Im gonna be attending my first con soon with my bro. I dont know much about the culture and i only watch anime in my spare time for fun. I am a tall attractive black dude and i dont want to intimidate my nerd brethren. How do i blend in because im probably not gonna cosplay.
Not everyone cosplays. No one will care about you or pay attention to you outside your circle of friends. It's like going to any event or festival, no one will be intimidated by you unless you slam some 5' 2" lolita up against the wall in a display of dominance.
Make a Naruto headband out of magic markers and hot glue. Once you place it on your head run with your arms behind your back everyone will immediately think you are a harmless weeaboo an no one will find you intimidating. (10/10)
Easily one of the comfiest cosplays for upcoming cons. Post good ones you've seen, ugly ones, and do you prefer certain body types for each of the matsus?
I'll begin dumping some stuff
[spoiler]I'm semi /fit/ and tan with strong brows and plan to do Kara[/spoiler]
Wow, that blacktext was embarrassing
But how do people feel about this kind of hair as opposed to the bowlcuts?
Anyone here been to Anime Next? How was it?
it's an average con, nothing special but not terrible either. it's good as a 'first con' experience in the sense that it's not too overwhelming.
the people are most always chill and every time people say they're gonna go, it's usually just to meet new people or hang out with old friends.
so yeah, it's 'hang out' con with some small bonuses on the side cuz there's always the dealer's room and some times decent panels pop up.
>All J-fash styles (lolita, mori, otome, gyaru, deco, etc.) are welcome!
>Cosplay is discouraged, because then it's basically fanart of your character.
>Please provide your best photos.
>Artists: it's not a bad idea to just sign your work
>Selfposters: When giving credit, it's a good idea to refer to the art as a freebie or commission, NOT fanart.
>Helpful critique is acceptable, insults and taunts are not.
>You should actually be wearing your coord, not "Draw me in X!"
If any draw anons are interested in Shironuri, I would love some art of my second attempt at it. I have close ups if you need them. Thank you!
Is there any way I can get more information on her fabrics? Like textile content and generally more in depth stuff? All I can seem to find is surface information like where to buy and whatnot. But I want to know about burn tests, stretch testing, and what makes it so different from other fabrics right down to its fibers.
There is nothing that sets Yaya's fabric apart from any other specially fabric. It's suited for certain types of garments, but really Joann's just brought some differect kinds of fabric to an audience that has never seen half the stuff at better prices elsewhere.
Anyone going to this? It's a NJ first year con, hoping to capitalize on the graveyard of AnimeNEXT.
I just found out about this today. I'd feel pretty stupid not going considering it's like a 2 minute drive for me. None of the panels really interest me much, but the exhibitors and artist alley don't look terrible and it's not like I had anything better to do this weekend.
Let's have a thread about panels. What were the best or worst panels you've ever to? Also, what was the most interesting? Awkward panel stories are more than welcome.
I've been made panel coordinator for a small con this year, so it's my first time. I'm going to be hosting a few guest ones in particular so I'm rather nervous. Since it's a small con in a regional area the theme this year is "101" where we're going to be introducing various aspects of anime, gaming and cosplay to newcomers. I wonder if anyone would be so kind to give me some advice for hosting? I've been to quite a few panels over the years, but running one is obviously a different point of view.
Don't be nervous on the mic. No one is really there to just heckle you, they're def there just to have a good time with people that like the stuff they like. Just remember to have fun honestly. Being a host is all about entertaining your crowd. Have some light banter, interact with them. Ask them questions about their favorite anime, game, cosplayer or whatever.
JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME.
I actually really enjoyed the "hentai worth watching" panel at AX last year. It was super easy to tell who was there because they wanted to laugh at some absurd porn and who was there to fap, so avoiding the later camp was a breeze. It was really the presenter's senses of humor that made the whole thing fun. The fact that they were all having a good time made it a worthwhile experience for me.
In the previous threadwe discussed out-of-place cosplay at Elfia, made some remarks on Abunai's new idiotic room policy, and discussed what makes someone a slooty attention whore. As always we also talked shit about a bunch of cosplayers who felt the need to defend themselves on /cgl/. As usual, I'd like to remind those people that you are all a bunch of fucking idiots for responding here, and instead of wasting your time here you should spend your time improving your cosplays and shitty personalities. Also there was some shameless self-advertising, but let's keep that confined to the old thread shall we?
