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MoonNeko
06-12-2004, 01:08 AM
Hey O_o;; I've never posted on here before, and infact, if this is totally wrong, somebody let me know XD I'm totally new to this O_O

I was just curious... if there are a lot of people going to Animefest in Texas? Araunah has practically convinced me to go xD Just gotta get that Hotel taken care of.. if anyone is going, lemme know :D I wanna know what all cosplay there's gonna be ^^ I'm absolutely possitively sure I'm gonna be cosplaying as some kind of Naruto character O_O just depends xD I might cosplay as a couple different ones if I can pull something together O_O Anyways, lemme know ^.^

MoonNeko *aka the crazy insane Naruto cosplayer at A-kon who had on the Jiraiya Headprotector on Saturday XD Yeah.. I was short too x_x;;*

Yusuke Urameshi
06-12-2004, 01:27 AM
well, there isn't an official animeFest board yet I think. However, AnimeFest is in Dallas as well so I guess this would be an appropriate place to start this topic. *shrugs* could be wrong.

Digital Blush
06-12-2004, 01:54 AM
I'm talking my mom into letting me go. I want to go soooo bad! I can either go to Animefest or Ushicon. And Justin has too been asking me to come to this one. It depends how we're doing with income at the end of the month. But if I can go I'll be dressed up as Hinata, Sasuke and Sakura (i'm going to try and make it..?) but yeah. I'll do my best :B

shin kurenai
06-12-2004, 02:18 AM
animefest was pretty cool last year. i had a really good time and the place it's at is where cpl was! its pretty nice! and next to the reunion tower and goes on dartrail too

:3

Madrox
06-12-2004, 02:48 AM
I'm going to try to go. If I do I'll be Neji again.

Digital Blush
06-12-2004, 03:02 AM
Yeah Neji and Hinata :high fives!:

RuthlessJS
06-12-2004, 08:03 AM
I went to AnimeFEST last year and will most likely be there again this year unless I have a conflict.

Anna
06-12-2004, 10:04 AM
Me and and the same friends who went to A-kon with me are planning to go. My psychicer costume MIGHT be finished by then but I think that I'll just go as FFX Yuna.(I need to start working on a staff)

pherlondewen
06-12-2004, 06:24 PM
I had kidded to my mom that we should go to AnimeFest, but since we'd just gotten back from A-Kon, she just kinda ignored me. XD;;

ayanamilisa
06-12-2004, 11:11 PM
yeah animefest was cool and skink is just pumped cuz the girls loved his iori costume...hm... lol

I cant wait i'll be in a saiyuki group
i'm goku lol who else would i be and guess what?
all the other members are guys! guys cosplaying guys!?! saiyuki guys...holly crap..i am one lucky gal ;p

Shinja
06-12-2004, 11:25 PM
I'm going to AnimeFEST this year. Iíll be Volunteering no less (yet to know if Iím Security or AV)

I will probly be doing my Kiba (Naruto) Again and i'm thinking of doing Kyo from Fruits Basket and also Seiji(with Midori) from Midori No Hibi.

Digital Blush
06-13-2004, 12:46 AM
I'm going to AnimeFEST this year. Iíll be Volunteering no less (yet to know if Iím Security or AV)

I will probly be doing my Kiba (Naruto) Again and i'm thinking of doing Kyo from Fruits Basket and also Seiji(with Midori) from Midori No Hibi.


OMG if i go to Animefest i have to take a picture of you as Kyo! I :heart: Kyo!! *__*

Tenya Muyo
06-13-2004, 12:47 AM
I think you're in the clear MoonNeko. There were some A-fest/Ushicon thread floating around here, but it's been so long they've all but disappeared......

NEWayz..... AnimeFEST is a definet right now (unless some natural disater like from Day After Tomorrow happens ^_^) Cosplay wise, a certain state alchemist with a short temper will be prowling around, and this time he will be accompanied by his little brother! Chrno may be done by then, so he's coming too. Mido Ban may want to see if he can get a get back job while he's there. Hmmmm, that leaves one day open...... maybe a certain mini persicom will get rebooted...... :razz:

baku_neko
06-13-2004, 02:30 PM
I'm going this year. ^_^

Last year's cosplay was fun. The Goku from DBZ againast violence skit was awesome.

Sundance Kid
06-14-2004, 11:01 AM
I'M GOING!!! *waves hands in air* I went last year too. I was a wolfwood with a cross, confessional, and Inuyasha...lol...Hey! Does anyone who went last year remember the cross limbo?! That was my cross, I limboed for like an hour! ^_^ I unfortunatley was also the Wolfwood whose cross BROKE IN TWO while I was onstage cosplaying....how embarassing...*hangs head and prays to cosplay gods for forgiveness* O_o Anyway, I'll be using my Gunner Yuna costume again so if ya see me holler! ^_^

HuongStar
06-14-2004, 05:17 PM
I just saw the guest line-up and I'm surprised. AnimeFEST, despite being a small con, lands some really great guests!

http://www.animefest.org/AF2004/Guests.php4

MAX, Jonny Yong Bosch, and Beau Billingslea! :bigtu:

Sundance Kid
06-15-2004, 01:17 PM
Yeah, you're right! That is an awesome line-up...^_^ What will you be going as...anybody?

LancerFoxtrot07
06-15-2004, 11:50 PM
BishiJZ and I are gonna be going. It's right before class workloads get heavy, and during a North Texas away game (UNTv.UT). I'll be taking a buddy of mine, too. As for the hotel, we'll see if we can split it 3 or 4 ways, since the rates are really cheap, or since my bud's family lives in Dallas, we may manage something with them. Frankly, I could live with driving from Denton, but...

I'm aiming at a Chris Redfield, BishiiJZ may go as Jill V. and my bud is considering a Wesker costume.

I hear that this con, small or not, gets good guests and dealers.

Madrox
06-16-2004, 06:55 PM
Well, if I can get this job I'm going for right now then I'll have the money to go. Maybe I'll have the money to make another outfit too.

Anna
06-17-2004, 03:10 AM
I started working on my staff today YAY!

Tenya Muyo
06-17-2004, 10:24 AM
Yeah, AnimeFEST usually gets some awsome guests!! Last year they had Monkey Punch and Move!!! ^_^ Totally cool! Plus since it's a smaller con, it's more intimate. You could actually be sitting in the same vid room with a guest and start up a conversation! That's basically how i met most the VAs in the past few years. Man, i can't wait for this year!!! *runs back to sewing machine*

aznaphrodite
06-18-2004, 09:13 PM
My boyfriend and I are thinking about going. We've been meaning to visit Texas anyway since I was born there. This will be my first con outside of Southern California if we do go!

Anna
06-18-2004, 11:19 PM
Oh yeah my 2 friends are going as
Erinu-chan:Mint from tales of phantasia(I included a pic since I'm guessing that the majority of you don't know what Mint looks like)
http://www.angelfire.com/anime/misao/shrine/phantasia/phanimage/MintSket.jpg
Lyndseysu-chan:She MIGHT be cosplaying as Ed from cowboy Bebop Trust me she would do a PERFECT Ed.If anybody saw a girl with short brown hair singing the 3rd lord of the rings tavern song at A-kon that was her.

CorazonAzul
06-19-2004, 04:30 AM
Jace told me about Anime Fest, so I think I'll be going as well! I checked out their website - wow, it's been a con for so long... I'm surprised I haven't heard more about it. I'll try my darnedest to get Megazord (improved version) and Dragonzord ready for it!

Tenya Muyo
06-20-2004, 12:02 AM
CorazonAzul: YOU HAVE A DRAGONZORD!??!!?!?!??!?!!?!??!?! @_@ HOLY CRAP!!!!!!! MAN, YOU RULE!!!!! *starts breathing again* Wow....... you're bringing back all those memories of when i L-O-V-E-D the Power Rangers! (yeah, i was young, and silly then) Jace?? As in Merle-kun?? Listen to him, he is wise, my son! ^_^

CorazonAzul
06-21-2004, 05:30 PM
CorazonAzul: YOU HAVE A DRAGONZORD!??!!?!?!??!?!!?!??!?! @_@ HOLY CRAP!!!!!!! MAN, YOU RULE!!!!! *starts breathing again* Wow....... you're bringing back all those memories of when i L-O-V-E-D the Power Rangers! (yeah, i was young, and silly then) Jace?? As in Merle-kun?? Listen to him, he is wise, my son! ^_^
Well, I haven't started on Dragonzord yet. But I'm improving Megazord right now, for better accuracy and better maneuverability! hehe

Jace Moore is the one I'm talking about - she cosplayed Starscream (the transformer) at A-kon and possibly some other places I don't know about.

manga_ya
06-21-2004, 08:11 PM
I'm going!! XD well anaway....I get free passes 4 meh and meh friends cause my daddy is like the most important dude at the hotel that the frest will be in and He gots me free all weekends 'tickets'. Nad A sweet hotel room!!! It's the best one there I no I've seen them all! It's gonna be sooo cool. The room has everything a kiddie could wish for, and I get to go all by meh self! okay okay, I have to escort my little bro and meh friends are commming. But my mommy won't be there !!! yay! (no offense mom)

LancerFoxtrot07
06-22-2004, 02:08 AM
I'm hitting a tough spot. I need some prop/airsoft weapons for my costume, and I don't know where to get them besides via internet.

Since I live near Dallas (45min north at U.North Texas), I figure I can drive down and go to someplace that may have something, at least a Beretta M92.

Anyone know of any place within an hour of Dallas that'll have airsoft (spring, preferrably...for $$ purposes) weapons? Doesn't have to be a store, just someplace to look.

btw- Tokyo Marui made an awesome STARS custom Beretta a while back...too bad they're all gone now.

Madrox
06-22-2004, 05:39 AM
I'm hitting a tough spot. I need some prop/airsoft weapons for my costume, and I don't know where to get them besides via internet.

Since I live near Dallas (45min north at U.North Texas), I figure I can drive down and go to someplace that may have something, at least a Beretta M92.

Anyone know of any place within an hour of Dallas that'll have airsoft (spring, preferrably...for $$ purposes) weapons? Doesn't have to be a store, just someplace to look.

btw- Tokyo Marui made an awesome STARS custom Beretta a while back...too bad they're all gone now.
Academy and Oshman's Super Sports should have them. Probably an Acadey in Dallas. Only Oshman's I know of is near where 20/cooper meet in Arlington.

LancerFoxtrot07
06-22-2004, 09:30 AM
I found Southsummit.com has its location in Mesquite, and their online catalog shows that they have all the gear I need except a 3-point tactical sling for the MP5A5 or G36C. They have a tac holster for the Beretta or USP and the rest. Yeah, I know C. Redfield never carried the MP5A5, G36C, or the USP, but it'll look awesome anyhow.

I'm waiting on an email from Big World Comics in Carrolton, too. I heard they carried some airsoft stuff as well.

Cherry
06-22-2004, 02:08 PM
I shall be there! Limit Break Cosplay will be performing again in this cosplay competition. :X And it shall be just as good as A-Kon, we promise!



AnimeFEST has never really dissapointed me. Only one year did it really, and that's because I was with a whiney little brat that didn't want to let me have a good time. But not this year!

LancerFoxtrot07
06-22-2004, 02:19 PM
Limit Break cosplay?

Anyhow, Bigworld Comics just replied and they say they have airsoft stuff. Which is awesome...now I'll have good weapon props. I'll check them out.

Cherry
06-22-2004, 05:07 PM
Limit Break cosplay?

Anyhow, Bigworld Comics just replied and they say they have airsoft stuff. Which is awesome...now I'll have good weapon props. I'll check them out.

It's my cosplay-duo thingy. Website will be up soon. :X Sorry about that lack of explanation. ^^ ;; -- Jesus. Airsoft guns and anime fans just should not mix! I have the bruise on my arm from A-Kon to prove it.

