Animation Celebration was a 3 day convention in Lewisville, Tx where I was invited to be a guest! I made several wizard wands, starfish necklaces and ordered extra prints to sell at my table. Last year it was called Brony Fest, but this time they expanded their genre a bit to include some great names like Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman), Steve Cardenas (the Red Power Ranger), and cosplay guests Nicole Marie Jean and Destiny Nickelson.
I was most excited to meet Linda Ballantyne and Toby Proctor. They did the voices of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask! I was beyond stoked to get their autographs and even had the chance to film them in character!
Even though the rooms were small at this convention, they packed in some great vendors and artists. I found something I wanted from each table.
I ended up buying this Princess Celestia button and Cake plush! Also, a man was trying to sell his SDCC MLP exclusives. I have been wanting these for a long time but they usually run about $100+. He just wanted what he paid so I got them for only $50!
On Saturday I debuted my Frozen Anna cosplay. I had worked all week hand painting the entire costume so I could wear it to this event. I can't wait to post a tutorial for it soon!
Here I am with some very beautiful Elsa's and a giant Olaf!
Saturday was the busiest day of the weekend and also the day of the costume contest. I was asked to help judge along with Enasni Volz and Krystle Starr.
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Here is a shot of me behind the judges table and the winners of the contest!
Outside the con was the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters! This was amazing to see because it was so detailed!
My favorite part of the convention was hanging out with my cosplay friends. I got to see Almost Nerdy, Lord Vishus and Lyndsey Elaine again (who I met at the HOT Con in Waco). I also met Spencer Doe who does an incredible Batman and Gambit cosplay!
On Sunday I wore my Ariel cosplay (which I just posted a tutorial for) and was excited to see Morgan in her mermaid version!
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Sunday I was invited to be in a panel with the other Dallas cosplayers and answer audience questions. This photo cracks me up because Krystle was talking about my hair and my face looks like I'm thinking "Girl, don't touch my wig." Haha!
Here is a great video by Samaze of several cosplayers at the convention. I am in there as Frozen Anna dancing with my Olaf plush :D
Please check out my Facebook Album to see all the photos from Animation Celebration.
The next convention I will be a guest at is the North Texas Comic Book Show in July!