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Tenucha
04-17-2007, 01:15 AM
Is anyone planning on attending AniZona 4?
I know this is WAY early to post this... but I'm sure everyone is aware of how the convention turned out...

Next year cosplay ideas and will you be attending this con or not?

TaishoBee
04-18-2007, 02:08 AM
I'm going to be Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha and Byakuya again, not sure about Kagome. I'm also cosplaying a comic book character, called Akiyo. She's BushiTales.com's Character.

kh2_obsession
04-18-2007, 05:51 PM
Im going. And it has been decided for me what im going as XD

KH2 Kairi again,
Original design Organization kairi

Anna_Daae
04-23-2007, 10:50 PM
I am going. I already have my cosplays planned.

Nutmeg
04-23-2007, 11:54 PM
I'm going, providing it even happens, with how things are going down right now. I have no clue what I'll be cosplaying but I'd like to have a solid group to run around with.:cheers:

Tenucha
04-24-2007, 12:14 AM
Id liek to say I'd have a group to run with but I have been proven wrong when planning the Resident Evil gathering.
I guess unless its FMA, Naruto, Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy... you sholdnt expect a turn out.

I dont have a ticket for AniZona.
I'm undecided if I'm going or not.
If I do I can tell you I'll have Spike Spiegel again. By then I soutta have Alucard and Mugen also. There maybe a Daikon Brothers skit which, if that was planned, would be the only real deciding factor.

Rage
04-24-2007, 05:03 AM
Seras will definitely be making a return, perhaps with the Harkonnen II <3 I might make a blood Seras... Who knows lol.

Tenucha
04-24-2007, 09:36 AM
haha Your pretty dead set on Harkonnen 2 eh?
XD

Have you looked into how you're gonna build it yet?
I dont think you'll be able to walk through the con buildings... unless you can squeeze through a double door XD

Chibi Ice Wolf
04-24-2007, 10:19 PM
I plan on going since I'll actually live in state by then. ^.^; I know I want to make an HP mascot character X3 Not sure on what else...too far to tell.

w00tiloveanime
04-28-2007, 12:37 AM
I am totally planning on going! =D I'm gonna be May (Guilty Gear), and someone haven't picked who from Battle Royale... probably the creepy girl in the beginning covered in blood with a stuffed animal XD woo!... aaaannnndddd..... I don't know what else... Something I'll figure it out... if I can't I still have Winry, Tohru, Haruko, Chihiro, and a ghetto Nobody to choose from ^_^ I think I'll be good.

RedeadDie
05-16-2007, 12:21 AM
I loved Arizona and the only thin I was glad about leaving it was so that I could attend conventions here in Texas, but a few months after I leave about three years ago, they get conventions! (Gods I wanna move back now...)

Anyways! Since I'll be having graduation on the same days as A-kon next year, I'll somehow find a way to come back to AZ and attend this con, for it'll be held sooner than my graduation day. (I'll have to get a job again...)

As for my cosplay? If I get this cosplay I'm working on now done before the con, (it was actually suppose to take me a year from now to finish), then I'll wear it at the convention. It's a Gackt-Redemption PV cosplay, and I'm hoping to make my friend come with me and she dress as You-Redemption PV as well. (And yes, I'm actually going to get the cornrows hair style for it too.)

Chibi Ice Wolf
05-17-2007, 12:32 AM
That's cool! I'm in sort of the same boat - moved from Arizona to Oklahoma and now I'm coming back! ^_^ Texas conventions feel really different to me, but I've always had fun at AniZona. =3

Dal_Segno
05-19-2007, 08:08 PM
I ish going! D: D: D:

I hope to just re-use some old costumes, since I wanna be a judge again! =)

Tenucha
05-21-2007, 10:54 PM
Were you one of the masquerade judges?

I only really plan on having Samurai Champloo cosplay for next year. Maybe PCC... I'm not really planning on AniZona 4

Grey Finch
05-23-2007, 01:56 AM
I'm planning to go. I personally loved AniZona this year. Unless something happens and I get overly busy with college, I'm going again for '08. Not sure of the lineup, since it's obviously too far away to say. I know I'll be bringing a Hellsing cosplay (Luke, maybe?) for sure though. My Hellsing fixation will never fade! <3

Tenucha
05-23-2007, 02:24 AM
I'm sure I'll somehow manage Spike in there... cant disapoint ;) lol
Alucard will have to be worn again...
Your Pip IS quite good... if you can get a Jan then that would be very awesome!

Resident Evil seemed dead so I dont really care to wear it back unless there is a bigger turn out/interest.

Samurai Champloo is being planned!
I'm saposed to do Mugen, my GF as Fuu and then, as long as they make it, my best friend and his fiencee are saposed to be Jin and Fuu (one Fuu is gonna be the original artwork yellow version and the other will be the traditional anime pink version)
At a later time I would like to also cosplay Jin haha... as you already know, Mel ;)

Other cosplay planned that I REALLY want to get kicked out and done are Vash the Stampede and Yamcha (in his yellow suit with my own design to it)!
My GF and I are also planning at some point an Outlaw Star pairing... She as Melfina and I as Gene Starwind

Grey Finch
05-23-2007, 03:39 PM
I'm sure I'll somehow manage Spike in there... cant disapoint ;) lol
Alucard will have to be worn again...
Your Pip IS quite good... if you can get a Jan then that would be very awesome!


Again, Ryan? If I recall, poor Alucard never did get finished! xD I'm going to try and badger Alexia (the Vincent buddy) to be my Jan for something (maybe for PAF if we go again this year) so maybe she'll do it for Ani too. ;D

Resident Evil seemed dead so I dont really care to wear it back unless there is a bigger turn out/interest.

Yeah, sorry your gathering didn't work out :\ if it helps, I totally missed the Bleach gathering and I don't think I was even ten minutes late. T_T

Tenucha
05-23-2007, 03:57 PM
Again, Ryan? If I recall, poor Alucard never did get finished! xD I'm going to try and badger Alexia (the Vincent buddy) to be my Jan for something (maybe for PAF if we go again this year) so maybe she'll do it for Ani too. ;D



Yeah, sorry your gathering didn't work out :\ if it helps, I totally missed the Bleach gathering and I don't think I was even ten minutes late. T_T


Well I ment again as in it should be ready for AX haha.
Ya and where are the news and updates for PAF anyway?!!
I know bluechocobo said they are in negoitions for a new venue that I THINK is still being built X_X

haha Will Alexia be able to potray the meniacle (sp?) Jan? haha
I think in general... unless the gathering is Naruto, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts or FMA then it doesnt work out that well.... :/

Hellsing had a fairly good turn out! I was atleast happy to see that (not that I was apart of it) haha
Who was that random chick? Was she saposed to also be Pip?

ketalia
05-23-2007, 09:18 PM
Again


Yeah, sorry your gathering didn't work out :\ if it helps, I totally missed the Bleach gathering and I don't think I was even ten minutes late. T_T

Yeah I was hoping you were going to be at the Bleach gathering. I did Yoruichi and I wanted a pic with you :( We ended up moving it after a few minutes because the meet up place was not a good photo shoot place. We weren't far though. We had a good turn out though (it was only my second time going to a photo shoot and second costume).
I plan to do Yorurichi again for Ani (or PAF or PCC). Also planning Raditz(DBZ) and Nekowaza (Ouran).

Tenucha
05-24-2007, 04:25 AM
Also planning Raditz(DBZ)

Holy crap I HAVE to see this!
Raditz remains my favourtie villian from DBZ... yes even after Freiza, Buu, Cell and all those movie villians and so on... Raditz is still my favorutie.
He did more, I think, then the other ever did.
He hit Goku where it counts.... he dropped an atom bomb of infomation Goku as unaware of, kidnapped his own son and told his brother to kill a whole bunch of innocent people and bring the corpses to his place... he was so barbaric and yet looked like a rocker haha. He also seemd the hardest to kill... could he destroy a planet? Hell no... But ya still

Wow... you mentioned him and you flodded me with nostalgia! XD

I'm gonna attempt for Yamcha in 2008.
Modified yellow suit. I'm gonna put his symbol "music" from the original Dragonball Desert Bandit days on the back of the yellow jacket. I have two different Puar AND a glass 3 star Dragonball!

ketalia
05-24-2007, 09:59 AM
Holy crap I HAVE to see this!
Raditz remains my favourtie villian from DBZ... yes even after Freiza, Buu, Cell and all those movie villians and so on... Raditz is still my favorutie.
He did more, I think, then the other ever did.
He hit Goku where it counts.... he dropped an atom bomb of infomation Goku as unaware of, kidnapped his own son and told his brother to kill a whole bunch of innocent people and bring the corpses to his place... he was so barbaric and yet looked like a rocker haha. He also seemd the hardest to kill... could he destroy a planet? Hell no... But ya still

Wow... you mentioned him and you flodded me with nostalgia! XD

I'm gonna attempt for Yamcha in 2008.
Modified yellow suit. I'm gonna put his symbol "music" from the original Dragonball Desert Bandit days on the back of the yellow jacket. I have two different Puar AND a glass 3 star Dragonball!

I have always wanted to do Raditz (even before I knew what cosplay was). Bought a Raditz figure at Toys R Us 2 weeks ago so I have a 3D model for my costume! The main thing that held me back was that I am only 5'4", but heck you only live once right. A girl I met at PAF is doing little Gohan so I am excited. Yamcha is my 3rd favorite DB character so I hope you finish..must take your pic. If I have time I might create Freiza for my son(his favorite character), but he frustrates me when I have to put makeup on him and he may decide he wants something more popular so that he can have his "fan girls" hugging him like at Ani3(found out he is such a player even at 8).
Want to do Bulma one of these days, but I have been waiting till I brainwash my husband to do Vegeta(or Yamcha), but he is a hard sell when it comes to cosplay:bigcry: .

Tenucha
05-24-2007, 12:19 PM
Yamcha is my number one favourite ANIME character.
Ya... I may do a pretty "damn good" Spike Spiegel and I have so many oother favourite anime and characters and stopped watching DBZ before the Buu fights and all... (I have played the games)

But Yamcha has remained my favourite character since 5th grade!
I can relate to him on alot of levels.
He and I are alike, which is scary.
I may not be built but I think I can pull off Yamcha... and in a suit... seems like most of my cosplay involve me wearing suits haha

Grey Finch
05-24-2007, 02:26 PM
Well I ment again as in it should be ready for AX haha.
Ya and where are the news and updates for PAF anyway?!!
I know bluechocobo said they are in negoitions for a new venue that I THINK is still being built X_X

haha Will Alexia be able to potray the meniacle (sp?) Jan? haha
I think in general... unless the gathering is Naruto, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts or FMA then it doesnt work out that well.... :/

Hellsing had a fairly good turn out! I was atleast happy to see that (not that I was apart of it) haha
Who was that random chick? Was she saposed to also be Pip?


I dunno man, I haven't heard anything from PAF for a while. I'm sure it'll pop up later in the year. Still planning to go, if pre-law doesn't whoop my butt in college. :] Uuuh, I'm not sure, I believe so (or maybe a female version, since she was wearing a skirt) and judging from how I caught her giving me a look every once in a while, she may very well have been.

ketalia: I'm so bummed I missed it! :< I wanted to get pictures with the Yoruichis I saw, but I guess it got moved before I knew it. I saw some Bleach people in the dealers room after looking and they told me it had ended already. T_T I was a little sad too... only a few people knew I was Urahara as a captain, and that was only after seeing Benihime. x_x

I'm retiring both Uraharas sometime this year probably (I have to wear it to AX for my friends, we're doing a group :]) but at PAF of PCC, it might be the last time I wear it.

Tenucha
05-24-2007, 08:43 PM
I dunno man, I haven't heard anything from PAF for a while. I'm sure it'll pop up later in the year. Still planning to go, if pre-law doesn't whoop my butt in college. :] Uuuh, I'm not sure, I believe so (or maybe a female version, since she was wearing a skirt) and judging from how I caught her giving me a look every once in a while, she may very well have been.

You totally lost me.
I think you changed subjects in the middle somewhere

ketalia
05-24-2007, 08:49 PM
Tenucha- I loved Yamcha more in DB than in the others, but the fan girl in me has to love Trunks the most:devil: . I have always loved Raditz's costume(yeah I know Vegeta and Nappa wore the same thing at first but Raditz just looked cooler). Yes and you do make a wonderful Spike! I think I saw all of DBZ except the Cell saga(have no idea how I missed it). You'll do great as Yamcha..heck how many cosplayers out there really have the muscles of any DBZ character?

Grey Finch- I wanted you there I had plans for you ;) . We had to move the gathering because cars kept driving in front of us. Most of actually met in the lobby of the hotel and just came together that way since we had no idea where we were supposed to be(saw a cosplayer from Bleach..stay here with us..big enough group..headed outside). I noticed that you posted on the SDCC board. Are you still going there? I have been going for many years and plan to attend my first gathering there this year.

Tenucha
05-25-2007, 04:19 AM
Tenucha- I loved Yamcha more in DB than in the others, but the fan girl in me has to love Trunks the most:devil: . I have always loved Raditz's costume(yeah I know Vegeta and Nappa wore the same thing at first but Raditz just looked cooler). Yes and you do make a wonderful Spike! I think I saw all of DBZ except the Cell saga(have no idea how I missed it). You'll do great as Yamcha..heck how many cosplayers out there really have the muscles of any DBZ character?

Yamcha was great in the original Dragonball... where he actually played a part haha. Unfortuantly his role in the tournaments was to prove how powerful the opponents were gonna be... notice he often was paired with the one who'd go to the finals with Goku or whomever?

Ya thats why with his suit I want to pay homage to the original design and put the music symbol on the back of the jacket... Then somehow attach Puar (and alternat ebetween the two... just for fun) to my sholder... kinda like what Vash cosplayers do with KuroNeko heh.

Ya... I think I can get away with being a bit skinny with Yamcha... he's wearing a suit and hes not as built liek a Saiyan :P

And thanks for the Spike compliment! :)

Grey Finch
05-25-2007, 08:20 AM
Tenucha: No, I just adressed your comments in one synapse. :] Just about PAF and that girl at the Hellsing gathering who we didn't know who she was.

ketalia: Oh bummer, then I'm even sadder I missed it. D: Yes, I am planning to go to Comic-Con this year. I'm not sure if I'm bringing Urahara or not (I'll check with my homies ;D) but I'll definitely be there.

Tenucha
05-25-2007, 12:44 PM
OHHH ok NOW it makes a bit more sence haha.
Ya 'cus you had the entire Pip thing going... and fake blood! (Where was the fake glass? eh?!!) and she kinda looked like more... Gettesburg style or something o_0
Hell... your avatar makes you look a bit like him at the same time I go "Thats Mel" haha

Nutmeg
05-25-2007, 04:38 PM
<--notices that this is the only living thread now..... {LoL}

Tenucha
05-25-2007, 06:59 PM
haha And I started this one as well! XD
I think I was the one who started the AniZona 3 topic when AniZona2 had ended too... :o

Atleast we are all kinda getting ready for it in a sence.
Im still uncertain if I want to go to AniZona 4

ketalia
05-25-2007, 09:56 PM
Tenucha - BTW whatever happened to Puar? Also I think that Yamcha got smaller(muscle wise) in DBZ then he was in the end of DB. I've only seen skipped around episodes of Trigun, but it's summer time and I work less hours so I think my son and I are going to watch it all the way through (since it is actually one that he can and wants to watch and we will annoy each other if we are too bored.)

Grey Finch - I hope you do bring Urahara to SDCC, but if you don't I still hope to see you in whatever you do since even though I think I have only seen you once in person in cosplay your picture gallery here is really good. Last year was the first year I actually approached cosplayers for pics at SDCC, but only Naruto ones(my son forced me to). This year I plan to branch out, but am still trying to get over my shyness of approaching strangers(I think local cons are easier).

OMG this is the most I have posted since 13 years ago(back when AOL charged by the minute..bad debit)!
Ketalia<------ Usually reads threads but stays in the shadows.

Tenucha
05-26-2007, 04:56 AM
You're all gonna watch Trigun or DBZ? o_0
Trigun is good... it gets a bit heavy about halfway through until the end of the series.
Vash is a character I have had planned for sometime now to cosplay.

What happened to Puar? You mean in the anime? I think she just hangs out at Roshi's place... I think thats were the collection of useless characters are stored now... haha.
Otherwise I have two Puar both of which are on my clothing dresser thingy... so I know where those are atleast haha.

Yamcha may look smaller 'cus he really wasnt training as much... or maybe he looks smaller in comparisson to the overly bulky Saiyans. He's always been more built the Krillian...

ketalia
05-27-2007, 11:12 AM
You're all gonna watch Trigun or DBZ? o_0
Trigun is good... it gets a bit heavy about halfway through until the end of the series.
Vash is a character I have had planned for sometime now to cosplay.

What happened to Puar? You mean in the anime? I think she just hangs out at Roshi's place... I think thats were the collection of useless characters are stored now... haha.
Otherwise I have two Puar both of which are on my clothing dresser thingy... so I know where those are atleast haha.

Yamcha may look smaller 'cus he really wasnt training as much... or maybe he looks smaller in comparisson to the overly bulky Saiyans. He's always been more built the Krillian...

Going to watch Trigun, my son was very interested in it when he saw some at a anime event at a comic store.
Yes I meant in the anime, I have a Puar and Yamcha the live in their box in the closet. We just ordered some DBZ manga's for the school library I work in so maybe I read them and see if there is much of a difference. Hopefully there isn't too much in them that we will get in trouble for though. I know my 6th grade manga boys were able to point out every cuss word in the Ravemaster manga (in order to talk me into letting them read the mangas that I have for 7th and 8th grade only). Heck I think it is my last year there(boss is retiring and I hate the idea of breaking in a new one) and have ordered Bleach, Naruto and other mangas that picky 6th grade teachers will not approve of. I've see the video games they play, I've heard them cussing in front of their teachers as long as I keep mangas that have nudity out of the library I am somewhat safe.
Yamcha wasn't training as much because he was playing baseball since he would get more women that way than being a Z fighter:devil:

Kazukii
05-28-2007, 02:29 AM
I'll be attending...most likely. << If it sucks again then I just won't attend Ani 5.
Cosplay wise I plan I'm juggling a few different ideas to do before the next Ani.

Will have done
~ Chibi Gohan. - When he has that dragonball on his head.
~ Wolfwood. X3 I hope this will be done for PAF.
~ Pajama character. - NyuNyu might be doing a PJ party thing.

Might do one of these before next AniZ.
- Kyuubi
- Shippou
- Ninetails/other Poke. (( Too many Poke' to choose from. x.x ))

ketalia
05-28-2007, 10:30 AM
I'll be attending...most likely. << If it sucks again then I just won't attend Ani 5.
Cosplay wise I plan I'm juggling a few different ideas to do before the next Ani.

Will have done
~ Chibi Gohan. - When he has that dragonball on his head.
~ Wolfwood. X3 I hope this will be done for PAF.
~ Pajama character. - NyuNyu might be doing a PJ party thing.

Might do one of these before next AniZ.
- Kyuubi
- Shippou
- Ninetails/other Poke. (( Too many Poke' to choose from. x.x ))

I actually enjoyed myself more at Ani3 than at the other 2 mainly because I actually talked to people, plus I had no panels that I wanted to see so I didn't miss anything. Did plan to check out the rave on Sat though..but Kuro you know what happened that made that impossible. I hope that Ani 4 is at a place with better or closer food though.
Making Nana practice trick photography this summer so that we can do some really good pics with your Gohan.

It would be fun to see you as a pokemon, if I get over my fear of sewing it my boy will be Mime Jr.(he is so easily brainwashed).

Feawen
05-28-2007, 07:36 PM
I think I'll be going, but I'm not really sure yet. If the organization stays as bad as it was this year though I won't be going to ani 5. I will definately be at PAF and PCC though, along with my regular group of friends. Planning wise my friends and I are sitll working out what we want to do. We will definately be doing FMA for PAF (with an awsome alphonse if we start working right now!) We are debating between doing Final Fantasy X, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun and Kingdom Hearts after FMA. I am reall y excited about FMA though, even though it is super popular, my 4' 11" self is going to have soooo much fun being short and angry!

Tenucha
05-29-2007, 02:16 AM
Going to watch Trigun, my son was very interested in it when he saw some at a anime event at a comic store.
Yes I meant in the anime, I have a Puar and Yamcha the live in their box in the closet. We just ordered some DBZ manga's for the school library I work in so maybe I read them and see if there is much of a difference. Hopefully there isn't too much in them that we will get in trouble for though.
...
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Yamcha wasn't training as much because he was playing baseball since he would get more women that way than being a Z fighter:devil:


Pretty cool your libary carries manga!
I couldnt get mine in Sedona to carry 'em... I wasnt aware there were libraray that carried manga! :o
The Dragonball manga is a bit different from the anime.
If you want a more "G" rated one, get the Dragonball Z manga. The book actually has an "All Ages" label whereas the original Dragonball manga has a "Teen" label on the back. There is mild curssing, cartoony violence with bloody (as the story progresses and the characters grow the battles get to be a 'lil more 'realistic' and not so cartoony) and alot of pervy humor and innuendo. I think there is atleast once or twice when Bulma's breasts are exposed.

haha ya Yamcha does lke the ladies (after he got over his fear).
I had a fear of women... but not anywhere close to his extent! X_X
Thats what appealed to me originally... that aspect of him yet he was cool and an awesome fighter. Me without a father figure saw that and thought it was really awesome haha.

I would like to do Yamcha and Mugen next year for new cosplay and then maybe back off from cosplay for a 'lil bit... I'd like to save up to get a new(er) car (or newer then the current one I have) and have enough saved in my account that maybe I can move... 'cus that be neat

I'll be attending...most likely. << If it sucks again then I just won't attend Ani 5.
Cosplay wise I plan I'm juggling a few different ideas to do before the next Ani.

Will have done
~ Chibi Gohan. - When he has that dragonball on his head.
~ Wolfwood. X3 I hope this will be done for PAF.
~ Pajama character. - NyuNyu might be doing a PJ party thing.

Might do one of these before next AniZ.
- Kyuubi
- Shippou
- Ninetails/other Poke. (( Too many Poke' to choose from. x.x ))

There is a possibility I may come to the con, as much as I really do not want to...
I dont like who is running it and if my suspecions are right, which I believe they are, then I really dont want my money going towards them.
It'll also depend on whats scheduled for the con too.

I actually enjoyed myself more at Ani3 than at the other 2 mainly because I actually talked to people, plus I had no panels that I wanted to see so I didn't miss anything. Did plan to check out the rave on Sat though..but Kuro you know what happened that made that impossible. I hope that Ani 4 is at a place with better or closer food though.
Making Nana practice trick photography this summer so that we can do some really good pics with your Gohan.

It would be fun to see you as a pokemon, if I get over my fear of sewing it my boy will be Mime Jr.(he is so easily brainwashed).

Mime Jr. ?! Ohh thats a scary sounding Pokemon ><;;
I liked my Magmar I had... Porygon was neat but kinda weak especially for what youhave to go through to get him... I also liked Toros and Scyther though if I remember right they wern't that powerful either o_0
I forget my POkemon teams... this is back when Silver and Gold just came out... I really shoulda hung on to those games... my Austeralian friend who came to AZ to visit me and has since disappeaed gave me his Alakazam and.... :(

Anyways... Its awesome you had more fun at AniZona3 however not going to panels and so on... I dont see that being worth the almost Anime Expo prices it had.
I took the most pictures I have ever taken at Ani3 and I dont know how I managed to do that X_X
I had fun also but there was a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on.

