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15 Mar 2012 - 09:5280791
Distant Worlds!
I would have posted this in the happy thread, but I want to know who else is going now that I've snagged my lovely tickets!

This is my second year and I couldn't miss it. We cosplayed last time as Serah and Snow, and we're looking forward to doing it again.

Anyone else? I actually feel like I'm about to implode from happiness!

15 Mar 2012 - 10:1580793
I'm so glad someone else feels like they are going to explode!! Yeah, we went last year too, would hate myself if I missed it!

We have no idea who to cosplay as though! A friend wants to do Qusitis' SeED uniform!

15 Mar 2012 - 10:2180795
I got a ticket this time and I am really looking forward to it. It's just a shame that the meet and greet tickets were £135, I would have gone for those if they were cheaper.

Now, I am just trying to decide if I should make a Locke costume for this.


Last edited by Ice-climber (15 Mar 2012 - 10:29)
15 Mar 2012 - 10:3280796
Quistis is such a pretty character! I'll try to spot it. I made a game of finding cosplayers from my seat last time, and they all looked so far away like tiny specks XD

I'm so torn between Garnet and Yuna. I have got until November so I could probably go ahead and make a duct-tape dummy to get a well fitted bodysuit.

@Ice climber

That's great! The VIP tickets definitely went fast so I never dedicated myself to getting them. Hopefully you're happy with what you got?

Someone helpful posted this up if you want to find out exactly where your seats are. You have to squint a bit for details but it's better than not knowing. I tried for the Loggia's but they weren't specific about where the numbered boxes were.

Last edited by Angel Tear (15 Mar 2012 - 10:37)
15 Mar 2012 - 10:4280797
Yup, I'm going! canNOT wait!!

Think I've settled on doing a Bartz Klauser (Dissidia) cosplay

15 Mar 2012 - 11:0280799
missed it last year, def going this year. successfully persuaded a friend to come with me.

Last edited by sharpshard (15 Mar 2012 - 11:04)
15 Mar 2012 - 11:4080800
I've just broken out my Returning Home DVD to cover up the sound from upstairs banging around. It's just a shame we've all got such a long wait now that we have the tickets!

15 Mar 2012 - 12:4680804
I am also going this time with my friend n cousin! I missed out last year and I sadfaced for ages! I nearly had a heart attack as the website kept rejecting my bank card, not good for the ticker.

I plan on cosplaying Amano Garnet if I dont kill myself at all the hand embroiydery... My friend has plans for Amano Terra and my cousins thinking of doing Rinoa! I'm so excited


Last edited by Raine (15 Mar 2012 - 12:47)
15 Mar 2012 - 13:3480807
So gutted, I missed out this year and last now xD" *fingerscrossed* it'll get a miracle to get a ticket now...damn me for waking late >.>" I was planning to come as Arc from ff3 if I got the chance, here's hoping >_<"


15 Mar 2012 - 13:4480808
Wasn't able to go last year but damn straight I'll be there this year!

Big group of us sitting in one row, I'm so pleased!

Where is everyone sitting?

I'm in the Front Circle, Block R, Row 2!

CosplayIsland Staff Member

15 Mar 2012 - 13:5880811
We have a group too - front circle block V row 3 very nearly the centre!

15 Mar 2012 - 14:0780812
I'll be in Stall M end row I think? I was just happy to get seats xD

15 Mar 2012 - 14:1680813
I think we need a meetup either before or afterwards!

CosplayIsland Staff Member

15 Mar 2012 - 14:4080817
I'd really love that! I've tried on the facebook group but there aren't any other cosplayers from what I've seen, only you guys. Would you like me to make a cosplay thread on it? Or would that be considered too spamilicious?

I'm in stalls M as well, seats 102 and 103 for me and Insanityfish.

15 Mar 2012 - 15:1480821
Didn't get a ticket this morning T_T

*sigh* maybe need to wait for one more year.

15 Mar 2012 - 16:1080824
Don't give up! Raid ebay if need be or lurk around here. Sometimes people find that circumstances change and they're unable to attend after all. One person got so desperate to get rid of it that on the evening they were giving it away for free to make sure the ticket wasn't wasted.

