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« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2005, 02:48:15 pm »
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Okay, I'm caving in. I think I've thought about it too much not to do it. Count me in as Lupin for KumoriCon. I'll just have to figure out what days to do which cosplay.

Now my next question is what should I wear since I'm not cosplaying as a student? I figure a cloak with some patches in it, maybe a tie (color?), and... I don't know... maybe a button-down shirt? (suggestions are welcomed)


Let's see...what I imagine Lupin to look like...book version...

Gah! No! Evil, brown-coloured, movie version, petophile-esque outfit invading thoughts!!! Can't...see...past...it...!

Uff. I'll have to get back to you on that one.

I think that as long as you don't have a hidden pocket for a chloroform-soaked rag and/or the keys to an unmarked white van, then you'll be okay.
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« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2005, 05:36:53 pm »
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Okay, I'm caving in.  I think I've thought about it too much not to do it.  Count me in as Lupin for KumoriCon.  I'll just have to figure out what days to do which cosplay.

Now my next question is what should I wear since I'm not cosplaying as a student?  I figure a cloak with some patches in it, maybe a tie (color?), and... I don't know... maybe a button-down shirt?  (suggestions are welcomed)

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Do Lupin in his wolf form!! ;) After all, he'll fit right in at the convention, since he IS a "Moonie." :D

"OOOOWWwwwoooooooowill punish you!!"

...*imagines werewolf Lupin in a blonde wig and Sailor Moon costume and dies laughing* XD
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« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2005, 08:47:14 pm »
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go for it, the point of the con is to have fun..... plus i see harry potter doujinshi all over at sakura con, and all of it was yaoi or yuri......lol


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« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2005, 08:48:28 pm »
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;--; Go-gomen nasai... My sweater turned out real bad (My first Cosplay, ever. Ever ever ever.) and I...
I threw it away. D':
So I'll either buy one (I'm no good at knittin')... Or... ;__; I could, maybe, barrow a sweater?
o-o; That'd be all I needed beacuse I have everything else.
My tie needs wrok. xD I used Blue (dark) and yellow, and people thought I was Hufflepuff instead...


Which House do you need?

Oh for others who want sweaters and scarves, this place has a good reputation:

http://www.wizardknits.com/index.html

Ties:
http://www.wizardties.com/costuming/
Hot Topic still carries the two main houses, but this place has the rest as well.

And, last but not least, Patches:
http://www.patchpalace.com/welcome.htm


^__^- Ohh. -eyes Ravenclaw vest- If I don't end up buying it off of there in the next few months, then I'll probably have to ask to barrow a Ravenclaw one. ;--; Sorry if this inconveniconcestsyDFjh -can't spell- you in any way.

Negima-sensei! :3 Yay! More Harry Potter cosplay!

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« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2005, 09:00:14 pm »
OK, since I only have one Ravenclaw sweater, it's reserved for you.  Post if you buy your own.  It's movie 1 and 2 style.
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« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2005, 09:08:46 pm »
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OK, since I only have one Ravenclaw sweater, it's reserved for you.  Post if you buy your own.  It's movie 1 and 2 style.

^__^- Thank you.

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« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2005, 01:29:24 am »
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~spoiler warning~

Do Lupin in his wolf form!! ;) After all, he'll fit right in at the convention, since he IS a "Moonie." :D

"OOOOWWwwwoooooooowill punish you!!"

...*imagines werewolf Lupin in a blonde wig and Sailor Moon costume and dies laughing* XD

Oh dear gawd.
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I think that as long as you don't have a hidden pocket for a chloroform-soaked rag and/or the keys to an unmarked white van, then you'll be okay.

Is it okay if it's an unmarked black van?  (just kidding)
Oh, and to add on to the joke, remember the boggart scene when Lupin is asking Neville about what his grandmother wears?  Can't you just imagine him asking for *cough* further details?

Prehaps I should look over that part of book 3 when he's introduced to get some idea on what to wear.

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« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2005, 05:01:18 am »
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Is it okay if it's an unmarked black van? (just kidding)
Oh, and to add on to the joke, remember the boggart scene when Lupin is asking Neville about what his grandmother wears? Can't you just imagine him asking for *cough* further details?


Because this thread isn't horrifying enough already...

Since Lupin is supposed to have a shabby appearance, you could always wear a slightly-tattered priest's robe without the collar instead of an "Official" wizard robe. He had to have SOME occupation between school and teaching, right?

Scary thing is, I really did imagine my Lupin wearing something like that, with a dingy white dress shirt and well-worn jeans. Not because of the connotations or joke potential, but because the image seemed to fit him.
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« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2005, 04:10:39 pm »
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Is it okay if it's an unmarked black van? (just kidding)
Oh, and to add on to the joke, remember the boggart scene when Lupin is asking Neville about what his grandmother wears? Can't you just imagine him asking for *cough* further details?


Because this thread isn't horrifying enough already...

Since Lupin is supposed to have a shabby appearance, you could always wear a slightly-tattered priest's robe without the collar instead of an "Official" wizard robe. He had to have SOME occupation between school and teaching, right?

