Hi everyone, Marina and Danny here with his blog entry on Otakon 2011! This is an anime convention that took place in Baltimore, MD from July 28th to July 31th, 2011.
I went down to Baltimore on Thursday, even though the convention didn’t officially start until Friday. I picked up my pre-registration badge and walked around the area, checked out some of the people already cosplaying and had my first beer of the weekend. Here’s the Thursday pics.
A nice casual start to the con huh? It’s good not to overwork yourself from the beginning~
I probably ended up drinking the most on Thursday night though.
Eh? Oh, I see… moving onto Friday…
So Friday was certainly exciting being the first day of the Con. Everything was out in full force, from attendees, to cosplayers, to events, even the heat!
Attendees numbered 31,348 and temperatures went as high as 101 on Friday! How was it inside the convention center Danny?
Not too bad since most areas were air conditioned, but with all the people in there, it wasn’t exactly cool. I felt for all the cosplayers fighting the heat in their costumes!
That’s certainly understandable. Check em out in the Friday gallery!
Look at all that cosplay! Danny, you also have some videos to share from Friday don’t you.
I attended two fashion shows on Friday. One is the Sixh fashion show and the other is a “ultimate lolita fashion show.” The first was the Sixh Fashion Show featuring the designers IBI and MINT.
Sixh is a fashion line that unites visual-kei artistry with the imagery of popular host and hostess clubs. They are also a band with the same name, with IBI on vocals, MINT on bass and NARI on guitar.
Next we have the Lolita Fashion show. For those who don’t know, “Lolita fashion is a fashion subculture originating in Japan that is based on Victorian clothing as well as costumes from the Rococo period… Lolita fashion has evolved into several different sub styles and has a subculture that is present in m any parts of the world.”
There were several designers featured in this show. This video is of Yuuki and his brand Little Macaron, who I was able to meet and hang out with!
Wow, all the dresses are so pretty! Danny, did you have any favorites?
Huh? Oh~ the one piece dress! Yes, that one’s very cute. The dress and hat go well together and the bow is s-
You only like it because it’s about anime huh? Did you like any other dresses besides that one?
I also attended two rave parties that the convention hosted. The first on Friday, the second on Saturday. Each day had a variety of different DJs playing music. The video you see here is of DJ Saolilith.
DJ Saolilith is a cosplay DJ from Japan who performs popular anime songs!