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w00tastic
01-06-2006, 12:05 PM
You hear so much about people from Ontario and this idea for a thread crossed my mind.

Anyone here from the good ole province of Alberta that cosplays? If so what cons do you usually attend?

I know I'm from Alberta but the middle of nowhere none the less! (I live about 3 hours away from Edmonton) and I usually try to attend both Animethon and Otafest every year.

I guess I started this thread cause you dont hear much in the Canada Cosplay about Alberta cosplayers.

KazeChan
01-07-2006, 04:56 PM
Well, I go down to edmonton to visit my friends and we go to the Animethon which is of course in edmonton as you know ^^ ((I'm from Alberta, but now live in Ontario))

www.anime-alberta.org this site tells about some cons and get togethers like the bellrose festival, and small conventions that people do for things such as for Katrina, and they send the money down.

But ya, the main one i go to with my friends is the animethon ^^ I wish you luck for your conventions!

((for the animethon, my friends and I will be-
friday- kouji and kouichi *perhaps a takuya with us* (digimon frontier)
saturday- Marth and Roy (fire emblem/ssbm)
sunday- Sai, Sasuke, and Itachi (naruto) ))

Kuro Yue
01-07-2006, 06:22 PM
I live in Alberta, and I want to try and get to both Otafest and Animethon this year, but I live a good two hours away from Edmonton, and an hour and a half away from Calgary, so I'd have to really plead with my mom to be able to go to both. It's alot of driving, and it tends to be alot of money. . .heh heh.

KazeChan
01-07-2006, 09:43 PM
ouu that would be awesome! ^^ Good luck with that! =D I know how it is about the money situation ^^; me and my friends are getting a hotel most likely this year for the animethon...so...instead of carrying a duffle bag around all day with other costumes and such.
Hope you do come to the Animethon!

I live in Alberta, and I want to try and get to both Otafest and Animethon this year, but I live a good two hours away from Edmonton, and an hour and a half away from Calgary, so I'd have to really plead with my mom to be able to go to both. It's alot of driving, and it tends to be alot of money. . .heh heh.

w00tastic
01-08-2006, 08:50 AM
Lucky! I live 6 hours away from Calgary and 3 away from Edmonton x.x

I'm also already on anime-alberta.org xD I was just wondering if anyone had a cosplay.com account over here (Since its not that active over there).

To both cons I'm going as Ada Wong for one day and Rukia's winter school uniform from Bleach for the other day, Who knows I might run into either of you.

KazeChan
01-08-2006, 11:17 AM
wow XD that's pretty far o.o...
well, I guess I might be able to catch you there at the Animethon!
That would be great ^^ I've already met a few people from Forums at conventions.
I'll take into reminder to look out for you ^_^ ((I'll most likely be in a group of three all the time))

Lucky! I live 6 hours away from Calgary and 3 away from Edmonton x.x

I'm also already on anime-alberta.org xD I was just wondering if anyone had a cosplay.com account over here (Since its not that active over there).

To both cons I'm going as Ada Wong for one day and Rukia's winter school uniform from Bleach for the other day, Who knows I might run into either of you.

Kuro Yue
01-08-2006, 04:29 PM
Well, I'll definitely be going as Blindfolded Riku from KH to Otafest (at least) for Saturday, and I'm currently thinking about doing a 'surprise cosplay' for Sunday. . .Although it'll probably be so obscure that there won't be anyone who'll recognize me. XD Unless they're a really, really obsessive FMA fan, that is.

w00tastic
01-08-2006, 06:45 PM
Well, I'll definitely be going as Blindfolded Riku from KH to Otafest (at least) for Saturday, and I'm currently thinking about doing a 'surprise cosplay' for Sunday. . .Although it'll probably be so obscure that there won't be anyone who'll recognize me. XD Unless they're a really, really obsessive FMA fan, that is.

*Raises hand* Oh yeah, obessive FMA fan right here!! xD

Well, anyone who was at Animethon 12, if you saw the 2 girls walking around in Full metal Alchemist t-shirts (Flame and Full metal ones with transmutation circles and serpents cross on the back) The Flame Alchemist one was me. xD I was a dork last year.

Nobody will recognize me Sunday unless they are an RE fan, then...Ill give them a cookie ^____^ I thought there were way more Albertan's besides us here.

Sammeh
01-08-2006, 06:55 PM
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KazeChan
01-08-2006, 09:22 PM
Omg yes <3 Huge FMA fan right here too! :D I love it <33 Seen all eppies and such <3 I still need to see the movie, anyway, ouu...suprise character? <3 *excited* XD

Louie Burace
01-10-2006, 05:21 PM
I was wondering the same thing about alberta, are there any cosplay groups out here, I live about 1 hour from edmonton and, it would be nice to hook up with some cosplayers out here to put together a group or something for events, anyway if y'all are interested let me know/ I am not to sure which events I am going to but, when I know so will you lol.:skidude2:

Kuro Yue
01-10-2006, 05:41 PM
Well, considering that Alberta in itself has a rather low population, the best cosplay group is the one you can get together yourself.

Sadly enough, I'm spoken for for Otafest, and if I go, Animethon.

Louie Burace
01-11-2006, 04:56 PM
ok can anyone give me a list of all these events and where and when they take place cuz this site is rather vague on canadian festivals, I would appreciate it. or maybe a link to where I can find all of these listed.

sorry for the trouble, but yeah I am new to alberta:bigtu:

Lady_Sodina
01-11-2006, 07:09 PM
Actually, this is all really interesting to read about for me (who is currently in Ontario) cause I just might be attending University of Alberta next year. Though I probably won't be able to do any of the cons, that site you mentioned Kazechan will be really helpful so I can keep up with cosplaying while I'm there and do some events and stuff maybe *^^* So I suppose my main point here is thank you w00tastic for starting this thread ^^v

KazeChan
01-11-2006, 09:27 PM
Actually, this is all really interesting to read about for me (who is currently in Ontario) cause I just might be attending University of Alberta next year. Though I probably won't be able to do any of the cons, that site you mentioned Kazechan will be really helpful so I can keep up with cosplaying while I'm there and do some events and stuff maybe *^^* So I suppose my main point here is thank you w00tastic for starting this thread ^^v

OMG! No way!! <3 you might be attending the UOA? <3 omg I might be doing the same once school is finished for me (which is like 2 years from now) XD but you're welcome (for the anime alberta site) it is quite helpful yes. But if you are able to go to the animethon then i might just see you there ^_^

Kuro Yue
01-11-2006, 09:48 PM
Louie - Actually, c.c isn't very vague, at least on Otafest and Animethon. The thing is, the date for both varies, and as well, there are other, smaller Albertan conventions everywhere.

Otafest is generally held in May, sometime around the 20th. Animethon is usually the first week of August.

Check out http://www.anime-alberta.org for information on Nishikaze, which is held in Lethbridge (I think).

KazeChan
01-11-2006, 09:59 PM
The Animethon this year is acutally July 7th - 9th ^^; www.animethon.org
but ya, I was expecting it at the end of July, so now i need to rush with things at the end of june x_X cause i'm flying over to Alberta early this year.

w00tastic
01-12-2006, 07:34 AM
*points to sig* Those are the dates I know of and eh I hope they are right I already booked them off from work!

ahem, Though I was wondering about any groups you are in/started. I know I want to start a Resident Evil group for either Animethon or Otafest, its just so hard to come by RE cosplayers. (Except for the Rebecca at Animethon 12) That and I might join up with a Bleach group for Animethon.

I also noticed. cosplay.com doesnt have the dates for Animethon and Otafest up do they?

Kuro Yue
01-12-2006, 08:28 PM
Wow. Early July? o.O Good thing I don't have any plans for costumes for that, besides what I need to have done for Otafest.

KazeChan
01-12-2006, 08:53 PM
Wow. Early July? o.O Good thing I don't have any plans for costumes for that, besides what I need to have done for Otafest.

^^; ya..o.o you're not going to dress up? ;; aww....that would be awesome if you did though ^^ so if you see me there you should come and say Hi or something =D
((I'll be Marth with a Roy on saturday, and on Sunday, Sai, with a sasuke and itachi))

w00tastic- i'm sorry that i cannot join you! >< I would love to do a RE cosplay like Leon or something..but I cant..sorry!!

w00tastic
01-13-2006, 07:32 AM
I thought they had scheduled Animethon a little early this year.

Well for Animethon for sure you can see me walking around as Rukia with a whole bunch of other girls (not cosplaying) holding up whiteboards with random drawings on them.

Oh my other question. Anyone enter the masq.?

KazeChan
01-13-2006, 03:33 PM
Oh my other question. Anyone enter the masq.?

OH! Yes!! I am!! I'm entering the masq <3!! Well, hopefully we'll have a naruto skit XD but we're thinking of a humor one! either Saturday or Sunday! most likely we might do one as Marth and Roy for Saturday! Probably a fight scene from super smash bros or somethin ^^; yay for sword fights!, and if not, then Sai, Sasuke and Itachi will hit the stage XD with some random thing for Uchiha's..O.o dun ask.. lmao!

But are you going to enter the masq? <3

Kuro Yue
01-13-2006, 05:27 PM
Kazechan - I am, actually, dressing up for both Otafest and Animethon, I just won't be making anything new for Animethon. Actually. . .Heh heh, I'm considering doing Edward Elric and bringing my younger brother along as normal Alphonse, because he's. . .at least five inches taller than I am. >< It'll be funny, though.

KazeChan
01-13-2006, 08:10 PM
Kazechan - I am, actually, dressing up for both Otafest and Animethon, I just won't be making anything new for Animethon. Actually. . .Heh heh, I'm considering doing Edward Elric and bringing my younger brother along as normal Alphonse, because he's. . .at least five inches taller than I am. >< It'll be funny, though.

lmao thats so awesome! :D It would be great to see that XD Edward is such an awesome character <3 i'll be sure to look out for you.

Temperance
01-14-2006, 12:49 AM
ohoh! I'm from Calgary!

Yay cosplayers from alberta! I was begining to wonder if I was the only one ^_^;;;

I will be at otafest this year, in artist's alley like I was last year. I will be expaning my art section to include gothic loli stuff and Chi ears from Chobits
I'm also thinking I should cosplay this year... the past few I have not...
But choices choices... and time.... so little time to do what I want ^_^;;;
but I'm thinking Dio from Last Exile.

I'm looking forward to seeing some people from the forums down there! come by and say hi!

w00tastic
01-14-2006, 09:00 AM
OH! Yes!! I am!! I'm entering the masq <3!! Well, hopefully we'll have a naruto skit XD but we're thinking of a humor one! either Saturday or Sunday! most likely we might do one as Marth and Roy for Saturday! Probably a fight scene from super smash bros or somethin ^^; yay for sword fights!, and if not, then Sai, Sasuke and Itachi will hit the stage XD with some random thing for Uchiha's..O.o dun ask.. lmao!

But are you going to enter the masq? <3

Oh for sure I am! I've got my skit somewhat planned out (As I'm stuck doing my skit alone) its hopefully going to be an Resident Evil skit if not, then I'll make up a Bleach one for my Rukia costume.

I'll be sure to drop by the Artist alley when I'm at Otafest! Hopefully I will get a chance to see you at one con or another.

