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!

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AX 2012 – Day =3

Today was by far the best AX day of the 3 days I went~ It’s probably because it was the most pain for me as well as the most… fun! I got to run around in a huge dress and cape! Who wouldn’t love that xD

Alright, now onto pictures!!

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whenever I saw a ballgown looking thing I ran to it =3 So here’s a lovely Saber for you! She was awesome with taking pictures with us~

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I’ve noticed… with big poofy dresses like Ciel and Sakura… even Zelda! You get a lot more little kids taking pictures with you.. and its AWESOME~ lol!! SO CUTE!

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It’s Kyuby and.. and… man I forgot her name but she fights cool lol! (Tell you the truth I only remmeber Madoka’s name…)

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=3 Props on the handiwork~

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Ash vs. Ash?!?

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Digimon!! Tomb Raider?! xD

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Hey where’s Perry?

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I think he’s gonna eat me >.> xDD

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She was aweomse~ Kuroyukihime — Accel World!

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From Dynasty Warriors! I love this design =3

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Floofy ballgowns <3

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Hehe, we stole cabbage man’s cabbage =333

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Okay who can’t love this? xDDD

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MAKO!! >.> mako~ =3

Okay time to just start putting photos up:

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Sorry for it being so picture heavy…. but these pictures are the best memories of expos =3 I honestly have a few more I didn’t put it but I’m also kind of lazy to fish them out >.>

–Kimikotan

AM2 2012 — from behind the table

This convention I will always remember because it is the first convention I spent ‘working’ from behind an artist alley table! It was actually more and less than I expected but either way… everything went well~

So from behind the table I was able to see a trend with passerby. Many people didn’t want to try to make conversation and some were rude. But! They were all forgotten about by the people who were nice and were so happy seeing our stuff =3 Like.. honestly… it made my day so much. Especially seeing parents get the pokemon ears for their kids~ Its like… “YES! Kids are going to start cosplays because of my ears!” So I was really happy~

I swear everyday we changed up the look of the table somehow so what you see is the first day xD Next time? We’re building up more, it’s too flat. But I think it’s decent for the first day~

Honestly what I was expecting was artists next to us to talk to us… even say hi! But the first day we came they like glanced up and just looked back. I didn’t even get a change to say hi! It was so sad…. and after that it was just.. awkward to try to say anything at all >.> SO instead we made friends with artists far away xD But it was totally worth paying and stressing~ Meeting other people and making friends who are in the business =3

Now some pictures! While sitting I see people pass by and get pictures with them when I can~ I remember wanting some cosplayers to come by because I see them from far away but they never did T.T So sad!! But for the awesome people that did stop so I could run around the table and get pictures with them… thanks~

Hey look, I found trainers! xD

I have never seen someone try to be a full out tentacruel!! So awesome~ (Does the eevee cosplay look familiar~? xP)

Her dress is so poofy I had to take a picture with her! So adorable~

“ah Tangled!!” Is what I said when I first saw her~ She has PAscal too!!!

And the best I believe: Naga from Avatar!! <3 I didn’t get to see it in person but Herms did T.T I’m surprised the dog wasn’t stolen and brought back to the table -.- xDDD

Overall AM2 was good from inside the main convention place. I didn’t get to explore the rest of the cons so much though >.< I did get to see the Putomayo fashion show which I thought was really really cool~ It was a fashion show! Why wouldn’t it be right? xD That’s about it! here, check out some artists I met that were awesome:

http://tirramisu.deviantart.com/
http://iviarker.deviantart.com/
http://fishy-kun.deviantart.com/

So far these were the ones that stuck in my mind…. either way, check them out ^^

–Kimikotan