Having not realized that sometimes the same cons happened more than once (shocker, I know), I missed Detour's second year. So, the following year, I ended up going with two school friends, Wufei and Eve. Eve had already attended the whole weekend, Wufei and I were only able to go Sunday. We got there just as the tables for making the badges shut down. Eve went off on her own and found two people that were just leaving, thus no longer needed their badges. We bought them for $25 a piece and began to peruse the con. It was 2 in the afternoon, so there wasn't a lot going on at the time. We made our rounds in the DR and AA, then stopped to take pictures of each other. Spent two or three hours there before leaving and going home. Once again, I was in my craptacular InuYasha cosplay, but as a young'un with not job, I had no money to work towards another cosplay. I knew I would make it work for my next con. As a con experience, this one wasn't too bad, albeit way too short.
So, I first found out about Detour through my high school art teacher. She got a flier in the mail and gave it to my at the time partner and I. He and his mother began helping me craft my first cosplay, InuYasha. As most first cosplays go, it was terrible. but it was comfortable and that's all I cared about at the time. I had a lot of really bad moments making it and wearing it, but now I tuck them away in my back pocket for funny stories to share with veteran and new cosplayers alike.
It was quite the hassle to even get to the con (original ride decided she didn't want to come get me), then it was hard to get in (con lost my pre-reg and I had no ID). I had to peruse the con for a while before I even found my partner and his friend. I got no pictures from the con (my camera broke) and no one took pictures of me (I wasn't good enough). We were probably only there for a grand total of no more than 5 hours, but it was likely less than that. There wasn't much to do, since it was the last day, we didn't know where anything was past the bar and the hotel was small as hell. I think the plus side, other than getting immersed in the community, was nearly forgetting a bag of merch in the lobby that had apparently sat there for 15 minutes before I remembered and, when my partner got out of the car to look, someone came out of the hotel to chase us down and get me my things <3
As a con experience, first time or not, it was rather dull. But I told myself if I kept going at cosplay and going to cons, maybe I could make up for the bad first time. Good to know I was right XD
...so...I've never had a blog before...I mean, unless you can count the journal on my DA...and the notes feature on Facebook. Meh, suck it XD
This is where I will be posting my cosplay stories and con reports. I'm really excited to get cracking on this. I'm going to attempt to go as far back as my first con, which means stuff I don't have posted anywhere else. But my memory sucks, so we'll see how that goes XP I'll update as I rmmeber and hve ti