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Title: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: Avairrianna on September 30, 2009, 05:38:10 PM
It's Avairrianna again! I guess I'll be running the sixth annual Valve Cosplay gathering!!!!!!!

The games this includes are:

Left 4 Dead
Portal
Half-Life
Team Fortress
Counter-Strike
Day of Defeat
DotA 2

Day:Sunday
Time: 11am-12pm
MP:G4
L:G4

Cosplayers:



Left 4 Dead-





Portal-




Half-Life-

TensonStar- Zombie




Team Fortress-


Blu Team:

tigerstripedmoon- Femme Engineer



Red Team:

zanderwitaz- Engineer


Undecided:



Counter-Strike-



Day of Defeat-



DotA 2-



Secret Costumes-



Total Cosplayers: 3

Please sign up and let me know if you are interested in joining! I'll be on periodically until it gets closer to Fanime when I am on all the time!

Thanks and see you in 2016!!!!


Legal Stuff-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.


None gathering Valve cosplay players:



Picture Order:


In Order to keep better track of the cosplayers this year I'm going to basically have separate times for the major two games (L4D and TF2) so we don't have to keep going back and forth because more Spys showed up or a whole group of infected came. Thus when the time and date do get on their way we will go as such:

Gathering/event photography order:
-Left 4 Dead
        *Infected
        *Survivors
        *Left 4 Dead 1
        *Left 4 Dead 2
        *Funny
        *All
-Portal
        *All
-Half Life
        *All
-GIANT GROUP PICTURE
-Counter Strike/Day of Defeat
        *All
-DotA 2
        *All
-Team Fortress 2
        *Red Team
        *Blue Team
        *Classes
        *Funny
        *All

So Left 4 Dead cosplayers plan to arrive EARLY and Team Fortress doesn't need to be there as early but please start gathering around the gathering start time to situate yourselves and to support the other games!


Can't wait for 2016!!!!!!





Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on October 02, 2009, 01:42:28 PM
BlueAssassin will always be my second in command for gatherings as we saw in the last few years (2011-2015)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: will [ishida] on October 02, 2009, 08:29:05 PM
Sniper wielding fresh Jarate and the Master's Yellow Belt hat. Dunno if I'll be RED or BLU yet though.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on October 05, 2009, 08:58:11 AM
Ok, thanks Will you're on the list! Please let me know whenever you choose your color, ok?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Aphaestus on October 09, 2009, 07:30:12 PM
I'm gonna be a Fancy Fedora wearing Blu Spy!  ;D
and maybe a camera beard if i'm up to it...

and my friend is gonna be a Sniper, not really sure on the color Oo
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on October 12, 2009, 05:46:21 PM
I'm gonna be a Fancy Fedora wearing Blu Spy!  ;D
and maybe a camera beard if i'm up to it...

and my friend is gonna be a Sniper, not really sure on the color Oo

Thanks! You're added! And when you find out your friend's color and can give me a screen name that would be great!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on October 31, 2009, 10:53:46 PM
I'm working on a Hunter Cosplay. I'm considering that during the day I'll be pre infection and then after dark do post infection, though for the gathering I could put the finishing touches for post infection.



Also, thoughts. I've got a black zip up hooded sweathshirt, though I'm considering adding designs to it just for kicks, like an acid green radiation(or fallout shelter) symbol on the back that I can use for the cosplay, and I've also got a light blue/gray hoodie that has rust stains on it that I could use. I'd like some ideas on which would be better for the cosplay of if I should get a dark blue hoodie, because that's what the hunter ingame seems to wear.

Though I could take the cosplay similar to how like if it were me that was infected and became a hunter.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Stereocalypse on November 01, 2009, 07:41:14 PM
Hi there. Just thought I'd tell you guys that as of right now, I'll be bringing a lot of Valve costumes, but I'll most likely be wearing my BLU Scout to the meet-up. I'm working on two new Valve-related cosplays right now, so I'll keep in touch in case I change my mind and bring another character. 
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Neo-Zaku on November 02, 2009, 02:09:42 AM
I may be able to attend as a headcrab zombie. :P
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on November 02, 2009, 09:49:55 PM
All added! And please do keep me updated if you do change costumes; that would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: jacktchance on November 04, 2009, 01:50:31 AM
Blu scout signing in with his trusty can on BONK.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on November 08, 2009, 05:25:13 PM
Ok added you to the list!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on November 12, 2009, 02:25:57 PM
Only 5 days until Left 4 Dead 2 comes out!!!! ^^ I'm excited is anyone else with me?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on November 12, 2009, 11:51:47 PM
I am so excited... won't be able to get it till Thursday though because I won't be able to make it to my usual gamestop till then.... unless an opening on the seventeenth or eighteenth for my dental work opens up like a portal to Xen....oh well.

::pounces next person for 25 damage::
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on November 28, 2009, 11:24:55 PM
Hope everyone is enjoying their L4D2 goodness! ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on November 28, 2009, 11:26:34 PM
Lots of fun.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on December 14, 2009, 01:02:08 PM
I'm thinking of making gathering favors for the people who are active on the forum... but I'm afraid it will get out of proportion with the number of cosplayers who AREN'T signed up...

If anyone saw them last year I was the one who made the really cool T-virus and antidote for Resident Evil... and I have an idea for this year but don't know how many I'd need...

What do you guys think? 
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: jacktchance on December 14, 2009, 01:21:51 PM
Most of the TF2 cosplayers congregate on another website, but favors sound interesting.  I was thinking of something similar.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: meo on December 14, 2009, 02:37:38 PM
Hey! I'm going as Red Medic! :D and my boyfriend is going Red Spy!

As I am a female medic, I'm trying to make it more like a "female looking" outfit.. rather than the typical black pants and white coat...
Maybe I'll be a bloody battle medic. hmm. Who knows! Hehe.

Anywho, see you there?!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on December 15, 2009, 12:28:49 PM
I've decided to use my rust covered light blue hoodie for my cosplay, mostly cause it looks like dried in blood in the right lighting. Makes sense that a hunter would be blood covered.


Favors sounds nice, candy crowbars would be nice, but that's likely be not allowed.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on December 16, 2009, 11:26:25 AM
Most of the TF2 cosplayers congregate on another website, but favors sound interesting.  I was thinking of something similar.

What website? I would like to go talk to them. ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Stereocalypse on December 17, 2009, 10:27:07 AM
It appears as if you've found us!

I'll keep in touch with you over the next few weeks about a possible secondary TF2-only gathering (if there's enough interest) as well as keeping up-to-date with what kinds of cosplayers will be in attendance that may not have a Fanime forum account.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on December 17, 2009, 03:13:39 PM
Ok sounds good and I don't mind combining and keeping track of everyone if it comes to that ^^

Lol I founds you...

I feel stupid but I played TF2 for the first time today....... Nobody kill me please!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 02, 2010, 06:50:12 PM
Ok my peeps, so soon we will be able to pick a day, time and place for the event and I would like to get some insights of what you guys are feeling!


Personally, I would rather not pick a definite day/time until the events are announced but does everything think the fountains are the best bet for our location?


We can always change the info later I suppose.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: K&K4ever on January 02, 2010, 07:32:22 PM
OOOOOO! I like this gathering, and if I can I'll stop by to take pictures if you don't mind that is ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: meo on January 03, 2010, 11:14:33 AM
Hey! I'm going as Red Medic! :D and my boyfriend is going Red Spy!

As I am a female medic, I'm trying to make it more like a "female looking" outfit.. rather than the typical black pants and white coat...
Maybe I'll be a bloody battle medic. hmm. Who knows! Hehe.

Anywho, see you there?!

Okay, so I most definitely lied. The boyfriend is going to be Blue spy. As we were working on our costumes I noticed that the suit was blue. /facepalm
My bad!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 04, 2010, 10:27:59 AM
OOOOOO! I like this gathering, and if I can I'll stop by to take pictures if you don't mind that is ;D

Of course not Kenshin! You are certainly welcomed to take pictures of the gathering! As long as you forward me some that you take ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 04, 2010, 10:28:39 AM
Hey! I'm going as Red Medic! :D and my boyfriend is going Red Spy!

As I am a female medic, I'm trying to make it more like a "female looking" outfit.. rather than the typical black pants and white coat...
Maybe I'll be a bloody battle medic. hmm. Who knows! Hehe.

Anywho, see you there?!

Okay, so I most definitely lied. The boyfriend is going to be Blue spy. As we were working on our costumes I noticed that the suit was blue. /facepalm
My bad!

Lol no problem! Fixed
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Stereocalypse on January 07, 2010, 12:53:28 PM
I'm fine with the Fountains. This is my first Fanime ever so I really have no idea where else we could meet.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 08, 2010, 12:23:21 PM
I'm fine with the Fountains. This is my first Fanime ever so I really have no idea where else we could meet.

Thank you for your input! I'm thinking the fountains too it's just we REALLY shouldn't be out there when another huge gathering is there as well (i.e. Bleach, Naruto, Kingdom Hearts) cause we'd get swamped! I say we let the huge gathering pick first and then pick a place and time around them.

BTW I don't want to have our gathering meet on Friday or Monday but is that a general consensus with everyone? I'm thinking we're going to have a pretty big gathering but not in the form of sign ups. Like a lot of people will just be happening to cosplay TF2 without knowing there's a gathering so I'd like to at least get a day of promoting it to make it really awesome ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 08, 2010, 07:50:59 PM
I can make a couple signs to help promote the gathering if you want. Here's an example I whipped up for the Cosplay Murder Mystery Last year... Lol, I still have it too.

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/Arraxus/100_0424.jpg)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 09, 2010, 05:45:18 PM
Well, the bulletin board for gatherings is posted up but I just want people to have a chance to see it a day in advance is all. Thank you for offering but I will be two Valve characters so I can spread the word while in costume so we don't need signs I don't think. Thank you though.


I'm leaning towards having the gathering on Saturday at the fountains, how does that sound?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 09, 2010, 06:24:47 PM
Saturday sounds good. Fountains also sounds good, however I would think the area off towards the Hilton or Mariott side would be good too so we stay out of the way of the other gatherings......Hmm...would a Gabe Cosplay count as a valve cosplay? Just wondering.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Hawkbat on January 10, 2010, 11:15:37 AM
Hey guys, this looks cool, I'll be bringing a TF2 team in with a blue spy and red sniper and medic for sure, we'll hopefully have a red heavy, scout, engineer and demoman as well!

Lord_Hawkbat
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Nosferatu on January 10, 2010, 05:34:24 PM
I'll be attending as RED Pyro, and my friend will be BLU Spy, from Team Fortress 2. I'll be sure to follow the thread for when time and place are decided. ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: will [ishida] on January 11, 2010, 06:27:42 PM
Alright, I've decided to be a BLU Sniper with Jarate and the Professional's Panama. Hopefully I can make a Huntsman in time as well (it'd be my dream to make a Razorback)...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 13, 2010, 11:29:23 AM
Massive Update!

All have been added but please do keep me posted if people change or drop from your groups.

Added the TENTATIVE day and place but of course this CAN DEFINITELY change!

Also, Phoenix, I'm not sure who Gabe is so you'd either have to describe it or ask the forum what they think cause I really don't know lol 
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: will [ishida] on January 13, 2010, 02:07:27 PM
Also, Phoenix, I'm not sure who Gabe is so you'd either have to describe it or ask the forum what they think cause I really don't know lol 

Reference to Gabe Newell, founder and CEO of Valve.

