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nekomi
05-04-2003, 09:24 AM
So what are people's plans for SC'04? I haven't paid for next years badge, I'll do that at Aki Matsuri. I'll probably get a room at the Marriott next year, it's much nicer than the Hilton & cheaper too. Did anyone see their indoor pool? It's sweet! As for cosplay, just look at my sig below.

TennyoKaleide
05-05-2003, 01:31 PM
Some of my friends and I are gonna do a skit next year ^^ Should be fun. Dunno what else we're doin' though. I'm workin' on a Freya (FF9) costume. :D

Hikaru Tsuki
05-10-2003, 04:28 PM
VCA is going next year. ^^ We're already hyped for it, and we're definately participating in the masquerade. However, we're stumped as to how we'd top our skit from this year (the one that won the Busting Loose award). XD

As for my costumes, I'm bringing my Dilandau costume again, and I'll also have my new Ren costume from Shaman King, Hao from Shaman King and The Hurricane from WWE. I'll probably have more costumes, but I haven't made any final decisions on any costumes aside from the ones I've already listed.

ducky_feet
05-10-2003, 10:01 PM
Yeah, I can't wait for next year's Sakura Con since I missed out on it this year. Hehehe, I'll need some pushing to get in the masquerade with you guys though, Hikaru Tsuki. I have a little stage fright, aheh. ^__^;

Zeki
05-13-2003, 11:37 PM
I'll be there :P

I keep changing my mind on costumes though *runs in circles*

I think imma be popstar Rikku, Maid Lettuce, and school uniform Riku(DNAngel).

I might be doing a skit but I dunnu if its positive yet...should figure that out :P

Shadow Lady
05-14-2003, 06:33 PM
I'm going!

I already have my two costumes planned out (R.D. and Alan Gabriel) ^_^
My brother's also gonna go for the first time next year. He's gonna be the DDR robot.


I can't wait!

emika
05-16-2003, 12:54 PM
I love you people ;) I don't feel so bad about planing for next years Sakura Con a year in advance now ^_^ My friends and I are doing a rather large Cowboy Bebop group (fingers crossed that everything comes together) I'm going to be Andy, woohoo! If anyone wants to throw on a one-shot character costume from CB let us know ;) We've never done a skit (most of my friend's aren't even cosplayers normally) but next year we might actually get it together!

hmm..only 11 more months to find bell bottom chaps though....

kurosawa182
05-21-2003, 08:27 PM
I still gotta pay for next years badge. I'm working on a laguna loire costume. I thought that this last year's con was kinda mis managed. Everything seemed jumbled together. maybe it's just me but I did have fun. :skidude2:

elfinder
05-22-2003, 11:54 PM
I'll be there! I'm a VCA member hehe. I can't wait, I will have lots of good costumes! A bunch of FFX-2 ones!

Ones I am taking for sure are!

White Mage Paine from FFX-2
Gunner Yuna from FFX-2
Prince Yuki from Fruits Basket
Allen Schezar from Escaflowne
Shindou Shuichi school girl uniform from Gravitation

I'll probably bring at least one more of the FFX-2 costumes I'm currently making, or who knows I might take more hehe. I'll probably do another Chii costume too!

FF8 Squall
05-24-2003, 09:38 PM
Hiya!! This is Squall from the Sakuracon messageboard. ^_^

I'm planning on bringing back my Squall (with Gunblade of course) and SeeD Uniform Squall costumes. I'm also planning on adding KH Squall (Leon) and being Nanbara in Rinoa's Hand Maid May group. ^_^

I'm definately gonna be in a skit again. ^_~

Usagi Mylene
06-07-2003, 03:54 PM
I'm planning on going next year. I'm already planning a costume too. This will be my first trip to Sakuracon. I live in san francisco and just heard about it.

EDIT: I'm planning going as Sakura from Sakura Wars, Sawa from Kite, and Shampoo from Ranma 1/2.

That's my costume list for Sakura Con!!

^.^

Kurai
06-07-2003, 11:24 PM
I'm prolly going as well. ^_^

As for costumes, well I'm thinking about K' Dash from King of Fighters, Another Kurai oufit from Angel Sanctuary and either Mustard or Ketchup (the cute police girls from Mahou Yuugi- that one with the Fishgirl Padudu, yeah that one!)

Anyone want to start up either an AS group or KOF group for Scon 2004? ^_^

Collie
06-08-2003, 04:33 AM
I'm going next year! LOL, All my costumes are going to be Rikku. =B

All I know for sure is, I'm gonna be X version Rikku on Sunday. My friend James (Nismo) is gonna be my Auron! =D And hopefully, Vikee will be my Yuna. ^^
~*~Collie~*~

Usagi Mylene
06-08-2003, 09:54 PM
Does anyone know when you can start booking the rooms? I need to find roomates but I doubt any of my friends want to go.

*sigh* I hate not having cosplayer friends near by that I already know.

Caryn
06-09-2003, 03:35 PM
I don't know when you can start booking rooms. I hope it's soon, because I need to find roomates as well.

There's an 80% chance that I'll be going to Sakuracon, and I'll probably be doing one of my Chii versions.