Wow a Gohan eh?
haha I almost wonder if we shoudl attempt a Dragonball gathering! XD

I think I'll be going, but I'm not really sure yet. If the organization stays as bad as it was this year though I won't be going to ani 5. I will definately be at PAF and PCC though, along with my regular group of friends. Planning wise my friends and I are sitll working out what we want to do. We will definately be doing FMA for PAF (with an awsome alphonse if we start working right now!) We are debating between doing Final Fantasy X, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun and Kingdom Hearts after FMA. I am reall y excited about FMA though, even though it is super popular, my 4' 11" self is going to have soooo much fun being short and angry!

Awesome!
You were that Fuu I got pics of from the Masquerade and then again in the dealers hall the next day, right?
Who would you guys be doing for Cowboy Bebop anyway?
I'm the resident Spike Spiegel apparently lol
And I will also be at PAF and PCC with planning Mugen and maybe Yamcha (as stated above heh)

BlackDelo
05-29-2007, 02:34 AM
I should finally have my Barry Burton out fit done. Eventually I wanted to cosplay Solid snake. And I've been thinking about Ward Zabac from FF8. People have told me I'd make a great Ward. Must be the deep set eyes.....

Tenucha
05-29-2007, 07:42 PM
haha if a Resident Evil gathering was to ever take off at one of these Arizona cons... ><;
I'm actually debating not wearing Resident Evil next year unless there is a set group (which I wouldnt be able to tell until its going on).
I had a large list and no one showed up.
On top of that no one knew who I was.
Maybe I may cosplay Billy Coen but I'd need an artist who knows what they are doing to paint the tattoo.

ketalia
05-29-2007, 09:17 PM
Pretty cool your libary carries manga!
I couldnt get mine in Sedona to carry 'em... I wasnt aware there were libraray that carried manga! :o
The Dragonball manga is a bit different from the anime.
If you want a more "G" rated one, get the Dragonball Z manga. The book actually has an "All Ages" label whereas the original Dragonball manga has a "Teen" label on the back. There is mild curssing, cartoony violence with bloody (as the story progresses and the characters grow the battles get to be a 'lil more 'realistic' and not so cartoony) and alot of pervy humor and innuendo. I think there is atleast once or twice when Bulma's breasts are exposed.

haha ya Yamcha does lke the ladies (after he got over his fear).
I had a fear of women... but not anywhere close to his extent! X_X
Thats what appealed to me originally... that aspect of him yet he was cool and an awesome fighter. Me without a father figure saw that and thought it was really awesome haha.

I would like to do Yamcha and Mugen next year for new cosplay and then maybe back off from cosplay for a 'lil bit... I'd like to save up to get a new(er) car (or newer then the current one I have) and have enough saved in my account that maybe I can move... 'cus that be neat



There is a possibility I may come to the con, as much as I really do not want to...
I dont like who is running it and if my suspecions are right, which I believe they are, then I really dont want my money going towards them.
It'll also depend on whats scheduled for the con too.



Mime Jr. ?! Ohh thats a scary sounding Pokemon ><;;
I liked my Magmar I had... Porygon was neat but kinda weak especially for what youhave to go through to get him... I also liked Toros and Scyther though if I remember right they wern't that powerful either o_0
I forget my POkemon teams... this is back when Silver and Gold just came out... I really shoulda hung on to those games... my Austeralian friend who came to AZ to visit me and has since disappeaed gave me his Alakazam and.... :(

Anyways... Its awesome you had more fun at AniZona3 however not going to panels and so on... I dont see that being worth the almost Anime Expo prices it had.
I took the most pictures I have ever taken at Ani3 and I dont know how I managed to do that X_X
I had fun also but there was a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on.

Wow a Gohan eh?
haha I almost wonder if we shoudl attempt a Dragonball gathering! XD






It was a long road to get mangas in the library. I finally convinced my boss(who used to read comics when she was young) to get some. The kids loved them. The the evil overlords(the principals) after stealing out Fruits Baskets decided that we shouldn't have them in the library because the ELL students(1/3 of our populations) wouldn't be able to understand that you have to read the mangas from the opposite direction. We packed them (an the american comics) away. The overlords were reassigned and we got our new principal who's first question to my boss was what she thought of graphic novels! Out came the comics and the kids hungrily checked them out. At our principals old school they had a summer graphic novel class so he asked us to do one this summer (which meant more money for more comics:) ).
If any of the DB/Z have nudity I will deface them with bathing suits like I did the one Inuyasha that my boss picked up at a library sale. Most of our companies that we buy books from are really pushing graphic novels(mangas and others). One of the high schools that we feed into has a huge manga section. The other middle school libraries in the district call us on what to order.

Mime Jr. is the cutiest Pokemon. Not sure if he is in the new Pokemon games(Diamond and Pearl), but he is James' new one in the shows on Cartoon Network. At SDCC my son and I went to the Pokemon panel and they gave us cute plushies and a lot of other goodies. I got Mime Jr.
This was the first Ani my husband has not worked at. He tried on Friday, but got to frustrated with things. He wasn't to keen on going at first because of stuff he heard at PAF.

SunSurfAndAnime
05-29-2007, 10:38 PM
I've yet to do my first cosplay but I live here in Arizona and hopefully I can go to this next time it comes around!

I hadnt spotted this last time I looked at the con lists so i'm really happy there is actually a con here in AZ!

Can't wait to test my chops and get a taste for all this :p heh

Kazukii
05-30-2007, 03:36 AM
Mime Jr. is the cutiest Pokemon. Not sure if he is in the new Pokemon games(Diamond and Pearl), but he is James' new one in the shows on Cartoon Network. At SDCC my son and I went to the Pokemon panel and they gave us cute plushies and a lot of other goodies. I got Mime Jr.
This was the first Ani my husband has not worked at. He tried on Friday, but got to frustrated with things. He wasn't to keen on going at first because of stuff he heard at PAF.

XD Yeah he is. I see him atleast three or four times.
Can't really remember.
But I know some trainers have a Mime Jr. :3

I'm already nearly finished with my Gohan. XP
Just need to figure out how to do that weird hat. :/

falconpally
05-30-2007, 04:04 AM
I plan on going. Anizona 3 was my first con and I loved it. I didn't cosplay, but I plan to for Anizona 4, I also talk my brother and 2 of my friend to go and cosplay with me. just gotta figure out want I wanna go as.

Tenucha
05-30-2007, 04:23 PM
It was a long road to get mangas in the library. I finally convinced my boss(who used to read comics when she was young) to get some. The kids loved them. The the evil overlords(the principals) after stealing out Fruits Baskets decided that we shouldn't have them in the library because the ELL students(1/3 of our populations) wouldn't be able to understand that you have to read the mangas from the opposite direction. We packed them (an the american comics) away. The overlords were reassigned and we got our new principal who's first question to my boss was what she thought of graphic novels! Out came the comics and the kids hungrily checked them out. At our principals old school they had a summer graphic novel class so he asked us to do one this summer (which meant more money for more comics:) ).
If any of the DB/Z have nudity I will deface them with bathing suits like I did the one Inuyasha that my boss picked up at a library sale. Most of our companies that we buy books from are really pushing graphic novels(mangas and others). One of the high schools that we feed into has a huge manga section. The other middle school libraries in the district call us on what to order.

Mime Jr. is the cutiest Pokemon. Not sure if he is in the new Pokemon games(Diamond and Pearl), but he is James' new one in the shows on Cartoon Network. At SDCC my son and I went to the Pokemon panel and they gave us cute plushies and a lot of other goodies. I got Mime Jr.
This was the first Ani my husband has not worked at. He tried on Friday, but got to frustrated with things. He wasn't to keen on going at first because of stuff he heard at PAF.

Very awesome stuff! Way to go!
I remember our Anime Club were trying to get Manga in a few places in Sedona, AZ. We even met with our libraray (someone for it came to our group on campus after school) to talk about possible titles that they can carry and so on.
I actually havnt been to a libraray in a LONG time so its pretty awesome to know that some carry manga.

Yes DB/Z has nudity. I know for certain the original DB does. I only bought the first two book of DBZ for the Radditz fight hehe.

PAF formed due to the drama and new people of AniZona. The people at PAF were all former AniZona con runners... whatever happened... the current staff of AniZona is the reasson PAF was formed by those that were part of the original staff who left AniZona.
I did enjoy PAF a great deal despite having a strained voice and having to haul a beyond drunk room mate who weighed more then me up to our room by myself when I have lower back and saiatic problems.
From what I hear from friends on staff... PAF 2 is gonna be pretty awesome but we may not see it until early 2008 MAYBE


I've yet to do my first cosplay but I live here in Arizona and hopefully I can go to this next time it comes around!

I hadnt spotted this last time I looked at the con lists so i'm really happy there is actually a con here in AZ!

Can't wait to test my chops and get a taste for all this :p heh

Welcome to our little world! haha

Ya AniZona is runing into its 4th year now. Phoenix Anime Fest (PAF) is getting ready for its 2nd year. There is also Phoenix Cactus ComiCon which is more for the American Comic fans but there are anime and manga guests and bascelly the same people from AniZona and PAF go to this one also (but now we are mixed in with the American comic fans who think we are way too annoying).

What cosplay you planning on?


I'm already nearly finished with my Gohan. XP
Just need to figure out how to do that weird hat. :/[/COLOR]

Sweet! Pics?
So you are doing his youngest form we see in DBZ then, eh?
Ya you gotta figure out that weird hat and the 4-star ball on his hat.

hehe we are gonna need pics of you with Radditz! XD

I plan on going. Anizona 3 was my first con and I loved it. I didn't cosplay, but I plan to for Anizona 4, I also talk my brother and 2 of my friend to go and cosplay with me. just gotta figure out want I wanna go as.

If you guys can... try to figure out a group you all 4 would like to do. It maybe more fun like that... or not... if its not your thing heh.
If you want to join in on whats looking to be a bit of Dragonball comeback... then you have just joined a conversation between upcoming Gohan, Radditz and Yamcha cosplayers XD It be cool if you guys pulled off something too... maybe we can schedule a gathering...
But whatever you guys decide what you like :)

Kazukii
05-30-2007, 06:45 PM
I'll have pictures up hopefully soon. >.o
Maybe in late June or sometime when I can wear the costume. :3
Yeah that hat is frustrating... I got the dragonball done, but that weird hat is just bleh. >.<
And yes, it's his youngest form, that yellow/green outfit with the son symbol on the front.

Tenucha
05-30-2007, 07:28 PM
I'll have pictures up hopefully soon. >.o
Maybe in late June or sometime when I can wear the costume. :3
Yeah that hat is frustrating... I got the dragonball done, but that weird hat is just bleh. >.<
And yes, it's his youngest form, that yellow/green outfit with the son symbol on the front.

How did you decide on that design anyway? o_0
I'm interested to see how it'll look when you are wearing it... I mean... You seem kinda tall... hard to tell 'cus I only seen you with the mascot cosplay on haha

ketalia
05-30-2007, 10:01 PM
Yes DB/Z has nudity. I know for certain the original DB does. I only bought the first two book of DBZ for the Radditz fight hehe.

PAF formed due to the drama and new people of AniZona. The people at PAF were all former AniZona con runners... whatever happened... the current staff of AniZona is the reasson PAF was formed by those that were part of the original staff who left AniZona.
I did enjoy PAF a great deal despite having a strained voice and having to haul a beyond drunk room mate who weighed more then me up to our room by myself when I have lower back and saiatic problems.
From what I hear from friends on staff... PAF 2 is gonna be pretty awesome but we may not see it until early 2008 MAYBE





I figured the DBs had nudity(the books are going to arrive this week or next so out with the bathing suit maker). I know the GT anime I wouldn't be able to play at work because of Goku's nudity.
I kind of knew a lot of the PAF/Ani stuff. Early 2008! I hope not to close to the other conventions or the Super Bowl(which I think is really close to PCC).
I think Kuro is close to my size or a little taller, but I only saw Kuro in human form once or twice and I was in 3 inch heels). That is why trick photography is the way to go since I have decided if I added platforms to Raditz shoes I would look like a reject from KISS :eek: . I have decided that my biggest problem (the one that will make me throw myself out a window), is the wig. Both wearing it and styling it (if only my hair would grow about 25 inches in the next year I would be set).

Kazukii
05-31-2007, 05:14 AM
Decide on that Gohan? o-o It's the easiest one? ^^;
Hair-wise and costume wise. -nodnod-
Tall? Me? Hehe.. x.x I'm a short 5'3/5'4. X3
I'm basically copying the overall design, but it's not going to be a big yellow pajama looking thing. The yellow overtop...thing will stop about my knees or so.
Hmm....There's another girl on here who did this Gohan who did what I'm going for.
Yay...Found it.
I'm basically going for the same look she did.
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=688354
~~~~~~~~~~
Kuro has a human form? Whatcha talking bout? XD
Ah don't worry so much about height. If needed I can be hunched up on the ground looking frightened. =3
But ya, doing this to kinda swing away from all the mascots. >.o

Tenucha
06-01-2007, 05:05 PM
I figured the DBs had nudity(the books are going to arrive this week or next so out with the bathing suit maker). I know the GT anime I wouldn't be able to play at work because of Goku's nudity.
I kind of knew a lot of the PAF/Ani stuff. Early 2008! I hope not to close to the other conventions or the Super Bowl(which I think is really close to PCC).
I think Kuro is close to my size or a little taller, but I only saw Kuro in human form once or twice and I was in 3 inch heels). That is why trick photography is the way to go since I have decided if I added platforms to Raditz shoes I would look like a reject from KISS :eek: . I have decided that my biggest problem (the one that will make me throw myself out a window), is the wig. Both wearing it and styling it (if only my hair would grow about 25 inches in the next year I would be set).

There is Goku nudity in GT? Eeew
I totally never watched GT for good reasson too haha.

PAF is early '08?
Ya hopefully it doesnt collide with PCC... the reasson it was so late into the year before was to kinda give it space between other cons.

haha Radditz IS a reject 80's metal band member! Thats whats so fun! lol
Ya in the video games I tend to use Radditz (I was unbeatable with him in Budokai 2... I forget where I stand with him in Budokai 3) Yamcha or Tien.
In Budokai 3 there are more characters to choose from so I varry lol.
I still havnt tried the newest game yet on PS2 and Wii.

Ya how will you do the wig? I been wondering that... I figure thats why no ones has really tried to cosplay him.
Hey... look at it this way... atleast you ARE short... if I tried it... I'm 6'6'' or so... I'd need a super long wig!! X_X
Besdies I think Yamcha is around 6' anyway heh

Decide on that Gohan? o-o It's the easiest one? ^^;
Hair-wise and costume wise. -nodnod-
Tall? Me? Hehe.. x.x I'm a short 5'3/5'4. X3
I'm basically copying the overall design, but it's not going to be a big yellow pajama looking thing. The yellow overtop...thing will stop about my knees or so.
Hmm....There's another girl on here who did this Gohan who did what I'm going for.
Yay...Found it.
I'm basically going for the same look she did.
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=688354
~~~~~~~~~~
Kuro has a human form? Whatcha talking bout? XD
Ah don't worry so much about height. If needed I can be hunched up on the ground looking frightened. =3
But ya, doing this to kinda swing away from all the mascots. >.o

Ahh ok. That looks good.
Last time I seen it down it did look like a large shett of yellow pajama thing haha.
YOu try asking her what she did with her hat?

ketalia
06-01-2007, 09:50 PM
Tall? Me? Hehe.. x.x I'm a short 5'3/5'4. X3
Kuro has a human form? Whatcha talking bout? XD
Ah don't worry so much about height. If needed I can be hunched up on the ground looking frightened. =3
But ya, doing this to kinda swing away from all the mascots. >.o

I'm taller than you! I'm 5'5"!
I have not watched Trigun so I do not think Kuro has a human form(unlike another black cat from another series:bigtu: )
Kuro Neko on cosplay.com has a human form I know this since I have seen for myself in person and in pics (remember I am your myspace friend:toothy: ).
What material are you/did you use for Gohan's tail? I was thinking I would get something similar(or the same) for Radtiz's.BTW do you remember just a few months ago I had a hard time doing quotes..look 2 in one post!
There is Goku nudity in GT? Eeew
I totally never watched GT for good reasson too haha.

PAF is early '08?
Ya hopefully it doesnt collide with PCC... the reasson it was so late into the year before was to kinda give it space between other cons.

haha Radditz IS a reject 80's metal band member! Thats whats so fun! lol
Ya in the video games I tend to use Radditz (I was unbeatable with him in Budokai 2... I forget where I stand with him in Budokai 3) Yamcha or Tien.
In Budokai 3 there are more characters to choose from so I varry lol.
I still havnt tried the newest game yet on PS2 and Wii.

Ya how will you do the wig? I been wondering that... I figure thats why no ones has really tried to cosplay him.
Hey... look at it this way... atleast you ARE short... if I tried it... I'm 6'6'' or so... I'd need a super long wig!! X_X
Besdies I think Yamcha is around 6' anyway heh




GT's Goku's nudity is the same as DB (since he is the same size when it happens). I watched it years ago subbed, but not all since it wasn't all subbed. The first bit was like DB then it turned to DBZ. The only thing I watched in the dub was when Trunks was in drag. I can't remember if Raditz made an appearence in GT, but Nappa did. I know that a lot of DB/DBZ fans won't watch GT, but there is some good stuff thrown in there. Love the SS4 cstume, but unfortunately I will never be able to do that one.

Haven't played any DB video games, we own a couple on GB, but my son stole my GB from me(ok I am letting him use it since someone stole his GB and all his games).

I can handle finding a wig the right length, but trying to make it so full(many tutorials how to style every other Sayian's hair/wig). I have not found one picture of anyone cosplaying Raditz.
Too bad you aren't cosplaying Raditz, height wise you might be close(he so towers over the rest of the characters).

Kazukii
06-02-2007, 02:07 AM
Ahh ok. That looks good.
Last time I seen it down it did look like a large shett of yellow pajama thing haha.
YOu try asking her what she did with her hat?

Ew. Bet that looked great. X3
Nope I haven't.
Noone ever seems to reply when I ask questions about things like that.
p.p

I'm taller than you! I'm 5'5"!
I have not watched Trigun so I do not think Kuro has a human form(unlike another black cat from another series:bigtu: )
Kuro Neko on cosplay.com has a human form I know this since I have seen for myself in person and in pics (remember I am your myspace friend:toothy: ).
What material are you/did you use for Gohan's tail? I was thinking I would get something similar(or the same) for Radtiz's.BTW do you remember just a few months ago I had a hard time doing quotes..look 2 in one post!

Yay! XD
I'll most likely sit down for pictures we do, so it'll be less obvious.
I know Raditz is like freaking Brolli/Broly/Brolly tall O.o;;
XD No. Kuro doesn't. She just randomly appears throughout the anime. -pokes neko-
Yuppers. :3
Eh. I'm thinking of scraping the tail I got right now. I really do not like it...it looks like it went into an electric socket...
So for fur I'm going to try and find something that resembles this.
http://www.fabricland.co.uk/COWPOLK.JPG
That brown, with that furry texture to it. The one I picked out is more curly and I just don't like it...
Everyone has trouble with quotes, but eh, over time people get it. :bigtu:

Tenucha
06-02-2007, 04:01 AM
I'm taller than you! I'm 5'5"!
I have not watched Trigun so I do not think Kuro has a human form(unlike another black cat from another series:bigtu: )
Kuro Neko on cosplay.com has a human form I know this since I have seen for myself in person and in pics (remember I am your myspace friend:toothy: ).
What material are you/did you use for Gohan's tail? I was thinking I would get something similar(or the same) for Radtiz's.BTW do you remember just a few months ago I had a hard time doing quotes..look 2 in one post!
Woah your power level has grown quite powerfully! :o
Its up to... 9000!!!!!

Trigun is full of awesome.
I still need to get a Vash cosplay going... he WAS gonna be my first cosplay but... Spike is now THE cosplay of mine.
My problem are the boots and leather work.


GT's Goku's nudity is the same as DB (since he is the same size when it happens). I watched it years ago subbed, but not all since it wasn't all subbed. The first bit was like DB then it turned to DBZ. The only thing I watched in the dub was when Trunks was in drag. I can't remember if Raditz made an appearence in GT, but Nappa did. I know that a lot of DB/DBZ fans won't watch GT, but there is some good stuff thrown in there. Love the SS4 cstume, but unfortunately I will never be able to do that one.

Haven't played any DB video games, we own a couple on GB, but my son stole my GB from me(ok I am letting him use it since someone stole his GB and all his games).

I can handle finding a wig the right length, but trying to make it so full(many tutorials how to style every other Sayian's hair/wig). I have not found one picture of anyone cosplaying Raditz.
Too bad you aren't cosplaying Raditz, height wise you might be close(he so towers over the rest of the characters).

Ahh ya... Dragonball had a thing for making Bulma topless and showing little boys naked X_X

I think they did bring back Radditz for the same episode Nappa returned.
I think they had teamed up and both were destoryed... I cant remember. I know there is a pic of Radditz super saiyan... I cant remember if the one I have in mind is from GT or photoshopped... if anythign then the shot used was from GT.

haha well I dont think I'd be comfortable in that Saiyan armor of his.
Nor am I built enough. I think I can get away with being Yamcha 'cus he isnt super bulky like the rest of the characters... He's human and not as powerful.
Ya I maybe the right height for Radditz but.. eh. I'll stick with Yamcha in his suit. I have liked Yamcha longer anyway haha.

I'm not sure anyone HAS cosplay Radditz...

Princesssailorm
06-03-2007, 09:13 AM
i hope to go to anizona 4 im gonna cosplay as sailor jupiter form the sailor moon live action sereis

ketalia
06-04-2007, 07:45 PM
[COLOR="Teal"]Yay! XD
I'll most likely sit down for pictures we do, so it'll be less obvious.
I know Raditz is like freaking Brolli/Broly/Brolly tall O.o;;
XD No. Kuro doesn't. She just randomly appears throughout the anime. -pokes neko-
Yuppers. :3
Eh. I'm thinking of scraping the tail I got right now. I really do not like it...it looks like it went into an electric socket...
So for fur I'm going to try and find something that resembles this.
http://www.fabricland.co.uk/COWPOLK.JPG
That brown, with that furry texture to it. The one I picked out is more curly and I just don't like it...
Everyone has trouble with quotes, but eh, over time people get it. :bigtu:

When you get your fabric for the tail could you message me the number(if you have it). 1 more week of full work then semi off for the summer to start working on my costumes. My body is already telling me it is summer (my yearly water aerobic class starts today and I so have to force myself to go). I have lack of motivation this summer since except for a my Yoruichi costume(a little off the belly) none of the others need me to loose weight.


Trigun is full of awesome.
I still need to get a Vash cosplay going... he WAS gonna be my first cosplay but... Spike is now THE cosplay of mine.
My problem are the boots and leather work.


I think they did bring back Radditz for the same episode Nappa returned.
I think they had teamed up and both were destoryed... I cant remember. I know there is a pic of Radditz super saiyan... I cant remember if the one I have in mind is from GT or photoshopped... if anythign then the shot used was from GT.

haha well I dont think I'd be comfortable in that Saiyan armor of his.
Nor am I built enough. I think I can get away with being Yamcha 'cus he isnt super bulky like the rest of the characters... He's human and not as powerful.
Ya I maybe the right height for Radditz but.. eh. I'll stick with Yamcha in his suit. I have liked Yamcha longer anyway haha.

I'm not sure anyone HAS cosplay Radditz...

