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05-14-2002, 01:14 AM
It's the official Arslan Senki discussion thread! For Rosiel and I to continue rambling about it! Whoo! See? We're so nice! :angel:
Which reminds me, have you played the game, Rosiel? I saw it on eBay once but didn't bid....
05-14-2002, 08:50 AM
The Sega-CD game?
Well, I /own/ it, but since I don't have the system to play it on and it won't run on any of the emus I got my hands on... nope, I haven't played it yet.
I just stare at the instruction booklet and sigh. ^___^
(As a side note it's a strategy game, where you position units etc.)
05-14-2002, 11:47 AM
Yeah, that's the one!
Oooh, strategy-ness! I like strategy games! ^^
Unfortunately, I don't own a Sega CD either. BUT I'm sure they could be found at Funcoland/Gamestop or eBay for a decent price. I guess. XD
Are there purdy piccies in the booklet? Aaaahhhh! Scan! Scan! Scan! Please. ^^ *pokes at her until she does so*
05-14-2002, 01:41 PM
> BUT I'm sure they could be found at Funcoland/Gamestop or eBay for a decent price. I guess. XD
A Japanese one? I doubt it. >_<
> Are there purdy piccies in the booklet?
No new art, no.
But lots of screenshots, if I remember correctly, I will have to look tonight... while I look up some info people have been emailing me about.
*is a treasure-trove of Arslan info LOL*
05-14-2002, 02:26 PM
Well, ya never know! You could try. ^^ Ack, I'm starting to wish I had bought the game when I had the chance. *cries* Oh well. ;_;
05-14-2002, 04:21 PM
I just wish I had a Mega-CD to revel in its bad 16-bit graphics and 'play' with Darun. *coughcough*
05-14-2002, 11:47 PM
*glomp attacks thread*
MY GOD. There are OTHER Arslan fans?!! *weeps for joy*
Daryuun . . . *drools* (Yeah we're probably going to have to fight to the death over spelling. I've seen unbelievable numbers of ways to spell the character's names, let alone the Arslan/Arislan debate.)
05-15-2002, 03:44 AM
!!! *grabs Ayaka* Waaaaiiiii! Another Arslan fan! ^_^
I've just been using the spellings from Rosiel's website, 'cause she's like, THE Arslan expert, doncha know. ;)
Ayaka, have you ever considered Arslan cosplay?? Hmmmmmm? ^____^
05-15-2002, 12:24 PM
> Daryuun . . . *drools* (Yeah we're probably going to have to fight to the death over spelling. I've seen unbelievable numbers of ways to spell the character's names, let alone the Arslan/Arislan debate.)
No fight... there are three 'correct' spelling systems, the Brit, the Jap, and the US (a.k.a. corrected Brit). Anything else was invented by the person on the spot. Just pick the one you want and we'll understand.
I should make a comparative table of these for my website...
I go with the official Japanese romanizations myself. ^___^
> I've just been using the spellings from Rosiel's website, 'cause she's like, THE Arslan expert, doncha know
*bow* Thank you.
05-15-2002, 02:56 PM
Darn straight I've considered Arslan cosplay!!! But I've always thought it would be better with a group, ya know?
Rosiel, you should totally do a comparative table! That would be cool. I think my spellings may well be made-up-on-the-spot ones . . . lol. Oh well. Oh hey, you collect cels too? I have one douga of Arslan, but that's it. I do, however, know where you bought some of yours. lol.
05-16-2002, 01:20 PM
Ooooh, reeeaaaaally? ^____^ What characters are you interested in cosplayng?
*wants someone to be Merlein*
05-16-2002, 02:08 PM
My friend wants to do . . . let's see how you guys spell it *runs to website* Farangis. She's only seen the first OAV; but she wants to do Big Momma and hasn't seen ANY Bakuretsu Hunters yet, lol. As for me, I haven't moved forward with anything cause I can't choose a character lol. Gieve - err, Guibu - is my second-favorite character in it so maybe him. (Go head scarves!)
05-16-2002, 04:27 PM
> Gieve - err, Guibu - is my second-favorite character in it so maybe him.
Do Guibu! I love him!
I would love cosplay him if I didn't have to hide those annoying hips of mine. LOL But it seems I am fated to be Narcasse! *sigh* Can I walk around with a gaudy abstract art painting and ask everyone if I am a genius?
Or I could be HIRUMES... hehehe...
As for Farangis, I already had one, I'll have to see if she is still interested... but whomever ends up making her should realize it's a hard costume... lots of armor. O_O
05-16-2002, 08:30 PM
lol when are you doing Arslan cosplay for? Or is it still in the pipe dream stage? (Ah, I have so many lovely pipe dreams . . .) Yeah it occurs to me, this friend of mine . . . *I'd* be making the costume for her, really. And besides she won't leave the state to go to cons (which leaves her with one con), she's never flown and I can't talk her into trying it.
AND, you can absolutely walk around with a painting asking if you're a genius! lol!
05-16-2002, 08:41 PM
I don't think we've actually decided which con yet. ^^; But yeah, be Guibu! Be Guibu! *pokepoke* Whcih is the con your friend goes to?
O_O OOH. I LIKE HIRUMES. And that would be coolness since you're all tall and stuff compared to me. ^^ But.. Hmm... I like Narcasse too! *cries*
05-16-2002, 10:54 PM
Sure, I'll do Guibu. ^^ I like him. No poking necessary lol. I might make a better Darun, cause I have dark eyebrows, though . . . eh. The only one she's done regularly is Wizard World (American comics con), this would be year #3. She's done 1 1/3 Anime Centrals (I've done three). Anime cosplay at an American comics con, from what I hear, is a bad idea if you're female.
I just got this fab Arslan poster (legal), I wish I could scan it! Ah and I wish I hadn't lost my MP3 of my favorite Arslan song, Ryoute Ippai . . . gotta track down those CDs. I wanna hear that song all of a sudden . . .
05-17-2002, 09:59 AM
> I just got this fab Arslan poster (legal), I wish I could scan it!
Oh which one? My favorite is the promotional poster for OAV1. (I framed it it's so pretty!)
> Ah and I wish I hadn't lost my MP3 of my favorite Arslan song, Ryoute Ippai . . . gotta track down those CDs.
< /PLUG >
I know I have Ryoute Ippai there. It's in Wave-3 format though... so if you can't seem to decode it I can get you the MP3 format.
05-17-2002, 08:35 PM
Wai wai! Guibu! Or Darun! Somebody! Anybody! XD
Ahh, poor me! I am posterless. I've seen them though... I suppose I should buy one or something. It was purdy. *_*
I like Kutsuato no Hana the best, personally! ^__^
05-18-2002, 07:53 PM
You know, I'm not really sure. It's a promo poster, but I'm not sure how to tell for which OAV. The center is dominated by Arslan, in this cool white armor; there are tree branches kinda curving around him. I need to get it framed, but it's a weird size so it'll probably have to be custom. I've considered laminating it so I can take it to school with me, lol.
Yeah I checked out your site as soon as I saw it was there, lol. But I haven't read the fan fiction yet. I have a Mac, I think it wouldn't like Wave-3. If you could get it in MP3, that would rock! I *might* be able to find it online somewhere . . .
I rented Arslan from a video store, that was how I first saw it. I liked Kutsuato no Hana so well that I put it on an audio mix tape. I used to blast it while waiting in parking lots (I let my mom go into the grocery without me, I don't find it that exciting) and scare people by singing along, lol.
"Someone from Arslan" is officially on my to-do cosplay list, lol. Rather high on it. Aw . . . but I wonder what con we could all go to . . .
Hey, is that one of you two bidding on the three Arslan doujin on eBay? I'd get the RPG that's up, but I don't have a Sega CD.
05-19-2002, 02:25 AM
Ahh, posters are so nice. *__*
*wants posters* XD
Hmm... what cons do you go to? I go to A-kon and AX, but I can try to go to more next year. ^^
05-19-2002, 08:15 AM
> The center is dominated by Arslan, in this cool white armor; there are tree branches kinda curving around him.
That is art from the Guardian artbook I think. I never saw it as a poster before... O_O the OAV store promos all have cast member info like movie posters. I only have one, unfortunately. ;___;
As for MP3, remind me and I will upload them somewhere you can get them. Which ones are you missing again?
> Hey, is that one of you two bidding on the three Arslan doujin on eBay?
I never look at ebay anymore, it guzzles down my money.
Look at what you have done!
*runs over to ebay*
05-19-2002, 08:19 AM
Update: I am saved.... one of them has a cover I can't even recognize as anyone from Arslan and the other two have hideous art!
I'm a dj art snob, which explains why I have a million GW djs and no Arslan ones... some GW circles do art you can barely tell apart from stuff like Blind target...
05-20-2002, 12:07 AM
I go to Anime Central (Chicago), and BAAF/AXNY in NY, and this will be my first AX; I wanted to go last year, I'll probably go again next year. Otherwise it'd probably be Anime North (Toronto), or Otakon (Balitmore), maybe Ohayocon (Ohio). It's kinda hard to rationalize going out west, even though I'd like to do those cons.
There's no text like that on the poster . . . hmm. oO Well maybe I'll take a photo just cause, I think we have a camera with leftover film on it.
I haven't got ANY Arslan MP3s right now; I lost everything in a dual HD crash a while ago. But Ryoute Ippai's my priority. ^^
I was only on eBay looking at wigs, I swear! I went eBay cold turkey for months, didn't even look, cause the cels were killing me. The unrecognizable one has not-too-bad art, but yeah the other two are . . . :P I'm a manga art snob myself, I have no doujin; but doing manga myself makes me kinda picky about art quality, lol. (Hah! That's why I don't draw my own stuff! lol)
05-22-2002, 10:17 PM
How great is this? No one I talk to even has HEARD of Arslan Senki, but here's a whole group of people who adore it! Cosplayers, even! XD XD XD
I think I'd cosplay just about anyone female or femme from the show, but. . .how are you spelling it? Farangis is my favorite character, and close is Guibu. I'd like to cosplay her--but yeah, it would definately be tough.
Ooh. . .Kutsuato no Hana is one of my favorite anime songs *_*. I haven't found MP3s of anything else, but maybe there'll be AS OSTs at AX this year. I can dream, ne?
(I have to get used to these spellings. . .I'm so used to using the ones on the back of the VHS box!)
05-22-2002, 11:31 PM
Another one~! *sniffles* It's like . . . heaven ^^
I'm having trouble with the spellings too, lol, you're not alone. If there ARE AS OSTs at AX, we'll meet each other running for them, lol.
05-23-2002, 01:25 AM
Ohohohohohohohoho~ *pulls Tenshi in* More Arslan fans! Yay! :D You could be Ester! Or Irina! That would be awesome! ^^ Then someone has to be Merlein and Hirumes! Somebody? Anybody? XD
...So who do we have so far, anyway? Arslan, Narcasse, Guibu, Farangis, and Alfreed? Am I forgetting anyone?
I want an Arslan OST tooo. *cries* Erm, just the one with Kutsuato no Hana though.
06-06-2002, 06:49 AM
Yo-ho! Come on, peoples, let's figure this out! XD *randomly throws suggestions* A-kon? AX? Katsucon? (I dunno if I could go to Katsucon, but I could try.) When are you guys good for? A-kon would be best for me, I think.
06-06-2002, 08:53 AM
We have to do a skit if we get everyone together.
*teary-eyes* Arslan cosplayers!
> Arslan, Narcasse, Guibu, Farangis, and Alfreed?
My friend who said she would be Farangis can only go to East coast cons... so I guess it depends when we do it. Other than that it looks about right.
I want a Darun to criticize my art... someone be my Darun.
And btw now that I have seen you Erin, you will make the PERFECT Arslan, you even look like him! Wai! And you're short! Wai!
> A-kon? AX? Katsucon? (I dunno if I could go to Katsucon, but I could try.) When are you guys good for? A-kon would be best for me, I think.
I'll be going to all of those. My Farangis friend only does Katsucon and Otakon (but I don't think she would mind if we found another Farangis and did it at a different time), and did I mention I have a friend who wants to be Tahamine?
I'd prefer Katsu myself, because I am sure everyone I know that I could rope into this will attend. But we can try something else. I know "Alfreed" does not go to Akon though...
I like Hirumes btw. If I had the guts to make armor I would dump Narcasse for him. But... er... armor. >_<
06-06-2002, 11:20 AM
> We have to do a skit if we get everyone together.
*teary-eyes* Arslan cosplayers!
Skit? Hmm... Wait a second! O_O; Only if we make Arslan NOT the main character, ehehe... XD I'm not exactly what you would call a good actress.
> And btw now that I have seen you Erin, you will make the PERFECT Arslan, you even look like him! Wai! And you're short! Wai!
Sankyuuu! ^^ You're making me very excited about making the costume now! XD It will take me a long time to make, though! I really want to enamel the armor. ^^; *insane*
> I'd prefer Katsu myself,
I shall do my best to see if I can go! ^^ Maybe if someone from my area was also going so I wouldn't have to go on the plane alone. Hmm... *looks around for someone to take*
It would be a pity to waste all the nifty potential Arslan cosplayers you know! Let's try for Katsucon! ^^
> I like Hirumes btw. If I had the guts to make armor I would dump Narcasse for him. But... er... armor. >_<
Ahhh, Hirumes! *_* He is puuuurdy! But Narcasse is purdy, too! Ahh! ^^; Either way, I am happy! XD
Okies, Ayaka, Tenshi, do you guys think you would be able to make it to Katsucon??
Maybe if I start begging my parents now, I will have them convinced that I can go by next February. XD
*continues the search for a Darun*
06-06-2002, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by Philia Philis
Yeah, that's the one!
Oooh, strategy-ness! I like strategy games! ^^
Unfortunately, I don't own a Sega CD either. BUT I'm sure they could be found at Funcoland/Gamestop or eBay for a decent price. I guess. XD
Are there purdy piccies in the booklet? Aaaahhhh! Scan! Scan! Scan! Please. ^^ *pokes at her until she does so*
FuncoLand liquidated all of their SEGA-CD stuff...
06-06-2002, 12:46 PM
> Only if we make Arslan NOT the main character, ehehe...
We could always do a skit without lines... no acting necessary!
> I'm not exactly what you would call a good actress.
Don't worry, me neither. And if we do, you guys have to make sure I get some sleep. I was so tired I was talking in French backstage at the Akon cosplay and could not remember my TWO lines. LOL.
> It will take me a long time to make, though! I really want to enamel the armor. ^^; *insane*
I applaud insanity in this case... I'm going to be doing a lot of detailwork for Narcasse (artbook version) myself.
> Okies, Ayaka, Tenshi, do you guys think you would be able to make it to Katsucon??
Who are you guys doing? How tall are you? Do you have pics of previous costumes? Would you be willing to go onstage? Would we all qualify as novices? Am I asking too many questions?
> *continues the search for a Darun*
Heeeeeeeeeeeere DarunDarunDarun... maybe if I offer NarcasseXDarun 'yaoi' it'll help? LMAO
06-06-2002, 08:13 PM
Gosh . . . it only took me . . . uh, 8 HOURS to reply to this thread. I kept getting interrupted whenever I came on! T_T
Okay . . . questions eheheh. When is Katsucon? Ah I'll go check the Anipike. I can probably do that, since it's all east-coasty. Well actually as long as I know ahead of time, I can do any con, I just have to NOT go to others lol.
About me - I'm 5'6". I have photos of two costumes on my website - http://www.exitrance.com/exitrance/vigilante/index2a.html . I'll have a good number more just before AX. ^^ But I definitely qualify as a novice. They're not great pics of me though . . . >_< Well, you can see who you think I'd be best doing, I like all the Arslan charas so . . . ^^ I haven't done a masquerade yet, but I do have acting training and experience (not that impressive but hey). I do KNOW HOW TO PROJECT *everyone plugs ears* lol.
Hmm, did I forget anything? Oh yeah, I'm totally up for insane levels of detail . . . especially since I'll be back in NYC again, which means access to insane amounts of cosplay resources. XD
OOOH OOOH OOOH!@ RO-SI-EL!!! I just realized that YOUR site is the site I got all excited about like, two years ago! I was so excited to find an Arslan fan page. I had a pic from your site I was using as a desktop for the longest time. (Mm . . . Daryuun . . .) And I used your pics as fanart references. For *some* reason I thought you were a guy then though . . . I really don't know why! But without you, I wouldn't have had the lyrics to Ryoute Ippai. XD Okay I go away now. Wait . . . did someone say yaoi? Eheheheheh . . . okay I should NOT have had caffeine this afternoon, since I never do. I was gonna add, I know I'm a newbie and don't have anything really to show for myself. But I'll do the costume well, I guarantee you.
06-06-2002, 10:06 PM
Katsucon, at this point, is iffy. Is there any idea of when it's going to be? I searched online and found nothing ;_;. However, let's just say that an Arslan gathering is something I will desperately try not to miss ^.-.
As for my height -- 5'8". Who I'm doing -- I don't care, whoever's needed ^_^. My cosplay page is http://www.mirager.net/cosplay. I am ALWAYS willing to go on stage, and I've never did a cosplay skit before, or did any sort of competition. I'm guessing that would qualify me as novice ^_^. And no, ask more questions if you wish ^_^.
06-07-2002, 09:27 AM
A quick reply:
1) Katsucon is usually the weekend after or on Valentine's day.
2) Yaaaaaaaaaaay! People my height or taller! We might be able to get our Arslan cast to have the right relative heights too!
*dies of happiness*
I'll answer more completely later.
06-07-2002, 01:52 PM
*gives everyone a cookie for no good reason* ^^
06-07-2002, 02:26 PM
OMG I so can not wait to see Cybele as Arslan!!
It's always been one of my fav. series and I got the manga as well. I have been looking for a complete OAV set in Japanese for years and no luck so far ;_;.
06-07-2002, 02:54 PM
> We could always do a skit without lines... no acting necessary!
Ooh, that would be good! ^^
> I applaud insanity in this case... I'm going to be doing a lot of detailwork for Narcasse (artbook version) myself.
