Saturday, July 16, 2011

Shoudou Magic @ Anime Expo 2011: Day 1 & 2

It’s been almost two and a half weeks since we attended Anime Expo at the Los Angeles convention center for the third consecutive year, and our first time participating in Artist Alley. As you can imagine we were thrilled and nervous at the same time since we did not know what to expect.

Fortunately, we had a terrific time and we met so many fantastic people, and with that being said, we would like to take this time to thank everyone who helped us out in preparation for the big event. And of course our table neighbors all around us for being so awesome and nice to us!

Day 1
The first day was a little troublesome, as we did not know our table number or location, so it was a mission for us to figure it out. After going up and down the stairs a few times asking for help from several different staff members (they were all really nice), we finally managed to get someone to show us where our table was located. After all that off we went to setup our displays and make everything look fabulous and shinny.

Here we have one half of Shoudou Magic, Maki, and our friend, Miguel.

You can see all the excitement in Miguel's eyes!
We decided to split the days in shifts since we all couldn't be at the table at once, which was a great plan because that gave everyone equal time to walk around, shop and hunt for great cosplayers :D While Maki and Nayo took over the first shift in the morning, Miguel and myself went off to shoot some cosplayers. 

(From left to right) 
Panty & Stocking from Panty & Stocking with Garderbelt, Poison from Final Fight, Megurine Luka from Vocaloid

Beast from Beauty & the Beast, Officer Jenny from Pokemon with Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji, Cute Girl
Neliel & Grimmjow from Bleach, Darth Vader Samurai Ver., Living Ichigo from Bleach

Belphegor from Hitman Reborn!, I don't know these two but they look great, Gildarts from Fairy Tail. Yay Fairy Tail!

Death Note group, more cute girls, World of Warcraft character

Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow, Ninja Geisha Girl, Ichigo & Hiyori from Bleach

Rin (Nuclear Fusion Ver.) from Vocaloid, Cowboy Bebop Gang

Kuroshitsuji Group, I don't know this group but I feel like I should!

The Sailor Scouts

Assassins Creed gang and finally an all male Pokemon group!

It was a pretty busy first day for all of us but it was definitely a well enjoyed day full excitement and laughter, and as day one came to a close we spotted a Dinosaur on our way home. Rawr~!

Day 2
With the experience of day one under our belts, day two came with ease. Our setup time was much quicker and more orderly.

Nayo and myself took over the first shift of the day while Miguel and Maki went off to explore. Not even work kept me from shooting great cosplayers and fashionable attendees who passed by our table.

Jessie with Koffing!! from Pokemon, Sunabouzu from Desert Punk, Yukio & Rin from Ao No Exorcist

Usopp from One Piece, Rin & Mephisto from Ao no Exorcist,  Nayo's fashionable friends!

Cute stylish girl with an awesome belt! Our new lolita friend who purchased and is wearing one of our broaches!! and a cool cosplayer. I don't know the character tho :(

Harley & The Joker from Batman, Optimus Prime from Transformers,  Another cute lolita girl

Nia & Yoko from Gurren Lagann, Law & Doflamingo from One Piece, some cool looking guys!

Captain Jack Sparrow, Len & Rin from Vocaloid, Mikuo & Miku from Vocaloid

Buggy from One Piece, amazing Gundum model! Orochimaru & Jiraiya from Naruto

Neliel from Bleach, guy with an awesome bow-tie, our awesome table neighbor to the left of us who always looked good!

Dante with Lady & Vergil from Devil May Cry

As the second day came to a close we headed over to Little Tokyo for some much needed curry and rest.


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