You can't find similar boots? I think leather is easier to work with than most fabrics(first thing I ever made was a leather bodice).
I only saw the episode once years ago, and just couldn't remember if Raditz was in it or not(I don't think he went SS though).
Well there is not way I would ever be able to get as bulky as a Saiyan! Now by comfortable do you mean the actual armor or the showing of a lot of skin?

i hope to go to anizona 4 im gonna cosplay as sailor jupiter form the sailor moon live action sereis

Kewl. One day I will finish my staff and put on my Sailor Pluto again(though if I hear one more comment about not being a planet anymore I think I will scream).

Kazukii
06-05-2007, 01:05 AM
Sure thing, I'll tell you about the fabric I choose and all when I plan to go out and rebuy some, probably when I go out for some green fabric for my pokemon. X3
When do you plan to do Raditz? PAF?
Oh.. and PAF is not going to be early next year. Rumor ish wrong. X3

Tenucha
06-05-2007, 02:33 AM
You can't find similar boots? I think leather is easier to work with than most fabrics(first thing I ever made was a leather bodice).
I only saw the episode once years ago, and just couldn't remember if Raditz was in it or not(I don't think he went SS though).
Well there is not way I would ever be able to get as bulky as a Saiyan! Now by comfortable do you mean the actual armor or the showing of a lot of skin?


The "codpiece" if you will haha.
Its not really... more like... speedos or something ><; Except a 'lil more covering.

Well the Trigun boots go up high (boot covers can solve this) and have numerious belts and staps (something I'll have to add on) but finding a size 15 or 16 narrow...? Its hard.
And I'd want to go with a western looking boot over the Hot Topic ones... since Trigun is a western...
And Hot Topic will never sell shoes in my size.

Also cowboy boots are kept in different size charts then what I'm used to. I'm not a size 16in western wear... its like... DD or something
Sure thing, I'll tell you about the fabric I choose and all when I plan to go out and rebuy some, probably when I go out for some green fabric for my pokemon. X3
When do you plan to do Raditz? PAF?
Oh.. and PAF is not going to be early next year. Rumor ish wrong. X3

Ya I'm hearing PAF is gonna be after PCC.
Hopefully not to soon... theres a chance I'm going to ALA... o_0
Mugen and Yamcha are two I want to get ready before next years cons.

I'm thinking of buying white suit weight mens fabric and then dying it yellow and then sewing it.
Anyone with suggestions for websites with men suit weight white fabric or yellow dye thats good?

I know Assassins Inc dyed there Seras cospaly yellow but I have no idea what product they used....

Kazukii
06-05-2007, 04:05 AM
I doubt it's going to be anytime next year.
There's icky PCC, then AniZona is shortly after.
That's too much in too little time. o_O We'd be bored for the end of the year.

I believe it'll be around December, like it was last year.
I dunno, all I know is Joe said it's not true about it being early next year.

Tenucha
06-05-2007, 07:06 PM
I doubt it's going to be anytime next year.
There's icky PCC, then AniZona is shortly after.
That's too much in too little time. o_O We'd be bored for the end of the year.

I believe it'll be around December, like it was last year.
I dunno, all I know is Joe said it's not true about it being early next year.

haha well I do believe Joe.
Ya I'm sure it'll be a December con again.
I'd actually like it if it wasnt so on top of Christmas...
I mean... If it was Expo and you are doing christmas shopping in the dealers room thats one thing lol
At any rate last year it was really hard and there are still a handful of people I owe gifts too 'cus I wasnt able to get it for them (this includes my own mom and my best friend from the 5th grade whos made me his best man for his wedding).

Hows Gohan coming along?

Kazukii
06-05-2007, 07:13 PM
haha well I do believe Joe.
Ya I'm sure it'll be a December con again.
I'd actually like it if it wasnt so on top of Christmas...

Hows Gohan coming along?

I'd love it if it could be a late Nov/Early Dec con, but eh, I would be a tad irked if it was closer to Christmas. >.o
It's not like things aren't hectic enough around that time of year.
I should have pictures up within a week or so, unsure. >.o
I just need to make a run sometime soon to go buy tail material..and need to figure out that weird hat too. ._.

But I'm also planning out for two costumes I want done as well.
So Gohan may be stalled from being completely finished - Hat, but he will be finished completely sometime before fall. :3

ketalia
06-05-2007, 08:41 PM
Sure thing, I'll tell you about the fabric I choose and all when I plan to go out and rebuy some, probably when I go out for some green fabric for my pokemon. X3
When do you plan to do Raditz? PAF?
Oh.. and PAF is not going to be early next year. Rumor ish wrong. X3

I will cosplay Raditz at the next in state convention I go to(if it is PCC that gives me 7 months to finish it). Unless I tone up the abs a lot to do a certain more revealing cosplay I only plan on doing Yorurichi, Raditz and Nekozawa (Kurenai had a little accident with the red stuff in little Gaara's hair, though one day I will do her costume that she wears when she is talking to Hinata's father) at conventions next year. Ofcourse if I find a outfit I want to do that might change.


The "codpiece" if you will haha.
Its not really... more like... speedos or something ><; Except a 'lil more covering.

Well the Trigun boots go up high (boot covers can solve this) and have numerious belts and staps (something I'll have to add on) but finding a size 15 or 16 narrow...? Its hard.
And I'd want to go with a western looking boot over the Hot Topic ones... since Trigun is a western...
And Hot Topic will never sell shoes in my size.

Also cowboy boots are kept in different size charts then what I'm used to. I'm not a size 16in western wear... its like... DD or something


Ya I'm hearing PAF is gonna be after PCC.
Hopefully not to soon... theres a chance I'm going to ALA... o_0
Mugen and Yamcha are two I want to get ready before next years cons.

I'm thinking of buying white suit weight mens fabric and then dying it yellow and then sewing it.
Anyone with suggestions for websites with men suit weight white fabric or yellow dye thats good?

I know Assassins Inc dyed there Seras cospaly yellow but I have no idea what product they used....
Western boots are soooo much more comfy than other boots. I have been asking around about suits, but haven't gotten any good leads for you. I can't help with yellow dye as I have never done any light color dyeing.

I hope they do PAF in late Oct or in Nov, though I get my Christmas shopping done very early even if it is in Dec again I am good. Don't you know that your mother should be the first one you get a present for!:lost:

Tsuiren
06-05-2007, 09:28 PM
I have to admit I didn't really like Anizona 3, the space wasn't planned out well. I hope it's better for 4, where it's at will determine whether I go.

If I DO, then my friends and I are planning to go as Deidara, Tobi, and Sasori (me).

I also might do Hotaru from /hack//DUSK or Kirashishou from Rozen Maiden.

Corso
06-06-2007, 01:16 AM
I had fun at Anizona this year. Hopefully I can go next year. I will probably go as Deidara again and if my pirate costume can last another year I shall wear that too!

Tenucha
06-06-2007, 02:30 PM
I will cosplay Raditz at the next in state convention I go to(if it is PCC that gives me 7 months to finish it). Unless I tone up the abs a lot to do a certain more revealing cosplay I only plan on doing Yorurichi, Raditz and Nekozawa (Kurenai had a little accident with the red stuff in little Gaara's hair, though one day I will do her costume that she wears when she is talking to Hinata's father) at conventions next year. Ofcourse if I find a outfit I want to do that might change.



Western boots are soooo much more comfy than other boots. I have been asking around about suits, but haven't gotten any good leads for you. I can't help with yellow dye as I have never done any light color dyeing.

I hope they do PAF in late Oct or in Nov, though I get my Christmas shopping done very early even if it is in Dec again I am good. Don't you know that your mother should be the first one you get a present for!:lost:

Well make sure you get some in progress shots up.

haha thanks for asking about the suit stuff.
We will be making the suit so I just need to know about a good yellow dye to use on suit fabric... then we can sew it (after buying everythign of course).

haha mom was first on the list however shes also the hardest to shop for!
I kinda got her a Christmas/ Mothers Day combo finally... found her an Ice Tea brewer FINALLY!! It was originally her Christmas gift but I wasnt able to find one until closer to Mothers Day.
Shes got a birthday coming up now...

I have to admit I didn't really like Anizona 3, the space wasn't planned out well. I hope it's better for 4, where it's at will determine whether I go.

If I DO, then my friends and I are planning to go as Deidara, Tobi, and Sasori (me).

I also might do Hotaru from /hack//DUSK or Kirashishou from Rozen Maiden.

They are deciding on a new location.
They need to not be so far out... I'm hearing they are looking at a place thats further away then Mesa Con. Center.... if it is then I really dont want to go.
But its a year away so we'll see.

Kazukii
06-06-2007, 07:38 PM
They are deciding on a new location.
They need to not be so far out... I'm hearing they are looking at a place thats further away then Mesa Con. Center.... if it is then I really dont want to go.
But its a year away so we'll see.

<<; Gah, what the hell.
Stupid people up there already got the lame Comicon, they don't need AniZona to be alll the way up there, and now maybe even farther?
What the crap. Yeesh, why not just move up to flagstaff for AniZona. >:/

ketalia
06-06-2007, 08:27 PM
Well make sure you get some in progress shots up.

haha thanks for asking about the suit stuff.
We will be making the suit so I just need to know about a good yellow dye to use on suit fabric... then we can sew it (after buying everythign of course).

haha mom was first on the list however shes also the hardest to shop for!
I kinda got her a Christmas/ Mothers Day combo finally... found her an Ice Tea brewer FINALLY!! It was originally her Christmas gift but I wasnt able to find one until closer to Mothers Day.
Shes got a birthday coming up now...




Will post progress pics when progress starts..Hope you do too.
We got a ice tea brewer a while back, used it once:toothy:

<<; Gah, what the hell.
Stupid people up there already got the lame Comicon, they don't need AniZona to be alll the way up there, and now maybe even farther?
What the crap. Yeesh, why not just move up to flagstaff for AniZona. >:/

If they move it farther than Mesa then I won't be going. I hate going as far as Mesa for Phoenix Cactus Con, but will do..but no further. I liked the old place and PAF's place..not to far. My dream ofcourse would be Glendale..but doubt that would ever happen(live less than 5 minutes from all the new stuff being built around the arenas.

Tenucha
06-07-2007, 02:45 AM
<<; Gah, what the hell.
Stupid people up there already got the lame Comicon, they don't need AniZona to be alll the way up there, and now maybe even farther?
What the crap. Yeesh, why not just move up to flagstaff for AniZona. >:/

haha with the group running the con now I wouldnt be surprised.
I liked it better when it was in that hotel for AniZona 1 and 2.
Well where are you coming from?
I'm coming from North Glendale/ Phoenix.


Will post progress pics when progress starts..Hope you do too.
We got a ice tea brewer a while back, used it once:toothy:
Of course I'll post pics once we start getting a move on!!

haha while I tink once mom remembers to buy filters (I forgot too) she'll use it more oftne than that. I bought her that Wildflower Passion Fruit Iced Tea. I work at Wildflower...



If they move it farther than Mesa then I won't be going. I hate going as far as Mesa for Phoenix Cactus Con, but will do..but no further. I liked the old place and PAF's place..not to far. My dream ofcourse would be Glendale..but doubt that would ever happen(live less than 5 minutes from all the new stuff being built around the arenas.

Ok to my knowledge:
~PCC will be at Mesa Con Center again. I do not know if it moving.
~AniZona is moving locations becasue apparently Mesa COn Center sucks and are unreasonable (which the folk behind PCC say is nto the case).
~PAF is moving locations which is why its taking so long. THe hotel had no idea what they were in for and wanted too much from PAF. From what I heard they are looking into a Glendale location that is still being build.

Kazukii
06-07-2007, 05:11 AM
Well where are you coming from?
I'm coming from North Glendale/ Phoenix.

Ok to my knowledge:

~PAF is moving locations which is why its taking so long. THe hotel had no idea what they were in for and wanted too much from PAF. From what I heard they are looking into a Glendale location that is still being build.

Eh. I'm in Glendale as well. It irks me to have to drive all the way up there. Especially annoys me if I forget something. --; Hour drive sucks.
Tis why I don't like the Anime Fest's being at Mesa all the time. >.o

I don't care for PCC, since it's not my kind of con, only AniZ and PAf. x3 -hugs for PAF-
Yeah. I heard bout PAF wanting to be in glendale, makes me happy. :3

Tenucha
06-07-2007, 07:56 PM
Eh. I'm in Glendale as well. It irks me to have to drive all the way up there. Especially annoys me if I forget something. --; Hour drive sucks.
Tis why I don't like the Anime Fest's being at Mesa all the time. >.o

I don't care for PCC, since it's not my kind of con, only AniZ and PAf. x3 -hugs for PAF-
Yeah. I heard bout PAF wanting to be in glendale, makes me happy. :3

Me too. Glendale is atleast a 'lil safer.
There were a few places around the Mesa con center I didnt like so much...

Ya I never do make it to the Atomic Comics Mesa Anime Fests either 'cus of the distance.
Then again I'm in the process of getting a new car anyways... so maybe I can make it there a few more times extra

ketalia
06-08-2007, 09:39 AM
Eh. I'm in Glendale as well. It irks me to have to drive all the way up there. Especially annoys me if I forget something. --; Hour drive sucks.
Tis why I don't like the Anime Fest's being at Mesa all the time. >.o

I don't care for PCC, since it's not my kind of con, only AniZ and PAf. x3 -hugs for PAF-
Yeah. I heard bout PAF wanting to be in glendale, makes me happy. :3

Yeah I heard that about PAF too(crosses fingers it comes true). I wish that I could check out the Anime Fest, but I just am too wimpy to drive to Mesa (the smaller my car got the less distance I drive..went from a Park Avenue to a Neon). I've gone to a couple at Samurai comics on this side of town, but they unfortunately never get a good turn out(for the anime/cosplay stuff..huge turn out for the gaming).



Me too. Glendale is atleast a 'lil safer.
There were a few places around the Mesa con center I didnt like so much...

Ya I never do make it to the Atomic Comics Mesa Anime Fests either 'cus of the distance.
Then again I'm in the process of getting a new car anyways... so maybe I can make it there a few more times extra


You know I'm not sure many places in the valley are that safe anymore :lost:
I didn't really like the set up of the convention space when I first saw it (PCC Sept). There isn't that many good pic places either and I hated the fact that if you wanted cheap food you had to go a good distance (on foot if you didn't want to loose your parking spot).

Kazukii
06-08-2007, 03:46 PM
Yeah I heard that about PAF too(crosses fingers it comes true). I wish that I could check out the Anime Fest, but I just am too wimpy to drive to Mesa (the smaller my car got the less distance I drive..went from a Park Avenue to a Neon). I've gone to a couple at Samurai comics on this side of town, but they unfortunately never get a good turn out(for the anime/cosplay stuff..huge turn out for the gaming).

I didn't really like the set up of the convention space when I first saw it (PCC Sept). There isn't that many good pic places either and I hated the fact that if you wanted cheap food you had to go a good distance (on foot if you didn't want to loose your parking spot).

Anime Fest's sometimes are over in Paradise Valley, and occassionally over by Metro.
Granted Metro has the smallest turn out usually, but sometimes they still are interesting. :3

Oh I know. That's one of the main reasons I hate the Mesa Con Center. There are no places to just hang out, besides gaming room, and the area between the hotel and the vending room. Or outside. --;
That's why I liked the Embassy Suites so much. ;.;
Bleh. Yeah. I tend to bring enoungh munchies down to keep friends and me satisfied from snack cravings. >.o But usually we had to go to the places around us.

Tenucha
06-09-2007, 07:05 PM
You know I'm not sure many places in the valley are that safe anymore :lost:
I didn't really like the set up of the convention space when I first saw it (PCC Sept). There isn't that many good pic places either and I hated the fact that if you wanted cheap food you had to go a good distance (on foot if you didn't want to loose your parking spot).

Well Glendale is not the downtown area, ya know? heh.

Ya I have never liked the Mesa Con Center set up... sure its a convention center but its just not that great a set up for anime convention needs...

And ya... total lack of nearby fooding places hurt the location alot.
There was atleast a Jack in the Box about a block away but that was the nearest thing. I dont know how I survive cons at the Mesa Con Center...

Anime Fest's sometimes are over in Paradise Valley, and occassionally over by Metro.
Granted Metro has the smallest turn out usually, but sometimes they still are interesting. :3

Oh I know. That's one of the main reasons I hate the Mesa Con Center. There are no places to just hang out, besides gaming room, and the area between the hotel and the vending room. Or outside. --;
That's why I liked the Embassy Suites so much. ;.;
Bleh. Yeah. I tend to bring enoungh munchies down to keep friends and me satisfied from snack cravings. >.o But usually we had to go to the places around us.

I like the Metro store...
And I never been into the PV one.

Ya... no real hang out spots, no great photo spots...
Unfortunatly I dont think the con will be at Embassy Suits again becasue of the large turnout, sadly.
Ya I know I stock up on Pocky, Muffins, Pop-Tarts and so on haha


Ya know... I wonder how much more interest there is in Dragonball cosplay... o_0

ketalia
06-09-2007, 10:41 PM
Anime Fest's sometimes are over in Paradise Valley, and occassionally over by Metro.
Granted Metro has the smallest turn out usually, but sometimes they still are interesting. :3

Oh I know. That's one of the main reasons I hate the Mesa Con Center. There are no places to just hang out, besides gaming room, and the area between the hotel and the vending room. Or outside. --;
That's why I liked the Embassy Suites so much. ;.;
Bleh. Yeah. I tend to bring enoungh munchies down to keep friends and me satisfied from snack cravings. >.o But usually we had to go to the places around us.

I have been shopping at the Metro atomic for years, used to go up on payday to get the latest Ranma VHS (yes I am old). Never been there for an event though. I admit I have a habit of forgetting when they have one.
I'm lazy at local cons, hardly ever pack a snack bag. Always do at SDCC, but I have been going there longer and have everything organized for that one.
Well Glendale is not the downtown area, ya know? heh.

Ya I have never liked the Mesa Con Center set up... sure its a convention center but its just not that great a set up for anime convention needs...

And ya... total lack of nearby fooding places hurt the location alot.
There was atleast a Jack in the Box about a block away but that was the nearest thing. I dont know how I survive cons at the Mesa Con Center...



Ya know... I wonder how much more interest there is in Dragonball cosplay... o_0

I just meant that I have lived here for most of my life and it's just sad how bad things have become(the school I work at had 4 break ins last week).
I think I've seen a couple of people doing DB at the PAF and/Or Ani. I think it is harder to get someone to do an "older" series, but I think it may be a new trend(much more Ranma cosplayers than I usually see). A Goku would be good. Course I can't say anything the cosplays I've done are from the "popular" series. I will do a Zoids cosplay one day though(even if no one knows who I am). My first cosplay was supposed to be from a Zoids online comic character, but the commisioner took my money and fabric and ran:bigcry: that's why I try to do them myself if at all possible now.

Kazukii
06-10-2007, 01:07 AM
I like the Metro store...
And I never been into the PV one.
Ya... no real hang out spots, no great photo spots...
Unfortunatly I dont think the con will be at Embassy Suits again becasue of the large turnout, sadly.
Ya I know I stock up on Pocky, Muffins, Pop-Tarts and so on haha

Ya know... I wonder how much more interest there is in Dragonball cosplay... o_0

I lik it because it's really close. But I like Mesa the best because it has the best turn out. I take any new costumes I do there usually, because you get more pics and whatnot. ;3
Yah I know. Shame. Embassy was so awesome. ;-;
XD I basically did the same thing. We lived on snacks. ^^;

I have been shopping at the Metro atomic for years, used to go up on payday to get the latest Ranma VHS (yes I am old). Never been there for an event though. I admit I have a habit of forgetting when they have one.

I think I've seen a couple of people doing DB at the PAF and/Or Ani. I think it is harder to get someone to do an "older" series, but I think it may be a new trend(much more Ranma cosplayers than I usually see). A Goku would be good. Course I can't say anything the cosplays I've done are from the "popular" series.


The next one is happening in August I believe. Or september. Don't know which yet. -shrug-
I saw someone doing Goku at AniZ. o-o They lacked Goku gravity-defying hair. ;.;
I wanna do Goten sometime soon. << >> -grin-

Tenucha
06-10-2007, 07:22 PM
Goten was my favourite of Goku's sons haha.
Him and Trunks were 'lil punks, it was great!

There was a guy wearing Goku's uniform but I dismissed him as generic Roshi student lol.
Its for that reasson I'm cosplaying Yamcha in his yellow suit.
I dont want people thinking I'm Goku lol. So it'll be yellow suit, red "music" symbol (from Desert Bandit days) on back of jacket and his spiky hair from Android/ Cell sega. Hardest part maybe finding brown dress shoes in my size... I may have to resort to my black dress shoes I use for Ichiro and Neo.

I havnt noticed cosplay of older series picking up so much... I have noticed a sudden lack of interest in Cowboy Bebop (at Anime Expo) :(

ketalia
06-10-2007, 10:20 PM
Kuro - Which Goten? If you do lil Goten I'll do little Trunks(have wig and contacts already).
Tenuchu - Have only seen a couple of episodes of Cowboy Bebop(and the movie a few times). It is on my too do list to watch.
Might go to the Metro one if I can con my hubby into driving(hard for me to drive at night).

I think I have figured out how to do the wig! I'm going to practice on one of my wigs to see if my theory works and if it does I will buy one I found that is the perfect length.
For PCC I might not take my Yorurichi and might wear one that I have been wanting to do from my favorite American Comic Elfquest.

Kazukii
06-10-2007, 11:06 PM
Goten was my favourite of Goku's sons haha.
Him and Trunks were 'lil punks, it was great!

There was a guy wearing Goku's uniform but I dismissed him as generic Roshi student lol.
Its for that reasson I'm cosplaying Yamcha in his yellow suit.
I dont want people thinking I'm Goku lol. So it'll be yellow suit, red "music" symbol (from Desert Bandit days) on back of jacket and his spiky hair from Android/ Cell sega.

I was curious as to which Yamcha you'd be doing. X3
I see one other person on here do a pretty decent Yamcha.
Made her own Puar and everything. Her's is DB yamcha though.
> http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=765763

Kuro - Which Goten? If you do lil Goten I'll do little Trunks(have wig and contacts already).

I think I have figured out how to do the wig! I'm going to practice on one of my wigs to see if my theory works and if it does I will buy one I found that is the perfect length.

Yah. Little Goten. Do not like older Goten, the gt one. x_X
I might be starting him sometime around after PAF, or maybe even before PAF, around Fall, but I would like to have it for AniZ 4. Not going to try and rush it for PAF. >.o
Only problem I'm seeing with his outfit is that I don't want to have one giant orange jumpsuit. I think I'd be making a tunic and tuck it into some orange pants, have the sash cover that up. Dunno. I'll see.
Ya know if you do Trunks, people are going to ask us to fuse. xD

ketalia
06-10-2007, 11:23 PM
Yah. Little Goten. Do not like older Goten, the gt one. x_X
I might be starting him sometime around after PAF, or maybe even before PAF, around Fall, but I would like to have it for AniZ 4. Not going to try and rush it for PAF. >.o
Only problem I'm seeing with his outfit is that I don't want to have one giant orange jumpsuit. I think I'd be making a tunic and tuck it into some orange pants, have the sash cover that up. Dunno. I'll see.
Ya know if you do Trunks, people are going to ask us to fuse. xD


Yeah well that would be cute. I would definately have it done by Ani(that is if I am going if it is not so far east) if you decide (I think I might even have green fabric). I'm beginning to believe that you are a bad influence(course I am easily influenced).

