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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:36 AM   #57076
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My First con tomorrow....still not excited :/
Why not...? ;_;
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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #57077
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My First con tomorrow....still not excited :/
Why not...? ;_;
That's a normal feeling for me. Usually I don't get excited about cons until I'm there actually. 8D Hahaha. You'll feel it once everyone's excitement rubs off on you at the con. You'll definitely have fun!
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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #57078
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Good news and bad news for my male kimono cosplays - due to having a strong martial arts circuit in my area, I can probably find proper fitting hakama in the local martial arts stores.

Bad news, actual men's kimonos I'm SOL. I'm so pint sized it is really, really difficult to find a men's kimono that would fit me without some severe editing (and in Kenshin's case, it's hard to find the right color too!). It's frustrating, because while women's kimono is more of a pain to put on, I never had to worry if they were too big on me because they're supposed to be bigger. -w- Looks like I'll have to make the actual kimono myself... I am intimidated. D:
If you can tell me your length in centimeters and what color/patterns you are looking for I can help you out with finding men's kimono.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #57079
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Btw, is that Usa-man chan?
WHY YESSSSS! <33333 XD

I loveeee Oresama Teacher. 8D So much! <3 lol
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #57080
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That's a normal feeling for me. Usually I don't get excited about cons until I'm there actually. 8D Hahaha. You'll feel it once everyone's excitement rubs off on you at the con. You'll definitely have fun!
That's nice to know

I'm more worried than excited about it, though. My mom's coming with me...

Hopefully this isn't my first AND my last convention.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:12 AM   #57081
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That's nice to know

I'm more worried than excited about it, though. My mom's coming with me...

Hopefully this isn't my first AND my last convention.
Haha. I get overly anxious and worried and well... a lot of emotions. Haha. But you'll be excited once you get there. :3 No worries. As for you mom, I would see why you would maybe dread a little, especially if she doesn't really understand cosplay/anime like my parents. Haha. But hopefully she'll have an opened mind and the both of you would eventually have fun. :3

Why would this be your last?
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:29 AM   #57082
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Haha. I get overly anxious and worried and well... a lot of emotions. Haha. But you'll be excited once you get there. :3 No worries. As for you mom, I would see why you would maybe dread a little, especially if she doesn't really understand cosplay/anime like my parents. Haha. But hopefully she'll have an opened mind and the both of you would eventually have fun. :3

Why would this be your last?
I'm afraid she won't let me keep cosplaying afterwards. :U
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:41 AM   #57083
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I'm afraid she won't let me keep cosplaying afterwards. :U
It is because you think it'll be too strange for your mom? Or the cost of cosplay? Or everything above?

I think that may be something you'll have to live with until you're older (assuming you're younger) and have more independence. Even when I was still in college and dirt poor, my parents only didn't agree with my cosplaying because it cost too much money (that's pretty much their extend on the knowledge of what cosplay was, lol). Sometimes we all have to grow a little bit older and stronger to be able to say 'whof*ckingcares,yolobwatchhhhh' HAHAHAH, just kidding. Really.

Surprisingly, I waited about 3 or 4 years before I started to seriously cosplay. :3 Hahaha, but I guess it's because I had things like college to distract me so I didn't miss it as much. I actually forgot all about it until... actually, I don't even know how I got back into cosplaying (or even why I forgot all about it, lol). 8'D LOL SHEEZ. Typical me.

But if you want to seriously get into cosplay, I think you'll just have to slowly take one step at a time, especially if you think your mother won't like it. :3 Just ease her in, very slowly. And perhaps she'll like it more than she realize? But I wouldn't know.

Either way, let's focus on the present time! 8D Just go and have all of the fun that you can have.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:50 AM   #57084
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It is because you think it'll be too strange for your mom? Or the cost of cosplay? Or everything above?

I think that may be something you'll have to live with until you're older (assuming you're younger) and have more independence. Even when I was still in college and dirt poor, my parents only didn't agree with my cosplaying because it cost too much money (that's pretty much their extend on the knowledge of what cosplay was, lol). Sometimes we all have to grow a little bit older and stronger to be able to say 'whof*ckingcares,yolobwatchhhhh' HAHAHAH, just kidding. Really.

Surprisingly, I waited about 3 or 4 years before I started to seriously cosplay. :3 Hahaha, but I guess it's because I had things like college to distract me so I didn't miss it as much. I actually forgot all about it until... actually, I don't even know how I got back into cosplaying (or even why I forgot all about it, lol). 8'D LOL SHEEZ. Typical me.

But if you want to seriously get into cosplay, I think you'll just have to slowly take one step at a time, especially if you think your mother won't like it. :3 Just ease her in, very slowly. And perhaps she'll like it more than she realize? But I wouldn't know.

Either way, let's focus on the present time! 8D Just go and have all of the fun that you can have.
Agreeing to all of this!

Just to add my two cents, I would definitely try to show her how much fun you have at cons and by cosplaying. Parents want their kids to be happy, and by showing her it makes you happy, she might be more accepting of the hobby
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #57085
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It is because you think it'll be too strange for your mom? Or the cost of cosplay? Or everything above?

