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#22489 - 05/31/11 06:47 PM Cosplay
Hobby Ninja Offline
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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.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3663.jpg
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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. laugh
Well, she is one quarter Chinese. smile
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.


Edited by Hobby Ninja (05/31/11 06:49 PM)
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#22491 - 05/31/11 07:34 PM Re: Cosplay [Re: Hobby Ninja]
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Registered: 04/21/08
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Nice pics there "General"!

Your outfits look really good. And those kimono's look real nice too.
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#22497 - 06/01/11 08:05 AM Re: Cosplay [Re: Hobby Ninja]
Stefanie Offline
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Registered: 06/17/08
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Loc: Nashville, TN USA
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
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

I should say so! You both look great!

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
During the Steampunk photo shoot I was nicknamed "the General".
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3769.jpg

No kidding! Your beard is perfect for that outfit. I can see you standing aboard an airship (Last Exile or Final Fantasy VII), giving the order to launch... great facial expression in both poses. With those goggles, your wife looks like a steampunk pilot.

I wish I could've seen all of the steampunk outfits in person. I have a friend in Knoxville who went this year, and it's actually close enough for me to drive. I might have to plan a trip next year, if I can get one of my friends to go with me.

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#22508 - 06/02/11 04:23 PM Re: Cosplay [Re: Stefanie]
Hobby Ninja Offline
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Wow!shocked Thanks for the kind words.

I saw many good costumes at Animazement this past weekend. As all cosplayers know, the hardest part of cosplay is matching the right costume with the person. The best costume in the world won't work if on the wrong person. Also the pose makes it or breaks it. Here are some I thought were the most well done I saw.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3635.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3636.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3667.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3677.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3678.jpg
This is the best Pyramid Head I've seen. He has the muscles to pull it off.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3697.jpg
A group of Clone Troopers.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3737.jpg
Vocaloids have been the thing for a couple of years now.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3748.jpg
Another Steam Punk cosplayer.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3751.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3727.jpg
Gurren Lagann had a big...er...strong showing.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3728.jpg
One show that never gets old is Sailor Moon. There is always plenty of Sailor Scouts, but it is uncommon to find those who really pull it off.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3706.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3726.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3735.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3734.jpg


Edited by Hobby Ninja (06/02/11 04:39 PM)
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#22512 - 06/02/11 06:21 PM Re: Cosplay [Re: Hobby Ninja]
Stefanie Offline
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Registered: 06/17/08
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Loc: Nashville, TN USA
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
This is the best Pyramid Head I've seen. He has the muscles to pull it off.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3697.jpg

Well, that's the only Pyramid Head / Red Pyramid cosplayer I've seen, but I don't know how anyone could do it any better. He does have the perfect build; not too lean, not too massive. I've seen some pretty accurate Silent Hill nurse cosplayer groups, though.

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