View Full Version : Anime gathering....plan for a fun day of cosplay with no con to go to.

08-12-2002, 04:56 PM
I was thinking about something couple days ago....I seen pics of people going out and takeing pics at different places and I thought......why not do the same but have a gathering and just go some places and take fun pics, stuff at places we all like and such.....beaches, mountians, parks, malls or such....I was thinking of making it something people would love to do. What do all of you think.....willing to try this?

08-12-2002, 06:59 PM
Definitely ^_^

08-12-2002, 07:08 PM
I'd love to do stuff like that but Transatlantic flights cost a bomb!

You US kids/people have all the fun!:thumbsup:

08-12-2002, 08:15 PM
My friends and I have done things like that before! It's so much fun! I miss dressing up and going out, since we haven't done it for a while. (since April and only then because we were making a documentary. **;) I'm all the way on the East coast though...

08-12-2002, 08:39 PM
well lets plan a day, I am in orange county near irvine and huntington beach, looking for anyone I mean anyone, grab outifits or just one that looks great and if we get enoff people, we go down and pick some spots and vid. or pic. our selves and have fun.......all those who are in parts that are further away, we can wait a certian day. so...again who's in and what outfits and where you comeing from?

08-12-2002, 09:33 PM
*laugh* I'd like to see me high tail it from Missouri for that.... good idea, just not for me.

08-12-2002, 09:37 PM
anyone else? ocme on anyone who can make it alteast if they tryed, think you can make it?

Yggdrasil Pie
08-12-2002, 09:41 PM
I...dunno..huntington beach...I been there before...But...I think it's far from where I live...seems like a good idea though! ^^

08-12-2002, 09:44 PM
great, the more the better, and it doesn't have to be in huntington beach, that was just a name of a place of how close I am and such......if people can dress and cosplay and live in this area not to far but not to far from home.......dont ask......than join in and lets have a day of nothing but cosplay fun till we want to go hime.

L to the 3rd
08-12-2002, 10:15 PM
Local So cali cosplayers always hang out at AI (arcade
infinity) after events..

08-12-2002, 10:18 PM
AI huh, didn't know people form here know that spot, yeah but it opes around five last I remember and closes around 1-3 I think.....but I hope this works...I seen a site with you and two others in it......man you guys are great cosplayers.....love to team up with you......but I am not that good looking so it wouln't work...but I am trying to do this so we all have fun and meet so that new and old members will have a blast.

08-12-2002, 10:20 PM
*wacks her head on the table* i USED to live in iervine..but no..i can't be there any more can i? loved that place too..minus the earthquake and fire.
i think that's a cool idea though.
gesh..i spend to much time here...come back form marching band, come here, get back from marching band again, come here, wake up check the site...i guess i'm really just to lazy to do something real.

08-12-2002, 10:22 PM
ok, well thats four now, not that bad getting bigger, no friends or people that do this but dont come here ask and see what they say, mail me if you have anything you need to ask if I am not here and also talk to saiai no shi to, I makeing her partly incharge of this and hopefully we all have fun.

08-13-2002, 09:15 AM
As a side note... if you're planning on doing this in costume and in public, prepare a good lie to explain what you're doing there in case someone calls the cops on you.


I was doing a photoshoot in one of my Angel Sanctuary costumes (and surprisingly enough in a tame, non-vinyl one) and my group was stopped by policemen because people /complained/ about us. Luckily I explained we were fashion design students taking pictures of our summer project for our porfolio *cough* and they left us alone.

Just be warned. LOL

08-13-2002, 10:28 AM
Lol Rosiel! People called the cops on cosplayers? I guess anything different makes people feel uncomfortable.

Your idea sounds great, too bad I'm on the east coast. But that's what AXNY and BAAF are for, just 2 weeks away!

Yggdrasil Pie
08-13-2002, 10:37 AM
Eeep!! Someone called the cops?!
Why did they complain? @_@

08-13-2002, 10:54 AM
Me and a friend of mine just went trapsing through one of the biggest malls in New Orleans dressed as Kuja and Lulu. A cosplay group in our area that we're currently trying to hook up with has plans to do a LARP for Utena in City Park-they have a Rose Garden and a very interesting circular, columned structure that we plan to make the dueling arena. They're trying to talk the City Park officials to let us use these facilities-their not open to the general public. They said they've almost got a yes out of them.

