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When did YOU first started cosplaying?

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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Aikome. 08/06/10, 12:09 pm

PBBFT. My first technical cosplay was made by my mom the day before Auckgeddon 2008 ~( Shia, Pita Ten PJ's . . ) This was when I was absolutely obsess<3 with Kingdom Hearts and planed to make Kairi's KHI costume but never got around to it.

Found out about cosplay through the interwebs and a friend who cosplayed Sasuke.
Most of the day I spent alternatively "wowing" over the stalls, her/other cosplayers and waiting to the side enviously as every Naruto fan that passed by went "OMFGSASUKE<3LOLOL~!~!" I wanted to be awesome as that and so for Doujin 2009 I joined CNZ and did my first cosplay made by me; Sakura Kinomoto uniform and Kirakishou.
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Cactiberry. 08/06/10, 12:17 pm

Maddi forced me to cosplay Pikachu with her to DO '09, shortly after forcing me to join CNZ. I was just getting over my "OMFGANIMEKAWAIINYA" phase, so after a little convincing agreed to cosplay xD
Everyone was so nice! AND FRIENDLY OMFG. When I think back to it, I remember quite a few CNZ people - and only one of whom I knew was from the forums at the time (Rolly) xD
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Mischa. 08/06/10, 12:23 pm

I started late!

I first cosplayed in 2008 when I was Chun Li at Auckgeddon.
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Fartz. 08/06/10, 12:38 pm

doing my first 1 now, as cloud strife. currently in design of making his sword. and wig is here and friend is styling it for me. if i manage to get outfit altogether im going to dress as cloud for mufti day at school :)
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Rolly. 08/06/10, 12:42 pm

Aww, Cacti, you make me feel speshul! 8D <3

Ermm, lesse, in 2004-2005 summer holidays, I went back to Taiwan and at that point I was completely obsessed with Rockman EXE. 8D And I bought half of Meiru's costume - I never found the right skirt and vest.
This was my first obsession where I wanted to dress up as a character.

The second encounter was in 2007, the months leading up to the summer holidays. I wanted to do a Bleach shingami - I think I wanted to do Rukia at that stage. But due to not being able to find someone to teach me to sew, I had to give up. sad I even got to the point where I looked up fabric stores on the Yellow pages!!

THEN WITH RENEWED VIGOUR AFTER DISCOVERING CNZ, (got linked from a friend, who's no long active on here, sadly), and receving help from the lovely JVCA, I completed my costume in time for DO 2008. I went as Reimu and I'm still pretty proud I managed to finish everything in time and by hand-sewing. :B

I still laugh that mum thought it was a fad. Little did she know that the Cosplay Bug got me and I can't get rid of it any more. 8D
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Highlander. 08/06/10, 12:44 pm

Kiki wrote:
At a meet up a little while after wellygeddon 09 C: I cosplayed Ai Enma from hell girl 8D
so yeah...

Sounds awesome.

Olli, totally suprised that Auckgeddon was your first!

Um, last year to dunedin, about june, july?
Mandie asked me to go and I thought why not. She was going to be Ash, so I tried talking Aura in to being Misty, until we realised dunedin in the middle of winter, ... Anyway I was brock. A cheap ($8 of materal) has of a vest, the rest bought. And Captain Jack. Because it was warm and I only had to by the shirt and braces.

Then for Auckland 09 I made the whole Zoro outfit, and found there was a one piece group! (Exceot the swords, which I bought.)

Oh, and the costume which motivated me to cosplay in the first place. Started it before ChCh geddon 2010. Hopefully finish it by Auckland 2010.
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Tails. 08/06/10, 12:57 pm

Pyro wrote:
@Tails- Oh my god, that Ichigo was you?! D8 I NEVER KNEW.

And here I am thinking I'd never actually spoken to you irl. Funny how things go.

