I'd like to share my experience at the Ozinefest 2011. I was only able to attend the event on the third day because I still lacked a lot of stuff for my whiplash costume. I didn't have the stencil, no lights for the whip, and no color for my hair. It was a bit stressful because I wanted to debut this costume that would make the people appreciate the effort I put into it. I fixed a lot of problems in the costume as well, like the piping/tubing problem (it kept coming off whenever I spun the whips), the arm attachments (i had to fix the connectors so that it wouldn't break) The costume was the most detailed one I have to date so i was really really worried. i didn't want it to have "missing teeth" as the day unfolded. had test runs at home as well as a dress rehearsal, so i would feel comfortable doing my skit for the catwalk. (reading this paragraph makes me feel like i did something extravagant XDDD) I fell asleep while doing the stencil in the afternoon, and resumed around midnight, only to fall asleep on the floor around 4 am in the morning whilst clutching my cutter(dangerous, don't try this at home!).
I was number 144 from the 370 cosplayers for the individual category. yes 370 PARTICIPANTS!!! I sympathize the judges for having to choose from 370 individuals to find the winners.
here are the winners!
best male: gibs sagun
best female: shiela navarro
2nd runner-up = gundam wing girl
1st runner-up = RB Cheng (Transformers but I don't know the name XO)
champion = belldandy chi (kamen rider Den-O)
had dinner at pizza hut then had a good night's sleep~ yay~
full version of this entry is in my DA account~ http://happy-hario.deviantart.com/