Continuing my adventures at Bronycon:
Saturday my group of friends hit the con with Pinkkichan as Okie Doki Loki, Avery as Shining Armor, Sandy as Princess Cadence, and eventually meeting up with our other friend, ribbonrose as Applejack. I was dressed as King Sombra. I had spent a bit more time on this outfit than Discord and was happy with how it turned out (though will be upgrading and redoing a lot of it).
Saturday was a blast, we hadn't even made it to the con and our group was getting stopped for photos (That hoping to find at some point on the internet o.o). Highlight of Saturday, though, was the Cosplay Contest. I had never entered a cosplay contest before...mostly cause idea of getting on stage, even just a walk on and walk off, makes me very nervous. Still, figured it'd be fun and I'd probably regret not giving it a try. To get right to the end, none of us won. Thou friends are a bit upset and feel a bit cheated that my King Sombra didn't even get second place. While a bit of a bummer, I wasn't to upset. I was proud that I entered in the first place. May enter again, make my outfit better, not be as nervous out on stage and have an even better time. Plus it was fun chatting with everyone else that entered. Well, for me, the others dressed as villains. XD Also got to check out the Whooves Line is it Anyway show, which was great. Hope they do it again, or at other conventions.
After contest, we just wandered about, got requests for more photos, hit up dealers room, ran into Black Gryph0n and Baasik, Pinkie Pie got a Pinkie Pie Plushie and Shining Armor got a Twilight Sparkle Plushie (I'm waiting for when Fluttershy gets released, which I think will be October...will add to my Christmas wish list) and overall just enjoyed the day and had a blast. In evening we went back to the room, got out of our outfits and went out to hit up the Cheesecake factory. Sitting out on the harbor, enjoying cheesecake with great friends. Great way to end the evening.
Sunday was our lazy day, no outfits (minus Pinkkichan who went as Octavia). This was day we just hit up the Dealers room. I've never been able to get a lot of stuff, either due to funds or just no place to put any of the stuff I get. Usually get buttons, stickers, small pieces of artwork and maybe a t-shirt or two. Really wanted to get a small plush from someone but didn't get too. maybe will commission someone for a fluttershy or flutterbat at some point.
All in all, I had a great time at Bronycon. I had heard good things about the con, but was still worried. Still, was looking forward to finding out for myself if the rumors were true. Was not disappointed. Wasn't just the convention, but the community itself, was amazing. So many kind, caring, polite people. Sure ran into the bad apple here and there, but those were few and far in between, at least among those we got to meet and chat with.
I look forward to next year when can attend again.