Welp, since we have less than a month til, I might as well make the official announcement (even though I pre-registered like a month ago) that I will be attending Awesome Con DC for Saturday, 19 April only. I know I've ranted about it here numerous times about my issue between comic vs anime based convention, and how I don't even like attending comic conventions at all. But there's mainly two reasons as to why I'm attending ACDC again this year. First, last year's ACDC was my first convention EVER in the 6 years that I've been cosplaying (I know...I started late..), so it would be kind of nostalgic to return again. And second, last year was also their 'grand opening', and I think it would be awesome to say that I attended every year since their opening, and to see how it progresses throughout the years. So it's safe to say with two important reasons such as those, I will be attending ACDC annually for a long while.
As far as cosplaying goes, there is A LOT that went into my decision on who I should bring. First, I was supposed to go with a friend of mine, but he's never able to go and always backs out last minute, so our plans didn't last more than a couple days. So basically, I was going to this con alone. At first, I stuck with the plans I made with my friend to be Fem!Dante reboot, regardless if he was going or not. After a while I was thinking that it would be kind of pointless to cosplay because I'll be alone and what's the fun in going to a CONVENTION alone? And that's the first time EVER that I've thought that way. So it's safe to say that I was pretty bummed out for a couple weeks, until I found out that one of my other friends (whom I've been dying to see again) is actually going to ACDC! She's cosplaying Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club, and that motivated me to bring my Ouran uniform out of retirement (I say just the uniform because I've cosplayed a bunch of the characters).
At first I was going to be Kyoya Otori, but then I switched to Tamaki Suoh, and NOW I've finally settled on being Hikaru Hitachiin (only because I ship Hikaru x Haruhi waaayyy to hard, a little more than Tamaki x Haruhi haha). Damn those uniforms for being so flexible; all you need is a wig and you can be WHOEVER >.< Which is why I've been "host-hopping" for the past week...
I only have two issues with this: one, I'm sure the whole world already knows I have an issue with comic vs anime based conventions (and how I personally don't like bringing anime cosplays to comic cons). You think I'd learn my lesson from Awesome Con DC last year with bringing Sakura...and I swore to myself I wouldn't wear an anime cosplay at a comic convention ever again (and I stuck to my word for Baltimore Comic Con last year by being Dean Winchester). BUT, I have a weakness for cosplay groups XP But due to my original ACDC plans falling through, I was pretty sure I was going to go alone to this one, and I didn't even know if I wanted to cosplay at all. So that's why I was okay with doing an anime cosplay for a comic convention--not like I had anything better planned XP
And second, I haven't crossplayed since I was 12... Noiz was going to be my first one in all these years, but that probably won't happen until AnimeNEXT and ACDC is next month. So that's little to no time to lose this weight... Welp, I'll just have to take one for the team I guess haha