LancerFoxtrot07
06-22-2004, 10:47 PM
Don't worry about me...these things are props only. I won't carry any ammunition with me, lest I be tempted to take potshots at Dragonball Z and YuGiOh fans.

Besides, I even keep unloaded weapons on safety...

Got my M4RIS spring today. Bishi and I are gonna try to find decent pistols tomorrow.

Limit breaks...Laguna's "Desperado" Limit break was awesome...but then, I like guns and things that blow up stuff. It's what happens when you grow up near Fort Hood.

Digital Blush
06-27-2004, 02:42 AM
ahh i just found out that my friends (normal ones from school, non cosplayers) well like they really arent into anime but they support me cosplaying and try to help with anything they can. anyway today i found out they wanted to come to the next anime con. which is awesome! i had a conversation about costumes i thought i would never have with them. xD :excited: though i asked my mom about going to animefest with them and she said she would think about it. how is animefest, how does it level up to a-kon? :B

Ky Kiske
06-27-2004, 10:58 PM
I plan on it, if I get the money in time, and everything goes well. I failed going to A-Kon this year, so that sucked. If I do get to go, I'll dress as Ky or something. Anyway, I'll post you later if I'm going or not.

Tenya Muyo
06-27-2004, 11:04 PM
Uchiha- A-fest is smaller than A=kon, but just as much fun!! Plus it's longer if you haven't noticed (4 days instead of 3). It's just sooooo much fun, and a great con to go to for first timers too! I think you're friends will like it. ^_^

Digital Blush
06-28-2004, 01:12 AM
Tenya Muyo: yeah i know its four days that why i really want to go XD. my parents gave me a maybe. they're going to think about it because they dont know how our income will be around that time. though in case i'm going to start my Shugo costume for it. btw are you going? just wondering. :B

krizzy
06-29-2004, 11:07 PM
I may just get a day pass so I can see people. :\ I can barely afford anything right now *and* I live in the DFW Metroplex. How sad is that? ; ;

Digital Blush
06-29-2004, 11:31 PM
krizzy: aww try your best to come! maybe you can ask to share a room with someone thats going? its cheaper that way! plus the more people the less cash :D!

LancerFoxtrot07
06-29-2004, 11:44 PM
krizzy- bishi and i are driving to A-Fest, we could pick you up if needed. besides, i dont even think they have day passes.

it's $30 for at least the next few days.

tahiti
06-29-2004, 11:48 PM
I'M GOING!!! *waves hands in air* I went last year too. I was a wolfwood with a cross, confessional, and Inuyasha...lol...Hey! Does anyone who went last year remember the cross limbo?! That was my cross, I limboed for like an hour! ^_^ I unfortunatley was also the Wolfwood whose cross BROKE IN TWO while I was onstage cosplaying....how embarassing...*hangs head and prays to cosplay gods for forgiveness* O_o Anyway, I'll be using my Gunner Yuna costume again so if ya see me holler! ^_^

Dude.. I think my sister limbo-ed with ya! She was an Inu-Yasha (one of the many..) She had the yarn wig. She's been looking for some of the people that she hung out with... all those Inu-Yashas.. hoo boy.

krizzy
06-29-2004, 11:58 PM
krizzy- bishi and i are driving to A-Fest, we could pick you up if needed. besides, i dont even think they have day passes.

it's $30 for at least the next few days.


No day passes?! :waaaah: Why, that's an outrage~! .___.

I really do appreciate the offer, tho transportation isn't an issue -- money is. So unless you feel like donating to Krizzy's con-going fund (which really didn't even exist until right... now!), I don't know what to tell you. ~_^ *kidding, kidding...*

krizzy
06-29-2004, 11:59 PM
krizzy: aww try your best to come! maybe you can ask to share a room with someone thats going? its cheaper that way! plus the more people the less cash :D!

I will definitely try, thank you. ^^; And yeah... room-sharing is definitely the way to go! It's practically how I survive A-Kon each year, financially speaking. :p

Digital Blush
06-30-2004, 12:06 AM
lol yeah i'm having financial problems myself. parents say it depends how our income is around august. if its ok i can go. if not no go. :/ wish me luck. i'm having anime con withdrawl, last year i lasted... all year. if i cant go to this one maybe i can go to Oni-con though ushicon and the others before a-kon i can't go to those because we save all our money for a-kon XD and costuming. heh.

krizzy
06-30-2004, 12:21 AM
lol yeah i'm having financial problems myself. parents say it depends how our income is around august. if its ok i can go. if not no go. :/ wish me luck. i'm having anime con withdrawl, last year i lasted... all year. if i cant go to this one maybe i can go to Oni-con though ushicon and the others before a-kon i can't go to those because we save all our money for a-kon XD and costuming. heh.


Best of luck to you; I hope you'll be able to make it out! *^^*

A-Kon's the 'big one' for me each year as well. ~_^

Tomoko
06-30-2004, 02:52 AM
I'll be attending AnimeFest! Yay! I hope I'll see some of you there!

Alkaren Hyralt
07-01-2004, 12:19 AM
I'll be at AnimeFEST.

There's more activeties than they list on the site also.

They're ahving the rave/dance/etc i beleive again this year (atleast I havent heard otherwise) which i really enjoyed. lol

Sundance Kid
07-01-2004, 01:05 PM
Hey Tahiti! I remember your sister! She was the one walking around w/ my best friend in the Inuyasha group! I'll pm you and maybe we can set up a time to meet each other at the con...

Nozomi
07-02-2004, 08:13 PM
I'll definitely be attending! I'll be going as Edward Elric, and one of my friends will be Winry, and we're supposed to meet up with an Izumi-sensei, so we'll see how that goes... We'll all definitely be in the skit! ^.^

Wow, I really like the guest lineup this year. *must find things for them to sign* Well, at least I have my Fullmetal Alchemist wallscroll for Vic. ^.^ If anyone cares, I'll be the Edward with the Gravitation pass-thing around her neck. ^.^;

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I remember that cross-limbo-thing. ^.^ I was Ukyou, in the huge Ranma cosplay group that was right next to it.

Cheers!
Nozomi

LancerFoxtrot07
07-07-2004, 10:31 PM
Before heading to AnimeFest...anyone know of good parking in the downtown Dallas area?

Anna
07-07-2004, 11:01 PM
*shrugs* Me and my friends were just going to take the train.

ayanamilisa
07-12-2004, 12:24 PM
i'll be crossdressing for the first time ever at animefest...look for a really short Son Goku! :p

LancerFoxtrot07
07-12-2004, 02:02 PM
going as Son Goku from Dragonball? He was so cute as a kid.

ayanamilisa
07-12-2004, 03:00 PM
haha no actually i mean son goku from saiyuki

i'll be with the whole sanzo gang sanzo bein my boyfriend how messed
up is that ;p

LancerFoxtrot07
07-13-2004, 12:04 PM
it's not messed up at all; my g/f tells me saiyuki has a pretty good yaoi following...be ready for pictures!

i may end up being the orcot to her count D from petshop of horrors...

ayanamilisa
07-13-2004, 01:01 PM
lol yeah! * i can hardly wait..no really*
saiyuki is awsome though. its got a great plot its definetly not just
yaoi in fact none of the character even swing that way haha but the guys
conveniently never have girlfriends so girls can drool on them

LancerFoxtrot07
07-16-2004, 11:55 PM
no! can't let the thread fall out!

i'm closer and closer to finishing my costume. photos upon completion.

anyone have info on panels/etc at animefest?

Tomoko
07-18-2004, 06:23 PM
No idea quite yet

Anna
07-19-2004, 12:37 AM
Hmmmm my friend changed her mind . She's going to crossplay as ghaleon from lunar silver star story now. I intruduced her too the game last week and she has completely fallen in love with him. I keep on telling her though if she wants to finish the costume by sept she's going to need to get crack'n NOW (Erinu-chan never listens too Anna -_-)

ChibiKakashi
07-19-2004, 11:09 PM
^_^ hello! I'm also going to animefest and I went to a-kon too ^^; I was the kakashi with the MONSTER heels. I'm probably going as him again (lack of anything better to dress in besides a inspector zenigata costume...) with some modifications, but any other naruto cosplayers going? If not I was just curious ^^ i'm always excieted about planning picture ideas heheheheheheheh either way I can't WAIT till anime fest and my sis and I and a friend have a hotel room already reserved ^^ I can't wait to see the other cosplayers that already said they are going!!! WOO!! er OO i'm too excited heh ^^;

LancerFoxtrot07
07-20-2004, 02:38 PM
glad to see more faces for a-fest!

DjPhReAksTyLe
07-20-2004, 06:02 PM
ayana... i remember you from a-kon!

woot!

ill be there with the 1HP krew.

Cherry
07-21-2004, 01:58 PM
Meh. I think I am only going to A-Fest for two days now. :) Saturday and Sunday and leaving Monday morning.

I'm bringing Zidane from FFXI and Gambit from X-Men!
EDIT: I am gonna bring Harry Potter as well.


Any other X-Men cosplayers? :X

LancerFoxtrot07
07-21-2004, 02:33 PM
dont fret too much about it, my classes start the week before, so i'll only make it for part of the festivities as well...

DjPhReAksTyLe
07-22-2004, 01:41 AM
EDIT: I am gonna bring Harry Potter as well.

I'm bringing Draco. You're going down.

Anna
07-22-2004, 01:49 AM
I'm bringing Draco. You're going down.
Beware of my friend she's a huge Draco fan she might glomp you. :thumbsup:

Cherry
07-22-2004, 12:21 PM
I'm bringing Draco. You're going down.

Going down, Malfoy? .. ::Grin:: ..............[ Censored ]

ayn*chan
07-24-2004, 09:18 PM
I'm bringing Dark Phoenix, I heard Rachael was bringing her Good Phoenix. :)

Just don't straddle me this time Candice ;P

LancerFoxtrot07
07-26-2004, 11:35 AM
1 more month! 1 more month!

ayanamilisa
07-27-2004, 02:54 PM
god i wanna be yura so bad! i cant wait to see spaceinvader's aya.
everyone prepare for my first crossplay as son goku from saiyuki.

and cherry can i watch :3 i luv harry and draco...

DjPhReAksTyLe
07-28-2004, 05:17 PM
and cherry can i watch :3 i luv harry and draco...

then you will love what we've got planned... :rockon:

Cherry
07-29-2004, 06:40 PM
then you will love what we've got planned... :rockon:

oh em gee. xD

Zanial
07-29-2004, 07:32 PM
I'm setting up my plans to be there. Gotta fly out from LAX and all but I told my friends I'd make it back so they'll get to see me for the first time since I moved out to Cali. I love Animefest as it was the first convention I spent the entire weekend at (Many years ago). Anyways, I'm not much of a cosplayer, but I do have a nice camera which I will be taking tons of pics with.

DjPhReAksTyLe
07-29-2004, 09:27 PM
Yay For Pics!

LancerFoxtrot07
08-01-2004, 02:52 AM
Frat-Style kegger at my place the Friday of Animefest!

Just kidding. I'm hoping to complete the iron-ons and patches for my costume this month...hopefully in the next 2 weeks. Woo! Because the world needs another Jill/Chris couples cosplay.

Maybe.

tahiti
08-04-2004, 02:12 AM
Yikes! I got to believing that AnimeFest was awhile off, and here it's in a little while! *jumps around*
Hopefully I'll make it, but sadly, I won't have any new costumes (so expect either female Wolfwood or Sumomo.. I might do a variation of Dark Mousy).. so yeah. It'll be a tough call tho, since I'll have just started college.
I'll try tho, and hopefully I'll see you all there!
Btw, Sundance Kid, I'll make sure my sister is armed and ready with a notepad for all email addresses, n'such. She has a bad habit of making tons of friends.. and NEVER getting their emails or screennames XD;;

Sundance Kid
08-07-2004, 01:57 PM
I'm also going to be doing a completely sexy female version of Spike. ^_^ *inner self* HELL YEAH!

