Last year I had the best convention experience of my life at MegaCon 2016, so this year I saved my pennies so I could go back for round two with my two best con buddies Casey and Amy Covel!
I woke up at the buttcrack of dawn to hop on a bus to Orlando. It was a good ride. I slept most of the way and didn't encounter any crazy bus people (If you've been following these update posts you'll know I encountered someone who spoke Creole on the phone for seven hours and a crazy one-armed man who ran around with a towel as a superhero cape. I'm wish I was kidding). When I finally reached my destination, Casey and Amy picked me up and we made a beeline to SusHi Eatstation! (It's officially become tradition to go there every time I come down.) When we walked in the door the restaurant was playing "Hikari" from Kingdom Hearts and later on "Mirror Mirror" from RWBY. That's just how epic this place is.
|Unagi, Shrimp, Tofu and so many other toppings. Yum!|
After stuffing our faces with glorious faces and leaving just enough room for desert, we drove to 5fx to finish off our first day meal with taiyaki and made-in-front-of-you ice cream! Then we drove to their house and finished the day off with some King's Quest.
|Almond Ice Cream!|
The first day of MegaCon doesn't start until 2 p.m. so I had some time to sleep in before getting ready for the convention. Katara took the longest to put on, so that's one reason why I wanted to do her on the first day. I hadn't done her since 2014, so I was really excited to bring her back to the convention scene.
No-Face and Katara. Funny story with this No-Face. I took one picture with him then he brought out a handful of chocolate gold coins then after we took the picture he started following me around with the gold coins just like the character did in the film!
Today Casey and I dressed up as Attack on Titan characters and Amy did Rin from Fate Stay Night!
|Loved this Jean Arc!|
|Yang, Ruby, and Zwy!|
|I may or may not have to do a Blue Spirit cosplay in the future and commission this mask seller ...|
Near the end of the day we did our daily photoshoot and got some very fun shots!
Today all three of us were debuting new cosplays! I did Fem King Graham from King's Quest and Amy and Casey did Akito and Hatori from Fruits Basket!
|Cutest 11th Doctor cosplayer I've ever found. XD|
At the end of the day we watched the new ep of Attack on Titan while eating homemade pizzelles.
Contrary to the norm, Sunday was actually my favorite day of the con. On this day, I did Ino Yamanaka from Naruto, Amy did Kaori from Your Lie in April, and Casey went casual today.
|Crappiest weapons check job ever. XD|
|Life-size piranha plant.|
|These guys were so cute! ... and they smelled really good ...|
|Belle! I even got to meet the voice actress Paige O'Hara who played her in the 1991 film!|
I also got to get my picture taken with Gaten Matarazzo who plays Dustin from Stranger Things! I only got to see him for a few seconds, but he was so smiley and enthusiastic even after doing a round of shoots before.
We also found these amazing chocolates by Truffle Cottage. O_O We ended up getting the Avatar: The Last Airbender ones. They're tea infused!
And at the end we did our last photoshoot of the con. It was a little sad but fun.
For Memorial Day this year I went with Casey and Amy and their family to St. Augustine! I'd never been before, so I was really excited to go to the oldest city in the USA: 450 years old. I know my European and Asian readers are going "Ha! We have cities from the B.C.!" *slaps hand over you guys' mouth* Shush! This is big our little baby country!
For dinner we had seafood at Aunt Catfish's which I'd never been to before but it was so yummy!
On this day, I went home which was a little sad because I had so much fun on this trip, but I'm so happy I went and my kitty missed me.
Have you been to a convention before? Which one(s)? Have you ever cosplayed? If so who? Have you ever met any celebrities?
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