KazeChan
01-14-2006, 11:15 AM
Oh for sure I am! I've got my skit somewhat planned out (As I'm stuck doing my skit alone) its hopefully going to be an Resident Evil skit if not, then I'll make up a Bleach one for my Rukia costume.



Thats awesome <3 well it would be great to see your skit! =D It'll be my first time (along with some of my friends) in which we'll be attending a masquarade ^^, so we hope to not be one of the first people to go. I'll remember to bring a camera ;P so I can have a lotta pictures of it and such <3

Katasha
01-16-2006, 12:33 AM
I live here! I'm acually more northern in Grande Prairie.

Alas I wont be at Otafest this year (I'll be in the US that weekend for a diffrent con) But theres allways the amazing ANimethon.

ALso next month (feb18th) theres a tiny little festival in edmonton called Fuyu fest, More into on Anime Alberta.

theres a big group of us in alberta, we are all just lost in the snow I think...

Temperance
01-16-2006, 01:23 AM
I'm going to try and hit animethon with the Books comics and stuff crew :) Hopefully we'll have a table as well to sell manga and other awesome stuff.

I changed my mind... I'll make a Sophia costume for Otafest... it's just faster and cheaper for me right now ^_^;;

You stuff is beautiful Katasha. I saw you at Otafest last year. I was at the table next to Djorgensen and Blotchy ^_^

w00tastic
01-16-2006, 07:49 AM
I live here! I'm acually more northern in Grande Prairie.

Alas I wont be at Otafest this year (I'll be in the US that weekend for a diffrent con) But theres allways the amazing ANimethon.

ALso next month (feb18th) theres a tiny little festival in edmonton called Fuyu fest, More into on Anime Alberta.

theres a big group of us in alberta, we are all just lost in the snow I think...

Sombody from AA still is Alive! Good to know. Your costumes are amazing *___* Makes me wish I could do stuff like that.

Katasha
01-16-2006, 12:45 PM
Aww thanks so much you guys your so kind! So sorry I can't be at Otafest this year. And I totally remeber you from last year, JD was fun, it was a really great time last year. I'm gunna miss not cosplaying with Mark this year, but theres allways ANimethon!

☆Skull Rabbit☆
01-16-2006, 02:36 PM
Ehh~ Of course I am from alberta. I never check cosplay.com any more really haha~ oh well.

KazeChan
01-17-2006, 09:56 PM
<3 Its great to see all the ppl going, I hope to see you all there ^__^!

Temperance
01-17-2006, 10:13 PM
We should make labels or nametags so we recognize eachother ^_^
I've done that on other forums such as Maple ink (an albertan comic book forum). You sort of forget who is who, especially when using nicknames.

Katasha
01-17-2006, 10:33 PM
We should make labels or nametags so we recognize eachother ^_^
I've done that on other forums such as Maple ink (an albertan comic book forum). You sort of forget who is who, especially when using nicknames.

Heheh Skullrabbit is easy too pick out. Shes the large chested Cutie with the scary look in her eyes likes shes going to beat you with a wet noodle then suck out your soul though a Twisty straw.

I'm allways in something big, Flashy and more often then not Satin...

Temperance
01-18-2006, 01:25 AM
hah maybe it's just me, I'm plain and easy to miss :P

w00tastic
01-18-2006, 07:27 AM
I'm pretty hard not to miss xD Just look for the abnormally tall girl with the look to kill on her face 95% of the time. Being followed around by a group of people who think they are "too cool" to cosplay xD

Though I do like the nametag's idea.

Kuro Yue
01-18-2006, 01:24 PM
Ke ke ke. . .No matter what I cosplay (excepting Ed Elric), I am 'chibi'. So. . .yes. I am yon shortie. And I will most likely always be in the company of a skinny, short-haired brunette and a very, very hyperactive blonde. . .Both being taller than me. The blonde might be in costume, tho.

Katasha
01-19-2006, 05:17 PM
Anyone going too Fuyu Fest next month? Anyone?

info Here --> http://fuyufest.eviternal.net/index.php

w00tastic
01-19-2006, 06:48 PM
I think I might be going if I can make it into Edmonton on time >.> Well that and If I'm not working I'll have to look around the site a bit more for information but hopefully I know something within the next week about it!

KazeChan
01-19-2006, 07:04 PM
I'll always have my name tag which says- "KazeChan" ^__^ so no worries here. I'll let you all know a little more ahead of time before the animethon goes on, and i'll send you all pictures of me and my friends for what we look like in our costumes, so we're easy enough to spot! <33 hehe, I've only met one person at a convention before lmao ^^; but tis okay, I wanna meet more! =D <3

*will send pics once finished costumes and such*

w00tastic
01-19-2006, 08:56 PM
I'll be sure to have a nametag type thing that says "w00tastic" and "Roni" (For those of you who know me over at AA my names Roni there insted of w00tastic) I'll try to get some pictures in costume as well so I'm pretty easy to pick out but 9 chances out of 1o I'll be the only Resident Evil cosplayer there as Ada Wong.

Kuro Yue
01-19-2006, 10:22 PM
Sadly, I won't be going to Fuyu fest. I didn't even know it existed till right now. However, my mom's not willing to drive me due to winter driving conditions scaring her.

Katasha
01-19-2006, 11:52 PM
Sadly, I won't be going to Fuyu fest. I didn't even know it existed till right now. However, my mom's not willing to drive me due to winter driving conditions scaring her.
Theres people comming in from toehr citys if you are looking for a ride, just post about it on the Anime Albera Fourm.

I'll be there with one of my apprentiaces, its gunan really fun..I had planned on doing one dress, but now I'm thinking about another one..gah...I gotta figure this out soon.

Sammeh
01-20-2006, 03:20 PM
I'll probably be going to ANimethon... most likely. I don't know who I'll be yet. In the past three months I've had three different ideas. It'll be my first convention... I'm only 13 ^^;. XD I've convinced at least one of my friends to come with me. She's just going to be a cat demon thingy. My current idea is Edward Elric from FMA.

Kuro Yue
01-20-2006, 05:14 PM
Katasha - Well, I'm pretty far out of the way for anyone to pick me up - I'm half an hour and a half north of Calgary, and I live fifteen minutes away from the nearest town. And I don't think my mom would let me get in a car with *almost* total strangers.

Sammeh - Oh, if you went to Animethon as Ed, that would be so intensely cool, 'cuz if I'm allowed to go, I'll be Ed too. XD CLONES!!!!

w00tastic
01-21-2006, 10:38 AM
The chances of myself going to Fuyu Fest are looking better as I dont have to work but transporation i still an issue. And if I go I'll have to get working on one of my costumes and get working fast!

KazeChan
01-21-2006, 12:44 PM
I'll probably be going to ANimethon... most likely. I don't know who I'll be yet. In the past three months I've had three different ideas. It'll be my first convention... I'm only 13 ^^;. XD I've convinced at least one of my friends to come with me. She's just going to be a cat demon thingy. My current idea is Edward Elric from FMA.
xD yay! more Ed's lmao.
First con? ^^ ou..my first con was Anime North 05.. =o but its really quite fun! <3 if you see me there as Prince Marth with a Roy (fire emblem/ssbm) or in a small Naruto group, come stop by and say hi
I'm sure you'll have a great time at your first convention!
Thinking of a costume is also sometimes hard xD I've had so many ideas but i want to always wear the best ones..thank gosh the Animethon has 3 days (for pre-registration friday included) or I would not know who to be when.
You could also make a few costumes and switch during the day ^_^

w00tastic
01-21-2006, 01:29 PM
I'll probably be going to ANimethon... most likely. I don't know who I'll be yet. In the past three months I've had three different ideas. It'll be my first convention... I'm only 13 ^^;. XD I've convinced at least one of my friends to come with me. She's just going to be a cat demon thingy. My current idea is Edward Elric from FMA.

Ooh more FMA fans, If you do see me (I'll be Rukia from Bleach and Ada Wong from RE4 followed around by some orignal FMA cosplayers) Dont be afraid to say Hi ^___^ I'm super friendly.

Yeah, I think I might reuse my Flame Alchemist shirt for pre-reg for Animethon if it still fits me by then.

Katasha
01-21-2006, 01:57 PM
I think I wore like, My Offical Chii ears too pre reg on friday last year. god I was so tired, I can barely remeber that weekend, had a nice talk with consplayers though...Fuyu should be good. I had planned on doing one costume BUT Idon't have the money for the right wig so I may finish one of my project costumes and wear that...maybe chii..I donno I'll get it figured out..

KazeChan
01-21-2006, 03:18 PM
Yeah, I think I might reuse my Flame Alchemist shirt for pre-reg for Animethon if it still fits me by then.

Omg! Your gonna pre-register?? Me toooooo <333 so i'll see you Friday then! XD I'll be with my friend like I said earlier as Kouji (her) and Kouichi (me)
heres what our costumes will look like-
hers- (kouji minamoto)
http://photobucket.com/albums/b27/KazeChan8/Possible%20Cosplays/?action=view&current=kouji.jpg
http://photobucket.com/albums/b27/KazeChan8/Possible%20Cosplays/?action=view&current=Kouji1.jpg

mine- (kouichi kimura)
http://photobucket.com/albums/b27/KazeChan8/Possible%20Cosplays/?action=view&current=Kouichi.jpg
http://photobucket.com/albums/b27/KazeChan8/Possible%20Cosplays/?action=view&current=Kouichi1.jpg (full body..kinda creepy XD)

and together-
http://photobucket.com/albums/b27/KazeChan8/Possible%20Cosplays/?action=view&current=Koukou.jpg (random art)

but we'll be diong Yaoi poses, we might also possibly go another day as the brothers <3
Edit- oh! I must say that um XD we're gonna have ears most likely! I'll have the black ears (sign of evil) and a black tail, and she'll have white ears (sign of good) and a white tail ^__^ <3

w00tastic
01-22-2006, 09:56 AM
Ohhh okay! I'll be sure to say Hi if I see you! (I decided I'm going to make a nametag for sure xD)

If anyone else is at pre-reg look for one or two of these two girls who will most likely be re-using their Flame and Full Metal Alchemist shirts. (If your wondering the back has the flammel cross on the FM one and Roy's insignia from FMA on the back of the Flame one were not hard to pick out!)

Flame and Full metal Alchemist T-shirts (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/redemption_icons/be0cc40f.jpg) that would be us! (For sure look for the Flame one, thats me)

No way ill have my Rukia uniform done for Fuyu! It actually looks to be really good so I sure hope I can make it

KazeChan
01-22-2006, 11:50 AM
Ohhh okay! I'll be sure to say Hi if I see you! (I decided I'm going to make a nametag for sure xD)

If anyone else is at pre-reg look for one or two of these two girls who will most likely be re-using their Flame and Full Metal Alchemist shirts. (If your wondering the back has the flammel cross on the FM one and Roy's insignia from FMA on the back of the Flame one were not hard to pick out!)

Flame and Full metal Alchemist T-shirts (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/redemption_icons/be0cc40f.jpg) that would be us! (For sure look for the Flame one, thats me)

No way ill have my Rukia uniform done for Fuyu! It actually looks to be really good so I sure hope I can make it

Ouu yay!! I'm excited lmao! <3 alright, i'll look for you too! XD though sometimes I totally am zoned out, but really hyper O_o so if you see me all giddy..and happy randomly...dont ask lmfao! XD I just get that way a lot when at conventions..jeeze..I have way to much to do at the animethon! ^_^ i'll be sure to look for ya! w00t! Flame Alchemist XD

w00tastic
01-22-2006, 11:58 AM
Ah no kidding! I've got so much to do. Look for the girl who looks totally lost I'm often zoned out into my own little world of reading manga xD

I havent been keeping up with animethon news but do they happen to have the hotel booking up yet?

