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celery
02-23-2011, 08:48 PM
Might be visiting the motherland soon this year! How is the convention scene there? vs u.s ones?
Also opinions on crossplay, specifically M to F?
Thank you!

Magical Machete
02-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Cons in Korea are way different than US cons. The Comic World here in Seoul is 4,000 Won admission. They are a lot more relaxed on props. You can have pretty much whatever. BUT! You have to change at the con when you arrive, and you have to change before you leave. You CANNOT wear cosplay in public outside the con area. There are a lot of people, but I'm not sure how that really compares because IDK which cons you've been to. There aren't panels here, or any really big events at the con. It's mostly walking around, taking pics, buying fan art from the vendors, etc.

Mmmm There are quite a few boys who cosplay as girls here, specifically touhou, but they usually carry guns or are doing something crazy. LOL I don't think anyone would mind though. ^^ I've seen a few boy Miku's as well. ^ ^

celery
02-27-2011, 07:20 AM
Cons in Korea are way different than US cons. The Comic World here in Seoul is 4,000 Won admission. They are a lot more relaxed on props. You can have pretty much whatever. BUT! You have to change at the con when you arrive, and you have to change before you leave. You CANNOT wear cosplay in public outside the con area. There are a lot of people, but I'm not sure how that really compares because IDK which cons you've been to. There aren't panels here, or any really big events at the con. It's mostly walking around, taking pics, buying fan art from the vendors, etc.

Mmmm There are quite a few boys who cosplay as girls here, specifically touhou, but they usually carry guns or are doing something crazy. LOL I don't think anyone would mind though. ^^ I've seen a few boy Miku's as well. ^ ^

That was exactly the info I was looking for! Thank you!

Magical Machete
03-03-2011, 02:39 AM
youre welcome ^^

Hikaru_Claire
03-07-2011, 01:23 AM
hey girl and guys, will you be at this month's Seoul comic world??

celery
03-09-2011, 06:17 AM
Nope, not this month =(

Magical Machete
03-17-2011, 08:19 AM
Nope, not this month =(
Aw D: But maybe next time?

I'll be going to all of them ^^

celery
03-21-2011, 06:26 AM
Aw D: But maybe next time?

I'll be going to all of them ^^

Aw lucky! I think I'm planned to fly over there around June. Since I will be new to the con scene in the East, maybe we should meet up and you can show me the ropes/tell me the hotspots?

Magical Machete
03-22-2011, 02:06 AM
Aw lucky! I think I'm planned to fly over there around June. Since I will be new to the con scene in the East, maybe we should meet up and you can show me the ropes/tell me the hotspots?

Sounds good. Im located in the heart of seoul so travelling is easy to pretty much anywhere. I can show you dongdaemun textile building and some wig stores there too ^^ if youre interested. Do you speak korean?

celery
03-22-2011, 09:25 PM
Sounds good. Im located in the heart of seoul so travelling is easy to pretty much anywhere. I can show you dongdaemun textile building and some wig stores there too ^^ if youre interested. Do you speak korean?

Enough to get by, can also write/comprehend. Atm, don't know where I'm going to be situated for work but hopefully somewhere near seoul or pusan.

Magical Machete
03-23-2011, 03:10 AM
Busan is really nice. ^^ Seoul is cool too though haah lots of stuff here. Ah you prolly know more than me so youll find your way around fast! : D

Hikaru_Claire
03-29-2011, 11:23 AM
@Celery - do you want to do some Final Fantasy cosplay in June/July?

pinapplegum
03-29-2011, 06:38 PM
Machete of Awesome,

Hey, do you think we'll be done with our Avatar cosplays before the next con? :)

celery
03-30-2011, 09:16 PM
@Celery - do you want to do some Final Fantasy cosplay in June/July?

Not sure, to be honest, I hadn't considered FF cosplay at all on my radar... any specific version of FF? I can't think of anything suitable for me XD

Xj9
04-04-2011, 12:35 PM
greetings! i've been meaning to go to a con, and i see there's one for seoul in may. anyone going?

pinapplegum
04-04-2011, 05:19 PM
greetings! i've been meaning to go to a con, and i see there's one for seoul in may. anyone going?

*waves hand*
Meeeee~!

Magical Machete
04-05-2011, 08:11 AM
Machete of Awesome,

Hey, do you think we'll be done with our Avatar cosplays before the next con? :)
I hope so! D: Man... I have nothing ready yet though. xD Still have to buy the fabric... crappppp Ill do that saturday lol

Xj9
04-05-2011, 10:41 AM
hoorays! pineapplegum-would it be too much trouble if i tagged along?

also, is there a place in dongdaemun where i can buy embroidery string/floss?

pinapplegum
04-05-2011, 03:15 PM
hoorays! pineapplegum-would it be too much trouble if i tagged along?

also, is there a place in dongdaemun where i can buy embroidery string/floss?

Well, I don't know you personally yet, but I don't really mind. You would have to ask Magical Machete, because we usually go together. :)

Magical Machete
04-06-2011, 03:22 AM
Well, I don't know you personally yet, but I don't really mind. You would have to ask Magical Machete, because we usually go together. :)
Sounds fine to me. ^ ^ We'll have Ji Min with us too.

Say, xj9, whats your name? I'm sarah ^ ^

Oh and, do you have a facebook? lol i ignore these threads 95% of the time so when the day gets closer, I want to make sure if you tried to get a hold of me Ive noticed it. ^ ^;;;

Xj9
04-07-2011, 11:01 PM
i've sent a friend request via facebook. :)

Suzaku Vitality
05-25-2011, 09:21 PM
wait. when are the conventions in Korea??

pinapplegum
05-26-2011, 07:26 PM
wait. when are the conventions in Korea??

