Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Anime Boston 2012

Ok, a very long awaited Anime Boston report. To start with, Keev (Kevin) as Ness on Thursday while we had dinner in the Copley Mall food court.

Keev has crazy hair, but for some reason it got extra crazy with this natural Shirley Temple curl he managed to get some how.

And his first crossplay, doing a Marilyn Monroe-esque pose.

Lizz in her Miyavi outfit.

In the Pokemon Best Wishes anime, Cilan gets really excited about the trains in the subway so I thought I'd bank on that. The people on board departing had expressions ranging from curious to terrified.

Another happenstance in the subway; a sign reading "ANIME". Just so you know you really are in one.

My friend and fellow artist, Ashley Riot! Check out her work here:

On Friday I went off to the Pokemon gathering and photoshoot. Lots of cool peeps and costumes:

Yes, the cutest Eevee ever.

And my buddy Jim, the best Deadpool out there!

Keev chattin' with Mista T

It's tradition for my friends and I to go to Fugakyu, an awesome Japanese restaurant in Boston, whenever we attend AB. I started with this amazing appetizer of lobster sushi.

Love me some Sapporo.

For the main course I got ramen in miso broth with shrimp and vegetable tempura. It was delicious.

It's advised that you don't play with your food, before or after you eat it. Nah just kidding the koi are for show only, not eating!

A con friend of mine cosplaying Holo from Spice and Wolf.

Loved seeing this!

This was the first gone I attended with my 3DS so it was a great opportunity to wrack up new puzzle pieces and beat Find Mii. I lol'd when I saw this:

And here's Lizz in her Christmas Mutsumi outfit from Love Hina! I made her the dress and hat and she made Tama Chan.

Lizz next to the outfit she wore as part of the MINT fashion show.

Last photo here from Sunday, when Jim's girlfriend Jen sported her Lady Deadpool.

The convention itself was pretty good. Of course doing the con report so late in the game I'm having a bit of trouble remembering everything we did. My Cilan cosplay went over really well so that was very rewarding. Lizz was ecstatic to be a part of the MINT fashion show which was a lot of fun to see. Aside from MINT though I didn't really see any guests. I wanted to get Kirk Thornton's autograph on my copy of Champloo but I missed that T_T. This year we had to stay outside the city and drive/train in because we couldn't get enough people together to book a hotel room at a reasonable rate, so that really cut into our fun time at the con I'm afraid. But regardless there wasn't a whole lot that really drew my attention this year. I felt that the guest list was a bit lackluster, particularly considering we had Nobuo Uematsu in 2010 and Girugamesh last year. Maybe I got spoiled lol. We still had fun regardless; we always do. But I'd like to see AB get some bigger stuff, especially considering the amount of money they charge per ticket. Since the con however, they have announced next year's theme: Tales of Yokai. That should be the perfect theme to debut some upcoming cosplays I have in the works ;)

Lastly, I had a professional shoot for my Cilan costume at the con so I'll upload that in my next post.

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