In a few weeks I will be attending something I attend every single year. This will be my 6th year. I never miss it. Realms Con. This is like Comic Con for all the Anime lovers out there! There is something about about an anime convention that is so satisfying. Even if you don’t do anime, this is something incredibly fun to go to!
You get to see people cosplay (dressing up) in their favorite characters, anime or not. You see some Crazy things but the fact that people aren’t afraid or embarrassed to be themselves is so worth it. You see people in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders cosplay as the same thing and it is beautiful. Seeing a plus size girl who isn’t afraid to wear a sailor moon outfit is amazing and there is bound to be another one!
Maybe the reason I like these conventions so much is because people aren’t going to judge you. Because more than likely they feel just as stupid in their costume, they have no reason to be judging anyone else. These conventions, Realms Con, Comic Con, San Japan, You name it, are just full of support and people who love to take pictures with you (especially if your outfit is unique or something that nobody thought of cosplaying as). One thing I have learned is that, it is better to dress up and look stupid then to not dress up at all. If you don’t cosplay or dress up as something, You will be the one standing out.
This year (same as a few years ago) I am dressing up steampunk. You can never go wrong with steampunk. For those of you who don’t know what that is, I will post some pictures down below to give you an idea. But it is a futuristic Victorian style. Steampunk can be in anything. Music, movies, fashion, makeup. There is something about the style that is just amazing to me.
Because this “era” takes place during the industialized Western civilization of 19th century. Everything is mostly powered by steam. Hence the name “Steampunk”.
I am pretty much ready for the convention. I am just working on the upper half of my outfit and it should be complete. I have the boots, the spats, the skirt, the jewelry and I am debating whether or not I should get a new top hat (Nerd problems). and Of course I have my weapons!
This whole music video is Steampunk By the way! and if anyone cares to make me that net launcher at 2:57 It would be much appreciated.
I came across this video and in like 4 minutes this video pretty much sums up this whole post.
There wasn’t really much to this post. Just a little lesson on anime conventions and steampunk. However if you do decide to ever dress in a steampunk fashion….
Don’t forget your welders goggles.