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Tia
10-26-2004, 05:22 AM
Hey, I know it's really, really early, but anybody thinking about Metrocon III yet? I know the old thread got killed because of random pointless comments, so please, please don't do that here again. I don't want this thread getting killed, too.

Anyways, does anybody have any big plans already in the works for it? I have a couple things I am thinking about, but one is a little bit of a surprise. Is anybody performing for Anime Idol? Or is it too soon to know that? I think people usually know whether or not they are pretty early, but it's what song you're doing that's the question. I'm pretty set on that this time (lol, I didn't have my last one until january last year 0.o), which is good cause it's gonna be a ton of work on the costumes (but the fun kind).

Anybody got costume plans? I guess that'll probably depend on who they want to use for chess match this year, though. I'm definitely going to do Forte Stollen, though, no matter what. She's my big summer project. Anybody else thinking of doing GA cosplay for Metrocon? I know a Vanilla and a Mifeulle, but I can't find a Ranpha to save my life. Plus I would have to make the Vanilla's costume because she doesn't own a machine. So that'd be more work and I don't think I could do it at this point with all the things I've got on my plate. Also, does anybody know that incredible Mint cosplayer that was at JACON and won the Attention to Detail award? I'd like to cosplay with her if possible. If not, I'd need a Mint too. So if anybody wants to cosplay Vanilla, Ranpha, or Mint let me know, k? Just reply here or drop me a PM.

On the other side of things, what do you guys want to see with panels? I think I'm gonna be scheduled to run like ten this year. My boyfriend's gonna pick up the volunteer hours, though, since I plan on working registration rush again this year. I'm doing my standard three hours of cosplay panels that I did last year, plus a new one "knowing your fabric" and perhaps a panel on commissioners. I'm not sure about that yet, though.

And then there are at least four or five late night panels. Just random insanity we pulled out of our heads. Just wondering, anybody have ideas about a game show? I think it's kinda weird how most cons have an "official" game show, or at least one that counts as a main event, but not Metrocon. I thought up maybe "The Weakest Harms", but I don't think it'd work out so well.... although it would be funny to see Amy run it. Oh yeah. I almost forgot, I guess there's going to be a Shoujo High panel this year? I'm not really certain though. If so, I'll have to be on that I guess. I do the Jrock articles for 'em. It's weird though, because I only know three other people on it, the yaoi/yuuri correspondent and the people in charge.

Wow, this turned out to be longer than I expected. Gomen nasai for the long post, guys.

ZiggyB
10-26-2004, 05:29 AM
This is just a reminder. Keep things on topic to the con. Any chit chat, and I mean *any* random chit chat and the thread will be closed by me or another mod.

Thank you.

Tia
10-26-2004, 05:32 AM
Yes, thank you for the reminder, Ziggy. I will try to keep people on topic as much as possible. It's gonna be hard, though, because I know the same people who got the old thread closed are gonna be drawn to this one, but I'll just have to keep reminding I guess.

Minion
10-26-2004, 10:35 AM
heres what i might do:
sasuke
pimp sasuke
guts
hayate (the stoner anbu)
sephiroth (i know, i'd get mauled)
green mooninite, with the F belt
oashi
shishio
can't make up my mind :/
the only 2 on the list i actually have done on the list is the sasuke, and pimp sasuke.

Tia
10-26-2004, 03:54 PM
Oooh! I like Shishio cosplay. It's really cool to see it done well. I don't know if you'd necessarily get mauled for being Sephiroth. Just glomped a *lot*. Although it depends which version you're doing. If you did the Advent Children version, you might just be creepy enough to scare people (if you did it right).

scandia
10-26-2004, 04:13 PM
OK, any news about the dates or location?

More likely than not, I will be working full-time, searching for full-time work, and working on Saturdays. I love my job and won't be asking for a Saturday off for Metrocon. So I'll just attend on the Friday, Sunday, and perhaps Saturday night. I'll just rewear my Presea and Eternal Emeraude costumes.

Lucifer
10-26-2004, 09:05 PM
This year I might be passing over Metro, since AX usually is right by it. Rather attend AX then Metro anyday.

Tia
10-26-2004, 10:19 PM
I have heard some news, but I am not sure if I'm allowed to say anything yet or not. They still aren't sure anyways, so it might not be the place they were talking about. They kinda uh own my soul under NDA. But I do know for certain that wherever it is they are saying it is looking good for 24 hour panels.

But Amy's car kind of exploded. 0.o; So that's why work seems to keep piling up for them. *sits in front of Shoujo High looking sad*

Lucifer
10-27-2004, 08:14 PM
I have heard some news, but I am not sure if I'm allowed to say anything yet or not. They still aren't sure anyways, so it might not be the place they were talking about. They kinda uh own my soul under NDA. But I do know for certain that wherever it is they are saying it is looking good for 24 hour panels.

But Amy's car kind of exploded. 0.o; So that's why work seems to keep piling up for them. *sits in front of Shoujo High looking sad*


I heard, Roy mentioned something about it at Necro. Namely my only issue would be monitary if it is near the time of AX like it has the last two years. But since the hotel is different, who knows.

Tia
10-27-2004, 09:37 PM
Yeah. I felt kinda bad for bugging her so much. 0.o I'm pretty sure the con is going to be around the same time this year again. I think it's actually the best place that they could've picked in the season to have it. Because it's right in the middle. Not too early, not too late. For a lot of people who are local, it makes a nice peak in the con season.

If you're having trouble with money, you could always find a cheaper hotel nearby (probably even for half price) and then just drive over to where the con is. I know a few people who do that.

Happy Mushroom
10-28-2004, 04:58 PM
I talked to him at Necronomicon about Metrocon III's new location and he was somewhat vague since we will need a larger hotel and I can't remember the rest.

- The Mushroom

xXMandaXx
11-28-2004, 02:36 AM
A bunch of the Mods over at Animemetro are all excited for MCIII, we do love our VIP status ^_^. My best friend and I are going to be cosplaying Sho Sho Un from Khan the Absolute. Also, a bunch of the Mods and some other AM members are going to be doing an original cosplay that based off the RPG that originally got us into the the site about 5 years ago. So I'm busy making all these Napoleonic uniforms for that. I also plan on doing Saint Une from Gundam Wing since I did Preventer Lady Une last year. She's my favorite to do.

See you all there ^_^

Tia
11-28-2004, 02:30 PM
I'm sure we'd all like to be less vague, Mushroom, but we don't want Amy to harm us.
(yes, I'm sorry for the bad pun)

Ah, you are Lady Une on those forums, I guess? I'm Tia (duh). But that's always my screenname. I'll be looking forward to seeing that cosplay. I love original costumes. I'm afraid I haven't heard of Khan the Absolute, though. Is it about what I think it's about? Genghis Khan?

xXMandaXx
11-28-2004, 06:31 PM
Hi Tia, yes I'm Une on AM. I've seen you on AM and I just knew you were the same Tia -=waves=- ^_^
Khan the Absolute is actually a Korean MMORPG, but my friend loved the Assassin costume so much that she determined that must be our design. We both enjoy taking costumes and putting our own spin on it, so we are doing one purple and one green variation on this design http://khan.mirinae.com/khan_us/images/gallery/ill_img/assa06-1.jpg

Only half done so far, but Roy and Derrick are helping with the armor, such sweeties.

Tia
11-28-2004, 06:46 PM
cool ^_^ Whoa. That design is insane. I can't wait to see it. Is this more of their adventures in vacuum table land? I saw it and it looks really cool. That is... a very elaborate costume to say the least. I can't believe Derrick practically moved in to Roy's place. The con must be more work than I thought. 0.o;

Is the red the only thing that's different? Or did you change other bits of it too? Does this mean there are now female ninjas on the security squad, too?

Minion
11-28-2004, 06:48 PM
my friends are doing kankuro and temari, so i might do a gaara

xXMandaXx
11-28-2004, 10:19 PM
lol, we only intend to change the red portions to purple/green, everything else will be the appropriate color. I imagine they will use the Vacuum table. It's actually been a fairly easy costume to construct. The most complicated part is the armor and the satin applique on the skirt. But that is really more time consuming and tedious than anything difficult. I only pray that it's comfortable to wear in the end, since I'm not the type to look good and feel miserable in a costume ^_^. There will be two Ninja girls, but I don't know if we will be working security. Amber might be into that since she loves the Women of Authority thing. But I prefer leaving Con security to the Ninja Catboy.

Tia
11-28-2004, 10:32 PM
That works. It seems like the armor is going to be really complicated. With all the molding of you they're going to have to do, it's going to be hard for you to stand still for that long, isn't it? I don't know, cause the only time I've molded myself before was in art class to make a mask. It itched so bad and felt like it was on forever. Maybe it was just because it was on my face, though. I hope my neck mold won't be too bad.

How are you attaching the applique? I know it's probably too late for help, but I have gotten addicted to heat n bond. You have to be really careful with it, though, as I've burned myself a lot and have a scar from it. But it works like a charm for appliques.

I'm hoping that they'll let me borrow the table for a little while to work on the Forte Stollen collar. I'm still working out how to do that. And I have to check some fetish shops for the hat. I'm hoping I won't have to make that from scratch, too.

Heh. I just think it'd be funny since AM has so many male ninjas and not that many female ones. But now it's like "Oh yeah, we girls can be ninjas, too. *jumps down from ceiling*" I'm still debating whether or not it's possible for me to do pirate Forte too. It's probably not, though, since I have three pairs of wings I gotta make for Idol, as well as my whole costume.

xXMandaXx
11-28-2004, 10:47 PM
Luckily for me, I live 600 miles from Tampa, so Roy can't get his hands on me for a body cast. I give him my measurements long distance and Derrick visits Houston regularly (boyfriend) and he is doing a lot of the work on the shoulder pads. I'm left the task of making the knee pads, which I'm not worried about but getting the materials is really difficult, not easy to find Styrene sheets.

My mother is going to help me apply the satin applique and she wants to try a satin stitch on the fabric. Both the skirt and the floral applique are in satin so there is that whole slippery factor. fortunately. my mother is very adept at these small detail embellishments. So I hope I can learn a lot from her on the matter.

I agree with you, the more AM Ninjas at MetroCon, the merrier. And pirates are making a comeback, man! Join their ranks and we can battle it out. Just watch your step, you never know when the Ninja is closing in ^_~

Tia
11-28-2004, 10:57 PM
Hah. That would be funny, a battle between us. Of course then Derrick and Stephen would fight. I can see it now. 0.o;

<creepy foreshadowing>
D: Why are you cosplaying me again?
S: It makes it more confusing.
Roy: Uh... which one's the real Derrick?
you: The ninja catboy?
me: They're both ninja catboys 0.o; Somehow, this reminds me of something....
</creepy foreshadowing>

Ah, that satin is tricky stuff. You know, you might be able to do the designs on the black trim in just plain embroidery. You can get gold embroidery thread. Oh man, I know what you mean about the materials. The cost is forever going up.

ChinatownLxD
11-28-2004, 11:37 PM
hehe we're going! for the third time yay! we've got a huge sailor moon group coming (*is pluto. is dreading boots*) and a small inuyasha group. yes. how original are we? cheap. ha ha! atleast i live in st.pete ^_^;;;;.

Tia
11-29-2004, 12:58 AM
Very cool. Dani has a good tutorial for those boots. I'm making them for somebody soon, so I'll see if I can give you any tips when I'm figuring them out.

xXMandaXx
12-10-2004, 10:20 PM
Roy has announced on the Animemetro forums that new location for MetroCon 2005 will be the Tampa convention center, June 24-26th. This is unofficial word (however, it does come from the Convention's owner) so look for the convention's site www.metroconventions.com to make an official announcement in the coming weeks. I've never been there, but the word is that the Convention center is HUGE. Goodbye to all those overcrowding complaints from last year ^^.

Tia
12-11-2004, 04:02 AM
Yeah. Stephen was working out specs for a set for a hallway and I heard the dimensions and I'm like. "Are you sure that isn't the length, not the width?" The hallway is the size of last year's ballroom 0.o;

scandia
12-11-2004, 07:25 PM
WOOT! YAY! Now I can start making plans for Metrocon.

