Giving up my morning coverage of Momocon to bring you pics from a better con.
Note: If you want bigger pictures, click on the images — they’re hyperlinked to the larger versions (that are like 350 MB a piece). If you just try to view the image itself (in Firefox, for example, doing Right Click -> View Image), you’ll get some small/fucked-up version of the image. I have to do it like this because WordPress sucks.
Eto – Tokyo Ghoul
I tend to skip over the common Kanekis at cons, but I knew I had to nab this Eto as soon as I saw her. Also, it gave me an excuse to run away from one of the worst egg benedicts I’ve ever had. Seriously, San Jose, they’re not that fucking hard. Why can’t you fucking make something that’s at least edible?
Mayu x Chiyuki – Death Parade
Didn’t recognize this was a Mayu until the Chiyuki brought it up. Their pro-tier pose game made me regret my potential slight.
Hestia – DanMachi
We went on a journey to find every Hestia we could. …and we succeeded. Go us. Chase (Soup) also grabbed a pic with another one earlier in the day:
Yurigasaki Lulu x Yurishiro Ginko – Yurikuma Arashi
Apparently these two are professional cosplayers (http://www.windofthestars.com/). They’d probably make more in other pursuits that exploit their youth, but hey — whatever works.
Yaya – Unbreakable Machine-Doll
When puddi, conks, and I saw this cosplay we were like “Holy shit, was that Unbreakable Machine-Doll? That’s rare. I bet we’d make that girl’s day if we took a pic of her.” But by the time we determined this, she had already disappeared. Thus ensued a five-minute search that resulted in this pic… in which she didn’t appear excited at all.
Lesson learned: Don’t put the doll on a pedestal.
Captain Cruhteo x Asseylum Vers Allusia – Aldnoah. Zero
Caught these two while playing WalkCon when separated from the crew. The cosplay was pretty on-spot, unlike the pandering cancer the show turned into.
Yin x Hei – Darker than Black
If Hei was alone, this’d be a pass. But with Yin? Eh, sure.
Gendo x his dead wife whose soul he implanted in a 14-year-old’s body that he probably skull-fucked (/spoilers) – Neon Genesis Evangelion
They gave me a Gendo button for taking their pic. It was adequate compensation.
Kaneo Takarada – Kill la Kill
Cash kane millionaire. There was no way I wasn’t gonna mug this mug for a shot of his mug. (No, I will not apologize for that.)
Someone x Velvet – Odin Sphere
Honestly, I didn’t even like Odin Sphere. But I collect rare cosplay like I collect otaku hearts, so I had to grab this shot.
Loki – DanMachi
Saying I was thrilled to get this shot would be a significant understatement.
Gintaro x Kaguya – Gintama
I’m not super hype for Gintama, but I know a lot of you are, so I camera-glomped these two while they were sitting down. Luckily, they took it like champs. Bosses, even.
I think we were only on the con floor for like two hours on Sunday, so we didn’t get
too many any other pics. Gomen.
Chiyuki x Decim – Death Parade
These two were not particularly pleased I wanted a picture of them, and I basically had to tear the Decim away from the dog he was walking to get the combo shot.
You could say I was an asshole for grabbing a picture anyway, but they should have at least suspected that walking in Death Parade cosplay a block from the convention center was likely to get them jumped by a Dark_Sage. I mean, the odds were a little higher than 100%.
And… that was the only pic I nabbed on Monday, cuz although I saw some awesome opportunities (there were a few Black Lagoon cosplayers staging a fight around an empty con center at 5:00), I was way too fucking dead to attempt interacting with humans. And I’m pretty much at that point right now at Momocon. Please save me. ;_;