Well, I did a few things I have not done before today.
I went to an anime convention – Ohayocon. Wanting to get the ‘full experience’ because I’ve spent college jumping in and subsequently rushing back out of anime fandom before (because, you know, no offense to the anime club here at OSU, but starting meetings off with Today In Class 5-2 didn’t really do it for me), I also cosplayed.
I spent the past two days gathering up materials for a Professor Layton cosplay, something I’ve wanted to do since Halloween two years ago, just because. I traveled over town scouring different clothing stores for the different parts of the costume. For cosplaying reference, I got the polo undershirt and pants from GAP (both on sale), the shoes from Target, the overcoat from Macy’s (also on sale, but expensive enough to ensure I don’t get any birthday presents this year :P), and I made the hat on my own from felt and rolls of cork from Joann Fabrics. Pictures of the final result later.
The hat, obviously, proved to be a bit of trouble, mainly because I was trying to finish that up as fast as I could. Glue proved nearly useless – it just kinda soaked into the felt. I used masking tape instead to tape everything together. It’s very lucky the hat is still standing. I plan to fix it up before I go out tomorrow.
I traveled with a friend, who remarked that she felt like Professor Layton’s apprentice Luke, to the convention (who actually would have stayed home and wasted their paid admission if I hadn’t offered them to come with me :P), but quickly split up because I had to go to the back of the two-hour long line of naughty people who hadn’t paid yet.
During that two-hour period, I met Professor Layton’s arch-rival, Jean Descole, which meant only one thing – PHOTO OP!
The dashing Descole
Continue reading Professor Layton and the Anime Convention – Part One