Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Adventure to Anime Iowa

Hello everyone!

Well, here I am! Back from Anime Iowa. And even though I didn't cosplay, I had a great time!

In general, everyone is always pretty nice at this convention. There was one incident that I don't want to go into too much detail over, that involved some immature jerks making rude gestures towards me and my friends while we looked out the window, but that hardly spoiled my weekend.

I got some amazing pictures of fantastic people in beautiful costumes. So this post might end up being a little picture heavy. And for that, I apologize.

So, without further ado, let's see some pictures of my favorite cosplays this weekend!

Altair from Assassin's Creed. He was the first person I was brave enough to ask for a picture from!

A really friendly cosplayer from the Crimson Lance, from Borderlands. 

Atorias and Ciaran from Dark Souls. My boyfriend went completely into fanboy mode when he found them.

My two favorite characters, Garrus and Tali, from Mass Effect.

A gorgeous Midna, from Zelda.

Gaige, from Borderlands 2, and her very awesome CL4P-TP.

Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, and Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Why yes, I do love that show.

Another (very amazing) Garrus Vakarian, from Mass Effect.

I wish I could remember all of their names, but various characters from the game 'The World Ends With You'. They were all completely fantastic.
All of the cosplays were so good! I missed out on getting a few I really wanted, such as a Little Sister from Bioshock, or Kat from DMC. But I did get a lot of great pictures. Even found a Dean and Castiel, from Supernatural!

Besides meeting amazing cosplayers, I also was incredibly touched when I actually got around to wearing my lolita dress. I only wore it for maybe a half hour at most, because the high heels I decided to wear with it killed my feet. (Yes, I know a lot of lolitas would chastise me for wearing tall heels with lolita, but I find that my feet look horrible in normal lolita footwear. I'm sorry if I have offended you, lolitas!)

But, like I said, I was very touched by how people responded to me wearing my dress around.
(Oh, and sorry that I don't have a full body shot of the dress! All of those turned out very blurry!)

There were a few people that complimented my dress, and those comments of course made me smile, and I thanked them profusely. But my absolute favorite person at Anime Iowa this year walked up to me while I was wearing this dress and actually bowed as they informed me of how lovely I looked. I was taken off guard and was a little speechless for a moment. All I could get out was a smile and a quick thank you, but I wish I could find that person now and hug them. They completely made my night. I really do love how nice most people at Anime Iowa are.

And this is what was bought at Anime Iowa this year. The Shadow the Hedgehog is actually my boyfriend's, but the other things are basically all mine. I forgot to put in a cute pair of wings I bought also. Whoops. Anyway, starting from the left, I bought: Malon's (from Zelda: Ocarina of Time) apron panel (you know, in case I ever get the fancy to cosplay her), a very awesome wig, two sets of wrist cuffs in pink and blue, really pretty earcuffs, a cat charm for my cell phone, a pair of fantasy ears, a plushie-cake charm (on Shadow's lap), and an Abstergo flag. I really wanted to get the flag with the Assassin's Symbol, but the Abstergo flag had glitter. I can't resist glitter.

And yes, I did go to an Anime Convention and bought nothing anime-related. (Although I really wanted that Black Butler season 2 set! Agh. If I had had an extra $50, that set would have been mine!)

I'll make another post kind of showing off everything I bought in a day or so, probably. But I want to end this post here before it gets too long. So I'll talk to all of you wonderful people again very soon. Promise!

Until Next Time,
Bye Lovelies! ♥


  1. Awesome! I really like the Midna cosplayer! I just got back from Metrocon and posted some cosplayers too! :3


  2. I had never been to an anime convention until last year and I spent over $200 on stuff. It was insane, I didn't realize it until much after and I'm going again this year, but I'm going to put myself on a budget.

    I really like seeing people cosplaying since some of them are freakin' amazing. And some of them are just...inappropriate.

    Glad you had a great time despite some jerks running around!


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  4. Great pic of our cosplays! My husband & I were Artorias & Ciaran from Dark Souls. :)

  5. wait are you from iowa?!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!?!??!!?!??!?!?!!?


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