Again, most likely I won't attend the Saturday until the evening due to work. I hope to have a full-time job by then. My boss today said she could see me as a children's librarian due to my being so animated.

Is there going to be an FF Ball again? If so, I'll be Terra Branford.

I'll probably wear Zelda on Sunday. Since it is in town, I don't have to worry about driving long distances wearing it.

UchihaGirl
12-12-2004, 03:42 PM
I was there year one, year two and there is no way in hell I am missing year three. Expect Tsunade costume and Temari, EGL Tea Party 2, and maybe my kimono. Of course, between then and now there are a lot of anime that might come out and I might change my mind.

Tia
12-12-2004, 05:44 PM
It was announced during closing ceremonies that the Final Fantasy Ball *will* be held at Metrocon for another year. I believe it's final fantasy eight this year.

Uchiha: There may be problems with an EGL Tea Party due to the fact that it's the convention center (unofficially) and they don't really allow you to have outside food or drink. There could possibly be something worked out with the staff about them providing food, but otherwise it might just have to be a meet-up or a panel. I have to ask Jessica (who runs it) more about it this year, because last year there were so many problems. I'll try to ask if she had any more ideas about it at Otakucon. I believe she said she was going.

Kaze
12-12-2004, 11:44 PM
I live just 10 minutes from that damn con, so there's no way I'm missing it! I'll hopefully be doing a different Mihoshi outfit, but Mihoshi none the less.

UchihaGirl
12-13-2004, 02:03 PM
Jessica.....I think I know who she is. She's in high school and we hung out a bit last year at the tea party. That's where I was getting the idea from. I forget the LJ site though so I can't really talk with her. But last year, I think the party went rather well. The tea was excellent and we got to go to the photo shoot with Mabaroshi (not to mention the fanservice ones that we took X3), so I had a lot of fun.

Tia
12-13-2004, 08:19 PM
I'll see if I can find the site. If I can, I'll send you the link. I was sad about missing the one last year. There were... an insane amount of issues surrounding that day. This year will be better, though. You know what would be cool? An EGL Tea Party on its own. Like a picnic of sorts. I've heard of a few groups that did them. We could maybe set something up with Mabs. He's been insanely busy lately, though. I'll try to ask him about it at Otakucon if he has a moment free. I'm not sure exactly where we could have it, though.

mitylene
12-13-2004, 09:33 PM
I am definately going. No way I am missing Roy and Amy's Con :)

UchihaGirl
12-14-2004, 12:56 AM
Too bad it's so far away from you guys otherwise I would suggest the Morikami Museum here in Boca. It has a really nice Japanese garden and koi pond and they are really nice about letting groups come in and do events there. They also have a nice festival in the spring time that is supposed to relly pretty.

scandia
12-14-2004, 06:54 AM
FF8 again? Even though it is one of my two favorite FFs, I would prefer to see another FF being done. That, and the fact that I will be hopefully working full time so I cannot play either Rinoa or Ellone in it.

Hopefully we'll get Kevin Lillard and/or Lionel Lum to come photograph Metrocon III.

Tia
12-14-2004, 10:10 AM
I think that's the one it is, but I didn't hear it as an official statement. You'll probably just have to find out from the website, but I don't think they've updated recently. As for photography, it's still Mabs officially, but it'd be cool to have more photographers. It's very difficult for one photographer to capture everything that happens in one con. It's really a lot of space to cover.

Oh darn. Boca is quite a ways away. There is this one park that Mabs does photo shoots at a lot, Lake Eola, so maybe we could do it there. I'll have to find out some details, but it sounds like this could work. I'll see if we can get the word out to the LJ communities.

scandia
12-14-2004, 03:32 PM
Eh he he he he he...

The new site for Metrocon is EXTREMELY close to where I work now. Possibly even walking distance in the warmer days of summer if I am in business casual clothes with comfy shoes. So I may be able to swing by after work hopefully.

Minna- there IS a Subway nearby, but they do NOT accept credit or debit cards. So make sure to bring cash if you would like to eat there. The Quizno's, First Watch, and some French restaurant are also open on Saturdays, but I have no idea if they accept plastic or not.

Tia
12-14-2004, 05:05 PM
Wow. That's really lucky. Hope you can make friday night. I'm still not sure myself about friday.

Lucifer
12-15-2004, 02:37 PM
It is true, the Final Fantasy Ball will be from the Eighth game. Namely to, after several years of experience, do exactly what it had intended the first time.

I'd just check the website for more information about that, regarding casting or what not. Least that's what everyone had to do for the last few balls.

I talked to Lionel at AWA, and he showed some interest in going to Metrocon. I do not think Kevin Lillard would go, and that's not exactly a bad thing. Personally I like Lionel's work best. He shows a very good representation of a convention on his site.

Since Metro is the weekend before AX, likely I may only go Saturday, and Friday night if Aaron needs help with the ball. -shrug-

Tia
12-16-2004, 08:46 AM
I might not be able to make friday, myself. I'll see you there saturday for sure, though.

Sorahana
12-19-2004, 12:41 AM
I may be going ^_^. My mom said maybe if I get a job hehe XD. And I have someone to stay with for it *cheers*. So its looking hopeful :3.
I really hope I can go =O!

Evali
12-19-2004, 11:00 PM
My group is definitely going, we loved it last year.

Question: We have some other friends that want to do a singing performance. I told them they probably want Anime Idol and not the Cosplay Contest, but... I don't really know anything about Anime Idol. Can you sing non Japanese songs? I think they want to do a song from a musical while dressed as anime characters. Just wanted to know if this was something that was acceptable.

Dark_Tiger
12-20-2004, 12:55 PM
Yah, anime Idol is only J-pop and J-Rock. Last I checked, they don't like you doing an English song that a Japanese band covered, so I don't think that singing from a musical would be a good idea.

Evali
12-20-2004, 02:27 PM
Yah, anime Idol is only J-pop and J-Rock. Last I checked, they don't like you doing an English song that a Japanese band covered, so I don't think that singing from a musical would be a good idea.

Oh man, that sucks! But thanks, good thing I asked.

Kawaii Hoshi
12-28-2004, 02:30 AM
I feel really ashamed for not going to Metro this year but theres always 05! I have already finished my Rabi~en~Rose costume so now im doing a new costume!(thank kami my moms paying for it :thumbsup: ) But im going to go as Tayuya from Naruto! Shes so cool and evil XP! And im thinking of getting together a Naruto villian group. :)

darkjiraiya
12-28-2004, 11:05 PM
I am so going to metro 05. I heard metro 04 was awesome but I missed it. I will not miss it again.

scandia
12-29-2004, 10:38 AM
Just in case- Quizno's DOES take plastic. I've used it there more than once.

Now I'm much more concerned about parking and safety at night. The distance from my place to the new location is about similar to the distance to the old venue.

Tia
12-29-2004, 10:41 AM
Hmm. I believe Roy said there is a parking garage or something like that two blocks away. I think the parking situation should be okay. I understand the concern about leaving at night, though. Maybe if you went out with a group it would be safer?

Kawaii Hoshi
01-07-2005, 07:18 PM
Grrr this thread keeps dieng!!!!*shakes fist* cant let that happen now can i!!?? lol. sorry its just i want this thread to stay alive until the con. XP

scandia
01-08-2005, 08:30 AM
I walked from the convention center to the parking lot at night last year without feeling unsafe. True- there were A LOT of people exiting at a time. And I even spent most of the way back talking to this small bunch of girls who were also leaving the show. But it was not too bad. I walk around there every week for work and have yet to feel unsafe.

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait till Metrocon! But I have to pass Comps and graduate first.

Tia
01-08-2005, 01:16 PM
Trust me, the thread will stay alive until the con. The only way it won't is if people start spamming again like on the last thread.

It really depends on where you are going from it. From what I've heard, safety should not be an issue if you're staying at the con hotel. So at least that's a plus. But you'd need to use a parking garage or something, I guess. I don't know if there's any way you could just park by the hotel and walk back that way. Because walking through downtown might not be the best idea.

.Diana.
01-09-2005, 05:39 PM
Well, it's official, I'm going to Metrocon this year. I usually only go to AFO, but after hearing all of the heightened reviews I've received of Metrocon (plus it's in Tampa!), and I hope I have a great time. Besides, I'm going to college in the fall (UF) and I need to enjoy my summer while I can.

I finally got my stuff together and am currently working on a new costume.

I'm about 30% finished and I'll be Ranpha from Galaxy Angels (I adore her and the series) and it's coming together smoothly (except for those god-forsaken hair ornaments! They're going to be the death of me), well, as smoothly as it can go for a perfectionist, but I'm starting good and early so my costume can be up to par.

The only problem is that all of my friends who are going are all doing Prince of Tennis (they enjoy dressing up as males, despite the fact that I can't pull it off ><), and I really would like to do a skit/photoshoot/anything involving showing off this costume because for the past two years, I always go in a seperate costume (i.e. first year I was the Announcer Girl from Battle Royale; my friends went as YuYu Hakusho, etc.) and I'd really like to be apart of a group this year and get to act as my character for a change. Well, I'm taking matters into my own hands, lol. So, what I was wondering was, is there anyone going to MetroCon who are cosplaying Galaxy Angels and if you are, do you need a Ranpha?

~Diana

Princess_Garnet
01-09-2005, 06:27 PM
Rar, I'm DEF going to MetroCon! AMANDA! YOU BETTER GO! PHOTOSHOOT, PHOTOSHOOT!!!!1111

I'm definitely singing at Anime Idol. Either Eyes On Me or Melodies of Life [depending on which song I learn better, and which costume I feel like wearing :p]. I'd really like to make a Songstress Yuna and sing 1,000 Words. Rar, I dunno, but I'm DEFINIETLY singing.

Tia
01-09-2005, 08:42 PM
ExAstra, you are my hero. I'm a Forte, and I believe I can get all the other Angels together for Metrocon, but I was pulling my hair out trying to find a Ranpha who wasn't already in a group of her own. Wow, this is so lucky! I will PM you about a couple of things.... Dude, this is too good to be true *dies* Wait, you said that it's good that it's in Tampa. Do you live here by any chance? I'd love to get together and work on costumes together. I seriously need to talk to you a lot if you go to USF, also.

I can't wait to see you in Anime Idol, Garnet! I hope you do well =) I only know you and one other person who's doing something J-pop, so far. lol, I can't believe I'm already getting psyched up for a con in June.

You guys just made my day.

Princess_Garnet
01-09-2005, 09:10 PM
Rar, I hope I do well too! AHH! I been singing for a while and a record company might be signing me O_O Dude, I hope that doesn't interfere with any cons.. rar!

Aha, I can't believe I'm so hyped up either. RAHHH YAY! Off to work on Rinoa.. :p

.Diana.
01-09-2005, 09:14 PM
Lol, yeah, this is my lucky day as well. I just looked at the first page ><, lol, I could've saved my time if I had known you were looking for a Ranpha. I almost was going to just stop making the costume if I didn't find anyone because my friends refuse to cosplay women unless I bribe them and it's my last year in high school to do a group, lol. I'm pretty excited as well, for once, I'm going to be in a group. And especially in a group of a series I really love, doing an awesome character. I don't see many Galaxy Angel cosplayers and it's time the fandom knew about this awesome series.

I don't live in Tampa, but my dad does, so I know my way around that city much, much, much, better than I do in Orlando. No, I'm not going to USF, I'm going to UF, but my best friend, whose cosplaying...Eiji(?) from Prince of Tennis (don't really follow that series, but it's the little boy with short red hair) is going there next year and she's interested in joining an Anime Club. ^^ Plus, you get major points for cosplaying Juri, whose highly respected by our high school Anime Club. Oh, you can call me Diana, btw, lol.

~Diana

ExAstra, you are my hero. I'm a Forte, and I believe I can get all the other Angels together for Metrocon, but I was pulling my hair out trying to find a Ranpha who wasn't already in a group of her own. Wow, this is so lucky! I will PM you about a couple of things.... Dude, this is too good to be true *dies* Wait, you said that it's good that it's in Tampa. Do you live here by any chance? I'd love to get together and work on costumes together. I seriously need to talk to you a lot if you go to USF, also.

You guys just made my day.