Scary thing is, I really did imagine my Lupin wearing something like that, with a dingy white dress shirt and well-worn jeans. Not because of the connotations or joke potential, but because the image seemed to fit him.


In my hunt for graduation robes, I picked up one very old fashioned robe that actually seems to be made out of cloth rather than that strange modern stuff they use.  I wouldn't want to rip it or anything, but in it's current unironed state, it would work really well for a shabby dressed professor.  We could also get creative and sew in a few hanging threads and stuff.  (I think it could be nice if it were dry cleaned and well pressed, so I don't want to ruin it).  If you don't find something in the mean time, it's in my Harry Potter Stash and available for loan.  Also, look at that patch logo link I posted above.  If you get just a Hogwarts Patch (not one for a specific house) it could be attached and help clue people in to who you are dressed as.
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« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2005, 12:57:47 am »
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Scary thing is, I really did imagine my Lupin wearing something like that, with a dingy white dress shirt and well-worn jeans. Not because of the connotations or joke potential, but because the image seemed to fit him.

Yeah, I also saw Lupin wearing something well-worn when I read the book.  I figured if his robes and suitcase look worn down, why not his clothes?

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In my hunt for graduation robes, I picked up one very old fashioned robe that actually seems to be made out of cloth rather than that strange modern stuff they use. I wouldn't want to rip it or anything, but in it's current unironed state, it would work really well for a shabby dressed professor. We could also get creative and sew in a few hanging threads and stuff. (I think it could be nice if it were dry cleaned and well pressed, so I don't want to ruin it). If you don't find something in the mean time, it's in my Harry Potter Stash and available for loan. Also, look at that patch logo link I posted above. If you get just a Hogwarts Patch (not one for a specific house) it could be attached and help clue people in to who you are dressed as

Thanks for the offer and the idea with the patch ^_^.  I'll try to make a robe or find one on my own first just to see if I can.  If I can't find one or unable to make one, I'll send a you a message.

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« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2005, 09:45:15 pm »
I just realized something (two things actually).

Two of my cosplay costumes are basically teachers.  I've also tutored some people back home in Japanese and... whoa, scary.

Also, this thought just came to mind, but can you imagine there being the anime Lupin at KumoriCon as well?  It would be Lupin the Third meets Lupin from the third (book).
(Bad joke, I know.  It just crossed my mind.)

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« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2005, 08:10:31 pm »
^_^ If anyone needs Harry Potter PoA ties, you should buy them at Wizardties.com. I ordered mine and I was amazed at how fast the shipping was. ^_^

Also, I orderd my Vest, so I won't be needing one Sailor Naboo, but thank you though. ^_^


I was also wondering what time/daye/ect we should have the photochoot? ^_^ I think it'd be fun.

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« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2005, 01:49:30 pm »
i think it would completely fine to do a HP cosplay. add some variety.

i think it would be awesome if someone would cosplay a internet flash character of some sort ... i mean, it goes hand in hand with anime right? i don't know.

anyway, go for it. :)
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« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2005, 10:48:01 pm »
Well kids, things are not looking good...

Our [my posse's] parental units are pretty much not going to let us go to the amazing, awesome, super duper wonderful-ness that is Kumori Con. Some rubbish about how Portland is too far to travel for a convention. I know, it's all very "Say WHAT?!", and though we've been working on it with all our parents (yes, I even dared to ask my strict Asian mother), it is definitely looking like a long shot.

But it's not over 'till it's over, and so I'll definitely be trying to find a way there. I've got my costume all planned out and everything, and have already made arrangements with countless buddies to meet up and have a grand photoshooting time.

So keep your fingers crossed, folks...and even if I can't make it, there are at least two people I know of from this thread alone that are potentially going as HP characters, so I'm sure you guys could have just as great a time without me.
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« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2005, 10:53:48 pm »
D: Aw, that's too bad Kotori, but the convention's not for another month, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2005, 01:29:15 pm »
Back onto the original question:

The way I see it, cosplay is an originally Japanese phenomenon-- part of Japanese culture.  As such, any cosplay should be allowed at an anime convention, sort of like pocky or DDR-- those aren't technically anime-related, but they're part of celebrating Japanese culture.

However, I AM a bit snobby when it comes to originality.  Like, I'm more likely to appreciate a halfway decent costume of a minor character that I've never seen cosplayed before than I am to appreciate the most perfect Yuna costume out there.  

And I rarely see unique HP-related costumes anymore. *sigh*
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« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2005, 03:15:26 pm »
Thank you, gia and Negima and everyone else...

You guys gave me the kick I needed to go ahead with my Na-Geanna Suguru Misato (Mahoromatic), even sans sword. I reallyreally want to do this cosplay, but I'd been thinking of the sword as a requirement rather than an option. And making the sword will be a major project.

I'd still like to do the sword, but I won't let it keep me from the costume now. Strictly speaking, after the end of the epi he wouldn't have it anymore - but I'd been letting my fears of "incorrectness" in the eyes of the purest purists rule me. So thanks again for the kick in the butt.  :wink:

p.s. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you, Kotori!
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