Monday, August 20, 2007

I got SMASHed

....at the Sydney Manga and Anime Show at the UNSW Roundhouse!

Poor sods I dragged with me were Bao, Lynda and Tuan. I of course gave them 2 weeks notice of this event and proceeded to remind em every few days by saying: "We gotta look sexay at SMASH!!"

Bao's response, "No need to, I'm always sexay!"

*faints*

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SMASH starts early, at 10am. Which is the time we intend to arrive since the Host club cafe starts at 10am as well.

I wake up at 5.30am to start looking pretty for the day. But with my unhealthy hair, I need to sleep on it before I style it so I can get more natural oils. So after showering, I style the hair and then take a nap until 6am. Weird I know.

But I overslept.

It's 6.30am! Time to get into Raito (Death Note) mode, i.e. suit, necklaces, the hair, his cold but serial killer facial expression and of course, the Death note.

I'm ready, fighto!!

I left home at 8.20am, supposed to be at Bao's by 8.30am.

Due to being an uber cool driver. I managed to get to Bao's in Greenvalley in 30 mins.

*hi5*

Sorry, no pre-SMASH picture of my outfit.

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SMASH at the Roundhouse!

Thanks to GPS we got at UNSW in time, at 9.50am. *phew* Little did we know that this event was heaps popular and there were like 100 people outside waiting to get in. I was cringing when I saw the lines. One was the pre-register and the other, general entry. I asked one of the people in the shorter line. "Umm, which line is this one for?" *prays* He replied, "Pre-registered tickets line." *heart sinks*

So us 4 shuffle over to the end of the line, which leads past the hairdresser and into the main walkway of UNSW. I'm so cut.

Little did I know I would bump into these characters.

Misa chan! (Miso)

Yukata Misa chan? (Sharyn)

My dear Misa (Miso) and my nemesis, L. (Lynda)

How awesome do they all look?!!

Pure hawtness.

^_^


I joked that whoever touches the Death Note, see's scary Bao. GAhahahahha. And for that, I got a sucker punch into my left arm. Ouch!! Dead arm! >_<

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SMASH-tastic

As you can see, the turn out was great. There are heaps of people, but plenty more to come because more patrons poured in past midday.


The host club cafe (Ouran highschool) was ok, but I the SMASH cakes were rather ordinary. I was praying for a cheesecake, but got like a fruit tart. Plus I was hoping for ramen but it was only dessert.



There was a wide variety of cosplayers. I met a few L's and Misa chans, of course, there were many Final Fantasy characters. Check out the pictures other photographers and cosplayers listed here.

L (Tarou) and Misa (Miso), with stupid boy blinking.

Twinsies!

The events for the day were a games room, where my Hwoarang lost and got my ass handed to me, drawing competitions, karaoke competition, cosplay competition, cosplay chess, host club cafe, maid cafe, anime dating game, whose line is it anime, etc.

Halfway through the day, we needed a good feed, but only had a small variety of food on hand at the venue, i.e. hontou pancakes, skewer kebabs, dimsims, fishballs and fried noodles.

So we hurried our ass over to Chinatown in the City for some dumplings. Tuan and I made the mistake of ordering soup. With me thinking that soup would be ideal for the rather chilly weather.

I had braised beef with noodles soup. How little did I know it was horrible. The dish didn't look too bad but damn, the soup was all peppery taste, and the beef as well. I could only have a few bites before I gave up, then I proceeded to eat Lynda and Bao's dumplings.

We wandered around Paddy's market to look for some figurines for Lynda's car. Then later found The Nightmare before Christmas figurines, in cute form. They had the funniest and cutest facial expressions.

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At this point I convinced the others to come back to SMASH for the remainder of the day and enjoy in its festivities.

Bao, Lynda and Tuan, laughing it up......at me..jkjkjk

Luckily, we got back to the Roundhouse in time for the Cosplay competition. I asked one of the organisers behind the stage if it was too late to join (me playing dumb, knowing that the cut off time was at 1pm).

And guess what?!

My Misa chan (Miso) was there to the rescue.

She saw me and pulled me into the line.

I got to have a bit more chit chat with Misa, as well as the two L's from earlier and other cosplayers.

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Then it was our turn, and low and behold, when our names and characters were announced as we took to the stage, the crowd roared.

I was like, "Wow, they really like Death Note, not us...."

HEhe.

Then I hear Miso's friends yell, "Take it off!!", hmmmmm, but my friends aren't innocent either, they yelled out, "Kiss him!".

Byatches!!


Unfortunately, we didn't win the Cosplay competition, as either best male, best female or best group.

BOO!!!


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Finally, the day was over, and I exchanged contacts with the new friends from Anime UNSW I made that day at SMASH, dropped of the little kiddies back to their home and crashed at my bed, exhausted.

Being a Kira is tough work!

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Song of the moment: Lee Junki - One Word.

11 comments:

CyberCelt said...

Stopping by for Click & Comment Monday and to catch up with your life. You always have such funny stories to tell.

As I am old and out of it, what is cosplay? I managed to follow the rest of your story.

Felisa said...

Looking sharp! And that sounded like a lot of fun too. It seems like events like these are becoming more and more popular in many places... I don't know jack about cosplay either but as far as I know, it has something to do with anime.

CM said...

I haven't tried cosplaying yet but I always visit anime conventions, and my favorite part there is the cosplay event. :) It's ok if you didn't win, what matters is you had fun and had a good time with the fellow cosplayers. :)

It's nice seeing you in Kira. :) Love Death Note! :)

tina said...

wow.. sounds like a fun time... im sure you enjoyed the whole thing... :P

never been to those kind of events.. must have been a great experience.. :)

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