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Title: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 28, 2008, 09:56:23 PM
As of 4/14, there will NOT be an official gathering for 2013.
Please my last post on the thread (kimu).

Official Trinity Blood Gathering
Day: TBD
When: TBD
Location: TBD

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.


List of TB cosplayers:
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Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Black Kawaii Kitty on August 28, 2008, 10:07:52 PM
Monica Argento~ AKA Black Widow  :-*

Ready and willing to play with the Tres cosplayers ^_~
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on August 28, 2008, 10:40:49 PM
Kaya Syokka, a.k.a. Gypsy Queen.  In ... ah, some state of construction.  "Wearable enough" is the key phrase, I believe.  :3

Obscurity FTW!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on August 28, 2008, 10:54:32 PM
you can count me in as Tres Iqus, codename Gunslinger =)

ready and built to withstand playing with other AX members XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on August 29, 2008, 06:16:13 PM
I'll be there!!!!  As Abel Nightroad in my improved since last year anime version!!! ^^

YAY Kimu!!! This years TB gathering is run by the AX!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on August 29, 2008, 07:54:41 PM
Yeah!! Fellow Abel!!!
So are you still an anime version? Improved will be awesome to see.

And hm, good point..."run by the AX" has a nice ring to it.
 ;)
Maybe no fire trucks and "burn in hell" signs will be there next year?
(actually, that was very funny)

Already seeing the rivalry between Tres and Monica starting.... LOL!
And our Tres, "built to withstand playing with other AX members"?! O_O
Charis, I believe by Fanime you'll have Kaya better than JUST "wearable enough".

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on August 29, 2008, 09:42:32 PM
Already seeing the rivalry between Tres and Monica starting.... LOL!
And our Tres, "built to withstand playing with other AX members"?! O_O

haha XD just had to throw it out there, wanted to let people know lol XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Black Kawaii Kitty on August 29, 2008, 11:01:28 PM

haha XD just had to throw it out there, wanted to let people know lol XD

*adds to evergrowing list of funny/naughty photo-op ideas*  ;D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on August 29, 2008, 11:19:43 PM
haha wow, 09's gathering is going to be definitely interesting  XD
*will have to make sure Tres is at 100% battle ready before Fanime* lol
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on August 30, 2008, 10:35:29 AM
Oh boy... This is getting iteresting!!!!

Yes my costume has been improved..! I want to add some more detail so hopefully it'll look less plain then last year...

*evil smile*
 Last year I was in all the embaressing photos... Kimu revenge will be sweet!!!
*evil laugh*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on August 30, 2008, 02:28:34 PM
uh...what do you mean about you were in all the embarassing photos last year and revenge will be sweet?
(I seem to recall a few funny photos you weren't in....)
evil smile??
evil laugh???
Fellow Abel, are you going to need to confess things at Fanime??
 ;)

Just remember, for 09, we ARE drinking 13 sugar tea!!
There's a tea shop in the one hotel, and we will have the sugar cubes, sooo.....
(Just have to remember napkins....)


Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on August 30, 2008, 02:54:53 PM
Sounds like fun Kimu!!! We'll sip are sugary tea and talk of AX work!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on August 30, 2008, 09:51:06 PM
Hai!!!!!
First year of Queen Esther Blanchett here!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Black Kawaii Kitty on September 02, 2008, 03:51:52 PM
Popping in with a pic of the wig I ordered, sadly it's not as nice as the picture but with a little styling it should turn out ok. Cosplaywig on ebay definitely has better quality(got this from Zhennawig?), but it is at least very thick so it makes up for it =) Gonna straighten out the weird flips in it with hot water tonight =3

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87/KurisuchieKitty/Trinity%20Blood/P1030398.jpg
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on September 02, 2008, 06:21:00 PM
looks really good kitty!!! O.o I look forward to seeing it up close! :D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on September 02, 2008, 09:28:33 PM
Charis, I believe by Fanime you'll have Kaya better than JUST "wearable enough".

Oh, dear ...

Well, I did survive Kumoricon with only one major cosplay disaster that needs repairing (poor, poor Minazuki), so that means I can start on the next round of cosplay projectspacking to move and finding somewhere to move, and THEN get on to these projects.  Frankly, it's the arrows that scare me the most.  But I'm probably gonna start fussing with things this weekend. :D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on September 06, 2008, 10:54:41 AM
Do not fear the arrows, Charis....
 :D

For all the locals that would want to attend, it's confirmed that Friday night on Oct 31, Halloween, there will be a cosplayers gathering at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.
This is for the flashlight garden tour, which is free.
Then going out to eat after that.
If you need a link to the info on c.com, let me know!

I am going to wear Abel to the Halloween gathering.

I'm also going to wear Abel to Y-con....at least the first part of the day, and hope I survive.
And that's if I survive NDK next week....
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on September 13, 2008, 08:21:17 PM
I'll have to see if I can go to the Halloween gathering... It sounds like it could be loads of fun!!! ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: blancoisma on September 15, 2008, 09:12:56 PM
Hey all, it's Ion Fortuna from our lovely group at Fanime this year! I haven't been on here in ages, and unfortunately for those that remember, I was not able to attend Anime Weekend Atlanta after all, and my repairs on Ion never happened. This I blame on work, and me being the world's laziest bastard. But, if you guys will have me, I still want to see everyone next year as a completely revamped Ion : )

And Kimu! You're going to be at Y-Con? I'm going to be there too! I'm going to be wearing Ion again ( even though it's still craptastic at the moment ) so I really look forward to saying hello. Maybe we can get some pictures taken? Oh, it's going to be lovely seeing a familiar face : )
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Black Kawaii Kitty on September 15, 2008, 10:07:57 PM
Hey all, it's Ion Fortuna from our lovely group at Fanime this year! I haven't been on here in ages, and unfortunately for those that remember, I was not able to attend Anime Weekend Atlanta after all, and my repairs on Ion never happened. This I blame on work, and me being the world's laziest bastard. But, if you guys will have me, I still want to see everyone next year as a completely revamped Ion : )

And Kimu! You're going to be at Y-Con? I'm going to be there too! I'm going to be wearing Ion again ( even though it's still craptastic at the moment ) so I really look forward to saying hello. Maybe we can get some pictures taken? Oh, it's going to be lovely seeing a familiar face : )

I think Kimu is probably experiencing jet lag right now from getting back from NDK, but yes do join us at Y-con! ^o^ I scheduled a TB gathering at noon on Sat. with DuoMonkey so try and make it to that if you can =3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on September 15, 2008, 10:23:14 PM
Hey all, it's Ion Fortuna from our lovely group at Fanime this year! I haven't been on here in ages, and unfortunately for those that remember, I was not able to attend Anime Weekend Atlanta after all, and my repairs on Ion never happened. This I blame on work, and me being the world's laziest bastard. But, if you guys will have me, I still want to see everyone next year as a completely revamped Ion : )

And Kimu! You're going to be at Y-Con? I'm going to be there too! I'm going to be wearing Ion again ( even though it's still craptastic at the moment ) so I really look forward to saying hello. Maybe we can get some pictures taken? Oh, it's going to be lovely seeing a familiar face : )

I think Kimu is probably experiencing jet lag right now from getting back from NDK, but yes do join us at Y-con! ^o^ I scheduled a TB gathering at noon on Sat. with DuoMonkey so try and make it to that if you can =3

oh snap theres actually a TB gathering at Y-con? awesome XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Black Kawaii Kitty on September 15, 2008, 10:46:14 PM

oh snap theres actually a TB gathering at Y-con? awesome XD

ah shoot sorry, I should have announced it earlier D= but yeah you better have your mechanical butt at the front lobby at that time or the Orden will hunt you down *_*

Btw Yukari I'm going to try and go to the SF festival thing, so we should try and get Kimu to go too while were at Y-con lol XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on September 15, 2008, 11:39:02 PM
*insert Tres voice*
Affirmative. Programming rendezvous date of 09-27-2008, location FRONT LOBBY, into internal memory.

haha XD
but yeah we should get Kimu to come to the festival, it would be fun hanging out together again!
omg and we could do purikura photos...in cosplay...XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on September 16, 2008, 08:00:12 AM
*crawls in from getting home at 1 am last night....brushes bangs from face....*
hi everyone!!
*waves*

Yeah for ION!!!
I will add to you the list tonight, have to get to work this morning so time is limited, and YES I will be happy to be with everyone for pictures at Y-con. (And then Halloweeeeen, too...as for that SF thing...tell me more and I'll see.....)
In addition to group pics, if you want special fun photo ops, as long as it's not toooooo uh...overly yaoi....I'll be happy to participate.

I had a LOT of fun at NDK, but there were also some scary things with some very freaky "fan girls". I am hoping I won't experience that at Ycon. Tres, we must protect each other!
If you want to see what stage my costume is to now, here's something from EBK:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1723515/
:)
We're also starting to show up on some other sites right now, too.
I'll get my pics posted soon. Perhaps a few tales, I have to send out a congrats to Inoli for winning 1st in Intermediate cosplay AND craftsmanship for her Abel Nightroad Crusnik. Very exciting!!
more later...must...go to work...Her Eminence is a cruel taskmaster.... ;P
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on September 16, 2008, 09:30:03 AM
I had a LOT of fun at NDK, but there were also some scary things with some very freaky "fan girls". I am hoping I won't experience that at Ycon. Tres, we must protect each other!

what happened at NDK? D8?!
XD
anyways, here's a link to a thread on c.com about the festival : http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=160281
it seems like its basically like Cherry Blossom minus the grand parade and that its only during one weekend. but they're having a cosplay contest/show sponsored by Japan Video and some other fun events. I'm thinking I'm only going to be there on sunday for the cosplay event.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on September 16, 2008, 04:12:55 PM
MAn!!! Its not fair!!!!! >.< I wanna see you all a Y-con!!! But *hangs head* I can't... TT_TT

Hi Ion!!! Its a shame you weren't able to go to that con... And don't diss your costume its amazing!!!!!!

*laughs* Those are some great pics Kimu!!! Your costume is awsome! ^^ And your glasses are staight too!!! I want to get better glasses for my Abel but Esther and Kate say that the bent beat up ones are perfect...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on September 16, 2008, 04:16:09 PM
*crawls back to the computer after being sent home sick from work*

Okay, got our Ion added! Yeah!

Thanks for the info on the SF festival.
If I don't end up out of town on that weekend, I'll see what I can do.
Do you have more info on the contest itself? Of course, I'd have to decide what to take...I was kind of planning on saving entering Abel for Cherry Blossom next spring, and maybe Sakura Con or something for an actual convention for the craftmanship stuff....

Here's a link to the Halloween event for the locals:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=159758
EBK sets this one up.
If you can join us, do so! It's free, it's FUN, and what better than Abel Nightroad going trick or treating??? Well, IF Tres can make it (if you don't wear something else Yukari) I think it'd be hilarious to set up Abel making Tres trick or treat, which would end up something like:
Tres: "I fail to see the logic in this action, Father Nightroad."
Abel: "Well, if you don't want your candy, Tres.....I'll be more than happy to enjoy it for you!!" ;)

So...NDK....
I'll start working on my photo uploads tonight. It'll be on my usual photobucket account, and I'll update this post with the link. It'll take me a few days to finish.

Overall, it was great! Those from the c.com forums and Denver area for Trinity Blood I met were "made of awesome". Fey and Inoli (and Amanda) especially, whom I stayed with, but a number of others, too. Our TB grouping was a lot of fun. Inoli had her new Petros "wearable enough" (armor to come in the future) and later on with some others we set up the shots from the manga with "mummy Petros", and an Ion, Tres, and myself as Abel.
I met a few Bleachers Saturday morning, but had to give up waiting for the Shonen Jump gathering to get going (sadly disorganized from what I saw by no one being there on time to run it). And I had fun wearing my Kenshin on Sunday....
But...the not so fun was some of the glompy fan girlz. I learned how to have my thumbs ready to give them a wee jab in the lower ribs to slow their approach. And I had a couple stalkers as Abel and even as Kenshin. One who kept wanting to "collect me", and one of them even asked about touching me in very inappropriate places!! It was unreal. One of my friends got stalked numerous times by someone in a Joker costume where it lost the funny aspect. Another friend got a 'fake' kiss full on the lips where the girl jumped her, did at least use her thumbs to avoid actual lip contact, but it was still beyond acceptable behavior.
As someone mentioned in their rant on this type of behavior on the c.com forum for NDK feedback, in the "real world" some of this could be considered as assault. Why some people think they can lose all respect for others' personal space and costumes at a con is sad. I remember reading how some of the Fanime policies had changed because of poor behavior, and I have to say how much nicer the Fanime crowd was regarding this unrequested glomping and 'groping' fan behavior.
That crud aside, however, I really enjoyed myself and already preregistered for next year. That made the group out there very happy.

Thanks to Inoli, I also now have a prop gun for Abel!! yeah! So along with some last details to finish on Abel's armor and cording, I'll get the holster made. And then be starting on Empire Abel, too! yeah! As I said, if Empire Abel is wearable enough by Fanime, I'll bring it.

update--aww...sorry Nightroad. But if you can make it to the Halloween event???
And glad you liked my updates to my Abel costume.
LOL on the glasses!!! I think the bent ones are amusing, and if you do get new ones, bring the bent ones too for some funny pics. ;)



Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on September 16, 2008, 04:27:17 PM
Oh, Kimu, did you get con-crud again?  *tsks*
At least it sounds like there was lots of fun had (despite attack-glompers, what the hell?).  I expect to see lots of photos!
(I think every time I hear "wearable enough" now, I'm going to laugh.)

A bit of random amusement from my fallen-off-the-planet end, as I continue the packing-and-finding-a-place-to-move game: the fabric for my Kaya cosplay takes up an entire fabric tote bin.  A BIG one.  :D  I can't wait until this mess is over and I'm settled -- even if it's only for a few months -- into a place where I can start working for serious!
(Granted, not all that fabric's going to get used in the final outfit, and it's not folded neatly, but still!)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on September 16, 2008, 04:57:17 PM
oh..that reminds me, we have a new description for costume status for Trinity Blood, too:
finished enough
Because a TB costume is never really finished....

Good luck with the move, and yes...uh...I am sick again.
*cries*
At least this time there are no fires to make that smoke to keep me sick for long.

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on September 16, 2008, 07:08:38 PM
Kimu...*sigh*... What are we going to do with you? Sick. Agian. tsk!
DRINK MORE TEA AND SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!! SLEEP ALOT!!!!!!!!

But Iam glad you had fun at the con (A prop gun! O.o) hehe! Don't worry ;) the bent glasses will be with me! *laughs* Maybe I'll make that my new avatar...A pic of my bent glasses sitting on a table next to some sugar cubes...

Charis I LOVE that!!! "Finished enough!!!!" It sounds like what we all wnet though before last years con!!!!!! *laughs wildly* And it IS NEVER done! Theres always something or other... *sigh*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on September 16, 2008, 08:56:17 PM
Maybe I'll make that my new avatar...A pic of my bent glasses sitting on a table next to some sugar cubes...

DO IT.  Even if it doesn't become your new avatar picture, it would be awfully fun to see.  :3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on September 16, 2008, 10:51:18 PM
If you can join us, do so! It's free, it's FUN, and what better than Abel Nightroad going trick or treating??? Well, IF Tres can make it (if you don't wear something else Yukari) I think it'd be hilarious to set up Abel making Tres trick or treat, which would end up something like:
Tres: "I fail to see the logic in this action, Father Nightroad."
Abel: "Well, if you don't want your candy, Tres.....I'll be more than happy to enjoy it for you!!" ;)


haha XD I was actually thinking of wearing Tres to the Halloween meetup. I'm sure we'll be able to get some good shots in =D

@your con horror story: wow D8....yikes you had people following you and even asking to touch? just a bit creepy. next time I see you you're going to have to show me that thing with the thumbs and the jabbing into the ribs you were talking about (figured it'd be good to know XD)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on September 18, 2008, 07:55:12 AM
What you do with the thumbs is hold out your arms almost like you're going to hug them, but arms are not allll the way out. You're preparing to actually shield yourself--and if you really needed to, they'd contact your arms that you could even cross as a block and you could then step to the side so they missed you.
As they get to your fingers you've got them low enough to get them around midsection--right at the bottom of the ribs and push juuuust so gently.
It seems to slow their velocity a bit.
;p

I have all the TB pics up from NDK now...and am working on the other NDK albums.
Any pictures that have me in them were taken by Inoli or Fey on my camera.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/NDK%2008%20Trinity%20Blood/

I also have an NDK costume contest album started, too. You can access that on my photobucket account by getting to the full list of albums. Right now it just has videos of the TB contestants and another TB c.com cosplayer with her lovely kimono.

And if you do wear Tres to Halloween, we most certainly CAN get good shots.
I believe we can even have normal prop/toy guns for that shoot! Unlike some cons where it's supposed to be 'clear or brightly colored' stuff....dunno about you but Tres with bright pink or neon green guns just doesn't work for me. ;p

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on September 18, 2008, 09:21:30 AM
haha  I agree on the gun bit XD the Nerf guns I bought are actually yellow, orange, and black, so they don't look too bad, but after Y-con they're going a nice gunmetal silver :3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on September 18, 2008, 04:49:04 PM
*laughs* those are some great pics Kimu!!!! It looks like you had fun! (fan girls aside!^^)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on September 30, 2008, 10:25:30 PM
Y-con was fun!
Our Trinity Blood gathering was a little messed up for a number of reasons, but we did what we could with the little time we had with people or chaos around us--like being kicked out of the area we wanted for photos. :S
Didn't get to the do the "Di dies in Cain's arms" pic....alas!!
But we did get some fun and nice pics and it was great to see everyone that was there!!
Although I do get "blame Cain" for my missing the Bleach gathering as Ukitake! LOL! (however, it was worth waiting for Cain for the fun we had.)

I have pictures posted:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/Y-con%2008/

There's nothing "bad" posted, the pics are all "tame", even if a couple are maybe a "little edgy".
I hope you enjoy them!
Just keep thinking of the fun we can have at Fanime next year....
;p
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 03, 2008, 07:11:24 PM
Seems like you had fun at Yaoi-con.
Sigh. I wish I was there. >.<;

Update: My jewelery for Queen Esther is done. ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 03, 2008, 08:23:33 PM
oooohhh!!! Rei-Rei!!!!! Your jewels are finished!?! I bet they look great! And congrats! As most of the other TB cosplayers will agree, getting the bling is half the battle! ;)

Speaking of TB... is anyone else concerned that TB is short for Tuberculosis?(the contagious disease) What if an outsider gets the wrong idea about the "TB gathering"?  :-\ Although that'd be a pretty interesting misunderstanding... ;)

As for me this weekend is going to be a busy one... *whinces* lots of costume and school stuff to do...

Iam glad you all had fun at y-con... wish I coulda been there..!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 06, 2008, 07:51:04 PM
TB is only contagious for a period of time... >.>;
With the modern technology we have... TB isn't as deadly as it used to be... Unless you don't treat it. ^^

Thoughhhhhhh. Even though I said my bling was done. I'm still missing my crown and costume.
It'll probably be on pause for the while, since I'm busy with college applications. xD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on October 06, 2008, 08:48:37 PM
Just for the fun of knowing, which version of Queen Esther are going to do, Rei-Rei?
The white or the black dress version?
 :D

Good luck with your costume progress and your applications.

And you are soooo funny Nightroad.
You know already that Ukitake is sometimes nicknamed "Captain TB"....
*coughs*
LOL!!!

Had fun with Yukari and Kitty at the Aki Matsuri yesterday!
Next up--Halloween!!!!
:)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 07, 2008, 04:57:08 AM
White Version. ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 07, 2008, 07:20:38 AM
Yes Halloween... I hope to have the cloak part done on my sweeper and maybe a few improvements for my Abel...

Good luck with the crown... ^^b
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 07, 2008, 09:12:50 PM
Yes Halloween... I hope to have the cloak part done on my sweeper and maybe a few improvements for my Abel...

Good luck with the crown... ^^b
What are people doing for Halloween??
I know I'll probably be doing the same thing I do for three years now. Sit down and do homework until late when the kids stop coming by to trick or treat...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on October 07, 2008, 10:09:12 PM
I'm going over to San Jose for the Winchester Mystery House Cosplay Meetup. I know Kimu is going to be there too and so is Kitty (me and Kimu are doing Abel and Tres XD).
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 08, 2008, 08:15:51 AM
I'm going over to San Jose for the Winchester Mystery House Cosplay Meetup. I know Kimu is going to be there too and so is Kitty (me and Kimu are doing Abel and Tres XD).
Awww. I'm jealous. =3 Take lots of pictures!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on October 08, 2008, 10:39:22 AM
Lament that I live down in Southern California. ;P

Nah, friends and I usually haunt her parents' front yard, because the kids in that neighbourhood still trick-or-treat.  I think we're changing plans this year, with a good part of our usual gang out of the country, and I'll just be heading up to their place in SLO for some laziness and hanging-out, or something like that.

I know I have to wear something in to work, though, because people are demanding it.  Not sure what, as I have to go in and out of our not-quite-clean-room throughout the day and that's rather a hindrance on certain outfits ...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 08, 2008, 02:33:31 PM
Charis I didn't know you lived so far away! O.o
It's a shame, but, despite how close I am to San Jose, I'm not sure I can go on Halloween...It depends on what my friend is doing...We have a Halloween tradition...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on October 08, 2008, 03:21:38 PM
I'm in Santa Barbara, Nightroad, so it's around four and a half hours up to San Jose, barring traffic.  Not horrid, admittedly, but still.

(I really need to remember to borrow the camera from my folks again tonight.  I keep wanting to take progress photos.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on October 08, 2008, 04:42:43 PM
The Halloween gathering at the Winchester Mystery House is great fun.
I wish everyone from our TB thread could be there (in TB costume or not!)

And Nightroad, you can always start a new tradition....join us!
LOL!

Otherwise, hopefully everyone will have fun, whatever they do that night.

And Rei-Rei--it'll be lovely to see your Esther costume when it's done!
I'm also looking forward to when Charis has some progress pics posted.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 08, 2008, 06:32:31 PM
What is the Halloween cosplay gathering?
Is it like a gathering for a lot of people or just the Trinity Blood people?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on October 08, 2008, 07:27:23 PM
its just a cosplay gathering at the Winchester Mystery House Eurobeat King from cosplay.com organizes every year. Everyone comes in different cosplays (me and Kimu are just doing TB together), and after we all walk around the gardens (which are free to tour) we all go out to eat =D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 11, 2008, 12:14:11 PM
Okay... So I'm kinda needing more reference pictures of Queen Esther.....
Not the anime version but I think most people have seen her fan art version with a lot of roses...
Would anyone happen to know where I might find some more? I saw them a while back but lost it...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 12, 2008, 11:16:30 AM
Sorry Rei-rei I can't help with the pics... Queen Esther is hard to find... Plenty of pics of Queen Esther cosplayers tho'...

And yes I want to see in progess/finished pics of Charis's and Rei-Rei's costumes!!! ;D

In other news I finally got fabric for this years cosplay! YAY!!! 7 yards of white...

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 13, 2008, 09:12:25 PM
And yes I want to see in progess/finished pics of Charis's and Rei-Rei's costumes!!! ;D
Sorry. The project will be on hiatus for about a month... =\ But I WILL get it done on time for Fanime.....
Still trying to juggle school, college applications, and moving.

In other news I finally got fabric for this years cosplay! YAY!!! 7 yards of white...
Don't tell me you're going to cosplay as Cain?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on October 13, 2008, 10:29:45 PM
Only seven yards?  *giggles*  I don't know how much I'll actually wind up using, mind you, but I'm sitting on somewhere in the vicinity of fifty yards of white fabric right now, between habit twill and lining (okay, it's 30 yards of the lining fabric, and I know most of that won't get used for the finished cosplay -- some of it'll be mock-up material) and other stuff.  I got a good laugh last night over how, with all that white fabric and my hoops and petticoat, I feel like I should be preparing for a wedding or something!

I keep forgetting to borrow the camera when I go by my parents' place, so hopefully I'll remember next time!  OTOH, my first draft of glove cross doesn't look as good as I'd hoped, so I'm in the process of trying to do it over again.  Lots of unpicking going on as I keep deciding, "No, don't like it.  Take ... um, fifteen!"  (I'm making crazy progress on the Soul Eater anime in the process, though. Embroidery is awesome for watching stuff.)

Now, where did my scissors go?

And ew, Rei-Rei, moving -- I'm sorry.  :\  I just got done with a move myself (and, luck willing, will have another before Fanime), so I feel your pain!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 14, 2008, 07:53:35 AM
I actually don't mind moving......
It's actually the combination of my sister unpacking my packages and throwing away the boxes before checking that nothing is broken, and me digging through what's left in the house to find a receipt.... And the fact I'm partially on pause with decorating my room because I'm broke.... And going into oral surgery soon to get my wisdom teeth removed...

Seven yards... >.>;
Hehe, I wonder how much of my dress that will cover... I think there's going to be a lot more white than there is black this year. ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 14, 2008, 04:54:12 PM
Yes my costumes only seven yards... but it doesn't have any exciting trim so it really doesn't need more then that... It's a very full cloak with loooong sleaves... and a tunic underneath... Plus I still need the armor...and weapon...uggggg! @-@

Charis I am sorry the gloves didn't come out right on your first try, but remember TB costumes are hard and require paitence... I konw you can do it!!!! d^^b

IAnd going into oral surgery soon to get my wisdom teeth removed...

Good luck with the wisdom teeth. I got mine removed just two months ago... It was my first surgery and it went fine! ^^ Iam sure you'll be fine too! Take your time with in progress/finished pics! It's no biggie!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on October 14, 2008, 06:42:05 PM
If I did my math right, it'll take me about three yards of fabric to get all the bias tape I need for Kaya made.  (My Dharma Trading shopping cart right now has twenty yards of stuff sitting in it.  Next time I move, fabric will definitely outweigh books!)

Charis I am sorry the gloves didn't come out right on your first try, but remember TB costumes are hard and require paitence... I konw you can do it!!!! d^^b

Believe you me, I'm learning that one quickly -- and I always wind up doing a lot of unpicking in the course of a cosplay.  (I think I disassembled my outer coat for Risai something like six times by the end, counting the four (!!!) times it took me to get the collar right ...)  I'm mostly fussing right now, as it's the sort of portable thing I can take to work and do during breaks.  Trying it another way now, so we'll see how it looks ...

And after about four tries, I think I've got the white paint for my boots looking how I want.  Got the tongues sealed last night, and I'm waiting now for the first layer on the rest of the boots to dry.  Then Wonderflexing, hurrah!  <3  (However, I'm down to just a bitty bit of a bottle of deglazer, and my hands are still white after scrubbing.  This entertains me more than anything else.)

I'm all curious now, Nightroad ... what's this project of yours?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 15, 2008, 12:19:39 AM
Next Tuesday.... I will be previewing the first epsidoe of Trinity Blood to the little kiddes at school.
=O
O=
*Gasp!*

Actually one of the highschoolers actually told me they think Full Metal Alchemist is better.
=\
That is a lie!!! Anyways..... Meh. I think oral surgery will go just fine since I had it done before. ^^
Can't wait for fanime...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 15, 2008, 06:29:06 PM
Next Tuesday.... I will be previewing the first epsidoe of Trinity Blood to the little kiddes at school.
=O
O=
*Gasp!*
Actually one of the highschoolers actually told me they think Full Metal Alchemist is better.

TB is awsome but I must admit FMA is really great too... It really is. If you have never seen it you should give it a try!

Charis Iam going as a white sweeper from Zetman. It's an obsure but AMAZING manga series. One of my very favorites. You can see the character by clicking on the link below...doesn't have his weapon tho'...
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/german_partners_in_crime/costume.jpg
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on October 15, 2008, 06:55:18 PM
Better is such an awkward comparison.  (I love FMA too, so ... yeah.  If my sister has her way, we'll be doing that for Fanime also.)  That's kind of awesome, though, showing kids anime at school.

Nightroad, that's really shiny!  Pretty art, and the costume ... ooh.  Can't wait to see how it turns out for you.  :3

(Boots are wholly painted.  Fingers on my right hand are STILL white, though, after being washed something like twelve times over the course of the day.  Hehehe.  Now, I just need to convince myself to get some sewing done tonight.  Sleepy ...)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 17, 2008, 10:44:44 PM
Awesome costume...
Me likes lots.

I came out of surgery this morning and it was fine....
Though right now I'm hungry and I can't eat (yay i might lose pounds before fanime!)
Though my brothers were being very mean and eating cake and creme brulee infront of my face. ToT
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 18, 2008, 09:06:09 AM
Iam glad your surgry went well! Sorry you can't eat tho'...

Congrats on your boots Charis!!!! You're one step closer to done! (shoe pun intended...)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 20, 2008, 02:00:03 PM
CAAAAAAAAAAKE.

Okay so you think cake has nothing to do with Trinity Blood?!?
YOU'RE WRONG!  >:(
The purdy colors of the cake looks like Cain.....

Sorry had to do that....

I realized this: My trinity blood inspiration mainly came from cake.
Yes from cake... I started wanting to do the White version of Esther Blanchett cosplay because of the colors of a strawberry shortcake.
Okay that may seem silly...... but Cake.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 20, 2008, 06:18:32 PM
Cake *cough* uh sorry I meant Cain *cough*cake *cough* rules the world... XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on October 20, 2008, 07:58:38 PM
Fellow Abel...I'm a bit worried about you on that post....
If I read that correctly around your coughing, I think it's: "Cain cake rules the world"
???
But we don't want Cain to rule the world, and sadly, cake should be something yummy and sugary sweet, which...well, it's just not something I associate with Cain....

And Queen Esther as a cake??
That's scary too!!!

Good luck with your costume project, Nightroad!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 21, 2008, 12:00:34 AM
And Queen Esther as a cake??
That's scary too!!!
You'll have to admit... her poffy dress does remind you of a cake..... Like a pie... But yeah. A cake.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on October 21, 2008, 08:04:34 AM
... now I'm stuck with the mental image of the Trinity Blood cake/cupcake series -- especially given some of the cupcake jokes that were running around the cos.com forum (and refering to Kaya lovingly as my Vatican Cupcake project).  Oh dear ...

(Though cake does go wonderfully with tea.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: blancoisma on October 21, 2008, 02:51:37 PM
Y-con was fun!
Our Trinity Blood gathering was a little messed up for a number of reasons, but we did what we could with the little time we had with people or chaos around us--like being kicked out of the area we wanted for photos. :S
Didn't get to the do the "Di dies in Cain's arms" pic....alas!!
But we did get some fun and nice pics and it was great to see everyone that was there!!
Although I do get "blame Cain" for my missing the Bleach gathering as Ukitake! LOL! (however, it was worth waiting for Cain for the fun we had.)

I have pictures posted:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/Y-con%2008/

There's nothing "bad" posted, the pics are all "tame", even if a couple are maybe a "little edgy".
I hope you enjoy them!
Just keep thinking of the fun we can have at Fanime next year....
;p


Kimu! I'm loving the pics! They turned out really well! I like how this time around I actually made an effort to wear makeup so I would look somewhat pale, so I'm really glad I looked decent. I also have come to the conclusion that I am waaay to tall to be an Ion cosplayer cause everyone in the gathering is like, half my size when I look at past pictures from Fanime and whatnot. I'm still going to remake it for next year and hopefully my friend will be able to come along as a Queen Esther ( although, that's still up in the air, :)

On another note you guys, this may not be Trinity Blood related, but I really want to do another cosplay where I can re-use my Ion wig. It's such a convenience being able to re-use wigs and I would really like some ideas to good characters with a hairstyle similar to the blonde wig I'm wearing. I'd appreciate some ideas everyone. Also, a bit over 7 months till next Fanime! XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 21, 2008, 08:44:18 PM
Ooooh yes!
Maybe we can be opposite Queen Esthers??
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 22, 2008, 05:17:11 PM
@ Kimu: Theres nothing to worry about... there's nothing but hat between me and Cain!!! ^^ Besides wouldn't eating Cain cake be similar to burning an effigy? (*winces* thats spelt wrong)

Blancoisma!!!!! Long time no see!!! Two queen Esthers plus my esther plus whoever else...
 @.@ All us Abels better be prepared!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 22, 2008, 10:58:36 PM
Hm. Since we've been talking about costumes a lot lately....
Let's see. What do we do at the gatherings beside take pictures?
I dunno. I maybe might make om nom noms for the gathering if I remember. =3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on October 22, 2008, 11:41:10 PM
It depends on how much time everyone has.
Of course we get everyone together for the group shots and to allow anyone that wants to photograph the group get their chances. But we can have some fun with the photo shoot, too.
We can choose to set up a couple shorter group shots where we give out a "5, 4, 3, 2, 1..." and then switch to another arrangement if we want it a bit more fun than standing in the same pose for 5 minutes.

