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PAX East Costumes '10?

RainbowTunnelRainbowTunnel Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in PAX Archive
Cosplay Photoshoot for PAX East is tentatively as schedualed:

Day: Friday
Time: 5:15pm
Place: Main Lobby

Day: Saturday
Time: 3:30pm
Place: Main Lobby


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  • RainbowTunnelRainbowTunnel Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Zuki wrote: »


    For the lazy factor - dont' worry, I won't do anything that takes more than a few days, either. Kitteh has a point: you really just have to go out and buy the articles of clothing you don't already have. It's always nice to see a bugcatcher, too, All you need for that is a straw hat, blue shorts, a white t-shirt, sandals, and a butterfly net. Yay simplicity of Pokemon costumes!

    I like shorts, they're comfy and easy to wear.

    On the other hand, Boston is cold in March. I'll keep thinking about this as we get closer to the date.

    It's true Boston is kind of chilly in March, but the Hynes is well heated. If you don't plan on going outside for more than a half hour at a time, you should be okay. You can always use the zipper-off pants that go from pants to shorts. Then bring the bottoms in a bag (or pants if not the zipper ones) and change before you go out! Winter Bugcatcher!

  • GreyHunter316GreyHunter316 Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Depending on what shape I'm in by march, I'm planning to go as a Psycho from Borderlands but only if I manage to actually get in good shape.

  • LisaPlaysGamesLisaPlaysGames Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I'm pretty pleased to report that the Sheraton has an indoor pool. Me and my friend will be bring our fully functional mermaid costumes and hopefully having a small mermaid party at the pool one afternoon. Let me know if you want to join in :)

  • Pablo the PenguinPablo the Penguin Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm not gonna dress up, but I love looking at all of the sick costumes in these threads anyway. Hell, maybe I could do something easy like the scout from TF2...

  • ItalinaPeachsItalinaPeachs Registered User
    edited December 2009
    My friend and I plan on going for a day and we are going to be the Three Ninja Chicks of Mortal Kombat. We had no idea where we wanted to where these costumes, so this is perfect!

  • OnmitsuOnmitsu Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm going with a couple of friends as a full blown adventuring party, I've got white silk mage robes :D. Bringing my dice so I can make all the obvious jokes.

    Man, even Dora the Explorer thinks you're slow.
  • RainbowTunnelRainbowTunnel Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Onmitsu - I'm going to have to join you in the joking department. Actually my friends and I are mostly going for the board games/D&D, so it'll be great fun.

  • ChurchesWifeChurchesWife Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I've got a pretty involved Harley Quinn costume in the works.

    New Harley, of course. Not as much spandex, but about 8 times the sexy.

    Call me Ze.

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  • SillyconmindSillyconmind Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Just fyi... I'll totally play with a mermaid party.

  • OnmitsuOnmitsu Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    @ Rainbowtunnel: Niice. If we meet, be prepared to roll for initiative! You and your friends should definitely go in D&D inspired costumes! Or anime. Either way, honestly! There's a lot of crossover. Anime cons are full of videogame cosplay.

    Man, even Dora the Explorer thinks you're slow.
  • Pablo the PenguinPablo the Penguin Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Oh ho ho, very clever NotACrook.

    I was asking partially to see if anyone actually was going to dress up, and partially to see if it would be over kill to go as the Witch from L4D. I'm thinking it will.

    Dude!/Dudette!/Whatever you are! That would probably be the best idea ever! Just walk around crying and you wouldn't have to wait in any lines, since people would just run away from you as fast as possible! (either that or they might shoot you in the head with a shotgun)

  • roserevolutionroserevolution Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Hello, just checking in as a cosplayer attending PAX East 2010. It's my first PAX, it looks like a ton of fun. I'm planning to bring Kokonoe from BlazBlue and Ellen from Folklore (default Faery cloak). I'm hopefully part of a Blazblue group. I know it's mainly a gaming industry con, but I look forward to seeing the cool costumes.
    Onmitsu wrote: »
    I'm going with a couple of friends as a full blown adventuring party, I've got white silk mage robes :D. Bringing my dice so I can make all the obvious jokes.

