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Showing posts with label cosplay. Show all posts
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20 August 2013

Otakuthon 2013 (Monteal Anime Convention)

This is my 3rd time going to Otakuthon though I am there mostly for the figurines and anime goods. I have been excited for this day since March, wow freaking 5 months ago. If that's not dedication for my figurine collection hobby and my love to see cosplay then I don't know what else to call it. I bought my ticket way ahead of time. I paid $40 for Friday-Sunday. Normally the ticket for Saturday alone is $40. Saturday is the busiest and most exciting days with a lot of interesting panels, events and cosplayers. Let's get started!

So I decided to cosplay as Ada Wong from Resident Evil 6. I started preparing my cosplay ahead of time, finding the accessories and toy weapons needed since shipping might take some time. I bought my toy gun for $2.50 from Ebay with free shipping. Prepared to be awed by some of the most amazing cosplays I have ever seen. People really work really hard on their cosplay. Kudos to everyone. I tried my best to take as many beautiful Otakuthon 2013 photo! 

If you look at this picture carefully... you will see someone doing a niiiice split. LOL
I love how she has her titan buddies around her. Just too damn awesome. 
Kudos to her detailed weapons! I mean geez, it's very impressive and beautiful.

This sure brings back memories, guys. If you don't know, it's one of he 4 evil digimons in Digimon Adventure. 
Tada! Era Fey found her giant mashmellow. I can't resist but to show you how cute that white mashmellow is. Must be so hot in there. My feet were burning inside my knee-high-heels winter boots.
Adorable Luffy. 
I wonder how they walk. Real dedication man. 
Perhaps 2 of the most detailed costumes ever. I recognized this lad from last year Otakuthon, she is always dressed in majestic queen/duchess outfit that she made herself. Very, very impressive.
The pokemon assembled. Now, let's go inside the Dealer's Room where all the goodies are.
This is the figurine stand that made me HOOKED/madly obsessed with figurines last year. My entire current collection result from that day onward. 
Some armor dealer. Makes me feel like I'm in a video games, upgrading armors and ready to fight monsters.
Well, there will always have little cute Japanese anime charms. So cute!
Here is some figurine prices for those who are interested. 
 The Gundam dealer.
 The nerdy t-shirt dealer. Usually, you can get $40/2 shirts
 The pillows... my friend M witnessed a very interesting happening... there was this huge pillow with a photo of a abused anime girl tied on the cover. That pillow was bought by ... a girl! Surprisingly. The girl was like "HUE HUE HUE!" * Evil maniac laughter * and walked away. LOLOLOL quite interesting.
 The prints/posters tables are always the busiest! Ouff... it's like you have to fight through a sea of humans to go to the other side.
And there is a sexy Lambourghini at the anime convention. How cool is that? 
And finally, I found some other Resident Evil Umbrella Corporation people! I'm soooo happy. 
It has been a great experience. I want to thank all those other amazing cosplayers who clearly put a lot of effort. See you all at next year's Otakuthon!

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24 August 2012

Otakuthon (Anime Convention)

So I attended an anime convention (Otakuthon) on August 4 2012. It was an amazing experience. Many of the cosplays were magnificent. We saw all sorts of characters there. Blue mascot Happy from Fairy Tail, Dante from Devil May Cry, Kurono from Gantz, baby Goku, lolitas, Avengers gang...etc. Quite eye-opening. The energy in there was just explosive. People rushing here and there, taking pictures of other characters while other people taking their pictures. It was chaotic in a fun way!
Here we are at Palais de Congres, Place-d'armes (Chinatown) Montreal

Quick background information... Otakuthon has been going on for many years now. It's usually on August. The price is fair when you buy your ticket early. I bought mine on April for $40 (for 3 days). Otherwise it would cost you Friday ($30), Saturday ($40), Sunday ($30). Saturday is usually the busiest with a lot of attractions: Exhibition Hall, Market Place (where you go crazy on spending spree), Contest, Maid Cafe, Gaming Hall, Work Shop, Yurithon, Yaoithon...etc

           A beautiful Korra from Legend of Korra                                              Two adorable lolita girls
      This cosplayer captures Korra's feisty atttitude!

 If you dress up properly, you get to have paparazzi for 3 days. For sure. The camera goes off, blinding you with flashes. You get to enjoy the attention just like a celebrity would. Otakus will approach you shyly with their phone/camera and ask you for a photo. Girls drool after sexy male cosplayers who oozed manliness! Trust me. It's really fun. You don't have to be an anime fanatic to enjoy an anime convention. Just go there and enjoy all the bursting energy!

                           Assassin Creed Ezio?                                                                        Fem!Thor & Fem!Loki

Now we enter the market place where artists sell their merchandises. Posters, keychains, pins, toys, figurines and anime pillow cases are very popular. I was surprised to see many otakus walking around, very satisfied, hugging their anime girl pillow(s). However this pillow fetish isn't just exclusive for guys. I have seen girls buying Hetalia boys' pillow cases.

This is Miss Hamlet from Starfighter, Hamlet Machine. She is the yaoi artist.

This is one priceless poster my friend got. It's sooo adorable!

                     Here we see Happy. Very cute.                                         Well, what a surprise! Crossdressing nuns with                                                                                                                                     a machine gun!


We got some Takoyaki squidballs (4 for $4)
 Here is a video on how Takoyaki are made. It's quite impressive. It reminds me of a spider making its web.

Pretty girls. Those boobs...
They just froze there in the middle of the room, letting people take their picture.

                     Final Fantasy (Gabranth)                                                            Alphonso from Full Metal Alchemist.                                       

You can see a Newtwo and a Menos Grandes. Impressive costumes!

After one exhausting day (I just went for the Saturday) I spent much less than I expected. I was scared I will enter a spending spree so I limited my cash before hand. Turn out, it wasn't necessary.  There are a lot of stuff I wanted to buy but I didn't. Why! I saw the Squall Action Figure for $40! I  was sooo tempted to buy him. Then I get home and searched for him online. That's when I discovered TFAW selling him for $29.99! Woohooo~ (see Final Fantasy Dissidia Squall that I uploaded on August 2012)

Let's go through quickly what I got...

A poster by Hamlet with her autograph $8
A notepad (From Poppy Hill) $3
A keychain of Natsume (Gave it to my mom) $2
A Eustass 'Captain' Kid figurine $4.75
A Trafalgar Law's crew flag $3

It's a great deal!
They are so ridiculously cheap and worthy. 
No regret!

If anyone is going to Otakuthon next year, tell me (comment below). I am looking forward in meeting new people!
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