> Oh yeah, I'm totally up for insane levels of detail . . .
Yay! :D We will be insanely detailed! Whoo! Oh, have I seen that Narcasse yet, by the way? I wanna know what he looks liiiiike. *whine whine whine*
I think you'd be an awesome Guibu, Ayaka! ^^ Now who for Tenshi??
> About me - I'm 5'6"
> As for my height -- 5'8".
Yay! Everyone is so much taller than me! :D *can't believe she's actually happy about that for once*
Erin is definitely a novice, too! *nods*
> *gives everyone a cookie for no good reason* ^^
Wai! Cooookiiiiiieeees! :D :D :D
Okies, so Katsucon seems like the best con? *starts a "get Erin to Katsucon so she can cosplay Arslan" fund* ^^;;;;;
06-07-2002, 03:01 PM
I think Tenshi should do Daryuun, personally. ^^
06-07-2002, 03:20 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing! ^__^
How are your armor skills, Tenshi? :D
06-07-2002, 09:35 PM
Hee hee. . .I've never tried armor before. But his armor doesn't seem that complicated. . .::studies the Arslan tape over and over::. And besides, you all can give me pointers, right? ^_^ But Dayruun would be cool! Now, the MOST difficult part will be getting all my hair into a short wig like that XD.
::runs off to look at more Arslan pictures::
06-07-2002, 10:52 PM
> About me - I'm 5'6". I have photos of two costumes on my website
Your Youji is so nice! ^____^
> But I definitely qualify as a novice.
I was wondering because Katsu separates everything in categories so I'd rather be in a group with other people at my level. And I'm technically a novice.
> you can see who you think I'd be best doing, I like all the Arslan charas so . .
Ooooh you'd make such a nice male character... you look like a great "male model". ;) Did you decide on Guibu already? You'd look great in that outfit!
> I do KNOW HOW TO PROJECT *everyone plugs ears* lol.
Teach me Obi-wan Kenobi!
> Oh yeah, I'm totally up for insane levels of detail . . .
> I just realized that YOUR site is the site I got all excited about like, two years ago!
^___^ Wow. People know my site!
> And I used your pics as fanart references.
Arslan fanart? Can I see? Can I host
You did Celes! And the sprite version no less! I love it!
> As for my height -- 5'8".
Taller than me! Pe~~~~~rfect.
*opening handy dandy artbook with height comparison chart*
Guibu is about Narcasse height (and Ayaka and I are both 5'6")... and taller than them is... Darun and Hirumes by about 2 inches. You should be Darun. I'll make a stick figure painting and you can tell me how bad I am!
> I've never tried armor before. But his armor doesn't seem that complicated. .
I can send you hordes of pics if you want something with less armor than the anime version. I also have a lot of model sheets if anyone needs them. *is an Arslan dork*
> Oh, have I seen that Narcasse yet, by the way? I wanna know what he looks liiiiike.
Ask me on AIM and I will send him to you. *being all mysterious* It's from an obscure artbook to boot but it is SO lovely!
06-07-2002, 10:56 PM
> OMG I so can not wait to see Cybele as Arslan!!
Actually Eric will be Arslan, I'm too tall. I will be Narcasse (Nacisse) artbook version though...
> It's always been one of my fav. series and I got the manga as well.
You know Arslan too? I'm surprised to meet so many people who like it... it was vastly overshadowed by Lodoss War when it came out way back when.
> I have been looking for a complete OAV set in Japanese for years and no luck so far ;_;.
Why don't you get the US DVDs? You can play them raw if memory serves... (I own the VHS *gasp* so I only infer from my other anime DVDs.)
06-07-2002, 11:41 PM
My connection is running SO SLOW. It makes "Rei-kun's careful driving" look like the Indy 500. (Okay so probably only Babbit-chan would get that. "Kindergarteners are passing you!")
> Your Youji is so nice! ^____^
Thanks ^^ I wish my hair wasn't such a mess in the pics though!
> Ooooh you'd make such a nice male character... you look like a great "male model". ;) Did you decide on Guibu already? You'd look great in that outfit!
Err . . . thanks? I think? lol! Yeah, I'll do Guibu, I'm decided. ^^ I wanna make his JEWELRY~! :D
> Teach me Obi-wan Kenobi!
As long as I can be young, sexy Obi-Wan and not old, slightly crotchety Obi-Wan. ^^ One of my drama teachers always told me, make sure that little old lady in the last row who paid good money to see you can hear. She'd sit in the back and yell "WHAT?!" until we projected right, lol.
> Arslan fanart? Can I see? Can I host
Oh god, NO. Not cause I'm nasty, cause it's old and awful. >_< *burns sketchbooks* Let me draw some new stuff, then you can have it. ^^
Can I have a model sheet too? ^^
YAY! I'm so excited to see that an Arslan cosplay group is in the works! I have been planning for awhile to make this year my first trip to Katsucon. :)
So, let's see, if my calculations are correct, this is what people have decided on so far:
and yet to be filled are:
... among others (sheesh, I almost forgot how many characters there are)
I would love to be either Merlein, Ilina, Alfreed, or Etoile, but I'll do any character that you guys need. I think I have the right hair and maybe the right height for Merlein. (I'm 5'7" with longish brown hair) but I would love to buy a wig and dress as one of the others... erggh, I'm undecided. Any preferences?
06-11-2002, 01:19 PM
>Actually Eric will be Arslan, I'm too tall. I will be Narcasse (Nacisse) artbook version though...
And if we can't get Eric to do it, I'll take over! XD Sorry, had to say that. Heehee.
We also have Alfreed, and a potential Darun. *points at Tenshi* ^^ We will give you heaps of pointers, Tenshi! ^^
AHH! AHHH!! AHHHH!!!!! MARA! BE MERLEIN! BE MERLEIN! I LOVE MERLEIN! *clings*
I think we should get someone as short as me to be Etoile, ne? Any 5'2" or less Arslan fans here? XD
06-11-2002, 03:40 PM
> And if we can't get Eric to do it, I'll take over! XD Sorry, had to say that. Heehee.