    Haha, love this idea!

  • capnjackcapnjack Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Zuki wrote: »
    I like shorts, they're comfy and easy to wear.

    õ_õ

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  • RainbowTunnelRainbowTunnel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh ho ho, very clever NotACrook.

    I was asking partially to see if anyone actually was going to dress up, and partially to see if it would be over kill to go as the Witch from L4D. I'm thinking it will.

    Dude!/Dudette!/Whatever you are! That would probably be the best idea ever! Just walk around crying and you wouldn't have to wait in any lines, since people would just run away from you as fast as possible! (either that or they might shoot you in the head with a shotgun)

    It would be awesome, but with not that many costumes, I think it'd be quite akward as well. So I'm 89% sure cosplaying the Witch will not happen, sorry!

    @RoseRevolution: Sounds fantastic, can't wait to see you there.

  • OriginalGmanOriginalGman Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I will most likely be sporting my Persona 4 protagonist costume. Though I'll probably be leaving the golf club at home, or just in the hotel room. Too bad the Sheraton is unavailable for booking.

  • RainbowTunnelRainbowTunnel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Maybe if you got a fake/plastic golf club, they'll tentatively allow you to bring it in? Or a mini-little-kid-toy-golf-club to substitute? I don't know the difference between what Anime Boston (the next weekend) and PAX allow prop-wise, but the Hynes should be okay with you doing that. Heck, they let the anime nerds get away with realistic guns.

  • NintendoFanGirlNintendoFanGirl Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I'm definitely planning on cosplaying to PAX East despite being somewhat offput by the sheer lack of cosplayers. :(

    Problem is, I really don't know what I'm wearing yet. If I can get money and time by the convention, I might have a Princess Agitha (from LoZ TP) or some other nice new costume. If not, I'll be re-wearing something I already have. Probably Marta Lualdi from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the new world

    Problem is, most of my costumes are anime based, and PAX is not an anime event :p (which of course isn't a bad thing, just stating facts.)

  • OriginalGmanOriginalGman Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't really need the golf club to complete the costume, but I think it makes it a lot better, at least for people who've played the game. I had to check the "weapon" at Video Games Live in NY, but we'll see. Not many people knew who I was there, the Kingdom Hearts cosplayers stole the show as always.

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Maybe if you got a fake/plastic golf club, they'll tentatively allow you to bring it in? Or a mini-little-kid-toy-golf-club to substitute? I don't know the difference between what Anime Boston (the next weekend) and PAX allow prop-wise, but the Hynes should be okay with you doing that. Heck, they let the anime nerds get away with realistic guns.

    http://www.animeboston.com/about/weapons/

    I imagine the rules will be similar.

  • OriginalGmanOriginalGman Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Perhaps if I carry it around in a golf bag, that'll be considered having it sheathed and they'll peacebound it.

  • StaxeonStaxeon Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Only costume I have thats con-worthy is my Snake Eyes, and once you strip the weapons and gear off that its moot. My sword is light plastic but the scabard and tonfas are metal so I wouldn't even try to get them in.

    I'm entertaining the idea of wearing just the mask and visor, but with a shirt and tie. Maybe do a lawyer Snake Eyes. I'm 50/50 on the idea right now.

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  • OnmitsuOnmitsu Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    @ Roserevolution: I like your idea too! It'd be totally epic if you went and played blazblue at the con while wearing the costumes, I know my group will swing by the tabletop gaming for sure!

    Man, even Dora the Explorer thinks you're slow.
  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Just so you guys know... Since I don't have a full time job at the moment, I'm not able to goto PAX East. So there will be no Waldo there.

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  • RainbowTunnelRainbowTunnel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Maybe if you got a fake/plastic golf club, they'll tentatively allow you to bring it in? Or a mini-little-kid-toy-golf-club to substitute? I don't know the difference between what Anime Boston (the next weekend) and PAX allow prop-wise, but the Hynes should be okay with you doing that. Heck, they let the anime nerds get away with realistic guns.

    http://www.animeboston.com/about/weapons/

    I imagine the rules will be similar.