Usagi Mylene
06-09-2003, 04:09 PM
I might also be one of the Card Girls from Miyuki chan in wonderland. I'm not sure yet. I'm working on it for a group we want to do in the bay are so I might use it at Sakuracon too.

Caryn: If you need a roomie, PM down the line becuase I know I'll need one.....

LadyVincira
06-19-2003, 06:21 PM
Yeah, I'ma probably go, but I like to keep my next costume a secret! 0^.^0 However, I'm bringing back my Lady Une costume, too.

Dante-chan
06-20-2003, 09:35 PM
I might do Mary from KOF... Err... still don't know yet. I really want to do Skies of Aracdia now too. *dances* I plan to make a Vyse outfit but I'm worried doing a Leon costume from Kingdom Hearts. I don't know what I'll have time for, don't even if I can make it or not next year.

Osiris N
06-24-2003, 07:25 AM
I'm Osiris N. Hey people! I was Kyo from Dir en grey and screamed Zan at the karaoke.
I have too many ideas to throw...but ahhhhhhhhh, what the hell. ^_^

Kyo from Dir en grey
Kaoru from Dir en grey
Shinji Ikari from Evangelion (The plugsuit)
Cait Sith (Lulu doll ver) from FFX
Moogle (Lulu Doll ver) from FFX
Yu~Ki from Malice Mizer

For the hell of it...and cuz I can...

Maggot Corp Member from Slipknot (Custom, of course)

And I might bring back...

Van Farnel from Escaflowne
Larva (UPDATED, hopefully) from Vamp. Pincess Miyu

That's about it. IF I get the cash to make the costumes and IF I get the cash to go to the con, you all might see me there.

...as for now, I am a poor guy. Hehehehehe.

-Osiris N

Insane_Puck
06-26-2003, 02:10 AM
wow.... I feel really under enquiped now for this all I have is hopefully a Jusenkyo guide costume from Ranma ... worst part is... I HAVE TO SHAVE MY HEAD FOR IT NUUUU.... oh well a sacrifice I must do... my dad is going as Geman Saotome from ranma and my brother is going as Ranma and possibly ryoga if he can beef his arms up... then we got a buddy of ours going as Moose so we got almost everyone from the ranma group going to next years thing.... it will be my second Sakura con and I will actually be dressed up this time so SCORE

elfinder
06-26-2003, 07:03 PM
Here's my list for 2004, though knowing me it will changed XD

Gunner Paine from FFX-2
Gunner Yuna from FFX-2
Singer Yuna from FFX-2
Ayame from Fruits Basket
Yuki from Fruits Basket
Sana from Kodocha
Shuichi from Gravitation
Allen from Escaflowne

LadyVincira
06-28-2003, 06:10 PM
Okay, I give. I've decided not to keep my costume secret anymore - look for Vincent Valentine at Sakura Con - that'll be me!!!!! 0^-^0''

Shadow Lady
06-30-2003, 01:01 AM
I recently gave up cosplay so no costume for me. -_-
I might just bring some pokute plushies instead. ^_^

I'm gonna make this con really worth it since it may be my last one for a while. :(

Animeyume
07-16-2003, 06:08 AM
If things turn out well I will be back at Sakura Con again. Hopefully I will have more stuff done on my costume:)

kitti-chan
07-26-2003, 12:23 AM
oo oo oo im going!
itll be my first con and im going to either cosplay dark chii, first dress in second book of chobits, or one of the two girls from parakiss. more likely miwako than caroline (yukari)

shadow_kisa
07-26-2003, 06:38 PM
I'm hoping to go to Sakura Con 2004. I went to 2003 but didn't cosplay. If I do go I'll probably bring these cosplay:

Ayame from Fruits Basket (I already wore it to AX2003)
Tomoe from Rurouni Kenshin
girl in yellow dress from Rahxephon
Saga from Sugar

and some others too.

Lynzie
07-29-2003, 07:23 PM
I didn't have much fun at '03, mostly 'cuz, y'know, room drama. Ugh. I was planning on not going at all this year, but I changed my mind. Maybe I won't have room drama this year? ^^;

Anyway, I'll have Eternal Seramyu Sailormoon, Windwaker Zelda, Mario Sunshine Peach, and possibly Maid Purin. ^_^ (Maid Lettuce? Yay!) I hope, anyway. Yeah. ^^;;

Nine
08-04-2003, 08:41 PM
I'll definately be going. *is with VCA* Who I'm going to be cosplaying is going to remain hush hush, and only my friends and some others know/will know. lol

elfinder
08-05-2003, 11:59 PM
I am sooooo going! With my other VCA members hehe. I'll bring like 4-5 costumes and one original one. I'll probably bring

Allen from Escaflowne
Gunner Paine from FFX-2
Yuki from Fruits Basket (either his purple outfit or the dress he wears to the onigiri fair)
Lumiale from Angelique

ducky_feet
08-06-2003, 01:35 AM
*raises hand*
I'll be going to Sakura-Con 2004 with VCA since I'll be finished with school by then (unlike this year). All I need to worry about is being scheduled for work that day. :rolleyes:

Hikaru Tsuki
08-06-2003, 02:02 PM
*pokes at her evolving costume list for Sakura Con*

- Dilandau of Escaflowne
- Ren of Shaman King
- Akito of Fruits Basket
- Hao of Shaman King
- Remedy of VCA RP
- Hurricane of WWE (possibly)

My list is very unlikely to change much, since my money is now going to phone cards rather than costumes. XD!

archangeli
08-10-2003, 12:06 AM
*sniff*

wish I could come . . .

