Spoilt rotten by yet another EOY event. Despite having to run off halfway due to other familial commitments, I think an AWESOME time was had by all. I didn't expect ANY Yu-Gi-Oh! or
Gurren Lagann, and I ended up with not only a KAIBA COSPLAYER, but A GURREN LAGANN COSPLAYER. ♥ Kaiba was very nice, and very Aniki-rather-than-Niisama. And told me where to find Cloud ("Through the last door, look for the sword" XDXDXD).
THIS WAS HOW IT WENT DOWN: ariesdraco
: Did you see the Kaiba cosplayer?
Me: 0__________________0 THERE IS A KAIBA COSPLAYER?! *____________*
But my favourite reaction came from Moogle when she saw him:
Dist: SETO,我死要您的 PHOTO. ... hey, that rhymed.
Us: *SIMULTANEOUS DEATH*
saw him I was *___* "A KAIBA! CAN WE HAVE HIM? :D :D :D" ariesdraco
Me: *is suitably chastised*
There was SO MUCH to see at EOY that it seems nearly impossible to categorise, but I shall categorise the photos I took loosely under the following categories:
THE TOTAL AWESOME
THIS? This has got to be the sweetest Hani cosplayer I've ever seen. I was setting up to take a photograph, and he saw me, and then he turned and did this:
Heart melted. ALL OVER FLOOR. TOTALLY GONE!
I really liked this Rock Lee cosplayer. :D You can tell I was taking this photograph from this angle JUST for him (... do correct me if it is a her, but I did think it wa sa him). He had the most amazing :D smile EVER.
Neiji had the coolest contacts (and was very nice!)
This photo kind of does no justice to the cosplay, but IT WAS FABULOUS.
Both my fandom loves meeting in the same photo:
ariesdraco's Blue Eyes - BOTH of them.
This was before I got to the photo with a marker and scribbled "YGO AI FOREVER" along the dragon's outline.
AT THE NEXT COSPLAY EVENT THERE WILL BE MORE YGO COSPLAYERS SO HELP ME ATEM
the Final Fantasy Series
Moogle/Dist as Cloud and ariesdraco as Aeris... HEY. IS THAT NAME INTENTIONAL NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT?
Having Lex cosplay Aeris is a tiny little bit like having the Yami no Malik cosplay Ryou Bakura, but it really was a lovely costume... even if this version of Aeris would make kebab of Sephiroth rather than the other way around.
MOST. AWESOME. CLOUD SWORD. EVER. Dist made this out of foam and FINISHED IT WITH CLAY.
Really kickass FF9 cosplayers:
Saw this from the second floor, was so impressed that I decided I had to go down and get a closer look:
SO MUCH AWE AND LOVE FOR DOING THIS OKAY?
Koutetsu Sangokushi and then some of the most AMAZING costumes of the entire event
The KouSan cosplayers from CosFest are back, AND THEY'VE BROUGHT ZHAO YUN with them!
(character information from this post).
I love how the heights are ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.
chiiyo and kateriya, with some of the most fabulous costumes of the event. When I first saw Lili's costume, I was *_____* *counts all the different types of cloth used in it* I guessed ten, I was only off by one! *grin* And then I needed time to recover from the AWESOME before I could go and properly *___* over Mei.
I do not think, even at the height of my costume-making abilities, that I could make something like this.
I love the regal distance. *smiles*
You know, I said I'd be happy if I saw just ONE Gurren Lagann cosplayer, but I REALLY didn't expect someone to turn up COSPLAYING GURREN LAGANN. LITERALLY. I think it's Lagann rather than Gurren, STILL! AWESOME!
the mecha series - real Transformers! and Gurren Lagann!
GL gets to go first because it is TOTALLY MY LOVE.
Transfomers setting up! I took these because I cracked up so hard that LUFFY was helping them set up.
MORE EPIC CROSS-FANDOM WIN!
Sign says: HARRY POTTER IS BEHIND HIS INVISIBILITY CLOAK.
Solemnly swearing that he's up to no good, I bet!
the sports series!
This photograph was nothing short of amazing.
You should see the photograph of me next to Tashigi. I look. SO. TINY.
lyricalabyss, cosplaying a series that needs no naming. *grin* I love how she can be such a wonderful Regret/Legretta and THEN THIS :D :D :D
From Rojak Labs:
JUST IN CASE ANYBODY FORGETS!
Rojak stall! sarahcoldheart as RI staff, and some Lapis cosplayer. I HAD MORE PICTURES but did not want to be expelled from gameschool for posting them without permission.
CHECK OUT THE AWESOME BADGES! I am so glad I got mine early on, they sold out so fast!
Naturally Sarah has THE MOSTEST.
Rojak merchandise! Quite lovely, really!
Bought the game, will play it! :)))) WILL REPORT WHEN HAVE PLAYED IT. But I think I will end up writing Milo/Soto fic first. *cries*
Going to EOY for me is just like going to Tokyo for some people. You think that you've lost your money, but the truth is that you've spent it so fast you only THINK it's fallen through a hole in your pocket.
I love the doujin group that did the FF7 doujin. The price? $7 for FF7. *beams*
Hat is from chiiyo and sodiumion's store, Pretty Cloth!
All Rojak materials are from Rojak Labs.