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This is our overview of Saboten 2010!
And Sheila's review of the New York Anime Fest and Comicon!
This convention was pretty much Flawless!
This had to be one of our favorite cons. So much fun, so much cosplay, so much epic--we're getting ahead of ourselves.
Thursday, we reunited for the first time in Two months, and spent the night putting finishing touches on a the last cosplay of the weekend. We went to bed happy, and woke up super early for staff meetings (sheila wasin charge of the Cosplay Cafe with her Kissu girls)! Friday
The first day, Friday, was one of our favorites. Be Debuted our Cantarella cosplays! So much time and detail went into these outfits, it was rewarding to actually wear them.
Friday was filled with pictures and compliments, and we were so thankful that everyone seemed to like our outfits for the day! Some of our friends would get frustrated as we got stopped so much (sorry marc!). Friday ended with the both of us smiling for a camera before heading home to some Blazblue and GOOD FOOD.Saturday
Saturday had to be the biggest day of the weekend for us. Dressed in our Sandplay costumes, we we a part of the Vocaloid Cafe which sheila organized with ~dahowbbit
. We were there early in the morning, setting up tables and organizing the event before opening the door to all our guests.
The cafe was great, so many smiles and so much happiness everywhere! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and our in-character company. Three hours of greeting, eating, and laughing with fans and friends.
When the character auction came around, following the successful raffle of course, we were both shocked when we both sold for so much. Sheila for 80 and Sylar for 170! We were escorted around by our individuals buyers, and both had a blast. Reunited after an hour apart, they rushed off to get ready for the masqueradeSheila with her buyer who also bought ~electric-lady as Luka!Sylar posing for his buyer XD Sylar's buyer made him confess his love for Miku as Kaito!
We were entry number 31 in the Masquerade. We danced, sang and kissed to Cantarella! It was our first ever masquerade and we didn't know what we were going to do until we walked on stage! Unfortunately, we did not win anything, but had a blast regardless!
You can see the video here! [link]
Thank you ~HikariNinjaX
so much for the recording!!!Sunday
Sunday, the final day of the weekend, we debuted yet ANOTHER cosplay. Sheila as Miracle Paint Miku and Sylar as Imitation Black Kaito. Sheila turned heads with long legs and cute little dances, singing songs along the way. Sylar stunned the ladies by playin' his guitar and posing like a rock star.
We chilled with friends and made out like stars that weekend! We ended with weekend with each other, sitting and enjoying aicosu love before Sheila returned to Rhode Island the following day.
All in all, this was an incredible weekend, and we always enjoy Saboten Conventions!
New York Anime Fest 2010 Report
The weekend after Saboten, I returned to the convention scene and decided to take up the chance to go to the New York Anime Fest and Comicon! I cosplayed as a new Project Diva Hatsune Miku!
I was only there all day Saturday, after a long bus ride from Rhode Island to New York. It was weird being at a convention alone for the first time since I started dating Sylar, and I admit pretty lonely! Dunno If I like it too much! But I had fun anyway. I met alot of great east coast cosplayers and had fun relaxing and enjoying conventions from a fan perspective!
Here are some highlights!
Square Enix was there demoing FFXI -- I played for like a complete hour and a half or so!
This Ragna was completely in character -- I was so thrilled he took pictures with me, his costume was phenominal! We look super creepy in this picture though...
I bought this adorable Miku Plush -- completeing my costume! You can see more picture from NYAF (and Saboten) on our Facebooks! (links on the side bars :3)
All in all NYAF was pretty big, as it had been merged with NYCC and from what I experienced it was a pretty great convention. Maybe not the spot for cosplay, and the fans were kinda mixed (WAY more NYCCers than anime nerds). Maybe next time I can go back with Sylar. DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR 10k KIRIBAN! ITS COMING UP SOON! MORE INFO HERE.
Instead of having an amazing featured cosplayer this time around, we decided to share a fantastic Cosplay Montage by Acksonl! He does some AMAZING Videos at conventions. Hopefully one day we will be able to star in one! Here's his latest from NYAF: