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Everything posted by Krystal

  1. I saw this on another forum I go on, and lovveeedd it. It was so adorable. This post doesn't count since I strted the thread, so someone pose something so we can say something nice about you. You know you want to. Carey Gaga demands it.
  2. Shoutouts!

    I saw this on other con forums where we give little shoutouts to cosplayers that made our day, and I definitely have a few: -Tommy Wisseau with the football - The amazing SS Vegeta and Piccolo walking together -Gaston on Saturday -Flo the Progressive girl
  3. The Official "Did You Get My Picture?" Thread

    I was first form Frieza...anyone snag my picture?
  4. Guidebook?

    I remember on the Facebook saying to expect it by the end of the week, so I have few questions... - Is it coming out today or tomorrow? - What devices is it for? - Will it account for panels for guests not yet announced? - If ot, does it update automatically?
  5. Why did ACen

    Not necessarily. When someone has a grievance and simply asks in public without being rude, it may guarantee transparency.
  6. So...um, what's the word about the Guest list?

    Do you have any idea how many other cons, or even other ACen mods/staff, would simply blame the attendees for asking for "omg yu asked or guests too much and now I was too stressed to get any?" The three things that matter to me in whether a con is good is they way they treat their guests, staff and attendees, their ability to take personal responsibility, and their ability to be organized. While guest acquisitions this year were hectic, ACen is by no means less this year. THANK YOU for telling us.
  7. So...um, what's the word about the Guest list?

    It means a lot to be honest at least. :) Now with a complete guest list, people can plan accordingly.
  8. Thoughts on the idea of Professional Cosplayers

    In the career sense that we now associate the word "professional" with, when someone says they are a professional cosplayer, I think they are glorifying their hobby, that they may or may not make a few bucks on the side for. I don't know of a single cosplayer who can make a living solely by producing their costumes. If they get money for appearances or selling prints, that's more modeling. If they are making costumes for someone else, that's commission. The act of making yourself a costume and taking on the persona/air of that character is just not lucrative. In that sense though, many of the anime voice actors we know and love need a second job to support themselves. So even one of the more top-notch jobs we associate with the anime industry isn't enough to live on, but I think most people call them professionals. The word "profession" was originally used to describe an act, not a noun. It stems from "to profess." People used to profess or vow that they openly admit to take on a craft and do it for the rest of their lives.So from the essence of the word, if people are saying they are a professional cosplayer they are openly declaring that cosplay is the craft that they choose to pursue for their life, and the one they wish to be associated with. By that definition, anyone can be a professional cosplayer. Money doesn't factor in. Heck, I could one day say I'm a professional cosplayer who practices law on the side. This is the sense I usually look at professions in. It's about what you dedicate your life to, so I don't mind who calls themselves a professional cosplayer. That being said, represent your profession well. If you call yourself a professional cosplayer just for benefits, fame, or without putting any effort into it, you are lying to yourelf and others. Would you call a doctor with an 80% a fatality rate a good doctor? Nope, and you would say they misrepresent ALL doctors! So if you dedicate your life to being a cosplayer, call it your profession. But don't take that profession lightly!
  9. Final Panel Programming Schedule

    I know this will be disappointing to hear, but Chris is here not Greg. XD I'm pretty sure that should be his sippy cup panel on Saturday at 11. XD Just don't want any lynch mobs of angry fans at ACen if that goes to print.
  10. This is definitely going to be the hardest time parting with something I've ever done, but rent needs to be paid. I am selling my fiberglass saiyan armor, only worn once for my Frieza cosplay. It took about 3 months to construct, is extremely durable, and will fit up to what is about a 29-30 inch waist (mine is 26 in these pictures). I would like to get as close to 250$ as possible. If you want to buy this armor to cosplay a character other than Frieza, I will happily paint it to whatever specifications you want for free, and will even make a tail for Saiyans or a Ginyu Force logo. If anyone is interested, I would be happy to bring this to ACen.
  11. ACEN 2013 Cosplay!