MoiMoiJai
08-12-2003, 09:51 PM
wow, I'm excited to see so many people planning on attending sakura-con. Well I hope to see you all there! I'll post a picture of my costume the day of the con so keep a look out :]

Sylver
08-12-2003, 10:58 PM
whee... me and my friends are prolly going.... we just need to find some way to get there.... O.o we'll figure it out though, seeing as we have -lots- of time.... anyways.... Me and my friends are going to be cosplaying as Dir en Grey in their Filth costumes. I'm soo happy that we have the whole group now, before it was just going to be crossplaying as Kyo. I'm also going to be cosplaying Zelgadis in a dress and someone from Battle Royale.... I haven't figured out who yet.... I'm thinking Yumiko Kusaka cause she gets the sword.... and I like swords.... and my hair should be just about the right length by then.... I hate wearing wigs, other wise I would be Mitsuko and carry around the sickle ^-^

kynthiamoon
08-15-2003, 04:16 AM
Elfinder, you're not thinking of doing any of the yuna costumes anymore? *sniff* i was looking forward to more yunas. lol. I changed my original costume plans to just doing ffx-2 ones as i can never get away from dressing up as yuna, and maybe it has something to do with the fact of showing the x-2 costumes to my friend who dressed as rikku our first year and she just so happened to "forget" our original plans. I promised to do Gunner Yuna if she did Gunner Rikku.

elfinder
08-17-2003, 03:29 PM
I might bring my yuna costumes to SCON, it depends. I will have singer and gunner complete by then so I might...... dunno hehe.

Kilanya
08-20-2003, 12:38 PM
I hope to cosplay at Sakura Con 2004, but I doubt my costume will be ready by then. Maybe I'll wear part of it, 'cause it can pass for normal clothing... sort-of. I'll probably only go in on Saturday, 'cause I'm a senior at UW and I need time for studying.

kitti-chan
08-24-2003, 12:30 AM
I'm still hoping on going.
If I do go I'm gonna try to participate in the Runway show.

Pincer
08-24-2003, 07:08 AM
Was supposed to go to SakuraCon 2003 this year, but I inadvertently screwed myself and my crew out of going. **kicking self in shin**

But plans are being made for next year!

Be the first time I've attended it and I've been going to the cons in Texas for the last 4 to 5 years. Dang thing is I'm from Washington and I've been itching to check out the homestate con!

Costumes to expect from our group:

Me:
King, Tekken 3 player 2 costume. Not wearing the spandex one in April weather. **lol** Who knows? I just might for shock value. **lol**
Armor King
Guy, Street Fighter Alpha

Jason:
Vegeta, pink "Bad Man" outfit
Lee Chaolan, Tekken Tag costume -- wearing the black vest

As for cosplay skits, we're still going to do the one we originally planned for last year. We've kept it simple and stupid. **chuckle**

Kioko
08-31-2003, 10:39 PM
I will be hopefully attending this convention. My friend is planning on going down there so Iím planning on sneaking into his car and going with him. So if he does goÖ and I have enough money because Iím saving up to go to AX my costume list is as follows:

Ifalna-Final Fantasy 7
Mizuho-Onegai Teacher
Rosiel-Angel Sanctuary
Chisato-Burn Up Excess
Sakura-Hyper Police

Collie
09-01-2003, 01:37 AM
I have ALOT planned now. All the things I said I'd have before, are cancelled or are being put off.

Here's my list so far though---

Jelanda from Valyrie Profile
Millia Rage from Guilty Gear XX
Yuni from DDR 4th mix
Sugar from Animal Magnetism
Wyna Grapple from Thousand Arms


And maybe Siela Riviere (Chaos Legion) and May red alternate color (GGXX).
~*~Collie~*~

tennyoaisu
09-01-2003, 06:46 PM
I'm planning on going. The costumes I'd LIKE to take with me are:

- Su from Love Hina
- Asuka from Evangelion (Sundress)
- Musashi v2 (Anyone wanna be Kojiro? XD)
- Tsubasa (Kare Kano)

Nine
09-04-2003, 02:42 AM
Felicia from Darkstalkers
Miss Deep from Read or Die
Mai from King of Fighers
Mai (Kimono) from King of Fighters (for Masquerade Ball)
Darkwolf from VCA RP

That's my cosplay list. :D I doubt it's going to change seeing I don't want it to change. XD

elfinder
09-04-2003, 12:23 PM
Mine has changed a tiny bit, but it won't anymore. The list is

Allen from Escaflowne
Quon(black dress) from RahXephon
Gunner Paine from FFX-2
Yuki dress from Fruits Basket
Zeira from VCA RP
Toboe from Wolf's Rain

