This is going to be hell to write up, my mouse is still missing somewhere in my car or bags xD
Oh my goodness, ALA. I've wanted to go to this con for years because of all the great things I hear from ~tandiee
so finally I had the chance to go, unfortunately the one year that she cant however. But still, It was a great time! (:
We arrived on Thursday around 11, since we were driving in from Disneyland and we obviously weren't able to check in yet - so I decided to take my boyfriend to Little Tokyo since he didn't go to AX with us and hadn't been there yet. We ate some sushi, bought a few things and then headed back around 3 to check in!
The remainder of the night consisted of me frantically trying to finish two costumes that would be worn the following day D:
Woke up and put the final touches on the costumes. My Asuna costume turned out well, Zack's Kirito costume not so much. I really didn't want to use Vinyl/leather type fabric for it, however he insisted since the coat is indeed leather - it was a bitch to work with so much of that material and I definitely plan to remake it out of a better material in the near future!
Anyway, we wore those for a few hours, did a shoot with EBK and then changed. I put on a super casual Asuna of sorts and we just wandered around the vendors hall and artist alley until our friends arrived later in the day.
That evening I wore my Chuck kigurumi with ~electric-lady
and I finally had the opportunity to meet ~Shiya
who is definitely one of my cosplay inspirations, so that was pretty cool (:
The night ended with helping ~electric-lady
with some final costume touches for the next day.
Didn't get ready till around noon. I was cosplaying Galaxxxy Panty with ~electric-lady
as Galaxxxy Stocking. We were both super excited for these costumes, as they are a version that isn't done very often, and plus colors! Colors everywhere! xD
Most the the day was spent talking with friends (I again had the chance, albeit brief, to meet ~the-sushi-monster
another cosplay inspiration
), and we did do some video with ChillyWilly and Twisted Manga, and also shot some photos with ~electric-lady
's BF, RickyfromVegas!
(And in case you are curious, Zack dressed as Red from Pokemon. But he didn't change until later in the day and when he came up to me, I didn't recognize him at first xD).
Anddd, the night ended again dressed in our kigurumi (: (I also watched the masquerade).
Quiet day, no cosplay. Just wandered around and talked with people a bit. Left around noon to head back to Arizona!
And here we are today, the Spring semester starts today and I have work, huzzah! xD
I'll update this journal with some pictures once I have some (:
BUT! Overall I really enjoyed ALA and I would definitely consider going back again!