Soo about AWA this weekend! Anime Weekend Atlanta is awesome every year, and this was my third year and my second cosplay.
I went as Raven from teen titans and my boyfriend went as Red X. This weekend was SO awesome. At first for a while I thought I’d be kind of sad not being able to drink at all when we went back to the hotel (because of whole30). Even though I try not to drink - I make exceptions for special occasions (like this since we’ve literally been planning for a year. Bought tickets the day after last year’s con haha). But it was still fun! I was the designated driver for all my friends and we all had fun together :) I wasn’t even tempted at any point. And like… bringing my own special food in tupperware was a hassle - not gonna lie - but it was okay in the end.
The main point I want to make about the con was how comfortable with myself I felt… I was in a freaking LEOTARD AND TIGHTS with people taking pictures of me all day. This time last year if I tried that… uh no. I was just so surprised how comfortable I felt. Part of it was the crowd of people at the con. I’m not the biggest nerd and honestly I don’t even watch anime XD it’s just kind of where I feel like I can be myself and nobody is judging me. I remember last year seeing all the pretty girls dressed as rave girls in tiny outfits and I told myself and my boyfriend “next year I will be small and I can wear stuff like that :D” and look. A year later. I pulled it off. Although I still won’t wear those tiny outfits AHAHAH.
So anyways, I’ve posted pictures from this year and from last year to show the difference a year can make.
2012 - Raven from Teen Titans - ~110 pounds
2011 - Jynx from Pokemon - 170 pounds