Convention related stuff:
>Firstlook Battlecon will be held on May 7th and 8th in Ahoy Rotterdam. It's a gaming related con and it is unclear if they are cosplay-friendly or not. So before dressing up as your favourite gaming character, you should ask their organizers how they stand towards cosplayers at their con.
>Animecon is the next big anime related convention and, as all of us probably already know, will be held from June 10th untill June 12th. You also have until the end of May before they raise the ticket prices for one last time.
>Speaking of Animecon, the Marriott Hotel roof had caught on fire yesterday. The damage was minor and guests currently staying at the hotel were able to return to their rooms afterwards. In other words there is no reason to panic if you were planning to stay there during Animecon. Well, except if you booked the cardboard box on the roof, in which case you should bring a replacement box.
>If I missed anything important, which I probably did, feel free to post it in this thread and I'll add it to the next OP.
This time with 100% less subject in the name field. Sorry guys, still getting used to my new style script.
Thanks for pointing this out to me based Dutch Anon. Despite having created the previous three threads I still managed to fuck up.
No Uchuu thread? I'll post what I have.
Share coords, inspiration, items you found, ect ect.
Maybe we could get some neat wig/hair styles in this time?
Who's going? What're you planning/working on right now? Any guests you're looking forward too? Guess this can double as a NC thread too.
This is my home con so I'm pretty chill with what I bring. I live close enough to the con center that I don't even need a hotel. Gonna be Sadie from Steven U as well as a secret cosplay I'm working on.
Should cosplayers stick to characters their own body types? Pic relates for example is a good reason why cosplayers should be shamed for not cosplaying their body.
New larp thread, previous one is in autosage
standard procedure, larp pics, stories, drama, whatever goes here.
T minus 30 days 'til Con.
What are your plans?
What are you cosplaying?
What are you looking forward to?
What are you dreading?
First time going. Are badges typically worth the $70?
No. Just like every convention, if you wait too long and purchase a month before the convention, the ticket price is higher.
>What are your plans?
Bringing two new people to the convention! Both have been dying to go to a convention, but none of their friends are interested, so I told them to come along with me! We are staying 20 minutes away right down the 101. Easy mode and free stay since its at a relatives. I even got my coworker who is a girl to cosplay with me. We are going as Nana and Hachi from 'Nana' and my other friend will just be walking around in normal clothes. This is her first time cosplaying and my first group cosplay! I'm so psyched!
>What are you cosplaying?
Hachi from 'Nana'
Merida from 'Brave'
Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast' [Maybe]
>What are you looking forward to?
EVERYTHING! I have been going for 9 years and I love this convention so much. Every year I spend more time doing one thing over another, so that I can then switch back to the other thing the following year. Like for the past two years I have ignored ballroom lessons and this year I plan to spend more time in there and going to the Black and White Ball with friends instead of lazying around the video rooms.
>What are you dreading?
Uh.. I guess dealer hall line? I just go in late in the afternoon anyways, so its never been a big problem except for the final day when everyone wants one last look inside. Also taking turns on the ParaPara Paradise game. Ugh. Its the same people every time. That old sweaty dude is always playing it and never gets off.
Depends on what you're trying to do but for me, not really. Even going as press it's still kind of meh for the things you need a badge for. I cover events but only because I have to earn the badge back.
Dealer's hall line only sucks on the first day because it's like the only thing for a lot of people to do that day. I'm not sure why people wait in line for it because it's not any more unique than another convention dealer hall and you can get most of the stuff online for cheaper
Can we have a new PS thread with the good,bad and ugly?
The old thread is going to be autosaging soon, so why not just start a new one.
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I got petticoats that appeared to have more average poof based on the customer photos. The white one is very short and made of incredibly hard tulle. It's perfect for layering but will probably be pretty itchy against bare skin. It's hard to tell from the way they're hung, but the black one is A-line and the pink one is cupcake-shaped. Both have enough poof for a normal coordinate, and the pink one fits perfectly under my short AP skirts.
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