KazeChan
01-22-2006, 04:57 PM
Ah no kidding! I've got so much to do. Look for the girl who looks totally lost I'm often zoned out into my own little world of reading manga xD

I havent been keeping up with animethon news but do they happen to have the hotel booking up yet?

Lmao! XD Alright shall do!! o.o They have it up yes www.animethon.org under hotel and such i believe, I'm getting a hotel as well so yay!! =D <3 I dun wanna go everywhere just to change my own costume you know? or carry around a duffle bag..cause its like "well..i feel like being such and such right now" you know? XD But yes, they do have it up I'm sure

Edit- oh wow. o.o the animethon site was taken down O_o dude..its getting posted back up in 12 days! ^^; good luck to us then

w00tastic
01-22-2006, 05:15 PM
Thanks KazeChan and now that I look at your gallery. I did see you at Animethon last year! I remember you xD

Hmm...alright yeah that what I Want to do, not to mention with a hotel its easier to store your costume (especially if you have like...7 other people going with you, their costumes and props) I'll be sure to book the hotel the day the information comes back up. If I'm not mistaken hotel rooms go pretty fast?

Temperance
01-22-2006, 11:50 PM
I'll be down with the Books Comics & Stuff crew in the retailer section! Come by and say hi!

KazeChan
01-23-2006, 07:39 PM
Thanks KazeChan and now that I look at your gallery. I did see you at Animethon last year! I remember you xD

Hmm...alright yeah that what I Want to do, not to mention with a hotel its easier to store your costume (especially if you have like...7 other people going with you, their costumes and props) I'll be sure to book the hotel the day the information comes back up. If I'm not mistaken hotel rooms go pretty fast?

Omg thats awesome XD I was Izumi Orimoto Saturday and Haruno Sakura Sunday <33 yay! You saw me ! lmao XD <3 =o! ^-^

Ya, the hotels go pretty quicky yes ^^; usually people for the days of the 7th through to the 9th are usually finished booking by the end of may and slightly june ^^; last year they were booked pretty fast, but I didn't get a hotel then, i just saw the updates on the site. :3 Yus, I must book my hotel maybe next month or so!

Zelos_Wilder
01-23-2006, 09:30 PM
Yo! I'm from Medicine Hat!
Chinomi on Anime Alberta!

I've never been to Otafest (going this year though) but I've been to Animethon four years in a row and I really enjoy it!
Though I almost NEVER have money to complete cosplay... take my horrible sewing into account as well >_<! I'll never be as good as, say, Katasha *nudge nudge*

Katasha
01-23-2006, 10:24 PM
I dont have a life..I dont even have a job I just sit around and sew and once a week head out into the light for Anime club, you get damn good at sewing after some time.*L* and I collect dolls but yeah, thanks for stroking the ego honny.

w00tastic
01-24-2006, 07:38 AM
Katasha can sew really great though I also have to say ^___^ I feel like my jaw drops when I see some of your cosplays they are just *___* amazing. (*Wishes that she could do that!*)

This will be my first year at Otafest and my second year at Animethon (Blast living out the middle of nowhere) and even to get to Calgary is quite the drive. Oh yes another question about hotels, does Otafest have specific hotels with convention rates or is it a free for all to get a hotel for a half decent price close to the con.

Katasha
01-24-2006, 01:46 PM
Heheh thanks very much

As too the calgary thing. You just book a Dorm room or appartment on the campus and stay there. It works great if you have a bunch of friends comming together, you can all stay in the same big apartment space (8 or 4 people) depending on what room you get. You just call the housing office or organise somethign with some friends on Anime ALberta.

w00tastic
01-24-2006, 02:34 PM
Oh thank you very much! as of right now its confirmed I'll have 8 people (*dies*) comming with me to Otafest so it will be a lot more manageable that way than booking several hotel rooms. Man I would be lost with you guys I swear!

KazeChan
01-24-2006, 04:41 PM
Yo! I'm from Medicine Hat!
Chinomi on Anime Alberta!

I've never been to Otafest (going this year though) but I've been to Animethon four years in a row and I really enjoy it!
Though I almost NEVER have money to complete cosplay... take my horrible sewing into account as well >_<! I'll never be as good as, say, Katasha *nudge nudge*

thats awesome to of been to the animethon for so long! ^_^ I cannot sew either XD i'm not that great at it, but my moms boyfriend helps me with it. Did you cosplay as Zelos for the animethon 12? o.o

w00tastic
01-25-2006, 06:54 PM
x_x I cant make it to Otafest anymore and man does it suck. But atleast I get more time to finish up my cosplays as I got sucked into doing another one with my cosplaying friend >.>

Digimon how old school yet rather amusing at teh same time ^___^ We thought it would be cute to go for an old school Digimon cosplay type deal but I have really gotta get workin' on my Rukia uniform and my Ada dress >.> Why must I pick time consuming costumes.

Kuro Yue
01-25-2006, 08:37 PM
Because you're ambitious? ;)

Too bad that you can't make it. If I can go, I'll still see you at Animethon. :3

w00tastic
01-25-2006, 09:14 PM
Maybe a little too much for my own good somtimes!!

Yeah I do want to go to Otafest sometime but maybe next year! I hope to see plenty of pictures from it though

Temperance
01-25-2006, 09:41 PM
I'll be sure to post pics of otafest when I can ^_^;

KazeChan
01-26-2006, 12:06 AM
Digimon how old school yet rather amusing at teh same time ^___^ We thought it would be cute to go for an old school Digimon cosplay
w00t! XD well I love Digimon! :D <3 So..its been quite a large obsession of mine, a little thing between me and my friends, its what basically brought us all together :3 so we love it to death ^_^

Lady_Sodina
01-26-2006, 08:00 AM
Just a question, but what other anime type events besides Otafest and Animethon go on in Alberta? Just wondering, cause if I do go to school out there, I'll be home again prolly long before Otafest (I have AN to prep for ^^") and Garden City Anime Festival is around the time of Animethon, so I was just wondering if anything else goes on out west ^^v.

KazeChan
01-26-2006, 12:34 PM
Just a question, but what other anime type events besides Otafest and Animethon go on in Alberta? Just wondering, cause if I do go to school out there, I'll be home again prolly long before Otafest (I have AN to prep for ^^") and Garden City Anime Festival is around the time of Animethon, so I was just wondering if anything else goes on out west ^^v.

well, they have a mini get together sometimes in Alberta..hmm.. nothing really big that i would know about x_X sorry ><

edit- http://www.calgaryexpo.com/ theres a convention coming on May 7th! its in Calgary though ^^;

Temperance
01-26-2006, 01:29 PM
woo... okay!
Calgary Cons:
Otafest - May 20-21 (university of Calgary)
http://www.otafest.com
Comic and Entertainment Expo - May 7 (Big 4)
http://www.calgaryexpo.com
Comic and toy expo - May 27 (red and white club)
http://www.comicandtoy.com
Conversion 22 - August 11-13 (westin hotel... I think)
http://www.con-version.org
Edmonton Cons:
Edmonton Collectible and toy show - Mar 12
http://www.edtoyshow.com
Animethon - July 7-9
http://www.animethon.org

Those are the ones I currently know about in Calgary and Edmonton.

Kuro Yue
01-26-2006, 06:02 PM
There's also Nishikaze in Lethbridge. There should be some more information somewhere on http://www.anime-alberta.org

KazeChan
01-26-2006, 06:33 PM
wow XD there's actually quite a lot going on that i never had any idea about o.o xD lots of alberta cons then :3

Temperance
01-26-2006, 10:23 PM
Not all of these are "Anime" cons. They are more comic/collectible cons... however many of them will have anime showings and booths and retailers selling anime and some will have costume contests. I suggest you check out the webpages to see what each one will be offering.

Some of these cons are also new... the comic and entertainment expo and the comic and toy expo used to be the same con for the ACCA (alberta comic collecters association), however the group had some issues and split. Each group decided to do a con and now there are two separate cons; a big one (big 4) and a smaller one (red and white club)

Katasha
01-26-2006, 11:18 PM
I'm seriously looking into the expo in calgary. I can do something OTHER then like anime costumes and that would make me happy, Mabe Dune or something from David eddings. But its super close too my San Diago con so I gotta get a job that allows alot of time off. Alberta has alot ALOT too over in conventions. we are rther lucky. SO attend all you can, and allways look your best*winks*

Zelos_Wilder
01-26-2006, 11:46 PM
I'm seriously looking into the expo in calgary. I can do something OTHER then like anime costumes and that would make me happy, Mabe Dune or something from David eddings. But its super close too my San Diago con so I gotta get a job that allows alot of time off. Alberta has alot ALOT too over in conventions. we are rther lucky. SO attend all you can, and allways look your best*winks*


*COUGH* REDEMPTION OF ALTHALUS *COUGH*

>_> wha?

Temperance
01-27-2006, 03:04 PM
The expo will be.... interesting. I have mixed feeling about the event myself. I am honestly not sure if we have the fan-base to make such a big con worth everyone's while. At the same time, I am excited to see the result, Calgary never gets any big cons, and I see the same people every year.

heh.. I keep changing my mind what to wear for otafest. I'm a zipper and some trim away from finishing a gothic lolita dress, so I might just wear that.

KazeChan
01-27-2006, 03:56 PM
Not all of these are "Anime" cons. They are more comic/collectible cons... however many of them will have anime showings and booths and retailers selling anime and some will have costume contests. I suggest you check out the webpages to see what each one will be offering.

Some of these cons are also new... the comic and entertainment expo and the comic and toy expo used to be the same con for the ACCA (alberta comic collecters association), however the group had some issues and split. Each group decided to do a con and now there are two separate cons; a big one (big 4) and a smaller one (red and white club)

ah I see.. well I dont live in Alberta, I just come down in the summer to visit some of my friends, so we basically just go to the Animethon. I'll let them know about the things that are going on, with cons and group and such :3 thanks for the information ^^

w00tastic
01-27-2006, 04:04 PM
Wow, I had no idea Alberta had so many gatherings! Go figure too bad I can only make it to one this year (Animethon) *sigh* I really kinda wish I could put together some sort of group to enter the masq but no luck so far for either of my costumes ACK!

On a totally unrelated note: I know my lovely rebate from Mr. Ralph will be going towards cosplay expenses!

Katasha
01-27-2006, 04:13 PM
There be Talks ov a Valintines Day Dance in edmonton. Vlad tried ponning this event off on me at new years, and I dont even live in edmonton, so I'll be kinda suprised if it does happy.

I've been talking with the people at expo explaining the world of Cosplaying too them and how too run a masq. They are looking into doing it, thats something I would love and I know would bring in a few more people.

And Not Althalus *winks* I'm thinking more like Polgara.

Kuro Yue
01-27-2006, 05:10 PM
On a totally unrelated note: I know my lovely rebate from Mr. Ralph will be going towards cosplay expenses!

