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|Thursday, April 22nd, 2010|
1st May, Edinburgh, Picnic!
Wee heads up on here, started this on the Bookface group :P I'm putting together a meetup in Edinburgh next saturday, May 1st :D Plan is to head to Princes St Gardens and have a picnic xD Anyone wanting to come, either say so here or post in on Bookface :D
|Saturday, March 13th, 2010|
|Sunday, November 29th, 2009|
Halp, per favore?
I want to get to a con of some sort next year, other than the two London Expos, which are both definites. :P All I know of are Kitacon, which probably won't happen since it's a bit too close to before may expo for me; Ayacon, which I know only by name, haven't been able to find any info; and Amecon, and all i've been able to find out about that is it's in the middle of august - which makes it preferable, could ask for money towards it for my birthday xD
I've heard several people mention they prefer cons like these to London expo, so I was also wondering what exactly is it like? Is it really that different to expo?
I mainly want to go as an excuse to get a bunch of Reborn cosplays together xD So yeah, time-of-year wise Amecon is sounding good. I just need to know what goes on, how long it is, where, blah. :P Thankies xD
|Friday, October 16th, 2009|
Hi there :D
This is sort of a general appeal for friends, though meet ups with said friends would be awesome too XD
Towards the end of November, I'll be moving up to Glasgow to be with my girlfriend (I currently live in Bristol), and I thought it would make for a much smoother transition if I had already made some friends in the area, and I find anime or generally geeky folk are, well, my kind of people XD
Let's see, a little about me... con-goers may or may not know me as Shinigami Ky-chan, I've been going to conventions for a few years now (4 Minamicons, 2 Amecons, fuyu, aya, and a handful of London expos), I've been cosplaying for probably about 2 1/2 years and I've done somewhere between 30 and 40 costumes in that time, I've lost count of the exact number.
I wouldn't say I was an amazing cosplayer, but I'm learning all the time XD
As well as anime I'm into games, sci-fi and fantasy, reading..lots of other nerdy things.
Um...oh and I'm 23 and a girl.
If anybody's going to Fuyucon next weekend I'd love to meet up, but otherwise please comment if you're in or around the Glasgow area, I'll happily friend people or chat over MSN just to make a few connections before I move, and make the massive leap a little less terrifying XD
|Sunday, September 6th, 2009|
Hi all, just wondering if anyone here is going to the expo in october? Want to see if I should look out for anyone xD
Also while i'm here, i'm part of a cosplay live band playing on the saturday of the expo - I'm on guitar :D We're still looking for song suggestions, so feel free to ask for something! So far I believe this is our setlist:
Hare Hare Yukai (short and long versions) and Bouken Desho Desho - Aya Hirano (Melancholy of Haruhi opening/ending)
Rolling Star (5th Bleach opening) and Again (1st Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood opening) - Yui
My Love is a Stapler, Fuwa Fuwa Time (both short versions) and Don't Say Lazy from K-ON (at least I think they are o.o)
Shoujo S - SCANDAL (10th opening from Bleach
Flowers Blooming in the Slums (Aeriths theme from Crisis Core)
Misery Business and Crushcrush - Paramore
Houki Boshi (3rd Bleach ending) - Younha
Sakura Kiss (Ouran Host Club opening)
Drawing Days (1st Katekyo Hitman Reborn! opening) - SPLAY
And, last but not least, probably Boys and Girls (2nd Katekyo Hitman Reborn! opening) - LM.C. That's if I can manage to play guitar and sing. ^^;
Well that's what we've got so far xD The thread on the expo forum is here
, so feel free to make a request. If anyone wants to have a go at singing or playing or whatever too you'll be more than welcome xD Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, June 30th, 2009|
Due to unforseen circumstances I am unable to run the next Cosplay Scotland meet, and as my second-in-command is out of the country right now, I can't arrange someone to replace me, I'm hereby cancelling it.
seems to be hosting her own meet-up in Edinburgh on the 4th. They're meeting in the gardens (...not sure where) at noon. So feel free to organise something amongst yourselves using this community as a means.
I'll hopefully get a meet going in mid August, maybe the weekend after AyaCon. Sorry guys. Current Mood: pissed off
|Friday, June 12th, 2009|
Being in Shetland sucks. It does, I know D: no cosplayers or anything.
However, I'm coming down to the maindland for summer. I'm wondering if there's anyone living near Ayr or Kilmarnock area? I know loads of anime series, but I'm mostly a Jrock cosplayer.
|Sunday, May 10th, 2009|
Edinburgh Summer Meet-Up
Hey guys! Long time no see. :)
I'm sorry I've been AWOL for ages, my course at university has been keeping me mega busy and I've barely had enough time to keep up with reading my weekly JUMP let alone think about cosplay meets! But rest assured, we are not disbanded, and we will
be meeting again soon. This summer, in fact!