Then...it's usually fun to set up sub groups, like...everyone from the Vatican, Orden, Empire, etc.
If we have enough of the same character, we can have some fun with that, too. ;)
Then set up shots that pair up characters for either recreating a scene from the anime, manga, or artbooks. Or set up something funny.
I have tons of examples of all of these types of things on my photobucket website from different conventions, including last year's Fanime. This kind of thing is so much fun and time can fly right by while you're doing it.
It's not a bad idea to go into the photo shoots with some ideas in mind, although we'll always get spur of the moment stuff, too.

Once we are done with the photos we want, if we wanted to make another try at a picnic of sorts--we kind of did a mini-one last year, we could do something like that. Eat munchies and make 13-sugar teas. Only this time...we will have paper towels or napkins!!
Nightroad could offer dance lessons again, maybe. teehee
Depending on if others had to run off for panels or other events, there's things like going shopping together, through artist's alley...etc.

Fellow Abel...eating Cain cake is still not a good thing and somehow does not seem like burning an effigy....it's just...gaaah.
Somehow, if you're not careful with this, you might need to make a confession soon.....
;p

Charis, I certainly hope you don't end up looking just like cake when done....this whole cake thing just is too scary!!

And blancoisma, I'm very happy you liked the pictures!
My friend Betsy did a pretty good job with the ones she took, which obviously included anything with me in it. LOL!
And nothing wrong with being practical in cosplay with wigs and such!
As for height...well, yeah, Ion's short. But Abel's tall and I'm not...we just do what we can with that....
;D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 23, 2008, 08:20:56 AM
Hey... Hey...
I will eat Charis if he looks like Cain-cake. >.>;
No doubt about that.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on October 23, 2008, 09:01:19 AM
I doubt I'll look like Cain-cake -- too many frills and too much blue.  Vatican habit =/= Cain-wear, after all (unless the occasional bouts of crossdressing run in the family ...?).

I finally remembered to snag the camera from my parents', so I'll try to get some photos over the weekend.  :3  (Not to worry, Kimu, I don't think it'll be that bad ...)

I'm all for group activities -- those are always fun!  (And my sister has informed me she's okay with tagging along even if she's not in the right kind of cosplay, hehe.)  But so much really does depend on scheduling, when it all comes down to it.  Hopefully we'll have a nice block of time!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 23, 2008, 06:10:07 PM
I doubt I'll look like Cain-cake -- too many frills and too much blue.  Vatican habit =/= Cain-wear, after all (unless the occasional bouts of crossdressing run in the family ...?).

Well there was that one part in the novel... Abel as a nun *shudders* Oh the memories!!! but  More like the cosplayers are prone to occasional bouts of crossdressing!!!

But still don't worry Kimu... I don't need to confess... yet.
My Esther-chan on the other hand...

And Rei-Rei, gatherings are tons of fun!!! ^^ Last year we had a blast with the "Burn in Hell" signs and then at the picnic! AH that was fun! We were completely unprepared tho'... If we do that agina we'll bring napkins!!! And a blanket! Last year everyone brought food... Tho' I do love my sugar cubes and tangerines!!!
Oh that reminds me! Kimu when would we get together for the dreaded 13 sugar tea? (Tho' I've tried it before and know what to expect... *shudders*)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on October 23, 2008, 06:16:26 PM
Fellow Abel--We could maybe get together in the morning for tea, of course....or a bit before the photo shoot...imagine the joy we can bring the rest of the TB group if we Abels are already enjoying the benefits of 13 sugar tea....or after the photo shoot....whatever works best. There's a tea place in the one hotel, and need be, I'd be happy to treat you to tea.
;)

Charis--as you know when Captain Mom hung out with some TBers at AX....and last year at Fanime we had a Chobit I believe, and I didn't have my TB costume done so I was hanging out in other costumes....no worries about your sister being with us.
It'll be fun!

Next Friday is the Halloween event at Winchester Mystery House for some of us.
I hope your Tres costume is coming along okay, Yukari!!

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on October 25, 2008, 08:39:28 PM
I believe I threatened progress pictures.  Directory is here (http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/myalchod/Cosplay%20WIP/), though it's general and not just Toribla (and some of the stuff in there is OLD.

I meant to sew today, but I just wasn't in the mood, so I Wonderflexed my boots some (http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/myalchod/Cosplay%20WIP/ffa27351.jpg), worked on the armband armour-piece (http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/myalchod/Cosplay%20WIP/fb4bcd6c.jpg), and then laid about cabochons (http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/myalchod/Cosplay%20WIP/5ae44559.jpg) to see what the primary cross might look like when I get the setting made up.

Petticoat, hoops, and bloomers still try to eat my living room. (http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/myalchod/Cosplay%20WIP/790f065e.jpg)  And alas, I babysit tomorrow, so I'm not likely to get much more done (though the kids are awesome, so it's okay).  Now, to test more dyes!

(I told Kimu this, but my sister and I had already been joking around about bringing a tea set up for when we're in Bleach cos -- although the cups will be dead wrong.  The teapot can easily be rolled over into Toribla photo ops if we do.  XD  We may even have a picnic basket.  Thirteen sugars is too many, but I'm a big fan of tea ... hmm, should make some now ...)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 26, 2008, 03:04:27 AM
Oooh... The boots look really cute!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 26, 2008, 01:28:07 PM
Your outfit looks great so far Charis!!! O.o

And worry not! Your more then welcome to drink tea with us! ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on October 29, 2008, 07:47:16 AM
But of course, even Cain and the Orden could join us for tea!!
 ;)
(Or any non-TB guests, toooo. Happy to enjoy tea in good company. teehee)

Just a reminder for Halloween, if anyone from here is going to the Winchester Mystery House on Halloween night, it's been confirmed by EBK that the first gathering begins at 7. He has the full info on the c.com thread.

Next, no matter what events we might be doing, pray for NO rain on Halloween night!!!
Although, if some from the Orden prayed...would that jinx it? hmmm
I'm hoping for the fun of showing Tres how to Trick or Treat!!
Hopefully we won't run across any vampires behaving badly. My fear is Her Eminence will let us attend this event and there's a secret mission that Tres knows that I don't kind of thing...<sigh>

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 29, 2008, 02:29:20 PM
Although I am unable to go I will pray that there is no rain!!! (But if there is we can just blame Cain!!!) I hope that all of you going have fun!!!

Meanwhile I'll do a little bit of running around as a preist that night!!! ^^ Let's see how many people freak...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 30, 2008, 07:38:37 AM
Meanwhile I'll do a little bit of running around as a preist that night!!! ^^ Let's see how many people freak...

I hope you have fun! I would like to really see all of this but sadly I have at least 4 essays to write during the weekend....
I'm messing around with different types of teas and I might as well try to put 12 sugars in my tea. =3
I've come fairly close to the 12 teaspoons... Like half way-ish? I'll let you know when the 12 teaspoons of sugar happens....
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on October 31, 2008, 09:03:51 AM
Rei-Rei I am sad you have to do so many essays!!! I was there on Wed... except it was only two essays... I wish you luck!!!
Oh and the tea is pretty...toxicly sweet...Be warned...

Once agian all those going to San Jose HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on October 31, 2008, 02:33:43 PM
Once agian all those going to San Jose HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!
I agree.... I'll be home playing the Wii or something. ^^

Oh and the tea is pretty...toxicly sweet...Be warned...
I've done at least 5 teaspoons of tea... I guess. It's working well with this certain type of tea.... With lots of milk...
=3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 02, 2008, 03:59:51 PM
Well, one thing to be said...there's goofing off and there's not getting yourself sick.
I'd save the 13 sugars for special occasions....LOL!

Halloween at the Winchester Mystery House was fun, although we'll have to wait for Yukari's debut with Tres as she couldn't make it.... *cries*
I'll post some pics from my camera later.
Hope everyone else had a fun night!

Yesterday I got some fabrics I need for Empire Abel when Kitty and I went shopping.
:D
(And something for the Headmaster Kaien Cross Vampire Knight costume, too.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on November 02, 2008, 10:07:20 PM
I FOUND YOU ALL!

Ha!

Esther is going as Esther again. <3

Although I'm going to be doing two other cosplays. However! I am all centering the other two around this one. So it's up to you guys to pick a day and I'll gladly go along with it. Or...whatever. I'm getting a hotel room this year so it would make things ten times better, no doubt.

kimu: You should really go as the Headmaster guy from Vampire Knight. He is full of love. Really now, FULL OF IT!

Glad to hear you all had fun at the Winchester Mystery House. Maybe Nightroad and I should have gone...did it rain there? It was sprinkling over here, and the house that we went to last year that 'urged us' to cosplay from Trinity Blood didn't answer the door! We were so bummed. Ugh. We missed you all! ;3; We were having a big talk fest at Nightroad's house about you all...and cuddling. Lots of cute cuddling.

Father Nightroad didn't dress up as a priest Halloween night.

You know, all of you talking about the tea with a certain amount of sugars has got me wondering...maybe Abel had to get immune to it? I mean...nor normal being (Vampire, Kresnik or human) can possibly get used to it. He's poor a lot...so maybe he became immune to it!

BUILD UP IMMUNITY YOU GUYS! RAA RAA!

Halloween might be Abel's favorite holiday as well...free food.

Tee hee~
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 03, 2008, 07:15:33 AM
Yeah! Esther-chan!!!
So glad you found us, I was wondering where you were!!
Got the list updated.

I hope you still had a fun Halloween! We did! There was only a little bit of drizzle and a bit of wind at times, but overall a very nice night. The candy was great, of course. And those that were there were a lot of fun.
 ;D
(will work on pictures tonight....)

Having a hotel room is a good thing. Makes it easier for changing costumes and storing goodies.
Having multiple cosplays is fine, too. I might have 2 new ones for next year--maybe Empire Abel if it's 'wearable enough' and yes, certainly Headmaster Cross. Then the ones from last year, too. Also, my Vatican Abel hasn't been worn to Fanime....
 :D

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 03, 2008, 05:55:34 PM
*laughs* Iam glad you had a good Halloween Kimu!!! <3

Esther-chan really! I explained to you why I couldn't do my Abel for Halloween!!! (My costumes not very water proof...)

Oh? New costumes Kimu? How exciting!!! ^^ Good luck!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 03, 2008, 06:42:38 PM
New costumes are dangerous, dangerous things ... :3  Got too many to work on myself.

(As for the tea ... maybe Krusniks have no taste buds, or at least no sweet receptors.  *RUNS*)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 03, 2008, 11:32:37 PM
*gives Charis a look.....*
As a fellow AX Agent...<sigh>
Alas that everyone picks on us....
*tries to look really pathetic*

Well, in return I present some Halloween pics...although I will provide warning that there really is not a lot on my camera from Winchester Mystery House. I actually have more from work....silly weather that night, I didn't bring out my camera until the second round of trick or treating....

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/SPODlet/SPODlet--Halloween/

And yes, new costumes, Nightroad...of which you still haven't seen my Vatican Abel in person...LOL!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 05, 2008, 02:25:26 PM
Kimu I love that pic of you with the other priest!!! LOL!!!!!!!

Ok. My Super Awsome theory on Abel's sugar cravings!!! Abel is a Crusnik. Since vampire blood doesn't rain from the sky and since Abel shows an aversion to drinking anyways... (tho' he might not if it rained from the sky...) He needs to compinsate. He needs to get energy from somewhere....
and thus SUGAR!!!!!!!!

Or at least thats my opinion! ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 05, 2008, 06:16:15 PM
Kimu I love that pic of you with the other priest!!! LOL!!!!!!!

Ok. My Super Awsome theory on Abel's sugar cravings!!! Abel is a Crusnik. Since vampire blood doesn't rain from the sky and since Abel shows an aversion to drinking anyways... (tho' he might not if it rained from the sky...) He needs to compinsate. He needs to get energy from somewhere....
and thus SUGAR!!!!!!!!

Or at least thats my opinion! ^^
Didn't Abel ask for the sugar because he had no money to buy food?? >.>;

Oh and i think the Cruusniks should make wings and fly to Fanime. =3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 05, 2008, 07:14:18 PM
Didn't Abel ask for the sugar because he had no money to buy food?? >.>;

That was simply a ruse so that nobody would catch on... *shifty eyes* HaHaHaHaa!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 05, 2008, 09:53:24 PM
Truly...her Eminence just....doesn't give us enough for a monthly stipend!!!!
Even though yes, well, there is at least one or two times being left with so little money the sugar was certainly a hopeful solution to hunger.....
And as for flying to Fanime...well...I think driving will suffice. Flying might attract too much attention from dear brother Cain, after all.  ;)

Glad you enjoyed the pics! Winchester Mystery House gathering was a good night of fun.

Speaking of future fun, keep your eyes open for nice looking but plastic tea cups so we can have something to use for a 'picnic' of sorts next year at Fanime.

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 06, 2008, 08:59:43 AM
If it's a picnic, Rei here will gladly make sweets to accompany tea...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on November 06, 2008, 07:15:44 PM
Charis: If he had no sweet receptors, why would he need sugar in his tea? o.o; ( Father Nightroad has been telling me about the little debate I started. hee hee~ )

kimu: Have I been missed? <3 Tee hee~ Lovely pictures by the way. I'm sure they look soooo much better in person. OH GOD I NEED TO SEE YOU GUYS SOON D";

It's depressing being seperated like this! It really is!

kimu: If you do fly there, and Cain finds out...there might have to be another confession...
Speaking of that, did I ask how yaoicon was? XD Fwahahahahaha.

Oh, and just so you know...Sister Kate (who is going) has been a naughty nun! Flashing poor Father Nightroad! *gasp* I guess I'm the innocent one once more.

Also, we <are> having a picnic, right? Not like the one last year? That was pathetic. Not even worty of being called a picnic. We had molded organic oranges and sugar cubes with no tea, and ONE napkin that just HAPPENED to flow to us.

OH! ANOTHER SUGAR IDEA. Blood has sugar in it, right ( glucose....hellooooo)? Well, vampires drink the blood of humans, therefore have human blood in their system. If Kresniks drink the blood of vampires, the creatures how drink the blood of humans who have sugar in their blood...wouldn't that mean Abel gets some sugar when he feeds? Maybe he drinks tea with 13 sugars to compensate for the sugar in blood.

Try beating that theory!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 06, 2008, 08:48:06 PM
Charis: If he had no sweet receptors, why would he need sugar in his tea? o.o; ( Father Nightroad has been telling me about the little debate I started. hee hee~ )

Cheap energy rush?  XD  Or perhaps it brings out the flavour.

I am TOTALLY behind the picnic idea -- and since I'm sure La and I will be baking before con again, I could also help to try to bring tasties.  (It'll give me an excuse to make orange-lavender biscuits again, if nothing else.)  I'm keeping my eyes open for viable teacups too.  (Y'know, if we want actual tea, there's always the possibility of bringing a thermos of hot water or brewed tea and then transferring it into a teapot at the meet.)
... clearly I am far too into this idea.  Costume first, fun after!  (And with that, I go bake a test cross. Hee!)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on November 06, 2008, 11:13:39 PM
Charis: XDDD Perhaps.

Uh...question...what if you don't like tea? D': Depressing, I know...but...I prefer hot chocolate. I might just have to bring my own, I guess XD Or drink Starbucks...XDDD

Charis: Are you going as Miranda from D. Gray-Man? It would be wicked awesome if you did. I'm going as Lavi, and a few other friends are going as Lenalee, Krory, Miranda, Allen, and possibly Tyki...I'm not sure on Tyki, but yea. XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 07, 2008, 12:27:20 AM
I'm sure whatever happens, non-tea-drinkers (heretics!) can be accommodated. :D  (Cocoa is tasty too.)

And Ester-chan, I'm not sure how my cosplay time is going to shape up for Fanime, but my Miranda cosplay is basically done (super-lazy pre-exorcist most-ghetto-dress-construction-ever GO!) and packs light, so it'd be easy for me to bring.  If my brother manages to come down, I know he'll want me to -- he cosplays as Tyki.  It just depends on how many other things I'm obligated to and when they are.  I'll do my best!  (Either way, 'twill be shiny to see your Lavi -- heck, to meet you and the rest of the folks on this board!  :D )
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 07, 2008, 08:00:33 AM
Well, yes, God did provide us one napkin for Her Eminence's needs last year at the picnic.....
But we'll do better this year!!

Anyone that has the time to hang out and munch with us should do so!!

I'll be sure to find us some kind of tarp type/picnic table covery thing, too, as there doesn't seem to a be place with chairs and tables outside at that zone. (Time permitting I'll decorate it with an AX theme. ;) )
Also, there is the park nearby where the Bleach group gathers for some pre-big-gathering fun events. We could go there if the weather was nice and if we wanted a short walk away from the con center.
As for tea and coffee, while our hotel rooms don't offer up too much in the way of making hot water for tea--there is a Pete's Coffee or something like that in the one hotel (and they have tea, too, of course, which I did get while at the con last year ;p) . So right before the picnic, anyone who wanted something like that could obtain it. (Then we Abels shall begin the 13 sugar ritual? LOL!)
Thermos idea is also a good idea! (To be expected of Captain Mom!!)
And those confections sound awesome, o future Gypsy Queen. ;)
And I'm sure I could bring some other things to add to it, too.

As for Y con...well, I survived it rather well. NDK was actually more scary!!
If you go back and read the old thread you'll see stories posted, and links to pics. (If you get to my photobucket, all of the albums are up there from the main taleoryn page labeled by event.)
*grin*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 07, 2008, 02:10:36 PM
Uh...question...what if you don't like tea? D': Depressing, I know...but...I prefer hot chocolate. I might just have to bring my own, I guess XD Or drink Starbucks...XDDD
Have you tried Milk Tea yet? It's really good you know, its not really like tea at all....Not really.
I mean it is like tea, but it isn't like tea in a way....
I'm also behind the tea idea and am willing to bake muffins, cookies, brownies, scones... Strawberry shortcake? Anything people feel like having.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on November 07, 2008, 02:23:02 PM
milk tea is super yummy =D (personally I like coconut milk tea even better X3).
I really need to take progress pictures to show you guys, my cassock is coming along nicely, and my boots came last friday too (so awesome XD)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 07, 2008, 02:30:57 PM
milk tea is super yummy =D (personally I like coconut milk tea even better X3).
I can make really good milk tea, but I acutally prefer to buy it at Oto's Marketplace... They have the best milk tea. =3
And I was thinking... Where would we actually have tea, if were to have one?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 07, 2008, 03:42:29 PM
We have a few options for our tea/picnic.....

1) There are tables inside the convention center main hall/lobby zone for relaxing and eating. We can attempt to take one over for our fun.
This could be always be our back up location in case of funky weather or high winds.

2) Where we did our mini-picnic last year--outside, just off to the side where it's mostly out of sight of the fountains. Having a tarp to spread out will allow us to protect costumes from anything icky on the ground. At least...prior to when we begin to munch. teehee

3) The park that is right nearby, where I mentioned the Bleach crew gathers. There is a large grass area, and I seem to recall there are picnic tables further down? Or we again can spread a waterproof tarp on the grass and picnic there.

4) Some other place in or right around the con center that would work someone else knows about.

And yeah for the costume progress!
I WANT to see pics, oh Tres!!!
:)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 07, 2008, 04:11:37 PM
Oooh, progress pictures?!  *perks up*  Look forward to seeing them, Yukari.

... any opinion of mine as to locale will have to wait until I fuss out whether I can sit in hoops or not. T_T  The ground is definitely doable, but I'm still leery about chairs.  Practise, practise, practise!  Either way, hopefully we'll have lovely weather -- not too hot and neither wet nor windy.  Neither black nor white does too well with dirt, I daresay.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 07, 2008, 05:19:54 PM
Perhaps we should create a sign up sheet for picnic goodies? Ya know to prevent the  same confusion that ensued last year...

Oooh! I just wish we could have our picnic at the Rosen headquaters!!! >.< But they're too far awayy... TT_TT

As for Esther-chan not liking tea... I tried to convert her last year she came over and I forced her to try different types of tea... ^^;; I didn't try milk tea tho'... Oooooh Eeeeesther -chaaaan why don't you come over for awhile? ;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 07, 2008, 06:31:27 PM
As for Esther-chan not liking tea... I tried to convert her last year she came over and I forced her to try different types of tea... ^^;; I didn't try milk tea tho'... Oooooh Eeeeesther -chaaaan why don't you come over for awhile? ;)
BWAHAHAHA. We shall force milk tea down Esther-chan's throat!!! :o



Ahem... Anyways.
I think con grounds would work... besides... I kinda don't want to be walking too much outside dragging my white dress on the streets. >.<!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 09, 2008, 09:05:13 AM
I just can't condone the violence of forcing things down anyone!
If Esther-san does not like milk-tea, she can have whatever she likes!
 :D
Er...well, within reason and budget, of course! teehee

And no, we wouldn't want royalty dragging her dress around. So we will take that into consideration for location.
Maybe you could have a small cushion to sit on once we put down a tarp.
Also, those of us with more stable footwear and lack of skirts will be happy to assist anyone wishing to sit and then get safely back up. As well as help re-arrange costumes and hair out of place.

Hopefully, we'll set up the picnic to be after the main photo gathering shoot is done. I'd rather have it after than before. (And you don't have to be in TB costume for it, as we did say before.)
Once we get closer to Fanime and the Masquerade and other key events, as well as the large photo gatherings have been set up, we'll try to find the best day and time for everyone.

I'm also thinking to have the picnic supplies up in my hotel room ready to go, but go up and get them after the photo shoot. That way we don't have to worry about the stuff during the shoot.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 09, 2008, 10:54:40 AM
That actually is a really good idea. ^^

By the way, which hotel does everyone plan to stay at?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 09, 2008, 10:58:09 AM

And no, we wouldn't want royalty dragging her dress around. So we will take that into consideration for location.
Maybe you could have a small cushion to sit on once we put down a tarp.
Also, those of us with more stable footwear and lack of skirts will be happy to assist anyone wishing to sit and then get safely back up. As well as help re-arrange costumes and hair out of place.

Hey! >.< You make it sound easy to sit in a casock!!! TT_TT It's hard to sit cross legged in Abel's out fit!!!

Rei-Rei: I don't know which hotel yet... ^^;;; I should probably start figuring that out...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 09, 2008, 11:14:27 AM
I was so very, very sad when I realised I will probably not be able to sit seiza in Kaya -- because of the boots.  And the hoopskirt will likely prohibit chairs.  Ah well, ground it is for me, and thank god for my bloomers!  (Unless I bring a stool.  Believe me, I'm considering it!)

The sister (who has offered to photomonkey for the tea party, and thinks it is an awesome idea) and I were in the Hilton last year, and will try for that or the Marriot this year -- Hilton by preference as it has fridges.  She does not get along too well with walking at times, and if I'm going to be making umpteen million cosplay changes, I want to be close!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 09, 2008, 11:15:13 AM

And no, we wouldn't want royalty dragging her dress around. So we will take that into consideration for location.
Maybe you could have a small cushion to sit on once we put down a tarp.
Also, those of us with more stable footwear and lack of skirts will be happy to assist anyone wishing to sit and then get safely back up. As well as help re-arrange costumes and hair out of place.

Hey! >.< You make it sound easy to sit in a casock!!! TT_TT It's hard to sit cross legged in Abel's out fit!!!

Rei-Rei: I don't know which hotel yet... ^^;;; I should probably start figuring that out...

I'm still wondering how I"m going to sit and not take up all the space. xD
I'm wearing a really long dress (with 4-6 inch hells) >.>;;; Not to mention the hoop skirt.
I'll be surprised if I can even sit down properly.... But anyways... LOL to eating... I still need to figure out if I can get a teacup to my mouth without having it ruin my collar...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 09, 2008, 11:16:56 AM
And the hoopskirt will likely prohibit chairs.  Ah well, ground it is for me, and thank god for my bloomers!  (Unless I bring a stool.  Believe me, I'm considering it!)
Ah Snap! I didn't think about this...
>.>;
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 09, 2008, 12:42:12 PM
If it's any consolation with the collar, I plan on bringing napkins -- if I can remember to pick up cloth ones.  It's part of a larger plan. :3  That'll at least help?

(I've tried to sit with my hoops, to no luck. I assume it's possible, but I don't know if it depends on what they're stiffened with or the like.  Must consult with others for advice ...  If nothing else, we can be poufy white things?)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 09, 2008, 03:00:17 PM
If it's any consolation with the collar, I plan on bringing napkins -- if I can remember to pick up cloth ones.  It's part of a larger plan. :3  That'll at least help?

(I've tried to sit with my hoops, to no luck. I assume it's possible, but I don't know if it depends on what they're stiffened with or the like.  Must consult with others for advice ...  If nothing else, we can be poufy white things?)
I'm sure i'll bring napkins and such too...
But yes we can be poofy white things that draws attention to the picnic area.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 09, 2008, 06:38:36 PM
I'm going to suggest having some straws for those with challenging costumes....
I know it might look silly, but even if just opt for some water....it'll be helpful. Want to keep you properly hydrated without floating you out of the con, of course!! And it can help prevent any mess getting on you.
:D
(I know some TBers that have certain costumes they can't eat at all while they are wearing them.)

Also, you don't have to sit if you can't....worst comes to worst, that's okay, too....

And Nightroad?
We must figure your costume out...because I have manged to nap while sitting on the floor up against a wall at NDK, sat and eaten at restaurants, knelt for some poses, laid full out on the floor....
It's actually my foot armor that makes it trickier to do some things than the cassock for me.
hmmmm
Of course, you did make yours anime style...did you run the front of your cassock further down before it opens?? That could be it right there....
:P

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 09, 2008, 07:43:24 PM
Hey! That reminds of the best pose I did with siter Kate and Sister Esther!!! We pretened like I just fell and they glared at me...

And Kimu, mostly its just hard to sit cross legged... *sigh*

Oh! Lady Cat (the one I came with) had probs with her hoop skirt last year, if you kneel it makes it easier because you can then just let if fall around you, same for sitting cross legged. Me and Lady Cat ran "sitting drills" before hand! *laughs* Oh shes gonna kill me now...
*Runs for dear life while screaming "Don't take my food rations!!!"*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 12, 2008, 07:36:17 AM
Hm..seems to me practicing in a trickier costume before you get to the con is a good thing. So I applaud Lady Cat's diligence to the art of looking good at the con!!

So...poor fellow Abel....just have to be sure we don't try to put you into a cross-legged pose for photos then...  ;p
And for the picnic....is there any way you can sit???
After all, we must have 13 sugar tea and create the proper mood of mayhem needed from Father Nightroads!!
 ;D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 12, 2008, 02:26:21 PM
So...poor fellow Abel....just have to be sure we don't try to put you into a cross-legged pose for photos then...  ;p
And for the picnic....is there any way you can sit???
After all, we must have 13 sugar tea and create the proper mood of mayhem needed from Father Nightroads!!
That. Or we can just go out to tea with a small group of people.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 12, 2008, 04:35:47 PM
And for the picnic....is there any way you can sit???
After all, we must have 13 sugar tea and create the proper mood of mayhem needed from Father Nightroads!!
 ;D

Hmmmm *laughs* Sounds like a challenge!!!! I shall have to do my best!!! ;D

 Tho' last year my box of sugar sure did keep me going!!! and made for some great poses!!! Who can forget Cane Sugar? Or the certain feeding frenzy that resulted fron Cain's tricky costume?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 12, 2008, 08:03:21 PM
Who can forget Cain Sugar?
Fix'ed.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 16, 2008, 09:38:32 AM
You know...the more I think about "Pure Cain Sugar" the more scared I become.
It's just..."Pure" and "Cain" just do not go together.
And "Cain" and "sugar"? He's not exactly someone you'd say truly has a sweet disposition after all.

Instead of sugar, Cain takes "13 spoonfuls of evillllll" a certain Caterina I know commented....
But maybe if we feed Cain MORE sugar cubes this year?
Last year was fun, hopefully next year...even more fun.
 :D

And going for tea is always fun, although we shall protect Queen Esther from anyone who might accidentally spill anything right around you....
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 16, 2008, 09:52:52 AM
Ah, but it can be "Pure Cain Sugar".  It's just purely evil -- possibly the blackened, gooey, crispy kind of sugar you get when you burn it?  :3

(Besides, a Cain hopped up on sugar would be a truly terrifying thing!)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 16, 2008, 10:36:00 AM
And going for tea is always fun, although we shall protect Queen Esther from anyone who might accidentally spill anything right around you....

I think I have all my accessories done for Queen Esther... I just need to go to JoAnn's or something to find red lace... =3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on November 17, 2008, 11:47:12 PM
so now that I found my camera, I have pictures to show of the boots I got for Tres =D :
me wearing them: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1817039/ (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1817039/)
boots by themselves: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1817040/ (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1817040/)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 17, 2008, 11:49:04 PM
Those looks awesome! ^^
By the way, how far is everyone into their project??
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 18, 2008, 06:36:46 AM
Yukari, those boots look great!

By the way, how far is everyone into their project??

Ehehe ... um ... 3%?  Maybe 4?  I'm on underpinnings and boots and some of the bling, haven't even started the actual habit yet.  On the other hand, I've got most of my supplies put together, except for the casting stuff, and I'm hoping to make major progress over Thanksgiving weekend.  Time off work is good for cosplay!
(Which reminds me, I should get another layer of sealer down on the wonderflex before work.  *scampers!*)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 18, 2008, 07:37:30 AM
Oooh...crazy boots there!!
 ;D
Got you some butt kickers, eh? LOL!

As for progress?
*giggles about thinking of Charis starting with the bling first*
Oh..yes...uh...
Vatican Abel is 90% done and already worn at AX, NDK, Y-con, and the Halloween gathering. I have some detailing to finish.
Empire Abel is not officially started, but I'm very far along in the research phase, and a good part of the way through the gathering phase for things to make it.
I don't expect to start making Empire Abel until after the holidays, as I have two other cosplays to complete first-Headmaster Kaien Cross from Vampire Knight, and Yuki from Fruits Basket (don't ask me whyyyy but it's for another group of friends.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 18, 2008, 07:57:32 AM
*giggles about thinking of Charis starting with the bling first*

*thhhhhhbt*

I had a perfectly good reason for that!  Small, portable, work-friendly projects when I'd run out of things to take to work for other cosplays -- I swear, that was the only reason!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 18, 2008, 05:07:36 PM
I don't expect to start making Empire Abel until after the holidays, as I have two other cosplays to complete first-Headmaster Kaien Cross from Vampire Knight, and Yuki from Fruits Basket (don't ask me whyyyy but it's for another group of friends.)
I might see you at the Vampire Knight gathering..
That is if I get around to making (or commissioning if I'm too busy) the costume.....
Or even if I still have the willpower after being the queen. =3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 18, 2008, 06:05:44 PM
Xo AWSOME boots!!!


Good luck with your costumes everybody!!!

Sorry short post... busy...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 24, 2008, 10:16:46 AM
Hm... So I'm going to start work on the details on my dress...
What do people think about fabric paint? I'm afraid the color won't show up as vibrant...
I was either thinking fabric paint or cutting pieces of fabric or felt or something of that nature and gluing/sewing it onto the dress...

The cons of each, so far:

Fabric paint:
High chance of mess up?
Colors may not be as vibrant...
I hate it when fabric gets stuff from paint.. So it might make my dress poof out weird.

Fabric sewn on:
ugly sewing marks on the dress.
texture of the fabric is uneven.
Would take a long time cutting and pasting.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on November 24, 2008, 10:25:21 AM
theres also the option of using Wonder-Under - is a fusible backing that allows you to bond fabric to fabric, and you'll be able to have the detail pieces on without having any stitching show.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 24, 2008, 10:26:57 AM
theres also the option of using Wonder-Under - is a fusible backing that allows you to bond fabric to fabric, and you'll be able to have the detail pieces on without having any stitching show.
M'hmm... And where can I get it?
I was thinking about fusing fabric together.. I'm just afraid the details will look stiff..... If you get what I mean.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 24, 2008, 10:45:33 AM
M'hmm... And where can I get it?
I was thinking about fusing fabric together.. I'm just afraid the details will look stiff..... If you get what I mean.