Tomoko
08-09-2004, 07:47 PM
Awesome! Femme Spikes rule. =) I'm bringing my femme Vash ^_^

HuongStar
08-10-2004, 11:21 AM
I'm setting up my plans to be there. Gotta fly out from LAX and all but I told my friends I'd make it back so they'll get to see me for the first time since I moved out to Cali. I love Animefest as it was the first convention I spent the entire weekend at (Many years ago). Anyways, I'm not much of a cosplayer, but I do have a nice camera which I will be taking tons of pics with.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

tahiti
08-13-2004, 01:19 AM
Awesome! Femme Spikes rule. =) I'm bringing my femme Vash ^_^

Yaaaaaaaay! A femme Vash! I really have to do my femme Wolfwood now ><;; Must fix my cross tho.

But Sumomo is sooo tempting.. I luff her!

Anna
08-13-2004, 11:35 PM
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! I'm gonig to have new Yuna sleeves!(has just finished dying them for Anime day tommorow) They turned out 5,000 times better than my last ones. Just a couple more weeks.

Tasha Mac
08-15-2004, 10:26 AM
Hello all! Going to AnimeFEST (duh, big surprise...is there a con in Texas I'm not going to? @_@). I'm going to be Izumi Curtis, one of the three FMA skit peeps. :D

Saaaay...if there's gonna be a Sanzo cosplayer, I should bring my Konzen costume...that'd make for interesting piccies, no? ^_^

So, any other FMA cosplayers? ^__^

Proz
08-15-2004, 12:37 PM
I was there last year, had an enjoyable time so I thought I'd come back.

This year I've volunteered to work at AnimeFEST. I'm doing it for the crash space. I'll be working in the video Ops rooms during the "its too f'ing early!" hours.

I'll be wearing the same cos some saw me at Anime Day wearing. I don't think I'll be bringing anything else. I've decided to only do one new cos per con.

If you didn't see it there, look for the guy with golden skates.

See everyone in about 3 weeks! :D

(Thought I'm still a "n00b" to this forum so I'm not expecting a lot people calling me out just yet).

Demtri
08-16-2004, 12:12 AM
I'll be cosplaying for the first time at AnimeFEST as chidori Sasuke or whatever you wanna call him, so be sure to give all the Sasukes a hard time. ;D

LancerFoxtrot07
08-17-2004, 03:44 AM
Hey...my gf and I are gonna be commuting back and forth all weekend...we won't need a place to stay overnight, but we'll probably want a place to hunker down for an hour or two during the daytime. If any of you that're staying on-site are willing to let us nap at your room, it'd be greatly appreciated, and maybe even compensated for... :bigtu:

Rinji
08-17-2004, 05:03 PM
Wah! @-@ As soon as I found out Spike's VA, Jet's VA, and Vash's VA were gonna be there, I decided that I would attend AnimeFEST!

I'm gonna be going as Sango (doi), with a new plastic katana that I purchased at Anime Day in Dallas. I *would* improve upon the Crazy 88 costume that I wore at Anime Day, but that costume was more trouble than it was worth (xD I made it in like... ten minutes).

I haven't had the time to read the rest of the forum (me being lazy, and at work), but are there gonna be any Inuyasha cosplayers there that are interested in grouping maybe? ^^;

Nozomi
08-18-2004, 07:39 PM
I'll be cosplaying for the first time at AnimeFEST as chidori Sasuke or whatever you wanna call him, so be sure to give all the Sasukes a hard time. ;D

Well, I'll be there handing out cookies both to any Fullmetal Alchemist cosplayers I see, and to any people in costumes I like/recognize, so if I see you you'll definitely get a cookie! ^.^ I haven't decided what KIND of cookies to make yet, though... O.ol

Cheers!
Nozom

Asmaria
08-19-2004, 09:21 PM
Saturday I will have a Zelgadis costume. I'm working really hard to make it look just right. >_< Any other Slayers cosplayers gonna be there? Usually there's a Xelloss with a mullet that shows up every year, but I wonder about any others. ^_^

LancerFoxtrot07
08-19-2004, 11:13 PM
The Redfield costume is COMPLETE. I'm really pleased with how it looks, too. The only thing left to do is to see my stylist and go back to my dear ol' spikes (I grew out my hair this summer for no reason).

Photos tomorrow, maybe.

Tomoko
08-22-2004, 05:39 PM
There are going to be a lot of great cosplayers, it looks like. I can't wait to see/meet you guys... how many of y'all will be there early on Thursday? ^_^

Asmaria
08-22-2004, 05:51 PM
I'll be there on Thursday night at least. That's when we get our hotel room. I may or may not be in costume though. Hm, maybe human zel cause I'm too lazy to use the makeup for such a short time. XD

*goes back to wrestling with elastic for her Zel pants T_T*

baku_neko
08-23-2004, 09:59 AM
Ahhh! I forgot this thread was here. So I made one in the A-kon section...shame on me... -_-

Anyhow....yeah. I'm going! And I'll have a room with my buddies! So now I don't have to got back and forth from the hotel to my house! ^^

As for cosplay, Uchiha Sasuke only...probably. I also want to be Ryoma (sp right on that?) from Prince of Tennis, but I'm having trouble finding the shirt (too lazy to make it). ;_;

MoonNeko
08-23-2004, 11:09 PM
Ahhh! I forgot this thread was here. So I made one in the A-kon section...shame on me... -_-

Anyhow....yeah. I'm going! And I'll have a room with my buddies! So now I don't have to got back and forth from the hotel to my house! ^^

As for cosplay, Uchiha Sasuke only...probably. I also want to be Ryoma (sp right on that?) from Prince of Tennis, but I'm having trouble finding the shirt (too lazy to make it). ;_;


Hey xD You're gonna cosplay as Sasuke hunh??? OMG xD My friends and I are curious if you would want to take pictures with us then? I mean, if you want to that is XD I'll be Cosplaying as Naruto, My friend Sara will be Sakura, and my sis is gonna cosplay As Kakashi xD I'm gonna cosplay as Lee one day too, and possibly Shikamaru if My friend Sara decides to help me with the jacket XD LEMME KNOW XD Pretty please XD We unfortunately don't have any friends that could possibly pull Sasuke off but me and I'm going as naruto xD Lemme know, okay? Thanks xD you rock either way :3

MoonNeko *aka a very cute naruto xD*

baku_neko
08-24-2004, 12:54 AM
Hey xD You're gonna cosplay as Sasuke hunh??? OMG xD My friends and I are curious if you would want to take pictures with us then? I mean, if you want to that is XD I'll be Cosplaying as Naruto, My friend Sara will be Sakura, and my sis is gonna cosplay As Kakashi xD I'm gonna cosplay as Lee one day too, and possibly Shikamaru if My friend Sara decides to help me with the jacket XD LEMME KNOW XD Pretty please XD We unfortunately don't have any friends that could possibly pull Sasuke off but me and I'm going as naruto xD Lemme know, okay? Thanks xD you rock either way :3

MoonNeko *aka a very cute naruto xD*

I think I took a pic with you at A-kon 15.

Is the attachment you?

If so, I was having a very hard time not laughing. You were making such a funny face. Very Naruto like. And very un-Sasuke like of me for smiling. ^^

My friends orginally wanted me to be Naruto cause I'm short (shortest one out of the three of us, 5' 2" -_-) and young looking, but I already had half my costume, and didn't want to fool with a blond wig (or dye), so yeah...

Anyhow, sure I'll hang with ya for pics. But keep in mind I also have another Sakura (who's coming down from college to see me! yay!) and Naruto to hang with. I guess you all will have to share me. LOL, maybe our Sakuras can fight over me or something. ^~

LancerFoxtrot07
08-24-2004, 03:13 AM
*update*

I'll also be at A-Fest as Leon Orcot from PSoH, accompanying a Count D.

SchizoIori
08-24-2004, 05:57 PM
I'm going to AnimeFEST. I'll be working in the art gallery on fri-mon. While working I'll be dressed as Tifa and then later I'll be wandering around as Seung Mina from Soul Calibur II. I got in trouble with the 'rents for that costume at AKON -_- but I hand sewed it and am way proud. Stop at say hi! I'm up for meeting cosplay peeps.



Naruto rox my socks.


Anyone going from Denton?

ChibiKakashi
08-24-2004, 06:42 PM
Is the attachment you?

If so, I was having a very hard time not laughing. You were making such a funny face. Very Naruto like. And very un-Sasuke like of me for smiling. ^^

My friends orginally wanted me to be Naruto cause I'm short (shortest one out of the three of us, 5' 2" -_-) and young looking, but I already had half my costume, and didn't want to fool with a blond wig (or dye), so yeah...

Anyhow, sure I'll hang with ya for pics. But keep in mind I also have another Sakura (who's coming down from college to see me! yay!) and Naruto to hang with. I guess you all will have to share me. LOL, maybe our Sakuras can fight over me or something. ^~[/QUOTE]


hi! I was the kakashi in the background of that picture and the Naruto is actually my twin sister ^_^ heheh I can't believe your friend actually got a shot of me taking that exact picture >< hehehehehe We LOVED your Sasuke cosplay ^^ and alas... I am going as Kakashi again ^^; or I could go as ebisu since I look SO much more like him *sighs* but I can't WAIT to see your friends and you and we'll be taking a butt load of more pictures and I still can't believe I thought you were really really young ^^ I looked at your profile and you're x.x 19... I thought you weren't old enough to drive... *smacks self*

also O.O any other naruto cosplayers?? It would be awesome to take a group picture ^^

and also OO any al cosplayers... ? cause I am planning on doing an al cosplay... (from full metal alchemist..) and if you're there... I'm going to ask for costume advice ^^ hehe

guess thats all ^^ can't wait till animefest!!!!!

----chibikakashi

baku_neko
08-24-2004, 06:57 PM
hi! I was the kakashi in the background of that picture and the Naruto is actually my twin sister ^_^ heheh I can't believe your friend actually got a shot of me taking that exact picture >< hehehehehe We LOVED your Sasuke cosplay ^^ and alas... I am going as Kakashi again ^^; or I could go as ebisu since I look SO much more like him *sighs* but I can't WAIT to see your friends and you and we'll be taking a butt load of more pictures and I still can't believe I thought you were really really young ^^ I looked at your profile and you're x.x 19... I thought you weren't old enough to drive... *smacks self*

Hehehe...yeah, I loved my Sasuke cosplay too. I've never gotten so much attention before. ^^

Oh, and about the young thing, don't worry about it. You're not the first to make that mistake. Believe me. ^~

I'll be at A-Fest Friday afternoon/evening, all of Saturaday, and all of Sunday. Not sure if I'll pop in for Monday, but I might. We'll have to set a time to meet and stuff. Maybe we can have a picnic of sorts like the other Naruto cosplayers had at A-kon (which my buddies and I MISSED! ;_; ).

ChibiKakashi
08-26-2004, 02:10 AM
^^ We'll be there ALL of friday, saturday, sunday and not sure how long on monday but we'll be around ^^

I can't wait to see your friends and I can't wait to see more cosplayers!! I recently was inspired myself... of all people x.x to cosplay as Ino again, revamping my HORRIBLE costume ;_; I'm so proud... it almost looks right >< I even dyed my hair blonde to be her ^^ hehehe

so I'll probably be Kakashi, maybe MAYBE Ebisu, and Ino ^^; not sure when but definately Kakashi on saturday probably him on friday... man I can't wait!! And I'm not sure when a good time to meet would be though ><; Doesn't seem like alot of people are even going to animefest ;_; argh... oh well ^^ it could be more fun with less people!

Hope to find you and your friends for sure and my sis who was naruto and my friend sara who is going to be sakura well ^^ we're already plotting picture ideas and we'll have our digital camera and my regular camera and damn >< animefest is so close!!! wooooooooooo!! ^^

talk to you later and my god this got long x.x woops...