LMAO *was that a Freudian slip?*
> AHH! AHHH!! AHHHH!!!!! MARA! BE MERLEIN! BE MERLEIN! I LOVE MERLEIN! *clings*
Well I would have to agree it is a good idea.
Because at 5'7" she would be man-height for our group. ^___^
I will check my Arslan height comparison chart but we are so close we can make it work with different heel heights.
> I think we should get someone as short as me to be Etoile, ne? Any 5'2" or less Arslan fans here? XD
Etoile has to be around Arslan height, yes. =)
Irina would rock as a cosplay, but you would need a Hirumes to match her, or at least a Merlein.
So, yes, Merlein would be a good idea.
Although, seriously, since you have the long brown hair, tell me if you think you'd do a better job than I could as Narcasse... I'll bow out and pick another character then.
06-11-2002, 05:34 PM
XD Hmmm.... ya know..... If Mara wanted to be Narcasse, Cybele could go ahead and be Hirumes....
I showed my mum a picture of Cybele's Ramirez, and she was all like "That looks like you!" While I myself don't really think we look alike, if my own mother thinks so, maybe that means we could pass for sisters... er, I mean... brothers. XD
And we could get Justin to be Irina! XD
But I still want a Merlein. *whines*
06-11-2002, 06:19 PM
> Cybele could go ahead and be Hirumes....
Seriously, I LOVE him but I am a little afraid of the armor... that and he wears purple... and purple will make it hard to hide my hips.
Hirumes with hips. >_<
> if my own mother thinks so, maybe that means we could pass for sisters... er, I mean... brothers. XD
LOL I wonder what she would have thought seeing me out of costume... since my hair is almost like yours just dark blonde. ^___^
> And we could get Justin to be Irina! XD
That would be the best. Our only male cosplayer, in a pink dress!
06-11-2002, 09:04 PM
I have no wisdom on the other stuff being discussed at the moment, but - Mara-san, you live in Libertyville?!!! OO That's really pretty close to me. ^^
Wow. I'm dumb. Rosiel, I didn't realize until now that you're the webmistress of arslansenki.net
Wow... you are cool. Your site is absolutely awesome. I've been visiting it often for the past few years. :)
Also, I don't wanna steal Narcasse from you. And you should definitely pick him over Hirumes. You are so pretty, and perfect for the part in my opinion. It would be a shame to hide your face behind a mask
My first choice would be to dress up as Merlein. And after I posted my last message, I got out my Arslan DVD and watched his scenes again... and just to make things as accurate as possible, if I do him, I'm going to get a reddish brown wig that is styled the same way as his. I've been looking around, and I think I found a wig that will work. I don't have bangs, and my hair is too long to closely resemble his.
But... then again, it would be more important for the look of the group to have a Hirumes than a Merlein. But the armor looks so hard to make... >_<
Ergh, I do have ONE of my cosplays pics up on the web right now... I gotta upload a few more of my costume pics from this year.
and yes, I'm from Libertyville, IL. :) Good to see a fellow Chicagoland cosplayer :)
06-11-2002, 10:41 PM
::rubs hands together:: I have a million ideas dancing around in my head for Darun. I think this costume is going to be loads of fun XD.
Sorry, Phila, you're surrounded by giants ::looms::
I can't believe this. More Arslan fans! ::cries tears of joy ^.-::
06-11-2002, 11:44 PM
*wonders if the board will censor . . . wonders if it should* But this is going to SO kick ass. (If I were a more genki person, there'd be a ton of "!"s after that, lol.) We already have a great lineup! XD
I better practice my casting skills. Guibu's outfit is fairly simple, so I want to get the jewelry PERFECT. Hmm . . . and which accessories/weapons should I do? :skidude2:
06-12-2002, 09:19 AM
> Wow... you are cool. Your site is absolutely awesome.
Thank you. ^____^ I've been neglecting it though. *feels bad*
> My first choice would be to dress up as Merlein.
Then Merlein you are! I love Merlein.
(We are all Merlein fangirls here it seems)
> But... then again, it would be more important for the look of the group to have a Hirumes than a Merlein.
Not really. A Merlein would be nice too, we could just start a "good guys group". I'll try to find an Irina for you... I wonder if Katan could do her instead of Alfreed and I could try and talk Mika-chan into being Alfreed...
*wants an Irina because a skit is already forming in my head*
> Ergh, I do have ONE of my cosplays pics up on the web right now...
I can't find it. *weep*
06-12-2002, 09:23 AM
BTW most of my model sheets are already uploaded at http://www.arslansenki.net/b&w.htm if you guys need references.
> PERFECT. Hmm . . . and which accessories/weapons should I do?
The sword as he does not own a bow, he took it from a guard in OAV1 then got rid of it.
Merlein will have a bow though! *loves bows*
06-12-2002, 07:17 PM
Been TOO long since I saw the series . . . I really need to pull out my older stuff and watch it all again. >_<
06-16-2002, 12:05 AM
Whoa, I stop posting for a few days, and there's sooo much to respond to all of a sudden! *dies*
>LOL I wonder what she would have thought seeing me out of costume...
Haha! Yeah! XD She'd look at you and say "Wow, Erin! You got tall!" XD
>That would be the best. Our only male cosplayer, in a pink dress!
That would be awesome. XD Justin MUST go to Katsucon. *pesters him about it some more*
>Sorry, Phila, you're surrounded by giants ::looms::
Ahh, it's so true! I feel like.... so small and stuff! XD
>I better practice my casting skills. Guibu's outfit is fairly simple, so I want to get the jewelry PERFECT.
Exciting-ness! :D I want to take metal-working classes, wah. ;_; I need to do that sometime soon so I can do Arslan's stuff right. ^^
Wheeeee! Mara, you'll be a great Merlein! AAAAHHH!!! *way too excited about a Merlein being in the group* XD
06-18-2002, 12:32 AM
I thought about doing Pharangese before, but never got around to it. Costume I considered of her's is the one I own a cel of at
06-18-2002, 08:29 AM
WOW! Nice cels! (I particularily like the one of Arslan and Azrael)
Speaking of which, am I the only one lusting after the last cel of OAV2, Arslan's hand outstretched and Azrael flying over it? LOL
My modest collection of Arslan cels: http://www.arslansenki.net/cels/arslan/index.htm
06-18-2002, 12:47 PM
I really like your helmet wearing Arslans. I have been looking for a couple of shots of him while he is wearing his helm, missed one of them and haven't seen others. I also am looking for groupshot cels, but they seem to be pretty rare to turn up.
