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04-01-2003, 09:52 PM
here is the official countdown:
79 days, 3 hours and 11 minutes

who is excited for the con?
are you getting ready?
a)cosplay wise
b)money wise
c)Hotel/Motel Wise

we might have a surprise guest as well and I've been told to keep it under wraps, but is a major deal. you guys are going to have to just wait for the con. :D

04-01-2003, 10:05 PM
Why do you have two Gundam group banners? o.o

Umm, I have transport. I keep reminding my friend to get a damn room. Will start on cosplay once my CBF costume is done. More worried about the 19 days til Cherry Blossom, I am. :P Bringing two old costumes and two new ones, I think. I could be wrong. Don't quote me on that.

I'm looking forward to it, for sure, though. Always have.

04-01-2003, 10:07 PM
Michi: I like them both...plus I think it will give the people general idea of which character i'm cosplaying LOL XD

04-01-2003, 10:35 PM
>.< Eek. So soon! *needs to finish sewing two costumes*

04-01-2003, 10:52 PM
Stilll seems a ways of but it's so close. Must finish and start costumes.

04-01-2003, 11:30 PM
I'm going, I'm SOOOO EXCITED (as it's the first major anime con I'll be attending in this year's season, and I enjoyed it last year!)

(a) cosplay wise: I'm about 1/2 done I'm guessing on my Masquerade costume. booya. and the hardest parts are almost done. *crosses fingers* it's the most difficult sewing thing I've done so far!
if I get that done, I'll be happy. I'm hoping to have an additional costume as well, which is rare for me, I'm just not one of those multiple new costumes per con type of person, but this year I might get lucky since I started way early.
(b) money's ok, I guess.
(c) hotel was taken care of a LONG time ago.

04-01-2003, 11:35 PM
Planning ahead? What's that? ^^; Yeah, I think I know what costumes I'll have, but they never stay the same. Won't start on those until after AN and the costume I'm making on commission for someone for Akon. ...I just realized that I'm wearing both of my new costumes on Friday. That can't be good. >.> May have to adjust that somewhat...

Also, I still have no idea whether I'll get a room or commute. >.>;

04-01-2003, 11:37 PM
Carrieeeeee. You can join me and my friends, but it's sorta cramped. ^_^;

04-02-2003, 10:58 AM
C i got down. B.....I'm still collecting donations. A.....we've been going through lines but still need to go through the full dress rehearsal.

04-02-2003, 12:31 PM
Hmm let's see, I think I'm more worried about finishing my costume for the CBF than anything for Fanime right about now ^^; Money-wise I think I'm safe (Thank God for jobs), and I'll have to pester my mom till she actually books us a room -_-;

04-02-2003, 02:41 PM
It's now 78 days, 10 hours, and 20 minutes..

04-02-2003, 10:07 PM
Oh come on, don't tell me you're gonna update this every day, Ryu. :P That would drive me mad. T_T 18 DAYS TIL CHERRY BLOSSOM! *curls up in the corner*

04-03-2003, 12:05 AM
18 days!! Don't remind me.

04-03-2003, 03:06 AM
Yeah I know. ^^; At least my new costume choice is much easier than my other one! *starts drawing out plans*

Fanime material buying.. will be as soon as my Cherry Blossom costume is 75% done.. at least. :X

04-03-2003, 10:01 AM
I need to stay away from this thread - makes me anxious XD

04-03-2003, 01:24 PM
Haha. Me too *must cut wig this weekend*

04-03-2003, 01:52 PM
well now it's 77 days and counting LOL XD
I will update it as it gets really closer to the con...
I need to do this as well cause I need to work on my costume..

oh yeah, it's 17 days now till the cherry bloosom festival.
*goes to work on his costume*

04-03-2003, 02:16 PM
Go work on your costumes RyuHayabusaDOA2.
Well at least I have an alternative to my Cherry Blossom costume if I don't finish my Rayearth ones. After schools out I'll decide what to do for fanime.

04-03-2003, 02:39 PM
Cheryl: Thanks for the reminder...if I forget in the next couple of weeks...remind me again or hit me with a baseball at the festival LOL XD

04-04-2003, 01:35 AM
Gah!!!Not...alot...of time.....


1)Moneywise.....eh no. Thats a big no. Fanimes going to cost me about $110 dollars counting food and no...not even close yet...thats what the first month of summer vacation is for (THANK GOD school ends in May for me)
2) Costume wise: Wierd that I am more prepared for AX at this point! I just realized Im much father along then I thought.....My Rikku ffx2 costume is bought at 40% done, Ryoko from Tenchi GXP is 70% done, Kagome is 20% done and Chobits I havent started on yet. Im taking Ryoko and Rikku with me when I go visit my boyfriend in New Mexico over spring break so I can get alot done then when he is in class....the only problem is I have to hand sew it all! Bah.
3) Hotel wise: Yep already booked! Go me! Seems like hotels for cons is the only thing I never procrastinate on!

04-04-2003, 01:51 AM
A baseball huh, how about a mallot?

Mandy Mitchell
04-04-2003, 05:10 AM
I'm going to Fanime this year just like last year! Cosplay wise, keep you eyes opened during the Masquerade. Money wise, it's costing me a bundle. Hotel wise, I'm all set!

04-04-2003, 10:21 AM
Cheryl: a mallet would fine as well LOL XD

Mandy and Mink: That's cool to hear...I hope to see you guys at the con.

Now it's 76 days till the con LOL XD

04-04-2003, 11:01 AM
oh yeah..well, since AnimeNewsNetwork has decided to come clean:
Sadamoto at Fanime (2003-04-03 20:37:20)
Fanime has announced that Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, celebrated Gainax Character Designer, will be at Fanime 2003 (June 20-22 in Santa Clara) along with two addition, as of yet unamed, guests from Gainax.

04-04-2003, 12:14 PM
I wish I had Eva cosplay planned. ;_; I wonder if I can get him to sign my manga. :D

04-04-2003, 12:37 PM
Michi: I'm planning to do that. well, at least the stuff that I got...my newtype 100% collection Eva artbook, Adam and Eve artbooks, the manga graphic novels in english and japanese..and the newtype usa that has the articles on the renewal of eva

04-04-2003, 01:02 PM
haha I'd recommend just picking your favorite of those.. ^^;; I'd want to have him sign the artbook of his I've seen, but I don't own it yet @_@; So I'll have to use the one Eva Japanese manga I have -- with Asuka on the front. <3 I love his manga art. I know nothing about Fanime's signing rules, though, because I've never bothered with their guests til now with him and Kawamura Maria.

04-04-2003, 01:32 PM
and speaking of which, I need to buy Der Mond...that's his art book. Might as well buy it and get it at the con.

04-04-2003, 01:59 PM
YES. Der Mond. The name slipped my mind. I've been wanting it forever. ;.;

04-04-2003, 02:06 PM
Michi: same here...along with the eva 100% Newtype..that will be my other holy grail. ^_^

Aya Mizu
04-04-2003, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by Mandy Mitchell
I'm going to Fanime this year just like last year! Cosplay wise, keep you eyes opened during the Masquerade. Money wise, it's costing me a bundle. Hotel wise, I'm all set!

LOL Those costumes are going to drive us nuts, if not already. :crylaugh: Yay, but we're set for Hotel as Mandy said and for the Masquerade! Whoo-hoo! Looking forward to seeing everyone there ;)

04-05-2003, 04:21 PM
75 days till Fanime and counting LOL XD

04-06-2003, 01:18 AM
*shoots Ryu with a tranquilizer* If that doesn't work I SWEAR I'll use the horse one =_=

04-06-2003, 04:12 PM
^o^ Yes on the one hand it's annoying to always be reminded everyday... on the other hand it's making me nervous and forcing me to work on costumes.

04-06-2003, 04:44 PM
Mwahahahaha!*gets shot and falls asleep*

04-06-2003, 05:28 PM
Yeah. It's making me more nervous than not, but I guess it keeps me in check.. Not that I'm doing much about it. ~_~

04-06-2003, 07:17 PM
I want my costume for the Sakura Festival ;__;
At least I'll have it for Fanime, I'll prolly have to re-dye my hair by then, it grows a little too fast and I want it to look perfect!

04-06-2003, 11:03 PM
Rdorothy: can you try to do work on it before then?

04-08-2003, 02:28 PM
only 72 days now.. XD
*runs away*

04-08-2003, 02:31 PM
*beats you* I need to buy like $100 in wigs.. very soon.. for both Fanime and AX.. and it's only $100 because of a possible WitchWigs discount. *CRY* T_T Unless I cut my hair, I can save myself on one wig. ^^;

04-08-2003, 02:46 PM
*gets beaten to a bloody pulp* ouchie...*cast phoenix down*

04-08-2003, 06:15 PM
More like Auto-Life. :P You can't Phoenix Down yourself! *casts Slow on you* X_x

04-08-2003, 06:51 PM
[begin random]
You know I always wondered why video games give you Phoenix Downs at the beginning of the game when you're all by yourself. o.O;
[end random]

04-08-2003, 07:34 PM
*casts Auto-Life and then slow* oooohhh...ooookkkk....mmmmee....unnndddeeerrsssttt aaannndd...

04-09-2003, 04:57 PM
omg like 9 weeks till fanime. Finally I can stop having anime con withdrawals!

Aya Mizu
04-09-2003, 05:20 PM
Eep! It's coming up so fast! o_O!

Is anyone even close to finished on their costumes? I'm only working on one so I'm going a little slower than I should since I have to work on my AX costume too ._.

04-09-2003, 06:18 PM
I haven't started yet.. ^^; I was too worried about Cherry Blossom. But since I'm not cosplaying there anymore, I think I'll be starting on Fanime costumes next week. ^_^; I hope.

04-09-2003, 07:32 PM
71 days and counting..LOL XD

04-09-2003, 07:34 PM
Dude DOA. Are you just doing this to get your post count up or what? o.O;

04-09-2003, 07:56 PM
well, is coming up close..I can't wait..the excitement is starting to build each and every single day.

04-09-2003, 10:36 PM
are you guys having dreams about fanime? maybe its just me...

04-09-2003, 10:51 PM
I hope that i don't start dreaming about it though LOL XD

04-09-2003, 11:14 PM
I used to have weird dreams about cons and my costumes were never finished... @_@; and I'd know that con it "was" but it never looked like it.. Wheeee. ^_^; I guess it's stress/nervousness related. Hasn't happened recently. Might when it gets closer to Fanime.

04-09-2003, 11:19 PM
I don't want scary costume dreams T-T Then again I hardly remember the ones I have.

04-09-2003, 11:28 PM
I hope I don't want one at all..period. Ok..I'm bored..

04-10-2003, 12:22 AM
i've been having dreams about crazed fangirls in an elevator. I hope that doesn't happen to me again....please not at fanime....

04-10-2003, 12:30 AM
Crazed fangirls in an elevator? *falls over* Has that happened to you? Fangirls in general or fangirls fawning over you? :P

04-10-2003, 12:56 AM
Yes, it was terrible. They weren't fawning over me, but it was what i had. My friend warned not to bring it. But i have a gackt bag and i was trying to go up to my room. So these girls pile in and see my bag and start to scream. I don't know if i could back up into the corner any further, but i was trying. It was the most weirdest and scariest experience. They were looking, touching, pointing, screaming some more. When I finally got to my floor, they didn't want me to leave. But somehow i got out of there.

It's soo haunting. I wish it doesnt happen again cause i have to bring the bag to fanime.

04-10-2003, 01:15 PM
Le: as long as you don't wish and think it might happen, it won't. :D

04-10-2003, 05:51 PM
yeah i know. Maybe im just get really excited about fanime. This past week ive been working on nothing but hair styles. Got 5 more to do....*sigh*

04-10-2003, 06:02 PM
Aaah~ my costume progress is going okay. I still need new wigs for my Ayame and Shuichi cosplays... plus a Kuma plush + red sneakers for Shuichi, too....

