Manifest weekend was fun! Once again this year I had the wonderful opportunity of having a Press pass. So I have lots of nice photos from the cosplay competitions on saturday and sunday. I'm yet to go through them all properly, so I will make another post later today!
On saturday I was cosplaying Colette from Tales of Symphonia. Chez was also Sheena from ToS. It was really cold on saturday so I spent most the time in traders hall when I wasn't taking photos in the comp. I bought a few little trading figures, some fanart stickers and 2 Naruto manga.
After going home and getting changed, we went over to Potatoes to hang out for a bit. We watched RoboGeisha.... it was every bit as hilarious as the trailer that Chez found last year. So many lulz were had.
On sunday Chezzie didn't feel like going, so I didn't need to co-ordinate cosplay with her. She had suggested that I wear my Kaito cosplay that I made for AVcon, so I went with that since I haven't actually worn it in Melbourne. I was actually pretty pleased I wore it because I got lots of love XD There was a cute girl dressed as Rin that would come out of nowhere and hug me over the day, it was really quite adorable :)
Took lots more photos during the cosplay comp and also stayed for the closing ceremony and music performances to take some photos. I was really impressed by the music performances, both bands were great! Only problem was that the sound balance was really out for the 2nd band and the singers vocals were drowned out by the instruments.
I didn't leave until 9pm.. that's the latest I've ever stayed at Manifest. As I was driving home, I realized I was starving and got maccas drive thru in Rowville (close to home)... I wonder what the drive thru staff thought of a blue haired reverse-trap buying maccas late at night... ahahaha.
The trading figures I got over the weekend are Rin (Vocaloids), Kaoru (Evangelion), Russia (Hetalia) and Satchiel (one of the angels from Evangelion). I also got some Kaito goodies (pin, keyring, bookmark) from the very lovely chancake
Now that Manifest is over I'm spending my leftover budget on some things I couldn't find at a good price. It's sometimes cheaper for me import stuff myself these days. I try to shop smart and price match in-store vs online XD
I bought some cheap Skip Beat
manga from a website that san
recommended to me the other day. I wanted to buy some at Manifest but didn't find it as cheap as this website
so I waited till I was home.
I also bought a Kaito
plushie on ebay, as I also wanted him too. The only store at Manifest that had him, was selling him for $85 because I think it was the poseable Figma version... however that version is still half the price on ebay. The Kaito plushie I just got was only $16 :D
There's a few anime dvds I want but I'm gonna wait until I finish watching all the un-watched anime I have before I get more.