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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
12:10 pm
Possible Plans
So...Japantown Cherry Blossom Festival. Anyone planning on going? And if so, which cosplays?

darkenedwings had this great idea last year about making yukata versions of PW/AJ characters. I know a few people started the project idea, but I have no idea if anyone wanted to put it application and run wild with it. I think it would be amazingly appropriate for JTCBF and we could get some awesome pictures.

Opinions? Idea bashing? Hearty agreements? Just throwing the idea out there should anyone be wanting to do something fun and interesting for JTCBF.
Monday, July 21st, 2008
12:26 pm
So our panel is at 1:45 on Friday again. Damn you Sac Anime.
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
10:13 am
Have fun at Fanime, everyone!!! I'm so sad I can't make it this year... Damn you graduation! I hope y'all have a great time, and don't miss me too much! ;D

Current Mood: envious
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
7:48 pm
So just another quick question but one I wanted to make sure got out there. How are people getting to Fanime? I know many people are going on Thursday buthow are the cars going to be set up. Are people only going to be able to fit two people due to props or will they be able to hold 4?

Officialish Fanime Post
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
7:00 pm
So my dear friends. I can no longer crossplay. It's just impossible. I did some guessimating and I figured even if I was bound down well I'd still be a DD. So I must retire Larry Butz and forget the hopes of cosplaying Asch, Gant and any other male characters I would have loved to do.

But in good news I have a bust that could crush soda cans and make most Tifa cosplayers cry.



Monday, April 7th, 2008
4:46 pm
Wannabe Offical Fanime Post HEY-O!
So as I try not to think about how soon Fanime is coming up I think about what all is going down with it. Like rooms. Who's where? This list is currently to my knowledge what is going on for that weekend but please clarify anything I've gotten wrong or have left incomplete (Like hotels XD).

Thursday Night: Day 0
Li's Room (Sainte Claire): Li, Rhi, Carolyn, Ali

Rachael's Room (Sainte Claire): Rachael, Courtney, Ami, Anna

Friday Night to Monday Morning: Day 1 - Day 4
Li's Room (Hotel?): Lisa, Rhi and Ali

Rachael's Room (Hotel?): Courtney, Rachael, Anna, Ami

Carolyn's Room (Hotel Montogomery): Carolyn, Sean

If you end up looking at a map where my hotel is you can see I'm kind of fucked. With the art tables still in the air (damn you AA!) if we do happen to get I am hoping that someone might be nice enough to left me store my scarves in one of their rooms so I am not having to carry them two blocks back and forth every day >.> Erm is there anything thing else I should cover atm? Can't think of anything. RESPOND!
Saturday, January 5th, 2008
11:01 pm

Okay, so. Crossplay. Women have tits. Solution? This. Disclaimer: this is not the only solution, but people said to link to this thingie and therefore I am doing it SO THERE. BEAR IN MIND, however, that this comes in only white and black, apparently, but I've heard tales of people dying it to a skin-type color and being able to pull of teh shrtl3s MANZ with a certain degree of success. I know jack shit about dying stuff, so I wouldn't really be able to help you there, but that's what I know. :x I have to wonder how they pulled off nipples, though. Or would it not really matter since some anime depict men as nippleless? Wtf, anime.

.. Also, there are these, which I am going to be trying out BECAUSE, as it turns out, the one above has this annoying habit of rolling up and digging into your abdomen, so this shorter type would probably be a lot less annoying in that arena. Also, it means whatever men you cosplay can be EXTRA SLUTTY. Fun times.

Annnnnd yeah. There are a bunch more thingie majigs in that general area of... whatever, but I thought those two were worth pointing out because.. well, because. ALSO, really, really, really make sure you get one your size because they are absolute HELL to get into/out of at the end of the day. I know this because I made that mistake and really. Ow.

.. Uhhh, that's all. |D;;; And the prices are listed on those sites, and I dunno, if you want to save money by buying them in threes and getting sizes appropriate for you and two other people in our group, that could be a good way to conduct business? Yes. I am such a genius.
Saturday, October 20th, 2007
8:41 pm
Y-Con Planning: Headcount, Gatherings?
Okay boys and girls, as much as I hate to admit it, Yaoi-Con is soon.


We need a few things:

1. A headcount of who's going.
2. A headcount of who's going as what.
3.  When we want to be in what costumes.  Obviously this will not be a 100% solid thing since we tend to get tired of costumes and want to change, but having a general idea is a good thing.

So far we've worked out that we'd like to get our Ouran group (as much as we have of it anyway) together on Friday night around 7 or so.  We will probably be taking lots of silly pictures, and then changing again (or not, it's up to everyone).

