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02 Jan 2011 - 02:2747530
From America to Scotland...!
Hey y'all! I'm Conta.
I'm headed over to Edinburgh for this coming semester for a study abroad program and I thought this would be a nice place to connect with fellow cosplayers! I'm so excited to make new friends who share one of my interests!

I mainly cosplay from Axis Powers: Hetalia [America, Russia, Hungary, ect], because I love historical costuming [I love researching the outfit and trying to make them historically accurate] but I also have a list of miscellaneous costumes I'm interested in making. Any suggestions/groups in the area that need another character, boy or girl? Let me know! Personally I will soon be trying to get a group together to cosplay the VERY little known Japanisches Kaiserreich Mitternacht Marine since I'm itching to get my U-1224 costume done and simply won't wait 5 months for my return to the USA to do so!

What are the cons I have hit up once I hop across the pond? I'm itching for suggestions!

And you guys in other areas of the UK, don't be shy! I'll be traveling around a lot [especially to London!!] so I don't just want to touch base with Scotland based cosplayers!

<3
Conta


02 Jan 2011 - 02:5947532
Well! Welcome to Cosplay Island!

Interesting exchange programme it sounds like you doing!

I'm sure you'll find plenty of cosplay friends up in bonny old scotland as well as in other areas of the UK!


02 Jan 2011 - 03:0347533
Hey!

Welcome to CI and welcome to Scotland (when you arrive).
There's loads of great Cons coming up, there is a free one being held in Dundee which is about a £25 (return) train journey from Edinburgh called D-con on 5th and 6th of March. You just missed a con in Edinburgh called Auchinawa which was in 2010 which might be on again this year but is usually every 2 years.
The big ones I know of are
Kitacon which is in Birmingham on 1-3 April
London MCM Expo 27-29 May
and the most important one as it's the main one I'm going to is Ayacon 19-21 August
There's a huge list of other ones I've missed out on the events page as the ones above are the main ones I know about.

Welcome again and I look forward to seeing all your cosplay shenanigans!


02 Jan 2011 - 11:4947536
Hiya! I live in Edinburgh ^_^ There are a decent number of Scottish cosplayers about, but we do tend to travel down to England for most conventions. As Kata-san has said, there are a few Scottish events, but the majority and largest in the UK are in England.

You may find local anime clubs (Edinburgh University has one) hold occasional events and are a great way to find others who might be interested in cosplay.


02 Jan 2011 - 12:5247538
Ahhhh we really must stop meeting like this!

I hope you have an awesome time while you're here! Also coming to CI was a good choice because it's an excellent place to chat to other cosplayers in the UK. ^^


02 Jan 2011 - 12:5747539
Welcome to Cosplay Island and welcome to the UK! Have fun, it's awsome here (UK and CI) Trust me, I'm a judge. (I'm not)


02 Jan 2011 - 13:5347544
Don't trust Pho-tan. He says I lie and other mean things in Introduction threads. I'm the most trustworthy person here.

Welcome in both respects. Go to Kita and May Expo .


02 Jan 2011 - 21:0147592
Quote Numta3:
Well! Welcome to Cosplay Island!

Interesting exchange programme it sounds like you doing!

I'm sure you'll find plenty of cosplay friends up in bonny old scotland as well as in other areas of the UK!


Thanks muchly! I'm really looking forward to making friends in the UK!

I hope so. Especially to hang out with at cons--I've always had at least one friend with me so this'll be a brand new experience!


02 Jan 2011 - 21:0447594
Quote Kata-san:
Hey!

Welcome to CI and welcome to Scotland (when you arrive).
There's loads of great Cons coming up, there is a free one being held in Dundee which is about a £25 (return) train journey from Edinburgh called D-con on 5th and 6th of March. You just missed a con in Edinburgh called Auchinawa which was in 2010 which might be on again this year but is usually every 2 years.
The big ones I know of are
Kitacon which is in Birmingham on 1-3 April
London MCM Expo 27-29 May
and the most important one as it's the main one I'm going to is Ayacon 19-21 August
There's a huge list of other ones I've missed out on the events page as the ones above are the main ones I know about.

Welcome again and I look forward to seeing all your cosplay shenanigans!


Oooh, wow! Thanks for all the info!
I was already told about Kitacon, and I'd love to go to that, but I'm so nervous I won't get a ticket! I haven't got my housing fully figured out yet so I have no address to put on the sign up form... I hope there will still be places available after I figure everything out.
I also know about London MCM so I'm for sure looking into that!
What do you like about Ayacon, though, since that's the main one you're going to?