Collie
09-14-2003, 10:39 PM
::cough:: Add gunner Rikku to my list. ^o^;; Danaka wants me to wear it. ^~ SO I'm gonna!
~*~Collie~*~

Osiris N
09-21-2003, 08:57 AM
Still have ideas...still have'nt put them to use as of yet. -_-;

-Osiris /\/

Lexi
09-21-2003, 04:15 PM
My best buddy, my brother and i are gonna go all three days this year (woohoo!) Last year we could only go Saturday bcuz her parents wouldn't let her miss school (blah), but this year we have in-service days Thurs. and Fri. And The monday the 26th (the day after the end of the con) is my bday! But enough blabbing... For the con I'm going to try to make Jibrille's costume from the Angel Cage artbook(The one where she's sitting in the chair with the other three archangels around her), and i'm gonna make my bro be Michael from the same pic.

Sylver
09-21-2003, 06:07 PM
neee.... I almost had a Dir En Grey Filth group.... but nnooooo.... My friends who where going to be Totchi, Shinya and Kaoru can't come now. So it's just going to be me as Kyo and my friend as Die.
unless...
*pokes at peoples*
would any of you guys be interesting in cosplaying them?
pleeeeeeeeeeeasssse
:toothy: :bigtu: :drunk: :bashful: :D

kynthiamoon
09-21-2003, 06:13 PM
I'm going to be doing Gunner Yuna and Songstress/popstar yuna for sure. ^_^ I just got on of the strategy guides for x-2 and wanted to cry. lol. All the different types of fabrics! i gotta start over... Luckily i haven't really... well started ^_~ I'm trying to talk a friend to visiting and dressing as Lenne. I also still have my Rikku... Hopefully. I haven't been able to get a hold of her in a month. *cries* which also means she won't be able to let us watch more fruits basket. My BF who currently is under the impression that he won't be able to go (which i will do everything to make sure he goes) says he doesn't want a Dark Shnieder costume anymore... Worst comes to worst, We are just going to fix up his tidus costume... and let his mom dye his hair this time. lol. He had weird red hair the first year because the bleach fumes where making us sick in the hotel room and i made him wash it out. oops... ah well. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

elfinder
09-21-2003, 06:45 PM
ooh kynthiamoon! Collie and I are in need of a gunner yuna for SC lolz for friday afternoon. I'm Gunner Paine and Collie is Gunner Rikku, so we need a yuna for pics.

WHat do you mean you don't have the right fabrics? What book did you get? The Utlimania one? I wasn' aware any books said the exact fabrics for the costumes hehe.

I'm doing Duelist Utena from the Utena movie too for SC hehe.

Osiris N
09-21-2003, 10:15 PM
Sylver? You are going as FILTH Kyo? Holy sh*t! ^_^ I have got to see the progress of your costume! I want to do that costume as well. Wow! I must see pictures of your progress.

-Osiris /\/

Leafy
09-24-2003, 03:22 PM
I'll hopefully be going n_n And I've already got some friends who are going to do a .hack(show and game) group, I'll be going as Terajima Ryoko n_n

And I too need a roomi @_@ So if anyone needs one I'm available! n_n just pm me or whatever n_n

kynthiamoon
09-24-2003, 04:02 PM
ooh kynthiamoon! Collie and I are in need of a gunner yuna for SC lolz for friday afternoon. I'm Gunner Paine and Collie is Gunner Rikku, so we need a yuna for pics.

WHat do you mean you don't have the right fabrics? What book did you get? The Utlimania one? I wasn' aware any books said the exact fabrics for the costumes hehe.

I wish one did, at least in english... It'd make it so much easier wouldn't it? I just got the strategy guide for beginers. It doesn't have many pics in it, just the main ones you see everywhere. It just has really clear pics where you can see more of the textures. Like her arm bands look suede, the hood, sort of a crocadile pleather (sort of because it has more of a pattern than that though) and her hair thingy is woven strapping. lol. Considering i was only able to go from some blurry computer pics that's quite a change!

So Friday is going to be the day you guys are doing the gunner outfits? Sounds good ^_^

Zeki
09-27-2003, 06:02 PM
I just found out my room is booked (w/ my friend in the hilton) *happy dance of doom* and i've almost completely changed my mind on who i'm cosplaying ^^;;;

Riku(child),
Rikku(popstar)
Kairi (KH2)
Gum(JSRF)

Need to start so I stop changing my mind x.x

Riko
09-30-2003, 04:07 AM
I'm gonna go ^_^ its gonna be the first con...
mostly girls here? eh heh.... ^_^;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Collie
09-30-2003, 04:44 AM
mostly girls here? eh heh.... ^_^;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

0____o Erm..... does it matter? o.o;
~*~Collie~*~

Sylver
10-05-2003, 09:56 PM
Sylver? You are going as FILTH Kyo? Holy sh*t! ^_^ I have got to see the progress of your costume! I want to do that costume as well. Wow! I must see pictures of your progress.