06-18-2002, 02:05 PM
> groupshot cels, but they seem to be pretty rare to turn up.
Arslan cels in general are rare and expensive, and even more so when they have backgrounds... Groupshots are few and far between, which is not surprising since you rarely see many characters together in one nice shot during the story.
06-22-2002, 05:36 PM
*rolls out the rice paper carpet, and walks on in N. Shaolin style; stops, and looks around* Wait a minute...howd I get here?
06-23-2002, 11:15 AM
> Wait a minute...howd I get here?
The Serpent King Zahak summoned you for a fight to the death, descendant of Kai-Osuro, albeit not by blood but by virtue...
06-25-2002, 02:54 PM
I've seen the first part of Arislan, and it seemed like I would enjoy it, but my friend never got the next tapes, so I was stuck with the first two episodes. Since I probably won't see it, can someone tell me what the rest of the series is like?
06-25-2002, 05:37 PM
< PLUG > AslanSenki.net (http://www.arslansenki.net) < /PLUG >
All the summaries are up, as well as reviews. ^___^
I have part of the manga there too.
06-25-2002, 10:42 PM
Cool, thanks. I will have to read through those some time. It should be interesting.
07-22-2002, 07:07 PM
... am I logged in? *eyes mb*
anyway.. if I can make it to Katsu (that's the correct con, yes?), and if I can find a way to get all that armor done, I'll be Darun.. I'm 5'11", so.. think that would work?
07-22-2002, 09:44 PM
More Arslan fans! *dies of happiness* If someone wants Narcasse I could always be Hirumes... don't ask, I must have a horned helmet fetish, because I keep on drooling at Arslan and Hirumes's helmets. LOL
I can't choooooooooooose. LOL
07-22-2002, 09:45 PM
And Philia's mother said I looked like her... and although *spoilerspoiler* Arslan and Hirumes do look similar.
So many costumes, so little time!
07-22-2002, 11:01 PM
that little *spoilerspoiler* bit has always confused me... they look so similar, yet they're not... well, spoiler.
I do believe we have met previously, Rosiel. you got me kicked off an Arslan rp ml for favoring the Darun/Arslan pairing over the Darun/Narcase one, if I am not mistaken? ages and ages ago, though, so.. *shrug*
07-22-2002, 11:19 PM
I'm not an Arslan YAOI fan so it seems weird that I would take a stand on Darun/Arslan vs. Darun/Narcasse. Although if I had to choose I would prefer the latter because of similar ages. (I do however find the idea of Narcasse/Eram repulsive but to each his own.)
I remember being for a short while in a rather bad Arslan RP where the plot was going nowhere... I know I got into a fight with someone who played Arslan very OOC and did not follow the backstory. Something about his suddenly deciding he was gay and leaving his crown and his responsibilities to marry this male elf that just popped out of the woodwork. The whole storyline made no sense anyway and didn't follow the established world of Arslan so I got bored and left soon after...
That could have been it, it was the only problem I remember from that RP... I know I almost got kicked out for getting into an argument on-list with this person. LOL. But I was really annoyed... I guess one should not mess with the Arslan continuity police. LOL.
07-22-2002, 11:33 PM
oh, yes, that was me... but it seems our stories do not match. I had come in and played Arslan because my friend had asked me to take over for her (I normally do not like rps), and I played him accourding to what was asked.. that he marry this elf person (who kept sending me quite graphics ims *scared*).. and then.. everyone started flaming me for playing him wrong and the moderator just sortov.. sat there. O.O; it was quite odd, I didn't know quite what was going on, and then said that I didn't want to rp anymore.. and everyone threw a big fit.. and.. I got into an argument with .. someone.. Pharangis rper? over wether or not Arslan should be allowed to be gay/bi, and I was banned. o_o;;;
I think Arslan doesn't belong with a woman simply because there's no one suitable in the series.. Etoile annoyes the living daylights out of me. -__-; Pharangis is awsome, but, obviously, she will not be marrying anytime soon. I think he would work with Darun, but... not during the series... he's so young. He hero-worships Darun, and I think it's cute. ^^;
Narcase/Eram is just sick. x_x;
07-23-2002, 01:53 AM
Eeeeek! No fights, no fights! *attempts to change the subject before it gets ugly*
Soooooo, Cybele might be Hirumes after all, ne ne? ^__^ That would be coolness! 'Cause then I could like, call you Onii-chan or something! Heehee!
07-23-2002, 03:31 AM
fights? ^^;;; wouldn't you think it's better that we cleared the air before cosplaying together? :P
ooohhh... if Darun's armor is too complicated I might want to be Tahamine, just because her veilthingies are pretty...
... but I want to be Darun..!! x.x; stupid armor.
07-23-2002, 08:35 AM
> wouldn't you think it's better that we cleared the air before cosplaying together? :P
As for Darun, I think Tenshi was talking about being Darun. I lost track of who planned to do what and who could commit to Katsucon 2003...
> I had come in and played Arslan because my friend had asked me to take over for her
Maybe the argument started with the first Arslan then? I don't know, I wasn't even aware there were two players. o_O;;;
> (who kept sending me quite graphics ims *scared*)..
> and the moderator just sortov.. sat there. O.O;
Not really. In private I got chewed out, suspended for a couple of days, and threatened with expulsion for getting into arguments on list. LOL It wasn't pretty. I think the only reason I didn't get banned is that I was playing a number of characters they needed, and that although my delivery was rather awful, I did have some valid points in there somewhere.
> over wether or not Arslan should be allowed to be gay/bi, and I was banned. o_o;;;
The issue was more openly gay and married to a man rather than simply gay. ^___^ It had to do with loyalty to his country and responsibility etc. Like, say, Hotohori who IMO really liked Nuriko although he himself will not acknowledge it, but married a woman who looked like Nuriko by duty to his country. Because he needed an heir.
