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DemyxisMuffins
08-04-2008, 11:31 AM
What was your favorite part of Connecticon 2008? What was your favorite panel? Show? Main Event? Cosplay group?

If you've got a favorite, post them here!





Personally, my favorite part was seeing all of my old friends in new cosplays. I loved seeing the Corpse Bride! And the new group of Organization XIII. They were awesome. (Trufax.)

I also loved the Lolita Panel. I've never actually gone to a Loli panel, and I swear it was like stepping into a whole different world.

Cosplay Chess was amazing, and I LOVED the Chicken Fight in the Masquerade. (And no, I'm not just saying that because they were my friends. I had no idea what was going to happen until it went on! XD)

HurricanePandaBear
08-04-2008, 11:38 AM
I think the big thing that has me raving about this con is just the fact that I was able to get the guts to get on stage and sing during the masquerade. O.O I was dying from nervousness while I was waiting backstage but when it was over, I was like, "...I just did that?"

But I really loved some of the skits in the masquerade, particularly the XXXHolic skit. I thought that was just brilliant. Also, some of the cosplays that I had not expected to see at all. Corpse Bride, The Painted Lady from Avatar. That was awesome. =D

And I got to make a new friend, who was absolutely amazing! And that's a big deal for me, since I have so much trouble talking to people. XD

DemyxisMuffins
08-04-2008, 11:53 AM
The XXXHolic skit was fabulous! (Seriously: That was one of my top favs in the Masquerade!)

You sang in the Masq. though? You were the winner of Connecticon Idol, right? You sing wonderfully! ^^

Xailyn
08-04-2008, 01:05 PM
Heh. I'm listening to the song from the xxxHOLIC skit right now. <3 That was amazing. It's the best skit I've EVER seen.

I didn't go to panels this con, aside from the Gaia one on Friday. This con was mostly to see friends, but it was really great. I did have a lot of fun at the Bleach shoots--especially since I was an original concept, and people liked it.

But seriously, CTCon was amazing. <3

Zaiten
08-04-2008, 07:01 PM
One of the best moments for me was when I first put on my Aerith costume to debut it and as soon as I walked into the dealer's room I ran into the most awesome Cloud right at the entrance and got it give him a hug. ^_^

After that the outfit felt great to wear and I wasn't so nervous about it anymore.

Mephistophilis
08-04-2008, 07:50 PM
my favorite con memory was being able to reenact a mission from TWEWY.. and get a picture of it!!!

I had so many great memories though.. and I'm making new ones after the con. Seeing how much people enjoyed my cosplay makes me really happy, because they were excited to see it ^^ and that I made someone that happy... well, how can you NOT be happy about that??

I made a lot of friends, met a lot of great people, had TONS of fun, and now at the end of it I can say I have the best ending to a con ever ^^

DS454
08-04-2008, 08:15 PM
simple thing that made me really happy, was the new people i met and the compliments DMG got for her looks and the costume. Those made my weekend

the other hand a 55 min ride home with tears cause it is hard to find people that like you for being you, not to many people around me or my age for that matter like cosplay or anime.

shadowfox3113
08-04-2008, 08:16 PM
Best part for me was meeting loads of new people. Everyone was so friendly!

And I loved how everyone had signs that said free hugs... it was awsome XD

I loved being in the cosplay chess. People had a really good reaction to my Lavi cosplay XD I EVEN GOT TO DO THE HAMMER DANCE! or w/e its called! but still! it was EPIC!

...now if only I could find someone who recorded it >.>

Volar
08-04-2008, 08:30 PM
I'm gonna be completely honest here.

My fave part was when the convention itself was over.

-Volar

trainer_kelly
08-04-2008, 08:57 PM
My favourite part was being part of the masquerade.

I was the Ash doing a parody to "SexyBack". I'm sure you people who saw it know which one I'm talking about. XD

I was sooo happy that I was asked to be Ash by Ryan and Rachel for the masquerade to call out "Combusken" *coughthechickencough*.

I also loved making new friends there and seeing old friends.

Opium_Roses
08-04-2008, 09:24 PM
Heh. I'm listening to the song from the xxxHOLIC skit right now. <3 That was amazing. It's the best skit I've EVER seen.

I didn't go to panels this con, aside from the Gaia one on Friday. This con was mostly to see friends, but it was really great. I did have a lot of fun at the Bleach shoots--especially since I was an original concept, and people liked it.

But seriously, CTCon was amazing. <3

Oh man, that was such a BA song. What was the name of it?

I went to the "Anime you should watch" Panel and that was cool, but my favorite part was Sunday when someone recognized my costume without having to double check. I was walking around with a sign that said "Pet 4 Sale." No one knew who I was since Soul Eater is new and not yet in the US and some guy walked up to me and said "Hey, why is Medusa-sama for sale?" I squealed with fan-girl delight.

