This time Sarg wasn't with me, but I traveled together with Tiinyan, her brother and her brother's friend!
When we got to the convention on Saturday and got our tickets changed to the wristbands, we first went to check the sales venue and artist alley. In the earlier Desucon conventions the artist alley was in a different place, which was really narrow and just a horrible spot... Now they had placed the artist alley in the same big hall with the other sellers and it was much better! I hope the organizers will realize that this was a good change and will arrange things like this in the future Desucons as well :3
In the morning there were not so many people, but after a while the whole place was crowded!
There were so many amazing artists at the art alley, I should've taken more pictures of their tables ;___; I got a Goomy sticker and Eevee card from this artist ♥ (Or actually, Tiinyan bought them for us as a gift, thank you dear ;3; ♥♥) I have more photos from all the things I bought during the con at the end of this post!
After that we attended a BJD meet-up! I tried to get photos of all the dolls, but unfortunately some of the pics turned out too blurry :/
My and Tiinyan's crew!
Tiinyan's Olavi met another cat, this one is from Dear Mine Doll :)
One of the con highlights for Miu was being able to get a photo together with a big Miku Hatsune! (Miku belongs to Petunia)
We went to listen to a lecture "Cosplay - What it was/is/will be?" which was really interesting. It was fun to find out things about the history of cosplay, the lecturer had done awesome job with all the background information. There was also talk about what counts as cosplay and can someone be a part of the cosplay hobby even if they don't cosplay themselves.
The next lecture was "Cyber criminals and terrorists, just like nowadays!" It focused on Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell mangas, their cyber themes and how they differ from today's world. As a big GITS fan, I was very curious about this lecture! I haven't read the manga though, but now I really want to get my hands on it >3<
Tiinyan bought the cutest plushie ever! ♥
There was an evening party as well with some music and dance performances, but me and Tiinyan left quite early... We went back to the hotel at around 11pm, I think. I had woken up at 6am that morning, so I was already feeling super tired XD
On Sunday, we attended "Hidamari Sketch - life in an art college" lecture. Tiinyan and the dudes had seen this anime and thus wanted to go here, I only recognized the series by the name. But now I got yet another new anime to add to my neverending plan-to-watch list XD
Then at 1pm, it was time for the cosplay competitions! There was a Euro Cosplay competition and Hall Cosplay competition.
Pretty Eli cosplayer! ♥
All of the Euro Cosplay contestants
And all Hall Cosplay participants
Hall Cosplay's Top 3! I'm sad that the amazing Katniss Everdeen cosplayer (on left) didn't win :( The FFXII Balthier cosplay was great as well, but I would've given the first place to Katniss...
Euro Cosplay's Top 3, the winner is in the middle. Her outfit looked really pretty and I liked her performance as well!
Here's a loot photo that I shared on Instagram after getting back home from the con :3 I totally forgot to take one with a proper camera before putting everything on the walls etc...
Numera and Neko Atsume themed Eeveelution stickers~ ♥
A4 sized Pokémon art print
Beautiful Eevee post card
A4 clear file from the flea market
Derpy keychain plushies of Kotori and Eli XD These look like they could be fakes, but they were cheap and cute in their derpyness, so couldn't resist...
Nozomi and Eli stickers~ Eli is for my fellow Love Live enthusiastic friend Janina :3
Aaand I also got this Rei Ayanami from the flea market, she's for Sarg :) This time I didn't find any figures for myself.
Had a great time and can't wait for the next con!! Special thanks to Tiinyan and the boys for the lovely company ^^