Now that I’m caught up on sleep and have come close to accepting reality, I’ll fill you in on how awesome Nekocon was this year.
It took about two hours, maybe more, for me to put on my Ame-Comi Robin cosplay. Dana got to our house before I finished getting ready ^^;. She sported a cute, comfy pikachu outfit. Her make-up was adorable! She loosely followed Michelle Phan’s anime eyes tutorial, and added false eyelashes to her top and bottom lashes. Kawaii!
Right when we got to the convention center and stepped out of the car, people on the balcony started yelling about Robin XD.
The walk from the car to the front doors made me realize that this was going to be a Very uncomfortable and painful day. 1. I was wearing heels; 2. My tights were slowly breaking my toes; 3. My leotard kept bunching up in the crotchal region; and 4. My thigh highs wouldn’t stay up no matter what. Fashion tape barely helped at all. T.T
So we walk into the front doors, I’m trying to adjust and hold up my thigh highs, and we immediately get “attacked” by cameras. It was kind of awesome. I got so much love for my cosplay; all of my hard work payed off! So many people told me I was the best Robin they had ever seen. That is so awesome!! But enough about me geeking out…
Dana and I hung out all morning, ate ramen in the car XD, then attended the “Moe Moe What!” panel. We found out what the definition of “moe” is: there really is no one definition. Dana acquired some delicious strawberry pocky from the speaker, then we moseyed on over to the Opening Ceremonies. After an adorable and hilarious video of BORN, we left the opening ceremonies to meet up with Mickel and Eva. …Commence 800 ridiculous inside jokes…
At 6:00pm we attended the Takuya Angel Q&A. We all felt so bad because not many people showed up, but at the same time we all got the chance to ask him questions. I loved hearing about his passion for music and fashion design and what inspires him to keep creating. He said to never give up on your dreams and to pursue them no matter what.
After the Q&A Dana and I changed into our danse wear. Mine consisted of a white tutu, striped tights, purple wings, and my Dungeon Hero X hat haha. And then it was Dinner time. We met the guys at Chili’s or Friday’s, I can’t remember which restaurant. It took forever to get a table, and suffice it to say, we were attracting a lot of attention due to our..interesting..attire.
After din din, we went to the Takuya Angel fashion show and dance. Just Fabulous. Lights, bass, neon colors, fur, loud patterns, claws. Ravers dancing down the runway wearing his amazing outfits. It made me happy… We danced a little, then Billy, Chris and I left around 1am.
Holy SORE Batman! My feet felt like they were going to fall off. This was the final and longest day I dressed as Robin. In one word: intense. I ended up having to cut the ends of my tights that evening since my toes were almost completely broken at this point.
We arrived around noon, and I immediately shuffled to the BORN Q&A. I found Mickel and Eva in attendance, which didn’t surprise me XD. We met up with Zach and Dana afterward. We ate a late lunch at Crapplebee’s. Seriously, guys. Don’t EVER go to the Applebee’s near the convention center. They straight up SUCK.
We sat in the Cosplay show for a few skits, then left after a particularly embarrassing one. I’m not going to describe it to you, but I was extremely embarrassed for the person. We then went to the Tainted Reality panel and learned about their upcoming comic, Fixer, which sounded pretty cool. They also did a few goofy contests with huge bags of candy as prizes. We were only able to attend the Takuya Angel Fashion panel briefly since the Batman photoshoot was at 7:30pm. I was glad that the room was packed for that panel, though, so I didn’t feel too guilty to leave.
Batman photoshoot. Epic. When Dana and I ran up they had already taken several photos. We jumped in and it was ridiculously fun. There were about four super heroes and a hundred villains XD.
That was definitely one of the highlights of Nekocon for me. Right after the shoot Dana and I changed into our comfy outfits. The white tutu returned.
And then BORN. So fun! They were so energetic, and I really liked their music. I wanted so much to wade to the front, but the closer you got the stinkier it got since con kids don’t know about personal hygiene…But that’s a topic for another day.
I had planned on going to the dance that night, but I was ridiculously hungry. Billy, Chris and I ended up leaving right before the dance. I still regret this, but at the time, I seriously needed FOOD.
I never ended up seeing Dana’s Blair cosplay or meeting up with Mickel and Eva. We didn’t stay too long. But I did get to attend the best panel I’ve ever been to: “Beyond Castles, Forests, and Bath Houses: The Philosophy of Hayao Miyazaki.” The speaker was amazing! I’m so glad I didn’t miss it, and I wish so much that my friends were able to go to it. After the panel, we made a couple more rounds through the Dealer’s room and AA. I ended up buying the most adorable shirt evahh! Red panda. Strawberries. Need I say more?
So, in a nutshell, that was my Nekocon experience. It was the best con I’ve been to thus far. Hands down. I’m looking forward to next year even more.