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Title: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2015
Post by: Eliteslayer on April 04, 2013, 09:18:23 PM
The old thread is pretty far lost, so it's time to start anew! The previous Cosplay Battle events were a blast, and now it's somewhat more official-ish! All are welcome, but those who sign up ahead of time here will have priority in turn order.

Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering/Event this year. If you do not want to be included in those pictures please step aside for those photos. By remaining with the group when the pictures are being taken you give your consent to be photographed.

Date: Friday, Saturday Sunday
Time: See Gatherings and Events List for Cosplay Game times.
Location: G9 Fri/Sun, G5 Sat

First of all, let me make one thing clear: even though the name is "Cosplay Battle" there will be absolutely no fighting. I repeat, violence will not be tolerated. If anyone is acting in a manner that threatens the safety of the other event participants, they will be asked to leave.

I had to make that absolutely clear before we begin. Now to explain the event itself.

I saw this done several years back at another convention, and had a great time participating, so I brought it to Fanime. So credit for the idea goes to the people who came up with it, although I don't know who you are or when it started.

The basic idea of the event is a tournament-style matchup of cosplayer vs cosplayer in three-pose battles -- three pictures in which the two look like they're fighting, then a "winner" is determined.

The two competitors come up and act like they're in the middle of a battle, freezing in place for pictures. Once this repeats three times, whoever feels they have "lost" will go down, and the winner is determined. Depending on the amount of participants, we may have the winners move on to later rounds, but that's probably unlikely.

Of course, any characters from any series are welcome. You don't have to be from a fighting series, or even be a character who can fight at all. You can be the tiniest character in a comedy series and still take on a super-powerful fighter and win, as long as the poses are right.

Example: Goku (Dragonball Z) vs Chiyo-chan (Azumanga Daioh)
- Goku begins powering up, while Chiyo kicks him in the knee. Freeze for pictures. (Remember, it can look like Chiyo is kicking Goku, but actually hitting the cosplayer is against the rules.)
- Goku fires a Kamehameha, and Chiyo ducks to avoid it. Freeze for pictures.
- Chiyo and Goku charge for one final attack. Freeze for pictures.
- Chiyo-chan wins! Goku lies defeated. Victory pose.
- Goku and Chiyo thank each other for a good, fun match, and the next competitors come up.

Please post if you are interested in joining, if you have any questions, and what days/times would be best for you.

Signup List (sign up early to get an earlier battle slot)

Friday:
pitin - Wii Fit Trainer
Angelx624 - Ian Yorkland (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger)

Saturday:
Lady Lancer - Alice (American McGee's Madness Returns)
obliviousedward - Hanji (Attack on Titan)

Sunday:
Angelx624 - Fem!Rin (Free!) or Kaito Kumon (Kamen Rider Gaim)
obliviousedward - Hanji (Attack on Titan)
Friends of Eliteslayer - Lan and Chaud (from Megaman Battle Network)
Title: Re: Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Angelx624 on April 05, 2013, 11:21:27 PM
I shall definitely try and make it this year!! ;D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: BSaphire on April 06, 2013, 01:36:15 PM
Hey Cospeeps!
Just wanted to let you all know that Eliteslayer has the CGD stamp of approval and we consider this event OFFICIAL! *YEAH!!!

@ Eliteslayer: You need the Fanime Photo Disclaimer on your first post and I will change the old URL on the list and lock that thread

Love and Peace Everybody!
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Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Eliteslayer on April 16, 2013, 03:10:18 PM
Disclaimer has been added. Fanime is getting closer, so here's a reminder for people to sign up so we can get it set up and get a time. Remember, all are welcome!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Angelx624 on April 16, 2013, 07:49:23 PM
If it's on Saturday, I'll most likely be Captain Marvelous from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. :3
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: 01 on April 16, 2013, 09:24:35 PM
I would love to join in on this!!Depending on what day this will be on!! :)
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Eliteslayer on April 16, 2013, 11:44:32 PM
We're likely to do this on both Saturday and Sunday, so those who can't make it one day will still have a chance the other
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: BSaphire on April 28, 2013, 02:34:13 PM
Bumping out of the wall :P
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Angelx624 on May 06, 2013, 05:27:14 AM
So, from looking at the official 2013 gatherings thread, it's gonna be at 10am on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday?