-Osiris /\/


yeah... I haven't even started making it yet -.-;; I'm so lazy. I've been working on my Kazuo Kiriyama costume insted... I need to finish it for holloween. Even if no one will know who I am cause everyone where I live sucks... but yeah... I'll take pictures of the Kyo costume as I'm making it... when ever I start it... which hopefully will be soon.

oo... and I think I almost have the whole Filth group now... I just need to find someone who would cosplay Shinya. ^_^

Pincer
10-07-2003, 09:51 PM
Slightly off topic, but are there any cosplayers in Spokane? Or is everyone in hiding? **chuckle**

mochihead
10-21-2003, 02:12 PM
*waves and blows kisses to everyone*

Heya, everyone! It looks like this ol' gal here from Hawaii will be attending Sakura Con 2004 with a bunch of new costumes!

Crazy Bunta will be there, too, with video camera in hand to record all the costuming [incriminating] happenings!

Mr. Wolfwood
10-23-2003, 04:47 PM
I'm in Bellingham, 2 hours north of Seattle...I want to go soooo bad, but I don't know the door prices. I might stay at a friends house in the Northgate Disrict of Seattle, but is this hotel that the Con is at, is it in Sea-Tac or in Seattle itself? If I get to go, i and a few friends are going as the Trigun Crew, and guess who i am? For those who haven't guess it yet...(deep sigh)...i'm going as the everlovable Wolfwood. Suprise!!!!


Font size 6 cancelled - you don't have to yell. -- Karisu

Collie
10-23-2003, 07:58 PM
o__0 I think ya coulda got the point across w/O making it huge font. u.u

Anyways......I'm addin more stuff....and takin more off. xD

I'm going to be going as Pacifica (not sure which outfit yet...) from Scrapped Princess cause it's like....one of the best animes ever. 7.7
<3333
~*~Collie~*~

isaacada1
10-23-2003, 10:17 PM
I'm in Bellingham, 2 hours north of Seattle...I want to go soooo bad, but I don't know the door prices. I might stay at a friends house in the Northgate Disrict of Seattle, but is this hotel that the Con is at, is it in Sea-Tac or in Seattle itself? If I get to go, i and a few friends are going as the Trigun Crew, and guess who i am? For those who haven't guess it yet...(deep sigh)...i'm going as the everlovable Wolfwood. Suprise!!!!

Have you talked to your local anime club AIYA!?
www.wwu.edu/~aiya/

A few members of AIYA! are on staff for the con. I'm also a former member of AIYA!

The hotel is right next to Sea-Tac Airport. Just go to the website and all the information you need is there.

http://www.sakuracon.org

Kilanya
10-26-2003, 01:57 AM
Is any one else here a UW student? Like me? *hopeful*

Barricade
10-27-2003, 02:28 AM
I'm up in Stanwood (*sighs* I HATE moving out of Everett) and '03 opened on my b-day. I'm hooked now for '04. I'm working on a Wizard (Angelic Layer) outfit, so give me a shoutout (my tag will read 'MECHY') if you spot me, as I somehow managed to already pre-pay without causing my credit card to spontaneously combust. poor plastic - how I abuse thee.

Insane_Puck
11-17-2003, 10:10 PM
I duno know if I wanna go anymore since I aint even got anything ready for it... and the retailer prices are sky high so I can not set up a shop there and sell anime so I might just have to be all like... yeah and not go this year but chances are if I can get a few gas masks from a surplus store and a few other things me and my buddies will be the Farpoint Anime Army and be shock troops and carry around backpacks with anime and such stuffed into em and be mobile Stores....Damn good idea since I come to think bout it...

engrish
11-18-2003, 11:12 PM
sorry if this question has been asked before but how big is Sakura Con? as in the attendance?

isaacada1
11-20-2003, 12:36 AM
You can view statistics, contest winners, past guests, and links to pictures and reviews of past Sakura-Con's here.

Sakura-Con History Page.
http://www.sakuracon.org/index.php?l=history

For 2004, we're aiming for 4,500 people.

topleka
11-27-2003, 08:28 PM
I'm up in Stanwood (*sighs* I HATE moving out of Everett) and '03 opened on my b-day. I'm hooked now for '04. I'm working on a Wizard (Angelic Layer) outfit, so give me a shoutout (my tag will read 'MECHY') if you spot me, as I somehow managed to already pre-pay without causing my credit card to spontaneously combust. poor plastic - how I abuse thee.

Oh don't worry. I'm a raving Wizard freak, so if you hear me calling you, be prepared to run. XD

mochan42
12-01-2003, 03:21 PM
Wow, I'm a slacker in saying anything for Sakura con 2004. I was at '03 and as many others, I'm hooked! It was fun, although the cosplay contest could have used a bit more friendly people running it...anyway! Maybe I just ran into the wrong people. I'll definitely try and be there again with my Mistress Nine costume. But. who knows where I'll be in April though. ^^; And I'd really like to at least meet someone there, going to a con is so boring by yourself, if I can't get my friend to go with me, then I'd like to meet someone if anyone is interested.

odango-mango
12-07-2003, 10:43 PM
yay!!! i'm going too, looks like there a few people from BC gonna be there. My costume list is still in progress though!

elfinder
12-07-2003, 11:11 PM
Oh you're going Odango Mango! Awesome, yuppers some BCers will be there hehe!

odango-mango
12-08-2003, 01:49 PM
cool hopefully i'll run into you sometime down there :D
I'm already booked at the Mariott hotel, I imagine there will be a lot of people there, do most of them wear costumes

Karisu-sama
12-09-2003, 08:15 PM
So far, I think it looks we'll actually be going. (We'll have to fly up there... we're insane...)

