Comic-con this year was the best ever! it was on the 24th of Sep so yesterday as of writing this. I was meant to go with my Cousin and my mum but after he banned me from both D&D’s I went to and binning my Character sheets my mum said no and it was a mother and daughter outing. I was fine with this and we went off. but before we even left the house I felt sick and dizzy. This was the first time I will be going onto the stage in my cosplay of Princess Zelda. so I was starting to panic a little. When we got there we went to the Cosplay info desk to inform them I was here. We went to have a look at all the stands and at lunch time my mum went back to the car and got my outfit as I didn’t want to wear it at first. but as she was gone, I felt like I was going to be sick again and I couldn’t breathe. Panic attack number 2, I knew I was going to have people coming up to me and asking for a photo with me. I have cosplayed before but no one went up to me for a photo, it was me. once I got my dress on we had lunch and went to the info desk to get judges. they loved my dress and were giving my mum tips for if we redo the dress again. I think I had about 5 or 6 people coming up to me for a photo. I was fighting the urge to shy away. After being badly bullied and having my dreams burned by college around 4 years ago I lost my confidence in myself, so having people coming up to me and telling me the dress looked great and they wanted a photo was hard. and then, it was time to get on stage. I felt my heart beat faster, I felt sick and dizzy, shaking badly and I couldn’t breathe. I went whole blown panic attack. I didn’t want to do it, I couldn’t do it. me and my mum went into the hallway to calm down, I felt really bad about this. as I was trying to calm down a guy walked in as he needed to get away from the noise. he saw I was in a panic attack and he asked if I was okay. before me or my mum knew it, he was trying to calm me down. it was also his first time going on stage too and he was telling me it won’t be that bad. then a girl walked over. she had done this about 10 times and she handed me her soft Raven toy she got at one of the stands. I was hugging this Raven as she was talking to me. these two people that I have never met before were helping me calm down. my Mum was helping the guy with his outfit. I told my mum I was going to do it. The staff were also cheering me on and put me first so I would get it over and done with. I went after the kids and when it was my turn I really wanted to just run away. The music played, I went onto the Stage. Everyone cheered for me and two poses and a curtsy and left the stage. once I was off the stage, the stuff, the two other cosplayers and my mum were so proud of me for doing it.
the guy who was helping me come down went on stage for a few secs before running off the stage. it turned out they played his music before he was ready, he felt like he F-ed up. I went backstage to calm him down. he was the last one and it was time to call out the winners. I didn’t win but I was so happy I did it that I didn’t care.
what I got from the stands were good. some manga, a Sonic comic book, patches, two bookmarks, two necklaces and the best things are. a blue and white Pikmin plush and… note, the cheapest I have ever seen this game was £80. I found the first Animal Crossing game for the GameCube for… £30! I had to get it and when I got home, I had to see if it worked and it did! I now have all the Animal Crossing games, Gamecube, Wild World (on my Wii U), Let’s Go to the City (city folk) New Leaf (two copies) Happy Home designer and Amiibo Festival. I’m so happy now ♥
some photo’s of Comic-Con.
that’s all for now, see you later! ♥