Tia
01-10-2005, 08:08 PM
Nooo! I'm so glad you decided to still make it. The world needs more GA cosplayers. Heh. There's about three groups of us planned for this year (I'm involved in two of them and the other is OhayoCon this coming weekend), but we need more angels! Hmm. Is your friend on cosplay.com?

Unfortunately, it seems this group is plagued with issues. Now that I've finally found a Ranpha, I am short a Mint 0.o;; Figures. There is one other person I know of that could possibly do it, but I don't know her contact info. I have to talk to the Milfy and make sure she is going to do the costume this year. And Vanilla doesn't have a sewing machine. I tried to give her my old one, but she doesn't have any place to keep it.

When we get done with this semester of school, or when there is a couple of days off, we need to have a cosplay campout or something. Maybe spend a week or so at my parents' place or use somebody else's house that has a decent sized garage, if I could find somebody who was willing. The main problem I always run into is lack of space.

I know somebody who was at the anime club at UF. I heard it's a nice one. Aw, thanks for the Juri love. Like three people total recognized me at OtakuCon. *sigh* It's just a very obscure outfit of hers, I guess.

I think I need to make a separate thread for the GA stuff for Metrocon, though. I don't want to clog up this thread too much. I'll go make it now.

Eclipseofsorrow
01-13-2005, 10:46 AM
Yay! I'm not missing metro for ANYTHING. Had a blast last year! All 3 days this time =D I even got a job so I can afford it O_o;;

At interview-
Manager Bill: So why do you want this job?
Me: FOR METROCON!

No..not really like that. I was thinking it though!! ^^;; I'm making Lord Darcia for Probably saturday and doing Beast of blood Kozi one other day, Not sure yet about third costume. ^^ Any other wolf rainers? Ehhhhhh? Ive got a Kiba perhaps and a Hige. o_o OOOHHH! and MAYBE a Harmona for my Darcia(If she'll wear the huge green wig) =D That would rock so hard.

Feel free to contact me on aim ^^

Foo x Ling x Yuu

Tia
01-13-2005, 01:07 PM
Cool. But isn't it a blonde wig? 0.o;

Eclipseofsorrow
01-14-2005, 08:42 PM
Cool. But isn't it a blonde wig? 0.o;

Nooo! It's very green. ^^ You had me thinking it was blond for a minute though xD I did a search and all the pictures of 'Darcia Harmona' have her with green hair. I'd love to attach one but none of them will open for me. -___-;

Digitallica
01-14-2005, 11:30 PM
Depending on how my first con goes at Megacon, I'll be going to Metrocon, I hear it's the best con in Florida anyway, so I really must go. ^^;

Tia
01-14-2005, 11:49 PM
Sorry to confuse you. It just always seemed like it was blonde, but that's probably because they always compared her and Cher.

If you see me at Megacon, say hi. Sometimes I'm distracted, though. I'll be wearing Juri. Easy to spot the bright orange hair. Metrocon's a great con. Hope you come this year, and hang out with everybody there. It's going to be really big this year, though. It shouldn't be too bad with getting lost, though, because the area is large, but simply laid out. Haha, no room for their pony, though...

NiGHTmaren
01-15-2005, 09:34 PM
I'd like to go to Metro but would have to work out a lot of the fine details and find people to room with. XD I got approached by Roy today at the photoshoot, apparently he saw my Rei plugsuit in progress and said it would be great if I considered cosplaying her for Human Chess. Only problem would be attending practice! ^^;

*~Hime no Toki~*

Eclipseofsorrow
01-15-2005, 11:05 PM
I'd like to go to Metro but would have to work out a lot of the fine details and find people to room with. XD I got approached by Roy today at the photoshoot, apparently he saw my Rei plugsuit in progress and said it would be great if I considered cosplaying her for Human Chess. Only problem would be attending practice! ^^;

*~Hime no Toki~*


Ohh, you might be able to room with us! It depends on who's really going. So far theirs 3 of us in one room. o_o;; As long as you dun rape us at night xD <--sarcasm. o_O; We talk on AIM some more. ^___^

Tia
01-16-2005, 05:07 AM
I wish I could've been at the photoshoot. Things happen, though. I think it'd be great if you came to Metrocon. Just be careful what you say about the chess match, okay? It's highly secret stuff there.

Edit: So does this mean you might be able to do Mint for us after all? It would really help me out a ton. I understand if you don't have time, though. I'm still looking for somebody else to fill the position. Let me know.

Eclipseofsorrow
01-16-2005, 03:05 PM
Hey Tia do you know anything about the Gothic Loli tea party this year? I remember reading something like the Tampa convention center doesn't allow outside food to come in? I'm just wondering because I was gonna do a special costume just for that. x_X

Tia
01-16-2005, 03:53 PM
I keep trying to get in touch with Jessica (she ran it last year) but she hasn't been to the last two Metro meetings. I am trying to work something out so there is a separate EGL tea party, but I don't know the people in the community. So I have to get in touch with somebody who does. The only other thing would be if the convention center might possibly cater it, but that's more money. Hopefully it can be a totally separate thing sometime in the spring, and then it can be a whole day outing.

Christyx
02-05-2005, 12:52 AM
Hi! I'm really new, and not a Huge anime expert. I only really like 2 or 3 animes, so " I am not worthy" ? lol....anywho, the cosplaying seems like a lot of fun though, and sumthing I would like to try at least once in my life. I love costumes, and I love designing. MetroCon in Tampa in June, is probably the best time for me to go, and I would like to go as Faye from "Cowboy Bebop" (which yes is my absolute favorite) I would really like to get a Spike! lol..so far I have an ED and me as Faye! lol....do i sound ridiculous? Sorry I'm new FORGIVE ME!

:jjacks:

Babyberry
02-05-2005, 01:06 AM
Me and Evali and Imriella are heading to Metro--we have a major surprise planned for the cosplay contest. Hopefully we'll be able to wear Ranma again too. ^_^

.Diana.
02-05-2005, 06:36 PM
I was considering sending an application for the Anime Chess Match, as it sounds fun, so I went to the Mega Con website and was wondering if the list of characters they have for the chess match are the official characters, or if they are posting a new list of characters? Also, what happened to the Rei that used to be on there?

~Diana

Tia
02-05-2005, 09:04 PM
Diana: You should totally apply for the Chess Match. The competition is going to be stiff this year, though. I can't say anything else for a couple of days, though. Amy would so kill me.

Christy: Don't worry about being new. Everybody's got to start somewhere =)

About the EGL Tea Party (since there were questions about it before):
I talked with Jessica, and she said it's going to be like usual, only no food. So there will still be a meetup, but it just won't technically be a "tea party." Also, there will probably be a couple of EGL/Dollfie-related panels again like last year.

Princess_Moon
02-07-2005, 09:24 PM
Yays! Im gonna get to go..^^ I heard that there is going to be a sailor moon group and an inuyasha group?^^. Im bringing Princess Serenity, Kagome from inu, and kikyo. And a special suprise!
Is there going to be a photoshoot somewhere? Does anyone know?

Tia
02-07-2005, 09:36 PM
I'm not entirely sure. I haven't seen any threads about photoshoots/groups except for Galaxy Angel and Wolf's Rain. I think a thread listing all of the possible groups/photo shoots might be a good idea. Do you want to make it or should I?

Princess_Moon
02-07-2005, 10:52 PM
I'm not entirely sure. I haven't seen any threads about photoshoots/groups except for Galaxy Angel and Wolf's Rain. I think a thread listing all of the possible groups/photo shoots might be a good idea. Do you want to make it or should I?

Could u? if thats alright?

Tia
02-08-2005, 12:03 AM
Somehow I missed this before. *is a baka*

I was considering sending an application for the Anime Chess Match, as it sounds fun, so I went to the Mega Con website and was wondering if the list of characters they have for the chess match are the official characters, or if they are posting a new list of characters? Also, what happened to the Rei that used to be on there?

~Diana

The Chess Match characters listed on there are from last year. This year's characters should be posted shortly, though. You better apply! =) Yarrrr...

Could u? if thats alright?

Sure. No prob. ^_^

In other news, I just checked the website and prereg ($25 for the entire weekend for the rest of february) and hotel registration is now online, as well as the dvds. Yay, I can finally see the cosplay contest =)

.Diana.
02-08-2005, 02:47 PM
Tia: Oh, darn it. I was just about finished with my Excel costume too. >< Ah well, I can always use it for something else. I'll still apply, though. Hopefully they have a cool bunch of characters like they had last year. ^^

~Diana

Tia
02-08-2005, 02:50 PM
This year is going to be incredible. Hey, it's cool to have an Excel costume anyways. I don't know how well you'd work for any of the actual characters, though. We'll see in time.

Lucifer
02-09-2005, 12:19 PM
-scratches head- Good thing I had such an open schedule regarding Metro, because it'll be damn filled now.

Now to find a female anime character to cosplay...gah. x_x;

Yagi_Kashura
02-09-2005, 12:24 PM
Metro metro metro.. x_x I've already got cosplay plans for this, how sad. XD;

Anyway, I'll be part of Chino's FMA group as Riza Hawkeye, complete with gun and Black Hayate. :P And on friday, I'll have my Inu Yasha group running around. And possibly, on sunday, I'll be Rin from Naruto with my very own Obitokun~! Ohohoho.. >>

Ah! Lu-sama, if you can't find a character.. make one up! *points to Yagi* <<; ehehe..

Princess_Moon
02-09-2005, 04:42 PM
Metro metro metro.. x_x I've already got cosplay plans for this, how sad. XD;

Anyway, I'll be part of Chino's FMA group as Riza Hawkeye, complete with gun and Black Hayate. :P And on friday, I'll have my Inu Yasha group running around. And possibly, on sunday, I'll be Rin from Naruto with my very own Obitokun~! Ohohoho.. >>

Ah! Lu-sama, if you can't find a character.. make one up! *points to Yagi* <<; ehehe..

Cool ^^, i had a group last yr. This yr they are too busy. XD

.Diana.
02-09-2005, 05:43 PM
The only plans I have for sure at Metro Con so far is Ranpha with the Galaxy Angels Group. Usually when I try to add more costumes in, I just change my mind the next day, lol. So, for now, I'm waiting to see what comes up. Ooh, Yagi, how big is your IY and FMA group, lol? Does it top the 14 people we have for Mega Con?

~Diana

Yagi_Kashura
02-09-2005, 06:04 PM
The only plans I have for sure at Metro Con so far is Ranpha with the Galaxy Angels Group. Usually when I try to add more costumes in, I just change my mind the next day, lol. So, for now, I'm waiting to see what comes up. Ooh, Yagi, how big is your IY and FMA group, lol? Does it top the 14 people we have for Mega Con?

~Diana

To my knowledge, Chino wants to get a big group together for the FMA thing. Our IY group ain't that large though. :B Chino's going as Kouga and his girlfriend's gonna be Sango. We've got a possible Inuyasha, a Kagome, and my best friend Melissa's going as Miroku. Myself and my other friend'll be going as the OC's we created together about two years ago: Yagi the Goat and Dekala the Sheep. XB

Princess_Moon
02-09-2005, 07:23 PM
cool, i had my inuyasha being my bf but he gave away his costume to a friend-=3

Yagi_Kashura
02-09-2005, 07:50 PM
cool, i had my inuyasha being my bf but he gave away his costume to a friend-=3

AHA! You know, I just looed through your gallery and I remember you from Otakucon! XB I was one of the workers there. I think friday night Scott dragged me and another worker to the restaurant, and you and another Kagome came by to scold him for not being there when the Kouga episode aired! Sorry about that, he really likes to talk and was going on about herbal tea for about half an hour. XD' But he's cool nonetheless.

That was a really good ep, too. x_x I loooove Ginta and Hakkaku.

Princess_Moon
02-09-2005, 08:02 PM
AHA! You know, I just looed through your gallery and I remember you from Otakucon! XB I was one of the workers there. I think friday night Scott dragged me and another worker to the restaurant, and you and another Kagome came by to scold him for not being there when the Kouga episode aired! Sorry about that, he really likes to talk and was going on about herbal tea for about half an hour. XD' But he's cool nonetheless.

That was a really good ep, too. x_x I loooove Ginta and Hakkaku.

I remember u too! =D n/p, i got to talk to him. ^^ yea it was.

Lucifer
02-09-2005, 09:59 PM
Ah! Lu-sama, if you can't find a character.. make one up! *points to Yagi* <<; ehehe..


Sadly I can't do that, has to be an actual anime/video game character. -goes back to brain storming-

Tia
02-10-2005, 05:47 AM
Why does it have to be a new one, Lu? You don't have any female anime cosplays?

Lucifer
02-10-2005, 06:17 AM
Why does it have to be a new one, Lu? You don't have any female anime cosplays?


-rummages through closet- Apparently not. The last 'female' costume I had, I sold months ago because I never wore it anymore. Helped pay for the things I'm making now.

-shrug- My only female costumes now are non-anime related. Hense, need to make a new one.


Lu

Tia
02-10-2005, 06:21 AM
Oh, I didn't know you sold costumes. I guess it makes sense to have money for new ones. I'll rack my brains and see if I can think of anything. It should be something cute, right?

Lucifer
02-10-2005, 09:45 AM
Oh, I didn't know you sold costumes. I guess it makes sense to have money for new ones. I'll rack my brains and see if I can think of anything. It should be something cute, right?


Yeah, I sell old costumes/wig on ebay or in the classifieds to help pay for future cosplay (or bills, whichever needs the money more). Plus makes room in my closet, thank goodness.


Eh...I wouldn't say anything 'cute.' Because I don't do cute. Female in its basic sense is fine, though I prefer to cosplay strong females (people like Usagi Tsukino are a no no for me).


Lu

Solo
02-10-2005, 11:32 AM
If your looking for a female cosplay, you could always join a cosplay group. Kill two birds with one stone. If you like One Piece, the cosplay group has a website listing pictures of all the avaiable characters.

Lucifer
02-10-2005, 12:13 PM
If your looking for a female cosplay, you could always join a cosplay group. Kill two birds with one stone. If you like One Piece, the cosplay group has a website listing pictures of all the avaiable characters.


Thing is I kinda have to keep this on my own, not to join a group. Long story, but there is a valid reason.

I actually dislike One Piece x_x; but thanks for the offer :)


Lu

Tia
02-10-2005, 12:21 PM
The other thing is that there are going to be a lot of One Piece cosplayers at the con already. It's better since she's one of the mascots to do something more original and more detailed than Nami. Okay, so female cute physically but strong personality-wise is probably what the combination of what you need (the reason I was thinking cute is that it's probably what Roy and Amy want). It doesn't have to be cute, though.

I thought of something before because I did see that you cosplayed SM before. It's not like Usagi or anything. I thought healed Galaxia kind of fit you as a person. Very calm and doesn't really say too much to people but she's very strong. I don't know if you've seen Sailor Stars yet, though. There's more of her in the manga. The wig might be difficult, but if you need help with it there are some people around that could help you. I seriously doubt anybody else at the con would be cosplaying her, so that's a plus. I can think of more if you don't like that idea, though. Or maybe if light yellow isn't a good color for you.

You know what would be cute? If you and the other mascot both had your anime costumes matching from the same series. That might be really, really difficult, though. Just a thought.

Solo
02-10-2005, 12:26 PM
Here's another idea. Go to American Cosplay Paradise.com and go through their random search. I'm looking for ideas for more costumes and it's given me alot of ideas
http://www.acparadise.com/search.php?t=random

Kaze
02-10-2005, 12:35 PM
I herd the theme was pirates vs. ninjas so I'll be there cosplaying Koze from Champloo

Lucifer
02-10-2005, 02:40 PM
I thought of something before because I did see that you cosplayed SM before. It's not like Usagi or anything. I thought healed Galaxia kind of fit you as a person. Very calm and doesn't really say too much to people but she's very strong. I don't know if you've seen Sailor Stars yet, though. There's more of her in the manga. The wig might be difficult, but if you need help with it there are some people around that could help you. I seriously doubt anybody else at the con would be cosplaying her, so that's a plus. I can think of more if you don't like that idea, though. Or maybe if light yellow isn't a good color for you.

You know what would be cute? If you and the other mascot both had your anime costumes matching from the same series. That might be really, really difficult, though. Just a thought.

Actually, my good friend did a Healed Galaxia (as well as normal Galaxia). Though she did it for just a photoshoot, it was pretty cool. Problem is its also quite obsure, unless you've seen Ep 200 of the anime or read the Stars manga.

I've actually narrowed my ideas down to two characters that might work, though will run both by Roy and Amy to see if they like the ideas or not.

Yeah, it would be cool to cosplay from the same series as Dani, I may talk to her about the idea. Who knows.

Tia
02-10-2005, 02:45 PM
Yeah, the obscurity may be a problem. I know sailor moon is pretty big, but a small percentage of the fans have seen that season or read that part of the manga. I'm glad you've got some characters in mind already, though. It's good to be early with plans like this. Can't wait to see what you cook up.

Happy Mushroom
02-11-2005, 08:35 PM
I have a feeling there will be quite a few Full Metal Alchemist cosplays this year.

Lucifer
02-11-2005, 08:49 PM
Woot, finally settled on a character. An excellent choice too, Roy and Amy are very excited about it.

Its a pirate too, which just adds to the awesomeness. I also love her to death, so that helps too.

Yay!!! :D

Lu

Tia
02-12-2005, 09:54 AM
That's awesome. Is it Emeraldas by any chance?

scandia
02-12-2005, 10:28 AM
Or Faris from FFV maybe? She's so cool! And strong.

I don't like One Piece either. Don't like the theme or the character designs.

But some female characters are cute AND strong. Hikaru Shidou, Ruri Hoshino, and Chiyo-chan are some that come to mind. On the other hand, Usagi and Miaka I would not be caught dead cosplaying. Nor Belldandy and Aoi.

Lucifer
02-12-2005, 01:01 PM
Nu, its none of those. Probably, in my honest opinion, the coolest female pirate ever to grace to television screen. Plus she's a total bad A$$, more so then most male pirates :3

Kitsune
02-12-2005, 07:22 PM
o.o Wow. It feels like last week that I was staying up to all hours of the night to complete my costume for the last Metrocon. ^^''''' And here it is again. Only... four months (and a week)! ^^; I'm getting really excited already.
... I need to start costumes! *mad dash for plans* Heh. Sorry for the outburst of randomness, everyone! ^^'''''

Tia
02-12-2005, 09:01 PM
Hmm. Now you've got me wondering...

scandia
02-13-2005, 11:27 AM
Chacha from Basara IS a badarse female pirate! And there is a Basara anime out there- too bad it got canceled after only 13 episodes. Which is odd cause the manga is AWESOME.

Tia
02-17-2005, 01:49 PM
Just wanted to let everybody know that casting has begun for the Chess Match 2. It was posted yesterday but I didn't see it until today. Check it out. http://www.animemetro.com/metroconventions/control.cfm?ID=1525

Lucifer
02-17-2005, 02:35 PM
Chacha from Basara IS a badarse female pirate! And there is a Basara anime out there- too bad it got canceled after only 13 episodes. Which is odd cause the manga is AWESOME.



No one can defeat the female pirate I am to be. Her symphony of pain could wipe out anyone in her path >:)

Tia
02-17-2005, 02:39 PM
The suspense is killing me *dies*

AnkaraStark
02-22-2005, 10:46 PM
I only got to attend METROCON Friday afternoon-Saturday morning at the Ninja dance last year. I'll probably bring out my Battousai costume again this year, but I'm trying to put together a Dilandau costume from Escaflowne.

I'm hoping to attend the entire weekend this year, but right now it's too early to tell.

Ah_BeA
02-26-2005, 06:02 PM
It was announced during closing ceremonies that the Final Fantasy Ball *will* be held at Metrocon for another year. I believe it's final fantasy eight this year.

WOWWWWWWWWWW! theres gonna be a FF8 ball!??!?! Wowwww...darn though, i was planning on wearing Garnet's inauguration gown..T_T oh wells,

Hopefully, M3 will be my second con, i plan on going to Jacon this year :) But if all else fails I still have the ones in south florida (I live in Miami)

As I read the thread, i got a bit confused on the people because I dont know anyone there...but when I do go, do any of u think u might have time to show me around? :)

Rar, I'm DEF going to MetroCon! AMANDA! YOU BETTER GO! PHOTOSHOOT, PHOTOSHOOT!!!!1111

I'm definitely singing at Anime Idol. Either Eyes On Me or Melodies of Life [depending on which song I learn better, and which costume I feel like wearing :p]. I'd really like to make a Songstress Yuna and sing 1,000 Words. Rar, I dunno, but I'm DEFINIETLY singing.

Yayy!! You're going to go, I know it may seem awkward but I've seen your photos around when searching for Garnet on google. Your outfit is amazing, do you think you can bring it to the con so we can take a picture together?

*wowwwwwwwwwwww i really feel like a kid in a candy store!!! ^_^ :p

Yay! I'm not missing metro for ANYTHING. Had a blast last year! All 3 days this time =D I even got a job so I can afford it O_o;;

OMGGG i soooo forgot CONS require money! LOL! I'm just so happi reading the thread and everything and thinking about my outfits, its just wow!!! *shrieks like a fangirl* Oh yeah! How much do you think I'd have to save up for m3? I plan on staying there the whole time and renting a room from the hotel, can anybody please calculate that for me hehe

Oh! and how much does the items cost in the booths?! WOWWWWW *swoons* Tia, I love u for starting this thread!!! >_< :)

Solo
02-28-2005, 02:20 AM
Does anyone know what FF they'll be having at the FFBall? I've heard 8 but I think they already did that one.

Lucifer
02-28-2005, 08:08 AM
Does anyone know what FF they'll be having at the FFBall? I've heard 8 but I think they already did that one.


Its going to be 8 again. Since they've had a few years to get better at the running of the ball, they are going back to the original one they wanted to do. Which was Final Fantasy 8.

Solo
02-28-2005, 08:21 AM
Awww adorable. FF8 is the best one yet. I saw pics from FF8 and they did a great job with the costumes.

Kaze
02-28-2005, 09:03 AM
I will be attneding Metrocon this year, w00t w00t!
I'll be cosplaying Koze from Samurai Champloo, and getting started on it immidiatly.

ixupi
02-28-2005, 09:31 AM
Been a long while since I posted but I figured i'd throw down my costume plan while i'm browsing. I plan on FINALLY cosplaying Iori Yagami for Metro3 and hopefully able to go all out for it since my hair is almost his length and a total hassle to deal with(including dying my hair. :thumbsup: ).

We'll see how that goes. > >

Princess_Garnet
02-28-2005, 10:31 AM
I'll be bringing version 2.0 of Princess Garnet in her gown :) I won an award with my half-assed version, so I figure if I make it again it'll be hot >:DD I'm bringing Garnet to every con, because I looooove Garnet!



Yayy!! You're going to go, I know it may seem awkward but I've seen your photos around when searching for Garnet on google. Your outfit is amazing, do you think you can bring it to the con so we can take a picture together?

*wowwwwwwwwwwww i really feel like a kid in a candy store!!! ^_^ :p

ProblmChildHaru
03-02-2005, 04:11 PM
*Leaps out from behind telephone pole*
Who0O0Oo0o0o0ooo0O!The word is OUT!XD
I'm going to Metrocon! :D*throws confetti*

I'll probably only wear my Eiko ( T_T ), 'cause I don't like changing outfits at conventions.....hm...but we shall..........SEE!

Hur hur that means Princess_Garnet, Ah_BeA, and CCAmanda, I will PERSONALLY find you and FORCE you to take a picutre with me....and you will LIKE IT!:P

NiGHTmaren
03-02-2005, 04:34 PM
Right now I'm not 100% sure what the line-up will be...if I get Rei for Chess Match that will be coming with me, and I'm hoping to have Edward Elric and something else, perhaps my secret Kaoru kimono. It all depends.

Princess_Moon
03-02-2005, 04:57 PM
Thats
cool! =D

Princess_Garnet
03-02-2005, 05:28 PM
Haru!!!!!!!!!1111onefifteen We need to organize a photoshoot wif me, you, and Amanda! Maybe she'll drag Maester Seymour down, too, and we can have some garnetxkuja awesomeness >: DD

hrhr.

<-- not a fangirl.

