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Ursula in all her glory!

I’m not in full make up, as you can see the arm furthest from the camera still has that fleshy color, but I did some just to see how it looks! My beauty mark needs to be darker because it isn’t quite noticeable.

I have some other pics I will upload later but for now I need to sleep.

Anyway. I’m totally pumped to wear her at MetaCon tomorrow!!!!

Reasons to Love Cosplay
Hey y'all, I’d like to share with you guys a small story from my time last Saturday at Metacon. 

In case you couldn’t tell, I am the nepeta being picked up in this picture. For a long time, I’ve known that people like to give hugs where they pick up the smaller cosplayer, sometimes spinning them around, etc.
Being that I’m a bit chubbier than a lot of said cosplayers, I don’t get these kinds of hugs that often, if at all. I’ve never had a huge problem with it, but It was always something I’d love to have done for me instead of me picking up others.

It was pretty early in the day when I met the Equius cosplayer in this picture. As I like to get pictures of the “meowrails”, I handed my friend my camera and asked him for a picture. Before I knew it, I was up in the air, being hugged by the Equius. 
It was definitely unexpected, but I’d have to say it was the best surprise in a long, long time.
It made my day, and basically the entire con! I’m on the road now to trying to lose weight, but even when I’m this big, It makes me so happy to know that there are still people out there that will dare to pick me up. 

I guess I mainly wanted to make this to remind you guys the good side of cosplay. People will tell you horror stories of cons, about how people are horrible and rude, but you gotta remember that there is a good side to the cosplay community, and they are some of the nicest people you may ever meet.

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Black Star Rin and Blue Moon Len dancing to Remote Control at MetaCon 2013!

My MetaCon 2013 Highligts and Disappointments

Highlights:

  • Me in Amon cosplay: “Hey what day is it tomorrow?”
    Stranger: “Uh, Labor Day?”.
    Me: “Don’t you mean, AMONDAY?”.
  • Stranger: “Nightwing, why are you wearing a jacket from Attack on Titan?”.
    Me: “Cause I’m a Teen Titan”.
    Stranger: “Oh… OOOOHHHH!”.
  • I was being comforted by friends, then someone gave us sweets and chips, then more people joined, then someone started playing their ukelele.
  • While in my Eren cosplay, two girls sneaked up behind my and yelled “WHAT IS IT EREN?” and when I turned around there was a picture of Jean making that face.
  • 5 ELEVATORS.
  • Having someone commission some funny ideas I had and then showing them off to others and having people laugh.
  • That Haru cosplayer… where do I begin? He sexually licked/drank his water while making sex faces. He did all the sexy poses. He was a really cool guy to talk to. But most importantly, while we were hugging, he started to grind on my leg and made dolphin chirping noises.
  • I might have a waifu?
  • Loaning a Miss Martin my spare my Attack on Titan jacket and going around as Teen Titans.
  • Being recognized as PSY from Anime Fusion 2012.
  • Sprinting and barley managing to jump into an elevator before it closed while screaming “JAEGAR!”.
  • Making some new friends.
  • Getting applause at the Rule 34 Panel from all of our hard work.
  • Throwing one dollar bills at a Dipper cosplayer while she was singing the Lamby Lamby Dance.

Disappointments

  • Not getting any sleep
  • Not finishing my panels in time
  • Fucking up at the omegle panel and wasted the whole panel being dumb.
  • Sweat
  • Having people barge in when I’m trying to talk to someone and have a private moment.
  • Spending too much time in the hotel room working on panels
  • Not getting to spend time with the person who was the main reason I was looking forward to this con.
  • DRAMA

So overall, I didn’t have the greatest time. I do however, see all of the negative things as learning opportunities. I hope everyone else had a fantastic weekend, and I’m hoping that Fusion will be the time for my redemption!

Meta Con

After the events that conspired this weekend, I have no intention of attending Meta Con, Animinneapolis, or any other con run by Chrono, LLC ever again.

Myself and many of my friends were subjected to verbal abuse and threats by several members of Meta Con’s staff, including but not limited to Mr. Kopf himself. I have a problem when the CEO of the con approaches you, and the first words out of his mouth are curse words.

It’s the job of the con’s staff to create a safe environment. It’s a bit hard to do that when the staff itself is part of the problem.

I won’t say that the con was completely terrible, some of the programming was quite good, and there was one unnamed staff member that was nothing but courteous, helpful, and sincere. But when many members of the staff are nothing but rude and insulting, I really have no desire to be a part of that particular con. There are much better cons (run by non-profit groups, no less) that I can spend my money on.

I won’t discourage anyone from attending Chrono’s events in the future, but I do ask that potential attendees keep in mind the type of people that run these events.

Always be safe.