Anime Expo 2014 Overview

Well hello there everyone :D

Let me start this off by … I did not follow my cosplay line-up but I don’t think I ever do xD But I finally got some pictures from the convention and here’s the bulk of Kimikotan Cosplay in one picture!

AX2014 Cos Line
Yep! Everything you see there I basically.. made o.o Mars, Lu Xun was a commission for my partner, Ragnarok, Diao Chan, and Pichu! Yes Ragnarok and Pichu are old but… eh. I still think they are in good condition to see the light of day every now and then xD Diao Chan is incomplete but I wore it anyways (will have it done later). And mars is just an overall comfy costume!

Alright so how was Anime Expo for me this year?

I give it a… 6/10. The downside was mainly linecon. Too many lines and waiting… Registration for me took about 2.5 hours in the blistering sun T.T and in cosplay! while I didn’t get to go to any of the panels I wanted to because the rooms capped out. I also later heard that the con got capped out o.o Then online I read on how some people forged badges which really means there were still way too many people there T.T

Anyhow. I got a few new things including a new Alpaca, Pop!, and a print!

Now as for pictures… Hermsi has put pretty much the majority of them up on his facebook. He’s the photographer so I don’t even bring a camera around now a days xD But I managed to get a few not shown on the facebook album and I’ll post them below! They’re all basically pictures of me with a cosplayer XD I like taking pictures with other cosplayers =3 If you remember taking a picture with me but it’s not posted, it’s because there was a lot of pictures and I only selected here and there xD Or it can be at the facebook album!

So.. let’s start the pictures!!

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Starting this off with… how AWESOME Harvest moon continutes to make BIG PLUSHIES :D ITS SO ADORABLE!!!

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Now this picture was entertaining to do :D She kept bringing her axe closer and clsoer to my neck o.o I don’t think my talisman worked either >.>

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Hehe this guy was cool~ He was really tall o.o So he crouched down to get to me height xDD His cosplay up close was really cool too!! (This is me trying to imitate him btw xD)

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Ahh! Dude they’re on like stilts or big shoes or Textbooks!! They also had the voice mod going so it was really fun to hear them talk =3 Really nice people too! =3

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These girls were really nice to me for me being so dang awkward T.T I really liked the Scheherazade’s staff and dress =3 it was SO pretty~

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Omg. We found MORE DYNASTY WARRIOR COSPLAYS :D apparently we missed a gathering? >.>;; But it’s so cool still =3

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And lastly…  me and my friends switching weapons! And uh. Yea. Bunny girl there trying to be cute xD

And that ends it! I played the cosplayer this year. No promotions or a booth but NEXT year.. I plan to be super busy with everything o.o Kind of looking forward to it actually! Once again… visit my Facebook page @ kimikotancosplay for continuous updates from me and to see more pictures from the con!

Anime Expo Day 4

Sword Art Online girls are awesome =3

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Yes there is sorta a story to this. Jasmine (Asuna on the right) is super friendly and nice and always tried to make friends with other SAO cosplayers… but other Asunas and Kiritos tended to glare instead of smile and wave. I’m not sure what it is but…. unlike other series where you run to people who are part of it… for SAO it wasn’t the same. I was confused but I could kinda see why at the same time (SO MANY OF US!) But somehow we made friends with our look-alikes and found a cute little Silica on Day 4! We also have a few pictures with other SAO people (trying to make friends T.T) but some of them just look awkward >.>

Anyways. It’s me on the left, Katee as Silica, Heather as Lizbeth, and Jasmine as Asuna on the right =3 It was a great team cause we got a lot of pictures today o.o Why? Probably cause there were no guys =P Sorry Kiritos.. you guys were just everywhere…

But yes. onto some pictures from Day 4!! Which honestly had more cospalys than expected….

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AHHH We were SO happy we were able to get this picture (we also apologize to the Ed and Al who seemed like they were in a rush and the Al suffering from being in that metal suit… we cause more pictures. sorry.) But really, super awesome cosplays =3 Can’t believe they were in the masquerade, it was SUPER awesome. I really want to do a FMA x SAO mash now…. >.>;; Can you say fight scene? =3

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Oddly enough.. probably the best cosplay of her I’ve seen. The name escapes me but… It’s really nicely done. =3

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Inori Cosplay =3 There were quite a few but I thought I’d take a picture of one when I got the chance =3

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Not sure where she’s from either but… It looks really nice! I know when to appreciate good looking work =3

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Isn’t this what anime is all about? Seemingly innocent school looking girls with mecha weapons =3 Yea. That’s it. xDD

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A really nice Irelia from League of Legends! Look at her weapon.. LOOK AT IT! How nice does that look?!

Gonna keep the picture post shorter since I didn’t that that many anyways. Once again, Full album here! Password: Cosplay

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Overall I think Anime Expo 2013 was a real success. I loved the extra things they put in especially fan-made panels so it filled the whole schedule nicely. As well as the cosplay photoshoot area which I loved playing around in for photos! I hope that catches on with other cons cause that alone will definitely bring cosplayers back =3 (at least until it gets so massive the crowds deter people….)

I also saw the masquerade this year on youtube and it was 10x better than the past few years just from the looks of skit quality and costumes. But I have to ask… was the theme this year talent? SEems like people loved to dance and show off xP It’s fine of course… it just had a different vibe from past years.

I WISH I saw Alodia.. T.T I missed her!! She’s really such a good cosplayer… I do wish I could be like her (have you seen her closet?!?)

Anyways. That’s it for my AX 13 experience. Maybe next year I’ll see AX from another side (artist alley? More Promotion jobs? Possibly staff member? Who knows~)

–Kimikotan

Anime Expo Day 3

A good bulk of my photos are from here… go figure xD I spent the morning as Mikoto (which I was actually late to) and the rest of the day as Asuna! This day was actually the last day for booth promoting which I was kind of sad about as the time flew by super quick! I tried to stay longer around the booth but hunger and errands got to me so I had to run off >.< (Although after that I tried to come back as much as I could to pester xP) So here’s a picture of me in Mikoto with Ajka! The awesome table partner we had last year, she cosplayed for meeee!! <3
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It’s so awesome =3 Thank you for stopping by the booth as well!!
Now onto more picturess…

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The awesome girls at the Phantom Breaker Booth!! xP

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This Lulu was SO adorable!! I just had to get a picture with her… although I think she doesn’t like me very much >.< xDD Props on being Lulu!!! =3

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I didn’t see very many Dynasty Warriors cosplays so I’m glad we got to briefly see this girl who is Diao Chan from the… 7th one I believe? (So many numbers, gets confusing)

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Not sure where she is from but the details on her Kimono are amazzziinnggg. It’s so colorful and pretty ^^If anyone knows where this is from, I’d love to know!

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These two I think cosplay a lot cause I swear I’ve seen them around a lot… they seem to do really nice cosplays though! =3 Still not sure where they are from but it looks really pretty ^^

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Odin Sphere! Always such a pretty blue =3 It’s cool to see a guy next to her for once xD

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This girlie was awesome cause when I came up to ask for a picture she did this pose instead of the normal pose I saw her do xD I have to say… this is pretty cool =3 Really love it ^^

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HEhe. I made Hermsi take a picture with the bunny girl from Mondaji =3 (I totally want a group for that btw XP)

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Can’t forget the league cosplayers =3 I have more like Malzahar which looked pretty sexy, a Lulu that was SUPER adorable as well, and a Jax with creepy eyes xD

Seems like a good place to end this post =3 Once again here’s the link to the full photobucket album
Password: Cosplay

–Kimikotan