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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #120 on: March 26, 2008, 03:31:11 PM »

Huh..

Wouldn't it be better if everyone's costume matched? x.x;

... I don't read where anyone implied that the uniforms weren't going to match.

Last year, there were about 3 different designs to choose from, but due to the small amount of people working as maids per shift, it almost seemed as if all the uniforms were different. This year, it'd be nice if it were possible to have similar maid uniforms for each maid, and maybe differing in small details to suit said maid's personality, or the personality she's portraying.
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #121 on: March 26, 2008, 06:21:49 PM »

Ohh, I see ><

Sorry @@;

Well I hope the costumes will be cheaper..
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #122 on: March 26, 2008, 07:54:42 PM »

From the picture someone posted I like the one on the far right. Anyway, the way things are going now I have no idea how the uniforms are going to be handled. I have a feeling that the people who did it last year are probably going to have to wear last years uniforms and new people will have to get new ones. I think the only one from last year that looked more or less maidish was the one w/ the short sleeves. Although,they were all really cute, but I had the one with the long sleeves and that was a pain,a cute pain? Anyway, since there is no volunteer list and I dunno how many people from last year are doing this year,the uniforms will be a problem. I kow it takes time to make them,and takes money to get them. (rhymes?) Who knows,maybe they'll actually pay for us this year.

Pyron: Have you suggested that Tokyo store to Julie,whoever is in charge, 'cuz those ones are sooo much cheaper then last years, and look so much better?

So the training thing, I have a feeling that it's going to go like last years, but I hope it won't be. If anyone has tips on what we should and should not do would be great if we could compile them.Then, run them by the heads and at least pass a paper form to people.
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #123 on: March 26, 2008, 08:17:19 PM »

-prays the costumes are supplied- >.<;

I think meeting to training would be really hard, especially for people that live really far away. So the paper idea seems good to me. ^o^
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #124 on: March 26, 2008, 09:01:32 PM »

well last year everyone had to pay for their own costume, I doubt this year will be any different unless there is a BIG figure in the budget for outfits to be provided for free.

The paper idea would probally work but depending on an actual rehersal it should be meetings so that everyone gets together and everyone learns what they might be doing wrong
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #125 on: March 26, 2008, 09:04:37 PM »

The issue with Tokyu Hands... is that it's like a Wal-mart... only a super Wal-mart where you can get literally anything you need but not in bulk.

They don't ship, and there's no real online stores. You can order stuff, but you pick it up at the store. You would have to get someone in Japan to buy everyone's and they would ship all of them to the US. So, the problem here is that, people would have to know their sizes via JP sizes, and would have to have a 3rd party purchase and send it to them. Now I'm not saying I know people that are willing to do it, but my friends from Japan were the one that suggested it to me. They said they would do it *FOR ME* and not so much for the con or anyone else. So if this idea is supported by the con, I'm not promising I can have it done.

Tokyu Hands sells all kinds of stuff, and they have lots of different stores, so it would take a while for someone to get pictures of designs, etc if they're going to let people pick which one they want. If not it would be, one person buying one type for everyone to make things easier.

Once more, it was an idea, and frankly, time is running short for the idea. I don't think it will happen mostly because the con would be working with a 3rd party individual to purchase everyones' costumes and it would be someone they don't know through me. Unless they have a friend in Japan that's willing to do it, don't get your hopes up.

Prices on those vary quite a bit, but yen wise, they're like 5000-7000yen according to which one, but due to the price of the dollar sucking, it's more expensive now than it would have been a few months ago.
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #126 on: March 27, 2008, 08:42:49 AM »

Looks like some meeting times & places have opened up, so we should have some info out soon - either to the volunteer list (which does exist) or the forums/website as well.

Pyron's suggestion of Tokyu Hands is really good, and maybe we can coordinate something, but to end the speculation...

Unfortunately, like last year, FanimeCon won't be purchasing outfits for the maids.

There's a bunch of reasons why - and if you're really curious, PM me and I'll give you the boring explanation - but it's simply not in the budget for this year.
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #127 on: March 27, 2008, 11:09:26 AM »

Looks like some meeting times & places have opened up, so we should have some info out soon - either to the volunteer list (which does exist) or the forums/website as well.

Pyron's suggestion of Tokyu Hands is really good, and maybe we can coordinate something, but to end the speculation...

Unfortunately, like last year, FanimeCon won't be purchasing outfits for the maids.

There's a bunch of reasons why - and if you're really curious, PM me and I'll give you the boring explanation - but it's simply not in the budget for this year.

Aw, that sucks.

Well, Pyron just had said that time might be too short to actually order from Tokyu Hands and the inconvenience that Fanime might not be comfortable with them being shipped by a third party. Kazuko's suggestion of Cosmates seems okay, but I'm not familiar with their quality, and anyone else I've known has ordered from there has bought clothing made by other brands that they just carry. They SEEM relatively cheap, but I don't know if their quality mirrors their price. I went through a couple of maid outfits, and found a few that might work. (The ones that aren't excessively detailed, too expensive, or fetish clothing.)

