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28 Mar 2013 - 16:26100008
Quote PandoraCaitiff:


Take a camera and ask cosplayers (politely!) if you can take their picture. Find ones dressed as characters you like and you instantly have something to talk about

We're a chatty and (mostly) friendly community!


I'm always nice (well.. most of the time at least xD) - but I usually ask nicely if I can take a photo =) Well, I won't be completely alone there, my flatmate will travel to London with me, but I really hope I'll get to know some nice people


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29 Mar 2013 - 19:04100077
Friday: Kuroko Tetsuya (Kuroko no Basket)
- I've ordered the jersey, I just have to wait for it to be shipped. I still have to get the wig, contacts and shoes.

Saturday: Cirno (Project Touhou)
- I commissioned the costume and it's supposedly finished. I just need to try it on and make sure it fits since I always have bad luck when it comes to commissioners. I have the wig and the socks, just need shoes and contacts (I'll probably reuse Kuroko's).

Sunday: Morgiana (Magi) or San (Princess Mononoke/Studio Ghibli)
- I'm going to attempt to make San's costume but I don't think I'll have enough time so I have Morgiana as a back up, I still have to buy contacts and the wig and make her necklace though.

I've barely made any progress ;__;


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02 Apr 2013 - 10:53100265
I will be there on the Saturday only however I will be cosplaying Alucard so this makes up for it a little.


03 Apr 2013 - 13:23100351
I'm gonna be there on Saturday! I'm hoping to go on the Sunday as well, but have not fully decided yet as the group I go with usually only goes on the one day.

Either way, I will be doing a Professor Layton cosplay with The Wookiee as the Professor and me as Emmy Altava. Hoping that together we can do some sort of in-character skits while wandering around, as it gives me an excuse to take lots of photos!

I'm making both costumes as The Wookiee has clumsy fingers and can't sew very well. The last time he tried, he got his fur stuck in the machine and it was quite painful for him; he nearly took his hand off, poor beastie.



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04 Apr 2013 - 08:05100384
Hey, It'll be my third expo and I look forward seeing everyone again
Saturday - TF2 Scout
Sunday - 2000AD Judges


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04 Apr 2013 - 09:37100387
Saturday: Final Fantasy X Shiva Summon :3
Sunday: BeeMO from Adventure Time

Expo Tips

Try and bring a packed lunch or just some snacks during the day. Food is super expensive and spending a full day at MCM is a lot more exhausting than it seems >__< You don't want to be lagging and tired in costume half way through the day

Don't feel too overwhelmed or shy. There are a lot of people at MCM so don't be scared If you like someones costume, want a photo or just want to say hi, go over to them. The people I have met in the past have always been lovely.

Hope this helps :3


04 Apr 2013 - 09:57100389
My most likely plans are:

Friday: Touko (Pokemon Black/White)
Saturday: Nami, Arlong Arc version 2 (One Piece)
Sunday: Rarity, Crystal Empire inspired outfit (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

I would've liked to do Gary Oak on Friday, but I still haven't gotten around to shooting Touko and there are some places around Excel I'd like to use. I really hope the weather will have warmed up by then. XD


I cannot stress enough the importance of eating and drinking at Expo. For some reason I never feel very hungry over that weekend, but it can get especially crowded and intense on Saturday. Even if you're not hungry, get something inside you to keep your strength up and keep hydrated. Food inside Excel is quite expensive, but if you head towards the Ibis hotel there are some little shops nearby which I often like to use.


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10 Apr 2013 - 09:52100693
My tickets are booked for the Saturday now This is going to be my first time attending this kind of event & first time cosplay too.

Saturday - Kraft Lawrence from Spice & Wolf

Excited and a little nervous too. The tips posted so far have been so useful.


10 Apr 2013 - 10:08100694
I'm going to be doing Green Lantern Guy Gardner Saturday and maybe Sunday, got a couple of people coming with me who are doing GLs as well, Alan Scott and Iolande


10 Apr 2013 - 10:20100696
Wow, I'd love to see more Spice and Wolf costumes, haha.

I'll be there all weekend, probably:

Friday: probably nothing just so I don't need to pack more.
Saturday: Taric from League of Legends (Masquerade, woo)
Sunday: Medic from Team Fortress 2

Looks like some awesome costumes are going to be there, I'm envious already


10 Apr 2013 - 12:06100702
Quote Andrew Armstrong:
Wow, I'd love to see more Spice and Wolf costumes, haha.


Good news for you, my partner will be cosplaying as Holo - if her costume is completed on time


10 Apr 2013 - 12:15100705
Friday: Ray Kon - Beyblade S1
Saturday: Driger (Quadsuit) - Beyblade
Sunday: Ray Kon - Beyblade VForce S2

Yee... I like Beyblade

Tips hmm, just enjoy yourself, it can be a little stressful with the crowds and very warm but the friends you meet there will become friends for life 8D


10 Apr 2013 - 15:34100722
I'm attempting to do Alisa from Tekkan, Bishoujou style, bugger if i know what my plans are for the other days, maybe Morticia Addams on Friday?


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10 Apr 2013 - 15:59100727
I will be Queen Serenity on Sat and Galadriel on Sun ^_^. I'm looking forward to this expo there looks to be a fair few groups I want to see

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10 Apr 2013 - 16:14100730
As it stands atm

Friday: Jorah Mormont - Game Of Thrones
Saturday: Cody - Street Fighter x Tekken
Sunday: Ward Zabac - Final Fantasy VIII

=]


10 Apr 2013 - 16:27100731
Sat: Daenerys and her dragons
Sun: Lara Croft, Tomb Raider reborn


10 Apr 2013 - 18:25100739
My plans:

Fri: Cid Highwind - Final Fantasy VII
Sat: Cahin/Harlequin – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Sun: Cahin/Harlequin again (but I might change into the Cid Highwind costume for the Final Fantasy photoshoot)


11 Apr 2013 - 20:31100811
Friday - stil deciding since it will be a rewear
Saturday - Blackstar from Soul Eater (possibly fey blade mode)
Sunday - Death the Kid from Soul Eater


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12 Apr 2013 - 14:13100841
Friday: Derek Stiles (Trauma Center)
Saturday: Sheena Fujibayashi (with Tales of group)
Sunday: Kneesocks (Panty & Stocking)

I hopefully will get to be in the Performance entries in the Sunday masquerade!


14 Apr 2013 - 13:28100935
I posted here before but I changed my plans!

Saturday - Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time
Sunday - Asuka from Evangelion


14 Apr 2013 - 13:28100936
[edit: oops, double post]



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14 Apr 2013 - 15:22100940
Can finally throw together Magic Man after the hat turned up a tad too late last October


14 Apr 2013 - 15:32100941
Sunday idea has changed now, I'm going to go as a Thief Moogle from Final Fantasy Tactics.


14 Apr 2013 - 16:05100945
I'll be there on the Saturday I'm cosplaying as Sherry Birkin from Resident Evil 6 in her China costume.


15 Apr 2013 - 11:51100988
Quote Akwa:
Friday: Derek Stiles (Trauma Center)
Saturday: Sheena Fujibayashi (with Tales of group)
Sunday: Kneesocks (Panty & Stocking)

I hopefully will get to be in the Performance entries in the Sunday masquerade!


Change of plan for Friday...

Suggestions?

Either my Good Smile Racing Miku or a volume 4 cover Misa Amane?
(No pics of Misa yet, I'm waiting for it)

Edit: never mind, I think I'll go for Miku as the shoes are less expensive to get than for Misa xD



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