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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:06 pm
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I remember looking at all the wonderfully dressed people and all the equally wonderful cosplayers. Also seeing and buying my first lolita item was fantastic.


When I walked into the dealers room at my first con I was truly amazed. I had no idea that Anime was so popular. Like a kid in a candy store I walked into the room with awe and wanted to buy it all. smilies/icon_smile.gif I now have a very large collection of Anime DVD's, Plushie's, and Art Books. I have a large Sailor Moon series collection. After some thought I changed my mind and posted a couple of my recent Sailor Moon series Cosplay photos in the photo section of this Guild. You can see two sailor scouts holding my Luna Plushie. smilies/icon_smile.gif At my first con I became both a Cosplayer and a Cosplay Photographer. Please check out the Sticky, if you haven't already, of my tips for taking photos of Cosplayers. The tips are for both the photographer and the Cosplayer alike. I hope that the tips and guidelines that I have learned and shared will help others out.  
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:17 pm
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La Petite Medic Wrote:
I remember looking at all the wonderfully dressed people and all the equally wonderful cosplayers. Also seeing and buying my first lolita item was fantastic.


When I walked into the dealers room at my first con I was truly amazed. I had no idea that Anime was so popular. Like a kid in a candy store I walked into the room with awe and wanted to buy it all. smilies/icon_smile.gif I now have a very large collection of Anime DVD's, Plushie's, and Art Books. I have a large Sailor Moon series collection. After some thought I changed my mind and posted a couple of my recent Sailor Moon series Cosplay photos in the photo section of this Guild. You can see two sailor scouts holding my Luna Plushie. smilies/icon_smile.gif At my first con I became both a Cosplayer and a Cosplay Photographer. Please check out the Sticky, if you haven't already, of my tips for taking photos of Cosplayers. The tips are for both the photographer and the Cosplayer alike. I hope that the tips and guidelines that I have learned and shared will help others out.

That too. The dealers' room was amazing the first time I was at a con. (It still is, but I was pretty sunned back then.)
Awesome. smilies/icon_smile.gif
Sounds good. I'll go check them out.
 

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:08 am
My first con/expo was Anime Expo in L.A. it was absolutely amazing I cosplayed Ciel Phantomhive. It was like a dream wonderland, just to be surrounded by people that love and do the same thing you do. I go every year now and I'm even starting my own cosplaying group soon.  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:49 pm
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My first con/expo was Anime Expo in L.A. it was absolutely amazing I cosplayed Ciel Phantomhive. It was like a dream wonderland, just to be surrounded by people that love and do the same thing you do. I go every year now and I'm even starting my own cosplaying group soon.


Going to a con for me is like stepping into a different World. It's a nice place where you are accepted no matter who you are or what Cosplay character you are. smilies/icon_smile.gif Good Luck in starting your Cosplay Group. smilies/icon_smile.gif  

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:17 pm
Mine was Anime Expo too, 2008. I went with a friend and her sister, it was tons of fun. I only got like 2 hours of sleep the night before since I was so excited to go, but I didnt feel it at all despite being at the con for like 8 hours, thats how fun it was.  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:46 pm
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Going to a con for me is like stepping into a different World. It's a nice place where you are accepted no matter who you are or what Cosplay character you are. smilies/icon_smile.gif


That's too true! It's so much fun being around like-minded people!

My first con was winter SacCon back in 2007. I had been cosplaying and doing photoshoots with my friends for a while, and they were finally able to drag me to a con. They worked the con, so I got to volunteer with them and helped MC the masquerade!

That was also the con that I first debuted Guy from Tales of the Abyss. I was so excited that people knew who I was!  

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:08 pm
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smithers456 Wrote:


Going to a con for me is like stepping into a different World. It's a nice place where you are accepted no matter who you are or what Cosplay character you are. smilies/icon_smile.gif


That's too true! It's so much fun being around like-minded people!

My first con was winter SacCon back in 2007. I had been cosplaying and doing photoshoots with my friends for a while, and they were finally able to drag me to a con. They worked the con, so I got to volunteer with them and helped MC the masquerade!

That was also the con that I first debuted Guy from Tales of the Abyss. I was so excited that people knew who I was!


Wow, that was quite an experience. I never worked at an Anime / Cosplay con before but many years ago I use to work at Star Trek cons. I know the excitement of having my character recognized. That happened when I wore my Syaoran cosplay outfit, from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, at the Jafax 17 con in 2012.  
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:21 am
SacCon is a really awesome and was a perfect first con to attend. It's very small, but everyone there is really friendly. It caters more for a younger crowd and families, so it isn't too overwhelming for new con-goers. Everyone there is also super supportive of new cosplayers. It's still one of my favorite cons to attend!  

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