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Sephilia
07-18-2009, 04:14 PM
I was wondering if there's anyone going as Dynasty Warrior Cosplay?

Up to now, there is me as Zhen Ji and my friend General Silver as Xing Cai. Anyone else?

Henrickson
12-23-2009, 02:58 PM
Dynasty Warriors cosplay
Cosplay de Dynasty Warriors

Hi,

I'm continuing/reviving the Dynasty Warriors cosplay group that Sephilia has started. At Otakuthon 09, we were all just by ourselves, isolated, never walking around as one group. Well, for Otakuthon 10, I hope to have a large, united group walking the halls all together!

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List of cosplayers
The following list is taken from the master thread on Otakuthon.com:
http://forums.otakuthon.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4795

It would be nice and balanced to have just 1 cosplayer per character, though we can accept 2 cosplayers doing the same character if they're from 2 different games, eg. Gan Ning from DW5 and DW6. We will, however, allow duplicates from the same game, like 2 Xiao Qiaos from DW6, if 2 or more people like a certain character's design.

Format:
Character: Cosplayer [Game] (Comment)
Names in italics are Otakuthon.com usernames.

Last update 2010-06-04

Shu: (5-8)
- Guan Ping (1): Henrickson [DW6] (necklace, belt buckle & scales complete, weapon complete, rest of costume in Mourngrim's custody)
- Guan Ping (2): Hentai_god [DW5] (confirmed)
- Guan Yu: Mourngrim [DW6] (started, obtained beard, belt complete, solving half-kimono issue)
- Huang Zhong
- Jiang Wei
- Liu Bei: FlameHaze [DW6] (unsure if he can make it for OT 10, might make it for OT 11)
- Ma Chao
- Pang Tong
- Wei Yan
- Xing Cai: General_Silver [DW5] (complete, cannot break down weapon & shield, ready to help others)
- Yue Ying: Magias [DW6] (interested, will not attend any general meetings, helped by glamrock_goddess)
- Zhang Fei: Ovan-Corbenik [DW6] (interested, unsure if he can make it for OT 10)
- Zhao Yun: Yukem [DW6] (unsure if she can make it for OT 10, can provide makeup application)
- Zhuge Liang

Wei: (1-5)
- Cao Cao
- Cao Pi: Sephilia's BF [DWSF] (unconfirmed, canceled or not started?)
- Cao Ren: FullMetalSam [DW6E] (confirmed for OT 10, may not attend general meetings)
- Dian Wei
- Pang De
- Sima Yi: Simakai [DW6] (interested, will not debut until late 2011 / early 2012)
- Xiahou Dun
- Xiahou Yuan
- Xu Huang
- Xu Zhu
- Zhang He: S e s s y (maybe also considering Cao Pi, unsure if she can make it for OT 10)
- Zhang Liao
- Zhen Ji (1): Sephilia [DWSF awakened] (complete, needs repair, no confirmation for OT 10)
- Zhen Ji (2): Sakura_CC [DW6] (cannot do it for OT 10, will do it for a future con)

Wu: (3-7)
- Da Qiao
- Gan Ning
- Huang Gai
- Ling Tong
- Lü Meng (1): KyoKisaka [DWSF] (interested, unsure if he will do it for OT 10)
- Lü Meng (2): XIIIXaldin [DW6] (confirmed, with hentai_god's group)
- Lu Xun: XDpher [DW6E] (complete, will redo a better weapon)
- Sun Ce
- Sun Jian
- Sun Quan: Rawrchu [DW6] (never started)
- Sun Shang Xiang: jusdepomme [DW6] (found fabric for costume, will not finish for OT 10, will not attend any general meetings)
- Taishi Ci
- Xiao Qiao: Risea [DW6] (started, wig ordered, no set debut date)
- Xiao Qiao: teruki_chu [DW6] (confirmed, bought fans, will do it for OT 10)
- Zhou Tai
- Zhou Yu: Lesmir [DW6] (unsure if he can make it for OT 10, needs help)

