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02 Feb 2011 - 15:4349707
Calling all Manchester cosplayers!
Hi everyone

My name's Jess, I'm a final year student at Salford University and I'm currently making a short documentary about cosplay.

Basically, I'm a big fan of anime, manga and games, but I've never cosplayed myself - so I want to find out what I'm missing!

I'd also like to try and dispel the myth that all people who cosplay are 'geeks' or 'fanatics', as the media seems to like to assume!

So I'm looking for Manchester/Northwest based cosplayers to talk to and/or interview. If anyone on here would like to get involved with answering a few questions via email or even is up for being interviewed for the documentary itself, then please don't hesitate to say hi on here or drop me an email at jessp88 at hotmail dot com

I look forward to hearing from you soon, even just to say hi!


02 Feb 2011 - 16:1049709
i live close to manchester if u need help


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02 Feb 2011 - 16:5349715
That's great to hear am I ok to send you a PM? Just had a look at your costumes, wow! Great photos!


02 Feb 2011 - 16:5749716
If you want a group of cosplayers who aren't necessarily all geeks and fanatics then try MUJS, Manchester University Japanimation Society. Just type them into goggle, or I can ask my brother for you.


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02 Feb 2011 - 17:0249717
Ah yeah I know of MUJS, good idea! thank you And of course I wasn't saying that I think cosplayers are geeks, that just seems to be their stereotype in the media, and I know that's not true


02 Feb 2011 - 17:5749723
Don't worry, I know what you mean, but when you said it, it brought those guys to mind. I hang out with them at Amecon, and a lot of them are really there for a good party as much as anything else.


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02 Feb 2011 - 17:5849724
I'm based in Manchester (Salford) and I'l happy to help.


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02 Feb 2011 - 22:1149754
I'm in Blackpool but not far from Manchester and could do with a shopping trip in Manc anyway


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03 Feb 2011 - 05:2849765
Heyyy : D I live in Chester/go to Manchester for Uni!!

...Though, to be honest, I'm not sure how much use I'd be... I'd rather stay in than go out, I get kinda awkward at parties, and I tend to get pretty crazy over anything I'm into at the time. So uhh... Yeah. orz;; Either way, I'm here if you need me :'D


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03 Feb 2011 - 10:4249769
Quote jess88:
That's great to hear am I ok to send you a PM? Just had a look at your costumes, wow! Great photos!


ye course u can, if u want me to wear a specific cosplay i can


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03 Feb 2011 - 10:4549771
I'll be there this weekend, and on the weekend of the 25th for my bday.

MUJS is an alright place to start, I go to some of their events with friends and know most of them quite well.


03 Feb 2011 - 15:4149775
So many replies!

Sephirayne - That's great, thank you!

naurarwen - Haha, if you can fit me in during your shopping trip that'd be awesome

SockFish - Don't put yourself down! I'm looking to meet all different kinds of people, want to show that cosplaying isn't just for a certain type

J-Po - If I interviewed you I'd probably suggest you wearing your favourite/what you're most proud of

JaeXD & Jmercuryuk- I'm going to put a post on MUJS's forum too, thanks


I'm thinking of arranging a day, maybe a weekend, to do some interviewing next month - provided I can use the location I want So anyone who'd be willing could pop along during the weekend when they were free to chat to me Or anyone that would rather not be on camera, I'd still be really grateful if I could email you a few questions!

I've never even considered cosplaying myself, guess it's probably my laziness coupled with my shyness but who knows, maybe you'll all persuade me otherwise

Sorry for the long post! (Kinda went overboard with the smilies huh?)


04 Feb 2011 - 10:0849816
*Is not sure how close Leeds is to Manchester*

I run quite a big cosplay group in Leeds, There's around 30 that attend at each meet and I think they'd all be happy to be interviewed XD


04 Feb 2011 - 10:1349817
Cool, looking forward to taking part. Let me know if you want me to wear a specific costume.

I should be free.