---chibikakashi

Cherry
08-26-2004, 10:58 AM
Eek. I'm getting so horribly giddy. It's in just a week! ::Jump up and down::

I'm bringing, so far....

Trance Zidane (FFIX)
Harry Potter (Harry Potter)

I think my Sora costume MIGHT make an appearence. .. I dunno. I wanna bring more but I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT! :X

Maybe I'll bring Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes? ^^

LancerFoxtrot07
08-26-2004, 03:13 PM
Cherry---Bring Snake! I saw your photos in the gallery, and your costume is awesome.

Bishi and I will be there every day of the con. Well, I dunno about Saturday, my school (UNT) plays UT that day, and I really wanna catch a little bit of the football game. Hopefully, there's a lounge where I can catch some of the game, or at least the highlights.

Tenya Muyo
08-27-2004, 02:02 AM
Oh God!!!!! One WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGH~!!!! I'm in such a cosplay crunch!!!!!!!! But I think i'm gonna make it (without having to pull an all-nighter before the con.) *looks at statement* <_< Keh! Yeah right! Ed's a definet, so is Chrno (as soon as he's closer to being done), and since i bought a new plushie of one of my fave hanyous, I decided Inu yasha deserves to come and beat up some demons! Well, back to the sewing machine....... *sigh*

baku_neko
08-27-2004, 10:12 AM
^^ We'll be there ALL of friday, saturday, sunday and not sure how long on monday but we'll be around ^^

I can't wait to see your friends and I can't wait to see more cosplayers!! I recently was inspired myself... of all people x.x to cosplay as Ino again, revamping my HORRIBLE costume ;_; I'm so proud... it almost looks right >< I even dyed my hair blonde to be her ^^ hehehe

so I'll probably be Kakashi, maybe MAYBE Ebisu, and Ino ^^; not sure when but definately Kakashi on saturday probably him on friday... man I can't wait!! And I'm not sure when a good time to meet would be though ><; Doesn't seem like alot of people are even going to animefest ;_; argh... oh well ^^ it could be more fun with less people!

Hope to find you and your friends for sure and my sis who was naruto and my friend sara who is going to be sakura well ^^ we're already plotting picture ideas and we'll have our digital camera and my regular camera and damn >< animefest is so close!!! wooooooooooo!! ^^

talk to you later and my god this got long x.x woops...

---chibikakashi

Cool.

Brining a video camera eh? Hehe...we could re-enact an episode! I think my group is gonna have a Lee, Sakura, Garaa (maybe, might not), Sasuke (me!), and a likkle Naruto. Might have a Gai-sensei too, if he feels like putting on his costume.

Ahhhh! It's so close! The suppense is KILLING me! ><

LancerFoxtrot07
08-27-2004, 11:36 PM
Just a little over 6 days left, folks. Then it's all about AnimeFest (and the UNT/UT game on Saturday)!

The tower should make for fun photos.

Cherry
08-28-2004, 01:29 AM
Just a little over 6 days left, folks. Then it's all about AnimeFest (and the UNT/UT game on Saturday)!

The tower should make for fun photos.

Technically Friday is the begining of AnimeFEST and It's Saturday now.. So.

Five days. :3

baku_neko
08-29-2004, 06:50 PM
AHHH!

It's getting closer! 4 days! ><

The suspense is killing me!

Also, ChibiKakashi and MoonNeko, I plan on wearing my Sasuke costume Saturday and possibly Sunday.

Tenya Muyo
08-31-2004, 12:13 AM
EEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! 3 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want the con to start now, but at the same time not because my costumes aren;t done yet!! ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!!! IT'S DRIVING MY CRAZY!!!!!

Cherry
08-31-2004, 01:32 AM
EEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! 3 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want the con to start now, but at the same time not because my costumes aren;t done yet!! ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!!! IT'S DRIVING MY CRAZY!!!!!

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY AND ITS HERE OH EMM GEEEEEEEEEEEE!

neuron
08-31-2004, 03:50 AM
I can't wait! Best of all I'm security. yay. expect Coop and Chouji.

baku_neko
08-31-2004, 10:23 AM
3 days! 3 days! YAY!

I get to see my friends who went outta state for college in 3 days! I get to buy cool stuff in 3 days! I get to wear costumes in 3 days!

^_____^

So...do any of the Naruto cosplayers wanna meet up on Saturday? ^^

ChibiKakashi
08-31-2004, 04:34 PM
heheh

On saturday I'm gonna be kakashi ^_^ So I wouldn't mind meeting up with you!! My sis is gonna be Rock Lee on Saturday I believe (aka moonneko) but my other friend Sara... I'm not sure if she'll cosplay on saturday... she said she might not dress up all 3 days ;_; but if she does, she'll be Sakura ^^ I can't WAIT!!!!!

2 days (not including today...) till AnimeFest!! OMG OMG OMG I can't WAIT! I'm also going to be Ino on sunday ^^ and Ebisu the closet pervert on Friday so if there are any other naruto type cosplayers, we need to get together and take some kick ass pictures! Also O.O we'll be there all day except when we need to use the bathroom or need to sleep ^^ cause we're staying in the hotel hehehhehe and We'll be there all three days and We'll also have Gaara and Chouji I believe hehehheh

take it easy and I can't WAIT to see you and your friends there ^^

chibikakashi

Bluest Mercury
08-31-2004, 07:26 PM
hehe,animefest is coming so so fast,however the week is going so so slow>><

baku_neko
08-31-2004, 07:47 PM
hehe,animefest is coming so so fast,however the week is going so so slow>><

No kidding. -_-

Ahh.....I want it to start....><

I'll be there Friday, in normal clothes. Probably in my Naruto t-shirt. ^^

I'll be coming and going with picking up people, getting checked into the room, and other things. Too tired to bother with cosplay for Friday.

I'll also be there Thursday night getting my pass. Maybe I'll see some of ya there!

ChibiKakashi
09-01-2004, 12:19 AM
eh O.O you can preregister Thursday night??? O.O really? >< gah I wanna! We're only staying the night though on fri, sat, and sun >< so we won't even be near the hotel on thursday... damn heh ^^

I can't wait though >< GAAAAAAAAAh this week is going slow but the weekend will go fast... so I'm taking as many pictures as I can to remember it ^_^ be on the alert for a crazy naruto cosplayer taking pictures hehehehe and yosh! I wanna see a naruto t-shirt O.O it must be cute... wai ^^

chibikakashi

baku_neko
09-01-2004, 10:00 AM
eh O.O you can preregister Thursday night??? O.O really? >< gah I wanna! We're only staying the night though on fri, sat, and sun >< so we won't even be near the hotel on thursday... damn heh ^^

I can't wait though >< GAAAAAAAAAh this week is going slow but the weekend will go fast... so I'm taking as many pictures as I can to remember it ^_^ be on the alert for a crazy naruto cosplayer taking pictures hehehehe and yosh! I wanna see a naruto t-shirt O.O it must be cute... wai ^^

chibikakashi

Hehe...it's a cute shirt too. It's modeled after Naruto's jacket.

Here's a pic:
http://www.animate-usa.com/HTML/IMAGES/COSPLAY/NARUTO_SHIRT.jpg

I might go swimming Friday...gah...I dunno...

But the first thing I must do is to attack the dealer room! ^^

AoKoneko
09-01-2004, 11:07 PM
^^ Hallo every1. I cant wait for AF.
If any1 is going to be doing an Vampire/Jrock costume keep an eye out for my friends and I. We're doing a small group. And Another friend of mine is going to be taking pictures that will be put into a Cosplay book. (The What is Cosplay book is going to be on sale around Oni Kon this year. I hope if we can get it done in time o.o *blinks*)
I'll be wearing an EBG dress with a black top hat and a mask. Or just keep an eye out for the big black and purple umbrella. ^^
ehehehe i so cant wait.....*waves* see ya there every1
~AK~

Anna
09-02-2004, 08:33 PM
I'm gonna be there Saturday with my Nirvana Yuna staff, in my Summoner Yuna costume(I'm gona start working on Ashe and Festival Goer as soon as the cons over)
Look for the Yuna with the Green Vinyl smiley face backpack, with the hyper ghetto Ed(yelling nonsense), a Strawberry blonde, and a tall bald Guy. I'l see ya'll there ^_^!

Cherry
09-02-2004, 08:33 PM
Packed and ready! See you guys at A-FEST! ^_^!!

baku_neko
09-02-2004, 08:51 PM
I got my badge! YES!

I'm almost packed! YES!

Hey, does anyone know if any weapon dealers will be at AnimeFest? I was looking at a list of the dealers, and none of them seem like they would sell weapons....

http://www.animefest.org/AF2004/DealerRoom.php4

O_o

LancerFoxtrot07
09-02-2004, 09:59 PM
there appear to be 2 or 3 dealers.

i'll be seeing some of you folks right after my advanced art direction class tomorrow. look for the guy in the U. North Texas shirt with the #23 on the back.

baku_neko
09-02-2004, 10:26 PM
there appear to be 2 or 3 dealers.

i'll be seeing some of you folks right after my advanced art direction class tomorrow. look for the guy in the U. North Texas shirt with the #23 on the back.

Yeah, but I think the ones you're seeing are the ones that sell the fake foam weapons...like the KnightHawk one, and I think the LARP one is armor stuff.

There better be weapons. I gotta buy a buddy some sais.... >_>

Oh well...

XariaWolf
09-02-2004, 11:44 PM
Finally, almost here! I'm going as Yuna (again) on Saterday due to budget cutbacks on my Chrono Cross Janice costume. After making the ears, paws and carrot, my mom thought it would be nice to stop funding me.... guess it's time I actually get a job, heh. ^_^;

Anyway, does anyone know if they're going to be selling those Fruits Basket beanie hats that they were selling at A-Kon?? I so wanted to buy one, but ran out of cash then... Kyo, you WILL BE MINE!!!! Mwahahahaha!!!

baku_neko
09-03-2004, 09:56 AM
It's here! It's here! Yay!

I'm in class right now, but I get outta here in like an hour, and then it's off to AnimeFest! YAY!

^^

See ya all there. I'll be wearing my Naruto t-shirt. So if you see me say hi!

Anna
09-04-2004, 07:23 AM
I'm almost done packing things . Be there in a couple of hours .^_^

Madrox
09-06-2004, 04:20 AM
So, when is everyone going to get all their pictures up? Do we need a special thread for that?

Anna
09-06-2004, 08:31 AM
Well I had a good time. Saw a bunch of people from the forums. Never got ahold of Gren though. I had a really good time, cept when that guy stepped on the toe I ripped open the day before. THAT HURT VERY VERY VERY BADLY. And everone liked my staff. And Cherry Absoulutley loved the picture of Sora I drew for her. I did the sending dance by that big fountian for awhile. Oh yeah did anyone play that game where these peole played a song for a certain series, and then you had to track down cosplayers from that sereis? Me and my friend who was cosplaying Ed got claimed , That was fun . And I had strawberry Pockey for the very first time. I'm saving the box and now hoping to be buried with it. I geuss the only thing I didn't like was the fact that I spent 2 hours of the 8 I was there in a line for a day pass(While lugging aroung that freaking heavy staff, it might of looked light , but guess what? IT WASN'T).Plus the hour it took to find a parking spot then getting dressed in the parking lot. And Madrox I have my pictures I just have to lower their resolution , than I'll put them up in my gallery. Well all and all I had an exellent time and I hope to see some of you at wizard world con Dallas in November 5-7 ^_^ .(where I'll be wearing Festival Goer for the first time)
P.S. You rock Sky pirate

CorazonAzul
09-06-2004, 10:22 AM
I only attended Anime Fest on Sunday for various reasons, but even so, I felt like I experienced a whole big convention! The one major bummer was that I didn't have any con buddies going with me (which turned out to be extremely inconvenient having the Megazord there!), but I was VERY very fortunate and thankful that the friendly con-goers and staff were able to remedy my costume problems. Thank you so much, and MUCHO special thanks to Gren, Cherry, and Jace for helping me around and making me feel better - omg you guys are sooooo cool ToT;;; I'm gonna kiss you all next time I see you XO

The cosplay fashion show and skits were fantastic! James and Drew (sp?) were great MCs/directors/whatever! And there were tons of great costumes and little skits. (Four Swords guys - you rock hard!) Again, thank you to the wonderful staff of Anime Fest who made it possible for my big honkin' Megazord to be on that stage for everyone to see. That really, REALLY made me feel awesome. Thank you!