I need a wig and a red fan for my Kaga outfit~ and hopefully the commission lady I sent my request for my HoroHoro jacket to will reply saying she can do it, and give me the price. ^^;

Blah... oh yeah. And I need pink hair ties for Minami. I can't wait to be a member (Ooh~ Vice President!) of the 'Prince Yuki Club'. XD

04-12-2003, 12:48 PM
a) just a re-hash of my costumes at Anime Central, but gonna include Nadeshiko Kinomoto here.

b) I'll have the money after Anime Central, thank goodness! ^_^;

c) Hotel - I think I have a room with Jarod and Tom. As far as getting there, Jarod and I plan to take Southwest to OAK.

*crosses fingers* I hope I can make it, nyo...

04-15-2003, 04:50 PM
65 days and counting LOL XD*runs away*

04-15-2003, 07:08 PM
omg someone control ryu. haha

04-15-2003, 07:49 PM
Okay, Ryu, how about you update every week instead of every day? It's turning into spam.

04-15-2003, 09:37 PM
Michi: Ok..I'll update it next week.

04-21-2003, 02:46 AM
hheeellllooooo!!!! i'm new to the cosplay.com >^.^< and i'm going to fanime too!! its getting nearer and nearer!! ahh where's my costume!?!?

oh i know him up there too ^ teehee yeah RyuHayabusaDOA2.. almost the same on the fanimeboard.. switch the Hayabusa and DOA.. ahah!! but hello everyone >^.^<

04-21-2003, 03:04 AM
i have to say im feeling like chibi, even though my costume is soo simple ^_^;;

04-21-2003, 09:49 AM
Yo Serena-chan I saw you at the parade XD If I was being non-talkative, I was waiting for my late friend >>;

04-21-2003, 12:01 PM
Ok... After a weekend of working on nothing but costumes I am 40% and 20% done on two of the costumes... not to mention the one I didn't star working on yet. *has a spasm*

04-21-2003, 02:07 PM
Serena-chan: welcome to the madness that is cosplay.com ^_^
Babbit-Chan: I think I scared your parents when I saw you and said good morning.
Ok..I'll work on my costumes as well. only 2 months away..

04-21-2003, 10:42 PM
*did not notice Serena before*

Hello dear. Do you remember me? Well if you forgot, it's ok... I haven't been floating around the Fanime board for a long while ^^

04-21-2003, 10:48 PM
I'm on the Fanime board! I think I posted twice. :P I should check.

04-22-2003, 10:48 PM
2 more months...and I won't update the countdown anymore

Aoshi Shinomori
04-23-2003, 01:55 AM
Hi people.. i m sometimes on the fanime board.. just browsing to see if any threads interest me. see u guys there.

04-23-2003, 02:58 AM
I'm good with B & C, but it feels like I'll never get my costumes finished! T^T
Yay! This will be my first time at Fanime--I can't wait. :)

04-23-2003, 03:24 AM
This will be my second Fanime. Actually my first one last year was the reason I started cosplaying. :)

Katnap I hope to see you there! I saw your pictures of Popstar Yuna from Ani-Jam, I can't wait to see it in person. It's so shiny! :D

04-23-2003, 03:51 AM
I'm as excited as an excited man, with a very good reason to be excited.

a) At least Hiei (unless the group plans something else for a skit). Monkey D Luffy, Lupin the 3rd (1st Season), and Spike Spiegel confirmed. Maybe a couple of X men (X/1999 that is) if I feel like it.

b) Not planning to buy much except for rations and supplies.

c) Staying with Nadeshiko and Tetsugyu should work. If not, I'll figure another way when I get there (Pins "Will pay for crash space" sign on my coat).

04-23-2003, 09:06 PM
wai!!! fanime is comming!! fanime is comming!! so excited!!! its my first year comming.. but then i'm too excited!! gotta get costume ready... hmmm...

Fanime fanime fanime!! yay!!

04-24-2003, 03:44 AM
Hehe yes I am the shiny popstar yuna! ^_^ It'd be kewl to see fellow cosplay.com friends at Fanime Ziggy!

I'll also be crossplaying for the 1st time too! XD

04-24-2003, 04:21 AM
katnap007: Oh cool, what are you crossplaying?

04-24-2003, 04:38 AM
Eee countdown!! I have to worry about AX at the same time, don't I? Eep! I think I have to cut down on stuff. ^_^; Must order wigs soon.. just simplified a few group costumes I had to do which is SO GREAT. *_* Aaah and cut down on another.. I'm feeling less stressed.. but.. arrr AX. T_T

Ukayoru no Chou
04-24-2003, 08:12 AM
*fall fall* Whaaa, just found this *die*
Nayways, me being me, I've got one of my costumes done for fanime..ONE..ONEEEE! x_X; and I need at least two more. Now, I suck at sewing..and I want them to look good, so I suck even more, and it takes forever. Comissioner, why yes I could do that, but do I have any money? Nuuuuu XDDDDD

Whyyyyy ?! XD *melts* Wee, cool lots of neato-people from the boards will be there =3! ( Wish I had to worry about AX o_o! )

Baka Neko
04-24-2003, 12:38 PM
Wow! So much to do so little time x.x I'm bogged done with stuff for both Fanime and AX as well.

I still need to get my Ayame and Eiji costumes completed. AND I need to finish 3 AMVs for AX the 29th x.x (not going to happen ^^;) Then I need to finish 2 AMVs for Fanime as well. I'll be getting my hair trimmed and dyed on Friday for my Eiji costume (yay!) That's one thing to check off.. And I must convince my mom to let me get a hotel room again this year ^^;

04-24-2003, 12:42 PM
welll...this is the 1st time one of my threads has gone past 6 pages
*avoids kitchen skink thrown by Michi*
carry on then...

04-24-2003, 02:13 PM
*puts a smiley sticker on Ryu's forehead* Congrats =D

Pesonally I'm on a whim to make four more (very simple) costumes before Fanime. I'm thinking about doing young Link with so many props you would shoot me -_-

04-24-2003, 02:30 PM
babbit-chan: Thanks for the sticker. ^_^ well start off easy then work your way up. That's always a good place to start.

04-24-2003, 08:13 PM
Visiting Link today made me want to go straight to work on Malon, but I have no fabric for it here. n.n *goes to beg friends to take her to the fabric store*

I kicked out a costume for Fanime in favor of cosplaying from DOA2.. and I need to either find a way around another outfit, or beg a friend to make the jacket for me.. x.x I could never make a jacket, well, yet.

