I went to Fanime two weeks ago and had so much fun!I wasn't able to get any of my cosplay plans finished before the convention but that's all right. I have a big exciting work related project that is currently keeping me busy. Hopefully I can announce it in a few months.
I traveled to Fanime with
We left Friday morning and arrived at the airport at like noon. We took the train to the convention center after taking the wrong airport bus and annoying the driver by doing so, and after wrestling with a fussy ticket machine that would not take my credit card. But it was so easy to take the train and cheap! We checked in at the Fairmont, which was super nice!
finished the pretty shirt she was making and I went and got food and boba. Afterwards I put on my Gomamon hoodie and we got our badges. I attended the Digimon gathering which was small but everyone else was so in character! We also explored the dealer's hall. Afterwards we got Indian food, which was all very good but we ordered to much! The last even of the day was the Swap Meet! I bought most of Fushigi Yuugi for cheap, a few YYH things, and miscellaneous manga. Azayaka never had been to a swap meet and is a huge manga collector. She made out like a bandit. We had to make two trips! But it was fun!
The next day we dressed as Dawn and Mew. We tried to find the Pokemon gathering but I guess it moved and I didn't know where it was. We tried to go to another Pokemon event later, which moved rooms too, but when we finally found the new location it was canceled! We watched the Anime Trivia contest for a little while. I would have failed so bad because I don't know many new shows! Afterwards we grabbed milkshakes, had a small photoshoot, and changed before attending the concert. Thank you to
for saving us seats! Back-on performed and one of the singers was a really good performer. He got the crowd clapping a lot. Afterwards we met up with my friend
and ate dinner in their room as we watched Steven Universe. At some point that day I lost my badge
Probably at the concert. I spent a long time trying to find it and talking to lost and found.
The next day, my badge was still missing so I bought a replacement. I was Keiko from Yu Yu Hakusho. I wasn't completely happy with her wig. Hopefully I can fix it up more. We went to the Sailor Moon panel which wasn't very interesting. Afterwards,
signed up fro karaoke. We took Purikura pictures in the mean time, but one of the pens was broken! So we couldn't edit the photo stuck on that screen. What we got was cute, but getting $10 in ones was a hassle! Afterwards we went to the Yu Yu Hakusho gathering! The cosplay gathering organizer is retiring and Yu Yu Hakusho was her daughter's first cosplay and thus special to her. She gave away two cels to trivia winners. I won one! Horray! I collect Yu Yu Hakusho cels! It's the scene when Keiko runs to awaken Yusuke with a kiss. The trivia was "How did the English dub change Keiko's name?" I answered quickly, "They spelled it K-A-Y-K-O!" So I run a Keiko cel on a Keiko trivia dress as Keiko haha!
Everyone at the gathering was really fun! We had a Suzaku so I requested the Yusuke's fight him with their shoes in their hands! Glad there is still Yu Yu Hakusho love!
Afterwards, we just made Azayaka's karaoke turn! She sung really beautifully! We watched the masquerade afterwards which had some really good skits! And finished the night eating Crepes and watching the Anime Trivia finals.
The final day I just wore my Gomamon hoodie. We stored our stuff. I bought some Yu Yu Hakusho cels and a Princess Mononoke poster, took pictures of Azayaka's corset, ate baja fresh, and took the train back to the airport shuttle. Unfortunately, we just missed the shuttle and were running late. We called an Uber and got a really rude driver! He told us our suitcases were too heavy and wouldn't rotate them to fit in his Prius. He made me cancel the trip. I reported him but I'm sure nothing happened. Both me and Azayaka are too nice, we need someone else who would have told him off. It was my first bad Uber experience. We luckily got a Taxi and made it to the airport. Azayaka's manga made her bag ove rthe weight limit. We rearranged stuff and got a new bag and somehow it worked. My boyfriend picked us up when we got back, and I ate Korean BBQ with him, but got sick. Opps!
Overall, Fanime was super fun! It had some misfortunes but had other really good moments.
I will be at Anime Expo on the weekend next! Hopefully I can hang out with everyone I missed at Fanime. : )