Ah, same here. However, my first half of it goes to my mom, as payback for all the other cosplaying expenses I owe her. . .Heh heh.

lunajile
01-29-2006, 06:26 PM
*another Calgarian*

Ahhh, those Ralph bucks are such a godsend. I work at a Fabricland so three guesses where most of my paycheck goes ^^;;;

I'll be at Otafest for sure, and hopefully Animethon too. I missed it last year since my store was in the process of moving. I'm sneaking off to BC for Anime Evolution too. Hopefully.

KazeChan
01-29-2006, 09:40 PM
*another Calgarian*

Ahhh, those Ralph bucks are such a godsend. I work at a Fabricland so three guesses where most of my paycheck goes ^^;;;

I'll be at Otafest for sure, and hopefully Animethon too. I missed it last year since my store was in the process of moving. I'm sneaking off to BC for Anime Evolution too. Hopefully.

^_^ I hope to see you at the Animethon. I saw your gallery, and its very cute =D Do you know what you'll wear to any of the conventions your planning on going to? ^^

Katasha
01-29-2006, 11:17 PM
*another Calgarian*

Ahhh, those Ralph bucks are such a godsend. I work at a Fabricland so three guesses where most of my paycheck goes ^^;;;

I'll be at Otafest for sure, and hopefully Animethon too. I missed it last year since my store was in the process of moving. I'm sneaking off to BC for Anime Evolution too. Hopefully.
My Personal Oppinion, Give AE like a year or 2 too grow a little and for them too fix some of the problems before attending. I really really didnt enjoy myself last year. Lots of people, very little too acually do and not overly well organised...But it will only improve. So yeah I'm not going this year, maybe the year after, see if things improved, I belive it will.

w00tastic
01-30-2006, 10:35 AM
Thanks for the bit of Info on AE Katasha. I was thinking of sneeking off that way when I went to BC. But now that you mention it waiting a few years could be the best idea ^^;;

lunajile, I was looking through your gallery and I LOVE your costumes ^___^ Very cute.

Katasha
01-30-2006, 02:15 PM
I dont wanna be rude about it or anythingm but yeah I'd just give it a year or so too fix some issues before going.
They are almost as big as ANimethon but they only had like 6 viewing rooms
Where I was sleeping was 20 min walk from the acuall event building and they didint have a shuttle. Animethon hotel is 7 min away and they had a shuttle
There was a huge drama with the vendors
The vendor rooms that you wait in like 5 hpours too get into was 4 classrooms, thats it.
And the Staff I met was so rude!
There were only 13 cosplay enties
There are other things but then I would judt be wanking, this is just my personal experences, I'm just gunna give it a year too mature a bit and fix things before I go back.

lunajile- Muahahahah I've heard much about you!

w00tastic
01-30-2006, 04:44 PM
Yeah, I prefer to ask people (Like you Katasha) who have been to these cons because you know which is a good con to stear clear from for a few years. but man...13 cosplay entries?! Thats just insane when you think of Animethon alot of people ARE in costume.

Animethon seems like such a friendly con though ^___^ Staff and security are very kind as well. Vendor lines are even reasonable! I'm kind of curious though, I want to enter the masq so anyone have a general idea of Animethon's masq rules?/ What should I be expecting?

Katasha
01-30-2006, 05:07 PM
No weapons
No animels.
Time limit of like 90 seconds
Keep is Clean
You can use a mic
kinda basic stuff nothing you really have too worry about. Just the time limit is important

w00tastic
01-30-2006, 05:10 PM
Okay thanks Katasha dear, Just wanted to make sure about this stuff. My skit should be fine then.

Totally unrelated somewhat cosplay note: YUS! Mr. Ralph sent me my money, OFF to buy fabric and wigs xD

Kuro Yue
01-30-2006, 05:55 PM
GAH! Lucky you - I still don't have it. >< I WANT MAH RALPHBUCKS!

On a cosplay note - concerning weapons - is it just REAL weapons that are banned, or are all props in the guise of a weapon banned?

w00tastic
01-30-2006, 06:41 PM
I'm not sure, I know REAL ones are but arent there certin types of materials for making prop weapons that are banned? I need to figure that out too before I start making my props.

Ah dont worry you should most likely get your RALPHBUCKS tomorrow or sometime this week. When you do have fun spending them ^___^ Gotta love the Canadian government right guys?

Kuro Yue
01-30-2006, 08:27 PM
Correction - ALBERTAN government. XD

Yeah, I was wondering about the weapons thing, because I see so many pictures of people in the hallways of cons with the Tessaiga or some other thing.

KazeChan
01-30-2006, 09:23 PM
you all are lucky XD with your cheques from the goverment...here i wish that right now i could be living back there once again..*sigh* x_X gotta hate moving...
o.o props are banned? Weapons? >< ack! I really hope that they aren't...what if you make them from the hard wall foam? ^^; oh dear..

w00tastic
02-03-2006, 07:40 AM
Well looks like I'm not going to Fuyufest afterall. No way to get there but I hope to see pictures from you guys of it! Looks like I can only make it to one con a year <<

Got Cosplay?
02-05-2006, 02:56 AM
I recieved my Ralph-Bucks last week and ALL of it is going into cosplay xD!

Zelos_Wilder
02-05-2006, 02:57 AM
I recieved my Ralph-Bucks last week and ALL of it is going into cosplay xD!

Ditto. :bigtu:

Kuro Yue
02-05-2006, 12:18 PM
Got my Ralphbucks!

Must. . .not. . .splurge. . .Especially since I owed my mom $221 of it from past cosplay expenses, amoung other things.

So I'm gonna have to go find the EXACT wig that I need and the EXACT unitard I'm going to need for the other costume I'm doing, and THEN, after it's all nice and ordered, I'll spend it on anime.

KazeChan
02-05-2006, 12:20 PM
XD How lucky are you guys! lmao.
;P thats what i would do too, spend money for cosplay...and perhaps that video camera that i want... good luck with your cosplays everyone :3

Katasha
02-05-2006, 03:03 PM
What wig are you looking for?

*hasent gotten her money...will probablt have too wait till march too get it*

Got my Ralphbucks!

Must. . .not. . .splurge. . .Especially since I owed my mom $221 of it from past cosplay expenses, amoung other things.

So I'm gonna have to go find the EXACT wig that I need and the EXACT unitard I'm going to need for the other costume I'm doing, and THEN, after it's all nice and ordered, I'll spend it on anime.

Kuro Yue
02-05-2006, 04:13 PM
Katasha - Not quite sure yet - it's for an Ed Elric cosplay, and I can't decide if I want to go with yellow or some shade of blonde. . .I'm gonna have to decide soon.

w00tastic
02-05-2006, 06:27 PM
Good to see everyones starting to get their money!

Now that I have some extra cash. I can buy a good wig for my Rukia cosplay >.> I just dont know what wig to buy

Katasha
02-06-2006, 02:43 AM
PM me with pics you guys and I can help ya find a good wig. I know a great one for Ed allready just gotta decide on a colour. I like blonde better myself, but thats a personal prefrence.

w00tastic
02-06-2006, 06:47 PM
Okay katasha I'll PM you soon thank you for the help!

syntic
02-06-2006, 11:28 PM
Oh I'm glad there's so many people interested in Alberta anime conventions (usually it's more about AnimeNorth). : ) It's so rare to find these threads here. O_o; Well, concerning the "no-weapons" policy... I, personally find that anything can make a weapon... (ie. tweezers). But the point is >_>;; : Yes you can bring weapons into Animethon (I don't know about Otafest though), but you have to make sure it looks dull (if it's a blade), and sometimes they'll get you to duck-tape a weapon's "sharp-egde" for security purposes (guns included, must have orange tape on it or something). Other than that... It's all good.

Eleryth
02-07-2006, 01:07 AM
Re: Weapons policy - the absolute best thing to do in any case where there's a question like this is to direct it to the people in charge. Write security and the cosplay coordinator of the con you are thinking of attending.

I may or may not get Ralphbucks... I still get GST rebates and I haven't set foot on Canadian soil in about 2.5 years. ^-^ Mom says I'll probably get it, then. Looking forward to the bonus! And mine is not going for cosplay - I'll need to set up an apartment when I get back! Couch, baby, yeah!

Temperance
02-07-2006, 11:15 AM
ohhh... as much as I would like ot use mine for cosplay, it's going to my mom. She's doing that 60K breast cancer walk, so she gets my free ralphy money for her cause.

w00tastic
02-07-2006, 04:53 PM
ohhh... as much as I would like ot use mine for cosplay, it's going to my mom. She's doing that 60K breast cancer walk, so she gets my free ralphy money for her cause.

Thats very kind of you ^^ I did something similar a few years back for my mother.

Thank you for your advice about the weapons policy. Sadly. The websites down and I'm not sure when it will be back up. The con's not till July which means I've got plenty of time but heaven forbid. I have bad luck. Wouldnt want to be going to Animethon without props.

Katasha
02-07-2006, 06:03 PM
Yay I'm going too Otafest. The larpies was moved too April so yay. I'm happy, I was really down about missing it

w00tastic
02-15-2006, 07:33 AM
Well heres some good news! The Animethon webpage is back up and running! You can find it at www.animethon.org

Now that the sites back up, I was just curious how many people are going to be staying at the official hotel?

Sammeh
02-15-2006, 03:23 PM
I don't. It's just a short drive away from where I live. My group has grown. There'll be alot, if everyone can manage to come.

KazeChan
02-15-2006, 05:58 PM
Well heres some good news! The Animethon webpage is back up and running! You can find it at www.animethon.org

Now that the sites back up, I was just curious how many people are going to be staying at the official hotel?

I'll be at the hotel for sure! ^_^ with 2-6 of my friends XD it all depends... but yes, you can expect me there >> walking aimlessly around the hotel in my kouichi outfit XD lmao *only on friday*

Katasha
02-15-2006, 06:00 PM
*whispers* I'll be living in edmonton by then *hasent made it offical yet so*
But I acually rent out the Penthouses at a hotel like a block away, they are 1250 square feet of space, with a dinning room, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 belcony..just an appartment really. And thats where we stay every year. This year we will have probably 3 rooms so almost a floor of the hotel, its gunna be great. I'm just a BIG fan of my own space, so when I found these things I was damn happy. And its acually the same price as the offial ones because you have 6 people in a room.

Kuro Yue
02-15-2006, 06:02 PM
Oooo, official hotel. Neaters. If I can convince my mom to let me go/drive me, I'll probably end up staying. :3

☆Skull Rabbit☆
02-15-2006, 06:10 PM
I think I might be staying in a room with conjuu and NiGHTS actually, or at least conjuu told me I should XD

w00tastic
02-15-2006, 10:24 PM
I'll be at the hotel for sure! ^_^ with 2-6 of my friends XD it all depends... but yes, you can expect me there >> walking aimlessly around the hotel in my kouichi outfit XD lmao *only on friday*

Will do xD I'll have 13 people comming with me so were definity going to have to figure out some sorta well...arangement for hotel costs xD (If one goes to a con YOU ALL GO <,<)

So yeah, just look for the large pack of cosplayers and people in random "alchemist" shirts we would be pretty easy to spot in a crowd xD

Kuro Yue
02-15-2006, 11:14 PM
Random 'alchemist' shirts, eh? Heh heh.

