For our second anniversary, we went to Otakon, the second largest anime convention in the US! This was both our first time here, as well as our first time on the East Coast!
|See the swarm of people..everywhere?!|
|Standin' in line, starting to miss that cold Bay Area weather!|
Anyway, when we got to the front of the reg line, we got to pick our badge design. I picked the crab and Sak picked Eureka 7. I liked that we got to pick, but for $70 a ticket, they could have at least printed our names on it. We had to write it with a sharpie! And it was just a paper ticket, bah.
|Cutest Appa I've ever seen!|
|Bowser and Alphonse. Can you tell I have a thing for full body cosplay? The skill just astounds me!|
|Mech from Evangelion and FLCL|
|A mimic! So awesome!|
|Panty & Stocking. This was a popular cosplay choice at this con, and these two pulled it off well! Love Stocking's blue and pink hair.|
|Pony Pony Pony! Yes, creepy, I know. Go watch the Full Metal Panic Fumoffu episode on Netflix now. It's a classic.|
|This Portal cosplay took long fall boots quite seriously. The staff member is telling him he's too tall for standards I think?|
But eventually we learned to just accept each for what they are, and to just enjoy the similarities and differences! They are both super awesome conventions, no doubt about it.
|Impromptu dance party!|
|In the gaming room. I like how they put all the consoles in lock boxes!|
|massive scale of the gaming room!|
|Trivia before the AMVs was a nice touch!|
|Masquerade was in a sporting arena.|
|And there was just so many great spaces for people to congregate!|
|Someone was selling latch hook rugs! AHHH I need to work on mine >.>"!|
|Giant pizza cutter?|
Anyway, if I could afford the plane ticket, I'd come back every year. Though I'd get a hotel closer to the con so I could stay until the 2 am closing. And I'd find more places to eat! There were many, but it was so hot it was hard to go exploring without dying! I'm already excited about going to another big convention next year..do you have one near you? I'll come visit!