Monday morning and Tsukino-con 2013 is officially over! It was an AMAZING weekend and I would say... the best con experience I've had YET!!
Friday: Veronica (Fallout New Vegas)
Saturday: Tali'Zorah (Mass Effect 2-3)
Sunday: Astrid (Dark Brotherhood armor, Skyrim)
First of all, I literally /cannot possibly thank/ Valky24
enough. If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Valky before, I don't think you can understand how WONDERFUL and selfless a single person can be. After giving me a deviantart premium membership (
), Valky was like "You know you mentioned you wanted to remake your Mehrunes' Razor, do you want me to make one for you??" Well all you cosplayers know how much work goes into prop-making, so that in itself was an INCREDIBLY nice offer. It arrived in the mail a week before the con and I fell MADLY IN LOVE with how awesome and sturdy and gorgeous it was.
BUT THEN. Thursday afternoon before the con another package arrives, and it's the FLIPPIN BLADE OF MOTHERF*CKING WOE. This was a total surprise and my mind is still recovering from how BLOWN it was when I opened the box up. GUYS IT IS LITERALLY PERFECT AND THE BEST THING EVER. So Valky24
, you are a god among men and I feel extremely lucky to have met someone as kind and eternally awesome as you.
Secondly, my con buddies. It's always nice to have friends that hang around with you, go to all the panels you want to go to, get photos of you, with you, dig stuff out of your bag when you can't see, fix costume malfunctions, tell you when you've got food on your face............. I could go on and on. You guys not only made the whole weekend a TOTAL BLAST because you are awesome, but I don't think I would have survived without you. LOL! So thanks goes out to Remi and Karmyn who were with me almost 24/7, and Louis and Marlo who were around a bit. This also extends to all the amazing friends I met up with in hallways and lineups and whatnot... Merry, Lauren, Tessa, Ken, Jayden, Chris, + like 100 more people I straight up just can't remember this early on a monday morning. LOL. So thanks to EVERY single person who spoke with me this weekend.... YOU are what made it so much fun!!!
One of my favourite moments of the whole con. Sunday as Astrid I was handing out the black hand "We Know" papers. Was chatting with some Skyrim fans and they told me to give one to one of their friends who hadn't gotten one yet. Snuck around the building and ran up behind him as they were leaving, and slipped it into his jacket pocket /without him noticing/. (Reverse pickpocket successful!) Turned around to run the hell out of the there before he saw me and saw that a bunch of people had witnessed me do it and they were like OMG NICE JOB XD Was so awesome and I proceeded to laugh my ass off for the next like, ten minutes.
Also had some professional Star Wars cosplayers tell me they loved my Tali, and I got my buddies to take some awesome photos of me with them... it really made me feel all warm and fuzzy and stuffs *__*
Last year it really became apparent that my favourite after-con photos are the ones of me with other people, so I tried to get as many of those as possible. CAN'T wait to see how they turned out!!!
I am SOOOOOOOOO lucky to have so many amazing friends in this scene. I think I spoke to like 100 different people this year - some amazing old friends, some acquaintances, some new folks - I love you all!!!!! I don't think there is any friendlier group of people than you cosplayers!!!
All in all an amazing weekend and I am feeling very warm and fuzzy :3