This trip started out with planes to East Coast getting cancelled because of heavy snow they were getting there. It seemed like I wasn't going to get to the con on time, but one of my con roommates offered me a ride from one of the airports that was still open to the con in DC. So closest airport I got in was Pitsburgh. It had a random Trex skeleton in the lobby, which isn't something you usually see at airports. I wore my assassins creed coat for the trip. A few people recognized it, other thought it was either from olympics or a french military uniform xD
My roommate was wearing 1st episode Allen Walker from D.Gray-Man, so we already were cosplaying on the way there. During the road trip it felt like we were going in circles around the same hill until it finally was Maryland and then National Harbor. We talked about all things D.Gray-Man and general life which made the travel go by faster.
Once we got there I changed into Kanda, and our other roommate was all dissapointed since he just got done being Lavi, and had to change into someone else for a photoshoot. It was about 3 pm at that point, so we missed a good portion of friday with all that travel. Our room was close to where most of the action was, which was good. We stood in a line for the badge for about 3 hours, in which I found out my cosplay choice wasn't the best, since wearing leather in a hot room isn't all that great of an idea. We then proceeded to try and find other D.Gray-Man people, and after lots of wondering found one Allen.
Closer to midnight I changed into Minato, and went to the persona gathering which was the biggest one I've been to. I ran into another Minato, Ryoji, Mitsuru and Ken and hanged out with them until the shoot. I even got to pose with a sword which wasn't mine for one of the pics. Miss having swords as props, they definitely make posing much easier. I almost forgot my Evoker, but remembered it after leaving my room. We got quite a few cool shots and when time came for random shots I pitched in the idea for P3 vs P4 protagonists, since there is always rivalry between those games. There were three Akihikos and somebody put a protein powder container next to them and they had a push-up contest against each other and everyone was cheering them on xD
Next morning I finished sowing my AOT patch on my cape, since I couldn't do it between planes like I was planning to. I missed the final fantasy gathering, since it was earlier than I thought, so I didnt cosplay Genesis for too long. I still managed to find another Genesis and a few Final Fantasy cosplayers. I then changed into Levi and spent a few hours trying to find the AOT gathering which was inside in a big hallway. Sadly didnt get to meet my friends there, which were part of the reason why I was doing that cosplay. Katsucon was a sea of AOT cosplayers, so it was hard to find anyone in particular.
Next I changed into Xingke from Code Geass and had a photoshoot with my friend who cosplayed Tianzi and wored for days making her wedding dress. Most of wearing that cosplay was just fixing his wig, since its about Sephiroth's hair length. We also ran into Lelouch and CC, and I had to chase them down to get a picture together with all 4 of us.
There was an Assasin's Creed gathering happening next to us. I didnt get to see much of it, but it was funny to see that some people did the guards from the game, not just the assassins.
After Xingke I changed into Rin and since it was dark enough now, my light-up tail and head flames stood out more. Got quite a few compliments on the tail and ran into one of my friends I was meaning to meet, since now I was easier to find xD There was another Rin there, doing a photoshoot with a Kuro that was an actual cat that the photographer brought. And the photographer was dressed as Levi, and had to get the cat's attention so she would look at the camera. To do that she had to wave and coo and hold up shiny objects, and it was funny to see usually serious Levi try to do that. They let me pet the cat after the shoot, but she was too tired for the day to take any more pictures.
Next day I mostly did N. A lot of people asked me for pictures, since its still rare to see N cosplayers. I got to meet voice actor for Ansem and he was really cool. I asked him to say something darkness related, and he said 'there is power in the dark side' exactly as Ansem would. and then added all happy 'we have cookies!'. He then posed with me for a pic. I wasn't wearing Riku, since I forgot parts of that cosplay, but I told him I cosplay as him and Repliku so he knew why I was all happy about him being Ansem xD
I met a Yato and Yukine cosplayers that were very in character and we talked for a while about hard life of being a God that lives on chump change. I gave Yato an offering of 5 cents to protect all the unfairly treated pokemon, since I was cospaying N, and that's his main wish.
After I browsed the dealer's hall and artists alley, I found two female trainers from my game, so I posed with them as N
I then changed to Levi briefly, for a photoshoot with my roommates who were doing AOT that day. While posing I accidentally kneed Eren in the face for real, but it wasnt anything serious. Then the con was done and I headed back to school.
I got two shirts of blue exorcist and metal gear, a Yato Noragami poster, a vaporeon keychain, blue exorcist bag and some buttons. All in all it was a very fun con, even though I did get sick after it for a few days.