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19 February 2004 @ 10:35 pm
Con of the Dance, Report Part Three: Where the Heck Was I?  
The folder of my (fairly few) Katsu pictures can be found here. ladyaltara, I thought you would like to know that I left out the blackmail shots ... for the time being.

Let me sum it up by saying that Saturday was nuts.

Saturday (costume-wise) was devoted to my new version of Skuld (which, thanks to the aid of my mother's supah sewin' skillz, turned out very well). This is the first time that I have ever had a costume that many people wanted to take pictures of ... and the first time I was ever in a large group that an even larger number of people wanted more pictures of. The experience was ... quite astounding. I think I really underestimated that kind of power, and the hold it can have over individuals. I imagine that it can be kind of difficult to keep your head on your shoulders if you aren't very mature before you pose. A need for that star euphoria, perhaps, is an additional factor in the cosplay drama.

I met up with David bright and early for a photoshoot, although my wig was already haywire (next time, I swear to God I am sewing those strands together ... there's a perfectionist part of me which wants to make every image perfect by Photoshopping that wig back into neatness). Afterwards, I met with my group and we rehearsed right there in the hall, though fortunately most people didn't seem to be paying attention.

... ... most of the day is a blur, actually.

I became quite skilled in manuvering Lisa's Banpei ... and so I helped get him up and down in the elevators once he came down for the first time for the rehearsal/tech cue thing. Our Keiichi commandeered an abandoned luggage cart from the fifteenth floor, and we used that to get Banpei around.

We were able to stay in the first "Green Room" for the masquerade because of Banpei ... so we waited, drank water, got on stage, and got it over with. Experience has retaught me what I had forgotten. Next time, I am claiming a hallway (perhaps in the hotel-part of the hotel) without people ... it's just way too hard to keep the attention of a large group with so much else going on. Next time I also think I should help get things going sooner ...

... but what's done is done. For the amount of preparation we had, we did extremely well, and I was very proud of the group. We won Honorable Mention Presentation, Honorable Mention Craftsmanship for Banpei, and Honorable Mention Craftsmanship for my staff/mallet. In the picture of me, you can see that I was squeaking like a dork. I hugged the judge, too.

I remember posing for more pictures, many more pictures. It really hurt to kneel by that point, so eventually we just said "screw that" and stood, or sat on the luggage cart with Banpei. After we got him upstairs for the final time, I hung around with Lisa, our Keiichi, two fellows whose names I have forgotten though one was very nice (he went and did the math for us), DJ Ranma, Ali, and ... Lialia? We attempted to call out for Chinese (HAH), but sadly, everything like that was closed and there was no Goddess Hotline. So we got pizza instead!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Diesel Hamasakidieselhamasaki on February 19th, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
Hey! That girl in your 'artistsalley' pic... She was at Tekko last year... and she was cool! :D
One Who Wanders: cheerfulabiona on February 20th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
They were cool. : D
LionBoogylionboogy on February 20th, 2004 02:40 am (UTC)
There is MUCH RULING in your pics. hahaha
One Who Wanders: wooabiona on February 20th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
Thanks. XD
Lizladyaltara on February 20th, 2004 07:05 am (UTC)
Ack! Thank you~~~! ^^;
I swear, that's the worst photo of me EVER
...not that I'm that photogenic anyways >_<
lol, I love that pic of the sleeping dude. He was totally unaware, hehe
One Who Wanders: braindeadabiona on February 20th, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC)
I think I should sneak around cons, taking pictures of people who are sleeping, and later put them in an album to sell ... XD
avianthropy on February 20th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
That was you in that skit? I saw you, then! I was in the audience.

The picture of you squeaking like a dork is very cute. ^^
One Who Wanders: mobile goddess hotlineabiona on February 20th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yep, that would be me. Small world, isn't it? : D