Post Oni-Con: Metric butt-ton of photos...
The con was a blast. It was twice as fun as my last (Nekocon 6), and I actually got sleep this time around. I'm so tired right now... been a long day, so I'll just get to the pictures of all the colorful dorks (myself included) who got out and had fun at Oni-Con.
So there's no confusion in the matter, I did not take these pictures (obviously). I got them from dowxp's Flickr account. I'm glad he brought a camera, because I didn't have an opportunity to.
I'm in the straightjacket (natch). It needs to be said that this is not my outfit. I came with nothing to cosplay and Die (the one leading me across the stage above) was kind enough to dress me up as Shinya, both of us from the band Dir en Grey. T'was fun. ^_^
Best Vincent Valentine I've ever seen.
Naruto and Renard? Well, his demon thing... I'ma call it Renard.
Another shot of Die and Shinya (us) during the cosplay walk-on.
Another shot of that kick-ass Vincent.
And another; she did a damn fine job, no?
Albel Nox from Star Ocean 3.
Speed Racer, naturally... this guy was fast.
The Cardcaptor, herself.
The PRINCE! Of Tennis.
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac does what needs to be done, and kills Dr. Phil.
This guy played a character from the animé Trinity Blood... I won't even pretend to know who he is...
...and even though I've yet to see the animé, this was one of the most detailed costumes I saw.
Same for hers, from Paradise Kiss (which I've also yet to see)... and she won the "Best In Show" award for it.
Cloud from Advent Children.
I loved this guy for two reasons: One, he's a fucking cactuar... that's awesome; Two, he was one of a handful of people who actually knew who I was and wanted my picture.
The cutest Belldandy you ever saw; she sang the entire theme song to Ah! My Godess... in Japanese... and yes, she's as young as she looks.
Balthier (Balflear) from Final Fantasy XII.
Anderson from Hellsing; I'll beat him at Dead or Alive 4 next time I catch him.
Best Link cosplay I've ever seen (with my own eyes, I mean).
Link and Zelda... and I can't be sure, but I think the cosplayers might have been twins.
Zeiram from Iria: Zeiram the Animation... the first animé I'd ever seen.
Yuna, Rikku, and Paine, naturally.
Yoshitaka Amano on stage after the Amano cosplay contest; I so wanted his autograph.
A tonberry! Run... slowly...
Starscream, with a vengeance.
Ninja dude and Renard again.
We love you, Mr. Sparkle!
This guy called himself the "Mandarin Spawn"... as in the comic book dude... only chinese.
Master Gai from Naruto at the pose-off.
Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop.
A good, old fashioned animé honkeytonk... scary.
Haruhi and Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Amano cosplayers ruled.
I am so getting started on a Sheik (from Ocarina of Time) cosplay right away. I'm sure I'll be finding and posting more pictures of Oni-Con soon. Dun want to let it be largely forgotten like Nekocon has ended up being for me.