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Brio
06-18-2006, 01:07 PM
Location:Tampa Convention Center (http://www.tampagov.net/dept_Convention_Center/)in Tampa, FL
Begins: 10/14/2006
Ends: 10/15/2006
Website: www.metroconventions.com



So far that's all the info that's for sure (that I can find, anyway)

TheMask3dPenguin
06-18-2006, 04:04 PM
I can't wait! It's gonna be amazing. I have to get my artbook signed XD

scandia
06-18-2006, 05:58 PM
I may take my artbooks to be signed as well- as long as the line is not uber kilometric.

And I will dress up as Terra and as Rosa.

Brio
06-18-2006, 07:40 PM
I'll probably be settled in artists alley for the con^_^ *fangirl squee* This is gonna rock

Lystrade
06-18-2006, 09:09 PM
I'm going as Ultros from ff6, kekekeke! This is going to be awesome! :3

Duplica
06-20-2006, 04:34 PM
I'll be there. But what doing on?

NiGHTmaren
06-21-2006, 10:29 AM
I'll be there in my Amano Rydia costume that I have planned, and probably bring Child Rydia along as well for the other day! I can't wait, this is like a dream come true for me!

Hyper_Phantom
06-23-2006, 04:57 PM
I'm going for sure! I love Amano.

All I have to do is pick which FF Amano character I want to go as. I was thinking about Rinoa, but I'm not sure anymore. Oooooh, what to do. =\ Guess I'll just have to sit around and think some more.

I wonder when they're going to update the site...

Hyper_Phantom
07-08-2006, 10:11 AM
Wow, are they ever going to update the site? It's been more than a few weeks. I guess they have a lot to put up. =\

yuffieleonheart
07-09-2006, 01:51 AM
I'll be wearing Amano relm =D

Hyper_Phantom
07-09-2006, 05:20 PM
^_^ In any case, I look forward to seeing you all there in your awesome Amano cosplays. I've finally decided that I'm only going to do Amano ballroom Rinoa.

Kitsune
07-09-2006, 08:44 PM
I'm thiiiiiinking I might try Amano Dream, 'cause Sandman makes me a happy girl. Or I might do the kitsune from the same book (The Dream Hunters). But I'm not sure if I will be able to make it look as if it is what, well, I want it to be. Meh.

Hyper_Phantom
07-10-2006, 11:21 AM
Ah! There's going to be a formal dance. *Foams at the mouth.* What joy!!!! *Runs through a field of flowers in a dream like slow motion state.*

Er...I just really like dances...a lot. XD

NiGHTmaren
07-10-2006, 11:37 AM
Changed my main costume to Amano Relm, since Rydia will be way too much work between now and then. Still might bring along my regular Rydia though, or Child.

Lunar Dragon
07-10-2006, 11:50 AM
I'm so excited for this con! I can't wait to see the huge aray of amano costumes. Or at least I hope there will be lots of amano costumes there. Oh, the pictures of this con are going to look like pages out of an art book (well technically they are). But I'm not looking forward to standing in a line that will probably be an all day wait. But thats ok I'll just paitently wait in line clutching my art book waiting for the autograph of a lifetime. .....I have to stop dilling around I have to go!!!
*runs off to go work on amano Aerith costume*

Hyper_Phantom
07-11-2006, 11:28 AM
I'm so excited for this con! I can't wait to see the huge aray of amano costumes. Or at least I hope there will be lots of amano costumes there. Oh, the pictures of this con are going to look like pages out of an art book (well technically they are). But I'm not looking forward to standing in a line that will probably be an all day wait. But thats ok I'll just paitently wait in line clutching my art book waiting for the autograph of a lifetime. .....I have to stop dilling around I have to go!!!
*runs off to go work on amano Aerith costume*

Giant lines. The horror. But it is so worth it.

Brio
08-02-2006, 03:47 PM
I've recently heard from a very reliable source that info will be up later this week, and that the weekend ticket is going to be $35. Just to be safe, don't quote me on that yet, though.

Hyper_Phantom
08-02-2006, 06:52 PM
Ahh, how wonderful! Finally some new information. x3 Thanks Brio! Even though it may not be accurate, it's still nice to hear some news, you know?

Brio
08-02-2006, 07:02 PM
It actually came from Roy this past weekend at AFO. So I'm pretty sure it's accurate, I just don't want to jynx it. Cause that happens a lot to me. But yeah, Most of the info should be up soon, so no worries^_^

Kiba_kun
08-06-2006, 10:17 PM
I can't wait! ^_^

Costumes will be:
Squall
Squall - Seed Dress Uniform

Kitsune
08-08-2006, 07:28 AM
You jinxed it, Brio!

...I probably did, too, but that's beside the point. We still love Roy. XD

I think I've finally decided on my costumes... I feel the need to bring Reno (I am so in love with the costume it's not funny), and I'm gonna attempt to do Amano!Morpheus. 'Cause that'd be cool. And because there's no Amano!Reno. Which is sad.

NecroticNymph
08-08-2006, 10:47 AM
I'll be altering my D costume and going as Amano D. Just gotta add lots of jewelry/fancy belts, add some detail to the hat pins and make a striped scarf. Oh, and wear a light-colored wig, seeing as D has lighter hair in a lot of Amano's artwork. I can't wait for this con ^____^

Hyper_Phantom
08-08-2006, 04:19 PM
Oh god, this con is going to be awesome. I'm literally counting down the days on my calendar til this con. So far we have 66 more days to go. I really have to work on my costume this weekend. Is anyone here going to enter the contest? If my cosplay comes out nice I think I might.

Oh, the Walden books guy at AFO told me that at Metrocon he's going to have 1,000 copies of each Amano artbook. So incase you don't have one and haven't managed to get one, don't fret! I don't think they'll be sold out at Metrocon to soon. ^_^

TheMask3dPenguin
08-08-2006, 05:57 PM
I'm totally gonna try and enter the contest. My boyfriend and I are attempting to bring one of Amano's couple prints to life XD So exciting (yet so daunting at the same time...)!! But I'm not gonna say which one ^ ~ But we still have lots of work to do!!! And we'll be bringing BlackRose and Kite again...actually finished this time XD *Zooms off to start working*

Kitsune
08-08-2006, 07:00 PM
I'm gonna enter with my Morpheus costume. Which I should really start. Soon. Or at least buy the fabric. x_X At least I'm only making one new costume.

Hyper_Phantom
08-09-2006, 05:46 PM
Let's just hope entering the costume contest isn't as bad as the Metrocon in June. Hopefully they'll improve on that. ^^

I wonder what kind of panels there will be. I really, really hope there's a para para panel again! I had so much fun at that, even though I could only get the first dance down. =P

NiGHTmaren
08-09-2006, 05:56 PM
I'm so excited about everyone's costumes! I absolutely love seeing Amano's designs brought to life. I'm starting Relm tonight and have already purchased most of the supplies I need...this is going to be a very fun project. Who else is doing FFVI? I'll also have my Child Rydia (FFIV) costume for one of the two days.

Lystrade
08-09-2006, 07:23 PM
Because of time constraints I'll be making Edward from FFIV and a girly Ultros costume. XD It shall be much fun. I'll also be bringing AC Yuffie just because. :D

Kitsune
08-09-2006, 08:01 PM
I totally want some shots as Reno with your Yuffie! I dunno why, but it'd be cool. XD

Argh. I wanna do an awesome Morpheus. But I don't know if I'll have the money to pull it off properly. Why don't they make cheap sclera lenses poor college girls can afford? x_X

Foos
08-15-2006, 07:44 AM
I'm starting Relm tonight and have already purchased most of the supplies I need...this is going to be a very fun project. Who else is doing FFVI? I'll also have my Child Rydia (FFIV) costume for one of the two days.

I'm trying to have Gogo from FFVI finished in time.

NiGHTmaren
08-15-2006, 08:48 AM
Woo hoo, more VI peeps!

Hyper_Phantom
08-15-2006, 05:13 PM
*Pets the website.* It looks really nice. ^_^

NiGHTmaren
08-18-2006, 10:06 AM
Registration and more details appears to be up on the site.

Hyper_Phantom
08-19-2006, 08:10 AM
Eep! Roy is going to be a speaker at my school's anime club next week!(I think next week, or the one after that, not sure.) He's going to talk to us about conventions and how you go about starting one, etc. ^.^ The entire club is also getting free tickets to Amano's world! I'm so happy! =D But I got a VIP ticket so I'm paying anyways. x_X

Kiba_kun
08-19-2006, 08:19 PM
Eep! Roy is going to be a speaker at my school's anime club next week!(I think next week, or the one after that, not sure.) He's going to talk to us about conventions and how you go about starting one, etc. ^.^ The entire club is also getting free tickets to Amano's world! I'm so happy! =D But I got a VIP ticket so I'm paying anyways. x_X


Nice! Wish my school had an anime club, when I was still in school.

Also got my VIP ticket.

Hyper_Phantom
08-19-2006, 09:09 PM
Nice! Wish my school had an anime club, when I was still in school.

Also got my VIP ticket.
VIP tickets are so worth it. We get good seating during big events. X3 Squee!

Tia
08-19-2006, 09:10 PM
Hyper_Phantom: Which anime club is it?

Kitsune
08-19-2006, 09:56 PM
Oosh, awesome, Hyper Phantom ^^

Just got my VIP ticket, too. I got paranoid after reading there would only be 120, so I spazzed on my friends so we could all order them right away. Now I gotta find a way to make some quick cash so I can pay them back and get started on my costume (what's wrong with me?! Why haven't I started?! *sobs*)

TheMask3dPenguin
08-19-2006, 10:08 PM
Totally was the friend that bought those VIP tickets XD *Needs to get started too...after finishing her mother's birthday present and the concept designs...*

Spookloops
08-19-2006, 10:31 PM
I'm really glad to know I'm not the only one that hasn't started yet. The book with the design I want to use is packed with the rest of my worldly possessions a state away. I won't get any of it until Sept 1 when I move... so I probably won't even get to start my work until the 2nd or third week of september if you consider the unpacking to find the book, figuring out where the stores are to buy materials, etc etc etc... :waaaah:

Spookloops
08-19-2006, 11:14 PM
I apologise for having two back-to-back posts, but I haven't figured out a more appropriate place to put this question: Where can I find out if anyone wants to share a room at Metrocon-AW? Please PM if you're interested; please re-direct me if I have erred. Thanks!

