ReplayFX is a game con centered around gaming competitions with an emphasis on arcade games and pinball, but also includes great nerdy musicians (Triforce Quartet). They've been trying to increase the cosplay presence over the last few years, and have done a great job with a high-stakes cosplay competition and phenomenal guests! I wanted to go to ReplayFX in 2016, but wasn't able to make it due to a schedule conflict. This year, I made sure to clear my schedule!
This year they also hosted ToonFest, the yearly meeting of Toontown Rewritten's fans and developers. As someone who played Toontown throughout all of college as a way to keep in touch with my sister, I had a BLAST at their booth playing with the Gags and coloring Cogs and getting exclusive item codes!
I only cosplayed on Saturday (as Hannah Alexander Squirtle), and that was a wise decision. As much as I love cosplay, it's really hard to play video games and giant Connect 4 when you're worried about your makeup smearing, your wig tangling, etc. On Sunday, I stole friends for photoshoots (I'll make sure to post some photos here when they're all edited!)
I also made it into Zadra's HulaCam video! (Heck, I made the cover!)
A weird mash-up of physics, math, education, sewing, and stanning Hordrapta