    This will be my fifth year going to Anime Boston, and I've seen fake (but realisitc looking) guns all over the place every single year. Granted every weapon needs to go through a special line to have a special tag to make sure they're safe, but they're still allowed.

    @Qs23: You're not going? That's too bad... it would have been amazing if you brought your Waldo costume.

    I know this is a gaming con, and I'm using a Pikachu costume for one day, but I'm playing around with bringing my Flapjack costume (which I'll be wearing the next weekend for Anime Boston, ho ho ho). Do you think it's inapropriate? With PAX being a gaming con n' all.

  • BigDumbHippyBigDumbHippy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'll probably have my sacboy costume

  • capnjackcapnjack Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Qs23 wrote: »
    Just so you guys know... Since I don't have a full time job at the moment, I'm not able to goto PAX East. So there will be no Waldo there.

    Sorry to hear that dude. Best of luck to you!

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  • ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    I would remind you guys that Saturday night through Sunday will be Purim, so you are all required to be drunk and in costume.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The rest of you, I fucking hate you for the fact that I now have a blue dot on this god awful thread.
  • Bad AspBad Asp Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Since I'm a Sam and Max fan, is it okay if I dress up like Sam? His costume consists of a gray suit, striped blue-and-black tie, and fedora hat, as you can tell by my avatar. I might probably improvise on my costume a bit and add a vest, you know, bring back the three-piece suit look... and dress shoes, since Sam doesn't usually wear any.

    I'd dress up as Max, but since Max is all nekkid, I'd probably get kicked out of the convention!

  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Bad Asp wrote: »
    I'd dress up as Max, but since Max is all nekkid, I'd probably get kicked out of the convention!

    He's a bunny, right? You might be mistaken for a furry.

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  • RainbowTunnelRainbowTunnel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Liger wrote: »
    You might be mistaken for a furry.

    "May the furries be de-furred, Snacks unbanned, and may the great kingdom of 4chan strive for anonymity" (Raptor Jesus)

    Amen.

  • Bad AspBad Asp Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Liger wrote: »
    Bad Asp wrote: »
    I'd dress up as Max, but since Max is all nekkid, I'd probably get kicked out of the convention!

    He's a bunny, right? You might be mistaken for a furry.

    Oh my god! You said the F word! :P

    Seriously though, I'm gonna dress up as Sam anyway just to have an excuse to wear a suit and tie to a video game convention.

  • Hombre GatoHombre Gato Registered User
    edited January 2010
    1. There *will* be costumes. I say this because the one year I attended Anime Boston it was, like 60% attendees in full dress and makeup. I actually felt out of place because I wasn't carrying swords. I don't know how you people do it in Washington but this is Boston, where we periodically dress up as browncoats and redcoats and fake-fight on fields with historical significance for no reason at all.

    2. If for some reason PAX doesn't generally attract cosplayers, Anime Boston is, like, one week later or something. Same location.

    3. March is cold in Boston.

    4. The convention is connected to a mall. This means two things:

    a. The food will taste better and cost less than typical convention eateries
    b. To get to the food you will be walking through the mall. People will stare at you, take pictures with their phones, and occasionally express concern over realistic weapons, especially if you look more like Solid Snake than Squall Lionheart.

    I hope that last part answers the realistic weapon question. If you can't hide it, you will attract security as soon as you venture into the mall. There are bathrooms in the convention center but you might want to try the mall food court ones for less crowds.

    The security guards at that mall are, douchebags. They tried to disperse a PS3 preorder line when I was there, and eventually gave up trying to move us on the condition that nobody sat down on the floor. As long as you were standing you were fine, but sitting got you screamed at in the face.

    Try standing for 16 hours straight and see where that takes you.

  • runwiledrunwiled Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yo. Good to see that PAX-E is going to have some cos-representation.

    Hopefully, hopefully, I will be attending PAX-E this year after the somewhat embarrassing fiasco of my self setting up the cosplay thread for PAX-09 and then not being able to attend (hence why I didn't start a thread this time around). I left a hint in the last thread as what I'll be going as and today I started getting to grips with the logistics.

    I'm sure there will be a large contingent of cosplayers this year, and if not, I don't really care. I'm doing this for me because I am a huge dork.

