago I attended Otakon, and if you are not familiar with Otakon it is a anime - Japanese culture convention.  I know it sounds terribly dorky, but even if you don't like anime (like me) it's awesome!  It's amazing to see the streets of Baltimore turn into an anime explosion.  Just imagine you are walking down the street and in front of you are Gothic Lolitas, to the right of you are a pack of sailor scouts, and to the left of you are full on, furry costume Pokemon.  It's unreal!  I would recommend going if you want to have a good laugh and if you want to be impressed at people's craftmanship skills.  Some costumes are unbelievable.  They are so eloborate, so heavy, so crazy, you wouldn't believe someone actually made it from scratch!  It's inspiring.

Some pictures that I snapped
 
 TIRA! I secretly want to cosplay as Tira for Soul Calibur 4
 

Ms. Frizzle!   Does anyone see Rufio hiding out in the background? RUFIOOOOO!!

In case you are wondering, I cosplayed as Maya Fey from the DS game series of Ace Attorney. 

I made the costume last year, but this year I bought a wig.  Since this was my first time wearing a wig, I didn't really enjoy it too much.  I attacked my head with bobby pins and hair spray.  If there was an open flame nearby, I guarantee my head would've been in a blaze in seconds. 
 
Before you go on and say, why aren't your goodies on the display...take note that these Maya's are actually channeling Mia, thus they have bigger busts. 
Mia and Maya action
Edgeworth holding a dollar above Gumshoe's head.  Hilarious.

I think I may do an additional post in the future for Maya cosplay pointers.  She's not a hard character to cosplay but details are important, people!  You can't just show up to a con magatama-less.  Plus, I want to hand off tips that I picked up while making my costume, accessories and doing my makeup.

I hope you enjoyed the dorkiness!

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1 comment:

Meg Needles said...

Lucky!!! I've always wanted to go to Otakon. I used to live in Baltimore but I never got the chance. And now Fairy Fest is there! Boo hiss!

I've always wanted to go as Squall or Pain from Final Fantasy- although Lightning's costume was pretty sweet.