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Ammy, Phenod and Ember by TankaaKumawani Ammy, Phenod and Ember :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 10 0 Toymancer Squire Ori by TankaaKumawani Toymancer Squire Ori :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 14 6 Ebrian Mark II High Altitude Suit - Space 1949 by TankaaKumawani Ebrian Mark II High Altitude Suit - Space 1949 :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 19 5 RTA LRV 829 - Cleveland Interurban Railroad by TankaaKumawani RTA LRV 829 - Cleveland Interurban Railroad :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 8 9 Petulka - Inflatable Plesiosaur Kayak by TankaaKumawani Petulka - Inflatable Plesiosaur Kayak :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 10 6 Concourse C by TankaaKumawani Concourse C :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 20 7 Space Couriers - Draft by TankaaKumawani Space Couriers - Draft :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 37 8 Giant Hydralisk Plush by TankaaKumawani Giant Hydralisk Plush :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 9 8 Stardust Dreams - Another Planet's Sun by TankaaKumawani Stardust Dreams - Another Planet's Sun :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 9 6 Zinogre - 10202018 Complete by TankaaKumawani Zinogre - 10202018 Complete :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 26 27 Zinogre - 10182018 Update by TankaaKumawani Zinogre - 10182018 Update :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 9 14 Tokyu HRC 9-2018 by TankaaKumawani Tokyu HRC 9-2018 :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 14 0 Tankaa - Toxic Workplace by TankaaKumawani Tankaa - Toxic Workplace :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 6 8 Tankaa - Reaction Control by TankaaKumawani Tankaa - Reaction Control :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 8 9 Good Morning, Ebria - Gyrodynes by TankaaKumawani Good Morning, Ebria - Gyrodynes :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 11 5 Zinogre WIP - 06022018 by TankaaKumawani Zinogre WIP - 06022018 :icontankaakumawani:TankaaKumawani 10 10

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Palace Remnants by BlastWaves Palace Remnants :iconblastwaves:BlastWaves 386 13 That's snow. by Daemon-Illusionum That's snow. :icondaemon-illusionum:Daemon-Illusionum 20 7 Rivrr Dragonborn Character Sheet by TigerGirl-Tiggy620 Rivrr Dragonborn Character Sheet :icontigergirl-tiggy620:TigerGirl-Tiggy620 14 3 Another House Fire  by ArtRock15 Another House Fire :iconartrock15:ArtRock15 10 11 Skyblivion - Wolf concept by Sythgara Skyblivion - Wolf concept :iconsythgara:Sythgara 97 16 ART TRADE for BlueMario1016 by abarewanko ART TRADE for BlueMario1016 :iconabarewanko:abarewanko 20 6 Smoke Canyon by UnstableReactor Smoke Canyon :iconunstablereactor:UnstableReactor 21 3 Lars Armored by RazenHashikado Lars Armored :iconrazenhashikado:RazenHashikado 2 2 noivern wallpaper by Elsdrake noivern wallpaper :iconelsdrake:Elsdrake 51 5 Timeline of the human space 2/2: the FTL era by Vumpalouska Timeline of the human space 2/2: the FTL era :iconvumpalouska:Vumpalouska 7 6 My first 2019 drawing  by ArtRock15 My first 2019 drawing :iconartrock15:ArtRock15 30 7 ART TRADE for CorgiiLuv by abarewanko ART TRADE for CorgiiLuv :iconabarewanko:abarewanko 14 12 Wheel Dog by HikaruKanefusa Wheel Dog :iconhikarukanefusa:HikaruKanefusa 17 4 Puppet update 24-Painted ears by CrystalCircle Puppet update 24-Painted ears :iconcrystalcircle:CrystalCircle 8 5 Two lights and a Hyena by ArtRock15 Two lights and a Hyena :iconartrock15:ArtRock15 25 13 Commissioned: Tokamak class tanker by Colourbrand Commissioned: Tokamak class tanker :iconcolourbrand:Colourbrand 68 21

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Even if the leadup was a bit stressful, the convention in Columbus, OH was a smashing success for everyone involved.  I traveled with SELehcar , goddessofmonsters , and CrystalCircle who provided invaluable help in handling Zinogre.  Without their support, it wouldn't have been possible to navigate the halls, much less put the suit on.  Thanks, everybody!  (Okay, so maybe the Hunter Hunter quest failed but that's beyond the point.)

Friday - Onward, Team!

Oh Budget, your rentals are bletcherous.  The van was grody and required vacuuming prior to departure.  Once we got underway around 0935 EST, the ride down was smooth, or at least as smooth as Ohio highways get.  Finding a parking spot took some time, the Hyatt's garage was full so we parked in the Chestnut Street garage around 1300 and walked over to the Hyatt Regency and convention hall via the Habitrail.  We checked into the con, I did my on-site cosplay judging registration, then we grabbed a quick lunch and whiled away some time until check-in.  I took care of stuff at the front desk, then we made two trips to get the luggage and the suit prior to the opening ceremony.  We kept seeing but not directly encountering someone cosplaying as a Hunter in Zinogre armor...