The notions section of most fabric stores.  It depends on the stuff in question how stiff your fabric will get: I've had the devil of a time with Heat and Bond leaving my fabric really stiff, but used Steam a Seam for some edging and had that almost not effect it.  Depends a lot too on what your base fabric is, how much of a deal that'll be.

There are a lot of good fabric paints out there that are particularly vibrant -- anything Jacquard makes is, in my experience, really good.  There are fixatives that you can mix in with them that mean you don't have to heat-set them, and supposedly they make the paint even less stiff; I've got a bottle of the stuff but haven't actually tried it yet, so I can't speak from personal experience.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 24, 2008, 10:51:20 AM
I guess I'll probably test all of those before I apply it on my costume. We'll see....
I also have my crown... I'll post pictures of them when I get home. ^^

Edit: Should I have a cloak/cape for my costume? I think I should..... Maybe.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 24, 2008, 04:01:57 PM
Capes are fun!!! ^^ Just remember that the con is in late spring... It can get pretty hot... but then agian it can be awfully cold too... TT_TT Darn you fickle weather!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 24, 2008, 05:11:48 PM
I"m quite unsure about the whole cape thing. I mean I have only been to San Jose once and it didn't rain... It looked awfully close to it though last year.
If it generally rains during con time still, I'm not going to do the cape and just stick with trying to save my dress from dampness...
Anyone have an answer to the whole rain issue?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 24, 2008, 07:38:18 PM
@ Rei-Rei
The end of May does have a chance for rain, but in some years, we've already had out last rain storm for the season earlier in the month. Rain is probably not something to worry too much about. And it's true it could vary from hot to a bit chillier if we had fog.
If it is raining outside, we'll keep ourselves indoors. There are some areas in the lower area we can set up some photos and not be in people's ways. But we'll probably be okay. (Famous last words of Abel Nightroad??) :P

I agree with running the tests for your options.
It's the only way to be sure how it would work on a larger scale, when you have to do it multiple times.
Good luck!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 25, 2008, 09:37:20 AM
Speaking of running multiple tests IAm at a dead end on what to do next on my sweeper costume! TT_TT

But back to the cape issue, you could always just make one and wear it only if its cold and rainy.

Oh and if there is rain, its like Kimu said *shurgs* we'll just stay indoors. We had a little bit of that problem last year... I didn't (and still don't I misssed the wig sale at my local wig shop...Its weird enough we have a wig shop...) have a wig and thus spray on white (which iam striving NOT to do this year...) would have melted off... Kimu and them were very understanding and we hid indoors for awhile! ^^;;; So don't worry!!! We would do the same for you!!! ~_^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 26, 2008, 07:33:23 AM
And with my Vatican Abel or the will-be-made Empire Abel--I wouldn't want either of those costumes getting soaked from rain. So I'll be happy to hide from it, too.

So, you are hoping to have a wig next year, Fellow Abel?? :D
That'll be fun!

I regret I have no advice to offer on what to do for your sweeper costume....but I hope you find a solution.
I'm looking forward to a 4 day break where I will have fun working on projects. yeah!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 26, 2008, 08:54:24 AM
Thanks for encouragement Kimu!!!!! It means alot!

And yeah, Iam aiming for a wig next year... The spary on just didn't look good, so with any luck, I'll have a wig... I might need help getting it to stay on tho'.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 26, 2008, 09:17:02 AM
And yeah, Iam aiming for a wig next year... The spary on just didn't look good, so with any luck, I'll have a wig... I might need help getting it to stay on tho'.

Wig caps and hairpins -- lots and lots of both! :3  But I'm sure there'll be no shortage of willing help.

Like Kimu, I'm planning mad project work over the four-day weekend -- dye tests for my bias trim tonight, fabric washing at my folks' place tomorrow (and maybe dyeing if I'm lucky, whee), and then sewing like a loony.  All that white makes me think that those of us going as Sisters won't appreciate any rain much either -- too much of a potential for staining, especially those long hems!

But for now, it's all about tea and getting through the work day.  (I'll pass on the full thirteen sugars, though.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 26, 2008, 11:00:12 AM
I wish I had time to work on costume stuff this weekend... but I reallly don't... With family stuff and my birthday *sigh* too hectic!

For all of you who DO have time GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 26, 2008, 11:10:21 AM
Birthday?  Ooh, when's yours?
(Mine's this Saturday. :3)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 26, 2008, 12:23:37 PM
Really? So is mine!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARIS!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on November 26, 2008, 01:06:05 PM
XDDDDD  HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, NIGHTROAD!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on November 26, 2008, 04:13:13 PM
wow!
Happy Birthday to BOTH of you!
Awesome!!

As for the wig...no worries Fellow Abel, I can help you with a wig once you have it, too.
I've learned a lot of tricks over the last year.

And good luck on those projects Charis!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on November 26, 2008, 05:44:16 PM
Happy Early Birthday to you both! =D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on November 26, 2008, 06:26:10 PM
Thank you for the birthday wishes!!!

And Kimu, ANY help with the wig would be awsome!!!

TT_TT Your all soooooo nice!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 01, 2008, 07:45:55 AM
So it looks like some groups are beginning to pick their days and times for their gatherings.

If you get some times set for the big groups, then post a couple quick comments here so we can try to find the best day and time for hopefully everyone.

If the Masq is on Sunday, some of us are planning an entry, so we're going to be affected by that.

Because a number of us are in Bleach, we'll be watching for that. (Peeks at Yukari. ;P ) Bleach is currently looking at Sunday.

And I noticed Charis mention you've got D. Gray on Sunday at 10.

Monday would be a bad day for Trinity Blood costumes because of the complexity factor with anyone checking out of hotel rooms that morning.
Also, most of Friday would be bad for anyone arriving on that day and needing to check into hotels.

It's up to everyone here if we want to get something picked and stake out a spot, or play the waiting game.
:)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 01, 2008, 08:12:20 AM
Regarding D.Gray -- it's a gathering I'm hoping to get to, but not one that I can't give up if scheduling conflicts force the issue.  (I mentioned it over on Bleach because I knew there were several of us, but if I'm the only one here, it's no big deal to skive off.  Trinity Blood >>>> D.Gray for certain this year!)

I know some of the folks here are doing Vampire Knight, and Bleach has already been mentioned -- any other gathering conflicts we need to watch out for?  Might be good to have when trying to plan ...

Is it easier to do Masquerade cosplay on the day you're doing the Masquerade, or do something relatively low-stress until Masquerade time?

(PS, Nightroad, I hope you had a wonderful birthday!)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 01, 2008, 09:46:16 PM
If the Masquerade is Sunday, and people do have to do skits then, I would say Saturday, it's more convenient that way for a number of reasons, which includes having the full day to walk around in the Trinity Blood Costumes and suffer...
And about Vampire Knight... Whoever was on here that was going to be in the Vampire Knight gathering.. I won't be there. =\
I decided to withdraw from making a costume since I think I will be helping out at maid cafe... (I hope to see you all there!)
but yeah, that's just my two cents.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 02, 2008, 04:23:30 PM
I can tell you right now that my sister Kate and Esther-Chan will want to go to the D-gray man gathering.
Sat. works for me TB is on the top of my "Gatheringd to go to" list ao I'll give up stuff if I have to... ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 02, 2008, 08:46:55 PM
Okay! We shall avoid Sunday at the moment, because:
It looks like Shonen Jump will be on Sunday at 3, and with D Gray in the morning, then maybe Bleach on Sunday, too....

Saturday is probably our better choice, although it was rumored there is a chance that the Masq might be on Saturday night again, instead of Sunday....
*head hurts*

Keep us posted if anything turns up for Saturday. So far I know of Shojo Beat at 1:30 that would include any of us doing things like Vampire Knight or any of the SB titles.

Not like we don't have some time to get this figured out...it's only December...
;)

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on December 02, 2008, 09:45:08 PM
yeah it would really help if we knew what day the Masquerade was going to be on >< until then I can't really solidify a time or day for Bleach (and I think I'd rather wear my Tres the same day as Masq if entry plans end up going through).
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 03, 2008, 08:00:25 AM
Oh, I sooo agree it would be very nice if we knew the plans for the Masq day so everyone could drop their gatherings into place.

Sunday still is already go gathering heavy though, I think we're going to be better off for our gathering on Saturday. But we'll see what happens.
*pushes glasses up on face*
 ;)

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 03, 2008, 01:42:30 PM
*pushes glasses up on face*
 ;)


I hate it when the stupid glasses slip! TT_TT And mine are hopelessly crooked too...

But yes if it seems Sun is full it would be better to have it on Sat... *shurgs* I'll have to check out what time we're planning on having the crossplay gathering... (This time it will go through Kimu!!! >.<)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on December 09, 2008, 04:06:19 PM
As you know, Father Nightroad had a birthday recently...

And had condoms in her bathroom, as if that isn't suggestive enough. Better yet, I HAD NO IDEA! XD I only discovered them after Chii pointed it out. Not even my idea, to say the least as well.

Very scandalous, Father Nightroad.

Oh, and I told you I'd tell everyone ;p

As for the gatherings, any day is fine...I mean, I'm planning all my stuff around you guys <3 Cuz I love you all oh so much! I need to get a really pretty dress for the Masq. Maybe a cute hat...

I NEED A LOLITA DRESS! I SHALL GET ONE! D< Rawr.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 09, 2008, 05:54:04 PM
*shocked look*
why...why...Esther-san...
(Oh fellow Abel...is there something that needs to be confessed?? )
 :D

But you, in a lolita dress??
oh dear.....
I can see Fanime is going to be very...uh...crazy. Yes.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 09, 2008, 06:13:55 PM
Just keep the frills and lacy ruffles away from Kimu, Ester -- she's allergic, I tell you.  :3

(And it does sound like someone's overdue for a confessional.  XD )
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 09, 2008, 07:06:20 PM
Really you would believe Ester-chan's vicous exagerations over my pure preistly soul!?!
(even after her memorable confession last year?)

I am innocent I tell you!!!! (well mostly...)

Kimu your allergic to frill? Oh dear.... No wonder you always get sick before a con!!! lol
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 09, 2008, 07:12:51 PM
Really you would believe Ester-chan's vicous exagerations over my pure preistly soul!?!
(even after her memorable confession last year?)

I am innocent I tell you!!!! (well mostly...)
Well it depends how much we'd believe you... >.>;
Did you become a bad priest and ran around harassing little boys!?!?
Or did you do it with an adult? Hmmmmmmm?

I was debating too... Since I am in a big poofy dress, I might keep the dress on for the ball.
The ball is Saturday right?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 09, 2008, 09:07:47 PM
Really you would believe Ester-chan's vicous exagerations over my pure preistly soul!?!
(even after her memorable confession last year?)

I am innocent I tell you!!!! (well mostly...)

Kimu your allergic to frill? Oh dear.... No wonder you always get sick before a con!!! lol

Oh my...
Well yes, I very much recall Esther-san's misguided confession attempt with Cain...and whatever she was thinking that Cain would absolve her of anything is beyond me....

Still, it's the "mostly" part that has me concerned for you... *smirks* Although if one listened to our list of sins from Her Eminence there'd be no end, of course.
And...allergic to frill, truly if it pertains to anyone's twisted plans to see me dressed in it. Others are welcome to it!!
My new TB cosplay for next year is Empire Abel.
No lace involved.
:D

And *still* trying to figure out how to pull off a double TB cosplay with the way the other gatherings are setting up...waaah.

As for the ball, I don't know yet what day it will be, anymore than we know the night for the Masq yet.
argh
As for what to wear...uh....I don't quite know what I'll do about that if I attend that dance ball....
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 09, 2008, 09:48:56 PM
As for what to wear...uh....I don't quite know what I'll do about that if I attend that dance ball....
.......... Frills. Lots and lots of it.  :D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 09, 2008, 10:26:53 PM
As for what to wear...uh....I don't quite know what I'll do about that if I attend that dance ball....
.......... Frills. Lots and lots of it.  :D

Nah.  Empire Abel's probably formal enough, really.  And if not, you have Sairin. :3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 10, 2008, 03:09:42 PM
Thats true Kimu you wore you Sairin last year and it worked just fine!!! And Abel is most assuredly formal enough!!!

But really no need to worry about my sins!!! There are none here! ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on December 10, 2008, 07:08:56 PM
Oh my o.o

And here I thought all of you weren't talkative, considering a certain someone told me that not many have posted recently. Why is it that whenever we post suggestive comments, there comes a whole slew of responses? Hmmm. Is it just me, or is this one perverted group of catholic vampire slayer people?

You're really allergic to lace and frilly stuffs, Kimu? D': Oh darn...I guess I won't be able to wear it around you. Oh well. I'll have plenty of other times, like at school. ;p

As for the confession with Cain: Shut up

XD

And really Father Nightroad. Tis not very priestly for you to lie. Tsk tsk.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 11, 2008, 12:02:17 AM
As mentioned...if anyone wants to wear loli, lace, frills, etc.--go for it.
Just don't expect to see ME wearing any of that!!!
 ;)

There are so many gatherings on Sunday, I'm still thinking we're going to want to consider Saturday.
(It may get so nutty I won't actually be able to join some of the other gatherings, but we'll see.)
And we still don't know for sure if the Masq contest will be Saturday night yet.

So...in the meantime...keep...uh chatting...and *coughs* well, perhaps we should pick a new subject like has anyone heard from some of TB cosplayers from last year that haven't posted yet??
;D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 11, 2008, 06:56:30 AM
Saturday's actually got a pretty hefty spread of gatherings too -- just appears to have less that affect our crew.  (I put a list of everything with set times together at work yesterday, but forgot it there.  Can paste if needed.)

But ... yeah.  Masq decides sooooo much.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 11, 2008, 02:45:19 PM
@Kimu I haven't heard from any of the others excapt Sister Kate, Esher-chan and the Caterina that came with me... I don't know if my Cat will be coming agian... D; But  Kate will. We maight have a Noel too... but I don't know....

But yes they need to tell us when stuff is already!!! XD Pish! So what itsabout 4 months away still!!! lol
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on December 11, 2008, 02:48:38 PM
We will have a Noelle, I do believe.
If we can try to get her boyfriend in on the whole TB thing then we might have another member.

We shall have to see XD

I haven't heard from the Caterina that we saw last year...just me and Father Nightroad's Caterina...is she going? I haven't asked her about it o.o; Snap!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 11, 2008, 02:58:25 PM
Five months.  Gad, Nightroad, don't give me a heart attack like that!  :P

If it's anything like last year, I'm guessing the holdup is ironing out details with the musical guest(s) -- they shifted the Masq to Saturday last year because An Cafe's concert was Sunday.  But I don't know -- I'm all confused now.

(And behind, oh god, I need to get to work tonight!)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 11, 2008, 04:50:26 PM
Sorry for scaring ya Charis... ^^;;

Yeah... I really have to get going on my costume stuff...
*glances over at pile of work*
*winces*
TT_TT

And you all probably have more to do then me!!!
I will pray for us all...
While enjoying a cup 'a tea! ~.^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 11, 2008, 06:09:47 PM
5 months...waaaa panic!
;)

If you know for sure the others will join us again, let me know if you want me to get them added to our list. We are certainly past the minimum needed for having an official gathering. Even if we still have to figure out our time and day.

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on December 11, 2008, 11:46:22 PM

While enjoying a cup 'a tea! ~.^

That reminds me!
That milk tea wasn't that bad...it still had that tea after taste...
I need to go out, buy some tea, sit down, and watch Trinity Blood.
Perhaps over X-Mas break, seeing as I'm still far behind.
I'm terrible, I know.

...oh boy...costumes. Well...my Ouran one shouldn't be that hard, really.
Now my Lavi costume...oh boy, that might need some work.
A lot of work, actually...

That and I need to cut my hair and dye it red again.
Reddish brown, really. I really loved the color of it last year. It was perfect (in my opinion at least)

But thank you all for the tea suggestions! If you have anymore, please tell me! I'm willing to try anything...even if someone has to force it down my throat! :'D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 12, 2008, 05:24:59 PM
But thank you all for the tea suggestions! If you have anymore, please tell me! I'm willing to try anything...even if someone has to force it down my throat! :'D
Do you hate all types of tea? A certain smell/taste of a certain type of tea?
I'm having a thing right now for yellow plum oolong tea, but you may not like it since the tea itself is really strong.

Anyways. You said Lavi costume... Do you mean Lavi from Last Exile??
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on December 12, 2008, 05:44:52 PM
I love the Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea by Good Earth - it smells sooooooooo good X3 its so nice to have on a cold morning. I generally like my teas on the sweet side, so anything in that area I'll probably like =D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 12, 2008, 06:08:32 PM
I love the Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea by Good Earth - it smells sooooooooo good X3 its so nice to have on a cold morning. I generally like my teas on the sweet side, so anything in that area I'll probably like =D
Or you could always add sugar to your tea... >.>;
I was feeling dead so I added half a tablespoon to my tea earlier today. xD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 12, 2008, 06:30:48 PM
Rei-Rei: she means Lavi from D.Gray-man.  :3

My favourite teas: most things by Twinnings (I especially love 1706, but I can't get it here in the States and I'm almost out ...), Celestial Seasonings' Golden Honey Darjeeling and Sleepytime teas, Moroccan mint, and chai.  'Course, the last two I prefer to make myself.  (And some kinds of green tea and jasmine tea.)  Also have a couple of herbal blends I do myself, usually for when I'm sick.
I prefer most of my tea with milk and sugar.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on December 12, 2008, 10:08:56 PM

Do you hate all types of tea? A certain smell/taste of a certain type of tea?
I'm having a thing right now for yellow plum oolong tea, but you may not like it since the tea itself is really strong.

Anyways. You said Lavi costume... Do you mean Lavi from Last Exile??

Pretty much, yeah. I've never been a tea person. I guess it's because I was never introduced to the stuff as a child. Alas, I am deprived. Well...iced tea is good, in my opinion. But...it's not <tea> if you get my meaning. lol

As for Lavi, as Charis said, it's Lavi from D. Gray-Man.

Charis: That's...a lot of tea o.o;

I know there's a tea shop in the mall in SF...at least if memory serves. For Winter Break I'll need to kidnap Sister Kate, Father Nightroad, and Lady Caterina and ravage the shop XDDDD

Thank you for the suggestions tho'. They make me happy ^^ I'll put together a shopping list or something and go look for some of them. Oh boy, this is gonna be fun. hee hee~
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 12, 2008, 10:21:39 PM
I am a tea fiend.  :3  I don't like coffee unless it's the sugary death that is blended mochas (or stuff that I can't readily get here, heh), but I adore tea.  It was, on the flip, something that I was introduced to when twee, so take as you will.  If you're not big on tea itself (which usually means black or green?), trying some of the other varieties -- white teas, fruit teas, even something more heavily spiced like a chai -- might be a good way to experiment, since those taste less like conventional tea.

Gaaaaaaah, I forgot how long making a corset takes.  But if I can get this done tonight, then I'll be able to start making REAL progress, and that makes me a happy camper.

(Yay, D.Gray-man! :D )
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 12, 2008, 11:10:35 PM
*cracks knuckles* Alrighty then... Tea fanatics, UNITE!

A tea I reguarlary drink, I like it but it's not my most favorite would happen to be Early Grey tea from Twinings.
I drink this a lot because it's easy to get, and it doesn't taste horrible like Lipton black tea.
http://www.twiningsusashop.com/earl-grey.html (http://www.twiningsusashop.com/earl-grey.html)
You can find this at most grocery stores, they come in regular and decaf mode.

Yellow Plum Oolong Tea from Hina's.
http://www.hinastea.com/ (http://www.hinastea.com/)
I usually just get them at the store because their shop is only like 7 blocks away from my place...
They're technically a tea-bucks, but not a chain so I don't know how you'd get your hands on it...
I don't think they have an online store either which is sad.

Milk Tea. I prefer milk tea by Kirin... The special versions where you get in oddly shapped bottles... I like that even though it may be slightly bitter because it's not too unbearably sweet.

I like Thai tea. I hand make these because I don't like them packaged.

I like a whole bunch of green teas by some company I have no idea because I can't read Chinese...

And then... There's the love of my life:
Marco Polo from Mariage Freres....
Have fun navigating through this site.  ;)
http://www.mariagefreres.com/ (http://www.mariagefreres.com/)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 13, 2008, 09:34:33 AM
Esher-chan... really.... YOU DO RELIZE I HAVE ALMOST EVERY TYPE OF TEA IN MY HOME!
In other words you don't need to go father then me.... *rolls eyes* You've seen my tea cabnet before too!

My favorite tea is Earl Grey!!! <3 Iam not very good with spicy tea... but the weaker teas are yummy yummy!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 14, 2008, 12:28:48 AM
I have a fun collection, too!
Although I tend to prefer green and white teas.
Not fond of coffee at all....

But at least we do know there is a coffee and tea shop in the one hotel lobby zone, so we can enjoy such a thing if we get to pull off some sort of picnic idea like we've wanted.
I still say the number of gatherings piling up is quite scary....but we'll find a way!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 14, 2008, 10:27:22 AM
OMG!!!!!!! Funniet thing EVER!
Just pretend it's tea!!!!!!!!

http://www.theotaku.com/cards/view/104982/drinking....coffee_%253F
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 14, 2008, 10:42:29 AM
Er ... Father Nightroad ... isn't that a little too much sugar, even for you?  O.O

(This morning will be filled with tea and petticoats.  Come on, motivation!)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 14, 2008, 11:09:54 AM
Er ... Father Nightroad ... isn't that a little too much sugar, even for you?  O.O

@.@ No such thing as "too much"! *sugar buzzed*
@.0
 O.@
d@o@b ~SUGAR!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 17, 2008, 07:49:05 PM
Er ... Father Nightroad ... isn't that a little too much sugar, even for you?  O.O

@.@ No such thing as "too much"! *sugar buzzed*
@.0
 O.@
d@o@b ~SUGAR!!!!!!!!!!
You lie. I had a box of Andes chocolates and a couple of candy canes and brownies in two days and was fine... I have no idea what you are talking about...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 17, 2008, 09:12:18 PM
I am pleased to report that I now have 30 yards of blue bias tape.  I still have to fold it again, but ... whee.  *dies*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 18, 2008, 12:02:03 AM
The only fabric I have been working with lately is well...
Adjusting the length of my new curtains.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 18, 2008, 02:57:35 PM
Rei-rei I just get sugar high fast!!! lol


Good for you Charis! Iam glad you were able to find what you needed!!!

I should really get myself moving on my stuff....
I have a few additions to my Able I want to have by Fanime...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 18, 2008, 04:13:20 PM
Good for you Charis! Iam glad you were able to find what you needed!!!

(I dyed the stuff myself, actually -- cotton sateen, mmm. :3  Just hadn't gotten off my tush to cut all the strips and sew them together and press it.  I will be terrified if I wind up actually need more than what I've got made up right now, but at least I've got over a yard of the fabric left.
... and this is why my progress is glacial.  Hehe.  But I've been getting some conceptualising done, so that hopefully next week I can go full-throttle.  This weekend is for shenanigans.  :D )

I can't wait to see everyone else's progress as time goes on.  Good luck with it all!  <3
(And can't wait to see everyone's stuff -- and everyone -- in person, too.  I am sure that just as the photos do not do the costumes justice, the forums do not do everyone here justice.)

In other news, there is a crisis of Krusnik proportions here at work today:
WE ARE OUT OF SUGAR.
I cannot have my tea.  *cries*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 18, 2008, 06:33:41 PM
Yeah for progress!
Booo for no sugar. :(

As for gathering day/time...looking like Saturday would be best for TB.
If it's true the Masq is on Saturday....

I'll be watching for the final set up on Shojo Beat and Vampire Knight, because some of us were expected to be part of that. (But if I get messed up for Masq requirements, then I'll have to drop out of that.)

Anyone else have anything else going for Saturday?
I tried to search back through our thread a bit...but I know some things have been changing out there.

UPDATE: It's looking like Saturday afternoon will make the most sense.
After lunch and before Masq check in time if it does end up on Saturday.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on December 20, 2008, 01:41:19 PM
I completely forgot about this place, thanks to the play. Well, it's over, thank god...although I'm in a new one...ARRRRRG! Curse me and my inability to learn when once is enough!

Anyways: I really, really, REALLY need to work on my costumes...me and my little group for our Ouran cosplay need to go shopping for the jackets...

That, and I'm thinking about dying my hair that reddish color again. Although the red was supposed to be purple, it worked out wonderfully for my Ester cosplay. It will for my Lavi and Hikaru as well! :'D Imma be a red head this year! :'D

Father Nightroad: I know what we can do winter break *wiggles eyebrows*

HAVE A TEA FEST! :'D Yaaaaay!

I would so love to go to Japan Town as well ... I miss it so much D':
Maybe after Christmas, to see if I got my Order crest or not...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 21, 2008, 09:05:17 AM
Yeah for a tea fest! That sounds like fun!

Last night some of us went to the San Jose winter holiday event with other cosplayers. And we talked about the idea of maybe showing up for the Black and White Ball in our TB costumes.
We thought it would be hilarious to have Gunslinger and Black Widow dancing together--both would want to lead. ;P

But we'd still have our main gathering on Saturday afternoon.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on December 21, 2008, 05:55:58 PM
Going to the Black and White ball would be nice in our TB costumes. ^^
But did you check out the other thread? It says Masqueraded MIGHT be on Saturday and Black and White Ball may be on Sunday..
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 21, 2008, 06:41:58 PM
Ok word of warning to those of your considering B&W ball TB coaplay... I did that last year and it's really really really HOT!!! And Abel wears loooong sleves... TT_TT This year Iam planning a ....light costume for the ball, what? I don't know... something that I won't have to worry about parts falling off...

Oh Etster-chan~~~ Tea would be yummy great! ^-^

Kimu... You were in San Jose and you didn't tell us!?! T-T *sniffs*
I'll just have to wait till fanime to see you all..!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 21, 2008, 08:35:36 PM
Even if we don't all do the ball in Trinity Blood (or even all go, heh -- though if I go it'll be as Kaya, as I've nothing else appropriate), formal dance stuff = WIN.  (Kimu showed me some of the video from last year, and I was half dying of laughter and the other half seriously impressed -- ballroom YAY!)  <3

I'm now back home from visiting Kimu (whee!) and going to that San Jose gathering, and diving full-tilt into Kaya stuff over the next week and a half to try to get things done for ALA.  I'll get progress shots up as they come along.  Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 21, 2008, 10:41:13 PM
Sorry that yes, we were up in SJ, and didn't get to see any of you.

As for the ball, I made my Abel wearable without the cape, so just the cassock isn't bad at all. It would be way less hot than Sairin, which I got overheated wearing last year because of all the layers. After all, they do require a certain level of formal attire.
As Charis posted, not that we're sure of going to the ball or getting in and all that. But if....




Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on December 23, 2008, 11:23:57 AM
GOOD LUCK, CHARIS, MY FRIEND! :'D

Yeah, even I was getting hot in that costume...and I was wearing white. My rosary kept breaking off as well. And my habit was being bad and falling off D<

Hmm...I wanna wear something really pretty for the ball. I need to go searching for it, methinks.

Father Nightroad: =.= I'm sure it would be...I'm ever so excited to be trying even more </sarcasm>

:'3
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 23, 2008, 12:01:54 PM
Father Nightroad: =.= I'm sure it would be...I'm ever so excited to be trying even more </sarcasm>
:'3

Nice try, but you're not getting out of tea time!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on December 25, 2008, 09:10:01 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! :'DDDDD
*throws bucket loads of JOY at everyone*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on December 28, 2008, 09:07:08 AM
Merry Christmas!!!
Hope everyone is having fun!
*sets out tea and sugar cubes*

Next weekend, some of us set out for LA for the ALA convention.
I promise an entertaining report when we return.
 ;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on December 28, 2008, 10:09:55 AM
I would like to disavow, in advance, any reports of shenanigans on my part come ALA.  I am as pure as the (highway) driven snow!

And I am seriously flailing over trying to get my habit done enough.  *flees back to flailing over that*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on December 28, 2008, 01:30:41 PM
Have fun in LA!!! I wish I could go... Oh well!!! ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 05, 2009, 08:25:43 PM
After some info we found out from various sources at ALA regarding Fanime....
We're definitely going to set our gathering for sometime on Saturday afternoon.
After noon and before whatever time some of us will need to dash off for the check in for the Masquerade.

ALA was a lot of fun! Our TB group was very small but very enjoyable.
There are a lot of fun stories and pictures, and I'll provide the links when I have the pics posted.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on January 06, 2009, 08:26:22 AM
How small are we talking about?
By the way, I saw your post on cosplay.com. Any luck, Kimu?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on January 06, 2009, 12:10:19 PM
Seven people total at our shoot (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o156/Natchan84/ALA%202009%20Day%202/IMG_0473.jpg), four of us from over here (Kimu, Kitty, Yukari, and I).

And yes, entirely too much fun had.  Mwahahaha!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on January 06, 2009, 12:31:08 PM
ohhohoho, there was MUCH TB crack to be had at ALA. I have found out that Tres is basically Inspector Gadget: can slice, dice, make julienne fries, acts as a coffee maker, toaster, ATM, GPS system, and is eco-friendly. What can't he do? Love and feel emotions XD
oh and we also found out he goes out in disguise wearing Vampire Knight uniforms XD
OH THE CRACK.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on January 06, 2009, 04:10:07 PM
Looks and sounds like you all had fun!

Man now I really can't wait for fanime!!!

But of course if it was any sooner I'd be totally uperpared with my handful of Able upgrades...
*sigh*
Can't have it both ways I suppose...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: KuroOokami on January 06, 2009, 08:30:57 PM
KIMU! I had no idea you were going to be at Fanime, I'm going to have to bring Deitrich for sure now! *was the really tall Ion from Nan Desu Kan last year* XD

Although...I may alter him into Balthazar, depends on if I can chop up my uniform correctly without hurting it too much. Although I'm lazy and will probably just show as Deit. D8

Either way, I'll totally be there for the group! =) Where's all of the Orden? *is alone?*

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 07, 2009, 06:20:12 PM
Hello!!!
Yes, I was at NDK, but CA is my actual base of operations, despite the fact some confuse me with Other Self and think I might be part of the Colorado crew. (They did say they "adopted" me and they did say they didn't want me to go, and I did miss my flight home from NDK, but thaaat's another story! *giggles*
;)

I will add you to the list and you can decide which cosplay you actually wear when we get closer.
Sorry the Orden is so underrepresented, but that will probably change soon. Would be like the Orden to sneak in a little later, wouldn't it?

First batch of pics are up for ALA with Trinity Blood at least:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/ALA%2009%20Trinity%20Blood/

And these are the ALA pics with SPODlet. For those that don't know--SPODlet is the mini-plushie Abel Krusnik made by Inoli AKA Other Self for me. SPODlet is named after SPOD which was Inoli's name for her Abel Krusnik cosplay she debuted at AX last year. (Something about secret projects of doom... ;P )
As you will see, SPODlet had a very busy ALA con....and yes, SPODlet will be coming to Fanime.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/SPODlet/SPODlet--ALA%2009/

If you check around my photobucket gallery, I'm still working on posting pics in other ALA albums. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on January 08, 2009, 05:33:14 PM
Awesome pictures. ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Sister Kate on January 08, 2009, 07:28:48 PM
Hey every one! Sista Kate is here!!! Ha Ha!! ;D
It's a tad late but Happy New Year!
I just bought my ticket so I will definetly be there. Also I have made some small improvements to the outfit. So unless the Iron Maiden crashes I shall be accompanying Nightroad and Ester-chan. Nightroad we have yet to discuss plans for hotel reservations if you are still up to it.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 08, 2009, 10:54:50 PM
Hello Sister Kate!
So glad to know you will be joining us again!
I have you added to the list.

