Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just back from Q-con and fun was hard.

I had a good time at Q-con despite the disasters. Well on Friday it was a laugh getting the bus down with the GameStoc crowd.

Messing around with Stephen my pal for the weekend.

When we got to Belfast, Brendan met us and brought us to his house, we had tea and cake. Brendan put the arm cast on me, my prop for my Rei cosplay as I was cosplaying as her from the series when she is injured.

Got some pictures showing off the arm cast on Friday night back in the hotel. It is not real, it is just a prop. :p

Reaching for that beer.

Oh yeah on the Friday night at the convention, it was a great buzz and atmosphere seeing lots of excited cosplayers but unfortunately Stephen had an accident, fell and hurt his fist so was taken to hospital and was put in a cast. The irony.

The Saturday in my Rei Ayanami cosplay.

The Saturday was fun as we got to the convention and there were lots of cosplayers standing outside.

Then I met Jax aka silverhairedsamurai for the first time in person. I met Jax last year on cosplay.com. It was nice meeting her and her friend from France and her photographer friend William.

Messing around with Jax's prop.

Nathan and Meave from the Nomcon committee came then.

The dealers hall. This was the main vibe to the convention and was where the traders and computer games events were.

Stephen got some pics of my Rei cosplay on the stairs.

Meteroid cosplayer, Stephen was impressed by her.

The Limerick anime fans. :p They are a nice crowd.

Me with Sean cosplaying from Soul Eater. It was him that said I should get my cast taken off as he noticed the swelling. Alot of people were very impressed by the cast but with the heat of the place and the masquerade wasn't until Sunday and my arm was very sore, I had to get in touch with Brendan to remove the cast and he did.

I learned a lesson as impressive the cast may look for a cosplay it is not worth it, great for shoots but not for a con and especially if you have to sleep in it. I had to stay in the hotel for a few hours to rest my arm so I ended up missing a good lot of the convention but my arm was fine though and it was a very interesting expereince. Hey you know what they say, artists must suffer for art. :)

The Saturday night was the best of the whole convention as there was a big rave on and we all danced and I had great fun hanging with the Nomcon crowd as well as my Eirta friends. Unfortunately I don't own a compact camera and only have DSLR camera so didn't get any pictures sorry. :(

On the Sunday, my eyes were in pain from the lenses, my feet were killing me from dancing in those high heels the night before, I felt run down and started to get a cold. I unfortunately had to drop out of being in the cosplay masquerade as I really wasn't feeling well. It was a big pity as I was really looking forward to being in it but it was a great expereince sitting and watching the masquerade for the first time, as I was in the masquerade back in 2008 and I always judged them so it was a new expereince and was a fun watch.

I still cosplayed on the Sunday but just went as the class rep Hikari, giving my plan was to cosplay as bandaged Rei all weekend it was the only cosplay I had and giving I have Hikari's hair and nobody cosplays as her really. I might do a proper shoot as her giving I aim to cosplay as many of the Evangelion characters I can.

Impressive art.

This is very impressive.

Some pictures of the cosplay masquerade.

This Pokemon cosplayer used her child as a prop. :p It was cute and adorable though.

Jen's prop is very impressive, her talented boyfriend made it. Giving she was staff, she couldn't enter the competition unfortunately.

The cosplayers after the masquerade getting their photos taken.

These Silent Hill guys were extremely impressive, loved them on the stage. These were one of my favourite at the con.

Well despite being sick and everything not gong to plan, I still had fun at Q-con meeting old and new friends. I chatted to this guy who was in the artist alley named Paul, he is a big Evangelion fan and thought I was cosplaying as Asuka. :p I like meeting people like that.

I experienced the con as an attendee, which is good as I know what it is like for attendees being at Eirtakon and it is very important that staff remain friendly as staff were very friendly and I know it is stressful but there were the odd people who weren't friendly and being an attendee I knew what it was like and how important it is. Nevertheless it was fun and I look forward to ArcadeCon on this weekend.

Also I better start cracking on the cosplay panel I will be doing at Arcadecon, it will be pretty much the same panel I done at Eirtakon and Experience Japan but will add in abit of Western cosplay into it giving it is also a sci-fi con and talk about Cosplay Ireland. ^^

I also need to get my Rin Tohsaka cosplay completed, which is the plan for tomorrow.


  1. I have to say that wearing a real cast is definitely taking it to the next level. Not sure I could do that as you noted, hard to sleep and do anything fun.

    I collect artwork as well, and usually have my sketch book with me when I go. Never know when the next famous Manga artist will pop up.