Goodness me...time for EPIC LONG REPORT!! Please do your best to read it all OTL...Brisnova ReportFriday
Got dressed as Gin-san and went to the train station to pick up
who flew in from Sydney...and waited...then got a phone call saying that she had made her way to where the coaches were, because I said to go upstairs...the coach terminal is on the other side of all the train tracks, a giant building I could see waaaay opposite where I was! OTL!! But luckily my directions of fail were overcome, and we made our way to ~JKale
s house, and then to the con!
I wasnt recognised by many people unfortunately, as there isnt enough Gintama love in Australia!! But I did have one of the stall holders fangirling me for about 20 minutes, which was hilarious, and also met a Sougo cosplayer to take crack shots with
Went home relatively early without staying for opening night stuff, as I had a skit to rehearse...
I did buy some pretties though...got the first two volumes of the DOGS manga and the first vol of Kuroshitsuji in English, plus CLAMP in 3D-Land figurines of Fay and Kurogane in their matching artbook outfits!
Thank you so much to the sales staff who were willing to open all the boxes for me so I could get them!! Saturday
Managed to squeeze all my ridiculous amounts of crap into the car, and made it to the convention in one piece, only sweating mildly by this stage, in ridiculous amounts of heavy clothing...BUT THE BLING MADE IT WORTHWHILE
Was quite fun billowing down the road and getting let in in front of everyone waiting XD Although people asking to take photos was a bit like...guys, Im in the middle of the road and about to get run over >_>
Got to put props and stuff backstage, and
gave me ichigo gyuunyuu with cute little good luck messages all over it!
So awesome! Unfortunately...I left it backstage ;__;
Lit my way back out of the dark auditorium by the light of my staff (or Gaga disco stick, as
)...only to receive call from my mother saying that I had left my costume change in the car...!! HOLY SHIT I AM SO MUCH FAIL!! OTL OTL OTL... Luckily
s little brother was kind enough to run off and pick it up for me...
Kinda dying already by this point, so much sweat and disgustingness...WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE SO HOT?! But had to go outside for a mini shoot with
as her stunningly beautiful Sakura-chan, and
. Also got some shots with
- so lovely to meet you! <333 OMGosh and thank yooouuuu to
for the Fay charm!! It's so cute!! He shall accompany me everywhere <333
Then followed much hibernating in the airconditioning until pre-judging and the madman competition! I think I totally made a fool out of myself in front of
in pre (and post!) judging as I was soooo nervous...I was just babbling incoherently...oh gawd...
Then followed the performances! Everyone was so wonderful!
your Sakura was just soooo beautiful, and your performance was oh-so-pretty! The glitter! The feathers! The swirling! SO TSUBASA
It made Fai-mama proud ;D
you Snow was ridiculously epic amounts of win! ZOMG the Shiva bike!! *__* /drooling forever And the Serah doll....LOLLLL...
C.C.!! I love that dress so much!!
The amount of detailing in the embroidery is just...insane!
And your skit was so sweet <333
Im so sorry, I dont know who the other competitors were... o_O I couldnt hear (or see! Damn eyepatch...) backstage... =_= But they were all wonderful!
I have some photos of the stage performance - a little blurry, but you get the idea! Maybe...lol...
Just before my skit started...I have to say I liked the 'OOOH' I heard from the crowd when I turned the staff jewel on XD
Lights out for glowingness! Thanks so the lighting guys <333
Mid-skit...angsty!Fai, as you can tell LOL
Back out after costume change...having wig issues lmao...couldn't see >_>
for the pics!!
I was extremely stressed I wouldnt pull off the costume change in time in my skit...I only just did!
But in the end the hard work paid off! I was so honoured to be chosen as the first finalist for the Madman National finals in November!
Video of my skit is here: [link]
Huge congrats to
for third and second places! And to all the other other competitors it was a really tough contest, and it was an honour to stand on stage and hold hands with you all! (or pseudo-hand LOL *waves at Allen-kun*)
Then I had to rush off and judge the regular cosplay comp LMAO...Sunday
Cosplayed as Alto (SMS vers) on Sunday, which again was a mistake given the heat...dear god I nearly died in that jacket! So disgusting...eeeewwwww... *sweats buckets* Had fun taking some shots with
as Ranka-chan, and then later escorting her up on stage for karaoke! LOLLL Alto may miss nearly all Ranka's performances but...he tries hard!
Judged cosplay as well on Sunday, which was fun - marshalling everyone was super-annoying though, lol. But the competition was great, loads of brilliant entries, and it was fun being the only judge with much anime/manga knowledge
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If you're still reading this, ILU! Thank you! <333 I shall write up another entry soon about EPIC SHOOT TEIMZ on Monday with
- SO MUCH AWESOME WIN *___*
I'll post proper pics of my madman costume...when I have a proper shoot for it... OTL Or if I can salvage one of the con ones...maybe...