Sunday Wrap Up at Anime North 2017…

Hello everyone, this is the last day of Anime North. As I’m actually typing this at 2am ( on Sunday, dunno when I’ll post this..) ..I’m exhausted and sunburned, I should be in bed but I got distracted and now I’m typing this because if I don’t, I’m afraid I’ll forget it and not write anything down.

 
So Sunday came along, i was really hoping the weather would not rain…and fortunately, it stayed sunny all day which was amazing. I also took my luggage into my hotel’s storage (for free too!) so that I could enjoy the last day of the convention..baggage free, literally.
I was hoping to get into one of the photoshoots on Sunday and give my Friday character another go (since I was ridiculously depressed af on Friday), but didn’t want to dress up, since I still get major anxiety of people giving me strange looks outside of a con. And so I just did my makeup and wore “half” of my character’s outfit. Good thing about his outfit is pretty “normal”, but I ended up looking super emo and edgy…which..I guess I don’t mind since I like that kind of look haha

 
I checked out of the hotel and headed out. Just as I went out, I saw the damn shuttle bus leave. I was pissed, but then I tried to keep it cool and debated if I Should walk it. Then a girl came over to me and asked if I knew when the bus was coming, and I told her it just left. We were both frustrated and then she decided to call an uber, and asked i I wanted to come along. I agreed and we both got in and got there in less than 10 minutes!

 

We actually had a nice conversation (at least to me it was…) and we talked about childhood weeeb like memories and we actually had a lot in common. She was very nice and in a way, I’m glad we somehow ran into each other. Everything just worked out. We parted ways and honestly, meeting her really lifted my spirits and made me look forward to the day even more. I eventually met up with my friend, who was also with another friend, who was a college classmate of mine too. We all hung out and I wanted to go to the artist alley to buy more crap.

 

So we did, and I felt bad since the 2 guys were just following me around, so I told them we could split and then meet up before the photoshoot. They agreed and I went ahead, and shopped guilt free. Not sure if I mentioned in the Saturday post, but I went to this booth who had a these very nice prints, but they told me the one I wanted was sold out. They told me if I came back on Sunday, I could get it.

 
And so, Sunday, I looked around for that booth, as that was my first priority. Finally found them, and there was a huge crowd already. I waited and then the girl in front of me asked for the print I was looking for. I overheard them say, they were sold out………. my heart just dropped. The girl left and I went up to them and asked if it was really sold out, and they said yes. But then she looked at me, and asked if I was the girl from Saturday. I nodded and then she said she saved a copy for me…. you don’t even know how happy I got. I know..it’s just a print..chill brah

 
I kept saying thank you to her and I paid and asked if she was one of the characters in the series I was cosplaying. She shook her head and I told her she looked like that character…and well, OK I suck at making a conversation, so anyways I thanked them again and left. Went around, tried to find more things…and then and idea popped in my head. I thought of a last minute accessory for my cosplay. And so I hunted down a random black face mask and luckily found a spandexy like black skull mask and I just bought it since… I think it would add a lot to the character. LIke I said, I probably will post pics….later…

 
Met up with my friend, and then I rushed to a washroom to quickly change since the photshoot was in a hour. I changed and with the mask on….I honestly felt…..awesome. (The character has a mask, but he takes it off halfway into the game). Maybe it’s the fact no one can see my face, and I Like the look of this punkish, emo edgy look…it just made me feel confident in that character. So we all went to the photoshoot and at first, I thought I was the only one as that character.

 

BUt…another one showed up, but she was nice and we were discussing what poses we should do together…buuuuuuuut it all failed since…I don’t know, it was just not working out for whatever reason… -_- Overall the photoshoot went well, and since I was a character that was uncommon, it gave me more leeway and more attention, I guess? I know that sounds really conceited, but like I said in the Saturday photoshoot and last year…I tend to pick really popular characters… Anyways, the photoshoot turned out alright, still wished I spoke up and requested a pose..but well, anxiety held me back, what else is new?

 
The day went on, and tons of people asked for my photo. LIke…I don’t even remember how many asked..but since my face was half covered…it was all good..ish. ON my way back, I couldn’t help but face palm because the pose I did…was with the wrong friggin hand..ah..anyways..whatever…

 
After, the day just went on, and my friend’s mom picked us up and drove us back. Overall, I do feel like I regretted saying that I regretted coming to the convention for a whole weekend. I have no idea why I was feeling so emotional and stressed…but I’m just glad the rest of the weekend ended up great. Amazing, even. Yeah…

 
Now I’m stressing over this test I have to do for this studio which…I’m not that fond of….but …we’ll see.. Well that wraps up my random weekend posts of Anime North 2017! I will most likely be doing a post on the stuff I got and my cosplay pics…(assuming it all looks alright..)