The soonest meet-up I can arrange is Saturday the 27th of June, however I'll be mega jet-lagged that day, and I believe we'll be conflicting with Glasgow Anime
's monthly Saturday meet. So I propose that we have our first summer meet on Saturday July 4th
. However, I am
aware that a lot of our long-time members will be across the pond attending AX in California, so our numbers may be lacking that day. If we wait one more week until July 11th
, they may be back from their adventuring with some epic cosplay tales from AX to share with us.
Sooo I have some questions for you guys. Which date would you prefer, June 27th, July 4th or July 11th?
Also, is Saturday still OK for a lot of you, or do you want to move meets to Fridays, or another day in the week? Thursdays even, for late night shopping?
Finally, if you have any suggestions on locations you'd like to visit, or things you'd like to do, please drop them here in comments. At the moment I'm thinking that we could just have another one of our big picnics, but instead of invading the gardens again I'm thinking we could try to go somewhere more scenic for photos. I'm thinking of trying to do something Edinburgh-based though, perhaps a visit to Dynamic Earth? We won't actually go inside, but the buildings around about it are cool for photos. Tell me what you think.
Okay kids, you've got nearly two entire months to get your costumes together. I wanna see MAXIMUM EFFORT, let's have EVERYONE cosplaying to the best of their abilities!! Let's show everyone what Cosplay Scotland really is! Current Mood: excited
Start your sewing machines and get cosplaying!
See you in the summer!
|Wednesday, April 29th, 2009|
how many people would be interested in some kind of event in edinburgh again. Post interest here and it might happen :P
PS I know I misspelt my username it's too late now :)
|Saturday, February 28th, 2009|
Anyone who went to D-con I would love to hear from you especaly if you cosplayed
I meant to get emails but I had no pen or anything :(
If you know anyone who went to D-con please tell them to get in contact with me ^^;
|Tuesday, February 24th, 2009|
Hi, this is my first time posting to this group, I was wondering if there were any cosplays in Fife, close to Kirkcady? If so please get in touch with me through private messages or comments here, I would love to meet some new cosplayers who are close by. I have a few reasons why, one being that I know of hardly any, another being that me and a few friends are trying to set up a cosplay group so more cosplayers would be great.
Anyway I hope to hear from people soon n.n
yamyams~~ Current Mood: tired
|Friday, February 20th, 2009|
Photographer in town!
If you remember Lewis, the photographer from Newcastle that came up for our December meet-up, then listen up! He's coming up to Dundee for D-Con on Saturday the 28th. He'll be in Glasgow until 6pm on Sunday March 1st and he's looking for some cosplayers to photograph!
If you're interested in doing a shoot with him and getting some nice photographs of your costumes, e-mail him at lewisgreener @ hotmail.co.uk (without the spaces obviously).
Hope you all have fun at D-con, wish I could be there!
|Sunday, February 8th, 2009|
Something I've been wondering for a while, so I thought I'd go ahead and ask.
Are there any Jrock cosplayers up here? Any Jrockers in the UK seem to be in England *suprisesuprise*. It'd be nice to arrange a meet sometime for this, but I've yet to find anyone.
|Sunday, January 25th, 2009|
Having started back at uni, I have been remided to do this:
So, advertising times. The 28th of February 2009 sees the first ever D-con (Dundee-con) at the University of Dundee's student union. It's an anime/arts con and there are still some free places for exhibiting artists, etc.
Apparently there's been some interest from Real-time Worlds, which is itself Dundee based. But, I'm not sure of the details really as I'm mainly part-exhibitor, part-flyer monkey. All the currently avaiable information is on the website.
Events so far include:
• Opening set by 'Sarah Coloso'
• Tutorial Sessions
• Movie Screenings on Floor 5
• Cosplay Competition
• Collaborative Original Artwork Raffle
• And a ticketed afterparty.
Email : email@example.com
Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/dconscotland Current Mood: chipper
|Friday, January 16th, 2009|
Note of Intrest
Hi, don't want to tread on any toes but i though i should at least mention this. In Inverness (yep that city all the way north ^^'), there is the Highland Expo or Hi-Ex for short. It's a comic book convention featuring some big names in the comic book biz, including manga artist Yishan Li (http://liyishan.com
But to cut to the chase, i noticed that it allows free admission to cosplay or as they put it 'FREE entry for comic character fancy dress.' It runs on the 2nd & 3rd February.