After dinner, I suited up in the room and walked the con concourse with JM and CC as spotters.  We ran into Josh Cambrian, who told us to come by the next day and pick up a print.  In addition, someone with a Steadicam rig shot a video of me and tried to help us catch up with the Hunter...who had just doffed his armor and taken off for a panel.  For those of you who want to wear heavily padded monster/fur suits, good cardiovascular fitness and decent arch support insoles are a must.  The concept of MunchCon (a convention-themed version of the Munchkin! card game) struck me while we rode the elevator back up to the room.

Before we all headed off to bed, me and SEL picked up some milkshakes for the group, and I strolled the hallways and wandered through the arcade while trying to wind down.

~2 hours in suit
21,784 steps

Saturday - Fight, Otaking!

Slept well but someone's snoring woke me up around 0530, so after some efforts to return to sleep I left the room and went out to absorb the early morning convention ambience while waiting for the restaurants to open up.  Snow began to fall as I talked to someone on the steps of StairCon and ate pancakes.

My judging slot was early, at 0930.  Craftsmanship, Journeyman Division.  The judges were pleased with my portfolio and I was able to stash my suit in the cosplay lounge for later retrieval.  We picked up smoothies and went off to browse the vendor floor, I caved in and bought a Wild Liger kit and a few Zoids Wild gachapons, and picked up a Josh Cambrian print of a sleeping Zinogre.

After The Very Goofy Panel, we grabbed the suit from the Cosplay Lounge and set out to explore the halls during peak time.  I'm sorry about getting cranky during the fur photoshoot, conflicting instructions for a slightly broiled cosplayer who can't hear or see particularly well can be a bit vexing.  Not that herding cats and dogs and dragons and minotaur druids is easy, but seriously, we really should have started with a plan first.  More hall-walking, more photos, more stompy, sweaty fun, then into the showers.

A brief dinner break, and then me and SEL dragged him down to the main ballroom for the Masquerade.  Well, the dress rehearsal for the Masquerade, followed by the Masquerade proper.  It was fun seeing the skits from both sides of the stage.  Both me and the seraph were the oddball large costume people who had to use the ramp and approach from the opposite side.  I took home Best in Show for Craftsmanship, certificate, a bag of vendor swag, and a cash prize of reasonable sanity...and ranked up!

Once the show was over and I walked out of the ballroom in suit with the entourage, the Squee attacked.  I think I had my Warhol or two worth of fame...not bad for some out-of-work electrical engineer from the Western Reserve.  Squared off with some Sentai, went claw to blaster with a Knight of Ren, mugged around with some furries, and achieved some Internet Points™.  I'm not sure how long it took, but I was pretty beat by the end of it.  Another trip to the showers, and then we had cheese fondue and fruit salad with the other cosplay and skit competitors at the after party.  Then bed.

~5 hours in suit
19,790 steps

Sunday - The Road Home

Slept like a rock.  I was dreaming about Zoids /Zero when the alarm went off at 0600 and we mobilized.  A slightly slick road, on bald tires and through a smeared windshield.  We left the hotel just after 0730 and arrived at home shortly before 1100.  Everyone was returned to their respective homes, goddessofmonsters caught her Lyft, and I returned the van.  Gas mileage was poor, ~21.2 MPG as versus the rated 25-27, burned something on the order of 15.2 gallons for the trip.  Zinogre now sits in the fourth bedroom, drying.  SEL lies in bed, napping.  I sit here, typing and formatting the AAR, head buzzing with thoughts of the future and slightly worrisome amounts of caffeine.

goddessofmonsters , don't let me forget to scan and return your cel.  I'll get a rigid mailer or some cardboard to protect it tomorrow.

Photos will be up as soon as I have time to decompress and collate everything.  Remember, I'm reachable via Twitter at twitter.com/TankaaK  Hopefully I'll see some of you at AnthrOhio in May and G-Fest this July, and I'll return to merely stalk the halls at Ohaycon 2020.  Expect a return to competition in 2021, that whole Zoids thing is stuck in my mind.  Perhaps an EZ-016 Zaber Fang/Saber Tiger...

No suit time
~4,000 steps

Notable Aspects of Ohayocon

Erebētā Akushon
Photoshoot Area B Petting Zoo
Escalator Land
Ocean of Otaku
Condensation Graffiti Removal

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SELehcar "It's more like Konbanwacon."
  • Reading: Job Descriptions
  • Watching: Ohayocon 2019 Cosplay Webcast
  • Drinking: Hi-Ball

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TankaaKumawani
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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
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I'm an electrical engineer, part-time artist, slide rule collector, railfan, watcher of mecha anime, avid reader, and geek-of-all-trades.

Primary Characters: Tankaa Kumawani (anthro pliosaur), and Ori Hadar (anthro D&D-type blue dragon).

I do not take requests. People who I'm on good terms with tend to get a bit of giftart, though. I'm currently too backlogged to do trades.

I usually do not RP. I've had too many bad (or simply horrifying) experiences with it.

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Ladone-delle-Lumiere Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you for watching! ^.=.^
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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SolarisDragon Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the watch!
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Clarity92 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018
Thanks for the fave!!
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*___* Thanks alot for the watch.
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You’re welcome.
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^
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Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Something you might like
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Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner May 18, 2018
Happy birthday :)
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Zor.
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