Which would be hilarious.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 14, 2010, 03:29:07 PM
Also, Phoenix, I'm not sure who Gabe is so you'd either have to describe it or ask the forum what they think cause I really don't know lol 

Reference to Gabe Newell, founder and CEO of Valve.

Which would be hilarious.

Ok, I looked it up but thought maybe there was some secret character floating around that I didn't know about. And I say sure it works if you want Phoenix.

Also, my friend has me confused and i can't get a straight answer...is Bioshock a Valve game? I didn't think it was...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: will [ishida] on January 14, 2010, 03:37:22 PM
Also, my friend has me confused and i can't get a straight answer...is Bioshock a Valve game? I didn't think it was...

Nope, 2K Games.

The only Valve properties are Half-Life and all its expansions, Half-Life 2 and its Episodes, Counter-Strike/Source, Day of Defeat/Source, Team Fortress Classic/2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead/2. I hope I didn't miss any, otherwise I'd look quite asinine.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 20, 2010, 09:15:50 AM
Ok I thought I had it correct on the front page but she was insistent until I told her so now she's a blue scout.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 21, 2010, 02:46:47 PM
Also, Phoenix, I'm not sure who Gabe is so you'd either have to describe it or ask the forum what they think cause I really don't know lol 

Reference to Gabe Newell, founder and CEO of Valve.

Which would be hilarious.

Ok, I looked it up but thought maybe there was some secret character floating around that I didn't know about. And I say sure it works if you want Phoenix.

Also, my friend has me confused and i can't get a straight answer...is Bioshock a Valve game? I didn't think it was...

I was just wondering. I'm not planning on it though. Would be cool if Gabe actually showed up for whatever odd reason, but it's unlikely.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 21, 2010, 03:29:02 PM
Also, Phoenix, I'm not sure who Gabe is so you'd either have to describe it or ask the forum what they think cause I really don't know lol 

Reference to Gabe Newell, founder and CEO of Valve.

Which would be hilarious.

Ok, I looked it up but thought maybe there was some secret character floating around that I didn't know about. And I say sure it works if you want Phoenix.

Also, my friend has me confused and i can't get a straight answer...is Bioshock a Valve game? I didn't think it was...

I was just wondering. I'm not planning on it though. Would be cool if Gabe actually showed up for whatever odd reason, but it's unlikely.

That would be pretty sweet and it's funny b/c that kind of thing sometimes happens when I go to gatherings.

Btw, people got their rooms now right? I've changed my reservations 3 times already lol!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 21, 2010, 11:19:19 PM
I snagged my reservations today.

Marriott. 88 a night. Sadly I didn't do it this morning when I had the option of getting Thursday through Monday, instead I'm on Friday to Monday...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: will [ishida] on January 22, 2010, 12:52:31 AM
Missed out on a junior suite (if they were even available). At least I have 2 double beds for my 4 other mates...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 22, 2010, 08:07:09 AM
I snagged my reservations today.

Marriott. 88 a night. Sadly I didn't do it this morning when I had the option of getting Thursday through Monday, instead I'm on Friday to Monday...


How did you get Marriott for 88? @_@
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 22, 2010, 08:38:44 AM
I snagged my reservations today.

Marriott. 88 a night. Sadly I didn't do it this morning when I had the option of getting Thursday through Monday, instead I'm on Friday to Monday...


How did you get Marriott for 88? @_@


Arriving:       Friday, May 28, 2010
Departing:     Monday, May 31, 2010
Hotel Choice:     San Jose Marriott (NON-SMOKING KING BEDDED ROOM W/ COMP INTERNET)
Rate:     $ 88 Single - 1 person

Simply knowing that it's just me and myself going in my vehicle and staying in my room... and quite possibly through sheer luck.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 22, 2010, 09:41:17 AM
I snagged my reservations today.

Marriott. 88 a night. Sadly I didn't do it this morning when I had the option of getting Thursday through Monday, instead I'm on Friday to Monday...


How did you get Marriott for 88? @_@


Arriving:       Friday, May 28, 2010
Departing:     Monday, May 31, 2010
Hotel Choice:     San Jose Marriott (NON-SMOKING KING BEDDED ROOM W/ COMP INTERNET)
Rate:     $ 88 Single - 1 person

Simply knowing that it's just me and myself going in my vehicle and staying in my room... and quite possibly through sheer luck.

Oh ok, a single room. Wow lucky. Are you sure you don't want to room with anyone?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 22, 2010, 09:48:32 AM
None of my friends are coming along with me (to the best of my knowledge anyway) and I'm not keen on sharing a room with people I've never met before.

No offense meant, I'm sure everyone is nice and friendly I just have a paranoid streak a mile wide. I suppose when it gets closer to Fanime I might consider seeing how economical it might be to join a group room and help split the cost.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: will [ishida] on January 23, 2010, 03:42:06 AM
I WISH I could have a room all to myself (I love those king beds) but my friends insist on tagging along and I can't just leave them stranded up a creek without a paddle. I'm surprised booking for 4 came out to only $122/night at the Marriott though.

In any case, I MIGHT (and this is a giant maybe) have a RED Demoman with me, and MAYBE either a Soldier or Engineer. I wouldn't mark either down, though.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Faraday on January 24, 2010, 01:44:22 PM
Dang, I won't be able to attend this gathering unless it's late in the day on Saturday, but I'll also be Zoey on Monday, so if you see me feel free to say hi or whatevs -- I'll be on the look out for zombies. :)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: lucarden on January 25, 2010, 12:01:48 AM
Yo count me in as Ellis from left 4 dead 2. I would like some advice tho on where to get a great looking medi-kit to make or pre-made
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 25, 2010, 09:40:05 AM
Some of those cheapo pre-made medical kits you can get at Target and Wal-Mart look surprisingly like the medkits from L4D, so pretty much just slap on a white cross using white out or white electrical tape and you're good to go.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on January 25, 2010, 10:01:23 AM
Heya, it's actually vonTwirlenkiller here. My username's different but I'm still going as a RED Solly. Feel free to update the list.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 25, 2010, 07:06:40 PM
All updated and accounted for!

will-I didn't add your three new ones like you wanted but if things become more permanent let me know!

Faraday-I wouldn't count you out just yet. Our day and time isn't final in any sense of the manner! It most likely WILL change so I added you anyways!

lucarden-Added you! And yeah try a supply surplus nearby or those ones from Target!

HelloDolly- Changed your name and fyi I LOVE Hello Dolly! I did that play about 2 years ago!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 25, 2010, 10:31:24 PM
Hmmm...I may very well cosplay as Gabe and carry and attache' case handcuffed to me (with the Lambda symbol on it) with a well made fake of HL2: Episode Three inside.

I'll see about having the disc professionally done with a DVD of sorts that when autorun appears to open up the HL2: Episode 3 menu screen, and when play is set, it will go to either a video of Hypno Toad or Never Gonna give you up.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 27, 2010, 08:45:13 AM
Hmmm...I may very well cosplay as Gabe and carry and attache' case handcuffed to me (with the Lambda symbol on it) with a well made fake of HL2: Episode Three inside.

I'll see about having the disc professionally done with a DVD of sorts that when autorun appears to open up the HL2: Episode 3 menu screen, and when play is set, it will go to either a video of Hypno Toad or Never Gonna give you up.

Lol that would be awesome! Especially with the HL3 ^^ Well, I wont change your character on the list until you are sure about it.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 27, 2010, 10:01:56 AM
Nah I'm sticking as a hunter, though I might try and carry out part of my idea somewhat.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Tia_Hariberu on January 27, 2010, 05:17:04 PM
I'll try and make it as the Blu Spy, if i have time to make the Bleach gathering in time  ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 28, 2010, 08:42:21 AM
I looking at all the other big gatherings and although everything is still early and unofficial I'm thinking we might want to consider Sunday or Monday for ours

Input?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 28, 2010, 04:59:57 PM
Sunday sounds good, Monday may be pushing it cause people are getting ready for the end.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on January 28, 2010, 11:21:13 PM
Enthusiastically seconding Sunday.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 29, 2010, 08:32:16 AM
I'm liking Sunday as well right now. I'll change it on the front page and once the times are announced for the big gatherings I'll pick a time.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 29, 2010, 02:11:12 PM
Grah, I had a wonderful idea for a cosplay, to make a "bulletproof" vest using cardboard and cloth, then stenciling the name "Builders League United" on the back in blue, and cosplaying as a VIP from TFC......Gah... such a good idea too...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 29, 2010, 02:15:32 PM
Grah, I had a wonderful idea for a cosplay, to make a "bulletproof" vest using cardboard and cloth, then stenciling the name "Builders League United" on the back in blue, and cosplaying as a VIP from TFC......Gah... such a good idea too...

But now someone can steal your ideal!!!!! Take it back and use it some other time!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 29, 2010, 03:39:42 PM
Grah, I had a wonderful idea for a cosplay, to make a "bulletproof" vest using cardboard and cloth, then stenciling the name "Builders League United" on the back in blue, and cosplaying as a VIP from TFC......Gah... such a good idea too...

But now someone can steal your ideal!!!!! Take it back and use it some other time!

[TF2 Heavy shout voice] NO![/TF2 Heavy shout voice]
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: MrFreeman on February 01, 2010, 12:03:54 PM
Half-Life-
MrFreeman(TF2chan)-Gordon Freeman
I have no idea when I was added to this and am not sure why I was not made aware, but I'm glad I'm on it!  ;D

I'm definately not going to have the HEV Suit, as I had promised last year. I will not debut it until I feel it does Freeman 100% justice. Employee of the Month Freeman will be making his NorCal debut. However, I am unsure the Gravity Gun can make it. I'd have to ship it up to NorCal, because I would not trust it on a flight.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 01, 2010, 12:26:51 PM
Awww... you were the one with the electronic Crowbar right?

Blast, I was hoping for that H.E.V. suit to be done. Oh well.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: MrFreeman on February 01, 2010, 06:06:38 PM
Awww... you were the one with the electronic Crowbar right?
Haha, that old Superman bendable crowbar? Oh man, so old hat. I've recently upgraded (http://www.flickr.com/photos/howiemuzika/3770740472/sizes/l/)!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 01, 2010, 10:24:05 PM
Awww... you were the one with the electronic Crowbar right?
Haha, that old Superman bendable crowbar? Oh man, so old hat. I've recently upgraded (http://www.flickr.com/photos/howiemuzika/3770740472/sizes/l/)!

I love the expression of the guy behind you it's almost a "Holy **** is that Gordon Freeman?" look.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 03, 2010, 09:37:12 AM
Half-Life-
MrFreeman(TF2chan)-Gordon Freeman
I have no idea when I was added to this and am not sure why I was not made aware, but I'm glad I'm on it!  ;D

I'm definately not going to have the HEV Suit, as I had promised last year. I will not debut it until I feel it does Freeman 100% justice. Employee of the Month Freeman will be making his NorCal debut. However, I am unsure the Gravity Gun can make it. I'd have to ship it up to NorCal, because I would not trust it on a flight.

