My journey started already on the 8th because the trains were cheaper on this day... heheheh. So I left home with Valkoinen Samurai and we dragged our suitcase to the bus station after having eaten... hamburgers. Because the horrible con diet starts before the con. </3
Oh well, first we took the bus to Kemi, where we were to mold quite a while waiting for the train. I had been feeling very sick in the bus
Finally our train came and there started a long, long journey.
We had a change in Tampere but our train arrived there at 4 in the morning or something, and the next train would leave at almost six. Guess what this means? Yeah, molding time! </3
We hadn't had much to eat during the first train ride and didn't sleep much either (I woke up every 5 or 10 minutes to check on
Walking out of the train station into Tampere strongly reminded me of Tracon last year and I got DEM feels. :') I'm eager to attend Tracon again this year! Also, it felt weird to be in such darkness...
|It's so dark... ;_;|
When the train station opened at 5 a.m., another random guy came to talk to us and I was about to answer in French again but he didn't give off threatening vibes so Valkoinen Samurai spoke English to him and it was fine. He was surprisingly not drunk, only social. Why not. *shrug*
But we saw yet another spurgu in the train station, who looked and sounded very... well, drunk. He also got yelled at by the woman opening the R-kioski.
The second train ride was much more comfortable and I could rest a bit, which was very welcome because for some reason I was coughing a lot
|Turku train station, feat. Finnish flags and le laggy me.|
Being at Ri-kun's place was really comfy and we ended up going to bed too late... as ever during a con, like all congoers know. </3
We woke up in the lag, but knowing that it was finally time for Cosvision made it better. I was really excited because I was so curious about the con and its cosplay label. We ate some breakfast, put on cosplays and headed for the con! My cosplay was the oni/demon version of Yukimura Chizuru from the Hakuouki series (No I haven't become Chizuru... yet.) and I had to call Valkoinen Samurai (a.k.a Saitou) for help because I was wearing pointy ears for the first time and I had all trouble in the world glueing them on. ;_; I raged with my horns, too, as ever.
But finally we were ready to go, yay! Oh and by the way, Ri-kun was cosplaying as child!Armin.
Arm in, arm out.
|Here we traded our paper tickets for the con's wristbands. <3|
|Random Cosvision photo. <3|
|Geeky stuff. c':|
Perfect. Photoshoot. Location. <3
Indeed, there was this area behind Logomo building where a small cliff offered a perfect background for epic pictures! Woo-hoo! :'D There was even a dark and scary cave...
After the photoshoot we went to troll around some more, saw super-amazing cosplays and I found some mega-pretty stuff in Artist's Alley!
Yup. At some point we all got really hungry
Ri-kun showed us the way to a cool restaurant named Kerttu, which had a pasta dish called "Student's end of the month". It was the cheapest meal you could order. Well, I've been a student (once, long ago, in a southern land lost in heat and darkness... like Mordor, if you want) and I know how it feels to eat pasta because you're cheap. But I was mega-hungry
|Om nom nom... Saitou, stop paparazzi-ing around O_o|
We then walked back to the con and had a quick photoshoot but it was getting late and cold... and it started raining when we were done. But the creepy cave offered some protection...
Photographer is Ri-kun, this handsome young man here is Saitou Hajime, also known as Valkoinen Samurai and the white-haired weirdo is no other than my derpy self, Hasakitsuki... but I went by the name of Yukimura Chizuru then (oni version).
|Saitou please ;_; <3|
And as a consequence, we went to bed way too late.
7:30. Such lag. Such eyebags. Woah, hardcore.
But yeah. We went to eat breakfast and then put on cosplays - which was only for Valkoinen Samurai (cosplaying as Okita Souji from Rurouni Kenshin OVA) and Ri-kun (cosplaying as Will Graham from Hannibal), since I wasn't cosplaying on Sunday. I had planned on turning into a Lolita girl instead though, and so I battled with girly make-upWell well. Putting on cosplays took so long that by the time we were done, I was hungry again
and called Okita for help when I needed to glue on false eyelashes. Yeah, I'm only getting started with false eyelashes (thanks to Sairu-chan's tutorial <3) and I still have problems glueing them on. I'm trying my best but it's just so easy when a kind samurai is helping you! <3
Shortly after we arrived to the con, we ran into Kenshin, a.k.a. Aniilaugh (your cosplay is so well-made ^u^). We were planning on a photoshoot, but our Okita ran to attend a panel so we decided to meet again later. I went to troll around on my own, looked at stuff and had an awkward moment talking to an artist and then running away without buying anything. Yeah, it happens to us all. I felt like a sugar-coated ass, but I'm not rich enough to buy stuff I'm not actually interested in, even if it's good and well-made. I'm sorry.
-One minute of emo corner.-
Okay, let's go on with the summary now.
I found Kenshin again and we waited for Okita who was just done with his panel, and then we went to shoot! I was the one holding the camera, and honestly I was nervous because I have very little experience in photography and... well basically I'm a bad photographer, so when I get a good picture it's luck. OTL
Our shoot beat records of epicness though! Go check out the pictures on
We were planning on shooting with some fake blood too but before this, a break was needed.
|Om nom nom... Okita, don't take stalker pics! O_o|
After Aniilaugh left, we found Ri-kun again and lagged for a while... until something happened that changed the course of our lives forever. Fate was altered by a third party, a.k.a one of the Guests of Honor and amazing cosplayer KANAME☆ from Japan. It all happened in a flash, so fast that the human eye could not follow. The aliens came, took Valkoinen Samurai and did something to his brain, then returned him to planet Earth but something in him had changed...
He had turned into a fanboy.
I swear I didn't see this coming, and it was very
After this beautiful fanboying moment, it was sadly time for us to change out of cosplay and get ready to leave the con. Indeed we had to take the train back to the North, and one does not simply miss the train back home (even if one wants to stay).
So there was quite the fiddling and mess in the bathroom where we changed and re-organized our stuff
We met with Ri-kun's friends and went to eat in a Chinese restaurant very close to the train station. It's called Golden Dragon, and no matter how much I love dragons I can tell you... don't go there. The food is just not good. I ordered some beef and veggie noodles but they were rather tasteless (I've had ready-made food that was better than this... and cheaper), and the meat was either slimy or shoe-sole. I forced myself to eat it though
The food was bad but our company was good and when we went to take our train back home, the good-byes were really sad. :'( But we'll meet again, and that cheers me up!
The train ride back home was... well, long. Of course. At least our first train didn't take us farther than Tampere, which was good because there was this brat staring at us during the whole trip, and this kind of thing really makes me anxious. Yeah, I suck. But the second train ride was calmer
Oh, and I still had my wig on. Because it's awkward to take it off when there are people around, and I wasn't too keen on mega-shitty hair anyway... So I kept it on during the whole trip home, which means I had it on for a good 24 hours. Guess if my hair was alive when I finally took it off. Never had such an itch before.
The last part of our journey back home was sponsored by Valkoinen Samurai's mum who came to pick us up; I'm really thankful for this because we had an overload of stuff to carry and both of us were pretty tired.
As ever I bought too much fabulous stuff at the con and I had a shitlot of fun! :'D I really had a blast and I want to thank all the awesome people who bombed in at one point or another and contributed to a super fun and dear con experience for me! Thank you for a great con! *bow*
Heheheh... you've waited for this, haven't you?
|Megasize potato? ^v^|
|It's good for you! |
But I've had way too much fun with this summary, so I'll go drown my con hype in some tea now. Bye bye ~