So, this is my second year going to Fanime in San Jose.
I went in 2008 and (in a nutshell) the people I was with didn't really want to be there and they went for my sake for half a day. :S I had fun for the short time we were there and now time has passed by (fortunately XD) and I can come back with a cosplaying VENGEANCE. XD
Anyways, that leads me to part 2 that I am tossing out there.
My man and I are (on Sunday of Fanime) going as the book versions of Erik (The Phantom) and Christine Daae from Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera (probably with a small anime spin on them). If anyone wants to join the book version cosplay with us, you are most welcome to.
If not, that's great too.
If for some crazed reason you want to know the difference, I'll give a brief explanation. In the musical/movie Christine is usually depicted as a brunette, in the book she is blonde with blue eyes. Also in the movies/musicals the phantom is rarely deformed correctly, he usually is depicted as having a half mask or something such as that. In the book, however, he has a full mask and without it he has no nose and what is described as "yellow eyes and a terrible death's head" - much like a zombie-looking horror. Although I love the musical/movie, I love the book more. Rarely does anyone try to depict Erik and Christine correctly in cosplay form, so we want to attempt it. XD
We're super excited about the drastic contrast that the book version will provide of these two characters.
There will be a lot of attention to detail with our costumes and we just hope to entertain ourselves, as well as whoever is there.
Again, if you want to join this effort, message me! If you just want to see what mess we come up with, see you at Fanime 2012!!