Grey sky and hot and unbreathable air, this is how we found the weather waking up on Saturday morning, while we were getting ready for the trip to Tokyo Bay, to take part to the summer Comiket.
This time Kyle, administrator of Cosplay.com, Shige and Florian, the German guy who reports from cosplay events for a German magazine who we had already met in Romics 2004, joined us.
The transfer is made way easier by the brand new train line (without pilot *_*) serving that area otherwise very difficult to be reached.
Here we are, back in the mega complex housing the Comiket, again ready to be registered and to change clothes on the ground in the micro frames available in the changing room, nothing more than a gym, where you have to be careful not to go out of your frame if you don't want to get reprimands from the security officers.
An always worthy experience.
We meet the everlasting Bianca “Genjo Sanzo” Balestrini, the two Final Fantasy guys who just married, and some bad guys who wander my forum :P
Mai Shiranui is a big success, not only among the boys, and more than once the security have to start the countdown to disperse the photographers.
Thanks God, Mai has a couple of fans, that were useful like never before; the temperature was really unbearable, and I wish to thank those good souls who brought me fresh Aquarius, whether I asked for it or not, very nice!!!!
Generally speaking, apart some exceptions, the costumes are not as good as one would expect, not that they were bad, but they were somewhat all the same, not original or different, and we would have soon realized why.
Many of them had clearly been purchased in Cospa Shop and I don't know, I had the perception they were undifferentiated... all the same
There's a second cosplay event in the same days of the Comiket, the TFT, indoor, provided with air conditioning and without all the restrictions and rules of Comiket, mainly regarding accessories.
We have confirmation by Kyle that the best cosplayers go there, so we plan to go there on the following day.
By he way, my personal admiration goes to the Hyoga and Shun without armor – they looked great -, the Miyazaki group, featuring a Hayao sensei cosplay, the male Lilith, Lady Oscar and Mary Antoinette and the wonderful Jack Sparrow... speechless ;_;
Unfortunately a sudden and strong shower force us to go home an hour before planned, so we decide to have a walk in Shibuya to end it nicely.....