Every two months in Seoul

amaya_JDB
05-27-2011, 05:56 AM
Where are the convention in Seoul? I'm hoping next time I go to Korea to visit my family I go to one...if my family don't think I'm crazy >.>

Magical Machete
05-27-2011, 10:10 AM
The next one is in July. ^ ^ It will be at SETEC.

pinapplegum
05-28-2011, 08:36 PM
amaya - you should totally come to the con! Us English speakers are slowly taking overrrrr

teehee~


Will you be in costume? :3

amaya_JDB
05-30-2011, 02:51 AM
I don't even know when I'm going back there. Last time was back in '03 I think. Oh goodness, I'm gonna get a culture shock!!!! o.O My whole family still has a huge grudge against the Japanese, so me being in cosplay of a Japanese character when I'm visiting isn't gonna be easy.

celery
05-30-2011, 08:57 PM
Its finally set in stone, will be leaving the states in June 7th. Can't wait to step onto the new scene!

I don't even know when I'm going back there. Last time was back in '03 I think. Oh goodness, I'm gonna get a culture shock!!!! o.O My whole family still has a huge grudge against the Japanese, so me being in cosplay of a Japanese character when I'm visiting isn't gonna be easy.

What a coincidence, I too traveled to Korea when I was little(middle school I believe?).
I know exactly what your talkin about on the grudge thing. My parents don't hate them and is okay with my cosplay shenanigans, but I'm not sure about the rest of my family...

amaya_JDB
05-30-2011, 11:24 PM
You're lucky. They fact I cosplay is apparently embarrassing and "not my age" (and yet I've seen people in their 30s-40s cosplaying >.>)
Anyways, are there any pic of cosplayers over there? I can't find any!

pinapplegum
06-02-2011, 07:41 AM
Oh yeah! Magical Machete has a ton of pictures from the cons we've been to together. It's called Comic World (I don't know the site - I'd have to ask her the address).

Heyyyy are any of you military by chance? I want to see how many of us are on cosplay.com~

amaya_JDB
06-06-2011, 05:49 AM
Nope, not me. No offense, but I don't believe in military. It's a personal thing.

My fiance and I are already down for cosplaying when we go to Korea....someday >.> I'm always scared of going. -SUPER airsick-

celery
06-10-2011, 02:58 AM
Having a blast over here! I will try to make it to the next Comic world event!

Ship
06-14-2011, 12:55 AM
How's the cons during winter season? Do they even open at all? I'm planning on going back to Korea during winter season and was thinking of attending a con.

Magical Machete
06-15-2011, 07:38 AM
Yup! Theyre open pretty much every month, no matter what! lol the 100th seoul comic world was actually this winter! it was freezing but there were still so many people!!!

pinapplegum
06-15-2011, 08:37 AM
That's because they're worth it!

Ship
06-15-2011, 11:22 PM
Oh yes. I can't wait until winter break. Are any of you guys going there?

pinapplegum
06-16-2011, 01:16 AM
Heck yeah I'm going! Maybe I'll see you there? :)

Me and my friends stick out. We're one of the few Americans. And we cosplay. So that whittles down the pot to like 3-4 people.

Ship
06-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Awesome. We should make a cosplay.com meetup or something. It'll be fun.

pinapplegum
06-16-2011, 06:31 PM
One thing Magical Machete and I have found out is this:
The more people involved in meeting up in one place, the more chaotic everything is, and the less things get done. I've also noticed that the bigger the group, the more people want to split up to do other things...

All this is a warning that, while I think that's an awesome idea, I'm not sure if we would all stick together for the whole day. Magical Machete and I are close friends, but during cons we'll sometimes split up, too.

We really should do a meetup, though!!

pinapplegum
06-16-2011, 06:31 PM
I'm cosplaying as Azula (Avatar Season 3) on Saturday and Lili (Tekken 6) on Sunday. :)

Ship
06-17-2011, 12:05 AM
Yeah I wasn't really thinking about spending the entire con together since everyone has their own things to do. But anyways, I look forward to seeing all of you during winter.

Magical Machete
06-17-2011, 08:52 PM
Maybe we could do a cosplay.com picnic instead? ^ ^ It'll give us all a chance to meet and before and after the picnic go do whatever we want on our own too. ^ ^

pinapplegum
06-18-2011, 07:42 AM
hmmmmm I like that idea... Sarah you're so smart!

Magical Machete
06-18-2011, 09:51 AM
hmmmmm I like that idea... Sarah you're so smart!

Awwwww thanks Sarah! You're smart too!

celery
07-02-2011, 07:44 AM
Hey guys, you can catch my pictures of Korea so far over here!
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100792756172123.3156978.5258537&l=85d6ccda15

Foreversh
07-06-2011, 11:59 PM
A Sarah Piiiiicnic.

Magical Machete
07-09-2011, 08:18 AM
hee hee We need to decide a time and place. ^^

Foreversh
07-10-2011, 07:36 PM
A not-so-hot place and a time when the sun is not boiling!
Under the bridge is good, I think. Pleather is conducive to melting onto my skin under the sun, so any shade is good :P
What time do you plan on being at the con? Did you want to meet when you get there, or just meet later on?

Magical Machete
07-11-2011, 07:39 PM
A not-so-hot place and a time when the sun is not boiling!
Under the bridge is good, I think. Pleather is conducive to melting onto my skin under the sun, so any shade is good :P
What time do you plan on being at the con? Did you want to meet when you get there, or just meet later on?
LOL under the bridge for sure. xD
Hmmm... Whenever I guess LOL