HAHAHAHAHAHAHA okay I'm done. Natsu Bad is an obvious inside joke, but if you were part of the audience during the carnival and were there during one of the games, then you must've heard the host pull a Natsu Dragneel pun in reference to Fairy Tail. (If you don't get it: 'natsu bad' = 'not so bad') It was awful yet hilarious, and my friends and I (or maybe just myself) kept on repeating it any chance we got. (Okay, looking back, it was definitely just me who got hooked on the Natsu pun.)
It was pretty much a given that I'd be attending the carnival because, as I've mentioned elsewhere, Maronne's a finalist so of course I was going to come and support her! Because I have perpetual transportation dilemmas, I hitched with her so I got there relatively early.
A couple of the finalists backstage. From left: Kat, Rae, Maronne, Rhianna. Let's just get it out of the way that Rhianna won and is officially the next Animax Ani-Mate! CONGRATURATIONZZZ I'm totes glad Maronne went for this though. If anything she gained some experiences and friends and I am most certain she is destined for bigger and brighter things in the future.
I also saw Charlie and promptly freaked out because WATER U DOIN HERE WHEN DID U GET BACK WTFFFFFFFFFF. If you didn't know, Charlie's a part of Team Orz. She was our Death the Kid during the Soul Eater cosplay! (I say that as if I was a part of that cosplay, but when am I ever? HAH)
After I saw her though and she seated herself (along with her sister Cookie, hi!) amongst us, I couldn't stop taking pictures of her face.
Whuddup, Maronne support team. Speaking of support teams, I saw my cousin's cousin (basically the dad side!cousin of my cousin from my mom's side LOL DID THAT MAKE SENSE) with the Rhianna support team, decked in the Rhianna shirt even! I called out to him and... because he was wearing shades, I couldn't tell if the hand gesture he did was a form of acknowledgement or "SHRUG OFF I DON'T KNOW YOU TALK2U LATER" I didn't bother catching his attention after that. Awkwerrd.......................................
Being the original Ani-Mate, of course Alodia was going to be there. Since I was in the front row, I was right behind the judges, with Alodia sitting right in front of me. You know what that meant, right? LOTSA KIDS CROUCHING NEXT TO ME TRYING TO GET A PICTURE/AUTOGRAPH AND A LOT OF BUTT SHOTS C/O THE BODYGUARDS LOLOLOL
Maronne as Maka Albarn from Soul Eater and Rachelle as Vanilla H from Galaxy Angels. CAN YOU SAY PERFECT?!?!?!? It's already established that Maronne is pretty much the human form of Maka, but will you take a look at Rachelle o m g. She is so presh and perf and SHE EVEN HAD A NORMAD OHMYGOD.
Okay, so there was this cosplay competition right? And in the videogames category, there was this. Charlie and I saw these massive headdress thingies from the side of the stage, and we were like, "Is that... Shiva...?" But there was two of them so we were like, "Shiva sisters...?" And then I spot a Snow Villiers cosplayer and I go, "OHHH IT'S THE SHIVA SISTERS FROM FINAL FANTASY XIII!!!" Charlie and I freaked out and we were screaming our heads off. (Also, I will support and cheer for anyone that cosplays or does something I really love, regardless as to whether or not I know them personally.)
So Charlie and I were just really happy there was a Shiva sisters cosplay that was epic right? And I go tell Charlie, "I wonder if they're gonna do the motorcycle version. That's kinda suggestive though lol, but that would be really epic."
AND THEN THEY DID. OHMYFREAKINGGOD THEY STEPPED OUT OF THEIR STILTS OR WTVR AND FORMED THE MOTORCYLCE VERSION AND I WAS SHRIEKING IN DELIGHT I WANTED TO CRY. It was so perfect, and I was so kilig. I kept on telling Charlie that they HAD to win. THEY HAD TO.
LOOK AT THEM HOW CAN THEY NOT WIN THEY'RE SO PERFECT LOOK AT THOSE DETAILS. The costumes alone were incredible, but forming the motorbike version was the icing on top of every kind of confectionary. EPIC.
One of the cosplay categories was 'original creation' or something. I think there were only two or three contestants under this category, and this chick's one of them. I will call her Skeleton Lady. I think she looks really cool, and she sent of these eerie vibes true to her character. Her costume design reminded me of Bleach's Arrancars.
(I promise I took photos of other cosplayers, but a lot of them had shots with heads innem, or some other kind of blockage. It was annoying.)
Naturally, the Shiva sisters bagged the win in their category. BIG CONGRATULATIONS Y'ALL BECAUSE THEY ARE SO DESERVING. I kept on screaming, "I LOVE YOU SHIVA di ko alam pangalan niyo..." HAHAHA
Later on when the program was over, I accompanied Maronne backstage to bid her farewells and spotted one half of the Shiva sisters (the one on the left, if you're wondering). I approached her, shook her hand, and gushed, "Hiiii I really liked (psh wtvr Ina, more like WORSHIPPED) your Shiva cosplay! Congrats!" I really hope I get to see this cosplay again. They made my heart race in the best way ever. (I wish I could have a shoot with them hahahahahahashtagphotographerproblems)
Rae onstage as Vanilla! SO PERF OKAY SHE WAS IN CHARACTER THE ENTIRE TIME SHE WAS ONSTAGE. Oh my heartstrings.
LOOK AT HER. kashfkjsfhasfkj
Kat went as a version of Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier. Sorry I'm not very familiar with the series hoho. Kat's like this ball of energy that never runs out. She's so bubbly and hyper and just SO energetic!
And Maronne went as Black Blood!Maka. Her scythe was EPIC and was notably heavier than the original one. That's saying something, considering how the first one was relatively heavy already. This cosplay was something Maronne had often aspired to achieve, especially when her Maka cosplay with Terry had just kicked off. AND IT HAS FINALLY COME TO BE! Now if only we could get Terry to start on her costume...
Also, the edges of her scythe light up. So. Cool.
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU MARONNE!!! I've already told you just how much and everything in between, and I'm sure this isn't the last that Animax will see of her. So she didn't win. It's...
AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I am done ferrealz now.