If this is true, I'm afraid I can't make it to the Saturday one(running a panel at that time), but Sunday I should be able to, depending on when the mandatory Masquerade meeting is. ^^;; I'll be Ian Yorkland from Jyuden Sentai Kyoryuger then! :3
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: darkbolo on May 06, 2013, 11:16:05 PM
I am interested in this but I have another meet up at noon on SAT any other time should be good
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: pokefan995 on May 07, 2013, 12:35:17 AM
omgzzzz this sounds so cool!!!!!! if possible, i can make both days. saturday as fem lord death from soul eater, and sunday as fem/sexy link from the legend of zelda ocarina of time.

lol, my sunday keeps changing.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: BabyBlueJeff on May 07, 2013, 01:15:38 PM
I'm going to be the Majini Executioner from Resident Evil. Who can I fight?  :P
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 07, 2013, 11:27:35 PM
@BabyBlueJeff: The fights are determined by sign-up order or request, so you can either fight whoever signed up before or after you, or whoever requests to fight you, or whoever's there you request to fight.

Everyone else: Excellent, I look forward to seeing you all there!

Currently, the times are set for 3:30 on Friday, 10 AM on Saturday, and 5 PM on Sunday. If you can't make it to one, there are two more options for you to aim for!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Angelx624 on May 08, 2013, 12:21:32 AM
Ahh, I should be able to make it to the Friday one for sure!! ^^

Though... at that time..... I'll be cosplaying G-Dragon from Big Bang..... ohh this should be interesting. XDD
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: pokefan995 on May 08, 2013, 12:23:08 AM
huh, i didnt know about the friday one. sadly i wont be able to make that one, but ill still definitely be there for the saturday and sunday ones :3
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Angelx624 on May 08, 2013, 01:32:00 AM
Well, after thinking about my Fanime cosplays, I might save G-Dragon for a later con. >_>"

So.... I might end up being Captain Marvelous on Friday during the time of the battle. 8D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 15, 2013, 02:49:59 PM
Fanime is getting closer, so I hope everyone's looking forward to this! Don't forget to drag your friends along to make them fight. Those who haven't signed up are always free to join, but those who do sign up get first dibs.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: crystaldefender on May 15, 2013, 03:36:04 PM
I'll most likely attend this-- I assume Saturday is at 10PM and not AM?
I will be attending as Aoi-Tan from Unofficial Super Sentai Akibaranger, and I should have my MMZ-01 for photos.
...Bang!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 15, 2013, 04:08:58 PM
10 AM on Saturday, Friday and Sunday are in the PM. It's a bit early, I know, but what better way to start the day than with acts of faux cosplay violence?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Angelx624 on May 15, 2013, 05:05:35 PM
I'll most likely attend this-- I assume Saturday is at 10PM and not AM?
I will be attending as Aoi-Tan from Unofficial Super Sentai Akibaranger, and I should have my MMZ-01 for photos.
...Bang!
AKIBARANGER!!! 8DD
But darn it, the one day I can't make it! ;A; We could've had sentai battles. Dx
Oh well. XD

Anyways! I'll be Captain Marvelous from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger for the Friday one, and if I can make it to the Sunday one, I'll be Ian Yorkland from Jyuden Sentai Kyoryuger! ^^
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Motoko on May 16, 2013, 12:07:22 AM
Sounds interesting enough.
I know I was considering this for a couple times now...
Probably can only attend the sunday one if anything.
Friday is not at a great time and Saturday is right before a performance so...but I'll see if I can make it.
I wonder how the lists are looking like for each day.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: crystaldefender on May 16, 2013, 12:28:08 PM
I'll most likely attend this-- I assume Saturday is at 10PM and not AM?
I will be attending as Aoi-Tan from Unofficial Super Sentai Akibaranger, and I should have my MMZ-01 for photos.
...Bang!
AKIBARANGER!!! 8DD
But darn it, the one day I can't make it! ;A; We could've had sentai battles. Dx
Oh well. XD

Anyways! I'll be Captain Marvelous from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger for the Friday one, and if I can make it to the Sunday one, I'll be Ian Yorkland from Jyuden Sentai Kyoryuger! ^^

Ahh cool, I'll still come to the meet-ups on sunday and maybe friday. I don't watch much super sentai to be honest. ^^;
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Angelx624 on May 17, 2013, 04:31:30 AM
I'll most likely attend this-- I assume Saturday is at 10PM and not AM?
I will be attending as Aoi-Tan from Unofficial Super Sentai Akibaranger, and I should have my MMZ-01 for photos.
...Bang!
AKIBARANGER!!! 8DD
But darn it, the one day I can't make it! ;A; We could've had sentai battles. Dx
Oh well. XD

