Hey guys, I’ve decided to do something different this week, by doing my second pic-drop post. Last time, I put out a post full of pictures from Epcot Japan, and this week, I’ve decided to peruse my Iphoto files and show you all a collection of the cosplay photos I’ve taken at my local anime convention, Tora-con! These pictures span from 2012 to 2015, as I decided to skip 2016 for… Reasons.
But first, I’m going to have to ask for a moment of your time, where I’m going to do something I never thought I’d have to do in the three years I’ve been running this blog. See, I don’t make any money off of this blog, I have a full-time job, and I’ve done my best to stay in a comfortable situation. I’ve never expected anything out of this blog other than creative fulfillment, although a surprising number of very generous readers have given endless support through likes and comments. The support that I’ve gotten, as well as a rapidly increasing monthly view-count, are all I thought I’d ever ask for… Until I took my car into the shop last week.
In order to pass my inspection, I had to fork over just over 1000 dollars. Follow that up with a set of badly timed bills, and I wound up hitting a low point where I only had 105 dollars in the bank… And the only reason I had that much is because I was able to talk my very generous landlord into letting me forgo rent for the month. I’m not the type of person who likes to ask people for money, and if I got a part time day job, I wouldn’t have time to keep up with this blog as well as I have, so you can call it an act of desperation that I’m writing this message now. I’m not going to ask you to start sending paypal donations, but what I *AM* going to do is plug my Ebay store, where I’ve listed tons of items from my personal collection, most of which are anime related. Some of them are a bit expensive, I’m sorry, but A) I’m trying to get back to a sitation where I dson’t have to fear for my life when my next car insurance bill arrives and B) Some of this merchandise has some actual sentimental value for me.
Of course, I wouldn’t do this without offering something in return, so how about this: Within the next week, if you spend more than fifty dollars in my store, I’ll mail you not only your purchase, but an autographed copy of the review I’m posting next week… A review of the smash hit, One Punch Man. Or any other previous review you fancy, whatever, I’m flexible.
You can find my Ebay page at http://www.ebay.com/sch/fullmetal_narcissist/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
Onto the pictures!
I asked. The name is pronounced “Kirara.”
It wouldn’t be a convention without at least one dancing Deadpool.
You like this giant black Pikachu? You’re gonna be seeing a lot of him.
“I heard you leik…” Seriously, This is my best friend Drew. Another friend of ours and I talked him into wearing this, and even split the cost to buy it for him. Peer pressure is super effective.
A walk-by from an Attack on Titan group.
Just because it’s an anime convention, doesn’t mean Power Rangers should be allowed in.
Hetalia, on the other hand… Just kidding, I love Hetalia fans! They’re quirky.
Gotta love the craftsmanship on this Summer Wars costume.
Do not antagonize Batman. He takes his shit seriously.
If there’s one thing I genuinely love about Black Butler, it’s the character designs, so the cosplayers are okay with me.
Domo Arigato, Mr…. Domo.
There were quite a few Frozen cosplayers in 2014. Here we have Anna, when she was getting… Frozen.
PikaDrew posing with another pokemon… This time an Umbreon!
Bubblegum and Marceline? Pairing confirmed!
Yeah, he’s pretty much posing with every Pokemon cosplay we could find. He got a lot of hugs out of it, too.
I don’t think I know how to deal with this Crona costume…
By the logic of the DC Universe, I hereby dub thee… Slenderlad!
The separation between Western Cartoons and Anime may be hotly contested, but convention-goers are pretty chill about non-anime cosplayers like Jessie here.
Here’s Armin, shouldering the survival of the human race!
Sasha, appropriately hanging around near the vending machines.
There’s a juicy story behind this one… Ash just happened to be checking out a lovely lady offscreen, and I called him out on it, saying “Eyes forward, Ash.” In the second picture, which I’ve lost to Iphoto corruption, he’s looking forward, and Misty’s giving him a death glare.
It’s the Riddler!
More black Butler cosplays, this time with Grell!
Here’s Lucy Heartfilia, summoning up a pose for us.
This lovely Sword Art Online couple had their own booth at the Artist’s alley.
Out of all the costumes I’ve seen, this one really… Delivers.
Not sure if it’s a Doctor Who cosplay… Or a humanized Doctor Whooves cosplay.
Considering how customizable The Dragonborn is, this home-made Skyrim cosplay was as bold as it was beautiful.
What’s that, Navi? I’m listening, but I can’t hear you!
It’s probably very roomy in there.
More Sword Art Online cosplayers, looking fine!
This Poison Ivy cosplay would make Bell Biv Devoe proud.
This dude, who should NEVER let his hair grow long again, is me! It’s my second time hugging Monica Rial, just as epic as the first time!
Me again, in my lazy Steins;Gate Duds, this time with Cherami Leigh!
Drew, no longer adorned in Pikachu onesies, also gets some Cherami love.
I’ve had this picture of Celty as one of random desktop backgrounds for a few years, now.
Something’s off about this Fluttershy cosplay…
Bot not as off as this Rainbow Dash cosplay. I refuse to explain what’s going on here.
Ah, a V costume with some effort behind it.
I’ve been told this is Star Wars related. I feel no reason to argue.
Is it weird that I’ve seen more than enough No-Face costumes to officially rank them?
This pose makes rainbow Dash look 20 Percent… You know the rest.
When I called out to this group, I referred to them as Mabel and Double Dipper. I didn’t even realize the joke I was making.
The evil lord Satan himself, here on break from, his shift at MgRonalds!
Scott Pilgrim and… I can’t remember, but they were both in the Human Chess match.
And a Resident Evil character! Perfect way to end off!
Hope you guys enjoyed this pictorial, and as I said before, I’ll be posting a review of One Punch Man next week. But for those of you who spend 50 dollars or more at my Ebay store will be getting an autographed physical copy! Either way, I hope you enjoy reading it!