Ottawa PopExpo | Nov 21-22 2015

This comes only a few months late, figured I should probably post these before it gets forgotten forever, and we wouldn’t want that!

With a very busy weekend in my own life I was only able to make it out to Pop Expo for a matter of a few hours on Saturday. In that time I managed to: see my fellow cosplay friends, buy a cosplay approved sword for my costume, get an impromptu professional shoot, and spill Ketchup literally all over me.

I had worn Matsumoto before, though with some improvements I felt a lot better about it… but I forgot my pink scarf! I was very disappointed about that. Overall, it’s an easy costume to wear and super comfortable. I’m not used to weaponry so that aspect was a little awkward but I’ll get the hang of it eventually!

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Original costume designer Anja Takera created such a beautiful dress!

I was honestly super shocked to see a Faith Connor’s floating around, and she was really well done to boot! Mirror’s Edge is one of my favourite games, so this was a very pleasant surprise.

My friend Alex over at Lexa Lafay Cosplay as Connor from Assassin’s Creed!

I was a little unsure about who these two ladies were cosplaying as, but their costumes were very cool!

When I met the Disney villian ladies we were waiting in line for our photoshoots, they were very impressive and the photographer obviously loved them. I also met them again in line for some food… after I had used the Ketchup pump and it splattered all over me and my costume. I warned them about it and we laughed about how they were being extra careful about it so it didn’t happen to them too.

Lastly, I managed to get some of my own photos done, thanks to Droo Photography for a great shoot for Rangiku Matsumoto from Bleach:

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Thoughts on the convention overall:

I have to admit I was a little disappointed. After some discussion with friends, apparently having Will Shatner as a special guest had taken away a lot of the budget that should have gone to the vendor’s necessary and standard needs (like backdrops, table clothes and trash cans). On top of which signage was limited, artist alley was hiding (and cold!), and we were not gifted with any goodie-bags. Food selection was limited, but that’s normal for the EY Centre. It was still a good time, but being there for the few hours that I went was probably all that was needed.

Disclaimer:

All photos have been taken by me unless otherwise indicated, you are welcome to these photos as long as they remain for personal use. If you require them for commercial use they must maintain the watermark logo or email to discuss licensing details. If I have made an error in cosplayer details, please let me know so I can make the change. If you are in these photos, I am happy to credit your facebook/website, and send you the original image.

Convention lighting is not forgiving so I do apologize if they are not of the highest quality as I do not have control around our environment.

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