Lol, sorry! I added you from the tf2chan forums onto my list. I hope that is ok!?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: MrFreeman on February 03, 2010, 10:28:07 AM
Lol, sorry! I added you from the tf2chan forums onto my list. I hope that is ok!?
Yeah, that's no problem. I'm not actually a tf2chan regular, but I was posted there after Anime Expo. I just happened to visit there that one day and discuss how the "Valve" meet went at last Fanime. Abeit, it was my first attempt at Freeman, so I can imagine why they wouldn't have wanted me in any of the pictures  :P
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 03, 2010, 10:31:36 AM
Lol, sorry! I added you from the tf2chan forums onto my list. I hope that is ok!?
Yeah, that's no problem. I'm not actually a tf2chan regular, but I was posted there after Anime Expo. I just happened to visit there that one day and discuss how the "Valve" meet went at last Fanime. Abeit, it was my first attempt at Freeman, so I can imagine why they wouldn't have wanted me in any of the pictures  :P

Well, we certainly look forward to your cosplay!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 03, 2010, 09:11:49 PM
Considering changing to HECU Engineer because I've got a couple good ideas on how to do said cosplay.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 04, 2010, 02:59:39 PM
Ok, after doing some spying (lol) around the other forums it looks like there are going to be a few big ones on Sunday and we kinda steer clear of them so here's what's up:


Shonen Jump - Will be huge and is meeting at 3
Naruto - Another HUGE gathering at 12-ish
Kuroshitsuji - at 4
Hetalia Axis Powers - at 12

Now, these are all UNOFFICIAL times and can change without warning.

So, Where do we stand?

Before 12, between 1-3, or after 4?

What do we think guys?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 04, 2010, 04:26:29 PM
My Vote's for before 12, or after 4.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: jacktchance on February 05, 2010, 12:33:40 AM
After 4
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on February 10, 2010, 02:23:57 AM
Gonna say before 12.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 19, 2010, 10:19:44 AM
Ok, apparently the Naruto gathering will get there's time together this evening (hopefully) and then we can cement our time as well soon.


Hope everyone is well and not procrastinating on their costume as much as me ^^;
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 19, 2010, 08:59:05 PM
Trying to get long muted black fake nails for my Hunter Cosplay, and I have  Urban Camo pants (working on getting the BDU shirt) and welding goggles if I decided to swap to the Engineer.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Aphaestus on February 19, 2010, 11:24:20 PM
I'm working on the Ambassador, Sapper, and Butterfly knife for my Spy cosplay. Also a sniper rifle and a kukri for my friend's Sniper cosplay. Mostly everything is close to the painting stage. But projects and homework from classes are screwing with my prop making time  :-\

I can post links to the WIPs of the props if anyone wants to see em.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: will [ishida] on February 20, 2010, 10:04:57 AM
Other outfits have presented themselves to me, so sadly I will not be cosplaying Sniper. I'll be sure to take pics of you guys though.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on February 22, 2010, 02:42:03 AM
I'm working on the Ambassador, Sapper, and Butterfly knife for my Spy cosplay. Also a sniper rifle and a kukri for my friend's Sniper cosplay. Mostly everything is close to the painting stage. But projects and homework from classes are screwing with my prop making time  :-\

I can post links to the WIPs of the props if anyone wants to see em.

Do it! Post 'em all, I love seeing props and WIPs. I've only seen a handful of Ambassadors, too, so good job taking on a monster.

I'll share mine as well since it's finally at a somewhat presentable stage. It's a bit crudely put together in the photos, as nothing is permanently attached yet so I can spray paint it once I get around to doing that.

Stands about 46" (In the game, it's about 56" assuming that Solly is 6' exactly. I'm 5'5" and a bit petite so I made it to better fit my size)
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/fanime2010/thewholething.jpg)  (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/fanime2010/wewt.jpg)
Sight comparison: (Don't mind the block, it was there to help me measure and I forgot to take it off. Fun fact: it actually folds in.)
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/fanime2010/sightcomparison.png)

EVERYONE POST YER STUFF!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 22, 2010, 08:39:58 AM
Wow that's great everyone! Amazing Rocket Launcher ^^


I'm sooooo behind on my sewing and props!


I really need to work on my cosplay and I've bought all the material and many pieces for my weapon but damn school and work and boyfriend!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 22, 2010, 08:42:03 AM
Trying to get long muted black fake nails for my Hunter Cosplay, and I have  Urban Camo pants (working on getting the BDU shirt) and welding goggles if I decided to swap to the Engineer.


Here's where I got my boyfriend's welding goggles:
http://www.tool-sale.com/welding-goggles-p-3140.html
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 22, 2010, 08:43:31 AM
I'm working on the Ambassador, Sapper, and Butterfly knife for my Spy cosplay. Also a sniper rifle and a kukri for my friend's Sniper cosplay. Mostly everything is close to the painting stage. But projects and homework from classes are screwing with my prop making time  :-\

I can post links to the WIPs of the props if anyone wants to see em.

Do you know what color your friend is yet?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Aphaestus on February 22, 2010, 08:39:53 PM
I'm working on the Ambassador, Sapper, and Butterfly knife for my Spy cosplay. Also a sniper rifle and a kukri for my friend's Sniper cosplay. Mostly everything is close to the painting stage. But projects and homework from classes are screwing with my prop making time  :-\

I can post links to the WIPs of the props if anyone wants to see em.

Do you know what color your friend is yet?
My friend will be a Red Sniper.

I'm just gonna direct link to my WIPs, since i dont want to overload the servers on here Oo
Here they are:
Ambassador: http://aphaestus.deviantart.com/art/White-Ambassador-153985348
                  http://aphaestus.deviantart.com/art/Ambassador-WIP-2-139754606
                  http://aphaestus.deviantart.com/art/Ambassador-Engraving-149961921
Butterfly Knife: http://aphaestus.deviantart.com/art/Butterfly-Knife-WIP-139754830
Sapper: http://aphaestus.deviantart.com/art/Sapper-WIP-139756113
Sniper Rifle: http://aphaestus.deviantart.com/art/Sniper-Rifle-WIP-153984292
Kukri: http://aphaestus.deviantart.com/art/Kukri-WIP-2-153983951
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: BSaphire on February 23, 2010, 09:55:19 AM
@ Avairrianna:

I sent you a pm. Please respond asap

Arigatou
B
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 23, 2010, 03:50:02 PM
Trying to get long muted black fake nails for my Hunter Cosplay, and I have  Urban Camo pants (working on getting the BDU shirt) and welding goggles if I decided to swap to the Engineer.


Here's where I got my boyfriend's welding goggles:
http://www.tool-sale.com/welding-goggles-p-3140.html


I already have a set of goggles though. Think you may have misread my post.

Here's what I have: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-94078161416260_2095_47979983

Wildcat shade 5s. Since I do a lot of Oxy-Acetelyne stuff already I'm just going to use the set that I have already.

Basically I'm doing my take on this guy: (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/Arraxus/HECUEngi.jpg)

Because of how cheap I am I'm not getting a combat helmet and am instead using an Urban Camo BDU service cap. I'm going to see if my uncle has an old heavy combat vest from when he served in Vietnam and use that as a stand in for the PCV armor. Barring that I might chop up my old alice pack into a vest of some sort. Or use that for the Oxy-Acetylene rig harness.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 24, 2010, 08:38:54 AM
Ok guys now that some gatherings have been officially been put up we need to hammer out a time and get on the list asap!


The three big gatherings on Sunday are at 11, 12, and 3

So, are we looking at 1, 2, 4 or later?

I personally like maybe 1:30 because it gets Naruto enough time to move to their picnic (And the Naruto gathering NEVER lasts JUST one hour) and us and hour and a half to do things before Shonen Jump comes in. Plus, I'd rather we all meet up early in the day so we can like ambush each other throughout the day and con afterwards. (We'd be much more likely to interact spontaneously if we've all already hung out.)


What's everyone's 2 cents?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 24, 2010, 03:38:39 PM
Early morning breakfast picnic of some kind on Saturday like a meet and greet of some kind?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 25, 2010, 08:30:31 AM
Early morning breakfast picnic of some kind on Saturday like a meet and greet of some kind?

Well, that sounds like fun but I was thinking more like just earlier in the day on the Sunday then late afternoon/early evening. Plus Sunday is the Black and White ball and Music Fest day.


I'll put in our request for 1:30 and it can be changed as much we want til mid May
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: MrFreeman on February 25, 2010, 02:31:34 PM
I must, regrettably, inform the Valve gathering people that I will not be making it to Fanime this year. While I'm not the most accurate Freeman, I hope to have, by next year, some sort of HEV Suit. I apologize to those who were looking forward to seeing a Freeman of any kind and apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.  :(
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 25, 2010, 09:27:01 PM
Blast... oh well we all have lives. Good luck with yours.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on February 26, 2010, 05:22:44 PM
Dang Aphaestus, those look spectacular. That's so cool you're a woodworker as well :)

I must, regrettably, inform the Valve gathering people that I will not be making it to Fanime this year.
;_;

And Avai-- 1:30 is a good time in my opinion, good job taking into consideration the Naruto fanclub shenanigans. I don't know when the panel I'm working at will be scheduled, but I really, really hope it doesn't conflict :/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 01, 2010, 09:51:39 AM
Dang Aphaestus, those look spectacular. That's so cool you're a woodworker as well :)

I must, regrettably, inform the Valve gathering people that I will not be making it to Fanime this year.
;_;

And Avai-- 1:30 is a good time in my opinion, good job taking into consideration the Naruto fanclub shenanigans. I don't know when the panel I'm working at will be scheduled, but I really, really hope it doesn't conflict :/

Thank you! I'm trying to do my best! ^^

AND.....I have exciting news! I finally sewed my costume!!!!!!!!! YAY I stopped procrastinating...3 months in advance..... not sure if that's still procrastinating but yeah! I wish I could put pictures up but that would give away my cosplay... T-T I'm not sure I'm ready to announce it...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 01, 2010, 11:42:54 AM
Gonna hit the Home Depot today and gety some materials to make the Oxy-fuel rig for the Engineer.

If it works out I'm going to cosplay the HECU engi, I just haven't decided if I'll cosplay him for the gathering or not.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on March 02, 2010, 05:34:37 PM
Yo Avai, this might've been mentioned already but where is the gathering gonna happen? The fountain? I just assumed the fountain since it's kind of "the spot". Just checkin'!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 03, 2010, 08:50:56 AM
Yo Avai, this might've been mentioned already but where is the gathering gonna happen? The fountain? I just assumed the fountain since it's kind of "the spot". Just checkin'!

MP:FiF CE MS (Marriott side of fountains) ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 05, 2010, 12:09:20 AM
Oh, hey this posts for any Valve fans that haven't already seen it:

http://kotaku.com/5483162/portal-mysteriously-updated-with-secret-radio-codes-new-achievement?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kotaku%2Ffull+(Kotaku)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq9oKn-SJCU

Valve's been doing a bunch of updates to Portal, including changing the ending of Portal slightly, as well as adding in a new achievement involving the radios. The sound files in the updates can be converted into ASCII images pertaining to Portal and Half Life 2.