Hyper_Phantom
08-20-2006, 09:06 AM
Hyper_Phantom: Which anime club is it?
Which? Er, it's the one at my school. o.o;; It's called ACAC(Asian Culture Animation Club. I think that's what it stands for). It's not just an anime club though, we learn about Asia in genral, etc. But anime is pretty much a big part of it. ^_^

Oosh, awesome, Hyper Phantom ^^

Just got my VIP ticket, too. I got paranoid after reading there would only be 120, so I spazzed on my friends so we could all order them right away. Now I gotta find a way to make some quick cash so I can pay them back and get started on my costume (what's wrong with me?! Why haven't I started?! *sobs*)

Ah, that happened with me too! I went on the site and found out there were only 120 so the next day I jumped my friends and said "We must buy VIP tickets!" So one of my friends ended up buying tickets for everyone and now we have to pay her back.

On another note, I can finally get my costume done. It was currently on hold because I needed to get boning for it. o.o *Does a little dance.* I just need to find the time to do it. DX School is so cruel, why must they bombard me with so much work!?!

NecroticNymph
08-20-2006, 01:22 PM
Just ordered my VIP ticket. ^___^

My friends are procrastinators, so they'll end up just getting the normal passes. Oh well. Sucks for them.

Hyper_Phantom
08-20-2006, 04:26 PM
Hey, just wondering about something. I know if you have a VIP pass you get to sit in a reserved section or something at big events right? So can only VIP members sit there, or can VIP members bring a friend who doesn't have a VIP pass to sit there with them? I'm guessing the answer is no, but what do I have to lose by asking.

SaltySlippers
08-20-2006, 04:59 PM
Holy crap! ><

This is reallllyy convicent for me, since I just started on my amano aeris. Now I actually have a convention to set deadlines for my costume. Wow this is amazing! I'm really exicited about this. ^^;

And if I have enough money after I finish making aeris ( I have about half of all the materials I need) then I am going to make Starlet from Final Fantasy VI. ^_^

NecroticNymph
08-20-2006, 06:52 PM
Glad to hear it! And I assume no about the VIP + friends thing. My friends will have to live without me for the events or stop putting things off. XD

Kitsune
08-20-2006, 09:21 PM
Yes!

I have money! *laughs evilly* Money I am so allowed to burn on this costume. That means I can go high-end on the fabric like I wanted to, and might still have enough to buy some costume scleras to wear for an hour or so for some nifty pictures. Not sure on that part, yet, 'least not 'til after I have a chat with my optomitrist.

But this means I can finally get started soon and that makes me excited. ^^

TheMask3dPenguin
08-21-2006, 12:09 AM
I can't believe you're gonna buy those lenses XD Where did you get that money, and can you spare me some? >>

Kitsune
08-21-2006, 07:17 AM
No, it's currently a miiiiight buy those lenses.

It now depends on optomitrist and how much the fabric costs x3 (and if my mum's costume connections that can get me the lenses for 150 come through).

Little extra money from what mum sent to get us to her wedding. <3

TheMask3dPenguin
08-21-2006, 11:20 PM
Ah ha! So that's your secret source, you sneak! ...I'll just have to steal some of my leftover scholarship money...or some of my mom's... XD

tsuoi_kaze
08-24-2006, 10:57 PM
Which? Er, it's the one at my school. o.o;; It's called ACAC(Asian Culture Animation Club. I think that's what it stands for). It's not just an anime club though, we learn about Asia in genral, etc. But anime is pretty much a big part of it. ^_^



Ah, that happened with me too! I went on the site and found out there were only 120 so the next day I jumped my friends and said "We must buy VIP tickets!" So one of my friends ended up buying tickets for everyone and now we have to pay her back.



school is the evilness that keeps people from cosplay!

i can finally pay her back for the ticket, thank god for grandparents...

ACAC FOR EVER!!!!!!(it does stand for that...i'm pretty sure...)

NecroticNymph
08-25-2006, 11:15 AM
I ended up having to buy tickets for my friends again, too X____x My dad was ticked and told them they *had* to pay him back because he's sick of being the benefactor. I'm already making everyone's costumes....-_____-

Foos
08-25-2006, 03:03 PM
Geez! You're a saint, necroninja.

Can't wait to see your group, though!

tsuoi_kaze
08-25-2006, 07:00 PM
october seems too far away. can we just have enough time to finish costumes and preperations and skip the rest of the waiting!?

my possessed sewing machine is being evil! and i really need to get my costume done now because of homework...it's just giong to keep getting bigger and bigger...so i'm not giong to have time closer to the con.

Hyper_Phantom
08-26-2006, 08:06 AM
october seems too far away. can we just have enough time to finish costumes and preperations and skip the rest of the waiting!?

my possessed sewing machine is being evil! and i really need to get my costume done now because of homework...it's just giong to keep getting bigger and bigger...so i'm not giong to have time closer to the con.
Hopefully a hurricane hits next month and we get a day or two off of school to work on them. I just hope no hurricanes hit Tampa. ^_^;; Destroy the schools, not the convention center! Though I think the convention center is sturdy enough to make it through a hurricane. O_o It sure looks it.

tsuoi_kaze
08-26-2006, 09:02 PM
Hopefully a hurricane hits next month and we get a day or two off of school to work on them. I just hope no hurricanes hit Tampa. ^_^;; Destroy the schools, not the convention center! Though I think the convention center is sturdy enough to make it through a hurricane. O_o It sure looks it.


lmao, maybe not a hurricane....a few holidays would work.
and don't forget, we have the day before the con (friday oct. 13th) off school.

NecroticNymph
08-26-2006, 09:59 PM
Muahahahaha. I laugh at all of you who are in school. *Is homeschooled*

I have all~ day to make my costumes as long as I do my work. Plus I can take breaks and work on my costumes, then go do a page in math or something. Plus I get to skip my junior year because I only need 6 credits. Woo.

But more on topic. Everyone now has their tickets and I'm asking them to choose their costumes wisely. I think my friends might decide to re-wear their Naruto costumes X____x I can't see them constructing Amano costumes so soon after AFO, though. Maybe they'll get their Fire Emblem costumes done quickly enough for Metro. That would be nice.

tsuoi_kaze
08-26-2006, 11:15 PM
your lucky you have so much time...
...i'm up to my eyeballs in school- honors biology and english, AP (thats collage level...ndurrrrrr) world history, spanish 2, and all my other classes.......GARRRRRR THERES NOT ENOUGHT TIME FOR COSTUMES!!!!!!!!
not to mention that i'm still not so great at sewing, so all of my stress is giong into a costume that nobody else will like because it wont be as accurate.......

but in the end its worth it, you get memorys that you wouldn't trade for anything.........

...even after report cards show up kinda bad....

Hyper_Phantom
08-27-2006, 07:50 AM
Necroninja I envy you for your time! But doesn't homeschool ever get lonely?

Anyways, Tsuoi, It doesn't matter if the costume is accurate or not, your making it because you love the character or the costume, not because you want to impress anybody. Though I must admit, impressing people is nice. X3 But that's not the point! O.O

Yeah, so I have to finish boning the upper half of my Amano Ballroom Rinoa and the rest can be done in less than a day. Yet, there is school that seems to be getting in the way. I would say I'm stressed, but I'm really not. Lol. All my worries and stress are balanced out by my whatever, everything will work out attitude lol.

I'm contemplating whether I should get a blonde wig for my Rinoa costume or not. Since the Amano version has blonde hair. I could just use my own hair, which is brown, but I'd like to be accurate. What do you guys think?

NecroticNymph
08-27-2006, 12:25 PM
Seeing you all miserable about school serves well to remind me why I left. And no, I'm not lonely, I have friends from random places who in turn intorduce me to their friends and so on...

But more on topic. No stress over costumes for me, really. I just need to get home! *One. Week. Left.* Then I can get started. I can't wait for Amano's World!!! ^____^

Hyper_Phantom
08-27-2006, 03:52 PM
Neither can I! I had a blast at Metrocon in June and can't wait to see how much fun I have at this one. I wonder how many conga lines there will be this time.

Spookloops
08-27-2006, 09:00 PM
Moving is screwing me up royally. I'm terrified I won't be able to produce anything good in such little time :( I have a plan B if I really start to panic though... but I'm so much a perfectionist that'll probably make me panic too! Maybe I can just go ahead and start yelling to get that out of the way - then I can be better composed to focus on the task at hand! :D

NecroticNymph
08-27-2006, 10:01 PM
Whatever works for you...a week left 'til I go home, then it's off to work on my Amano D. I'm begging the days to fly by.

tsuoi_kaze
08-27-2006, 10:49 PM
hmmmm...
hyperphantom, i need that kind of "things will work out" attitude

......nope, not coming.

but i really can't wait till amanometro, its gonna be so cool!!!!!

Hyper_Phantom
08-28-2006, 03:45 PM
Yeah. So that day off because of hurricanes we were hoping for might actually happen this Wednsday. Oh, I really hope it does. Lol, Our wish came true pretty quick.

NecroticNymph
08-28-2006, 04:19 PM
Yeah...almost makes you re-think the influence of cosplay on the cosmos....

But anyway, I'm stuck in the Bahamas still while this Ernesto dude ravages my home...or here. Not sure yet. But as long as the convention center holds up and the people running the con make it through unscathed, we should be fine! Hopefully it will just magically dissipate like Chris did. 0.o?

Kitsune
08-28-2006, 05:23 PM
I don't know, we might have to set up a few bodyguards for Roy during the hurricane. XD

Pleh. I need a job or something. x_X I managed to get all the fabric I need for 60 bucks, but I still need copper sheeting, which I'll have to order online and will be expensive, and contacts, and more fabric paint (which is a buck fifty for a friggin tiny bottle x.x), resin, and things I'm probably forgetting.

Maybe the hurricane can drop some money on my house when/if it comes?