Were Arslan to be gay (which is a moot point at his age and having been sheltered the way he is I can't see him with anyone) I think he would still follow his path as ruler and end up taking wives. Because he loves his country, and would do anything to see it prosper. Because he has seen what a succession war is and he would want to shelter Pars from another bout.
And that's not even mentioning the fact that a man couldn't marry a man in Persia around Arslan's time. ^___^
> Etoile annoyes the living daylights out of me. -__-;
Er, this is a spoiler, but Etoile and Arslan never get together in the manga. They part as friends. So no worries!
> Pharangis is awsome, but, obviously, she will not be marrying anytime soon.
And if she did, I'm sure Guibu wouldn't let Arslan within an inch of her. LOL. Guibu and Farangis are such a cute couple! I wish they did get together.
> He hero-worships Darun, and I think it's cute. ^^;
I agree. ^___^
07-23-2002, 08:40 AM
> Soooooo, Cybele might be Hirumes after all, ne ne? ^__^
I am TORN. Because I like Hirumes better (and I want the nifty scarring), but Narcasse's outfit is easier and probably more flattering than purple spandex. o_O
I guess it depends if Nicole will agree to switch from Alfreed to Irina.
I can't deciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide!
But seriously we should see who can make it to Katsu2003, who will commit to being in a skit and having their costumes finished in time... and then write a skit. That will tell us which characters we really need also...
Someone needs to help me with the writing or it will end up as serious and verbose as the Suikoden II skit we had to cancel last year. *sigh* I wish I could get all the characters together again to do it, it was such a lovely skit!
07-23-2002, 11:17 AM
Soshi, if you want to be Darun, you should ^^. Since I don't know for sure if I can go yet, I don't want to take such an important character. It shouldn't be too much of a problem to get there but I just want to be careful ^^;;.
On another Arslan note -- I got the volume 1 soundtrack at AX, and it's so good! Everyone at work is getting sick of me listening to it all day XD.
07-23-2002, 12:16 PM
>And that's not even mentioning the fact that a man couldn't marry a man in Persia around Arslan's time. ^___^
I believe my main point in the argument was "It's an RP. elves don't exist. Arslan doesn't exist. who cares if he's gay?" O.O;
but, I'm sorry you did get chewed out over that, I didn't really get much "moderator wrath" over it, just banned. ^^;
>Er, this is a spoiler, but Etoile and Arslan never get together in the manga. They part as friends. So no worries!
oh, I know, but the majority opinion is that Arslan should be with Etoile, and I'm jst like "noooooo!" x.x
>And if she did, I'm sure Guibu wouldn't let Arslan within an inch of her. LOL. Guibu and Farangis are such a cute couple! I wish they did get together.
YES! they are so adorable. *^^*
I do not know if I can make it to Katsucon. I live in California, so it really depends on how much money I have by that time - I think if I started planning now, it'd be do-able ... I've never been to an out of state con before. ^^; I'd also need to find people to share crash space with, ect... so... we'll see.. I would really love to be Darun, but, if I can't, then.. I can't. *shrug*
07-23-2002, 12:21 PM
> I got the volume 1 soundtrack at AX, and it's so good!
Actually it's the best soundtrack (as far as single OAV soundtracks go). I am also /very/ partial to the Best of Arslan soundtrack.
Te wo nobashi afureru sora no aosa de
toketeku hadashi no kodomotachi...
*loves Arslan music*
I'm sure I can make it to Katsucon, and I'd love to do a skit for the masquerade. ^_^ I don't mind switching from Merlein to another character, depending on which main roles need to be filled before a more minor character like Merlein is added. But I guess it's hard for all of us to decide which one to do... how could it not be? ALL the character designs are so cool.
On another note, who from this thread is going to Otakon? I know Rosiel is... but I never asked: what costume(s) are you wearing? Is anybody here planning to be at the Cosplay.com group pics meeting place on Friday or Saturday?
07-24-2002, 08:34 AM
> but I never asked: what costume(s) are you wearing?
OAV Rosiel. (how original I know)
Three huge white wings and silvery blue hair, easy enough to pick out of a crowd. ^___^
I just didn't have the time to repair Miguel and Seed. ;____; So I'm only wearing one costume.
What will you we wearing?
> Is anybody here planning to be at the Cosplay.com group pics meeting place on Friday or Saturday?
I want to be there Friday with Katan and Alexiel (who don't post a lot of this forum >___>) but I don't know if I can make it there Saturday since the wings are very uncomfortable and the shoot is LATE. X___X
07-25-2002, 11:47 PM
I just wanted to say - I'm definitely doing Guibu, so you know . . . you can count on me to have it finished.
And, um . . . I started a fanart last night . . . this is just a rough initial sketch, and my FTP seems to be down so I couldn't upload it to my webspace. But, err, thought I'd show it to you guys, get some opinions; I see mistakes, of course, but it's always good to hear what other people think . . . I already think it may be one of those "it looked good when I drew it at 2 AM last night" things. Ah well, here it is.
07-25-2002, 11:56 PM
Well I have to be brief since sleep beckons so my comment is: WO~W
07-26-2002, 01:21 AM
You won't get this till after you come back, but I hope you (and everyone else ^^) have a great time at Otakon! I was actually gonna come but . . . well things happened I guess. I do believe all of my "IRL" friends are currently mad at me . . . -.-;;; Hahah "Don't Be Discouraged" from Slayers just came up on my playlist, I can't ignore Megumi-chan, right? ^^
Anyway, thank you! I think that's the nicest comment I've ever gotten. ^^ I gotta fix that stupid eye though . . . XP And I think I'll actually bother to color something for once, lol.
07-26-2002, 07:01 AM
*typing with one hand as nail polish dries*
Yes his left eye is off but that's such a little detail to fix ^___^
If you color it, can I archive it on ArslanSenki.net I never see good Arslan fanart! =)
You're really talented!
I have to pack now too bad you can't make it to Otakon! ;____;
08-01-2002, 08:42 PM
hmm.. I do not think I'll be able to join you guys. Katsucon is just too out of the way for me this year. sorry if I got anyone's hopes up. ^^; I'll still be cosplaying someone from Arslan, but as to when is anyone's guess.