I swear to god if Gabe is just screwing with us....dammit I dunno what I'll do..
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 10, 2010, 03:48:03 PM
Would you Kindly change the First post to reflect that I might Cosplay as either a L4D hunter or an HECU Combat Engineer for the gathering considering that I am working on my Engineer cosplay, and am getting closer to it.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: MetalPriestess on March 10, 2010, 09:18:29 PM
If the gathering is Sunday, then I will be there as a blue soldier with red hair and a rocket launcher.  ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 11, 2010, 04:13:47 PM
Updated! ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 11, 2010, 04:37:12 PM
That Soldier's a RED Spy!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 17, 2010, 04:10:41 PM
I think I might have come across a really cool thing for everyone that's in our gathering ^^ I hope it works out!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 17, 2010, 04:49:33 PM
And that might be?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 18, 2010, 08:45:01 AM
It wont be an awesome surprise if I tell you guys
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 18, 2010, 09:57:09 PM
Hmmm...I wonder if the brass in the pressure gauges for the false regulators on the oxy-fuel setup will be allowable... the rovers are pretty strict on metals, but it's nigh impossible to get a non metallic pressure gauge...


Been designing the Oxy-fuel rig for my Engineer cosplay and I ran into that problem.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 19, 2010, 12:46:33 PM
I know! I'm running into the same problems in designing things to be 'safe' and I'm getting sick of it!


I need a pressure valve for a couple of things and I don't know what to do other then cardboard...tacky....
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 19, 2010, 04:37:58 PM
Meh, I'll fire off a query to the rovers and see if I can, since it's not something I'm going to be waving around anyway.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 22, 2010, 08:54:57 AM
Yay! My spray paint works on my material! One more step closer to finishing! Now if only my sewing machine would sew through the fabric properly....



P.S. I am on spring break this week but will not be on here for a couple of days due to a oral surgery and having no internet at my house... (I hate living in the stone age at my house... freaking older parents) but on the bright side I'll probably be bored out of my mind And out of my mind on pain killersand I'll get some more costumes done!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 23, 2010, 12:11:31 PM
Ok, so Mike got back to me on my query.

Quote
As long as the pressure gauge is securely attached to the backpack and the backpack is secured to your person I don't that as an issue. you may want to come the Peace bonding table and have it checked out and maybe even zip tied so no one harasses you in the halls. If you have any questions or any issues ask them to radio me and I will have a look at it personally.


~ Thank You

.\\ike
Fanime Rovers
Department Head

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM, Sefa Sefirosu <sefirosusefa@yahoo.com> wrote:

    I am currently in the process of designing a prop Backpack Oxy-fuel cutting rig for my HECU Combat Engineer Cosplay (From the Half Life game Opposing Force), and I've run into the problem that the only pressure gauges I can find are made of brass, Aluminum, or stainless steel.

    Since the Prop is part of a backpack and I'm not going to be waving it around like some sword crazed (or crowbar crazed if I stick to the Half life series) lunatic, would it be problematic if I were to use the metal pressure gauge? Or would I have to coat the metal surfaces with a rubber compound of some sort to pass muster?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 23, 2010, 12:54:21 PM
Ok, so Mike got back to me on my query.

Quote
As long as the pressure gauge is securely attached to the backpack and the backpack is secured to your person I don't that as an issue. you may want to come the Peace bonding table and have it checked out and maybe even zip tied so no one harasses you in the halls. If you have any questions or any issues ask them to radio me and I will have a look at it personally.


~ Thank You

.\\ike
Fanime Rovers
Department Head

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM, Sefa Sefirosu <sefirosusefa@yahoo.com> wrote:

    I am currently in the process of designing a prop Backpack Oxy-fuel cutting rig for my HECU Combat Engineer Cosplay (From the Half Life game Opposing Force), and I've run into the problem that the only pressure gauges I can find are made of brass, Aluminum, or stainless steel.

    Since the Prop is part of a backpack and I'm not going to be waving it around like some sword crazed (or crowbar crazed if I stick to the Half life series) lunatic, would it be problematic if I were to use the metal pressure gauge? Or would I have to coat the metal surfaces with a rubber compound of some sort to pass muster?

Oh good! That helps. BTW I found the most amazing person who makes TF2 patches!!! *squeeee* I'm gonna order from her ^^

http://neithersparky.deviantart.com/art/Team-Fortress-2-Patch-141871577
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on March 23, 2010, 04:03:01 PM
I'm actually a fan of http://kingdom-arts.org/patches.html. She takes in account that patches on RED uniforms are orangey-yellow (whereas BLUs are pure yellow) which is great for people with accuracy OCD. Dunno the prices on the person from DA, though, they might be cheaper.

Also Kingdom Arts does the company logos. Not as high-quality as the ones you'd get from the WAR BONDS! pack but not bad nonetheless.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 24, 2010, 10:07:55 AM
Hmmmm... wonder if I could get her to do a couple custom patches for me based on the designs I'm working on.

Basically a variation on the special forces insignia...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 04, 2010, 06:22:44 PM
Meh, Decided on no patches for the uniform... that and I still need to get the Top bdu shirt.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 05, 2010, 08:53:38 AM
Just for people's reference whether they want one for cosplays or to add to person stuff ^^

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44098346

All done!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 07, 2010, 10:55:06 PM
So who's Psyched up for Fanime already?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 08, 2010, 09:09:55 AM
I SOOO am!!!!!!!

And BTW for the people who live in Central and Southern CA on May 2 there is going to be the first ever Bakersfield anime convention!!!!

http://www.bak-anime.com/

It's a one day con right now and it's by the same people as Sac-Anime! It's $6 at the door and from 10-6 on May 2 (Sunday) so if you're near Bakersfield and want a little quick con to amp you up for Fanime please come! I live in Bakersfield and would love to see some people out there so we can have another great con in CA! ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 08, 2010, 03:57:16 PM
Hmmmm...I'll see about it. I live about and hour and a half North of Bakersfield in the small town/firehazard of Coalinga.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 09, 2010, 09:51:59 AM
REALLY!? You live in Coalinga?! Crazy...

Well I hope you can come and join us ^^ We will most likely sporting our TF2 outfits as a big group so yeah

P.S. My weapon is in the makings today ^^ I'm so excited!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 13, 2010, 04:42:01 PM
Nope. Sorry, can't go on that day. Have to be in Fresburg for Employee orientation on a job I'm trying to land for the summer.

Had a Crazy (possibly good though) idea on how to make the Oxy fuel Canisters for my Engineer cosplay... Still need to get the Urban Camo shirt though.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Chocolate Thunder on April 13, 2010, 09:51:29 PM
I should be able to go as Coach for this Fanime.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 14, 2010, 08:50:53 AM
Nope. Sorry, can't go on that day. Have to be in Fresburg for Employee orientation on a job I'm trying to land for the summer.

Had a Crazy (possibly good though) idea on how to make the Oxy fuel Canisters for my Engineer cosplay... Still need to get the Urban Camo shirt though.

AHHHHH!!!!!!!! No... I'm sadder now... But new job is good. I'm waiting to hear back if I've gotten my summer internship with an oil company (feels like I've sold my soul...) but I understand.

I really need to get my but in gear with my costumes and props for my boyfriend and me... sigh
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 16, 2010, 02:09:34 PM
Throughout my search for my friend's TF2 and L4D pieces I think I've gotten pretty good at finding stuff now. If anyone needs help looking or thinking of something for their cosplay please ask ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Konata00 on April 16, 2010, 06:32:33 PM
D'aww

When I saw valve - I really just associate it with Steam ;_;

me and a bunch of friends are doing Killing Floor cosplay on sunday ;_____;

EDIT: I might be doing Ellis on sunday!! =D with my girlfriend as Zoey - Weird pairing eh? XD
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 19, 2010, 09:13:58 AM
D'aww

When I saw valve - I really just associate it with Steam ;_;

me and a bunch of friends are doing Killing Floor cosplay on sunday ;_____;

EDIT: I might be doing Ellis on sunday!! =D with my girlfriend as Zoey - Weird pairing eh? XD

Awwww........ Well things might change for your group down the road! Let me know if that happens and I'll add you to the list ^^

That's not too bad! I'm going as Zoey and my boyfriend's going as Nick  :P But not on Sunday. Probably Monday
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 20, 2010, 04:02:10 PM
Ok, so we're sunday out in front of the con entrance at 1:30 near the fountains on the Marriot side right?


Also, put me down as decided I'm cosplaying a L4D1 hunter for sure.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 22, 2010, 09:01:28 AM
Ok, so we're sunday out in front of the con entrance at 1:30 near the fountains on the Marriot side right?


Also, put me down as decided I'm cosplaying a L4D1 hunter for sure.

Yes and ok! I'll put you down officially ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 26, 2010, 09:37:22 AM
Well, with less than a week before Bak-Anime forcing me to finish my TF2 cosplay I can now say proudly that I have finished enough to be recognizable and be wearing complete clothing!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!


Though I'm still debating whether to let you guys know/see pictures of what I'm going as...... *shifty eyes*


My bf's engy is amazing though ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 28, 2010, 11:54:00 AM
Almost done with my costume and my bf's engy for this weekend's con ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: fyibonk762 on April 30, 2010, 01:47:15 PM
woot, finnaly back on forums, last minute sign in for me, i'll be going as the spy (another blu XD)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: vixentail on May 02, 2010, 05:32:19 PM
I plan to attend the gathering as the Bride Witch from The Passing (L4D).

I'm bringing along Zoey and possibly a Spitter.

(:
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 04, 2010, 07:11:11 AM
I plan to attend the gathering as the Bride Witch from The Passing (L4D).

I'm bringing along Zoey and possibly a Spitter.

(:

Wait?......Bride Witch?.....Meh, the NPC's always snipershotgun the witch and kill her before I even see it on that level.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: fyibonk762 on May 04, 2010, 07:16:24 AM
I plan to attend the gathering as the Bride Witch from The Passing (L4D).


sweet, you'll be the first bride-witch cosplay in california,
btwyou wouldnt happen to be the witch and zoey from jacon 2009 now would you?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCL9Tdgwn9c
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 05, 2010, 08:46:34 AM
I love the Bride witch! ^^ It scared my friends when they saw her like that


Also, I finished my TF2 cosplay! And here it is!

Original Inspiration:
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/Avairrianna/Fanime%202010/124760660691.jpg)

My cosplay:
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/Avairrianna/Fanime%202010/GEDC0723.jpg)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/Avairrianna/Fanime%202010/GEDC0722.jpg)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: fyibonk762 on May 06, 2010, 01:00:19 PM
sweeeeeet, that pyro is a pyro :o
adding friend to list: my best buddy the hunter  ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 06, 2010, 02:50:44 PM
sweeeeeet, that pyro is a pyro :o
adding friend to list: my best buddy the hunter  ;D

Thank you ^^ ok I'll add your friend as a hunter
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 07, 2010, 07:28:50 PM
I love the Bride witch! ^^ It scared my friends when they saw her like that


Also, I finished my TF2 cosplay! And here it is!
[Images]


Awesome.



Also: Running into issues with making the Oxyfuel rig I hadn't anticipated... Going to see what I can get at an irrigation supply shop nearby to remedy the situation, failing that I can make a wooden tripod and fake auto turret from HL1 and carry that instead.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: extrasensory on May 10, 2010, 12:28:10 PM
Total noob at this forum yeah

Hi, I'm Vixentail's Spitter friend.  :D It's a go, I'll be there. In all my spitter-ness.
I'll also be dragging a hunter along, possibly. I'll confirm that later...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 11, 2010, 08:14:32 AM
Total noob at this forum yeah

Hi, I'm Vixentail's Spitter friend.  :D It's a go, I'll be there. In all my spitter-ness.
I'll also be dragging a hunter along, possibly. I'll confirm that later...

