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Getting Ready for the Con Part 2 (Sakura-Con Edition)

With Sakura-Con coming very soon (next weekend actually, April 15-17) to the Washington State Convention Center, I thought I’d document my preparation for my first big con of 2022. Here’s the second part of my getting ready articles. If you missed the first part, check it out here: Getting Ready for the Con Part 1 (Sakura-Con Edition)

Hi again guys! I promise I didn’t forget that I was doing these tips and tricks (and cosplay progress) as Sakura-Con quickly approaches! 

As most of you can guess, I’ve been busy. Never having made my own cosplay before and with no skills in making or sewing (unless it’s a hidden power I’ve never tapped into till now?) Anyhow, I’m back and this week’s update, tips and tricks are all about lists!

Lists can help you prepare for absolutely everything and make sure nothing gets forgotten, and there doesn’t need to be just one list-there can be many. For the tips section of this, write down what to bring to each day of con. This is a list to do every night before a con day that is just normal things to bring and not forget outside of cosplay things to bring (if you’re doing cosplay). This list should look a little like this or your version of this that are essentials 

-Back up charger (recharge every night after con)

-Good shoes, and even bringing a second pair to switch too (trust me this is a good idea because you can most def ruin shoes at con from overuse



-layers of clothes




For the tricks list, it’s making sure you know a rough outline of how you want your day at con to be put to use and what you want to accomplish. An example of this list might look a little like this…

-Making note of who is going

-Getting the schedule and highlight what you want to do and making a good schedule for yourself

-Also setting aside time to go through artist alley and the exhibitor hall (making notes of what you want, price and location of the vendor). If its an item someone else might be selling it too and you can find the best condition and price.

-Bring cash (the sales tax with cards suck in Seattle right now, and vendors are open to deals with cash)

Now for the update on my three cosplays, there are so many lists that range from little basic details to very in depth lists for each part of each cosplay. So far I have changed the characters in my own ways to make them be female versions of themselves I can portray and do my own twist. I have also been learning a lot of new skills and terminology, but I have most of my supplies and have started on the big pieces that will be the hardest to put together. Though I face a big challenge in these three cosplays and that my friends is time management. We are also now down to one week left till the first day of con.

If you’re interested in checking Sakura-Con out, it’s taking place April 15-17 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, check out their website (http://sakuracon.org/) to see what amazing guests will be attending (along with all the other information) and to buy passes for the event!

re you going to this convention? Feel free to chat with me on Twitter or Instagram, leave a comment below or chat the entire team on Twitter at @TheConCollectve!

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Ali Raphael
Ali Raphael
Ali is a professional workaholic but likes to add more to her plate by reviewing comics/books/ tv shows/movies and anime. In every other waking moment, she breathes books, manga and anything Marvel. Every day she wishes she was a Part-Time Avenger, instead of a full-time Target employee.

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