Let us hope the Iron Maiden has no crashing before Fanime.
:)

Glad you are enjoying the pictures.
There's more on some other people's sites...teehee.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on January 10, 2009, 12:00:29 PM
I dunno with the way Sister Kate drives...
*ducks for cover*

Mmmm I have to get going on my boot improvements... Off to go belt shopping!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Ester-chan on January 10, 2009, 10:47:40 PM
Sister Kate is an amazing driver.
Unlike Sister Noelle (who...might not be cosplaying that...) a.k.a. Chii

I seriously need to get the ball rolling on my ticket. I'm going to need to get really flat flat's for my Sister Esther costume, other than that, I am done :'3 That and finish watching the series.

Loved the pictures, Kimu. The Sleepy time Abel made me practically squeal. With that night cap and the plushie and the d'aaaaaaaaaw <333
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 11, 2009, 09:26:28 AM
Yes, do get some good shoes for Sister Esther....

Glad you enjoyed the pictures!
And yes, I'll have my Sleepytime Abel at Fanime, too. SPODlet will also be there.

Kitty is setting up a spring picnic, but I'll let her reveal the details. If any of you could make it to that, that would be great fun.
:)

Notices the conflicting posts about Sister Kate's driving....hm....
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: blancoisma on January 19, 2009, 06:45:47 PM
Hey all, it's Isma!

I haven't been on in ages so I hope everyone had a lovely winter break and happy new year. I celebrated my 22nd birthday a couple weeks ago, so that was exciting. I have also joined a gym and have already lost 10 pounds, so my goal is to be a skinny ( or at least decent ) Ion for our lovely gathering this year XD

Anyways, hope everyone is doing great and I can't wait to see you all from last year and all new people this year!

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on January 19, 2009, 10:00:01 PM
That reminds me, I was checking out another thread a while ago and people have already settled times for the gatherings...
Shouldn't we also find a time to set up the gathering soon??
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 19, 2009, 11:06:30 PM
First of all...does anyone have any other gatherings for Saturday afternoon?

One challenge to settling on a time is hoping it's possible to move up the Shojo Beat Gathering by a bit, and we're waiting to hear if that can be done. A few of us might be involved in that.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on January 20, 2009, 07:21:32 AM
Congrats and Happy BirthdayBlancoisma!!!

As far as I know I don't have any gatherings on Sat. So that eould work for me!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 23, 2009, 06:37:12 PM
If you haven't heard the news, BSaphire announced that:
Please advise your gathering that Fanime will be taking photos of the group and if they do not wish to be in them to step aside. If they stay then they are giving consent to be photographed.

B has more info on her Gatherings list.
As the organizer for this bunch, I'll be happy to perform my duty of registering us correctly, and showing up at the table to check us in.
I promise I won't get lost, be late, trip, or fail in this duty--or you may deny me 13 sugars in my tea!
;P

Regarding picking a time....
I still haven't seen any possibility of moving up the Shojo Beat yet from 1:30.
How many of us are trying to actually attend that?
If I am the only one, I could beg forgiveness from my friend and bypass that gathering so we could start our TB one sooner, if needed.

Next, I am aware some might be planning for the Masq.
(I've made a change in plans and won't show at Fanime this year.)
Based on past years' info it looks like check in time could be around 5?

Also, let's keep our eyes on what other gatherings are staging themselves on Saturday afternoon so we work around that, too. We're not the biggest of groups, but it'd be nice to showcase ourselves without being stuck around something big and crazy.

If I get enough feedback from everyone, we can go ahead and pick a time and I'll get us submitted.

:D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on January 23, 2009, 08:32:04 PM
Is this the same day as the Rurouken gathering? If it's not then I don't mind... Sometime well after lunch.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 23, 2009, 09:51:14 PM
We're looking at Saturday for Trinity Blood.
Saturday has Shojo Beat at 1:30....
Masq stuff in evening.
Anything else for anyone I am missing?

What I know on Sunday for some of us....
D. Grayman is at 10.
Bleach is noon, with other stuff too. Yeah!!!
Shonen Jump is at 3.
Ruroken is currently at 4:30.
Vampire Knight is maybe Sunday 6-7.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on January 23, 2009, 09:54:35 PM
Hagaren is looking at Saturday morning right now, though I don't know if the sister and I will wind up going to that meet or not.  I expect she'll want to ...  But earlier Saturday, so I'll probably be okay.

(How the heck did I wind up agreeing to multiple costume changes in a day?  T_T )
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on January 24, 2009, 08:00:23 AM
(How the heck did I wind up agreeing to multiple costume changes in a day?  T_T )
*pat pat* You'll manage somehow. ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on January 24, 2009, 09:28:17 AM
Pretty much whenever works for me. None of my other cosplays have gathering... Tho' I do hope to make it to the crossplayer gathering, but not as much as I want to go to this one.

Poor Charis! Costume changes suck... I think Iam making a couple too...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: puyo_pop on January 24, 2009, 08:59:15 PM
Hi!  I'm interested in attending the Trinity Blood gathering.  I'm currently working on my Seth Nighlord outfit (and hoping I can finish it in time *crosses fingers*)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on January 24, 2009, 09:01:48 PM
Good good. Welcome to the ranks, puyo. ^^
We hope to see you there! (don't worry, I'm still procrastinating also.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on January 24, 2009, 09:19:11 PM
Ah! Awsome!
A Seth!!! Welcome to the gang little sis!! ^.~
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 24, 2009, 09:53:57 PM
Hello and welcome puyo_pop!
I'll add you to the list, and we'll all hope you are successful in getting your Seth ready.
If you start now, hopefully you should be okay. I hope you will join us because we have a lot of fun!

As for costume changes, I have 3 on Sunday...*cries*
(I'll keep an eye on the Saturday stuff, if we want to start a little earlier in the afternoon for our TB gathering, I'll skip the Shojo Beat one.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on January 25, 2009, 07:44:48 AM
So I was thinking I should ask this before I become broke from shopping...
Where do people get their wigs? Cosworx?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on January 25, 2009, 08:22:36 AM
I have ordered a couple of times from Cosworx and the wigs have been fast to ship and all was fine.
(I did hear a couple people had some problems with shoe orders from them.)

But I also suggest Amphigory.
Their site is really nicely set up with tons of information on all the wigs. They list multiple measurements on the wig, show you multiples angles, tell you how it styles when they played with it, have nice color sample comparisons. Awesome.

My only problem was the kind of wig I needed for Abel and Ukitake--Amphigory didn't carry. Cosworx does have a few special cosplay styles that Amphigory doesn't.

There's also a couple good ebay sellers I was told about, and a place in Japan you can order from, but you're dealing with shipping from either China or Japan in that case, so it affects time for China and cost for Japan.
I or others can dig up that info if you want it and have Paypal account.

Have fun wig shopping!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on January 25, 2009, 08:26:07 AM
Cosworx, Amphigory, a couple of eBay sellers that are fairly good -- it all depends on what you're looking for and the timeframe you've got.  There's also the question of how much you're willing to style it yourself.  Mostly agree with Kimu on her commentary.  (I can dig up eBay seller names if you really want, but Professionals Only and Zhenna are two that come to mind immediately.)

And welcome to the thread, Puyo!  I hope you manage to get things done and join us!  :3
(Gah, so many things to dooooooooo~ *flail*)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on January 25, 2009, 08:41:07 AM
I hope you manage to get things done and join us!  :3
(Gah, so many things to dooooooooo~ *flail*)

Its sneaking up quickly... I still have countless upgrades to finish!!!
Aggggg!
Back to work!

Good luck everyone getting your outfits finished/fixed/upgraded!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on February 04, 2009, 09:19:27 PM
I had a great time at Ohayocon. As soon as I get pictures posted, I'll update with some links here for the Trinity Blood stuff...some very fun stories to relate. Although I got quite...tormented in our photo shoot. (Cain kinda killed me...had an Esther crying over me...got pulled apart in a jealousy war between Caterina, Esther, and Asthe....)
 ;)

Hope everyone's costume progress will go well for Fanime!

There's been some changes going on with other gatherings.
Shojo Beat MIGHT be on Sunday now, like 6 pm, then one of the VK gatherings after that.
If so...then it means the only Saturday conflicts we know of are those who would enter the Masquerade for their check in time, and the morning gathering of Hagaren for Charis if you attend it.
Keep me posted here so maybe we can get a time picked out.
:D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on February 04, 2009, 09:32:07 PM
If so...then it means the only Saturday conflicts we know of are those who would enter the Masquerade for their check in time, and the morning gathering of Hagaren for Charis if you attend it.

Well, Hagaren is aiming for morning (ten, as I recall), so as early as noon could work -- though I'd prefer early afternoon over that.  Just my two cents.
(Of course, this presupposes me finishing things.  But that's all on my end.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: KuroOokami on February 05, 2009, 10:09:02 AM
Okay, well I took forever to decide this. *shrugs* I'm keeping Deitrich, so count me in as him. If I can convince her (which may take some serious work), I'll try to get my misses to come as Seth, but...we'll see. If its anyone that is going to be with me, it'll be my dollfie who will be dressed as Radu. *is lame*

As far as the time, and I havn't been keeping up with the thread so its whatever i happened to catch a glimps of, I'll be part of the D.Gray-man and Vampire Knight group, so I'll be there as long as it dosen't really cut into the D.GM shoot, in all reality, I'm good to attend. *can skip out the VK group if she has to*

@Kimu - Oh, regarding my first post, I know the difference between you and Inoli and I knew you came from CA, haha. I just thought you were an Anime Expo only attendee, which is why I got happy when I saw you were going to be here. XD I'm a very shy person and was afraid of going to the group if I didn't know anyone, hah. *brick'd*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on February 05, 2009, 10:17:14 AM
Far as I know, D.Gray is aiming for Sunday morning, so we should be fine as far as that one goes.  Not sure about VK, but I know we've several folks on this thread who are doing that.  (I'm planning on trying to make D.Gray myself, Bleach permitting, and I know there's some others here aiming for it as well.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on February 05, 2009, 05:40:35 PM
*grumble* I have been lazy..........
I still need to post pictures of my make up and accessories... Since December?
And I haven't started work on my dress yet. T.T;
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on February 05, 2009, 06:46:04 PM
At the moment, with the exceptions of the Haragen and Masquerade stuff, it looks like the other gatherings this bunch is into are on the days other than Saturday.
So that's why we're looking at Saturday afternoon for our Trinity Blood gathering.
I'll wait a little longer for more input on the time before submitting our gathering to B. 

As Charis mentioned, D.Gray is looking at Sunday morning.
Vampire Knight is heading toward Sunday evening at the moment. (I'm going to be in that one as Headmaster Cross.)

@KuroOokami--I'm at a number of cons over the year. I already went to ALA and Ohayocon. I'll be at Fanime, AX, San D Con, and NDK this year, too.
I'll be awesome to see you again! And if you're shy, I'll help where I can to protect you. ;)

@ReiRei--good luck with your costume!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on February 05, 2009, 09:00:00 PM
Good luck on costumes everybody!!!
Remember TB outfits are works in progress... even when you "finish" you'll still end up adding more....

As for the time for the gathering, Iam good with anything just pick a time and place--
I'll be there!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on February 06, 2009, 06:17:51 PM
Yes..."wearable enough" and "finished enough" are truly a part of TB cosplay....

And to provide amusement for anyone that wants it, I present pics from Ohayocon.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/Ohayocon%2009%20Trinity%20Blood/

I'm still working on posting things, but some of the funny ones are up.
Including Sister Noelle trying to teach me ballet....
;)

For Fanime, if some of us have enough time on Saturday around the official gathering, we can also run about for other fun stuff we had ideas for, like getting tea together, maybe dance lessons, etc. ;P
One thing I'm going to set up for the official gathering will be a list of shots after we do a couple of the  "everyone there". This has worked really well for Yukari's Bleach gathering due to the size of it, but it also worked well at NDK for a smaller TB group, too.
So we'll see who we've got showing up for possible shots like AX, Orden, Empire, etc. And then any serious or crack shots anyone wants to put on the list. That way we can be efficient for anyone that can't stay too long and really wants some good photo ops with others.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on February 06, 2009, 07:44:05 PM
Great pics Kimu!!!
I like the one where the small animal is attacking you!!! lol!

So we'll see who we've got showing up for possible shots like AX, Orden, Empire, etc. And then any serious or crack shots anyone wants to put on the list. 

Oh Kimu! Since you skiped out on the joke pictures last year... guess whose turn it is for the crack shots!!! lol! I won't be the one feeding suger to Cane this year!!! *evil smile*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on February 07, 2009, 04:32:53 PM
The squirrel is from the manga, and Seth calls it Abel.
The plushie was made by Inoli for the Seth cosplayer at OH con. We have some other fun pictures with Squirrel Abel I'll be posting over the next number of days.

As for silly photos...you are NOT escaping your fair share fellow Abel...nope.
 ;)
Also, when around Cain, I do have a set of 10 Commandments to follow. I already had to confess for breaking the 3rd commandment at ALA when Hagi dropped a Cain finger piece and I picked it up to return it to him.
 :P
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on February 07, 2009, 05:11:00 PM
Also, when around Cain, I do have a set of 10 Commandments to follow. I already had to confess for breaking the 3rd commandment at ALA when Hagi dropped a Cain finger piece and I picked it up to return it to him.
 :P

Well, more what was involved in retrieving it.  *sniggles*  Though you should, in all kindness, share those commandments with your fellow Abels, oughtn't you, Father?  ;P

*languishes at work a while longer -- Her Eminence is a slave driver!*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Hawkbat on February 08, 2009, 03:12:38 AM
oh jeez. I found the old trinity blood thread through a search and didn't realize I was rehashing old news. there was a red text warning me that I was, but I didn't notice it until after I hit submit (its late). now I see there's 13 new pages!! I dont have the energy for that so I will wait till later. in the meantime, I'm the Tres from Fanime 08 (and Winchester mystery house 07) love you guys, will be Meier Link for Fanime so no TB =( (etc etc same as my post in the other thread) I do eventually want to come back and do a sword dancer cosplay. he's my personal favorite character.

Lord_Hawkbat
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on February 08, 2009, 09:14:26 AM
Its sad you won't be joining us for Tb this year! TT.TT

But Meier Link is cool too! Look out for me I do a D cosplay!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on February 14, 2009, 07:58:13 AM
Sorry that we will miss your Hawkbat as Tres. And having a Hugue in the future would be great! He's not as commonly cosplayed, so that would be awesome.

But...as for the Commandments, oh yes, I will be happy to pass them along to my fellow Abel.
 :D

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on February 14, 2009, 10:05:22 AM
But...as for the Commandments, oh yes, I will be happy to pass them along to my fellow Abel.
 :D

"commandments"... Should I be worried Kimu? O.o

And also, we really need to pick a day... at least... if not a time too.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on February 14, 2009, 11:14:27 PM
We did pick the day.
Saturday.
Just not the time yet, though we know it'll be afternoon. Kinda waiting for some others to see if there are opinions on just what time.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on February 15, 2009, 09:10:46 AM
oh! Thats right! We did pick a day...^^;;


And some kinda good news about the TB novels that Tokyopop has been not releasing as of lately...
I was worried that they had discontinued the series... but in reality their just taking forever to translate or something. Rage Agianst the Moon is coming out in November and Reborn on MArs is coming out in July.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on February 15, 2009, 02:04:46 PM
*hands Nightroad cup of 13 sugar tea*
It's okay...you need one of these.

At least the manga is on track, number 9 came out recently. With the Gunmetal Hound story in it.
And it is good news if they will continue the novels, even if it's sad about the long times between releases.

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on February 16, 2009, 09:25:27 AM
*takes tea*
Thank Kimu, I needed that!

Iam glad the manga's on track, but I want the novels too!!! TT.TT
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on February 19, 2009, 07:35:01 PM
So...updates to picking a time....
Shojo Beat moved back to Saturday, but blessedly at 11:30.

Here's what is currently posted by B that's official for Saturday. Shall we pick out a time slot?
I was thinking maybe a 2 pm or 2:30 pm so we avoid the Naruto and FF groups?
I don't know if we want to go later than that, if anyone is competing in the Masquerade?

11:30 AM ~ Shojo Beat ~
12 PM ~ Nintendo Gathering ~
12:30 PM
1 PM ~ Naruto  ~ and ~ Final Fantasy VII Gathering ~
1:30 PM
2 PM
2:30 PM
3 PM ~ Soul Eater Gathering ~
3:30 PM

*makes a big pot of tea and has a ton of sugar cubes ready*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on February 19, 2009, 08:14:37 PM
Any time worls for me!

Bet avoiding those big crowds would be nice!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on February 19, 2009, 11:27:21 PM
I think you already know my opinions. ;P
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on March 03, 2009, 11:10:23 PM
I am going to suggest to everyone picking a time of 2 pm on Saturday.
2 puts us in between some other gatherings. Is late enough in the afternoon for later risers who need extra time putting on complex costumes (if you have them for TB), and early enough for anyone who might have to be ready for the Masquerade in the later afternoon.

Please comment if you like the time, and please comment if that's a bad time and you'd like to suggest something else!
Thank you!
*serves tea with 13 sugars for everyone*
 ;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: KuroOokami on March 04, 2009, 12:12:33 PM
 Looks like I'll have plenty of time to prepare for the contest afterward, so I'm totally for 2:00~ =)

And am I still the only Orden member?

*is a bit sad inside*

=(


Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on March 04, 2009, 03:22:23 PM
I'm hoping as we get closer to Fanime the Orden will be better represented.
But we promise we'll still love you...er...force you to confess your Orden sins and join us!!
 ;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on March 04, 2009, 04:50:06 PM
Lol Kimu! hehehe Don't worr KuroOokami! We'll play nice! ~.^

@ works for me too!

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Rei-Rei on March 09, 2009, 07:59:20 PM
I kinda already mentioned it in the Ruruko thread, but I'll say it here.
I don't think I'll be able to attend Fanime this year since it's held on the same time as our prom.
That and I'm falling a little short on monies... =\
Sorry guys!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on March 09, 2009, 11:20:16 PM
Very sorry to hear that!
I have you as questionable, just in case.
But even though we understand why you'd miss it, we'll miss you.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on March 10, 2009, 08:08:01 AM
Ah! I hope you pull through, but if you don't... WE'LL MISS YOU REI-REI!!!!!!

Aside from that do we have a set time now?
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: blancoisma on March 10, 2009, 11:02:01 AM
2 in the afternoon will work...although I may be cutting it close since I also have the Kuroshitsuji gathering at 3 pm. But, I'm still planning on being there for our lovely gathering.

That aside, I thought I would share that since the beginning of the year, I have lost 31 pounds! I know I've made mention of it along the way, so if anyone feels like shutting me up, do so, lol :P
I've been getting my cosplay details together before doing any of the actual construction, since if I work on it now, by May I may not fit into my cosplay. I'm not worried though, it's all going to be worth it.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on March 10, 2009, 06:32:24 PM
With Naruto and Final Fantasy at 1, I am hesitant to move us up to 1:30...so we'll be sure to start on time for the gathering at 2.
And if you wanted any special requests, post them in here as get closer to Fanime. Then we can be sure to get the photo ops you'd like to be in and get you on your way.

I'll be running around in my Abel costume by 12:30 or sooner...once the Shojo Beat gathering is over with....
And Nightroad...prepare yourself! This year we ARE having 13 sugar tea!!
 ;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: puyo_pop on March 10, 2009, 06:33:04 PM
i won't be attending any other gathering or meetings so anytime on saturday is fine for me :)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on March 11, 2009, 08:07:58 AM
^.~ Iam looking forward to the tea Kimu!!!

Iam glad 2 seems to be working for everyone!
Looks like we'll pull this together agian this year!!!

Ps. Congrats on the weight loss blancoisma!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on March 14, 2009, 10:15:53 PM
I saw Kitty and Yukari today at the Hakone Gardens cosplay photoshoot, and checked with them.
Sunday afternoon (tomorrow as I write this) I will submit us for our official gathering to be 2 pm Saturday.
Just wanted a last chance for anyone that wants to chime in on it.
*dumps the sugars in the tea and stirs!*

UPDATED:
I have submitted our request to B.

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on March 16, 2009, 08:21:07 AM
WOOT!!!!!!!!!
We're offical!!!!!!
*Drinks tea* *high fives Kimu*
 ;D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on April 23, 2009, 10:01:17 PM
*looks to Fellow Abel*
Prepare yourself! We are about a month away from Fanime!!

I'll be bringing a box of sugar cubes and bet you will be, too!
We'll be happy to share.....
 ;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on April 23, 2009, 11:34:47 PM
There will be at least some tasty tea-sweets.  My sister and I have planned it.  *rubs hands, cackles*

Now, to fix up Kaya ...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on April 27, 2009, 08:19:28 AM
Iam so excited! >.<
d^,^ you bet I'll be bringing sugar!!!

I still need to pull together things for my new cosplay...
at this rate it won't be finished enough... TT.TT


I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on April 27, 2009, 09:18:01 AM
Good luck with your stuff, Nightroad!

Gawd, I have too much to do.  *curls up in a corner and whimpers*  But I brought habit pieces with me to work to continue seam ripping, so hopefully I can get to modifying and sewing things back together this coming weekend.  Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

(BTW, open to suggestions for tea-sweets.  :3  I like to fuss at new things.)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on April 27, 2009, 04:34:27 PM
Thanks Charis!

And good luck  to you too!
This time is the stressful time because you can really feel the "costume countdown" TT.TT Not to mention the "Doomness" of the TB cosplay!!! @.@ Rember: Done, Almost There, Good Enough and, *Insert Curses* are all acceptable TB cosplay levels!!! lol ^^

Tea sweets... won't the tea be sweet enough!? (Iam sugar high just thinking about 13 sugar tea...)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on April 27, 2009, 07:42:09 PM
Oh yes, the "TB swear jar"....
 ;)

Although there's Done But Never Truly Done, too.
That's me!

And we MUST have tea sweets, too!!!
It will be heavenly!!
Whatever you want to make Sister Kaya, will be fine. I've enjoyed the various cookies you've brought and sent to me.

Good luck to everyone finishing things for Fanime.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: KuroOokami on April 27, 2009, 07:45:42 PM
*twiddles fingers and whistles to himself, as his outfit is already done and ready to go*

>_>

You guys will do awesome on your costumes and get them done, I know it! *thumbs up* I can't wait to see everyone~ Only like 3 weeks left! Or something close to that! XD

Oh...tea-sweets? *starts making plans as well* I'm baking some goodies for the Kuroshitsuji gathering, does anyone want me to make something for this group, too? I can make like themed cookies or something, haha. Not like anyone would want to eat crumbly foods in a Trinity Blood cosplay...but hey, you never know. ;)

Oh yes, that's right...Deitrich bakes.

ಠ_ಠ
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on April 27, 2009, 08:08:13 PM
Oh yes, that's right...Deitrich bakes.

That puts "Orden cookies" in a whole new perspective.  *chortles*  No more girl scout cookies in the TBverse.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on April 28, 2009, 05:44:07 PM
So Di is going to bake tea munchies for us?
Share with the AX??
oooooh
 :D

But I have to wonder, will the cookies come with no strings attached...?
hmmmm
 ;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on April 28, 2009, 07:04:11 PM
But I have to wonder, will the cookies come with no strings attached...?
hmmmm
 ;)

*worried look* If  your think photo op... its YOU this time not me!!! >.< Your turn to feed people food!!! lol

*laughs* A baking Dieter? Teehee!!!
I admire it tho'... Iam a losy cook... I once turn a napkin into cheese and I have burnt easy mac... TT.TT
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on April 28, 2009, 07:12:43 PM
Napkins into cheese is quite a feat, though -- I'd like to learn that.  :3

I like cooking, though I actually prefer to do it for other people instead of bothering with it for myself.  T_T  It's kind of zen.  But my dad insisted that before we leave the house all of the kids learned how to cook, and I've been in the kitchen since I was probably four.  (There was also the part where if you cooked you didn't have to clean up after dinner, which ... somehow doesn't work as well when you live by yourself.  :P But I still go on random sometimes-experimental cooking sprees and stuff, and foist the leftovers off on my family, which somehow gets me back clean dishes ...)

And Nightroad, I promise -- we don't usually do very sweet things in my family, so unless my sister decides she wants to bake brownies or something, things should be far less sweet than that tea.  :P  All I know is that we determined scones were a no-go due to timing, but the lavender biscuits should be okay.

TL;DR, I go back to seam ripping.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on April 28, 2009, 08:58:19 PM
But I have to wonder, will the cookies come with no strings attached...?
hmmmm
 ;)

*worried look* If  your think photo op... its YOU this time not me!!! >.< Your turn to feed people food!!! lol

*laughs* A baking Dieter? Teehee!!!
I admire it tho'... Iam a losy cook... I once turn a napkin into cheese and I have burnt easy mac... TT.TT

The napkins into cheese IS scaring me....something you need to confess fellow Abel?
But what's this about ME and photo ops....my turn...feed people food???
But...but...I don't see why I would have to feed Di anything...Di can feed himself...and my worry is really about Di having those cookies on strings and using it to entrap us!
And I don't think we're going to have Cain visiting this year, so no one with those claws and all....but remember! Cain did succeed in eating sugar cubes last year all by himself!
*looks confused and hopeless and fears the looming threat of all that might be involved with the photo ops thing*
More tea is needed!! Yes yes!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: KuroOokami on May 11, 2009, 12:42:20 PM
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No more girl scout cookies in the TBverse.

VIVA LA CAIN SCOUTS~

*crickets chirp*

I'll see what I can whip up before I leave, I can't think of anything witty that could be made into cookies. Unless I just bring a few boxes of...OH, yes...I know what I'm going to bring, now. *big smile*

Quote
I don't see why I would have to feed Di anything...Di can feed himself

Heck yes I can, with dignity~ I was the only one who didn't spill anything on me when you came out here and we ate out with everyone, remember! *triumphant pose* Although, after the ice cream monstrosity I shared with Leon...I may have lost the ability to eat ice cream right. *shivers at the mere thought of that huge sundae*

Anyway, I regret to inform the group that I might only be able to spend a half hour with you guys for this. =( *tears* I have another group right at 3:00 the same day, which involves a cosplay that has special effects make-up that has to dry for about 15 min. lest it melt in the heat. So yeah, I might show up a little early or be hanging around in Deit like an hour or so before the group, but I can only do the photo shoot for so long before I have to flutter away.

T_T

10 days~ Yay~ *still has sewing to do on her other cosplays*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on May 11, 2009, 01:37:20 PM
I'm freaking out like nobody's business over trying to get Kaya back into a wearable state for Fanime.  This past weekend WAS going to be massive cosplay work, until someone tried to burn my home to the ground again.  *glares at the Orden*  Somehow, though!  I swear, somehow (and in some severely ghetto state, no doubt ... ehehehehe).

After all, I've made a lovely blood sacrifice to the costume today ...  Stabbed into my finger with a micro-scalpel while trimming down resin on my break here at work.  Bah, who needs fingers anyway?  And at least it wasn't during sewing!  (Right ... no sewing until this heals up a day or two.  Wouldn't want to bleed on all that white.)

I could seriously use another few months before Fanime right now. *whimpers*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on May 12, 2009, 07:53:01 AM
Di...you truly are evil.
Yes, there was a little incident with the cheese sauce and .... hm...maybe you used your strings to make the chips tip enough so it spilled. Ah HA!
And Leon was just getting his just desserts for laughing at me getting cheese sauce drippies on himself, too...of course, the actual dessert of that insane ice cream mug.....serves you right if you can't eat ice cream anytime soon!!
(and oh how Her Eminence and Sister Kate laughed at us...*tries to hide a slight sniffle*)

Now...there's not to be anymore blood sacrifices!! (edited because I'm a dork)

And as for the photoshoot, I'll do my best to get changed from Kaien Cross to Abel as fast as I can so maybe we can meet up for a couple fun photo ops before the official shoot--before we have to send you lonely Orden member running away from us. teehee
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on May 14, 2009, 09:35:22 PM
I still have a quite a few little updates I want to make myself...
My Abel needs new gloves, buckles for my boots, maybe a wig...
@.@

The costume crunch...
TT.TT
Need I say more?

Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: KuroOokami on May 17, 2009, 01:52:03 PM
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Di...you truly are evil.

Awe, thank you! *blows hearts at you*

Yeah, my Di muse officially hates dairy related treats now thanks to that thing. XD *shudders again* I'd never think I'd see the day when Dairy Queens became scarier then Cain...

As a side note, this will probably be my last post until the con unless we get wireless at hour hotel before then~ I'm leaving for San Jose from Colorado tomorrow (hurray 18 hour drives), so I will see everyone at the gathering, yes?

Ciao~
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: BSaphire on May 18, 2009, 12:22:46 PM
Gathering/Event Organizer: Please Read my last post in Fanime 09 Cosplayer Gatherings List thread.

Gomen Nasai ^^)
BSaphire
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on May 18, 2009, 07:43:31 PM
I double checked and it would appear our gathering is in order....
;)

Hopefully everyone's costumes will be in order, too...
Then again, this IS Trinity Blood we're talking about.....
NotlikeIdon'tknowaboutthaaat.
*coughs*

now...with Di on the road and out of the thread, what sort of planning for the Orden can we do?
I'm thinking a giant mug of ice cream would scare the Puppetmaster....
hmmm
;p
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on May 18, 2009, 08:21:07 PM
LOL Kimu!!!!
>.> <.< *shifty eyes*
Yes now the fun begins!!!
hehehe...

So what snacks should I bring?
And this year someone should bring napkins...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: blancoisma on May 18, 2009, 08:22:08 PM
Hey lovely people. So, I have to let you know, that I will only be able to make the gathering for the one hour before I have to jet over to another gathering. Not that I don't love you all like the dickens, but when I agreed to the other gathering I didn't realize the times were going to be so tight. BUT, I will be in my Ion cosplay all of Friday and before the TB gathering. So, if you see me walking around, please say hi and take pics with me or something!

Ion version 2.0 is going very well ( lol ) and I should have it done soon ( or, better yet, should be done by tomorrow night as Wednesday I'll be too busy with my sister's award ceremony and that afternoon will be strained *dies* ) But never fear, it's a much better improvement from last year AND I'll be thinner, I am now 48 pounds lighter :)

See ya at Fanime lovelies!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on May 19, 2009, 12:04:05 AM
As Kimu already knows, various circumstances (I blame Cain) have me further behind than I'd like to be on Kaya, so rather than rushing and having to dismantle her again, I'm trying to toss together some sort of casual whatsits.  T_T  Whether I fail or not, I will show up with tasty munchies all the same.  At least, I hope they're tasty!

*flails some more*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on May 19, 2009, 11:11:26 PM
Sounds exciting if everyone's ready in time!!
Best wishes Charis!!

And blancoisma, that's quite all right.
Like our Dietrich--we'll get the photos going, work through any special photo ops you all want, and get you on your way to your next gathering.

As for munchies, well, fellow Abel--I am planning on brownie bites.
As for napkins, yes, that would be a good idea. Although God did provide for Her Eminence last year....
;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: KuroOokami on May 20, 2009, 06:59:34 PM
Yay, I have successfully reached Cali! What a drive, man. XD *is dead tired*

I'm staying in Shafter with my friend until Thursday, though, so hotel yet, but man its nice down here! Not as humid as AX was when I went, either, I love it! *dreamy sigh*

@Kimu - HAH. Planning against me! Psh, I see how it is. I guess I WILL have to lace those cookies with my strings, whut.

Anyway, I bring worse news, guys. *feels terrible* I may have a conflict of gatherings on Saturday. There is a good chance I won't be able to make it to the gathering at all. DX I will still wear Di, but probably not on Saturday.

HOWEVER. That is not a for sure. So right now its a if I show up, I will, if I don't, I apologize to everyone. =(

So here is hoping I can make it!

*crosses fingers*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on May 20, 2009, 08:41:19 PM
Glad you are safe!

Plotting?? Against the Orden? Hm, well, I think that's a given considering I'm in the AX. It's kind of required by Her Eminence I believe.
;)

As for another time you are wearing Di....?
Couple of thoughts...
After noon, I will not be at another gathering, so if you have time later on Saturday to wear Di, we could meet for some photo op fun then. Others might still be in TB garb then, too?
Also, I might be wearing Abel again on Monday...got a couple Hellsingers want to tempt Abel to join them...as it might involve tea and desserts I certainly will listen to their proposals....teehee.