Evali
03-02-2005, 05:48 PM
Right now I'm not 100% sure what the line-up will be...if I get Rei for Chess Match that will be coming with me, and I'm hoping to have Edward Elric and something else, perhaps my secret Kaoru kimono. It all depends.

Oh, you HAVE to get Rei in the chessmatch, you're such a good plugsuit Rei! *rooting for you*

We're definitely going to Metrocon, loved it last year. We've been working really hard on a cosplay skit...

Shania_Nowhere
03-14-2005, 09:13 AM
I'm going to Metrocon (hopefully)! I haven't a hope to recognize every person on this thread and say hi so...um...if anyone cares to, you can say hi to me if you remember! XD I'll be the crazy girl dressed as Duo Maxwell (girl running around with a 3 foot brown braid with a black hat on and...well, black everything, hopefully also a scythe too!).

It'll be my second convention so I will most likely be enjoying the sites and sounds instead of finding people I don't know (unless I run into them along the way!). I hope to be able to attend any panels Tia does, I think it'd be cool and I have tons of questions to ask, hehe. I'll be studying fabrics for a fashion show I'm in in a couple weeks so I'll know a little more about it when the convention comes along so maybe I'll have some good questions, haha. Looking forward to the panels!

Tia, I'm sure any costume you pick will rock, can't wait to see your mystery cosplay! ^.^ I'll have to find you all the times you wear different costumes so I can take pics (if you don't mind). I'll also be searching out any other Duo cosplayers cause I want to do this whole sort of montage of Duos. ^.^

Melfina
03-14-2005, 01:54 PM
I hope you get the part in the chess match, Hime. You make such an incredible Rei; I'm looking forward to seeing you there. I wish I could've signed up for the chess match, but there's no way I can make it to the rehearsals =(.

princess_miyu
03-14-2005, 05:01 PM
Im gonna be comming! This is my fifth con! Im planning to take some pics and also this weekend. Has got to get her two costumes done><

AnkaraStark
03-14-2005, 05:27 PM
I'm going to Metrocon (hopefully)! I haven't a hope to recognize every person on this thread and say hi so...um...if anyone cares to, you can say hi to me if you remember! XD I'll be the crazy girl dressed as Duo Maxwell (girl running around with a 3 foot brown braid with a black hat on and...well, black everything, hopefully also a scythe too!).

It'll be my second convention so I will most likely be enjoying the sites and sounds instead of finding people I don't know (unless I run into them along the way!). I hope to be able to attend any panels Tia does, I think it'd be cool and I have tons of questions to ask, hehe. I'll be studying fabrics for a fashion show I'm in in a couple weeks so I'll know a little more about it when the convention comes along so maybe I'll have some good questions, haha. Looking forward to the panels!

Tia, I'm sure any costume you pick will rock, can't wait to see your mystery cosplay! ^.^ I'll have to find you all the times you wear different costumes so I can take pics (if you don't mind). I'll also be searching out any other Duo cosplayers cause I want to do this whole sort of montage of Duos. ^.^

I'll be on the lookout for you then ^^

Digitallica
03-14-2005, 06:28 PM
Hime no Toki, you should really cosplay Kenshin for a day, because I'll be cosplaying Baiken from Guilty Gear, and I always thought Baiken was like the female Kenshin. I'd have really loved to get photos with your Kenshin cosplay. ^_^;

MissSCeleste
03-17-2005, 09:14 PM
What is the website address for Metrocon again? I seem to have missed 2nd auditions for the chess match. I did'nt realize they'd be so soon. :waaaah:

Princess_Moon
03-17-2005, 09:50 PM
What is the website address for Metrocon again? I seem to have missed 2nd auditions for the chess match. I did'nt realize they'd be so soon. :waaaah:

http://www.animemetro.com/metroconventions/control.cfm

MissSCeleste
03-19-2005, 09:47 PM
Thanks. :)

Princess_Moon
03-20-2005, 09:43 AM
Thanks. :)

N/p! Its what im here for! :angel:

Rini-chan
03-22-2005, 12:08 AM
Ya I'm so happy I get to go to Metrocon this year :love: ! I'll be dressing up as Rinoa Heartily from FF8 :p . I can't wait to see the chess match! Good luck to all of you that are participating in it :bigtu: !

Tia
03-22-2005, 12:21 AM
That's really cool. I'm trying to talk my friend into doing her as a second cosplay, because of the final fantasy ball. I'm sorry I haven't been able to respond to this thread as much lately. I've been pretty busy with school and wigs.

Rini-chan
03-22-2005, 12:29 AM
Awesome :bigtu: ! I totally forgot about the ball! I can't wait until that either :love: ! Hope to see you guys there :)

Rini-chan
03-23-2005, 09:57 PM
By the way is anyone joining the singing competition? I might :love: .

Princess_Moon
03-23-2005, 10:57 PM
By the way is anyone joining the singing competition? I might :love: .

I actually might, but im really not sure.

Ah_BeA
03-23-2005, 11:08 PM
Wow! This thread is dead! :)

*cheers with yellow pom poms*

come on let's wake up again! *shake shake*

Who's excited!?!??! Who needs more time! Who cant wait to go and see a whole bunch of familiar faces again?! Who's almost done with their costume?!

Tia! Have you found a Mint yet?!

Problem Child Haru! How's the Eiko outfit coming along?!

Garnet! How's the version 2 coming along?!

AnkaraStark! How's the Dilandu thing working along?!

ixupi! How long is your hair now?!


Come on people!! We're getting closer and closer with each passing day, lets liven up this thread! T_T

Princess_Moon
03-23-2005, 11:32 PM
t..t XD well im sort of done with my costumes..>.>

Melfina
03-23-2005, 11:53 PM
I'm very excited! So far, it sounds like I'll be able to attend -- I just hope it stays that way! I plan on cosplaying Rei Ayanami, Bakery Chii, and possibly Yuki from Fruits Basket. Rei is almost done, I just started on Chii, and Yuki . . .well, lets hope he won't turn out to be a last-minute hot-glued mess XD.

Tia
03-24-2005, 06:39 AM
By the way is anyone joining the singing competition? I might :love: .

I'm going to again. I have a neat song. I'm just having issues with finding another person to do it with me. I have somebody in mind, but she's on the fence about it. Not sure if she wants to do a solo thing herself. I'm getting nervous, because the deadline is getting closer every day.


Tia! Have you found a Mint yet?!

Yeah, I found a Mint. I haven't seen her since the other Mint quit, though, so she doesn't know yet 0.o; But she's so perfect! She's like the exact height and really chibi like Mint, too. And my Vanilla just told me the other day that she is 100% definitely in, so everything is looking good. =)

Ah_BeA
03-24-2005, 10:01 AM
Tia: Yayy!!! I'm glad to hear that you found a Mint! :) and I hope your friend decides to sing with you! :) Sometimes its more fun when you share it with another person =]

EDIT: Nice new avatar Tia! But i miss the old one :P

Melfina: Wow! Thats a lot of outfits :) Good thing you started early :D Which outfit are you doing for Rei? =]

Princess Moon: What outfits are you making?


WOW!!! *cheers* I feel like I know you people and I dont! kakakaka, well I hope I bump into you guys at M3 :)

i wont be going to Jacon anymore so yayy M3 is gonna be my first con! if you guys see me, show me a good time! kaka :)

NiGHTmaren
03-24-2005, 10:07 AM
So far Ayanami Rei is my only certainty (due to the chess), though I'll most likely also be wearing Edward Elric for the costume contest. It all depends. ^.^

Ah_BeA
03-24-2005, 10:57 AM
So far Ayanami Rei is my only certainty (due to the chess), though I'll most likely also be wearing Edward Elric for the costume contest. It all depends. ^.^

I've recently started watching FMA and I think its pretty good. If I can remember correctly, you were referred as the chibi kenshin right? :) Well with Ed being chibie and all I think you'd make a wonderful FMA! :)

I cant wait to see everyone there, do u guys think you can show me around? :square:

Tia
03-24-2005, 11:23 AM
lol. I got sick of staring at my ugly face. I'll probably change it again after Jacon. As far as seeing people at Metrocon, there is either going to be a panel or a social-type thing. I'm not sure on the details, but Roy said that might be nicer than just having a panel. I'll figure it out as soon as the volunteer server goes back up.

Ah_BeA
03-24-2005, 11:35 AM
hewwoooooooo! *pixie sticks* this is supposed to be a pm to tia but i was going to ask everyone anyways

"Will you be staying in the hotel even though you live so close? Maybe we can have a little gathering! :O I dont know hehe I'm just really out of it right now - pixie sticks >_<

I'm almost done with my Renn outfit for school, so right after that I'm going to start on my garnet outfit, then i might take a break and work on the One Piece outfits. I'm commissioning an outfit for my boyfriend and I myself still have to make a One Piece outfit for me too T_T

Yeah I know this is a lot of work on me, especially since this is all my first time, but its really nice and I'm picking up tricks and tips along the way. Yay for c.com!"

btw people, if you guys are staying at the hotel, i was just wondering if u guys wanted me to bake any snacks? i want it to be a thank you for starting this thread and getting me to open up =]

Lucifer
03-24-2005, 12:10 PM
I won't be staying at the hotel, namely due to the fact I live only 15 minutes from the convention center.

I'll just be working my tail off the entire time. Still have to figure out costume things though, it all depends on what the ninja has in mind.


Lu

Tia
03-24-2005, 01:03 PM
I'm sorry. I have such a hard time keeping room open in my inbox on here 0.o; I'm staying at the hotel, hopefully. I have to book a room soon.

.Diana.
03-24-2005, 06:21 PM
I'm very excited! So far, it sounds like I'll be able to attend -- I just hope it stays that way! I plan on cosplaying Rei Ayanami, Bakery Chii, and possibly Yuki from Fruits Basket. Rei is almost done, I just started on Chii, and Yuki . . .well, lets hope he won't turn out to be a last-minute hot-glued mess XD.

Hee, you and I have to meet up to take pictures, lol. I finished a Tohru costume and I was going to wear it to JACON (and probably still will), but if you bring Yuki we have to take pics, lol. I've never seen a Florida Yuki before, only Kyos. I must take this opportunity.

What version of Rei are you doing? I am kind of (meaning started) in the process of making schoolgirl Asuka but stopped because I didn't know where to wear it. My plugsuit Asuka, however, is on hold at the moment. ^^

<b>Hime no Toki:</b> I'm bringing Riza Hawkeye to Metro Con and we have all 5 alchemists: Roy, Hawkeye, Armstrong, Hughes...and I think a Shezka...? Anyway, so if you bring Ed I'm sure we can come up with a dogs of the military skit, lol.

~Diana

Aibon02
03-24-2005, 07:20 PM
By the way is anyone joining the singing competition? I might :love: .

I will be hopefully. ^ ^ I'm just worried about making it past the prejudging lol. I have a few choices for a solo song in mind. I'd rather be with a group, but none of my friends want to (they're the lazy con-goers) :bigcry:

anywho, i shall be in attendance! I haven't fully decided on my costumes yet, but I definitely know I'm doing Tony Tony Chopper on Friday for our "pirate invasion" XD i'm considering doing Daisuke Niwa (one of his artbook outfits), a Hello! Project costume for karaoke, and whatever else might inspire me. ^ ^;;

From the look of things, a lot of ppl are going. Hopefully I'll get to see some of you at karaoke! :D

scandia
03-24-2005, 07:32 PM
Does anyone have any info regarding the Metrocon AMV contest?

I remade one of my AMVs and have another brand spanking new one that I would like to submit. But I see absolutely nothing about it on the site.

Aibon02
03-24-2005, 08:16 PM
Does anyone have any info regarding the Metrocon AMV contest?

I remade one of my AMVs and have another brand spanking new one that I would like to submit. But I see absolutely nothing about it on the site.

I dunno anything yet about the AMV contest, but I think it's safe to assume the rules and what-not will ruffly be the same. ^ ^

Melfina
03-24-2005, 09:13 PM
Ah BeA and ExAstra, I'll be plugsuit Rei. Yay Tohru! We will definitely have to meet up for pictures, ExAstra. One of my friends has agreed to be Kyo, so a Tohru is just what we need!

