I can't believe I haven't posted this yet. It's been over a week since I went there, and abshnfsd. See, this is how much I neglect LJ orz.
Last Saturday (July 10th) I went to Chibicon with my best friends Amber (no lj) and saphitri. It was the first time I've ever been to a con, and boy, was it fun. We left at about... 7:30AM-ish, because the con started at 10AM and we had to go there by train and bus and whatnot. When we arrived in Utrecht, a major city where we had to change trains, we already saw hordes of cosplayers. I got so excited just looking at them! There were about a BAZILLION Vampire Knight outfits and of course, possibly even more Naruto ones, but we spotted some originals and some amazing cosplays already. One of them was Mirror's Edge's Faith, she looked awesome!
Buut anyway. Finally arriving at the scene by bus, there was a line that was like... Jesus, a mile long or something. Luckily, things went quite fast once the doors opened and we were in before we knew it. I squeed my head off at all the amazing cosplays I saw while we were waiting outside already, haha.
Once inside, we were a little confused at first because we didn't know which room held what and where we were supposed to go and all that jazz, but we decided to check out the Dealer Room first. We spend about 90% of the day there, anyway, ahaha. I didn't actually buy that much, while I had been expecting to, but we took some pictures of some awesome, awesome cosplays.
Okay, I'm rambling about cosplays so much, I might as well tell you what treasures we spotted:
Final Fantasy: Lightning, Snow x2, Summoner Yuna x4, Thief Rikku, Tifa x2, Kefka, Tonberry, friggin' STYRIA (dark Shiva sister XD), Gunner Yuna x2
Kingdom Hearts: Riku, Sora x2 I believe, a cute Kairi, one Xion, one Roxas and I believe I even saw Marluxia and Larxene. Omgwtfbbq!
Other games: There was a shitload of Vocaloid cosplay including some pretty good ones, Umbreon & Espeon (!!! <333), Skitty, some Pikachus, some Trainers (incl. Dawn, I think), two Marios, Midna (non-human form) and an awesome Dante. There were also quite a few World of Warcraft cosplayers.
Anime: Most of the things we saw were anime, but the people I took pictures off were from Chobits, Lucy from Elfen Lied, Meer Campbell from Gundam (which I only know was her because a friend pointed it out; I just took her picture because she looked really pretty), and... um... I forgot OTL. OH RIGHT, I also spotted willeke4439 cosplayed as someone from Prince of Tennis. Can't remember who, sorry Willeke!
I... do have pictures, but they almost all include me. And as you know I'm incredibly shy and even reluctant about posting pictures of me on teh interwebz. I can give you some links to sites which have pictures, or send the ones I took with myself cropped out, if you want me to though. Don't hesitate to ask.
I'm going to contradict myself and ask you guys WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE:
And this one:
I saw them walk by a hundred times until I was like "Alright, that's it, gimme that camera, I'm going to take their picture and ask others who they are" XDD. Why yes, I am a dork.
What next? There was an awesome cosplay show from which I missed half because when we wanted to enter the hall, some guy stopped us and sent us back because our bags were too big. WTF. And Shiva was on stage! Don't interrupt me when I'm fangirling, you fool! XD So we had to dump our bags in a locker and when we returned, we had missed the acts, so I was pretty pissed. But oh well. We had something to eat, not much because there was no decent food. There were noodles and stuff but it was... about 90 degrees or something, so I didn't exactly feel like eating something hot :') At the end of the day all I had eaten was some Pocky and some ice cream. XD
All in all, despite the heat and despite missing the Shiva act, I had so much fun. I purchased Earthian vol. 1, some buttons and a Lenne phonestrap (weeee!), I wish I had bought more but ah well. I wouldn't know what else I should have bought XD There was a Crisis Core Cloud action figure which I would have liked, but I could have gotten that in a gamestore for about... 10 euros less or something. All in good time, I should say, haha.
So now my best friends and I are seriously considering cosplaying. Sav wants to do Vanille and Amber wants to cosplay Lightning, so (and not just because of that) I would love to cosplay either Yun Fang or Serah. I'd have to lose a gazillion pounds first, but still. I'd love it. So a question for you cosplayers out there (and especially you, rainbowserenity XDD): Is Fang or Serah a good starter? Or would you recommend starting with an easier cosplay first? I thought Fang is a little tricky, maybe, but Serah isn't that bad, right? Well, let me know. Any other tips concering cosplay are very welcome as well!
Without further ado, here's a link to a forum which has links to a lot of pictures. Now, the forum is Dutch, but the links are all red and easily recognizable I think:
Over and out!