See you at Fanime!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on May 20, 2009, 08:52:55 PM
Iam also glad that you made it safe Di!!! ^^
Oh... T.T If you can't come we'll miss you!
If you can at least stop by that'd be fun!
Even if you're not in TB garb! (Thats what Kimu did last year)



DON't GIVE INTO TEMPTAION KIMU!!! O.o
Those Hellsing people would work you just as hard as Caterina... >.>
If they pay more though... take it! resist!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on May 20, 2009, 10:48:26 PM
Oh fellow Abel, you should have some faith in meeee...you realize the reason I would go listen to their prattling about joining them is because they did offer tea and desserts....
And of course, shouldn't I find out what potentially dangerous groups are doing? It's all part of the mission to Fanime!! Seek out what sorts of things the Orden and the vampires or Methuselah are up to.
If it happens to involve GIANT sundaes or other yummies....so much the better. Considering Her Eminence didn't exactly want to provide much stipend for this trip. <sigh>

We shall have to chat over our 13 sugar tea, fellow Abel...
At least if there's no Tres or Her Eminence around, there's no one to shoot us down off our sugar high!!!
;)


Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on May 21, 2009, 07:34:28 PM
Frist off...*deep breath*... I GOT A WIG!!! ^,^ YAY!!!

And I can't wait to get sugar high off tea with you Kimu!!!
I gotta go buy some sugar cbes tomarrow... ^^
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on May 25, 2009, 10:49:56 PM
*crawls in from the great mission of Fanime*
It was great to see everyone!!
Our gathering was fun and so was the picnic!!
Yeah for 13 sugar teas!!

I'll get pics posted this week!!
Thank you, everyone.

*crawls off to sleep*
 :D
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on May 26, 2009, 07:49:28 AM
I'll try to get pics up as soon as possible too... (gotta pick them up from sister Kate...)

*yawns* Its the day after and Iam still tired!!!

Have a good sleep Kimu!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on May 30, 2009, 09:08:16 AM
Being sick has been not fun...however...
I have most of the Trinity Blood pictures posted.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/Fanime%2009%20Trinity%20Blood/

And some crossover pics in here:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/Fanime%2009%20Fun%20Stuff/

There are still a few more things to post including the videos.

When we're ready to start the 2010 thread, let me know.
 ;)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: KuroOokami on May 30, 2009, 09:19:57 AM
Bah! I'm so upset my boots where causing me immense pain, or I would of stayed with you guys for the night photo shoot~ Must make a note to get better boots for this cosplay before I wear it again. X/

*heavy sigh*

Anyway, the pictures turned out awesome, all of your cosplays looked so great! Hurray for epic table crack, too. It was awesome getting to see everyone~

Here is hoping I'll have enough funds to get to AX, then I'll actually be able to properly wear the cosplay for more then an hour~

XD
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on May 30, 2009, 10:10:30 AM
I was so happy we got to see you after all KuroOokami!!!

The pics look great! Sister Kate has been slow getting me hers... but I keep bugging her so I should have them up in this upcoming week.

Sick Kimu?! *pats head* Thats too bad! I hope you feel better soon!!!
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on May 30, 2009, 10:19:02 AM
"*bling* The AX agent you are trying to reach has been replaced by a plague rat!"  Or something like that. :P

My sister's got some photos from the tea party, I think, but she hasn't gotten anything up yet as far as I know.  Of course, I've been plaguey this past week too, so she might have and I just missed it.

It was awesome, awesome fun to meet people!  <3  Y'all are a wonderful bunch.  (Even the filthy Orden.  Hope you can make AX!)
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on June 02, 2009, 08:30:26 PM
I have videos posted, and the last of the pics!!!
:)
You know where to look. The joy of 13 sugar teas!!
Enjoy!
Fond memories of the fact we actually got to do that this year. *hug* to Nightroad!
And the other fun with Caterina, the naughty Sisters, the troublesome Gypsy Queen ;P ....the lovely Seth...and Ion's costume upgrade work was awesome!!

And Di..sorry about your feet.
If you are with us at AX or whatever, you know darn well you're welcome to hang out with us anytime.
We'll be happy to make you join the AX....
:)

Also--
For the Bay Area crew, there's talk of a picnic for cosplayers in July or August after AX...some of us are hoping after San D Con, too. Just in case you could make it, I'll be sure you know.
It would be at a park in San Jose, can't remember the name...*if Charis beats me to it later, fine!*
With the warmer summer stuff though I would probably wear one of my other cosplays.
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Charis on June 02, 2009, 08:47:49 PM
*beats Kimu?*

Oh, wait, you said to, not on.  My bad!  :D

(I don't know if they'd decided a location for the picnic just yet ... but if folks are interested, I'm sure one of us can remember to crosspost. :3 )
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: Nightroad on June 03, 2009, 06:42:11 PM
*hugs Kimu bakc* I was so happy to do the tea!!!
Sister Kate STILL hasnot given me the pictures... I get on that, fear not!


The picnic sounds like fun I f I can go...
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: kimu on June 25, 2009, 10:35:19 PM
The info for the picnic in SJ is now shaping up for August, maybe the 15th? Or a weekend around that.
I'll update here for those of you not on c.com when it's decided.
It's going to be at the:
http://www.historysanjose.org/visiting_hsj/history_park/
And some of us might pop into the Japanese garden in tiny groups for some pics, too.

At any rate, I'm not the only one going crazy getting ready for AX....
After it, there will be some fun surprises and hopefully awesome pictures to share.

But another thought is, with so many already starting at 2010 thread...when do we want to do that?
*throws more sugar cubes in the tea*
Title: Re: Trinity Blood Gathering 09
Post by: BSaphire on June 26, 2009, 03:08:45 PM
The info for the picnic in SJ is now shaping up for August, maybe the 15th? Or a weekend around that.
I'll update here for those of you not on c.com when it's decided.
It's going to be at the:
http://www.historysanjose.org/visiting_hsj/history_park/
And some of us might pop into the Japanese garden in tiny groups for some pics, too.

At any rate, I'm not the only one going crazy getting ready for AX....
After it, there will be some fun surprises and hopefully awesome pictures to share.

But another thought is, with so many already starting at 2010 thread...when do we want to do that?
*throws more sugar cubes in the tea*
I changed the title to reflect this thread as the 2010 gathering thread. Go ahead and update the 1st post to reflect 2010 info. You can change the title there also. ^^)
Have fun at the park!
Hugs
B
Title: Re: 2009 - 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on June 26, 2009, 10:24:43 PM
The picnic sounds fun! And that temp date seems like it'll work too!
Maybe I'll get to go...

No word on the pictures from Sister Kate...
I shall have to get rough with her soon...
Maybe even go Krusnik...
Title: Re: 2009 - 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 26, 2009, 11:49:31 PM
Okay! I did some updating to the first page.
When I'm less distracted after AX and SDC I'll tweak it some more.

It'd be fun if some others can attend the summer cosplay event. The one at Hakone Gardens was great and we got some awesome photos.
Title: Re: 2009 - 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on July 08, 2009, 06:48:32 PM
*waves*
Back from AX and while sick yet again...(Blame Cain!! Cain got sick first and gave it to some of us)...and Cain kinda stabbing me on stage...I am alive!
And among all the craziness and the fun, our Krusnik group got 2nd Place in the AX Masquerade!
My Abel costume is finally 100% finished....wait, did I actually write that?? I really am ill, aren't I?
When I get pictures and videos of things up, I'll post them.

Looks like the summer gathering is going to be on the 15th.
So if any of you can make it, join us there for a day of cosplay and photo taking fun!
Title: Re: 2009 - 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on July 13, 2009, 09:18:53 PM
OMG!!!!!
Congrats on being 2nd and on finishing!!!
*bows*
You have now transcended being merely human... for you have now completed a Trinity Blood cosplay...
I can see the lights from above shining down on you...
*cue angelic music....*
Its so amazing!!!! >.<
Title: Re: 2009 - 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on July 15, 2009, 07:41:47 PM
LOL! That's quite a set of phrases of praise.
:)

Here are the pics from my camera:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/AX%2009%20Trinity%20Blood/

I don't have pics of the main gathering or from our skit. These are when I had a chance to get the camera out as the gathering quieted down on Sunday.
There are pics from other photographers posted...if you want me to send you to the links.

And the summer gathering is very likely be on August 15th!
Keep that in mind.
(Still not sure what I will wear to that.)


Title: Re: 2009 - 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on July 17, 2009, 09:22:36 AM
Great pics Kimu they made me smile.

Speaking of pics I plan on calling Sister Kate to get those pics to me!!! >.<
wish me luck...

Aug. 15... Sounds good, I don't believe I have anything going then...
Title: Re: 2009 - 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 09, 2009, 09:43:45 AM
Just in case for the few of you that might be able to go and aren't always on c.com....
The picnic is next Saturday at the location listed a few posts above.
Full information and sign up at:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=180665

There's a $3 fee per person for the permit for our group to be there and take pics with all the photographers.
If you're going and want to munch, bringing food to share is required.

After reviewing pictures of the location, I have decided that Abel is my best choice for the location.
There's a "bank of Italy" I'm thinking something about being in front of with 4 dinars....

 :D
Title: Re: 2009 - 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 12, 2009, 09:26:49 PM
Coolio!!!
I might be able to make it... I'll know by tomarrow.

In other news...I put up some of the pics from the TB gathering... finally.
Sister KAte gave me the disc yesterday, there are sooooooo many tho' it'll be awhile before they're ALL up.

http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/german_partners_in_crime/Trinity%20Blood%20Fanime%202009/
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 23, 2009, 04:03:00 PM
Yeah!! Thank you for posting more pics from Fanime! :)

Sorry we didn't see you guys at the picnic!
We had fun, even if it didn't quite go like we expected for the photoshoots....
Here are pics if you wanted to see:
http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/NorCal%20Summer%20Picnic%2009/

In other news, I have updated our hopeful list for next year. Of course things can change between now and then, but if all goes well, we'll have some really fun cosplayers joining us.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 23, 2009, 04:29:21 PM
I wish I could've gone!!! A test I had to take had to take was that day.
Great pics!!!!

oh? More people joing us this year? Sounds awsome!

It might be awhile before I get the other pics from last years TB gathering since I just moved into my college dorm and left the pictures at home on accident... But I will get them up!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: D001 on August 24, 2009, 07:03:35 AM
Yay! You've got me up there too ^_^  (I couldn't remember if I had posted in this thread yet or not ^^;; )

But yes! I'm very much so looking forward to joining everyone at Fanime this coming year.  I'll definitely be there with my Sister KAte, and hopefully, she'll be more accessorized this time ~_^
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 24, 2009, 08:19:12 AM
Glad to have you join us!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: D001 on August 25, 2009, 08:58:43 AM
Thanks!  I'm looking forward to joining you guys :D  It'll be my first Fanime, so it is very exciting ^_^
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on August 25, 2009, 10:12:15 AM
*glomps D over here too on general principle!*
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 25, 2009, 01:39:56 PM
haha Great avitar Charis!!! lol

But yes D001, WELCOME!!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on August 27, 2009, 05:35:06 PM
Hi guys!  *waves*  Man, 2010 is going to be my 5th Fanime...and I just now created an account.  :P

Anyways, for the few who don't already know (I really can't keep my mouth shut) I'll be going as Leon come hell or high water.  ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 27, 2009, 05:51:57 PM
A Leon!!!!
How exciting! ^^
Welcome to the TB Gang!!!

The Gang (some of it anyway)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/german_partners_in_crime/52-extra.jpg)



tee hee!!! These extras from the manga are great! (see link below)
http://www.onemanga.com/Trinity_Blood/46/44-extra/
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 27, 2009, 06:40:20 PM
Yeah for Leon!
As I posted on c.com, too, it will be fun to see Sister Kate(s) having fun scolding Leon and keeping him from the Dandelion way of influencing some of our AX Agents.....
*ahem*
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 27, 2009, 07:10:40 PM
Kimu are you hinting that I am weak at heart or my poor Sister Esther...

Either way we're up for a great time this next Fanime!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 27, 2009, 09:27:04 PM
No....actually, fellow Abel...it's more like...
Leon

Have you been around a Leon??
It's scary.
Really....

We have to band together to protect each other!!
 ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on August 28, 2009, 09:51:54 AM
Geez, kimu.  I can't get a break from you anywhere can I?  cos.com, here, even e-mails!  But no worries, I can pay you back double come Fanime.  Bunglers of the world beware. >=]
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on August 28, 2009, 10:44:38 AM
Heeeeeeeee!  Oh, this promises to be an entertaining gathering indeed!  :D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 28, 2009, 01:10:12 PM
Yes oh yes this shall be one for the record books!
Tho' we don't have a record book...

^^
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 28, 2009, 07:27:49 PM
...well, the two years I've been around this bunch were both unique and crazy fun.
So I'm sure next year will have a whole new set of dynamics and tales we'll be telling....

Although, trying to keep our dignity between being called "Bungler" and "Father Useless"....*sighs*
At least we won't be expecting Antonio, so we'll avoid "Meat Shield" at least!!

By next year I plan to bring the THORES swear jar to the Tea Party to convey the sugar cubes.
;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Sister Kate on October 20, 2009, 10:22:10 PM
The Iron Maiden is currently stuck in Santa Cruz, but we plan for her to be up and ready by this coming May!
Can't wait to see all of you there. I see we have added a Leon to the group . . . excellent!
Wait another Kate?! LOL Great! We are going to have so much fun ha ha ha!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on October 24, 2009, 08:08:17 AM
Yes, it will be very fun to have 2 Sister Kates to surround Leon.
;)

There's been some...activity on the c.com Fanime TB thread recently. A good bit of Leon and Sister Kate with a dash of Sister Kaya.
I believe there's been a request to add popcorn to our list of foods for the tea party and viewing of antics.....

Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on October 24, 2009, 11:14:01 AM
Oh dear...
I am worried...
maybe I should attempt to find the thread on C.com...

*laughs*
Here's to more crazy antics!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on October 24, 2009, 02:54:17 PM
Yes, we have a ....promise...threat? That Dandelion wants a pic of tormenting two Abels....
 :P
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Sister Kate on October 25, 2009, 06:19:48 PM
I will take the pic!! XD Yay for photo ops! So many memories . . . ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on October 27, 2009, 07:55:33 AM
Hey, if you're going to take photos of Kates nagging me...then I think it's only fair to get photos of me with my best buddy Bungler. >=]
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ester-chan on November 01, 2009, 04:14:28 PM
Oh my goodness you guys!
I've missed you all so much!
And hello people who are just joining us! :'D
(...despite the fact I haven't logged on here in forever. Oh boy...)

This is year is going to be so fun!
Just like it always is, of course.
Can you believe this is our third year together?! :'D
Makes me happy.

Oh, snap and a half I need to fix my Esther costume.
I used it for a play in 09 (my last high school play) and it tore slightly due to the layers I had underneath it for my costume change.

Kimu: I think I should tell you now that I went from being a nun to a prostitute to a nun again.
FORGIVE ME FATHER, FOR I HAVE SINNED.

I also turned 18 and now can do legal things.
*wiggles eyebrows to kimu*
Yaoi-con, anyone?
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on November 01, 2009, 08:43:55 PM
Oh my!
*laughs*

Alot of good memories already in the making!
>.<
bwahahaha!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 02, 2009, 10:53:32 PM
Sounds like the confessional will have to be open.....dear me....we've had such rough times with that at Fanime....
And Sister Esther! You should know that Y con is a very dangerous place for AX Agents!!
And yes, you should fix your habit before Fanime!! Get out that white thread!
 ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ester-chan on November 04, 2009, 06:43:29 PM
Oh come on, you know you liked it.
The one part that surprised me was the fact I was the LAST person to understand what was going on.
Harrumph.
Oh, like you've never been, Father Nightroad. Please. Besides, you're going to need back up should you have to face...the unknown. Dun dun dun.
And it wasn't the habit that broke! It was the vertical blue lines near the buttons on the front. It ripped upward due to the strain. No one can tell, however, which is good. The gap just rides higher up on my body...
Pbbbth.
Anyways, how has everyone been? It's been a while. :'3
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 05, 2009, 07:07:01 PM
But...Her Eminence did not send me on a mission to Ycon this year.
I...had other work to do, very dull and boring, but happily quite safe!!

As for needing back up at Ycon....uuuh....
X_X

....as for your habit riding up....I will leave Her Eminence to deal with uniform regulations.

Been working too much and not enough work on cosplay projects is my complaint.
Hope everyone else is doing well!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: blancoisma on November 09, 2009, 09:13:39 PM
Hey everyone! It's been a looong time, hope everyone is doing well, nothing too new going on around these parts.

I would like to say, that due to a job change, I know for sure that I will be able to attend Fanime next year, and therefore will like to confirm my return as Ion Fortuna :D

Ion v. 2.0 went very well this year, and will receive some modification, mainly the adding of more details that I couldn't get to on time. Oh! And finally, a SWORD! WOOT!!

Anywho, missing everyone, I'll check in every once in a while again to see how everyone is. Later!

Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on November 09, 2009, 09:25:47 PM
Not dead.

Working on getting Kaya back to wearable for ALA, which WILL HAPPEN this time one way or another.  I have shittons of lining fabric, so it better bloody well work out.  Then blinging for Fanime!  *fist-shaking*  Or Kimu can kick my ass whenever she comes down next for misbehaving.  (That said, there is an underskirt hanging in my closet, and it seems to have finally cooled down enough to put everything on and hem it.  Hmm ... minions ...)  Looking forward to the holidays at the end of the month, where aside from the familial obligation on Thanksgiving proper I can lock myself in my condo and sew uninterrupted.  (They asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I told them that. Hehehe!)

Anyway, hope everyone else is doing well!  Miss you guys, and can't wait to see people again, at whatever events they are (or Fanime itself)! <3  (Even the vampire scum!)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 09, 2009, 09:41:59 PM
Yeah! It'll be great to have the return of Ion!
And with sword! oooh! Awesome.

As for Sister Kaya...well, I would rather avoid having to kick you...probably get my foot tangled up in your skirts of super poofiness and fall.
Then Father Leon will laugh and me and everyone will just call me Bungler or something like Useless.....
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Sister Kate on November 12, 2009, 04:02:49 PM
We could come up with some other names instead. . . .
I believe "Joker" was used at some point  ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on November 13, 2009, 12:51:37 AM
Don't worry Kimu!
Iam on your side!!!
TT^TT I too know the pains of beiing teased!!!

Together we can win!
>.<
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 13, 2009, 06:13:51 PM
oh yes! We shall!
*raises a toast of 13 sugar tea on Friday the 13th*
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on November 16, 2009, 02:44:17 PM
I bring you a photo from SPODlet's last visit (http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/myalchod/spodlet.jpg) -- because apparently it takes me months to clean off my camera.  <_<  This is from just before AX this year.  (Pardon the messy room in the back and the crap quality of the photo.  If you look very closely, you can spot my copy of Fabrica Theologiae, but not so well since it's in its box.  XD )

This is in lieu of anything coherent to say or pretty updates because I have been failing at TB lately.  NEXT WEEKEND, TEA DAMN IT. D:
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on November 17, 2009, 05:17:38 PM
haha!!! Spods so cute! ^^
Don't worry about the mess you should see my desk right now...

Be carefull with that tea! Too many sugars and you'll crash. HARD.
I know from expierence...
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: WrentheFaceless on November 18, 2009, 07:45:34 AM
Old thread is old, lol but I guess time is nothing to a Crusnik, starting the 2010 gathering thread in 2008 rofl
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on November 18, 2009, 08:07:44 AM
Old thread is old, lol but I guess time is nothing to a Crusnik, starting the 2010 gathering thread in 2008 rofl

... oh look, you're stalking us over here too.  When are you going to just give in and join the party?  :D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: WrentheFaceless on November 18, 2009, 09:22:33 AM
Old thread is old, lol but I guess time is nothing to a Crusnik, starting the 2010 gathering thread in 2008 rofl

... oh look, you're stalking us over here too.  When are you going to just give in and join the party?  :D

When my costuming skills are not non existant
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Black Kawaii Kitty on November 18, 2009, 09:40:54 AM
Old thread is old, lol but I guess time is nothing to a Crusnik, starting the 2010 gathering thread in 2008 rofl

... oh look, you're stalking us over here too.  When are you going to just give in and join the party?  :D

When my costuming skills are not non existant
Oh hush and be patient, I'll show ye the ways of sewing over winter break =3
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: WrentheFaceless on November 18, 2009, 10:01:54 AM
Old thread is old, lol but I guess time is nothing to a Crusnik, starting the 2010 gathering thread in 2008 rofl

... oh look, you're stalking us over here too.  When are you going to just give in and join the party?  :D

When my costuming skills are not non existant
Oh hush and be patient, I'll show ye the ways of sewing over winter break =3

Ok well, then ill have to actually read the series and pick a character then rofl
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on November 18, 2009, 02:34:30 PM
I don't know you, but welcome!!!
^.~

And yes you should join us!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 18, 2009, 06:49:51 PM
Wren, you slacker!
We've told you before, if you want to be lazy about this, we can pick something for youuuuu.
*insert wickedly fun laugh*
You might be an exception to being welcome at the tea party at this rate, too....giving me hell in how many forums...hmm....? You want tea party and munchies, you better come up with a TB costume....at least a closet/ghetto version of someone.....
 :D

As for the thread..yes, it was started in 08 for the 09 gathering.
But BSaphire changed it to the 10 for me.
So...not exactly my fault. However, it also proves that the TB crack never dies.
Even for a 900 year old Krusnik.
Now...where's the sugar cubes...I'm hungry!




Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on November 19, 2009, 03:41:08 PM
I will not have a TB costume ready for next year unfortunately, but if you need shutterbugs I may be able to show up ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 19, 2009, 11:41:16 PM
oh? Wow...didn't expect to see you visiting our thread here! Hello!
And yes, you're welcome to come hang out and take pics. And if you have time to stop by the tea party....I'm sure we Abels will have enough sugar cubes to share!
So...does that mean by your comment, you might someday make a TB costume??? If so...what would it be?
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on November 20, 2009, 08:42:20 PM
Yes, I have desided to make a TB costume for the feuture. ;D

It will be Asta, the dress she whares on the front of the manga cover: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VDTo-vlOL._SS500_.jpg

 . . . buttonned up of coarse ^^;
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 21, 2009, 10:28:19 AM
Yeah for Asthe!!!!
That will be fun when you get her finished.
And yeah...you can certainly be a bit more buttoned up. So you don't....uh...get cold. (Or threats about being peace bonded....)
;)

Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on November 22, 2009, 10:12:04 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: ilikeolive on January 20, 2010, 12:20:46 AM
*raises her hand* I'm going as Noélle Bor :D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 20, 2010, 06:25:06 PM
oh! A Sister Noelle! Glad you will join us! And if you have the time, be sure to join in the tea party, too. We'll refine the plans and times over the next couple months.
 :)

I'm still posting pics from ALA on my photobucket.
http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/ALA%2010/
We had a small but fun TB gathering there.
I'll update this when I finish, and probably resort the pictures out into groups.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on January 20, 2010, 07:39:56 PM
Awsome pics as always Kimu!

A Noel? YAY!!! >.<

Hm yeah this year Iam helping out a friend with the masqarade... (Iam filming them perform)
So I'll have to be there during the rehersal to set up and at the actual event early to be ready.
So hopefully the picnic won't interfer with that!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 20, 2010, 08:30:23 PM
We'll try to plan around all that.
We know someone entering, too.

I think with a number of us in Bleach, which is Saturday. And then some in the Masq., we'll probably put Trinity Blood on Sunday.
It looks likely that the Masq will be on Saturday, and the Black and White Ball on Sunday.
We can pick the time for our gathering once the bigger gatherings are set, and based on what else people are doing.
We'll pick the time for the tea party after we pick the gathering time.
 :D

Glad you like the pics! I think there's a few more from the TB stuff I haven't posted yet. Although Inoli ended up with more on her camera.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ester-chan on January 21, 2010, 08:22:06 PM
I SO CHECKED THE FORUMS ON THE RIGHT DAY!
Okay, now that I know the TB Gathering, my Fanime life is thus: COMPLETE.

Considering I'm doing other cosplays with people, I've been like; WHAT GATHERINGS CAN I GO TO?! D'8
But, now that I know what day this one is (I ALWAYS center my gatherings around the TB ones), I am totally prepared! Bwahahahahahaha.

You guys have no idea how excited I am for Fanime this year.
I think this is gonna be the best one for me yet.
<3

@Charis: Will you be my 'momma who protects me from creepers' this year?
XD;
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on January 22, 2010, 08:21:31 AM
@Charis: Will you be my 'momma who protects me from creepers' this year?
XD;

I'm always up for scaring creepers off.  .^_^.

Been sewing lace onto Kaya's skirt this evening.  I have to handsew it, and it's taking me freaking ages.  At least it's giving me an opportunity to watch some amusing stuff!  (I will have her this year, come hell, high water, or -- yes -- another fire. I WILL. *fist-shakes at the universe*)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on January 24, 2010, 01:46:40 AM
@Charis: Will you be my 'momma who protects me from creepers' this year?
XD;

I'm always up for scaring creepers off.  .^_^.

I could touch on this topic...but suspect a scolding by many an AX agent so I'm just going to slink off to my cage now.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 30, 2010, 10:42:16 AM
Why...Father Leon as a creeper??
I think having you scare off the uh...other creepers would be a good idea! Yes!...
:D

So..it's nearly Feb and we're still a long way off. But time to start the next discussions on our gathering.
We're settled for Sunday as the day, but now we might want to start narrowing down time options.
What's going on for the rest of you out there with your other gatherings?

Do we want to start early like 10 or 11? (Because these costumes are usually some effort to put on, I don't think we want any earlier than 10... ;) )
Early afternoon?

I'm thinking we want the tea party no sooner than 2 hours after we start our gathering, maybe 2 and 1/2 hours based on how that went last year.
Enough time to be sure we were done with our photoshoot, then for us to go up to the rooms to get the munchies and tea, then get one of those tables staked out and ready go to.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on January 30, 2010, 12:03:56 PM
I've got another obligation I'm aiming for around eleven Sunday (D.Gray-man), so I'd prefer early afternoon -- no earlier than one, because I know I won't be able to get into Kaya that quickly.  >_>  That would still give a good few hours for shoot and tea party before any evening obligations folks have (HI BLACK AND WHITE BALL I'M LOOKING AT YOU).  I'm a little worried about trying to push the tea party that far out -- we could just play it by ear again; maybe send some people to stake out a table while people go get stuff, and estimate a half-hour from whenever we break for that.  (And I'm totally saying this because I will be a giant ball of floof and feet trying to murder me.  <_< )

My two highly opinionated cents.  XD
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: D001 on February 01, 2010, 06:06:08 PM
Huh...and here I thought there wasn't much I missed on this thread...*had to catch up from Nov, wth?*

I think Sunday is a fine idea ^______^ And Sunday afternoon tea is perfect, really. *hearts*  I'd vote for afternoon times as well, as I can't stay in Kate for long and I think butting her up against my change for the B&W ball would be easiest for me, anyway.  I'd also prefer the shorter time between gathering and tea party since I'll have to shed some layers and do a room sprawl/cool down between, but would like to not lose too much time away from the con for that ^_^
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 01, 2010, 08:12:24 PM
Based on last year...and how TB shoots can go....
We need to allow one hour for the shoot.
While I am not expecting anything like that 2 hour shoot from AX 08 at Fanime, there's no point in rushing it. mwhaha We certainly want to get through any reasonable photo request. (Why do I say reasonable? Well, some of us are from the group that have done things like wrapped Petros in toilet paper for some Iblis shots.....)

Then last year, with the elevators--going up to get stuff, going back down, grabbing a table, setting it up...running off to get tea....we were rushing it a bit to be ready in an hour--amusing as that sounds.
So we'll start as reasonably after the shoot as makes sense. Not like we're hard to find once we set up, after all.....*coughs* yes, well....
And if you get overheated in Sister Kate before the shoot is over--we can always send you as an advance party for the tea party set up.  ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on February 02, 2010, 02:17:23 PM
Why...Father Leon as a creeper??
I think having you scare off the uh...other creepers would be a good idea! Yes!...
:D

I have no doubt that I would do an excellent job protecting Ester-chan.  What I was trying to avoid was everybody and their mom complaining about how I'm 'getting too close' or something.  That, and comments like 'other creepers' which you have so kindly decided to contribute Bungler.

As for time...anything not too early is good for me.  No other gathering conflicts since they're gonna have ta take a back seat to this one anyways.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 02, 2010, 03:44:22 PM
Ohh.
If the gathering is going to be on Sunday - that's the day I'll go to Fanime.
I'll be going as the manga version of Mirka Fortuna and my friend is wanting to go as Lilith Sahl.
8D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 02, 2010, 07:00:48 PM
Yeah! You joined us here. Welcome!
It'll be great to have you join our gathering.
And if you have time, be sure to join us or at least stop by the tea party.
We'll have all the details worked out by Fanime.
That includes who's on bodyguard duty for who.
 :D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on February 03, 2010, 03:53:34 PM
All of what you're saying works great for me!!!
But definately NOT too early... Kimu's right when she says the costumes are a PAIN to put on...
Last year I had to get ready in less than a half hour... ugg
It wasn't enough time and I went around the con with half zipped up Able boots! >.<

Also... whoever brought the cupcakes last year...
Bring them agian they were yummy! ^-^

Komichuu: WELCOME!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on February 03, 2010, 04:03:59 PM
Cupcakes were actually courtesy of friends of mine who weren't at the gathering, but I'll pass the comment along. :D  Gonna bring something for the tea, though I'm not sure what -- and I'm pretty sure it won't be up to Krusnik standards of sweet. :P

And guh, Nightroad, indeed.  I'm allocating myself an hour to get into Kaya, though that includes makeup and five thousand hairpins into my wig.  Not even sure I won't need help getting dressed ... ehehehe. (Help?) Dear THORES, why must your designs be so batshite nuts?
(The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.  If I keep expecting my lace-sewing speed to improve, is that insane? :D  Hoping to get that bit done by the end of this work week, at least.)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 04, 2010, 05:50:55 PM
Is there an idea of what time the gathering would start?
Sometime after noon time would be good since my hotel might be in Fremont.

And also, what are we going to do?
(My first gathering. xD)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 04, 2010, 07:04:49 PM
We'll start narrowing down the gathering time in the next weeks or maybe month.
Considering the con is in the end of May, we have a little time yet.

It is looking like we'll start sometime at 1 or after, based on Charis having an 11 gathering--our dear Sister Kaya needs time to be ready to whack us with her fans....
;)

As for what do we do?

The first thing will be a group shot or two. It's nice to hold one arrangement for a couple minutes until the people taking pictures are set. Then arrange a second grouping.

After that we'll break into various set up shots, based on the characters there, and what everyone wants to set up. If anyone has special requests before Fanime, we'll be sure to grant any within reason and willingness of the participants.
I can post a list of the shots we want to set up, if everyone wants that. Or we'll just make it up as we go at the con.

If you scan back through this thread, you'll find links to people's pictures from last year that can give you ideas, too.
I have two photobuckets with a number of TB gatherings at various cons on them. If you look through the albums, this might help you give you ideas.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/
http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/

But...for Trinity Blood, typical photo ops include the classic groupings of AX, Orden, Empire, and Inquisition (if you got them there!! ;P)
Again, depending on what characters are there, sometimes groups like all the Sisters, all the Fathers, Krusniks, all the male characters, all the female characters. Could have groups for all the anime, all the artbook/novels, all the manga. Everyone cosplaying the same character--like all the Sister Esthers, Abels, etc. Or things like Lady Caterina with her Sisters.

