Like I mentioned in the end of my previous post, we traveled to the con by car with Tiinyan, her brother and her brother's friend. Right after getting to the con, we attended a meet-up where all kinds of dolls were welcome. Some of the people we knew previously, some we saw for the first time. We had fun! :3
I had Susumi and Miu with me :3 I also had Kirari (Pureneemo Maya), but didn't get a good photo of her... You can see her in the group picture below though :)
Sarg brought two Pureneemos, Reika (Himeno)...
...and Ritsuka (Koron) :3
Sarg also brought Popo (on right) who met a Kikipop friend, Petunia's Nuppu (on left) ♥
Nolluska's beautiful custom DDH-06 girl, Sugu ^^
Tiinyan's cute Smartdoll Mirai ♥
Spica's Ren :3
Spica's Yumeka :)
Spica's Antti K and his new friend, Brian (?) :'D Sarg actually found Brian when she was going through her old stuff and wanted to give him to Spica, so that Antti K doesn't have to be alone!
A cute Mini Dollfie Dream~ Unfortunately I don't know what her owner's name is ;__;
Spica's Aobaca and my Pinki-chan met again! ♥
Susu thought it was fun to meet other DDs!
Here we actually have Dollfie Dreams in all skin colors available: white, semi-white and normal :3
Some people had already left when we took this group photo. But still, there was a nice variety of different dolls ^^
Two beautiful Teenie Gems~ Their owner is Sonski96
Petunia's Miku with a leek XD
Nuppu and Popo again~
While we were taking the group photo, these guys had their own show going on... Maybe they should join the circus? :'D
My heart will go on ♥
After the meet-up, we went to check the artist alley and sales tables. There were a lot of people u_u; But I feel like there were not as many sellers as last year? The selection of plushies was quite small, unless you were looking for a huge Arpakasso. I would've loved to buy a smaller one, but didn't see them at all :/ Though I shouldn't complain about it, since my wallet likes it better this way, hahah...
Here you can actually see me on the bottom left corner ;3
It's always so difficult to move on the artist alley since it's such a narrow place...
Pihlajakoto's table! She was selling self-made stuff for Dollfie Dreams :3
We took a quick picture of Susu and Spica's Yumeka together near the artist alley!
Petunia's Miku joined them as well~
After that we spent some time eating and just chatting :) I was holding Susu for the whole day and it was fun how a few people came to me and asked if they could take a picture of her~
Sarg took a few photos of the main hall, looots of people!
At 4pm it was time for the cosplay competitions. First there were the preliminaries for ECG (European Cosplay Gathering), which had both solos and groups (2-3 people). Then there was a Hall of Cosplay competition where the attendants had been picked from the cosplaying convention visitors on the same day.
Unfortunately I couldn't get any decent photos of the cosplays this time :( However, all of the ECG performances can be seen on Youtube!
We were supposed to go back to the con on Sunday, but Sarg had an awful migraine and was feeling nauseous, so we both ended up staying home. I didn't want to go alone ^^;
We didn't find a lot of things to buy from the con - surprisingly this time our loot consisted of just a few art prints and some Dollfie Dream accessories.
Waifu! ♥ The Eli sticker in the corner I bought as a little souvenir for Janina ^3^
This Metal Gear Solid print obviously caught Sarg's eye and she wanted it for her "beard gallery", as we call the section of our living room that has pictures of bearded video game characters (Snake, Geralt, Adam Jensen, etc.) :DD
A random, but still awesome find was this art piece - The Magician from Moomins! It even has the panther and King's Ruby XD
As for the DD things, Susu got a winter hat and a matching pair of mittens! ♥ These are from the artist alley as well, made by Pihlajakoto~
Susu also got mittens in pastel pink color for sweet lolita coordinates :) I found out just before the convention that I'd be getting another DD girl (Takane Shijou) soon, so I bought the pastel blue mittens for her~
I fell in love with this rainbow-colored hat, had to get it as well... ^^;
Susu's dress is made by me~ I started working on it little by little a week before the con and finished it just in time!
Sarg made this hairband ♥
Sarg also made me the most beautiful necklace to match my mori outfit ♥
And she also decorated my hairband~
Overall, the con was great even though it was a bit short for us ^^ Next month there'll be another anime convention that we're attending, we're already looking forward to that~