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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Selphiroth. 28/09/09, 01:39 pm

Name tag your items, especially the expensive ones like cameras. <3
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Cassiel. 28/09/09, 02:47 pm

Don't leave your stuff at the front desk if they don't have a ticket system.

Sounds simple, but it can be easy to forget as I found to my peril

Get enough SLEEP, especially if its a three day con. I'm washed out by Sunday lunch, and that's only on a two day con.
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Retro Scifi. 14/11/09, 12:01 am

The food thang is a biggie. Have a decent breakfast before the con so at least you've got something to work with during the day.

Adrenaline flows like water at cons, and your energy bar depletes a lot faster than usual. Top it up during the day, but yes - avoid a sugar-rich diet. Two cans of V on an empty stomach does not a happy ending make.
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Post By Jaykob. 13/12/09, 12:20 pm

What a clever thing to do on here.
Oh, people dont use a hair spry that stinks out the hotel room.

*gulity*
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Wilfred_Humbug. 17/01/10, 06:11 pm

I'm planning on making my cosplay debut at Wellygeddon this year...and I'm the only one out of my group cosplaying. Are the 10 year olds really that mean? I'm a pretty confident person, but I get angry easily.
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Duckeh. 17/01/10, 06:20 pm

They're not that aggresive or anything... They're just stupid? :/

If you feel like it imply they're gay infront of their friends & walk away. 8D It'd be hilarious.
Or invite them back to your hotel room to do cocaine.

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I'm not endorsing any of the above.
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Wilfred_Humbug. 17/01/10, 06:22 pm

Clearly not. Thanks for the advice XD I'm pretty oblivious to people who glare at me apparently, because everyone but me notices. I should work on that...
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Mischa. 17/01/10, 11:42 pm

Wilfred_Humbug wrote:
I'm planning on making my cosplay debut at Wellygeddon this year...and I'm the only one out of my group cosplaying. Are the 10 year olds really that mean? I'm a pretty confident person, but I get angry easily.

I've never had any problems with kids, it's rapid fanboys that shout trivia for you to answer that are the alarming ones!
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By neimhaille. 18/01/10, 06:04 pm

Heh, there is a name in the SCA for fighters who won't accept a solid blow; Rhino Hide. I have developed a Rhino hide for the, shall we say, less than flattering looks and comment some attendees and some people who should know better will say.

I'm usually fairly tolerant of some, and I will deliberately put blinkers on for others: oh they are young or they are making a joke or referring to something I'm not privy to. It's not worth getting focused on a small group when there is so much more fun to be had :)

Best advice is to get to know people here, organise to be with people as much as possible and bask in the awesomeness that is cosplay :) Also when you get tired and overwhelmed chill out outside or in the restaurant next door. They do wedges and hot chocolate and it's nice and close in case you want to get back in.
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Yunca. 13/02/10, 11:08 am

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cosplaying solo is the pits. The absolute, mother physics pits. Kids who think they're cool abuse you. Seriously, nothing hurts like a ten-year-old yelling at you from across the hall - he is too small to bash.

lol and avoid people with props man i think people were out to get me ay. this girl hit me with her ax thingy itachi hit me with their pillow and this lil girl hit me with her glitter stick 0.0

LOL next time im going as sumone who has a staf or sumthing lol beware
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Mischa. 22/03/10, 07:23 am

Don't try any new depilitory creams or waxing techniques the day before the con! I speak from painful experience
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By chiken_skratch. 22/03/10, 11:13 am

lmao, the ten year olds that passed me were awesome as!!! they were all like, "TenTen!!! can we get a high five??" and i was all like, "HELL YES!!!"
and if there are little snots out there tease them by saying, "well at least my girlfriend is hotter than yours" and if they are all like "i dont have a girlfriend" then you have two comebacks. option one "exactly" then tilt your nose up and walk elegantly away. option two yell pretty loudly "TINY TEN YEAR OLD UKE!!! FANGIRLS SWARM!!!" thatll teach him to open his mouth at a con
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Li-Bai. 22/03/10, 11:30 am

Considering how many people here probably watch Behind Infinity (Jin) on devART, I'm surprised these haven't come up yet.

