The last anime convention in Texas till school starts -- San Japan, in San Antonio, Texas!
I went with a large group of my friends from Nostalg*a Cosplay, as usual, and had a blast. We had a lot more people than usual, including a friend from Michigan and one who has been studying abroad in Japan for the last year, so it was great to see everyone again!
This was a pretty casual convention for me, since I only really had one costume planned and I borrowed everything from a friend. I went to a few panels (including a Deco panel by Cat of Pirate Kitty Crafts), to the artist alley, did a small photo shoot, and that's pretty much it.
|My friends as Mario and Luigi, Tiger, Apollo and Klavier, and AristoGamer himself.|
Colby, however, had a panel for AristoGamer, so I helped him out with that! It was his first panel and I think it went really well. He and Apprentice Casey talked about how to be objective when reviewing video games online and how to be mildly funny. There was a pretty good turnout and I think the audience enjoyed what he had to say.
|Partners in crime.|
My one costume for the weekend was Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time, made by my good friend Peony and worn by her at A-Kon. She's seriously so good at costumes and sewing! I'm really happy I was able to wear this costume because it was lots of fun to walk around in. The wig is exactly like mermaid hair. (Psst -- I'll be making a series about the costumes I've made, or in this case, worn, so stay tuned for more on LSP!)
|Lost in Lumpy Space!|
I did a little mini photoshoot with my friend Mexi of MexicAnime Photography. If you're ever at a Texas convention, contact him for a photoshoot! I've never been very good at modeling but he always makes me feel comfortable and takes great photos.
As always, it was a good convention for me and I can't wait until next year. The next convention on my list is A-Fest in Dallas -- during my birthday weekend, yay!