Rini-chan
03-24-2005, 10:15 PM
Well I'm really glad that a lot of people are going :) ! By the way since this is my first convention and I'll probably be going by myself because my friends either hate anime or they don't know what it is (GRRR!) do you think you guys can show me around :blubber: ? I'll be dressing up as Rinoa Heartily from FF8 :rolleyes: .

Aibon02
03-24-2005, 10:47 PM
Well I'm really glad that a lot of people are going :) ! By the way since this is my first convention and I'll probably be going by myself because my friends either hate anime or they don't know what it is (GRRR!) do you think you guys can show me around :blubber: ? I'll be dressing up as Rinoa Heartily from FF8 :rolleyes: .

if you'd like, I can ^ ^ i can show you around Friday until whenever I have to start karaoke (:

Rini-chan
03-24-2005, 10:56 PM
Really? That would be great :p !!! Thanks so much :japan: ! On Friday I'll probably be getting there around 6:30 because my mom doesn't get off work until 5:00 and she's driving me :thumbsup: . But on Saturday and Sunday I'll be there early. I live like 30-45 minutes away from the convention :) .

Tia
03-25-2005, 07:43 AM
Hee, you and I have to meet up to take pictures, lol. I finished a Tohru costume and I was going to wear it to JACON (and probably still will), but if you bring Yuki we have to take pics, lol. I've never seen a Florida Yuki before, only Kyos. I must take this opportunity.

Oooh! Tohru is like the perfect anime character for you! You're so much like her.

You can hang out some with me if you want, Rini-chan. I dunno if I'm going to have time saturday, though. Saturday at Metrocon is insanely busy 0.o

I still haven't heard back from the research thing in Chicago, so I don't know yet if I have to fly in. I'm really hoping I get in, though. I'm hoping I can fix my schedule so that I can have friday off, but I'm not sure. I would really hate to miss opening ceremonies. =/

Eclipseofsorrow
03-25-2005, 11:13 AM
Ohh, Im so excited =D I was in Tampa this past week and we stopped by the convention center just so I could see it breifly. So nice ^__^ Now I'm all pumped for Metrocon again and I havent even gone to JACON yet! =DDD Cosplay is great..No! SUPER great! ^____^

Rini-chan
03-25-2005, 05:30 PM
Yay more people to help me around :) ! Now if only I'll be able to find you guys there :eeek: . It's going to be so crowded :eek: . Like I said just look for a person wearing the Rinoa costume.

Ohh, Im so excited =D I was in Tampa this past week and we stopped by the convention center just so I could see it breifly. So nice ^__^ Now I'm all pumped for Metrocon again and I havent even gone to JACON yet! =DDD Cosplay is great..No! SUPER great! ^____^
Hehe I'm so ready :love: !!! I've never been to the Tampa Convention Center before but I heard that it's pretty big. I hope summer gets here quick :p !

Digitallica
03-25-2005, 10:39 PM
I'm looking very forward to Metrocon, I heard it's the funnest one in Florida. I purchased my ticket already for the con, and now I just have to find $300 for my entire cosplay. I'll be doing one much more difficult than the previous, so I hope it goes well; Baiken from Guilty Gear, and my friend is doing Zappa.

I hope to actually meet -somebody- from here there, at Megacon I didn't meet anyone, because I was too shy or felt too intimidated. =/

CloudNeroZ
03-26-2005, 09:41 AM
Metrocon is really fun. I'll be cosplaying Talim so if you see me you can come over and say hi, I would love to meet people from here. :D

Princess_Moon
03-26-2005, 03:01 PM
Actually metrocon is awesome! =^.^= i met alot of new friends.I dressed up as kikyo. I went 5 months ago or so. And thats the first time i met john^^! he was as InuYasha.We were friends at first but became bf and gf. I met him there.So you never know what might happen! :p

Solo
03-26-2005, 04:31 PM
Awww that's so sweet. Love at Metrocon. Hey maybe they should have a bacholer/bacholerette auction. Would be a great way to make money for future cons and a lot of fun.

BTW- You look great as a blonde.

Princess_Moon
03-26-2005, 05:12 PM
Awww that's so sweet. Love at Metrocon. Hey maybe they should have a bacholer/bacholerette auction. Would be a great way to make money for future cons and a lot of fun.

BTW- You look great as a blonde.


Thanks!!^^ Yeah metrocon brought us together.

Melfina
03-26-2005, 09:37 PM
Originally Posted by Digitallica
I hope to actually meet -somebody- from here there, at Megacon I didn't meet anyone, because I was too shy or felt too intimidated. =/

Hey, I'm in the same boat. If you see me wandering around at Metro, don't hesitate to come up and say hi ^_^. I like meeting other cosplayers, and I'd be delighted to meet anyone here.

Oh, and Rini-chan, if you want someone to hang out with, you're welcome to wander around the con with me.

Rini-chan
03-26-2005, 09:53 PM
Sounds great :bigtu: ! Yay more people :rolleyes: ! I'll be putting my picture up soon so that way you guys can find me there too :square: . Same goes for me anyone that wants to hang out feel free to come up and say hi^_^. I'm always up for meeting new people^_^. Thanks Melfina!

Princess_Moon
03-26-2005, 10:19 PM
Sounds great :bigtu: ! Yay more people :rolleyes: ! I'll be putting my picture up soon so that way you guys can find me there too :square: . Same goes for me anyone that wants to hang out feel free to come up and say hi^_^. I'm always up for meeting new people^_^. Thanks Melfina!

Well if u two are alone u can john me if u want!^^.
Melfina u can come too if u wana hang out.
I know metrocon like the back of my hand. It should be the same as a few months ago.

CloudNeroZ
03-26-2005, 10:21 PM
You keep saying that you went to metrocon a few months ago. Do you mean Megacon? I am so confused, I thought there was only one metrocon and that is the one comming up in June. ^.^

.Diana.
03-26-2005, 10:22 PM
Rini-Chan and Digitallica : I know what it feels like to be by yourself at a convention, lol. Mega Con was my first one, but I met a lot of nice people, in thanks to being apart of a group cosplay. So, if you want to meet up or hang out, I'd love to. I really enjoy meeting new people, especially cosplayers. ^^

Melfina: Out of curiousity, are you doing Anime Idol?

~Diana

Rini-chan
03-26-2005, 10:39 PM
Well if u two are alone u can john me if u want!^^.
Sounds great :bigtu: ! Ya know to make things easier should we plan a spot where we're all going to meet? It's going to be really crowded so maybe it would be a better idea^^;;;

Rini-Chan and Digitallica : I know what it feels like to be by yourself at a convention, lol. Mega Con was my first one, but I met a lot of nice people, in thanks to being apart of a group cosplay. So, if you want to meet up or hang out, I'd love to. I really enjoy meeting new people, especially cosplayers. ^^
Woohoo sounds great too^_^!!! It will be so much better to go with other people that can help ya out :) . I know I'd be totally lost if I hadn't have met you guys here :thumbsup: . By the way I think I'm trying out for the Anime Idol. I'm still not sure what song I want to sing but I was thinking about a song that me and another person could sing. Sad thing is that I seriously don't know anyone else that likes anime or can come :lost: . So I guess I have to do a solo.

Princess_Moon
03-26-2005, 11:24 PM
Melfina, and Rini, you can email me, then i can give u my cell. So that way we know where we can meet eachother. Here's my email : princessusagimoon@yahoo.com

It was metrocon 2004 i went too.

Im a pretty good singer.Rini if u need a person to sing with u without being alone. Im avalible.

Solo
03-26-2005, 11:44 PM
Might be difficult unless yall live next to each other. In order to be choosen you have to submit a tape for Anime Idol, part of the reason why I'm not doing it. Maybe ya'll can do something for the costume contest? If you do anything Senshi lemme know and I'll bring my Sailor Uranus costume.

Rini-chan
03-27-2005, 12:01 AM
Might be difficult unless yall live next to each other. In order to be choosen you have to submit a tape for Anime Idol, part of the reason why I'm not doing it. Maybe ya'll can do something for the costume contest? If you do anything Senshi lemme know and I'll bring my Sailor Uranus costume.
Yea you got a point there :woah: . But I'll still email ya Princess_Moon and see if we can arrange something. Things will work out :bigtu: ! Plus I still have to pick a song :thumbsup:

Princess_Moon
03-27-2005, 12:22 AM
Yea you got a point there :woah: . But I'll still email ya Princess_Moon and see if we can arrange something. Things will work out :bigtu: ! Plus I still have to pick a song :thumbsup:

Np!^^
Yes i will be wearing my Sailor Moon outfit and my Princess Serenity one. And something else not sure yet though.
Well u can if u want Solo.

Digitallica
03-27-2005, 06:00 PM
Thanks a lot, guys. ^_^ I'll actually try and socialize more this con, I'll at least get a 'hi' in. XD

Problem now though, I don't think I have the budget to do my Baiken cosplay, so now I have to try and find another cosplay character. I'm open to any suggestions.

Rini-chan
03-27-2005, 07:28 PM
Well there's always other people you could play. Since this is my first time cosplaying I'm really not sure about the different costumes :thumbsup: . Sorry :woah: . By the way for all of you that live in Tampa do any of you go to Jefferson Highschool? Maybe I'll actually find someone that likes anime that goes to my school^^;;;

Solo
03-27-2005, 07:52 PM
^_^ Yea chance for publicity.
Check out OushiAnime at www.oushianime.net/forums.
Their a anime club based on Tampa at University of South Florida and their always accepting new members. They're constandly planning new events and things to do on a weekly basis. They also have a few cosplayers including one that will take commissions (Rikki). They have alot of people so if you need a ride they can usually find you one. Their also planning rides/hotels for jacon too.

Rini-chan
03-28-2005, 09:14 PM
Is this thread dying? :eeek:

Melfina
03-29-2005, 12:36 AM
Originally Posted by ExAstra
Melfina: Out of curiousity, are you doing Anime Idol?

Nope, I'm not entering.

Princess_Moon
03-29-2005, 11:36 AM
Is anyone getting there early? cause i might. I dont wana be stuck in a very long line.>>>><<<<<<[B][I]

Rini-chan
03-29-2005, 04:58 PM
I wish I could get there early on Friday but my mom doesn't get out of work until 5:00 and doesn't get home until 5:30. Then she has to drive me over to the convention which will take about 30 minutes so I'll probably be there around 6:00 :woah:

Princess_Moon
03-29-2005, 05:46 PM
I wish I could get there early on Friday but my mom doesn't get out of work until 5:00 and doesn't get home until 5:30. Then she has to drive me over to the convention which will take about 30 minutes so I'll probably be there around 6:00 :woah:

Ohhh okay!^^ cool. well im gonna try but who knows!=D
By the way Hi rini!!^.^

Tia
03-29-2005, 07:55 PM
Hopefully, it shouldn't be as bad for pre-reg this year. But yes, the line is still going to be very long. I only hope that registration goes well this year without me. Sadly, I do not think I can make it to volunteer for the rush again this year. I am going to try to see if I can get the day off from research and then fly in thursday night on a red-eye, but that's not certain. I'm really just hoping to be able to catch opening ceremonies. But if I don't, I'll live. Hopefully my professor will be understanding and let me take off just one day. I plan on working a bit on the weekends to try to make up for it. I really want to help out with registration this year because it's going to be such a nightmare.

Rini-chan
03-29-2005, 10:34 PM
Ohhh okay!^^ cool. well im gonna try but who knows!=DBy the way Hi rini!!^.^
Hey Princess_Moon^_^!!! That's cool! As long as we all find each other there then everything will work out^.^. Woohoo I'm so excited :love: !!! By the way who are you cosplaying as?

Hopefully, it shouldn't be as bad for pre-reg this year. But yes, the line is still going to be very long. I only hope that registration goes well this year without me. Sadly, I do not think I can make it to volunteer for the rush again this year. I am going to try to see if I can get the day off from research and then fly in thursday night on a red-eye, but that's not certain. I'm really just hoping to be able to catch opening ceremonies. But if I don't, I'll live. Hopefully my professor will be understanding and let me take off just one day. I plan on working a bit on the weekends to try to make up for it. I really want to help out with registration this year because it's going to be such a nightmare.
I hope everything works out for you! Yea it would be a lot of help for someone to help out with the registration^^;;;. Hope you can make it!

