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11 Dec 2010 - 18:4646468
How many Cosplays do you normally do over a con/expo weekend?
I've always wondered as this may at the London MCM expo i'm possibly doing 4-5 cosplays, but i've had a thought.... is this not excesive?

But anyway, over one con/expo weekend how many do you normally do and what is the most you have ever done over a 2 or 3 day weekend?

11 Dec 2010 - 18:5246469
Min 1 Max 3.

For me anyway.

I wouldn't say it's a ridiculous idea to have more though.

11 Dec 2010 - 18:5746470
For Expo- 2
For a con (3 days)- About 4-5 as I change cosplay in the evenings sometimes.

11 Dec 2010 - 19:4646471
I've done 3 in the past for Expo, it was just too much hassle. I'd much rather do one per day, or possibly one per event if it's been a particularly expensive or difficult costume to make.

11 Dec 2010 - 19:5146472
I did 4 last Expo...not going to do that again, mostly likely Dx It was fun and I enjoyed wearing the costumes, but trying to stuff and unstuff cosplays in my bags was not cool )=

I'm going to stick to 3, unless I end up in the Ibis again someday...it'd be easier to change there.

For cons...I've only been to day-long ones so far, so just one, but I'd guess it depends on how much is going on during the con.

11 Dec 2010 - 20:0046473
I usually stick to one XD Though I plan on wearing at least 2 to Kita, and have 2 planned for Manchester!

Was going to wear 1 and a lolita dress to October, but I found out about a Pokemon meet-up on the Sunday so I just wore the same cosplay on both days :/ I didnt even go to the meet in the end *fails*

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11 Dec 2010 - 20:2246475
One and only ONE.

...that may change in the future though 8D But I spend so long on one cosplay I would never have the time to make 2 right now anyway >_>

11 Dec 2010 - 20:4246476
I did 5 at an Expo one time, it was only for two days as well... NEVER AGAAAAIN.
Expos are just way too short to have too many costumes in my opinion.

Conventions however, I will pile on all the costumes I'd ever want to do in that one weekend because it's a all day/night thing and because the accommodation is quite often really close (I like to stay within a 5min walking distance when I go to cons... So that I don't get mugged on my journey back to the hotel or anything XD) so it's really easy to just walk back and get changed!

Yeah... I'm known quite often for having just way too many costumes!! It's a bad habit, but I just can't learn to say no cause it's just too much fun being in groups. And then there's the costumes that I want to do for myself and then it all adds up orz.

11 Dec 2010 - 20:4846477
I have only been to one con and I used 2 outfits, one for each day as I didnt go out on the evenings so yeah but I will most likely do one for each day of the con, but Im not sure about the evenings at the cons what are they like as I dont like drinking and clubbing so I just want to know would it be for me...I guessing most likely not but ill ask anyway lol


11 Dec 2010 - 21:0646480
One each day for me. 3 day con = 3 cosplays

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11 Dec 2010 - 21:1646483
For expo I normally do one cosplay per day, unless I attend the party which means I change ut of my day cosplay into an evening one. But I don't usually attend the party, so yeah...

for cons it's pretty much the same, but I do attend the parties in the evenings for those as they're included in the price so I do change into a suitable cosplay for the particular party. I guess for me it just depends how badly I want to do a particular cosplay really. ^_^


11 Dec 2010 - 21:3646485
It really depends on what I'm cosplaying. If it's a huge cosplay like the Black Waltz then I'll only wear the one.

I usally have a max of two Cosplays at Expo but with there being the friday now I may have to extend that to Three.

It's just too much hastle going in and out of a Cosplay during the day, tis so much easier staying in the one and doing touch ups throughout the day if needed.

11 Dec 2010 - 21:5746486
I wear one costume per day, because I wouldnt be able to stand carrying extra costumes around with me. People that stay in hotels close to the venue wouldnt find this much of a problem, if I stayed somewhere overnight I would probably concider multiple costumes.

I think wearing more than one each day is perfectly fine if you have the patience, but for me it would consume a lot of time.

11 Dec 2010 - 22:0946487
For Expos I've never taken more than 2 cosplays.
They've made it a 3-day event now so I could change that to 3 but I'm not sure if I'm actually going to bother with attending on the Fridays since I need to save what I can for conventions which I enjoy more.

