Esmeralda Wandering D23

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IMG_5434 IMG_5438 IMG_5439 IMG_5447 IMG_5448 IMG_5449 IMG_5457 IMG_5459 IMG_5319 IMG_5323 IMG_5324 IMG_5333 IMG_5337 IMG_5343 IMG_5346 IMG_5350 IMG_5353-Recovered IMG_5354 IMG_5360 IMG_5362 IMG_5363 IMG_5366 IMG_5367 IMG_5372 IMG_5378 IMG_5381 IMG_5387-2 IMG_5389 IMG_5393 IMG_5407 IMG_5501 IMG_5518 IMG_5522 IMG_5523 IMG_5530 IMG_5536 IMG_5539 IMG_5560 IMG_5562 IMG_5567 IMG_5571 IMG_5580-2 IMG_5583 IMG_5584 IMG_5587 IMG_5599 IMG_5645 IMG_5656 I'm sorry for the million pictures! I know I always say that, but seriously I'm sorry for the like 50 pictures, I was just so excited about this cosplay. I really feel like I nailed Esmeralda (but I know I could do better).

The second day of D23 was a complete world wind. When my friend and I arrived the second day we were greeted by a ridiculous line, and the sad news that the Star Wars panel had filled up (the previous night, so absolute no chance of gettign in). So, I suggested we go sit inside under the air conditioning and just go to the con later, and my friend was bold and walked up to door and...lo and behold, the door was unlocked! We were able to just walk into the con and bypass all the lines. It was amazing! Getting early meant fewer people on the floor, meaning more space to wander and fewer lines to deal with! Because there were less lines it meant that my friend and I were able to do a lot of stuff we were not able to do the first day (the Target gif creator, Marvel green screen photo-op, seeing the Moana exhibit, Zootopia setup, preview of Shanghai Disney, Pandora/Avatar Land for Disney World, etc.). It was great.

I also got to see the Star Wars Jedi Academy, which was freakin adorable. Little kids pretending to be jedis and "fight" Darth Vader and Darth Maul was too cute. After watching the adorableness, my friend and I decided to wander the floor and take some pictures. And while outside attempting to take a picture, guess who I ran into...Disney Legend Floyd Norman, one of the creators/animators/writers of Hunchback of Notre Dame! It was amazing to meet one of the creators of one of your favorite Disney movies, while you happen to be cosplaying as one of his characters! Meeting him and having him tell you, "You are about the size of Demi Moore when she came into record", was probably the highlight of the con! Absolutely amazing.

Another highlight was meeting a DarkWing Duck, who had a violin and was playing it. When I went up to her to compliment her playing she started playing the main theme from Hunchback of Notre Dame! It was such a rush to hear the music from the movie you are cosplaying while you are cosplaying! I know it might be lame to some, but I enjoyed it immensley.

While D23 was absolutely amazing, I must say it was one of the most tiring cons I have ever been to, but since it's every two years I could see myself going back (but I think only one day). Well, that took me forever to get posted, but finally did! So happy! Can't wait for Long Beach Comic Con this weekend! Until then, TTFN ta ta for now.

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