Okay, I think I'm awake enough to make a coherent post about the mass of sparkely that was this past weekend ^^
I took the train in to meet Claudia Friday night - there was some momentary confusion, as my train was half an hour late, but all was well. We headed in to Boston as Hisoka and Tatsumi, and registered and all that good stuff, only to find out that Mara wasn't coming ;.; So we hung out at the cosplay workshop, which was really more some last minute Nazgul costumes for the Cosplay Chess the next day, as they didn't have enough people signed up. It was fun to just sit around and talk with people ^^ We then headed downstairs to one of the video rooms and saw a Chinese live-action movie called Monkey King, which was crack. It had people in monkey suits break-dancing, and awful special effects and was just so incredibly cheesy. Meteor/Flower OTP XD; We went back to Claudia's after that, made food, and watched some Farscape before falling asleep.
Saturday, we slept in a little, and then dyed my hair black again, and had some breakfast. We also had an instance of the best worst timing ever, in that the pocketwatch Claudia bought for me for Christmas two months before showed up. So now I have a State Alchemist watch, and it is shiny and cool. Also because it is a pocketwatch, which I think are generally neat - have it on right now ^^ We got dressed as end-of-series Roy and Riza, and went back to the con. We ran into Skuld and Mel, who were dressed as L and Raito from Deathnote, and handcuffed together. We all eventually wandered up to the Anime Trivia, which was a lot of fun to watch, and I got to mock Ely/Fullmetal for being too short to reach the top row of squares on the board without standing on her toes XD We headed out for a bit of lunch, and then came back for the Cosplay Chess.
Cosplay Chess....totally pwned. I was one of the black knights, with Claudia as the black rook beside me and Ely as the black pawn in front of me - yes, the requiste 'Ed is Roy's pawn' cracks were made. Several times, even. I was the third or fourth piece out, unfortunately - got killed by Captain Tyler (which I'm certain I'm misspelling), which more meant he offered me alcohol and women and decided to surrender and switch sides. Claudia had a nicely acted death, I thought - she got killed with magic. There was also a Sheska, who was cute and spent most of the reading or being scared of other pieces, and when she had to kill someone she beat him with her book while cringing and looking the other way. Ed, though, was by far the best - he got queened, at which point our black queen who had been taken earlier gave him her Death Note, which he shortly transmuted into Sephiroth's sword (Sephiroth was the black king), and used to stab Cloud, the white king. Then Mel and Skuld had this whole great ending that mostly finished off with them dying dramtically in each other's arms. It was really awesome.
After that, all four of us went to Finale, where we had exceptionally expensive but exceptionally sexy desserts. Seriously. That's the best way I can describe them that actually involves real words. We went back to Vericon for the dance, where Claudia and I got to look good in masks, after a minor escapade involving the hall our stuff was in being locked. This was also lots of fun, as they played all sorts of music and a good time was had by all. Claudia and I went back to her house, made pasta, and stayed up watching more Escaflowne. I may have been talked into cosplaying Allen, we shall see XD.
Sunday we mostly lazed around, made pancakes, watched a bit more Farscape, and did some homework. Then I took the train home and kind of crashed after finishing the rest of my homework. All in all, great fun, and it was nice to see people again <3
Pictures soon, and I'll link whoever else gets any ^^