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  • Hombre GatoHombre Gato Registered User
    edited January 2010
    As long as it's not a redcoat, we're looking forward to seeing you

  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    1. There *will* be costumes. I say this because the one year I attended Anime Boston it was, like 60% attendees in full dress and makeup. I actually felt out of place because I wasn't carrying swords. I don't know how you people do it in Washington but this is Boston, where we periodically dress up as browncoats and redcoats and fake-fight on fields with historical significance for no reason at all.
    ...

    The convention is connected to a mall. This means two things:

    a. The food will taste better and cost less than typical convention eateries
    b. To get to the food you will be walking through the mall. People will stare at you, take pictures with their phones, and occasionally express concern over realistic weapons, especially if you look more like Solid Snake than Squall Lionheart.

    I hope that last part answers the realistic weapon question. If you can't hide it, you will attract security as soon as you venture into the mall.


    This sounds exactly like Seattle, except to get to the mall we have to go outside and walk a few blocks in our costumes and show them off more, and we've had so many recent police shootings that any type of gun-shaped object is suspicious. You come to expect getting stared at anywhere if you're in costume.

    I dunno how you do it in Massachusetts but this is Seattle, where we wear utility kilts as normal everyday garb in the hippest trendiest parts of downtown. ;) I think if attendees come in costume and expect the normal reactionary behavior that suits cosplay and geeky conventions, there won't be anything unexpected.

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Kitteh wrote: »
    I plan on dressing up! :D Trying to organize a rather large TF2 group, but people are being uncooperative so far. ><

    Haven't been to PAX Prime but I do remember seeing a nice selection of cosplayers on Kotaku.

    As much as I said I wouldnt wear pokemon stuff, if I could find the equipment, I may be coaxed into pulling together a Medic Costume. If for no other reason than to walk around with a bad german accent.
    Oh ho ho, very clever NotACrook.

    I was asking partially to see if anyone actually was going to dress up, and partially to see if it would be over kill to go as the Witch from L4D. I'm thinking it will.
    Hmmm... perhaps a Pikachu costume will be in order.

    Option #2 is I pull out my old BDU's and go as Bill from L4D... However I will only do this if people volunteer to go as a full collection of Survivors and Special Infected.

  • Bad AspBad Asp Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Liger wrote: »
    This sounds exactly like Seattle, except to get to the mall we have to go outside and walk a few blocks in our costumes and show them off more, and we've had so many recent police shootings that any type of gun-shaped object is suspicious.

    Don't worry, my Sam costume is not going to include a gun. It might include a vest, but definitely not a gun.

  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Bad Asp wrote: »
    Liger wrote: »
    This sounds exactly like Seattle, except to get to the mall we have to go outside and walk a few blocks in our costumes and show them off more, and we've had so many recent police shootings that any type of gun-shaped object is suspicious.

    Don't worry, my Sam costume is not going to include a gun. It might include a vest, but definitely not a gun.

    Not knowing yet what exactly to expect in Boston myself, I'd say that's a good plan. ;)

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  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Liger wrote: »
    Bad Asp wrote: »
    Liger wrote: »
    This sounds exactly like Seattle, except to get to the mall we have to go outside and walk a few blocks in our costumes and show them off more, and we've had so many recent police shootings that any type of gun-shaped object is suspicious.

    Don't worry, my Sam costume is not going to include a gun. It might include a vest, but definitely not a gun.

    Not knowing yet what exactly to expect in Boston myself, I'd say that's a good plan. ;)

    Just replace the guns with lightup mooninites.

  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Liger wrote: »
    Bad Asp wrote: »
    Liger wrote: »
    This sounds exactly like Seattle, except to get to the mall we have to go outside and walk a few blocks in our costumes and show them off more, and we've had so many recent police shootings that any type of gun-shaped object is suspicious.

    Don't worry, my Sam costume is not going to include a gun. It might include a vest, but definitely not a gun.

    Not knowing yet what exactly to expect in Boston myself, I'd say that's a good plan. ;)

    Just replace the guns with lightup mooninites.

    Are you trying to get him shot?

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