If I manage to get to Animethon, I will be easily recognized as the Riku who appears to be either overly fannish or on a sugar high.

Or both. No one is safe around me.

KazeChan
02-16-2006, 04:30 PM
goooodn XD I'll be Kouichi with my Kouji for Friday. Kouichi with black ears and tail, and Kouji with white ears and tail! ^__^ <3 So I'll be easy to spot then! and hopefully for the other days too! *talk about planning ahead* ^.^

I'll look out for you all! =D <3 ouu Alchemist group should be easy to find!
I'll look out for Riku aswell ;P hehe

w00tastic
02-17-2006, 08:35 AM
I'll be sure to look out for you both! Once my costume is finished I'll post up a picture on my gallery so you know who to look for xD (Most likely the only Rukia there with glasses >>) The alchemist shirts are more of a half joke/ spin off of my 'Flame Alchemist' t-shirt. So the names on them wont be too serious ^^''

Glad you can make it to Otafest now Katasha! Looks like my chances of going are starting to look up as well!

KazeChan
02-17-2006, 04:28 PM
I'll be sure to look out for you both! Once my costume is finished I'll post up a picture on my gallery so you know who to look for xD

same here about the outfits XD I will too post up pictures once everything is finished ^_^ <3

Kuro Yue
02-17-2006, 06:21 PM
I'll definitely post pics of my stuff when it's finished, but because I'm trying to lose a sufficient amount of weight between now and Otafest, I might look skinnier than my photo.

Temperance
02-19-2006, 11:11 PM
Yay! my costume for Otafest is finished ^_^
I'll be selling some EGL and cosplay accessories along with my art this year.

I am also considering making 2 costumes, one for each day (I won't be doing the masq... So I can wear what I want ^_^)

Here's the finished product:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=585213

w00tastic
02-20-2006, 10:10 AM
It's very beautiful! If per chance I do make it down to Otafest I'll have to take a look at what your selling!

Temperance
02-26-2006, 10:09 PM
A note to everyone who plans on attending Otafest this year!

The Date has CHANGED!
Otafest will now be on May 21st to 22nd (a sunday and monday)
NOT the 20th and 21st as originally planned.

This is apparently due to some kind of schedualling issues at the University.

CinergyDrew
02-26-2006, 10:21 PM
hey im from calgary alberta.. moving to edmonton in the summer... then moving to washington state in september.. but i didnt even know they had any cons in alberta.. i would be interested in going

KazeChan
02-26-2006, 10:27 PM
hey im from calgary alberta.. moving to edmonton in the summer... then moving to washington state in september.. but i didnt even know they had any cons in alberta.. i would be interested in going

well now you know ^_^ it would be nice of you to join us lol.

Otafest- May 21st-22nd http://www.otafest.com/index1.html
(that however i am not going to xD because i'm in toronto currently, and am going to anime north then...err, but the animethon i'm going to becaus ei come down in the summer)
Animethon- July 7th-9th www.animethon.org

you can also check up on the www.anime-alberta.org forums ^^ they have stuff there which are like get-togethers, cosplay, non-cosplay, and such.

Hope you make it to some conventions =)

CinergyDrew
02-27-2006, 01:11 AM
thanx for the help:cheers:

Temperance
02-27-2006, 11:36 AM
There are some comic-cons and Comic & Entertainment Expos as well:

Edmonton collectable toy and comic show: March 12th Edmonton Alberta
http://www.edtoyshow.com

Comic and Entertainment expo: May 7th Calgary Alberta at the Big 4 building
http://www.calgaryexpo.com

Comic and Toy Expo: May 27th Calgary Alberta at the Red and white club
http://www.comicandtoy.com

Most of these have some anime/manga retail stuff... some have anime showings and most have a costume contest of some sort...

Katasha
02-27-2006, 02:10 PM
God we have a busy year ahead of us..so many cons..so much fun...

KazeChan
02-27-2006, 06:22 PM
thanx for the help:cheers:

^_^ welcome ;3 love to help

God we have a busy year ahead of us..so many cons..so much fun...

XD omg yes, I have like 2 before I hit alberta xD possibly even a random one in between.
^.^ Hope you have fun with your cons! ^.^!

Temperance
02-27-2006, 10:19 PM
I'm almost set for the March 12th one... just need to get some more art drawn and printed for sale ^_^; oy! so much to do, so little time

w00tastic
02-28-2006, 07:49 AM
God we have a busy year ahead of us..so many cons..so much fun...

Man you arent kidding. I hope to try and hit a few in Alberta However, I really do hate living so far away from cons it usually limits how many I can go to

KazeChan
03-14-2006, 10:41 AM
Man you arent kidding. I hope to try and hit a few in Alberta However, I really do hate living so far away from cons it usually limits how many I can go to

I know how you feel xD Cons are pretty vicious where they're located sometimes! You need to drive a little too far...like say you didn't get a hotel for a convention that was 2 hours away, would you drive all the 2-3 days that it was on? XD Thats like me with Anime North, except i'm getting a hotel and its not 2 hours away, it just feels like that x_X

Katasha
03-15-2006, 04:46 AM
I'm off too seattle next week for Sakura Con...its gunna be interesting..stuck in a van with 3 of the 404 members...I might end up killing will...anyway. I just placed my order with a prop maker, so I'm getting ready for otafest, Its gunna be great, I can't wait. SOme cute little Korean exchange students are gunna come down with us, they are so cute, my teeth are rotting. Can't wait too see everyone again.

w00tastic
03-15-2006, 07:39 AM
I'm quite excited to see everyone at Animethon this year. I hope to see some pictures from Sakura Con too, too bad I'm just a poor highschool student whos stuck in her town for awhile xDD

Sammeh
03-15-2006, 11:15 AM
o.o Word spread about Animethon in my group, adn now it's grown... to like 10 or 12 people. The oldest being my brother, the rest of us will be over-hyper teenage girls. With the acception of two or three. Alot of us will be from FMA. ^_^ I have to take a bus every day I want to go. It'll probably be like an hour each way. Blech.

KazeChan
03-15-2006, 11:35 AM
I'm off too seattle next week for Sakura Con...its gunna be interesting..stuck in a van with 3 of the 404 members...I might end up killing will...anyway. I just placed my order with a prop maker, so I'm getting ready for otafest, Its gunna be great, I can't wait. SOme cute little Korean exchange students are gunna come down with us, they are so cute, my teeth are rotting. Can't wait too see everyone again.

lmao XD well 3 of the 404's you should be alright xD I hope lmao good luck with that! =D and have fun at the otafest, jeeze I wish I could live in two places at once xD

I'm quite excited to see everyone at Animethon this year. I hope to see some pictures from Sakura Con too, too bad I'm just a poor highschool student whos stuck in her town for awhile xDD

yes! omfg xD I cannot wait either! I'm just overly excited and all, and i'm going to be taking so many pictures and all! =D <333 Animethon...4...months...AWAY!! o_o!! not too long for once XD lots to plan!
Oh, my costumes have changed for the convention as well
:heart:
Friday- Kouichi; with a Kouji
Saturday- Prince Marth; with a Roy
Saturday evening (masq etc)- Sai; with an Itachi and Sasuke (will be preforming too <3)
Sunday: Yuki (furuba); with a Haru
Sunday Evening (or randomly xD): Soubi; with a Ritsuka (Loveless) and a Sanji (From One Piece)
XD so...Yuki may not happen for me...nor Soubi...but we'll see as time progresses, I can be Soubi easily cause I have his hair enough...but Yuki..err..we'll see mostly about him.
<3 anyway, watch those costumes change lmao if they do i'll let you all know! xD and i'll update my Cosplay.com gallery to make sure their all dated and such <3 I cannot wait till the animethon for this!
((edit- the colors are to show which of the three friends will be cosplaying at the time, me being Green, one friend being Grey, the other Blue <3 ))

KazeChan
03-15-2006, 11:37 AM
o.o Word spread about Animethon in my group, adn now it's grown... to like 10 or 12 people. The oldest being my brother, the rest of us will be over-hyper teenage girls. With the acception of two or three. Alot of us will be from FMA. ^_^ I have to take a bus every day I want to go. It'll probably be like an hour each way. Blech.

well hey xD I know that you're not getting a hotel, but if you did it would be cheap cause you wouldn't have to pay much splitting it between everyone, I need a hotel because so many cosplays i'm doing x___X and I might switch often and all .. oh my..
<3 I'll keep a look out for FMA characters! *dances*

Sammeh
03-15-2006, 03:19 PM
I keep telling them to get their buts moving, because I'm teh only one that has even started on a costume, exept my friend who already Had Winry Clothes. XP I'm saving up for a wig now.

w00tastic
03-15-2006, 04:50 PM
You know, if theres quite a few people going as Characters from FMA, I'm going to have to possibly hunt you down and ask to get your picture various times xD My friends are all doing FMA related t-shirts (Totally stole my idea! xD)

However, I might be dragging out my Izumi cosplay for one of the days if I can save up enough money for a proper wig and such if not well I'll just stick with my primary Ada Wong, Rukia's Uniform and now possibly Kyo from Fruits Basket for Friday xD

Sammeh
03-15-2006, 04:54 PM
^_^;; I'm going to be hunted down... XD I'm so happy that my mom's going to let me go all three days. First con...sounds fun. Animethon really needs to add more to their site... I guess it is a few months away, but I'm impatient. By the way, I'll probably track you down too. Yay for Resident Evil.

edit: You know, there just might be alot more FMA chracters, seeing as how it started airing here this month.

w00tastic
03-15-2006, 05:15 PM
There will be I have a VERY good idea of that <,<

Animethon's your first con? It was mine as well however they dont usually put a lot on their page right away its usually closer to the con's date so around....May-June there should be a lot more information up about it for sure.

I seriously think we all need to have some sort of meet up on one of the days as well!

Sammeh
03-15-2006, 05:20 PM
Yup. First con. I was going to go last year, but I didn't hear about until last minute, and we were going away that weekend. Might be teh only con I go to. I don't think my mom wold be very keen on my traveling to Calgary for a con. x.x I think there was one in St. Alberta last year in October... I don't remember. Would be much smaller, though.

I think there will be alot of FMA and Narato. I had two other costume plans for this con, before my current one:
1. Yuna FFX (To hard for first costume. x.x)
2. Xiao from Dark Cloud (Doubt many if anyone would reginize me)

w00tastic
03-15-2006, 05:27 PM
OMG dark cloud cosplay!? I loved Xiao! xD Heh, sorry done with fangirling now.

Yeah thats what my mom said too Animethon's usually the only I can make. Anything with a pleated skirt is very difficult for a first costure I will give you that much dear. There were a lot of Naruto cosplayers last year too x.x

However, I do believe everyone who is going to animethon we should have a meet up one of the days! It would be interesting to get to see/meet you all. We would just need to set one up prior to the con.

Makes me wonder when Animethon is going to get its own thread here...

Sammeh
03-15-2006, 05:30 PM
Yeah... it's obviusly not that small of a con, and yet it isn't ven mentioned on teh con lsit. o_O

Well, there's on Xiao Fan. Maybe Next year, or as a second costume... Then I'd have to make giant ears. And a tail.

edit: Hey, any idea on an easy costume for my older brother? He's tall... and skinny. I though Hughes, but the Military costume looks hard.

