Saturday, November 10, 2012

Skecon 2012 Summary

Hi there!

Skecon was held in Skellefteå last weekend and I enjoyed it a lot! The area was better than I thought and the con atmosphere was just perfect. During the con I was accompanied by Shiro Samurai, Sacchan and Ninjah a friend of Shiro Samurai who took the same bus to the con as we did.

Friday

Friday was the day when the three of us cosplayed as Pokémon trainers. Me as Silver, Shiro Samurai as Falkner and last but not least Sacchan as Erika. All of us cosplayed the Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver versions of the characters. When we arrived at the con we went to our accommodation place, changed to our cosplays and headed towards the con building. Once inside we picked a photoshoot location and took some photos of all our Pokémon costumes.

Cosplayer: Frozen Angel (Silver)
Photographer & editor: Shiro Samurai







After the photoshoot we went to explore the con area a little bit more and after the exploring we just chilled in the bean bed chairs and enjoyed the con. During the evening there was this one person who cosplayed Itachi Uchiha from Naruto -without a wig- who came and talked with us about Pokémon. They seemed to be a fan of the series and were glad to see us cosplaying from Pokémon. We also had a few photos taken of our group and I heard some people say during our photoshoot "Oh look Pokémon trainers! They're so cool!" it was rather flattering to hear that. When it started to get late the three of us headed back to the accommodation place to get some sleep. Ninjah wanted to join the hamburger restaurant raid during midnight and came to sleep afterwards. Once at the accommodation place I, Sacchan and Shiro Samurai changed to payamas and went inside our sleeping bags (read: Metapods). Shiro Samurai was high on sugar and con excitement so he went on a "Metapod rampage" around the accommodation place and fell later on me! Which did actually hurt as I wasn't prepared, screw you bro! Luckily the "Metapod rampage" didn't last long and afterwards we all tried to get some sleep inside our cool sleeping bags. They all had a name, depending on their color. Shiro Samurai's was Metapod (obviously perfect green, duh!), Sacchan's was Pinkpod and mine was Emo Kakuna (it was orange-black). To sleep was  difficult for me, the sleeping bag was really thin and the fitness mattress I had my sleeping bag on was hard. It was like sleeping on the floor without anything under the sleeping bag. I probably fell asleep around 03:00 and woke up during 04:00, 05:00 and even 06:00... just perfect! We all woke up during 08:00, if I remember correctly.

Saturday

On Saturday all of us cosplayed from Hakuōki: Shinsengumi Kitan which was our main cosplays for the con. The cosplays was the same as usual, me as Keisuke Sannan, Sacchan as Yukimura Chizuru, Shiro Samurai as Toshizō Hijikata and Ninjah as some original version Hajime Saitō. There was no photoshoot with our Hakuōki cosplays because we derped too much. At one point during daytime we went to Ica (food market) that were a bit away from the con area and bought some drinkable yoghurt which was going to be our breakfast. We went there as a trio, Ninjah stayed at the con. On the way back to the con we saw two kids around the age of 8-10 who walked in front of us together with their mom. They were all normal until one of them noticed us and shouted "Look real samurais!" and then both of them started to stare at us and whispered things while walking. We walked right next to them, until I slowed down because I needed to fix my swords and therefore slipped after my friends. I decided to walk discretely behind them to hear better what they say. It was hard to keep a poker face at times but I managed well until they turned and went inside a store to the right of us. I heard them say these things "Look they have Chinese clothes!" followed by "They have swords too!" and when I started to fix my swords in place one shouted "Look he touch them, look, look! They are real!" the other one "So damn cool, I want swords too!" and before they turned into the store one of them said "They have shoes too!" and I cracked right after they went inside the store. These kids seriously though we were real samurais or something! Awesome! xD

The rest of the con day went to derping, being out of character and just relaxing with my company. At 14:00 everyone except me went to try kyudo in the martial arts dojo in the con building. After they went inside a person came to sit next to me and asked if I was cosplaying Keisuke Sannan from Hakuōki. My reaction:


Seriously, someone knew who I was cosplaying in such a small con!? Shits are hitting the fan! But yeah, I gave them a candy for recognizing me. I bought a kilo and a half on Friday because it was really cheap and we spoke a bit about Hakuōki and other series. Later a few other congoers walked by and before they left the area where I was sitting, one of them walked in front of me and wanted a hug. I hugged them and suddenly more people came and the person who hugged me first said "Everyone wants to hug the samurai!" and some other random people hugged me too. I guess it was funny, even if I'm not so fond of physical contact. The person who sat next to me hugged me and left when their friend who've been at the dojo came to pick them up. After some time had passed Ninjah and Sacchan came back from the kyudo activity but Shiro Samurai was still inside, probably having extremely fun or sleeping there, lol. I told my friends who arrived from the dojo what happened when I was alone. Later I went inside the dojo to tell our Herpkata Hijikata that we all wanted to go and eat soon. When Shiro Samurai came out from the dojo, le shinsengumis headed for Max (hamburger restaurant) to feed themselves with... hamburgers. On our way to Max which was really close to the con building, my shoe decided to troll and broke just outside the restaurant's entrance. Maximum trolling! So I went inside with a broken flip flop shoe which was no fun at all. At times it positioned itself straight up behind my foot and it felt so retarded when that happened! We ordered our burgers and picked our table and started to eat when our burgers arrived. Of course hamburgers were a thousand times more fun to eat with cosplays on, so lots of derptacular moments happened!

Cosplayer: Frozen Angel (Keisuke Sannan)
Photographer: Shiro Samurai

You sure you want this burger?
Never mind, I eat it! NOM NOM!
What did I just eat?...
Once we had swallowed our burgers, fries and lemonade our full Hakuōki group started to head back to the con building. Because my shoe derped and trolled Sacchan offered to help me on the way back to the con. I really appreciate your help Chizuhurr Chizuru! Troll!Sannan kiittää <3

Back at the con Sacchan started to shake and freeze so I and Shiro Samurai looked after her. We missed the cosplay competition because of her temporally fever -which it seemed to be- but I don't mind, I place my friends above my enjoyment. Sacchan started to feel better after a while and everything went back to normal con meaning. We enjoyed the rest of the con evening by shaking a coke bottle with two hardened chewing gums inside, eating candy and taking awful photos of each other and of course fake sleeping in the bean bed chairs! Those were awesome! I have nothing more to say except warm thanks for the amazing company I had during the con weekend! I'd love to visit Skecon again in the future, it was a chill con with a cozy atmosphere, a nice area and well arranged and planned event, even though the small size! <3

Frozen Angel out.

4 comments:

  1. Skecon sure was great! 8D
    I don't think you told me about that "hug the samurai" thing, it's rather cute.

    Oh, and your shoe was a troll indeed. xD If you can't fix it we need to buy a new pair..

    Also those kids and other random people's comments at the streets were awesome. XD That one adult man with his wife (I guess?) was awesome too. He crossed our way and looked over his shoulder at us and went "OH LOOK, LOOK, HEY LOOK, LOOK AT THEM!" and then his wife turned and the man had this awesome amused grin on his face and he said "NINJA". I turned to him and said "No, samurai" and he just smiled. XD

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  2. Aivan mahtava con! Kiitoksia vielä kerran seurasta! 8D

    Kuten olen jo kerran sanonut, kaveria pitää auttaa <3 Kiitokset vielä teillekin avustanne <3

    Lasten ja ulkopuolisten kommentit on aina niin priceless XD

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  3. Älskar att läsa era upplevelse, roligt att de är som olika, även om man är i samma grupp och hänger med. =D
    Låter så kul med barnen och det andra. XD

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  4. Ahh~ You look fabulous as Silver, even though I do not know the character! Those colors suit you very well.

    Also, that picture of you as Sannan nomming on that burger is priceless! x'D

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