Tia
03-29-2005, 10:49 PM
I hope everything works out for you! Yea it would be a lot of help for someone to help out with the registration^^;;;. Hope you can make it!

Me too. This is just a random plug for volunteer help. Since they are moving on up to the Tampa Convention center, there is a need for more registration people and also security. I will post a message when the volunteer system goes back online for this year, as a reminder, because there is a huge need for dependable volunteers. It's also important for people to pitch in and do panels. I might not be able to do the cosplay panels again this year, and there was only one other panel on cosplay besides the two I was involved with last year. If I am even able to do cosplay panels, it will probably just be one, for intermediate cosplayers. If someone wants to step up and do the cosplay panels for beginners this year, it would be much appreciated. I may also do a panel on wigs, but I am still tweaking those ideas at the moment. If there is something you'd all like to see in a wig panel, please let me know.

Yagi_Kashura
03-30-2005, 06:23 AM
I worked in guest protection at Kunicon in December.. just about one of the only smoothly run departments there. ..xx; Though I really don't mean to brag! Gomen ne!

But anyway, I could probably work a few hours a day at Metrocon and I may have a friend who wants to work as well. :3

CloudNeroZ
03-30-2005, 02:42 PM
Tia, I remember how bad it was last year at metro con to regester so I was just wondering if it is better to pre-regester on-line now or just wait untill I get there. I know you save money when you pre-regester but which way is the easiest?

Princess_Moon
03-30-2005, 03:08 PM
Tia, I remember how bad it was last year at metro con to regester so I was just wondering if it is better to pre-regester on-line now or just wait untill I get there. I know you save money when you pre-regester but which way is the easiest?

Pre-regester is much easier.^^

CloudNeroZ
03-30-2005, 03:24 PM
I thought it was but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks. ^.^

Tia
03-30-2005, 03:41 PM
Tia, I remember how bad it was last year at metro con to regester so I was just wondering if it is better to pre-regester on-line now or just wait untill I get there. I know you save money when you pre-regester but which way is the easiest?

lol. That was a combination of my fault, the fact that they used nicknames, and that Roy comped people without telling the registration staff. So we blamed Roy (because it's all his fault XD) and he said he would try to tell us next time. Nicknames aren't going to be used this time, though, so that should make pre-reg easier. It should be quicker this year, but I can't make any promises. Pre-reg is the only way of definitely knowing you can get in, though, as there may be a need for an attendance cap. But the cap is rather unlikely. Right now, it's all just speculation.

Princess_Moon
03-30-2005, 03:49 PM
:thumbsup: I'm always here to help!^^

Rini-chan
03-30-2005, 04:16 PM
I would love to help out at the con but I'm not really sure what I could do :thumbsup: . Well if anyone going needs any help just let me know^_^!

Solo
03-30-2005, 04:46 PM
I'll probable help out this year if I can. Last year I worked at the registration desk on Friday but had to go home directly afterwards because of some problems.
Pre-Reg is the best way to go. Everyone was buying their tickets the first day and the line at the Pre-Reg desk was practically non-existant. Plus if you going a group and pre-reg with them (before the end of the month I think) you only pay 25 for the whole weekend. The next month I think it goes up 5 or 10 dollars but its still a great deal and much faster.

Rini-chan
03-31-2005, 11:59 PM
Do any of you know how many people came last year :eeek: ? I only went for like 4 hours on Friday but didn't cosplay or anything and there were lines just to get in the elevator>.<

Tia
04-01-2005, 12:05 AM
The official number was 2,401.

Rini-chan
04-02-2005, 01:22 AM
Oh wow :mfg: ! It's probably going to be even more crowded this year because the Tampa Convention Center is a bigger place.

Lucifer
04-02-2005, 07:06 AM
-rubs chin-

Metrocon is definitely going to be a tripping experience for me, plus -alot- of work. I'm rather excited though, overall.

Tia
04-02-2005, 01:25 PM
I don't think there will be more crowding, but I do think there will be more people. From what I've heard, the tampa convention center is HUGE.

Omi
04-03-2005, 09:29 PM
hello LOL.

I am planning on going to Metrocon. I also went to the photoshoot for metro's promotion...and lemme tell ya! BIIIG...Its awsome and I cant wait...nice also for walking around at night too.

I will most likely be going for all three days. My costume will be from the live action pretty guardian sailor moon. we are gunna have a BIIIG group there so look out for the sailor senshi's! <33

Tia
04-03-2005, 10:29 PM
Awesome =) I'll be on the lookout for ya!

princess_miyu
04-03-2005, 11:26 PM
hello LOL.

I am planning on going to Metrocon. I also went to the photoshoot for metro's promotion...and lemme tell ya! BIIIG...Its awsome and I cant wait...nice also for walking around at night too.

I will most likely be going for all three days. My costume will be from the live action pretty guardian sailor moon. we are gunna have a BIIIG group there so look out for the sailor senshi's! <33

I actually just finished it.>.>
Really!!! O.O! I have the same costumeXD! I wil be wearing my princess serenity dress.

Rini-chan
04-04-2005, 07:57 AM
Cool!!! I'll look for ya^.^! And if you see someone dressed up as Rinoa Heartily it's me :bigtu: !

Omi
04-04-2005, 06:06 PM
I actually just finished it.>.>
Really!!! O.O! I have the same costumeXD! I wil be wearing my princess serenity dress.

OMG TRULY!!! THAT IS AWSOME!! Well we will DEFFINATLY HAVE to get pictures together! those will make some awsome pics I tells ya! I will be sailor moon ^_^..and then i have a tuxedo kamen, a sailor mars, a sailor jupiter, and a dark mercury....so far...possiably a sailor luna and venus ^_____^

Princess_Moon
04-04-2005, 08:53 PM
OMG TRULY!!! THAT IS AWSOME!! Well we will DEFFINATLY HAVE to get pictures together! those will make some awsome pics I tells ya! I will be sailor moon ^_^..and then i have a tuxedo kamen, a sailor mars, a sailor jupiter, and a dark mercury....so far...possiably a sailor luna and venus ^_____^

Cool!! did u see the live action series!?

Kitsune
04-05-2005, 09:34 PM
Just wondering - when is the Volunteer system going online? I know several of my friends and I are planning on volunteering for Friday, a little Saturday, and some of Sunday... Or is already up and I'm blind? ^^' Sorry if it's the latter.
Oh, and are we allowed to be in costumes while volunteering? (Again, sorry if it's something already answered and I just missed it)

Tia
04-05-2005, 10:36 PM
It was supposed to be going up soon, but there was never a definite time when. I'll ask at Jacon. I believe you can wear costumes while volunteering, but I am not sure on the guidelines.

Shania_Nowhere
04-05-2005, 11:01 PM
Yay, Sailor Scouts, I want a pic! I hope you go Saturday, I want a picture of you! ^.^ As long as I can get my friend David to go everywhere I want to. If you see a Duo Maxwell arguing with a tall, curly blonde guy, that's me. Haha...XD *so happy she can finally go*

sick_green
04-07-2005, 06:24 PM
The only other convention I've attended was AF05, which was my first. It seems that I may very well be attending this one alone, which I know is a convention 'no-no'. I'm really nervous, feel unprepared and unsure how to prepare for it. Anyone willing to take me under their wing?

Ah_BeA
04-07-2005, 08:03 PM
:mfg: I didnt know I put the wrong month for the ticker on my signature, here i thought we had 3 months and 2 weeks left, but no! it's 2 months! :eek:NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU >_< I WAS SCARED ENOUGH OF IT BEING 3 MONTHS! WHO ELSE IS WORRIED! :blubber:

Lucifer
04-07-2005, 08:04 PM
=-o I didnt know I put the wrong month for the ticker on my signature, here i thought we had 3 months and 2 weeks left, but no! it's 2 months! =-o NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU >_< I WAS SCARED ENOUGH OF IT BEING 3 MONTHS! WHO ELSE IS WORRIED! >_<


I'm pretty much chillin' for Metro. Aside from a few touch ups on costumes, they are all done.


Lu

Kitsune
04-07-2005, 08:40 PM
Considering I haven't started any of my three costumes and one touch-up for the con, I am >.> What's worse: school's winding down to tis last month, which means IB projects and AP tests galore... So I may not get to start until summer starts x.x Which will leave me about a month and a change. >.>
Why haven't I learned to start early? >.<

Rini-chan
04-07-2005, 10:47 PM
I mostly have everthing I need for my cosplay. All I need is the shoes>.<. I've also been really busy with school especially since teachers are piling us up with homework and projects :sulk: . By the way did you get my last email Princess_Moon? I think some of my other friends are actually going to the convention too so I'm happy^.^. The problem is that I don't have enough money to go shopping around for all 3 days :eeek: .

Tia
04-07-2005, 11:01 PM
lmao. I have four costumes to make in May. Roy thinks I'm crazy. But he's the one building the homunculus >.>

Kitsune
04-08-2005, 08:46 AM
Well, it'd be an easier feat if I could actually sew yet. ^^' But I have to learn from my Gramma along the way, and that just means it takes twice as long to accomplish anything. >.>
Now if only Gramma will let me at the sewing machine this year... ^^'

Tia
04-08-2005, 09:59 AM
Well, I hope you can get at least one done. Good luck!

Shania_Nowhere
04-08-2005, 11:14 AM
The only other convention I've attended was AF05, which was my first. It seems that I may very well be attending this one alone, which I know is a convention 'no-no'. I'm really nervous, feel unprepared and unsure how to prepare for it. Anyone willing to take me under their wing?

You can hang out with me if you want to. ^_^ I'll be going to Metro on Saturday (don't think I'll be quite to Tampa by Friday) and you can follow me around the whole day, I don't mind. As long as you're up to visiting all the VAs that I wanna see, hehe. ^.^ If you're interested, come find me when you get there, I'll be dressed up as Duo Maxwell (no bangs) with a wicked cool scythe! Here's a pic of what I look like so you can find me better: http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=307671

Hope to see you! What are you cosplaying as?

UchihaGirl
04-08-2005, 11:30 AM
My unofficial list, seeing as how I procrastinate and will have to make a few costumes for friends as well: Temari (Genin, Friday); Temari (Chuunin - the second, I think it is a Chuunin outfit, Saturday); Tsunade (Sunday morning), Matsumoto Rankiku (Sunday, pro only for costume contest).

Now I just gotta attempt to make the fan for Temari....which should be interesting.

Ah_BeA
04-08-2005, 02:41 PM
:-\ Well, at least most of you guys got it started. I'm saving up money right now for a sewing machine and fabrics and the transportation and such T_T, I got a bit over 100 this week for it so hopefully I will have enough....

School doesnt end for me 'til May 27 :-\ I dont have any fabrics stores or anything near me either T_T But there IS going to be a Super Walmart opening up soon :) I hope I can apply for the arts and crafts department :D

Zegen
04-08-2005, 05:02 PM
I may do Zell's SeeD outfit.

CloudNeroZ
04-08-2005, 05:29 PM
I am a bit worried. My Talim costume is coming along great but I can not find the foam board to make her swords. I have tried at least seven places to find the pink inslation board with no luck. Any one know where to find it? I live in Tampa so if any one knows of a place near here that would be great. ^.^

Tia
04-08-2005, 05:31 PM
:-\ Well, at least most of you guys got it started. I'm saving up money right now for a sewing machine and fabrics and the transportation and such T_T, I got a bit over 100 this week for it so hopefully I will have enough....

School doesnt end for me 'til May 27 :-\ I dont have any fabrics stores or anything near me either T_T But there IS going to be a Super Walmart opening up soon :) I hope I can apply for the arts and crafts department :D

Don't worry. I won't start until the first week of may.

Ah_BeA
04-08-2005, 05:37 PM
I am a bit worried. My Talim costume is coming along great but I can not find the foam board to make her swords. I have tried at least seven places to find the pink inslation board with no luck. Any one know where to find it? I live in Tampa so if any one knows of a place near here that would be great. ^.^


I know this might not be much of help, but I hear that sometimes that board comes in blue

Melfina
04-08-2005, 08:03 PM
Originally Posted by Ah_BeA
I didnt know I put the wrong month for the ticker on my signature, here i thought we had 3 months and 2 weeks left, but no! it's 2 months! NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU >_< I WAS SCARED ENOUGH OF IT BEING 3 MONTHS! WHO ELSE IS WORRIED!