Kuro Yue
03-15-2006, 07:07 PM
Kaze - I am SO gonna bug my mom to let me go to Animethon now, just to see your Marth and hug your Marth and otherwise fangirl over your Marth. I love Marth. XD

I'm excited and scared for Otafest. Excited because I'll be there in costume and attracting fangirls, and scared because two rabid fangirls are also in my group, and one has already pledged to drive me insane the entire time. o.O

EEE! I can't wait!

KazeChan
03-15-2006, 08:14 PM
Kaze - I am SO gonna bug my mom to let me go to Animethon now, just to see your Marth and hug your Marth and otherwise fangirl over your Marth. I love Marth. XD

I'm excited and scared for Otafest. Excited because I'll be there in costume and attracting fangirls, and scared because two rabid fangirls are also in my group, and one has already pledged to drive me insane the entire time. o.O

EEE! I can't wait!

OMG YAY!! *gives you random tackle/glomp* <333 I'm so glad more fans of Marth! I'll PM you when my costume is finished so I can post pics! I get to be with my friend as Roy <3 yay for Brothers lmao xD Yes! Marth is love! You MUST COME! Please come and say hi to me! XD <3 I'm not shy when it comes to conventions I'm uber hyper now o_o just last weekend I went to my 5th convention xD (just started last year for Anime North 05) whoa o.o lotta cons for my first begining of Cosplaying XD

Anyway! I am really excited to see everyones costumes for this convention!

Kuro Yue
03-15-2006, 08:55 PM
I totally fell in love with him when I played him on Super Smash Bros. and heard him speak in JAPANESE. I just about fangirled everywhere. :D

I'd love pics! I'll print them and put them on my wall! XD

KazeChan
03-16-2006, 12:08 AM
I totally fell in love with him when I played him on Super Smash Bros. and heard him speak in JAPANESE. I just about fangirled everywhere. :D

I'd love pics! I'll print them and put them on my wall! XD

LMAO xD Yes! I fell in love with him then too! SSBM was so great <333 I still have that game, hes my best character! =D xD I'm a total fangirl for him too no worries! Hope when my costumes finished you'll like it! I'll work on it tomorrow *has been in the biggest costume-making-mood ever* XD

Temperance
03-16-2006, 12:30 PM
Oy.... I wanna work on costumes... but art comes first ^_^;;;

I have plans to make an undine uniform from Aria, a Sophia costume from Last Exlie, and a Rin costume from Blade of the Immortal. I'd like to wear them for Otafest and Animethon, but honestly, I don't know when I'll find the time. Siiiigh.... they may have to wait. :(

KazeChan
03-16-2006, 12:49 PM
Oy.... I wanna work on costumes... but art comes first ^_^;;;

I have plans to make an undine uniform from Aria, a Sophia costume from Last Exlie, and a Rin costume from Blade of the Immortal. I'd like to wear them for Otafest and Animethon, but honestly, I don't know when I'll find the time. Siiiigh.... they may have to wait. :(

Awww ;; well I hope that you make a costume soon <33 good luck! =D
And please post some pics and tell us when or if you've made one ^_^!!
*dances* XD I have like so many costumes to make...oh my..

Kuro Yue
03-16-2006, 06:08 PM
Hmm. . .Anyone interested in KH2 Riku pics? :3

w00tastic
03-16-2006, 08:26 PM
For sure I am!

But there might be a slight change in plans, Depending on the situation I may be going as my own original design for Lain from Serial Experiments Lain (For anyone who's seen the series, kind of like God of the Wired Lain its really cute I'll post the drawing up when its finished)

Temperance
03-16-2006, 10:27 PM
Since I have contract type deadlines, I might have to hold off on any other costumes. I hate to do it, but I like eating.

Sammeh
03-21-2006, 10:18 PM
Whoops... I kinda messed up the symbol on the back of my Ed cloak... Going to have to cover it. ^^;;; Anyway... It seems some of my friends are backing out and not going anymore. Blech. I'm kinda wanting to do another quick second costume. But we'll see.

w00tastic
03-22-2006, 07:28 AM
Dont worry some of my friends are backing out as well Blah >.< I need to get started on the most time consuming costume known to man kind! I've only got about 4 months or so to Animethon! AHHH!

On better news. The bottom half of my Rukia cosplay is finished yay

Sammeh
03-22-2006, 02:12 PM
Your secret costume is making me curious. If all else fails there'll at leat be four of us. When I told them how much it was for all three days, they just kinda stared at me. And then there's teh problem of transportation. Anyway... I'm tempted to do Xiao as my second one... if I get to it.

w00tastic
03-23-2006, 07:32 AM
Well, my secret costume will be announced the day before the con so you guys have an idea of who I am xD

But mainly now, look for a largly growing Bleach group. Complete with Rukia, Orihime and even a Yachiru! We might even have a possible Urahara, Ichigo, Ishida, Hinamori and Nanao ^______^ (The Bleach infection has spread)

Temperance
03-24-2006, 12:22 AM
heh so I guess if I do have time, I shouldn't make a bleach costume? I may be caught up in the infection and swept off to regions unknown for de-bleaching.

w00tastic
03-24-2006, 07:26 AM
If you're comming to animethon and cosplaying from Bleach anyones welcome to join my...er...amazingly fastly growing group of AHHH! xD Man x__X We seriously need some characters from the 13 divisions. And we dont usually sweep people off into unknown regions....thats way too much work

KazeChan
03-29-2006, 03:20 PM
xD you've got so many people going to join that group jeeze!
I hope that we meet up sometime at least ^__^!
o_o oh! Plans slightly have changed x__X

Me=
Friday- Kouichi
Saturday- Prince Marth, and Sai (masq)
Sunday- Yuki (fruba) and Kouichi again

--**my friends on Sunday are going to be as Ren and Ren's sister from Shaman King**--

I'm going to have my Marth costume done by the end of june hopefully! <33

☆Skull Rabbit☆
03-29-2006, 08:42 PM
I think I changed my costumes around again

I can never decide what to wear for a certain con

Now I am hoping to be cossette from Le Portrait de Petite Cossette for animethon~

Katasha
04-20-2006, 05:21 PM
Skull, wench, darling you going too Otafest aswell?

Hows everyones costumes going for otafest anyway? any updates?

Kuro Yue
04-20-2006, 05:34 PM
Progress is going slowly for Otafest - Damn you, school!

*sigh*

I only have weekends, and I really need to get me arse in gear, Otafest is only a month away! *dies*

At least I'm only obligated to make one costume, because I don't think I can make both in time. . .

w00tastic
04-20-2006, 05:39 PM
Sadly I cant haul myself to Calgary to make it to Otafest....stupid work getting in the way of the dates I already HAD pre-booked off.

However, I'll be sure to make it down to Animethon as I wont have work or school to worry about.

Katasha
04-22-2006, 05:25 PM
Fabricland is having a sale this weekend! I just bought like $350 worth of fabric for like 5 costumes. Great sale. Most everything is 50% off.

senshi_meiousei
04-22-2006, 08:13 PM
I personally am not from Alberta, but my boyfriend is (he's from Calgary). We both cosplay, and I'm trying to make it up there for Otafest so we can attend together. I'd love to meet some of you up there!

Kuro Yue
04-22-2006, 09:27 PM
Who're you going as, if you make it?

senshi_meiousei
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Who're you going as, if you make it?

Not too sure what I'll do costume-wise. I might not cosplay at all due to having to drag my costumes onto an airplane...and the possibility of losing them! If I do decide to cosplay, I'll keep it simple...Sailor Moon, Usagi's school uniform, and either Neo Queen Serenity or Usagi's formal white dress from Artbook One.

Temperance
04-23-2006, 11:28 PM
Look forward to seeing you there!
I'll be in artist's alley selling my wares and tarted up in my gothic loli duds... now I just have to find shoes ^_^;;;

Katasha
04-27-2006, 12:49 AM
Look forward too seeing you. Otafest is a great time. a little smaller then ANimethon but wonderful people and great friends are allways too be found. And really fun Cosplay contest.

cutesensei
04-29-2006, 05:01 PM
i cant wait to go to animethon13, im going as iruka, or neji ...i might also go as L from deathnote what can i say? i love crossplay!
n.n im pretty sure i know, you guys on anime-alberta.org w00tastic, and Katasha. im cutesensei on there!

w00tastic
04-29-2006, 05:08 PM
Yep, I know you on there! (I'm good ole Roni there xD) But man there need to be more L cosplayers in Alberta i have yet to see one!

Look for me at Animethon 13. The biggest bleach group ever! (13-16 people and counting!)

Sammeh
04-29-2006, 08:33 PM
Yours is growing, mine is shrinking. I doubt very many people from my orignal group will be coming at all now. x.x Ah well, as long as I don't have to go alone.

I'm getting so excited. I want to do anotehr costume now. One doesn't seem enough. xD

Temperance
04-29-2006, 10:57 PM
blah.. looks like I'll be skipping animethon this year... the exhibitors section will be in a freakin Parkade because the ballroom is being refloored or something. And Artist's alley has a funny way of monopolizing their artists which I'm just not comfortable with. So I will not be there as an artist or a store owner.

I'll still be doing Otafest, and the comic Expo (May 7th).
Look for the BCS crew at table 107 in the Big Four building across from the artist alley tables. :D

cutesensei
04-30-2006, 12:58 PM
Yep, I know you on there! (I'm good ole Roni there xD) But man there need to be more L cosplayers in Alberta i have yet to see one!

Look for me at Animethon 13. The biggest bleach group ever! (13-16 people and counting!)


yeah, i probably will see you there but, im a REALLY shy person...:snoring: and it can really bug me sometimes that i dont really have enough courage to go up to people and say "hi! are you-" and things like that! xP
but im going to post a couple pictures of me cosplaying and what i look like so if you see me ....SAY HI! xD

Kuro Yue
04-30-2006, 06:48 PM
I saw an L cosplayer at the Hallowe'en Dance in Calgary, but I didn't know that at the time. I didn't even know what Death Note was.

cutesensei
04-30-2006, 08:27 PM
really? i love deathnote! well since it came out as a preview in shonen jump, me and my brother bought it ever since....when i cosplayed as L from deathnote my mom thought i was going gothic because i but dark makeup under my eyes and wore a white shirt and baggy pants...she freaked! i had to tell her i was crossplaying and show her the book, she thought he was gothic!! >.<;

Kuro Yue
04-30-2006, 10:31 PM
*laughs*

L, gothic? Absolutely not, not judging from the cosplayer I saw. Anything but gothic.

Zelos_Wilder
05-01-2006, 12:42 AM
L cosplayer *_*
Yay :D

cutesensei
05-01-2006, 04:21 PM
haha, yeah i know! he is the FARTHEST thing from gothic!
yup! a L cosplayer ^-^ but i gotta cut my hair! xD

Temperance
05-02-2006, 11:48 AM
Woo!

The Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend (may 7th) at the Big 4 building in Calgary!

Come by the Books Comics and Stuff booth and say you're on the cosplay.com forums and ... I dunno I'll give you some free stuff. :D

cutesensei
05-02-2006, 08:44 PM
thats awsome, too bad i live like 5 or 6 hours away from calgary! *sweatdrop*

Katasha
05-02-2006, 10:25 PM
hehhe if theres a cosplay contest at this thing I'll be there..I don't care if I have too call in sick too work. I really wanna go but we'll see.I'd probably go down and back on the same day...but so worth it.