 
Until then, see ya…

Saturday of Anime North 2017…Things are getting better..

Hey everyone, the previous post was pathetic right? Well…Day 2 of Anime North…was a lot better, I can tell you that. Of course it wasn’t perfect, there were plenty of awkward and embarrassing moments…but overall, it sure did beat Friday.

So, first off, I didn’t sleep that much. I woke up and really spontaneously wanted to go to a particular panel early that day. I texted my friend to ask if he would like to join. He wasn’t sure, but I tried to stay positive and proceeded my day. I went down to the buffet, since it was free breakfast. And since I didn’t eat dinner last night, I was starving as hell. I nervously went down, and saw a lot of people from the convention we re there eating and talking with their friends. I just slipped in grabbed my food and went to a waiter to ask if I could bring it up. Thankfully I could and I booked out there and into the comfort of my lonely room.. -_- Sounds really depressing when I’m typing this…

I ate, and my stomach started to churn which already, physically I felt like crap. I ignored it and quickly got into my 2nd costume, which is a girl character. ( maybe I’ll post pics…but eehh later…) So I kept watching over the time and thought, I’m not going to get to the panel in time. I got everything in order, and I took a look at myself…and I was pleased. I’m glad everything worked out and looked great (especially the “disaster” of a Friday turned out to be) . I took a deep breath because, anxiety..and then headed out the door.

I stood at the stop where I saw the majority of cosplayers were and just waited. A couple of people complimented my sword and my costume which I shyly said thank you. Some even asked to take photos, which I felt a bit better about the day. I was confident in it. Maybe it was because it was a female character and that I was proud of the sword I made, so doing poses wouldn’t look so stupid.. ahaha…

The bus finally came,and I really hoped to get to the panel in time. Eventually it dropped us off and I fast walked to meet my friend. Then it started to rain which sucked. I met up with him and then headed to the panel. We got there and the panel started. But….

It was not the right panel.

I was so confused, though, it was about writing, which I took a few pointers from .. so technically it wasn’t a total waste of time. But I was still stumped as to why the panel I wanted to go to, didn’t happen. So the panel ended and I double checked to see if we were in the right room, and it was. I was so baffled. I asked a helper and apparently, there was a typo in the guide…and pretty much it was in another room altogether… -__- which was a disappointment honestly.

But, I tried to not let it get me down, we proceeded with the day, a lot of people asked for my photo and complimented my sword and outfit. Things felt…nice for a change. If you read my previous post, I was very unhappy and stressed, but today, for once..I actually forgot about all of my problems (not including my social anxiety…) and I actually felt… happy and relaxed.

I spontaneously went to the photoshoot for the series my character was in and that was where it kinda go a bit awkward and embarrassing..but honestly, I really tried to brush it off. It was like what happened last year, where I felt left out, because there were just too many of one particular character, and everyone’s all paired off…which left me just standing looking stupid… uuugh, anyways…

We left a bit early and we headed to the photoshoot my friend wanted to go to. After we did a little mini crappy photoshoot of our own and then headed back inside to buy stuff. I did try to buy some things, because I didn’t buy anything at all at that point. I bought a print and some keychains and a button. I really want to find more things tomorrow (Sunday, as I’m writing this).

Anyways, the day went on and it was quite tiring. I had to carry a lot of things, including my sword, and even when people stopped to ask for a photo, it was a little straining having to put everything down and straighten everything on my body correctly..and then pose and hope to God that I don’t look derpy.

The evening wrapped up when I really decided to head to a 9pm panel for a webcomic that I really enjoy. MY friend tagged along but I felt bad because it wasn’t his cup of tea, and we kinda sat in the room looking like outcasts. I really did want to stay around, but when my friend wanted to leave…I kinda felt like I should too, because I was tired and I was afraid it would get really dark and I wouldn’t make it to the bus stop…..and so we left. Sighs….

So now I’m typing this, I’m back in my room and overall, like I said it was a good day. Better than Friday at least. Still scared of how I’m going to lug all my luggage back to the con…since I decided to cosplay for the Sunday photoshoot of my 1st character. I know it’s hard to not know who I’m being..but I’ll post pics soon…if things work out…

Anyways, I’m exhausted…I’ll write later……..