Monday, 24 December 2007

Cosplay Party at Cofix! Part II

Here we are again and sorry for the wait but I do not seem capable of shaking off whatever virus I caught up north. Anyhow, the story continues in pictures, followed by an epilogue.

Real Mayar from...
Ergo Proxy! (and
she did not even know
that's the co-author
of this blog)

Deidara from Naruto's
Akatsuki again...
or is it...?

Native color is a must for a cosplay party. Yay,
Japanese pigtail-girl!

Deidara wants his cloak back but
the impersonator is not yielding!
Koi, omerra!

Sailor... (ummm, help please?)

J-rockers, bishies, goth-lolis, there was something
for every taste.

Awww, so innocent... NOT!

Finally, the Death Note cast meets.

"Pssst, I'll trade you my Death Note for him.
Light simply MUST have this plushie!"

Mmm, chinese buns...

Whoa! Zoro got pissed! Put the pig
stickers back in their sheaths pirate-san;
I'll take everyone's picture! Luffy,
put a leash on him will ya?!

Near didn't trade Misa the plushie after all...

And this is where, having done my assigned
duty for the event, I decided to photo-stalk
my favorite ladies. Though I may have
comments crossing my mind at the sight of
the following pictures, I will let you make
your own.

...aaaand to top it all off, two pictures I am
especially proud of!

A big "thank you" to all four
girls for being so patient!

Well, the last two pictures were taken at 2:00 in the morning (OK, it was so freezing cold and dark that you hardly call it morning but I do not like the simple A.M./P.M. distinction). At that point, the crowd had broken up quite a bit (Friday IS a workday for most) and at the same time, Demi's friends had to leave (taking her pink-haired accessory with them - yes, Astarte-chan IS probably the pretttiest accessory ever), so she was left all alone poor dear. Well, that is, except for an annoying little man (in comparison anyway; she is tall by herself and coupled with her boots, I have to crane my neck in order to look her in the eyes) with a camera, who had started to tire from running around Cofix for 6 hours (and having woken up and being on the move since 7:00 of the previous day).

For the following hour-and-a-half, Somnium treated us (and herself, hehe) to a surreal mix of An Cafe, Dir En Grey, a Japanese boy-band whose sound reminded me of such anime openings as Uchyuu Senkan Yamato or Kaizoku Harlock and one member of which was cosplaying as Squall from Final Fantasy (aaah, it was Kat-Tun - thanks Demi-chan), as well as some other visual-kei groups. After such a long, fun night, it was the time when discussions tend to spiral off in a Lovecraftian manner, so I will spare you the madness (and the fun though).

At 3:30, as all good things, it had to come to an end (well, not really, if you want to risk the cops coming to pay a visit). A quick packing for me, as well as dressing for the polar cold once more (I swear, I must look really funny in that heavy coat , which is older than me but it works like a charm for the season) and off I was to the station, after the exchange of warm goodbyes and auf wieder sehens. Demi walked me to Tsimiski Street to get a cab to the train station (I could not find my way around Salonika in one evening, if my life depended on it) and headed off towards home (and out of the - admittedly, even for me - ghastly cold).

Now, thankfully, there is an all-night cafe open near the station, where travelers unlucky enough to have to wait until 5:00 when the station opens, can find shelter and a warm draught. I drank a hot coffee, ate something and half-slept there, until the station doors opened. The cafe closes when the station opens, so I moved into the big building to wait out the rest of the time until the 7 o'clock train arrived. That is where I got my current cough and sneezing, because people were going in and out as the time wore on, letting the freezing wind in. Somehow, in the midst of trying to catch some winks of sleep, exchanging a few words with other travelers and bearing witness to a brief scuffle between a loud junkie and the security guards, I finally noticed something alarming: my train ticket was not for the morning, but the EVENING train at 19:00! In a state of controlled panic (since I had work to do back here, nowhere to stay up there and was half-dead from being awake for 24 hours straight), I talked to an incredibly nice lady at the booking section, who managed to change my ticket to the proper one.

If there was any problem during the 4-hour transit on the express train, I never knew, since I blacked out and woke up back in Athens. At 13:00, I was lying down in my warm bed, a satisfied smile on my face as I set the camera next to it. All that remained was to transfer, process and post the pictures. Thus ended my brief adventure and you now see the result on your computer screens.

Congratulations to Somnium in Tenebris and Mona Risa and many thanks to all involved and present for a great party full of cosplay, great music, great videos and, first and foremost, loads of fun.

Yours in earnest and have a Happy Holiday,



demi said...



Alla ta KAT-TUN nia...
Pws ta 3exases!

Major wins,
both articles!!
(but our lovecraftian conversations
were even better)
Me liked ^^

Hope trip back didn't kill you!

Miss astarte-chan...
must visit you all at Athens soon!

AstartEnchantress said...


*blinks innocently*

Speedgrapher said...

Nah, didn't kill me. Kako skyli psofo den exei. Waiting to see you again.

Kisses to the both of you.

And don't you blink at me; there is much perversion behind those innocent smiles. (Not that I complain, heheh)