Hikaru Tsuki
12-10-2003, 10:01 AM
So far, I think it looks we'll actually be going. (We'll have to fly up there... we're insane...)

Wow! Well, I'm definately looking forward to Sakura Con even more now. ^^V Now I just need to decide whether to remake my old Celena costume or not. XD

Cocoa
12-12-2003, 09:27 PM
So far, I think it looks we'll actually be going. (We'll have to fly up there... we're insane...)

*cough* No, insane is spending $400 of your own money at age 16 to fly from New England just so you can see all your West Coast friends at once ^^

Karisu-sama
12-13-2003, 05:10 AM
*cough* Actually, don't take this the wrong way, but IMO sanity-challenged is parents who would let a minor child do that - that is, IF said child is not going to be chaperoned / supervised by family or at least good family friends on the other end of the trip. (I don't know your full situation.) But everyone's parents have to make their own decisions....

Besides I have a nasty feeling it's going to cost the 4 of us quite a bit more than $400.... :/

Cocoa
12-13-2003, 01:21 PM
*cough* Actually, don't take this the wrong way, but IMO sanity-challenged is parents who would let a minor child do that - that is, IF said child is not going to be chaperoned / supervised by family or at least good family friends on the other end of the trip. (I don't know your full situation.) But everyone's parents have to make their own decisions....

Besides I have a nasty feeling it's going to cost the 4 of us quite a bit more than $400.... :/

I'm going to be with older friends who my parents trust the whole time..._I_ wouldn't even want to run around a con all by myself at 16. And I'm going to have a cell phone with me so they can contact me/I can contact them. But I understand your concern and agree that a 16-year-old really shouldn't be running around a con all by themselves, especially on the opposite coast. Which of course would be why con policies don't allow it ^^

And yeah, you might surpass me on the total cost, but I have the feeling that you make a lot more money than I do as well. BTW, looking forward to actually being able to tell you how cool you are in person ^^

topleka
12-31-2003, 07:50 PM
Oh! Karisu-sama, is going! Yatta! Cocoa, you're not going with family? Are your parents the non-anime types?

Hikaru Tsuki
01-01-2004, 12:39 PM
I was 16 when I went to SC last year. It took quite a while for my parents to finally decide to let me go with my friends (most of whom were legal adults). The trip was about 4 hours long by Greyhound, since I was traveling from BC, so I got to cross the border. =O! The whole con went great though. Some people thought I was younger than I am, others thought I was older. Happens all the time. XD

topleka
01-01-2004, 02:45 PM
I look like a Jr. Highschool kid, so it's kinda weird wandering around alone because people think I'm lost or something... XD

Isonen
01-06-2004, 08:54 PM
Hello all.... I live in Washington, and not very far from Seattle at that... And I'm also very new to Cosplaying... so, my question is: Is there a limited number of people that can attend the Convention and how/where would I get tickets if any are left, if you even need tickets... Sorry if I'm being annoying, I just don't know where else to ask... =) ~Isonen~

Isonen
01-06-2004, 09:19 PM
Scratch that last post... I just looked up the website... lol Now I just need to find someone to go with me.... Hmm..... I wish I ahd more Anime obsessed friends where I live... =) ~Isonen~

Pincer
01-06-2004, 11:30 PM
Going to actually attend this year's SakuraCon. FINALLY!!! Unfortunately I won't be here for 2005. But good chance I can make it for 2006. Depends on where the Air Force stations my behind after I get back from Korea. Hence missing out on 2006.

Cocoa
01-07-2004, 08:01 PM
Oh! Karisu-sama, is going! Yatta! Cocoa, you're not going with family? Are your parents the non-anime types?

Actually, they don't mind cons - my mom is kind of the con-mom for my local group of friends ^^;; However, she's down in Lousiana that weekend for a medical conference, and my dad is working that weekend, so it's just me and my west-coast friends ^^

Yuna!
01-18-2004, 07:20 PM
i can't wait til I can go to Sakura Con! Im going to be Yuna in her singing costume^^, I want to get pictures with a lot of FFX and FFX-2 people.

Eurobeat King
01-18-2004, 10:25 PM
It looks like I'll be going to Sakuracon on Thursday night, right after work, so I should be there after 10pm.. It'll be too late for pre-reg. (they close at 9pm!) and I got a room (just for TH) at the SeaTac Inn, which according to Orbitz is 0.3 miles north of the Hilton. Anyone know if that's a far walk? :lost: But I'll probably stop by the Hilton for a little bit to see who's there, who's in costume, and chill for a little bit.. :D See you all in about 3 months! :skidude2:

topleka
01-19-2004, 02:37 PM
The walk should only be a few minutes I think. It depends on your costume and how much equipment you're carrying too, I guess. See ya there!