TheMask3dPenguin
08-28-2006, 05:38 PM
I wish >> *hopes school gets cancelled in the next two days*

...College is evil!!! Need more time!!!

NiGHTmaren
08-28-2006, 06:03 PM
I think if hurricanes brought money a lot of people would welcome them a bit more, haha! It would be awesome though!

I'm already working on my Relm, but I haven't started my boyfriend's Locke yet. Even though I knew what I was getting into, this costume is very tiring with all the detail. Amano costumes are quite the challenge when it comes to testing patience, but that's part of their joy. I'm hoping to get pictures with other FFVI cosplayers, would be great! I'm so excited for this convention, it's a great way to end the con season. I tried to find his artbook at some local bookstores but no one has it in stock, so I've been searching online.

tsuoi_kaze
08-28-2006, 07:13 PM
the good thing about this hurricane is that it's suppsoed to be really weak, we could get that extra day for costumes without the doom and destruction!

btw most schools get next monday off as well. *yay*

Aave
08-31-2006, 05:54 PM
The Sarasota area is too bullheaded to give us any days off, haha. At least we didn't have to put the shutters up. :P Hope everyone's okay. ; -)

Let's just hope entering the costume contest isn't as bad as the Metrocon in June. Hopefully they'll improve on that. ^^
If memory serves, they just had difficulties because of some of the judges being characters in the chess match...it was the first year they had the chessmatch a second day, wasn't it? 'Least that's what he told me...

Oh, the Walden books guy at AFO told me that at Metrocon he's going to have 1,000 copies of each Amano artbook. So incase you don't have one and haven't managed to get one, don't fret! I don't think they'll be sold out at Metrocon to soon. ^_^
Pardon my language, but...you're shitting me. o___O D'you think that "The Sky" will be in stock, particularly since it was Limited Edition? I've only seen that once in real life, at Anizona 1, when he was there...other than that, only one time on E-bay. A friend of mine's been looking for it since...well, as long as I've known him, haha.

By the way, on a sidenote, did anyone participate/volunteer for the Resident Evil: Operation Mad Jackal filming - particularly on Sunday? I was one of the make-up volunteers, in the white vest and tan guy-shorts in one of the middle tables...infront of the fellow who went crazy with the spraybottle. XP

Lucifer
08-31-2006, 08:46 PM
If memory serves, they just had difficulties because of some of the judges being characters in the chess match...it was the first year they had the chessmatch a second day, wasn't it? 'Least that's what he told me...



You are correct, the judges were held up by the chess match thus causing the costume pre-judging to start late and so forth and so forth.

I very much doubt the problems regarding Metro's costume contest will occur at Amano's World. The situations are totally different, and I'm very sure they learned from the past not to have major events book ending other major events.

tsuoi_kaze
08-31-2006, 08:54 PM
Pardon my language, but...you're shitting me. o___O D'you think that "The Sky" will be in stock, particularly since it was Limited Edition? I've only seen that once in real life, at Anizona 1, when he was there...other than that, only one time on E-bay. A friend of mine's been looking for it since...well, as long as I've known him, haha.



i'm just hoping to get an artbook...limited edition ...hmmm...dunno if they'll be able to have those...but i don't work for the bookstore, so i dont know.

i wonder what other kinds of panels they'll have.

:toothy: * is WAY too excited*

NecroticNymph
08-31-2006, 08:57 PM
I want to get "Coffin", the VHD Amano artbook. I would have gotten it on Amazon, but I feel it will be more genuine if I get it at the con...(don't ask) I think I'll have Amano-sama sign one of my 5 VHD novels. I just have to choose which one.....maybe I'll give one to each of my friends and make them stand in line with me. Not like they even know who Amano is X___x

tsuoi_kaze
08-31-2006, 09:12 PM
i'm the same way, i could by an artbook online, but i'd much rather get it at the con

Hyper_Phantom
09-02-2006, 12:10 AM
Wow, you all know so much about Amano and his artbooks. I feel so inferior. o_o *Runs off to study!*

Miyabi-
09-05-2006, 06:45 PM
Wow...I totally wish I could afford a plane ticket to come back up to Florida for this! ;_; I would dearly love to have my Sandman book autographed by Amano!

Aleera
09-07-2006, 03:28 PM
I'm hoping they post a schedule soon. This event is still at a maybe for me. If I go I'm definetly bringing Siren (FF V Amano) along.

Kitsune
09-07-2006, 08:06 PM
Sandman is the win.

I wish my costume was going somewhere. *cries* I have the fabric, but not the contacts or the metal or any idea of what to do to put it all together right now .-.

tsuoi_kaze
09-07-2006, 09:18 PM
my costume is at a stand still right now too. i cant figure out how to make it more accurate than it already isn't...

that and i need to finish making it all together, details not included yet.

Kitsune
09-08-2006, 07:12 AM
I just wanna finish the basics of the cape soon so I can start on the massive painting job. Then... let's see... I have to make the jacket and pants (yay, vinyl x.x), the under shirt... I have to make the necklace (still need my copper sheets to come in and get some resin), figure out what to make the bracers out of and how to make them, and get some boots to alter. And then detail it up. ^^

SaltySlippers
09-08-2006, 11:20 AM
I was just told I can go only on Saturday. :(
nooooooooo. that means two costumes in one day and I hate changing in the middle of the day.
So yes...Starlet (FF6) and Amano Aeris is still FTW. And well...If I stay on sunday I will bring Kh2 kairi. But Iunno...I would feel kind of bad for not bringing ONLY FF costumes. :-:

And I am SO buying a Artbook. Aeris might have to use some flower power or..some other hippie thing to be first in line. ( :

Foos
09-08-2006, 11:43 AM
I just wanna finish the basics of the cape soon so I can start on the massive painting job.

I feel your pain. God help us.

Anyone know if they are still doing heavy road construction just outside of Tampa? Last time I was on the turnpike over there after dark, it was backed up for miles.

NiGHTmaren
09-08-2006, 04:13 PM
Yeah, I think we can all feel eachother's pain...Amano costumes are killer to get done right. I'm starting to regret a few things, like watercolor-painting yards of fabric for Relm's turban. Looks good, but it's annoying! So yeah, I wish all of you guys the best of luck getting your stuff done and not getting too stressed out over the crazy designs for these costumes.

Lucifer
09-08-2006, 07:56 PM
I feel your pain. God help us.

Anyone know if they are still doing heavy road construction just outside of Tampa? Last time I was on the turnpike over there after dark, it was backed up for miles.


If you're refering to the construction on I-4, its been there for years, and likely will still be there for a few more years.

tsuoi_kaze
09-09-2006, 07:58 PM
If you're refering to the construction on I-4, its been there for years, and likely will still be there for a few more years.

their never gonna finish construction on I-4.

Hyper_Phantom
09-10-2006, 10:19 AM
I'm doing Amano's Ballroom Rinoa, how easy can it get!? And I'm even having issues with that costume. x_X... Damn. It makes me cry. Work you damn boning!

tsuoi_kaze
09-12-2006, 09:47 PM
*twitches* i didn't get anything done on my costume over the weekend...damn homework..

Kitsune
09-13-2006, 07:06 AM
*pats* I only got to stitch up my inanely thick collar. I hate college. x.x

Ah, boning. I hate it, too, but I only have to work with some featherboning for this costume. I have a love-hate relationship with this collar. ^^

NiGHTmaren
09-14-2006, 11:57 AM
Ok guys and gals, announcement time! I am hosting a panel at the convention, relating to Amano Cosplay! Details:


Panel: Amano Cosplay : Bringing the Art to Life
Type: Panel
Description: This panel covers everything you ever wanted to know about making a costume based off of the artwork of Yoshitaka Amano. From fabrics that will work best, to techniques for painting on fabric or applying delica beads or sequins, this panels discusses it all. Learn how to make your Amano costume shine, and look like a walking piece of artwork. Learn ways to make your costume have a special flair to it, and how to add details in a way that will flatter your costume. This panel also covers the do's and don'ts of Amano cosplay, and will also cover costuming in general, and what you can do to make sure your costumes look fabulous! Those attending are encouraged to bring Amano costumes to the panel, to work on, display, and discuss! Panel is hosted by this year's Kowai Mascot, Janet, AKA Hime no Toki.

All that's left to do is give the panel a time slot, I'm checking to see what day the costume contest is on so there won't be any interferences. Hope to see you guys there!

Hyper_Phantom
09-14-2006, 03:46 PM
Squee! I'll be going to that for sure!

Kitsune
09-14-2006, 04:08 PM
Ooh, that sounds great, Janet~! I'll definately be there.

I wish I could attend it now before I get any further on my costume, though. XD

Accessories and me don't get along.

tsuoi_kaze
09-14-2006, 08:06 PM
me too. i can't find enough pics from amano of my character, so i have to go off of other images...
I will most definately be going to that panel, it'll help if i ever decide to do another one.

edit: i can find alot of pics...but there all the same one XD that dosen't help too much

Hyper_Phantom
09-16-2006, 08:37 AM
me too. i can't find enough pics from amano of my character, so i have to go off of other images...
I will most definately be going to that panel, it'll help if i ever decide to do another one.

edit: i can find alot of pics...but there all the same one XD that dosen't help too much
O_o o_O O_o o_O So it's an Amano costume is it! MWAHAHA! I shall guess, you can't keep the secret forever. I just hope it isn't the other Amano Rinoa. Then we'll have too many Rinoas. x_X Me, Caitlin and you as Rinoas. 3 Rinoa's is to much. DX

Brio
09-16-2006, 09:32 AM
Is abybody else haveing issues witht the Artists Alley sign up?

Kiba_kun
09-16-2006, 12:18 PM
Finally decided on my contumes. ^_^

Saturday: Squall (FF8)
Formal Ball: Squall - Seed Dress Uniform
Sunday: Kakashi (Naruto)

Less then a month, can't wait.

tsuoi_kaze
09-16-2006, 09:59 PM
O_o o_O O_o o_O So it's an Amano costume is it! MWAHAHA! I shall guess, you can't keep the secret forever. I just hope it isn't the other Amano Rinoa. Then we'll have too many Rinoas. x_X Me, Caitlin and you as Rinoas. 3 Rinoa's is to much. DX


HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! YOU SHALL NEVER GUESS WHAT IT IS!!!!! YOU HAVE ONLY A MONTH!!!!!!.....ok, less than a month, but I still won't let anyone guess!!!!!!!! it's supposed to be a secret...:untrust:

Kitsune
09-17-2006, 11:42 AM
Crap, it is less than a month away...

