...why not post my convention adventure?
About 2-3 years ago, I was an active cosplayer. It was a hobby and it made me happy.
Although maybe because I grew up, my interest changed and I stopped going to conventions or even cosplaying at all. And also, the crowd pretty much changed so it isn't that fun anymore.
Anywhoo, I went again because my brother, John, who is an artist, was selling his art at the convention. Also, it was his 15th birthday so I went for moral support. Haha. Well, I did spend most of my time outside the convention and went wild shopping at the mall so I can't really call that support.
Although it was fascinating to see that people were buying the stuff that my brother did. His comics (which I helped to edit) was nearly sold out and there were tons of people who paid for commissions.
I do believe that it was a good experience for my brother. And we did both enjoy the day: him, selling his art, and I, shopping. XD I'm a bad sister. Etude House was calling me, what was I supposed to do? XDD
4 out of 5 comics sold. Pretty good job for his first time selling.
There were a lot of other good artists at the indie artists' area that I was almost tempted to buy, but they were selling stuff that are a bit too expensive for me (because I used up all my money from shopping a few hours earlier). I could always ask my brother to draw and make stuff for me. Why should I buy when I can get stuff for free? XD