Another day of Comic Con is over! Today was so fun, definitely more people than on Friday, and there were so many incredible cosplayers.
Update on the temperature: They must have received complaints or maybe found it hot themselves because the temperature was not an issue today! Even if there were way more people, it felt less stifling than before.
I was surprised about the amount of foreigners that came today. I think a lot of people in the military came and that’s why the difference was so stark. I would say the space was at least half foreigners. Or maybe I’m overshooting it! Either way the atmosphere today was really lively and you could tell people were really enjoying themselves.
Today I decided to get more involved in the con so I actually attended a couple of panels.
When I arrived they were screening K Seven Stories Side: Blue, part of a film adaptation of the infamous anime K. The animation looked super crisp and clean, I was honestly impressed. This movie premiered August 7th in Japan so it is very new and I guess, kind of exclusive? The audience was pretty empty, but it was really fun to watch the movie with others and in a big screen with such nice resolution. When K project came out, much like everyone else, I was super excited about it, only to be disappointed by a pretty…convoluted story. The movie however, looked great and I might revisit the title in the future.
After that I decided to check out the panel Gesha Spotlight: How to become a Global Cosplayer. It was a great opportunity to hear a relatively famous Cosplayer speak and get more insight into the art form. Unfortunately you could tell that the panel was a little disorganized. Gesha seemed a little rushed, and there wasn’t much of a structure, along with some technical issues. The most concerning part was very very questionable translation, so I hope the Korean spectators were able to catch what she was trying to say.
She spoke about how becoming a professional Cosplayer is very hard, expensive, and challenging. However, she encouraged people to do it if they find it fun, without worrying whether or not they will achieve fame. She gave a lot of advise about social media exposure that could pretty much be applied to any other hobby/business. Finally, she gave a short crash course on wigs and how to take care of them.
Overall I enjoyed the panel and it made me gain some more appreciation for professional cosplay.
Later I checked out some booths and tried my luck at some roulettes. In the SBS Academy Game Booth I won some cute post cards and in the Hero Cantare booth I got a bag lol.
Again, there were amazing cosplayers. today. My absolute highlight was finding this Shizuku with Deme-Chan. There seems to be no one that cares about Hunter x Hunter in the convention so I had a moment with her where we talked about our love for it! Take a look at the other highlights above.
I also spend more time in the ANIPLEX+ Booth looking at the figures because they are honestly so amazing! I also looked at a little bit of Fate/Grand Order Duel. I couldn’t really catch on but it was nice to watch.
And then I was able to take a good picture of the Guts figure! And saw some other beautiful figures.
Finally I spent some more time in the gaming section. There is pretty large board game section and people were really enjoying fortnite. There were a lot of people playing against each other and the atmosphere was really nice!
See you tomorrow for the last day!~
Note: if you recognize any of the cosplayers please comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org so I can tag them! Thank you 🙂