We attended Yukicon, a 2-day anime convention last weekend! It was our first time attending this particular convention and it was quite a surprise that we even managed to get the tickets, since they sold out in just a couple of minutes ^^;; There is usually quite high demand for the con tickets, especially for ones with no age limit (like Yukicon)...
We already visited the con venue on Friday evening, since we took some old stuff to be sold at the flea market there. We had at least 8 huge bags full of anime DVDs, manga, figures, plushies, games and other stuff we no longer needed... Luckily my brother gave us a ride to the con because we wouldn't have been able to carry all the stuff there otherwise :D
We met up with Janina and Patrick there and after our flea market stuff was sorted, we went to their place for the night. We had great time chatting and playing some video games!
They also have such cute pets~ Here's Kuma the Rottweiler and me XD
Since we got our tickets changed for the wristbands on Friday, we got in really fast on Saturday morning! Which was nice since there were already quite many people >.< The first I did after getting inside was running to the sales hall to buy a Hello Kitty plushie that I saw there yesterday X''D I was really nervous that the plush I wanted might get sold quickly, so I wanted to make sure I get it. And I did! ♥
Next we went to see the flea market and it was great to see that some of our stuff had already been sold! We were not supposed to do any shopping ourselves, but I couldn't resist since I found a white Bodyline petticoat and a cute floral top for only 5€ each ♥ There was also an art alley where I found a cute crocheted bag for Susumi~ We even had time to see the opening ceremony, since it started later than we had expected.
After that we had quite much free time. I would've been interested in a panel about makeup in cosplay, but it had been cancelled. So, we just walked around, admired all the cosplays and took some pictures...
Miu found a boyfriend...
Maaany, many people at the sales venue ^^;; The amount of people in the conventions always feels so overwhelming, especially since I'm not a very social person...
Ahri from League of Legends! ♥
One of the sales tables had all kinds of big cute plushies ;3; These are always such a temptation, but there's no space for such huge plushies in our house...
These Love Live cosplays were one of the prettiest we saw at the con! ♥
A bit later I also managed to get a photo of the beautiful wings! ♥
More Love Live cosplays~
And more :''D
Although most of the convention venue was crowded, we also managed to find a peaceful room where we could sit down and relax for a bit. It seemed like the perfect time and place for a little doll meetup :3
Mei: "Go awaaay :c"
Tiinyan's adorable new girl, Viola~ ♥
Miu was being energetic as always =_=
The whole doll gang! Tiinyan's two girls on left, mine on center and Jaya's Kiseki on right~ (Also, notice Woody on the background...)
"Stop! No more photos!! :)"
At 3pm Sarg and Tiinyan went to listen to a Touken Ranbu panel, while the rest of us continued sitting at our new comfy "headquarters" XD
Then at 4pm there was a choir singing in the main hall. They sang a couple of anime, game and space themed songs, including the theme songs from My Neighbor Totoro and Doctor Who. Quite soon after the choir performance we decided to leave the con for the day and head to Janina and Patrick's place. My eyes were killing me - I don't know if it was because of the contact lenses, makeup or some other reason, but my eyes hurt a lot and got all red ;___;
The evening we spent by playing Super Smash Bros (Jigglypuff and Bayonetta were the best!♥) and some Final Fantasy XIV.
SundayOn Sunday we went to the venue right after the doors opened. The others went to listen to a panel, while I was making sure that we get the seat tickets to the cosplay competition. Tiinyan & the dudes were already in the line, so they promised to get tickets for us as well! ♥
Next I went to listen to a panel about being an exchange student in Japan. It was apparently quite popular, since the room was full of people and there were not enough seats for everyone ^^; I had to sit on the floor, but I didn't mind since the subject was really interesting! I actually had the change to leave to Japan as an exchange student back when I was in upper-secondary school, but I was stupid and chickened out of it ;___; I kinda regret my decision now...
At 2pm it was time for the cosplay competitions! First there was a Hall Cosplay contest, where the contestants had been chosen randomly from the people attending the convention. Madoka Kaname won the competition, just like I had hoped! It was a well-deserved win, her outfit looked gorgeous (I saw her at the con more closely) and very true to the character.
The second contest was NCC (Nordic Cosplay Championships) preliminaries, which only had two participants for some odd reason... Neither of the characters/series were familiar to me, so I didn't pay much attention to them.
After that the flea market closed and we went to fetch the stuff that didn't get sold before leaving home. Thankfully we didn't have to carry a lot of stuff back!
The stuff that me and Sarg bought~ Umbreon is Sarg's and the rest is mine :3
I feel like I would've taken a lot more pictures, but apparently I didn't... Or they have mysteriously disappeared somewhere :'D Anyway, even this was enough photo material and editing for me!
I was planning to finish a Nico cosplay outfit for Miu, but unfortunately didn't have the time in the end :c Hopefully at the next convention Miu will be able to cosplay!
Thanks for the lovely company guys! ♥