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Reasons you would go to a Fanime fashion show:

Check out hot, local fashion.
- 4 (11.1%)
Check out hot, foreign fashion.
- 10 (27.8%)
Check out hot models.
- 5 (13.9%)
See Stage Zero unfold for the first time ever.
- 5 (13.9%)
I'm always at major Fanime events.
- 6 (16.7%)
Might be better than a panel I just wandered from.
- 2 (5.6%)
Fashion show?  at Fanime?  but why?
- 4 (11.1%)

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Voting closed: October 20, 2005, 04:15:28 PM


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Captaine Kit

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« on: October 20, 2005, 04:15:28 PM »

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. . . As for the fashion show, it sounds cool, but I dont know anyone who makes their own costumes up. Maybe the fashion show could make [cosplay chess] a more popular thing to do, but I'm not sure about this....


Really appreciate this.  Some people might be questioning the purpose and the popularity of a resident fashion show at the convention.  Consider this:

·People who cosplay tend to be fans of the artist who conceived the anime character.  Any fictional character that you need to see has to have a wardrobe that expresses their personality.  One purpose of cosplay is to get into that personality.

·People who get into cosplay already have a sense of style that they mean to express, often within similar tastes of a character archetype.  Anyone who makes any judgement about a person by their clothes has some knowledge of fashion.  Those with a higher interest and understanding of communicating with clothing in any culture is interested in fashion, period.

·People who are good at fictional character design (such as but not limited to games, animation, comics) must know what to communicate in their characters' clothing and accessories.  This fashion show can give our community's budding manga/game designers the opportunity to bring their characters to life.

·Fanime con go-ers are interested, to a great extent, in emerging local artists, goth fashion, Japanese street fashion, gamer/Silicon Valley trends, and other 'alternative' lifestyles.  This is where they get to see it.

·Fanime cosplayers love attention.  Whether they bought or created their own costumes, they love to model it.  Individuals aspiring to model can create a professional portfolio from this show.

·Most people who get into fashion are not a part of the creation process, only the consumption.  Those who are creators can reinterpret fashion that they've seen or to create something completely new.  This is a show for those trying out fashion design or are building a professional portfolio as they aspire to  go to design school.

·Fanime Con is by fans.  It's for fans.  In a way, we are grassroots, and we are always into trying an idea at least once.  If it don't work out, we'll give each other feedback on what didn't work.  This is an event that will attract people to Fanime Con, foster local creative individuals, and show that Fanime fans are more than consumers but producers.

Thanks, I hope y'all got something out of this.  What would make this show a success is your support and your constructive input.  It will be considered, but alas: big audience, small body of performers.  The actual clothing designs are up to the designers.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 04:54:44 PM »

so wait... i am not entirely clear on this concept. what will it be like exactly? who can enter? what can you enter? this seems more like a part of another thread that i am missing. ^^;;
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005, 05:14:23 PM »

Ummm the topic came up in the 'Cosplay Event Ideas' sticky in the cosplay forum, but more importantly, the fashion show should get dedicated feedback on this page.

What will it be?
The fashion show consists of a collective of designers formed by members of the Fanime Con community.

Who can enter?
Anyone who shows an interest and dedication to creating a line of clothing to show at Fanime Con can participate.  So far there are four designers.  We can take more, and that means each designer doesn't have to do as many concepts.

What can you enter?
This is open to any style and any dedicated individual or group.  
If you are into recreating other styles (Harajuku street style, haute couture, etc.), this is your venue.
If you are into creating your own, unique line of clothing, this is your venue.
If you are a character designer, you might want to bring your characters' wardrobes to life and give your piece of fiction some attention.

What is asked of the designers?
Dozens of design concepts--sketches, descriptions, who wears it, what it's for, etc.  Cooperation with the other designers.  Scheduled monthly group meeting to submit designs and plan the show.  Time and money to construct some of those designs for the actual show.  Willingness to help your peers construct their designs.

Where will they meet?
I'm actually one of the designers in Fanime's fashion collective, and I volunteer to be a resource.  I have the tools necessary for constructing clothes.  The purpsoe of this collective is not only to bring something to Fanime Con; it is to get aspiring fashion designers together to share resources and become professionals.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005, 05:28:18 PM »

oh, i get it now. :D

does it have to be for like, serious fashion desingers? or can someone with only a few designs that they make in their spare time enter?
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005, 05:33:06 PM »

Anyone who has ever wanted to try fashion design can do so in this designers collective.  It is for professionals, students and hobbyists.  No one has to retain membership forever, and there is no initiation ritual.  Just have concept sketches, a few bucks for fabric, and a commitment to come to monthly meetings so that we can help each other.  In the end, we must have a show.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005, 05:35:36 PM »

oh.. i woudl not be able to make it to monthly meetings because i live too far away from fanime and i am too young to drive there myself. >.<;;

ah well.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005, 06:18:36 PM »

I think if you are really into it, then it won't be a requirement to show up to the meetings.  You seem to be on top of the internet access thing.  Those entering must show their progress from design sketches to accepting critique from the collective to actually constructing the clothes.  For those who can make the deadlinesthen it should be no problem participating as a designer.
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2005, 07:26:24 PM »

really? cool!

is there a minimum amout of things to enter? i desgin clothes in my free time, but i only have a few designs... maybe four at the most. >.<;; and i woudl probably not be able to get them all done by fanime, seeing as i cannot use a sewing machine, and i have a rahter complex cosplay to make.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2005, 08:08:58 PM »

Well if you need to make sure your cosplay is of high quality, then maybe you should stick to that.  Minimum number of concepts: 20-ish.  Like 6-8 outfits, 6 tops, 4 bottoms, 2 one-piece items, and whatever (all with accessories).  For sure, they won't all get made.  