I also had a lot of fun at the rave. I love dancing and flashing lights, and the rave Saturday was the perfect combination of both.

Xailyn
08-04-2008, 09:27 PM
Oh man, that was such a BA song. What was the name of it?

I went to the "Anime you should watch" Panel and that was cool, but my favorite part was Sunday when someone recognized my costume without having to double check. I was walking around with a sign that said "Pet 4 Sale." No one knew who I was since Soul Eater is new and not yet in the US and some guy walked up to me and said "Hey, why is Medusa-sama for sale?" I squealed with fan-girl delight.

I also had a lot of fun at the rave. I love dancing and flashing lights, and the rave Saturday was the perfect combination of both.
It's called Ramalama (bang bang) by Roison Murphy. It's AMAZING.

I actually just started Soul Eater, and I've heard SO many good things, so if I see you again, I might notice you! 8D

Opium_Roses
08-04-2008, 09:52 PM
It's called Ramalama (bang bang) by Roison Murphy. It's AMAZING.

I actually just started Soul Eater, and I've heard SO many good things, so if I see you again, I might notice you! 8D

<3 It's really good. There were a few other cosplayers there with soul eater costumes. My friend went as Blair, the cat. There were two girls as Maka, and another as Shinigami sama (she was SOOOO cute~!), and i heard rumor of their being someone dressed as death the kid there, but i didn't see him.

Mystic Blossom
08-04-2008, 10:21 PM
My favorite parts:

-Meeting Colin Cunningham in an elevator and being apparently the first person to recognize him as Steve from jPod.
-The masquerade, specifically the xxxHolic skit and the chicken fight. Winning a performance award was an added bonus <3
-Seeing some really super cosplays and making plans for next year.

Rath Illucer
08-05-2008, 02:21 AM
My favorite parts? Not having a 5 minute walk across the bridge this year XP Extra cost SOOO worth it >w<

(our friend had the amazingly big 11 foot Sano sword, so we sortof needed to be closer this year lmao XP)

The raves (Sat night was the best: I went with the people who were covered in glow bracelets: You might have seen my friend, the Raver Sano ^.~ (She had on bondage pants absolutely COVERED in glow bracelets, (and that was even AFTER we kept slaughtering her supply for ones that had fell off lol) Santa kept pulling her into the circles XP

The utter, and complete highlight of my weekend, was them Playing Hemisphere and Quon's song from RahXephon honestly: My mate and i were the Kamina Ayato, and Mishima Reika, and honestly thought no one would recognize us (or that a very few people would give us a double glance and maybe remember seeing us from an amv, like Euphoria or something) but someone actually recognized me when i wasn't near my Mishima Reika XP I was sooo excited and jumping up and down stupidly for a while to all my friends because of that lol) But the raaave. They actually remixed it for the rave >w< My Mishima Reika (formerly my Soubi) isn't sure if maybe, someone actually recognized us, and asked? Since Quon's theme isn't... exactly... rave music? lol

And of course, the Main events - the Musical (which we've been loyally going to since it began it's existence - <3 those particular Jesse and James and glad they got more roles for this year ^^)

the amv's... weren't as epic as they could have been, though there were some excellent ones mixed in there (if anyone finds the Sailor Saturn one PLEASE drop me a line, i'd love to see it again)

and of course the masquerade o.o The XXXholic one was so good i couldn't even feel bad cheering for them over my friends XP (who also were almost glad to lose to such an amazing skit - they did the Hellsing/Sweeny Todd parody - SO many -amazing- skits this year! I wish they'd won, but we can all try again next time, and stare in awe once again of the winning skit XP)

Ah - and ever and always, the after-con Duck-Duck-Goose game ^^ Which i only did three rounds in a row, since i friend tagged me, and i couldn't run in the shoes i was in well - if i was in my Ritsuka costume i would've been diving ^.~ But i couldn't in my Ayato - Spent too long on it to chance grass stains on white XP (Ritsuka cosplay = black, and needs redoing so it's perfect for fun like Duck-Duck-Goose ^^) After i couldn't tag anyone i grabbed a friend who was cosplaying Ash, and was like "Ash: I choose you" and ran away and gave him a minute to register what i said XP He was nice though and took my place out of the game lol

Elevator Tetris was interesting in my hotel ^^;;;;; We got stuck on one trip with one of the hostesses for the Cosplay Chess match (the Succubus) who kept sideswiping a friend with her wings by accident XP We didn't mind, and it was an epic elevator ride, but... >w< We kept feeling bad everytime hopeful people looked into the elevator and were like - If only there was room! And we're like: We're sorry >< We can barely fit in here as it is: I got to get REALLY close to some of my friends on those trips XP I'm glad they love me XP

So there were so many amazing moments this con ^^ And the best thing was that i FINALLY got my mother to it ^.^ I've been trying to get her there for -3- YEARS. But she finally made it XP And she raved XP And it was amazing.

