Thinking back on day 2 not much was really done… despite that I did spend the most time at NDK on this day though… weird huh?
The day started with us getting some doughnuts since we didn’t want to go through the whole day without eating (again). Well, eating one would have been nice. But having to eat three? There was a time when I would eat them no problem. But now I can’t really stomach more than one. Could this have been a sign of what was to come?
Luckily it didn’t become a problem later on.
So after having “breakfast” we were now ready to start our day at NDK. Not many activities really captured my attention this year. Truthfully, this year was probably the weakest I’ve gone to. Luckily I don’t go alone so situations can be amplified to feel much better. Having said that, Saturdays are usually the days I take pictures of cosplayers and buy prints. And this year it wasn’t any different.
So here are the artwork bought this year. I’ll also add their business card so that you please check them out:
So I’d say Kiki’s delivery service is my favorite Studio Ghibli fim (although I really love almost all of them), so when I saw this piece I really wanted it.
Hmmm… I really liked this artwork. She had some really awesome selections for people to choose from. But of course the Pokemon one’s really caught my attention. Looking at them, I’m convinced that she painted these traditionally. And if so, that is awesome. (update, went to her DeviantArt account and yes, her work is traditional).
Artist: cryptovolans (I think, she has different names in different places though.)
And of course I couldn’t pass up on this Princess Mononoke piece.
Do check her out. She also sells other items besides prints, like tights, bags, skirts and other cool things. Finding another traditional artist comrade is kind of rare these days.
And now, for my favorite art and artist this year!
This artist had a good range of subjects and series. I really wanted to buy most of her artwork. After talking to her a little I learned that she is actually travelling all the way from Canada! In fact, most of the artists are usually from other states outside of Colorado. I guess if I make it, I would probably have to do the same as well.
Anyway, I really wanted her to sign the prints I bought from her (sadly I didn’t have the Berserk one with me when I asked her to sign the last three).
To think I almost didn’t read Berserk! I thank my brother for getting me to experience such a masterpiece of a series.
What do you guys think? If you also love her work, please do give her a visit.
So those were the artists I really like this year. Only three huh, and even then, it was the last two that really captured my attention this year.
Now, on to the cosplayers!
So after much embarrassment last time. This time I tried to be a little more tactful in my approach. If they were moving too fast I wouldn’t pursue, if they were talking I wouldn’t approach, if they were doing any activity I wouldn’t ask. So with that, here are my pictures:
Note: these are not ranked (although that was the original idea), instead I will have them in the order that I took their picture.
They did a really great job with this HunterxHunter cosplay. In the past years I didn’t really see many cosplays of this series, but this year there was a lot of Gon, Killua and Kurapika cosplayers. Heck I even saw one Hisoka cosplayer. Thinking about it now, I think all of them were girls. Sadly I didn’t get to take their picture.
Probably one the most amusing things for me is the veteran anime fans in the conventions, specially when they cosplay as well. Here is one cosplaying Inuyasha. Looking at his face, he doesn’t really seem to want to be in the photo though.
I really liked this cosplay, and the cosplayer seemed pretty happy (unlike mister above). Who is she cosplaying, does anyone know?
There is almost a Mami every year since Madoka came out. This one so far has been my favorite. It has a lot of detail, what really caught my attention was the corset.
Definitely one of the best and cosplays this year. And the cosplayer is absolutely beautiful. The only problem I can see is that I still don’t know who she is cosplaying, does anyone know by chance? I really want to know from what series her character is from.
Some Daoko love. “One” of the characters from the “ME! ME! ME!” PV. Was actually one of the first cosplayers we saw on this day.
Remember when Ryu from street fighter had a beard? Well here is Super Saiyan Goku with a beard. Also I just noticed that Lunch is in the middle of sneezing, amazing attention to details.
Really loved this Ryuko Matoi cosplay. I would even say this is my favorite one I’ve seen so far (in person). So cute…
This was guy was pretty funny. He was in character all the time, “galloping” all over the place. Surely you guys know who he is right?
Another One Punch man cosplayer, my favorite I’ve seen so far.
This cosplayer was really cute, she not only made the poses for the photos. But she also made the mannerisms to take the cosplay to the next level.
I wonder is she was in character or didn’t want to get her photo taken? Who is she cosplaying?
Last cosplay of the day.
So as you can see, I’m falling behind on anime. But it’s now my job to be on the know, so I have to check more anime’s out.
Half way through I noticed how much data I was uploading, so I decided to instead upload them to flickr then add them here that way.
So that is day two. Planned to upload them sooner, but when I noticed how much data I had lost for this site I had to take a break so that I could figure out what to do.
Before that, here is a shot of me calling it a day.
Note: I am not in the photo, just a shot of people downtown where normies and cosplayers intertwine.