General Cosplay Courtesy
Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention Etiquette
Choice of Cosplay - Were you asking for it?
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Rikku. 30/03/10, 06:47 am

Ah ha ha.... I'm guilty of not eating and not keeping myself healthy over the ChChgeddon. I ate a box of popcorn chicken, and that's about it. xD;; Now I'm paying the price by sitting at home being sick.

Keep yourselves healthy!!!

~Rikku <3
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Olli. 30/03/10, 07:19 am

^ This
I didn't eat properly over the entire Chchgeddon and now I feel like sugar honey iced tea.
And I forgot my meds so that makes it worse >_<
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Icarus. 30/03/10, 07:25 am

I don't know if this came up yet, but hugs and glomps.
I know we all get really excited when we see a crazy awesome costume, but pleeeeeease make sure that you don't tackle them or atleast ask for a hug first.

Costumes can be quite fragile, so becareful con-goers~
(^ especially on competition days!)
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Lexicon. 30/03/10, 07:26 am

I also agree with the eating part, completely.
I didn't eat for the whole first two days of Auckgeddon and on the third day at 3 am i woke up starving and slightly hallucinating.
i probably won't follow my own advice though xD


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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Li-Bai. 30/03/10, 07:28 am

Icarus wrote:
I don't know if this came up yet, but hugs and glomps.
I know we all get really excited when we see a crazy awesome costume, but pleeeeeease make sure that you don't tackle them or atleast ask for a hug first.

Costumes can be quite fragile, so becareful con-goers~
(^ especially on competition days!)

This plz. It's not happened to me yet (rabid fangirls going RAHRAHRAHGLOMP) but especially so this year I absolutely do not want anyone bowling up to me and hugging me before I'm ready. Because I might break an ankle. >____>
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Icarus. 05/04/10, 08:59 am

Oh and here's another tip

If a cosplayer is on wheels, DON'T physics PUSH THEM from behind to make them 'roll forward' if that person wasn't a small little girl, I would've.. 1) costume is at risk, 2) so is the safety of the cosplayer

COSPLAYERS ARE HUMANS, NOT GAME CHARACTERS WITH EXTRA LIVES DAMNIT!!


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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Smeagi. 19/04/10, 07:22 am

This is super helpful >w<
It's all common sense really but common sense can often be missed.
I'll refer back to this when I'm closer to getting my first cosplay made (cosplay virginity, yay!)
The pockets / bags tip was especially enlightening <3
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By Cactiberry. 19/04/10, 07:28 am

Icarus wrote:
I don't know if this came up yet, but hugs and glomps.
I know we all get really excited when we see a crazy awesome costume, but pleeeeeease make sure that you don't tackle them or atleast ask for a hug first.

Costumes can be quite fragile, so becareful con-goers~
(^ especially on competition days!)

None of my cosplays has been fragile yet, but this is sound advice.
On the hugging/glomp thing - Always, ALWAYS ask first, unless you a. know that person personally and b. know it won't damage them/their costume/props in anyway >>
And oh, if you're confused about gender (lol, it happens xD) just ask the person, it's better then being constantly referred to by character name only and/or it, and I bet most of us won't be offended, just glad we can pull off the crossplay xD
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By ai-scully. 27/07/10, 12:17 pm

About the make-up... From personal experience... if you're getting hot and sweaty, you should dry your self off and reapply. Cause it is not awesome when you get a face shaped tan mark on the front of your costume after hugging another cosplayer.... (it is not cool!)
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By carnione. 27/07/10, 01:23 pm

Bring deodorant. Or something similar. ^^, Taking a shower in the morning isn't enough, especially after a few hours in an enclosed convention area full of people. The SWEAT!
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Re: Convention Tips
Post By HikaruxKaoru. 14/06/13, 08:59 am

Just a touch of make up can make a big difference!

 And remember to carry some with you just in case you wipe it off by accident. I wish I had brought some extra concealer when I had realised that most of it had come off on my sleeve when I rubbed my face. stare 

It's also handy to have for other people.  In the bathrooms a girl became really upset because her painstaking make up was ruined. It felt great to be able to rush to the rescue and let her use mine! Razz

On that note, give yourself plenty of time to get ready! You don't want to break down in a big ball of stress minutes before the con because your make up is a mess. (been there...)
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