Others: (0)
- Diao Chan
- Dong Zhuo
- Lü Bu
- Meng Huo
- Yuan Shao
- Zhang Jiao
- Zhu Rong
- Zuo Ci

Extra characters: (0)
- Fu Xi
- Nobunaga
- Nu Wa
- Toukichi

Female versions of male characters (see Links): (3-4)
Female Shu: (1-2)
- Guan Ping: YunaDaKilla [DW5] (confirmed, with hentai_god's group)
- Guan Yu
- Huang Zhong
- Jiang Wei
- Liu Bei
- Ma Chao
- Pang Tong
- Wei Yan
- Zhang Fei
- Zhao Yun: yomoko [DW5] (interested, cannot finish for AN 10, might do it for OT 10)
- Zhuge Liang

Female Wei: (1)
- Cao Cao
- Cao Pi
- Cao Ren
- Dian Wei
- Pang De
- Sima Yi
- Xiahou Dun
- Xiahou Yuan
- Xu Huang
- Xu Zhu
- Zhang He
- Zhang Liao: Ritsa-chan [DW5] (will do it for OT 10, with help from Teruki-chu & Henrickson)

Female Wu: (1)
- Gan Ning
- Huang Gai
- Ling Tong
- Lü Meng: "Eve" [DW6] (confirmed, with hentai_god's group)
- Lu Xun
- Sun Ce
- Sun Jian
- Sun Quan
- Taishi Ci
- Zhou Tai
- Zhou Yu

Female Others: (0)
- Dong Zhuo
- Lü Bu
- Meng Huo
- Yuan Shao
- Zhang Jiao
- Zuo Ci

Cosplayers with undecided characters: (0)
- Geb_Geb (dropped out)
- (None)

Non-cosplayers and non-DW cosplayers in supporting roles: (0)
- (None yet)

Total number of interested cosplayers = 24
Number of confirmed cosplayers among the interested = 12

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Links:
Social sites & Forums:
http://forums.otakuthon.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4795 - Master thread on Otakuthon.com
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2046460&id=1379559471&l=f33a88dea1 - Henrickson's DW cosplayers photo album on Facebook
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=188518 - KOEI Warriors thread in Anime North's section of Cosplay.com forums
http://www.gamespot.com/pages/unions/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=27029415&union_id=1106 - Illustrations of "female versions" of DW5 male characters in GameSpot Forums
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page - KOﻉIki, a KOEI games wiki

If anyone wants to join our group, you can reply here or on Otakuthon.com! :)

VickyBunnyAngel
12-24-2009, 12:36 PM
I have a Xing Cai! But travelling with the weapon and shield may not be feasible.

LOL as General_silver noted as well

Henrickson
12-25-2009, 02:47 PM
I've seen you before in that costume, you make a wonderful Xing Cai! :D Some of us will attend Anime North 10, and most of us will design our weapons in multiple sections so as to fit standard suitcases (as it will be the case with people with polearms).

DW cosplayers from other cities can post here, but the list in the 2nd post will only contain cosplayers from Montreal. (I'll add a list of visiting cosplayers closer to Otakuthon 10.)

VickyBunnyAngel
12-28-2009, 11:42 AM
Yea, I'm thinking about cutting the trident in half..or in pieces but I don't know how I'd make them attachable again. Screws? Oh well. A trip to home depot will answer my questions no doubt.

Can't wait to see you all at AN and Otakuthon!

Henrickson
12-29-2009, 06:16 PM
That's exactly what I did with my Guan Ping's halberd, I made it in multiple separable parts, dividing the main shaft into several sections, all measuring at most 22 inches at the longest, so that they could fit into a standard suitcase. That's how I managed to bring it to Fan Expo. ;) Our Lu Meng will do the same with his spear, and probably our Guan Yu too.