If you're interested in some early Anime Fest pictures, there are a few from www.afansview.com (Fri and Sat only), and SkyPirate has posted a sneak peak of Anime Fest at his site www.skypirate.net/cosplay (he's a GREAT photographer and super friendly - it was nice seeing you at the con!)

Rinji
09-06-2004, 06:34 PM
@-@; Whoo.

AnimeFEST wasn't as fun as A-kon, but I still enjoyed myself. ^^; I'll have pictures soon, once my friend gets them developed.

So many Sangos at AnimeFEST! I'm beginning to feel like my costume is a dime a dozen, yanno? ;-;

Anna
09-06-2004, 06:38 PM
That's how I feel about summoner Yuna cosplay ^

Oh I saw you Rinji! But you're right there were too many sango's, and I wasn't completly sure it was you so that's why I didn't say hi.

Da Tenshi Kurai
09-07-2004, 02:53 AM
*picks head up and looks around* Is it over? Is it finally over???

X__x Was I the only one completely unamused by the assortment (rather, lack thereof) of merchandise? Was I the only one bored out of her mind? x__X

*watches halfheartedly to see if any galleries that show up in the next month have her in them*

Skyline Kyo
09-07-2004, 07:18 AM
@-@; Whoo.

AnimeFEST wasn't as fun as A-kon, but I still enjoyed myself. ^^; I'll have pictures soon, once my friend gets them developed.

So many Sangos at AnimeFEST! I'm beginning to feel like my costume is a dime a dozen, yanno? ;-;

But you'll always be the best and cutest Sango!!!! XD

Now post those pictures up! Hehe.

bluesummers73
09-07-2004, 08:57 AM
X__x Was I the only one completely unamused by the assortment (rather, lack thereof) of merchandise? Was I the only one bored out of her mind? x__X
I was bored out of my mind, too...heh, I only wore my costume for about 30 minutes. Too uncomfortable.
I agree that there were too many Sangos...there was an awesome Spike though. And I saw a Final Fantasy group, but I never got the chance to get a better look at their costumes. They looked great though. =)

Cherry
09-07-2004, 10:02 AM
Me.. so.... tired...*Die*

LancerFoxtrot07
09-07-2004, 10:13 AM
I had an alright time, and I don't usually buy much from the dealer's rooms, so there goes my commentary on that. They did an alright job this year, but it left a lot to be desired.

Good points: NO escalator issues! More than just a few places offering food, including not-so-badly priced hotel food being offered right where everyone was. The concert hall was so much nicer than the one for A-kon, and the stage setup was much more professional. As a whole, the Reunion center was nicer than the Adam's Mark, but they have smaller capacity at RC. It was also near the light rail station so if people wanted to go and see downtown and grab a bite at the West End, they could do it.

Bad points: Security people need to be better labeled. It bothered me to be dragged off by some girl in her high school letter jacket. Give them hats or a badge that looks more distinct from the dealer/attendee badges. [Side note: I thought it was funny to see a 5'6" 100lb guy as security personnel] AC went out in some of the viewing rooms, and the gaming room was essentially dead.

I had an issue with the roads there; Commerce does lead to I35E-N, but after you make the right turn that puts you towards the turnaround for I35E-N, you're not told where the turnaround is.

I enjoyed myself, Eric "Skypirate" was there, and he's an awesome guy. Very friendly, and it's good to see someone what works at my Uni there. I thought the skits were done well, and I saw good costumes. I still had a good time, and I've already found photos of myself and Bishi.

ChibiKakashi
09-07-2004, 11:06 AM
=_= heh...

I had a pretty fun time ^^ I bought WAY too much stuff which consisted of lots of little pins from full metal alchemist, naruto, one piece and such. I bought a kakashi keychain because I was dressed as Kakashi at the time x.x and the guy said 'hey look' and I said 'look it's me!' and i bought it... I bought a kakashi figure that looks like he's taking a dump and also an orochimaru figure and gamabunta figure ^^ hehehe

also... I just looked at some of the links I saw a few posts up and I still didn't see any pictures of my friends and me... *dissapointed...* er I was Ebisu aka closet pervert on Friday, Kakashi 100% on Saturday and Ino a few hours on Sunday, and Kakashi the rest of the time on sunday and I wasn't the really really really tall kakashi with the awesome sharingan contact... I was the short kakashi with the monster heels ^^; heh

I had fun though mostly and I enjoyed all the nice people I met wai! I wanted to stay longer ;_; and I did end up taking 9 rolls of film while there and there was a Naruto group photoshoot... omg that was so much fun!!! OMG ><

er O.O I'll try and get some pictures up somewhere but I don't know if the people I took pictures of will mind or not ^^; but I hope everyone else had a good time and damn it's already over... I got so tired and x.x and on monday I saw a conga line thing and I didn't get to join in the crazy sillyness cause we were leaving damn it all! lol

I also saw alot of people from cosplay.com eheheh ^^ the ones I saw and recognized and said hi to were so nice ^^ you guys rock! so take it easy ^^

chibikakashi

Tenya Muyo
09-07-2004, 12:56 PM
*wakes up in own bed* *yawn* Huh? Eh? What, it's already over?! *looks around* Wow, that felt short, even if it was 4 days....... Ah well, fun, fun, FUN!!!

Overall, AnimeFEST was good fun! I saw lots of really good costumes, and people from cosplay.com (if you recognized me and i didn't do the same in turn, gomen nosai. I'm bad with names and faces at first, especially when i see them mostly with different colored hair or something :thumbsup: ) I would like to say congrats not only to the winners of the cosplay contest, but to everyone who got up on stage and showed the world their talent!! You guys rock!! :rockon:

Things were a little confusing (like the cosplay rehearsal and where things were) and some stuff didn't start on time (go fig), but nothing major that made me want to kill. ^_^ You have to remember that this was a new hotel for the A-fest staff, so, of course, things weren't as organized as they could be. No prob. It was a learning exsperience for everyone i think, which means next year will be even better! ^_^

I would have to say the only really annoying thing that did make me want to kill someone was the fire alarm going off 3 times within less than an hour Saturday night! Well, i was glad to hear rumor that it wasn't someone from the con, that it was probably outside tampering of the water system. Remember guys, we want this hotel to want us back. Plus it's not cool for the other events that were happening at the hotel at the time (yes, there was a wedding there! *scrathes head* How is it we always get paired with the weddings?)

Well, Mina-san, thank you all for making this another fantastic exsperience for me! Whether it be Oni-con, Ushicon, or whatever, I hope to see you all again! Till next con or next year, keep those needles sewing and you talents soaring! Ja! :wave:

skypirate
09-07-2004, 03:41 PM
Thank you. It was a lot of fun with the exception of getting stranded Saturday night (I didn't know the DART light rail shuts down after midnight) and spending a rather sleepless night in the video rooms. Thank goodness the video rooms were there! :¨j

I'm working on the photos, there's lot of them. I'll put up contact sheets later this evening so everyone can have a better idea of what will be available.

I only attended Anime Fest on Sunday for various reasons, but even so, I felt like I experienced a whole big convention! The one major bummer was that I didn't have any con buddies going with me (which turned out to be extremely inconvenient having the Megazord there!), but I was VERY very fortunate and thankful that the friendly con-goers and staff were able to remedy my costume problems. Thank you so much, and MUCHO special thanks to Gren, Cherry, and Jace for helping me around and making me feel better - omg you guys are sooooo cool ToT;;; I'm gonna kiss you all next time I see you XO

The cosplay fashion show and skits were fantastic! James and Drew (sp?) were great MCs/directors/whatever! And there were tons of great costumes and little skits. (Four Swords guys - you rock hard!) Again, thank you to the wonderful staff of Anime Fest who made it possible for my big honkin' Megazord to be on that stage for everyone to see. That really, REALLY made me feel awesome. Thank you!

If you're interested in some early Anime Fest pictures, there are a few from www.afansview.com (Fri and Sat only), and SkyPirate has posted a sneak peak of Anime Fest at his site www.skypirate.net/cosplay (he's a GREAT photographer and super friendly - it was nice seeing you at the con!)

Alkaren Hyralt
09-07-2004, 06:30 PM
I saw some of the people from the site around the con but as I don't really *know* anyone on here, i didn't say anything to them.

AnimeFEST was kinda boring as compared to last year.

I amused myself frequently though by walking around and playing Go, which I found is hard in my roy gloves. So I stopped trying to do that very quickly.

The fire alarm thing was very annoying. I thought it only went off twice though; I wasn't aware of a third time.

Hopefully next year if animefest is back at the tower, they will be able to secure more rooms for the convention itself.

Kortnie Li
09-07-2004, 07:27 PM
wah....AF this year wasn't as good as last year....
But I had fun.
Kinda
The dance needed some help, seriously.
I'm glad a lot of you guys had fun!

korena
09-07-2004, 09:11 PM
wah....AF this year wasn't as good as last year....
But I had fun.
Kinda
The dance needed some help, seriously.
I'm glad a lot of you guys had fun!


wtttttffffft the dance was the greatest one ever so far...<3 tim was reallyy reallllyy niccceee!! :D (the guy DJing it) although when the fire alarms went off..we just thought it was part of the dance :p

the dance ended at like..four in the morning with four people there.

yesssss.

korena
09-07-2004, 09:13 PM
:3 omggg animefest was boring in some parts..only because i am not liking cons much anymore..

but the jrock room was heaven..

i mean come on..

they played metronome!!!
(sang along to them and like...lots more with a friend >>)

AoKoneko
09-07-2004, 09:28 PM
I'm glad to see some people had a good time. Ya at times it good so boring! Maybe it was the hotel or lack of things to do don know.
I had the best of time thow. (our cosplay skit went kinda al ri. 3rd year AF lost the music for our cosplay skit. But in the end they got the CD to work ^^ yaaaaaaa and we got to go on again. I feel really bad thow cause we got to go on again and the others didnt ~v,v~* As soon as I find pics of the costumes that were worn in the skit I'll post them up.
OUA I LOVE YOU AF SECURITY! ^^ hehe
O.O so tired v,v........and I'm going back to Japan soon. My body is gonna kill me if I don't give it a rest
~AK~

Asmaria
09-07-2004, 09:41 PM
Wah! @_@ This A-fest was so much fun! I think the most fun I had was hanging out with friends really, because I didn't do much as far as the con went. Though I really -did- like the panels on cosplay. And I promise not to duct-tape my hair again. *laugh* ^^; As a strange note, I accidentally found a wonder-product for getting rid of liquid latex after one of my cosplays on Friday. I was trying to get blue face paint off of my face, and my Neutrogena acne-face wash started disolving the adhesive to my fake ears. Just in case anyone ever needed to know such a thing. XD I missed the MAX concert ;_;, but I did run into them at the elevators on Friday. Apparently they like Zelgadiss? At least, that's what it looked like to me, because I wasn't sure what they were saying. ^_^;; Either way, that was cool!

I got to hang out with Tenya Muyo and her friend and take pics at the train station and the fountain. Whoo! *_* And the cosplay was uber-fun, everyone was great. There were points when I just couldn't hear things on stage though, but I liked what I saw. I especially liked the dancing (I wish I could dance T_T) and Cherry and Gren's FF9 skit. Thanks for letting us hang out later! ^_^ OMG AoKoneko, that sucks about your luck with Animefest, but you guys had gorgeous costumes! Corazon, your Megazord was awesome :O I love it when people do those kinda costumes, and I'm so happy you liked our skit. XD We're just as crazy around each other when were not throwing bombs and force gems around.