Eurobeat King
01-22-2004, 02:17 AM
Topleka: Well, Thursday when I check into the motel, I'll dump my stuff there and walk to the Hilton in regular costumes. No cosplay for me on that TH before the con. It's Friday morning when I'll check-out and walk to the Hilton with my luggage (no sense calling a cab if it's 0.2 miles..) and get my room there for FR & Sat. night.

UPDATE: I decided that since I've got a room for Thursday, and it's a short 2 hour flight, I will go to Sakuracon on that Thursday morning/afternoon, and be there in-time for pre-reg. and possibly take pre-con photoshoots of cosplayers if they either plan to cosplay on Thursday OR want to wear a costume for me to take pictures of. :) So if my friends like Collie, Nine, SaxyTenshi, or anyone wants me to take some pics of them before the con starts, I'm up for it. :D Just keep an eye out for me, or as we get closer we'll discuss who's going to be there at what time. Sounds good? ;)

topleka
01-22-2004, 06:51 PM
Oh, okies. topleka gets it now. Fwee.

Collie
01-23-2004, 02:46 AM
So if my friends like Collie, Nine, SaxyTenshi, or anyone wants me to take some pics of them before the con starts, I'm up for it. :D Just keep an eye out for me, or as we get closer we'll discuss who's going to be there at what time. Sounds good? ;)


Which I TOTALLY will wanna do. ^~ And don't forget our little special thingy planned. xD The... "tradition".
~*~Collie~*~

Heiryck
01-28-2004, 12:58 PM
Someone has probably asked this before....What is to expect at Sakura-Con it will be my first convention and first cosplay experience...Im going as Fou-Lu my female friend is deciding which Yuna costume she wants to make and another friend wants to go as Piccolo...basically is there a must do there kinda thing there?

Riko
01-28-2004, 08:55 PM
Yeah that it would cool to know/hear from other people who have been to one before...

princessbunny99
02-07-2004, 08:10 AM
hear hear! I've never been to a con...what are the highlights? cosplay vs. non-cosplay kids?

Karisu-sama
03-02-2004, 08:37 PM
It's official now.

Karisu and family will NOT be going to SakuraCon. :(

It's a question of $$$$, especially since my elder daughter has just been accepted into her school's Japanese Student Exchange Program, which means she will have a chance to go to Japan this year. Unfortunately, the $$$$ for that trip will have to come out of her parents' pockets. :( Therefore, something else must go.

Well, hope to see you all in the future, then. SakuraCon 2005, maybe, or a future Anime Expo, or some such. Dang, I was really hoping to meet some people from this board in person. This IS a bummer.

Nine
03-02-2004, 11:12 PM
Aww, Karisu.. you will be missed!

Collie
03-04-2004, 03:25 PM
:[ That's too bad you can't go Karisu.... but congrats for your daughter. ^^ That sounds really great and like it'll be a wonderful experience for her!
~*~Collie~*~

topleka
03-04-2004, 11:58 PM
Aw, I wanted to meet ya there. But we understand. Congrats to your daughter, that sounds great!

To Heiryck, Riko, princessbunny99, and anyone else who wants to know, really:
First rule: read your guidebook. Seriously. It'll help.
There really isn't a thing "to do" at the con costume-wise. It's not as if everyone has to be Super Marvin III from Legend of Fukifin or anything. Your costume list looks pretty nice, actually.
There are lots of cosplayers. Actually, non-cosplayers look a little out of place in most cases. Not that you have to cosplay. There will be alot of people with cameras going around and taking pictures. It's perfectly acceptable to bring your own camera and politely ask cosplayers for their picture. Most cosplayers would be delighted to pose for you. Have fun, don't freak out if you get glomped, and make new friends.
As for events, you'll definitely wanna check out the AMVs and the cosplay competition. At SakuCon, there is also a karaoke contest, and TCG/CCG rooms for anyone who wants to trade or face off in a card game. The Wired (arcade) is a great place to go. It's free play all the time. If you've never done Dance Dance Revolution or Para Para Paradise, then you're missing out. Be sure to do it!
And most of all, have fun. ^-^

koijriu
03-05-2004, 07:03 PM
Sounds intense! At first I was actually conned (no pun intended) into going to Sakura Con 04' because an old friend of mine wanted to go and didnt have a ride. Now Im all for it and think I may even cosplay (Im scared...). This is my first con and I would like to thank Topleka for all the hints and tips. Does anyone else have any other suggestions for someone like me? Im 19 (what the age range on a con??) and for the most part I think I will be around by myself.

