Saturday, 28 April 2012

My Gold Coast trip (Supanova expo + exciting things)!!

Warning: Image heavy post!

From the 20th to the 25th of April I was on holidays with Sharon ლ(|||⌒εー|||)ლ! We travelled up to the Gold Coast to go to the Supanova pop culture convention as well as visit various theme parks and attractions *I was being the biggest tourist ever* hahahaha! I had an amazing time with some amazing friends, new and old (⌒▽⌒)!

I slept over Sharon's house on Thursday night for our early Friday morning flight. I was too excited to be tired because it was my first time on a plane (。-_-。). Eeeee, planes are so awesome and I love take off so much because you get pushed back into your seat and the plane makes a really loud whoosh sound and your stomach goes funny when you go into the air and it balances out. Landing is also fun because there was turbulence on our way back and we skidded around a bit hahaha!

When we got there we picked up our bags and headed off to pick up our hire car and then went to the place we were staying at! It was a cute little resort about a fifteen minutes drive away from the convention centre and our friends hotels! 

Supanova day one co-ord rundown:
Dress: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Cutsew: Offbrand
Cardigan: Offbrand
Socks: Baby, The Stars Shine Bright
Shoes: Seasons
Bag: Forever New
Accessories: Offbrand, Chocomint

We settled in, and then went out to lunch with Goldie and Elliot who are our friends from Brisbane who were also down for the convention. They took us to Mos Burger and I had a chicken teriyaki burger and oh my god I've never tasted such an amazing burger in my lifeeeee! Afterwards we got purikura and then headed off to the opening night of Supanova! We were asked to wear Baby, The Stars Shine Bright co-ords because we're trying to get a Baby tea party to be hosted in Australia *fingers crossed* (;° ロ°)!!

We had to wait around a while, but it was really neat to watch Goldie and Elliot film people for their cosplay videos. Sharon and I ended up being in them and it was really fun. When they finally let us in we were and watched the opening talk for the convention, and they introduced some of the special guests to us including the guy that voices Invader Zim, and Daggit from The Angry Beavers! He was totally awesome d=(´▽`)=b, I could listen to him speak all day and it would never get old haha.

We went and had Teppanyaki for dinner and it was so yummy. In fact, we ate out every day and I've never had such wonderful dining experiences haha! I also had ice-cream everyday after dinner because I couldn't resist the gelato store right next door to all of the restaurants. We got home kinda late and totally crashed out after showering and getting everything ready for the next day of Supanova!

Here is part one of Goldie and Elliot's video of Supanova Gold Coast! The cosplayers all weekend were amazing so have a look.
Subscribe to their youtube channel for more updates and videosssss. Definitely watch "Shit lolitas say"and "Throw it in the bag" if you get a chance, they're hilarious (☆^ー^☆) !

On the second day of Supanova Sharon and I twinned Angelic Pretty's Chess Chocolate!! I could live in this dress forever *swoons over dream dress*

This was my favourite day of Supanova! I've never seen so many people at a convention before, it was seriously so massive the line was out the door, down the big stairs, and then wound around like a big snake around a huge grassy area. The cosplayers were amazing, and the stalls weren't actually over priced for once haha! 
Supanova day two co-ord run down:
Dress: Angelic Pretty
Blouse: Baby, The Stars Shine Bright
Socks: Angelic Pretty
Shoes: Seasons
Bag: Forever New
Accessories: Angelic Pretty, Offbrand, Chocomint

I tend to take a lot of selcas when we're getting ready or about to drive (^~^)!!

Elliot took some amazing outfit shots of Sharon, Goldie and myself  (ノ≧∀≦)ノ.

It was quite hot inside the convention centre even though it was air-conditioned, and we all wished we didn't wear long sleeve blouses hahahaha *sigh*. I ended up saving my money and only buying the Adventure Time DVD, a necklace and some cute Chess Story wrist cuffs because I was too preoccupied taking photos of all of the cosplayers. Be prepared for some cosplay photo spam!

Witch (Left 4 Dead), Tony Stark (Iron Man), Alucard (Hellsing) above.
Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro), Stormtrooper (Starwars) below.
Link, hero of time (The Legend of Zelda series)! *swoon*
Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas) above, and a really badass Sauron (The Lord of the Rings) below.
This boy looks like Finn's voice actor, and even sounded like Finn it was crazy!
.... Maybe it was actually him *____*!!
Hsien-Ko (Darkstalkers), Green army men (Toy Story), Batman (The Batman series) above.
Cat Jedi *name unknown* (Star Wars), Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic series), Warlock and Paladin (World of Warcraft) below.
Sharon and I stuck in an Avengers toy box, and Chopperman (One Piece)!!
Our friend Miley was in a Katekyo Hitman Reborn Chrome + Mukuro cosplay duo, and she ended up winning the cosplay competition! Congratulations Mileyyyy, your outfit was seriously amazing and I'm really sad I didn't get to see your skit!!

We had high tea for lunch with CMing during the middle of the day because we got extremely hungry orz;; it was only seventeen dollars each and our eyes were definitely bigger than our bellies ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ!! We filled up on macarons, cakes, pastries, mini sandwiches and mini fruit salads and ended up taking the rest to CMings hotel room to have later *which CMing and Ry finished off haha!*

After the con was finished, we went home and got changed and then went out for Thai with all of the One Day in Paradise girls (Marie, Kim, Elle-may), as well as CMing, Ry, Goldie and Elliot! It was really nice food and I wasn't able to take a photo of it because we were all so hungry we ate it straight away haha(*^3^)/~☆!
Day three of Supanova came and I was so tired I had to drag myself out of bed orz;;. Sharon and I also twinned this day, this time it was an over the top sweet co-ord with Angelic Pretty's Milky Fawn! I felt very very pink ヽ(○´∀`)ノ♪
Supanova day three co-ord rundown:
Dress: Angelic Pretty
Hood: Ergi
Socks: Secret Shop
Shoes: Seasons
Bag: Forever New, Angelic Pretty fawn bag replica
Accessories: Angelic Pretty, Offbrand, Chocomint, Catnapcats, Chess Story, Strawberry Skies

And of course, here are some selcas before we headed out!
As soon as we got there my attention was directed towards one thing and one thing only:

Eeeee, this really made my day oh my goodness this was the best ever.