As its the 25th anniversary this year I think they may even have something special up their sleeves, so I'd definitely give it a go. It was certainly worth the wait.

15 Mar 2012 - 16:5980826
Me and Harajuku-Guy are both going in cosplay - we should definitely organise a massive cosplay gathering, would totally be up for that, it would be so much fun! Are people going 'all-out', moderate or quite casual for the cosplay you're going to wear there? And would you be able to take acceptable-sized props or not?

15 Mar 2012 - 17:2280830
I would say avoid big and fanciful costumes because you don't have a lot of room at all. The last thing that you'd want is for someone to wear something blocking your view or bulging out into you, so when considering cosplays please think of those around you.

For example Ashe's wedding dress wouldn't be favourable because of the height of the headdress, but Princess Garnet's dress may be more suitable because her head decoration is rather close to the head. On the other hand the skirt may poof out and become a pain for those sitting next to you so perhaps give it less volume for the sake of comfort and peace of mind.

It depends what kind of prop as well. If its a gun (say if you're Balthier) make sure you practice regular con rules and have the blaze tip. Make sure things can be secured to your person too. If we had a group meet up then of course props would be great for photos, but you dont want to freak anybody out, cause panic or worse, have the police involved. Inside everyone will know whats going on, but the staff may become suspicious or it may cause some worry to people outside the venue, so everyone should keep that in mind. As much as I would love to make one of Garnet's rods, I'll probably give it a miss because I remember not having a lot of leg space at all. There was literally nowhere to put it and I got lucky to have enough space for my bag.

Hope this helps anybody who hasn't been before and that its not an overkill, but if you have someone cosplaying with you just give them a quick reminder of behaviour as I'm sure everyone would love it if we could keep returning. Having all hopes dashed because of a minority behaving badly would really suck. I doubt anyone actually would, but it's better to be on the safe side, especially when we can all get excitable on the night!

15 Mar 2012 - 17:3980834
Agreed with the big fanciful outfits because lets face it, we don't want to die on top of being Slain by the live orchestral menstrations of Arnie Roth

I won't organise anything for the Round-Up since this is something personal for everyone

But it would be nice to see everyone prior to the music if we could meet at the South Entrance (Gate 1) for a massive photo.

We've got Yilei Wu (www.flickr.com/photos/wuyilei) who would love to see us in cosplay.


I'm debating between SOLDIER Suited Angeal or SeeD Ball Uniform Raijin, OR Suited Jecht... Will See closer to the time.

15 Mar 2012 - 17:4980837
I've just posted up another thread focused on cosplayers. You've actually already answered one of my questions about meeting up for pics, Manticore! I'll start putting down usernames for those who are official in that thread too. So give us a post there and I'll pop you down. We can all get down to the nitty gritty closer to the event

15 Mar 2012 - 17:5580839
I managed to go last year, so really wanted to take my friend that couldn't make it last time. I didn't get a ticket in time. I'm determined not to give up though.
If I can do, my friends and I will be cosplaying Final Fantasy XIII.

Last edited by Cattrocious (15 Mar 2012 - 17:56)
15 Mar 2012 - 18:5780847
I was lucky to get a ticket last year (a friend's friend dropped out and she offered me her ticket) and my ticket for this year has been sorted already yay!

Sitting here~

Quote sjbonnar:

Big group of us sitting in one row, I'm so pleased!

I'm in the Front Circle, Block R, Row 2!

I was in Cirlce S, Row 1 last year. I hope to go in my SeeD Ball Rinoa cosplay again too.

16 Mar 2012 - 08:4380879
Really bummed that this is happening when I'm out of the country (again)


16 Mar 2012 - 11:3080889
For those who couldnt get a ticket yesterday the Royal Albert Hall has some more tickets up for sale thismorning.

16 Mar 2012 - 21:4480924
Quote Raine:
For those who couldnt get a ticket yesterday the Royal Albert Hall has some more tickets up for sale thismorning.
and typical me, i miss it again xD ahh well, i'm determinded to get them!!


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