I look forward to next year - so look for me there ^.~ I WILL Be Sora, if i have to slaughter a wig myself *determined* and paper mache a keyblade o.o (been wanting to do that one cosplay for TOO MANY YEARS) SO i'll be keeping a display of my progress finally in my sig i think.

^^ Sorry for the long post ^w^ It's like.... 3 in the morning.... hey - seems to be the only time i come on here lol XP

Take care all ^.^

RinoaLnhrt
08-05-2008, 10:14 AM
I was the Ash doing a parody to "SexyBack". I'm sure you people who saw it know which one I'm talking about. XD


You! I do remember you, and I remember my friend next to me going "Oh...my...god...my inner child is crying right now." :thumbsup:

Anyway...for me, I think the highlight of the whole thing was probably just being surrounded by all sorts of completely amazing costumes, and bothering my friends every time we turned a corner and saying "Look! It's ____ from _____!". The musical was great though, and I did love the masquerade (that xxxHolic skit made me want to watch the anime). The rave on Saturday was fun too, especially being in the zombie mob that invaded the lobby in the convention center.

I can't wait for next year!

The Hag
08-05-2008, 10:22 AM
I thought that Amira's live summoning of Shiva, at the beginning of the masquerade, was just amazingly beautiful.

Zero_Gravity
08-05-2008, 11:52 AM
I enjoyed the open space (artsists gallery, Dealer's Room, Game room)
and despite the ridiculous $4 a slice, I like they're pizza.
Although the Vitamin Water could've been colder...

gigimardi
08-05-2008, 12:16 PM
I was very surprised that cosplaying as Mokuba would be so much fun. The Yu-Gi-Oh group I was in made everything really worth it. The piggy backs I gave to Yugi were fun. I also had some from mewohkie (Seto). btw, if any of you took a picture of that, I would love to see it.

Setchan
08-05-2008, 05:09 PM
I'm in total agreement. The Yugioh group MADE MY WEEKEND. =D WE PWNED CTCON.

trainer_kelly
08-05-2008, 06:15 PM
You! I do remember you, and I remember my friend next to me going "Oh...my...god...my inner child is crying right now." :thumbsup:

XDD Lawlz. I apologize for making your friend's inner child cry. XD Ash being my alterego and having so much feedback about my "SexyBack" parody, I just had to let ConnectiCon hear it. XD

I find it really weird that the emote is called "thumbsup", yet it's someone laughing with a sweat drop. o.o

piccolo13
08-05-2008, 10:18 PM
I thought that Amira's live summoning of Shiva, at the beginning of the masquerade, was just amazingly beautiful.

I have to agree...Her Leia dance from previous years was hysterical and wonderful, and this year (even though I've seen her Shiva dance before) it was one of the highlights for me. Her costume is wonderful, and her dancing is inspiring. I only wish certain "unfortunate events" didn't have to happen on Sunday so that I could have went to Amira's panel. :mad:

*Shiva*
08-05-2008, 10:38 PM
I think the big thing that has me raving about this con is just the fact that I was able to get the guts to get on stage and sing during the masquerade. O.O I was dying from nervousness while I was waiting backstage but when it was over, I was like, "...I just did that?"

OMG, dear, that was YOU?! I thought it looked like you, but I wasn't sure. You were AWESOME!

the amv's... weren't as epic as they could have been, though there were some excellent ones mixed in there (if anyone finds the Sailor Saturn one PLEASE drop me a line, i'd love to see it again)

That one was mine. ^^ You can find it in the link in my sig.

Zero_Gravity
08-05-2008, 10:59 PM
I'm planning on making an AMV for next year, muwahahaha it'll be MAGNIFICENT!
It may involves Boobs...
:: hit ::

Squeak-chan
08-06-2008, 04:33 AM
Please tell me someone has a video of the xxxHolic skit. D:
PLEASE.

Aer Arcanum
08-06-2008, 04:39 AM
Ah, yeah, my favorite part of Connecticon was being in Cosplay Chess with my dream costume on my birthday. But other highlights definitely include the Yu-Gi-Oh group, which made me squee on the inside; the xxxHolic skit, being one of my favorite manga already and the skit just being made of win; meeting lots of cool people to hang out with; and just all around being at one of the best conventions I go to yearly. ^^

The Hag
08-06-2008, 06:34 AM
Her costume is wonderful, and her dancing is inspiring. I only wish certain "unfortunate events" didn't have to happen on Sunday so that I could have went to Amira's panel. :mad:

It's too bad that you couldn't make it. ): I'm usually not a big fan of belly dancing, but I was so impressed with her performance that I went to her Sunday panel and it was great! She had choreographed a dance that was a fusion of yoga, belly dancing, para para and I don't know what all else. She was very charming (and of course beautiful!) and ran a really entertaining panel. Everyone had a fun time.

