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Buy/Sell/Trade / WTS: Various Anime/Game/Movie/Cosplay goods
« on: July 15, 2018, 02:03:27 PM »
A lot of items, mostly anime, games, movie, cosplay, etc-related goods with a few others thrown in.
Not sure how worthwhile it is to post here as it doesn't seem to get too frequented but here is the list of items:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15jq8VD_yQREdf5633qdazo_Uj_MwmOp1KVRAxaP04-w/edit?usp=sharing

If for whatever reason you can't view the sheets or for some reason this is violating the terms of the boards, please let me know and I will type up a list of items I have and if you are interested, you can just message me.
Most of the items have a price I believe is fair and those that don't are because I'm mostly fine giving it away, but am open to offers for the time/effort put into the product or transaction process.

Disclaimer: I am not willing to mail anything for free. I will at least expect to be compensated the mailing cost, which we can negotiate before any final transactions are made.
We can agree to have items picked up at any conventions that I guarantee I will be at (Fanime, CRX) or I can give you my address to pick them up from me if you are local.

Again, we will confirm details through messaging.

Any items that have been claimed will be listed as so on the sheet.
If you message me through the forums and don't hear back within a couple days, please email me directly at Dreadhawk@gmail.com

Thanks!


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Day 0 test run was mostly a success.
I can't stay in the suit for long, but I can get around well enough, lol. Broke a spike off but it looks like battle damage and can be fixed easily enough.

S/o and I finished Olga so we'll both be there!

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Hello,

Just an update:

In true con fashion, I've completed Hassan just in time. He's not perfect; I've taken many ghetto paths to accomplish something workable and I've yet to actually test how well the whole suit stays together and I can already tell I will be slow moving, but I'll be there!
My s/o is still putting finishing touches on Olga this morning so it's still a maybe at this point.

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Hiya,

Just updating to say that we may or may not go to this gathering depending on how many people show up. The Fate gathering is at 2 and that will be my preference to attend over Kemono Friends, but if the projected gathering is small enough that we show up, and there's maybe a dozen or less and it's just 1 group photo and that's it, I think we can manage. I will post back to update and we'll see what comes of it.

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If it helps, I cosplayed Full Metal Jayce with a large AND heavy prop. Peacebonding thought it was on the heavy side but did allow me to use it. Seeing as the sword in an integral part of Pyramid Head's look, they should be okay with it as long as it's not super heavy or has any actual sharp edges.

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My fiance is working on an Olga-Marie cosplay. She will be unavailable Friday so it'd be great if we can manage a Saturday gathering, but I'm down for both days to accommodate those that can't make it on one day or the other as well.

I've just finished Hassan's sword; just need to paint it. Working on the mask now. Making good progress and I'm hopeful I'll be done in time but worst case scenario I'll cover my body with tattered black cloth and cosplay his first form haha.

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Working on a King Hassan cosplay. Not sure if it will be done in time but I'm still looking at attending the gathering if times work out.

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I have an Elias and my Fiance has a Chise that we will be bringing. Will try to keep up with the thread to see if anything comes of it!

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Hi there!

I will be coming as Shoebill (male genderswap) and my fiance will be Lion!

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Hi there!

I was curious how everyone, sad as it is, gets rid of their older cosplays and props.

I've dropped a significant amount of weight and gotten in shape since last Fanime and none of my old cosplays fit. One in particular has rather fallen apart and I'm afraid couldn't even be passed on to another, so I was curious what the best way to dispose of them is.

Materials are mainly EVA foam coated with acrylic paints and a variety of seals.

I would imagine they go straight in the garbage but that seems kind of sad, and I'm not sure the painted foam can be disposed of that way.

Any tips?

Thanks!

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Hey all. I totally forgot the forums existed this year.

My gf and I were the twin Tenryuus with rigging. I was the tall one so I kinda had to stay in the back for everything, but if anyone got any good shots of us, I'd love to see them!

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Dealers Room / Re: Spotting Counterfeits???
« on: May 27, 2015, 08:06:39 AM »
From one I noticed last year:

Bad paint jobs. You can notice the paint was either not done completely/missed in spots or was chipping off and revealing the original color. In this case, it was supposed to be a "Custom Saber" (F/S-N) but was really just a re-painted figure with a different Saber's head. I mean, the skin color on the head and body weren't even the same...

There was also a Remilia (Touhou) that was on display for an insane amount and called custom just because they had placed it on a little decorative background. This same guy was at DH this year, too, doing the same thing. I can't recall which booth #, but he was near the middle on a corner table, very small area, with nothing but posters/scrolls of artwork done by artists I know are not him.

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Thank you for the great gathering!

I'm really sorry I fell apart there toward the end. Hopefully I will improve my Full Metal Jayce for next year. Definitely lots to learn!

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My Full Metal Jayce is ready! Unfortunately, my ability to move is very limited so I  may or may not be able to participate in all the shots, lol...

Things I have difficulty doing: Kneeling, full-range arm/leg movement. I'm 6'6'', the cosplay is pretty darn huge, so I'll likely need to stand near the back or some place out of the way. Please place me appropriately if I cannot for whatever reason kneel to be out of the way. My Mercury Hammer is about the same height as well.

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I might go to this but I'm not sure yet. Been trying to think of a good block to wear my Jayce on Sat, starting it with this gathering might be good. I want to wear it more into night-time when the LED effects are more visible. How big of a gathering you think this is going to be?

Addendum: May not make it to this as Mr. Seitz's (Kog'Maw) segment begins at 5 and my gf really wants to go there since he said he would sign her official Kog'Maw statue. >__>

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Serious Business / Re: Is Fanime worth going to anymore?
« on: April 17, 2015, 11:28:46 AM »
This will be my fifth year attending Fanime.