Woo!

The Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend (may 7th) at the Big 4 building in Calgary!

Come by the Books Comics and Stuff booth and say you're on the cosplay.com forums and ... I dunno I'll give you some free stuff. :D

Temperance
05-03-2006, 02:08 PM
I honestly don't think there is....
but there are always cosplayers there
http://www.calgaryexpo.com/

there is another con on May 27th which is having a costume contest
http://www.comicandtoy.com/

senshi_meiousei
05-04-2006, 05:34 PM
I honestly don't think there is....
but there are always cosplayers there
http://www.calgaryexpo.com/

there is another con on May 27th which is having a costume contest
http://www.comicandtoy.com/

No way, May 27th?!?!?! I'll be in Calgary that weekend visiting my boyfriend!!! Time to convince him to go....

Katasha
05-11-2006, 04:11 PM
wow Otafest is sneeking up fast. Still have too finish so many costumes. And don't forget about the Otafest dance, we should be there on time so hopefully we can go!

Got Cosplay?
05-20-2006, 01:45 PM
Looks like I wont be cosplaying as Roxas to Otafest due to... circumstances -_-
So, look out for a Tsukasa with brown hair xD

Oosaji
05-20-2006, 02:00 PM
Hey, people. xD

I totally can't wait for Otafest tomorrow. D:

Temperance
05-20-2006, 08:39 PM
Yay! I'll be in artist's alley in a little gothic loli outfit with red ribbon and bell sleeves. Come by and say "Hi" and I'll give you a free postcard or two ^_^ Heheh.

w00tastic
05-21-2006, 09:21 AM
Wow, I wish I could have made it to Otafest this year ^^;; Too bad I live so far away and such. Have fun though guys!!

Any Albertan's going to Animethon as Bleach Characters and are interested in joining a group feel free to PM me, Id love to have you guys in the group I've got started!

KazeChan
05-21-2006, 01:34 PM
Aww! Well I hope you all had fun there ^^; I wish I still lived in Edmonton and all...but at least i'm coming down for the summer!
(check the Anime Alberta forums soon, for an Alberta Beach get-together <3 okay? hehehe i'llprbably post it tonight!

w00tastic
05-21-2006, 06:14 PM
Aww! Well I hope you all had fun there ^^; I wish I still lived in Edmonton and all...but at least i'm coming down for the summer!
(check the Anime Alberta forums soon, for an Alberta Beach get-together <3 okay? hehehe i'llprbably post it tonight!

Theres a HUGE bleach group now I think 10 people so far! I hope we can all just form one big group and just walk around cause it would just be awesome

KazeChan
05-22-2006, 04:09 PM
Theres a HUGE bleach group now I think 10 people so far! I hope we can all just form one big group and just walk around cause it would just be awesome


XD ya really! I'll look out for you guys <3
(I think I might be Temari now for Sunday) >> I'll have to let you know before i leave for the summer xD hehehe...

Temperance
05-22-2006, 11:12 PM
It was an excellent 2 days at otafest. No one came by to my artist's table (or if they did no one mentioned they were from here). However there were a number of excellent costumes and I had a great time.

Kuro Yue
05-23-2006, 06:24 PM
Temperance - I don't think I saw you. Sorry. >< I didn't really look around Artist's Alley too much. . .

Although now I'm sorely tempted to rent my own table (or whatever you do to get a table). Just need to develop my skills for a bit and work on colouring.

Orochi-Liu*
05-23-2006, 08:41 PM
I went to Otafest on Monday, there was a lot more people compared to last year and last last year. It sucks that I didn't volunteer for this year, but I will next year.

Temperance
05-23-2006, 10:30 PM
Mukino - if you came up the stairs into Artist's alley on the right I was the first table there with the big black tablecloth and a million things on display.

You have to pay for a table in advance (I can't remember if it's $30 or $35 for two days, but you can just rent for just one day as well). I think you can volunteer for Artist's alley instead of paying... Volunteers do charity drawings and all the money raised usually goes to the food bank. Then at least you aren't obligated to stay for the full day, you don't have to pay for a table and I think you get pizza as well.

Kuro Yue
05-24-2006, 01:06 PM
I saw the pizza come in for the charity tables. . .:D Much cheering abounded.

I'll have to ask about the volunteering thing when it gets close to next year. I just want some publicity, is all. . .:3

Temperance
05-24-2006, 10:53 PM
it might be worth looking into. I make a lot of money at Otafest. Money of which went to buying catfood and groceries and gas T_T

w00tastic
05-30-2006, 07:36 AM
Now sadly with Otafest come and gone, Animethon is the next big con I'm sure we are all looking forward to.

Anyone have cosplay plans or groups set up? Hopefully I'll run into atleast one of you there!

ultimaaa
06-01-2006, 12:03 AM
I'm flying down from Yellowknife for Animethon. (: Long ways away, but it'll be worth it. So far I have a Roxas planned, and there's a KH2 group I'm with on the Sunday, and I also have a Ritsuka somewhere in the works. And an Envy too, if I can wrangle enough time to do it. XD

Kuro Yue
06-01-2006, 05:40 PM
Holy crap, you're from YELLOWKNIFE? That's absolutely amazing. I have never known someone who lives that far north!

Sadly, I'm not going to Animethon (all funds went into Otafest), so I won't get to see you. Have fun, though!

And send me pics. :3

Kittycat78
06-08-2006, 07:51 PM
Ah wow that's a long way to come to Edmonton. I'm lucky I live here. I'm also going as someone from KH2. Me and my brother are going as Kairi and Roxas. So I'll see you there.

KazeChan
06-29-2006, 01:04 AM
;___; OMG I CAN'T GO ANYMORE!

*if something RANDOMLY happens, and I get my plane ticket down...>> early...* then i'll look for everyone..I'm so sorry..I was DYING to go to AN13....but now...I wont be able to...

If so..IF so..I'll only be going Saturday and Sunday...
As Temari...Kouichi..or Haruno Sakura again ^^; *please see gallery*

anyway...Have fun without me everyone XD my fave number too....13..>> on the 7th -_-; great...and i have to miss ^^; oh well...there's always next year! =D I have owned costumes that are coming up for that! >=D! YAY!

Anyway, Alberta Cosplayers XD Have loads of fun this summer too! I'll give you an update, if something random happens ^^;

lunajile
07-02-2006, 04:52 PM
Conversion's fun though. Even though it's mostly Sci-fi/Fantasy type stuff, there's been a few anime cosplayers there before. I wish I had time to finish my cyber soldier costumes by then...*curses web comic projects eating up all my time*

Damn I missed the Comic Expo again...oh well, by next year my web comics should be in book form so I can set up a table.

Temperance
07-02-2006, 10:41 PM
Conversion is an EXPENSIVE con though... Gamers often refer to it as the "snotty writers con" as it was originally a gaming con before the writers took over... then gaming slowly becames frowned upon.

There is another Calgary con on August 12th:

http://www.members.shaw.ca/comiccollector/show.html

KazeChan
07-05-2006, 01:42 AM
Hey everyone again! ^_^

Here's a little topic I have from Anime Alberta Naruto Fans!

http://www.anime-alberta.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7074

theres the link, all the details inside. Basically a get-together.

Hope you all enjoy the animethon! =D

Katasha
07-05-2006, 04:28 AM
only a few more days to go! Everyone ready? Cuz I sure as hell aint! Whats everyone wearing, we acually gunna meet up with some people this time?

w00tastic
07-05-2006, 08:53 AM
I know I'm sure as hell not either Katasha! I totally hope to meet up with a few people too so maybe we should figure out a place to just say hi and all that stuff

I'll be with a whole bunch of Bleach cosplayers but myself I'll be dressed up as
Friday: Shinigami Rukia (possibly with Sode No Shirayuki)
Saturday: School Uniform Rukia (white shirt, grey skirt...you know the deal)
Sunday: Misa Misa of Death note (For this one I'll have a sign for the simple fact of I'm possibly missing the whole blonde hair deal)

Sammeh
07-05-2006, 03:18 PM
xD I've been working on my Akito costume for five hours today, it's still not done. Technically, neither is the Edward one... since I have to fix a really bug mistake and I need the hair. xD I might not wear my Edward one. It's been really hot here lately and I don't feel like wearing mostly black. x.x So far, it's just me now for sure, I haven't heard from my other friend who was going to go in two weeks now. I'll make my brother come or something.

I'll have my camera. I've got four rolls of film, and a few more. XD I doubt it'll last very long. I like to take random pictures...

Zelos_Wilder
07-09-2006, 12:58 AM
I hope yall got a quick glance at me ^_~

http://chinomi.250free.com/Hikaru03cs.png

KazeChan
07-09-2006, 01:46 PM
Hey <3 hope you all had A BLAST =D and for those Naruto fans >> perhaps you got an invitation from my friends (dressed up as Kiba/Kouji, or SNJ Sasuke) about the get-together! ( http://www.anime-alberta.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7074 ) ^_^ anyway, =D hope you guys have pictures from the con and all! Please lemme seee XD *Dies* <3

I WISH I would've made it...sorry to those who were possibly looking for me >> *I know a few were* my flight isn't until August so x___x... woot? XD <3 pictures!! please =D

Sammeh
07-09-2006, 04:24 PM
:O I saw you.
I had fun. Except, I don't want my brother to come with me anymore. He didn't want to do very much a all, and it's like... no fun. Next year, I WILL bring a group of my friends, or at least one of them. Oh, and I can make it to Otafest next year. It's on my birthday weekend, snd my grandparents live in Calgary. ^_^ I'm so excited.

Is anyone planing to go to the little one day-con in St. Albert in October? The ad for it was near the back in the guidebook.

Zelos_Wilder
07-09-2006, 10:50 PM
:O I saw you.
I had fun. Except, I don't want my brother to come with me anymore. He didn't want to do very much a all, and it's like... no fun. Next year, I WILL bring a group of my friends, or at least one of them. Oh, and I can make it to Otafest next year. It's on my birthday weekend, snd my grandparents live in Calgary. ^_^ I'm so excited.

Is anyone planing to go to the little one day-con in St. Albert in October? The ad for it was near the back in the guidebook.

Hmm? Didn't notice that =o
I could use my Halloween costume >_>!!!!

It all depends. I'll be a college student come this September so I'll be a poor busy-bee >D;;

Sammeh
07-26-2006, 09:20 AM
Well, I hope you can make it. Might I ask what your halloween costume is?

I'm going as Momiji Sohma for the con/halloween/possibly animethon or otathon. Almost done... now I need a wig. >.< Oh, and my brother might be Kyo, winter uniform. I wonder if he's going to actually dye his hair orange. XD It's short, it'll grow back quickly.

It sounds like a pretty small con, it said around 300 people came last year. Either way, it shall be fun. Because my friend is actually coming this time, and she had better not cancel, because now I got her into making costumes.

w00tastic
07-26-2006, 09:46 AM
I may be going, I just need to find a couple of people to go with me! Whats the date of it by the way.

Sammeh
07-26-2006, 01:39 PM
It said October 7th in the guidebook. http://www.bellerosecon.com/ is their website, but they haven't updated it since last year yet. o_O

w00tastic
07-26-2006, 09:44 PM
Hmm okay thanks Sammeh. I might be attending then!