...*looks at very unfinished painting job and material piles that still need to be turned into clothing*

...Damn.

Etherrawen
09-17-2006, 04:33 PM
Hokay, so... I am going to be completely blasphemous and will be bringing my FFX Yuna, KH2 Kairi and Bleach Orihime (schoolgirl) cosplays to Amano's World. ^_^;

Hime no Toki, I am totally interested in the Amano Cosplay panel! I'll try and make a point to be there. :)

If you're going to the con as an FFX, KH2 or Bleach character, please PM me! I'd love to meet up with others for photos n' stuff. ^^

tsuoi_kaze
09-17-2006, 08:08 PM
awwww man.......me and my friend were working on my costume, but the fabric paint i had was total crap.....we really messed up.

i mean it looks ok...but in a ghetto way...

Chiefy
09-17-2006, 08:49 PM
OOO another Amanos world thread woot! I will be going both days since i bought a VIP pass. xD I will be going as Amanos Tarot card Queen of Swords. I just finished making the wing on her head. Took me 2 hours @.@ And its not even made of feathers. xD School is becoming troublesome and I do just want to zone out but its my last year so no screwing up.^^; Oh and I got a hotel room at Embassy Suites! <3

tsuoi_kaze
09-17-2006, 10:40 PM
ok! i'm really hyper due to drinking coffee at 10:30! so i'm just going to say how EVIL my sewing machine is, and how if I have time before this weekend, i will put a curse upon the company who made such a crappy model!!!!! it is REALLY slowing down the process of my costume, and it's killing my thread!!!!

Spookloops
09-17-2006, 11:37 PM
(feels the panic creeping up)..... cosplay + having just moved = OMGIhavenomoneyandwherethehelldoIbuyfabricandwhyca n'tIfindmysewingmachinewhatsitsandwhyisthecatsitti ngonmysketchesandhowamIgoingtogetALLthatbeadingdon eintimeforAmano'sworldandwhytheheckdidIthinkIwasgo ingtopullacostumeoutofmyassanddidImentionHOWAMIPUL LINGACOSTUMEoutofmyASSinthenextmonthandabouthtecat sittingonthesketchesIliedbecauseIHAVENOSKETCHESARG HHHHHHHhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!


So.. um... yeah. Things are gravy! but the moving gods are making it impossible for me to get anything together in time, though I'm trying...

ServerKiller
09-18-2006, 12:33 AM
Really wish I had the money for Heian era clothing, I'm probably the only one who cares about his work on Onmyouji :>

Foos
09-18-2006, 02:31 AM
omfg. I just realized that walking around with fifteen yards of fabric on you is a little hot. I hope a cold front comes through or there is a break in the heat during the con weekend.

Also, anyone planning to wear costumes to the rave? I'm planning a FFVI bastardization side project just for the occasion. Glow-in-the-dark paint rocks.

Hyper_Phantom
09-18-2006, 06:29 AM
(feels the panic creeping up)..... cosplay + having just moved = OMGIhavenomoneyandwherethehelldoIbuyfabricandwhyca n'tIfindmysewingmachinewhatsitsandwhyisthecatsitti ngonmysketchesandhowamIgoingtogetALLthatbeadingdon eintimeforAmano'sworldandwhytheheckdidIthinkIwasgo ingtopullacostumeoutofmyassanddidImentionHOWAMIPUL LINGACOSTUMEoutofmyASSinthenextmonthandabouthtecat sittingonthesketchesIliedbecauseIHAVENOSKETCHESARG HHHHHHHhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!


So.. um... yeah. Things are gravy! but the moving gods are making it impossible for me to get anything together in time, though I'm trying...
It's ok! It's ok! Now sit down, and breathe. BREATHE!

Kitsune
09-18-2006, 07:26 AM
Yeah, a cold front will be amazing. Vinyl pants and jacket + giant cape of doom will = inane heat. But then, I'm used to it... *pats Boogiepop cloak and stifling hood always worn in the middle of summer*

Bah, when I read Onmyouji, I thought Sandman: Dream Hunters. I wanna find someone else cosplaying from it! *wonders if she can convince someone to do the fox*

Chiefy
09-18-2006, 03:34 PM
Yeah, a cold front will be amazing. Vinyl pants and jacket + giant cape of doom will = inane heat. But then, I'm used to it... *pats Boogiepop cloak and stifling hood always worn in the middle of summer*

Bah, when I read Onmyouji, I thought Sandman: Dream Hunters. I wanna find someone else cosplaying from it! *wonders if she can convince someone to do the fox*



Yeah im wearing a giant cape too that has a hood connecting to my head for the headress and a double layered skirt so yeah coldness would be fantastic @.@ xD Cant wait to see your Morpheus costume ^_^ <3 Im getting my fabric for Queen of Swords tomorrow WOOT! :3

Hyper_Phantom
09-18-2006, 04:26 PM
I wonder...
Is there going to be a cosplay.com panel where we can all meet up together like at the last Metrocon?

Chiefy
09-18-2006, 04:51 PM
I wonder...
Is there going to be a cosplay.com panel where we can all meet up together like at the last Metrocon?


You would probably have to ask the person whom was in charge last time i guess. xD It would be awesome to meet everyone. ^_^

tsuoi_kaze
09-18-2006, 06:22 PM
delicate fabirc is a b***h to work with, but i made sure that i would always be cool even in the heat. i'll probably regret it later when were in the air conditioned center.

Chiefy
09-18-2006, 07:33 PM
YEAH! Seems no ones else is doing my costume. ^_^ Thats 2 Metros in a row. xD I think the thing im mostly worried about is my make-up. Im going to get Kryolan Aquacolor white make-up since Neko_Kaolla from the AnimeMetro forums told me its good. I sure hope it is! ^^;

tsuoi_kaze
09-19-2006, 06:35 PM
Ha ha! if report cards come out (assuming i get good grades) before amanometro, i might actually have money for the dealers room!

Chiefy
09-19-2006, 08:50 PM
Ha ha! if report cards come out (assuming i get good grades) before amanometro, i might actually have money for the dealers room!


The end of the nine weeks is like the 6th or something so i dont think u have to worry about report cards. ^^ xD

tsuoi_kaze
09-19-2006, 09:53 PM
XD report cards always come really late at my school, usually only a week before the "mid 9 weeks progress reports". but i really hope they come earlier because i need money...

NiGHTmaren
09-20-2006, 02:05 PM
Costumes have been coming along fine, just been up to my neck in stringing beads the past few days, hehe. Beads...everywhere...same with sequins. XD And the funny thing is, the costume isn't overly beaded but somehow there are like, a zillion beads and sequins! Well, one month to go, guys, time to put the pedal to the medal and try and get things done. I haven't even really started Locke yet, which is frightening...

tsuoi_kaze
09-20-2006, 07:43 PM
costume coming along fine(ish) it seems like i've done alot, but also it's almost like i've only just started...gotta get to work!

Chiefy
09-20-2006, 09:49 PM
I just baught my fabric today. ^^: I hope I made the right choices on fabric to use. I will just have to see. xD

TheMask3dPenguin
09-20-2006, 09:53 PM
The Amano panel sounds totally awesome, especially since I'm working off of one picture for my two costume jobs XD But that's ok, I like a challenge. I'll be there, hopefully with two damn good costumes...If I can just get it all painted in time > >

tsuoi_kaze
09-20-2006, 10:04 PM
*due to low budget has wrong color fabric* heh, heh.....well, it'll be close enough....?

Foos
09-21-2006, 01:44 AM
Heh. I hope I don't feel retarded during the "what NOT to do with Amano costumes" part of the panel. I'm not familiar with his work except for the one image scan I have of the character I'm doing.

NiGHTmaren
09-21-2006, 01:59 PM
Well, everyone starts somewhere with their costumes, when it comes to Amano. A lot of people give a lot of extra license, which is fine. Example, I cosplayed Rydia, and I called it Amano even though it really looks nothing like the artwork, mostly it was the sprite and the artwork which I drew inspiration from, as well as my own thoughts on how it should look. I have since stopped referring to that costume as being Amano though, but that's a personal thing of mine, since I want to now embark on doing the costume just by looking at the artwork itself. Pretty much, this is how I will be handling the panel. I'd definately be the last person to criticize someone for not adhering to the artwork 100%, since that in and of itself is hard to do, and I definately encourage people to get creative with details and add a special twist to their Amano costume to make it 'their own'. A few parts of my Relm I handled this way, and yet, it is still faithful to the artwork, as you will see.

Chiefy
09-21-2006, 03:32 PM
Yeah you said that you hand painted the scarf for Relm right Hime no Toki? Mine isnt as detailed as Relm but im going to try and put some details on this. Its also hard for me since i usually look at other peoples cosplays to get some inspiration, but not this time...seems im the first to do this xD

NiGHTmaren
09-21-2006, 03:53 PM
I used watercolors for Relm, and tried my best to duplicate the markings from the artwork. It's a good thing I have tile flooring, because a lot of the watercolors seep through the delicate fabric and colors are everywhere...good thing they come up easily with MORE water. ^^; I believe Amano uses a lot of ink and watercolor as a media for his artwork, to get that ethereal, blended, loose appearance - it's a trademark to his work. Understanding things like that helped me a lot with Relm, to achieve what I wanted from different parts of the costume.

Chiefy
09-21-2006, 04:45 PM
Would u recommened white make-up for cosplaying his art? Im having a hard time deciding whether or not to get some. Queen of Swords is extremely white and im tan so im thinking of just getting white-make-up.

NiGHTmaren
09-21-2006, 05:20 PM
I'm using a white powder (I bought off of Amphigory.com), very lightly, to make me look paler and yet not too white. Contrasted against the dark lipstick (most Amano designs have it), it will make the make-up stick out even more, even though, it's going to be applied very lightly. I have already done a make-up test and I really love the results.