There is a Naruto gathering on Friday at 4, and a Phoenix Wright gathering on Saturday at 4.  The cosplay contest/bishounen auction is on Saturday evening.

There is no word of an Ouran gathering, and even if there was I'm not sure if we'd want to go since we're already our own little gathering, sort of.  ^^;

Anywho.  Thoughts, concerns, questions, anything?  Leave a comment plz.  :D

Current Mood: rushed
Friday, September 28th, 2007
1:30 pm
I'm so sorry to have to do this
But I have to update my Yaoi Con status to "maybe".

I have not registered. I have not paid for hotel. I am $300 in debt to my parents from tapping into my scholarship to pay for food/gas/etc. I cannot afford to finish any cosplays I have right now, and i really, really shouldn't be paying for conventions. I hate it, but that's the way it goes.

I have no job, my parents do not help out. I have tried, really, really REALLY tried to get a job.

I'm really sorry and I get it if people are mad. But Yaoi Con is going to be about $60 for registering, $80-90 for hotel. Plus food/stuffs.

I realized last weekend, hanging out with friends I acquired $100 of that debt. I spend a lot more money around friends and I just can't do that.

If I get a job soon, then great. I can probably save up enough to go. But its not looking promising at all. No one is calling me back and I have to be able to do stuff like eat and pay bills and stuff.
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
8:42 pm
Houston, we have a problem.
So, er. Today, while driving to Costco, I ran my first red light. This led to a discussion of fines and me having to pay them, and since said fine is apparently $300 and I have about $240 in my account, I had to tell my mom my less-than-okay-monetary situation.

... Fortunately, on the drive back we discovered that the light I ran does not in fact have a camera on it, but my mom said that I still can't go to Yaoi Con. Why? Because apparently the bank is going to be charging me since I have less than $300 anyway, and after hotel fees, entry fees, cosplay fees, and dealer's room fees, I'd probably have like, $100 or something by the end of the con and this is A Very Bad Thing.

... Fanime Con, on the other hand, should be fine for me to attend since it's after Christmas, Chinese New Year, and my birthday. BUT, yeah, Yaoi Con is a no go. I'm really sorry, guys.
Saturday, August 4th, 2007
11:21 am
Anna, Ali, Dave, Lina. You now have a room with me for Yaoi Con. I got us the usually four person room with a roll in bed. However if for some reason there is a problem with how close we might have to get there was also a suite available (difference of about $15 {Our room cost about $67 per person, suite would be about $82 per person}).
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
9:48 am
ATTN: Everyone in the Ouran Group for Yaoi-Con!
Just a reminder and a note for everyone intending to be in the Ouran group for Yaoi-Con:  we need you to order your jackets as soon as possible.  The link is in the previous post, but if you're too lazy to scroll back,  http://www.chadwicks.com/clothing/Regatta-Blazer.aspx?PfId=48536&DeptId=8210&ProductTypeId=1

Rhi and I ordered ours a while ago, and it turned out our sizes were backordered.  So please, if you have the money, order it now.  We'd like to make sure we have the whole group together in time for Y-Con.

Lina - This means we'll need your sizing ASAP so we can order yours too.

Speaking of which, that brings up another minor problem.  We're not sure exactly who's participating in this group.

So far our role-call is:

Tamaki - Rhi
Haruhi - Li
Hunny - Melissa
Mori - Dave or Gabe?
Hikaru - Lina
Kaoru - Ali
Nekozawa - Anna?
Renge - Carolyn
Kasanoda - Dave or Gabe?

If I could get comments/IMs/emails/some kind of contact from those of you we're not sure about, that would be great.  Just let us know if you're still interested and what character you want.

And our Kyouya is Courtney.  Which brings up another minor problem, as I doubt she'll be setting foot into Yaoi-Con.  Do we know someone we might be able to dress up as Kyouya?

Annnd last but not least: whoever has my CDs?  Pleeeeease lend them to Ali and/or Dave so they can see the series and actually know what they're getting themselves into.  :p   I think that's you, Anna.  Perhaps arrange an exchange on a D&D night?  Or if you're not done with them, lemme know so I can burn new copies.

That's it for now!  Any questions, just leave a comment.
Friday, July 20th, 2007
4:16 pm
So, for Ouran Peoples...

I ordered wigs and jackets for Li and I.

... a 4p and an 8, and the size 8 was backordered until August sometime.

I get the feeling a lot of people buy these, and there may be a bit of a turnaround/ delay.

