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Minami continues to be one of the best weekends of the year. It's maybe a shame it's so early in the year for that reason, but what can you do? Try to live the rest of the year in the Minami spirit, that's what. So, in the name of friendship, bad puns and fantastic costumes, I give you my Minami con report!

Thursday )

Friday )

Saturday )

Sunday )
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That went far, far too quick. Can we do it again this weekend?

Photos on this post. I'll write a con report at some point. Currently I haven't even got dressed yet, let alone unpacked and cleaned the house. I must do these things before I start on my next cosplay projects!

Friday... )

Saturday )

The Wessex Slayers photoshoot... )

Sunday... )
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Dammit! Not to be taking my con hours away from me :(

Nearly there, just a a few bits of hand sewing left, but I can do those and be social (or at worst in the car) and I'm half packed. Mini Pre-Minami party happening tonight to get us in the mood, should be good.

Good luck to those still finishing, and safe journey to anyone travelling today.
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Lots of cosplay done yesterday, so I'm nearly done. Sorted out Jayce's boots, which involved repeated finger burning from the glue gun, and did his wig. I can't find my hairspray, so it's unstyled, but there shouldn't be too much to do, just give it a bit more shape. Current to do list is:

Put elastic in Jayce's waistband (quite important that!) - not sure I have any elastic.
Put elastic under boot covers - see above.
Stick on 3 red bits
Put elastic on two pairs of boot covers
Make belt for Jayce
Style wig.

I can get that all done easily today (and tomorrow for the bits I need to pick up), meaning I may get to finish the other two I was planning, as most of the sewing is done. I was going to put up progress pictures, but as it's so close, you can just wait until Minami.

One dilemma I have is I don't know when to wear Sora. It will either be Friday afternoon, or Saturday morning / lunchtime. Now, I'd really like to get as many people as possible to see it. Vain, I know, but I am really proud of the costume. Pros and cons below.

Friday: Timing awkward as it needs to be late enought that people have arrived, but before the party starts. Would involve either changing from one cosplay to Sora, or not putting on She-ra until after I'm done with Sora.

Saturday morning: Not many people are up and if they are they are in the dealers queue. Does mean I can wear Sora and then get changed into the day's cosplay.

Saturday afternoon: Will mean getting changed from one cosplay to another (though possibly convient as I'd have to get changed for the masuerade anyway). Might interfer with something that I want to go to. More people likely to be around.

Opinions greatly appriciated.
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Two things:

1 - Just read the Minamicon report. As well as all the ususual goodness there is okonomiyaki and taiko drumming. Awesome! Cannot wait! Ralph reminded me that it's traditional to set off from the House of Lovely, so if people would like to do so, let me know. I can cook breakfast if required, and people can crash over on thursday night if they want to start the con early / join in with some frantic last minute sewing :)

2- Joe and I have booked our first proper foreign holiday together. We're going whale watching in Iceland. Hopefully we will get to see humpbacks, and there are also minkie and two species of dolphin in the area. Then we've got a day in the national park, looking at geysers, waterfalls and going caving. Does of course mean I have to get on a plane, but it's only a two hour flight, so I should be okay.

London Trip

Mar. 3rd, 2009 07:30 am
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On the 19th of April GunstarVixen and I will be in London getting a makeover (yeah, didn't think that sort of thing happened to me either. Blame my sister.) Anyway, we'd like to make a weekend of it, catch up with lots of people, maybe do some fabric shopping, karaoke etc. Let me know who's around and what you fancy doing. Would anyone fancy putting us up Saturday night?

Minami bounce and Minami terror have crept up on me this week. I'm really, really looking forward to the event, it's going to be awesome. I just wish I was a bit more motivated with my sewing, as I'm not sure I'm going to get everything done at this rate.


Oct. 20th, 2008 11:35 am
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...Is now booked up.

Hope everyone got their place in time! I'm not sure what time regestration opened, but that's full in less that 12 hours. I guess everyone was sitting there at midnight refreshing their browsers frantically.

Now, to cosplay!

Minami 14

Mar. 3rd, 2008 08:39 pm
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Gods that weekend went quickly. I'm sure one minute we were struggling to get a transformer in the car and then we were struggling to get it back in the car. I apologie to Dom for being absolutely no company on the way back, but I was that shattered I couldn't keep my eyes open. At least I got us to the M271 and saved any more magical Southampton adventures.

The rest of the post is cut to save you from photo attack!

Friday: Wessex, Roll Out! )

Saturday: Fan service before 9am! )

Sunday: Autobots, transform! )

Far too quickly it was all over. Missed saying goodbye to lots of people, as we were going to TGIs to make sure we got food before the journey was over. Let's do it all again next year :)
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....Can I have my ocean back please?


At least the large quantity of freezing water that fell in Bristol was snow. Snow is fun. Freezing rain is not. Hot coffee and fluffy dressing gown make things better though.

Can't wait for Minami .
*Bounce bounce bounce*
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Wessex anime's masquerade skit:

Only inuendo, should be work safe. (Lots of yaoi references).

If you want anything explained, let me know. Helps if you've seen full metal panic, but there are enough visual gags in there that should need no explanation!

And now the convention is over I will get another stoy update done. Soon. I hope.

Minami 13

Mar. 20th, 2007 07:46 am
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Minami was once again all of the awesome. I think I enjoyed last years' more, but only because it was so much better than anything before.

Here are some photos, more cosplay pictures of other people will go up shortly.

To save your friends page )
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For those of you coming to Minami, I have booked accomodation at a B&B in sounthampton for us. The cost is £20 per person per night, (much cheaper than the hotel) adn is about 5 mins walk from the convestion. There is a double room for Pete and Shebees, and a twin and a triple for the remaining 5 men to sort out between them.

If anyone has any changes of plan let me know so I can let the b&b know as soon as possible.

Minami Con

Mar. 20th, 2006 05:38 pm
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For anyone who wasn't aware, I spent Friday to Sunday in Southampton at Minamicon, an anime convenion. It is a small con, around 350 people, but this means its a much friendlier and closer con. I have to say this
was by far the best con I have ever been to. I strongly suggest anyone else who wants to go to a con try and get into next years: Regestration online is opening in 2-3 weeks I believe, keep checking for updates.

I've cut the rest of the entry up so it doesn't eat friend pages, cos I am lovely like that.

Friday Night - Party! )

What we did on Saturday )

Sunday, nearly over.... )

Well, that was a long post....

Was the best weekend I have had in a long time, if not ever, adn a very good way to spend our anniverary. We'll be doing it again next year :)


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