Tenucha
06-11-2007, 01:15 AM
Pat on the back to whoever can guess the name pun of my name, Tenucha


Kuro - Which Goten? If you do lil Goten I'll do little Trunks(have wig and contacts already).
Tenuchu - Have only seen a couple of episodes of Cowboy Bebop(and the movie a few times). It is on my too do list to watch.
Might go to the Metro one if I can con my hubby into driving(hard for me to drive at night).

I think I have figured out how to do the wig! I'm going to practice on one of my wigs to see if my theory works and if it does I will buy one I found that is the perfect length.
For PCC I might not take my Yorurichi and might wear one that I have been wanting to do from my favorite American Comic Elfquest.

Aww you cant switch out Radditz for Trunks!! :o

I was curious as to which Yamcha you'd be doing. X3
I see one other person on here do a pretty decent Yamcha.
Made her own Puar and everything. Her's is DB yamcha though.
> http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=765763


haha ya the only other active Yamcha cosplayer.
I seen PrincessWolf around on here for awhile. I didn't make my Puar haha.
Infact I had been wanting a Puar plushie for so long I was a 'lil too overly excited when I found and bought the last one at AniZona 1!!
haha

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45939650/

Kazukii
06-11-2007, 01:33 AM
Ketalia -
XD Bad influence? Me?
Nahhh. =3
But I think that would be fun. I was wondering who the heck I would get to cosplay as Trunks with me if I did Goten. ^^

Toshi -
xD I believe she means for another future costume. I'm sure she's still going to do Radish- er. Raditz. :3
That Yamcha? Spiffeh.
I wouldn't want to make my own Puar either. x_x
Ya should pin yours to your shoulder. X3 Like a little parrot.

ketalia
06-11-2007, 09:10 AM
Ketalia -
XD Bad influence? Me?
Nahhh. =3
But I think that would be fun. I was wondering who the heck I would get to cosplay as Trunks with me if I did Goten. ^^

Toshi -
xD I believe she means for another future costume. I'm sure she's still going to do Radish- er. Raditz. :3
That Yamcha? Spiffeh.
I wouldn't want to make my own Puar either. x_x
Ya should pin yours to your shoulder. X3 Like a little parrot.

Ani 4 is going to be at the Wigwam(in Litchfield Park)! I'm happy since it is much closer and I won't have to get the very $$ hotel room.
Ofcourse I am still doing Raditz, just can't see not doing Lil Trunks when I have most of the stuff to make it.
Yes Kuro..very bad influence..but I am easily influenced;) If my kids and hubby were more easily influenced I wouldn't have to go outside the family to have someone to cosplay with:lost:
Tenucha: I can not figure out the pun (might be to early for my brain to work though). I know what you mean about getting excited about finding a toy. I had been looking for the Yamacha action figure(in the yellow suit) and my hubby gave it to me for my b-day one year(of course I saw it everywhere afterward, but I was happy to have it).

Kazukii
06-11-2007, 06:11 PM
I like the new hotel, it's very pretty and all. But priceyyyyy! x_x
Cosplayers aren't made of money. D: -tear-
But eh, I guess that's what we get for the five-star rooms.
Least it'll have more pictures spots. oo; I think.

ketalia
06-11-2007, 06:57 PM
I like the new hotel, it's very pretty and all. But priceyyyyy! x_x
Cosplayers aren't made of money. D: -tear-
But eh, I guess that's what we get for the five-star rooms.
Least it'll have more pictures spots. oo; I think.

I might actually stay for one night(only live 8 miles away from it). I mean when am I ever going to get a chance to stay in a $600 room for 1/3 of the cost. Atleast I know where the fast food(many) places are(I think the closest might be only 1/2 mile or less away). There are plenty of cheaper hotels around 2 miles away(or less), but that would only be good for those who have cars(or rides from their hotel). Yes better pictures spots!! I guess I am just a little too excited about not having to spend an hour and a half(or more) in a car. It's kind of sad that some people might not come because of the price and distance for them though (and the problems from this year).

kirei_bura
06-11-2007, 09:46 PM
Well since I live here, it would be awesome to go! But where to begin is the question.

Tenucha
06-12-2007, 01:58 AM
Ketalia -
XD Bad influence? Me?
Nahhh. =3
But I think that would be fun. I was wondering who the heck I would get to cosplay as Trunks with me if I did Goten. ^^

Toshi -
xD I believe she means for another future costume. I'm sure she's still going to do Radish- er. Raditz. :3
That Yamcha? Spiffeh.
I wouldn't want to make my own Puar either. x_x
Ya should pin yours to your shoulder. X3 Like a little parrot.

Already thought of it :)
Gonna switch off between the two Puar so people who pay attetion wil be all "double-u tee eff?!"
Dunno ow to attach it however... hmm.

I also got me a Dragonball already

Ani 4 is going to be at the Wigwam(in Litchfield Park)! I'm happy since it is much closer and I won't have to get the very $$ hotel room.

Where?!
o_0

Kazukii
06-12-2007, 04:15 AM
Eh. I don't really know if I'll be attenting AniZ at those prices. -shudder-
Unless I share a room with two other people again. Joy. ~
Might just go to Sakura Con. XD

Toshi - Here.
http://www.wigwamresort.com/templates/index.php

ketalia
06-12-2007, 09:11 AM
Well since I live here, it would be awesome to go! But where to begin is the question.

You could begin going to www.anizona.org (not much on there now, but if you go to the forums that might help). If you were talking about costumes making then I'm not sure.

Already thought of it :)
Gonna switch off between the two Puar so people who pay attetion wil be all "double-u tee eff?!"
Dunno ow to attach it however... hmm.

I also got me a Dragonball already



Where?!
o_0

Ha you told me your secret already I won't be fooled. How big are the Puars? [COLOR="Teal"]Eh. I don't really know if I'll be attenting AniZ at those prices. -shudder-
Unless I share a room with two other people again. Joy. ~
Might just go to Sakura Con. XD



Well if you share a room with someone under 18 then the $10 charge isn't there(so you save a little money). I just don't want to go back to the years where the only conventions were Coppercon, Hexacon, Lepercon and I think PCC was around but smaller back then. I mean I had fun at the Copper and Lepercons that I went to back in the day but they just weren't the same.
BTW I just logged in and checked my messages on the Anizona board and noticed you sent me a Armor Tutorial..thank you(I know you sent that back in April told you I don't post much).

Chibi Ice Wolf
06-12-2007, 01:02 PM
Dragonball cosplay? Sounds fun ^^ I've always wanted to cosplay as little Gohan.

So yeah, new AniZona location. I pretty much have to get a hotel since I'm cosplay staff so I gotta be around a lot and I can't drive back and forth 45 minutes like I did the first year, I just get too tired. =( I might stay at one of the cheaper hotels thats like 2-3 miles away because that ritzy place is probably more that I've ever paid for a hotel and I go to cons all over the place! I see a few people saying they will just go to other cons but honestly I like going to cons here in AZ cause I know people. If I went to Sakuracon it'd be almost all strangers and I don't see that being very fun.

::sigh:: So much negativity for this con. So many friends aren't coming. Despite problems, I always have fun and I'll keep coming back till I don't. That's why I decided to help, to hopefully improve it.

btw I don't think that extra charge is really something to worry about. What are they going to do? Check your room and count heads and card everyone?

I think other hotels have that 'extra charge per person' thing but we just get around it. They're not gonna know you have 8 people unless you tell em, right? >.>; Yeah it's pretty steep, considering we don't care and won't use that extra "fluff." All I need is a bed and a shower, minikitchen & TV is all the extras I'll ever use. If it wasn't for the staffing bit I'd probably drive back and forth like I've done past years (yes I drove from Gilbert to North Phoenix three days in a row for AniZ 1! XD and Mesa Con center is so close anyways I didn't bother).

I looked up nearby hotels and the Best Western was $124 for their best rate and the Holiday Inn Express was $135, They both have a 4:00 check-in time...that has caused me issues before. >.< They are both like 2 miles from the con. Still high for me but better than $175. I might stay at the Best Western if I find enough room splitters.

Kazukii
06-12-2007, 06:04 PM
Well if you share a room with someone under 18 then the $10 charge isn't there(so you save a little money). I just don't want to go back to the years where the only conventions were Coppercon, Hexacon, Lepercon and I think PCC was around but smaller back then. I mean I had fun at the Copper and Lepercons that I went to back in the day but they just weren't the same.
BTW I just logged in and checked my messages on the Anizona board and noticed you sent me a Armor Tutorial..thank you(I know you sent that back in April told you I don't post much).

Yeah. I know. But I just don't like sharing my room with a lot of people, it tends to get hectic. o-o;; But last year went pretty well, so I'm sure things will be fine. :3
Ick I know. I don't really mind if they eventually berid of AniZona ( not fully, just let it get organized ) -shrug- From what I hear some of the staff that left due to the AniZ lady went to help with PAF, and thus, PAF was an awesome first con. -pompomcheer-
Ah no problem. :3
Have you guys heard about this site yet? > cosspace.com.
Basically it's like a myspace for cosplayers. xD
At first I didn't really want to join, but eh, why not. :3

ketalia
06-13-2007, 10:01 AM
btw I don't think that extra charge is really something to worry about. What are they going to do? Check your room and count heads and card everyone?

I think other hotels have that 'extra charge per person' thing but we just get around it. They're not gonna know you have 8 people unless you tell em, right? >.>; Yeah it's pretty steep, considering we don't care and won't use that extra "fluff." All I need is a bed and a shower, minikitchen & TV is all the extras I'll ever use. If it wasn't for the staffing bit I'd probably drive back and forth like I've done past years (yes I drove from Gilbert to North Phoenix three days in a row for AniZ 1! XD and Mesa Con center is so close anyways I didn't bother).

I looked up nearby hotels and the Best Western was $124 for their best rate and the Holiday Inn Express was $135, They both have a 4:00 check-in time...that has caused me issues before. >.< They are both like 2 miles from the con. Still high for me but better than $175. I might stay at the Best Western if I find enough room splitters.

I think most hotel workers don't really care if you have more people than what you say(done this a few times). When looking online I found a hotel that was $99 a night($74 for me being a state employee), but since I really don't need a hotel for once hotel costs don't really apply to me.
Even if I did have to stay at the Wigwam(saying I lived on the other side of town), it would still be a lot cheaper for me than going out of town(4 people either means car rental or 4 flights). So going out of town more than once a year(our annual trip to SDCC) would be a lot of $$.

Yeah. I know. But I just don't like sharing my room with a lot of people, it tends to get hectic. o-o;; But last year went pretty well, so I'm sure things will be fine. :3
Ick I know. I don't really mind if they eventually berid of AniZona ( not fully, just let it get organized ) -shrug- From what I hear some of the staff that left due to the AniZ lady went to help with PAF, and thus, PAF was an awesome first con. -pompomcheer-
Ah no problem. :3
Have you guys heard about this site yet? > cosspace.com.
Basically it's like a myspace for cosplayers. xD
At first I didn't really want to join, but eh, why not. :3

I'll admit it having non family members in our hotel room in the past was a little stressful(this might be because I have such a cranky husband). Most of the time though it is just me, hub, Nana and the boy.
Will try to look at Crosspace later tonight (working less hours in the summer ended up being more hours go fig.)

Tenucha
06-13-2007, 01:14 PM
Eh. I don't really know if I'll be attenting AniZ at those prices. -shudder-
Unless I share a room with two other people again. Joy. ~
Might just go to Sakura Con. XD

Toshi - Here.
http://www.wigwamresort.com/templates/index.php

Wow... how very... Arizona... o_0
I can see alot going wrong at this place X_X
And where is it?! I couldnt find like "Glendale" or anythign listed.

Are there any hotels in the area?


Ha you told me your secret already I won't be fooled. How big are the Puars?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/ToshiMustgrind/P6130070.jpg ^_^


Have you guys heard about this site yet? > cosspace.com.
Basically it's like a myspace for cosplayers. xD
At first I didn't really want to join, but eh, why not. :3

Yup I am on there now XD
Signed up yesterday 'cus NyuNyu pointed it out.

Dragonball cosplay? Sounds fun ^^ I've always wanted to cosplay as little Gohan.

I looked up nearby hotels and the Best Western was $124 for their best rate and the Holiday Inn Express was $135, They both have a 4:00 check-in time...that has caused me issues before. >.< They are both like 2 miles from the con. Still high for me but better than $175. I might stay at the Best Western if I find enough room splitters.

Haha you should totally do a Gohan cosplay!

Wooo lots of driving for you X_X
The nearest hotels are 2 miles away?! Damn... we are a mile away from Anime Expo and we didnt get our hotel that long ago.

And is it $175 for a one bed room hotel at the hotel AniZona's gonna be at?
Maybe the prices will be reduced since this will be a big group.

I wanna know how they decided on such an expensive place and how they were not able to get another con center (are there any others?!)

And its not like I'm being totally negitive.
These local cons I mostly go for friends I made since back at the original AniZona haha.
I may end up going back to AniZona 4... I mostly didnt buy my ticket at AniZona 3 becasue I wasnt sure the 4th would happen. I also have a big issue with the way things were running... I saw a bit of the backstage stuff and the new people, mostly that lady the banker, had some attitude and and was never really friendly.
I'm also concered because she was part of the worst anime con in history...

Tenucha
06-15-2007, 03:48 AM
ANd here's my Dragonball http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/ToshiMustgrind/P6130071.jpg

Kazukii
06-15-2007, 03:49 AM
o:
Rawr!
I hate you! XD
You got a cute little dragonball.
Mines too big for my hat. X_x

Edit - Oh, and before I forget.
Look what I found! XD A Raditz cosplay! :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Anime/Cosplay/m43rp.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Anime/Cosplay/05051524kj.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Anime/Cosplay/0505653bc.jpg

Tenucha
06-15-2007, 05:13 AM
Wow thats badass!!
Very well done... funny its a skinny Japanese girl hehe.
But very awesome!
Where did you find her?

Ya I got a cute 'lil Dragonball.. it was my ultimate find at AX... I'm gonna try to find another one this year :) These maybe too heavy for your hat anyway.... They got some pretty good weight to them.

You see the Puar on the previous page?

I got a really funny idea while playing Tenkaichi Budokai 2 on PS2.
I was playing Bardocks story and realized at somepoint... how easy it would be to parody 300 with the Saiyans lol
Then I was like "Hmmm... I wonder if we can do that as an entire large AX cosplay group" but figured there may not be enough interest XD

A suggestion for the Raditz cosplay...
Attend one of those armor building workshops the Star Wars people put on at PCC... the same material could probably be used to make Saiyan armor... I'm almost positive! They got them storm troopers and Master Cheif and Boba Fett and so on...

ketalia
06-15-2007, 10:57 AM
o:
Rawr!
I hate you! XD
You got a cute little dragonball.
Mines too big for my hat. X_x

Edit - Oh, and before I forget.
Look what I found! XD A Raditz cosplay! :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Anime/Cosplay/m43rp.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Anime/Cosplay/05051524kj.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Anime/Cosplay/0505653bc.jpg

Hmm... I could get away with using my own hair if I did it as long as she did (in a pinch cause wig = already done on day of cosplay own hair means atleast an hour of styling). Also might get way with using just fabric with armor type material in the chest and shoulders. Thank you a bunch for finding the pics. I really like to compare what others have done with every other media of the character to try to make it as close as possible to the actual character's costume and look.

Wow thats badass!!
Very well done... funny its a skinny Japanese girl hehe.
But very awesome!
Where did you find her?

Ya I got a cute 'lil Dragonball.. it was my ultimate find at AX... I'm gonna try to find another one this year :) These maybe too heavy for your hat anyway.... They got some pretty good weight to them.

You see the Puar on the previous page?

I got a really funny idea while playing Tenkaichi Budokai 2 on PS2.
I was playing Bardocks story and realized at somepoint... how easy it would be to parody 300 with the Saiyans lol
Then I was like "Hmmm... I wonder if we can do that as an entire large AX cosplay group" but figured there may not be enough interest XD

A suggestion for the Raditz cosplay...
Attend one of those armor building workshops the Star Wars people put on at PCC... the same material could probably be used to make Saiyan armor... I'm almost positive! They got them storm troopers and Master Cheif and Boba Fett and so on...


I saw your Puars and the idea I had for you attaching would only work on one of them, so still thinking about that(unless you have already figured out a way).
Haven't actually watched 300 yet, but it sounds like fun. Have never been to AX, but my daughter plans on making me take her next year. If we got enough interest that would be cool.
Kuro sent me a really good tutorial on making Saiyan armor(Trunk's, but can be augmented). If I waited for the storm troopers at PCC that would only give me a couple of months to work on it. I think they might have something like that at SDCC, if not I can maybe talk to one of the Star Wars people at SDCC (30 yr aniversary there are going to be more than usual there). Where I "hang" out when not in a panel at SDCC there are always a lot of stormtroopers hanging around too. Also one of my friends has made metal armor and might have hints on other material to use.

Tenucha
06-15-2007, 12:23 PM
Hmm... I could get away with using my own hair if I did it as long as she did (in a pinch cause wig = already done on day of cosplay own hair means atleast an hour of styling). Also might get way with using just fabric with armor type material in the chest and shoulders. Thank you a bunch for finding the pics. I really like to compare what others have done with every other media of the character to try to make it as close as possible to the actual character's costume and look.

Ya its good to compare what others have done so you can see what has been done.
What are you gonna do about the scouter?
Is that her real hair?! How'd she do that?!! 'cus she's Japanese... thats why I'm sure lol They do it better. :angel:




I saw your Puars and the idea I had for you attaching would only work on one of them, so still thinking about that(unless you have already figured out a way).
Haven't actually watched 300 yet, but it sounds like fun. Have never been to AX, but my daughter plans on making me take her next year. If we got enough interest that would be cool.
Kuro sent me a really good tutorial on making Saiyan armor(Trunk's, but can be augmented). If I waited for the storm troopers at PCC that would only give me a couple of months to work on it. I think they might have something like that at SDCC, if not I can maybe talk to one of the Star Wars people at SDCC (30 yr aniversary there are going to be more than usual there). Where I "hang" out when not in a panel at SDCC there are always a lot of stormtroopers hanging around too. Also one of my friends has made metal armor and might have hints on other material to use.

My Puar are sooo cool.
Nahh I havnt givin it much thought on how to attach them to my sholder.

I actually havnt seen 300 either but baised off the trailers and what else I know... i think it be funny haha.
Havn't decide if it be funny as a parody fanart or an AMV trailer re-dub or what haha

Ya I thought of the Storm Trooper guys 'cus of whatever they use to make there armor. I seen Saiyan armor done before and it can look pretty hoaxy O-0
I never been to SDCC :(

ketalia
06-15-2007, 12:50 PM
Ya its good to compare what others have done so you can see what has been done.
What are you gonna do about the scouter?
Is that her real hair?! How'd she do that?!! 'cus she's Japanese... thats why I'm sure lol They do it better. :angel:


My Puar are sooo cool.
Nahh I havnt givin it much thought on how to attach them to my sholder.

I actually havnt seen 300 either but baised off the trailers and what else I know... i think it be funny haha.
Havn't decide if it be funny as a parody fanart or an AMV trailer re-dub or what haha

Ya I thought of the Storm Trooper guys 'cus of whatever they use to make there armor. I seen Saiyan armor done before and it can look pretty hoaxy O-0
I never been to SDCC :(

Haven't given a lot of thought to the scouter yet.
She's wearing a wig (you can tell because some of her real hair shows). I think using vinyl and reenforcing it with armor type material should make it a little smother (plus easier to match the arm thingies with the other black on the actual suit).
You should really try to go to SDCC one year. There is a lot of things to buy, a lot of freebies, a lot of panels that you might like. The only time I sit down(outside of panels) is when I am too tired to walk around the dealers hall anymore. We always stay at a cheap hotel miles away, but since my hubby is on staff we have to get to the hall very early and never have a trouble parking (I just have to kill time walking around town till the convention opens). My best perk(will not apply to you) is that they have a child "prison"(son's name for it) so I can attend panels that he wouldn't want to knowing that he is having fun playing with all the other kids in the "prison".

Tenucha
06-15-2007, 03:19 PM
haha cute.
Amazing that SDCC has a "prison" where parents can leave there kids... indeed that kinda tells you the age range between AX and SDCC eh?

Oh yes I would like to attend SDCC atleast once... and I"m sure I'd want to do it every year after that lol.
But its soo close to AX... I'll need a bigger income coming in in order to plan those two cons in the same year X_X

Kazukii
06-15-2007, 05:37 PM
Yeah. It wouldn't surprise me if the dragonball was too heavy. .-.
Think I'm going to need to wander Joanns some more to find a better..smaller ball to use. >.o

Ya welcome Ket, thought you'd like that to see how another person did it. n_n

And yeah, I saw the puars. Still unsure how you'd attack em to your shoulder, maybe safety pins. On for the tail, two per feet and one for it's butt or something liek that might work for it. XD

ketalia
06-15-2007, 09:09 PM
haha cute.
Amazing that SDCC has a "prison" where parents can leave there kids... indeed that kinda tells you the age range between AX and SDCC eh?

Oh yes I would like to attend SDCC atleast once... and I"m sure I'd want to do it every year after that lol.
But its soo close to AX... I'll need a bigger income coming in in order to plan those two cons in the same year X_X

Actually SDCC has a very good mix of both the young and old and events for all ages. The "prison" is there mainly for the exhibitors I think, but they open it up for all the fans who don't want to drag their kid around. The kids must have fun though since I couldn't drag him out of there for a panel I wanted him to see (later that day the panel was repeated for the kids in "prison" though). They do charge, but last year we got it free so hopefully it will be free again this year.
From what I looked at the prices for AX , SDCC ends up cheaper(might be the years of learning to cut corners). We have never gone to AX because of always going to SDCC, but we are going to try to do both next year (just me and my daughter for AX though..as long as I save up enough for it since she is already doing well in her saving).

I think my hubby took a pic of a dragonball they had at SDCC on display, if I ever find it I'll show it to you all.

Tenucha
06-16-2007, 12:46 AM
Yeah. It wouldn't surprise me if the dragonball was too heavy. .-.
Think I'm going to need to wander Joanns some more to find a better..smaller ball to use. >.o

Ya welcome Ket, thought you'd like that to see how another person did it. n_n

And yeah, I saw the puars. Still unsure how you'd attack em to your shoulder, maybe safety pins. On for the tail, two per feet and one for it's butt or something liek that might work for it. XD

I'd want it to look like its sitting on my sholder, not pinned down!! XD

I have another Dragonball thats quite larger and plastic. Its solid yellow too... it was one of those capsule like toys where you bust it open and theres a mini figure set thing inside.
Maybe you wanna use that?
You need the top of the hat solid enough to hold it up...
I wonder if you can make something comfortable yet flat at the top and maybe glue the ball on...?

You should PM that person who did that Gohan though, I think...
Damn I wanna go to Anime North in Canada now so I can get pics with Glay and her sister who do damned awesome Goten and Trunks!!

If we can fnd someone who wants to be Tien... I got that Choutzu plushie too! lol
unless they got a friend who wants to be Choutzu XD haha

Actually SDCC has a very good mix of both the young and old and events for all ages. The "prison" is there mainly for the exhibitors I think, but they open it up for all the fans who don't want to drag their kid around. The kids must have fun though since I couldn't drag him out of there for a panel I wanted him to see (later that day the panel was repeated for the kids in "prison" though). They do charge, but last year we got it free so hopefully it will be free again this year.
From what I looked at the prices for AX , SDCC ends up cheaper(might be the years of learning to cut corners). We have never gone to AX because of always going to SDCC, but we are going to try to do both next year (just me and my daughter for AX though..as long as I save up enough for it since she is already doing well in her saving).

