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Old 04-16-2009, 09:25 AM   #16
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Wow it looks like you had fun! I would have loved to have hugged you all big tall and cartoon characterish...:p
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:40 AM   #17
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And you found what I take to be a Rozen Maiden too -- in the off-ivory/sort-of-gold dress. Bikini girls with machine guns... Cons are marvelous, aren't they?
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:46 PM   #18
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well, looks like this thread's been idle a while...

We went in 2009, of course, but we also attended in 2010, and again this year 2011.

I'll catch up with some of the funner pixors later but I wanted to share a couple with you I was reminded of when Flint and I connected recently.

Here's one of Flint in costume and me with Flint!

Soooo much fun!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:11 PM   #19
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Ten years of SakuraCon

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As you can see SonofV and I started attending Sakura-Con in 2008. This year marks our tenth consecutive Sakura-Con. Here are some picture from the journey.

2008

SonofV was in middle school and I knew very little about anime and this convention. As a result, he went in costume and I went in my street clothes. Booooyyyy, did I feel out of place.


Here is (a much younger and smaller) SonofV in his full regalia as Jiro Mochizuki. He looks good, this is our first con and the costume turned out pretty good.
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Here's one of the very few pictures of us together this year. I learned my lesson, I took more pictures in subsequent years.
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Of course, there's more to do than just look at the costumes on all the people, like video games. This was a big draw for him. He played guitar hero and countless other console games.
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The con is held at the the Washington State Convention Center, appropriately enough. It seems to land on Easter weekend each year, and as you can see, the blossoming cherry trees celebrate too.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:14 PM   #20
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SakuraCon 2009

New year, new characters, new costumes!


Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass was the subject of his second SakuraCon. Here's a nice glamour shot we used a reference making his costume.
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I chose Jet from Cowboy Bebop. Many images are available, this is a good start. I dyed my hair and beard and then shaved the top of my head to resemble my tonsured muse.
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SonofV as Zero
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Me as Jet with some of SonofV's school friends.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:16 PM   #21
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SakuraCon 2009

At the actual con, Zero was very popular with the ladies.
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This happened all day.
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Not that I'm complaining, Jet attracted attention too.
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Other new (to us) this year is the Glomp game. Zero had a good time here. The mask was not an impediment.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:20 PM   #22
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SakuraCon 2009

Must be something about a man in uniform...
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I mean, really. I culled these pictures. I'm holdin back.
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Rrrroowwwrrrr!
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Another new event attended, the rave. Hangry, Angry and LOUD.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:25 PM   #23
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SakuraCon 2010

2010, Our new projects!


SonofV chose Rorschach from Watchmen. Strictly speaking Watchmen isn't an anime, but who's counting? He drew inspiration from a variety of sources in the years to come, and he had a lot of company in that approach.

Not sure who the cutie in yellow is, but the green guy is almost certainly from Halo, a video game, a rich source of ideas to come. You'll see him again.
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I chose a YouTube video called In Memory of Soldier A as my inspiration. Soldier A looks good fresh from central casting next to Jet Black, circa 2010.
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My favorite part was the big yellow arrow I made that followed me around (being stuck down my shirt). I was easy to find in a crowd.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:29 PM   #24
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SakuraCon 2010

10E
This was the first time my costume changed over the three day convention, just as that poor bastard in the video shows his wear.
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Glomping works a little like mass spin-the-bottle. Where your bottle points, you walk until you reach someone on the outer ring, hug each other, and trade places. They go to the center and find a bottle and you wait on the outside to get pointed at and hugged. This game is a lot of fun, and SonofV played it until they closed due to darkness and attrition (about midnight).
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Another fun game is Cosplay Chess. On the left is black with a couple of Team Rocket pawns nearest the camera. The other characters are also well chosen re: good vs evil. When they come into the same square, they battle. I didn't get up to speed on all the rules, it was a little overwhelming.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:33 PM   #25
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SakuraCon 2011

Happy New Year! Guess who!

SakuraCon 2011


11A
This year I wanted to be the guy on the cover of Fallout New Vegas, but I bit off more than I could chew. I made a coat and I scored some interesting goggles, and then omg, the con is here. Oops.
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SonofV went as Leatherface. I made him a creepy leather mask and he took it from there.
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This young lady put a lot more effort into her Fallout New Vegas costume than I managed.
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Oh, look, it's me and Flint! ps, I know this one is a repeat.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:36 PM   #26
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SakuraCon 2012

2012

SonofV chose early this year giving us time to make his costume. His character was [url=http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/Soma_CruzSoma Cruz[/url] of Castlevania, the video game.
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I picked a video game charater this year too, Shy Guy from the Nintendo canon. I liked this costume, fun and easy to make including the metal mask, comfortable to wear, well known character. Obviously, my face doesn't show up in any in costume picture. Oh well.
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We have arrived! Let the glomping commence!
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Let the glomping continue...
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:40 PM   #27
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Into the night...
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:43 PM   #28
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There's a lot of love in the room tonight.
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Oooo shiny lights!
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Must pause to pose!
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Back to the game.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:47 PM   #29
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I was busy hanging out with my own people in my own universe.
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When I wasn't admiring my own shy self.
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Sleepwalking home.... serenaded by SonofV's ocarina stylings of the Nintendo Legend of Zelda canon.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:51 PM   #30
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SakuraCon 2013

Guess what? Nope, not a chicken butt. A new year for new cosplay!!!

2013


I chose the character Ginko from the anime Mushi-shi. I must have been feeling rich, because I'm at the hairdresser having my wig styled. WTF?
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Ok, how do I look? (Just lie if you feel the need.)
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Parking downtown is a giant expensive hassle. Let's just take a care we can drop off (in a tiny spot).
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Westward, HO!
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