So...over the weekend, I went to RealmsCon because Steam Powered Giraffe was performing there. They hardly ever perform in Texas, so I wanted to see them again, since the last time I saw a live performance was in 2012, when The Jon was still a member. At their last performance, I had some little giraffe plushes I made based off of each of their robot characters, and I got two of them signed by The Spine and Rabbit. So this year, I decided to bring along the Hatchworth giraffe to have it signed by Hatchy himself.
I also decided to make a completely new cosplay based on one of my current obsessions- Shovel Knight. I dressed as the boss character Specter Knight and wandered around the con on Friday and Saturday. I actually wasn't expecting anyone to recognize my costume, but there were a few people that pointed at me and knew I was Specter Knight, or at least knew what game Specter Knight came from, so that was nice. A few people took pictures of my costume, and one person even asked if I wanted to be in one of those cosplay music videos that they were making, but I declined that offer because I'm not really that good at posing/looking cool for those kinds of things...
Anyhoo, the SPG performance was great- I've been kind of out of the loop on what things they added to the show, so it was all a pleasant surprise with all of the extra bits featuring the Walter Girls, QWERTY, Beebop, and GG. It was fun! And then the next day, they had a Q&A/autograph segment, so I brought my Hatchworth giraffe to get signed. When I handed it over to Sam/Hatchworth, he complimented my handiwork and was almost reluctant to sign over all of the lines I had painted. He signed the Hatch-raffe on the neck, and thus, the trio of signed giraffes was completed. That was the coolest thing to happen to me since...uh... the last time I got giraffe plushes signed...
I didn't take any photos of anything...mostly because all of the cool cosplayers I saw were gone the moment I looked towards my bag containing the camera. But some of the highlights include the Diglett cosplayer- a huge Diglett with legs sticking out the bottom, and a squeaky nose, Big Boss from Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain- he even had the shrapnel sticking out of his forehead and the robotic arm, and there...may have been a Kaz behind him with a balloon tied to a plush animal. At least, I think it was Kaz..., and then I believe I saw some Red vs Blue cosplayers- there was Washington and The Meta/Maine (complete with knifle)- I reeeeeaaaally wanted their pictures, but I had to go to a panel, and I never found them again...;_;
But yeah, it was fun- I bought some stuff, got stuff signed, and even got a decent view at the SPG concert and the Q&A session. It was a good weekend...even if I didn't find any Shovel Knights/LEGO cosplayers like I hoped would happen...
Listening to: Emphasis on Scat
Reading: The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart
Watching: Gravity Falls
Playing: BattleBlock Theater