I am so tired. I went home Monday and crashed for 12 hours before having to go to work, and it STILL wasn't enough sleep. ;_; But now I'm just wired for the next con. *flops*

Cherry
09-08-2004, 11:34 AM
I especially liked the dancing (I wish I could dance T_T) and Cherry and Gren's FF9 skit.

We loved YOUR skit. xD OMG LINK. The fact that you guys got hotel pillows to make the triad rocked SO MUCH. I got many pictures.

I do have one gripe. Why the HECK was cosplay off to the side in the ballroom? Were it in the center, I think everyone would have had a much nicer view of the stage [ which was SO not as nice as last years ]. Soooo much space unutilized. Besides that, I have no complaints.

AnimeFEST is more a social con than anything....I had -so- much fun. And I really enjoyed meeting all of you guys. <3.

Gandaulf3
09-08-2004, 11:37 AM
Oh man cherry, yall's skit rocked although yalls costumes couldn't compare to the greatness of ours.

Tentacle_Guy
09-08-2004, 01:23 PM
The tentacle pictures are up!

The Tentacle Gallery (http://www.prairiesquid.com/gallery/afest2004)

I had a pretty good time, and got more usable pictures than Akon. I also didn't get any crap about the sign until late Sunday night. Expect a slightly larger censorship panel, and maybe some decoration next time.

I agree with an earlier post about secuirty needing a better look. They would also do well by learning a bit more tact and politeness. It is possible to get your point across without intimidation or yelling about biting someone's cock off and shoving it up their ass during a wedding ceremony.

All in all though, I had a great time. Thanks to everyone who said hi and had pictures with the squid.

--
The Tentacle Guy

Kortnie Li
09-08-2004, 06:34 PM
^^; wow, seems a lot of people had a much better time then my friends and I did lolz
I did a lot of socializing, more than attending con events.
I enjoyed the cosplay the most, the skits this year were awsome...save "The Inuyasha Group" lolz, my group, we were a bit unprepared, a last minute skit XDDDD

Gaara-kun
09-08-2004, 10:56 PM
I had a lot of fun at animefest bit it was more because of the people I went with. I liked how it was much more comfortable and there weren't terrible linbes and stuff. I could actually walk around comfortably for the most part. Which is a big deal since I cosplayed as Gaara and my gourd is large. I was a little dissapoointed in the panels, but that probably was just me since I never seem to catch very many anyways. The viewing rooms were awesome they actually had anime that was online and stuff so alot of it was awesome. The gaming room was a huge dissapointment for me but all in all it was a very fun convention and the hotel they used was so incredibly nice.

TeknoMonkey
09-09-2004, 12:22 AM
Woah, where have I been in the past few days. Also to the Tentacle Guy, thanks for the picture of me with the squid. I appreciate it. Once again thanks to all of the people I met at Animefest and for the wonderful times everywhere at the con. Hopefully I can make it next year. Well, till next we meet, see you when I see you all again. Ciao now.

sincerely,
DJ TeknoMonkey :)

AoKoneko
09-09-2004, 03:43 AM
Hello
I was wondering if any1 took or has any pictures of our cosplay skit?
We were the Silver Moon skit. v,v Sadly we were unable to get pictures of our costumes nor pictures of our skit. We'd truly appreciate it very much.
Thank you ever so much.
~Rai Rai~
~SpikeS~
~AK~

Da Tenshi Kurai
09-09-2004, 10:30 AM
*rallies for people to post their pictures!*

lysariala
09-09-2004, 12:39 PM
http://www.butterfly-masquerade.com/animeFEST%202004/

didnt take as many as i usually do, i was sick all weekend :(

still have a frog in my throat actually. :(

Gandaulf3
09-09-2004, 02:53 PM
I didn't get a chance to take that many pics at this convention, didn't even get one pic of me in my kakashi >.>

Asmaria
09-09-2004, 11:48 PM
Wah! lysariala, you got pics of us playing pass the bomb-ball with the little kids! That was so much fun, they were adorable! XD Thank you!

skypirate
09-10-2004, 01:11 AM
Hang in there, I'll have around 700 pictures online Saturday afternoon. I got several photos of every kakashi I saw. :¨j

I didn't get a chance to take that many pics at this convention, didn't even get one pic of me in my kakashi >.>

Anna
09-10-2004, 05:03 PM
YAY! Can't wait till tomorrow! Me and my Minion will look at them together! X3
Oh yes I'm almot done with low ressing my pics they'll be put up soon.

Tomoko
09-11-2004, 12:42 AM
Hey y'all. I'm sorry it took me so long to post, but I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who made AnimeFEST great whether I saw you there or not! It was an awesome con because of you guys =)
Special thanks to Anna, Cherry, and Ayanamilisa! It was so awesome meeting all of you!
<3 Tomoko

Proz
09-11-2004, 11:19 AM
Didn't have many pics taken, no love for Shonen Bat.

I'm actually curious to see if anyone has pictures when I did the ServBot Iron Cosplay I was dressed in on Monday. I saw that lysariala had several pictures from that event but I wasn't in the batch.

A-fest was good. Not stupendous. The real fun was above the con.

lysariala
09-11-2004, 02:50 PM
Wah! lysariala, you got pics of us playing pass the bomb-ball with the little kids! That was so much fun, they were adorable! XD Thank you!

hehe, ya'll made her day, seriously, never thought setting a three year old up the bomb would be so entertaining :)

Da Tenshi Kurai
09-11-2004, 04:45 PM
At last I feel loved. :p Fankoo, lysariala. *heart*

lysariala
09-11-2004, 04:48 PM
At last I feel loved. :p Fankoo, lysariala. *heart*
aww, np, your alucard was supah groovy ^_^

stormbringer246
09-13-2004, 03:24 PM
HI! I went to Anime fest on Saturday. Of all the people i saw i think the person i was with was good 'cuz Goku rocks! Yes she was dressed up as Goku from Saiyuki and i was the Gojyo. the summomo was cute (sadly i only got a glimps)! I also liked the three hakkai's i saw and the two Sanzo's and the other goku. But since i traveled "west" with my goku she is special! but i think everyone was really good!:bigtu: (if you went to anime day yes i was also gojyo there too... but i had a pinkish wig not a crimson one...)

Cherry
09-13-2004, 03:28 PM
HI! I went to Anime fest on Saturday. Of all the people i saw i think the person i was with was good 'cuz Goku rocks! Yes she was dressed up as Goku from Saiyuki and i was the Gojyo. the summomo was cute (sadly i only got a glimps)! I also liked the three hakkai's i saw and the two Sanzo's and the other goku. But since i traveled "west" with my goku she is special! but i think everyone was really good!:bigtu: (if you went to anime day yes i was also gojyo there too... but i had a pinkish wig not a crimson one...)

xD I was one of the sanzos for awhile... *Snicker* I got tackled by a Goku, I'm pretty sure.

stormbringer246
09-13-2004, 07:51 PM
You were a Sanzo? which one? di you see me? i saw two. One had a big fan and one had a ciggarett. heh heh... such memories...

Madrox
09-14-2004, 05:17 AM
Anybody else got any galleries up yet?

skypirate
09-14-2004, 07:01 AM
Anybody else got any galleries up yet?

I noticed three or four people with professional digital SLR cameras I'd be really envious to have, taking photos, but where are their galleries? }:¨i
They need to complete the cycle, "Take pictures of cosplayers, give pictures back to cosplayers".

CorazonAzul
09-14-2004, 06:17 PM
I noticed three or four people with professional digital SLR cameras I'd be really envious to have, taking photos, but where are their galleries? }:¨i
They need to complete the cycle, "Take pictures of cosplayers, give pictures back to cosplayers".

That asian guy! In the grey looking suit. I do wonder why more galleries haven't shown up yet.

skypirate
09-14-2004, 09:53 PM
That asian guy! In the grey looking suit. I do wonder why more galleries haven't shown up yet.

Well, I want to see how their cameras and flash techniques are working. The honeymoon is still on with my current camera. But, one of these days (2006), I'm going to want to buy an entry level DSLR and just want to have an idea of what cameras have the best features for photographing cosplay.

It does take a lot time to go through the photos if you work on them any. I took three vacation days to work on them. AnimeFest does seem to be a little historically weak in the galleries department.

The problem for me is, I've run out of server space. I had to delete 60 megs of videos from my rocketry web site and the additional photos from A-kon 15 for the AnimeFest gallery. :¨[

I'm currently, looking at Pbase and smugbug. Any ideas/suggestions?

Madrox
09-16-2004, 03:03 AM
I'm looking for pictures of the giant Naruto group we did on Saturday. Had to have been at least 20 people out there taking pictures.

stormbringer246
09-16-2004, 03:15 PM
hey skypirate, were you at anime day? I think i saw you there (actually i think you photoed me) your website is really cooL!

skypirate
09-16-2004, 10:56 PM
hey skypirate, were you at anime day? I think i saw you there (actually i think you photoed me) your website is really cooL!

stormbringer246, great name.
Yes, I was the old guy. Probably did get a photo of you, can you refresh my memory? Website, cool? Thank you so much. Sorry the last two galleries aren't as glamorous. I was lazy and more focused on getting the pictures back to ya'll as quickly as possible.

stormbringer246
09-17-2004, 04:48 PM
stormbringer246, great name.
Yes, I was the old guy. Probably did get a photo of you, can you refresh my memory? Website, cool? Thank you so much. Sorry the last two galleries aren't as glamorous. I was lazy and more focused on getting the pictures back to ya'll as quickly as possible.

It's okay! I would be glad to refresh your memory. In you 'anime day 2004' gallery i am the one with the pinkish hair on page two out of ten, row two pictures 3 and 4 goin left to right.

skypirate
09-17-2004, 05:56 PM
It's okay! I would be glad to refresh your memory. In you 'anime day 2004' gallery i am the one with the pinkish hair on page two out of ten, row two pictures 3 and 4 goin left to right.

Yeah, I think I saw you and your friend at AnimeFest waiting in the registration line. Never saw ya'll again. That was a real shame, because both of you looked even better than at Anime Day.

stormbringer246
09-19-2004, 04:21 PM
Yeah, I think I saw you and your friend at AnimeFest waiting in the registration line. Never saw ya'll again. That was a real shame, because both of you looked even better than at Anime Day.

Arigato for the compliment! My friend (the goku who you photoed) read your post over my shoulder and says 'well yah this time we had our signs'.
Registration lines were LONG..... gyah. But it was fun i got glomped to many times to count and goku got tons of food.

Anna
09-19-2004, 04:34 PM
I know those lines were ridiculous! I spent an hour and a half of the 8 hours I was there waiting for my day pass! And they really need to do something about there security next year, I walked around without my badge for an hour(I had clipped it to the tassles on my Nirvana Yuna staff, which I left with my friends for a while to go take pictures without having to fumble with the thing.) And nobody noticed!

P.S. I keep forgetting to put my pictures up, the fact that my computers so slow really makes me not want to do it in the first place. Hopefully I'll have them up before Anime Day 2/Itzacon. ^^;

tahiti
09-21-2004, 11:21 PM
Overall.. I did not enjoy myself at A!Fest like I thought I would. The dealer room pissed me off to no end, because every single manga dealer I went to was sold out of Alice the 19th 6. The only new manga I got was Saiyuki 4. (I also picked up Sensual Phrase 1, but that's been out for awhile) I was also hoping to pick up some Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (live action Sailor Moon) merchandise, but the coolest thing I saw was a Luna plushie that was like.. $35. They did have nail polish and some stuff that you put together like the locket.. but it didn't interest me.
I did get to see Vash's VA. Quite starstruck was I. He's my future husband.
Anyway.. the one thing my friends and I were looking forward to.. absolutely SUCKED! The rave/dance/whatever you wanna call it.. there was nothing to dance to! The one that was on the roof was semi-cool.. except that no one was there. We finally left right before those fire alarms hit, we were walking down to the parking lot when we saw them go off.
I don't think I'll go back for A!Fest next year. I'll save my money for Ushicon, since I'm somewhat closer to Houston. I'm hoping to go this year, depending on how rich/poor I am after Christmas, and whether or not I start my Alice the 19th costume then.

