As promised here's my report on the Bookfair Leipzig 2017!
I didn't plan to attend the fair this year. Leipzig is quite far and the fair has always been one of the most expensive conventions for me attend. I changed my plans in February because one of my friends had a spare bed in their hotel due to an other friend who couldn't attend the fair because she became seriously ill :/ I decided to go in her stead so I could see Lau and Michi and some other friends before Dokomi (Which takes place in June, so still some time to go)
Lau once cosplayed it at the fair in 2012 when we started cosplaying Golden Bomber for a while and it makes me feel so nostalgic. Besides that it's just comfy which makes it perfect for 3 hour train ride.
The ride went quite smooth even though I started with a 20 minute delay. I only travelled to Limburg were my friend Maruka lives and from there we would travel to Leipzig by car the next day.
We spend the evening by going to the cinema and watch "The Beauty and the Beast". Back at Marukas Place I got some belated Birthday Presents from Maruka and from MissBirdii. Maruka made me Toms Bunny from Star vs. The forces of evil and she also got me a little figurine of the Baratie from One Piece. From MissBirdii I got a customized Duchess Swan Ever After High Doll <3
Then we realized we had booked the wrong dates for the hotel rooms which meant we had no room. That was shocking to realized and at first we didn't know what to do. I even started to ask around on Twitter X'D We were so desperate. But Nenana stayed quite calm, searched the Internet and found as a Hostel in Merseburg for the same price as the original Hotel. Since most of us are short on money we didn't mind it being a 45 Minute drive form the fair location.
So after all that stress we decided to sleep a little longer and aim to reach Leipzig around 2 pm the next day. It is around a 4 hour drive so it's still pretty long. But it would be even longer starting from my location.
At the fair we met up with Lau and Michi and I got some belated Birthday presents! From Michi I got the Soundtrack from HiGH&LOW and Lau had a Button and a magnet made for me matching my current twitter avatar which was like sooo cool!!!
Lau took some pictures of the others in their Star Trek Costumes while I talked with Michi... mostly about HiGH&LOW X'DD
Later we picked up Nenanas Sister and then we met Honey, Lau and Michi and a lot of other People at "Schnitzel Culture"
I had been there before when I attended the fair in 2015 and I love that place even as a vegetarian because you have so many options to choose from!
This time I had cauliflower schnitzel with grid potatoes and a fruit curry sauce. They sever really big portions and I didn't manage it to finish it all up.
Afterwards we drove back to our hotel (or actually we had to take the train to our car and then drive back X'D)
Saturday also just wore a regular outfit featuring my Guitar Necklace (which got quite a few comments! :D) and the button I got from Lau.
I just didn't feel like bringing more then one Costume to the fair and it was quite relaxing not to wear one.
We arrived later then planned due to some traffic jam caused by an accident. Like on Friday we met up with Michi and Lau and this time also with Sato and her friends.
I also walked around a bit by myself meeting some more people I know through the cosplay community.
It was nice just talking a bit with people and sharing all the food I made for the fair X'DI also managed to meet Angelus which I know now for over 13 years already though we've seen each other only a few times.
We didn't go out on Saturday. Instead we spent the evening at the hotel preparing our costumes for Sunday.
On Sunday I dress up too and wore my Duchess Swan Cosplay. It still fitted me even though I lost around 18 pounds since I last wore it. Nenena helped me to style the wig which isn't quite easy and I still which we could get closer to the original but we did as best as we could.
At the Convention we met Lau and Michi cosplaying from Star Wars. The other Picture shows me and Maruka who also cosplayed from Ever After High.
I first took some pictures of Lau and Michi before they went off to a Star Wars Meet up. Then we walked around like the other days looking out for people we know. We also met Kini who is an other Ever After High Cosplayer and settled a date for a shooting. Until it was time for the shooting we just sat around relaxing a bit and later Michi and Lau joined us again.
|Our EAh Group: MissBirdii - Cerise Hood, Maruka - Ramona Badwolf, Kini - Darling Charming and Me - Duchess Swan|
I spend the next day also at Marukas Place so we could relax a little and eat some pancakes :D Thats out tradition ever since I met her! <3
We had strawberries with it. It was so good! We spent the day just hanging around and talking until it was time to get my train. In the evening I finally got back to my place.
These are all the presents I got. Marukas father also got me an early Easter present and I got these Burda Magazines from MissBirdii because she got them twice :3