Basic maid uniform: http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_224/pid-7131.html
Slightly more detailed variation: http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_224/pid-7197.html

Other more detailed designs:
http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/pid-7196.html
http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_224/pid-7191.html
http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_223/pid-7059.html
http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/pid-7309.html

Different color/designs:
http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/pid-7318.html
http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_224/pid-7071.html
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #128 on: March 27, 2008, 11:16:57 AM »

Those are all really pretty, but kind of expensive. >.<

Here's a 33 dollar one, and it looks alright to me. :3

http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_223/pid-7315.html

*edit*

Here's a 38 dollar one that looks nice too: http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_224/pid-7278.html

^o^
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #129 on: March 27, 2008, 12:18:26 PM »

Those are all really pretty, but kind of expensive. >.<

Here's a 33 dollar one, and it looks alright to me. :3

http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_223/pid-7315.html

I'm fairly sure that one isn't going to be comfortable, after looking at it. It looks thin and the lace is probably low-quality. $33 isn't just cheap-- like like buying a imitations of expensive food at a 99c store. Have you ordered cosplay commissions before, though? $33 is a bit suspicious. You wouldn't even be able to get a low-quality Halloween costume of a detailed-maid uniform for that little.

In America, a fair price for custom-made clothing like a maid uniform would be roughly $3-400. Since a lot of cosplayers that don't sew seem to be on budgets the majority of the time, they get commissions by local/Chinese seamstresses that charge half the price... and with the prices they give, they pretty much only make enough to break even or make little profit. The only reason Cosmates is this cheap I HOPE is because they have these costumes pre-made and in bulk.

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...While suggestions are good, I just posted why a suspiciously cheap costume wouldn't be a good idea. If $33 wasn't so great, why would it be much different $5 more? Augh. Anyways, the list I had already posted is very cheap in comparison to the options given last year. I'll you an idea of what average is. They ordered custom commissions, the cheapest being $90, and the other two were roughly $150. Those are normal prices for a budget seamstress. A standard uniform would cost double that price.

Anyways, I found one of my friends that had ordered uniforms from here before, and the one he got is an okay quality. (Mikey's worn it before. :V) http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_224/pid-7192.html
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #130 on: March 27, 2008, 12:44:07 PM »

@__@; You have a point there

Well I could probably get the first one you posted (http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_224/pid-7131.html)

I'll prolly just have to sell a lot of stuff, but I think it's worth it since I can keep wearing it ^o^

If it's over $100, I don't think I can though.. Too young to get a job. x.x;
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #131 on: March 27, 2008, 01:40:40 PM »

@__@; You have a point there

Well I could probably get the first one you posted (http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_224/pid-7131.html)

I'll prolly just have to sell a lot of stuff, but I think it's worth it since I can keep wearing it ^o^

If it's over $100, I don't think I can though.. Too young to get a job. x.x;

These are just suggestions. I'm not part of the staff organizing the maid cafe, so ultimately, they're the one who has to make the decision on what to do in terms of the uniforms. :V
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #132 on: March 27, 2008, 01:49:18 PM »

Wow, thanks for checking things out!

I see they have men's sizes... nice...
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #133 on: March 27, 2008, 02:11:06 PM »

As a quick aside, Ted came up to me and commissioned a logo from me, and it more or less retains the same appearance.

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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #134 on: March 27, 2008, 02:26:49 PM »

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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #135 on: March 27, 2008, 02:49:44 PM »

well I have had a friend order a Lolita outfit through cosmates, the material is really nice but the outfit was a lolita maid outfit
 this one here: http://www.cosmates.jp/shop/product_info/cp-43_222_223/pid-7211.html it was very adorible, the fabric was pretty good, sleeves were detachable which came in handy if the weather got warmer but the only problem was that the straps were kinda loose on her but fixable with a saftey pin. and they shipped fast I dont know if they sell in bulk but you can email the company and ask them

Most of the items at cosmates have a already set size but it costs more if you need a larger size, or what not.

The really cheap outfits at cosmates are a bit low quality from what i read reviews on.

Jun you just gave me nightmares for a week about pryon in a maids dress
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #136 on: March 27, 2008, 02:56:00 PM »

As a quick aside, Ted came up to me and commissioned a logo from me, and it more or less retains the same appearance.

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That looks good ~ ^o^

I was wondering why they had men's sizes.. I thought it was because some people needed bigger sizes? -tries not to think about it-
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #137 on: March 27, 2008, 08:21:18 PM »

Jun you just gave me nightmares for a week about pryon in a maids dress



Lulz, he was a obese faggot, then.

... well, he's still a fag, but at least not an obese one. :L
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #138 on: March 27, 2008, 08:23:43 PM »

So what time does thing open? I have to work it into my plan of action at the con.
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Re: So how bout that Maid Cafe eh?
« Reply #139 on: March 27, 2008, 08:46:31 PM »

Jun you just gave me nightmares for a week about pryon in a maids dress

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Lulz, he was a obese faggot, then.

... well, he's still a fag, but at least not an obese one. :L
Yeah I am scarred for the rest of my life D:

that bow does not go well with is outfit D:<
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