Hey, I know this journal is a bit late, but hey ho.
I mostly enjoyed my Expo, got to see all my friends, got to cosplay an obscure characters - which SUPRISINGLY got a lot of recognition, so ecstatic about that! Thursday went with Carla
to Wagamama and stayed up late talking about weird youtube videos (because we couldn't sleep as a speculated fat man kept banging around in the room above us at the PTI!)
Friday was all about the shopping and had loads of photos taken - and Saturday was focused on the Sailor Moon photoshoot which we got to be in two music videos! Links below;
So much fun!
Me and Rachel also appeared in the mini masquerade on Saturday, we never had time to practice it so we just thought of our poses whilst waiting in the line
Had a room part for the first time as well, ate lots of food, ordered pizza and chips - made some of those Japanese candy kit things and just chatted. Uber, uber fun!
Sunday, all packed and dragged my huge ass suitcase to the Excel. Staying at the PTI meant the East Entrance was the best way to get in. Because this was blocked off on Friday and Saturday due to some stupid, annoying film crew, we had to walk all the way round to the West Entrance. However they weren't there on Sunday.
However some DICK HEAD security guard said "the show isn't open until 10am" which NO SHIT SHERLOCK, but you're telling me you won't let us in, despite having wristbands, despite dragging a suitcase that we wanted to badly dump, despite being fucking hungry - that we have to walk all the way round to the West Entrance to get into the EXACT SAME AREA that we would have had access to if we were to enter from the East Entrance just to get us in an even more pissy mood.
Nevertheless my hand twitched like mad as I wanted to seriously punch this guy. What and asshole. I was also miffed about the layout and the fact that there were even MORE people are Expo this year which made moving around impossible and the volunteering staff were once again a bunch of clueless retards.
I wrote a massive rant about this on my Facebook and saying that I do not wish to attend future London Expo's. As much as I love the show itself, just the organisation is becoming more shit. Oh, and my Eternal Moon cosplay wings broke that day (which I've now fixed). Which isn't Expo's fault (along with other things like the film crew), but it left a bad impression and made me think this was the worst Expo weekend I've ever been to.
Though I attended another Sailor Moon photoshoot where it was just of some of the Eternal Senshi which was fun - very, very windy on Sunday. After all the drama, I sort of burst into tears because of the stress and Lauren (who cosplayed Eternal Neptune) looked after me and we changed out of our cosplays and went to enjoy some shaved ice before heading home at around 2pm.
In a way I'm sort of glad I left early, because of the storm, a lot of trains started getting delayed and cancelled in the evening and Monday - so we sort of escaped the mad rush!
However as much as I don't wish to, and still deciding I MIGHT attend next year's October just because of my friends, hopefully Expo would have sorted it's shit out, but I don't hold out much hope...
Anyway, enough of my Expo ranting!
I bought a new flashy camera, so will start recording more videos for my youtube channels. Will catch up on RPG toy reviews, hopefully upload some Musical and PGSM dances in my cosplays - YES IN MY COSPLAYS - how exciting! And do some other cosplay videos. Have also purchased a tripod, so when the weather is mild again, I will start taking pictures of all my cosplays I've done so I then have more better pictures of them!
I've also completed a year of my Apprenticeship, and started my second year, so hopefully I get the job.
I ALSO BOOKED MY HOLIDAY TO JAPAN FOR BETWEEN THE 2ND JULY TO THE 15TH. FUCK YES. Only have £200 left to pay off my holiday then will start saving for spending money! Whoopeeeeeeee!
I think that's pretty much it for the moment. Hope you enjoyed the pictures I uploaded of my Sailor Luna and Eternal Moon cosplays from the last Expo. I'm hoping to attend Birmingham Expo in March again and wish to cosplay as Sailor Cosmos! So please look forward to this!