Hello lovlies I will share with you my experience at Houston’s anime convention Anime Matsuri at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This was my first time attending a event like this and the only reason why I just had to go was to see Nightmare the Japanese Visual Kei Rock band ❤
I didn’t order my ticket ahead of time because I found out last minute that Nightmare was going to be there, I mean helloo when am I ever going to see Nightmare in my hometown??? ummm NEVER haha so I HAD to go! I went to buy my ticket on the day before the event on Thursday because they were selling them ahead of time and I didn’t want to stand in line for about an hour. The ticket was this badge and it was $65 for Friday-Sunday.
On Friday Day 1 I went with a friend of mine because my brother didn’t want to go. Let me just say that I’ve never really drank with this one person and we did before the event. Well wow was I surprised of that persons actions which made me feel very uncomfortable and embarrassed.
Anyways…almost everyone was dressed in cosplay which was really nice seeing familiar characters come to life. I didn’t take many pictures on the first day and sorry I don’t have a good camera and after seeing my pictures you will understand why I fake tanned I’m soo pale lol:
Kakashi Sensei from Naruto!! (one of my fav animes) although this is a good cosplay but…mmm I don’t want to be mean but I found a better Kakashi the next day 😛 (next post)
A guy wanted to take a picture of us maybe he thought I was cosplaying too??
Belle from Beauty and the Beast :p
Hatsune Miku super cute! She was really sweet and nice 🙂
She went all out and I wanted a pic of her full outfit
This is something you don’t see everyday lol
My outfit that I wore that day:
Crop top: Forever21
Leopard skirt and hoodie: Victoria’s Secret PINK
Platform sneakers: Urban Outfitters
Camwhoring in Katz’s Deli on Westheimer after the event. It’s really good and open 24 hours if you go there you have to try their fried pickles yummy.
What were my thoughts about the convention??
Honestly I was a little disappointed everything was VERY unorganized compared to other events that I’ve been to. On the 3rd floor (where everything was held at) there was a table in the center of the hallway and obviously it looks like a help center but it wasn’t, the people sitting down said “I don’t know where anything is at” there wasn’t anybody that worked for Anime Matsuri to help you out. The only thing that was posted on the wall of the 3rd floor was the schedule times, it wasn’t until the 2nd day that I saw a map on the 2nd floor with the room numbers OMG seriously there are sooo many rooms at the convention center. Yes they had some signs outside of the rooms, but not on every door which were important such as autograph and photograph area.
I wanted to meet local gyaru but I didn’t see any, and I didn’t know the lolita community here was so big. I was expecting to see kawaii things being sold like plushes and small things, CD’s, and other items like that BUT they only sold those items in one room on the 1st floor and it closed at 6 pm. I’ve never been to a maid cafe at an anime convention but they only sold ramune and pocky sticks. On the 2nd day the Nightmare concert was delayed 2 hours and they were supposed to have an autograph session after but they cancelled it because by the time they were done it was like 1 or 2 am. I was soo bummed out because I got there late on Friday to their autograph session so I thought ok I have another chance tomorrow BUT nope. I did get to take pictures with them but I will leave that for the next post 🙂 Stay tuned…