I know Naurarwen so I can come with her if she's able to make it


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04 Feb 2011 - 16:4149837
FailedCosplayerxD - *googles how far manchester is from leeds* Hmm, it's an hour away on the train, I did not know that! I'd offer to come to Leeds to meet your group but unfortunately I don't drive, and the Uni cameras are so heavy that I can barely carry them across a room, so trains aren't ideal But I'd be really grateful if you could mention me to your group? If any of them ever venture to Manchester they could come say hi to me, if not then Id love to email some questions to you all

Sephirayne - That's great, I hope you can make it I'd say just wear whatever is your favourite, or that you have the most to say about


05 Feb 2011 - 01:2749870
Well Sephirayne and I have a con each in a few weeks but I can see about doing it after that. Will just need to get some pennies together. No idea what cosplay I would do but may have to chose something alittle simpilar as I'll probs come up on the train. Sephirayne I'll see if I persuade Paul to look after Tillie for me.


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05 Feb 2011 - 19:2949935
Quote naurarwen:
Well Sephirayne and I have a con each in a few weeks but I can see about doing it after that. Will just need to get some pennies together. No idea what cosplay I would do but may have to chose something alittle simpilar as I'll probs come up on the train. Sephirayne I'll see if I persuade Paul to look after Tillie for me.


That will be cool. As always the offer to stay at mine is welcome


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07 Feb 2011 - 13:4950058
As stated on cos.com I'd be more than happy to help, if your going Sephy I'd be happy to go with you, has been way too long since I last saw you


07 Feb 2011 - 14:4250061
Hey I live in Warrington which is a short train journey away from Manchester so would be happy to meet up but dont think i;d be able to make a weekend as i work then ¬¬' (I must me one of the only people with a full time job that invlves weekends)

I'd be happy to meet up any time i'm free etc or feel free to message me <3


07 Feb 2011 - 15:4350063
Quote ballet shoes:
As stated on cos.com I'd be more than happy to help, if your going Sephy I'd be happy to go with you, has been way too long since I last saw you


That would be so cool. Been trying to meet up with you for some time. Be great to see you.

Are you going to Telford Expo?


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07 Feb 2011 - 16:3850068
Quote Sephirayne:
Quote ballet shoes:
As stated on cos.com I'd be more than happy to help, if your going Sephy I'd be happy to go with you, has been way too long since I last saw you


That would be so cool. Been trying to meet up with you for some time. Be great to see you.

Are you going to Telford Expo?


It would be great to see you too Not at Telford I'm afraid, I'm rather broke at the moment, still recovering from the festive season, buying a new tv and feeding my WWE obsession I wish I had cheap hobbies and interests!

I'm still on the same number so give me a text when we know what the date etc is for this!



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07 Feb 2011 - 19:2550075
Maraudernumber5 - that's great to hear we can definitely sort something out for a weekday too, that's no problem! Thanks for replying

ballet shoes - thanks for coming over here! It seems to be where all the action is

I'm thinking of maybe doing some filming on March 19th if that works for anyone - I work part time at the HMV in the Arndale if any of you are familiar and I'm hoping to film downstairs in there so it's somewhere nice and central for people to find That is, if my boss lets me

People who can't do weekends - that's not a problem, I can work out another day for you

Sephirayne & Ballet shoes - I feel like I'm bringing together long lost friends, I'm such a miracle worker


17 Feb 2011 - 08:3450524
Hi everyone!

It's gone a bit quiet over here, but just wanted to let you all know that I've got my permission sorted to film at HMV in the Arndale on Saturday 19th March, so if any of you would be willing to come and see me for some interviews or just a chat then please let me know

Also, anyone who'd like to be involved but isn't free at the weekend, please let me know and I can arrange a weekday for you

I noticed it's the Midlands expo this weekend, are any of you guys attending? Seems to be the closest big event to Manchester at the moment!

Jess


17 Feb 2011 - 09:3550526
ill prob be working i always seem to work saturdays


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17 Feb 2011 - 17:5450535
Quote jess88:
Hi everyone!

It's gone a bit quiet over here, but just wanted to let you all know that I've got my permission sorted to film at HMV in the Arndale on Saturday 19th March, so if any of you would be willing to come and see me for some interviews or just a chat then please let me know

Also, anyone who'd like to be involved but isn't free at the weekend, please let me know and I can arrange a weekday for you

I noticed it's the Midlands expo this weekend, are any of you guys attending? Seems to be the closest big event to Manchester at the moment!

Jess



Yeaps will be at Midlands Expo on Sat :0) not able to be at arndale 19th March as on a plane that day LOL



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