Long time no see! Once the weather got warmer, I just decided to abandon my computer for... Borderlands (because that's definitely relevant to the weather).
Needless to say, I beat Borderlands and am now working on my second playthrough, but the urgent need to play has passed, plus I finished the pile of historic romance novels I compiled onto my kindle. And it's not that I'm finding ways to avoid blogging, but when you start reading other people's stuff, it definitely makes it that much harder to get back into.
ANYWAY, enough with the rambling, I'm here to share a yearly Osakan event that I finally attended for the first time this year. I originally wanted to go in 2011, but they cancelled it because of the earthquake. I have no idea if it went on last year (a simple Google search would resolve that ignorance but pffftt), but I made an extra effort to drag myself out of my house
I ended up missing the stage events (さすがアリースちゃん（；￣д￣）ハァ↓↓) but I was able to snap a few photos of cosplayers. Most of fun is in video form though, which I've yet to string together into awesome sooo that will just have to be shared later.
In the meantime, check out some of the cosplays!! Makes me wish I had the skills for cosplaying..o(TヘTo) くぅ
And then this baby-faced Solid Snake popped out from under his box. No seriously though, he's tots adorable. Like I want to pinch his (face) cheeks, but I feel like I might be put into a headlock or something.
I wore this silly outfit because I don't have fancy cosplay clothes. Instead, I built my outfit around the ridiculous idea of being a post-apocalyptic zombie hunter (?? mostly it's just the zombie hunter t-shirt). Because two jackets is always necessary (no, it was, since it was quite chilly that night) and all zombie hunters need garters. Don't want to be caught with your socks 'round your ankles (though that would be impossible in knee-high boots)...!!
About Nipponbashi Street Festa
Nipponbashi Street Festa is a yearly street parade and festival that goes on in Osaka's Nipponbashi area. The Nipponbashi area is often compared to Akihabara in that it's seen as a mecca of sorts for anime and video game fans in the kansai-area. It doesn't have the glitz of the now famous Akihabara, but you can easily a large Gundam poster lurking on a building nearby. On the day of the festa (usually a Sunday), Nipponbashi Street Shotengai is quartered off and families and cosplayers roam the road, checking out events, special sales, but mostly importantly, costumes.
You can find the official site here.
This was longer than expected, as usual, so I'm gonna try my hand at doing shorter entries. Like this crazy ghost story my co-worker told me about!! But you'll have to come back to hear about that. ;)