|This is a selection of my all time favorite cosplay deviations from my friend's gallery and my own gallery (subject to weekly updates). I hope you will enjoy it |
From 's gallery :
From my friends galleries :
/!\ I will copy this (long) text on my Facebook page and Tumblr too. Forgive the english mistakes please .
I am just a lazy boy, so I will copy paste the warning from last year :
Honestly, this text is very long. I will cut it in parts, so you could pass the introduction part and skip directly to the E3 part.
Photo gallery ; [link]
Last year, I was chosen as the AC vip. This year, obviously I could not go again for the same thing.
BUT Ubisoft organized a contest for people pre ordering AC4 Black Flag. We had to share our work, answer questions about AC and win points. Then I had a probablity of 1 out of 5 chances to win the trip. I won. SO I WENT BACK. But since it's a new game+, the difficulty was higher haha !I met the two other french VIPs (Arnaud and Anthony) at the airport, and the flight was delayed because of the bad weather in Germany..Eventually we went to the plane, got our correspondance at the last minute in Frankfurt, and went to Los Angeles. In the plane I tried to watch movies I would never watch to fall asleep (yes, I watched Beautiful Creatures, and it was not THAT bad). We arrived at the airport to get our first surprise : no suitcase for me and Arnaud. It was still in Germany. Then we went to the hotel, met the others (who were all awesome, ALL OF THEM.) AND BECAUSE THEY WERE, IM GOING TO NAME THEM ALL RIGHT HERE AND EXPLAIN WHY. It's not going to be short, but they deserve all the love. ALL OF IT.
-Mathieu, the Uplay ComDev, who made this trip awesome. He took care of us (and we were a lot), got us to see what we wanted on the booth. He was amazing. Thank you :3
-Matthew Szep, the VIP for Ghost Recon, who was in reality the VIP for The Division. The guy was so nice, it was always a pleasure to talk with him. He said Mathieu and Me were really polite, so Matt, if you read this, you are f*cking awesome, it was a f*cking pleasure to meet you and hang with you during the party and all, that's the sh*t I like to do man.
-Heston, VIP for the AC multiplayer. We spoke a lot during the last day, it was really cool, sorry to have bother you with my terrible accent I still have to give you THE picture, we really need to create that dropbox folder.
-Natassia, Carl and Whitney. Those three were for me the sunshine in the group. Always smiling, always laughing and joking around ! I miss them a lot already...And Carl+Natassia are awesome dancers (they were the just dance VIPs). (But never trust Carl when he says "it's a 6 minutes walk")
-Nikolai (the AC vip, admin of the Russian fansite), Steven and Alexander (respectively winners of the UK and DE The Watch Contest) were really cool. It was cool to speak of AC4 with people from other countries, directly after the conference, and it was fun to share the room with Nikolai !
-Brad aka the Professor. Oh man, since we talked on skype, I was really eager to see you. And it was fun ! We trade drinks during the Ubisoft Party, I hope you liked what I gave you !
-Arnaud, we had so much fun it would be outrageous to tell it all here, but hey, I got your number.
Special thanks to :
-Alexandra from Uplay <3 You did the Uplay Lounge, you did a lot for us and for me and just : <3<3<3<3 And I'm sorry to all the bad jokes about stealing the blades and just dance You were kind of a dream team with Emanuelle and Flavie.
-Andreane, I was happy to see you again <3
-Andie Aka Escoblades it was cool to finally meet you, along with Gabe and Loomer. We did not see each others a lot, but still.
-Toby, we did not have time to do silly things like last year, but you were so cool it was a pleasure to see you again !