You spoke to me? Yay! I was kind of nervous, but then I got so much friendly attention. I guess dressing as a bright pink cat girl will do that.
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Tamoo. 08/06/10, 01:11 pm

Rolly wrote:
I still laugh that mum thought it was a fad. Little did she know that the Cosplay Bug got me and I can't get rid of it any more. 8D

Exactly what my mother thought as well. XD
And now look at me, 5 years later OTL
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By sakura_petals. 08/06/10, 01:31 pm

My first official cosplay was for the EJBJD or the Epic trip to Dunedin in July last year - I was Claes from Gunslinger Girl. My second was Super Sailor Venus and Belle for Auckgeddon 09. And now because of that Sailor Moon group, I've become a huge fan of all the aspects of it (some would even go so far as to say obsessed) - from the manga, anime to even the musicals.

But those are the official cosplays but I've been dressing up since I was little. Like most of my bday parties were costume ones. The best thing was the box of dress ups that my Granny had made for my mum and her sister's ballet recitals, so many awesome home made costumes!!
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Pura. 08/06/10, 01:48 pm

Tails wrote:
My first cosplay was Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew) at Wellygeddon '08. I had no idea about Armageddon before that, my friend told me about it & that there was a 'cosplay' competition, & I already was big on entering comps with my sewing so I whipped up an outfit!

Haha, I remember you a lot xP. I was very fan spazy (quietly xP) about your Ichigo xP.

I first cosplayed in ... 2007? ...? ...? 8D? Um. Yeah. I think so. To the Wellington Rained-Off Cosplay Picnic xP. I went as a very, very fail Zexion. VERY fail 8D;;

The next year I cosplayed a less fail Byakuya from Bleach xDD. Still a bit fail though.
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Tails. 08/06/10, 01:52 pm

Pura wrote:
Tails wrote:
My first cosplay was Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew) at Wellygeddon '08. I had no idea about Armageddon before that, my friend told me about it & that there was a 'cosplay' competition, & I already was big on entering comps with my sewing so I whipped up an outfit!

Haha, I remember you a lot xP. I was very fan spazy (quietly xP) about your Ichigo xP.

Hehe really? Hmm maybe I should fix up the outfit & wear it to 'geddon again~
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By azeria. 08/06/10, 01:57 pm

I first cosplay an extremely fail 'Cheza' to Welly Geddon in '08.
........Yea let's not talk about that.


First time actual cosplaying was last year WellyGeddon as Nanashi from MAR >w<
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Pyro. 08/06/10, 02:09 pm

Tails wrote:
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@Tails- Oh my god, that Ichigo was you?! D8 I NEVER KNEW.

And here I am thinking I'd never actually spoken to you irl. Funny how things go.

You spoke to me? Yay! I was kind of nervous, but then I got so much friendly attention. I guess dressing as a bright pink cat girl will do that.

Yeah, I was cosplaying Dante from Devil May Cry 3 and I chatted with you for a few minutes and got a photo with you. xD A photo where I look like a pimp.
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By TinTango. 08/06/10, 02:12 pm

Everyone at work was getting free tickets to see Pirates of the Caribbean 2, and my friends and I all decided to dress up as pirates to go to the movie.

I shaved my hair off, got a proper Medical eyepatch (they give them to stroke patients that lose vision in one eye), bought a fake gold earring and matched some old black jeans, with a suitable ragged white shirt I had. Then I went to the movies... and all my friends came with excuses and no costumes.

But I tell you, when you're a Peacock amongst Pidgeons, there's only one thing to do at a moment like this... Strut!!! Cool

Best reaction of the night, my boss (who brought his 9 year old son) saying to me: "Oh... who is this dodgy looking fellow!"
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Rolly. 08/06/10, 02:30 pm

Oh TinTango, I bet you made a great pirate! ;D
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Guest. 08/06/10, 02:31 pm

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Oh TinTango, I bet you made a great pirate! ;D

I second this XD

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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Highlander. 08/06/10, 02:40 pm

TinTango wrote:
Everyone at work was getting free tickets to see Pirates of the Caribbean 2, and my friends and I all decided to dress up as pirates to go to the movie.

But I tell you, when you're a Peacock amongst Pidgeons, there's only one thing to do at a moment like this... Strut!!! Cool

Sounds like an idea for the ball. We could match, sort of.
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Tails. 08/06/10, 03:13 pm

Pyro wrote:
Tails wrote:
Pyro wrote:
@Tails- Oh my god, that Ichigo was you?! D8 I NEVER KNEW.