But yeah. Feeling much better about the con. *stretch* Just gotta clear out AX, which I think I've done..

04-24-2003, 09:27 PM
I...don't know why...decided to add another costume for fanime. This one is pretty easy and I get to have "accesories" too ^-^. You know what they say, pimpin' aint easy ^-^ Gonna have soo much fun.

04-25-2003, 12:34 PM
Michi: I added you btw on my live journal and you're going to make a great Kasumi. ^_^;;;.

04-25-2003, 12:35 PM
Le: which costume are you going to make? from what anime/manga/video game series?

Ruri Hoshino
04-25-2003, 05:58 PM
I already got my costume ^.^ I'm going to be the manga version of Dotta from sorcerer hunters! I can't wait to show it off, I really put some effort into this one....I hope it'll turn out better than my Nadesico costume -.-()

04-25-2003, 06:26 PM
I can't wait to see you in that costume, Ruri-chan :D

Ruri Hoshino
04-25-2003, 06:29 PM
*Looks at Ryu with eyebrow quirked up* yeah...you and ever guy I know going. My b/f's first inline for pictures ^.^() [Is going to run at con very fast]

04-25-2003, 07:35 PM
Ryu: I was just looking at some pictures and i found a pimped out jrocker. When I saw it, I knew I had to do it cause one, she was a girl and two she was dressing up as a pimp. Simple as that. Also I knew i was gonna have fun. I just got the cigar today...oh yeah almost done. ^-^

Aoshi Shinomori
04-26-2003, 12:10 AM
yeah its coming up.. this will be my 3rd fanime con.. hope i dont get harrassed by security for props again

04-26-2003, 12:52 AM
Hmm...its weird.....no one gave me any guff about my props.

Ruri Hoshino
04-26-2003, 01:01 PM
Security harrassed my friend last year about her bow and arrow. What gets me is the arrows where those toy ones you buy at those 98 cent store or dollar tree for the kids o.O

04-26-2003, 02:10 PM
Le and Ruri: cool. I can't wait to see you guys costume.. ^_^

Ruri Hoshino
04-26-2003, 02:16 PM
*looks at Ryu* I can't wait to take a picture of you in yours. mwahahaha.

04-26-2003, 02:29 PM
Ruri-chan: I will pose gladly for you lol XD *does Gundam call pose*
Nice title btw..

Ruri Hoshino
04-26-2003, 02:33 PM
Thank you very much darling and I'll make sure you do a gundam pose XD. Plus I want to take a picture of you and my b/f together...if you 2 promise to hurt each other for little old me XD(j/k)

04-26-2003, 02:37 PM
I can consider that request Ruri-chan LOL XD

Ruri Hoshino
04-26-2003, 02:50 PM
bah, I can't stand that, its already happen before I got angry mostly at my ex b/f, Lyrell. ggggrrrr..I wanted to beat him up at the time..oh well. I love my b/f that I have now, he doesn't do stuff like that unless extremely provoked ^.^() anyways...that was a little off the subject....

so..what's every one planning to see or do at Fanime?

04-26-2003, 03:01 PM
Ruri-chan: me, hang out, buy stuff, watch anime, get drunk, dance, swim, and all of those not necessarily in that order lol

04-27-2003, 02:55 PM
whats the countdown days now?!? you have countdown days?!? teehee.. uhhmm... ryu-kun i might need your help for both of my costumes.. is that ok??

04-27-2003, 04:44 PM
54 days till Fanime! (*has her own countdown* lol)

04-27-2003, 06:54 PM
It's like seven weeks away. T_T I keep having to change my costume line-up because I didn't realize how close it was..

04-27-2003, 08:45 PM
Ahhhhhhh stop that guys! :)

I just finished Wondercon and I still have Acen to survive! :PPPP :)

04-27-2003, 09:08 PM
That's why I cancelled my ACen plans. :P

04-28-2003, 12:33 PM
Serena-chan: sure. what kind of help do you need?

52 days and counting..

Ruri Hoshino
04-28-2003, 07:12 PM
XD i can't believe how close its getting to Fanime ^.^() *can't wait, can't wait*

04-28-2003, 08:59 PM
Fanime is going to be great! I can't wait to see everyone. ^_^

Ziggy~ I'm planning on crossplaying Ryoma from Prince of Tennis. ;)

04-28-2003, 09:28 PM
katnap007:Rock on! You going to be at fanime as well? which costumes are you going to plan to premiere?

04-30-2003, 01:27 AM
:D I'm bringing Popstar Yuna, Ryoma, & a Battle Royale cosplay.

Do you have any tips for me? Anything to share with a first-time Fanime attendee? I'd appreciate it. ^_^;

04-30-2003, 01:44 AM
katnap: Um... I think the only thing is that Fanime has a pretty strict props policy. But it doesn't sound like you'll have any issues with that, unless you're bringing a crossbow for your BR costume. ;-)

Um... there aren't too many resturants thats walking distance, though there is a mini mall and a movie complex about a mile out. There's plenty of resturants there.

I think that's about it. Just go and have fun. :)

04-30-2003, 01:54 AM
The first year I was at Fanime we walked a few blocks down to where Round Table Pizza was.. ^^; and there's some nice restaurants that are easy to drive to as well. Sushi Lovers and Denny's.. yeah. *stretch* I can't wait to go to Fanime~~

Ruri Hoshino
04-30-2003, 08:09 PM
I agree Michi..I can't wait to see some of my friends there again. Plus its great to meet other people, a cheat the dealers out of their money *chuckles at some of the great deals she got last year*

04-30-2003, 11:14 PM
I had a GREAT time at Fanime last year.. much better than the two years before.. and with my current plans it seems like this year'll be just as good. :bigtu: Now I just need to get myself in gear to not slack off anymore and actually make costumes! Oy vey. :thumbsup:

05-01-2003, 10:55 AM
and I also need to do that as well. I couldn't agree with you there Michi :D

Ruri Hoshino
05-02-2003, 07:14 PM
{gloat}Mwahaha...well gee....I finished my costume last month{/gloat} ^.~

05-12-2003, 08:23 PM
37 more days and counting

05-12-2003, 09:19 PM
About 60% done with one of my costumes, haven't really started the other, and about 50% done on my boyfriend's costume. o.O; A little over a month, eh? *head falls*

Aoshi Shinomori
05-12-2003, 10:28 PM
Anybody still working on costumes? and if so which one?

