RECAP on Desucon Frostbite 2015
Well, I'm back from the con (actually, came back yesterday
). And there's a plenty to tell. Here's a story from my POV.
After somehow managing to cope with the luggage crisis of mine (it turned out I could only BARELY
fit everything I need into the only large carrying thingies I own - and even then I had things dangling from both of them XD), and a few other challenges like lugging items to the place of residence, I set off towards the con. Luckily it was not far away, but it was still somewhat of a challenge, as I will detail soon
On Friday and Saturday, I cosplayed as your friendly neighborhood chemical waste cleaner, with an appropriately colored rubber suit and a gas mask, plus a tactical vest. Whileas a certainly neat costume, it was by no means the easiest. Several problems were encountered:
1) DARN COVERALL LEGS!
It is a minor miracle I never tripped to those, as they kept constantly drooping down no matter how I attempted to strap them up - and hindered my gait quite noticeably.
2) Sweat. As you may have guessed, the amount of sweat was very remarkable, as proven by the amount of surface covered with sweat in undercoverall, when I undressed in the evening. The water points available all over the con were absolutely vital, even though I did carry a small canteen bottle.
3) Heaviness. I did not expect that the vest would be so heavy that it was.. in retrospect I should have realized that, carrying a DSLR and a flash plus air blower and the whole nine yards.. and it in practice resulted in me getting tired somewhat quicker than usual - and in a very healthy appetite when I went to eat meatballs in Restaurant Lastu, conveniently placed inside the convention center
Sunday was way less eventful, with me being dressed as an unremarkable civilian (remember, luggage crisis and last day!). I did most shopping this day, and also got to enjoy the foods of Lastu again. After the con, I set off to the bus station, and arrived back home late in the evening
Despite those issues, did I have fun? YES, I indeed did have fun!
I watched anime, visited a few programmes (or attempted to, the physics programme was filled so full I could not even get in via the door), and had fun with friends and other congoers (btw, renegade-stalkan - I attempted to find you, but did not find you. )
. And, of course, did some shopping of anime and plushie kind ^^
A lesson was learned though: Pay attention to the proportionality of parts' weights.
I may pick something more light next time.. but what? PHOTOS?!?!?
Being processed. Due to the large amount of them (both taken by me, and by the fantastic photo service), consolidating them is going to take a while. And they will first get posted to Flickr, due to its better automation. I'll keep you posted Available on Flickr! Click here!
Working on dA, I'll post them up as soon as possible.STATISTICSTimes I received comments about sweat/heat/etc: 7"GET OUT OF HERE STALKER!": 2"You guys are SO WEIRD!" (out of a passing car): 1Total time spent wearing the rubber coverall: ~6h + ~10h = ~16h.. part of that w/ a gas mask on, air blower powered and hood pulled up: <10%