Afest Con Report!

Now that my conventions are winding down, I’ll pick up writing about cosplay instead of writing about me freaking out about cosplay again. NDK’s this weekend, but all I’m going to do is Curaga my Zidane and Grell from last weekend’s fun at Afest and drag along poor Albireo.

Oh, Afest. This is my first… Afest, my first convention I would be flying to, my first time dragging FFIX onstage in more than a year. Well, I dragged my FFIX onstage. Destiny’s Kuja very nicely walked. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

We had a lovely photoshoot! Walk-on contest was Friday night, which threw my mental preparation for a loop. But we got an early number, I think we did our onstage presentation well (I totally screened out all sound onstage this time), and we ended up winning a Judges Award! Yay. I’ve been led to believe we were bumped up a category into the masters division, which was flattering and very shaking at the same time.

After that, Saturday, Sunday and Monday were tons of fun. I got to hang out with my TWABI friends outside of the cosplay contest, we avoided permanent fan damage (yay Kuroshitsuji!!), and I went to my first semi-formal convention ball and learned a very basic waltz. Check out Cosplay in America’s vid! And watch me mess with my Grell glasses.

I am so burned out on Grell. I still love him. But after NDK he’s on vacation until A-kon.

Much love,



About greyrondo

My name is greyrondo. I've been a cosplayer since Fall 2006, and I've noticed that the best conversations I have with cosplayers usually involve the question, 'so how DID you do that?' So after studying costuming and making a closet's worth of costumes, that's what I'd like to help answer. Drop in and stay awhile whether you're a cosplayer or just a curious spectator; one of my musings is bound to be what you're looking for. If you have a question or something to say, leave a comment or contact me! I don't bite, I promise. View all posts by greyrondo

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