Kawaii Kon Saturday 2017

The rest of the weekend involved me attempting to find friends to photograph.  A lot of them were running around in preparation for the big contest.  The prep for prejudging and the actual show caused some difficulties finding them till after everything finished.   I also feel like my time management could have been done better. While I did manage to shoot a handful of my friends, there were many people I missed.  Internal crying occurs when I finally saw all the great cosplays everyone else had the chance to photograph.

This whole problem developed from the way I started shooting.   There are almost no general hallway shots anymore, I have started pulling off to the side in order to avoid the crowds or find some decent lighting.  It means the people meeting with me get a lot more attention at the cost of not running into others. I really enjoy meeting everyone during these cons so there needs to be an adjustment to how I manage my time.

 

Kawaii Kon Friday 2017

Kawaii Kon came through like a hurricane this past weekend. I didn’t dress up as Bob from Bob’s Burgers for once.   That caused a lot of confusion for the people used to only seeing me with a mustache.  It got even worse when I dressed up with a friend  doing a real cosplay and no one knew who I was.   Half of my Friday was spent dressed as Batou from Ghost in the Shell along with Sachi Senpai as Major Kusanagi.   I lost about 70% of my vision and had to be guided around like a puppy, it was an entertaining challenge to navigate the area and recognize people.  I failed miserably and would not have survived if it weren’t for my friends guiding me.

I managed to get a few shoots in before I had to dress up.

 

 

From here on out, I went full potato and decided to keep taking photos even though I was blind.   I left everything up to the autofocus in the camera.   You think I’d be frustrated with missing a few shots but I had a blast trying to do this.   After snapping some casuals I attempted a real shoot, I managed to get a pretty good set of photos.

 

@kebin.808  took over the camera for a minute and nailed some shots of me and @sachisenpai together.

 

 

The eye pieces were removed and I had my vision again.   Snapped a few more photos on the way to purchase @emkehawaii ‘s new CD

Neet Honolulu 2016

Neet is a small convention that happened on Friday Oct 21 at the Japanese Cultural center.  I wasn’t really aware it existed until recently when a fellow photographer asked if I planned to attend.  Luckily I was able to make it out and stay for a majority of the time.  The con lasted from 5-10pm and admission was $5, at that price range it doesn’t exactly feel like it needs to live up to any expectations.  So I personally had a pretty positive experience there. more “Neet Honolulu 2016”