I'm a bit worried I won't get everything finished as well. I'm almost finished with one costume I plan on wearing (Ayanami), but I still have two more (bakery Chii and Yuki) that I have yet to make. I feel confident that I'll have Chii completed, since I got a good start on it, but I'm not sure about Yuki. I know I can do it if I work diligently and set aside some time every day, but with the school year coming to a close, sewing is the last thing on my mind at the end of the day, sadly :(.

Lucifer
04-08-2005, 08:44 PM
I may do Zell's SeeD outfit.


I was actually tempted to make Squall's SeeD uniform, though I'm not sure if I will or not.


Lu

Rini-chan
04-09-2005, 04:52 PM
That would be cool is someone dressed up as Squall since I'm dressing up as Rinoa^.^! Anyways I'm curious to know if any of you go to my school since most of you live in Tampa. What school do you guys go to if you don't mind telling?

sick_green
04-09-2005, 08:40 PM
You can hang out with me if you want to. ^_^ I'll be going to Metro on Saturday (don't think I'll be quite to Tampa by Friday) and you can follow me around the whole day, I don't mind. As long as you're up to visiting all the VAs that I wanna see, hehe. ^.^ If you're interested, come find me when you get there, I'll be dressed up as Duo Maxwell (no bangs) with a wicked cool scythe! Here's a pic of what I look like so you can find me better: http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=307671

Hope to see you! What are you cosplaying as?

*big glossy eyes* Really? Wow, you're so nice. I'll attend w/e you want considering I've never been there before. Thanks for taking pity on me lol.

I'll be cosplaying as Kasumi from DOA and the ultra sexy Ryuichi Sakuma from Gravitation, although nothing compares to the sexy-ness of Duo. Lol

I hope to see you soon!

Princess_Garnet
04-09-2005, 10:44 PM
I'll definitely be Garnet on Saturday :P I'll be Rinoa one of the days, I'm not sure which. Depends on what other cosplay I have finished by then.

CloudNeroZ
04-10-2005, 12:04 AM
Anyways I'm curious to know if any of you go to my school since most of you live in Tampa. What school do you guys go to if you don't mind telling?

I graduated from Sickles in 2003 and now I am at HCC. So I don't think I go to your school. ^.^

Lystrade
04-10-2005, 12:29 AM
Man, I'm going to be dressed as Rinoa too one of those days too.. Ahhh, alot of Rinoaas! @_@!

Anyways! I'll be there for Friday and Saturday! I'll be Millfuelle from Galaxy Angel and Rinoa Heartilly's Ballroom dress! :D

Aibon02
04-10-2005, 12:30 PM
I graduated from Sickles in 2003 and now I am at HCC. So I don't think I go to your school. ^.^

WE went to the same school though! XD

wow, lotsa ppl meeting up. o__o makes me wonder if i should have my own little group/posse/minions XD

Rini-chan
04-10-2005, 01:18 PM
I graduated from Sickles in 2003 and now I am at HCC. So I don't think I go to your school. ^.^
Oh cool^_^! I go to Jefferson High :rolleyes: . That would be so awesome if someone from here went to my school too^.^!


Man, I'm going to be dressed as Rinoa too one of those days too.. Ahhh, alot of Rinoaas! @_@!Anyways! I'll be there for Friday and Saturday! I'll be Millfuelle from Galaxy Angel and Rinoa Heartilly's Ballroom dress!
Wow you're right there will be a lot of Rinoas@_@. All the people dressing up as Rinoa should be in one big group^_^. Or how about just all the people dressing up as Final Fantasy characters :bigtu: . The Rinoa costume is the only one I have so I'll be wearing it all 3 days.

yuffieleonheart
04-10-2005, 01:45 PM
I'll definitly be there, I might be going as Rinoa to the ball, ;O but I dunno... there's so many of them! XD Maybe it would be better not too. Rofl. We'll see ;o. On Saturday I'll be in the Chess Match as Misaki. The match is going to rock so you guys better come see it! =D

UchihaGirl
04-10-2005, 09:22 PM
Don't worry. I won't start until the first week of may.

Same here. I have finals up until May 6th for school. Then I get to move into an apartment here in Boca....from Tampa. (>_<) Then...May 13th, summer sessions begin and I need to take some classes to please my university. Luckily, the costumes I picked won't be too hard (hopefully) and will be easy enough to make. That damn fan will be the tricky part.

Anyways I'm curious to know if any of you go to my school since most of you live in Tampa. What school do you guys go to if you don't mind telling?

I went to Brandon High. ::sighs:: I hate that place. Now I'm at FAU, which I hate more. I now know why they refer to it as Find Another University. But meh, it gets me a degree so I'll deal. ^_~

Tia
04-10-2005, 10:15 PM
lmfao. I'm not gonna say what USF is referred to XD Luckily, I don't have classes this summer, so I have the entire month of may just for costumes. That's how I plan to get them all done. Bleh. I'm still angsting over fabric choices. Good luck with Temari =)

Shania_Nowhere
04-11-2005, 03:17 PM
lmfao. I'm not gonna say what USF is referred to XD Luckily, I don't have classes this summer, so I have the entire month of may just for costumes. That's how I plan to get them all done. Bleh. I'm still angsting over fabric choices. Good luck with Temari =)

Ooo, I have been having issues with choice of fabric for my Duo costume, I wanted to have a cloak to wear over it like Duo has in a promo picture:

http://www.angelfire.com/anime2/DuoMaxwellGundamWing/dhr.jpg

But I haven't been able to find a fabric I like...>_> Everything seems to be too heavy, too light, too sheer, too stiff, too stretchy, or has some pattern in it. :-p Or...it's too expensive, haha. XD The tormoils of being a cosplayer...-_-

Rini-chan
04-15-2005, 07:19 PM
the picture's not working O.o

CloudNeroZ
04-15-2005, 09:12 PM
It works for me...

Ah_BeA
04-16-2005, 09:41 AM
the picture's not working O.o


You gotta drag it onto your address bar b/c it's angelfire

MakubeX
04-16-2005, 10:00 PM
I might come to Metrocon this year, if not definetely will be there next year. I am nto sure whats going on with AFO registration so i might just decide to come to Metrocon hehehe ^_^

scandia
04-17-2005, 06:11 AM
I got to talk to Roy (the CEO) yesterday. I told him all about the downtown restaurants and their acceptance or disacceptance of plastic. He hopes I can come on Saturday, since that's when the Chess Match is. I agree- that is an unique event worth watching. But I dunno whether I will be full time at my job by then or not. The best part is that it won't be as crowded, I'll be able to walk to a restaurant to get a real lunch (instead of consuite stuff), and it is still in town so I can still commute. Hopefully the new location won't result in lulls like it did with JACON this year.

Happy Mushroom
04-17-2005, 10:23 AM
About the chess match, have they finished putting together the cast?

scandia
04-17-2005, 03:31 PM
I think the casting has been finalized. Some of my friends wrote in their LJs that the casting letters had been sent almost a month ago.

Now I am counting down till Metrocon. Hopefully I'll have fun.

Tia
04-17-2005, 08:32 PM
I think I've got my fabric decided on. At least, an idea. I'm gonna get a few swatches and run them by the other people in the group before I make an absolute decision, though. I may have to order two whole pallets of fabric 0.o; Metrocon is going to be so busy for me. I decided I'm probably going to do two panels. One for intermediate wigs, and another one I haven't quite decided on yet. Please let me know if there are any suggestions for the wig panel.

Ruby-Chan
04-17-2005, 10:13 PM
yeah i will definitily be going. alrieady got my hotel room for thur-sun.
I will do a couple costumes
alternate/evil Hinata (naruto)
ninja girl
femal vash (maybe)
rosette (maybe)

and of course my husband will be Vash again
and he's also doing and alternate/evil Sasuke

Lystrade
04-17-2005, 10:35 PM
Wieeee Tiaaa! Galaxy Angel group is going to roooock! *dances*

My costume schedule as of now:
Friday (con): CCS Sakura (Green Fairy)
Friday (FFBall): FF8 Rinoa Heartilly (Ball)
Saturday: Galaxy Angel Milfuelle
Sunday (If I go): FF8 Rinoa Heartilly (default)

Wieee! I'm getting excited about Metrocon!

Tia
04-17-2005, 10:47 PM
I hope so. Eep. I thought the GA group was gonna be sunday. *is confusing herself* Oh! I forgot to tell you about the idea I had for the sleeves. *is a baka* Umm. I hope I didn't confuse everybody again. I seem to be doing that a lot with cosplay. I'm sorry!

yuffieleonheart
04-17-2005, 11:19 PM
In case anybody was still wondering, casting was closed march 6th. And practices already started ^^

UchihaGirl
04-18-2005, 02:53 AM
Unfortunately, my mom decided to impose a new rule. No more conventions or she stops helping me with my rent. ::cries:: Well, as long as she doesn't find out about it.....

So my costumes have to be reduced to one since I can't spend more money than I have right now. So...should it be the original version of Temari, the new version of Temari (both from Naruto)...or Matsumoto Rangiku from Bleach? I have a group going for each, both a shinigami and a Naruto group. But I'm unsure of which I plan on doing yet...

Or, if luck works out and I can actually find a job somewhere in all of Boca....I can attempt to do two and still get away with it.

Aibon02
04-18-2005, 06:26 PM
Unfortunately, my mom decided to impose a new rule. No more conventions or she stops helping me with my rent. ::cries:: Well, as long as she doesn't find out about it.....

So my costumes have to be reduced to one since I can't spend more money than I have right now. So...should it be the original version of Temari, the new version of Temari (both from Naruto)...or Matsumoto Rangiku from Bleach? I have a group going for each, both a shinigami and a Naruto group. But I'm unsure of which I plan on doing yet...

Or, if luck works out and I can actually find a job somewhere in all of Boca....I can attempt to do two and still get away with it.

oooh, thats a tough choice =/ but if you choose Temari, we'll be twins! XD (doing her middle costume) lol.

i need to get started on my costumes soon. . . Temari is finished and Chopper is almost there, but the others i haven't even touched ;__; *feels lazy*

Lystrade
04-18-2005, 08:47 PM
I hope so. Eep. I thought the GA group was gonna be sunday. *is confusing herself* Oh! I forgot to tell you about the idea I had for the sleeves. *is a baka* Umm. I hope I didn't confuse everybody again. I seem to be doing that a lot with cosplay. I'm sorry!

GA group Sunday? O.O! Is the costume contest on Sunday? I thought it was Saturday sorry sorry! The thing is I might not be there on Sunday! ;-;!

Question to anyone who lives in Tampa or knows alot about the hotels there! Anyone know of any close hotels near the Convention Center, other then the con hotel? See, I need to be there Thursday, and someone told me I wouldn't get the con discount price on Thursday.. So, anyone know of any other hotels? ^-^''

scandia
04-19-2005, 01:03 AM
Well, there is the Hyatt. But it looks VERY expensive. And there is the Radisson, or former Radisson. Those are the two downtown ones that I know about. If you have a car or someone to drive you, you can always stay at a motel near Busch Gardens, which is a few exits up 275.

Lystrade
04-19-2005, 05:57 AM
Eiiiii, motels.. *shudders* Hmm.. Hyatt and Radisson.. *reasearches some more*

scandia
04-19-2005, 06:22 AM
Some of the motels are from reputable chains, such as the Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge. Others are seedy, though.

There are also some motels on Dale Mabry near 275. That is another option close by. Again, some are from reputable chains.

Lystrade
04-19-2005, 01:07 PM
Tia, I'll probably be there Sunday now! I was stupid and thought that hotels charged by the day.. But in the real word (not the stupid world of Lystrade) they charge by night! Hahahaha... *kicks self* So I'll be there all three days! ^___^ So whatever day is best for the group, I'll just go allong with it!

Oh for some reason, when I heard the word motel, images of the shoddy hotels here in Daytona popped in my mind.. @_@.. But Daytona isn't Tampa Lystrade.. *kicks self again* Hmm.. Comfort Inn.. I likes those.. *puts on list of maybes*