Pros of making weapons in multiple parts:
- Easy to store: A full length weapon takes a lot of space, and cannot fit into normal boxes, bags or luggage.
- East to transport: A long weapon is difficult to bring onto buses and trains, and will probably require to bend down the front passenger seat in cars, reducing the passenger capacity of the cars.
- Modularity: We can remove a section of a weapon's shaft to shorten it, where it will be less unwieldy in tight places (like indoors) than the full length version.

And cons:
- Complexity: The weapon has more parts than a single-piece one, and requires planning on how to design the multiple parts and fit them together. (Workaround: Design larger/longer parts to reduce the total number of parts)
- Tools: Screwdrivers must be carried on us during the con/photoshoot, or we cannot assemble nor breakdown our weapon. (Workaround: Leave the screwdrivers in the hotel room, assemble/breakdown your weapon there)
- Seams: Since it's in multiple parts, seams will be visible if people take closeup pictures of the weapon. (Workaround: Saw the parts more precisely, and try to get smooth, straight cuts)
- Less rigidity: A weapon made in multiple parts will feel more loose and wobbly than a single-piece one. (Workaround: Screw more tightly, use more armatures, use more rigid materials)

Pillow-chan
12-29-2009, 07:04 PM
You could always make the weapon parts detachable by screwing them together like the head of a broom or something. Know what I mean?

VickyBunnyAngel
12-30-2009, 12:11 AM
Thanks for the tips! I definitely need to make my weapon more travel friendly, even for Toronto cons. I had my staff propped up vertically on the bus, and someone mistook it for an actual pole and grabbed onto it for support...I let go from the sudden weight load and they feel over XD

Angelbless
01-21-2010, 01:05 PM
o.O? I don't believe I nor Rawrchu had previously planned to do those characters...perhaps you've mistaken?

Henrickson
01-31-2010, 04:37 PM
That's what I heard from Rawrchu, that some of you guys were at one point interested in DW cosplays, but canceled your plans. The only person I know who started something - but didn't finish and quit her project - was Mannaka, who had done Zhang He up to 85% completion before dropping down the costume. When I saw her status line in MSN Messenger ("Zhang He progress = 85%"), I wanted to ask her if she was doing a Dynasty Warriors or Romance of the Three Kingdoms costume and if other people (like me) could join her cosplay group, but she cleared that little line before I could ask her. I assumed she dropped out, and that there were actually a bunch of other people doing DW cosplays. So I started to ask around, ended up asking Rawrchu, and that's where he told me a bunch of people were planning to do a few characters from DW but canceled their plan in favor of other projects (Katekyo Hitman Reborn! and Tales of the Abyss to name a couple). Rawrchu was to be Sun Quan, Mannaka as Zhang He (with hint from her MSN status line) and Angelbless as either Zhao Yun or some other character... But since the cosplays are canceled (or never started as a matter of fact), I colored them light gray on the cosplayers list.

To everyone: There's an update to the cosplayers list, but a "Database error" bug is preventing me from updating the main list in the 2nd post. So here's the current roster, as of Jan 31, 2010:

Shu: (8)
- Guan Ping (1): Henrickson [DW6] (necklace complete, weapon complete, rest of costume not yet started)
- Guan Ping (2): Hentai_god [DW5] (interested)
- Guan Yu: Mourngrim [DW6] (started, belt complete, will attend AN 10)
- Liu Bei: FlameHaze [DW6] (interested, with help from Mourngrim)
- Xing Cai: General_Silver [DW5] (complete, cannot break down weapon & shield)
- Yue Ying: Magias [DW6] (interested, with help from General_Silver)
- Zhang Fei: Ovan-Corbenik [DW6] (interested, planning)
- Zhao Yun: Yukem [DW6] (interested, still also considering Diao Chan)

Wei: (4)
- Cao Ren: FullMetalSam [DW6E] (confirmed for OT 10, may not attend general meetings)
- Zhang He: S e s s y (might also consider Cao Pi, might not attend OT 10)
- Zhen Ji (1): Sephilia [DWSF] (complete, needs repair)
- Zhen Ji (2): Sakura_CC [DW6] (interested)