MEGHANCLAPOINTE
08-06-2008, 08:37 AM
my fav. part was actually the entire weekend

all the Kingdom Hearts cosplayers i met/photoshoots i had
the amvs
the masquerade
seeing all my friends along with making some new ones

oh! and also getting attacked by the Joker, Scarecrow, and Ras' Al Ghul. which there is a vid of that here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xriVf1dgUbs


but the one thing that i didn't like was the cosplay musical.

Tina
08-06-2008, 09:50 AM
Please tell me someone has a video of the xxxHolic skit. D:
PLEASE.

It's definitely on YouTube, and I definitely watched it four billion times.
Backstage, those guys were so nervous. And later when they came up for the award, they were so surprised. I was like, "Guys, I know I'm in a Meowth cosplay, but take me seriously, you were AMAZING!!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4hbLQG801I

princesszelda27
08-06-2008, 11:48 AM
but the one thing that i didn't like was the cosplay musical.

Omg plz go tell us why on the reaction thread?


I really liked helping out with the Masquerade filler and making an ass of myself. Plus doing Candyland cosplay wif my bestest fwiends. Connecticon rocks because you can get away with doing silly things like Candyland. You can't do that at most Anime cons, people would get mad at you.

Favorite thing for reals though ... gotta be Kelly singing "Sexy Back" as Ash in the Masqerade. THAT BLEW MY MIND WITH AWESOME. OMFG no one can imitate the Ash voice better than Kelly, and it was a hilariously written parody too!

Xailyn
08-06-2008, 11:55 AM
Please tell me someone has a video of the xxxHolic skit. D:
PLEASE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4hbLQG801I Found it on Monday. ^^

trainer_kelly
08-06-2008, 11:52 PM
Favorite thing for reals though ... gotta be Kelly singing "Sexy Back" as Ash in the Masqerade. THAT BLEW MY MIND WITH AWESOME. OMFG no one can imitate the Ash voice better than Kelly, and it was a hilariously written parody too!
You seriously don't know how happy your comment makes meeee.

Glad you think so. =D Glad it "blew" your "mind with awesome". =^^=

...if you ever want the full version of the song (or that 1:52 edit I used in the masquerade), ask. I'll give it to you. XD

Hatake130
08-15-2008, 03:29 AM
WHEN EVERYONE IN THE CONVENTION CENTER GOT RICK ROLLED!!!!

that was effin epic lolz

ShibbyOmittchi
08-16-2008, 05:02 PM
The best part of the con for me was...well there was so much!

Firstly, It was awesome seeing my Friends AMV at the AMV contest and then finding out she won!

Meeting old friends and Making New ones! And Of course running around with Neku, Beat, and the Epic TWEWY photo shoot! XD That was so fun! This was my first year at connecticon and I had so much fun!

NintyGirl
08-16-2008, 05:13 PM
I liked the whole weekend. but i think my highlight would be the masquerade. Team Rocket's Take-over, the chicken fight, and all the amazing skits really amde it top-notch this year. :)

Also I want to say the raves were amazing. I went to Otakon this year, and I have to say- their raves were nothing compared to connecticon's. :)

ramune-cosplay
08-17-2008, 10:15 AM
when the girl dressed as lady called my over and we had a Dante photo shoot. we only intended to take like 2 photos, each of all the main playable character from every DMC (Nero was eating pizza in the back) I was DMC 1 Dante, and there was 2 and 3 next to me. we stopped to take 2 photos and than a lot of people came in and took some photos. it wasn't long but it amused me.

Ki-san
08-17-2008, 01:36 PM
when the girl dressed as lady called my over and we had a Dante photo shoot. we only intended to take like 2 photos, each of all the main playable character from every DMC (Nero was eating pizza in the back) I was DMC 1 Dante, and there was 2 and 3 next to me. we stopped to take 2 photos and than a lot of people came in and took some photos. it wasn't long but it amused me.


OMG That was me! :)
I was Lady...I totally have to put the pics up here, but my computer is having problems resizing them for this site...so...

Dagger
08-17-2008, 04:21 PM
I think my favorite part, seriously, was getting to watch David the Gnome on Sunday. I had forgotten that show existed, but I loved it as a kid. To whoever came up with the idea for playing that, thank you. It made my con.

I was also happy to do the Ayane costume I'd wanted to do since 2003. And walking around with my Kasumi pimping Indiana Jones was really fun. :crylaugh:

But there was a lot of awesome cosplays this year! I love Connecticon because you get so much of a range in genres.

ramune-cosplay
08-17-2008, 05:50 PM
OMG That was me! :)
I was Lady...I totally have to put the pics up here, but my computer is having problems resizing them for this site...so...

cool, let me know when. non of mine came out. T_T