08-13-2002, 11:08 AM
Oh wow HarleyQuinn, post photos if you get to do that LARP, it sounds like an awesome setting. I think they should bulldoze my campus greenhouse and rebuild it as a dome-shaped rose garden ^_~

I did cosplay on my college campus once, but it was Halloween so I didn't look that odd. My roommate and I were Sailor Uranus & Neptune. Of course, people saw us and were like "Oh, Sailor Moon! How cute!" no no no...>_< One of my roommate's professor's took our photos, he thought it was cool.

08-13-2002, 01:02 PM
HarleyQuinn, that is such an awesome idea!
KuroBara, isn't that annoying? I went as Sailor Mars to school on "superhero day" and people were like "you're Sailor Moon!" Gah.

08-13-2002, 01:19 PM
*laugh* All of my costumes are direct violations of the school dress code (as in too slutish for a midwestern town or too obviously a costume). I do, however, wear my short blue wig and Sailor Mercury shirt together on ocasion. The administration is suprisingly ok with that. Thanks to the bold "SAILOR MERCURY" printed on the front of the shirt many people pick up on what I'm going for.

I'm thinking of making a streetwear adaption of my Yuna costume and wearing it to school on Halloween. They hate it when you do that. Too bad my staff's too big to carry around... or is it? *gets ideas*

Oh... and let's not forget the closet or hidden anime fans... like the kid at my school who put "WOLFWOOD" as in Nicolas D. as his nickname on his thespian member shirt. Now that's ghetto cosplay. ^_^;


08-13-2002, 06:32 PM
Huntington Beach isn't that far away from me. ^_^ At least in my hometown. Wah! I'll miss my SoCal friends! ;_;

I know I've heard about Cosplayer's Boredom, but since I'll be moving to the bay area in less than a week, anyone want to plan a cosplay event there? ^^;;

AI...I have yet to go there.

Cosplay in public, I've had that experience at AX during the 4th of July...not very nice. I got away with it at school in my more normal looking costumes. ^^;;;

08-13-2002, 08:47 PM
Well I am glad everyone is getting into this in a way.....I am planing a surprise though for all cosplayers when this happens but I will give yout a small one I have been planing, I was going to ask if people from this area and such would want to gather for a LARP in any style they want at night or day in area's near me or such......I already spoke to officials for the locations and planned alibies so I have the photo and LARP all set, its your call if people want to do this, I will be posting a date of it and make this a once a month or once every two month event, I will make two copys of the photos and send them to certian mag. new. and such telling of cosplayers and seeing if we can hit the news or even some sort of rise in fame....dont ask, I have hook ups and links to places where many people yet see....well reply if you want to do this with me. Thanks

08-13-2002, 10:19 PM
Oooo Sohjiro's got connections! Sounds like a good idea to me - I'd have to go at least once in my lifetime, then. Hehe, yesh, always good advice to have an alibi on hand for the cops or plan ahead and make sure they know you'll be around <<; Saru-chan made sure of that for Cosplayer's Boredom ^_^ On the other hand, where the heck is Huntington Beach X-x; How far is it from Walnut Creek? ~_~;;

L to the 3rd
08-13-2002, 10:24 PM
*looks at BAbbit-chan's sig*

You wanna see my weapon? LOL.

08-13-2002, 11:39 PM
Dont know really but it will not take place the whole time there, if people also have idea's of other places please tell me. I would also like it if someone would help for a name in this so I know to make a site one day or ask the people here to post it in something.....any thoughts? and if anyone else has any idea's please say so...need all the help I can get.

08-14-2002, 12:25 PM
Huntington Beach is in SoCal in the Orange County area. It's about half an hour south of Long Beach if you take the 405 south. It's a nice city. I haven't been there in a while. I think it's near Little Saigon, which is like the Asian maill they got there. (I got my Kim costume from there!) There's a park near where a close friend of mine lives. Hm...

08-14-2002, 06:12 PM
Well any more idea's?