I think my hubby took a pic of a dragonball they had at SDCC on display, if I ever find it I'll show it to you all.

SDCC is cheeper? o_0
At any rate I would love to go but Anime Expo is number 1 for me... It's eithe rboth in one year or AX.

Kazukii
06-16-2007, 03:39 AM
We have never gone to AX because of always going to SDCC, but we are going to try to do both next year (just me and my daughter for AX though..as long as I save up enough for it since she is already doing well in her saving).

Spiffeh! ^^
Me and Jen are planning to do some more cons next year, AX happens to be on our list. :3
Might see ya there. =3

I'd want it to look like its sitting on my sholder, not pinned down!! XD

I have another Dragonball thats quite larger and plastic. Its solid yellow too... it was one of those capsule like toys where you bust it open and theres a mini figure set thing inside.
Maybe you wanna use that?
You need the top of the hat solid enough to hold it up...
I wonder if you can make something comfortable yet flat at the top and maybe glue the ball on...?


XD Well pin it so you don't see metal prying out of poor puars feet. Lol.
Or you can use good ol duck tape? :3 XD Poor Puar.
I don't got any really good ideas off the top of my head. nn;

Ah. I know what you're talking about. Hm.
I'll probably swing by Joanns again, see if I can find a small round shape.
I'll keep my first as a future prop or something. oo;

Tenucha
06-16-2007, 10:12 AM
I need to find nice white suit weight fabric and a really good yellow dye....

ketalia
06-17-2007, 04:21 PM
Spiffeh! ^^
Me and Jen are planning to do some more cons next year, AX happens to be on our list. :3
Might see ya there. =3




Yeah I'll be the one there all lonely cause my daughter ditched me again:bigcry:

I need to find nice white suit weight fabric and a really good yellow dye....

Well if I get to Joann's this week sometime I will go around feeling fabric and see if I can give you a heads up on a good fabric that would work. Don't know about the dye though.

Tenucha
06-18-2007, 02:28 AM
haha cool thanks.
I just hanvt been to Joanns so I havnt had the chance to check out white suit weight fabrics. They also need to be able to absorb dye and not repel, ya' know?

Kazukii
06-18-2007, 02:30 AM
xD I'll be out and about for Expo.
Dunno about which costumes I'll have and all. So I'm sure I'll see ya on more than one occassion. :3

~~

Good luck finding the fabric.
I'm sure lots of places sell similar products.
If Joanns ends up giving you the boot, can always go to Sas.
They got a wide selection.

Tenucha
06-18-2007, 03:37 AM
haha dont be TOO sure... AX is huge... and this location is larger then last years as far as I know.

Oh ya I never been to SAS... dont remember where they are either...

Kazukii
06-18-2007, 04:24 AM
oo; With how things are sounding, we might be at the same gatherings. XP

Uhh..I don't know the location off the top of my head, I know theres a fabric place location guide thing on Ani. -shrug-

ketalia
06-18-2007, 10:03 AM
I haven't been to SAS for years (keep forgetting about it). I think there were like 3 back then (one in North Phoenix, one in Tempe(I think) and the one on Indian School and I think 3rd street. It's not good to let me in there though, I will buy to much things that I don't need.
I know I won't really be bored at AX. I've been trained to fend for myself for entertainment (plus my kid and I have different interests in panels and other things). PAF was the only convention that I had other people around all the time(not counting my son) and it was ok, but I can do either. I was a little lonely at Ani 1(but this is because I was scared of having nothing to talk to with all the "kids", I have since figured out that I can talk to "kids" better than most people my own age, just not much in common), Ani 2 I had a friend with me, but I figure if your in cosplay you meet people to talk to no matter what the age(and they don't treat me like a funny old lady)!

Tenucha
06-19-2007, 12:40 PM
oo; With how things are sounding, we might be at the same gatherings. XP

Uhh..I don't know the location off the top of my head, I know theres a fabric place location guide thing on Ani. -shrug-

Which gaherings?

I know a couple people who know where SAS is... I just gotta remember who knows and then ask haha.

I haven't been to SAS for years (keep forgetting about it). I think there were like 3 back then (one in North Phoenix, one in Tempe(I think) and the one on Indian School and I think 3rd street. It's not good to let me in there though, I will buy to much things that I don't need.
I know I won't really be bored at AX. I've been trained to fend for myself for entertainment (plus my kid and I have different interests in panels and other things). PAF was the only convention that I had other people around all the time(not counting my son) and it was ok, but I can do either. I was a little lonely at Ani 1(but this is because I was scared of having nothing to talk to with all the "kids", I have since figured out that I can talk to "kids" better than most people my own age, just not much in common), Ani 2 I had a friend with me, but I figure if your in cosplay you meet people to talk to no matter what the age(and they don't treat me like a funny old lady)!

Honestly I think if you can get board at a convention there are 2 things wrong:
1) You either dont know how to enjoy yourself therefor you wont allow yourself to have fun.

2) The convention sucks and no matter what ammount of energy you put into hanging out its just not enough

haha. And I havnt seen either of those occur yet. AniZona 3 did suck a bit however we all did have ourselfs a good time.

BTW I PMd WhiteUnicorn aka the Gohan you are refering to. This is what she said in her message when I asked abotu the hat.

hi ^-^
no they didnīt asked. I made it with "Moosgummi = moos rubber". i think this isnīt the english name for it, but maybe this link will help. http://www.aquaristikshop.com/pondshop/pic-shop-02/278013.jpg
you can form it with a hair dryer.
bye =^-^=

Whiteunicorn

Kazukii
06-20-2007, 02:41 AM
Eh. We just tend to go to the same gatherings, Naru, soon to be DBZ. =3

xD I already made my hat.
Granted I hate how it turned out, but still. nn;
Got help from Nyu and Sami and them. oo;

Thanks for askin though~ :3

-looks for it to take a picture real quick-
v There we go. XP
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Cosplay%20Progress%20Pics/Picture32.jpg

Tenucha
06-20-2007, 02:39 PM
Hey! That turned out pretty good! :D
Well you do have plenty of time if you wanted to try 'n make another one!

Kazukii
06-20-2007, 11:37 PM
Thanks.
Pity I have no real motivation to finish it anytime soon.
Since I wanted it done by Paf, but now Paf looks dead for now.
-sigh- No more cons til next year for me then. That blows. ._.
Stupid hotel screwing paf over. p.p

Tenucha
06-21-2007, 09:20 PM
Well you should get it done so its done atleast!
You dont want to last minute it and this way maybe you can get other cosplay plans rolling too like that Goten and Trunks thing you guys were talking about! :P

Kazukii
06-21-2007, 09:29 PM
xD Yah. I will eventually finish it.
I just have that logo on the front to do. So it shouldn't take more than an hour or two. >.o
<< Love for Goten. -grin-

Whadya gonna do for your hair for Yamcha's yellow suit/outfit?
I've only seen caps of it from the videogame, looks quite short. X3

Randomly thinking here, but... I never seen anyone do a Gotenks cosplay.
That'd be cool. @w@

ketalia
06-21-2007, 11:43 PM
xD Yah. I will eventually finish it.
I just have that logo on the front to do. So it shouldn't take more than an hour or two. >.o
<< Love for Goten. -grin-

Whadya gonna do for your hair for Yamcha's yellow suit/outfit?
I've only seen caps of it from the videogame, looks quite short. X3

Randomly thinking here, but... I never seen anyone do a Gotenks cosplay.
That'd be cool. @w@

Just over a week left of work for me and then my sewing marathon till work starts again in the end of July! Should have Trunks done in that time (have never done pants before so I figure that will be a new challenge). Going to work on Raditz after SDCC in case I get more ideas then. Watched DBZ Fusion Reborn with the kids at work today and impressed them with my knowledge of DBZ:toothy: . Goku gives a good step by step of the fusion dance, I guess I will have to learn it. I wish someone would do Gotenks that could make for some creative pics.

Your hat is sooooo cute (my boss thought so too).

Tenucha-are you going to do the scar too?(how did he get the scar anyway..do you know?)

Kazukii
06-22-2007, 12:52 AM
Sewing Marathon! Woo! XD That actually sounds fun. Lol.
Pants are actually quite easy to do. n_n I've done about four pairs so far. :3
Ah. I know the fusion dance basically. << >> More or less. -grin- Not a nerd at all. X3 Nope nope. Yeah, seeing a Gotenks would be awesome.

n_n Thanks. ^^

The scars on Yamcha's face are from when he was training. Don't think they explained it. He merely shows up with them at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai tournament.
I know Goku would often rough him up a bit..I know Yamcha got a tooth punched out or something and he was very concerned about his face. XD

Tenucha
06-22-2007, 05:06 PM
xD Yah. I will eventually finish it.
I just have that logo on the front to do. So it shouldn't take more than an hour or two. >.o
<< Love for Goten. -grin-

Whadya gonna do for your hair for Yamcha's yellow suit/outfit?
I've only seen caps of it from the videogame, looks quite short. X3

Randomly thinking here, but... I never seen anyone do a Gotenks cosplay.
That'd be cool. @w@

This is bascelly what I wanna do with Yamcha:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45939650/
I could draw the full costume complete with logo too.
I did the line work in Sept and then the colors and speedlines and got it online like this in Jan.

So I'd have:
~ Original Desert Bandit logo (Original DB)
~ Spiky Hair (Cell Saga)
~ Yellow Suit (Buu Saga)

Just over a week left of work for me and then my sewing marathon till work starts again in the end of July! Should have Trunks done in that time (have never done pants before so I figure that will be a new challenge). Going to work on Raditz after SDCC in case I get more ideas then. Watched DBZ Fusion Reborn with the kids at work today and impressed them with my knowledge of DBZ:toothy: . Goku gives a good step by step of the fusion dance, I guess I will have to learn it. I wish someone would do Gotenks that could make for some creative pics.

Your hat is sooooo cute (my boss thought so too).

Tenucha-are you going to do the scar too?(how did he get the scar anyway..do you know?)

It would prolly be a good idea to start Raditz after SDCC incase there are any panels on creating armor and so on :)


Yup! Of course I'll have the scars! My idea for that is to actually make them look like scars and not like I painted my face too.
It's just not Yamcha without them now anyway ;)

Its never really said how he got the scars... He left for trainging and then returned and had them... i think after he and Tien became friends but before Piccolo was introduced... I'll have to go trough my manga

Ya Yamcha's tooth got busted out in the early DB when he first met Goku.
Obviously it grew back or something but ya... he was pretty concerned about his looks... I'm guessing he got over it after we see him with them haha.
Or he grew out of being so pety about his looks haha

avitjacobson
06-22-2007, 06:38 PM
Seras will definitely be making a return, perhaps with the Harkonnen II <3 I might make a blood Seras... Who knows lol.

Finally!! Someone planning Mk. II You win if you manage!

ketalia
06-22-2007, 06:41 PM
Sewing Marathon! Woo! XD That actually sounds fun. Lol.
Pants are actually quite easy to do. n_n I've done about four pairs so far. :3
Ah. I know the fusion dance basically. << >> More or less. -grin- Not a nerd at all. X3 Nope nope. Yeah, seeing a Gotenks would be awesome.


Marathon meaning that since I will be home most of the time I do not have to take my machine and supplies down to protect it from the evil kitten who steals stuff, which means I can't get lazy because it will already be set up.
I used to play with the fusion dance back when it was on tv and my son would make me get up and do it, but I try to block out those memories:eek: .

Too bad we need a guy to do Gotenks. Know any you could brainwash? I doubt I could con Nik (my Kiba) into it.



This is bascelly what I wanna do with Yamcha:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45939650/
I could draw the full costume complete with logo too.
I did the line work in Sept and then the colors and speedlines and got it online like this in Jan.

So I'd have:
~ Original Desert Bandit logo (Original DB)
~ Spiky Hair (Cell Saga)
~ Yellow Suit (Buu Saga)



It would prolly be a good idea to start Raditz after SDCC incase there are any panels on creating armor and so on :)


Yup! Of course I'll have the scars! My idea for that is to actually make them look like scars and not like I painted my face too.
It's just not Yamcha without them now anyway ;)

Its never really said how he got the scars... He left for trainging and then returned and had them... i think after he and Tien became friends but before Piccolo was introduced... I'll have to go trough my manga



I wish I could draw, you do good work.
There was this stuff that we used in my theatrical make up class that really does good scars(it makes the skin really look injured). Can't remember the name of hand though I know you can buy the stuff at Easlys fun shop.
I can still work on the wig for Raditz, just holding off on the armor.

Agnikurina
06-22-2007, 11:33 PM
Hey! Planning to go to AniZona unless something major comes up. I am in a empty hole of creativity... what cosplay should I start on?

I failed on making a Shinsen gumi one (Gintama version), ended up using all the fabric and pulled out a USELESS cosplay.. *sighs*.

So.. anybody here up to give my creativy a kick on the butt?

Kazukii
06-23-2007, 05:02 AM
Marathon meaning that since I will be home most of the time I do not have to take my machine and supplies down to protect it from the evil kitten who steals stuff, which means I can't get lazy because it will already be set up.
I used to play with the fusion dance back when it was on tv and my son would make me get up and do it, but I try to block out those memories:eek: .

Too bad we need a guy to do Gotenks. Know any you could brainwash? I doubt I could con Nik (my Kiba) into it.



Ah. Ok. Hurrah for short spikey hair and scars. x3

xD Nice. I have cats that like to do the same thing. It can get really annoying. <<; They love my thread.
Lol. I did the dance a few times with my friends, occassionally at the Anime Fests. n.n;
Neh, none that would look halfway decent. :/ Darn.

Went to Arrowhead Joanns today, picked up some brown fur for my tail. I looked at the price tag, it said Natural Fur. It was a nice soft dark brown, with traces of black in it. It was 12.99 a yrd. Just in case you can manage to find something similar. n-n

Tenucha
06-23-2007, 10:42 AM
Finally!! Someone planning Mk. II You win if you manage!

And if she can carry it X_X

Marathon meaning that since I will be home most of the time I do not have to take my machine and supplies down to protect it from the evil kitten who steals stuff, which means I can't get lazy because it will already be set up.
I used to play with the fusion dance back when it was on tv and my son would make me get up and do it, but I try to block out those memories:eek: .

Too bad we need a guy to do Gotenks. Know any you could brainwash? I doubt I could con Nik (my Kiba) into it.

I dont know anyone who wold want to... and for Gotenks you'd need someone short otherwise I could see people getting it confused for Gogeta or something.
I have a couple Canadian DB friends, there sisters but I dont think we could get them down here! XD They are trying to AX next year however...


I wish I could draw, you do good work.
There was this stuff that we used in my theatrical make up class that really does good scars(it makes the skin really look injured). Can't remember the name of hand though I know you can buy the stuff at Easlys fun shop.
I can still work on the wig for Raditz, just holding off on the armor.

Thank you! And ya... Raditz' wig is gonna take awhile... you should totally sstart on that ASAP! X_X

Hey! Planning to go to AniZona unless something major comes up. I am in a empty hole of creativity... what cosplay should I start on?

I failed on making a Shinsen gumi one (Gintama version), ended up using all the fabric and pulled out a USELESS cosplay.. *sighs*.

So.. anybody here up to give my creativy a kick on the butt?

GOTENKS! :D :angel:

ketalia
06-23-2007, 12:23 PM
xD Nice. I have cats that like to do the same thing. It can get really annoying. <<; They love my thread.


Went to Arrowhead Joanns today, picked up some brown fur for my tail. I looked at the price tag, it said Natural Fur. It was a nice soft dark brown, with traces of black in it. It was 12.99 a yrd. Just in case you can manage to find something similar. n-n
Darn I was just up at Arrowhead yesterday, but we didn't get to go to Joann's. Hopefully we will be going to the one in Goodyear today so I will look there.
The "evil" kitten not only takes my thread, pins and trys to kill patterns, it also runs off with big pieces of fabric and hides them(he is an anti cosplay kitten).



Thank you! And ya... Raditz' wig is gonna take awhile... you should totally sstart on that ASAP! X_X



Well my idea for the wig seems to be working on my junk wigs, so we will see how it goes with the real one.

Agnikurina
06-23-2007, 11:50 PM
Gotenks?
That was.. umm... Goku's son or something like that, no?
My DBz memory is too fuzzy >.>

Kazukii
06-24-2007, 12:10 AM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w318/Leahcim_1983/DBZ_1/bef7ab19.jpg

^ Gotenks.
A fusion between Goten and Trunks. XD And don't worry, he was just kidding around. But if you want ideas for a cosplay, pictures of you / and your fav animes/ plus ideas of what you will do - crossplay, wear a wig, etc. Will be helpful.

Tenucha
06-24-2007, 02:19 AM
.... it be cool if she cosaplyed Gotenks... :P

And I still gotta look up this character she PMd me about...

Agnikurina
06-24-2007, 02:59 AM
I'll post some of my AX pictures later :D

Meaning.. after AX is over.

Tenucha
06-24-2007, 12:24 PM
That WOULD be a good time to post them ;) hehe

There is a Dragonball group at AX, I'll get pics of those guys too.

Hmm... Whats the best method for getting that design on the back of my jacket I wonder...

Kazukii
06-24-2007, 06:15 PM
Good luck with that. I'm planning to do something similar to this kid's Gohan.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Anime/1182222623597.jpg
Currently I'm having my own difficulties. Need to figure out how to get a round shape for my shoulder. Pity it's a secret costume or I'd ask around AniZona. X.x

ketalia
06-25-2007, 10:30 AM
That WOULD be a good time to post them ;) hehe

There is a Dragonball group at AX, I'll get pics of those guys too.

Hmm... Whats the best method for getting that design on the back of my jacket I wonder...

Get lots of pics!
Well you could always paint it on (since you have talent in that area). I wouldn't suggest iron on cause that brings on to many problems(atleast for me).

With the way Gotenks costume is doesn't he really have to be male?
My son said he would do Gotenks..but then again he is suggesting any cosplay because he is afraid I won't do another for him. Don't want to do Gotenks for him though since he has a habit of taking on character traits of the cosplay and I don't think I need him to be cocky.

Kazukii
06-25-2007, 01:29 PM
Eh. For Gotenks, no not really.
What'd you'd do is if a girl wanted to cosplay Gotenks, you'd simply have to bind her chest, and wear a skintoned top/spandex/ something like that. Over, and then just proceed with the remaining costume bits. =3

ketalia
06-25-2007, 03:16 PM
Eh. For Gotenks, no not really.
What'd you'd do is if a girl wanted to cosplay Gotenks, you'd simply have to bind her chest, and wear a skintoned top/spandex/ something like that. Over, and then just proceed with the remaining costume bits. =3

Yeah that is true..you got me there.
BTW is anyone else having trouble going to the Anizona boards? I can't view posts, login or anything. I know my daughter can get on, but even when I try to login it says "guests are banned". I thought maybe I had to reregister, but when I try it also says "guests are banned". I know I don't post there that often but I thought I had gone past the "guest" stage. I can't even find a link to email anyone about my problem.

Tenucha
06-26-2007, 02:04 AM
Good luck with that. I'm planning to do something similar to this kid's Gohan.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/seijaku_saiyan_lynx/Anime/1182222623597.jpg
Currently I'm having my own difficulties. Need to figure out how to get a round shape for my shoulder. Pity it's a secret costume or I'd ask around AniZona. X.x


AWWWW :D
And ya... too bad :(

Get lots of pics!
Well you could always paint it on (since you have talent in that area). I wouldn't suggest iron on cause that brings on to many problems(atleast for me).

With the way Gotenks costume is doesn't he really have to be male?
My son said he would do Gotenks..but then again he is suggesting any cosplay because he is afraid I won't do another for him. Don't want to do Gotenks for him though since he has a habit of taking on character traits of the cosplay and I don't think I need him to be cocky.

Well I havnt painted on anything but canvas...
My friend MeadowKnight did the painting on my Chirs Redfield.

I would been to be VERY precicse for Alucards gloves.... LOTS of details

Chaotic Era
06-26-2007, 06:03 PM
Wow, an AniZona thread on here and i didn't notice till just now. >.< How sad lol. But I am definatly going! My cousin and myself had a blast so we're both going next year, with a few additions too! (Her boyfriend, my little brother, another of my cousins, and possibly my boyfriend.)

I don't know if I'm going to re-use my Tifa cosplay next year. I actually have three costumes planned and haven't started on any of them. XD I plan on making a Temari costume and it'll be my first one! Whoot! (I comissioned my Tifa cosplay.) So I'm excited there. I'm still waiting for the pattern I ordered to come in so I can start on Temari's costume. I have a nice big fan I just bought today that I'm going to paint over to look like Temari's. I just have to find some latex based paint that will remain flexible so it won't chip when the fan is folded up. XD If I manage to finish Temari I'm also going to try to make a Shikamaru costume for my BF.

The other two costumes I want to do I actually asked my aunt, and a friend of my mom's to help me with since those two look much more complicated. Those are Twilight Suzuka and Misao Makimachi.

But yeah I'm freaking excited for Anizona 4! ^_^

And on a plus note my cousin's bf lives not even 4 miles away from the hotel so we may just end up staying there. Hopefully, cause five people is alot and I don't want to intrude on my cuz's bf's mom lol.

Agnikurina
06-26-2007, 10:50 PM
What do you guys think about Archer (Fate Stay Night) Cosplay?
I want to try it though the props will be a pain on the butt.

Tsukichan-san
06-26-2007, 10:52 PM
I'm going!!! Finally get to Cosplay I am going as Namine from KH2. I am not sure if I am going to cosplay as any one else just depends on how fast I get done with Namine, and I am also going to bleach my hair.T-T The things i'll do for cosplay.

Well, usually just run around being a Fan girl, so I'm kind of excited to Cosplay. I don't relly know any one who is Cosplaying so if you want a Namine I'm here.

kh2_obsession
06-27-2007, 12:21 AM
Weel then Tsukichan-san. We need to meet up because im going as Kh2 kairi again. If u end up going as namine come joing our kingdom hearts group. we have like 15 people that regular kh at cons.

also on a random side note. I wanna kill who ever decided the locantion for Anizona 4. Its like way out in phoenix! and its really expencive

Kazukii
06-27-2007, 02:45 AM
Eh. I dunno if I'm going to Ani four yet or not. Doesn't seem like it. <<;
Rather go to Sakura Con.

Agnikurina
06-27-2007, 02:49 AM
also on a random side note. I wanna kill who ever decided the locantion for Anizona 4. Its like way out in phoenix! and its really expencive

I agree that the location is horrible.

We should all stalk the chairman of AniZona 4. :p

Kazukii
06-27-2007, 06:36 AM
Con won't improve until that person leaves. :sulk:

Agnikurina
06-27-2007, 10:17 AM
Do you read minds Kuro Neko?

Because I was thinking the same thing you were thinking but I thought it would be too mean to type it. ~_~
Sadly I know the chairman in real life, though he is not in my good side.

kh2_obsession
06-27-2007, 11:00 AM
I think ill end up going. Mehbee for only a day though. Unless my parents let me drive there with my friend. and considering he will only be 17 and driving for only 4 months thats really low T_T But i hope i make it, this years was pretty lame but i had so much fun

Tsukichan-san
06-27-2007, 05:50 PM
I will keep that in mind Kh2_obsession. It sucks that its in Pheonix (again) but it probably means they're trying to get a larger place to hold it because we keep out growing every where we go. But, I don't mind more people means more cosplayers and cosplayers are the coolest people in the world.