Anyways! I'll be Captain Marvelous from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger for the Friday one, and if I can make it to the Sunday one, I'll be Ian Yorkland from Jyuden Sentai Kyoryuger! ^^

Ahh cool, I'll still come to the meet-ups on sunday and maybe friday. I don't watch much super sentai to be honest. ^^;
Ahhh, I see. :O Lol no worries! XD
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Groma on May 19, 2013, 08:45:26 PM
I will attend the saturday one as Ein from Phantom of Inferno
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Yuu- pon on May 21, 2013, 08:47:45 PM
I will be in my Kanda Yuu cosplay. I doubt there will be any other DGM cosplayers, but hopefully some of you will not mind picking up a stray
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: 01 on May 21, 2013, 09:48:08 PM
My group might be a little late because we're going to get our pre-badges on Saturday.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 22, 2013, 10:26:59 AM
01: No worries, it's an hour-long event, and if you miss the Saturday one, there's a Sunday one too.

It's now Day -1 everyone! Just two more days until Fanime! Hope you're all looking forward to this as much as I am!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: barnabunny on May 22, 2013, 06:34:38 PM
I'm interested for sure.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2013
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 28, 2013, 09:43:23 AM
Thank you, everyone who attended! I hope you all had fun and got some great fights in. I managed to get a few pictures, so I'll be posting a link to my album soon. If you have any pics from the event, please post them here, I'm sure everyone would like to see them.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Eliteslayer on February 10, 2014, 08:13:46 PM
Okay, the topic has been updated for 2014! If you're interested, let me know here, and we'll start working out good times for it soon!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Angelx624 on February 10, 2014, 10:49:54 PM
I will definitely try to make it again this year. :P Should definitely be able to make it on Friday, as so far I have little to nothing planned on that day. As for Saturday and Sunday, I have a few things going on each day, but if the times work for me, I'll make it those days, too. :D

Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: SquishyK on February 27, 2014, 02:57:54 PM
I should be able to make it to the Friday one as the WiiFit trainer.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: HeeroYuy135 on February 27, 2014, 03:42:58 PM
Can't wait!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Eliteslayer on March 12, 2014, 07:23:08 PM
We have our times set, which are nicely placed right around the time gatherings start dwindling but before any of the big events!

Friday, we'll be starting at 4:30, Saturday we'll be starting at 3:30, and Sunday the battles will begin at 4:00. Mark your schedule and show up at G6, the slab outside the cosplayer hangout, and the battles will begin!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Angelx624 on March 12, 2014, 08:03:45 PM
I might be able to make all three, Sunday being the most possible. :O For Friday one of my panels might be during that time but if it's not, I should be able to make it. As for Saturday it's in between two gatherings I'll be attending, so we shall see. :P

EDIT: Mmkay, can't make the Saturday one. >w< My second gathering is actually during that hour. :C But I'll definitely try to make Friday's and Sunday's! :D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: obliviousedward on March 13, 2014, 12:21:00 AM
I'm down to attend both Saturday and Sunday as Hanji (Shingeki no Kyojin)! 8D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Eliteslayer on April 09, 2014, 04:17:57 PM
Giving this a bump to remind people that it's on and is going to be awesome. We have also officially begun signups, so if you're going to be there, post now with your character and what day to get added to the signup list. Remember, if you sign up, it's "first come, first fought," but if you don't, you'll have to wait until everyone else has their go.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: SquishyK on April 09, 2014, 04:31:36 PM
I still plan on attending Friday as the Wii Fit Trainer.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Angelx624 on April 09, 2014, 07:15:15 PM
If I can make it Friday, I'll be Ian Yorkland from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. ^^

For Sunday, I may be either Fem! Rin from Free! or Kaito Kumon from Kamen Rider Gaim. We shall see. XDD
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Lady Lancer on April 09, 2014, 07:54:41 PM
I can make the Saturday one. I'm going as Alice from American McGee's Madness Returns.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Eliteslayer on April 09, 2014, 08:37:27 PM
Got you all on the list, keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: obliviousedward on April 10, 2014, 11:53:51 AM
I'm still down to attend on both Saturday and Sunday as Hanji Zoe!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: bballergerl44 on May 10, 2014, 07:52:30 PM
How do I sign up and where is the schedule? I've made my first cosplay, Agunimon and this sounds like fun!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 13, 2014, 04:46:00 PM
The schedule is on the first page, and you can sign up by posting here. We'll also accept people as they show up at the con, but it's easier for me if people sign up ahead of time. You're more than welcome to join us on any and all of the three days it'll be held on.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: 23rd_Break on May 15, 2014, 08:37:27 PM
A friend and mine are thinking over and going as classic Kyo and Iori.