08-16-2002, 04:57 PM
well here it is, I have decided the date now to do the gathering, but I need to make sure people want to go so, if anyone, on the west coast being cal. state. please tell me yes or no if you can join in on this. Thanks

08-17-2002, 08:49 PM
*stares at Sohjiro's location* where in Lake Forest!!!!!??????? OMG my dad lives in Lake Forest and I just moved in with him......so come on....where?????????
I'd love to get together and do that specially if its nearby...or I can get a ride from someone (has no car ;-;)
pleease Sohjiro, tell me where, i desparately need to make some friends in the area that like cosplaying and anime....i feel so lonely without my usual bunch of dragonslayers and merle

"Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks."
-Laura Swenson

08-17-2002, 09:27 PM
Oooo that sounds like so much fun! But I live all da way in San Diego so muah @_@

08-17-2002, 09:44 PM
Well you know since anime is the "devil's tool" :D

Oh please i can't believe someone called the cops on you. I can just imagine the phone call to 911, i even bet it was some old lady.

"Yes 911, this is (insert first and last name..old people do that all the tme as if your supposed to know who they are) I was just in the park feeding the geese when all of a sudden i say some heathens taking photoraphs of themselves. From the look of it there making Pornography or something evil. I think you should go down there and lock them up until they face the wrath of god."

*and then the operator is like*

"yeah what ever"

:thumbsup: i had to much fun with that one.


08-18-2002, 11:32 PM
Well I'm helping co-op this mission I think? lol or I got nominated because I'm from Huntington Beach uhhh...so whats up? I know of some nice parks to take pictures in that's about it :thumbsup:

They sell costumes at the asian mall? o_O haha I just go there for the food, fake jade, hairpieces, and cheap burned cds! lol:crylaugh: big nono!

08-19-2002, 11:38 PM
Well here you go everyone, I am going to check on three citys, I need a count on who is coming and going, send email, or aim me when I am on. I will then decided on where and when it will start, pref. before ani magic. in anycase, no longer in lake forest, hate to say, and who ever just moved there *crys a bit for loosing a cute girl now since she justed moved there* I am in ventura working on a huge project, called................*drums*..................... ........college. *anime fall* and also a group to do The bouncer. Well I will send out any info you need citys where this will be done will be local by chance but understand, I will ask for people to do atleast one huge grouping, so if I ask for you to try and do one theme please do so or try, so we can atleast fix or make a new theme, till than have fun in the sun and get lade in the shade. *another anime fall* forget it just get back to me ok? In anycase, girl from lake..........sorry, make it up to you by visiting and letting my cosplay friends down there meet you, ok? till than you rock cosplayers!

08-20-2002, 09:12 AM
-looks at L to the 3rd's signature- legolas! *_* my favorite lotr dude! ^^

anyway, I'm on the east coast too. ^^:: and there's no way I could fly out there. ^^; my dad and I are afraid of flying, and after september, my mom's been afraid too. ^^:::: sorry!

09-02-2002, 04:08 PM
well everyone who has been waiting for this....got a bit of bad news, as much as everything is ready for all this.......Sohjiro here is now about to be a wondorer once more. I been kicked out of the place I am staying and looking for new place to stay. So I cant do the gathering till I am done with this first.

Mei Lan Chang
09-02-2002, 04:36 PM
Ya know, I would love to do that...except...ehem....no...money...thingy...

So what I suggest is rounding up a few friends who cosplay near you and have photo fun where-ever you feel like going. But, as Rosiel said, have a good lie on hand. *nod nod*

If you are like me, and don't HAVE any cosplay friends that live even remotely near you....then....I don't know. Make some. Though I still haven't....

09-05-2002, 12:00 PM
damn that sound koo but i got no costumes...sigh
oh well mebe next time. ill try to let some o my friends kno about iyour idea though. they'll be down

heh heh...uh yeah definitly have a good excuse ready, you dont have to lie (but it helps though)
and if worse comes to worse bring doughnutss as a distraction so u have time to slip away!!
(._.)-mmmm...doughnut.. ( ( (^_^)y*sneak, sneak*

jus make sure u bring enough.

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09-05-2002, 02:39 PM
rriigghhtt, and you are? just kidding I will do that, well late