Kazukii
06-27-2007, 07:59 PM
I am glad it moved back to Phx. It's the middle of the state, good for everyone.
It was lame to have it up in Mesa, when they already got dumb ComiCon. ( Which they are slowly morphing into another anime con )
And I wasn't referring to the head honcho. I was referring to the other one in charge. :|

Anywho. -skuttles back on subject-

Agnikurina
06-28-2007, 12:34 AM
Heh. Anyways.

If anybody lives around the area of 48th St. and Chandler Blvd. I won't mind giving rides.

BTW.. anybody going to AX?

Kazukii
06-28-2007, 12:41 AM
I missed getting my own hotel for Ax, and I didn't want to bother spending a crapload by trying to book with someone else.
So I'm going to a con coming up here in October. :toothy:
And planning to attend next Ax. :bigtu:

Tenucha
06-28-2007, 02:18 AM
Its not just in Phoenix... it's in Litchfield Park!

What do you guys think about Archer (Fate Stay Night) Cosplay?
I want to try it though the props will be a pain on the butt.

I only know the name becuase my friends in Sedona, AZ think the character is totally badass!
I'd say go for it :)

I'm going!!! Finally get to Cosplay I am going as Namine from KH2. I am not sure if I am going to cosplay as any one else just depends on how fast I get done with Namine, and I am also going to bleach my hair.T-T The things i'll do for cosplay.

Well, usually just run around being a Fan girl, so I'm kind of excited to Cosplay. I don't relly know any one who is Cosplaying so if you want a Namine I'm here.

I'm sure you'll find and meet PLENTY of KH cosplayers! XD
How many cons have you attended?

Eh. I dunno if I'm going to Ani four yet or not. Doesn't seem like it. <<;
Rather go to Sakura Con.

Isn't Sakura con way far away?!
And what about out 'lil DBZ group?! XD

I agree that the location is horrible.

We should all stalk the chairman of AniZona 4. :p

I wanna strike the Banker :X



BTW.. anybody going to AX?


ME!!

Kazukii
06-28-2007, 02:20 AM
Sakura Con is up in Washington. Not too bad. Can make it in a day or two. -shrug-
Eh. Just depends on what Jen wants to do. n.n
Yah I dunno when I can do a DB group with ya guys. oo; Unless I go to Ani, which I'm still unsure about. >.o

Agnikurina
06-28-2007, 02:23 AM
So.. you guys working on organizing a DB group for AniZona?

What part of DB? Season 1? Z? GT?

Depending on the chara choice I get, I might be inclined to join :D

2 Cosplays until March 2008? I can make it... me thinks... ha ha.

Kazukii
06-28-2007, 02:39 AM
Mostly seems to be Z at the moment.
Raditz, Gohan, and Yamcha.
Depending on how things go, I may be doing Goten around Ani instead of Gohan.

Tenucha
06-28-2007, 06:22 AM
Goten is a cool kid.
I'd say its open to the original DB and Z. No GT ;P

Ya I'm still unsure of AniZona also... blah. But I will get Yamcha ready in time just in case ^_^

Alright evetryone!! I'm about to leave for AX in a few hours! Later!!

Agnikurina
06-28-2007, 01:55 PM
See you in AX Tenucha. I will be arriving tomorrow early morning~!

Tsukichan-san
06-28-2007, 02:42 PM
Well, Tenucha, I have been to two major cons, and I have seen many Kh cosplayers but I don't know very many people, my first con it was my best friend and I just running around didn't really meet any one. well, I hope you two have lots of fun at Ax, lucky ducks. I can't go to any out of arizona until i can drive.

Kazukii
06-28-2007, 02:58 PM
Eh. Just need to get out and meet some friends then. KHs tends to be one of the main things cosplayed, mostly rather poorly, but still cosplayed a lot none the less.

Tsukichan-san
06-28-2007, 04:16 PM
Yeah I know, very many people cosplay as KH characters I hope there is more variety in the costumes. I would really like to see some Final Fantasy characters that aren't from FF7 or made an apperance in Kingdom Hearts.

kh2_obsession
06-29-2007, 04:16 PM
Yes kingdom hearts is quite cosplayed (not like i can talk, ive got a about 6 kh cospalys, and there are about 2 or 3 more coming). at my last 2 con though ive seen some pretty decent characters though.

also quite a few ff chracters from FF9. alot from x and x-2 though (also very popular)

Tsukichan-san
06-29-2007, 07:03 PM
Yeah, the main reason my first cosplay will be Namine is that her outfit is simple. She's also my favorite female character in the game.

It's really sad that there aren't very many FF9 cosplayers, it's my favorite of the games. At Anizona this year when I was standing in line waiting for my pass I saw a Blank and freaked out (first picture I took) I was so happy!

Katasha
07-02-2007, 11:59 PM
I really hope to head down to this convention next year. I usualy go down to AZ every November for the NASCAR race but now that I know theres a con, even better reason!

Tenucha
07-03-2007, 01:06 PM
WOO!! I'm back!! :D
I got over 600 pics! :D

Kazukii
07-03-2007, 05:49 PM
Holy moley. oO;;
From what I've been hearing a lot of people are let down by it. Eh. Oh well, they're only letting more people down by having it at LA next year. -mumble-

I also saw a Gogeta from the AX pics. :3

Hieta Reah
07-06-2007, 06:02 AM
Well, I will be ANBU Itachi, Itachi, Shippuden Neji, and No-face. If something comes up and I can't wear on of them, then the replacement is either Ise from Bleach or Momo from Bleach.

Tenucha
07-06-2007, 10:54 AM
Ya apparently AX was a big mess...
I wasn't aware of this because I was too busy having my own fun to realize the con drama gong on.

Ya there was a Gogeta! :o
I missed out getting his pic... I got Vegetto, 18 and Super Vegetto

Kazukii
07-06-2007, 07:48 PM
I saw a Vegeto that was going to go there...got no comment on them.

<< Heh. I was watching a DBZ Voice actor thing. And never knew that the one guy who did Veggie also did Yamcha.
Yeesh. He did a lot.. did Vegeta, Recoome, Jeice, Burter, Piccolo, Yamcha, Shenron, Nappa, Kami, Korin, and Mr. Popo. XD Damn.

ketalia
07-07-2007, 12:01 AM
I saw a Vegeto that was going to go there...got no comment on them.

<< Heh. I was watching a DBZ Voice actor thing. And never knew that the one guy who did Veggie also did Yamcha.
Yeesh. He did a lot.. did Vegeta, Recoome, Jeice, Burter, Piccolo, Yamcha, Shenron, Nappa, Kami, Korin, and Mr. Popo. XD Damn.

Well he is the voice "god" (read that somewhere). What is freaky is him doing Ayame in Fruits basket, then listening to him to Kuabara(sp) from Yu Yu Hakusho.
Loved seeing the few DBZ cosplay pics from AX. Guess no AX for me and the kid next year, looking into Anime Vegas though.

Kazukii
07-07-2007, 12:03 AM
Yeah I'm not going to AX next year either if it's at LA, I'll be going to Otakon most likely. :3
I would love it if AniZona would get Sean Schemmel to go to the con. *~* I'd be happeh. Goku ftw. n.n

avitjacobson
07-07-2007, 07:46 PM
Holy moley. oO;;
From what I've been hearing a lot of people are let down by it. Eh. Oh well, they're only letting more people down by having it at LA next year. -mumble-

Wait, I'd heard only good things about the la location vs. the long beach location. Everyone I know who has gone before said LA ones are awesome, the long beach ones are badly organized (see 2007). Why are you grumbling about the LA location? (help me plan my next year's cons if I know why people support/dislike certain possibilities)

Yeah I'm not going to AX next year either if it's at LA, I'll be going to Otakon most likely. :3
I would love it if AniZona would get Sean Schemmel to go to the con. *~* I'd be happeh. Goku ftw. n.n

Sean schemmel? just curious... Next year, it's most like Otakon for me too (and, luck/money willing, SDCC).

Kazukii
07-07-2007, 08:36 PM
Oh I don't know. Maybe I'd like for a location where I don't have to worry about getting shot, mugged, beaten up, raped and so on.
A place with closer hotels, and good spots for food around it.
A place where I don't need to worry about my safety and feel like I need to wear a bullet proof vest under my cosplay in order to be out past sunset, that or carry some sort of weapon or pepper spray. >>

And Sean is the voice of Goku from DBZ.

ketalia
07-08-2007, 10:43 AM
Yeah I'm not going to AX next year either if it's at LA, I'll be going to Otakon most likely. :3
I would love it if AniZona would get Sean Schemmel to go to the con. *~* I'd be happeh. Goku ftw. n.n

It would be cool if the got Sean (but not holding breath since he is now on Kappa Mikey so it might be a little harder). I collect autographs of DB VA (got Cell, Buu, Little Goku/Gohan, Krillan, Tien and Android 17/Pilaf so far).
I have never watched/read Digimon so not too excited about the Digimon theme (hoping the VA are ones I recognize from something else). Heck don't even know what Digimon is about.

Kazukii
07-08-2007, 01:41 PM
Yah I'm not too pleased with their idea of using Digimon VA's this year.
That would have been more cool back in 00' or something. <<;;

avitjacobson
07-08-2007, 03:13 PM
Oh I don't know. Maybe I'd like for a location where I don't have to worry about getting shot, mugged, beaten up, raped and so on.
A place with closer hotels, and good spots for food around it.
A place where I don't need to worry about my safety and feel like I need to wear a bullet proof vest under my cosplay in order to be out past sunset, that or carry some sort of weapon or pepper spray. >>

And Sean is the voice of Goku from DBZ.

I didn't think the LA location was in a particularly bad area of LA? Also, I'd heard befoprehand that this was a bad area of Long Beach, but it didn't seem very bad to me.

Tenucha
07-13-2007, 02:13 AM
Were you at AX? I thought the Long Beach location was great!!

Well he is the voice "god" (read that somewhere). What is freaky is him doing Ayame in Fruits basket, then listening to him to Kuabara(sp) from Yu Yu Hakusho.
Loved seeing the few DBZ cosplay pics from AX. Guess no AX for me and the kid next year, looking into Anime Vegas though.

Whats freaky is Vic who does Ed in FMA has to do that growly voice thing for Brolly...

Yeah I'm not going to AX next year either if it's at LA, I'll be going to Otakon most likely. :3
I would love it if AniZona would get Sean Schemmel to go to the con. *~* I'd be happeh. Goku ftw. n.n

Is that Goku's original VA? It be pretty amazing if they got the original VAs there X_X I liked Ted Cole as Yamcha

Wait, I'd heard only good things about the la location vs. the long beach location. Everyone I know who has gone before said LA ones are awesome, the long beach ones are badly organized (see 2007). Why are you grumbling about the LA location? (help me plan my next year's cons if I know why people support/dislike certain possibilities)


See for me its the total opposite... I been hearing all negitive things... there are petitions for AX to move it from LACC!


Yah I'm not too pleased with their idea of using Digimon VA's this year.
That would have been more cool back in 00' or something. <<;;

THere was a time when Digimon would be cool? :P

Ya... I never followed that series... I'm wondering if this is just the best AniZona cna do right now... it's almost an obsolete show... there is a good fanbase but its nothign like if they had a Pokemon theme.

Anyways... the whole "theme" thing is another reasson AniZona 4 doesnt sound very impressive to me to want to go :S

Kazukii
07-13-2007, 02:21 AM
He was Adult Goku in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Super Saiyan 4 Goku in DBGT. He also does the video game voice.. Er..1999-Current. XD

But...theres also
Ian James Corlett (Adult Goku in Dragon Ball Z, Season 1)

<< Yah...confusing.
But Sean Schemmel is the best voice of Goku and the best known voice of Goku.

Eh. They're messing around with that 'theme' right now. I doubt they're going to have one, most people are ICK with the whole digimon thing.
I'm still up and down with AniZona myself, and the masq part. I'm not sure I'll like the judges.

Feawen
07-13-2007, 11:42 AM
Eh. They're messing around with that 'theme' right now. I doubt they're going to have one, most people are ICK with the whole digimon thing.
I'm still up and down with AniZona myself, and the masq part. I'm not sure I'll like the judges.

I hope they decide not to do the whole theme thing, i think it is a bad idea altogether, it kinda limits the guests and could turn some people away from the con, it won't really brng in a large amount of people from the digimon fanbase (which probably isen't that big anymore anyway). I'd rather see a good mixture of VA"s from lots of different shows, so everyone can have something they're interested in.

Kazukii
07-13-2007, 07:47 PM
I agree with you there. I would like a big mix of voice actors as well. But so far is seems like they're now leaning towards a Bleach thing with having the voice for Ichigo attend. Well for the fans who aren't into Bleach, me being one of them. That isn't much of an improvement. xX;

Tenucha
07-14-2007, 04:12 AM
He was Adult Goku in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Super Saiyan 4 Goku in DBGT. He also does the video game voice.. Er..1999-Current. XD

But...theres also
Ian James Corlett (Adult Goku in Dragon Ball Z, Season 1)

<< Yah...confusing.
But Sean Schemmel is the best voice of Goku and the best known voice of Goku.

Eh. They're messing around with that 'theme' right now. I doubt they're going to have one, most people are ICK with the whole digimon thing.
I'm still up and down with AniZona myself, and the masq part. I'm not sure I'll like the judges.

Themes are cool if its something upcoming and current... WIth how low budget AniZona is it would be hard to do that.
A Afro Samurai theme... aww damn I'd be there!! XD I couldn't cosplay anyone but damn that be cool! lol But the VAs really arnt'... anime material lol

I do hope they do away with it

I hope they decide not to do the whole theme thing, i think it is a bad idea altogether, it kinda limits the guests and could turn some people away from the con, it won't really brng in a large amount of people from the digimon fanbase (which probably isen't that big anymore anyway). I'd rather see a good mixture of VA"s from lots of different shows, so everyone can have something they're interested in.

Exactly... AX can get away with doing themes and so on... AniZona is a bit too much on the small scale to try that... I mean... seriously who we have seen last year are who we'll see next year... Sure more people will join each year but overall its the same core and we havn't jumped into any large number of attendees yet.

I agree with you there. I would like a big mix of voice actors as well. But so far is seems like they're now leaning towards a Bleach thing with having the voice for Ichigo attend. Well for the fans who aren't into Bleach, me being one of them. That isn't much of an improvement. xX;

I am also not a fan of Bleach.
They should totally bring back Greg Ayres!
No.. wait... Phoenix Anime Fest should bring him back! AniZona really didn't treat him good from the sounds of it.

Besides Voice Actors I would also like to meet other people who work on the anime... asking them questions, like the directors and producers... maybe artists who come up with the designs and promotional material, whither Japanese or American.... We need more of that I think. The VAs are cool but they really arn't the definitive sorce to find out about your favourite show and characters

Kazukii
07-14-2007, 04:25 PM
I would like for Phx Anime Fest to come back. ;.;
By the sounds of it though it's not going to be here next year either. Atleast from what I'm being told. Pity can't have a fundraiser or something else to help PAF get back on it's feet. As childish as that sounds. XD

Tenucha
07-16-2007, 02:39 AM
The problem with PAF is the venue screwed them and almost put them bankrupt.
Remember when I had said that the contract... the hotel want PAF to sell so many more hotels then they reasonably can? Well... because they didn't... they (PAF) had to pay the hotel so much money for the unbooked rooms.
Becasue of this... and trying for a new and better venue... this is why this year there is no PAF however there will be a PAF2 and they are aiming for a 2008 date.

As for AniZona... ya' know... honestly... I think I'm gonna jump to AniZona ship now before it really starts to sink.
There are already alot of leaks in the boat... but I'm gonna swim back to shore before it goes any further out to sea and finally sinks.
There is way too much sketchy stuff going on behind the scenese with the new group running AniZona (wont name any names) but trust me when I say.... its very sad but AniZona is heading into the ground and it is becasue of this new group :(
Becasue of how "well" the guests were treated last year... there are alot of sponsors, industry and guests that do not want to attend this convention.


As for cosplay... I am planning Yamcha and Alucard and so on... maybe I'll drive to AniZona 4 and get some pictures with friends or whatever but they are not getting my money.

Kazukii
07-16-2007, 09:14 PM
Yeah. I know what happened with PAF. Heh. Yeah. I head it might not be happening next year either. I'd like for it to happen in 09 then if anything. Tis way better than Ani. <<;

Yeah. I don't expect AniZona to last many more years, if next year..at the rate it's going.

avitjacobson
07-17-2007, 10:38 PM
Oh I don't know. Maybe I'd like for a location where I don't have to worry about getting shot, mugged, beaten up, raped and so on.
A place with closer hotels, and good spots for food around it.
A place where I don't need to worry about my safety and feel like I need to wear a bullet proof vest under my cosplay in order to be out past sunset, that or carry some sort of weapon or pepper spray. >>

Ah, I just learned I was misinformed, the good location wasn't la, it was anaheim (BIG difference, i guess)

Were you at AX? I thought the Long Beach location was great!!

Anyways... the whole "theme" thing is another reasson AniZona 4 doesnt sound very impressive to me to want to go :S

I had a couple issues with the con in general, which I was told always came up in LB, but my first ax, so i dunno. Last minute trip to SDCC will be interesting for me :D Theme? What does this mean, exactly, what manner of theme are they doing?

Themes are cool if its something upcoming and current... WIth how low budget AniZona is it would be hard to do that.
A Afro Samurai theme... aww damn I'd be there!! XD I couldn't cosplay anyone but damn that be cool! lol But the VAs really arnt'... anime material lol

I do hope they do away with it

Exactly... AX can get away with doing themes and so on... AniZona is a bit too much on the small scale to try that... I mean... seriously who we have seen last year are who we'll see next year... Sure more people will join each year but overall its the same core and we havn't jumped into any large number of attendees yet.

They should totally bring back Greg Ayres!
No.. wait... Phoenix Anime Fest should bring him back! AniZona really didn't treat him good from the sounds of it.



Greg Ayres? I'd rather havea real guest, he doesnt impress me... Then again, dub voice actors don't impress me much, so there you have that.

Theme by the way? I've no clue about that, obviously.

The problem with PAF is the venue screwed them and almost put them bankrupt.
Becasue of how "well" the guests were treated last year... there are alot of sponsors, industry and guests that do not want to attend this convention.


the venue, huh? Well, I could see that, it was a terrrible location all-around to betgin with... Probably only place that could make Mesa CC seem really great is that venue. I don't know who was in charge of that decision, but I hope if PAF manages to scrape up a second time, they get rid of him/her.

I hear guests are always treated badly at all cons.. I heard AX is why rumiko takahashi wont come back again. Could be wrong, but that's what I'd heard. I have theories on why they're treated badly, but this sin't the forum for that discussion.. Oh, I'll ask again for the heck of it, could someone explain what theme is ploanned and how they itnend to implement sucha thing? Thanks :)

Kazukii
07-18-2007, 03:00 AM
http://anizona.org/forums/index.php?topic=2024.0 < Theme info. Going to the website forums does help.

Don't get fussy with PAF. They had a bump as far as locations. It was a first attempt for the con. Ease up. They did a hella of a lot better than AniZona can. :sulk:

As far as conventions coming up. I'm planning for one in october. Then maybe if I don't go to AniZona, I'll be going to Fanime. :bigtu:
I'm planning on there anyhow. But I dunno about AniZona yet... :/

Feawen
07-19-2007, 02:23 AM
All this is making me sad...no PAF, what am I going to do with the costume I've been working so hard on!? (yes...I was planning for Paf right after anizona ended) I am a sad cosplayer, If all the in state conventions die I'll have no where to go, mom won't let me go out of state...of course when I turn 18 I'll do what I want, but still it makes me sad. Mabey we could all band together and try and save arizona's anime conventions!(mabey we should all volunteer to help as a first step...but I heard that ani mistreated volunteers as well....

Tenucha
07-19-2007, 02:39 AM
Well I dont think PAF is done for... they just got screwed and are coming back.
AniZona are pretending they are a sci-fi con therefor ultimatly they will fail because we are not of the same group (however those running it are from said Sci-Fi group)

Ya, AniZona mistreted almost everyone on board and including the staff.
I'd much sooner help out PAF.
And there is still Phoenix Cactus ComiCon in Jan!

Kazukii
07-19-2007, 02:45 AM
Yeah AniZona in my opinion really isn't worth helping out. Bleh.
I'm glad that PAF is still going to happen. I know it will. Joe's awesome like that. <3
I say until AniZona gets rid of the more crapful people on staff, it won't do much, if any better. >/
And yeah. If you wanna display a costume that ya been working on, just wait for ComiCon. I know my costume I've been working on for PAF I'm taking to another convention in Cali coming up.

Tenucha
07-19-2007, 04:19 PM
Thats the problem... The new group on board will be on with AniZona as the ship sinks... and that banker leady is like a 'lil tick... She's got herself so dug deep into it that you can't just remove her.

I say for our Dragonball planning we should just premier everythign at either PCC, AX, PAF or something

ketalia
07-19-2007, 05:28 PM
Thats the problem... The new group on board will be on with AniZona as the ship sinks... and that banker leady is like a 'lil tick... She's got herself so dug deep into it that you can't just remove her.

I say for our Dragonball planning we should just premier everything at either PCC, AX, PAF or something

Well I'm not going to AX, so it would have to be either PCC or PAF for me. You guys could always go to SDCC next year :toothy:
I still plan to go to Ani though.

Kazukii
07-19-2007, 06:31 PM
I'd say next PAF then. XD
I don't go to PCC.
Hm. o.o I'll look into what cons I'll be attending late next year. Sdcc could be an option. X3

Tenucha
07-20-2007, 02:55 PM
I am considering SDCC next year... But I need to check with my group to see if they wanna do that too... otherwise I may have to look into a new group :(

There is still a possibility for AX for me afterall... I did read an interview and it seems they are really trying to pull all the stops in trying to secure the area.... planning the night life for the con so it's not so dangerious, and having large AX only busses run 24hrs during the con so as to save for the parking and long walks.

Kuro Neko - Why no PCC?

Kazukii
07-21-2007, 02:36 AM
Well my friend informed me it isn't that great.
Plus it's a comic convention.
Don't get me wrong. I know there is anime involved with comic cons. But it feels odd to be attending one. It kinda seems like i'd be ruining it for the comic geeks. :/ I like my comics and all as well..but I'm not just so into it to be attending a comic con.
That and I also hear that is it quite prone to be full of annoying anime people. < I.e. hyper dorks who make the rest of us anime otaku look bad. x_x
I'd only go to probably enter the masq. xD

Tenucha
07-22-2007, 10:38 AM
Well it alright. This year they had Vic M and Crispin Freeman for the English VAs. They are trying to get more anime appeal into it... since anime connects to mangas which are comics... and the Japanese industry is catching on faster and faster.

It is the only con in AZ where I have seen Shaun of the Dead cosplayers with Batmans and Narutos so... it IS fun IMHO XD

I'm not into the American Comics so I do miss out on the general interest and purpose of the con...

As for the anime crowds.... it's about the same people who attend AniZona and PAF XD
YOu could be hearing how annoying they are from the mundane American comic fanbase !

Kazukii
07-23-2007, 02:26 AM
Eh. That's alright. I'm not fond of the Mesa con center..it's soo cooped up and just...bleh.. ._.;;

I'll stick to my other ideas for spring cons. X3

Tenucha
07-25-2007, 04:06 AM
Mesa Convention Center does seem a bit crowded... which is interesting... Maybe its the low ceilings and narrow halls?

That being said, what do we think of the new AniZona 4 location?

Kazukii
07-25-2007, 04:32 AM
I'll be able to decide better once I see more than just the pictures the hotel themselves put up. xD
But I think it'll be nice as far as space.

