WARNING:: This will be severely a LONG post. Prepared to get more than what you can handle. Otherwise, carry on!
Yikes! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything and if you happen to have stuck around, thank you.. sincerely from the bottom of my hearth. I know I said I would work on being consistent and it still has been a struggle as far as keeping to a schedule. Time really does get away and I do feel like I am trying to scrape as much memories and trying to be “present” in where I am or what I’m doing. Also, if you would like to hear more of any of the things that I’m doing, feel free to reach out to me! IG | Email | Twitter
Otherwise, I want to share all the things that has been happening in my life but I will have to cut it down in short snippets! If you haven’t checked out the my schedule, I’ve kind of written out the major events happening in life. It helps give me an overview as far as how life is based on some of these major events and in-between those time frames, you have responsibilities, work, and other minor details you have to add and fill in. May has definitely been one of the most busiest month for me and I’m trying to grind out my hardest because of what’s coming up in June!! Anyways, on to the better news!
MEGACON ORLANDO – Orange County Convention Center, North/South Concourse
I’ve been excited to go to MegaCon this year because I finally convinced myself to get the 4-day pass. If you happen to be in Florida around the convention time, enjoy the hustle and bustle of cosplayers, artists or just want to catch a glimpse of celebrities, you should check out MEGACON. In the past, I would go with friends/significant others but would only go for 1 day and the experience has always been different just about every time. This time, I wanted the full ride. Honestly, I encourage you to grab the 4-day pass because this pass is worth the money. Even if you don’t go during the weekday, it’s still a discount for the weekend ($10 cheaper!)
This year, a couple of friends and I built up the courage to cosplay together on the weekend. I had an extra cosplay I wanted to do so I was able to do that during the weekday. I don’t know too much about the cosplaying world but depending how much work you put into it, it will translate to other cosplayers on your dedication. You can see it in the photos below! Be ready for a plethora of photos!! (covers eyes)
Thursday was short lived! People finished up their booths and it was nice to see all the cosplayers, even if it wasn’t saturated! Honestly, it was easier to approach them when they aren’t surround by photographers!
I attended MegaCon by myself on Friday. The experience is quite unique by itself. I’ve never cosplayed, and I’ve never went alone so it was a little bit nerve-racking. My hairclip fell off but they had a cosplay “hospital” and it was very neat how they had set it up. Pretty much had anything ready, whether it needed glueing, sewing up, patching up.. they even had sheets of how long certain glues dried on certain metals, or fabric..!! Just so much! They were quite helpful, although I did arrive after the “rush hour” so I didn’t wait at all. I was able to walk around and admire the booths, got to buy most of the artwork or items I wanted on my own time. Took lots of photos of other cosplayers. It was maybe annoying that if no one offered to take the photos of said cosplayer, I had to resort to a selfie mode, but I got over that. I attended some of the workshops, and panels that had that day. I also was able to go through the day without data on my phone. Haha, I suppose it was a challenge but I didn’t mind it as much.
I did stay tried and true to the character and kept the wig on ALL DAY. I had a couple people take photos with me and kind of identify who I was. Haha, the hardship of cosplaying an obscure character from an anime not as popular.
I really enjoyed this anime and her character is one that I may be inspired by. She’s an adorable character that really tries her best in what she does, wants to help out her family and is inspired by her friends she’s surrounded with.
Oof! As you can see, it was a lot easier for me to just take a photo of them instead of inserting myself with them. And check out those poses! The commitment and everything! I have no idea why it can seem so inspiring to me but I suppose it also shows that you do have to take a step out of that comfort zone to portray certain characters. Also, you can see that cosplaying has no age limit! It doesn’t limit you either. Even if you are in a wheelchair, it’s amazing what cosplaying can make you feel.
Heh.. shh! I didn’t realize what area I was in until I looked up and there was Ben Savage and Danielle Fishelle. I quickly tried to sneak a pic of both but I was only able to grab one.
..aaaaand! Since I was already in the area, I figured I could be like everyone else and grab a far shot of Zachary Levi. *shrugs* It was cute seeing him interact with fans. It really shows how dedicated actors/actresses are with their fans. It’s tiring work but I’m sure it’s worth it in the end.
Took the time to kind of chat a little with some of the artists. I’ve gathered that it takes a lot of dedication and believing in yourself to be in this field. It isn’t for the weak but if you are motivated AND passionate about your work, I suppose it pays off in the end. This is Edreen. He’s Filipino and it took him about 3+ years together to have all his pieces together. I was in awe. I ended up buying a couple of his pieces.
Heh, I’m still shy when it comes to posing so here’s the best one out of all the trials. I’m not particularly ashamed when it comes to my weight but I suppose when cosplaying is a factor, I immediately started noticing all my flaws instead of just enjoying the process. So here’s to learning to be uncomfortable and growth!
A very popular anime that’s been on the radar, My Hero Academia. Lots of people gravitate to this anime due to its popularity of different characters and people being able to relate to certain characters. I apologize in advance because I want to show all the amazing shots taken!
Phew! That’s pretty much it for that anime. Otherwise, Saturday is a day where AMAZING cosplayers go all out to show off their amazing talent. Here they are!
As you can see, Saturday was a lot more involved!
The shortest day but presenting one of the most adorable cosplay we did together. It’s called Cells at Work. It’s a hybrid of Magic School Bus and anime. It’s educational with a hint of slight violence.
The feeling of finding fans who enjoyed the series and who approached us to want to take a photo is just breathless. You can feel the energy behind the excitement and the happiness that’s there.
Oh my! So what do you all think?! It’s been quite a wave of photos! I can’t believe that all happened in 4 days.
Everything pretty much turned out well and I’m glad we all got to do this together. I think I’ve spent more than I should have so I’ll have to go back reserving my spending and try to hold back on the spending. It does, however, make me happy so it’s not all done in vain!