05-12-2003, 10:34 PM
I'm still working on my Domon Costume

05-12-2003, 10:54 PM
Van and Link, sadly.

05-13-2003, 02:03 AM
I bought fabric today! Yaaaay! I'm so happy. ^_^; I got most of the fabric I need for my Kasumi (DOA2) costume, and got the fabric I need for my Nabiki (Ranma) costume.. ^^ Wheeee cosplay.

05-13-2003, 02:42 AM
i got the fabric but finally figuring out how hard it is to work with vinyl...it'll come to me somehow. But besides that its great to work on a costume again! ^-^

05-13-2003, 12:14 PM
Michi: You're doing a Nabiki costume! Kudos to youuu! I love her @_@ (She was the best when Takahashi introduced the Gambling King ;p)

05-13-2003, 01:02 PM
michi, are you gonna wear your kuja costume this year?

05-13-2003, 04:37 PM
Babbit ~ Bwahaha, I'm being concubine Nabiki from the 2nd movie.. bwahaha. I should carry around some dollar bills for photos.. I'll have a Ranma with me, too^^

MordSith ~ Nuu, I can't wear Kuja.. the costume is out of commission (it came apart after being worn a lot last year) and the wig is sort of lost in my garage at the moment. ^_^; I intend to, probably mid next year, completely redo the outfit in new colors and style with possibly a new wig.. *_* It's like my dream. XD

Ukayoru no Chou
05-13-2003, 05:01 PM
*pops back in * Wah, @_@. Im workin on muh Duo, and if anyone else, probably Iori E...or someone like that..hmm..but mostly Duo at the moment, then off to Tombo, and Akito Hayama ^^;; ..Maybe Meruru... im not sure if I'll get anyone after Duo finshed though :P

This sounds like its gonna be wickedly fun :B.. wee..so happy...I only got partially bored last year, but first year :P

05-13-2003, 05:12 PM
This'll be my fourth Fanime. ^____^ I've always loved it.. even when I had bad experiences due to company. I love the hotel and the con center and everything. But I'm also biased as it was my first one and it's always happy and familiar to return to.. I dunno ^^;

05-13-2003, 06:47 PM
Michi: How cool ^_~ You should sell off pictures of your Ranma =D

ai no hoshi
05-13-2003, 06:54 PM
grr... 3 costumes to do still...

my faerie is done except the wings. but my kurumi and my friends pretear costumes aren't even close. gotta get to work!!!

i'm looking forward to meeting everyone that i haven't met already.
the only thing i'm not looking forward to is that harry potter and the order of the phoenix comes out that saturday (june 21). i wont be able to pick up my copy! *cries*

i agree with you michi. fanime is a lot of fun. it's a comfortable con. it was my first too!

05-13-2003, 07:13 PM
Heh, I have a friend coming to Fanime with me that was pouting about Order of the Phoenix's release date, too. :p

05-13-2003, 07:34 PM
fanime was my 1st con back in 98 and I just loved the hometown feeling to it. That's why I keep going back...plus it's a cool place to meet your friends and hang out and in some cases, get drunk lol XD

ai no hoshi
05-13-2003, 11:11 PM
no drinking for me... i'm a good girl.

Aoshi Shinomori
05-13-2003, 11:47 PM
wow fanime is coming up so quickly. this will be my 3rd fanime and plan on attending more gatherings this year. heh i never tried a drink at the bar but i'll probably try this year

05-14-2003, 12:13 AM
Drinking is bad, people. X_x; You can have plenty of fun at Fanime without it! I commend you, ai no hoshi. :F

05-14-2003, 12:20 AM
Hotel bar is expensive. Younglings shouldn't drink. And getting smashed at an anime convention is pretty lame so don't overdo it.

That's my take on things v^.^v

Ukayoru no Chou
05-14-2003, 12:25 AM
w00t for Umi *nods a lot* Michi-ness too XP. Waha. Yea, I'm really looking forward to meeting you all ,hmfu, nothing much else to sayay..hmmm.. hope I get some good random photo's o_o!

Aoshi Shinomori
05-14-2003, 12:36 AM
well ill just have one drink. nothing big. a con is a worst place for me to get drunk. i'm not much of a drinker anyways. i drink on special occasions.

05-14-2003, 12:45 AM
Oh yeah drinking is bad, especially at anime con. I was in an elevator waiting for my floor with 4 other drunk guys. It wasnt good. So please if you guys do drink, control yourselves.

Aoshi Shinomori
05-14-2003, 01:06 AM
I'll be able to control myself. i know when enough is enough and i really dont want to wake up at a con having a hang over. that would so totally suck. or wake up not knowing where i'm at heh.. thats scary. just probably a drink or two to celebrate fanime.

05-14-2003, 01:40 AM
That's the way to go, Aoshi (Just a few words from another fellow who isn't too big into drinking.)

Though - I did have a beer with a friend on the last day of Sakura-Con, after con ended... Had appetizers as well...

05-14-2003, 12:03 PM
Drinking is good for you! :drink: :cheers: ESPECIALLY at an anime convention.

05-14-2003, 12:46 PM
well, whoever wants to drink at an anime con or not, is up to them. ^_^ that's all i can say on the subject. I'll drinks ure, but I won't get smashed. That's not my style.

ai no hoshi
05-14-2003, 04:35 PM
i don't drink because that's my choice. i can have fun without it. i'm not telling anyone else not to drink...

but i want to meet everyone when you're not drunk! i look forward to it! lol

05-14-2003, 07:14 PM
Ai: I won't be drunk I promise lol XD. you like to dance?