And here I am thinking I'd never actually spoken to you irl. Funny how things go.

You spoke to me? Yay! I was kind of nervous, but then I got so much friendly attention. I guess dressing as a bright pink cat girl will do that.

Yeah, I was cosplaying Dante from Devil May Cry 3 and I chatted with you for a few minutes and got a photo with you. xD A photo where I look like a pimp.


Oh, oooooh I remember!! Aha, that's so awesome. You must have been the first 'crossplayer' I saw.

(Should probably stop the private chat, add me on msn! Very Happy)
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Hannah. 08/06/10, 03:54 pm

my first official cosplay was welly '10...
late starter >.<
i now have four complete and 3 in process cosplays
...as well as the next three years of conventions planned orz
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By neimhaille. 08/06/10, 03:55 pm

The first recreation costume I made, though it was an interpretation was in 1994. The first real recreation was in 1995. Both for singing competitions. And I'd often sneak interpretations or recreations into costumes I made for shows I was in.

The first opportunity outside of theatre came with the 2003 Auckland cosplay contest. It was so exciting. I had been a member of the Cosplay.com forums and I knew about the more open interpretation of the word but wasn't sure what the scene was like here in NZ. I wanted to wear my Satine costume but it wasn't close to being finished (I wore it the next year) so made the Galadriel costume (where she is tempted by the Ring). I used techniques I'd read about in stage craft books (felt armour) and online (gelatin ears) and my own theories (PAX alternative- body paint).

So fun. I didn't know anyone at all and only stayed for the contest as I pretty well only go to events to costume and gas bag with people of the same kind ;)
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Suixelo. 08/06/10, 04:07 pm

I totally remember your Galadriel costume! I even took some photos haha. I think that was the first year I watched the contest, I was 13. I remember your Satine as well, I remember seeing you outside posing for photos and I stopped and fangirled you for a bit haha. I ended up finding your website describing how you made the costumes, so so amazing.
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Post By Le_Saboteur. 09/06/10, 12:34 am

neimhaille wrote:

The first opportunity outside of theatre came with the 2003 Auckland cosplay contest.

I remember seeing that costume through a link on the 'Geddon site many years ago, where you were talking about the process of making it. That was my first 'real' introduction to cosplay, beyond seeing a random picture here or there! I was so impressed, even though I had no idea what you were talking about Very Happy
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Yunca. 09/06/10, 03:44 am

im still new to it XD

um how well i found out bout cosplay ages ago as i watched alot of cosplay groups on yt
and i saw the cosplayers at the very first dunedin armageddon 2009.
yea just thought it would be fun and different to do. oh and plus i love anime to bits so it was another thing i could do with anime. im so werid lol

where: well my first cosplay was at armageddon auckland 2009!!! was so awesum ^-^
i went as sakura haruno, man i hated my short as wig =( loved the strange looks people gave ya on the streets tho lol.

why: well i thought it would be fun to do ^-^ and it looked interesting.

when: 2009!!!!!!
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By firecat70. 09/06/10, 06:27 am

I started in 2006 at Chch's first Armageddon. Yeyeah. I cosplayed as Sakura from Cardcaptors - I had no wig though gonk and my shoe paint was peeling off - but I am still impressed with the dress since it was the 3rd piece of clothing I had ever made (the others being a home ec. apron, and the other the most craptastic lolita dress in existence).
I started because I had been admiring pictures on the interwebs and saw Chchgeddon had a cosplay contest and thought 'I could do that!!' I had no idea that there were many other cosplayers in NZ (I had only seen a couple on cosplay.com forums)
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Re: When did YOU first started cosplaying?
Post By Belakor. 09/06/10, 08:26 am

I think I started back in 2007 at Wellington Armageddon with my Stormtrooper armour and kinda went from there.
Though I've only just started to get more involved in the cosplay side of things (as far as competitions and the community goes) since this last Armageddon in Welly.
I think I started because I needed a new (obviously more expensive Razz) hobby and to find more creative people Smile
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