On the 22nd of March I went to Animania – sadly it was their last event! I think it’s a great pity to see a convention stop after running, especially since it’s been around for over a decade. Personally I had an interesting time volunteering as one of their small section managers and gained various skills and experience which I know I’ll find useful to apply in different areas throughout my life.

Makoto – Danny | Haruka – Reika | Nitori – Me | Rin- knitemaya | Rei – Ayu | Nagisa – Izzy
Photo by Aoki

It was a last minute decision but I cosplayed as sailor Nitori from Free!. He doesn’t have an official version but it’s based off the official artwork. I actually wanted to cosplay as Nagisa in his swimmers and yellow Iwatobi tee, but I got swayed to join my friends who were also doing the sailor version lol.

Haruka only thinks of water

A super big thank you to Ayu for sewing my outfit! She kindly sewed my sailor top and hat.

Here’s a quick run down of my outfit:

    • the striped tank top for $5 from Cotton On
    • white pants for $20 from Target
    • skinny black suspenders for $6 from Jay Jays (yay student discount!)
    • shoes – navy striped TOMS which I bought previously
    • blue material was $20 for 2 metres at Lincraft

It’s my first time buying the materials and other items locally so it was interesting (and annoying!) trying to hunt for the perfect items to suit my cosplay but I got there in the end! Since it was last minute I didn’t get time to put the blue lines on my pants though, I bought the pants the day before the con :buuu

I spent the most of the day outside and taking photos with friends. The weather was so hot and humid lol, Sydney’s weather has been either pretty hot or windy and rainy so far this year :shock This is actually my first time wearing a short sleeved cosplay so I thought I would be fine but I still sweating and boiling!

Here are some cheki shots which I took :teehee  I always bring my instax camera out with me whenever there’s social gathering. It’s a fun way to make precious memories.

Nowadays I spend like 80% of conventions just chatting and catching up with friends, so I actually don’t experience much of the con haha so I guess this isn’t really a con report :3seal I probably should do something about it but to me cons have always been about socialising. I usually don’t follow most of the guests that come to Sydney and buy most of my merchandise online.

And to end this post here’s a vid of what usually happens when I meet up with friends. Just a warning there’s a lot of random things going on :kaohuhu

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