Anime Expo 2016 | My Experience + HaulThursday, July 07, 2016
I've been doing pretty well! Great, in fact. The past week I've reconnected with old friends and life's just been really good these days. It's been a great summer so far. Contributing to a great summer was the fact that I attended Anime Expo this year! If you guys don't know, I watch quite a bit of anime shows but I never really had interest in attending these conventions because, to be honest, I thought it would be filled with neckbeards but I'm here to inform you all that there weren't a lot. I don't even think I saw many.
I tried to vlog but I totally forgot to record and vlogging in public is so new and awkward to me that I just couldn't so that's why I'm writing a post!
I saw so many interesting costumes! My favourite ones were the Jiraiya I saw at a food truck and a full body Tyranitar costume. I wish I saw more Pokemon cosplays though. I think the most popular cosplay I saw was D.Va from Overwatch which I think I should start playing since supposedly it's a really good game.
My cosplay wasn't that fancy. I just ordered a basic school girl costume off of Aliexpress and I actually saw a few people with the same outfit. If I ever decide to go next time, maybe I should dress up as a specific character but I don't know who.
Even though I wasn't a specific character, people still asked for my picture which was weird for me at first but it's pretty common at these conventions. It's so funny though because a guy asked my friend (who was dressed in a gym bloomer outfit) and I what we were and we were like, "Stereotypical school girls" and he was like "More like stereotypical cuties". *barf*
Punimelt and Fangrrlz. I already purchased from Punimelt before and have always admired Fangrrlz's designs. I regret not buying more but I spent so much on cute stuff in one day!
|holy sh*t my frames are so crooked and off fml|
I only went to Anime Expo for one day (Saturday) and I think one day is enough for me. It was so crowded and the traffic is insane so it was a good decision that I took the Metro and Ubered but I'll tell you right now that when I was going home with my friend, my Uber app decided to not work and my phone was about to die so we missed two Metro stops and it was getting dark. Luckily, we ran into someone we knew from high school and he gave us a ride to Union Station so we were saved!
I'm not sure if I'll go again next year but I definitely had a fantastic time and it was a great experience so I recommend you guys going if you have any interest in it. I'll probably try to go to Comic-Con next year and that's an even bigger convention so it'll probably be even crazier!
Have you guys been to any conventions? How was your experience? Let me know!
Have a great rest of the week guys!