My first impression was: Not driving, staying at a hotel a mile away and having to wait through LineCon when the systems had that horrible failure. To top it off, once I finally got my badge, I missed the last train back to Redwood City and was forced to either pay $100 for a taxi or check in to my hotel early for $60. Obviously I chose the latter. It was a struggle to even convince myself to go in the first place. I had always wanted to go to a con but never really had the money for it until that year.

Once the con was over, I had to convince myself it was worth it. I wasn't sure I would go again, especially seeing as 80% of the content did not interest me. I'm not one for panels, I don't endorse the hentai nights or yaoi-related stuff (personally, I don't care if anyone else goes to these). The only rooms I visited were like... AMV countdowns, Abridged series, some anime showings, Artist's ALley and Dealer's hall.

The main reasons I wanted to go was to check out cosplays and purchase goods from the AA/DH. Those three reasons alone were just enough to convince me to go back the next year.

Then LineCon 2.0 happened, but this time it was outside in the terrible heat and all that happened around then. I had the misfortune to be in line behind a Marceline (Adventure Time) who apparently was really good (I don't watch the show; unsure of accuracy) and this creepy guy kept asking her for pictures and wanting her to sing songs (she had a guitar). I pretty much spent the entire day just kind of keeping an eye on hi and making sure he didn't do something he would end up regretting. Eventually he was asked to leave. It was still a horrible wait, though. I never want to be mazed through the courtyard and like 3 buildings ever again, lol.

DESPITE ALL THIS, I came back for Fanime 2014 where, to my great surprise and joy, there was NO LINE whatsoever! I got my badge right away. I attended a few more rooms, visited some panels, and even wore my first cosplay (Mafia Graves, League of Legends).

Fanime 2015... I'm excited. I got a room at the Mariott for the same price I spent on the mile-away hotel. I have a new badass cosplay I'm about to finish and I cannot wait to discover new things in AA/DH. There is still so much I have yet to discover about cons and Fanime in general and I am saying as someone who participates in only the smallest bit of the event...

Yes. YES. It is worth it. It only gets more worth it every year. 25k attendees last year? It can only get bigger!

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I'll be donning Mecha Kha'zix again :)

Yay, let's be metal together!

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Gaming / Re: What MMORPG are you playing?
« on: April 09, 2015, 10:29:36 AM »
Mabinogi and once in a while, FF14.

Then there are Everquest II and Everquest Landmark...

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I created my own LED strips with styrene and single LEDs I bought from DigiKey.

I cut strips of styrene, drilled several holes for the LED holders, and just plugged the LEDs in — then did some soldering/wiring. I made sure to not make the LEDs point outwards towards the glass since it would have a very non-uniformed look (LEDs are brighter at the tips). Instead, I built the strips of LEDs to flood the a small chamber with light, that is then diffused by the glass to make it look like a solid piece.

The diffused glass I had cut at Tap Plastics. It was only a few bucks at the time.

So I count 14 LEDs per strip at a 90-degree angle?, which you're saying floods the chamber with indirect light? Is the entirety of the chamber natural white like the styrene?

I've tried to teach myself basic electronics but just can't grasp it for some reason. I've got all the individual parts but I can't seem to find the right type of circuit boards. I imagine if I knew enough, I could just splice them all together with wires like you have, but I don't really know how. Are there any websites you think might better explain than a guidebook that came with a beginner's circuitry set? Lol.

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Hotel and Facilities / Re: First time Mariott
« on: April 08, 2015, 12:47:40 PM »
I've stayed at the marriott several times but never for fanime. Although I will tell you that the hotel gets almost full monday-friday on a regular weekly basis due to business travelers so when most fanime people arrive friday wanting to check in super early thats not gonna happen.

I'm booked Thursday night through Sunday morning because even though I only live 30-40 mins drive away, I prefer to spend the night beforehand someplace close. I won't have any issues with waiting. And I tend not to stay for the Monday activities since Mon/Tues are my usual days off and I use them to recuperate, haha.

You can expect to pay $31 a day for valet parking with in and out privileges but with the hotel being that full you will most likely spend about 20 mins waiting for the people to get your car.

I have a close friend who is a regional manager for Towne Park, he hooks me up with Valet services. If I decided to use it, that won't be an issue. If, though. I don't know if Towne Park even has the contract for the Mariott currently.

None of the hotel rooms have balconies. There are larger rooms anything ending in 01 example 1201and jr suites end in 00 and both of these types are corner rooms facing San Carlos street. if you get anything else is a basic room. All rooms are very quiet.
That's too bad. Relaxing on a balcony and listening to the city at night would have been nice. Not a big deal, though.

Elevators will be packed and will likely take you several minutes waiting to get one if u have a high floor, lowest available floor for rooms is 4. I dont know if you can chose or make requests as to what type of room u want or upgrade or where in the hotel as groups get randomly assigned and will only consider higher paying costumers or elites requests. Pool is located on floor 3 and its a decent size as well as their hot tub So its worth checking it out although I dont know how busy it is during fanime. Their tv's are equipped with netflix app. But unless you are a gold or platinum member you are charged about 12 bucks a day for high speed internet. Also gold and platinum only get free breakfast and concierge lounge access. The Tanq bar is very nice but pricey. They tend to do anime inspired cocktails but seem to be toned down so stick with beer or strong drinks like martinis to get your moneys worth. Arcadia is a good steakhouse but pricey as well. I place it in my top 3 in sj (Lb steak, mortons steakhouse, Arcadia)

All good to know. Thanks!

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