I went to Nan Desu Kan this weekend and I'm still fairly excited
I had a lot of fun, and I went to a lot more panels this year than in previous years! I was also way more social this year than pretty much every other year!
I'm actually really proud of myself for that!!! Especially since I'm even more shy in person than on the internet... But I actually cosplayed this year! Even though NDK2014 is my fifth convention, it's been a year of firsts for me
I actually put on most of my Jean Kirschtein before going to school which wasn't so bad. I just got a lot of questions mostly about my hair haha
I left straight from my 6th hour 'walking' class to get the remainder of my junk packed for the weekend. The SnK photoshoot was at 4:30 so I was in a bit of a rush, and plus my Marco (sodapop771
) was waiting for me at the convention all day! The photoshoot went by really well and I'll pretty much be posting all of my convention pictures on my other account CommunistFireworks
through this week. I ended up going through artists alley a million times scoping out the fanart for series that I knew and (of course) love. I'm pleasantly surprised at the amount of No Game No Life prints that I saw (as well as the cosplayers for it!) since I didn't think it was that popular of an anime! Anyways, I met up with hikari2358
and we went to a 90's AMV panel which was fun and we wound up in the JPop Dance event. I was super tired so my dancing was sub-par
but I still had a lot of fun that day!
My SnK shoes were killing me (they're a size too small) but at least they weren't heels! I carried my blue vans around the con in my Bodyline Star purse so I could walk to get food without my feet dying or getting caught in the middle of the cross walk after the light thing changes since I'm sooooo slow in heels!!!
But my loli was cute a f
And of course so were my bff's cosplays
I went with one of my friends to the Naruto photoshoot and I have a bunch of photos from that (I take doubles of nearly all pics so photoshoots take me forever to weed out). Between dodging the horde leader, or conga line guy, and resting my poor feet I managed to make it into the Dealer's Room. Although I spent more in the Dealer's Room than usual, I found there wasn't that many merch items I was craving so it was my one and only trip inside. There was close to no Haikyuu, Free, Dramatical Murder or Kill la Kill in the Dealers room so I managed to get what I could find.
The lolita boutique was, as always, gorgeous!!! They had my dream dress in Pink in the store, but I obviously couldn't afford it
My friends and I kept missing the panels we wanted to go see but my friends dressed as L and Light went home to change into Marco and Sakura (respectively) and I went back to my room to change into my Jean so we could tear it up at the Masquerave.
The most social day of my life thus far!
We vacated the hotel room very Early, like 8-9am to beat the stampede of the others trying to check out and my friends had yet to arrive so I walked around the Artists Alley and actually bought a lot of the prints and other loot I had been contemplating earlier days. I didn't see the artist selling all the Haikyuu prints until after I bought a NGNL and KLK print and buttons which was devastating since they were like, the only artist selling Haikyuu
Alas, I thought if I came back later after making sure the exact amount I had left I could buy something but they were packed up and gone by the time I came back
I had sat and spoke with a girl with a HUGE sketchbook for a while before I needed to stretch my legs so I walked around some more and ran into a friend of mine from school. I hung out with her friends until their line started moving into the panel and then finally I ran into some lolitas from the Colorado Community who were presh. I actually went into the Harajuku Fashion panel with them
They showcased the newest Angelic Pretty dress and print that's coming out in October and it's so gorgeous! I don't normally like the darker coloured loli dresses but the new one in Wine Red might just be my new Dream Dress!
It's a really cute hat too! The theme is kind of Marching Band-esque and cute as heck. Uguuu I want one sooo badddd!
And after the panel I finally met up with my friends!! We went to a Legend of Zelda photoshoot and I guess suddenly all the Zeldas we saw earlier disappeared! I swear Gannondorf kidnapped all of them while the Links were busy getting ready for the photoshoot
We watched a cute anime in the Viewing room called Is the Order a Rabbit and that seemed cute so I'll have to watch more! My sister and I made a pit stop at Noodles n Co. on our way out of the convention area. We were going to just eat and go but we met a really cool group there and ended up talking to them for a while which was really interesting! I didn't have a lot of input though since they mostly talked about anime dub and conventions outside Colorado, both of which I have little to no experience with.
I'm still in convention mindset and I get really excited when I get to talk to cosplayers at the convention on media sites. So far I made contact with an Aoba and Cardcaptor Sakura