I don't really recommend the white make-up though, it just looks too bold in real-life. If you do use white make-up, I recommend using it over all your skin that is showing, I have seen a few people just cover their face and it doesn't look too great.

Chiefy
09-21-2006, 07:11 PM
I'm using a white powder (I bought off of Amphigory.com), very lightly, to make me look paler and yet not too white. Contrasted against the dark lipstick (most Amano designs have it), it will make the make-up stick out even more, even though, it's going to be applied very lightly. I have already done a make-up test and I really love the results.

I don't really recommend the white make-up though, it just looks too bold in real-life. If you do use white make-up, I recommend using it over all your skin that is showing, I have seen a few people just cover their face and it doesn't look too great.



Yeah I plan on covering my face, and everything else thats showing. I might test out some make-ups and see what looks good. Thanks for the response. ^_^

Hyper_Phantom
09-21-2006, 07:21 PM
I dunno if this is any good, but pad yourself down with baby powder and it'll give you a nice pale look. That's what I might be doing. =)

TheMask3dPenguin
09-21-2006, 08:33 PM
Hmm...I was considering white makeup for my costumes, but that white powder doesn't sound like a bad idea. Does it stay on well? I don't want to be sweating it off in two or three minutes or anything.

So, who else got transferred to the Sheraton because the Embassy Suites won't be open in time? ~ ~ Though, I guess it's not so bad. They give you food coupons and all...

Chiefy
09-21-2006, 08:43 PM
I got my hotel room like 3 days after Roy put them up. xD Oh and if your going to get white make-up get what they have on cosworx and get the spray too it helps keep the make-up on so it doesnt run. or so it says. havent gotten it yet. ^^;

tsuoi_kaze
09-21-2006, 09:06 PM
Well, everyone starts somewhere with their costumes, when it comes to Amano. A lot of people give a lot of extra license, which is fine. Example, I cosplayed Rydia, and I called it Amano even though it really looks nothing like the artwork, mostly it was the sprite and the artwork which I drew inspiration from, as well as my own thoughts on how it should look. I have since stopped referring to that costume as being Amano though, but that's a personal thing of mine, since I want to now embark on doing the costume just by looking at the artwork itself. Pretty much, this is how I will be handling the panel. I'd definately be the last person to criticize someone for not adhering to the artwork 100%, since that in and of itself is hard to do, and I definately encourage people to get creative with details and add a special twist to their Amano costume to make it 'their own'. A few parts of my Relm I handled this way, and yet, it is still faithful to the artwork, as you will see.


errrrrrrr...so using gold fabric instead of yellow wouldn't be a problem...?


i'm not too great with makeup, so i haven;t decided weather or not to use any at all. *thinks*

Chiefy
09-21-2006, 09:33 PM
Working on my cape right now. Its the first time ive made one so hopefully it comes out great. ^_^

Aave
09-21-2006, 10:07 PM
So, who else got transferred to the Sheraton because the Embassy Suites won't be open in time? ~ ~ Though, I guess it's not so bad. They give you food coupons and all...

Apparently, my mom and I were too. : -/ I was hoping she was just joking, since she's in Arizona right now...but man, that sucked. At least we were transferred, versus not being able to get a room. : x That'd suck, particularly with the volunteering we're doin'.

By the way, who's going to the event on the 13th?

Chiefy
09-21-2006, 11:45 PM
Event on the 13th???

When did u guys get your hotel rooms? Im getting a little antsy not knowing if ive been switched. ^^;

Aave
09-21-2006, 11:48 PM
We reserved our room about a week or so before Roy posted it online by calling the actual hotel...

Yeah, on the 13th, in the Sarasota area. Art gallery. It should be there through October, if memory serves.

Chiefy
09-21-2006, 11:54 PM
Oh. I live in Brandon.....The only thing we have going on here is homecoming. Im going to have to check and see if my hotel rooms ok now. >.>

Tia
09-22-2006, 10:37 AM
Would u recommened white make-up for cosplaying his art? Im having a hard time deciding whether or not to get some. Queen of Swords is extremely white and im tan so im thinking of just getting white-make-up.

My suggestion to you would be to get a cake makeup that is a couple shades lighter than your natural skin tone, apply it with a wet sponge, and allow it to dry. Then go over that with a thin layer of white powder.

NiGHTmaren
09-22-2006, 02:21 PM
Ben Nye powder works best to 'seal in' your make-up once you apply it, if you still want to go that route instead of just using a light powder and slightly effecting your skin tone.

Chiefy
09-22-2006, 03:00 PM
Ok i will look into finding that powder.^_^

Do u recommened a white make-up? Im afraid to get some and it come out blochy. >.<

NiGHTmaren
09-22-2006, 04:23 PM
This is the end result of my one-time experience with the kryolan/powder make-up method, used for my boyfriend's Magus Zeal costume:

http://www.cosplaylab.com/events/afo/2006/enlarger_costume.asp?c=27

It takes a lot of time to make sure you get it all on evenly though, a half hour or more, considering how much you have to cover. I'm not sure how comfortable it is, either, my boyfriend said it was slightly irritating though.

Here is the link:
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=25900&cat=2441&page=1

Hyper_Phantom
09-22-2006, 08:53 PM
Oh. I live in Brandon.....The only thing we have going on here is homecoming. Im going to have to check and see if my hotel rooms ok now. >.>
Oooh, Brandon! Me too! ^_^ I just might know you, or not. A lot of people live in this area. Actually I live in Valrico but it's close enough. =P If you don't mind my asking, what high school do you go to? Heh, homecoming, what fun. Mines in October. Oct. is turning out to be a very expensive month for me.

Chiefy
09-22-2006, 09:26 PM
I go to Brandon High. I used to live in Tampa and went to Wharton. It would be awesome if we went to tha same school xD


Hime no Toki: Thanks for the reference picture. ^_^ I was planning on getting that makeup actually but didnt know what it looked like now i do thanks. And im going to probably get the loose white powder from Amphigory. :3

tsuoi_kaze
09-22-2006, 10:16 PM
im still debating on weather or not to attempt makeup at all...my costume is already messed up enough, and its not even finished yet! so i don't know if i want to risk my really bad makeup skills or not.

edit:
sry, i didn't finish the post.....

the thing is, my skin isn't really pale...its kinda like a faded light tan...so using the makeup should make it look better...........*ponders*

ANOTHER edit:
heh, heh. chief-chan, i go to bloomingdale....the crappiest school around (then again, i haven't been to other schools. but still...)

TheMask3dPenguin
09-23-2006, 12:03 AM
Well, they sent me an email about the hotel switch, so that's how I found out. *Shrugs* At least they worked to transfer everyone over though, so we don't have to go crazy with hotel-searching.

My boyfriend likes the powder idea better XD Figures he would, he's still not crazy about me putting makeup on him in the first place. Like I ever wear it either. ^ ^" I'm gonna look in that route instead, or just apply a very fine layer of white makeup if I can't get the powder in time. We're pale enough as is >>

Hyper_Phantom
09-23-2006, 09:01 AM
I go to Brandon High. I used to live in Tampa and went to Wharton. It would be awesome if we went to tha same school xD


Hime no Toki: Thanks for the reference picture. ^_^ I was planning on getting that makeup actually but didnt know what it looked like now i do thanks. And im going to probably get the loose white powder from Amphigory. :3
Neat, I got to Bloomingdale. Contrary to what Tsuoi says, I don't think our school's too bad, but it's always fun to complain about how bad our schools are lol. I met someone from Brandom once and they said you guys had a huge stereo-type problem over there. Bloomingdale's pretty kool about it though, everyone accepts everyone here. At least from my perspective.

Anyways, on the topic of Metrocon. ^_^ Has anyone noticed that there are -2 VIP tickets left? What's up with that lol?
Hmm, I really should start working on my costume, but I just can't seem to get myself to do it.

Chiefy
09-23-2006, 03:11 PM
Yeah I noticed that theres 2 also, maybe someones paypal didnt get them theyre tickets. ^^; Im going to continue on my evil cape here soon and run around in my wig. xD Yeah people arent very open to anime here but, me and my friends managed to get a sponser for a anime club which will be starting this week. ^_^ Course we will be doing more then talk about anime. Im going to introduce people to cosplay and maybe get some people cosplaying at school. xP

My hotel room is still ok, I didnt get moved! ^_^ But im not sure how many people are staying there. If i need more people anyones welcome to come stay for a small fee. xP

TheMask3dPenguin
09-23-2006, 06:28 PM
How come your's didn't get moved? Oo If you're at the Embassy Suites, I know they're not gonna be open. Their website is now only taking reservations from October 26th onward. I mean, I got my reservations like a day or two after hotel registration opened, and they definitely moved mine.

Chiefy
09-23-2006, 07:09 PM
OK. Nevermind I just found the email. -.- Im going to post this in the hotel thread on AnimeMetro. >.<

tsuoi_kaze
09-23-2006, 08:08 PM
i really should finish my costume...and i really want to...but i don't know where to start finishing...

Chiefy
09-23-2006, 09:52 PM
Ah sounds like my costume. The cape seems to finally be cooperating though.xD

tsuoi_kaze
09-23-2006, 09:58 PM
nothing on my costume is cooperating XD

im gonna work on sleeves now.

Hyper_Phantom
09-23-2006, 10:15 PM
*Pokes her fabric.* :\...*Will's it to move with her mind. It doesn't move.* Well, I did my part for today.

TheMask3dPenguin
09-24-2006, 12:37 AM
At least mine are pretty much sewn up...just gotta paint them now >> *Dies from overload*

Chiefy
09-24-2006, 01:45 AM
LOL. I keep changing my mind about the cape.xD This headress is going to be the end of me. @.@ Just need my peasant blouse and my white make-up and im all good. :3

Hyper_Phantom
09-24-2006, 09:11 AM
Yeah, I have to go buy some baby powder. Hmm, I think I'll actually sew today.

tsuoi_kaze
09-24-2006, 01:06 PM
HATES sequens...especially since their not supposed to be there, but they were on the fabric i bought.

i need to iron some stuff, but its REALLY delicate fabric. i don't want to ruin it.

