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symph0ny
07-14-2010, 01:46 AM
Hello! For Anime Expo me and a group of friends did a large Vocaloid cosplay group. Now that Expo is over and we're not OMG!RUSHING to get our costumes done, I was thinking of doing a photoshoot to get proper pictures of everyone.

Sooo I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for locations in Southern California for a Vocaloid themed photoshoot. Multiple locations is cool, and we're in Southern California, about 40 minutes from LA, and willing to do a bit of driving to get to locations, and we're already thinking of doing multiple places, since we have such a diverse group of Vocaloids, what with Gakupo, Black Rock Shooter, and Yuki and Kiyoteru.

One place I was thinking of going, even though it's not that Vocaloid related but still pretty was Corona Del Mar, where I took these pictures:
http://xxsymph0nyxx.deviantart.com/art/Any-Minute-Now-153184665
http://xxsymph0nyxx.deviantart.com/art/Illusion-of-Grandeur-153217729

We've got a:
Miku, Rin, Len, Kaito, Meiko, Luka, Black Rock Shooter, Gakupo, Zatsune, Neru, Kiyoteru, and Yuki. And maybe a Haku and Dell Honne.


Our Group at Expo:
http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae325/anime_expo2010/Katherines%20Album/DSC05614.jpg

GHprime
07-27-2010, 12:21 AM
well, for starters, you can always check out little tokyo. great spots almost everywhere and you can even try the mall there. it's mostly empty during the morning, which is pretty neat for a peaceful photoshoot without any wandering eyes to bother you ^^

I havent been there for a really long time but I remember a japanese temple being there with a small garden. I think it's still there though. You should check it out!

lilbratbunny
07-27-2010, 06:03 PM
How about UC Irvine campus? There's a park in the middle of the campus, and there's this really huge and cool looking magnolia tree in the park. There's this random Asian-ish garden and a small tunnel there as well. And plenty-o-buildings in futuristic architect (by 1980's standard of "futuristic").

You might want to check out Anaheim Garden Walk at night (like after 10pm when everyone went home). There's a lot of lights in that area, could make a good stage-ish background.

ilseaikochan
07-27-2010, 09:29 PM
it was an awesome gathering and i think your group and my group have the same concept..^O^
we want to get also cool pictures at a good location and well we pretty much chose the site already..you guys are welcome to join us.. here's the thread.
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=215624

symph0ny
07-29-2010, 10:59 AM
well, for starters, you can always check out little tokyo. great spots almost everywhere and you can even try the mall there. it's mostly empty during the morning, which is pretty neat for a peaceful photoshoot without any wandering eyes to bother you ^^

I havent been there for a really long time but I remember a japanese temple being there with a small garden. I think it's still there though. You should check it out!

Yeah, we were thinking about going to Little Tokyo, but I wasn't aware of a Japanese temple/small garden! I should totally investigate into that.

How about UC Irvine campus? There's a park in the middle of the campus, and there's this really huge and cool looking magnolia tree in the park. There's this random Asian-ish garden and a small tunnel there as well. And plenty-o-buildings in futuristic architect (by 1980's standard of "futuristic").

You might want to check out Anaheim Garden Walk at night (like after 10pm when everyone went home). There's a lot of lights in that area, could make a good stage-ish background.


Hmmm, I do have some friends who go to Irvine, I could try to ask one of them for an escort around if we decide to go there...XD

Oooh! That Anaheim Garden Walk, after googling, looks neat at night! While I've been to Disneyland plenty of times, I don't think I've been there...or at least hadn't noticed. I should totally bring that up with everyone, since it looks like it'd be a good match with Vocaloid. CX Thanks!

it was an awesome gathering and i think your group and my group have the same concept..^O^
we want to get also cool pictures at a good location and well we pretty much chose the site already..you guys are welcome to join us.. here's the thread.
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=215624

Ahhh! Griffith Observatory! I looove the Griffith Observatory! I went there with my friends for a college weekend field trip and I loooved it there. I'll have to talk to everyone about it, though, since our Rin will be across the country for college by then I think, but I'll definitely bring it up with them. CX

ilseaikochan
07-29-2010, 11:31 AM
......it looks like it was cancelled for some reason..

i think little tokyo will be okay...

cause i was thinking of a place that its musical..and or goes with the voclaoid theme!

but yes if you guys are going to little tokyo or wherever..we'd love to join you guys..

we got a

KAITO(myself),Miku,Len,and a Meiko

symph0ny
08-02-2010, 08:28 AM
Awww really? That sucks.

Yes! Our group is totally wanting to go to Little Tokyo, if anything just 'cause our Rin and Kaito have never been to Little Tokyo before. XDD

Umm we're doing our photoshoots this week actually. just 'cause our Meiko is in high school color guard and this is her only week off before band camp starts.
We're doing one on Wednesday where we're staying relatively local, and then I think we'll check out that Anaheim place lilbratbunny mentioned 'cause our Kaito is working during the day, and then on Saturday I think we'll be going to Little Tokyo. If you guys want to join, you're free to but I haven't got times down yet. I have to talk to my group later today about that, but I'll be sure to let you know, if it isn't too short notice. XD


Anyone else have any last minute suggestions? C=

winterwish
08-02-2010, 07:21 PM
any type of formal environment will work well (IE wedding/portrait photograph)

universities, rose gardens, city halls, etc.

ilseaikochan
08-03-2010, 12:19 AM
Awww really? That sucks.

Yes! Our group is totally wanting to go to Little Tokyo, if anything just 'cause our Rin and Kaito have never been to Little Tokyo before. XDD

Umm we're doing our photoshoots this week actually. just 'cause our Meiko is in high school color guard and this is her only week off before band camp starts.
We're doing one on Wednesday where we're staying relatively local, and then I think we'll check out that Anaheim place lilbratbunny mentioned 'cause our Kaito is working during the day, and then on Saturday I think we'll be going to Little Tokyo. If you guys want to join, you're free to but I haven't got times down yet. I have to talk to my group later today about that, but I'll be sure to let you know, if it isn't too short notice. XD


Anyone else have any last minute suggestions? C=

that sucks i have class on saturday and i REALLY want to join you guys..
well how about still the observatory??

and is there any possibility to make it on sunday??

symph0ny
08-03-2010, 11:39 PM
Nah we can't make it Sunday since our Rin and Len have church, and our Rin is the one who hadn't been to Little Tokyo. D: I'll talk to them about the observatory, and if not, we can always try and plan something else sometime, right? C=

ilseaikochan
08-03-2010, 11:49 PM
Nah we can't make it Sunday since our Rin and Len have church, and our Rin is the one who hadn't been to Little Tokyo. D: I'll talk to them about the observatory, and if not, we can always try and plan something else sometime, right? C=

sure..^_^
there is always time for a photoshot..

symph0ny
08-05-2010, 01:44 AM
ROFL! We freaked out security today when we went to our local shopping center to take pictures. XDDD We didn't get in trouble, they just told us we could take pictures of us, but it couldn't be of the architecture...for some reason.

But still. One of the security guards went to Anime Expo, though, so he understood what we were doing. Awwww yeah. XD But the other one was apparently freaking out about us, thinking we were gonna do weird things...so we danced Love and Joy for them. ROFL.

Little Tokyo should be better, since cosplayers go there alll the time. XD

ilseaikochan
08-05-2010, 03:38 PM
ROFL! We freaked out security today when we went to our local shopping center to take pictures. XDDD We didn't get in trouble, they just told us we could take pictures of us, but it couldn't be of the architecture...for some reason.

But still. One of the security guards went to Anime Expo, though, so he understood what we were doing. Awwww yeah. XD But the other one was apparently freaking out about us, thinking we were gonna do weird things...so we danced Love and Joy for them. ROFL.

Little Tokyo should be better, since cosplayers go there alll the time. XD

...same thing happen to us when we head out to the observatory...everyone was freakking out ^O^