to my german readers: "I wish you all a very good day of german unity!" :)
So, I have some muffins in the oven and I thought I could use this time to write an entry about this year's Connichi in Kassel (Germany). Fot those, who don't know, the Connichi is the biggest Anime/Manga and also japanese lifestyle convention in Germany.
I was very excited about it, because I've planned to wear one of my bigger cosplay dreams. But the two weeks before Connichi were suu~uuper stressful. x_X I had to finish two cosplays (one for my boyfriend and one for me) and I had no time for doing sports and so on. I was sewing almost 24 hours a day and had less sleep. I just hoped it will be worth it... but everything turned out differently.
First my cosplay plan for that weekend: Vivi Nefertari (One Piece) on friday, Female Hunter (Ragnarok Online) on saturday and Ingrid (Street Fighter) on sunday. Thankfully we could sleep at the place from a good friend of my boyfriend. She was so nice to us. :)
Friday was a more relaxing day. My Vivi cosplay was a chillin' version with a blue shirt and some shorts, only my wig was heavy and not that easy to wear. My boyfried wore his Ruffy cosplay (he was my cosplay partner the whole weekend x'D). On friday we saw our friends often and had the most fun. In retrospect, Friday was the best Connichi day.
Here are some impressions:
(Pictures by VH-Visions)
And then came saturday. I was so happy to finally wear my female Hunter cosplay, because I worked a lot for it. >_< I is bellyfree and I really hate my belly, but I gave my best to make it look... okay. x''D My Hunter and my boyfriends Ranger cosplay, both were hard work. But the weather on saturday was rainy, cold and I wasn't in a good mood. :( So in the end we don't have that much of pictures and our cosplays wasn't perfect. I noticed that I still need to improve some parts. Here are a few pictures:
And then sunday, I wore Ingrid from Street Fighter again. She's still one of my favorite cosplays and very nice to wear. The weather was better again and my mood was also better. But I still felt a little sad, because saturday went so... wrong. Sunday was also the last day of the convention and on saturday and sunday I didn't see my friends that often. :( At least we have some very pretty pictures from sunday:
(All pictures taken by the wonderful and talented Maria)
In conclusion: This Connichi was so full of ups and downs. I learned a lot about cosplay and friendship - and I hope next conventions will be better. One big thing this year was that I met Yaya Han! *_* She is one of my big cosplay idols and I got an photo with her and an autograph. And I saw a lot of friends during that weekend and also met new people. :) Not everything was bad. Maybe the future conventions will be with less bad moments and with more good moments! <3 I was so unhappy with myself as a cosplayer during Connichi, I hope I can change this next year and I hope I'll be happy again with myself in a cosplay.
(Yaya Han and me)
I wish you all a nice evening! :D