Angrias
07-25-2007, 11:15 PM
Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park... Is very far away from me. ._. The Mesa Convention Center is about 2 blocks though... so I'm not overly pleased.

Mesa Convention Center does seem a bit crowded... which is interesting... Maybe its the low ceilings and narrow halls?

That being said, what do we think of the new AniZona 4 location?

Tenucha
07-26-2007, 09:09 PM
I'll be able to decide better once I see more than just the pictures the hotel themselves put up. xD
But I think it'll be nice as far as space.

Looks like a very expensive area... and from what I hear its gonna be an expensive area to stay in... I think people are planning for atleast a mile away where there are more reasonable priced hotels....

Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park... Is very far away from me. ._. The Mesa Convention Center is about 2 blocks though... so I'm not overly pleased.

How much further away is it then you are from my place?

Kazukii
07-26-2007, 09:33 PM
That. Or people who live close. ( Like me ) Will be able to just drive over each day. ;D
You Mesa-ians got Comicon. << You don't need AniZona too.

Tenucha
07-26-2007, 09:45 PM
Its a bit of a drive for me... I mapquested it and it said about 20min or so... depending on traffic and what car i have at that point....
If I were still driving my '84 Buick I could PROBABLY make it in 15min or less... very powerful cruiser V8.

For planning.... it be cool to get people staying with other people who are within reasonable driving range.

haha... Trust me... We dont need AniZona either.
I'd prefer PAF... so once they get there ball rolling, hopefully next year according to the people I know... That will probably be my "AniZona" from here on.
Still undecided on A4... but I'm still leaning towards not attending.
I will be at ComiCon and I think i'm staffed in the game room

Kazukii
07-26-2007, 09:47 PM
I'm with you on the PAF. Once that starts to come I will be doing that instead of AniZona.
I was unsure whether or not I'll be doing Ani, but told my friends I'd go if they did, and so I'm attending. Slim chance it'll be better, but I'm mainly hoping the masquerade will be better. :/
-chacha's for PAF-

Tenucha
07-26-2007, 09:56 PM
I just really dont want to support the new group thats taken over and driving the con into the ground... and this isn't me as some con goer whos concerned or overly analyzing and making hasty decessions about the con and bad mouthing it... This group are Sci-Fi baised and the are gonna ride this con out and make and milk there cash from the experience.
They moved from Sci-Fi cons to our anime one because Sci-Fi cons are dieing breed... and these people are part of a gorup who helped that happen.
I have industry friends and a buncha whom have decided they will not attend or support AniZona due to whos on staff and how GoH and attendees were treated (and how the con was run) thanks to this past con.

Feawen
07-27-2007, 08:49 PM
I hope anizona dosen't get killed by the sci-fi people, I really want to have several anime cons in state. If PAF happens I will definately be ther, and we are definately going to PCC (with either the costume for PAF< or a new set), and we are probably going to anizona 4 anyway (but definatly not staying in the hotel unless the costumes cannot be put on and driven over, and we will be preordering to get cheap prices on the registration cause anizona just isen't worth $40 yet) I am trying to get to anime las vegas cause yuhki and his girlfriend are gonna be there (the squall and aerith cosplayers that have such great weapons). By the way, is anyone going to the otaku university conference, I don't want to be alone.

Tenucha
07-27-2007, 10:04 PM
I wanted to go to that, still unsure if I can make it there or if I have the money to do it.
You have any more info on it?
I know its in September at Mesa Con Center.

Well you can thank the banker and there 'lil group "Demented Dragon" if anything does happen. Incase you were wondering why there were so many of them at the con... thats why. The person who replaced Katie Baire during closing ceremonies is also part of this group.

Like I said, I will be at PCC but probably staffed in the game room. Boo.
So come visit unless you do see me around! ^_^
I should have Spike Spiegel again and Alucard from Hellsing.

I have a bunch of friends who want me to go to Anime Vegas but I just dont know yet... buncha them are Hellsing cosplayers so I'd feel real bad if I did make it without Alucard done

Feawen
07-29-2007, 10:31 PM
I will totally come visit you in the game room, Tenucha! So the banker is the reason demented dragon was like everywhere this year...anyway. The likely hood of anime vegas happening for me is looking slimmer and slimmer, oh well. Here is the link to the otaku university sitehttp://www.otakuuconf.org/ it is like $60 to go, which is a bit expensive, but hopefully it will be worth (learning new things and having colleges and industry stuff there). If you do go be sure to go wee the fashion show and cheer me on!

Tenucha
07-30-2007, 01:37 AM
haha awesome!
Ya, banker womans the one... grr.
I'd stay out of the AniZona fourms if I were were also... It was quite humorious right after the con where she publicly ripped on Rocket (they really loud crazy guy running Masqurade... that wasn't Gainax Boy) among other things... taking a role of leadership and owning up to what went go (passing the blame to what didn't)... yet shes the banker... she counts the money and thats it... BUT thats not the case this time.
And Demented Dragons are her group... which made sence after realizing everything else why there were so many DDs there.

Anyways

Otaku would be cool... I like how they have it set up like a school with a break for lunch even! XD
I wonder if we'll get tardy marks and so on for attendence! XD
I would really like to go but I'll have to see what my expenses are... I dont know anyone else going and I dont have that $150 or so for host hotel (advertised on the page).
Learnings things for my art IS always a bonus (speaking of... I should draw something...)

There's a Fashion Show? And you're in it?

Dal_Segno
07-30-2007, 02:23 AM
^
Yes, OU does have a fasion show. But the rules state that it all has to be origional takes on exisisting costume designs or fashion. There are a fair amount of hoops to jump through (more so then AX), and I find some of the rules a bit contraditory, but over all it has more freedom then most masqs.

Feawen
07-30-2007, 10:35 PM
Yep, I am enetered into the fashion show, and it is going to kill me. I probably should have been a little less ambitious with my design, but I will be able to do it. Kalas, you're right about the hoops, I've been jumping through them left and right, and the rules were pretty cofusing, but after talking to the coordinator at the anizona panel, i got them figured out (until they manag to pull out some rule i never saw or understood that way and completely kill me). Are you going to be in the fashion show Kalas? I can't manage to track down any other entrants ( it would be nice to know how badly I am gonna lose) It might be cool to get all the competitors together to have like a good luck everybody party..or this could just be another one of my dumb ideas...

The forums on the anizona website were a mess right after con, but they have calmed down alot, i tend to avoid everything but the cosplay section because of all the dumb drama. To be fair to the banker though rocket was a big part of the masq problem, and he immediately blamed everything on katie bair, and non of it was her fault. BNext year's masq looks like it might actually work though.

Mabey you could commute to the OU, that's what i'm doing, since i only live like 20 min away (unless one of the other members of my group suddenly decided they NEED a hotel room). But the no hotel room thing might prove problematic for the fashion show, I hope they goive us an area to get ready.

Tenucha
07-31-2007, 03:05 AM
Yep, I am enetered into the fashion show, and it is going to kill me. I probably should have been a little less ambitious with my design, but I will be able to do it. Kalas, you're right about the hoops, I've been jumping through them left and right, and the rules were pretty cofusing, but after talking to the coordinator at the anizona panel, i got them figured out (until they manag to pull out some rule i never saw or understood that way and completely kill me). Are you going to be in the fashion show Kalas? I can't manage to track down any other entrants ( it would be nice to know how badly I am gonna lose) It might be cool to get all the competitors together to have like a good luck everybody party..or this could just be another one of my dumb ideas...

The forums on the anizona website were a mess right after con, but they have calmed down alot, i tend to avoid everything but the cosplay section because of all the dumb drama. To be fair to the banker though rocket was a big part of the masq problem, and he immediately blamed everything on katie bair, and non of it was her fault. BNext year's masq looks like it might actually work though.

Mabey you could commute to the OU, that's what i'm doing, since i only live like 20 min away (unless one of the other members of my group suddenly decided they NEED a hotel room). But the no hotel room thing might prove problematic for the fashion show, I hope they goive us an area to get ready.

Ohh sounds chaotic but I'm sure it'll turn out to be fun.
Otaku University outta be pretty good...

I would commute however I live in North Phoenix/Glendale... It's about a 45min drive and I like to be at a con before they open the doors... and I like to leave the con will past everything closing, sun has set and everyone I been hanging with has fallen asleep in there rooms.

I just think it (anizona 4) all comes down to lack of communication and lack or organization... I like Katie Baire, shes cool. But the cons amount of professionalism just irked me that much more that they publicly bashed one another on public fourms when all that BS should abeen kept to a moderator section of the fourm.
I think i only headed over there to post about the Dragonball gathering a few of us were talking about! XD

now there seems to be a lack of interest in attending AniZona 4... as I have said, if I even end up at AniZona, I wont be a badge holder... I'll be in cosplay and hanging out if anything.

Kazukii
07-31-2007, 03:11 AM
Yeah. You can get away with that. They tend to only check badges to get into events anyhow. So I might just do that as well, show up in cosplay, take pictures with buds, and that's about it. :/
I'd only buy a badge to do the Masq, I'm sure i'd place with my newest mascot I'm doing, but eh, not sure I want to bother with all that crap.

Tenucha
07-31-2007, 11:09 PM
Ya... I was only checked for a badge atleast once this year for the Dealers Hall and that was it... same story for AX as well actually XD

If I know any of the guests that are gonna be there I could prolly get access to places I shouldn't lol

Dal_Segno
08-01-2007, 01:48 AM
Are you going to be in the fashion show Kalas? I can't manage to track down any other entrants ( it would be nice to know how badly I am gonna lose) It might be cool to get all the competitors together to have like a good luck everybody party..or this could just be another one of my dumb ideas...

You are also the only other entrant I can find. =) I'm going to be in both parts too. I'm doing an origional variation of Marie Antoinette from Le Rose of Versailles, that was actually inspireid by a hime Lolita of all things. XD

Kazuki, you should totally be in the masquerade. And taking WIP (while in progress) pictures increases your score like 25%...since no one seems to do them at AniZona. D: Annoyed the living crap out of me this year. >.>

Feawen
08-01-2007, 01:51 AM
Yeah. You can get away with that. They tend to only check badges to get into events anyhow. So I might just do that as well, show up in cosplay, take pictures with buds, and that's about it. :/
I'd only buy a badge to do the Masq, I'm sure i'd place with my newest mascot I'm doing, but eh, not sure I want to bother with all that crap.
go to PCC And enter the masq there, that is my plan (although mabey i shoulden't encourage you because then you'll beat me). Alot of people said PCC is better for cosplay anyway, i won't be doing a costume specifically for anizona's masq, if i enter at all it will be like a preliminary feedback for SDCC or AX. BTW, what is your new mascot costume going to be anyway?

Feawen
08-01-2007, 01:55 AM
You are also the only other entrant I can find. =) I'm going to be in both parts too. I'm doing an origional variation of Marie Antoinette from Le Rose of Versailles, that was actually inspireid by a hime Lolita of all things. XD

Kazuki, you should totally be in the masquerade. And taking WIP (while in progress) pictures increases your score like 25%...since no one seems to do them at AniZona. D: Annoyed the living crap out of me this year. >.>

I am so excited to know someone else who is entering! I am working one a FF X-2 gunner version of Lulu (cause she got no love in that game). I was thinking about doing an origional design as well, but i thought that might just be to much work with all my school work (gotta keep grades up my senior year).

The no progress pictures at anizona thing bugged me as well, I had taken some of our costume just in case, and i never got to use them.

Kazukii
08-01-2007, 02:13 AM
Yeah. I know about the picture..thing..
I'm no newb to masquerades. I know what to do, and what not to do when it comes to them, what the judges like and all. The AnimeFests when I participate are about the same in terms of their likes/dislikes. -shrug-
Still, I'm not sure whether I want to participate, I'd probably wanna do judging instead.

And you unless you're going to craftsmenship award, you don't need to take progress shots of your costumes.

Tenucha
08-01-2007, 02:20 AM
go to PCC And enter the masq there, that is my plan (although mabey i shoulden't encourage you because then you'll beat me).

Thats atleast the seocnd time you had said something liek that... Why? I thought your cosplay I saw were very good!

Kazukii
08-01-2007, 02:26 AM
Heh. My mascot is being kept secret until I show up with it at the animefest in October. I plan to win that one like I did a year ago.
And yah...I don't go to PCC. I don't think I ever will unless one of my friend convinces me. >>;
But yeah. I can see it winning if I go to PCC. .-. From what I saw of the winners..only skit people have won. Bleh. :/

Dal_Segno
08-01-2007, 02:30 AM
I am so excited to know someone else who is entering! I am working one a FF X-2 gunner version of Lulu (cause she got no love in that game). I was thinking about doing an origional design as well, but i thought that might just be to much work with all my school work (gotta keep grades up my senior year).

What? They have to be origional variations, I even asked. Or do you mean the fashion part?

The no progress pictures at anizona thing bugged me as well, I had taken some of our costume just in case, and i never got to use them.

Why not? We didn't ask for them, but it's allways good to show them (just as a rule of thumb, so ya know). It's not that you automatically get more points, it just that people who do are usually more well prepared.

The more I think about it, I'm not sure I'm going to sign up to be a judge again. I want to compete in my planed Diru costume...but I think I'll sign up anyways, just so I can say I tried! XD

L Gackto
08-01-2007, 06:19 AM
Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park... Is very far away from me. ._. The Mesa Convention Center is about 2 blocks though... so I'm not overly pleased.

Hmmm, what were those people thinking.... Litchfield is far away. I don't know if I'm paying a 30-40 dollar badge in addition to the hotel cost and gas money. And be happy about it. But I guess everything is set in stone. I might just go to Sakura Con or something else and get to see better guests as well. XP

Haha. (Not very pleased with 07 guests) ^_^

Feawen
08-01-2007, 02:20 PM
What? They have to be origional variations, I even asked. Or do you mean the fashion part?



Why not? We didn't ask for them, but it's allways good to show them (just as a rule of thumb, so ya know). It's not that you automatically get more points, it just that people who do are usually more well prepared.

The more I think about it, I'm not sure I'm going to sign up to be a judge again. I want to compete in my planed Diru costume...but I think I'll sign up anyways, just so I can say I tried! XD
Yeah, I meant an origional for the fashion part, my lulu costume is also origional...but i can be confusing sometimes.

I guess I was a little worried about showing in progress shots when they wern't asked for because i thought it would make me seem snobby or something (i was waaayyy to concerend about everything though, because it was my first masq). Although i'm gonna guess that the pictures were uneccesary since we won.

If you don't want to judge you should totally be in the masq, it would be nice to see more good costumes! Then everyone will also have more competition, which will be good.

Dal_Segno
08-02-2007, 01:27 AM
I have bad memory, were you the Fuu?

Tenucha
08-02-2007, 05:07 AM
Ya, she was THE Fuu!

Gakto: What was wrong with the guests? Ya... I'd consider Sakura Con... but I dont know anyone at that con ^_^

avitjacobson
08-02-2007, 07:57 AM
(Not very pleased with 07 guests) ^_^

So, I wasn't the only one? Very unimpressive and uninteresting, I don't think they tried very hard to be creative or get real guests.

Well my friend informed me it isn't that great.
Plus it's a comic convention.
Don't get me wrong. I know there is anime involved with comic cons. But it feels odd to be attending one. It kinda seems like i'd be ruining it for the comic geeks. :/ I like my comics and all as well..but I'm not just so into it to be attending a comic con.
That and I also hear that is it quite prone to be full of annoying anime people. < I.e. hyper dorks who make the rest of us anime otaku look bad. x_x
I'd only go to probably enter the masq. xD

I dunno, I went this past weekend, it was a whole mess of fun. As for ruining it for comic geeks, I doubt that, everyone there is nice and friendly and seem supportive of all fandom (anime, comic, scifi, etc.) as for this annoying anime people, this is actually one of the only cons I've gone to this year (including PCC, PAF, Anizona, AX, and SDCC) which wasn't full of them.

Eh. That's alright. I'm not fond of the Mesa con center..it's soo cooped up and just...bleh.. ._.;;

Mesa Convention Center does seem a bit crowded... which is interesting... Maybe its the low ceilings and narrow halls?

I agree Mesa Convention Center is terrible.

Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park... Is very far away from me. ._. The Mesa Convention Center is about 2 blocks though... so I'm not overly pleased.

That. Or people who live close. ( Like me ) Will be able to just drive over each day. ;D
You Mesa-ians got Comicon. << You don't need AniZona too.

I'm with Kuro Neko, MCC is 1.5 hours for me, but wigwam is -maybe- 15 minutes. The location actually may have been the extra something that will convince me to attend.

ketalia
08-02-2007, 08:48 AM
So, I wasn't the only one? Very unimpressive and uninteresting, I don't think they tried very hard to be creative or get real guests.



I dunno, I went this past weekend, it was a whole mess of fun. As for ruining it for comic geeks, I doubt that, everyone there is nice and friendly and seem supportive of all fandom (anime, comic, scifi, etc.) as for this annoying anime people, this is actually one of the only cons I've gone to this year (including PCC, PAF, Anizona, AX, and SDCC) which wasn't full of them.

Well I'm hoping that they get more guests(they usually do). I'll admit I'd rather see VA (english speaking or Japanese speaking) or musical guests since I am not much into artwork.
You went to SDCC last weekend? I was there also. Only encountered 2 annoying anime girls the whole weekend. I liked how I would stop by and take some pictures of a cosplayer and people (usually old ladies) who were also taking pictures would ask me who they were. Kuro in any of your mascot costumes I doubt you would have gotten far into the convention(people would keep asking you for pics). BTW from a past conversation I missed meeting Sean Shemel(Goku) at SDCC cause I didn't check the signings at the Funimation booth:bigcry:
If your interest in seeing cosplay pics I took of SDCC here is the link. http://pictures.aol.com/galleries/gtree

Feawen
08-02-2007, 11:13 PM
I have been in very few convention centers, and I've only spent alot of time in the mesa convention center, but everyother convention center i have seen the inside of is loads nicer than the mesa convention center, and mesa has opressive rules about EVERYTHING. I would much rather pay a bit more for a con in the phoenix convention center or a nice hotel (although anizona might be an exception to this due to the low quality problem). I think the mesa convention center feel so crowded is because of the strange lay out, and low ceilings and small hallways, although i though the dealers hall and most of the panel rooms felt rather spacious (but my con knowledge is really limited, so I may be wrong). I hope that the new location for anizona wil be nicer, it might add something to the con (of course we could just get kicked out of the place if people keep being stupid). Is it just me, or do fewer and fewer people seem to know how to behave in public (sometimes it makes me ashamed to be a teenager)

Kazukii
08-03-2007, 02:00 AM
I dunno, I went this past weekend, it was a whole mess of fu

I was referring to PCC, not the big comicon. Big difference there.
:rolleyes:

Dal_Segno
08-03-2007, 02:11 AM
Ya, she was THE Fuu!

Oh, you guys really impressed us with your presentation anyways. Katie even said she liked the FF costumes you had made aswell. All I recomend is trying to stay on stage a bit longer, and plan it out a bit better. If you hadn't gotten called back on stage, I dun know if you would have gotten the award. D:

As for cosplaying at PCC, I felt kind of odd doing it. I felt like I was going into their teratory.

The MCC does have nice panel rooms tho. The funy thing is, they're way bigger then the ones I went in at the LBCC this year for AX. I remember one could only fit like 30 people if they're cramed next to each other. Worst part at AX is, since the fire code doesn't allow it, once all the seats fill up, no more people can come in, since no one's allowed to stand by the walls or door. D:

L Gackto
08-03-2007, 02:40 AM
Ya, she was THE Fuu!

Gakto: What was wrong with the guests? Ya... I'd consider Sakura Con... but I dont know anyone at that con ^_^

Oh, nothing really. I actually hung out with some of the guests and watched a movie with them. They were nice people. But I'm saying that as a 3rd year con, they could have gotten some well known people. Haha. Oops, I meant some people that I knew. ;)

I think voice actors, or music guests are good. As for Sakura Con, I guess I will have to see. Next stop, Otaku University. Go to that, everyone! XD

Dal_Segno
08-03-2007, 03:37 AM
Don't wory Gackto, I didn't even know they had a Japanese guest till someone told me on day two of the con. D: Atleast I think she was Japanese...? O_o Then there was that Windy Lee lady who was there for like 4 hours. XD And of course Greg...but let's be honest, we've all seen Greg by now.

L Gackto
08-03-2007, 06:52 PM
I think I went to 5 cons this year already and I saw Greg at 4 of them. Hahahaha. Wendy Lee counts as a well known guest though. :)

Yes, there was a Japanese guest at Anizona 3 but she was really traditional and didn't speak a word of English. That and I never heard of her works. Are you going to OU?

Tenucha
08-03-2007, 10:21 PM
And whats wrong with Greg?!! He's cool and fun and has a great personality!!
I'd rather see someone like him re invited back then someone like Spike Spence.
However Greg will not return to AniZona as he has stated.
PCC and PAF he's absolutely fine with but.... word is going around from the guests about how bad AniZona 3 went. It will only get harder for "better" or more "well known" guests to come out to this.

Wendy Lee being at the con for 4hrs was a joke... seriously. I'll say nothing more about it... Having her as a guest of honor was a joke... and this is coming from one who's a fan of Bebop!
And no... I'm not being sour at all about her being there for 4hrs... but when you're bascelly on staff and you know everyone who is staffed anyway... she really shouldn't have been brought out here and we shoulda gotten some other guest.

The Japanese guest had some kind of tie into Demented Dragons as far as I can remember. I dont exactly know but I THINK I remember seeing it listed that shes an artist with them.

Is it just me, or do fewer and fewer people seem to know how to behave in public (sometimes it makes me ashamed to be a teenager)

Ya I think MCC took away hall space for bigger rooms... once you got out of the artery-like hallways... you can almost take a breath of relief as no matter what... you were in a room infinitely larger then where you just were.

You also have to consider, I guess, how old the buildings are and the type of space needed for a con like an anime con... I dont think anime cons were in the mind of those building the convention centers... I think they were expecting 'lil buisness type dealies and so on.

And ya... Alot of times I feel ashamed to be hanging out such teenagers... As I am turning 23 on the 10th of this month

Dal_Segno
08-04-2007, 02:32 AM
There's nothing wrong with Greg. He's a kick ass guy! But, it terms of a guest for an Arizona convention, he's not new to any of us, and thus would be in terms of a guest, considered lack luster, even tho he's kick ass. I'd love to see Greg back, but I'd rather see them attempt to get another guest first.

I know how you feel. I'm a teenager, but quite frankly, the ones around me act like completely self-centered idiots. D:

Yup Gackto, I'm going to be at OU! I would like to go all three days, but if I can't cough up the $60, I'll just go the day the fashion show is on.

Feawen
08-04-2007, 07:29 PM
There's nothing wrong with Greg. He's a kick ass guy! But, it terms of a guest for an Arizona convention, he's not new to any of us, and thus would be in terms of a guest, considered lack luster, even tho he's kick ass. I'd love to see Greg back, but I'd rather see them attempt to get another guest first.

I know how you feel. I'm a teenager, but quite frankly, the ones around me act like completely self-centered idiots. D:

Yup Gackto, I'm going to be at OU! I would like to go all three days, but if I can't cough up the $60, I'll just go the day the fashion show is on.

I have to agree with you about Greg, it would be cool to see him at a con, but at this point it would be even better to see someone new.

