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Dany
01-09-2005, 02:48 PM
Well, it was inevitable that I would ask to see if anyone would be going to this. It's my "big deal" convention of the year next to DragonCon, because of the absolutely wonderful stuff that ends up showing there costuming-wise.

If you're in the area and have never been to CostumeCon before, this is definitely a good year to go and watch, if nothing else. The cost is a bit on the steep side, but it's worth it for all of the things you can pick up. I know last year they had a Q&A for a couple of people from Simplicity...which was really cool for those of us with burning questions about patterns!

ETA: We're looking at about five weeks away to this....thinkin' I might be alone in this. *wince*

Going to add the link to the site just in case:

http://www.crossroadsutah.org

Dany
03-25-2005, 11:15 AM
Pinging on this again, because I *can't* be the only one going to this. :( C'mon, I know there's got to be one costumer out there on this board besides me....

...and if you're coming, whatcha bringing? Doing either of the Masquerades? Something else entirely?

sithcamaro
03-28-2005, 11:57 AM
Nobody wants to go all the way out to Utah! :D

lilacwire
03-28-2005, 01:32 PM
I'm going!!

I'll be wearing a few oddball costumes:

Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess (Episode The Bitter Suite)
Kahlan from Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series
Gunmage Rikku from FFX-2

I'm hoping to compete in the sci-fi/fantasy masquerade. I'm also going with another cosplayer from Colorado.

EDIT: I've never been before, so I'm terribly excited!! We should definitely meet up!

Dany
03-30-2005, 09:30 AM
Nobody wants to go all the way out to Utah! :D

That's true. I'll just have to give you a good kick at DragonCon then ;)

Dany
03-30-2005, 09:32 AM
EDIT: I've never been before, so I'm terribly excited!! We should definitely meet up!

I think you'll enjoy it. :) It's looking to be a bigger convention than last year, that is for certain...plus the big ol' stage will be fun :D

You'll see me around, I'm sure. I'll be in the both Masquerades (SciFi as an entrant, historical as another entrant's prop), plus doing a few panels.

Panels...that feels...funny :)

sithcamaro
03-30-2005, 11:19 AM
That's true. I'll just have to give you a good kick at DragonCon then ;)


Bring it on Prince! Bring it on!!!
Or should I call you Smurfette? :thumbsup:

lilacwire
03-30-2005, 02:16 PM
Dany ->which panels are you doing? I'm doing the Wig panel and the Cosplay panel.

Dany
03-30-2005, 02:53 PM
Bring it on Prince! Bring it on!!!
Or should I call you Smurfette? :thumbsup:

*makes a very obscene gesture at you!*

Pbbbbbbbbbt! *LOL!*

Dany
03-30-2005, 03:01 PM
Dany ->which panels are you doing? I'm doing the Wig panel and the Cosplay panel.

Let me see here..right now I'm scheduled for the following:

Goth and Fetish Costume
Entering Your First Masquerade
Cross Dressing
Meet the Up & Comers (this one still surprises me)

That's the stuff I'm actually IN the panel for. As for stuff I want to attend, I'm going to try to go to the Cosplay one, since I'm looking to wear Lotor that day for both that and the Cross Dressing panel. Afterall, it DOES fit both. :)

I'm sure this will change as the panel stuff adjusts and changes. But if you think you see me, please feel free to say hello. I try to make it a point to be chatty if I'm not scrambling around going "AIEEEEEEE!!!!"

J_Krolak
04-14-2005, 08:51 PM
Trust me on this one, you're not alone. CostumeCon has always been a gathering of the top level costumers from the Science Fiction and Fantasy convention circuit. But cosplayers of all levels of experience are welcome as one of the main goals of the convention is to trade tips and techniques. To say nothing about showing off that great costume.

It will be a bit quieter than an average anime convention. But between 2 formal masquerades (Science fiction/Fantasy -- ie: anything goes), (Historical -- classic pattern/style recreation (and occasionally interpertation), the future fantasy / single pattern fashion shows (and design contest), and the meet/greet social on Friday night, we usually manage to have a good time.

And did I mention that we get to use an actual theater for the masquerades?

Looking forward to seeing you there! :chatah:





Pinging on this again, because I *can't* be the only one going to this. :( C'mon, I know there's got to be one costumer out there on this board besides me....

...and if you're coming, whatcha bringing? Doing either of the Masquerades? Something else entirely?

Dany
04-14-2005, 11:09 PM
And did I mention that we get to use an actual theater for the masquerades?

Looking forward to seeing you there! :chatah:

Oh and Yes. I've known about this since CC22 in Atlanta :D And given the sizable prop I'll have this time? Gonna need all of the space I can get my hands on.

*whistles innocently!*

Dany
04-14-2005, 11:13 PM
Oh, by the way...if you haven't figured out who I am yet...


Now you will :) (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=297962)

J_Krolak
04-15-2005, 02:25 AM
Well, I recken I'll just have to break out the heavy artillery this go around. And fortunately the hosts of the Ogden convention should give us a better background for photography this time. :jjacks:

See you at Ogden







Oh, by the way...if you haven't figured out who I am yet...


Now you will :) (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=297962)

Dany
04-15-2005, 03:18 PM
Well, I recken I'll just have to break out the heavy artillery this go around. And fortunately the hosts of the Ogden convention should give us a better background for photography this time. :jjacks:

*LOL* Heavy artilery hmm? Well, I don't know if it will be THAT big, but.. :)

Background? *perk!* What're you hearing? :)

J_Krolak
04-16-2005, 01:37 AM
*LOL* Heavy artilery hmm? Well, I don't know if it will be THAT big, but.. :)

Background? *perk!* What're you hearing? :)

First: I've found that when combined with a 28 to 200 (digital equivalent 35 to 350) zoom lens should be enough to shoot just about any costume / zoom in for nice tight detail shots (here's a link to give you an example of what I'm currently packing)
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/data/36/3pentax_ist_ds-large.jpg

Second: Greg Brandt will be the official photographer of record for the convention. I've worked with him before and he has an excellent on site / traveling set up. Typically a nice masulin background and professional lighting for photos. I worked with him as the official photographers at the Chicago World Science fiction convention. (Most of the credits are his, but I managed a few backing him up as I was doing my own photographs and Poloroids for the judges). You can see some of his work from Costume Con 19 here: http://www.costume-con.org/CClink/CC19/Photos/sf.shtml

Third: as for our backgrounds, I've heard we will have the options of the stage curtains (nice velvet red) or the Egyptian style drape, professional photo papers, typically photo gray.... ANYTHING except the light absorbing black thin drapes.

Dany
04-17-2005, 03:15 PM
Third: as for our backgrounds, I've heard we will have the options of the stage curtains (nice velvet red) or the Egyptian style drape, professional photo papers, typically photo gray.... ANYTHING except the light absorbing black thin drapes.

I like the idea of the Egyptian or the velvet red, but at the moment, anything that will keep me from camoflaging into the background. I'm wearing a little too much dark color again (what is it with me and costumes with a lot of black?).