We usually also set up photo ops for characters that interact or have rivalries/battles.
We can set up poses from the manga, anime, or artbook/novels. (Suggestion, bring a reference pic or book, or have a pic on your phone to help set up the shot better.)
And we can set up "crack" or silly fun photo ops, too. :D

After we're done with what we want for the gathering, we'll get ready for the tea party.
There will be some time in between the gathering and tea party, as discussed in posts above.
But there are large round tables in the con center. We will claim one, and set it up with whatever delightful munchies people want to bring. And you can visit one of the places that sells tea or coffee right there at the con, or show up with whatever your beverage of choice is, and enjoy the fun. (NOTE for Father Leon and if we get Isaak--that's legal beverage per con rules. JK! ;) )
We Abels will be again enjoying 13 sugar tea. ;P

Hope this helped!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on February 04, 2010, 07:42:29 PM
We Abels will be again enjoying 13 sugar tea. ;P

Yes, and we'll have PROPERLY SIZED TEACUPS for you this year. *smirks*
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on February 04, 2010, 09:18:42 PM
NOTE for Father Leon and if we get Isaak--that's legal beverage per con rules. JK! ;)
Just ruin my fun why don't you.  >=|

Oh, and seeing as how it took me 2 hours to just do the make-up last time...I'll need pleeeeeeeenty of time.  But it looks like the times we're discussing will work just fine as long as Leon is the only person I wear that day.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 04, 2010, 09:30:55 PM
We Abels will be again enjoying 13 sugar tea. ;P

Yes, and we'll have PROPERLY SIZED TEACUPS for you this year. *smirks*

That will be just fine!
I'm ready for it!!
:D

As for you, Father Leon--yes, you'll have time to primp yourself out for the gathering.
 8)
(I don't have pics of Leon with the ladies at ALA on my camera to have posted on my kimu_cosplay ALA albums. :( )
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on February 05, 2010, 10:35:41 AM
Ah the 13 sugar tea...
I've actually had it in thte proper size tea cup before....
Its VERY sweet....

hahaha Now I am pumped for this Fanime!!! >.>
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 05, 2010, 01:39:49 PM
I wish I had a time machine now.
I'm really excited to go now.
The gathering will be sooooooo much fuuuuuuuuuuun.

I need to start on my outfit now.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on February 05, 2010, 05:57:57 PM
@komichuu I'm with you there! I am ready to go!

I still need to make a few upgrades on my Abel...
Good luck on your costume!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 05, 2010, 05:59:48 PM
@Nightroad
Thank you.
There's a chance that I'm wanting to hand sew my cosplay..
But if I do, I'll need to buy tons of band-aids.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 16, 2010, 12:07:10 PM
-does CPR-

Is this thread alive now?
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on February 16, 2010, 01:19:32 PM
*deep breath*
*lightning strike*

IT'S ALIIIIVE!!!!!
XD

Yes it is~

I wish you luck with the hand sewing...
Try not to completely destroy your hands!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 16, 2010, 03:17:51 PM
WHEW!
TODAY I GOT ALL THE PIECES CUT OUT!
Tomorrow I start sewing tomorrow!
8D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 16, 2010, 05:50:24 PM
 :D
Oh, no worries...sometimes it gets quiet for a bit.

We'll probably want to lock our time in by next month. Somewhere around 1-2?
I'll have to spy out what other gatherings are picking for Sunday....

Hope those working on things have everything go smoothly. Buying lots of band aids sounds like something Her Eminence would need after cutting apples for His Holiness....
*ahem*


Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on February 16, 2010, 09:09:34 PM
@Kimu: Speaking of band aids... I had an Uber Able moment in October!!!
I stepped on a pair of scissors >.> ouch!
They were stuck in my foot for about 4hrs before the doctor pulled them out! TT.TT
All better now! (And it's REALLY funny looking back on it...)

But yes, 1-2 ish works for me so...
hahahaha Iam ready!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 17, 2010, 11:46:01 AM
1 - 2 sounds perfect to me and my friend also. (:
That gives us enough time for a lot of things? Hahaha.
I'm estimating that the top part of my cosplay will be 90% finished by Friday.
And I'll be starting on the skirt this weekend.
My dude-friend will be buying my wig tomorrow - so I'll be getting it by the first of March.

So I think I'll be 100% done by mid-March.
Wow. xD;
Hopefully my friend gets her outfit done in time so we can have an early photoshoot.

[/end rant]
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on February 17, 2010, 12:23:26 PM
Finished the one row of lace.  You don't want to know how many hours (and how many musicals, and how many feet of Icy Hot tape for my poor abused wrists) it took me to get through it.  And I want to put another three on it eventually? Yeah, insanity. (And LOTS more watching of musicals. XD )

Ripped the secondary skirt lining out of Kaya's habit.  I don't think the pieces are salvageable, so I'm going to have to dig through my stash of white fabric and see what I have that might work -- and if not, make the hour trip out to JoAnn's.  I'm hoping that I can get that lining back into place quickly enough to get the bias tape into place on that piece this weekend so I have more handsewing to work on.  I swear, though, Kaya is going to be the death of me.  I have never had quite so much metric hell on a given costume.

(Note to all other cosplay projects of mine: THIS IS NOT A CHALLENGE.)

Glad to hear other people's work is going well, though!  (And egads, Nightroad, scissors? Dare I ask how you managed that one?)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 18, 2010, 03:57:44 PM
I'm still deciding but-
I was thinking if my cosplay comes out very well (to my standards), I wonder if anyone would be interested in doing a skit or maybe a walk-on with me?
:3

Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 18, 2010, 07:11:09 PM
I have an idea of what Charis has been facing...LACE OR DEATH!!!
And guess she chose Lace with a side of DOOM, with maybe will get a bonus serving of Death, anyway?
However, I am hopeful we get the delightful Sister Kaya gracing us with her gleaming innocent presence at Fanime *coughs*...

As for competing...I can't compete my Abel again. I was part of the Krusnik quartet that got 2nd Place in the AX Masquerade last year. (for craftsmanship and presentation)
Not sure if anyone else would be interested....but if not, and you feel it's worthy of competing, you should go ahead and enter as a walk on, at least!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 19, 2010, 09:52:19 AM
For walk-ons - what do I need to do?
And what are some rules and tips?
I would look at some videos if I weren't using my mum's horrible Ubuntu laptop. @_@
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 19, 2010, 09:52:01 PM
I'd suggest reading the rules information:
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,13002.0.html

If you do compete, good luck!!!

Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 20, 2010, 10:26:17 AM
As of right now - I'll be doing a walk-on.
(:
But as I get more closer to me completing my outfit - that might change.
(Depends if I think it's good enough to be on stage)

:P
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 24, 2010, 08:23:30 PM
Time to lock in our time?
So far for Sunday around the time span we're debating:

1 pm:
Naruto Picnic: info located in Events Section
Tsubasa ~ MP & L: FiF CE

1:30 pm:
CLAMP ~ MP & L: FiF CE

2 pm:


Comments, thoughts, sugar cubes, desserts?
;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on February 24, 2010, 10:07:59 PM
Not sure how big either of those gatherings is, but CLAMP stuff (which both are) tends to run blingy and shiny and even occasionally floofy. I'm not sure how much we want to be jockeying with that for space (and, dare I say it, attention).

Just my two dinars of the moment. :P
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 24, 2010, 10:26:53 PM
So what is your vote for a time? Does that mean you're voting for 2?
The longer we wait to pick our time, the more gatherings might submit for those times on Sunday.

Obviously, I'll give it a few days so there's a good chance for getting responses. 
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on February 25, 2010, 10:45:58 PM
I think two... I agree with Charis that the CLAMP stuff might be pretty big, so after would be a bit better.
2pm is my vote.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: blancoisma on March 05, 2010, 07:21:49 PM
Guys! I will probably not be going to Fanime this year afterall. Why? Because I'll be going to JAPAN!

I've got a potential oppurtunity I can't pass up to travel to Japan this October, and if so, I need to save every last dime to go towards my trip. Right now things are looking really good, but there's still a slight chance I might not go.

I will know for sure by next week, but I just wanted you guys to know that I will miss you guys and hope the gathering and the convention turn out just as fantastic as before. I'll keep you updated!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on March 06, 2010, 01:42:59 PM
Awh. I hope you're able to go to Fanime, blancoisma. ;-; It would make me happy to see an Ion at the gathering. :3

Also, I might also have another friend come with me to Fanime. Sadly, she didn't like my cosplay suggestion of her going as Bloody Mary. ; 3;
Instead she wants to go as someone from an anime I haven't even heard of - but it's actually quite popular (that's what she told me). So, I hope it's alright she tags along for the gathering/tea party. :3
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on March 06, 2010, 01:57:43 PM
First off blancoisma... Japan!? No fair!!!
And secondly... if you go you will be missed at fanime!!!

@komichuu: Guests at the tea party and gathering are welcomed!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 10, 2010, 07:10:35 PM
oooh Japan!
Yes, we would miss you!! But if it's for a good reason like that, I'd tell you to go to Japan!
I'll list you as a maybe for now, and as we get close to Fanime, we can update it.

As for the tea party thing, we're okay with some people in things other than TB cosplay. We were last year if you look at the pics. ;)

As for the gathering itself, we're settled on 2 pm.

So which location would we like?
FMS = Front Marriott Side of the Convention Center Lobby (tree area)
FHS = Front Hilton Side of the Convention Center Lobby (tree area up in the corner)
FiF CE = Fountains in Front CE(Convention Entrance by fountains)
FiF CE MS = Fountains in Front (Convention Entrance Marriott Side)
FiF CE HS= Fountains in Front (Convention Entrance Hilton Side)
FiF MS = Fountains in Front ( Beside the fountains on the Marriott Side)
FiF HS = Fountains in Front (Beside the fountains on the Hilton Side)
LP HS = Library Path (Hilton Side) Pathway between Fountains and Library

Last year we were at FMS.
Do we want that again or maybe the FHS side?
As soon as I get enough votes, I'll officially submit our gathering!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on March 11, 2010, 03:53:43 PM
I liked where we were last year, but I am up for where ever!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on March 11, 2010, 04:44:46 PM
Anywhere sounds good to me. haha.
But it's got to be somewhere easy to find. xD;

I'm never good with directions - yet, I can find my way through SF without a map.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Honeybee on March 17, 2010, 11:20:30 AM
Hi! I'm komichuu's friend going as Lilith:3
I'm going as this (http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l478/Poisyn_Maikyll/Trinity%20Blood/TrinityBloodHighSchool.jpg) version, that I just thought was so very cute ~
You can call me honeybee:)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 17, 2010, 06:18:52 PM
Nice of you to join!!
I adjusted the list on the first page for you.

So which version of Lilith will you be cosplaying?
I'll add that update after you let us know.
It'll be awesome to have a Lilith at the gathering.
;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on March 17, 2010, 08:41:07 PM
Welcome to the gang!!!
The more the merrier!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Honeybee on March 18, 2010, 10:49:18 AM
I put a link to the picture where it says this hahah:3
It's like a schoolgirl version of Lilith ~
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on March 18, 2010, 04:55:05 PM
My wig came today.
-dances-

I look weird with it on though. I haven't seen myself with long hair since I was in middle school.
:P
http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/xx_suzu/Mobile%20Uploads/0318101636-00.jpg
Tonight I'm going to test out make-up, etc.
And I'll post more pictures of it later.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: vasher on March 19, 2010, 04:20:49 PM
Hello lovelies.  <3

Astharothe Asran in her Empire wear, if you please.  Turning out to be much lower maintenance than a certain Krusnik's outfit.  Hee.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 19, 2010, 05:32:06 PM
oh brother!!
 ;)
Yeah, you always were high maintenance.
Falling apart and needing your Orden to keep you intact....

Anyway--yeah! So awesome to hear from you again!
I'll add you as Asthe, although I'm noooot sure she's REALLY lower maintenance....
 :D
(And that still leaves us with 1 Orden member for Fanime...)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on March 19, 2010, 09:48:38 PM
Speaking of Orden.. Lol.
I'm thinking about making an Orden version of Mirka for some other convention. xD;
Either that or going as Manga Empire Ion. P:
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on March 19, 2010, 11:11:09 PM
Vashers back?! O.o
Woot! and a new costume too? cool.

Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: blancoisma on March 31, 2010, 11:31:16 PM
So...I WILL be at Fanime this year! :D

My trip to Japan is still happening this October, but I'm SO glad that I won't have to miss out on Fanime. So, count Ion for sure!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 01, 2010, 06:47:39 PM
That's great news!
It looks like we should have a really good turn out for the Empire this year!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 03, 2010, 10:41:21 AM
blancoisma - WOOHOO! (:
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on April 03, 2010, 08:26:41 PM
YAY!!! Iam sooo glad that we'll get to see you agian this year!
AND you still get to go to Japan! Lucky!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on April 09, 2010, 04:31:39 PM
Yay....I finally got on the Fanime forums!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 15, 2010, 05:43:15 PM
My mum is saying we might be able to go to the B&W Ball. :3
I have no idea whether to bring a dress - or just go there in my cosplay.
D:
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 15, 2010, 05:45:19 PM
Glad you found the forums here, Shokora!

As for the Black and White Ball...if you go in a cosplay, they want you to be wearing something suitable for a dance. So the costume needs to be something "dressier" as opposed to "casual".
I have worn Abel before, and my Sairin. Both were acceptable.

And this year...I'll be wearing Abel again.  ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on April 15, 2010, 06:21:17 PM
And I'll also be going to the ball as Leon...can't pass up all the pretty dresses with pretty ladies in them now can I.   ;)

Hope you can be one of those pretty ladies komichuu.  XD
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on April 15, 2010, 07:14:27 PM
I'll probably wind up wearing Kaya for the ball -- I doubt I'll get the other thing I wanted to done.  Could be worse.  (But Kaya progress is being made.  Yay!)

Komichuu: There's a thread under Big Event Showcase for B&W Ball attire questions where you can post photos (or reference pictures) and have the staff tell you if it's okay or not.  You might run into a problem with Mirka's skirt -- I forget how long it is, but they seem to be stipulating knee-length or so -- but it's worth asking about.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 15, 2010, 08:08:28 PM
Once I find my great Mirka reference picture (I lost it) - I'll post it in the forum asking if it's proper attire.
Hopefully it is. ;-;
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on April 15, 2010, 09:46:13 PM
YAY! B&W ball fun for all! >.<
I'll be going as well... Don't lnow what I'll be wearing tho'...
I hate dresses tho' so something with pants.

Kimu: Able at the ball agian? ^^ YAY!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 16, 2010, 05:12:55 PM
HUZZAH!
I WILL BE ABLE TO GO AS MIRKA TO THE B&W DANCE!
I'm glad. Now I don't have to really stress over anything more than my cosplay.
Though - just to be on the safe side - I might make a small formal outfit that's very Mirka-ish.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 16, 2010, 06:01:05 PM
That would be fun to have a TB group at the dance...and IF it's in the same location as last year, I demand we get some pictures outside the dance hall itself, such lovely decor there!!

I had been thinking to wear Hazel from Saiyuki at one point, but then Abel made more sense to wear for a few reasons.

Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 16, 2010, 07:13:43 PM
Ohhhh.
That would sound fun!
Honeybee said she's going to wear a Sari to the Ball - which I think will look lovely.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 17, 2010, 08:34:55 AM
Of course, whatever anyone wears from whatever series, or just dress attire, should be fun.
:D

Just so long as there is no Cain that shows up with nothing but 6 wings and a smile, don't think he'd be allowed in. ;P
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 17, 2010, 12:33:52 PM
I have a feeling I'll fall at least once in my heels at the gathering and/or B&W Ball. xD
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on April 17, 2010, 03:14:24 PM
Kimu! >.> 6 wings and a smile? hahahaha your mind....

Komichuu just make sure they are comfortable heels... nothing sucks worse then dancing in painful shoes.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 17, 2010, 07:35:26 PM
Mirka has herself some Hooka heels. xD
But to me they're pretty comfortable.
4.5" heel ftw
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on April 18, 2010, 07:49:14 PM
Schera is too short for me to wear to the B & W ball...and as the only other TB cosplay i currently have with me is Lilith...and she is such a pain to get in/out of....well, I'll just bring formal Griffith to the ball.  Heeeeeee.... ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: D001 on April 18, 2010, 08:07:06 PM
Why, oh why am I not surprised by this, Shokora :D  Will you be sacrificing the punch? ~_^
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on April 18, 2010, 09:07:03 PM
No, no, no -- sacrifices go in the punch!

I mean ...

I expect Lilith wouldn't be the easiest to do any sort of ballroom dance in either, Shokora, with that skirt -- so obviously Griffith is an excellent choice. We'll be relying on you and D to provide more ... ah ... colour.  Literally, of course. *halo*
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on April 19, 2010, 06:02:50 AM
Since we all know that TB characters have colorful enough personalities themselves, right.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on April 19, 2010, 01:27:23 PM
No, no, no -- sacrifices go in the punch!

I mean ...

I expect Lilith wouldn't be the easiest to do any sort of ballroom dance in either, Shokora, with that skirt -- so obviously Griffith is an excellent choice. We'll be relying on you and D to provide more ... ah ... colour.  Literally, of course. *halo*

Heee!!!!!  Actually, I was going to try to pass myself off as Father Nightroad's younger brother :)  I mean, we have sooo much in common....blue eyes, silver hair, similiar body build, aaaand a history of crimes against humanity....  Bwah haa haa!  I should borrow someone's capulet and be, "Vatican Griffith"...
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 19, 2010, 08:56:25 PM
....one brother is MORE than enough! I don't need Griffith as my brother, too!!
I dread the thought of Cain and Griffith sitting down for tea and a chat...good thing we have no Cain for Fanime, so far.
In fact...
Still just ONE Orden member...to which I suggest the following group arrangement at one point....
Vatican on one side, Empire to the other...in the middle, "the 3rd Power" with one member to represent them.
;)

As for Lilith at the ball....*smirks* Well, Lilith did rather surprise us by how fast she could move...but dancing in that? She'd wipe out half the floor with the handlebars... ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 20, 2010, 08:32:22 PM
I'm surprised that there's only a little over a month until the convention. @_@
I still don't know whether or not to start stressing - lol.
I'm about 75% done with my outfit. All I have left is the ten yards of trim and the bows (which I still need to order). Though - to me - it still seems like there's elements of the outfit is still missing.
I'm tempted to make a Baibars plushie. xD
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on April 21, 2010, 11:41:49 AM
Mirka has herself some Hooka heels. xD
But to me they're pretty comfortable.
4.5" heel ftw

Komichuu, I'm in the same boat.  What is it with the Empire and it's Hooker heels????  Schera's got some impressive thigh-highs, let me tell you.  I too managed to find a fairly comfy pair...been breaking them in while sanding some swords, doing laundry, ect. ;D

Kimu, yeah....if Lilith's wings don't take you out, then the handlebars with their morning stars are sure to...hence why it'll be Griffith for the win.......*attaches to Kimu's arm*  Big brother Aaaabel!!!!  Can we go play World Domination again??? *bishie hearts and stars and puppy eyes*
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 21, 2010, 05:46:01 PM
....Shokora...I am SO bringing the Shojo Sparkle Sticks for you....

I hope everyone working on projects doesn't stress out too badly!!
If your costume is what we call "wearable enough" then bring it! ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on April 21, 2010, 07:01:05 PM
True true... I wish I could remeber who said it first but with Trinity Blood, good enough is good enough finished...

Also I think that I am going to finally actually make the updates to my Able...
hopefully *crosses fingers* including arrows and arm armor!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Reira-hime on April 22, 2010, 03:45:54 AM
Gypsy Queen reporting.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 22, 2010, 05:51:01 PM
ooh! We would have 2 Gypsy Queens?!
This could be fun for photo ops....
:)

I have added you to the list!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on April 22, 2010, 08:02:07 PM
Woohoo!
Having two Gypsy Queens will be awesome. :3
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: strawberry_elf on May 02, 2010, 10:31:23 AM
Hello All! Just wanted to say this is Caterina reporting in!  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 02, 2010, 10:50:58 AM
Welcome, Your Eminence! We look forward to your presence, joining us for a meeting with the Empire and the Lone Orden.
:)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: blancoisma on May 05, 2010, 07:50:27 PM
Hey lovely group, it's your fellow Ion.

Hopefully this isn't out of place in this thread, but I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. Situation is, the group I am staying with for Fanime is only going to be there til Sunday morning, and our gathering is in the afternoon. So, I am trying to find accomodations for that one Sunday night. Otherwise, I will more than likely have to make the drive home rather early this year and miss our gathering. So, if you know of anyone that would be kind enough to have room for a very respectful individual Sunday night, please PM me with details.

I really am looking forward to seeing you guys, and it'd be a major bummer if I don't make it to the gathering.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 08, 2010, 10:40:29 PM
I'm sorry to hear about the situation!
Our room is full up.
I hope between everyone you know maybe something will work out for you. Especially because Empire Ion with others from the Empire would be fun for the gathering.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ester-chan on May 09, 2010, 12:40:02 PM
I've had the biggest scare in my life.
I honestly thought I wasn't going to attend Fanime this year. I made no new costumes and was close to not being able to buy my ticket.
Being poor SUCKS D'x
Well, thankfully I'm going THE ENTIRE WEEKEND because my college is love and right after school gets out with finals it's fanime (reward? I THINK SO!)! The only bad thing is I'm driving up there every day with Sister Kate and another friend of ours.

@blancoisma: Depending on where you are, maybe we can pick you up...?
:'/
Not sure how it's going to work out.

OH. AND ESTER CAN OFFICIALLY SEW (...beginner, but I took a class, so ha ) AND HAS HER OWN SEWING MACHINE.
...I need to fix up my costume...considering the Les Miserables incident...>>;
Erm herm.

Anyways, thought I'd drop in, say HELLO THERE to all the new people joining us.

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN TT.TT

Esther out.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on May 09, 2010, 01:48:21 PM
blancoisma:  Sorry, don't think that we can squeeze in an extra person for a night.  But...but, I had a thought.  Would finding a place to just store your stuff on Sunday and then do the drive after the gathering work or would that be rather insane because of the drive?  It's just a thought...because people are more likely to have room for things during the day when nobody is in the room anyways rather than things and a person at night when everybody else is there too.  I can't say one way or the other if it'd be possible to use my room for stuff storage...since I'd have to get the 'ok' from the roomies, but it's definitely something to consider.

Ester-chan: As a new person joining in (and as Leon who just can't pass up this opportunity) I say HELLO THERE back.  XD  Looks like lots of people got that 'weekend after finals' thing going...hope you're rides on the Iron Maiden go well.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on May 10, 2010, 01:56:56 PM
blancoisma: I hope you're able to find somewhere to stay. D: If it was just me and my friend going - you'd be able to stay with us. But since my mum is deciding to tag-a-long (just for the whole trip to SJ), she would oppose. D:

I'm pretty much finished with my Mirka outfit. I just need to add the bows. (:
I do have pictures of me with the wig and make-up on.. And.. I just look.. Strange. :l
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Reira-hime on May 11, 2010, 01:56:27 AM
Hey..... To stay on the safe side, I can't promise Kaya will be done in time for Fanime.  The day I debut her, I'd like to be sure everything is not rushed.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: blancoisma on May 11, 2010, 11:03:27 PM
Thanks everyone, it's the sentiment that counts more than anything on your guys' part. Luckily, I managed to figure out accomodations through relatives that live in the area. I don't know why I didn't think about it sooner until my parents mentioned "you know your uncle and aunt *insert names here* do live in San Jose" which then followed by a major FACEPALM moment, lol.

But, glad to know things will be taken care of and I'll be seeing everyone there :)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: ilikeolive on May 13, 2010, 07:21:12 PM
*pops her head in*

Sorry I haven't posted (at all) school and such makes me uber busy.
I'm not a pro cosplayer just yet, so no making fun of my pieced together costume :P
I've been adding things here and there over the years, lol.

Let me know what the plan is

-Olive


Edit: I am going to guess that my Noelle costume will be too skankalicious for the ball, though I could run back to my room and put on black leggings to counter the naked-legness
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 13, 2010, 11:10:21 PM
Don't worry about it!!!
If you have a "wearable enough cosplay", it's okay!
Join in the fun!
 ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on May 16, 2010, 11:40:16 AM



Edit: I am going to guess that my Noelle costume will be too skankalicious for the ball, though I could run back to my room and put on black leggings to counter the naked-legness

Or.....from one Noelle cosplayer to another....you could put a lacy black slip on underneath your habit and have a "petticoat"....and be "formal" Noelle, lol!  ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Sister Kate on May 20, 2010, 10:54:56 AM
*pops in for a min*
@Ester-chan: At least you will be out of school I have finals after Fanime! *cries* TT.TT
 I really wanted to improve my Kate cosplay for this year but my dorm has no room for a sewing machine *weeps*

@Nightroad: You need to e-mail me what the situation is on the hotel room cause due to low finances I am probably gonna end up car pooling with Ester again

OH and Hi every one! This year is gonna be a blast! XD the Iron Maiden is ready to roll!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on May 20, 2010, 09:34:46 PM
MY COSPLAY IS FINISHED! FINALLY FINISHED!

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/xx_suzu/Myself/100520-212021.jpg
I feel proud.

Actually, I lied. It's 99% done. I need to make the hair bow. xD
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 22, 2010, 01:33:29 PM
So glad the Mirka is about ready for Fanime! I had comments on the c.com thread for this.
Then there's been other comments about the "Ghetto Alliance"--which is not the Albion Methuselah crew in this case, but those showing up in less than formal attire. ;)

Based on what has worked very well for some past gatherings, I have put together a photo list of ideas.
If someone can't show up, it's okay, we'll go on around it. If we get surprises, we'll work them right in.
Additional on the moment ideas/arrangements are always welcome.
Please be sure if you have a photo request, speak up!
I can edit this list before the con, up to Thursday morning.

As before, we still have the same plan for the Tea Party.
Once we conclude the gathering, we'll allow enough time for everyone to get to their rooms, drop off/pick up stuff, make a Starbucks or whatever run, and find a table.
TB costumes are not required for the tea party.
Annnd, not like we're all that hard to find at the round tables later on.... :D

So here's the photo list:

Everyone Group Shots (while everyone is up there, a few arrangements)
--formal arrangement with everyone arranged in their groups, Vatican, Empire, Orden, Other (Lilith). Would like Caterina next to Seth at middle, kind of like two powers meeting.
--insert Orden in between Caterina and Seth for crack shot of Vatican and Empire looking fierce at that Orden as the Third Power "squished" in middle, Lilith can be on the Vatican side (she did support the humans ;P )
--random mix group shot, whatever looks nice for color balance and stuff, maybe characters that interact near other
--something funny to end full group shot

AX
--Caterina in the middle, Sisters to one side, Fathers to other, formal
--Caterina in middle and mixing up the AX based on nice composition, maybe balance doubles on opposite sides, maybe alternate clothing colors white/black....
--something funny

Empire
--Seth in middle, Mirka and Ion to one side, Asthe and Schera on other, formal
--Seth in middle, Mirka on one side, Ion, Asthe and Schera on other side, humorous, like Mirka smirking as devious plotting with Seth...
--something funny

Orden
--so far, that's YOU Isaak, just you, all you.
So we'll start with a formal pose or two, classic Magician poses.
Then if you have a funny shot idea, that. Like you with Mr. Jellykins?

Other
--so far, this is just Lilith.
Because we're expecting a schoolgirl manga crack version--we'll have you set up a couple fun schoolgirl Lilith poses.

Requests:
If anyone needs to leave the shoot shortly after the group shots and has a special request, please let me know and we'll get that done. Also move up any other shots for you at this point. I know one of our Sister Kates will have a time limit based on how hot a day it is.

Pairs/subgroups:
--Caterina and the Sisters (formal and fun)
--Caterina and the Fathers (formal and fun)
--Ion and Mirka (formal and fun)
--Seth and Mirka (these two together are kinda scary...)
--Krusniks
--Opponents
--Partners
--Doubles (mirror shot, maybe back to back)
--anything else!

Mark of the Saint:
with having Schera and Black Widow, plus others....set up any groupings/shots from this storyline

Silent Noise:
we has an Isaak, we has a Caterina, Noelle, Abels...(and I has scythe....), so we can set up groupings/shots from this storyline

Fun Stuff:
--Leon and the Ladies
time to pimp him out
--Sister Kates and Leon
oh yes, you knew this had to happen next!!
--Ghetto Alliance
they may not be from Albion, but they aren't in full formal attire either! ;)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on May 22, 2010, 07:55:41 PM
hahaha All those poses seem great Kimu!!!
Plus we definately need a pic of everyone attacking a the terrified and lonely Orden member!!!

@komichuu: Congrats on finishing!!!

Oh and Kimu, how did you get the arrows to stay on your costume? Iam about to get finishing them and I am trying to figure out the best way to do that...
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 22, 2010, 09:13:23 PM
Arrows....
Could depend on how your made yours, but...I used a combination of two things--sewing with invisible thread right behind the point and right near the base.
I also used a little E6000 glue at the clamp part that goes around the edge, and at the point.

Not sure if that'll help you, but hope so.
Best wishes on them, I look forward to seeing them!
:)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on May 22, 2010, 09:28:35 PM
Quote
--Seth and Mirka (these two together are kinda scary...)

LOL, what is that suppose to mean? >:3
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 22, 2010, 11:36:18 PM
Quote
--Seth and Mirka (these two together are kinda scary...)

LOL, what is that suppose to mean? >:3

Oh...nooooothing....would you like some tea?
13 sugars??

:)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on May 23, 2010, 01:11:14 AM
Quote
--Seth and Mirka (these two together are kinda scary...)

LOL, what is that suppose to mean? >:3

Oh...nooooothing....would you like some tea?
13 sugars??

:)

YES PLEASE!
...But only with one sugar. I can't handle sweetness that much. xD
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: blancoisma on May 23, 2010, 10:16:04 AM
@ Kimu - I am loving your photo ideas, and I can totally see these working out. I'm so excited to see you guys again!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on May 23, 2010, 10:32:14 AM
Wow, great ideas, Kimu!!!!!!!  They sound good to me! I TOTALLY want some pics with Monica and Esther *heart*!!!!!!  Too bad we don't have a Pope or a Brother Petros...*wibble*.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on May 23, 2010, 11:30:46 AM
Bah!!! NOw Iam all excited!!!
And its still a week away! T-T nooooooo

Thanks for the arrow tips that actually helps alot!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on May 23, 2010, 01:17:58 PM
One week until the gathering. My mum thinks I'm weird for counting down the days.
BUT I AM JUST TOO EXCITED FOR THIS! (/my first con since '07)

The only thing I'm just not excited for is the tweleve hours of 4.5" heels. 8D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on May 23, 2010, 10:43:52 PM
*falls over*  As of tonight, the machine-sewing on Kaya is -- I hope to gah -- done!  Still have to finish handsewing the trim and putting the rest of the snaps onto the habit, but barring some serious mishap she'll be wearable enough by Fanime.  (We won't talk about everything I have left to get her DONE. Really, I'm just trying for the record of "longest time spent working on a TB cosplay". *RUNS*)

Looking forward to seeing everyone!  But good gads, these countdowns have me flailing. *looks away from the thread*
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Sister Kate on May 24, 2010, 05:47:38 PM
Hmm . . .  must come up with good Leon and Kate ideas . . . . XD
@Komichuu: I think we are all counting down the days
UGH, I can't wait for the week to be over!!! I need a release from school! and I want my sewing machine!! TT.TT (the hardest thing to leave at home besides my dog) XD
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: ilikeolive on May 24, 2010, 06:08:16 PM
For pics, just direct me and I'll get into the correct position. I'm a gathering-virgin so you may have to be a tad patient with me :P

I still don't know the day when the gathering is >.> *cough*
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 24, 2010, 08:01:36 PM
The gathering info is on the first page, in detail.
But it's Sunday at 2.
 ;D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on May 24, 2010, 11:40:55 PM
Hmm . . .  must come up with good Leon and Kate ideas . . . . XD

Oh, oh...I got one!  Kate is looking for Leon who is *gasp* not there!

>.>
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on May 26, 2010, 08:59:54 PM
hahahaha Ginryuu I think thats a great idea!!! ^o^

I actually got the arrows made! I just need to attach them to me costume! O.o

I hope I bump into some of you before Sunday!
Gah! I am sooo excited!!!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on May 26, 2010, 09:24:30 PM
ffff.
This week is going by too slowly! D:

HURRY UP WEEK!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 27, 2010, 07:17:26 AM
See everyone that can make it there!
Even if all else fails, show up at least at the tea party!!

I'll be there from later today through the rest of it.
(Saiyuki on Friday, Bleach on Saturday, our TB on Sunday, Twelve Kingdoms on Sunday, and at some point a trial run on an unfinished costume from Saiunkoku.)
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: ilikeolive on May 31, 2010, 09:50:37 PM
Awesome gathering all (despite the heat).

Let's link to pictures :)

Hope you all had a great con!