CorazonAzul
09-21-2004, 11:51 PM
Overall.. I did not enjoy myself at A!Fest like I thought I would. The dealer room pissed me off to no end, because every single manga dealer I went to was sold out of Alice the 19th 6. The only new manga I got was Saiyuki 4. (I also picked up Sensual Phrase 1, but that's been out for awhile) I was also hoping to pick up some Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (live action Sailor Moon) merchandise, but the coolest thing I saw was a Luna plushie that was like.. $35. They did have nail polish and some stuff that you put together like the locket.. but it didn't interest me.
I did get to see Vash's VA. Quite starstruck was I. He's my future husband.
Anyway.. the one thing my friends and I were looking forward to.. absolutely SUCKED! The rave/dance/whatever you wanna call it.. there was nothing to dance to! The one that was on the roof was semi-cool.. except that no one was there. We finally left right before those fire alarms hit, we were walking down to the parking lot when we saw them go off.
I don't think I'll go back for A!Fest next year. I'll save my money for Ushicon, since I'm somewhat closer to Houston. I'm hoping to go this year, depending on how rich/poor I am after Christmas, and whether or not I start my Alice the 19th costume then.

AnimeFest isn't to blame when a dealer sells out ^^; I'd recommend ordering online somehow. I could have myself something as rare and cool as a mint-in-box Megazord or Dragonzord (1993 toys), thanks to buying online!

Cherry
09-22-2004, 10:22 AM
Overall.. I did not enjoy myself at A!Fest like I thought I would. The dealer room pissed me off to no end, because every single manga dealer I went to was sold out of Alice the 19th 6. The only new manga I got was Saiyuki 4. (I also picked up Sensual Phrase 1, but that's been out for awhile) I was also hoping to pick up some Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (live action Sailor Moon) merchandise, but the coolest thing I saw was a Luna plushie that was like.. $35. They did have nail polish and some stuff that you put together like the locket.. but it didn't interest me.
I did get to see Vash's VA. Quite starstruck was I. He's my future husband.
Anyway.. the one thing my friends and I were looking forward to.. absolutely SUCKED! The rave/dance/whatever you wanna call it.. there was nothing to dance to! The one that was on the roof was semi-cool.. except that no one was there. We finally left right before those fire alarms hit, we were walking down to the parking lot when we saw them go off.
I don't think I'll go back for A!Fest next year. I'll save my money for Ushicon, since I'm somewhat closer to Houston. I'm hoping to go this year, depending on how rich/poor I am after Christmas, and whether or not I start my Alice the 19th costume then.

Also, to add to the fact that the dealers being sold out is not AnimeFEST's fault, your taste in music also is not anyone's fault. I actually quite enjoyed the music played at the dance, as did all of my friends.

stormbringer246
09-22-2004, 03:53 PM
Overall.. I did not enjoy myself at A!Fest like I thought I would. The dealer room pissed me off to no end, because every single manga dealer I went to was sold out of Alice the 19th 6. The only new manga I got was Saiyuki 4. (I also picked up Sensual Phrase 1, but that's been out for awhile) I was also hoping to pick up some Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (live action Sailor Moon) merchandise, but the coolest thing I saw was a Luna plushie that was like.. $35. They did have nail polish and some stuff that you put together like the locket.. but it didn't interest me.
I did get to see Vash's VA. Quite starstruck was I. He's my future husband.
Anyway.. the one thing my friends and I were looking forward to.. absolutely SUCKED! The rave/dance/whatever you wanna call it.. there was nothing to dance to! The one that was on the roof was semi-cool.. except that no one was there. We finally left right before those fire alarms hit, we were walking down to the parking lot when we saw them go off.
I don't think I'll go back for A!Fest next year. I'll save my money for Ushicon, since I'm somewhat closer to Houston. I'm hoping to go this year, depending on how rich/poor I am after Christmas, and whether or not I start my Alice the 19th costume then.


Personally speaking i liked what the dealers had! Yes they didn't allways have what you wanted, but that is probibly because other people before you got it or they couldn't get it shipped in. The fan art outside the dealer room that you could buy was good (i didn't look at the yaoi/yuri/shoen ai 'cuz it doesn't appeal to me) and my friend. the goku, bought a really cool kisk ass kougaiji picture!

AoKoneko
09-24-2004, 03:00 AM
AF Romance story
^^ I know AF is long sence passed.....but I have a word of advice.
A two sided the coin advice- "becareful who you hug/kiss at kons"
Short EXP- I was looking for someone to fill in the part for ""lestat" for our silver moon skit. The guy who was going to be the char/ in our skit skiped out on us. ;_;. So in a panic sadly I was looking around for someone who could fit into the costume that was made. ^^ I had seen "him" (the one who would be perfect for the costume) before but at first it didnt reg in mind....then later on 35mins before the cosplay I saw "him" again. He had passed my by in the gameing room. >.< I followed him a little at first, but then I was stoped by a few people who wanted to take some pictures. (not a bother ^^ thow teheh) I was yes lost ~.~ at AF. Trying ti find him again. But he was right there infront of me. So I approached him calmy but yet very hyperly and asked "Do you like to cosplay" (we'll dua he does *waps head* he has on Sano costume a from Kenshin @_@ orosuch a dummy v,v) He of course said "yes" LOL. Then I asked him " would you be willing to do me a favor? I need someone to wear this costume I made for our skit. The person who was going to do it bailed on us" He then asked of who it was and I replyed "its a Lestat like costume." Without even letting him get a word in I had also said " don't worry I have every thing for the costume that is needed. You need not worry ^^" And smiled. With great Enthusiasm he replyed back saying "he`` ya". So then it was settled. After a semi full days search and rejections we found the one. So I asked him to meet me 10-20 mins before the cosplay to meet me where the it was being held. Fast foward-We did the skit. I had warned him that I was going to have to kiss him cause it was part of the skit. (was worried about that. if he said no O.O then Rai rai my girl friend would of have to play that part O.O @_@) and I also warned him even thow before he said yes that he would have to carry me. The shoes I made were made outa wire and beads and could not hold over 85 pounds. v,v. But other then that the skit was quite simple. Just for fun and for the love of costume design and cosplaying.
At first we had only just meet one another,,,,,,,,then with one night in finding how much we have in common,and danceing in the rain< wich i might add was warmer then the hotel in side.oua that hotel was soooo cold!< (after the cosplay we had spent the night down stairs hanging out with the AF security and a few AF koners..thats where we really talked and got to know one another better. No evilness little playing around in this true story sorries everyone)
^^ Now we're engaged....still cant believe it. Keep blaiming fate and how everthing happens for a reason in life.
This was our AF Romance story.
~Shiyon and Kahtiyia~

AoKoneko
09-24-2004, 03:01 AM
oua sorries my spelling is so bad ^^ *bows* gomennasai please forgive me

~AK~

skypirate
09-24-2004, 09:36 AM
AF Romance story
^^ I know AF is long sence passed.....but I have a word of advice.
A two sided the coin advice- "becareful who you hug/kiss at kons"
Short EXP- I was looking for someone to fill in the part for ""lestat" for our silver moon skit. The guy who was going to be the char/ in our skit skiped out on us. ;_;. So in a panic sadly I was looking around for someone who could fit into the costume that was made. ^^ I had seen "him" (the one who would be perfect for the costume) before but at first it didnt reg in mind....then later on 35mins before the cosplay I saw "him" again. He had passed my by in the gameing room. >.< I followed him a little at first, but then I was stoped by a few people who wanted to take some pictures. (not a bother ^^ thow teheh) I was yes lost ~.~ at AF. Trying ti find him again. But he was right there infront of me. So I approached him calmy but yet very hyperly and asked "Do you like to cosplay" (we'll dua he does *waps head* he has on Sano costume a from Kenshin @_@ orosuch a dummy v,v) He of course said "yes" LOL. Then I asked him " would you be willing to do me a favor? I need someone to wear this costume I made for our skit. The person who was going to do it bailed on us" He then asked of who it was and I replyed "its a Lestat like costume." Without even letting him get a word in I had also said " don't worry I have every thing for the costume that is needed. You need not worry ^^" And smiled. With great Enthusiasm he replyed back saying "he`` ya". So then it was settled. After a semi full days search and rejections we found the one. So I asked him to meet me 10-20 mins before the cosplay to meet me where the it was being held. Fast foward-We did the skit. I had warned him that I was going to have to kiss him cause it was part of the skit. (was worried about that. if he said no O.O then Rai rai my girl friend would of have to play that part O.O @_@) and I also warned him even thow before he said yes that he would have to carry me. The shoes I made were made outa wire and beads and could not hold over 85 pounds. v,v. But other then that the skit was quite simple. Just for fun and for the love of costume design and cosplaying.
At first we had only just meet one another,,,,,,,,then with one night in finding how much we have in common,and danceing in the rain< wich i might add was warmer then the hotel in side.oua that hotel was soooo cold!< (after the cosplay we had spent the night down stairs hanging out with the AF security and a few AF koners..thats where we really talked and got to know one another better. No evilness little playing around in this true story sorries everyone)
^^ Now we're engaged....still cant believe it. Keep blaiming fate and how everthing happens for a reason in life.
This was our AF Romance story.
~Shiyon and Kahtiyia~

So it's kind of a Cinderella story, whoever can wear my Lestat costume, will be my one true love. Very romantic indeed. Best wishes to both of you!

Skyline Kyo
09-24-2004, 10:54 AM
Love and cosplay... what a wonderful thing ^^

Congratulations on you two AoKoneko!

CorazonAzul
09-24-2004, 05:02 PM
Silver Moon skit? Dude, that means he got to kiss you like 5 times XD Lucky :P (I thought you guys were sooo so pretty ToT)

AoKoneko
09-25-2004, 01:41 AM
Oua TYS so much ^^.
SkyPirate tys for the pictures ^^. You have no idea thank you ^^. CorazonAzul you were wicked kewl ^^V Iv always wanted to do a mec costume. ;_; I N V U *sniff sniff*
Hay I'm trying to put togethere a little Ren/Sci-fi/EGL like gathering for next month. (not an anime/manga cosplay like thing)
Its going to be in Dallas I know that so far. But I don't know were to have it held. I thought it would be so much fun. Just so show off one anothers creativity.
What ya think everyone?
*smiles gently and waves*
GOOOOOOOO MACROSS!
~AK~

(OUS SP ^^ were going to be having a Macross style wedding at A-kon. Hope you'll be there sence you like Macross. ^^)

spike_the_moomb
09-26-2004, 02:38 AM
I was already having a good time, then this and BAM I'm Lestat, we end up hitting it off right off the bat and whew..... MAN I LOVE CONS

tahiti
09-26-2004, 11:33 PM
Usually, when I go to cons, I expect the vendors present to have an adequate supply of manga currently available to the masses. Maybe I wasn't aware of this; but I thought the following behind Alice the 19th was relatively small, which is why I was surprised that every dealer that had manga was sold out. I expect that to happen on Sunday, not Saturday.
As for the rave, I stand by my opinion. There was NO ONE there. Everyone was off in little groups, standing around, not dancing. The music playing was not something that I can dance to. The only thing I remotely enjoyed was the fact that the DJ played the Japanese opening to Sailor Moon.
I'm not blaming AnimeFest for any of this. I was disappointed. I've enjoyed the con in years past, but now, it's not worth it to go back and spend money that I could use otherwise. I'd rather put it to use by going to another con.
I think the dance/rave/whatever would've been better if perhaps there would've been more people. Maybe then I would've enjoyed it, maybe not.

