This con was lots of fun and I was pleasantly surprised that it was bigger than I imagined it would be.
As soon as we got off the train, we found a fellow con-goer that we split a taxi ride with. The inn we stayed it was on the other side of a highway from the con hotel (which was the size of a convention center), it had shuttles to and from the con and plenty of places to eat in walking distance, so that was very convenient. The pre-reg line was also only a few minutes of a wait rather than hours like it was at other cons.
I cosplayed Rin Okumura first, and my friend
went as Boris from Alice: Land of Clover. Quite a few people recognized our characters, but we had trouble finding cosplayers from the same series. Later we found out that everyone decided to do theirs on a different day than us, but I did manage to find one Yukio to pose with, which was nice. Boris found a few cool things in the artist's alley, like a Zero (VK) bag and a Vaporeon hoodie.
Then we changed into Minato and Zero, and it was funny that our outfits matched even though our series were completely different (both were black and silver jackets). This time we had better luck finding cosplayers from our series
At some point Zero mistook Hibari (Reborn) for my character, since he has a jacket and a red armband. We run into an Eren cosplayer, and after he did his thumb biting pose, I asked for a rage pose, which was executed beautifully xD from then on this Eren was known to us as 'Rage Eren'.
Next morning we were N and Vaporeon from Pokemon. I went ahead to the con first, while Vaporeon was getting ready, and got lots of picture requests and people happy to find N in one hour that I waited xD An Asuna cosplayer yelled 'N!' across the con and ran after me (I was standing still so it wasn't like I was going anywhere) and glomped me, which made her day and mine too. Once Vaporeon got there we took quite a few pictures with other pokemon people and I kept hearing 'N!' as I walked through the con xD
Then we changed into Levi and Zero again and found a hoard of AoT cosplayers heading for the photoshoot so it was good timing. The photoshoot was outside, and the wind was cold, but we still got quite a few laughs and good shots. Zero got convinced to cosplay AoT after that. When we were just chilling in one spot at a con, more AoT cosplayers appeared and fun times ensued since there was an all-left Marco (with a normal foot, since he still needed to be able to walk around). Annie cosplayer was standing next to where Marco, Mikasa and Petra were sitting, and Mikasa yelled at Annie for the things she did to those two, while Annie didnt even respond (which was in character xD). We also hanged out with a Medusa (Soul Eater) cosplayer who was pretty cool and told us how all Chronas she saw submitted to awkward hugs.
Then I changed into Yato to test the cosplay out and Zero changed into the cheshire cat gear (not Boris this time). Zero met one of her favorite fursuiters - Havic and I got a few people that recognized me. On Sunday I was Yato all day, and my friend was a Vaporeon again. I was able to find two Yatos and a Yukine. I gave one Yato five cents since I can donate to myself xD I also got scammed by Hunny, who sold me fruit snacks for 5 yen, because he claimed they will make me all powerful. I gave a talk at a panel about how I made a few of my props, with a student from UND that makes props as a host (I was co-host). Hopefully it gave a few good ideas to people that wanted to make props. We had almost a full room, which was cool to see at the last day of a con.
I granted a few hug wishes, one of which yielded me another 5 cents. And I also granted Izaya's wish, that was to stop her friend from poking. I somewhat suceeded and also sent Vaporeon after him for a tackle attack. He ran fast but Vaporeon still caught up to him. Later on we ran into that Izaya again and during our chat Hunny appeared again, carrying a llama and in our conversation it came to the fact that those snacks turn you into a llama. After which I said I didnt want to be Kusco, since he is a lowly emperor while I am a god. And then Izaya said 'You know what Kusco has that you dont? Followers'. Ouch xD Hunny hugged me after that to console me.
When we got back to hotel we ran into cool cosplayers in the lobby that we chatted with for a while, then we got asian food and that was a wrap for the con
I got a few buttons from it, and a small wallscroll of Ed freaking out about Alphons sheltering a dozen cats inside him from the rain xD