Katsucon went by in the blink of an eye for me. It was a pile of frustrating fun. I know that sounds odd but honestly that's what it was.
The fun parts
I had a blast cosplaying as fem!Neptune from RWBY it was honestly my most comfy and favorite part of the weekend. Neptune was my default when all else failed. I met some amazing new friends all through the RWBY fandom. Got to take a few more photos of my costumes than usual as well. I just had an all around good time while on the con floor.
Ranger Mars turned out really good. Everyone thought I was like feudal era Sailor Mars or something and not DnD themed Sailor Mars which I can understand given the look of the costume but still it was a good time when I got to wear her. ^^
My Baymax Kigu was well received, I got a lot of fist bumps!
The frustrating parts
I spent half my weekend in the hotel room helping my friend finish her costumes. I did it because I absolutely love her like a sister and that is the only reason I sacrificed so much of my vacation for her.
I never got to wear my school uniform Ami. I just didn't find the time to squeeze her in. (I also borrowed both the costume and the wig out to some friends at one point.)
My bow for Ranger Mars wasn't under the safety guide lines according to Katsucon Polices. This means that I couldn't carry my prop that I spent hours of work on around the convention despite doing everything I could to keep it up to code. Apparently it had too much potential to be a weapon which sucked because that means I had to go outside of the convention for photos with my prop. I understood the convention staff's point of view and didn't fight them on it, I was just a little bummed out that I wasn't careful enough with my construction. I guess I'll have to be more cautious next time.
Lastly I didn't get any good photos of my Pyrrha cosplay. My Nora wasn't able to finish her costume and we didn't have anymore ppl from team JNPR so I was kinda a loner while wearing her. It wasn't as fun as I hoped it would be so I got a little bummed out and just didn't wear her for more than a couple hours. (not to mention I arrived late to the RWBY photoshoot/meet up on Saturday so I didn't get to be in any group shots save for like 1 or 2 photos.)
I plan on cutting down on the number of costumes I bring to these conventions. It was a bit of a hassle running up and down trying to get dressed in new outfits every few hrs. I also plan on making these conventions more centered around what I really wanna do this next time around. As much as I love my friend I just can't keep helping her and missing out on my time at the con. It wasn't always fun for me and I missed out on some amazing opportunities and meeting some great ppl. Yet honesty it wasn't how often I was in costume or on the con floor that made this convention, it was the ppl I spent my time with and that ultimately made my convention worth while. I'm grateful to have met the ppl I did and I'm glad that I have so many new friends.
Expect photos from the convention soon and happy cosplaying everyone! Journal Skin by Meinona
Sailor Moon (c) Naokoa Takeuchi, Art (c) Toei Animation