Thursday, 21 October 2010

HYPER JAPAN 2010: A Report of Sorts

So earlier this month in London there was this mini-expo kind of event called Hyper Japan.

It was also my birthday on the Saturday, I've now reached the really unimpressive neither-old-nor-young age of 22.
Well, it was nice that the very first words I heard that morning were "Happy Birthday~" :3

Having received a large amount of money as my birthday gifts from my family, it all went towards my magnificent haul, but more on that later!

First of all, let me show you the cosplay I put together for the weekend (which I'll be improving and bringing out again for KitaCon 3, for a group~! <3)


It's the new female (with my boyfriend as the new male) player-trainer from Pokemon Black and White (well, you probably knew that), and OH BOY THOSE SHORTS WERE TINY. No seriously, I felt pretty self-conscious walking around showing so much leg!
I'm glad I managed to find a really good big false ponytail, so I'd have the kind of crazy volume the character has, and to top it off, we brought Koffing :D
Well, it's a pretty relevant pokemon for smoggy London :P
I made Connor's hat and hoodie too, the night before we left - I'm glad it turned out nicely! Plus I managed to style his hair so it poofs out like the characters too - SUCCESS.

As for my haul:
Black Rock Shooter Nendoroid
Black Rock Shooter - Mato's phonecharm (now I just need a new phone to put it on, right?)
FREE Black Rock Shooter OVA dvd x3! You got one for spending over £10 at goodsmile's booth, which I did twice (plus the figma also includes one)
Sheryl Nome ~Emotion Style~ figure (Connor put half towards this as my birthday gift :3)
A packet of Matcha so I can start baking with it! (I also made tea with it tonight, hurrah)
A Dragon Quest She-Slime drink! The drink was super sweet, and the bottle is slime-shaped, so cute...
A Moogle doll for my mum (she asked very specifically for one, and gave me the extra cash for it, knowing Square-Enix Store would be there)

And the rest was food and stuff. The piggy-shaped chocolate bread was the most delicious :)

I also got a couple of things for my best friend Iggie, since I still owe her money from our costume order much earlier this year! I know she'll love them :D

Oh, and Connor bought....
Big Boss! He's pretty big, and soooo detailed, definitely a good buy!

Anyway, at least 5 people took our photo, I hope we can find all of the pictures.

Next definite event is KitaCon 3 next APRIL... Well, maybe I'll show up at ThoughtBubble in November, we'll see. It'd be nice to cosplay together with Iggie again by the end of the year. :)