I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the last Katsucon. This will be my third year at the convention and my second year as a proud member of the staff and PR team. Honestly, I couldn’t be happier about joining everyone for the 20th year of such a great event and I can’t wait to see what 2014′s Katsucon will have in store!
So much is planned for this year – special presentations from the Japanese Cultural Institute, voice acting workshops, non-stop gaming, and of course, the cosplay!! I’ve already seen some amazing cosplay around the hotel and the convention hasn’t even started yet. I’m so happy to see so many amazing fans who have worked so hard on their costumes be able to debut their talent at Katsucon.
And speaking of cosplay, who’s excited to see world-renowned cosplayer Yaya Han again at the con this year? Here’s me with her last year…
Note: Make sure you check out her International Cosplay Panel with German cosplayer, Kamui!
Here’s a picture of me from earlier today heading to Katsucon 20! I haven’t changed much since last year, haha, but I’m absolutely loving my makeup and outfit for today. I decided to pair an edgy leather jacket with a feminine floral headband that actually matches my cute Tokidoki brand shirt. The makeup is bright with a bit of smokey violet eyeliner, really letting my golden-brown eyes pop! I’d love to do a makeup tutorial on this look soon.
Now I’m sure you’ve probably heard of the crazy snow storm hitting us in the northeast right now. Things are getting better here in the area (D.C./MD/VA) but still so many people are stuck because of flight cancellations and other travel complications. Katsucon will still be going on all weekend as planned, unless some kind of monster storm literally blows power out of the Gaylord Resort…which will probably not happen. But if you’re still willing to brave the snow and get over here for a great weekend, make sure to stay safe and warm.
I’ll be live blogging, tweeting, updating instagram, *possibly* livestreaming too, so make sure to follow me everywhere and stay up-to-date on all the happenings around the convention!
I plan to have a post up soon with all my outfits and what I packed for the weekend + my current favorite snacks to survive the convention hunger
Stay tuned! I have a feeling I’ll be up all night just prepping and engaging in pre-con coverage…and I definitely won’t be sleeping Friday and Saturday night, haha.