Although instead of a photo, we want to throw and actual performance [Don't worry, no one is gonna get hurt]
We're gonna practice around day 0, so that we can try and not hurt ourselves either.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: EJAY420 on May 15, 2014, 08:46:35 PM
Do we fight others? Cause if we do, im in!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Angelx624 on May 15, 2014, 10:28:59 PM
So, I might have to miss Sunday's, due to a friend doing standup at the Comedy Club panel at the same time. :(

I can try to make it to Saturday's, but we shall see. >< If I can make it for Saturday's count me in as Kaito Kumon from Kamen Rider Gaim.

Definitely gonna be there for Friday's, though! :D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Foxberry on May 16, 2014, 12:10:56 AM
Should be there hopefully all three days if not then I'll try to make it  on Saturday. Not sure what will be worn on each day finals just have kept me incredibly busy.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 16, 2014, 12:56:31 AM
23rd_Break: Just let me know before you start. And most people usually get to battle more than once, so you can still get in some regular matches afterwards.

EJAY420: Not actual fights, because that would get me kicked out of the con, but mock fights, like described on the first post.

Angelx624: Alright, thanks for the heads-up.

Foxberry: No worries, whatever you show up as is good for it.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 27, 2014, 02:45:08 PM
Thank you, everyone who came to this! We had a nice selection of fighters each day, and I hope everyone had a great time. We'll be doing this again next year, so tell your friends and prepare for the next battles, because we need word of mouth to really get people to show up for these.

I took pictures at each battle, which you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/Eliteslayer/media_set?set=a.737356122974121.1073741840.100000992196766&type=1 the album is set to "friends of friends," but if we don't have any mutual friends, comment or message me and I'll add anyone who attended.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: SquishyK on May 27, 2014, 07:50:24 PM
Thanks! I had a lot of fun!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2014
Post by: obliviousedward on May 28, 2014, 02:16:26 AM
I got pictures of the cosplay battles on Sunday! Sadly I didn't get EVERY "fight," but I believe I caught the majority of them. You can find them among the rest of my Fanime 2014 photos here: https://www.facebook.com/flamingo.hate.marshmallows/media_set?set=a.10152454918085818.1073741826.793435817&type=3

The album should be set to "public," but if there are any issues let me know! And feel free to tag yourselves and those you know if you'd like! (Or let me know and I can tag them for you~)

Thanks for making it a fun con this year, everyone! :D
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2015
Post by: BSaphire on May 11, 2015, 04:52:21 PM
bump?
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2015
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 11, 2015, 10:21:40 PM
Bump it up! We can start online sign-ups, though honestly, it all turns out to be "whoever volunteers first" at the event anyways. But yes, post here to let us know you're interested!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2015
Post by: Angelx624 on May 13, 2015, 04:50:21 PM
Since I didn't make it last year, I'll make it to this year's!!

Should be able to make Sunday's. Going from the times in the gathering/events list, it'll be 1pm and 4pm on Sunday? I should be able to make the 4pm one. Might be dragging a group along with me, too. The more the merrier, right?

Anyway, I'll be Mink from Dramatical Murder at that time, and I'll have a DMMD group with me. XD
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2015
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 13, 2015, 09:40:58 PM
The Sunday one will probably be at 1, with Clue or Chess at 4, but they're also games worth going to!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2015
Post by: Angelx624 on May 14, 2015, 12:11:00 AM
Ah, I see. They have them all listed into one thing for each time so I wasn't exactly sure. Either way we could check them out.
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2015
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 20, 2015, 11:53:18 PM
Day Zero is almost upon us! So it looks like the Saturday battles will be at 5, and the Sunday battles will be at 1. Friday will be at either 1 or 3, but there'll be Cosplay Chess or Clue if it's not. So no matter when you go to the cosplay games, there'll be fun to be had!
Title: Re: The OFFICIAL Cosplay Battle Event 2015
Post by: Eliteslayer on May 26, 2015, 10:46:51 PM
Big thanks to everyone who made it to the Cosplay Battles! Turnout varied from day to day, but I hope all of you had a great time. I got pictures of each day, although they're not the highest quality, but if anyone else got pics, feel free to post them too! https://www.facebook.com/Eliteslayer/media_set?set=a.933132850063113.1073741858.100000992196766&type=3