As you may or may not know, the Hetalia Day is hold the same day as the United Nations Day, on October 24th. It's a day in which Hetalia fans make parties, events, meetings and the likes to claim world peace and common understanding, to show than at least some youngsters CARE about history and our future, and to have fun with the games and roleplays inspired in Hetalia.
And for those who don't know what Hetalia is, it used to be a great webcomic about countries, international relationships, and similar stuff with lots of cultural, historical or just random humor. I'll talk in deep about Hetalia in other posts.
So, back to Hetalia Day, I was in the event hold in Madrid since it was the one nearest me at that time. I wope up at 06:00 (that's really early in the morning here in Spain XD) put on my Canada/Matthew Williams cosplay, and left to take a train. I arrived Madrid Puerta de Atocha at 9:30 and I had breakfast while waiting for my friends Ali and Eli who would be cosplaying as Chibiromano and boss Spain, yay >w<
The sky looked this beautiful early in the morning >w<
While I was waiting, I took a look at the Tropical Forest inside Atocha Station... there were turtles there lulz! So cute ha ha ha!
Eli and Ali arrived and we took a walk around Retirement Park, near Atocha... We were around there for quite some time when the other girl accompanying us got REALLY sick >.< the poor thing! Well, later everything was ok again and we had wonderful ramen at the Japanese Restaurant Oishi Sushi and Ramen! I had Karee Ramen, I thought it was going to be hot but it was pretty mild and sweet, quite good >w< Their website: http://www.oishiiramen.com/
“Arbor Communitas Arduus” (means "Tree of the European" Union) near the "Arbor Communitas Diversus" ("united in the diversity") We saw it while wandering around Retirement Park. It couldn´t be any more proper visiting this place the very same day of the United Nations Day and the Hetalia Day XDDDYou can see more photos of the Tree and info about the sculptor here:
Later, we headed Eli and Ali's place so that they can get their outfits ^^ Ali helped me with the make up and styled my wig ( I'm not good at that ;A; ) She did a great job, thank you dear ;A; She also made me a present, a cute lips gloss >w< Their flatmate (the girl who got sick) was a lot better now, too!
So yeah, we left for the Hetalia Day, which we were conviced was at Plaza España at 17:00 BECAUSE THE OFFICIAL HETALIA DAY SAID SO. BUT THE INFO WAS WRONG. LULZ. So yeah, we arrived Plaza España, with our cosplay and all,but there was a concert there (and a policeman just kept stupidly staring at us XD) We thought it was strange that no one was ther, and that no one would show up, so in the end I had to phone my sis and ask her to look again on the Internet for the place and hour... in the end she was able to find it, and it was... YES. AT RETIREMENT PARK. LULZ. WE´VE BEEN THERE ALL MORNING AND NOW WE HAD TO GO BACK. WHAT THE HELL, THAT HUGE PLACE. LULZ. I swear we doublechecked the info one time and another... the problem was there were two different teams organizating it, and in the end one of them left the info online but never come to say "hey, the new meeting place is this blabla" so yeah XDDD in fact, we asked the policemen at the square and they said they´ve only seen a couple of cosplayers, than they waited there for a while and then left... so I guess those poor guys had the same luck as us.
Anyway, we finally arrive Retirement Park again. We looked around for quite a while... everyone was at Palacio de Cristal, but after almost another hour of wandering around, we arrived. YES. FINALLY, AFTER BEING IN MADRID SINCE 09:30, WE ARRIVED THE HETALIA DAY MEETING POINT AT 18:30. BUT IT WAS WORTHY.
There was an girl from USA with us, very nice and cute, and her Spanish was so good >w< It was hilarious because I was speakin to her in English while she was speaking to me in Spanish XDDD it was great practice for both! She loved both me and the other canada cosplayer lol XD
So yeah, it was already dark so all of my photos and videos are, yeah, at night. But anyway, the starring cosplayers will probably enjoy them anyway XD So yeah, here you have some photos and comments I have to do about them...
PFFFF EVERYONE WANT TO HAVE MY EYES! YOU'RE SO FREAKING JEALOUS PFFFFF
IT´S NOT THAT I DON´T KNOW HOW TO USE MY CAMERA. IT´S JUST THAT EVERYONE IS SO JEALOUS OF THE AWESOME PRUSSIA AND GILBERT´S RED EYES. THAT´S WHY EVERYONE HAVE RED EYES IN THE PHOTOS. LULZ.
DEAL WITH SEME ARTHUR, YOU BLOODY GITS.
AIN´T THEY KYUT. ALFRED X ARTHUR WITH A SEME ARTHUR. NO ONE WAS EXPECTING PAPARAZZI MATTHEW
AWESOME ME IS AWESOME... Feliciano what the hell with your face...
DON´T MESSS WITH THE BIG BOYS, DA.
OH LOOK IS ME XDDD And later me with bro and his "Americanishness" (that't so totally a word now) and with Lovi and Tony >w<
I ALSO HAVE SOME VIDEOS
KALINKA KALINKA KALINKAAA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laWOlpZFlxI
AWESOME 5 METERS (WHUT) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6yd0UdfUe8
WE MADE PRUSSIA CRY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmJIEeWQCxs
Playing twister (Canada, Prussia, Purssia 2, France, Spain) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpVS9yCRXVo
Playing IMPOSSIBLE twister (aka close-up to Arthur´s ass) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te_frMMruFk
And now some other Hetalia Day 2010 Madrid videos other people uploaded!!!
Fashmod ruined by very angry Swiss! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8CdK4csFFA
So I ended the day without my hairbrusher, my pencil, my eraser, my drawing (one I did for te fanart contest) or proper photos/videos of the Hetalia Day xD but I made friedns, happened to get closer to those who were my friends already, and I had so much fun!!!
AND THAT´S ALL. LATE REPORTS ARE LATE XD