1. There was a really awesome Spanner.
With everything! Discovered said Spanner (dani3lr), another Shouichi (♥ - sagaraice) and a Leonardo Lippi (xiaobai7988), all with lollipops, minutes after changing into costume. I grinned like a maniac and thereafter was Made Happy by everything in olive green that I saw thereafter, whether they be waitresses at the sushi restaurant we went to for dinner, people who just happened to be wearing clothes in that shade of green, and, yeah. ♥
ALSO. Everybody who turned up as Spanner for this event was a Spanner/Tsuna fan. XDDDDDDDDDDD I GUESS IT COMES WITH THE TERRITORY?!
AHAHAHA I WAS SO DAMN HAPPY I CHOSE TO DO WHAT I DID YESTERDAY, because if I had seen her first I would be "OH GOD I NO LONGER NEED TO BOTHER".
Also I was mortified by the fact that they managed to recognise me (I AM SLOW) despite me being unable to return the favour immediately ( :( I SUCK, I always see costume first) this will HOPEFULLY NOT HAPPEN NEXT TIME.
So we were talking and it always turns out that this country and the KHR community = always smaller than they seem, because when we were exchanging LJ usernames:
Me, upon hearing that the Leonardo Lippi was xiaobai7988: "Hey, I know you! You're the one doing the [... Top Secret Project XD] with seki_yumizu!"
xiaobai7988: 0_0 "How did you know?"
The ordinary answer to this would have been, "I spend too much time online", but this was a special exception.
2. atorii and ariesdraco, who were COMPLETELY WONDERFUL, even atorii WHO SOMEHOW MANAGED TO GET ME ON STAGE for the closing Caramelldansen despite my constant protests of NO I CANNOT DANCE, NO I DON'T WANT TO GO ON STAGE, AND NO I REFUSE, because I cannot say no to her, and also it turned out that it was VERY VERY FUN and I was happy I did it (especially since I managed to wedge self three rows deep and therefore virtually invisible).
MY GOD. Towards the end of the event, Nia and Viral and I sat at the tables next to sarahcoldheart and just watched the event, and I was fed ENDLESS HAPPINESS by the constant stream of Reborn passing by. THERE WERE SO MANY CHARACTERS THERE I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE COSPLAYED. There was a Gola Mosca (MY GOD ♥) with a TINY HAND-SIZED CHIBI MAMMON, a Lancia complete will ball and chain, a Chikusa, a Chrome with a Muku-owl, a Lal and a Colonello, BASIL ♥, Byakuran and Shouichi, Spanner and Leonardo Lippi and Shouchi as mentioned above, MORE LAMBOS THAN I EVER IMAGINED POSSIBLE (WHAT THE HELL, REALLY, WHAT THE HELL), and a Gokudera and Tsuna I never saw apart (♥). And of course there was a TYL!Tsuna, Hibari with a tiny tiny Hibird, Mukuro, and, and - SORRY TOO HAPPY TO REMEMBER THE REST.
Oh oh oh and one of the best parts was the MASS CARAMELLDANSEN at the end of the event, and Gola Mosca being on stage to participate. ELIZABETH FROM GINTAMA WAS ONSTAGE TO DO THE SAME THING DEAR GOD I DO NOT KNOW HOW IT WAS EVEN POSSIBLE. And then there was the HILARIOUS CONSTANT CONGA LINES (led today by Anon from 4chan what the hell XD), and my favourite lineup included Lancia (WITH BALL AND CHAIN), Belphegor, and Lambo BACK-TO-BACK.
4. FOR SHEER WTF: that. that. onstage skit where Ichigo was the HORRIFIED RECIPIENT of a personal serenade of When You Tell Me That You Love Me from one of the lesser Soul Society arc's enemies. Ichigo reacted by beating the guy up, and I reacted by suffering a horrific attack of SHUDDERS DOWN MY SPINE and HELP MY EARS ARE BLEEDING. STILL WORTHY OF A HONOURABLE MENTION FOR BEST BRAINBREAK-INDUCING MOMENT. (They also got a hell of a lot of applause).
5. AHAHAHA saw mushrooms in Eyeshield! ♥ And despite SEEING THE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE COSTUMES as 80 + 21 shirts, I stared at them for MINUTES before looking away and thinking that I must have had the wrong people, because I was SO DAMNED SURE THAT THE NUMBERS I SHOULD'VE BEEN LOOKING AT WERE 80 and 27. When I told mushrooms this I was conclusively eyerolled and told that she'd just known I would do that. (ohcomeon I love the pairing!)
Had dinner with amarukei, sarahcoldheart, ariesdraco, atorii and kiellne after, and then we went for bubble tea and sketching and laughing at this hilarious OTT Korean drama that was being shown there. On the way home we rickrolled the entire train we were on and OHNOES'd them too.
ALSO dorkodile I MISSED YOU SO MUCH. :((((( We were talking at the table about Gintama cosplay and it's just that there are so many people I saw today that know you BUT YOU WERE NOT THERE. SO WHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK FROM GERMANY, OKAY, I MISS YOU. ♥
THAT WAS AWESOME WOULD DO AGAIN. ♥