05-14-2003, 07:22 PM
Mwaha, the excitement for Fanime has caused me to clean my room.. Why? Because there's absolutely NO room to work on costumes. XD I have so much excess fabric. *drowns in it*

05-14-2003, 07:24 PM
Michi: my excitement for fanime has motivated me to do a GARAGE SALE!!! XD top that lol XD j/k

05-14-2003, 07:26 PM
Well, I was also motivated to apply for a job the day before yesterday for some extra con cash, if that counts... ^^

05-14-2003, 07:34 PM
Michi: I see. well, good for you. I should do that as well. I seriously need to.

ai no hoshi
05-14-2003, 07:39 PM
ryu, i went to all my high school formals, but i only slow danced. i don't like any other dancing...

michi, it's funny that you mention cleaning your room. i cleaned mine 3 days ago so i could have room to sew, but it's a mess again. i have blue and red scraps everywhere from my kurumi costume. ahhh... the wonderful life of cosplay! ^-^

05-14-2003, 07:41 PM
Yeah.. hahaha I love making costumes. I clear space in my room, and then I look around and I'm sitting on the floor in a mess of fabric scraps. x_x;; Cosplay is the BEST.

05-14-2003, 07:46 PM
Ai: drat..so I can't ask you to the fanime dance then lol XD

I need to clean my room really well...specially since I have to buy a bookcase for the manga that I will be buying at Fanime..

ai no hoshi
05-14-2003, 07:56 PM
awww... that's really nice of you. i dont go to the dance, i go to the karaoke contest. last year they were at the same time i think, except the karaoke contest ran really late so i went to bed.

05-14-2003, 08:07 PM
Ai-san: I guess that's a no then. Ok..well, I'll be there at karaoke as well..just look for me headbanging and singing to It Doesn't Matter from Sonic Adventure lol XD

05-14-2003, 08:14 PM
Karaoke! I haven't done karaoke at Fanime since '00... I should do that this year!

05-14-2003, 08:18 PM
Michi: we should do a duet or not lol XD

ai no hoshi
05-14-2003, 09:34 PM
i'll be singing with my friend christy... -.- *scared*

05-14-2003, 09:38 PM

well, anyone seeing the matrix tonight?
*way off topic from left field*

ai no hoshi
05-14-2003, 09:50 PM
i am. 10:30 showing with my bf and like 10 of his friends... fun!
then i have to get up thursday morning at 4:00 to go to work
why do old people go to the gym so early?

05-14-2003, 09:55 PM
Ai-chan: I don't know. piossibly they can't sleep? lol

ai no hoshi
05-14-2003, 10:01 PM
well i wish they would sleep longer! that way i could sleep longer and i wouldn't have to go to work so early.

oh well... *goes back to work on kurumi costume*

05-14-2003, 10:18 PM
Ai: Oh I see. ^_^ well, I still need to work on mine.

05-15-2003, 10:08 AM
Rawr. I am extremely jealous of you all. Don't you have finals or something to hinder your costume progress? >.< I think I'll have some time today to finish one of the pieces for my costume. Luckily I won't have another final until Monday so that gives me maybe... half a weekend to study and half a weekend to sew o.O;

Fanime urged me to but some stuff on eBay ^^

edit: 'but'? er... I meant 'put'

05-15-2003, 02:06 PM
Ditto Umi....finals and then I have Prom this weekend...which I stupidly decided to MAKE my own dress *dies*. Gah oh well...there needs to be more time in the day...

On a different note Im so excited about Fanime *dances around until dizzy*

ai no hoshi
05-15-2003, 03:41 PM
i have finals too... but college finals are a little different. i've already finished half of them.

i set aside a lot more time for my costumes than i needed. my kurumi costume is coming along VERY well... much easier that i thought it would be.

i only have trouble sewing on the days i have work... i go to work at 4:30 am, come home at 9:00am and sew. no wonder why my seams arent 100% straight. lol good thing you can't see them.

*hee hee*

05-15-2003, 04:07 PM
35 days and counting lol XD

05-15-2003, 04:44 PM
Oi... ai no hoshi. I hope you're not implying that I act immature or anything >.< I'm a senior in college.

Anyways... time for some sewing.

05-15-2003, 06:56 PM
I graduated high school two years early, so no finals for me. ^_^; I should be in college, but I took the semester off to look for a job. Heh.

ai no hoshi
05-15-2003, 08:01 PM
nooo!!! i wasn't saying that...
i meant to say 'my' college finals are a little different, 'cause you go to a university, and i only go to a jc.

i'm sorry... it was a typo. *hides* i didn't mean anything bad!

05-15-2003, 08:20 PM
rofl.. no harm i'm just having fun with you.

05-16-2003, 01:55 PM
AI: me=need to go back to school this fall. ^_^;;;

05-16-2003, 09:05 PM
My finals are in 3 weeks. But my teachers just have to give me projects on top of projects before that. I was seriously thinking about taking a semester off but honestly I would like to get away from my parents, so its off to north for me.
its coming so fast...

05-20-2003, 04:33 PM
It is now one month exactly to the con..

Ukayoru no Chou
05-20-2003, 05:57 PM
Whyyyyyy?! *melt melt*....

05-20-2003, 06:06 PM
I will get my ass in gear for costumes now lol XD

05-20-2003, 06:42 PM
I was just fixing my Kasumi belt/obi/thingie.. ^^ It'll be my most intricate costume for the con, but that's not saying too much... YAY Fanime wheee~!

05-20-2003, 06:45 PM
omg.. it's so hot in the south bay right now. I wonder how hot it'll be by the time the con roles around. Heheh... my boyfriend's costume is all black, won't he be sorry for trying to look moody=D

05-20-2003, 06:49 PM
It's hot up here in Marin, too. ^^; I'm glad all my costumes for Fanime are skimpy. ^_^;

05-20-2003, 07:08 PM
ugh, ok, I'm back from acen and need to finish costumes and put up photos.

Michi, did you still need any screen shots of Kasumi? Anything in particular or a 360 degree shot of her?

05-20-2003, 07:25 PM
*clings to Oscar* Yesh! I need shots of the back especially.. those designs on her skirt are killing me.. x_X; Err do you even have costume 8 unlocked? ^_^;

05-20-2003, 07:28 PM
Um... I'll have to check if that one is unlocked or not.

I thought you were doing her standard outfit. Duh, my bad. :)

05-20-2003, 07:38 PM
Well I'm doing her standard second player outfit for AX... ehehe. I know a trick to get costumes unlocked REALLY quickly if you need. XD

Aoshi Shinomori
05-20-2003, 09:17 PM
oh man its hot.. i hope its not too hot during fanime. last year it was pretty cloudy and windy. i ll be in a trenchcoat so it wont be fun.