Great! Glad to have you aboard
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Faraday on May 11, 2010, 08:15:00 PM
Sadly I think I'll have to drop Zoey from my cosplay list this year :( But I'll definately drop by on Sunday to see what shenanigans occur, haha.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: extrasensory on May 12, 2010, 03:32:44 PM
Awesome, glad to be aboard.  ;)
This is my first time going to any kind of gathering, so I'm pretty much a noob. Could someone clear up what FiF CE MS means? I'm gonna feel really dumb if it's something really simple fml

Anyways, here's a picture, just because.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/x3e79i.jpg)

If anyone cares and or has any suggestions on how to help me perfect the make-up, feel free to comment, please.  :)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: meo on May 12, 2010, 04:28:43 PM
Oh awesome. LOVE IT!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on May 12, 2010, 08:22:35 PM
Dang, that's creative. Can't wait to see it in person!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 13, 2010, 02:17:09 PM
Wow that's scary awesome lol!


FiF CE MS = Front of Fountains on the Marriot Side
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: fyibonk762 on May 15, 2010, 10:15:15 PM
duuuuuude thats awesome!!!
cant wait to see it at fanime
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: jacktchance on May 16, 2010, 12:49:23 AM
Those are great costumes. 

2 weeks til the con.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Darkin on May 17, 2010, 08:18:11 PM
I won't have a Valve costume finished in time for Fanime this year, but I am so coming to take pictures!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 19, 2010, 11:41:12 PM
Running into enough issues with my engineer Cosplay that I might have to swap out and be a Hunter..... which means I need to refind my stage makeup.

Oh wait found it just now.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 20, 2010, 03:00:29 PM
Running into enough issues with my engineer Cosplay that I might have to swap out and be a Hunter..... which means I need to refind my stage makeup.

Oh wait found it just now.

Want me to put you down as Hunter then?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 20, 2010, 11:05:08 PM
Not quite yet. I've found a workaround... maybe.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 21, 2010, 08:12:32 AM
Not quite yet. I've found a workaround... maybe.

The using of lightweight metal? Yeah I saw that post lol hope it works
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 23, 2010, 02:34:40 PM
One week away! Holy crap time snuck up on me!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 24, 2010, 09:41:25 AM
One week away! Holy crap time snuck up on me!

Oh god I know! My TF2 is basically done (Just a bit of revisions to the flamethrower) and I need to alter the Zoey Jacket but my biggest workings now is my Gaia costume...stupid sword
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Hawkbat on May 26, 2010, 04:16:04 PM
My group lost the demoman and the heavy =/ but all the other costumes are going great! Unfortunately we wont be able to make the meetup on Sunday. if we are able to make Sunday at all it'll be in the evening. We'll be around on sat still though.

Lord_Hawkbat
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: chris-barstow on May 26, 2010, 06:07:51 PM
I think I have just a horde zombie costume so I might go.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Foxberry on May 27, 2010, 10:48:37 AM
Can't make it to the Sunday gathering but my boyfriend and I will be bringing out scouts on Monday.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Shuruto on May 29, 2010, 11:53:18 PM
Just found out about this today. I just wanted to say that I, Shuruto. Will be joining in as a Red Sniper. And I also am bringing along a red spy and Red Medic.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: kaseru on May 30, 2010, 04:20:00 AM
Fff I figured I may as well clock in for this. I'll be at the gathering tomorrow afternoon, I'm the ridiculously tall girl in the grey hoodie going as a L4D2-oid hunter (ripped sleeves and hot weather, represent~~~).
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 30, 2010, 12:23:47 PM
I've been out spreading the word about this. Let's make this go down without a hitch.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Shuruto on May 30, 2010, 10:14:09 PM
Wow! The meet up went great! Good times for all and whatnot.

 So is there somewhere I can see all of the pictures that were taken?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: jacktchance on May 31, 2010, 01:28:32 AM
*BONK*

This gathering was by far the best organized out of the three I attended.  Hope to see you all next year!

Also, to the Red Heavy for staying in character the whole con, thanks.  That was awesome.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: kaseru on May 31, 2010, 01:49:41 AM
Also, to the Red Heavy for staying in character the whole con, thanks.  That was awesome.

Yeah, that heavy was utterly badass. It was my first meetup ever, but zomg you all were ++awesome and it was only slightly terrifying!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: meo on May 31, 2010, 12:21:52 PM
Gathering was amazing! I look lots of pictures and I'll upload them asap and link everyone :)

-Red Medic!!!!!! <3
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 31, 2010, 01:39:59 PM
The Red Heavy was in character.....the whole con?....Wow.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on May 31, 2010, 02:11:03 PM
RED SOLDIER GIRL HERE, I'M SO SAD I WAS LATE :(

SOMEONE GET THOSE PICS UP!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: MetalPriestess on May 31, 2010, 04:56:02 PM
HelloDolly, your costume was amazing!  As was the red heavy guy.

Blue soldier girl here, the gathering was so much fun, even if my rocket launcher decided to break. (Thank god for electrical tape)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Shuruto on May 31, 2010, 05:52:12 PM
Ahhhhh... So good to be out of those sniper boots. But Fanime was great. Hope to see y'all next year.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Teamster on May 31, 2010, 07:42:01 PM
BLU spy with the Yaranaika mask here.

I want to commend everyone for a great meetup. If anyone has pictures, I'd love to get my hands on them. I especially want to thank the RED heavy for being magnificently in character the entire con, you really made it even more fantastic.

AIM: cri773r
MSN: art.teamster@gmail.com
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: FinalStar on May 31, 2010, 08:25:06 PM
Red Medic here!

That was a great meeting. I cant wait to see the pictures from the event.
Next year ill have a special addition to my medic costume that would be ubercharged...lol
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Teamster on May 31, 2010, 08:39:51 PM
RED SOLDIER GIRL HERE, I'M SO SAD I WAS LATE :(

SOMEONE GET THOSE PICS UP!!!

FWIW, your attention to detail is impeccable. Also, kickass rocket launcher and grenade taunt. Pulled the whole thing together.  ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: meo on May 31, 2010, 08:42:28 PM
I've been uploading photos.
So keep checking back for more. http://tpacket.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on June 01, 2010, 09:11:04 PM
I've been uploading photos.
So keep checking back for more. http://tpacket.deviantart.com/

Thank you so much for the uploads I'm sure we'll all keep checking for pics ^^

Thank you to everyone who came and made it awesome! Also thank you to all those who say I did a good job running it, I hope'd I didn't come off as a hard-ass b*tch and got everyone enough time for pictures!

Here's to Fanime 2011 and to another awesome Valve gathering!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on June 01, 2010, 11:29:55 PM
Nah, I think you did well organizing the gathering.

Hopefully we'll get Doctor freeman to show up next year and a few other Half Life characters so I won't be the only person out there representing Half Life again.


Thanks again to the Engineer who loaned me the pipewrench and the scout who loaned me the headcrab.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: fyibonk762 on June 02, 2010, 04:45:21 PM
blue spy (that wouldnt shut up) here!
had a super fun time this year, sorry i couldnt stay a little longer after the meet up but i had an awesome time and you were all amazing, espicially the red heavy
hope i see you all again next year!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Hawkbat on June 04, 2010, 12:55:17 AM
Terribly sad we missed it, My group was a red scout, sniper (me), medic, engineer and a blue spy walking around Saturday. we ran into a few of you, the heavy was indeed awesome and red soldier girl was a hoot. hope to make it next year though my group may want to change costumes
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on June 04, 2010, 02:25:41 PM
Here's my collection of finding other peoples pics and my own consolidated together! ^^

Mostly Valve pics

http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/Avairrianna/Fanime%202010/

Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: BSaphire on June 04, 2010, 03:51:06 PM
Here's my collection of finding other peoples pics and my own consolidated together! ^^
Mostly Valve pics

http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/Avairrianna/Fanime%202010/
Awesome gathering everyone! Avairrianna, I'm gonna use your link above and put assorted photogs for the Photography, Blog, ect. thread. There are some really great pics in there!

So you are running this again next year right? I sure hope so, I had some people talk about how fun and organized it was when they were at the CG table. If you are can you just change the subject line in the first post to reflect 2011 and update the first post for next year. I will get it up on the new 2011 gatherings and events URL thread as soon as I see it.

Again, great job on the cosplay & gathering everyone!

Squidge
B
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Aphaestus on June 05, 2010, 12:11:16 AM
@Avairrianna

I have uploaded more photos of the Valve gathering onto DeviantArt if you want to add em to your album.
They are 383-473. My friend had the camera and he went kinda crazy XD


Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: HelloDolly on June 06, 2010, 07:29:31 PM
By the way, here's the Steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TF2Fanime (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TF2Fanime). I imagine we'll be using it to schedule future TF2 gatherings, skit planning, and possible server take-overs.

Thanks for the compliments, guys! And Priestess, here's the photo I snagged of us. Good stuff.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/fanime2010/29049_1192151622712_1796044012_3712.jpg)

Av, you did a GREAT job of directing the gathering. I hope you plan on another one in '11!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on June 10, 2010, 11:01:15 AM
Ok, First post changed geared for 2011!!!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on June 10, 2010, 12:54:47 PM
@Avairrianna

I have uploaded more photos of the Valve gathering onto DeviantArt if you want to add em to your album.
They are 383-473. My friend had the camera and he went kinda crazy XD




Can you post a link please?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Aphaestus on June 10, 2010, 01:54:29 PM
@Avairrianna

I have uploaded more photos of the Valve gathering onto DeviantArt if you want to add em to your album.
They are 383-473. My friend had the camera and he went kinda crazy XD




Can you post a link please?

aphaestus.deviantart.com (http://aphaestus.deviantart.com)

You already have many of my photos in your album =P
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2010!
Post by: Avairrianna on June 11, 2010, 04:43:33 PM
@Avairrianna

I have uploaded more photos of the Valve gathering onto DeviantArt if you want to add em to your album.
They are 383-473. My friend had the camera and he went kinda crazy XD




Can you post a link please?

aphaestus.deviantart.com (http://aphaestus.deviantart.com)

You already have many of my photos in your album =P

Oh lol I do and I keep finding new stuff and adding to mine so yeah...


I've come to the conclusion that I need to cut my hood a little so it doesn't drown my head in pics lol
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: DJXtremist on June 11, 2010, 07:59:11 PM
Hey Im planning on going next year as a normal looking RED medic
(Im retiring the casual medic)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on June 14, 2010, 02:13:39 PM
Hey Im planning on going next year as a normal looking RED medic
(Im retiring the casual medic)

Awesome! I guess I should maybe start the list now for next year


BTW everyone, did anyone count/does everyone think we had over 60 people at our gathering? I think we did and I tried to count but kinda failed....
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on June 15, 2010, 08:10:49 AM
Easily over 60 people.


