Archive for June, 2008

T-Mode Secured

Well, it looks like I’ll be going to T-Mode this September for sure. Not only did I get a 3-day pass but I paid a little extra for an otaku passport. This thing sounds pretty sweet; it has awesome perks like VIP treatment, brunch with the guests, discount off of next year and more. 0_0 Yeah… I don’t wanna get too excited about it until I understand fully what this passport allows the lucky 25 holders to do but it just sounds pretty awesome. I’m really happy I get to go; I’m looking forward to T-Mode just as much as AnimeUSA a month after that (October). Of course, I’ll be in full Anthy regalia for both cons and both of them are having balls this year. ^_^ Viva la Anime Conventions!




Anime Mid-Atlantic 2008…. did not turn out how I imagined. It actually was a hell of a lot better than I thought it would be; I guess all my worrying was for naught. Though in a small hotel during a smoky weekend in Virginia Beach, I met a lot of cool people, brought some awesome things, watched some pretty good anime and even was complimented by Vic Mignogna after winning 2nd place in the Fan Favorites Hall Costume Contest. I guess that fact was the highlight of my weekend, my first semi-hall costume contest prize. Mostly, I just had fun hanging out with people in lines and watching stuff in the video rooms. It was a time for me to reflect on my short but fulfilling cosplay career and pretty much was practice for T-Mode and AnimeUSA later this year. Overall, compared to last year (even though I had a reason to go last year) 7.5 out of 10 in my books. I was left with a strange feeling afterwards… satisfaction? triumph? Who knows, I just feel better about things this year than last year even though… as I said… things could have gone in a totally different direction. Thank goodness they didn’t. Alright… full recap version of AMA 2008 coming up later today! Ciao!

Anime Mid-Atlantic: DAY 0

It’s Thursday afternoon in sunny Virginia Beach, Virginia and already I’ve read through all the stuff in the hotel room, unpacked and found up some vital information for tomorrow. The only thing I have left to do is my manicure for my nails and pick up my pre-reg stuff. I have no expectations and merely wonder what this weekend will bring; all my horoscopes have conflicting predictions, lol. Even though the con has yet to start, I have already received on compliment on my costumes (which I haven’t even worn yet) and one person in passing was naming my costumes. =^_^= I can’t wait to walk around in them this weekend; Rose Bride for life and there might even be an Utena and… Saionji there too. YAY! LOL. Until tomorrow.


Anime Mid-Atlantic is in another 72 hours! I’m almost ready. My costumes arrived safe and sound this afternoon and they both are extremely wonderful. All that is left is for me to do is finish my wigs and shoes and pack! ^_^ I’m still not excited about this con as I would be say if it were Katsucon or Otakon, but I’m looking forward to just getting away for a while and hanging out with some new friends (and the two other Utena cosplayers that will be there, lol)

ZOMG! An Update 0_0


Adjusting to home seems to have taken a little longer than expected, ne? “Daijoubu, Daijoubu” as Abel Nightroad once said, teehee. Anyway, things have been going in a direction I did not foresee. I’m procrastinating on getting everything ready for Anime Mid-Atlantic. There was a slight mishap with my new costumes but hopefully it will all work out. Other than that, I’ve been pretty lazy. Slothfulness is not good. ^o^

Well, now that I’ve broken my silence, perhaps I can get this thing back up to speed. So I’ll start with a little note about the Vampire Knight manga. I know many people have read the whole thing online already years and years ago, but this month’s portion in Shoujo Beat was amazing. There is a reason why I love this series so much (Kaname-sama) and the anime is up to arc featuring “that woman”…. I couldn’t stand her and she’s even more annoying in the anime!!! (Which is weird since the anime is doing a good job with sticking to the manga plot-line)

Last week’s episode of Junjou Romantica (Ep. 9) was kawaii. I was slightly jealous of Hiroki-chan because I have a kanji dictionary that big and I can’t use it as effectively (if at all ^^; ) as he can. I know I know…. weird… but it’s the truth. Koi! ❤

That’s all for now. I’m styling my new wigs for the convention hoping everything goes well for this new cosplay contest AMA is having. It’s like the Hall Costume Contest but it’s for those of us who can’t sew (FINALLY). As soon as I get a few pictures of me as Anthy again, I’ll post them here in the Fantasia of the Rose section.

Ja ne!

~ Anthy Himemiya