Well, I'll start of by thanking everyone for the encouregement with my costume.
And now onto the con...
3:30 PM - MUST go outside to finish the helmet for Raiden, needed to paint and add the red dots to the eyes, and also cut some bolts down.
4:30 PM - Whilst having tea, find out that Kitah has to be here by 5 (instead of the agreed time of 5:15) otherwise we'll miss the bus and be there late! So I was frantically trying to find her number and get someone to text her (yeah, not had credit for some time now) WHILST sorting out my costume.
4:50 PM - After about half an hour, I FINALLY manage to get everything on for the costume, minus the combat knives which I left at home (the sheathes kept breaking and fallong off the costume) Now it's just time to wait in the already boiling costume. It's now that I hear kids playing outside so I'm like "oh great, thats gunna be wierd going out while they're there".
5:00 PM - Kitah arrives in James cosplay, (laurenminor.deviantart.com/art…
whilst were getting photos taken (kreids-clayos.deviantart.com/a… kreids-clayos.deviantart.com/a…
and then we set off. Walking down the street, we get MANY heads turning, and I'm walking saying "DON'T LOOK AT MEEEE!" and failing EPICLY at blending in.
5:10 PM - At the bus stop, see a familiar van pull up. It's the parents with my ticket >.< I had to leave in that much of a rush I find out that I left my ticket at home and I even left my laptop running (oops) so it was just very lucky that they brought it.
5:20 PM - Bus arrives, we sit at the top. There are people at the top. People at the top, stare at us at the top and have discussions whether my wig is my real hair or not.
5:45 PM - Arrive in town. Bus brakes really hard, headset falls off, smashes one of the eyes off my costume, I shout rather loudly and run down the bus to retrieve it. Then have a rather annoyed moment, and continue onwards minus an eye.
6:00 PM - Arrive at Re:con at perfect timing, notice "Wow, there's a LOT of people" and then find the first friend, Kim.
6:05 PM - Go inside re:con and get told that the rest of the people are late, so while we're waiting, I wander off to find some lovely costumes. Not long after, I find Solid Snake (the main MGS character) and get a Metal Gear Solid photoshoot (which Im still to find the picture of).
6:10 PM - The rest of dev:NicchuukanWishes arrive and the con also gets packed with late people. The fun begins
6:15 PM : 7:50 PM - Well, the con was absolutely brilliant, met a load of new people there, and got LOADS of photos taken, which I'm now constantly scanning Deviant Art for. Had a load of people coming up to me too saying how great the outfit was, so I was pretty pleased it turned out well. I also found a few characters I know too, like Kingdom Hearts' Riku and Kairi, Trish from Devil May Cry, a bunch of Death Note players which is always good, and many more. Entered the best costume competition too, but the winner was this -> kaitt.deviantart.com/art/Red-X…
which deserved to win though really, looked like a LOT of work went into it
. Also, about the haet issue with my costume, as you can tell, I'm still alive
so no overheating. Although it did get hot at the raffle because everyone was crowded and I noticed Kim also boiling. But all was solved when we found an air conditioning vent and discovered that the outside of my coat was cold
so all was good ^_^
8:00 PM - Well, time to go, so I find everyone and say goodbye, absolutely amazed at the night, I head home