I wanted to start a new thread just for cosplay and I thought under the convention heading would be a good spot. This was my first time back in three years to Animazement. It is in a larger venue now at the Raleigh Convention Center in NC. Lots more room, lots more panels, plus the dealer room is much larger. I saw many good costumes. The dealer room was nearly half costuming or costuming accessories. Steampunk is the new up and coming big thing. Even though there was a huge portion of Bleach cosplayers, the dealers room shown that stuff for Goth or Steampunk is hot. Used to be if you cosplayed, you had to be a specific character. Now there are many people in original creations. The Star Wars people had a large showing with even a Stormtrooper panel. There were many panels and workshops on cosplay and sewing.
I saw many good costumes. Three dealers had some of the most beautiful kimonos I had ever seen.http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3662.jpghttp://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3663.jpghttp://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3814.jpghttp://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3660.jpghttp://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3830.jpg
There were also some vendors selling more traditional everyday Asian attire. My wife wanted a cooly hat. She was wearing it yesterday morning as she was running around hanging clothes to dry and watering the flowers. It looked like I had a Chinese laborer working in the back yard. Lol.
Well, she is one quarter Chinese.
Zombies also are popular at the moment.http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3657.jpg
We cosplayed Friday and Saturday. Friday she wore a sailor fuku from Under the Innocent Sky
. An anime that not many people have heard of it seems. She didn't get much attention. A pity. Her costume is beautiful and she looked adorable in it.http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3695.jpg
I refer to this photo as the "dirty old sea captain and the school girl". Rotfl. It was my old costume of Captain Global from Robotech
. I have lost a lot of weight since I had it made and it now swallows me.http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3687.jpg
Saturday we wowed them with our Steampunk ensemble. We got a very good response.http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3744.jpg
You put a costume on my wife and point a camera at her and she starts voguing. Lol.http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3714.jpg
During the Steampunk photo shoot I was nicknamed "the General". http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3769.jpg
Next time I will post some outstanding cosplay that I saw.
I want anyone who has pictures of themselves or friends in costume to post them as well. Tell us your cosplay experiences.