IN NEED OF GREEN AND NAVY/DARK BLUE SHARPIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i really need to sew today...i also really need to do homework.
but i'm a procrastinator first, a cosplayer second, and a student third...which is probably why my grades aren't as good as they could be.
i'm not failing anything, but i think i could do with a few more A's...

Chiefy
09-24-2006, 01:35 PM
I need to paint my headress. xD And figure out how its going on my head with my wing and scarf. ^^; Need to finish my skirt too. Wish i had my blouse. T_T

Spookloops
09-24-2006, 04:59 PM
I don't really recommend the white make-up though, it just looks too bold in real-life. If you do use white make-up, I recommend using it over all your skin that is showing, I have seen a few people just cover their face and it doesn't look too great.

I had really good results toning down white cream makeup by taking a very small amount and working it in like lotion. It gives a nice pale effect but looks much more natural. A little goes a long long way, and once it dries, doesn't wear off too easily unless its an area that moves a lot, like hands, but evern then, I only had to reapply once during the entire day.

tsuoi_kaze
09-24-2006, 05:20 PM
ndurrrrrrrrrrr


i don't know what to work on...

*dies*

Chiefy
09-24-2006, 06:08 PM
i need a guide on putting together headresses. xD Yeah! My hotel rooms all back to normal now. ^^;

TheMask3dPenguin
09-24-2006, 11:37 PM
Hmm? Back to normal now?

Kitsune
09-25-2006, 07:06 AM
Okay, so when I'm here, there's like, five posts a week. I leave, and there's, like, fifty? I hate you all. <3

I got my contacts! *dances* I need to get better make-up so I can do a cool test make-up photo. The discussion on white make-up versus pale make-up was good... I need to look into all the options. I already plan, however, on covering everything visible in whatever color I decide to rub on my skin.

So. Much. Work. Left. *whines*

tsuoi_kaze
09-25-2006, 03:38 PM
CRAP!!!!!!! I NEED BOOTS!!!!! but nobody sells what i'm looking for and if i order online they probably will not get here in time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the cosplay gods are not smiling upon me now...:bigcry:

Chiefy
09-25-2006, 03:48 PM
Go to goodwill and salvation army. xD They rock for cosplay stuff. What i mean by back to normal i mean i have my room now at the Sheraton and dont have to worry. ^^:

@ChibiKitsune: OMG woot! I cant wait to see your contacts and your costume! Its hard to beleive theres only 3 weeks until the Con. Need to hussle on costumes. ^^:

Kitsune
09-25-2006, 05:15 PM
I feel your pain, tsuoi kaze! I need good boots, too, and I need to paint and alter them! *sobs*

Aieee, yes, I realized the three weeks left this morning, too! *whines and pokes fabric* So much to do~ooo!

Hyper_Phantom
09-25-2006, 05:46 PM
...
My sewing machine isn't working...
Yet, somehow I'm oddly relaxed about it.
I guess I'll be panicing later then...
Yep...

NiGHTmaren
09-25-2006, 06:06 PM
At least I have one incentive to finish Relm for Mab's shoot, since I really haven't started on Locke yet...oops...but I'll have Relm photos before Amano's World, or well...SHOULD have some to share. ^^ I hope...I just wish time could be extended a bit to finish up these costumes!

tsuoi_kaze
09-25-2006, 07:41 PM
Thanks chief-chan, but i checked those stores already...i'll have to look online and hope that i can get rush shipping...

Chiefy
09-25-2006, 10:54 PM
I got the blouse my mom got me on ebay today......its 2x....2 freaking x!!! *sob* Now i have to re-hem it to fit me.^^; Part of my headress is attached to my wig now woot! Model magic+thread= happiness. xD Just no one jump me. ^^:::::


@tsuoi_kaze

Yeah i didnt find my blouse there either. ^^ Ebay rox or try cosworx. *points at ad above*xP

SaltySlippers
09-26-2006, 11:29 AM
I think I am going by myself. :(
So if anyone finds a lonely amano aeris that would be me. ^.^ and i need a group to hang out with.

I have no idea what day I am going ( still)
and I have no idea what type of tickets my parents ordered.
BUT i know what costume I am bringing so atleast I am not 100% lost.

Chiefy
09-26-2006, 04:26 PM
I think I am going by myself. :(
So if anyone finds a lonely amano aeris that would be me. ^.^ and i need a group to hang out with.

I have no idea what day I am going ( still)
and I have no idea what type of tickets my parents ordered.
BUT i know what costume I am bringing so atleast I am not 100% lost.



You can come and hang out with me if you catch sight of me. It shouldnt be that hard since my halo like headress is huge and has one wing and im going to be very orange with yellow hair. xD

tsuoi_kaze
09-26-2006, 06:44 PM
if you see a mix of ff and naruto cosplayers, it'll probably be us.

i'm looking around online for boots online now...i might have to get rush shipping though.

Chiefy
09-26-2006, 07:05 PM
Goodluck ^_^

Hyper_Phantom
09-26-2006, 07:10 PM
if you see a mix of ff and naruto cosplayers, it'll probably be us.

i'm looking around online for boots online now...i might have to get rush shipping though.
Wha!? Who in our group is going as Naruto characters? O_o;;

Kiba_kun
09-26-2006, 08:34 PM
I think I am going by myself. :(
So if anyone finds a lonely amano aeris that would be me. ^.^ and i need a group to hang out with.

I have no idea what day I am going ( still)
and I have no idea what type of tickets my parents ordered.
BUT i know what costume I am bringing so atleast I am not 100% lost.

Will most likely be going by myself too. :(

tsuoi_kaze
09-26-2006, 09:09 PM
Wha!? Who in our group is going as Naruto characters? O_o;;

dej said she was going as hinata.


i found boots...but they have a zipper and buckle thing that i dont want...but there $42 so i can afford them...suppose i can modify them...or leave the buckle thing...it kind of looks cool for when i'm not in costume, and it won't really show anyways. i'm going to try to order them tonight, and then get rush shipping.

Spookloops
09-26-2006, 09:20 PM
It's ok! It's ok! Now sit down, and breathe. BREATHE!

(huff) (hiff) (hiff).... It's blasphemy... but I'm choosing to save my sanity (the shred I have anyways).... I'm going in normal gear, but I'll add some Amano touches to myself... the move at the beginning of the month plus a whirlwhind trip to see my ill grandfather (13 hrs by train up and back, plus 4 hrs driving each way) plus recovery expenses.... there's no way... but I feel at peace with this, though I've never gone to a con incognito...but I have lots of beads... pretty pretty beads....(hiff) (huff) (reaches for that paper bag again...):sleep:

Spookloops
09-26-2006, 09:24 PM
Will most likely be going by myself too. :(

Maybe I'll finally run into you! :)

tsuoi_kaze
09-26-2006, 09:57 PM
ok, so I ordered the boots. but i just know they wont be here on time because the only thing the site says about shipping is the price...dammit

spookloops: my costume was going to be amano...but my costuming abilities suck, so it is amano no more.

TheMask3dPenguin
09-26-2006, 11:06 PM
Ok, Chief-Chan, that makes more sense ^ ^" I was worried for a sec. Anyways....uh. Yeah. *Has yet to paint her costumes or bead them or tassel them* *Or dye the wig and make accessories* ...>> Yeah. Lot to do still. Not to mention make-up tests...

*Looks at above list and hides under her dorm bed*

(Btw, model magic = love XD )

Oh...gotta finish off my improvised costumes for the dance, too >>

Dashren Nolan
09-27-2006, 12:32 AM
I will be attending as Shuichi Shindou (pic can be found in photo gallery). Originally a Yuki was going to be going with me and we were going to be yaoi-ing and random intervals, make merry and what not. However, he's decided not to come, or at leats not as Yuki. Is there anyone going who hasn't though of a costume who might want to come as my Yuki?

Foos
09-27-2006, 02:54 AM
Crap. I can't find long, stiff white feathers. Everything is too short and too limp. ;_____;

NiGHTmaren
09-27-2006, 08:33 AM
Michael's sells white feathers, but sadly, the kind you are looking for usually come in variety packs with different colors and just one white feather. I recommend checking online, Feather Place has some, and there's a really great Australian site I bought feathers from for Relm but it cost me $80 (and it's not like I bought a lot, either...).

Lucifer
09-27-2006, 09:44 AM
Crap. I can't find long, stiff white feathers. Everything is too short and too limp. ;_____;


www.rainbowfeathers.com

I bought a pound of turkey quill for $35, including shipping. I used them on my Mad Hatter umbrella (see gallery, to know what I mean).

No idea if they are still as good as they were when I went to them (2004), but its worth a look.

Dark_Tiger
09-27-2006, 11:15 AM
Crap. I can't find long, stiff white feathers. Everything is too short and too limp. ;_____;
I've had good luck with http://www.tonyhill.net/ They're slighty cheaper than rainbowfeather. The only down side is that they don't sell bulk down.

Chiefy
09-27-2006, 03:38 PM
Good luck on finding a Yuki Dash! <3 Thanks for the feather sites guys i needed them. xD Yes Model Magic is heaven. Im making my armor and headress out of it. Thank god for 2 pound buckets of it. xP

tsuoi_kaze
09-27-2006, 03:51 PM
YAY!!! the site emailed me and told me that my boots have already been shipped and should be here in no more than 10 days!!!!!!!!

and i've gotten alot of the major stuff on my costume done!

things are begining to look up.

Hyper_Phantom
09-27-2006, 04:05 PM
Wow, I just realized I have a lot more to do on my costume than I previously thought...
I had forgotten all the details I wanted to add!
I just thought that all I had to do was finish fixing up my top, then just attach the gold bottom, and some how attach wings to it. I forgot about how I need to get shoes, flowers and jewelry. =\...EEE! Now slight panic is starting to settle in. If only my machine would work. Maybe it's the needle...T_T Aaaaah!

tsuoi_kaze
09-27-2006, 04:30 PM
I'm in GIGANTIC need of help measuring and altering because i need three hands! (hold fabric, pin without stabbing self, hold hair out of way beause it seems that no matter what I try it sitll is in the way!)

and my mom is working late tonight...otherwise i would be like "hold my hair up while i try not to stab myself with this pin, please"

i really wanna finish...

i've been trying to do this since i got home...