I think that may be something you'll have to live with until you're older (assuming you're younger) and have more independence. Even when I was still in college and dirt poor, my parents only didn't agree with my cosplaying because it cost too much money (that's pretty much their extend on the knowledge of what cosplay was, lol). Sometimes we all have to grow a little bit older and stronger to be able to say 'whof*ckingcares,yolobwatchhhhh' HAHAHAH, just kidding. Really.

Surprisingly, I waited about 3 or 4 years before I started to seriously cosplay. :3 Hahaha, but I guess it's because I had things like college to distract me so I didn't miss it as much. I actually forgot all about it until... actually, I don't even know how I got back into cosplaying (or even why I forgot all about it, lol). 8'D LOL SHEEZ. Typical me.

But if you want to seriously get into cosplay, I think you'll just have to slowly take one step at a time, especially if you think your mother won't like it. :3 Just ease her in, very slowly. And perhaps she'll like it more than she realize? But I wouldn't know.

Either way, let's focus on the present time! 8D Just go and have all of the fun that you can have.
Everything of the above. "Foolish, expensive, weird, not normal" and she alwyas says cosplay can't be an, "ongoing event" whatever that means...

/sigh Only if cosplay were "normal"

But yeah, I'll try to have all of the fun I can
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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:35 PM   #57086
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OMG yes!!
YEAHH! I actually do have his wig for the western version! I wonder if I could find it.

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WHY YESSSSS! <33333 XD

I loveeee Oresama Teacher. 8D So much! <3 lol
I do toooo!!! It's sooo funny!

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My First con tomorrow....still not excited :/
Why not...? ;_;
Aw usually. I'm SUPPPER excited for every con I go to. Especially the night before. And then when I go to pick up my pre-reg on Day 0, I'm just like, even more excited to go lol. Ah yeah, my mom is like that too, she says cosplay is weird even though I've been going to conventions for like 6 years. But she's kind of funny because if a costume really suits me, she's like, 'you look so good!" then she'll ask me to show her pictures after the event haha XD
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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:42 PM   #57087
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YEAHH! I actually do have his wig for the western version! I wonder if I could find it.



I do toooo!!! It's sooo funny!



Aw usually. I'm SUPPPER excited for every con I go to. Especially the night before. And then when I go to pick up my pre-reg on Day 0, I'm just like, even more excited to go lol. Ah yeah, my mom is like that too, she says cosplay is weird even though I've been going to conventions for like 6 years. But she's kind of funny because if a costume really suits me, she's like, 'you look so good!" then she'll ask me to show her pictures after the event haha XD
Hahahaaa....I wish my mom was more open to things like this.


anyway...I'm still super-bummed that I couldn't get the cosplay wig I wanted for Luxray-- and that my mom keeps suggesting Party City wigs (ugh, no, just no...). Guess I have to go wigless :'(
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #57088
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If you can tell me your length in centimeters and what color/patterns you are looking for I can help you out with finding men's kimono.
Ah, thanks! it'd be awesome if you could help - especially since you know hot to look, unlike me XD. I'm around 152-153 cm. for Kenshin, I'm doing the rurouni version, so I'm trying to find something in plain red and that's proving to be pretty difficul on color alone. D: since I plan on doing Tomoe in his "working outfit" rather than his casual wear, I'm looking for a plain white or off-white. Heck, I figure if I could find two white ones, I could slways dye one red... the ones I've found have just been way expensive...
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:24 PM   #57089
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I'm seriously debating about trying to pull together Fate/Extra CCC version of Heroine for AnimeNorth instead of wearing the version from the first game. I'm looking at pictures from last year and the memory of the heat on Friday is coming back. From wearing the blazer for an hour for the shoot, I was already warm. I really don't want to die from the heat. :/ Decisions, decisions...

EDIT: I really don't want to post in the sewing fourms for such a simple question but what kind of shape would I need to make her scarf? I'm guessing rectangle but the way the ends look, it doesn't seem like a rectangle...
The talk of warm-weather cons makes me so jealous right now. It's barely reached above 20F here. ;_____;

As for the scarf, I'd go with a triangle scarf, or make a narrow rectangular scarf with tapered ends like this (minus the wire).

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I'm feeling such a strong urge to cosplay Black Widow from the Avengers movie for Sakura-Con, but she's way out of my budget. "otz especially when I'm supposed to be cutting back and preparing for a break from cosplay while I settle into a four-year university program.

In the mean time, I'm fixing up old costumes that haven't had proper photoshootsin a long time, like LION Sheryl, San, Rei Miyamoto, etc.
lol I thought I was only going to bring two cosplays to Sakura-Con this year, but the list is getting bigger and bigger. xD
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:30 PM   #57090
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Hahahaaa....I wish my mom was more open to things like this.


anyway...I'm still super-bummed that I couldn't get the cosplay wig I wanted for Luxray-- and that my mom keeps suggesting Party City wigs (ugh, no, just no...). Guess I have to go wigless :'(
lol. Well she's KIND of open about it since me, my brother and friends have cosplayed each year for conventions (in our state) but she still complains about it no matter what. But I just ignore it and do w/e.

Aw it's too bad about your wig >o<; Party Store wigs are just a no-go.
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