'10 - MCM Expo.
I had a
lot of problems this time around and it wasn't
nearly as enjoyable as conventions normally
are. Sorry about all the moaning in this blog,
it wasn't all bad, but it was annoying.
intended to get there before 9.00am but when
I arrived at the train station the next train
was sheduled for 8.23am, but while waiting
that was delayed even further to 8.35, the
train itself was annoyingly slow I think
there must have been something wrong with it.
By the time I arrived at the show it was well
wearing a coat over my costume that could
easily be folded and tucked away into my bag
once I arrived, but it was a freezing cold
day so I only removed my coat once I entered
the building not while outside with the many
dressed as a vampire victim from the anime
Vampire Knight. I had a t-shirt that was
covered with spots of blood and a bite wound
on my neck. I also wore necklaces with
vampire style pendents and a bag that said 'Give
Blood. Feed A Vampire'. The Vampire Knight
hat I bought from ebay never arrived on time
so I wore a plain black hat. What annoyed me
the most was not one person asked to take a
photo of me, I'm normally contstantly asked
to pose for photographs when I'm in costume.
It had cost me a lot of money and effort to
get that costume together!
I had my
eyebrow pierced as part of my outfit but the
next day my eyelid had turned red, it wasn't
blood it was an allergic reaction to the
barbell jewelry that rested against it. I
removed the jewelry and the piercing hole
closed up without any puss or blood so
lickily wasn't infected.
was completely packed out, there was a very
very very long queue that split in two, one
led to where you purchase a ticket and
another was for people who already had one.
Once you purchased a ticklet you had to join
the next queue and swap the ticket for a
wristband before entering the event itself.
It was essentianlly a queue to join another
queue to join another queue. Incidently the
wrisbands never came off, I had to cut mine
off with scissors when I got home.
take many photos because it was difficult
with so many people in the way of what was
being photographed. It started raining too so
I didn't even have the option of taking
photos of other cosplayers outside.
a beautiful Ghost in the Shell clock, lots of
cheap but brand new anime DVDs, a Japanese
comic, a Dead or Alive soundtrack CD and lots
of Japanese sweets. :)
have said that next time the show will take
place over three days not just two, and they
will use two halls instead of one. :)
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