Mark me down as a definite (unless something inconceivable throws a wrench into my plans) as Half Life Character. I'm considering working on the gear to be a Combine Overwatch member. Failing that I'll be an HECU member again.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: vixentail on June 15, 2010, 05:22:35 PM
I'm so glad they decided to do Left 4 Dead twice, because I missed the first one (along with my whole group).
I was the Bride Witch, and I had a lot of fun!
Everyone at the gathering was so nice, and I met a lot of cool people there. (:

I'm going again next year, probably as the bride witch again. :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on June 16, 2010, 02:17:04 PM
I'm so glad they decided to do Left 4 Dead twice, because I missed the first one (along with my whole group).
I was the Bride Witch, and I had a lot of fun!
Everyone at the gathering was so nice, and I met a lot of cool people there. (:

I'm going again next year, probably as the bride witch again. :D

Yeah I'm glad you made it and, I kinda got the feeling that people were missing which is why I did basically everyone twice. Not sure if I should do that next year of have all non-TF2 cosplayers be first and basically have them assemble half an hour earlier than TF2?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on June 18, 2010, 07:47:47 PM
I'm hoping Doc Freeman shows up so I'm not the only one representing Half Life there.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: LadyAisha on June 19, 2010, 10:39:34 PM
I missed the entire gathering because someone mixed up the times... I'll be the bride witch!  :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: MetalPriestess on July 10, 2010, 05:42:57 PM
I'm hoping Doc Freeman shows up so I'm not the only one representing Half Life there.

There always needs to be more Gordon Freeman. 

And assuming I can go (I should be able to), I'll be either the Blu Soldier again or Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2.  ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Carmel-pop on July 14, 2010, 05:55:56 PM
Last year was so much fun! I was the Zoey with the black hair. I don't know if anyone remembers me....
 .__.

But I'll definitely be there next year!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: DerangedGenius on July 15, 2010, 01:28:10 PM
Still deciding between RED Engie or BLU Sniper. I'll post again when I have a definite choice. ^^;
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on September 06, 2010, 01:23:42 PM
Currently working on some female L4D/L4D2 infected (we may or may not have a female Boomer). Also Nick from L4D2 (more than likely).

Myself as a female Smoker (as rendered by Zarla of deviantart.com) (http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/046/5/a/The_card_in_cardiac_arrest_by_zarla.png), a friend as a Boomer (still waiting on her confirmation - I showed her what the female Boomer looks like, and she was hesitant to confirm), and her sister as my Hunter (as rendered in that aforementioned picture URL). My boyfriend will most likely be Nick.

I just hope the Valve gathering will be on the same day as any Rock Band tourney that may take place; we're going to perform... and I really don't want to be Smoker more than one day: the makeup will take HOURS to put on, and I'm sure it'll take forever to get out of, as well.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on November 10, 2010, 12:05:20 PM
Updated front page on 11/10!

If you are unsure or change your mind later on what you'll be cosplaying as please let me know and it's no big deal seeing as Fanime is 6 months away! Can you believe it?!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rank on November 10, 2010, 04:13:23 PM
Returning as the same RED solly from last year (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/fanime2010/4654707055_d6005b39f0_b.jpg). Go ahead and put down Kaizoku (yup, *THE* L4D Kaizoku. I'm half surprised he's not cosplaying a Hunter :T) as RED Medic.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rank on November 10, 2010, 04:22:09 PM
Also, if any of you have ideas on how to construct a Killer's Kabuto, let me know! I'm thinking about attempting to tackle it since I've already got the important prop out of the way.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Antstep on November 17, 2010, 06:40:59 PM
You can put me down as a red or blu spy. Undecided on team.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: TuddtFudders on November 27, 2010, 08:53:02 PM
Had fun this year, lets keep the party van going
I'll be going as nick
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on November 30, 2010, 01:10:15 PM
Updated 11/30!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on December 03, 2010, 01:18:47 PM
Updated the front page!

Also need to pull out my cosplay to make sure it made it through this half year ok in a garment bag... he hehe he (I'm scared)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on December 12, 2010, 10:46:42 AM
Put me down as an HECU engineer. Working on making one of the portable auto-turrets they brought into black Mesa as well as some det-packish items....Those might not get past rovers though from how real they might look.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on December 13, 2010, 08:31:44 AM
Put me down as an HECU engineer. Working on making one of the portable auto-turrets they brought into black Mesa as well as some det-packish items....Those might not get past rovers though from how real they might look.

Ok, I'll update it but you do know that if you're afraid of rovers that our gathering location will be outside and you can actually carry anything you want outside (Except normal illegal items) so you can definitely at least bring it to the gathering ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on December 13, 2010, 08:37:03 AM
I understand I'm just being cautious.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: DerangedGenius on December 26, 2010, 06:35:01 PM
Slight change to my costume. Still coming as an Engie, but a BLU one instead.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: CaptainLiHellsing on December 26, 2010, 06:37:53 PM
Count me down for RED Fem!Spy.

Thank joooooo :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: EJAY420 on December 28, 2010, 06:38:49 PM
since i am a bigger guy, I was thinking about going all out as a BOOMER (L4D/L4D2).  still mad thinking about it. Been for a while. I hope there will be other Special Infected.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on December 29, 2010, 09:51:06 AM
You have seen the photos of how many hunters there were right?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Ange on January 02, 2011, 05:33:44 PM
You can count me and my boyfriend in both as Red Engineers. Hopefully it doesn't conflict with any other of our gatherings ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 04, 2011, 10:59:45 AM
Hey Guys! Happy New Year to all!

First I'd like to announce that me and my BLU Engy are now engaged!!!! Weeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I will update the front page the next time I get on a computer that isn't my work (my work computer hates these forums for some reason and wont let me format the front page....)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: jacktchance on January 06, 2011, 05:06:13 PM
I'll be there again this year as a Blu Scout.  I'm just trying to finish the Milkman set I'm putting together.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Faraday on January 09, 2011, 12:40:04 PM
If it doesn't end up conflicting with the Gurren Lagann pow-wow, I'm down to join as Zoey. I was watching last year's gathering and I was so bummed that I didn't participate, because I could tell you guys were having a blast.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 12, 2011, 11:54:05 AM
re-doing my torch gear as I'm considering one large canister like in game over having the two small canisters like I had last year.

Also, this engineer might just multi class and have a .50 cal AMR as well (borrowed from my Fallout cosplay) of course.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 14, 2011, 02:52:22 PM
Updated! Reminder to everyone!

Hotels open up tonight!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on January 26, 2011, 02:36:31 AM
As long as this gathering is done at LEAST an hour after the Pokemon gathering on Saturday (which is 11am), my Infected pals and I should be ready. One small change is that boyfriend decided to opt out of Nick. We're trying to convince someone to be either a Coach or yet another to be a Louis. Maybe we'll get both, if we're lucky.

But with the team of three make-up artists I've getting, it shouldn't take more than an hour for me to be Smoker-ised.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 26, 2011, 08:19:23 AM
As long as this gathering is done at LEAST an hour after the Pokemon gathering on Saturday (which is 11am), my Infected pals and I should be ready. One small change is that boyfriend decided to opt out of Nick. We're trying to convince someone to be either a Coach or yet another to be a Louis. Maybe we'll get both, if we're lucky.

But with the team of three make-up artists I've getting, it shouldn't take more than an hour for me to be Smoker-ised.

Ok, so your boyfriend doesn't know who he's going to be?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Griff223 on January 26, 2011, 04:45:02 PM
I am considering being a blue engineer. how many others have confirmed for that?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 27, 2011, 11:53:37 AM
I am considering being a blue engineer. how many others have confirmed for that?

Oh Awesome! My fiance was the only Blu Engy last year with only one Red. Thus far this year we have two but please feel free to come as a Engy! We always need more Engy, Heavy, Medic, and Demoman ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on January 28, 2011, 11:52:39 AM
Ok, so your boyfriend doesn't know who he's going to be?

Nah, he's to be stricken from the gathering. Spoil-sport.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 28, 2011, 03:28:39 PM
Ok, so your boyfriend doesn't know who he's going to be?

Nah, he's to be stricken from the gathering. Spoil-sport.


Awww..... well, If things change let me know ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 28, 2011, 03:47:38 PM
TIME AND DAY HAVE BEEN PICKED!

Day: Saturday EDITSunday
Time: 3 PM EDIT1PM
Place: Front of Fountains on the Marriott Side (Just like last year)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Griff223 on January 28, 2011, 08:21:46 PM
Okay I am officially counting myself in for a blue engineer
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 29, 2011, 01:32:39 PM
Is it possible to do 3:30? I am running a gathering that is going to run til 2-2:30 depending on attendance and that give me the choice of either wearing my HECU cosplay to my event (Firefly-Joss whedon) or making a 30minute (worst case) dash up the elevators, change and then down the elevators/stairs.


Decisions.. save the world...stay fuzzy...


[edit: 4:44 pm]

I second that idea about moving to Sunday.

..that one..below this post
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: TuddtFudders on January 29, 2011, 03:58:50 PM
Can we switch to sunday like last year? seems saturday in the afternoon is when people are still getting here
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 30, 2011, 03:21:07 PM
Ok Sunday. At 1pm.

It's right after Bleach(11:30) and before Shonen Jump(3:00)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: vixentail on January 30, 2011, 07:37:59 PM
Oh gosh, I was looking forward to Saturday. D:
Because the ball is on Sunday, so get out of zombified gore and claws takes a bit. And I was planning to do my night shoot the same day as the gathering so I wouldn't have to change out of it for something else. But I have plans for the ball this year, unlike last year. D:

I'll still be going though, it just makes things really complicated now.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rank on February 06, 2011, 01:17:51 AM
Little tip of advice- GET THERE ON TIME.

Last year I was 5-10 minutes late and my class group photo had already been taken :(

I would assume that the gathering will start just as punctually since Ava has volunteered to co-ordinate it again.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 06, 2011, 04:28:47 PM
I'm thinking this, modified some, will work for my PCV armor for my HECU armor. Maybe use some eva foam accent pieces to make it more armor like.

(http://www.airsoftpark.com/images/Airsoft%20Paintball%20Wargame%20Tactical%20Combat%20Assault%20Vest%20BK.JPG)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 07, 2011, 08:17:39 AM
Little tip of advice- GET THERE ON TIME.

Last year I was 5-10 minutes late and my class group photo had already been taken :(

I would assume that the gathering will start just as punctually since Ava has volunteered to co-ordinate it again.

Well, this year to help ease the confusion of retaking pics because more people arrived and such we are doing basically 3 mini gatherings. Left 4 Dead is taking pictures first so they better get there earliest. Next all the other games (Portal, Half Life), then Team Fortress.

Hope this works out better this year ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 07, 2011, 09:26:52 AM
I'm thinking this, modified some, will work for my PCV armor for my HECU armor. Maybe use some eva foam accent pieces to make it more armor like.

(http://www.airsoftpark.com/images/Airsoft%20Paintball%20Wargame%20Tactical%20Combat%20Assault%20Vest%20BK.JPG)


God I love that vest ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Mora on February 07, 2011, 05:02:20 PM
Doing both RED and BLU female scout. But for sunday it'll most likely be RED.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Antstep on February 07, 2011, 05:21:51 PM
So exactly where is this located? If anyone had a picture of the general area it would be much appreciated ;D . This will be my first Fanime and i have no clue about the location of anything.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 08, 2011, 08:10:18 AM
So exactly where is this located? If anyone had a picture of the general area it would be much appreciated ;D . This will be my first Fanime and i have no clue about the location of anything.

Don't worry. You'll get a map at Fanime and it's kinda easy to find the gathering. Just walk outside where the fountains are and look for plp dressed in Red and Blue ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Aphaestus on February 14, 2011, 08:42:50 AM
Put me down as a tentative Portal character.