Chiefy
09-27-2006, 04:31 PM
Ah its convention time then. Its not officially time until panic hits! xD Im doing plenty of that. ^^:

NiGHTmaren
09-27-2006, 05:07 PM
My Amano costuming panel is set for Saturday at 9pm in Room 2. Yes, there will most likely be a dance going on at the time, but considering the dances last several hours, I am hoping that I still get some people to come. Besides, how often will you be able to attend a panel about Amano cosplay? ^_~ I am not sure what day the costume contest will be on, hence, why the panel was scheduled for late, since I am entering with Relm and Locke.

As for machines not working, it could be the needle...if you wear it down to the eye, it won't work. Also check the bobbin, it may need cleaning (dust bunnies wreak havoc on machines!).

Aave
09-27-2006, 05:25 PM
I heard that they should be getting the schedule sorted out...either yesterday or sometime today. Hopefully they'll announce it soon, considering the time, haha.

tsuoi_kaze
09-27-2006, 06:38 PM
http://www.animemetro.com/metroconventions/amano/control.cfm?ID=3702


now to figure out when to go to what...

Lystrade
09-27-2006, 06:53 PM
I've decided to drop the costumes I was planning to do (Ultros and Edward) and just make a nice simple Sakura from Tsubasa dress. And I'll probably just rewear Faye again. :D I actually might just run around and take photos of cosplayers for once! ^0^

Chiefy
09-27-2006, 07:46 PM
Awww i wanted to see Ultros and Edward! T_T


@Hime no Toki : Im probably going to your panel. ^_^ Sounds fun. <3

Maboroshi
09-27-2006, 09:47 PM
Hi!

I was able to work out an agreement between Metro and Harcore Gamer Magazine. For the winner of "Best Final Fantasy Character - Amano Version", Harcore Gamer has agreed to give him/her not just a photo, but an entire page for him/her in their magazine. It should include a few photos of you in the winning costume and a few questions from the editor and/or mini bio of you (we'll get contact info from you after winning). I think it's an awesome prize for a cosplayer (instead of stuff like dvds or other merchandise). This info has been posted on risingsun.net, and should be on metro's site soon.

What do you guys think?

tsuoi_kaze
09-27-2006, 09:52 PM
I cant wait to see who wins! There are giong to be so many amazing costumes!

Chiefy
09-27-2006, 10:42 PM
OMG its Mab! <3 Sounds like a wonderful idea! Reminds me of Project Runway. xD

Lystrade
09-28-2006, 12:10 AM
Urgh. Of course. Now I have to make a Final Fantasy Amano costume.. *eyes artwork of Princess Sara from FF1* -_-

NiGHTmaren
09-28-2006, 08:25 AM
Chris and I will have Relm and Locke, I'm making both costumes though so I doubt we'd be eligible for a prize for just one character...kind of a gray area. XD But I envy the detail of his jacket, his costume is going to pwn my Relm, even if I am making both...I am still so jealous of his details! Cool prize though!

Edit: My panel has been moved to 2pm on Saturday, no longer conflicting with a dance.

IGNORE THAT. It is 9pm still...because apparently MetroCon says so and chagned it back to 9, haha.

TheMask3dPenguin
09-28-2006, 02:17 PM
Awesome! Now I don't have to worry about conflicting costumes when I attend the panel >>

And the prize sounds amazing...doesn't matter much for me, considering I'm not doing any Final Fantasy costumes ^ ^" But still very cool.

Aleera
09-28-2006, 02:48 PM
As for machines not working, it could be the needle...if you wear it down to the eye, it won't work. Also check the bobbin, it may need cleaning (dust bunnies wreak havoc on machines!).
Also try applying machine oil and lubricant to the metal parts of your machine sometime when you will not be sewing.

Good to see Mab post. I notice the panel is now @ earlier time slot not in conflict with the dance or chess match panel. I guess the only difference between Best Amano and "Best Final Fantasy Character - Amano Version" is who awards them and the later having the HCG spread.

tsuoi_kaze
09-28-2006, 09:00 PM
working on my top
really wanna make a prop
but i won't have time.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. count the syllables.


I really do need to finish my costume soon or i seriously won't have time to make my prop...

n'durrrrr.....................................

Chiefy
09-28-2006, 09:57 PM
My props my sword which is a must have...since im going as Queen of Swords xPPP. Its such a weird shape. xD Just need to finish painting it and make a belt to hold it.

Kitsune
09-29-2006, 08:20 AM
That sounds awesome, Mab!

Too bad my Amano costume isn't FF. .-. Oh well. It's exciting regardless.

And... ZOMG, Chess Match Panel! Roy posted the audition dates and has made me a very happy girl. XD Saturday is going to win at life! *happy*

Bah, now I just need to get somewhere with this costume. Two weeks. *sobs* Four day weekend, so I should get a big dent in the costume.... hoping to have the base coat of flames painted today, highlight and shade the flames tomorrow, and spend the next two days getting some of the inside done. And hopefully sewing the jacket and pants.

Then I gotta find some boots and alter them and finish all the fisking jewelry and bracers.

I'm gonna cut this so close.

NiGHTmaren
09-29-2006, 08:34 AM
I haven't really started Locke yet, if anyone wants to feel better. XD And Locke has a lot of detail. Relm is going to be done by Sunday, at least, for Mab's shoot. But Locke...well, I'm going to be bringing the jacket pieces to work so I can sew during break and add on the details. No other way I am going to get this baby done in time, so I might as well just grin and bear it...*whines*

Can't wait to see you guys at the panel! I'm bringing lots of stuff with me as examples, too. ALSO, it seems my panel magically assigned ITSELF back to 9pm...which also works for me, since apparently, Amano will be doing his first panel at the time I had first changed it to at 2pm...and I really want to meet the man and get my artbook signed, so yeah...and 9pm is just a rave, so yay! Formal dance is 6-9.

Hyper_Phantom
09-29-2006, 05:23 PM
Ah, about fixing the machine, I changed the need and now it works. ^_^ But the top for my costume is such a failure I think I'm going to start over. I just really hope it turns out well. I might enter the costume contest, but I'm not sure. I guess it depends if I think my costume is worthy or not. Who knows lol, I'll find out when I'm done.

Chiefy
09-29-2006, 06:00 PM
Now im making another Amano costume for the ball. @.@ im so psycho xD Yes! I cant wait until the chess match panel and amano cosplay panel. ^_^

NiGHTmaren
09-29-2006, 06:05 PM
Chess and my panel are happening at the same time though. =/ Nothing I can do about that...blarghness. I just rescheduled it for 6pm, but I guess I have to keep my finger's crossed in hopes that the stupid site doesn't put it BACK to 9pm...the site hates me, and I try to contact them about the errors but no responses, ever.

Chiefy
09-29-2006, 06:18 PM
Well then i will just go to yours. Im going to go to the chess match tryouts in January anyways. xD

tsuoi_kaze
09-29-2006, 08:46 PM
I might try out for the chess match next year or the year after, this year i won't be able to get there or to rehearsals.

i really want to go to your panel!

still.....havent......finished.....COSTUME!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

Chiefy
09-29-2006, 10:24 PM
I dont think any of us r done. I KNOW IM NOT! xD

Dashren Nolan
09-29-2006, 11:42 PM
Okay, finally biting the bullet and will be coming to Metro as fuku Shuichi. ~_~;; I'm finishing the skirt now, and will be working on the top tomorrow. If anyone would be willing to hang out with me for a while at Metro so I'm not alone in a school girl outfit, it would be greatly appreciated. ^_^

Chiefy
09-30-2006, 12:50 AM
I will be sure to find u and say hi like usual Dash. ^^

Aleera
09-30-2006, 01:40 PM
Chess and my panel are happening at the same time though. =/ Nothing I can do about that...blarghness. I just rescheduled it for 6pm, but I guess I have to keep my finger's crossed in hopes that the stupid site doesn't put it BACK to 9pm...the site hates me, and I try to contact them about the errors but no responses, ever.
I'm happy I can make your panel. 6pm is a great time + can go off to eat after your panel is done, haha. ^_^

Hyper_Phantom
09-30-2006, 02:07 PM
Okay, finally biting the bullet and will be coming to Metro as fuku Shuichi. ~_~;; I'm finishing the skirt now, and will be working on the top tomorrow. If anyone would be willing to hang out with me for a while at Metro so I'm not alone in a school girl outfit, it would be greatly appreciated. ^_^
Hey, you can hang out with our group if you want. ^^ Though my friend might glomp you because she loves Gravitation.

Kitsune
09-30-2006, 03:04 PM
Yay, I can go to the Amano panel still~! Saturday goes on to winning at the universe.

Awwww, that's gonna be so awesome, Dash~! A proper school-girl Shuichi! I can't wait to see. =3

TheMask3dPenguin
09-30-2006, 09:31 PM
You should add the flowers on top, too XD I love that picture of Shuichi.

Hmm...well, I was going to go to the dance, and I was wearing a different costume for it, so I dunno if I'll be wearing my Amano costume to the panel, if I go...But I certainly don't mind talking about it. ^ ^ I'm sure people will see it...somewhere. Shouldn't be hard to miss.

tsuoi_kaze
09-30-2006, 11:23 PM
Hey, you can hang out with our group if you want. ^^ Though my friend might glomp you because she loves Gravitation.

can you imagine the look on her face if she saw him!?!?!


i'm really starting to think my costume is is going in reverse. i have to work on the top more. i thought i finished it but i was wrong.:lost:

Chiefy
09-30-2006, 11:49 PM
I havent worked on mine at all this weekend. ^^: I just baught some swarovski beads on ebay for both my Amano queen of swords costume and the Amano egyptian looking woman whom i dont know the name of costume. xDDD And finally baught my white make-up. ^__^

Dashren Nolan
10-01-2006, 02:28 AM
can you imagine the look on her face if she saw him!?!?!


i'm really starting to think my costume is is going in reverse. i have to work on the top more. i thought i finished it but i was wrong.:lost:

I know exatcly what you mean. THat's how it was with my Mal costume first time.