I didn't take many photos this day because I was too busy walking around doing all of the activities, helping out a little bit with the One Day in Paradise store, as well as leaving halfway through the con to get some lunch (I had sushi and the rice was pink!). I finally got to meet Ricky who is a blogger friend, as well as Shawna  (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ *who I didn't get a photo with sigh* and I also got to catch up with Natt who I haven't seen a while. She was doing an amazing job being a hot booth babe!

Sharon and I did another video thing with Goldie and Elliot again during the day. We were riding a carousel in lolita and there was quite a bit of staring going on with the locals haha, some of them even got their phones out and took photos/filmed us as we went around ヽ(  ̄д ̄;)ノ .

My favourite part of the whole day was the Rockband karaoke thing! We wrote our names down to have a go, and the people running it really liked us haha. We ended up doing "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World and "Don't Speak" by No Doubt. I really hope that this set up is at the Sydney Supanova so we can loli-fy it again, hehehehe (^O^☆)♪!
Elle-may on drums, Sharon on bass, Marie on vocals, and me on guitar.
Sharon and I gave death a bit of love toooo!!

The next day was a bit of a relax day to get over the three days of the convention, hahaha! Sharon, Marie and I went shopping at Pacific Fair and stumbled across this beautiful shop called Kitten D'Amour filled with amazing clothes and *swoon* I bought a blouse and a cardigan because I couldn't resist their cuteness (*゜Д゜)!!

On Wednesday we went to the Warner Bros. Movie World theme park! 
All of the photos are on Marie's camera *sigh* but I do have a few iphone photos! I had such a wonderful time there (even though all of the rides are rollercoasters and I'm scared of them *cry*). 
My favourite ride was the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster but I had to wait until the other girls went on it first to find out if it was scary or not (/ ~__~)/. I loved the backwards bit into the laser part of the ride, and all of the monsters in the first part were from the movie which made me happy and I ended up going on it twice in a row. I also went on the Green Lantern coaster which was scary at first but turned out to be amazing so I went on it twice too! Everybody else was game enough to go on the other rides while Kim and I minded the bags and watched them (● ̄(エ) ̄●)~

They did a parade towards the end of the day where all of the characters on their floats came out. It was so awesome, there was Batman, The Joker, Scooby Doo and Mystery Inc, Justice League and all of the Warner Bros characters! I started crying out of happiness when Shaggy came up to me because he's my favourite character (●゚´Д`゚●)ノ゚~~
We had to leave at four o'clock to go back to the hotel and get ready to go to Dracula's cabaret restaurant! We decided to get all dolled up to go as well (~ ^___^)~! I wore Angelic Pretty, Sharon went in a very gothic Alice and the Pirates co-ord, and Marie wore the most beautiful classic co-ord from Baby, The Stars Shine Bright. Kim decided to wear a really awesome goth outfit that made her look like a mermaid from Peter Pan with her turquoise hair, and Cherie just wore plain clothes!

We weren't allowed to take any photos inside of Dracula's, but I suggest for anybody to go there if they get a chance. The actual place was a big gothic castle with a ghost train entrance ( ꒪Д꒪)ノ , and once inside it was decorated with gothic and spooky things. There was even skeletons in glass coffins inbuilt into the floor! All of the waiters and bartenders that worked there were dressed up, and their personalities were amazing! They loved our group so much and were calling me "Bo Peep" all night because of my bonnet ehehehe.

We got VIP seating which means we were front on to the show and they also gave us cute showbags and necklaces. Dinner was served in a skull bowl, and the dessert was a chocolate coffin with mousse inside that was really yummy. But the best part was the cocktails - they were called "witches brews" because they were served in fishbowl glasses with dry ice in them that made them smoke and bubble \(^o^)/. Kim and I shared three of them and by that stage were very very intoxicated orz;;. Oh, and we also had jelly shots that were served in massive syringes! 

We ended up staying back after hours talking to the hosts that run it, as well as all of the waiters, cabaret dancers and we ended up drinking with the bartenders  (゜▽゜;)! It was good fun, and Kim and I went to the oxygen bar before we stumbled back to the hotel to bed (but I ended up passing out on two dining room chairs pushed together, oops).

On the last day we went and watched The Avengers at the movies before we had to get on our planes home *cry*.  It was such an awesome movie but we were all so tired we were napping throughout it, whoops oh hohohoho~!! 

I had such a lovely time up there, and it makes me want to travel a lot more!

Mood: Still trying to catch up on sleep (-___-)!
Listening to: Power - B.A.P


  1. awwhh that looks like you had so much fun! you looked so cute in that video too omfg <3

  2. That spooky restaurant sounds so amazing! The whole trip does. Very cool ^_^

  3. I love this post! You guys look so cute!! Supernova looks like such fun, I will have to go some day. I wanted to go but I work on the weekends :sob:. I like how everyone knows how to pose when they are in their cosplays. Love the bunny hats as well.

  4. I wish I could pull off a bonnet like you. ^_^

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    1. Thank you for letting me know, that's really weird haha!

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