- Olive
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on May 31, 2010, 10:15:10 PM
I had loads of fun at the gathering.
I want to do it again sometimes. <3333
I would love to see photos.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on June 01, 2010, 04:17:51 PM
I missed most of it :( (had to run to Hellsing)

Can't wait to see photos!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on June 01, 2010, 04:24:19 PM
Not the best of pictures - but I have some on my facebook. Lol.
http://www.facebook.com/suzuchu#!/album.php?aid=2042307&id=1308753013
I shall be uploading more pictures from the gathering. (:
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on June 01, 2010, 04:26:00 PM
I has no Facebook account Oh well.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 05, 2010, 09:08:10 AM
THANK YOU!
Sorry our gathering had such a long haul which messed up the tea party. But I wanted to give everyone a chance to get there and be in some pictures. And as usual, not everyone can always make it to the gathering, but I was really happy with the results.

I'm going through 1300 pics from Fanime, so it'll take me a little while to get things posted.
But scanning through my TB ones there's some really nice stuff. Thank you to those who took pics on my camera for me, too!
All of you were a lot of fun to set up the various shots, both serious and crack. I hope everyone got the pictures they wanted with those that were there. Even the lovely Sister Esther who joined us right at the end!
I think one legendary moment that will live on will be Leon almost kicking the key to the handcuffs right into a drain!! Which I happen to have on video!!

Along with "old friends" of Lady Caterina, Fellow Abel, Sister Esther, Sister Kate, and Empire Ion...I loved the new costumes this year, Mirka in her pink with her happyplottingsmirk, Schoolgirl Manga Lilith complete with back pack, coat Schera with cute seal, and so happy to see Sister Kaya wearable again!! The Sister Noelle looked great! And having D join us in her Sister Kate so we had 2 Kates for Leon was awesome! I was surprised that Isaak was NOT ghetto but formal uniform! eep! And of course, Ghetto Leon who provided us Abels with a break from being picked on by everyone. ;)
And...Fellow Abel, nice to see you are getting your arrows! ;)
Also to some fun crossover crack with Cross from D-Gray. ;P Dandelion and Cross together are a scary combo--handcuffs at the Black and White Ball--nuff said!!
Again, thank you all for a really fun gathering.

Hopefully next year we can shorten the gathering time so our tea party goes better again. 

I'll post a link when I get some pics up.
<3
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: D001 on June 05, 2010, 11:26:24 AM
Thank you so much for waiting for us ^_^ It was nice to get to participate in the gathering. :)  I just wish I could've hung around longer for the Tea Party, but my Kate is a bit of an oven ^^;;;;

I had a blast and it was awesome to get to meet everyone :D  Such awesome costumes too!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on June 05, 2010, 11:43:38 AM
1300 pictures?! As always you take alot! ^.~ lol
You got the key almost landing in the drain on video?! Oh man I can't wait to relive that moment!!! hahaha

I agree that it was nice seeing both fimilar faces and new ones.
And dang my arrows will be finished next year!!! >.> And they won't break!

I still have to wait to snag my friends camera so I can post the pictures... soon tho', very soon.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on June 05, 2010, 02:02:14 PM
Glad to hear my presence was...appreciated?

Think everybody already covered all the highlights.  ^_^  I should have a cassock next time...given that I have a year.  But...given how much of a hit they were...the handcuffs my just be coming along anyways.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: blancoisma on June 05, 2010, 03:28:23 PM
I'm so glad I was able to see everyone from the last few years and it was great meeting some new faces. I think despite everything, I had a great time and am looking forward to next year :)

I think, however, that Ion is probably going to be retired and I'll be coming back next year as Brother Petros, manga version. As much as I have loved being Ion, I think I'd like to give another character a shot. And I think Brother Petros would suit me a bit more, lol. So here's to counting down the days til next year and to hopefully having a new Trinity Blood cosplay for our next gathering. I'll keep in touch!

Oh! Anyone that has facebook, feel free to add me. Look me under Ismael Ramirez-Macias. Later guys! :D
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on June 05, 2010, 10:32:12 PM
I'm seriously looking forward to next year. Lol.
Hopefully my senior trip isn't during fanime. @_@' Even if it is - I'M STILL GOING TO FANIME! xD

I think I might go as the manga version of Guderian.. Which I think will be.. interesting.

AND YEAHHHH. :P
It was nice to meet everyone.
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 06, 2010, 08:17:24 AM
I am NOT done posting pics yet...we have a LOT of TB pics in my 1300...
But some are going up:
http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/Fanime%2010%20Trinity%20Blood/
It's going to take me a few days to get them all posted....

As for a Brother Petros...ooh fun! Oh wait, heaven help meeeeee!
;)
We haven't had much Inquisition at Fanime...so I think you'd have a lot of fun with that.
Old costumes or other new ones, it'll be fun again next year I hope!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on June 06, 2010, 10:04:51 AM
Yay!!! Some of the pictures!

And Ion a brother Petros would be fun! But we'll take you as Ion agian too!
Title: Re: 2010 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: ilikeolive on June 08, 2010, 09:54:56 PM
Hey all, I got my pics up on FB. I'm sorry I didn't get a wide variety but here are the links.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs586.snc3/30892_395423248805_514078805_4241058_7315238_n.jpg
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs586.snc3/30892_395423348805_514078805_4241071_6550953_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs566.snc3/30892_395423333805_514078805_4241070_2377064_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs586.snc3/30892_395423368805_514078805_4241073_3636099_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs566.snc3/30892_395423418805_514078805_4241079_3562682_n.jpg


So glad I wore that under-dress, lol.

Unfortunately I won't be back next year, because I'm going off to grad-school. I'll be hunting down conventions in the UK :P

Thank you all for a fun gathering :D

<3 Olive
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 09, 2010, 05:53:46 PM
Then it was an honor to have you join us this year!
And best wishes on your schooling in the UK!!
I hope you get to meet up with some of the TB cosplayers we know on c.com while you are there.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on June 09, 2010, 10:03:35 PM
I AM DETERMINED TO FINALLY MAKE IT TO THIS GATHERING DX
Hoping I get my Tres in at least a wearable state for AX, I should have it wearable for Fanime next year.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 09, 2010, 10:12:10 PM
But isn't that information "Classified", Gunslinger?
 ;)

I hope you make it next year, too.
We had a 2 hour gathering this year, and a lot of fun. (So much that I am NOT done with all the pics yet....)
So we'll look forward to more mayhem next year!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on June 09, 2010, 10:51:25 PM
But isn't that information "Classified", Gunslinger?
 ;)

I hope you make it next year, too.
We had a 2 hour gathering this year, and a lot of fun. (So much that I am NOT done with all the pics yet....)
So we'll look forward to more mayhem next year!

....CLASSIFIED
 oh man, memories from ALA08 are coming back to me all of a sudden XD ("go go gadget GENOCIDE MODE" <333).
oh! if you're going to the picnic on the 19th, I have a shiny new TB artbook to show you =D its not the Thores one, but its one done by the manga artist :3
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on June 10, 2010, 10:14:25 AM
It'll be great to have ya Pistolero!

But you seriously need to loosen up a bit...start to do undo a screw or two.
Most of us here got a screw loose anyways.   ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on June 10, 2010, 11:42:59 AM
I would like to note how completely and utterly amused I am by the string of Minazuki icons on this page.

Er. Right. On Topic. Hopefully bringing Kaya back next year, but I don't wanna say for sure because it depends on what else I wind up with and if I decide I completely hate her between now and then.  XD  So ... as of now, tentatively?
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on June 11, 2010, 01:23:51 AM
I would like to note how completely and utterly amused I am by the string of Minazuki icons on this page.

thats cause Minazuki is super cool and super popular 8D

It'll be great to have ya Pistolero!

But you seriously need to loosen up a bit...start to do undo a screw or two.
Most of us here got a screw loose anyways.   ;)
..."loose screw" does not compute >>
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on October 03, 2010, 04:54:57 PM
*ambles in after long summer and serveral cons since Fanime....sits down with fresh cup of tea*

I have finally finished posting the Trinity Blood pictures from our 2-hour gathering....
http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/Fanime%2010%20Trinity%20Blood/?start=0

They are scattered around the ones that were already posted as highlights.

Next I'll finish the Other Cosplays album, and that will conclude the Fanime pics.
(Then I have AX, Gen Con, and NDK to post...although I wore Abel at the first two cons, I didn't take Abel to NDK so there won't be any TB pics from there.)

Hope everyone's had a nice summer!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on October 15, 2010, 09:30:32 PM
Sweet!!!
Thanks Kimu!!
Ahhhh great memories from Fanime!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 02, 2010, 05:38:26 PM
Not that there's any real update at the moment, but preparing the thread per the guidelines for 2011!
I got some names started on the list, including the tentatives.
For those considering new cosplays, let me know if you're still planning for that.
For those returning and want to get added to the list, just let me know.

If there's any thoughts about day and time preferences, go ahead and post those thoughts, too.
I'm hoping to do a little pre-planning work at the San Jose Christmas gathering on Dec 4 to see if some gathering conflicts can be avoided.

And I'm planning to wear a casual version of Abel to that gathering. I think it'll be a fun location for Abel. ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: BSaphire on December 05, 2010, 02:08:04 PM
Bumping!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on December 20, 2010, 10:09:20 AM
You guys need more people from the Empire. :)
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on December 20, 2010, 04:43:59 PM
Yes, more Empire would be fun.
(I do have art book Empire Abel on my "to do" list, but it won't be ready for this year's Fanime.)

And we need more Orden.
Last year we had 1 Orden member (to pick on).
;)

And we don't have anyone from the Inquisition.
(insert your favorite Inquisition joke here)

Hope everyone is having/had fun with whatever holiday celebrations they celebrate.
Once the big gatherings start picking their days and times starting in January, we'll begin our slow decision making process for ours.
*grins and leaves out biiiig pot of tea and munchies*
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 16, 2011, 08:36:20 AM
I was at ALA last weekend, and got the pics from my camera of the Trinity Blood gathering up on my photobucket! (Inoli took all the pics from the gathering for me.)
Some familiar faces, some new faces, lovely costumes--and fun!
Although the pool deck was terribly crowded. Some of our group would have to run blockade to keep others from just crawling over us!

http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/ALA%2011%20Trinity%20Blood/

So now it's January. I'm calling Fanime "Too Much To Wear Con" and I know I'm not alone. As the big gatherings will be picking their slots, and from what you know about your others, it's not too soon to start working together to figure out how to time our gathering and hopefully have a tea party.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 19, 2011, 09:22:40 PM
Sorry for the multiple posts, but looking at how things are shaping up at the moment....
Initial thinking is Sunday morning is a busy time with big gatherings.
I'm thinking (after talking to a couple others) about the idea of mid-afternoon Sunday TB gathering. Enough time after that for tea party, then everyone has some time to get ready for the Black and White Ball--provided that stays on Sunday.
Maybe around the 3 zone? (Except not at 3 to avoid Shonen Jump gathering.)

Saturday afternoon is often complicated for those entering the Masquerade.

Any thoughts, welcome to hear them!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on January 20, 2011, 12:47:46 PM
With what's up right now, I'd say Sunday at 2 pm or 2:30 pm is probably good, if we're avoiding 3 because of Jump -- later bleeds into Ball prep when we add the tea party afterwards, earlier makes it too crazy for people with morning stuff.

At worst, if any of us need more time to prep (hi, that might be me and a half-hour of hanging Kaya up?) we can always peel off early.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on February 01, 2011, 07:30:16 PM
Hello everyone! How are we all doing?
It seems like forever since I talked to ya'll.
@_@
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on February 01, 2011, 10:38:54 PM
Oh hey!

Doing good here.  I got anime-version Leon done for ALA...so I'll have at least that much for Fanime!  I dunno if I'll get anything else done on him between now and then though...we'll see.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on February 02, 2011, 08:20:41 AM
Hallo~!! *waves*

I'm being eaten by work, but managing to slowly add this next row of lace onto Kaya at my Saturday tabletop sessions. I forgot how much I can get done in an evening of dice-rolling and bad jokes.  Hoping to have that and maybe the wimple arrows together come Fanime -- I'd need to get more resin to do the rest and that ain't happening yet -- but other projects will preclude Full Blinging.

Hope everyone else is doing well!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 06, 2011, 07:50:22 AM
Working some overtime lately...Her Emininence is keeping me very busy.
(But also working on some other cosplay projects too.)

I'm watching how things are shaping up out there in gatherings land.
Still looking like our possible 2ish plans might be good?

To be honest, I know no matter what time is selected, there's going to be conflicts with other gatherings. I've already worked us around a number of those I know some of our members (including me) are involved in.
So anyone out there that has any Sunday afternoon conflicts, while there is still time to be flexible, let me know!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on February 13, 2011, 04:02:28 PM
Sorry I haven't commented for awhile! ^^;;

I'll definately be going and the times look good to me!
But if the black and white ball is on Sunday agian I might have to skip out a tad early if we go late. ^-^
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 14, 2011, 08:05:36 PM
Good to see you post again!!

And the Orden must be responsible for this...the Masquerade--Cosplay Spectacular--has been moved to Sunday night!
Apparently both the Black and White Ball and the Masq will be on the same night?  :(

So...for any of us competing this changes a lot of things.
By 5 pm we have to be checked in....and it's not Trinity Blood Shokora and I are competing. So we'd need time to change.

And then it's...does that mean we would miss the Ball?!

Going to let the first flurry of activity finish first, B's holding off for re-approvals on all the large gatherings first.
Once we confirm where the main events are falling into place, we'll go back to evaluating what day and time we want for TB....
Now wondering about Saturday afternoon sometime so we avoid the big events a lot of us enjoy seeing or being in. Then we'd have time for the "tea party" after, too.

I think I need more sugar cubes...a lot more....
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on February 27, 2011, 12:49:40 PM
The Orden Has no such dealings in the movement of things. (That you can prove) I may or may not bring Issac back to torment Abel.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on March 01, 2011, 12:11:43 PM
I can't believe they changed the date of the masquerade!!!
And to top it all off I was just at the Fanime website and the Black and White Ball isn't listed anywhere...
Does that mean its been canceled?!
I BLAME CAIN!!!!! >.<

Shoot that messes up my costume plan I'll have to reorganise their order...
And Kimu you're competing this year? How exciting!!!

Anyways whichever day works for the majority, I can do.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on March 01, 2011, 01:37:28 PM
As far as I've heard, Black and White Ball is still happening -- and is pretty solidly for Sunday.  It sounds like there's been this conflict of time before, and sadly, there's inevitably going to be some kind of conflict. :\  Also sounds like Masq's been Saturday quite a few times, and they just shifted the past couple of years to accommodate other things.  I liked it the other way, so there was no choosing between the Ball and MusicFest, but ...

It honestly doesn't matter to me which day things happen on.  My only official gathering on Saturday or Sunday at this point is Hetalia, which is Saturday AM.  As long as I've time enough to change (and ideally eat XD ) before I have to get into Kaya, it's all the same to me.

MusicFest is, AFAIK, the main known event on Saturday, in case that impacts anyone here.  I think they've had AMVs on Saturday before, and for some folks there might be Masquerade judging times to consider as well.  Just throwing out what I can think of for folks who may be affected to keep in mind.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on March 01, 2011, 05:53:39 PM
As far as I've heard, Black and White Ball is still happening -- and is pretty solidly for Sunday.  It sounds like there's been this conflict of time before, and sadly, there's inevitably going to be some kind of conflict. :\  Also sounds like Masq's been Saturday quite a few times, and they just shifted the past couple of years to accommodate other things.  I liked it the other way, so there was no choosing between the Ball and MusicFest, but ...

It honestly doesn't matter to me which day things happen on.  My only official gathering on Saturday or Sunday at this point is Hetalia, which is Saturday AM.  As long as I've time enough to change (and ideally eat XD ) before I have to get into Kaya, it's all the same to me.

MusicFest is, AFAIK, the main known event on Saturday, in case that impacts anyone here.  I think they've had AMVs on Saturday before, and for some folks there might be Masquerade judging times to consider as well.  Just throwing out what I can think of for folks who may be affected to keep in mind.

...I thought Hetalia was Sunday AM......so we were thinking of Hetalia and Bleach for Sunday AM....and then Berserk for Sunday PM.  This would move TB to Saturday at some time.....
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 01, 2011, 08:04:44 PM
To confirm this Krusnik's over-worked and 13-sugar spiked thinking....

Yes, I am currently proposing we put our TB gathering on Saturday afternoon.
Find a time that works for everyone, and hopefully the good spot for our gathering--have to keep an eye on the selections going on as we do have location we like and works well for us.

I'd like to keep the gathering time down from last year so we can get to our tea party fun.
(Two hour gatherings are awesome crack, but if we wrap up our main shots in 45-60 min at longest, we can get to more fun with food and tea, too! And sugar cubes, I have like 3 boxes somehow.... ;p)

I think by avoiding both the Masq and Black and White Ball prep that will be going on Sunday afternoon, we'll be better off on Saturday.
And Sunday morning is a huge cluster of large gatherings so we want to avoid that. (A number of us are in one of those several gatherings on Sunday morning.)

It's okay if not everyone can make it, like Duo's post. I know there's a lot of gatherings to choose from!!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on March 01, 2011, 08:22:47 PM
Shokora: Whoops, my bad -- Hetalia Sunday.  Do as I think, not as I say.  *blames work for that*
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on March 01, 2011, 09:34:11 PM
So question then!  I know we were looking at 2 before because we wanted to be able to get gathering and tea done with time to change for the B&W Ball for those who wished to attend.  Since that's no longer a factor...can we push the time to 3?  I'm asking for purely selfish reasons...and either way I'll be there just the extra hour makes things waaaaaaaaaay easier on my end.  (Dandilion is a lazy kitty and doesn't want to schedule his gathering at 10am)
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 01, 2011, 10:35:44 PM
Because we're not dealing with masq or ball preparations....3 could be okay.
We'll use that as a starting point for now!

The sooner we do pick a time the better chance we have of getting the location and time we want.
Also, I'll need to update the tentative head count.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on March 02, 2011, 07:07:26 PM
Because we're not dealing with masq or ball preparations....3 could be okay.
We'll use that as a starting point for now!

The sooner we do pick a time the better chance we have of getting the location and time we want.
Also, I'll need to update the tentative head count.

I'm good with 3pm.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on March 02, 2011, 07:28:13 PM
3 on Sat works for me too...
Ah Kimu I want your sugar cubes!!! I don't have any in my dorm!

But now I have to decide between the B&W ball and masq... uggg!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 03, 2011, 07:24:31 AM
*hands my fellow Abel a box of sugar cubes*
There! Be thou restored in the joy of sugar cubes for thine tea! (and perhaps other nibbles?)  ;)

Understood on your pain about the choice on Sunday night....
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: BSaphire on March 18, 2011, 10:56:15 AM
Hello there! Kimu: Just wanted to give you a heads up that 3 pm Sat is open so if your ready could you do your Submission Request PM to me :) I can't wait to see this group again! Oh, and the Gatherings list is updated!
Squidges
B
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Fashwiing on April 01, 2011, 05:49:59 PM
Hey guys! Figured I may as well spoil the surprise- I'm coming to Fanime this year with a few buddies and I'm bringing Vaclav :DDD

Hope you have room for me :3c
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 01, 2011, 10:53:24 PM
THAT WOULD BE AWESOME and Amazing and YES of course we'd have room for you!
I am very much looking forward to seeing your costume!!
:D

Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 27, 2011, 04:13:57 AM
Hello :) I'm planning to come to fanime dressed as esther and i'd like to join your gathering :)
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 27, 2011, 06:23:01 PM
@manik_semiramis: We'd love to have you join the gathering!

List updated for the moment....
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 28, 2011, 04:42:12 AM
I'm looking forward to it!  ^_^  It'll be my first gathering, as well as the Black Butler one on Sunday ^_~ so I'd love guidance on what to do in the pictures.  BTW, are we doing a Trinity Blood tea?  ^_^  I'm already bringing tea and a tea set for the Black Butler afternoon tea, so yes, I've got a couple of sets ready! 
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: FeyMeggan on April 28, 2011, 05:30:23 PM
:: puffing out my cheeks::
Okay, I swoooooore I wasn't going to do costume changes for this con...but...my other gathering on Saturday is at 130...assuming I can ruuuuuuun and change I may show up late(probably tea party?) in White Formal Catherine.  I hope.  Maybe.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 28, 2011, 06:42:22 PM
You could probably make it, Your Eminence, I'll list you as a maybe!
:D

I have promised (though I will hold off on making vows or sworn oaths) that we will not have a 2 hour photo shoot this year.
Although last year's 2 hour shoot was a ton of fun and some crazy stuff (not just involving hand cuffs!)
THIS year we will get our informal tea party going like the year before.
:D

As for what to do at the shoots?
If you look through the photo albums you will hopefully get an idea. Although I don't have the entire gatherings on my camera, it might help provide some idea. Look for the Fanime Trinity Blood gatherings. (or others, too.)

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v503/taleoryn/
http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/

We will start with a full group everyone shot. Fanime will have the official photographer assigned to take a group shot, too.
Then set up other group shots based on who's there. So far AX RULES! Orden drools!!! Or something... ;P
Group shots can be AX, Orden, Empire, Caterina with her Sisters, etc.
Then go into pair-up shots, opponent shots, recreation shots, and of course crack shots--like Pimp Leon.
:D

If anyone has requests before Fanime, you can post them in the forum and I'll get them on the list.
Otherwise we get through the classic type shots and it's anything anyone can or wants to do on request.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 28, 2011, 08:24:39 PM
Hm... now I'm seriously contemplating going as helga instead of esther :) might be fun!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on April 28, 2011, 09:17:18 PM
Yes, the Pimp Hat will be returning.  (Handcuffs too of course)

Yes, anybody who wants to can wear it.

Yes ladies, I would love to take photos with you.  ;)
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 29, 2011, 06:46:38 AM
I gave it some thought and decided on Helga >:-) The Orden needs representation!!!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 29, 2011, 09:08:30 PM
That will be fun to have a Helga!
I'll change your status.
:D
And yeah for more shenanigans!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: FeyMeggan on April 30, 2011, 08:10:19 AM
LMAO so I just noticed it's the Catherine's and Tres that are 'maybes'...

Well, the upside, if you do have a two hours shoot I know I'd make it for at least part of that LOL it won't take that long to change!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on May 03, 2011, 09:13:43 PM
Are we doing a tea after all?
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 04, 2011, 07:30:26 AM
The tea works like this:
1) we have our gathering and take all the photos we want to take. At some point we say it's a wrap/we're done and...

2) about 30 min after that we meet at the round tables up in the convention area--air conditioning and seats. ;D
The time in between is so people can go to their hotel rooms if needed to drop off large props or costume bits, freshen up if needed, and grab munchies they want to share (and didn't want to haul to the gathering). Also so you can go buy tea or coffee, if wanted.
If there are those that don't need the time, they go ahead and scout out and claim a table.
It's expected the Abel's will drink actual 13 sugar tea--which has been done for the past two years. ;) And anyone who wants to try it is welcome to it--there will be plenty of sugar cubes on hand.
The tea is an informal thing that we've enjoyed a munchie break and a chance to sit and talk. Also, we get a few drop ins of people we know that join us.

As for why it's the currently the Caterinas and Tres as maybes...hmmmmmm....this is how rumors and stories get started. ;D

 
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: FeyMeggan on May 06, 2011, 09:43:34 PM
LOL well you can't expect Tres to show up if Catherine is still getting ready? I mean...that simply wouldn't work.  And, since I know you'll know, and I've not found it with all my poking, is there a map/layout to show where these meeting places are?  The abbreviations are nice, but not helpful for those of us that haven't gone to fanime before.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: koella on May 10, 2011, 05:08:12 PM
Hi guys!  Can you sign me up for the gathering too?  I'll be dressing up as white dress Queen Esther of Albion again this year (you might remember me from AX).  I'm trying to get my friend to cosplay her black dress Queen Esther too but she's being difficult  :P
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 10, 2011, 06:02:27 PM
Maps:
I have looked around on the forum and official site and don't see one posted.
If I knew where last year's program book was, I could scan and post it on my photobucket.
ButIdon'tknowwhereitwent....
I'll probably be sent on a bad mission for saying it, but most gatherings are pretty easy to find, the fountain area is easy to find as soon as you've walked the area once. The cosplay gathering table in the con center lobby should also be helpful if needed, too.

koelle:
We would love to have you there, too!!
I'm getting more excited about all the fun and lovely costumes we're going to have at this year's gathering.

Remember to start thinking about any photo requests you want!

Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: blancoisma on May 11, 2011, 09:24:40 PM
Hello everyone, this is Ion from the last three years' Trinity Blood gathering!

It's been a long time since I have logged on here, but I thought I'd come by and let you guys know that I won't be going to Fanime this year. Life has decided to throw me the worst luck this past year and I'm in no way prepared to attend a convention right now. I had planned to retire Ion as of last year and wanted to do something new for the gathering, but it'll have to wait.

It's funny, since I've been doing this gathering for 3 years, and even though I've only seen you guys for a short time during the event I've grown to care for everyone that has been there. So, please have a great time for me, take lots of pictures, and please share when the con's over.

Happy con-going friends!

Isma- a.k.a. "Ion Fortuna"
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 12, 2011, 06:24:11 PM
And that makes me sad--we're going to miss you!!!!!
Your Ion costume looked SO good last year, too. (And I was looking forward to see if you would pull off your new TB costume.)
I hope things go well for you, and yes, there will be pictures and stories I am quite sure of that....
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on May 24, 2011, 11:03:36 AM
awww....
TT-TT You will be missed!!!
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: koella on May 24, 2011, 11:16:55 AM
I've never been to one of the TB tea parties before (always had to do something else after the TB gathering) so I really wanna try to make it this year, if only to witness Abel drinking 12 sugar tea with my own eyes  :P
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: komichuu on May 30, 2011, 11:33:49 AM
I hope everyone had fun at this year's gathering. I wish I was able to go, but this year has been so busy for me.
I actually blame finals for not letting me go this year. Haha. But later this year I will be moving closer to the bay area (if you call Sac-Town closer to the bay area) - so there is a big chance I'll be able to go to Fanime next year. :3

I cannot wait to see photos.
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 06, 2011, 11:02:34 PM
For those that attended the gathering--THANK YOU for another really fun year! And such lovely costumes to see!
We lucked out with a cooler day and when the rain came in, we were inside at the tea party.
We did miss some of you--and some were there in other costumes.  8)

I saw glimpses at other times and days of some other awesome cosplays for Trinity Blood--but couldn't get pics taken of those. Sorry!

Whatever I got on my camera is being posted here:
http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/Fanime%2011%20Trinity%20Blood/

I think I have all the TB stuff up...which is only some of the gathering itself. More from the tea party and the Empire group at night.

(And Sister Kaya is mean for drinking down my tea so far!)
Title: Re: 2011 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on June 09, 2011, 12:18:31 AM
Hay there, here is the start of the pictures I took at the gathering. http://s1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee497/KenxKao/FANIME%202011/#!cpZZ36QQtppZZ16

I'm hoping to cosplay next year (fingers crossed)
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 11, 2011, 06:55:34 PM
Thank you for posting pictures, too! I hope you do join us next year.

I have updated the thread for 2012 on the first page.

In case of wondering who was at the 2011 Gathering, here is the list of attendees:
AX
Father Abel -- kimu
Father Leon -- Ginryuu
Father Vaclav -- Fashwiing
Sister Kaya -- Charis
Cardinal Caterina -- Garnet Runestar
White Formal Caterina -- FeyMeggan

From the Empire
Schera -- Shokora

RKO/Orden
Helga "IceHex" -- manik_semiramis
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on June 12, 2011, 09:42:06 AM
Assuming timing and all works out, I'm planning to bring Kaya back next year -- hopefully with more lace and bling in place. ONE OF THESE YEARS I WILL FINISH HER! <_<

PS: next year I will bring appropriately-sized teacups, Father Nightroad, and you shan't have to complain about my stealing your tea. ^_^
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on June 14, 2011, 04:02:41 AM
Depending on how ambitious I'm feeling, I may either be Helga again, or Esther in her coronation dress, or even Seth Nightroad.  ^_^  That was fun, all!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on June 21, 2011, 11:03:52 PM
If you ask nicely Kimu I'll come torment you as Issac. ^^
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on July 09, 2011, 09:12:31 PM
I'll be there again, likely as Helga ^_~
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on July 10, 2011, 09:07:16 AM
Whatever TB cosplay people want to wear--will be fine! The one thing I think we can count on is it will be a fun gathering!
 ;D

We have lots of time for plotting pictures...and mayhem.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: inoli on July 15, 2011, 08:01:11 PM
ohoh! I shall be There this year!

though the question remains.... Who. Abel, Redmars Abel, Petros.....=3 Cain.... haha ;D Abelina *hides from Kimu*
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: inoli on October 02, 2011, 08:44:33 PM
FORUM SPAMMING....


ok I think I've actualy decided that I WILL do Cain for Fanime! So yes the orden has been lacking greatly at Fanime and now it's time to show that the Vatican and empire are far too relaxed in their.....dealings of things.

14 sugar tea for the win!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on October 02, 2011, 09:16:12 PM
14-sugar tea, hmm?

... right, setting aside one teacup for Cain.  Nightroad-sibling tea-off? XD
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on October 03, 2011, 07:35:58 PM
It is true the Orden has been a little under-represented the past couple years....
As for the tea party? *pictures Cain at the tea party...twitches* I'm sure it'll be very interesting conversations.
But really? 14 sugars? Of course you have to go one step beyond, brother!
 ;)

Somehow it's now October--so I'll start posting who's planning to wear what soon. And keep updating until it's Fanime time!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Tenkage on October 17, 2011, 06:29:17 PM
Weeeeellll, I might as well come out and stop lurking. Hey all! It's Tenkage/Paula reporting in! Since it looks like ACEN's a bust for me and Ohki, I'm contemplating coming to Fanime by myself, instead. Especially since you guys always insist it's a good one. If I can make it, I plan on debuting Londinium Paula, or bringing an oldie at the very least. I'll let you know!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on October 18, 2011, 09:12:03 PM
Tenkage!!!! I hope you can make it to Fanime. Sorry your ACEN plans are falling through, but we'd be happy to have someone from Inquisition join us...of course!

Yeah for Londinium Paula, but any of your Paulas are scary--I mean great!
;)

So I have started to update the list for attendees, based on posts so far. (And thanks to Tenkage I added Inquisition as a group header!!)
If anyone wants to get added, I'll be keeping up with updates. And if anyone needs to make changes, just let me know.

Over the next couple months, I'll start looking at options for our day and time.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on October 30, 2011, 08:57:32 AM
Yes~  Cain at Fanime 2012~  And an Isaak too?  XD  I won't be the only Orden member to get ganged up on anymore!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: inoli on October 30, 2011, 08:04:20 PM
Yes the Orden is always poorly represented so I've decided it was time to lead by example. Obviously certain Butlers and marionette artists cannot handle the simple tasks I've given them and it's come time to play a little 'under cover boss'. Hopefuly dear Helga you won't disapoint me.

 EEE! I'm happy you'll show up again Manik_Semiramis! least I hope you will will! =D haha A NightLORD sibling Tea off ;D sounds good to me.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on December 06, 2011, 05:51:39 PM
And it's now December! waaa!
That means it's time to start the next stage of planning....

Tentatively I'm looking at how gatherings are shaping up for those I know in our TB group.
For those I'm not as aware of, please post your thoughts on what day and time we'd like to have our gathering. I like to do my best to pick something that works for everyone, if possible! (Usually that's impossible for 100% success, but we'll try!)

Usually we have our gathering on Saturday or Sunday.
Saturday is looking busy.
So I'm leaning toward Sunday, sometime, for our TB gathering?

*pours tea and puts out a LOT of sugar cubes!*
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: inoli on December 14, 2011, 09:49:20 PM
I'll throw my vote in for Sunday. I have too much going on sunday to put on a complicated costume like cain quickly and survive... oh wait that's ALL Trinity blood cosplays =P
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Tenkage on December 15, 2011, 06:15:00 AM
Sunday's good. After all, is Sunday not the appropriate day for Mass? *Join's Kimu at the tea table, and pours herself a cup- minus the sugar*
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on January 12, 2012, 08:28:47 PM
~_~ In light of how easily intimidated I seem to be, and how quickly the giggles set in, I might be someone other than Helga.  >_>  We'll see~
Title: Times?
Post by: manik_semiramis on January 12, 2012, 08:32:15 PM
Have we considered times yet, btw?  >_>  Because I'm aiming for the Kuroshitsuji gathering also, which unfortunately is the same day, so if this one can be scheduled around noon that would be AWESOME
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 12, 2012, 09:06:28 PM
UPDATED first paragraph:
Noon on Sunday can certainly be considered. (Although if Shokora makes it to Fanime she might have Hetalia Sunday morning so be keeping an eye on that one.)
What time is the Kuro planning to be?
Anyone else want to to chime in?