Wu: (7)
- Lü Meng (1): KyoKisaka [DWSF] (planning, not yet started)
- Lü Meng (2): XIIIXaldin [DW6] (confirmed, with hentai_god's group)
- Lu Xun: XDpher [DW6E] (complete, cannot attend AN 10, will redo a better weapon)
- Sun Shang Xiang: jusdepomme [DW6] (can do it for OT 10, will not attend any general meetings)
- Xiao Qiao: Risea [DW6] (started, wig ordered)
- Xiao Qiao: teruki_chu [DW6] (confirmed, will do it for OT 10)
- Zhou Yu: Lesmir [DW6] (interested)

Female versions of male characters (see Links): (2)
Female Shu: (1)
- Guan Ping: YunaDaKilla [DW5] (confirmed, with hentai_god's group)

Female Wu: (1)
- Lü Meng: "Eve" [DW6] (confirmed, with hentai_god's group)

Cosplayers with undecided characters: (0)
- (None)

Non-cosplayers in a supporting role: (0)
- (None yet)

Number of cosplayers = 21
Number of non-cosplayers = 0
Total group size = 21

There's a new link, too:

Links:
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page - KOﻉIki, a KOEI games wiki

Angelbless
02-01-2010, 10:57 PM
I see. I guess he was either mistaken, or misinformed then. I can at least say for myself that I never had the intention of doing Zhao Yun. Well, that's cleared up now :)

Henrickson
03-24-2010, 02:16 AM
Hey everyone, here are some small updates on our cosplay group...

- Henrickson: Finished Dragon Head belt buckle. Main costume parts to be done collaboratively with Mourngrim. Next piece to be completed will be the "embossing" on the weapon's blade holder.
- Hentai_god: Is teamed up with XIIIXaldin, YunaDaKilla & Eve of The FFCrew. Can do all their costumes without any external help.
- Mourngrim: Is teamed up with Ovan-Corbenik, Yukem, KyoKisaka & Risea of Fantasy Fanatics Cosplay. Also commissionning FlameHaze's costume.
- Magias: Will do her own costume as well as Lesmir's, with help from General_Silver.
- FullMetalSam: Is teamed up with Sakura_CC(?) & jusdepomme of Beyond Dreams Cosplay. (GebGeb dropped out.) Fully capable of making their own costumes. Jusdepomme's weapon will probably be made by her BF.
- XDpher: Ruined her Lu Xun costume by washing(?) it. Will need to re-dye it.
- Teruki_chu: Really slow progress, will use real hair, already trying out Xiao Qiao's hairstyle.

jusdepomme
03-26-2010, 06:20 PM
What makes you think beyond dreams members can do their own costume XD

Nah seriously, I've bought my fabric last weekend so as soon as I've finished my two costumes for AN, I'll be working on this one :)

Henrickson
04-26-2010, 01:31 AM
We got Simakai (http://www.cosplay.com/member/56366/) joining us as Sima Yi from DW6. However, she won't debut her costume until late 2011 / early 2012. (The group will be maintained until at least Otakuthon 2012.)

If anyone has any updates on their costumes to share, please do so. If other cosplayers wants to join us, please say so! :)

Henrickson
06-16-2010, 08:45 PM
Here are some small updates on our cosplay group, after meeting people in person and discussing about the group...

- Henrickson: Finished tri-star scale sheets, gave them to Mourngrim via Yukem. Still need to "emboss" the weapon's blade holder. Yukem has my wig and should be working on it this week.
- FlameHaze: Can't make it for Otaku 2010. Will try to do it for AN 2011.
- Ovan-Corbenik: Still in dilemma whether to do Zhang Fei or not. I'm trying to motivate him...
- Yukem: Postponing Zhao Yun for a future con.
- Simakai: Has an extremely heavy cosplay book to fulfill. Joining us in 2011.
- Sakura_CC: Postponing Zhen Ji for a future con.
- KyoKisaka: Is leaning towards dropping his cosplay.
- XDpher: Lu Xun repaired! I supplied her 6 feather at AN 2010. Ready to re-wear it anytime.
- Jusdepomme: Postponing Sun Shang Xiang for a future con.
- Lesmir: Lost help for making his costume, but still interested in getting it done.
- Ritsa-chan: Joining us as female Zhang Liao [DW5]. I'm doing her weapon, while Teruki_chu is doing her costume.