I am probably only gonna be able to make it for the fashion show aswell, my new job might get in the way of going all three days(probable will have to leave really early)... but they might understand and let me off. (hopefully I will be working for the new haunted house at fiesta mall either acting or making costumes and doing makeup, so they should understand my fashionshow)

L Gackto
08-05-2007, 07:21 PM
There's nothing wrong with Greg. He's a kick ass guy! But, it terms of a guest for an Arizona convention, he's not new to any of us, and thus would be in terms of a guest, considered lack luster, even tho he's kick ass. I'd love to see Greg back, but I'd rather see them attempt to get another guest first.

I know how you feel. I'm a teenager, but quite frankly, the ones around me act like completely self-centered idiots. D:

Yup Gackto, I'm going to be at OU! I would like to go all three days, but if I can't cough up the $60, I'll just go the day the fashion show is on.


Me too! I will be at the show. Actually I'm there all three days. I hope the show turns out good. I don't even know how big or who is gonna be in it but it better last like at least 30 minutes. Hahaha.


Yep, that Japanese artist was tied to Demented Dragon I recall. Man, if Anizona is gonna suck, I don't know what other guests will come. It seems like it's gonna die after this Anizona 4. A slow and painful death but maybe PAF will rise out of the ashes. Pardon the pun. ;P

Dal_Segno
08-06-2007, 10:15 PM
...I'd rater see PAF then AniZona. The timing is better, and they have a better dealer's hall. >.>

Just out of curisotiy, anyone here going to the August AC fest at PV?

Feawen
08-06-2007, 11:10 PM
Just out of curisotiy, anyone here going to the August AC fest at PV?
^sorry, i got lost in all the acronyms...and Im being kind slow today. So what exactly is AC fest?

Dal_Segno
08-06-2007, 11:54 PM
I'll slow it down. ^^

Anybody here going to the Atomic Comics Anime Fest (http://www.hobbyistsparadise.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4870&start=0) at the Paradise Valley Store?

Feawen
08-07-2007, 04:44 PM
That sounds cool, but the 18th is gonna be a busy day. I'll talk to my friends and see if we can make it out there (probably later because I have an audition at 1 that day)

Sailor Phoenix
08-07-2007, 07:44 PM
>.>.... http://anizona.org/forums/index.php?topic=2098.0

Dal_Segno
08-08-2007, 02:12 AM
I've never heard of Ruskia...I'll have to go look that up.

I'll be honest, I kind of wish the Demented Dragons would GTFO of our convention. All we ever seem to get are DD guests, yet we say one word t hat has more truth then they can handle, and they ride our asses about not paying for better guests, and if we want them to fork over $4000. Well, I say screw you. There are tons of conventions out there the size of AniZona that pull it off better. >.>

Feawen
08-08-2007, 02:27 PM
I've never heard of Ruskia...I'll have to go look that up.

I'll be honest, I kind of wish the Demented Dragons would GTFO of our convention. All we ever seem to get are DD guests, yet we say one word t hat has more truth then they can handle, and they ride our asses about not paying for better guests, and if we want them to fork over $4000. Well, I say screw you. There are tons of conventions out there the size of AniZona that pull it off better. >.>
I totally agree. It woulden't be so bad to hav DD if they actually did something I have heard of... or am at least mildly interested in. None of their guests interest me, at all. I think by now we all kow we are a small con wh can't afford really huge guests, but we could do better.

Tenucha
08-08-2007, 10:38 PM
New guests announced for AniZona 4.
Both of them are "Manga artists" for.... Demented Dragon

Its one thing to have these guys and get them to promote there stuff while there are big name guests there as well... it's another thing when it seems there is a large focus on these guys when really... we dont know anything about them and I never seen there work on the shelfs.
Apparently some of there books are available on Amazon (fairly impressive) but still...

In the fourms it was "confirmed" that ToyBox would be the musical guests of honor.... However they also stated RayRay would be the exclusive rave DJ... and someone later came on representing AniRave and said no one has contact them about RayRay being the DJ, but theyd love to confirm that if they wanted to contact AniRave about it....

So so far I still have no interest.
I stand by what I said earlier, however, I will probably show up, hang out, take pics and have pics taken... but I'm not giving them money for a badge.... Hell no

...I'd rater see PAF then AniZona. The timing is better, and they have a better dealer's hall. >.>

Just out of curisotiy, anyone here going to the August AC fest at PV?

Yup! I'll be there.. I'm thinking I'll be there in my Resident Evil cosplay just to be different and not Spike.

Unless you all think I should be Spike again for this thing lol

Usako Haneino
08-08-2007, 10:44 PM
You know, I've sat here and read this whole thread. I can't help but wonder where you're getting we treated our guests poorly? I was there behind the scenes the whole time and the only people to complain were Greg and Chi amongst our GOH. I sat down and partied with them all Sunday night and they had no complaints.

The people who made the con happen last year had 3 months to put everything together because the people who had made a commitment until that point just decided because they couldn't spend money the con didn't have on "OMG top of the line" stuff they would go and leave us high and dry. They even tried to have us dissolved, vendetta much?

AniZona makes no money from any of this. We work our tails off so you can have fun. Yes there were problems last year, Yes it was rushed because (Names omitted) got us caught in a contract with MCC that we couldn't afford or get out of, and yes that left us with little we could do but try to manage as well as we know how.

Demented Dragon is a great group just getting started, Why not help out a company while it's small so they can return the favor someday? By the way as far as I'm aware none of our guests have requested an appearance fee aside from maybe Wendy Lee. They do it for the price of travel and food. That's why we don't have HUGE guests, Anizona still can't afford appearance fees.

As a note in case one was not aware Digimon VA's are linked to all sorts of anime. Most who started the first series are now in bigger projects like bleach, Naruto and several others. So in all honesty even if we do do the Digimon theme it won't be horrible.

This year will be much better than last, I guarantee it. If I'm wrong you can hunt me down and kick my ass, kay? In the future try and remember the ones running the con this year are Otaku like you and me. We are human and f**K up from time to time. Anizona will be around for many years to come as long as people are willing to attend. Besides at least we weren't as bad at AX this year. Thats pretty damn good for throwing it together last moment.

Here are some pictures of the location I took at one of the walk-through.[/URL if you look on the [URL="http://anizona.com/registration.htm"]registration page (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o203/Karomie/Wigwam-Anizona/) when you reserve a room with the Wigwam (which is giving us a heafty discount for con-goers) you'll see you don't have to pay full price for your badge with valid room confirmation number. Up to two FREE badges or four half price.

Sailor Phoenix
08-08-2007, 11:13 PM
Anybody here going to the Atomic Comics Anime Fest (http://www.hobbyistsparadise.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4870&start=0) at the Paradise Valley Store?

I am ^^ I don't know if I will be cosplaying or not. If I do, it will just be for fun you know ^-^; I can't wait to see all the panels that everybody is doing. I haven't seen this much in a long time. *Remembers the good old days of animefests* *Sounds old now*....^0^

avitjacobson
08-08-2007, 11:13 PM
I was referring to PCC, not the big comicon. Big difference there.
:rolleyes:

Oh, right, HUGE difference. I can see that, though, I still enjoy PCC a bit.

Well I'm hoping that they get more guests(they usually do). I'll admit I'd rather see VA (english speaking or Japanese speaking) or musical guests since I am not much into artwork.
You went to SDCC last weekend? I was there also. Only encountered 2 annoying anime girls the whole weekend. If your interest in seeing cosplay pics I took of SDCC here is the link. http://pictures.aol.com/galleries/gtree

I know, there were hardly any of them, plus i got to meet the replacement uncle iroh voice actor, one of the creators of avatar, dee bradley baker, and the voice actor of bender.. It was pretty cool, imo.


As for cosplaying at PCC, I felt kind of odd doing it. I felt like I was going into their teratory.

I felt a little odd at first, since nobody recognized time jump chouji... But, then at AX, everyone thought i was choujis father, so i guess nobody recognizes timejump chouji ANYWHERE...

Just out of curisotiy, anyone here going to the August AC fest at PV?

I'll probably come out to it.

You know, I've sat here and read this whole thread. I can't help but wonder where you're getting we treated our guests poorly? I was there behind the scenes the whole time and the only people to complain were Greg and Chi amongst our GOH. I sat down and partied with them all Sunday night and they had no complaints.

This year will be much better than last, I guarantee it. If I'm wrong you can hunt me down and kick my ass, kay? In the future try and remember the ones running the con this year are Otaku like you and me. We are human and f**K up from time to time. Anizona will be around for many years to come as long as people are willing to attend. Besides at least we weren't as bad at AX this year. Thats pretty damn good for throwing it together last moment.


I don't know personally what type of accuracy any of those bad treatments ttements have, but i had heard that katie bair mentioned some mistreatment, but either way, if i was a GOH, i probably wouldnt bother saying anything, i'd figure my refusal to return would get my message across loud and clear.

I dont know if i would agree with the ax statement, but y'all blew PAF outta the water... and then some.

Dal_Segno
08-09-2007, 12:45 AM
...Yeah, AX was planed very badly this year. But the staff is taking it a bit better then AZ staff was. D:

As for saying you only had 3 months to plan this con, IMO, that just shows you guys had nothing in place before they all left. As for DD guests, if most of the attendies don't recognize them, then what exactly makes them a stelar guest? It's fine if they come and strut their stuff, but wouldn't it seem more obvious to try and get a guest that the attendies do know. And if the guests you do want to bring in have done other series, then why don't you advertise them under a series that does indeed have a better running with the fans.

This isn't a personal attack on you Miss Haneino, I'm just saying my peace.

(Sorry if there are any typo's!)

ninjakitty
08-09-2007, 01:19 AM
ok miss kalas you really should not try to say things unless you actually know what happen. The chair at the time of 3 before I took over had not done a damn thing we had no guests and nothing not even the hotel contract was done. The way you said that made it sound like you blame the staff that stayed on or took over. When all the head people leave what are the people in the minor postions soppose to do. I am really going out on a limb here and this is to everyone it is great to bad mouth a con and the people running it. But please know unless you really know what happen stop geussing what happen. Some of you seem to not realize that it is very hard and when alot of us take it personly cause we want to see it happen and the fans enjoy it. Do you even know how much demented cost us nothing at all they paid for all of there own stuff and airfare and guest. Yes there people are new but if you don't give new people a chance you don't get peple like scott mcneil and such later. Everyone starts somewhere. Any one of you go help out as staff at a con and then come back and tell me it is easy or didn't have its problems. Belive me when I say the people who treated the guests badly won't be back next year. Thank you and good night

avitjacobson
08-09-2007, 01:38 AM
...Yeah, AX was planed very badly this year. But the staff is taking it a bit better then AZ staff was. D:

As for saying you only had 3 months to plan this con, IMO, that just shows you guys had nothing in place before they all left. As for DD guests, if most of the attendies don't recognize them, then what exactly makes them a stelar guest? It's fine if they come and strut their stuff, but wouldn't it seem more obvious to try and get a guest that the attendies do know. And if the guests you do want to bring in have done other series, then why don't you advertise them under a series that does indeed have a better running with the fans.

This isn't a personal attack on you Miss Haneino, I'm just saying my peace.

(Sorry if there are any typo's!)

I was too sunburnt and annoyed to enjoy AX, I was hoping/assuming it was entirely my lateness that made the event so crappy, but I guess not :) As I've said earlier, I guess it is much better in Anaheim, so I will probably give it another go next year. SDCC is a defintie for me, though :) I'm sure the AX staff must take it better just beacause.. Well, let's face it, bad AX doesnt sdtop another ax from happening, but (and ninja kitty, please don't take offense at this statement) a bad anizona could easily lead to it ending. And before anyone feels the need to hop on here and argue with me, there is no argument to be had, I'm just saying that Anizona is still very new and not so well-established yet. It is, unfortunately, still in danger of not surviving... AX, on the other hand, is huge and can survive a couple of bad years in a row before dying out. For what it is worth, though, after PAF and Anizona this year, I'm on the anizona bandwagon, and I'll be attending ti well before I consider another PAF.

ok miss kalas you really should not try to say things unless you actually know what happen. The chair at the time of 3 before I took over had not done a damn thing we had no guests and nothing not even the hotel contract was done. The way you said that made it sound like you blame the staff that stayed on or took over. When all the head people leave what are the people in the minor postions soppose to do. I am really going out on a limb here and this is to everyone it is great to bad mouth a con and the people running it. But please know unless you really know what happen stop geussing what happen. Some of you seem to not realize that it is very hard and when alot of us take it personly cause we want to see it happen and the fans enjoy it. Do you even know how much demented cost us nothing at all they paid for all of there own stuff and airfare and guest. Yes there people are new but if you don't give new people a chance you don't get peple like scott mcneil and such later. Everyone starts somewhere. Any one of you go help out as staff at a con and then come back and tell me it is easy or didn't have its problems. Belive me when I say the people who treated the guests badly won't be back next year. Thank you and good night

In all fairness, Mr. Kitty, I feel the need to say somehting here, nothing was said there that was speculation. You had only 3 months to plan this thing. You said so yourself just now. Having nothing in place before everyone left is true, again, you confirmed it in your post. What was wrong with her statements? Anyhow, she went on to say the DD guests aren't spectacular, that's her opinion, and y'know, even if they're very talented and great people, that doesn't change the fact that they won't draw a crowd on their own, and that was all she'd said on that point. I also agree that advertising the digimon guests by their other works would be a smart move to help increase interest.

I think that coveres everything I wanted to say...

ninjakitty
08-09-2007, 01:52 AM
the advertising of geusts with there other works was already planned. It was the tone the post convated to me was the problem. I know we are new. And hate to tell you ax next year is in LA not Anehiem it was so good in anheim thou.
I still think I didn't do to bad as chair for 3 it was my first time at it and well there was a convention. Yes it looks like we have dd back for next year but they are the only ones to confirm this ealry out. I am talking with other people I just keep being told it is bad to say who when they haven't confirmed still confused at that. It is just when it is day in and day out I read alot of this on different forums it gets to me. Of ocurse I really must note can anyone explain to me why on all the forums I read the people who complain are really only about a handfull of people and almost the same ones everywhere I go. I geuss I should really think of all those who haven't said anything bad. Or do what I have been trying to do make it better and better that is why I joined up in the first place. I just don't understand why people complain and don't try and help something get better. I geuss I never will. Thank you avitjacobson. You kind of made me feel better in a wierd way.

Usako Haneino
08-09-2007, 01:55 AM
...Yeah, AX was planed very badly this year. But the staff is taking it a bit better then AZ staff was. D:

As for saying you only had 3 months to plan this con, IMO, that just shows you guys had nothing in place before they all left. As for DD guests, if most of the attendies don't recognize them, then what exactly makes them a stelar guest? It's fine if they come and strut their stuff, but wouldn't it seem more obvious to try and get a guest that the attendies do know. And if the guests you do want to bring in have done other series, then why don't you advertise them under a series that does indeed have a better running with the fans.

This isn't a personal attack on you Miss Haneino, I'm just saying my peace.

(Sorry if there are any typo's!)

I realize you said it wasn't a personal attack, you are granted your peace, but I cannot help but correct you on a few things.

If you think we could have handled it better how would you propose we do so? As ninjakitty just said the staff before us didn't get a whole hell of a lot done and those of us left had to take up the torch and press on so to speak. Some of us had no idea what the hell we were doing when we were left to clean up the mess the others had left when they so flippantly walked away!

For guest treatment you need to look to our FORMER guest liaison as they told us Certain guests didn't need/want a certain standard things the other guests were given. We were unable to contact guests accept through the liaison until the convention but by then it was too late. So really we couldn't do much aside from pick a much better liaison this year. We've sent apologies to whom it concerned though we don't know how much good it did.

As for finding guests the attendees know, we do our best to find people who are known but we aren't going to turn down a guest just because they aren't well known. I've got information about projects Demented Dragon has in the works (I'm not at liberty to disclose as of yet) that will have you eating your shoe when you find out. I have read some of the manga they have produced and am anxiously awaiting for the next volumes. Once the first volumes hit shelves you will not be disappointed.

Staff for AX is really taking it well- The board of SPJA (the people who put on AX) has been asked to resign, some sponsors have asked for refunds, some Japanese guests refuse to return to America for their treatment by AX.

Anyone is welcome to give us a hand with this. If you think you can run it better you're welcome to Help the convention instead of bad-mouthing us. A bad Anizona will not ruin Anizona either, We're too determined to roll over die because of one mishap. As I said before there will be an Anizona as long as there are people willing to attend.

Tenucha
08-09-2007, 03:23 AM
Demented Dragon is a great group just getting started, Why not help out a company while it's small so they can return the favor someday? By the way as far as I'm aware none of our guests have requested an appearance fee aside from maybe Wendy Lee. They do it for the price of travel and food. That's why we don't have HUGE guests, Anizona still can't afford appearance fees.

Who are you anyway on the AniZona staff?

I'm sure Jodon and Katie can both be added to your list of unhappy guests.
And it wasn't just Chi it was the Midnight Mirage team.

Anyways, Wendy Lee does have an appearance fee... if there was any other mention of one it was me indirectly talking about the two big name VA GoH at PCC in January this year (not dropping names).
However she was at the con for, what? 4 hours on one day? The con totally got ripped off in that deal. 1 panel with a short signing at the end?

And thats great for Demented Dragon! No one here is really slamming them or saying they suck or anything of that nature... I'm an artist also and I totally support other artists and so on... But we dont know anything about them and yet there seems to be quite a focus on these guys but we need a bit more meat to the bone to really even care to come to this, or any con. All I know is one of them took over Katie Baire's position and announced it during closing ceremonies... which if I can recall... upset her a real damn good deal.

Anyways you really don't have anything to defend.
It is what it is.
Eventually the truth (or any form of honesty and good in the situation) will come out.... until then theres no reason to feel any of us are personally attacking any one of you insted of the convention for our own opinions...
I think there was ONE person I "attacked" and strongly shared my opinions about and thats all somewhere on the AniZona fourms.
AX did have alot of screw ups as well but thats a con entertaining 40,000+ people. I honestly experienced no problems at all and was not aware of the drama until I got home Monday evening... They had enough stuff going on at all times that you never really felt board... just pissed if you waiting in a long long and nothing happened or everything was unprepared.

And I have been on staff or volunteer for more than one occasion for both PCC and AniZona


Anyways I'm really well beyond tired for any of this... so I'll finish up like this and be on my busy way tomorrow:
I am ^^ I don't know if I will be cosplaying or not. If I do, it will just be for fun you know ^-^; I can't wait to see all the panels that everybody is doing. I haven't seen this much in a long time. *Remembers the good old days of animefests* *Sounds old now*....^0^

I'm still fairly new to these haha.
I miss ALOT of the smaller events, as you should know by now :P


I dont know if i would agree with the ax statement, but y'all blew PAF outta the water... and then some.

I almost wonder if you say that 'cus they gave you guys a horrible time about the Millennium cosplay...

I actually did alot more at PAF then A3

Usako Haneino
08-09-2007, 05:50 AM
Who are you anyway on the AniZona staff? Think of me as the Anizona Diary. I hear it all. I have an official position but I really help out where ever I can. It's called team work.
Anyways you really don't have anything to defend
It is what it is.
Eventually the truth (or any form of honesty and good in the situation) will come out.... until then theres no reason to feel any of us are personally attacking any one of you instead of the convention for our own opinions...
I think there was ONE person I "attacked" and strongly shared my opinions about and thats all somewhere on the AniZona forums.This is just me, Vicky, talking for myself and no one else. My opinions are my own.
What is your version of the truth then? You seem so keen on telling the truth.Tell me your version of honesty.

What I know and what I witnessed was a group of people who had to rise to the occasion so you could have a local convention when everyone else decided it wasn't profitable to them. It's a Non-profit organization! No one makes profit from any of it.

If you are referring to the attack on the banker, It was unwarranted and stupid to attack her. None of it was her fault. The con couldn't afford what the one's who walked were demanding and it was the chairman of the board who decided against it. The banker was not Chairman of the board, if you, as you claim, know "the truth" than I'm sure you know who really said no to it don't you?

We have stated the truth. We have been honest. Time and again we have apologized for our lack of organization. You claim it's just an attack on the convention? Well who the hell do you think runs the convention? Emotionless droids? People run it and attacking the convention as a whole you are attacking the people whether you want to admit it or not. I personally am so sick of the attacks. I'm sick of the ones who walked trying to ruin us for their gain.What are we supposed to do? Build a time machine and change what happened? We've apologized and attempted to explain.

You might think "LULZ interwebs= serious business tee hee" but I am just so sick of some people running our name through the mud. It's the same batch of people on every forum where Anizona is mentioned. You can so easily pass off AX's mistakes without batting an eye yet dwell on our mistakes when they were far less serious. AX could have been sued if one of the attendees waiting in line had had a heat stroke because they were waiting in line for 4+ hours for a half hour event! Without water or shade! Just because they're bigger doesn't mean they are any less liable for their attendees! 40,000+ you say? All the more reason they should have carted water out to them or handed out cheap umbrellas for shade. The amount of attendees should only increase their need to make sure things are running smoothly not lessen their responsibility. You'd honestly let a smaller con get away with what AX did? If you can honestly answer yes to that, then I'll eat my sketch book.


Anizona was the first anime convention in Arizona. And believe it or not we actually give a damn about our convention! We give a damn about our guests of honor and we give a damn about our attendees. That's more than a lot of the big name cons can say anymore. Hell you can even e-mail me if you'd like. It should be free for you to acquire in my profile page. I realize I'm probably going to get a warning or worse from the mods because someone will no doubt report me for saying what they don't want to hear, but it needs said and I'm willing to pay the price for it.

Dal_Segno
08-09-2007, 05:13 PM
...I don't recall "passing off" any of AX's mistakes. But reading their forums after wards, many of the staff said up front "I'm sorry for the problems, I understand there were issues..." Not that AniZona staff didn't, but the mud slinging was way more public, which in my opinion is very unprofesional.

As for saying it's the same people, did you ever consider who the people were who are complaining? These are all people who I have respect for, and see their points. They're not evil little 4chaners looking to soil your name, they're just stating their opinion.

As for the 3 month thing, yet again, I stand by the unprepariedness statement. As a whole, when the staff backed out 3 months before, it's not like they weren't there the whole time before (I hope). You guys really should have had way more in place 3 months before hand. This may not have been your fault, if you're just a lowly minion, but that's just my general opinion.

Again, for the DD guests, I've said what I think, and don't feel the need to re-explain what I've said. I feel like words are being put in my mouth that I haven't said. (As well I understand that you guys feel much the same I bet.)

All in all, it's the past. I just hope you guys learned from it and make it worth going to next year. I will be there, since I have a pass through badge, but if I don't really feel that there was an attempt to fix the problems of the past, why would I go to A5?

And I would love to help out, but I'm not old enough by your standards to be taken seriously enough to hold a position. D:

Feawen
08-09-2007, 11:30 PM
Wow, I missed alot of argument.

I would just like to state that Anizona has its issues ( like everything soes), but that is ok, and despite whatever happened last year, and on all the message boards, that it is really awsome that the staff this year is working hard to make sure that everything is better this year. I thought many of the staff members were very professional after the con, and took responsibility or explained the problems (although there was some unprofessional things to, but thoses issues seem to have been resolved)

I, personally, would like to see more guests than DD, but I totally understand that it is really really early, and more guests will be announced.
All this arguing isen't really helping anything either, it just makes the atendees seem whiney and unnapreciative, and the staff seem overly defenvise and unprofessional. So we should all just stop.
Usako Haneino and Tenucha, you both need to calm down. I really don't want this to turn into a gaint argument thread.

I don't want to sound mean but you guys were lucky to go to AX, some of us did not get to go, so no complaining