05-20-2003, 10:47 PM
Ryu: Amen to that - I have to take advantage of the four day weekend and work my butt off to do some major sewing.

ai no hoshi
05-20-2003, 11:19 PM
oh man... i'm gonna be suffering of heat stroke in 2 of my costumes ...

this sucks.

i need to finish my costume, but i'm really tired from work. blah.

05-21-2003, 12:17 AM
just stay inside, or under the trees outside and you should be fine. Last year was during a slightly hot time if i remember correctly.

and this time my car wont overheat ^_^

05-21-2003, 12:58 AM
Bah, it's not like we're in um.. on the east coast. ^_^; It doesn't get painfully hot over here too often. I'm just quite happy with my costume choices for this year. <3

05-21-2003, 02:15 AM
well the bay is a great natural AC, so yeah temps should be in the upper 80 at most, but then there is the sun to deal with ^_^;;

05-21-2003, 02:21 AM
True. I hearts the Bay Area. But I'm still happy I've cancelled some of my thicker outfits. ^^;

05-21-2003, 10:16 AM
o.o I hope I'm not forced into wearing my One Piece costume at Fanime *planning it for AX* it involved a trenchcoat AND a cape-thingy ^_^;;;;

05-21-2003, 01:05 PM
Babbot-Chan: I get a 3 day weekend so I have to work on my stuff...as well. and organize the stuff for the garage sale next weekend as well.

05-21-2003, 07:19 PM
I don't think AX would be any better for that costume, Umi. ^^; I think it's usually hotter down there.. x_x

05-21-2003, 08:23 PM
Umi: It'll be ok. My Squall costume consists of a real leather jacket, and vinyl pants. It was quite warm, but I didn't die or anything when I wore it to AX last year.

Though I did make sure to drink a lot of fluids. :>

Speaking of which, I'm planning to do Scorpious for SDCC this year, talk about *another* vinyl costume. X-o

05-21-2003, 11:32 PM
Vinyl rocks. Acquiring a vinyl fetish now, Ziggy? :p

ai no hoshi
05-22-2003, 12:25 AM
last year at fanime it rained. i remember standing in line for something *can't remember what* and the loads of hairspray in my hair was running down my face.

ooooh! sticky goodness! :thumbsup:

05-22-2003, 12:27 AM
It rained last year? O_O I don't even remember.. then again I wasn't outside very much..

05-22-2003, 01:33 AM
michi: bite your tongue. :P

It's just that those costumes are cool! Just not terribly comfortable or easy to make, but cool! :)

Ok... hot to wear, but cool to look at. :)

05-22-2003, 01:44 AM
Uh huh. Excuses. XD Well, wearing vinyl in cold weather isn't that hot..

05-22-2003, 03:30 AM
well that depends, is it skin tight? =^_^=

05-23-2003, 09:36 PM

I haven't even gotten started yet on mine! I need help!!!

(for starters where the heck to get some good heavy fabric)

It shouldn't take long at all tho.. and if you think it's all bad in the south bay come to the north bay!!!

We'v ehad nothing but "partly cloudy" or "mostly sunny" for the past 4 months.

05-26-2003, 10:17 PM
At least at AX I'll get the opportunity to head back to a hotel room and cool off. I'm commuting to Fanime so I'm stuck in the costume till the end of the day -_-;

05-26-2003, 10:45 PM
lol Umi ditto.

But I don't think we'll be near the convention center.. my bro wants to be at one of the hotels off the disneyland area...

Is this near enough? I have NO IDEA. X.x

I'm rather sure now I'll be able to cosplay twice at AX, at fanime I'm not even sure yet if I'll go!

Which sucks because I am the leader for the zelda cosplay >:)

*shrug* AX will be worth it :)

05-28-2003, 04:49 PM
OoOoO fanime is comming!!! fanime is commin!!!! XD

Aoshi Shinomori
05-28-2003, 08:34 PM
yeah i looked at my calendar and was like.. wow its coming up quick.. maybe i should start packing now heh hope to see u all there and i remember meeting u serenachan. hope to see u there as well.

ai no hoshi
05-28-2003, 09:24 PM
it's coming too fast. i still have a lot to do. *sighs*

maybe i should get off of my lazy butt at start sewing.

05-28-2003, 10:50 PM
how many days till june??? It's coming. And am I even 50% done with my costume. NO...!!!!

05-29-2003, 12:24 AM
22 days until June 20th, and 3 days until June 1st.

Time has flown by so fast. x_X

05-29-2003, 12:27 AM
I'm not even 50% done with any of my costumes. x_x; Damn video games distracting me... yeah that's it..

05-29-2003, 12:39 AM
Oh good. i thought i was the only one. I know I'll be staying up late that week of fanime trying to finish. I procrastinate too much...

05-29-2003, 12:39 AM
Wow it IS coming up fast! o.O

Oh well, I'll have my costume together as fast as I can make it lol.

05-29-2003, 01:21 PM
I'm still figuring out stuff for the garage sale and been watching too much anime...must work on cape...-_-;;;

05-29-2003, 01:37 PM
Heh, after a week of playing Zelda Ocarina of Time Master Quest religiously.. even though I'm halfway through the final dungeon (err if you don't count Ganon's Tower..), I decided to take a break. I got about.. oh.. 45% of my Nabiki costume done this morning while watching the 2nd Ranma movie. ^_^ It's quicker and easier than my Kasumi DOA2 costume, so I thought I should just get it out of the way so I can concentrate on Kasumi til Fanime.. yupyup. :3

05-29-2003, 01:39 PM
hmmm..me, i will organize the stuff for the garage sale this weekend and work on my cape. I just hope I don't get distracted a lot.