Also: if you were planning to order anytime soon, or go in for two at a time with anybody, here's a couple of coupon codes I found:

'CHEMAIL' Expires 08/31/07 - 30% off one item (untested)

'CH7651' Expires 7/26/07 - 40% off the 2nd item (tested, worked)
Thursday, July 19th, 2007
11:52 pm
I don't have an Ouran icon
It can be wig tiem nao?

Ok, seriously, I looked into some wigs. All wigs shown here are from Amphigory.

Hikaru/Kaoru Imagine in...reddish blond? http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_fy_flipmode.html
This almost looks like the same wig I have for Kikumaru. I'm pretty sure it falls too flat on top to be the exact same one.

Concerns: How much more spiky can we make it in the back? It looks fine now, but some parts seem too rounded for the twins. Also, most importantly...can those bangs be made to go on the other side?

Hunny or Tamaki? Why do they have the same haircut? http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_rounded.html Ok, honestly, I thought Hunny right off for this one (if someone can contact Melissa at all...I dunno if she's on LJ or in this group or anything) The rounded ends could probably easily spike out pretty well, because its not much. The color seems right as well. Looking back, it might be able to be modded for Tamaki as well. Maybe. Its not a super high quality wig, so we couldn't do much styling on it, but it shouldn't be too hard to work with.

Who couldn't this be? http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_roni.html This wig can't be cut super short, but it comes in a lot of colors and is a short boy-ish style. At $25, its not much either. I think its best for either Haruhi or Kyoya. Mori's hair might be too short. But you can also get some really light blond shades for Tamaki.

And this may look ridiculous and is probably my worst suggestion yet but...http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_l_spikey.html Mori. Is anyone even being him? Ok, so let me explain. With the other spiked wig, you could see right down to the underpart of the wig. And if you cut the spikes short (which it would need to be Mori), well, it would look very bad. Ridiculous as this wig looks, its a lot thicker and the spiky parts are a lot closer together. However, I think this means we can cut it a lot shorter. Still...might look silly. Stupid spiky haired characters.

And finally, I know Rhi loves complicated wig design, so I'm not above (or below) reccomending this wig http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_tatiana.html for Tamaki. Its the only one with super long bangs that I could find. Funny, outside of anime, most people don't want all their hair in their face. It comes in a bitch load of colors.

Finally, again, I realized I forgot Renge (sp?) http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_alices_dream.html It would be a fairly easy cut, but, these can come more curly, so it would definitly need a good straightening. Slightly more pricy, but it does have a good skin top on it.

Hopefully, this is not a useless post.
7:44 pm
Ouran Peoples
Alright folks: Here is what I have learned from Ellome, who knows far more about Cosplay than I ever will.


Tadah~! Most people get them in New French Blue, though mine is Crystal Blue which.. I don't think they have anymore xD But like 85% of Ouran cosplayers who didn't just find theirs in a thrift store use the Chadwick's one :3"

The blazers are around 30$. While I'm usually against buying costumes entirely, I'm looking at it this way: By the time we buy matching fabric, lining, patterns, buttons, interfacing, notions, etc... Adding in the fact we'd need wigs, clip on ties, and dress shirts/pants/and shoes for those that don't already have them...

This way is undoubtedly cheaper.

Not the mention the stress of tailoring something that complicated and having it come out perfectly. Apparently lots of people do it this way, so no one's gonna care. :D

I have 6 of the Ouran emblem patches already. We'd need to get a few more patches, but that is what internets are for.

If I recall correctly:
Me = Tamaki
Li = Haruhi
Carolyn = Renge (Yellow Dress of DOOM)
Lina = Hikaru
Ali = Kaoru
Courtney? = Kyouya
Melissa = Hunny
Gabe/ Dave/ Unknown? = Mori
Anna = Nekozawa

And Kasanoda was free if anyone wanted him. ALI, DAVE, and anyone else who hasn't seen it; watch the series. DO IT. You'll like it. I like it, and I hate most shojou.

If we can get the funds together, we could try having the full group ready by Yaoi Con.

Thoughts anyone?
Sunday, July 1st, 2007
6:49 pm
Okay.  So.  The idea for the panel was Con Etiquette.  Were we to run the panel, the things we'd want to cover are as follows:

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
2:40 pm
Future cosplays...
Since I've recently caught up in Naruto, I've been thinking about ideas for who I'd like to cosplay as in the future. Yamato has been on the top of my list so far. Jugo with the curse active would be cool, too. I'd also like to make my own vest for Asuma, and maybe my own turtle-neck undershirt so I don't have to stink up Ali's. Making my own Akatsuki jacket would be cool, too.

I've really been enjoying cosplaying, so far. Thanks, girls! ^_^
2:32 pm
Who wants to teach me how to sew?
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