    The only one I'm positive about is my Marika Kato from Bodacious Space Pirates. I may do Coorie or Frieza, but I won't be able to redo my Jessie from Pokemon by then. :(/>
  12. So...um, what's the word about the Guest list?

    Is there a date that you're planning on working out arrangements with guests you've already invited? Or is the wait on their end now?
  13. Your thoughts on Pirating Anime/Manga

    Greg and Chris Ayres do a wonderful panel on this, actually. If they were invited or responded to as guests, ACen could probably convince them to do it.
  14. Scott McNeil and vic Mignogna

    Aw don't apologize, it wasn't mean or anything. I just didn't know if OP would think that ACen won't invite a guest because it doesn't like them or not. I mean, I guess this brings up a question of my own, which is probably more of a concept based one than a request, but I wonder how often staff not liking a guest leads to their mistreatment, or being ignored.
  15. The ACen CoStudio!

    THIS IS THE BEST THING. This will really make cosplay malfunctions a lot easier to handle.
  16. Scott McNeil and vic Mignogna

    I don't know if it's right to say that a convention as a whole doesn't like a guest...while individual members and staffers may dislike or be biased towards guests, to say [Con name] doesn't like so-and-so looks pretty bad to other guests. Some of them do read the forums. I'm not staff, but I can venture to say that ACen doesn't dislike anyone, so despite how some staff treats/views some guests, the heads do their best to be objective and receptive.
  17. So...um, what's the word about the Guest list?

    Many industry guests are always working on something new, so maybe a few more directors and creators, and if possible, manga-ka? Also, I'm rather confused. Also, when a guest is invited, is it then up to them to make the arrangements to travel to Chicago and get finalized, or are you as a convention supposed to work with them?
  18. So...um, what's the word about the Guest list?

    Yeah, I'm pretty curious as to how this is playing out as well. <_<
  19. Jessica Nigri

    Nobody said that though?
  20. Jessica Nigri

    I personally left because of moderator rudeness on this forum and only visit March-May every year. This thread didn't "make" me post, but it's the only guest I feel comfortable giving my opinion about because while any VA could be someone's favorite, I disagree with the entire concept of cosplay models. If my lack of posting this year makes my opinion unwelcome, I guess I begrudgingly apologize. The guest forums are bookmarked since I'm waiting for updates.
  21. Jessica Nigri

    I think people have a right to say who they do want and who they do not want, just so ACen can gauge the reaction of fans not on the forums. I just think if all of the industry guests spontaneously combust and we are forced to have a cosplay guest, here's the question ACen should ask to determine a good one; Is a person famous for THEIR costumes, or how they look in ANY costume?
  22. Jessica Nigri

    :/ When did I say she sells her body? Please don't use quotations on made-up phrases as if I actually said it. I am saying that the source of her fame is not the quality of costumes she wears, but how she looks in them. I'm not denying her right to fame, I'm saying I don't think she's an appropriate convention guest when the convention has a set budget.
  23. Jessica Nigri

    Honestly? I think it would be a poor use of resources, especially because she is someone who is hired mainly for her body. I really don't think there should be a thing such as cosplay guests at all, but there are several such as Yaya and Jessie Pridemore who are actual costumers, and can contribute to the art by hosting panels on cosplay construction and creation, rather than just self-promotion. I think hiring a cosplay model who is known primarily for her looks fosters an unhealthy requirement to be "good" at cosplaying, and fuels the rat race towards becoming "cosplay" famous that is already tearing at the camaraderie in the cosplay community as it is.
  24. NYC plan to ban large sugary beverages

    I'm sort of meh. I think "ban" is a harsh word, seeing as you can still buy huge drinks and obviously won't get lynched for drinking it in public. When it comes down to it, restaurants will simply no longer serve such big sizes! I think a big reason people overeat/drink is because America has been programmed to try and get the best deal, or the max for the minimum, and thus will buy larger quantities of unhealthy food if they feel like they're getting more for less. Sort of like supersizing for 99 cents at Mcdonalds. If the option to get ridiculous quantities is gone, maybe people will start finding that they are truly satisfied with less and can say no to the extra cookie for 1$ in the future.