As for location, still going to trust to B's scouting stuff out there to help us. I will do my best to keep us out of hot sun, which if we do a noon shoot the temperature can be a concern.
I don't think water spraying from the fountain will be an issue anymore--from what we're seeing on the reconstruction, looks like the water is being replaced with plants....
But I'll also be sure we have a spot to avoid being bumped around for those with bigger costumes or special fabrics and props.

@manik_semiramis: you would "ditch" appearing to Cain at Fanime? LOL
Whatever you wear, I'm sure we'll have fun.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on January 15, 2012, 03:24:31 PM
Looks like I haven't replied for this year yet...we can't have that.  So of course I'll be there as Leon!  Can't disappoint the pretty ladies.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Tenkage on January 15, 2012, 04:53:12 PM
*Paula sits calmly, sharping her blades...*
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on January 16, 2012, 01:49:35 PM
Yeah......um....Hetalia is aiming for Sunday at 11am, so I definately need TB to be later than noon....Hetalia (if we get the same amount of people as last year) will likely run OVER an hour and move to another location to finish up the photoshoot.  Even if I bring a simple TB cosplay like Suit!Noelle, it will still take me at least a half an hour to change from Germany to Noelle.  Of course, this is all assuming I can even make it to Fanime, which is still up in the air...

UPDATED first paragraph:
Noon on Sunday can certainly be considered. (Although if Shokora makes it to Fanime she might have Hetalia Sunday morning so be keeping an eye on that one.)
What time is the Kuro planning to be?
Anyone else want to to chime in?

As for location, still going to trust to B's scouting stuff out there to help us. I will do my best to keep us out of hot sun, which if we do a noon shoot the temperature can be a concern.
I don't think water spraying from the fountain will be an issue anymore--from what we're seeing on the reconstruction, looks like the water is being replaced with plants....
But I'll also be sure we have a spot to avoid being bumped around for those with bigger costumes or special fabrics and props.

@manik_semiramis: you would "ditch" appearing to Cain at Fanime? LOL
Whatever you wear, I'm sure we'll have fun.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on January 16, 2012, 02:01:39 PM
Kuro's  not till 3:30pm anyway and it won't take me long to switch cosplays~.  :D  What about 1pm or 2pm on Sunday instead?  Is that more doable?

@Kimu: ...I recant my former statement.  >_>  I'd rather not incur My Lord's wrath and disappointment.  Especially if Isaak will be there.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 16, 2012, 11:21:30 PM
@manik--In-character jokes aside, you should really wear whatever you really do want to wear!
That said, it would be fun to have some Orden at this year's gathering. But it's really up to you!

So...if we can look at 1 or 1:30 for a start time...that should help Shokora if she makes it to Fanime. Not sure if we have anyone else involved in Sunday morning gatherings?
If we can keep the gathering time to around a half hour, and run the tea party soonish after it, hopefully Manik, you'd have enough time to visit for a short bit of fun before going to change.

Thank you for feedback!!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on January 17, 2012, 12:31:49 AM
@Kimu: I know.  ^_~  It's fun to go as Helga, so I'm more than likely going to be her.  I just have to...ah...be more icy, I guess~
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Shokora on January 17, 2012, 08:10:44 AM
I think 1:30 will work fine :-)
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on January 17, 2012, 08:13:29 AM
If Shokora's around I'll likely be tied up with Hetalia stuff beforehand as well -- and if so, 1:30's better than 1:00 for me; I need every moment I can for getting into my pile o'floof. <3

*scampers back to work*
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on January 19, 2012, 03:12:37 AM
OMG, guys, my Fanime plans are in Limbo right now.  ~_~  I plan to go still, but the question will be whether or not I can take the time off work.  I'll know in the next couple of months, but it's fairly up in the air.  >:[
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 19, 2012, 05:38:13 PM
Oh manik! I'm so sad to hear that. I hope things can be worked out for you, as there's a few months before the con.
We will always have a place for you at the gathering! Even if you're up in the air right to the end.

Currently looking like 1:30 is a possible time for our gathering, pending more feedback.
At the least, 1:30 on Sunday is the soonest we will start the gathering.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 30, 2012, 07:43:52 PM
Almost time to pick our time. B is letting the big gatherings start now.
So based on what we see after that, I'll steer us toward a 1:30 if that works out.
2 pm if the 1:30 is bad.

Our usual location still exists and is an option--the treed corner by the Marriott. So I will opt for that as our first choice.

The fountain is confirmed gone--but want us out of the sun even if there is no more threat to costumes from water spray.
Also want us out of "bumping range" due to some costumes expected. (Cain wings, Her Eminence's velvet? Let alone we got Inquisition attending this year! :P)
And trying to find us a reasonable enough background that works for us. If something else looks good from any new options, let me know!

Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on February 01, 2012, 01:37:42 AM
I hope for 1:30.  >_>  2 would be cutting it sorta close, although I don't think it took us an hour last year to do pictures, did it?
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 01, 2012, 07:28:52 AM
Depends on the group...year to year we've varied. One year we moved a bit, but it was a 2 hour shoot.
I think the key is if you're on a time limit--then let us know. After the initial group shot, we'll work with you for shots you want to be in. Then you can leave when you need to.
We'll do another group shot near or at the end if there is anyone that shows up late.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on February 01, 2012, 05:38:44 PM
It's the Kuroshitsuji gathering that I wanna go to after this one, but the cosplay I have for that is fairly simple to put on, so I'm not especially worried about timing.  :D  But I think I'd have to vanish closer to 3. ~_~
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on February 08, 2012, 10:10:45 PM
Hay there, could you put me down as a tentative Asta-san (I pray that I can get this done on time)

If I can't I will be there taking pictures.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 08, 2012, 11:06:03 PM
Oh that would be awesome if you joined us! I know you've been wanting for some time.
Just remember the following: "wearable enough" is fine!
:D

If not, as always, do join us for pics and fun.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on February 14, 2012, 09:18:17 PM
@Kimu: I hope it will be. I just need my sowing area back.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on February 23, 2012, 06:12:24 PM
And I have updated the list again.
:D

More good thoughts to those working on costumes for TB.
And if you need the sugar cubes, I got them...still have 2 boxes left that will be at Fanime....

UPDATE: I have submitted our request to B.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on March 02, 2012, 04:19:17 PM
XD  It's official~!  My vacation's been granted!  I'll DEFINITELY be at the gathering!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 02, 2012, 05:31:54 PM
YEAAAH!
I mean...waaait...Helga with Cain at the gathering....
*hides*
;D
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on March 04, 2012, 02:21:26 PM
^_~  Yes, I'll be there to assist My Lord~  Not that he needs assistance~

But seriously, timewise, I have to switch to my Kuro cosplay right after the gathering, so I'll be going by 3 at the latest, probably.  ;_;  So I won't get to have tea with everyone~  Maybe next time?
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 04, 2012, 09:23:26 PM
If you have to miss the tea party, then yes, next time!! At least we'll have you at the gathering!
If we end up finishing by 2 (based on everyone there at 1:30, smaller group?, and/or run efficiently on the photo ops...LOL!) we'd start the tea party fun a little sooner, but with this gathering we never know until we get there how it's realllly going to end up going. ;D
(And as for that bit about Your Lord not needing assistance? *smirks*)
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on March 11, 2012, 08:51:36 PM
^_^  I think I'll be at the tea.  XD  Tea with Lord Cain~!  Anyway, the Kuro gathering's at 4:30, so I should have a fair amount of time~  and it looks like the official TB gathering's at 1:30?
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on March 28, 2012, 02:51:38 PM
XD I love how I check the threads to list who I'm bringing and everyone already has me down for them. You all know me too well. *shakes fist*
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 28, 2012, 05:18:57 PM
Ah, but Isaak, you did post a while back you were expecting to be here.
Oh you Orden members and your attempts at trickery...we might have 3 Orden this year? That hasn't happened for a while!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 03, 2012, 01:07:02 AM
3 Orden Members = More Shenanigans?  RKO FTW~!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on April 03, 2012, 08:52:26 AM
Just a matter of siccing the Jellyfish on them.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 03, 2012, 05:46:46 PM
There may be 3 Orden, but remember, this year we have INQUISTION too!
See what Sister Paula does to the Sylphides....
;D
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Tenkage on April 03, 2012, 06:56:48 PM
*filing her 1 & 1/2 inch nails to razor points, not really paying attention* Depends- how does everyone like their calamari? Finely sliced, I hope.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 04, 2012, 05:54:56 AM
Breaded and deep-fried~  Or cooked in their own ink ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on April 04, 2012, 08:53:10 AM
*filing her 1 & 1/2 inch nails to razor points, not really paying attention* Depends- how does everyone like their calamari? Finely sliced, I hope.

Screaming. ^_^

I'll bring the fire. ^___^
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 04, 2012, 05:37:22 PM
I do not believe we'll have a boring TB Gathering again this year...certainly not!

Looks like we'll be adding Isaak with Sylphide (AKA Mr Jellykins) photo shots to the list?

Whiiiich, I'll be slowly starting to put together some ideas for shots as we're now in April.
It's not too soon to look over the reference shots from artbook, manga, anime, novel art and let me know what recreation shots we'd like.
Special crack requests can be submitted ahead of time--although we know they just come up as we're at the shoot, too.
:D
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on April 04, 2012, 10:04:56 PM
Oi! No touching Mr. Jellykins. He's sensitive. *pets him*
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 04, 2012, 10:32:09 PM
*mutters about Sylphides and sensitive....they should watch what they are doing with their tentacles*

And I believe I heard we're expecting the return of the Pimp Hat, too.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on April 05, 2012, 01:27:18 AM
Of course the pimp hat will be there!  It not all the ladies would be disappointed, and we can't have that.  ;)
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on April 05, 2012, 08:16:09 AM
Ooooh, Father Leon! Lesson time this year? ^__________^
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 06, 2012, 05:11:30 PM
Are we going to get to see Portal shenanigans again~  It'd be funny if there were three portals~  :D
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 06, 2012, 07:34:59 PM
Not sure how much Portal opportunities you have this year...depends on how many show up with big skirts.
;D

Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ginryuu on April 07, 2012, 12:06:32 AM
Yeah we need at least 2 hoop skirts in order to have portal shenanigans...for which I am most willing to comply.  ;)

And OF COURSE I can give you explosive lessons little queen!  It would be my pleasure.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on April 13, 2012, 05:56:51 PM
I think.... I overdid it...
 

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/104/2/2/issak_wig_by_saharadesr-d4w6dmy.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 13, 2012, 11:26:59 PM
Lolololol, Isaak~!  You've been raiding my hairgel?! *_*  //takes out Winter Maiden//
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on April 14, 2012, 04:55:26 PM
And remember who /pays/ for said hair gel?


(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/105/b/d/issak_wig_side_by_saharadesr-d4wahw1.jpg)

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/105/f/0/issak_wig_front_by_saharadesr-d4waho4.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 14, 2012, 07:22:17 PM
Hm, looked like you were Krusnik'd there....
So is there going to be a war in the Orden over the hair gel?
;)
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 14, 2012, 10:03:23 PM
Lol~  Hairgel aside, I use hairspray to hold shape~  I curled around a toilet paper tube, pinned it in place with hair pins and hairsprayed the H out of it~
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on April 15, 2012, 07:57:58 PM
Yeah but Issak doesn't have a curl or I would of done the same. It's more a sharp angle. And they'll relax with time and weight.... I hope.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on April 15, 2012, 09:32:25 PM
Hm.... Maybe hairspray against a box corner?  Lol, I need to remake Helga's bangs, actually.  >_>
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: inoli on April 20, 2012, 10:02:33 AM
Oh I see.... ~<3 who pays for the hair gel? *soft smile* I do wonder.... >3

And dear Abel a quarrel amongst coworkers should be no surprise, after all I do believe there's oh well... no one you really get along with in your so called place of work isn't that right "Bungler". A "war" amongst my people would be rather naughty and they'd have to suffer the consequences *smiles*
Pitting pets against each other every so often to test their skill and vent some frustration is I do believe therapeutic for simpler minded specimens. I'm sure you experience that with your Inquisition my dearest and only Brother.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on April 30, 2012, 09:17:14 PM
I was correct, the weight of the hair made them drop slightly and I like it. Just a matter of having it tied up most of the time. I found that helps with long wigs. And Miracle 7. It's expensive but well worth it.

... You pay for it ultimately my Lord, I am nothing but your loyal servant. But in your stead I keep the other's in line. A little pain goes a long way I find... //Which version are you bringing? The tri-wings cause that was insanely awesome. And can we keep our gathering away from Doctor Who, Kuroshitsuji, and Final Fantasy? Those are my gatherings aside TB and Bleach.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 30, 2012, 10:28:33 PM
Our gathering is already set and posted on B's list.
1:30 on Sunday.
:D

FF is noon on Saturday.
I just looked up and the Superwholock thing is 11:30 Sunday, and the Kuro at 4.
I think Manik is in the Kuro too?
We can always be sure to get the photos people want and send those that have to go change on their way.

The "tea party" we do at some point after the gathering is always informal/wear whatever, so you can go change, maybe stop by and find us for a brownie or something before your next gathering, need be.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on May 01, 2012, 12:27:26 PM
Manik's in Kuro too.  :3  I'm restraining fangirl right now to focus on cosplay but holy wow it's really hard considering how close the con is~  XD

Kimu, depending on when we finish, I might do that, but really, switching from one cosplay to the other isn't going to be that bad...I don't think.  :3 Ciel is simpler because of the lack of armor.  And we're staying in the Fairmont, so not too far to travel either.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: inoli on May 01, 2012, 06:34:25 PM
Oh I hardly expect you of all people to forget your place Panzer Magier. We all know what happens if someone were to out step their bounds >3

^^; yes the 6 winged one, however the wings where they are still usable are not travel friendly and with all the props I'm dragging along I will be making stationary ones that just fold up =\ haha unless someone wants to pay the 90$ to ship it XD [aka please dont we're all strapped for cash @_@]
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 01, 2012, 06:54:30 PM
No worries, Helga, you can depart to change into your next disguise whenever you need to.
;)
I'm just making it known that I have no problem working things around those on a tighter timeline.

So...now we're in May and that means...may someone have mercy on your cosplaying soul if you're trying to get a lot of stuff done for Fanime. ;p
And it means in those moments between panic and flail--start thinking about what mayhem we can take pictures of. We have an honored tradition to uphold here!

Starting the List of the Obvious Photo ops, in no particular order:
--some group shots with different arrangements, serious and funny
--AX group
--Inquisition "group"
--Orden group
--Empire (if we get anyone From the Empire this year.)
--Return of the Pimp Hat
--Portal Skirts (IF we have two there with big giant skirts)
--artbook, novel, anime, manga, "recreation" requests (bringing some kind of reference, like on your phone, helps if you are really tying to get it right)
--other crack shots...(we're good at these on the spot)

UPDATE: It's now Confirmation time for the gatherings. I'd like to get some form of a photo list so I can submit us for the Confirmation post in the next week.
:D

Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Tenkage on May 03, 2012, 06:07:04 PM
And speaking of the Inquisition "group" that I am, Paula's coming along nicely. I've finished my resin casting, and now only have to finish up my armor- which is really just down to some sealing coats, painting, and more sealing coats. The cufflinks aren't as shwanky as I wanted, but once I finish a better base, I'll cast a new set. then, it'll be Inquisition cufflinks for EVERYBODY!! besides, I already promised Petros a pair, heh!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on May 05, 2012, 08:19:17 PM
//Yay Manik! Can I poke at you? I'm doing Undertaker. And I know what you mean Inoli. Shipping/bag charges are getting to be a pain.

Yes, my lord. If you'd like to use me to punish others you are well aware I do not mind. I am your tool and your weapon.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: K&K4ever on May 07, 2012, 11:40:36 AM
Hay Kimu, it looks like I might not be able to finish my Asuta-san cosplay in time. A family emergency came up and that's going to take up allot of my time from now until after Fanime. So if I don't have it finished by then, that's why. :( sorry.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 07, 2012, 07:27:19 PM
K&K--that's okay, take care of what you need to do!
And remember you can hang out for the gathering if you wanted, and the tea party after it!

That's awesome news on Paula!
As for the Orden.... ....
yeah...the Orden....
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd, this is the week I'm going to get our gathering Confirmed! Oh how appropriate for TB, eh?
I'm thinking I'll submit the generic photo list and we'll fill in the specifics when we're there, based on what characters we've got.
It looks like this year it shall be the Lone Inquisition "pickle in the middle" between AX and Orden, instead of the Lone Orden. And no Empire this year.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Tenkage on May 07, 2012, 08:07:10 PM
Well... Guess it's a good thing I like pickles, then. And it better be a big, honkin' dill pickle! None o' those crappy sweet pickles! I like mine salty, juicy, and crunchy!
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on May 08, 2012, 01:28:40 AM
@ Duo~  I don't mind being poked  :3  I'll see you at both gatherings then, yes?  XD

It's good to finally see you rise to the occasion, Magier.  ~_~  Having AX and the Empire against me was just a tad daunting.  Although with Lord Cain there, I doubt we shall have anything to worry about.

@Inoli~ Expect fangirling.  ~_~  I can't seem to help it.  The giggles...the giggles are coming~  XD
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 08, 2012, 06:25:10 PM
Update from coscom thread....
Garnet will not be able to join us this year with Caterina due to the Masq. rehearsal.
I wished her good luck!! Even though we will miss her.

At this point I know of no Caterina's attending for sure, therefore...when the boss is away?
;)

Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on May 09, 2012, 01:50:48 PM
When the boss is away, everyone else will keep Abel in line. ^____________^
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on May 09, 2012, 05:16:49 PM
^_~  Lord Cain will be there.  I'm sure Abel will be preoccupied enough~  I call for EPIC sibling fight scenes~  XD XD XD
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 09, 2012, 05:35:14 PM
Fight scenes...but...uhm..that's painful!!!
Sometimes...very painful....
;)

And keep MeeeeEEEeeeEEEee in line?
Really???
But...look at everyone else that will be there. I'm not trouble compared to all that....really!

I'm going to put the photo list together to get us confirmed as official gathering.
I think it's an "open" enough list for us to meet B's guidelines and yet set up what we want when are there.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Duo Monkey on May 09, 2012, 06:52:58 PM
Manik, yes you will. Undertaker's makeup takes a fair amount of time so I may be late.
Title: Re: 2012 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on May 23, 2012, 06:03:16 PM
All right, tomorrow is Day 0! Hope everyone that said they can make it to the TB gathering, can make it on Sunday!
See you there!
Safe travel to everyone, and here's hoping for a fun convention!
Whomever does make it to the gathering, we've had a lot of fun every year so expecting more of the same this year.
:D
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 10, 2012, 11:21:49 AM
So 2012 is over....
I updated the first thread per B's directions.

This year was fun to see the return of familiar faces and it was exciting to see some new ones! Thank you for joining us!!
I hope we got the photo set ups everyone wanted. Although I'm sad we didn't have time for the tea party, but this seemed a crazy year for a lot of people.

Hopefully next year we can have the return of the after-gathering tea party. It's 2013 so we should have 13 sugar tea party!

I don't have many pictures on my camera from TB--sadly they are all after the gathering--it's just too hard to take pictures when you're trying to be sure everyone gets in shots, check on requests.... So I'll have to rely on the other photographers.

http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad266/kimu_cosplay/Fanime%2012/

I'll be checking in on this thread over the months if there's any planning/plotting for next year. ;)
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on June 10, 2012, 05:58:17 PM
XD  I'm already looking forward to this gathering~  :3
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on June 10, 2012, 07:52:19 PM
We're at that point of looking forward and backward, eh? :P

And speaking of looking back--
Greg has pictures up!
http://gregedwards.smugmug.com/Cosplay/Trinity-Blood/23444212_Jbzr5c#!i=1894142008&k=MGmbSMs

If the full link does not work start with:
http://gregedwards.smugmug.com/

Then go to Cosplay and you'll find the gallery in there!
Oh some of these are GREAT shots--I mean--oh my.... XD

If I find other galleries up, I'll let everyone know. If anyone else sees galleries up--please share the link.

:D
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: manik_semiramis on July 28, 2012, 04:49:01 AM
Kimu~  You know I'm in for TB in 2013!  :3  I  might be Seth this year though, instead of Helga~  Unless Lord Cain will be making an appearance?  XD
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on July 28, 2012, 06:38:45 PM
Hello dear Manik!
Helga or Seth would be fine! Wear whichever you would prefer!!
Not sure yet about Cain or not for Fanime. Never know about that brother of mine.... @_@

And I might wear my Empire Abel....we shall see!

:D
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Adnarimification on August 02, 2012, 10:44:58 AM
I'm planning Ion Fortuna and accompanying me will be Esther, I'll see what I can do about getting us to come to the gathering....as we will be traveling from afar to attend our first Fanime (we'll be lost pretty much where we go).
But this sounds fun and I hope we can go!
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 02, 2012, 05:26:07 PM
That will be awesome to have you join us, Adnarimification!
As for finding us, hope it will reassure you to say it's usually pretty easy. We have our gathering in the main zone, which once you've gotten to the con is easy to find.
If we have to relocate due to construction, B will assist us all with the gathering areas. There's always a cosplay events table in the main lobby to assist in finding gatherings, too.

:D
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 14, 2012, 05:18:20 PM
I had a dream kimu... and in it you were telling me I had to get started on my Trinity Blood cosplay!
Anyhoo after a two year absenence I fully intend to be back this year! As who? we'll see... either Able agian or I may promote myself to pope... XD
But I will be there this year! Even if it's unfinished and terrible looking I will be there!
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 14, 2012, 05:52:32 PM
@Nightroad: HUUUUG! That would be awesome to have you back again!!
Ooh, a Pope! I don't think we've had one at Fanime, could be fun!!!!
Or do another Abel, whatever you want and have time for.

:D
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: benihime on August 17, 2012, 03:53:16 PM
I'm planning Ion Fortuna and accompanying me will be Esther, I'll see what I can do about getting us to come to the gathering....as we will be traveling from afar to attend our first Fanime (we'll be lost pretty much where we go).
But this sounds fun and I hope we can go!

I am the Esther :)
I really hope we can go! I LOVE TB fans, they're so awesome :)
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 18, 2012, 07:47:35 PM
yay an Ester!!!

@kimu *hugs back*
Yeeeessssss I will be back! I think pope would be fun! (plus I already have the freckles for it! lol)

But hey I need resin help! I went to the crafts store to buy some and there's different tpyes... @_@ ahhhh!
What kind would any of you reccomend? And does anyone know a link to a good tutorial?
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on August 19, 2012, 08:14:57 AM
An Esther! Yeah!!! :D

Resin:
TAP Plastics
They are online and in stores in various areas, including SJ, so you can just go there and not pay shipping.

I recommend for resin casting things like arrows, etc, the Quik Cast. The resin sets in less than 15 minutes so you can make more objects in less time.
For molds I use the RTV Silicone for making really awesome molds, even if it's very messy to make with this stuff.
Or the Easy Mold Silicone Putty which is a push your object into it mold. Less messy, faster molds but the molds are often not as precise.
NOTE: the Putty can be found at many craft stores too.

The clear resins you can get at the craft stores are better for making gems or when you need clear/semi-clear colored objects cast. Most of these need 12-24 hours to set for one piece.

Good luck, and if you do make Alessandro, that would be a lot of fun!!
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 19, 2012, 05:18:34 PM
Ok now I have a few more questions...
Do you paint thte resin after it hardens?
How do you make the mold?
How much resin do you think I need?
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Charis on August 20, 2012, 09:06:04 AM
While you can dye resins or coat the mold with metallic powders, painting after it dries (especially for anything you have to shape *cougharrowscough*) is by far the cheapest and easiest method. XD  If you do clear resins for gems then you put the dye into them when you cast, but that's a different matter.

Molds typically get made one of two ways, both of which start by making your template positive (here's Kaya's cross (http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/myalchod/Cosplay%20WIP/9d9e312a.jpg), for example) out of clay or something like that.  Once you've got that made up, you either mush up enough putty to press it into (or press down around it) and let it harden before removing the positive, or you build a wall around it with some other clay or lego bricks or whatever and then pour the liquid silicone over it, and let it cure before you pull up the retaining wall and pry out your positive.  The putty's quick and easy but doesn't always like details (I got this (http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w77/myalchod/Cosplay%20WIP/564449656.jpg) out of it, but it's hit or miss and I've noticed it's easy to get bubbles or voids in the mold), and can be a little hard to get a nice flat bottom on the mold, but it's a lot cheaper (especially with a craft-store coupon applied) than the pourable stuff.  The pourable will get you detail, but requires mixing and pouring from way up high and can be a pain in the backside if you spill it anywhere.  If you're just trying it out, the putty might be easier to experiment with first.
(Liquid RTV (http://www.tapplastics.com/product/mold_making_materials/mold_making_supplies/tap_silicone_rtv_mold_making_system/61) and putty (http://www.tapplastics.com/product/mold_making_materials/mold_making_supplies/silicone_putty/563).)

As for how much resin you need, there's an easy trick for that: get a measuring cup (or make one by gradually filling a disposable cup and marking lines), fill it with water to a point, and then drop your positive into it.  Displacement will tell you roughly how much you need for one, though you want to account for scrap.  Unless you're making tons and tons of stuff, though, or covering large surfaces, the smallest available kit (for Quick Cast (http://www.tapplastics.com/product/mold_making_materials/casting_products/tap_quik_cast/74) it's a quart) should be plenty.

In either case, get a small mountain of Dixie cups (or some other plain paper cup) and a packet of shish kebab sticks or wooden craft sticks for mixing up the resin and (if applicable) the silicone.  I use a small digital kitchen scale for mine since I was buying one anyway (most are a weight ratio); I know Kimu balanced hers on opposite sides of a stick to see if they were the same weight.  I tend to put wax paper down on whatever surface I'm building up the molds on so the silicone comes off easily.

Ramble ramble ramble ANYWAY. XD

(You can make your molds out of latex, too, which is cheaper, but it's a real pain in the backside to work with and I don't recommend it.  I did it for my first ones and while it worked, it stunk and took forever and a day to build up enough to cover even my shallow pieces. Silicone = 100x easier and worth the price difference.)

Michael's carries the molding putty.  Home Depot and similar stores have some resins, and Michael's (or equivalent craft stores) will have some, but I don't think I've seen a quickcast resin anywhere but TAP (and one place down here, but they sell it in giant containers so yeah, no).
Title: more on casting
Post by: kimu on August 20, 2012, 07:43:43 PM
Awesome coverage there, oh Charis!!
Do read directions carefully--also the TAP website and their staff at the stores tend to be very knowledgeable and can help with recommendations if needed.

For painting resin--the Quik Cast stuff at least, some comments.
You need to let them cure for a few days, per directions.
There's always a little cleaning with xacto blades, dremmels, or sand paper you will need to do. Depending on how good your mold got made, better means less clean up.
After casting, wash them off with soapy water. Let dry overnight.
Then some layers of gesso or primer is needed for most paints to stick, but then you can use either Testors enamels or various acrylic paints after that.
Then cover that with some kind of clear coat or Modge Podge.

Good luck and have fun with it!

Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on August 21, 2012, 12:04:18 AM
Thank you soooo much!!!
Seriously you guys are great! What would I do without you!!! *hugs*
(probably end up ruining all my arrows by making a silly mistake...)

I think I've got enough info to run a test to get a little practise before all doom comes out from making bling.
So much bling... TT-TT
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Tenkage on September 25, 2012, 08:49:34 PM
Well, since I'm currently hoping to make Fanime, here's Paula of the Inquisition, reporting in. Not sure which version I'll bring. Heck, I may even drag out the SSOD, if you guys clamor for it, enough.
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Nightroad on November 07, 2012, 11:01:19 AM
Wow cool! If you make it I think you might be the first inquisistion we're had at Fanime!
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on November 07, 2012, 10:10:45 PM
She was the first Inquisition member last year, actually.
;)

If you follow the threads to the pictures from the gathering you will see one of Tenkage's lovely Sister Paula costumes.
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 09, 2013, 02:45:45 PM
It's January 2013! Year of the 13 Sugar Cube Tea has begun!

At this point, there's plenty of time to get costumes done and ready for the gathering.
But because this is Trinity Blood, feel free to start flailing now!
:D
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Tenkage on January 09, 2013, 04:04:12 PM
Well, if I can make it, you know I'll be brining Paula! I think the SSOD needs to make a comeback...
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Ester-chan on January 12, 2013, 04:08:34 PM
Hey everyone, it's Esther (or Keegan, for those that remember) from...a long, long time ago.
My costume is put up in storage and I've been working on  my own sewing skills (instead of the purchased dress that I have made). Unfortunately I won't be cosplaying TB, but I would still love to all have tea with you! I really do miss you guys a lot and I'm not sure if I saw much of you guys last year. Plus, I got a brand new camera and would love to take my own shots of you guys as a form of practice! <3

Hope to hear from you all soon!
It's been far too long.
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on January 12, 2013, 04:47:37 PM
As noted on the first post of the thread, TB cosplay is NOT required for the informal tea party! And I certainly remember you (who could ever forget your famous confession!!) and it would be great to see you. Always good to have some extra people who can help with photos, too.
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on March 03, 2013, 10:37:47 AM
Updating the thread now that it's March!
Regarding planning, four of us that cosplay TB are planning to compete in the Masq costume contest this year, so that will have an impact to day/time for scheduling our gathering.
Anyone has updates to costumes, preferences for day/time--start posting!
;D
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 01, 2013, 09:57:32 PM
Another month has gone by and it's April!!

I want to confirm there is enough interest in having an official TB gathering for 2013, so please start posting cosplays and day/time preferences.
If I don't get any or enough responses by the end of April, or if we can't get an agreement on day/time, I will not submit us for an official gathering. (I do understand there's a lot of cosplay gathering choices and TB is an older series, so not going to hurt my feelings if it's not viable!)

To update, four of us (at least, because I don't know about any others out there) are competing this year.
So our preference is for this gathering to be on Saturday/Day 2.

The costume contest and the Black and White Ball are both on Sunday, so avoiding Sunday usually makes it easier on everyone--considering the usual complexity of TB costumes--and hopefully will give us enough time to have our informal tea party again!
But some of you may prefer Sunday or even Friday, so please speak up!

:D
(ooh reply #666!)
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: kimu on April 14, 2013, 05:44:51 PM
Due to lack of posts (interest) when we're at the one month mark to finalize official gatherings--I talked to the other three that were confirmed so far and we've decide to change cosplay plans.
The outcome is we will NOT have a Trinity Blood gathering for 2013, and can look at regrouping for 2014 if there's interest next year.
If there's a sudden last minute interest with a large enough group of other people--please let me know and I'll see if it makes sense to hand the gathering over to someone else for 2013--but I'm no longer planning to bring Abel to Fanime this year.

I've worn Vatican Abel there every year since 2009 and really enjoyed it--but I can't have Empire Abel ready in time to wear something new--so I'm bringing a new costume from a different series in his place to Fanime instead. (Also Abel is not an easy costume to pack for flying. :P)
As for making this decision a month out from finalizing official gatherings, it's because of the need for planning far enough ahead so costumes are finished or fixed as needed, etc.

Thank you and hope we can regroup for 2014 if I make it back out to Fanime!





Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: Fashwiing on April 14, 2013, 08:40:05 PM
Kimu I'll be happy to join up for Fanime in 2014, since I'll have Hugue done by then! After seeing Notre Dame I couldn't resist going back to my spangly, sparkly Trinity Blood roots. Too bad about not having a gathering this year, but I hope I'll at least see you (and Inoli?) at the Masquerade to say hi!
Title: Re: 2013 Trinity Blood Gathering
Post by: BSaphire on April 28, 2013, 02:31:51 PM
Just wanted to say that I will miss the TB gathering this year :(
@ Kimu: Please see me this year. I have some papers for you that I have been unable to mail. I also just want to see you :) but now I have an "official" reason too :P
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