Tag Archives: A-Kon

Creating My Espurr Cosplay

A couple months ago, I decided to cosplay for the first time by attending the Dallas A-Kon anime convention as the Pokémon Espurr. It was a decision made completely on impulse, for the idea came about at a point when I had an eternity of free time. See, I had unexpectedly found myself without schooling and without employment in the Fall of 2014. In an effort to retain my sanity and keep track of the passing days, I began creating … Continue reading

Dallas A-Kon 26: Did That Really Happen?

Three years ago, I attended A-Kon 23 with my friends as college was ending. It was my very first convention of any sort and I had a lot of fun in the atmosphere, especially considering that one of my online friends decided to fly in as well. We all had a lot of fun, and I was left feeling that it would be difficult to top such an experience. Indeed, when I later unexpectedly found myself with free time, I … Continue reading

Dropping the Mask

It has been about a month since my experience at A-Kon 23, and while it has faded somewhat by now (as my other obligations arrive to command my attention), the memory lay burned in my memory weeks after the event. Perhaps such a thing is not strange to some, but catching myself thinking about June 1-3 in vivid recollections was a mode of day-dreaming that not even visiting family for the holidays would provoke. I simply was not the type … Continue reading

Dallas A-Kon 23: A Vacation at Home

Last year my room mate went to Dallas A-Kon 22, the annual anime convention in the Dallas area. While I was unable to attend then, I had been looking forward to going this year for a long time as I knew that I would have time this Summer. While my room mate made the convention look appealing from all the photographs taken, to be honest, I was a little scared. I was not worried about staying out late at downtown … Continue reading