Not sure how soon I’ll get to any of these aside from the finished Law, as I’m not sure how many other cons we’ll be going to this year, but my list of planned cosplays:
Con-wise next year, Anime STL is a go since it’s so close to where we are, but A-kon might be possible too. If so, I’ll definitely have Punk Hazard/Shichibukai Law and Levi ready, but if I can manage one more I’d like to get Sabo or Corazon finished as well.
I also need to make a better prop sword for Law. The one I currently have is just a modified wooden practice sword. While it was fine for a throw together at the last minute cosplay, it bugs me that it’s not the right type of sword. Law just has to have a nodachi to make my life difficult!
Friday evening we went to see Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY performed by the STL Symphony. I’ve never really been to a symphony before, so I was excited to go to this one. However, the subject and crowd being what they were, this wasn’t exactly the usual symphony audience. That didn’t take too much away from enjoying it though.
The tracklist for Friday night:
FINAL FANTASY VII: Opening – Bombing Mission
FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Victory Theme
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Torn from the Heavens
FINAL FANTASY VI: Character Theme Medley
FINAL FANTASY XI: Fighters of the Crystal
FINAL FANTASY XI: Memoro de la Stono – Distant Worlds
FINAL FANTASY VIII: Balamb GARDEN ~ Ami
FINAL FANTASY IX: Roses of May
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII: Light Eternal
FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Chocobo Medley 2012
FINAL FANTASY VII: JENOVA COMPLETE
FINAL FANTASY X: Zanarkand
FINAL FANTASY III: DS Opening
FINAL FANTASY V: Main Theme
FINAL FANTASY VII: Main Theme
FINAL FANTASY IX: Festival of the Hunt
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Answers
FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Battle & Victory Theme Medley
FINAL FANTASY SERIES: Main Theme
FINAL FANTASY VII: ONE WINGED ANGEL
It was great hearing all of these done by an orchestra in person! My only complaint is that there isn’t enough IX love, but I’m super biased as IX is my favorite of all.
STL Symphony did a really wonderful job and maybe one day I’ll go see them again during a normal performance.