Howdy, Hanamaru and Tranquility here. We went to Anime Festival Orlando August 5-7th and had a great time. But oh man, it was the hottest convention ever. We purposely wore comfortable costumes but the heat and humidity were still almost too much to handle. Rainforest sweaty. Fortunately, we got to see a lot of DA members at the con including these guys!:
Plus whoever we forgot!
More people than usual actually recognized us from the internet and said hi at AFO. We are both pretty shy in real life, so its good to have people approach us to force us out of our shells and into conversations. Lol. We watched *Kapalaka
's wig styling panel and the manime panel, but we missed out on some other panels that we planned to see because we were so busy with cosplay shenanigans. :/ It was good times as usual at the con hotel pool. Tranquility brought ~VertigoVendetta
a giraffe floaty raft(don't ask XD) but it was kidnapped by a certain person with a battle axe and never seen again. Next year there will be more animal floats and they will fill the pool with more fun than it can hold! Yes.
Friday's costumes were bunny suit Panty and Stocking!
The bunnies multiplied by Saturday! We were asked to be a part of *otakitty
's Getsumen to Heiki Mina group with a bunch of cool cosplayin' ladies. There wasn't enough room for our oversized fruits n' veggies in the halls of the convention so we had to take photos outside. We posed for as many pics as we could but after a while it was too hot to go on. Hopefully we can do another shoot when it's cooler! Big cosplay groups are too much fun!
On Sunday we wore our last minute Bayonetta and Jeanne P.E. uniforms. We keep putting off our real Bayonetta costumes, but we're excited to wear them someday!
Con photos: [link]
Here's our video from AFO: [link]
Most of it is the Mina group but there's also some footage of the convention, some cosplayers, and our con photos. We need more practice with the camera so a lot of it's shaky and out of focus, but it's just for fun. Thanks to everyone who hung out with us at AFO!
Current costumes in progress:
Hanamaru is working on Ruto and Rauru costumes and Tranquility is making Nabooru and Darunia for a Zelda group we are planning in a few months. We both love OoT so we are hoping that everything works out okay! We're still slowly working on Bayonetta and Jeanne and we'll start Tsukimi and Kuranosuke dresses from Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) soon. So many costumes, so little time. Our last conventions of the year will be EXPcon in October and Shadocon in November!