-Jessica Nigri <3 I can't say how much she is awesome. I had the chance to see her Edward costume, it was really beautiful ! I had the time in the convention to come speak with her a bit, and she always made time so we can speak a bit :3
-Finally, all the peeps from The Watch_Dogs team (especially UbiNik and the developer who gave me her lanyard <3), AC4 team, Ubisoft, Ubiworkshop and Initiates who were available and amazing. Charlotte and Damien from Annecy too <3
2 E3 CONFERENCE
The following day I was planning on wearing the costume from Memorias Charta, but since I had not my suitcase, I wore Aiden (yep, Mathieu took it in his suitcase for me, so I had at least one costume). I met some of the FragDolls and the conference was awesome. I was featured in the pre show btw : [link]
You already know that, but the conference was awesome, and we got a Watch_Dogs E3 collector pack when leaving.
We ate at the very same place we had lunch last year. I already said it in the album, but it was a bit sad, I really missed all the vips from last year...We then went to hang out in the city of LA.
The day ended well, with the suitcase delivered at the hotel.
3 E3 DAY 1.
Since I got my suitcase, I wore Edward all day.
We tried to plan a photoshoot with Jessica earlier during the week, and when we entered the convention, she was there !
We talked a bit, took some pictures : [link] we had no time for a complete photoshoot.
Then I spent all my money in the E3 shop, and we went to the E3 booth. I got nice comments from the AC4 team, and we saw the game.
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.
I pre ordered it on PS3, but I think I need it on PS4 too. It's so beautiful.
For what I saw, it will be one of the best AC game.
I saw Tobuscus, but he was in a hurry, so no video this year together ! I also met again Jay, and it's always cool to see you man !
AND THEN. Something happened. Todd Mc Marlane, creator of Spawn and director of McFarlane toys (who does the AC4 products) was on the Ubi Booth signing the poster he designed for AC4 !
Since I was in costume, I coul cut the line and he signed one for me ! He liked my costume !
Around 2pm, we headed to the Uplay Lounge. The place was beautiful..
Developpers were here, available to speak with us. I saw the MP for AC4 and it will be more than amazing with the gamelab (a new mode to create modes).
I brought back something to Nightfire because I'm a nice guy haha.
We had a live presentation and then a cocktail with the development team. Awesome moments.
4 E3 DAY 2.
It was Watch_Dogs day ! I wore Aiden. It was fun (and warm) to walk around the show with the costume.
Like we did last year, we had the huge chance to meet Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft. We could ask the questions we wanted, he answered very honestly, and he asked us questions too.
It was a really good moment.
Before leaving to the Uplay Lounge, I wanted to get a Watch_Dogs lanyard.
Mathieu and me asked some people, and finally, a woman working on the game went to ask to get one other, but found no one to answer. She decided to give me hers <33
In the Uplay Lounge, we had a presentation of Watch_Dogs (same gameplay as shown in the Sony Conference) and then a cocktail with the team.
They enjoyed my costume and I was really happy to finally meet them all.
We then went back to the hotel, and got ready for the Ubi Party ! It was relaxing after those days on the show floor, and it was also a nice moment to share with the Ubi people, the VIP, and Tobuscus !
5 E3 DAY 3.
Last day on the floor, time for the sad moments, say goodbye to everyone, and I had to take the plane with Anthony.
For the last time of the E3 2013, I spent some time with Carl, Natassia and Whitney, but did not get the chance to say goodbye ;_;I really hope we will see each other soon.
We took the car with Heston and Anthony and bought some candies for Vela at the airport.
Marc (Vrtvingt.fr) came to get me at the aiport, and that was really kind of him.
I'm happy to be back in France again (because I missed Vela a lot), but this trip was really cool, and I had a total blast !
Final Words, I realize how lucky I was to be able to go there again, meet again all the kind people, and live my passion with the people who create it.
Honestly, during those moments, you see how ridiculous people are to bring down AC cosplayers (and cosplayers in general in the gaming industry) because they feel their costume is not good enough, that they don't fit in the character...
I will conclude this with Ubigabe's words he said during the show : "It's actually a whole thing for us, the entire team really supports creativity in the community and we love that our audience create all this content from arts to like short films [...] it's really important for us to support that creativity."