And am I really gonna get swamped by *fangirls* if I wear this? Like, badly?

Skirt is finished, it came out surprisingly well considering my lack of sewing machine. Pics will be up tomorrow.

One more thing: I know this is Amano's World, but do you think there will be other regular anime cosplays there? I'm gonna feel weird if I'm the only guy not a Final Fantasy chracter or a tarot card...

Chiefy
10-01-2006, 04:42 AM
lol Tarot card !! *points at self* Yes Dash there will be tons of people dressed in other cosplay actually. So rest assure ^_^

Kiba_kun
10-01-2006, 05:51 AM
I'm sure there will be tons of other non-FF cosplayers there. Me for one, on Sunday I'll be Kakashi.

Chiefy
10-01-2006, 05:59 AM
Wow why r we up at 5am!? xD I was going to cosplay Sakura from CCS on Saturday but will probably just be the Queen of Swords and MAYBE enter the costume contest. ^_^

Kitsune
10-01-2006, 08:38 AM
Oh, you'll get glomped. A lot.

Well, I think. I'm not sure how the Gravitation fanbase is at Metro, never took notice... But, still, prepare for it. ^__^

And, yeah, there'll be non-FF people. And non-Amano people. I don't count as either (Reno and Amano!Morpheus), unless I bring along Ryoko just to prove to Liz I am a girl, but I know plenty of people who are going in other cosplays.

Wheee, I did a lot yesterday! I ran out of the paint I was using for the base flames, so I had to mix paints. It's a similar color, but you can tell it's different paints *sighs* Oh well, maybe when I shade today it will be less noticable. I also finished the necklace save for gluing it and the jewels, but I can't do those until the freaking resin catalyst comes in. I hate Michaels, by the way. Or their warehouse. Whoever won't get in the catalyst but has everything else. I had fun burning copper, too. XD The rings aren't as colorful as I'd like, but seeing a copper sheet on fire is still cool.

But this wig. My god, this wig! It's cheap to start with, but it still shouldn't be this hard *sobs* I hate Morpheus' hair. *headdesk and goes to get fingers more covered in gunk*

tsuoi_kaze
10-01-2006, 11:14 AM
i didn't work on my costume yesterday:lost:

I'm really going to work on it today and tomorrow though. i NEED to get it done before next weekend so i can make my prop!

:lost: but i don't have any dark thread, and i loathe sewing with fishing line.

and i'm not sure if I have enough dye. It's the spray-on stuff, but it's in a tiny bottle.

but on a lighter note, i actually might finish in time anyways.

Chiefy
10-01-2006, 01:58 PM
I have to wait until my beads come in to continue my costume. ^^; Hopefully they will be here by tomorrow....

Hyper_Phantom
10-01-2006, 02:37 PM
I was going to start over, but I don't think I'll have anytime to pass by wal mart and browse through patterns so I'm going to stick to the crappy top I made, and not enter the costume contest because it is so bad. Anyways, so now I'm working on it and adjusting it and such. Maybe I'll cut the fabric for the skirt today. I dunno if I'll have time. I have to go all the way to St. Pete to get my homecoming dress. What a pain. x_X Then afterwards I'm going to a party.

Oh Tsuoi, if you need thread just ask me. Sheesh. O_o What color? You said dark, so is black good? I have a huge thing of black thread.

Hey does anyone know a good way of attaching craft foam wings to the back of a costume?

Chiefy
10-01-2006, 02:41 PM
Lol! Sounds like me trying to figure out how to put on my model magic headress. xD Umm hmm. You may have to super glue or hot glue them on since i doubt u could ever sew them on. ^^;

tsuoi_kaze
10-01-2006, 07:27 PM
thanks hyper, but i went to joanns today and bought thread. i finished the top, i might do a few alterations if i have time, but other than that...
why cant it be the 7th!?!?!?!?!? i really want my boots!!!
only one more major thing to make, then its all only small details from there on. i'm getting my hair cut and stuff tomorrow, so it'll hopefully look ok for the con, 'cause i hate wigs.

NecroticNymph
10-01-2006, 09:07 PM
Wow, sounds like everyone's killing themselves over their Amano costumes X___x I'm just about done with my Amano-inspired Vampire Hunter D. I just need to find some red feathers and decide on a design for the shoulder guards. Once I do that and finish them, then buy some light make-up, I'm all done! I'll take/post pics A.S.A.P.!

Hyper_Phantom
10-01-2006, 10:39 PM
Lol! Sounds like me trying to figure out how to put on my model magic headress. xD Umm hmm. You may have to super glue or hot glue them on since i doubt u could ever sew them on. ^^;
Yeah I've thought about that...but how do I take them off when I need to take it to the dry cleaners. ^_^;; Oh my what a dilema.

Chiefy
10-02-2006, 12:30 AM
i just broke 2 sewing machines needles.... This costume hates me!!! xD Soooo Close to finishing the top. How is it something so simple takes hours to actually make. xP

Foos
10-02-2006, 04:11 AM
i just broke 2 sewing machines needles.... This costume hates me!!! xD Soooo Close to finishing the top. How is it something so simple takes hours to actually make. xP

NO WAI.

I just broke my last needle, so I can't sew anymore tonight. Gonna have to go to JoAnne's tomorrow. Gah. :(

Chiefy
10-02-2006, 04:57 AM
I have 3 left. ^^; need to be more careful. xD

tsuoi_kaze
10-02-2006, 11:45 AM
my costume is porbably the easiest one in this thread to make, and yet i still screw it up.

but i have most of the major stuff done, so now i'm not as rushed.

Chiefy
10-02-2006, 02:48 PM
2 weeks left. ^^; I didnt think i would have so much to do! T_T

tsuoi_kaze
10-02-2006, 04:05 PM
so now i'm sitting on my bed picking off each individual sequens. WHY these were on the fabric in the first place is beyond me. but now i have to pick them off, and it sucks.
seriously considering something- if a pattern on fabric is blue, would it be better to use green or yellow sharpie to turn it green? my only option at this point is sharpies so...
erm..beads...this is really gonna screw it up. maybe not if i glue them together...

Hyper_Phantom
10-02-2006, 04:12 PM
Yeah, I thought my costume was gonna be easy too. >=\ *Glares at it*

tsuoi_kaze
10-02-2006, 04:17 PM
*glares at evil bow of doom, then at evil beads of doom*

OMFG!!!!! I just found out where to get a flower that'll work!!!!!!!!!!!!! and it's in my room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edit:
never mind, the flower is too small

Hyper_Phantom
10-02-2006, 07:55 PM
Ok, the panic is finally starting to kick in. Turns out I am going to have to start all over. I'm going to have to go to JoAnn's sometime this week, buy new fabric(Turns out the fabric I have is no good. -_-), and a new pattern. I'll have to work on it during the weekdays because this weekend is already over, so it's too late to make a trip now, and next weekend I have family visiting. EEEK! ;_; I thought I learned not to procrastinate from the experience with my Naruto costume, but apparently I haven't.

::Edit::
OMG! DX I have to get flowers, shoes and jewelry too! My life is over! Why, of all weekends, did my aunt choose this one!?!?

Chiefy
10-02-2006, 08:54 PM
I have to cancel plans for my anime club. ^^; But my costume should be done by next Friday...hopefully. ^^;;;;

TheMask3dPenguin
10-02-2006, 09:57 PM
Lol...I feel everyone's pain. I still have two unpainted costumes, no tassels made, no wig dyed yet, and no accessories made. And the new wig I bought and the makeup have yet to come in....So here's hoping they come in on time *crosses fingers*

Chiefy
10-02-2006, 10:06 PM
Yeah im waiting for my beads which were sent from China on Friday and my make-up from cosworx. ^^; And now i need crazy glue and more paint. @.@ Lets all strive to be done by early next week!!!! xD

tsuoi_kaze
10-02-2006, 10:26 PM
*needs to attach bow of doom, make a flower, and work on beads of doom*

I most likely won't be glueing the beads of doom...so they'll look really wierd just hanging there.

*remembers she has to make two flowers instead of one*

gives me an excuse to procrastinate on homework.

Chiefy
10-02-2006, 10:34 PM
Hehe. Everyones beading. xD I have yet to figure out what im going to do with my set of 200 multi-colored swarovski beads for both costumes. ^^;;;; Maybe i will have an idea when i get them.lol.

Kitsune
10-03-2006, 07:18 AM
*whine* I want Metro now for the panels... but I want it in a month for this costume.

Sorta finished the flames on the cape, now working on the illustrations on the inside. I wish I could draw something besides chibis. I also have to make the top pattern from freaking scratch. What a time to decide that I want to make a costume mostly by myself, huh?

And I still have to get in the resin catalyst so I can make jewels for the necklace... and work on the bracers, jacket, shirt, pants, boots, shoulder armor, cape, beaded strands, get white make-up, and figure out how to attach the cape.

At least I have the rings finished >___>

NiGHTmaren
10-03-2006, 08:26 AM
I probably won't be done Locke til...I dunno...next Friday night last minute?! ^^; It's good to know I'm not the only one trying to finish things up though. I was doing work on the bus for Locke's bandana, and some guy was like "I don't have the patience to do that". All I could think was "Well you see, I've lost my sanity a long time ago, so this is really nothing!". -_-

tsuoi_kaze
10-03-2006, 04:27 PM
Hehe. Everyones beading. xD

well... what i'm doing with the beads is actually really easy. the're not even going on the fabric. But the way i'm doing it is just another check on the inaccuracy list.
:dunce:



oh well, it's only the second costume i've made (n00b h33r)
but that still isn't an excuse, because i've been sewing other stuff sence i was about 10 or 11...:schitzo: dunno if it'll be ok or not!!!!!

*dies*

Hyper_Phantom
10-03-2006, 07:55 PM
Chibi Kitsune! My friend is going as Death for Metrocon. I told her you were going as Morpheus. So if she sees you she's gonna be like "HEY BROTHER!!!".
Just thought I'd share that lol.