Karisu-sama
03-06-2004, 03:39 AM
Please don't worry about the age range at an Anime con. Typically most attendees will be somewhere 16-25, but there will be some younger kids and quite a few people OLDER than 25 who will just be really quiet about it. (As in: I know a LOT of cosplayers who most people don't realize (or would think to guess) are older than 25. Heh.)

likephantoms
03-07-2004, 05:17 PM
This is going to be my first con, and I picked Sakura because I live in Portland, ore. and frankly that is the most realistic cause i'm still in hs, cant really get anywhere else for the money. my question is, ill mostly likely be going by myself unless I can find one of my friends, and even then they dont particularily like anime, so they wouldnt be cosplaying with me or enjoying...err do you think it'll be uber boring or will i still have fun? and how much money does one recommend bringing?? thnks

The Winds lover
03-07-2004, 07:06 PM
Heh bring god (good fabric glue), food, camera, comfy shoes, and repelant against some non-otakus around the area ^^;.;

Anywayz going as:
Eternal Sailor Neptune
Utena (Movie)
Kunzite
and
Blood Berry

heh so yeahs there ya go ^^

kiwi
03-07-2004, 10:26 PM
This is going to be my first con, and I picked Sakura because I live in Portland, ore. and frankly that is the most realistic cause i'm still in hs, cant really get anywhere else for the money. my question is, ill mostly likely be going by myself unless I can find one of my friends, and even then they dont particularily like anime, so they wouldnt be cosplaying with me or enjoying...err do you think it'll be uber boring or will i still have fun? and how much money does one recommend bringing?? thnks

I think you can have fun at a con alone, but you have to be pretty gregarious. Most people are open to meeting new people at cons if they seem pretty cool. A great way to meet people is to cosplay, because invariably people will comment on your costume, or tell you how much they love the character (etc) and it's an easy way to strike up a conversation. If you don't want to cosplay, you can be the one to compliment someone and start a chat. If you're not 18, though, you probably won't be able to get into SC alone -- I think they have a chaperone policy for all minors.

In terms of cash... well, depends on what you'll be shopping for! If you like to collect cels or resin models or other expensive stuff, plan accordingly. I usually only buy manga, DVDs, small gadgets, plushies, etc, so I usually bring a couple hundred, excluding food and other living expenses. I probably wouldn't bring less than $100, because the dealer's rooms can be pretty exciting, and for some reasons cons inspire guilt-free shopping in me, so I like to take advantage of it :)

likephantoms
03-07-2004, 11:37 PM
i'm 18 so i should be okay in that area. most likely i'll drag one of my friends along anyhoo. but thank you!! i'm sure ill get myself into trouble in those dealers rooms, heh

SpikesRose
03-10-2004, 03:31 AM
likephantoms, my boyfriend and I are going (I live in WA) and I'd love to see how the Robin costume looks on you! We should arrange a time to catch up.

PockyMuncher
03-10-2004, 03:45 AM
Rose, where in WA do you live? I live there too :D

As for costumes... I'm trying to boggle my mind for something good. I'm down to Lenne from FFX-2 or a possible Rinoa.

likephantoms
03-10-2004, 03:51 PM
likephantoms, my boyfriend and I are going (I live in WA) and I'd love to see how the Robin costume looks on you! We should arrange a time to catch up.
yeah that'd be great! :)

The Winds lover
03-12-2004, 12:08 AM
heh yeah Lila coming :heart: :jjacks: :love: woo hoo! happiness *does dance* :dance:

Insane_Puck
03-18-2004, 08:17 PM
yeah I am gonna be going to sakuracon cept I am gonna be security so yeah... I will be enforcin all the rules so yeah... GO ME!!!

ZekieKun
03-18-2004, 10:45 PM
i just have to buy my air tickets.. .and I am there. :B

*dances*

-Zekie

Neko Nezumi
03-21-2004, 06:10 AM
I'll be at Sakura-con! ^_^ It's the only one in this area after all...I went last year too, but this will be my first year doing any serious cosplaying. I plan on going as Yomiko Readman from R.O.D, Juubei from Getbackers and my avatar character from Gaia online. ^_^; I'm really excited about the Juubei costume; I've got some of my friends going with me as a Getbackers group...

NNTB
03-27-2004, 06:13 AM
this will be my first year with any sort of a real cosplay outfit... last year i just whent in a sleveless trench coat with no shirt and some odd frilly stuff on the outside... i dont think i will ever try and base cosplay outfits on yaoii dojins any more...

anyways this year i have 2 costumes done.. a orignal chobit. that i will use last years coat for. and sora from .hack//sign

so yay ^_^

elfinder
04-11-2004, 09:33 PM
Well the Con is nearing is everyone getting as excited as me? Lolz costume whise I'm all done, now I just gotta count the days! 11 to go!

sassy_lassy
04-11-2004, 11:47 PM
ho ho! Well since about half of my friends cancelled out... it's just me and one other friend... so our costumes... most likely will be..

Kaito and Juri (from Yu Yu Hakusho)
Mimiru and Subaru (from .hack//sign)
Sana and Fuka (from Kodocha)
Uo-chan and Hana-chan (from Fruits Basket)

mochan42
04-12-2004, 03:55 AM
Yeah, I'm still working on mine. Only half is done. @_@ Very excited though!

Nine
04-12-2004, 05:14 AM
Yay Sakuracon!

..boo cosplay. XD I'm only like 40% done my Le Blanc costume. :S I've got a lot of work to do. ;_;

Sephiroth lover
05-20-2004, 08:48 PM
I LOVE SEPHIROTH how about you :love: