29th October 2013: Expo I managed to get everything finished for expo (just). My gloves and boots arrived on the Thursday which was a relief as I was panicking about them a little :/ the glue that I used originally for the pads wasn't strong enough so I had to get my hands on some extra strong stuff the day before to seal the edges which worked really well. I also has to practice the make up on the night before, luckily it didn't turn out to be very complicated and I managed it quite easily in the end: just a little bit of purple eye make up and pink lip gloss.
I also has to finish my knives the night before. I would have preferred to drill holes but instead I decided to draw in black holes as I didn't think that it was a very important detail.
Expo went really well dispute how tired I was from queuing for such a long time in such a hot costume XP I also couldn't sit down due to the back darts being to big (I will fix this before the next con) I also split the back of the crotch slightly when bending down quickly to grab my train ticket when I dropped it before getting on the replacement bus.
Other than that I had a lot of fun as a lot of people recognised me and asked for photos (which I have not seen any of yet on the net :P) and I also saw a LOT of kick-ass cosplay era which was a surprise to me. The first I saw was a Colonel stars and stripes which really surprised me as he came up to me out of the blue and I was quite shocked as I was also trying to work out how to actually get the con. I must have seemed very surprised as he asked me if I had even seen kick-ass 2 xD I also saw a nice kick-ass himself who took a photograph with me (we where about to shoot the cameraman with my guns haha) and a very lovely Dr Gravity at the end of the day who I high fived while waiting for the bus and then he came and had a chat to me at the station. I wish I had gone for both days as there where many cosplay era that I missed as well as lovely experiences c: if you saw me at the con let me know, I'd love to keep in touch.
I am now planning to edit any problems that I had with the costume before the next con and finally build the dual sided katana( and practice to get some nice skills) so that I can take it to cons.