Grit
09-26-2004, 11:44 PM
Ah so you were the woman doing that Silver Moon skit... I really liked the costumes, they were great.

I don't have many complains about A-fest....cept for the fact I was broke on the last day.I got my picture taken countless times so that's cool ^_^

Edit: I just now realized I found love at the Con....Heh, I was being chased by all these Wolfwood fangirls ALL wanting to touch the CrossPunisher I worked hard on....untill outta nowhere BAM! A girl comes to my rescue and wards off the other fan girls....we talked a bit and even got sketeched together...I fell for her that night when she kissed me on the cheek...

Heh...I love my dear Inu-chan.

spike_the_moomb
09-27-2004, 10:01 AM
Its great finding Love at Cons you already know you have at least one thing in common ^_^

Grit
09-27-2004, 10:52 AM
True.Very true.

Con love...there isn't anything else like it.

Cherry
09-27-2004, 03:42 PM
Usually, when I go to cons, I expect the vendors present to have an adequate supply of manga currently available to the masses. Maybe I wasn't aware of this; but I thought the following behind Alice the 19th was relatively small, which is why I was surprised that every dealer that had manga was sold out. I expect that to happen on Sunday, not Saturday.
As for the rave, I stand by my opinion. There was NO ONE there. Everyone was off in little groups, standing around, not dancing. The music playing was not something that I can dance to. The only thing I remotely enjoyed was the fact that the DJ played the Japanese opening to Sailor Moon.
I'm not blaming AnimeFest for any of this. I was disappointed. I've enjoyed the con in years past, but now, it's not worth it to go back and spend money that I could use otherwise. I'd rather put it to use by going to another con.
I think the dance/rave/whatever would've been better if perhaps there would've been more people. Maybe then I would've enjoyed it, maybe not.

Again, the dealers = Not the convention's fault.

The Rave = One small aspect of the convention.


No longer supporting the convention over one small event, and another that they had absolutely no control over seems extreme, and rather unthoughtful.

It's your decision, though I don't see why such things need to be brought up on a cosplay-directed board.


ANYWAY.

So who's all doin' what next year? Anyone have any plans?

[ALSO] The Silvermoon people, congrats! You did SO amazingly well!

stormbringer246
09-27-2004, 03:43 PM
True.Very true.

Con love...there isn't anything else like it.

Wow... all these Con Love stories should be published and sold at future conventions... they are all so perfect and almost story like. I bet if they did make a book of it it would be a good seller!
Con love for me? umm... i think i'm to young for that. I did get glomped lotsa times and i got kissed on the cheek by a fan girl... heh heh...

Anna
09-27-2004, 03:53 PM
Hmmm next year I'm going to see about getting a FF8 group together. Cuase I'm working on Garden Uinform Selphie and I have a couple of other freinds who want to join me,(a Quistis and an Irvine) I thought it would be fun to get one together. Plus I did so much running around, I think that I just want to go to this one in a simple, and comfy costume. Something you can really dash around in y'know? it's gonna be finished by March, unless I lose my job (mostly becuase I have 2 other projects in front of it)

Ss-Balgias
09-27-2004, 04:51 PM
Me and and the same friends who went to A-kon with me are planning to go. My psychicer costume MIGHT be finished by then but I think that I'll just go as FFX Yuna.(I need to start working on a staff)


Hah, your gonnna join a ff8 group ? that might be interesting, but do hope you finish your other costume first, i doubt you reallly really wanna go as selfie..

skypirate
09-27-2004, 04:51 PM
Usually, when I go to cons, I expect the vendors present to have an adequate supply of manga currently available to the masses. Maybe I wasn't aware of this; but I thought the following behind Alice the 19th was relatively small, which is why I was surprised that every dealer that had manga was sold out. I expect that to happen on Sunday, not Saturday.
As for the rave, I stand by my opinion. There was NO ONE there. Everyone was off in little groups, standing around, not dancing. The music playing was not something that I can dance to. The only thing I remotely enjoyed was the fact that the DJ played the Japanese opening to Sailor Moon.
I'm not blaming AnimeFest for any of this. I was disappointed. I've enjoyed the con in years past, but now, it's not worth it to go back and spend money that I could use otherwise. I'd rather put it to use by going to another con.
I think the dance/rave/whatever would've been better if perhaps there would've been more people. Maybe then I would've enjoyed it, maybe not.

Rather than walk away, I would encourage you to take a more active role in the next convention.

Volunteer and change things from the inside. Write vendors ahead of time and tell them what you want.

More importantly, recognize there's a business opportunity here. If all the other vendors were sold out and you had been there with a huge stock of manga on hand, think of the small fortune you could have made.

Anna
09-27-2004, 04:56 PM
Robert I think that I know what I want to Cosplay as. And it's not her regular yellow dress, it's the uniform she wears in the Dollet feild exam.

And Tahti, actions speak better than words. Skypirate's right rather than sitting there and whining, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

skypirate
09-27-2004, 06:47 PM
Again, the dealers = Not the convention's fault.

The Rave = One small aspect of the convention.


No longer supporting the convention over one small event, and another that they had absolutely no control over seems extreme, and rather unthoughtful.

It's your decision, though I don't see why such things need to be brought up on a cosplay-directed board.


ANYWAY.

So who's all doin' what next year? Anyone have any plans?

[ALSO] The Silvermoon people, congrats! You did SO amazingly well!

I really want to try being Erik Lensherr, Magneto from X-2 (sans dorky helmut) sometime next year. I'm going to need to save my pennies, find some one who takes commissions, and also has a sense of humor. :¨j

Costume or not, I'll be at the DFW conventions. Maybe one Houston convention.

Cherry
09-27-2004, 07:02 PM
I really want to try being Erik Lensherr, Magneto from X-2 (sans dorky helmut) sometime next year. I'm going to need to save my pennies, find some one who takes commissions, and also has a sense of humor. :¨j

Costume or not, I'll be at the DFW conventions. Maybe one Houston convention.

xD OH MY GOODNESS...I will dress as Pietro, if you do that. XDDDDDDD

skypirate
09-27-2004, 07:52 PM
xD OH MY GOODNESS...I will dress as Pietro, if you do that. XDDDDDDD

Now we are talking about the movie version, that will get me confused with some sort of officer assigned to the Death Star, not the red and purple comic book Magneto. No, no one should have to suffer through witnessing that.

Tenya Muyo
09-27-2004, 08:58 PM
Now we are talking about the movie version, that will get me confused with some sort of officer assigned to the Death Star, not the red and purple comic book Magneto. No, no one should have to suffer through witnessing that.


*snort* Awww come on! I'd think it be cool Sky! :bigtu: But if not..........
Geez, next year's way to far away to think about what to wear then. :eeek: The only thing i know for sure is that I'm gonna be there! Unless somehow the world ends next September, then that might be a problem......... Ah well, minor detail :reverse:

And what about a certain cosplay picnic next year, ney Cherry? *nudge, nudge*

Anna
09-27-2004, 09:45 PM
*nudges Cherry as well* December might be a good time like you said(at least I think you said November or December, I don't know ou were talking to fast) seeing as after Anime Day 2/Itzacon 6 there won't be any cons in Texas till Ushi-con (as far as I know)

I hope Anime FEST is a little bit more organized next year. I had fun and all but it just seem to horribly organized to me, espcially the registration line *shudder* But it was my 3rd con so I guess that I can't say very much.

Grit
09-27-2004, 10:39 PM
*nudges Cherry as well* December might be a good time like you said(at least I think you said November or December, I don't know ou were talking to fast) seeing as after Anime Day 2/Itzacon 6 there won't be any cons in Texas till Ushi-con (as far as I know)

I hope Anime FEST is a little bit more organized next year. I had fun and all but it just seem to horribly organized to me, espcially the registration line *shudder* But it was my 3rd con so I guess that I can't say very much.

I know what ya mean. The registration line was calm on Friday, but Saturday morning...BOOM it becomes so huge. It was crazy...I'm glad I got there Friday night, no line at all. It was a bit too small as well...I was really hoping they'd have DDR there.Thankfully a guy there brought DDR and hooked it up for all to play.Other than that and those times someone pulled the fire alarm 2 to 3 freaking times...it was fun.That really made me mad, I want to go back to the Hyatt center for 2005.

And if your out there, DDR man....I just want to say "Thanks for bringing DDR and I hope you find a girl!"

Provided that guy goes to Cosplay.com.

stormbringer246
09-28-2004, 03:06 PM
I know what ya mean. The registration line was calm on Friday, but Saturday morning...BOOM it becomes so huge. It was crazy...I'm glad I got there Friday night, no line at all. It was a bit too small as well...I was really hoping they'd have DDR there.Thankfully a guy there brought DDR and hooked it up for all to play.Other than that and those times someone pulled the fire alarm 2 to 3 freaking times...it was fun.That really made me mad, I want to go back to the Hyatt center for 2005.

And if your out there, DDR man....I just want to say "Thanks for bringing DDR and I hope you find a girl!"

Provided that guy goes to Cosplay.com.

DDR? Woah! I'm glad my sister didn't see that! She would've spent the whole time there showin off. So whut version did they have there? DDR Max? DDR Max 2? Did you know that there is a hard arcade type pad that Frys electronicks sells?

AoKoneko
09-28-2004, 11:57 PM
OUA XD this is soooo kewl. Readin about all the costumes/cosplayers that are going to be at oni-con this year....I can't wait. *tells her self to just give it time before u know it will be here and u wont know what to do again LOL*
EHEHEHEHEHE OMGOSH I know I wont be able to sleep to night now. *dreams of oni and all of the costumes....like candy land* *grins*

~AK~
Oni-con Cosplay list-
LeeLoo from the Fifth Element
Halliucination Sara from the movie The Labyrinth
Halliucincation Jarth from the movie The Labyrinth
Mokorin from Please Save my Earth
Sally from NBC
Sailor Star Fighter from Sailor Stars

AoKoneko
09-28-2004, 11:59 PM
True.Very true.

Con love...there isn't anything else like it.
so true soo soo true ^^. Well, that and finding a really rare anime/manga/ or CD that hasnt come to the US yet. I feel like I'm gonna die everytime I find a good CD> *big music freak*

AoKoneko
09-29-2004, 12:04 AM
Wow... all these Con Love stories should be published and sold at future conventions... they are all so perfect and almost story like. I bet if they did make a book of it it would be a good seller!
Con love for me? umm... i think i'm to young for that. I did get glomped lotsa times and i got kissed on the cheek by a fan girl... heh heh...

Not a bad idea.. ^^ storm. ^^ hehe. Right now I'm working on a cosplay photo book with a friend. ^^. The idea line is cosplay threw the years. Show each year and what the most pop anime, manga, Jpop/Jrock, EGL, and music group/style was done at the time.

~AK~
Oni-con Cosplay list-
LeeLoo from the Fifth Element
Halliucination Sara from the movie The Labyrinth
Halliucincation Jarth from the movie The Labyrinth
Mokorin from Please Save my Earth
Sally from NBC
Sailor Star Fighter from Sailor Stars

stormbringer246
10-01-2004, 10:40 PM
Not a bad idea.. ^^ storm. ^^ hehe. Right now I'm working on a cosplay photo book with a friend. ^^. The idea line is cosplay threw the years. Show each year and what the most pop anime, manga, Jpop/Jrock, EGL, and music group/style was done at the time.

~AK~
Oni-con Cosplay list-
LeeLoo from the Fifth Element
Halliucination Sara from the movie The Labyrinth
Halliucincation Jarth from the movie The Labyrinth
Mokorin from Please Save my Earth
Sally from NBC
Sailor Star Fighter from Sailor Stars

I bet the cosplay book will turn out great! ^^ it really is cool