05-29-2003, 01:41 PM
I actually took a break from Nabiki when I got online.. and started up Master Quest again. *smacks forehead* Bah, I can work quickly. I've made a costume in two days because I procrastinated so much once. ^_^; Okay more than once. n.n

05-29-2003, 02:12 PM
Michi: I see and I still have to buy the Business Suit for Roger and I trhink I will buy that like at least a day before Fanime...mad rush time! XD

05-29-2003, 02:17 PM
I'm hoping I won't be in too much of a rush before the con.. I'm happy I'm starting early.. though I know soon, it will seem like the con's suddenly the next weekend. @_@ ARGH I need to order my Nabiki wig. T_T

05-29-2003, 02:23 PM
Michi: I see. Well, I think I will have Racoon Mario done for AX and that should be easy as well...I just hope that I have enough $ after Fanime..

*must control impulse buying*

06-01-2003, 11:51 PM
19 days and counting people..
18 days for those attending from the east coast lol

06-02-2003, 01:03 AM
I don't think I'll be going now. No way to get there. Oh well :]

06-02-2003, 11:14 AM
It's soo close!! ;_; ! I -sorta- started my Risky costume and I don't think I will have enough time to start the Yuna one I wanted to do...I pre-regged back in September but I don't have a hotel room. Kino sad. Kino very very sad. Me and my little kitty friend will have to sleep on couches and will get kicked around by con staff.

The first year I went, my friend Bryan and I fell asleep in the karaoke room, bought a sandwich with the $3 we had left on Saturday night, and ending up falling asleep in the Eva parody room.

Me no want to be ghetto this year. Must...find...room...*scampers off*

06-02-2003, 12:59 PM
Kino: wow...and you doing Risky from Risky Safety right? Yeah..my friend did the same thing 2 years ago...thank god he didn't get kicked out by staff lol

06-02-2003, 06:15 PM
Ryu: Why would he have gotten kicked out?? @_@;

06-02-2003, 06:34 PM
Kino: because he was sleeping on the couch in the lobby lol and you know how some con staff can be... I'm glad that it didn't happen to him..

06-02-2003, 08:48 PM
lol you can always try to go without sleep. The only problem with that though is it may be hard to keep from passing out later on lol

06-02-2003, 09:00 PM
Isaldur: I did at last year's Fanime.. 45 minutes sleep friday night/saturday morning and 4 hours saturday night/sunday morning...I was trying not to fall asleep in my friend's car back to hayward.. lol

06-02-2003, 09:04 PM

I do stuff like that sometimes, and know what you mean. At least you weren't going all the way accross the bay lol.

If I am able to get a ride to fanime I might have to take bart halfway at least on the way out (and get my mom's friend to pick me up on the way back) but that person doesn't want people under 18 so pooo!!!!!!!

That won't stop me from asking tho!!!

06-02-2003, 09:07 PM
Isaldur: I see. well, if you want a ride, I can give you one, but i'm going down there on thursday night to pick up my badge. I live in Hayward BTW

06-03-2003, 12:22 AM
wow since A-kon is over the next thing on cosplay.coms convention forum list is fanime. oh yeah its coming.

06-03-2003, 12:59 AM
Ack Fanime! I'm excited and yet I feel rushed <<; I'm bringing 5 costumes O_O;; Wowzers.

06-03-2003, 02:31 AM
I'm soooooooooooooooooooo excited, and more excited for all the people I'm going to meet! w000 fun times for an old lady like me :D wheeeee!

06-03-2003, 03:48 AM
fgdhsjkgfd. I only have like three new costumes for Fanime, but I'm procrastinating SO MUCH on them. I suck.

06-03-2003, 09:03 AM
Michi: You can't suck more than me if I get frustrated by a tunic u_u;;

Ruri Hoshino
06-03-2003, 12:15 PM
lol oh come on Michi I'm sure your costumes are great..not like my dress...it ripped and some way i gotta repair it before Fanime >.<

06-03-2003, 01:23 PM
and me as well...I love..err..I hate procrastinating as well :devil:

Ukayoru no Chou
06-05-2003, 08:51 AM
Babbit- Forget u XP. Five? Aww you suck! *takes one- runs off* bwhahahh! >D

Kimiko-chan: I keep missing you, and I ment to e-mail you :P

Yea, last night I was complaining about randomcrap I have to do this month ,and looked at my little calender thing and almost died. Tooo fast.but...im so hyper about it. I promise, after this one, my costumes will be done two months later.. ><;

06-05-2003, 09:45 AM
Uka: Might wanna watch out for that piranha security system I installed >D BTW, did you email Leslie from the CBF yet?!

06-05-2003, 11:41 AM
Ukayoru: Missing me?? hehe well email me then! kimiko at dewdrop-garden.com


06-05-2003, 12:20 PM
15 days and counting... -

Ruri Hoshino
06-05-2003, 12:29 PM
thank god its only 15 days away. I just found my Ruri Hoshino costume..so I'll be wearing that on friday. ^.^()

Eurobeat King
06-07-2003, 11:37 AM
Now it's down to 13 days.. I haven't unpacked any of my costumes since returning from A-kon that I'll be bringing to Fanime, so I'll get those ready the week OF Fanime. I've been continuing the construction of the FC3S, and just recently Aaron and I had to "supersize" our wheels, because the first set looked realllly small compared to the overall size of the car, (kinda like what a spare-tire looks on a real car as opposed to the real tire.. :thumbsup: ) But everything is looking good, and it'll be ready for Fanime.. :skidude2:

06-07-2003, 02:26 PM
Ugh, so little time.. I need to stop procrastinating. T_T *kicks self*

06-07-2003, 03:58 PM

need to do cosplay shopping tomorrow!

just need to finnish up the Osaka blouse...

and confirm that my boyfriend is going!

06-07-2003, 06:21 PM
Ryu: Hehe, at Fanime 2001, my friend Bryan and I hung out in the karaoke room until 6:30 in the morning...then fell asleep on a couch. Then we were told to wake up and we went to the EVA parody room and snoozed. @_@ I dun't wann do dat again. -_-

06-07-2003, 11:46 PM
Kino: see..I don't want to do that. I need a space to crash thursday night though cause I'm going to go sell some stuff at the swap meet thursday night

Ruri Hoshino
06-07-2003, 11:59 PM
Ryu:good idea...Oi....I remember a guy I sat next to that didn't bathe nor sleep...and decided to sit next to me and my friends and slept o.O Thankfully he decided to leave. He smelled ^.^()