Seishun Kakumei at Cosplay Mania 2016 (Day 1) + Fangirling Mode (Day 2)

The most anticipated ACG event of the year… and I’m not kidding! Every year, I look forward to CosMania’s lineup of guests and events. They don’t disappoint after all.

The highlights? We were able to perform at Hall EX Stage for the third time, I got called cute by one of my favorite cosplayers, and we saw Rin (Love Live!)’s seiyuu perform. 

Idol Cosplay Competition

Our piece for Cosplay Mania x Little Akiba Project’s Idol Cosplay Competition is a Momoiro Clover Z medley. We danced Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo, Moon Pride (Sailormoon), and Moonlight Densetsu (Sailormoon). The costume was made in a rush (4 days!!) and we had to put the details ourselves.

After watching Mizuki Nana and T.M. Revolution’s performance at Kohaku Uta Gassen, I can’t help but feel amazed at costume transformations. I want to do it someday with SK. Thanks to this competition, we found the opportunity.

As the criteria include 30% costume, I pushed the idea—henshin, as we call it. If you want to know how we did it, feel free to watch our performance on our Facebook page!

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Singing has never been my forte. I had a traumatic experience prior to SK, so I thought it wasn’t meant for me. I’ve been telling myself that I’ll make up what I lack with dancing. This year, however, I’ve challenged singing on stage—Aishiteru! Banzai and Mi wa μ’sic no Mi. Nerve-wracking, but I gotta start somewhere.

As for this perf, we only had a day to practice singing and dancing. I’m a little bit disappointed, but it was a given. I promise we’ll do better. (•̀o•́)ง

Post-performance ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

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Thank you for the loveee! It’s so nice to have friends supporting you. Before SK, I thought that “hearing the audience cheer gives power” was an exaggeration BUT IT WASN’T. How the audience reacts truly affects your performance.

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After resting, Donna and I decided to drop by the CosShoppe and buy food. To our surprise, Tenka and Kiri were there. What a great coincidence! Kiri was one of the judges, so she said immediately that I’m cute before I could even start talking. Tenka also remembered me when we had a talk a year ago on FB and Twitter. #fangirlmode

Starmarie and Rippi-rippi (♥ω♥ ) ~♪

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If you’ve been following Japanese artists, you’ll know that flower stands are somewhat a big deal. It’s a way to show your support. Oh, look. Our group’s name is there. ww

After changing clothes, I claimed my Rippi official cap from Satsunyan. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough funds to buy a front-row seat. I watched the I ♡ Anisong concert at the Gold area with Chai and Donna.

Day 2 of fangirl mode!!!

I attended two meet and greets for Day 2—Baozi and Hana and the 4-in-1 M&G (Yukari Shimotsuki, KANAME☆, DD-Tenka, and Kirisaki). Day 1 was so hectic that I didn’t have the time to fit any meet and greet in my schedule. OTL

The 4-in-1 M&G session wasn’t a full-house, but it was a good thing because we had more time to communicate with each guest. It was a struggle talking to Yukari-san and Kaname-san, but I’m glad my knowledge in Nihongo didn’t fail me.

My merchandise loot a.k.a. bye money. Huhu. I got DD-Tenka’s Kousaka Honoka (Love Live!) photobook and Tomohisa Kitakado (B-Project) A4 posters, Kirisaki’s Hoshizora Rin (Love Live!) photosets, KANAME☆’s Kurosaki Ichigo (BLEACH) photo, and Vic Kumiko’s Kaede Takagaki (The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls) photobook.

Of course, Mystic Messenger. I’m not going into details on this one. #MysMeTrash

Cosplay Mania has been another rollercoaster of emotions. I’m still trying to recover from all that money I spent, too. Good luck to me again next year, I guess? ww

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