I have no updates from other cosplayers; if they want to tell us their updates, please do so.

2 months left before the con!!

Henrickson
07-22-2010, 11:09 PM
Some small updates:

- Henrickson: Mourngrim gave me an ETA of "2 weeks" to complete my costume. I then need to pass the black vest to Jusdepomme to embroider the red dragon design on it.
- Teruki_chu: Started the bottom of the skirt. Wondering if she should put a wire into the bottom edge of the skirt...
- Ritsa-chan: I bought all materials for Blue Wyvern, female Zhang Liao's glaive. I'll cut and saw everything in the next few days. The weapon should be ready at the end of next week at the earliest. She's doing the armor by herself and needs help...

Photoshoots: I'm proposing 2 meetups and 1 main shoot.

- Friday, 8:30 pm - Dynasty Warriors meetup (hosted by me), regroup near 5th floor Info Desk, then move to apple tree garden outside Palais des Congrčs
- Saturday, 12:30 pm - Dynasty Warriors main photoshoot (hosted by me), regroup near 5th floor Info Desk, then move to apple tree garden outside Palais des Congrčs
- Sunday, 11:30 am - Dynasty Warriors meetup (hosted by me), regroup near 5th floor Info Desk, then move to Steam & Fire Fountain

Are these days, times and locations OK for everyone?

Henrickson
08-09-2010, 03:41 PM
Alright, here's the cosplay roster for 2010. The rest of the cosplayers are either postponing their costume debut or haven't posted any updates yet.

Shu: (1-2)
- Guan Ping (1): Henrickson [DW6] (necklace, belt buckle & scales complete, weapon complete, rest of costume in Mourngrim's custody, vest to be embroidered by Jusdepomme)
- Xing Cai: General_Silver [DW5] (complete, unsure if she'll re-wear it again at OT 10)

Wei: (0-1)
- Zhen Ji (1): Sephilia [DWSF awakened] (complete, no confirmation for OT 10 though she might be wearing it at any time)

Wu: (1-2)
- Lu Xun: XDpher [DW6E] (complete, may wear it for OT 10)
- Xiao Qiao: teruki_chu [DW6] (doing it for OT 10, outfit almost complete, fans unfinished)

Female versions of male characters (see Links): (1-2)
Female Shu: (0-1)
- Zhao Yun: yomoko [DW5] (might do it for OT 10)

Female Wei: (1)
- Zhang Liao: Ritsa-chan [DW5] (doing it for OT 10 with help from Teruki-chu & Henrickson, outfit complete but needs retouching, weapon and armor almost complete)

Total number of interested cosplayers = 8
Number of confirmed cosplayers among the interested = 3

We'll be walking the halls on Saturday from the opening till 12:30 pm, where we'll head to the apple tree garden outside the PDC for the main photoshoot. At anytime if you see us around, please take pictures of us. ;)

I will wear it on all 3 days if possible, Friday and Saturday at least, Sunday depending on my hotel room situation. Teruki_chu will wear Xiao Qiao on Saturday and Sunday, and Ritsa-chan will wear Female Zhang Liao on Saturday only.

If you're an independent Dynasty Warriors cosplayer and want to walk/pose with us together on any of the 3 days of the convention, please feel free to do so. We 3 (me, Teruki_chu & Ritsa-chan) will not enter the Masquerade, but we hope to get Hall Cosplay Awards with our beautiful costumes. :)

See you this weekend at Otakuthon 2010! :D