Hmm. I've been thinking a lot about the Arslan group lately. I hope this post doesn't sound bossy of me, because I consider Philia and Rosiel the leaders of the group in a way. But even though we have 6+ months until Katsucon, I've been thinking a lot about it.
Is this right, so far?
~Ayaka is doing Guibu
~Philia is doing Arslan
~Rosiel will either be Narcasse or maybe Hirumes
~Tenshi is doing Darun
~and, hmm. I was reading earlier posts on this thread... Rosiel, you have friends who could do Farangis, Tahamenay, and Alfreed?
I think it's important for us to have the five main ones... Arslan, Darun, Guibu, Narcasse, and Farangis. And it looks like we do, so that's cool. Before Rosiel was saying that we could do a group of just good guys and work the masquerade skit around that. But do we want to add a Hirumes to the group? I'll drop Merlein and take Hirumes if that would work better. I tend to think we'll have a better chance of winning an award with the horned helmet costume as part of the group. ^_^ I'll leave the choice up to Rosiel, because I could go either way. If you want to be Hirumes, I could do Narcasse or Merlein. If you want to be Narcasse, then I'll take on the helmet/armor challenge and be Hirumes.
Oh well, not to put any pressure on anyone, I've just been having that costuming itch to start working on something. I'm not sure why, because I'm still burned out from last minute sewing for Otakon. ^_^
oh! and I finally put up my cosplay section, small though it is.
08-04-2002, 07:11 PM
Well, I'm already started on Guibu, so you certainly can't put pressure on me that I haven't. ^^ I have the patterns. I'm researching whether I have enough semi-precious stones lying around (my great aunt was a jeweler, she gave me ones with flaws, etc) and whether I can afford having a local jeweler cast the jewelry pieces for me. In bronze probably. I really don't know how much it'd cost though . . . oO;;; My great aunt suggested it, lol. The college I'm transferring to has jewelry classes, so maybe I can use their facilities . . . hmm . . . ah, I'll go look at your cosplay section then. I finally made mine into its own page, just wanted to make a new layout I guess. ^^
08-05-2002, 01:24 AM
Haven't had a chance to read thru this entire post, but I definetly wanna join in! I absolutly love Arslan! I'd like to do Etoile, if she's not already spoken for. I can't 100% promise I can do it, as it is so far away and I dunno what my money and time situation will be then. But hopefully I will make it to Katsucon and can get her together ^_^ I have a friend that may in interested in doing Alfreed as well.
*waves to Rociel* Was wondering when you were gonna orcestrate this as I know you're such a fan of the series ^_~
08-05-2002, 09:49 AM
> because I consider Philia and Rosiel the leaders of the group in a way.
Eek! The pressure!
And no worries, we need help to plan this especially since I have a big skit scheduled for Ohayocon and I will probably be going insane by then. ^___^
> we have 6+ months until Katsucon
Well with some of our costumes, we have to start early.
I'll be working on mine starting September probably.
> and, hmm. I was reading earlier posts on this thread... Rosiel, you have friends who could do Farangis, Tahamenay, and Alfreed?
Farangis is 100% sure. Tahamenay is a little in the air since I know someone who wants to do it but she tends to always be late with her costumes. ^___^ And well Alfreed I don't know since she was the source of much con drama at Otakon and it seems it's not resolved yet.
The goal here is not quantity but quality.
Having a small group is fine if we all do a good detailed job on our costumes.
> I think it's important for us to have the five main ones...
I think so too. They make the center of the storyline.
As for the skit, we need to figure out what it will be to know exactly what characters we need.
> a better chance of winning an award with the horned helmet costume as part of the group. ^_^
Probably, Hirumes is an impressive costume!
> I'm still burned out from last minute sewing for Otakon. ^_^
Same here. It's ironic isn't it?
You are SO pretty. *_______*
I can't cajole you into being Irina, uh?
08-05-2002, 09:56 AM
Since we're soon going to delve in the details of skit and costumes, I think we should take the conversation off this public message board.
I created a group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arslancosplay/
We can use this to discuss things privately.
Tell me when you apply (and what your yahoo ID is) so I can add you to the group!
08-05-2002, 09:58 AM
> Haven't had a chance to read thru this entire post, but I definetly wanna join in!
Hey you! *hug* Sorry we didn't get to hang out at Otakon! ;___;
Are you going to Neko?
> But hopefully I will make it to Katsucon and can get her together ^_^ I have a friend that may in interested in doing Alfreed as well.
We'll keep you in mind as a "maybe" then... I hope it works out for you! *crossing fingers* As for your friend who wants to do Alfreed, do I know her? *curious*
> Was wondering when you were gonna orcestrate this as I know you're such a fan of the series
I've been waiting for this for the longest time... I am surprised by the interest I have seen... I thought no one liked Arslan Senki other than myself!
08-05-2002, 06:16 PM
Yeah Rosi, I should be at Neko. ^_^ Hopefully we will get to hang out more then!
Okie, I really do hope I can do it! I've always loved the series and especially Etoile and have been wanting to do her for awhile. I don't think you know my friend that wants to be Alfreed....she's only been to a few cons.
I submitted to join the yahoo mailing list ^_^ My yahoo id is fuko_chan so you can approve me!
I really look forward to seeing this group happen!!
08-05-2002, 11:03 PM
Ok, I submitted, my Yahoo ID is miragernet (creative, huh? ~~;; )
I just applied. ^_^ My yahoo ID is: opal_aikara
That's a good idea, since we'll be posting more and more as Katsucon gets close.
08-06-2002, 08:23 AM
I approved everybody who send in their yahoo IDs!
Is there anyone missing that I should contact via email?
08-13-2002, 06:44 AM
Ee! Ee! Ahh, sorry! I'm so dumb, I never remember to check this thread anymore. ^^;;; Okies, Erin applied! I'm Marion_Shoumock, which is painfully obvious, I'm sure. XD Mwee! *skips off*
05-03-2007, 09:16 PM
http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.php?cat=65369&member=42931 my pharangese cosplay ^^