Just though it might be a change of scene for the usual meet-ups. More info on the event is here at http://www.hi-ex.co.uk/home.html
|Tuesday, January 13th, 2009|
Helloo all. Rory here, or previously known as uchihakurokawa
. Haven't got a clue what's going on with my friends list on that one, so I made this new one. Add me! I was Light Yagami in the december meet, L in the february 2008 meet at the mini-con thingy, and Kisame Hoshigake at my first meet in june 2007. Add me on MSN and Xbox Live too if ya want - firstname.lastname@example.org, and my gamertag is RyuuzakiMasato7. Baiz!
|Friday, December 12th, 2008|
I meant to post this earlier, not much time left now :P
Anyway: I'm coming to the meet tommorow as Light Yagami. Only thing is, I haven't got a wig. Now, my hair's quite long now (see my dp), so my question is this:
If Light Yagami had my length of hair, would he tie it back or let it hang?
|Tuesday, December 9th, 2008|
December 13th Meet-Up
Saturday 13th of DecemberTime:
Meeting at Glasgow Central Station "under the clock" from 12pm-12:30pm, then going to venueVenue:
Rufus T. Firefly
201 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UWView Larger Map
The venue room in Rufus is brightly lit with white lighting which is great for cosplay photos. The room is clean and broken into 3-4 sections which means that while some people lounge in one section, another section can be free for photos. IIRC, the floor is black & white checks, and the walls are white, and there are black leather sofas. The interior is quite stylish so try to choose something that will match! We also have access to toilets from this room, however the cubicles are quite small for changing. You are able to order food and drink from the bar and bring it to the room. The meet ends at 6pm and we're starting clean-up then because we want Rufus to take us back for future meets!NOTICE:
Because Rufus T's is a bar that serves alcohol, people under 18 are not allowed into the venue
. If the staff find out
minors are at the meet-up, the entire group might be booted from the pub. I'm taking no responsibility for your friends if they happen to sneak in, don't tell me about it, and don't get drunk and act like idiots. Kthx. ♥
I'll be cosplaying as Gokudera Hayato
from Katekyo Hitman Reborn (his red jacket from the OST cover - see here
) but with the silver hair I should be pretty easy to spot out. See you on Saturday! ♥If you are coming to the meet on Saturday, please post here so we know to wait for you and what kind of numbers to expect!Sorry for the delay in the post. I phoned Rufus last night at 11pm to find out they still hadn't contacted the other party. Luckily because I phoned them in the middle of the day today, sounded very annoyed on the phone and pestered them to do it, they actually got back to me today and told me the other party arrives at 7pm. I've been in class since I phoned though, so this was my first chance to get a post out to you.
|Monday, December 8th, 2008|
December 13th - Photographer Visit
A photographer contacted me on Cosplay Island and asked me to post on behalf of him;
My names Lewis Greener and im a photographer from Newcastle upon Tyne. ill be heading up to glasgow for your meet up in december and just wanted to introduce my self and tell you about why i want to come meet you. im currently studying the final year of a degree in photography and am working on a series of photos around costume and communities, ive been taking photos of a wide rang of subjects, some local kids who do wwf style wrestling shows, orthodox jews, some local cosplayers and hopefully some of the local foxhunt. basiclly its a series of portraits of small communities or subcultures that share a common interest and their costume defines what that is, and if their relationships go beyond that intrest or not. if anyone would like to know more about the project, my background, see some of my photos or if theres anything theyd like in particular to try and do when im up or on another occasion even, feel free to get in touch, my emails email@example.com or send me a message on cosplay island, my user names lewis, hope to see you all soon! Current Mood: cold
|Sunday, December 7th, 2008|
meet-up details two posts above!
Everyone has been asking me specifically where this month's meet is going to be, and I haven't posted up anything yet myself because I don't know. The venue has not been fully booked yet. I've been looking at venues since the beginning of last month but because of things happening every weekend it's been hell trying to see the places in person to see if they're suitable for the meets. I finally got to view them today (when I really should have been studying) and have provisionally booked one, but I need to wait until Monday to find out if we've definitely got it, because the bartender was being lame and wouldn't phone the second party to find out what time they need it for.
If we get the venue I've tried to book (which is really nice, brightly lit, serves food and drink, and has shiny furniature and white walls that are great for cosplay photos), then we'll be meeting at 12pm (NOON) under the clock in Glasgow Central Station. We'll leave at 12:30pm.
However if we don't get the venue we can brave the cold and go to the German Market in Glasgow. In which case we'll still meet at 12pm under the clock in Glasgow Central Station.
Important, regarding the venue: It is 18+ only as it is in a bar. I seem to be under the impression that most of CS are over 18 now, as most of our unders came from Edinburgh and no longer come to the meets now that they are in Glasgow. If you're under 18, please inform me in the comments. I need to know how many of you there are.
If there's enough of you I'll cancel the provisional booking for the venue and we'll just go to German Market. Or does everyone just want to go to German Market anyway?
Keep in mind that the German Market is VERY crowded so bulky costumes aren't a good idea, and also because it's outdoors it'll be cold and we're exposed to all elements of the weather (if it rains or snows we've got no where to go). However the stalls there are really cute and great for last minute christmas shopping, and there's some pretty yummy festive food too.
It's up to you, regardless I'll be making a new post on Monday! Sorry for the delay!