Or Eurogamer as I still insist on calling it.
I first went 2 years ago as Lightning with a friend of mine as Auron, and we were probably 2 of only about 10 cosplayers there. This year felt so much bigger, and though cosplay wasn’t the main focus, it was good to see lots more people cosplaying. They also now have a cosplay area and a stage and events going on all day, so it’s become a proper part of the event now.
It still remains though, that the focus of the event is gaming and playing games. I feel like when I’m cosplaying, I get very little chance to play the games – partly just because it’s often inconvenient if you have (large) props or not the most comfortable of cosplays. Last time I went, we didn’t play anything, we just looked around. This time, we got to skip the queue to play Call of Duty (yay?), which we basically failed, miserably, at =p But it was nice to actually play something!
We stopped off at a couple more games (a new Project Diva game, some indie game based of Triple Triad from FF8 which I can’t for the life of me remember the name of) but mostly we were walking around and chilling.
I think in the future/next year, I’d like to go 2 days. One exclusively for looking around and gaming, and the other for cosplaying and whatever else there’s time to do! It’s a great shame to go to such an awesome event (and it really is quite awesome!) and not actually get to be involved with anything there!
I did however also get the chance to try out my steadicam, which I was quite excited for! I took some shots – though only of a couple of cosplayers – and hope to edit them together soon. I’m not looking for a fabulously amazing video, I just wanted to get a feel for doing it. So hopefully for MCM I can pull together a proper CMV =)
PS Sorry for skipping last week’s post! I was away all weekend, came back and I was really tired. I realise this week’s is also a day late, but shhh.