For cons there's a lot more time and usually nicer choices of locations for photoshoots so I almost always take one cosplay for each of the 3 days, plus a fourth one for the Cosplay Ball on the Sunday if they have one.


11 Dec 2010 - 22:3046489
I think at the last con I went to which was Kita II, I wore 4, and the same goes for Fuyu 09 which was my first con. However at Kita I have too many ¬_¬ One each day and one each party, plus one for the masquerade and pre-con... Lol too many XD But i like being in lots of group so that's okay with me ^^

EDIT: At Expo, I took one for each day, but only wore 2. The fact you're on your feet ALL THE TIME makes nice looking but uncomfortable costumes a bit difficult to wear D: For Expos in futur I'll probably only do 2 or 3 at most. Cons I'll always try and do more!


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11 Dec 2010 - 22:4646490
1 a day, I'm doing three for May, but I may try for four, so I have one to wear in the evening, or in case I find one is impossible to wear i.e too hot or my prop gets too heavy XD

11 Dec 2010 - 22:5746491
I may stick with the idea of 3 or 4, seeing as one of my cosplays, the wig is pretty delicate

11 Dec 2010 - 23:2446492
Ah man it varies with me, Ive taken like 5 before and this kita I will be taking like 6 XD

12 Dec 2010 - 00:1146496
2 really. My wallet can normally only withstand me making four a year, depending what it is. Though next October I may only be bringing one due to a costume I'm doing that might take up most of my time/money. But usually 2 or 1 depending on if I'm going for the full weekend or just one day.

12 Dec 2010 - 01:4546512
It depends for a Con, for next KitaCon, I plan to take 4 cosplays with me.... so far. And even though I'm going to PreCon, one isn't even for that, it's for the Ball XD
I may take along another.... but it's a very comfy and light cosplay, which'll make dancing in the evening easier.

At an Expo... one for each day, do not want to be travelling for a while to change. Which is weird, since less goes on at Expo, so I therefore wont be missing much

12 Dec 2010 - 12:1546520
Last expo I took 3 over 2 days which was fine but i'd have much rather just done one a day...expos are so quick that I prefer to have one a day...

Cons are a little different. I usually wear a least two a day because I like to wear some casual cosplay for the parties too, and then one for precon as well. Last Ame I brought...8? I think...and I recommend NOBODY TO DO THAT MANY EVER. X.X It killed me! I'm trying to limit myself to 5 per con now which seems a much healthier number. XD

12 Dec 2010 - 12:3246521
A cosplay a day keeps the stress away 8D
( I sometimes take one extra, usually a varient of a character I'm already taking incase plans fall through or the costume falls apart. I don't like wearing the same costume two days in a row XD;; )
+Something for evening wear XD How I dress to that depends how it is, sometimes I stay in the same costume that I'd been wearing that day. By the last night of the con tho, I just get tired and get out of cosplay, look a total mess and flop around somewhere looking all pathetic XD;;

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12 Dec 2010 - 15:4746526
3 is the maximum for me. 5 cotumes just seems a bit too much to take. But it all depends on how long the con is.

12 Dec 2010 - 20:0846539
Max. 3 (for a three day con), but even then, I'm only doing that for kita because two of them are 'original'/Gender Switch and one is an old one. Otherwise it will just be one new costume and maybe an old on for the friday. If it's expo then just one (and it tends to be a simple one), because I only go for a day.
I put a lot of time and love into my cosplays and so I don't just want to wear them for a day (and certinly not just half a day), it seems like such a shame.


12 Dec 2010 - 20:1246540
For cons, I always limit myself to 4 cosplays because whenever I take 5 cosplays, there will always be a cosplay unworn during the Con weekend. I carried 5 cosplays to AmeCon 08 and Auchinawa 10 which KILLED my arms, then the next thing I realise that I carried one cosplay which put extra weight in my luggage and remained unworn.

For Expos, I bring a maximum of 2 cosplays or maybe 3 since the Expo has extended itself to 3 days. Unless I'm staying at the Ibis, I always go for 1 per day as I once experince travelling back to my hotel to change can eat away 2 hours of your Expo time.

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