02 Jan 2011 - 21:0947596
Quote Angelphie:
Hiya! I live in Edinburgh ^_^ There are a decent number of Scottish cosplayers about, but we do tend to travel down to England for most conventions. As Kata-san has said, there are a few Scottish events, but the majority and largest in the UK are in England.

You may find local anime clubs (Edinburgh University has one) hold occasional events and are a great way to find others who might be interested in cosplay.


Hello! I'm soooo excited to get to know your hometown. It looks simply beautiful!
That's what I figured, and I'm hoping that I'll quickly feel comfortable enough to train it down to London for these events. Not to mention I just want to see London in general [/tourist, derp].

That's a good idea. I'm not usually one for anime clubs, oddly enough [I'm more of a sporadic marathoner of shows then a weekly viewer, plus the ones I've been to have made it hard to socialize, which is my main interest], but I'll look into getting in contact with some local clubs.


02 Jan 2011 - 23:0647607
Quote contagiousideas:

Oooh, wow! Thanks for all the info!
I was already told about Kitacon, and I'd love to go to that, but I'm so nervous I won't get a ticket! I haven't got my housing fully figured out yet so I have no address to put on the sign up form... I hope there will still be places available after I figure everything out.
I also know about London MCM so I'm for sure looking into that!
What do you like about Ayacon, though, since that's the main one you're going to?


Cool, I'd like to go to Kitacon but finances are a bit rubbish at the moment so I'm limiting myself to one con a year and this year it's Aya.

To be honest I've never actually been to Aya before but I went to Amecon last year (my first con actually) and loved it and Ayacon is the sister of Ame as they do alternate years so I thought I'd give it a go. I also love the friendliness of Ame which I feel Aya will replicate as I've heard that expo can be a bit large and unfriendly (not the people but just the general situation) and there's a lot of panels at Aya which will interest me but I'll not abandon an Expo until I've been to one though.


02 Jan 2011 - 23:3847611
Quote MoonLily:
Ahhhh we really must stop meeting like this!

I hope you have an awesome time while you're here! Also coming to CI was a good choice because it's an excellent place to chat to other cosplayers in the UK. ^^


LOL, OH, HI THERE.
Seriously, we must! This is the second time now!

I hope so too! I'm so excited to visit Edinburgh, London, and other places in the UK. I'm hoping to make some friends on here as well as in the cities I visit so that traveling (and exploring cons) wont be so lonely...!


02 Jan 2011 - 23:3947612
Quote PhobosMoon:
Welcome to Cosplay Island and welcome to the UK! Have fun, it's awsome here (UK and CI) Trust me, I'm a judge. (I'm not)


Hahaha, will do! Thanks Phobos!


02 Jan 2011 - 23:4147613
Quote Ozzie:
Don't trust Pho-tan. He says I lie and other mean things in Introduction threads. I'm the most trustworthy person here.

Welcome in both respects. Go to Kita and May Expo .


*laughs* Oh no! Just a couple of posts in and there's already a question of trust...!

Thank you! I've heard great things about both those cons and incidentally those were on my main list if I can get everything settled before Kitacon runs out of tickets.


02 Jan 2011 - 23:4447614
Quote Kata-san:
Quote contagiousideas:

Oooh, wow! Thanks for all the info!
I was already told about Kitacon, and I'd love to go to that, but I'm so nervous I won't get a ticket! I haven't got my housing fully figured out yet so I have no address to put on the sign up form... I hope there will still be places available after I figure everything out.
I also know about London MCM so I'm for sure looking into that!
What do you like about Ayacon, though, since that's the main one you're going to?


Cool, I'd like to go to Kitacon but finances are a bit rubbish at the moment so I'm limiting myself to one con a year and this year it's Aya.

To be honest I've never actually been to Aya before but I went to Amecon last year (my first con actually) and loved it and Ayacon is the sister of Ame as they do alternate years so I thought I'd give it a go. I also love the friendliness of Ame which I feel Aya will replicate as I've heard that expo can be a bit large and unfriendly (not the people but just the general situation) and there's a lot of panels at Aya which will interest me but I'll not abandon an Expo until I've been to one though.


Understandable. I got an awesome recommendation for Kitacon [from Moonlily, actually, LOL] so I'm hoping I can make it to that one. And MCM sounds amazing--similar to the ComicCons I've been to, so it seems exciting but I also remember how crazy busy those can be. @n@

Aya sounds like an awesome con too. I'll need to look into it more once I have my studies figured out. And of course once I know that I'll have a group or something to cosplay with, that's the fun part for me!


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