:!: We actually need models for this show, and I bet our cosplay community is rich with willing candidates. :!:
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2005, 09:05:20 PM »

models? :D count me in!

but before you count me in, i need to know some details about what a model will have to do. i woudl assume i woudl have to meet up with whatever desgner decides they want me as a model (will post pictures soon), either online or in person, and gve them measurements so they can make the clothes to fit. then just meet up at the con and get instructions? anything else i would have to do?
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2005, 07:14:25 AM »

Here's an idea: Play I'm Too Sexy when the models come out on stage.

Whether or not you take it seriously is up to you :D
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2005, 11:33:17 PM »

omg you killed it.

Just kidding.  I think the show should be up to the designers and sound people involved (our own DJ Socket, for one).  As each designer's composition is unique, the ambience they would like to compliment it should be their decision.  I'm happy that you're interested.
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2005, 11:39:33 PM »

hehe count us in teri we're behind ya 100% =]
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2005, 02:06:48 PM »

I'm all for it. It looks like something between the informality of the cosplayers at the fountain, and the (erstwhile?) walk-ons in Der Cosplay. I'm pretty sure someone's gonna complain that "regular" cosplayers can't be part of the show, though. Mebbe have two tiers, one for invites and another for registrants.

EDIT: Oops -- Didn't know of Cosplay Catwalk. Sounds great!!!


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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2005, 11:47:11 AM »

Ah--err

There's the Fashion Show (this page) and what you described, whose energy would be put into the Cosplay Catwalk.  Fashion Show is a showcase of a new batch of clothing from designers influenced by games, anime and comics.  Some designers in Fanime's collective (open to anyone) are into character design, and they wish to bring that to life in real apparel.  Some are into couture, or even street style that you might witness on corners and steps in Harajuku.

Catwalk is a driveby style show where cosplay participants walk and will be subject to judges.  They look out for craftsmanship, portrayal of the character's mannerisms . . . only that an act will not be involved, just the walk.  

The details haven't been worked out yet because we still need judges for this event.  I requesting the help of Der Cosplay's judges for this event.  You can refer to the Stage Zero poll topic in order to get more details on the Cosplay Catwalk.
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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2005, 08:48:40 PM »

Reading all of the posts, I fully support the fashion show.

I have most of my designs, as well as those of the others in my group if this event is to take place. And most of the tools and materials needed are already present for us....

However, I also don't think I would be able to make the monthly meetings due to school and other things going on. Oh! And that being said, I was wondering, is there a certain age we have to be to enter?
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2005, 09:16:40 PM »

Quote from: "Chikiru"
However, I also don't think I would be able to make the monthly meetings due to school and other things going on. Oh! And that being said, I was wondering, is there a certain age we have to be to enter?


·Meeting ain't necessary.  We do have deadlines, though.  PM me.
·Personally, I think this is a great opportunity for designers of any age to earn the support of the Fanime community.  As for legalities and Fanime policies, I'll have to get back to you on that.  Hold me to it, ok?
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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2005, 09:39:48 PM »

Proposal I: After-Hours Fashion Show (18+ ONLY!)

Hot fashion gets hotter at the SJCC in the form of a lingerie/swimsuit apparel.

18+ models.  18+ audience.  No honkytonk, just a smaller, event of a smouldering magnitude with the same legit constitution of the main fashion show.

Does not coincide with Fanime's major events.  Could run as early as the hetero/homoerotic an ime starts (what's that, like 11 pm or what?).

The purpose of this show is to
♠ provide late-nite programming that's performance oriented, on Stage Zero to boot
♠ provide programming that is adult oriented, tasteful and not pornographic in nature
♠ encourage the connection of cultures and enrich the hub of cultural growth that is FanimeCon
♥ give the designers and models an opportunity to diversify their portfolio
♠ keep the insomniacs at the convention center, for better or for worse (jk!)

I'm not saying it's gonna happen but I'd like to provide a dividing line between what is 'generic' fashion and 'adult' fashion.  FYI the collective isn't going to meet, have models, or produce any clothing till December (after finals).  I haven't even brought it to Jasonface, but feedback in the forums would definitely help me outline it.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2005, 10:29:57 PM »

I know this narrows it down a bit, but here's another proposal. Oh, and this one's a bit more serious than song selection.

Theme idea: Cosplay Outfits You Can Get Away With Wearing In Public. I'm not just talking about in the style of anime set in 'modern' times (e.g. Azumanga Daioh, Genshiken, Comic Party), but also the guilty pleasures that come from wearing a subtly eccentric costume that looks rather hip. >3

How about that?
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2005, 10:48:08 PM »

Yes, that will definitely bring a new kind of flair to our growing convention.
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