Question for you guys who went to Animethon. Do you have any pictures you are willing to post. Somehow, I am not finding ANY of my group >.>. And did anyone tape the masq?

Temperance
07-26-2006, 10:54 PM
Yay! I will be at the Calgary con on August 12th at the Hillhurst comminuty center:
http://www.members.shaw.ca/comiccollector/show.html

I have a cosplay all ready to go to promote the hell out of my store:
http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.php?cat=47741&member=36933
come by and say hi and I'll give you some free stuff ^_^

narutard101
07-28-2006, 05:59 PM
I'm from Edmonton and on Anime Alberta i'm Kibaman
i've been going to Animethon since Animethon 12.

Katasha
08-01-2006, 03:36 PM
Woot Bellerose. I had so much fun last year I'm looking forward to it. I've booked time off, so yay. And I really hope they have another Doll meet. I need a place to bring my kinds, poor guys never get to travel to cons with me anymore. I look forward to seeing everyone again.

Naruto_13
08-02-2006, 02:50 PM
I live in edmonton, But I missed animethong because of work T^T
I want to go to the next cosplay get together, and dress up as naruto =\

Sammeh
08-22-2006, 07:01 PM
No one's posted her in awhile, eh?

Everyone still planning on going to Bellerosecon?

My costume is slowly getting to completeing. I'm perfecting the shirt. I have time, might as well make it the best I can.

Katasha
08-23-2006, 02:52 AM
So...everyone, my friends..hows it going? thread is kinda dead...whats everyones plans for bellerose? What you going as? all that great stuff.

narutard101
08-23-2006, 07:09 PM
I'm comeing as Kiba Inuzuka

Kuro Yue
08-23-2006, 10:07 PM
I'm not going to Bellerose; can't afford it, and school's about to start.

However, I did manage to pull together a completely-store-bought Gothic Aristocrat costume - I want to make a back-to-school debut but I can't get fabric until Saturday, which leaves me five days to make a shirt, vest, and top hat, not to mention working to earn that money. :'(

I need to update my avatar.

xXKujaXx
08-24-2006, 12:43 AM
Edited Away

Protoman
08-24-2006, 04:46 AM
Hmmm, guess I can introduce myself here. I'm on AA and I'm a relatively new cosplayer (Started officially in May at Otafest 06). I've had some fun with it since starting and I'm glad the people I met here in Alberta managed to get me into it.


I hadn't heard of the Bellerose Festival before until I read about it here and on AA. Those who have gone there before, how is it? A 12 hour con in a high school seems like all events would be jammed together or back to back. Would it be possible to take in most of the events or would you have to make sacrifices here and there?

narutard101
08-24-2006, 08:54 PM
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Caramelly
09-01-2006, 10:15 PM
I am moving to Edmonton in a few days.. I was from N-B.. I hope there convention there and also people to meet and know where anime shop are ^ ^;; coz i never been therwe.. im going there for jobs heh

Katasha
09-02-2006, 03:34 AM
Welcome to Alberta. Its gunna be a huge shock, really diffrent then what your used to trust me. All my family is from NB and when I go visit, I'm amazed at how diffrent things are.

The conventions here are amazing, Animethon is my personal faveroit, the people are sweet and we have a fun community.

Bellerose is alota fun and I'm looking forward to it, you should look into going!!

Side note, I've figured out what i'm wearing. I get 3 days off a month so I no longer have time to sew so I'm gunna wear my Chii costume I wore to Sakura con, havent worn it in Canada yet, so it should be ok. My friends want to do a Mushroom group as well from Mario and for the Lolita/doll meet I'm wearing a costume I bought off of e bay, Its so darling and lolita, I really love it. And yes its bought, I'm totaly not going to take credit for something I didn't make..I'm not angsty to anyone not at all *shifty eyes* you know who you are...

Don't worry its none of you guys...I don't know if that person even goes on these fourms, but I wouldent be suprised...taking credit for other peoples work just to be populer...aint cool. *nod nod*

And thats my rant for today, Whats everyone wearing? Anyone making anything special?

Kuro Yue
09-02-2006, 12:38 PM
:D I'm making Princess Saturn's dress for prom. :3 That certainly qualifies as special.

w00tastic
09-02-2006, 03:51 PM
Katasha- I have a feeling I know who you are talking about but I'm not sure so I won't go any further into the subject ^^;;

Anyways, special well...Its a two year project (if not three) I really want to make Princess Garnets dress from Final Fantasy 9. Hense, why its a three year project as I'm not very experienced plus if I'm going to do it. Its going to be accurate/correct.

As for right now...I'm holding off on any projects till my machine gets fixed but hopefully I'll have something made in time for Bellerose. It's looking like I may be wearing "Oneesan" From Battle Royale (Uh, the video training girl) or my Uniform Rukia again if i dont have anything done in time.

Caramelly
09-06-2006, 10:50 PM
Well finally and officialy i am coming to Edmonton NORTH on the 17, its a sunday, im quite nervous.. staying with my bro for a while and then i need to move to somewhere else..
I just wonder where theres a fabric place or anime shop.. any good sushi place?

I wish someone could pm me.. and know more also about convention there

Sammeh
09-07-2006, 02:24 PM
There's a Fabricland in Londonderry Mall. It's kinda hidden. It's right next door to the Winners. There's also a Fabricland in St. Albert, which is just outside of Edmonton. Like 5 or 10 minutes. It's within a little stripmall. Those are the two my mom and I use. I'm not sure if there's another one somewhere. Unless you want to go to Wal-Mart.

I hope I actually helped somewhat.

Katasha
09-08-2006, 01:46 AM
My fave fabricland in Edmonton is on the south side, harder to find but great store, but the one in Londondary is also really really good, the owner is a real darling as well.

Katasha
09-08-2006, 01:47 AM
:D I'm making Princess Saturn's dress for prom. :3 That certainly qualifies as special.

sorry for double post! But OMG now that is darling...*pets* Great prom dress idea...

Kuro Yue
09-08-2006, 11:18 AM
Thankssomuch! :3 I wouldn't be actually cosplaying, since it's prom after all; this means no haircut, no wig, no fancy makeup - but I think that the dress will still look very very nice.

(Also a good excuse for me to use expensive fabric (mwa ha ha ha ha ha))

Caramelly
09-08-2006, 12:30 PM
When i'll get there i need to buy a sewing machine and then, need to get my own place to stay, and have a map of edmonton and travel by bus or train.
only 7 days before i leave, im quite excited! thanks for telling me where the mall is as soon i get a map and know where it is from Edmonton North ^_^;;

xXKujaXx
09-08-2006, 11:21 PM
Caramelly: Anime shops in E-town, there's actually quite a few. There's a chain of sorts, Warp 1, Warp 2, and Warp 3. Warp 1 is on Whyte ave which is kinda like the cultural centre of Edmonton. It has a lot of really hip stores. Warp 2(?) is in a mall in Millwoods and the other one I've never actually been too.

There's a host of different stores within west edmonton mall. My personal favorite is Comex Hobby which is at the oldest end of the mall. Look for the ice rink then it's down the hall where Bofdy Shop is and it's on the right. Close to that is Sanrio Gift Gate which is like 80% Hello Kitty merchandise but also has some cool anime stuff and J rock CDs and a really good selection of *cough*bootleg*cough* DVDs. Collectors Edge by the Big boat has anime action figures and there's another store directly above Comnex Hobby that has a lot of manga but I don;t go there very often because I get a discount at Comex Hobby.

I'm sure that there's tons more that people could fill you in on but those are the ones I frequent.

Katasha
09-09-2006, 05:20 AM
Comic King sucks....they were so %^*@ing mean to me and my friend..so rude..if you havent read my long ranty rant its somewhere on AA. I will NEVER buy from thoes ass' again. Everywhere else is good. There was that fun store off Whyte I was at once..only they watched me like a halk? Yes cuz a cute little blonde hair is totally gunna rob the store, other then that it was fun..

Caramelly
09-09-2006, 07:57 AM
I heard Edmonton Mall is like the biggest of North America... hum.. is it true it might take more than a day to visit then entire mall? i also love hello kitty its my biggest collection i got home of it lol.

Thank you so much for the info *write down Millwoods* This is gonna be a big steph, I'm traveling alone in Edmonton a place i never been before! XD

w00tastic
09-09-2006, 08:56 AM
Comic King sucks....they were so %^*@ing mean to me and my friend..so rude..if you havent read my long ranty rant its somewhere on AA. I will NEVER buy from thoes ass' again. Everywhere else is good. There was that fun store off Whyte I was at once..only they watched me like a halk? Yes cuz a cute little blonde hair is totally gunna rob the store, other then that it was fun..

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's had a bad experience with them. They were quite rude to me as well! Generally the ones I usually go to are Comex Hobby and the Hello Kitty store, DVD's are bootlegged but it was the only place I found Serial Experiments Lain for a half decent price! Plus, tons of Hello Kitty stuff (I've got a HUGE collection)

Sammeh
09-09-2006, 10:10 AM
There's another Warp and Comic King along 97th street. There're not too far apart. The adress for the Warp is 12863 - 97th Street.

Also, I found a site with a list of other anime shops in Edmonton. I've only been to a few of them so I can't say if they have anything good. It's a little dated, too.

http://www.riwasa.com/shopping/canada/alberta/edmonton.htm

Kuro Yue
09-09-2006, 12:42 PM
West Edmonton Mall is expensive, probably because it costs a lot to rent floor space or somesuch. I'd recommend that if you want to buy anime/manga, do it at a place that has a spot in a minimall or even its own independent building.

Seriously, I was looking for Chobits manga there once, and it was $2 more expensive than a Wizard's Comics and Collectibles store that was also in Edmonton.

Temperance
09-09-2006, 03:41 PM
Happy Harbor is a nice comic store in Edmonton. Jay, the owner is a big supporter of local artists and he likes to cosplay as well. He loves comics and he loves his store and he's always happy to help customers with whatever they need. I highly recomend visiting him.

www.happyharbor.com

Katasha
09-09-2006, 04:30 PM
West Edmonton Mall is the largest in the world. Some place in China is trying to build a bigger one but..yeah We'll just add on if they do, cuz we allways must be the biggest!!! Muahahaha!

.....anyway...the boot leg store in china town in the mall is interesting wall scrolls are cool, people are nice but a little pushy. But anything is better then comic king....

Caramelly
09-10-2006, 10:30 AM
i think i might found someone to stay with me, we might get something in central or north from edmonton.. but i also heard not to go on the East side..
wonder why, I also need to buy a sewing machine..
might look for a job in animation.. since i graduate from animation..
mom is sad because im leaving so far away and that im going alone :(
I'm glad there a chinatown! my bro is close to it, he said.
so any of you know where i can buy a sewing machine? ^__^;;;; I know for the fabrics now thanks.. unless there sewing machine at that same fabrics town.
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Well at the last Minute my own brother doesnt want me to go over there and i got a ticket that i had to cancel, i wont be going in Edmonton afterrall.. I really wanted to go T_T

Sammeh
10-05-2006, 10:42 PM
No one has posted in here in awhile. Two more days. I'm bringing along two of my friends. So that makes me happy. XD

Is everyone else still coming? Are you going to wear any costumes?

My costume could be better, but pretty much everything I had to sew was new for me, so as long as I'm learning...