Anime Weekend Atlanta:
I started out the weekend in Atlanta visiting AWA for only Thursday evening and Friday till around 3pm. For only about half a day of AWA, I got a lot in! I saw almost all of my friends even if briefly, wore 2 costumes, appeared in 3 music videos, did 2 mini-photo shoots, and of course, partied hard enough Thursday night to make up for missing the rest of the weekend parties!
AWA is always great so I'm sad I missed my home con especially since it was my 10 year cosplay anniversary, but I still had a fun mini-AWA and since I mostly go to see friends instead of events or the dealers room, I didn't really miss anything completely!
AWA 2014 COSPLAY MUSIC VIDEO - Shake it off - Taylor Swift
Emerald Coast Cosplay iDOL iMV #1 - AWA 2014
Anime Weekend Atlanta AWA 2014 Jackson 5 "I Want You Back" Cosplay Music Video
So around 3pm I left AWA for the airport to fly out to Fantomfest where I was a cosplay guest. Sadly, my flight was pretty delayed so I didn't get to Texas till late and missed the VIP meet & greet which I heard went fantastically. So I pretty much just got to my hotel & cuddled with my roommate Leaping Lizard Cosplay who I'd actually somehow never meet before, but we became friends fast!
Saturday went by in a flash between running 3 panels, cosplay pre-judging, the costume contest (which you can watch here), and my booth where I sold bunny ears & cosplay prints. Because I will slowly turn the world into holiday bunnies!
All my panels went well and since the crowds were smaller I was able to spend a lot of time with the attendees answering their cosplay questions.Melfina Cosplay & Leaping Lizard were nice enough to help me out with the panels which made them more fun & informative too I also snuck into Shinka Studios' panel because props & casting are like magic! Carl's a wizard!
After all the panels, the rest of the cosplay guests & I had cosplay pre-judging & the contest. Since I mostly frequent anime cons, I loved seeing all the horror costumes and creativity of the entries! The costume contest pretty much wrapped up the official fantomfest cosplay events. Thanks so much again to Fantomfest for having me out! This is such a great event and I've loved seeing it grow!
After hours, since we were in a haunted hotel, we went out for some quick, creepy photos with DugFinn and then meet up with some more local Texas cosplayers to go out to eat on the boardwalk. Liz wore her horse head, Deadpool ran around, I ordered a giant drink, and new friends were made
Overall, AWA & Fantomfest made up a great, crazy busy weekend! Best way to end my 2014 convention season with a bang! I'm already super excited for my 2015 convention season and sewing like crazy on some big projects. I'll be posting my tentative 2015 convention lineup soon so keep an eye out & if you want to see me at a convention, let the convention know they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I love doing panels & have over a dozen different ones! Hope everyone has had an amazing 2014 cosplay season & hope to see everyone at cons in 2015!