Hey there people! I don't post much on DeviantArt anymore. I'd say I post more on Tumblr, but that would be a huge lie...
Anyways, I went to PAX East for the first time a few weeks ago - and IT. WAS. AMAZING.
On Friday I cosplayed Fem! RED Spy, for which I finally completed my wool coat for. As a result, when we got to the con, I was operating on only three hours of sleep :'D I managed to sleep a little on the way to the convention, but we got a bit lost due to the fact that Boston is a prank played by highway engineers.
I got a pretty good response, not everyone recognized the character, but heey, that's what you get for doing a genderbend
While I was cosplaying as her, I met an excellent Naked Snake, who said he was gonna be cosplaying as well on Saturday. I also met a Sniper Wolf, who I ate lunch with and planned to meet up with the following day. I probably bought the most stuff that day, having found a nice metal pin set of Paragon and Renegade symbol for $35. Not too bad for the quality! That was also the day I realized how HUGE the Boston Expo Center is compared to the Hynes. The sheer size meant that there was waaaay more walking to just get to places that I originally thought, so I didn't attend a lot of panels because of that.
Saturday. That day was probably THE CRAZIEST response I've gotten for my Major Ocelot cosplay. Before the con, I had started casting and painting Sculpey .45 Colt rounds, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get then finished in time (they should be ready in time for the Anime Boston Masquerade however!). Either way, once I found the Naked Snake, as well as a Sniper Wolf (who I had met during lunch on Friday) and a Meryl, ridiculous amounts of picture-taking ensured. At one point, we literally couldn't walk for SIX SECONDS before ten people wanted a group picture :'D Luckily, we had Sniper Wolf's boyfriend (who wasn't cosplaying) as well as his brother to help carry our crap as people snapped away. A lot of people wondered if we had planned the group, and well, we didn't! It was still super awesome that I was able to find all those cosplayers and that they were all so cool, ugggggghhhhh <3<3<3 My sister had cosplayed EVA before, but she didn't go on Saturday, which made me super-sad. She said she had been tired of the costume on Friday, but...aaaaa... we could've been so awesome with her....
We were asked for an interview at one point, but we had just started lunch (Two large handmade pizzas for $25! Whoo!), and by the time we finished we couldn't find the guys. I was pretty disappointed about that, but eh. Next year I can get an interview
Later I played a bunch of Blazblue with the Sniper Wolf and Meryl on the PS3 in the freeplay console rooms. Their setup at the convention is really pro, and I especially like that you can also, if you wanted, play a single player game just to try it out. I also went to a Bioware Mass Effect retrospective panel and a panel about silicone and latex mold making and casting. I can't wait to try it (Just gotta find a cosplay to use it for)!
Sunday I wasn't able to attend, but I was super-proud of my Snake friend being able to get onto Twitch TV and winning forth place for the overall cosplay contest they were holding. His Snake voice took the cake, but if I'd been able to join I'm sure my gun tricks would've earned us a bit higher of a prize, heh.
Overall, I'd have to say PAX was a huge success, and even though I only had Friday and Saturday passes I had a crapton of fun. It's probably one of the best-run conventions I've ever been to, even if most of the people in attendance were white neckbeardy dudes... bleh.
As for Anime Boston:
I'm proud (and slightly nervous) to say that I'll be entering with a few friends into the Masquerade! It's my first time doing anything like this at a convention, but with some practice I'm sure I'll get Ocelot down pat. I'm mostly worried about the voice, since I'm a lady and it's hard to do an old man voice with that as a basis, but hopefully I can at least sound like young Ocelot. Either way, I just wanna have fun,a nd I know we're guarenteed to do that this year.
Still a little on the fence about my Leo cosplay, since I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish it in time, but I hav ea fabbbulous Ezio i wanna hang out with, so we'll see what happens.
Overall I'm doing well! The convention, plus my four months with my boyfriend aaannnnd the fact that I can run two miles in 16 minutes on a trail I've never done before is pretty awesome. Though I finished the Mass Effect series as well so that was a bit of a downer. It was what I expected the ending to be though, so it wasn't a big surprise there. I hope the rest of you have been having an awesome time as well!