photographs by aniki
June 12, 2005
today a grand annual BUNKASAI was held in the capital and it is for
the first time i took a part in an official cosplay event. i thought
i've must been crazy, to travel miles away from home only to cosplay
as Uchiha Itachi ^o^ but i know that i would not make
it without aniki's support, "sankyu, aniki!". indeed i was
about to withdraw when i see the other cosplayers who looked so charming.
but aniki convinced me and i did the craziest thing in my history. however,
i feel so lucky to have a big bro like aniki because he keeps supporting
me from the very beginning til the end. about the costume, it took a
whole month to prepare it and i spend whole of my saving for this costume.
yet, i'm not sorry because it was worthy ^,^
at first i feel so nervous because people were staring at me and wondered
"what the hell is this girl doing?!" but soon as many Naruto
fans asking for my picture or taking pictures with me, i feel more comfortable.
indeed i know no one but aniki yet the cosplayers were quite friendly
to each other. the best thing is that today the cosplay contest is dominated
by Naruto cosplayers. there were total 13 cosplayers i.e. Naruto,
Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi,
Gai, Rock Lee, Gaara,
Itachi (inumako), Hayate, Zabuza
and 3 ANBU girls. then i joined with the ANBU, and
we recruited Kakashi to make Naruto Team 1.
cosplay contest was delayed for more than 2 hours (around 04.30 p.m.)
i spent my time chatting with the other cosplayers whom i had just met.
above all, the nicest thing is when people asked to take picture with
me. it seems i had chosen the right chara for my cosplay because Itachi
has many fans (though mostly girls). i
heard these girls calling out Itachi's name to address me (what a real
thrilling sensation *lol*) it was so fun, i never thought i will meet
many other Naruto cosplayers. well, undoubtedly this year is the golden
year of NARUTO.
trouble comes when we have to perform on the stage. as a newbie i'm
not used to it yet and i'm not a type of performer. things ain't get
better because our team was made recently and we do not know each others
well. meanwhile the Naruto Team 2 (our comrades as well as competitor)
has already prepared everything and they were good friends.
i had already have a bad omen about this but i couldn't do anything.
we got the number "5" and when our turn comes suddenly i felt
so sick like i wanna puke. basically, our performance was sux, no one
laughed or applaud. i felt as if the ground where i stand is swallowing
me. worse, the next one was Naruto Team 2 and they made a successful
gag. gotta say, they have teamwork and key chara such as Naruto, Gai
and Rock Lee. meanwhile i have to keep my pride as the 'cool' Itachi
BEST NARUTO COSPLAYER : GAARA
undoubtedly the most
appealing cosplayer was Gaara. from the very first
time he entered the site he has become everyone's attention. not to
mention that this Gaara cosplayer really got the look *blush* i could
hear girls screaming out his name "Gaara, aishiteru!". gosh,
i wish my lil bro were here *chuckle* actually me and aniki were betting
that no one will dare to become Gaara, thus when we see him we were
both speechless. while the Naruto cosplayers were divided into 2 teams,
this Gaara cosplayer wanted to be on his own (real selfish just like
the original one). yet soon i knew why he wants to perform alone. indeed
he made a successful on-stage performance that made everyone screaming
and laughing. more so, in the end he yelled at the girls "aishiteru!
aishiteru! aishiteru!" um... this Gaara is surely a loving
guy ^ ^"
post note : as a first time experience in an official
cosplay event, this was far better from my expectation. i had such a
great time and met many otaku. it's an experience that i won't forget
and i will tell this to generations after me ^,^ aniki felt the same
with me (maybe because i had turned him into a Naruto otaku ^o^) thus
i'd like to greet every cosplayers who took the same cosplay event with
me (esp. my team mates, Kakashi and the ANBU girls) though i don't know
their names but our quick encounter was a lovely fate *blush* Long Live