I'm planning on doing a male version of Chell and this cosplay will depend on if i can make the portal gun with working lights and stuff.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 14, 2011, 10:42:32 AM
Does the change of days of the cosplay spectacular & black and white ball (Now on Sunday) and the music fest (Now on Saturday) interfere with people???? I've assumed that our gathering is early enough to not interfere but please let me know so that we can change it if need be!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 15, 2011, 03:28:58 PM
No. Not on my end, it just ended up bumping the firefly gathering off over to the Cosplay Hangout room.. wherever that may be. signs seem to be Harvest room on the Hilton side, but that may change too....god I'm going to need a map.


Also, thanks for the comment about the vest. Gotta love paintball/airsoft gear like that.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: TuddtFudders on February 17, 2011, 12:54:50 AM
Oi, somthing occured and i cant come so be sure to get me off the list, sorry :c
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: vixentail on February 20, 2011, 03:56:29 PM
Does the change of days of the cosplay spectacular & black and white ball (Now on Sunday) and the music fest (Now on Saturday) interfere with people???? I've assumed that our gathering is early enough to not interfere but please let me know so that we can change it if need be!

Kind of, as I stated before, but I'll work it out. (:
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: CaptainLiHellsing on February 22, 2011, 12:13:03 AM
Can the gathering be a little earlier? I just don't want to keep changing in and out of costumes on the day of the ball.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 22, 2011, 01:58:29 PM
Can the gathering be a little earlier? I just don't want to keep changing in and out of costumes on the day of the ball.

If we run any earlier we'll start to merge into the SuperGathering that's before us. You're going as a Spy so Team Fortress would be in the later half of the gathering. If later is worst we can change the picture order and have Team Fortress go first in pictures but that's the best I could do.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: vixentail on February 24, 2011, 12:23:23 PM
Actually, I've made changes to my schedule so now the gathering time is perfect.

I want to invite any Valve cosplayers who are interested, to come to the fountain at 11:00 a.m. till 12:30pm before the Valve gathering to see a wedding between The Bride Witch (me) and Keith (yes, we do have a Keith). It's definitely just a crack wedding for fun, but if any of you are free that morning or need something to do, come on over!
You don't have to be Left 4 Dead cosplayers, so no worries there. -actually it would be really awesome to have some spies there and stuff lol-

I made a facebook event page, so here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185739821464586#!/event.php?eid=185739821464586

I hope this post wont upset the maker of this thread, if so I can remove it and make a fanime thread myself.  ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 24, 2011, 02:18:16 PM
Of course I'm not upset with you posting this! Except I can't read the posting because I don't have a Facebook...

I'll be there!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Antstep on February 24, 2011, 08:28:41 PM
Actually, I've made changes to my schedule so now the gathering time is perfect.

I want to invite any Valve cosplayers who are interested, to come to the fountain at 11:00 a.m. till 12:30pm before the Valve gathering to see a wedding between The Bride Witch (me) and Keith (yes, we do have a Keith). It's definitely just a crack wedding for fun, but if any of you are free that morning or need something to do, come on over!
You don't have to be Left 4 Dead cosplayers, so no worries there. -actually it would be really awesome to have some spies there and stuff lol-

I made a facebook event page, so here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185739821464586#!/event.php?eid=185739821464586

I hope this post wont upset the maker of this thread, if so I can remove it and make a fanime thread myself.  ;D
I'll be attending and i put myself for attending on the facebook page.  ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: vixentail on February 25, 2011, 12:34:50 AM
Just a heads up, we might move it to AFTER the Valve gathering, that way any valve people who didn't see it here could be invited.
Depends on what the groom says hurhur~
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Halo on March 04, 2011, 06:50:59 PM
Sign me up as Ellis, my friend as a Hunter, and my sister as Keith or Nick -Depending on who she chooses to go as.-
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 11, 2011, 12:26:07 PM
NOTICE!

After thinking about it long and hard I've decided that a certain issue needs to be addressed. For the Left 4 Dead cosplays and Demoman: Please reconsider using glass products for your props! We had an issue last year with glass molotovs breaking and it does create tension between us and the Rovers. Although it is technically ok to have them at the outside gathering they are VERY AGAINST THE RULES to carry inside the convention.

For Left 4 Dead please consider a different hand held item to carry instead of the molotov (Pillz, Puke, Medpack, Adenaline{without a needle!} Guns, Melee)

Demoman, I know it's kinda hard to get around the bottle (Cause the guns are ridiculous to make) but there are Breakaway Bottles made out of sugar that are great. Please consider these as an alternative although they still probably can't be carried inside

Thank you everyone for understanding,

Avairrianna
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on March 14, 2011, 04:01:21 PM
Puke can be made easily: Take a clear Nalgene bottle fill with mountain dew and slap on a biohazard label. They're about the right size too and don't shatter unless shot with a high caliber firearm or run over with a freight train .....I can attest to that bit about the firearm and the train.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Halo on March 14, 2011, 09:14:06 PM
My sister will be going as Keith ^^.

Also, I would like to ask the zoey's on here.

I am female; and I'm assuming at least one Zoey will be female. Would it be ok (As I will be Ellis) to 'claim my love' to one of you? I thought it would be quite fun to catch on video, but I would never want to fighten or offend one of my fellow cosplayers.
No odd touching will be invlolved, of course! More of a horriblely sung song in a hick accent and perhaps a rose.

Thank you very much <3
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: vixentail on March 15, 2011, 12:00:07 PM
My sister will be going as Keith ^^.

Also, I would like to ask the zoey's on here.

I am female; and I'm assuming at least one Zoey will be female. Would it be ok (As I will be Ellis) to 'claim my love' to one of you? I thought it would be quite fun to catch on video, but I would never want to fighten or offend one of my fellow cosplayers.
No odd touching will be invlolved, of course! More of a horriblely sung song in a hick accent and perhaps a rose.

Thank you very much <3

I'm sure my Zoey wouldn't mind. I'll ask her. c:
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 15, 2011, 03:43:26 PM
My sister will be going as Keith ^^.

Also, I would like to ask the zoey's on here.

I am female; and I'm assuming at least one Zoey will be female. Would it be ok (As I will be Ellis) to 'claim my love' to one of you? I thought it would be quite fun to catch on video, but I would never want to fighten or offend one of my fellow cosplayers.
No odd touching will be invlolved, of course! More of a horriblely sung song in a hick accent and perhaps a rose.

Thank you very much <3

Lol, I approve. At least you said no odd touching! When I was cosplaying Franziska von Karma from Phoenix Wright I was approached by a Andrian Andrews to take some pictures and she just grabs me and swings me down and kisses me @_@ We had to redo the pose like a million times cause people wanted pictures...... It wasn't that I minded but I wasn't expecting THAT!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Sofa on March 28, 2011, 09:50:16 PM
Might come in as RED spy, or vagineer if it ends up working.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rank on March 29, 2011, 05:05:50 AM
Spontaneous progress shot of the Blutsauger I'm making to keep the thread aliieeeve

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/Fanime2011/blut0327.jpg)

It looks small because the image is small but I can assure you it takes two hands to hold this thing.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 29, 2011, 08:42:30 AM
Spontaneous progress shot of the Blutsauger I'm making to keep the thread aliieeeve

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/Fanime2011/blut0327.jpg)

It looks small because the image is small but I can assure you it takes two hands to hold this thing.


OMG THAT IS F*CKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Antstep on April 02, 2011, 10:28:09 PM
Spontaneous progress shot of the Blutsauger I'm making to keep the thread aliieeeve

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/Fanime2011/blut0327.jpg)

It looks small because the image is small but I can assure you it takes two hands to hold this thing.
Dude that looks spectacular. I could never do that XD
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: DerangedDingo on April 08, 2011, 03:14:23 PM
Hello everyone!
 Last year I was the Red Sniper with a hunting vest but I believe that this year I will be coming along as a pyro of either color.
I will also be bringing my friend along as a Spy, and another as an Engineer.
   
 Cant wait to meet up with everyone again!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 11, 2011, 11:11:54 AM
Hello everyone!
 Last year I was the Red Sniper with a hunting vest but I believe that this year I will be coming along as a pyro of either color.
I will also be bringing my friend along as a Spy, and another as an Engineer.
   
 Cant wait to meet up with everyone again!

What side are your friends on? And let me know your color when you know.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on April 11, 2011, 09:52:24 PM
I will be attending! I'm going as the BLU Scout's Mom
;)

I'm cosplaying Zoey but I'm not planning to do it during the gathering.
But if you see a Zoey walking around with a Louis that's probably me :P
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 12, 2011, 08:39:39 AM
I will be attending! I'm going as the BLU Scout's Mom
;)

I'm cosplaying Zoey but I'm not planning to do it during the gathering.
But if you see a Zoey walking around with a Louis that's probably me :P


Awesome! I'm cosplaying Zoey too on Thursday and Friday for Swap Meet! I'll have a Bill with me.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on April 12, 2011, 04:49:15 PM

Awesome! I'm cosplaying Zoey too on Thursday and Friday for Swap Meet! I'll have a Bill with me.
Haha cool! I wont be dressing up on Thursday but I will Friday, and Saturday!
I'm going to pick up my bagde on Thursday and I'll keep an eye out for Zoey!
If I see one I'll make sure to say Hi!
If you don't remeber me I'll say "Hi it's me Brutal form the forums!"
 ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Aphaestus on April 13, 2011, 05:17:10 PM
I wont be able to come as a male chell. School is just...being school. I dont see anytime to work on the costume/gun.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 14, 2011, 09:45:33 AM
I wont be able to come as a male chell. School is just...being school. I dont see anytime to work on the costume/gun.

Awww..... ok well if it changes let me know. And I hope you'll still come to the gathering to witness
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Aphaestus on April 14, 2011, 09:03:17 PM
Awww..... ok well if it changes let me know. And I hope you'll still come to the gathering to witness

I'll come by to take some pics ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rank on April 15, 2011, 01:20:01 PM
Hello everyone!
 Last year I was the Red Sniper with a hunting vest but I believe that this year I will be coming along as a pyro of either color.
I will also be bringing my friend along as a Spy, and another as an Engineer.
   
 Cant wait to meet up with everyone again!

As long as I don't have to witness you drink your own jarate again.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on April 17, 2011, 01:18:20 PM
If anyone wants to add me on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001254061885) please do!
I would love to chat and get to know you guy's better before we meet at the con!
I'd really appreciate the add!


Also THIS (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/217639_178908482160953_100001254061885_450410_6575279_n.jpg) is my Zoey cosplay, not done!
Tell me what you think!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 19, 2011, 08:07:04 AM
If anyone wants to add me on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001254061885) please do!
I would love to chat and get to know you guy's better before we meet at the con!
I'd really appreciate the add!


Also THIS (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/217639_178908482160953_100001254061885_450410_6575279_n.jpg) is my Zoey cosplay, not done!
Tell me what you think!

If I had a facebook I so would but you can email me ^^ And your Zoey looks awesome! I need to add the white details to my jacket... and make med kits.... then I'm done with her!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 19, 2011, 08:11:30 AM
UPDATE!

Everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know I will be away from the forums for probably a week in May. I am having major surgery on May 11th (My birthday > <) and do not have internets at my house so please don't freak out if I'm not updating the list.

Please hope/pray that I will come out alright and I will most likely be in a wheelchair at Fanime so please don't glomp the cripped Zoey & FemmePyro (You will most likely knock me over)

Thank you everyone for being such great fans ^^

Avairrianna
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Halo on April 19, 2011, 01:57:29 PM
UPDATE!

Everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know I will be away from the forums for probably a week in May. I am having major surgery on May 11th (My birthday > <) and do not have internets at my house so please don't freak out if I'm not updating the list.

Please hope/pray that I will come out alright and I will most likely be in a wheelchair at Fanime so please don't glomp the cripped Zoey & FemmePyro (You will most likely knock me over)

Thank you everyone for being such great fans ^^

Avairrianna

I will pray for you to make a safe and quick recovery. <3 Please stay safe, ok? And if anyone globs you >__> Ohboy.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on April 19, 2011, 02:37:48 PM
I'm going to be a lone Smoker; my friend and her sister have bowed out entirely.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on April 19, 2011, 10:17:59 PM
I'm going to be a lone Smoker; my friend and her sister have bowed out entirely.
Awww noo smoker :c
You need some survivors?
I'm going to be zoey, and my boyfriend is going to be louis xD

UPDATE!

Everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know I will be away from the forums for probably a week in May. I am having major surgery on May 11th (My birthday > <) and do not have internets at my house so please don't freak out if I'm not updating the list.

Please hope/pray that I will come out alright and I will most likely be in a wheelchair at Fanime so please don't glomp the cripped Zoey & FemmePyro (You will most likely knock me over)

Thank you everyone for being such great fans ^^

Avairrianna

Be safe ♥
As for the wheelchair, well now you've made Zoey 99% more of a badass!
:D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on April 20, 2011, 02:30:52 AM
I'm going to be a lone Smoker; my friend and her sister have bowed out entirely.
Awww noo smoker :c
You need some survivors?
I'm going to be zoey, and my boyfriend is going to be louis xD

That would be awesome. 8D I'm especially hoping to get some other Infected together for photo shoots outside the gathering; probably on the stairwells between floors (either Hilton or Marriot). Survivors wouldn't hurt, either!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 20, 2011, 08:21:52 AM
I'm going to be a lone Smoker; my friend and her sister have bowed out entirely.
Awww noo smoker :c
You need some survivors?
I'm going to be zoey, and my boyfriend is going to be louis xD

UPDATE!

Everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know I will be away from the forums for probably a week in May. I am having major surgery on May 11th (My birthday > <) and do not have internets at my house so please don't freak out if I'm not updating the list.

Please hope/pray that I will come out alright and I will most likely be in a wheelchair at Fanime so please don't glomp the cripped Zoey & FemmePyro (You will most likely knock me over)

Thank you everyone for being such great fans ^^

Avairrianna

Be safe ♥
As for the wheelchair, well now you've made Zoey 99% more of a badass!
:D


Basically, I'm looking at it as my own personal rail shooter ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Mora on April 20, 2011, 05:42:11 PM
I got half my costume ready!!! Need the socks, tshirts, tags and headset....Ok maybe not half.....But i have a bat! And the shorts (cant afford pants) and socks!!!

How much would the rest cost? An average number would be nice. I'm a bit tight on money as is.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Aphaestus on April 20, 2011, 06:53:01 PM
There is still a tiny off chance that i can still come to the gathering as a male test subject. It depends if I'm able to make a papercraft portal gun as a final project for one of my classes.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on April 21, 2011, 12:02:52 AM
I got half my costume ready!!! Need the socks, tshirts, tags and headset....Ok maybe not half.....But i have a bat! And the shorts (cant afford pants) and socks!!!

How much would the rest cost? An average number would be nice. I'm a bit tight on money as is.
You can always buy fabric and get it tailored?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Mora on April 21, 2011, 11:18:47 AM
I got half my costume ready!!! Need the socks, tshirts, tags and headset....Ok maybe not half.....But i have a bat! And the shorts (cant afford pants) and socks!!!

How much would the rest cost? An average number would be nice. I'm a bit tight on money as is.
You can always buy fabric and get it tailored?

It would still cost too much. The shirts are cheap i know this. It's the Tags, Hat, Socks and Headset that im worried about more.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on April 21, 2011, 04:29:46 PM
I got half my costume ready!!! Need the socks, tshirts, tags and headset....Ok maybe not half.....But i have a bat! And the shorts (cant afford pants) and socks!!!

How much would the rest cost? An average number would be nice. I'm a bit tight on money as is.
You can always buy fabric and get it tailored?

It would still cost too much. The shirts are cheap i know this. It's the Tags, Hat, Socks and Headset that im worried about more.

Well the only way I think you can get the headset is if you make it.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Antstep on April 23, 2011, 11:26:18 PM
UPDATE!

Everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know I will be away from the forums for probably a week in May. I am having major surgery on May 11th (My birthday > <) and do not have internets at my house so please don't freak out if I'm not updating the list.

Please hope/pray that I will come out alright and I will most likely be in a wheelchair at Fanime so please don't glomp the cripped Zoey & FemmePyro (You will most likely knock me over)

Thank you everyone for being such great fans ^^

Avairrianna
I hope you have a quick and safe recovery <3 :)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 25, 2011, 11:14:44 AM
I got half my costume ready!!! Need the socks, tshirts, tags and headset....Ok maybe not half.....But i have a bat! And the shorts (cant afford pants) and socks!!!

How much would the rest cost? An average number would be nice. I'm a bit tight on money as is.
You can always buy fabric and get it tailored?

It would still cost too much. The shirts are cheap i know this. It's the Tags, Hat, Socks and Headset that im worried about more.

Shirt, tags, hat, and socks should all be pretty cheap (look for a generic T-shirt mart for everything minus the tags.) For the tags, look into a military story/police store in your town if not look at the toy isles in walgreens or toy stores for plastic tags.

As for the headset, this can be tricky. We found our scout a pretty close set of gardeners ear muffs that we just cut off one ear too. Look in Home Depots or Orchard Supply for these.

Hope this helps! Cause this is EXACTLY how we did our group's FemmeScout and it came to like $40...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 27, 2011, 08:48:12 AM
One Month Til Fanime!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are we all excited?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on April 28, 2011, 11:07:51 AM
One Month Til Fanime!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are we all excited?!?!?!?
HELL YEAH :D
already takin pics XD (http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1402/0423102012.jpg)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on April 28, 2011, 01:02:20 PM
OH YEAH!

All I have left to do is this obnoxious tongue; a friend's helping me with a "less-stress" method for Smoker's boils, involving a half-mask.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Faraday on April 30, 2011, 09:49:00 PM
sh- just got real! I still haven't purchased anything for my costume though. Oh geez, gotta get on that. (too bad I keep flip-flopping between wanting to be Ellis or Zoey  :-\)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: theonenamedA on May 01, 2011, 11:05:33 PM
I might go as Red Scout, if I can change into it right after another meet up I'm doing to.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Aphaestus on May 05, 2011, 07:00:30 AM
I am definitely coming as a Male Test Subject

Portal needs some love Oo
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 05, 2011, 10:22:14 AM
I am definitely coming as a Male Test Subject

Portal needs some love Oo

Yay! Portal does need some love!
When I get skinny I might do Chell, or a hot Glados...or a hot piece of cake ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Cliff Nordman on May 05, 2011, 04:54:05 PM
Does anyone remember Team Fortress Classic?  I have a TFC Medic that I could bring.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 05, 2011, 04:57:57 PM
Does anyone remember Team Fortress Classic?  I have a TFC Medic that I could bring.

You'd come as a Classic? Awesome! If you want to come by all means let me know!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 06, 2011, 10:57:58 PM
That vest is ordered and I've been digging through some old gear trying to find a motorola radio, the kind that were brick-like in design and rivaled a cinderblock in weight. and After watching an ing-mogul episode, I'm consiering making a .50 cal mounted machinegun out of EVA foam to bring and challenge Heavy to a duel...and lose.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on May 07, 2011, 02:46:32 AM
Pre-painted Smoker mask pre-view (http://i55.tinypic.com/4rvu4k.jpg)

This mofo took only a little more than an hour to make, and only a few more hours to completely dry (picture was taken at 50% dried). Plastic mask, paper-mache, and an assortment of styrofoam orbs. It's lumpier than it looks; I tried to get as accurate as possible with the placement of the boils/tumors.

Unfortunately, it's heavier than anticipated, and I'm going to need to do some fancy strap-work to attach it to my face. But in the meantime, I still need to paint it and possibly sand it down a little. I can breathe easily enough, and there's a mouth opening for two reasons.

(also included - a lovely partial view of my kitchen!)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Faraday on May 07, 2011, 10:39:10 AM
I hope it won't be a problem that I changed my mind completely and am now going to be in attendance as a Spitter, haha
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on May 08, 2011, 07:05:18 PM
I so want to do Chell D:
But I'd look lame without a portal gun xD
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 09, 2011, 01:52:51 PM
I hope it won't be a problem that I changed my mind completely and am now going to be in attendance as a Spitter, haha

No problem, changed ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Antstep on May 09, 2011, 02:36:50 PM
You can put me down as a Red Spy if necessary. I've known this for at least 2 months but forget to tell you DX
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on May 10, 2011, 12:04:31 AM
Hey there, this will be my first FanimeCon EVER and I'm a big Hl2 fan. I wanted to represent a decent rebel. So I'll be showing up as one. Still waiting on a few items to be shipped in. Can't wait to meet everyone! Have there been many people dressed up as rebels in the past?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 10, 2011, 12:27:29 AM
Umm... modify my entry some so that it reads HECU  Engineer/Sniper I might bring along my .50 cal prop.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chocolate Thunder on May 10, 2011, 08:14:59 AM
Friends call me Coach...

Figure ya'll can do the same (yep, I'll be doing Coach again for this year :D)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 10, 2011, 08:43:19 AM
Friends call me Coach...

Figure ya'll can do the same (yep, I'll be doing Coach again for this year :D)

Cooaaccchhhh..........


(Yay Coach is back!)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rizumi on May 11, 2011, 11:00:33 PM
My best friend & I are going to show up in the gathering. Our cosplays a secret and it involves Valve.
We want to keep it secret until a week or less before Fanime. :3
We're very excited for this gathering alone!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on May 12, 2011, 04:08:38 PM
Haha, never mind I found a thread that answered my question.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Foxberry on May 14, 2011, 06:49:05 AM
Sadly I won't be able to attend this year, I wanted to get my Fem!Spy done to complement my boyfriend's Sniper- but yeah things fell through. However I am reporting in for my boyfriend since he doesn't have a fanime forums id.

Nero will be attending as Red Sniper
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: ININ on May 17, 2011, 03:45:26 PM
My first Valve and video game cosplay.  I'm cosplaying Red Medic from TF2.  Best case scenario is 85% complete.  Worse case scenario is 70%.  Regardless I'm attending.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 17, 2011, 04:07:08 PM
Updated the list everyone!

BTW I'm out of the hospital and on my way to recovery! I've already lost 20 pounds since Wednesday (@_@) so my FemmePyro might be a little big on me...

Thank you to everyone who wished me well on my surgery!

10 DAYS TIL FANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: God91125 on May 17, 2011, 06:24:41 PM
May be there as well as there's a new Ellis in town. xD Got my costume all done just been working on the props before Fanime >_>
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: sarcasmosaur on May 17, 2011, 08:13:47 PM
BLU Heavy checking in super late here.

My housemate might be coming as a RED Spy but he needs to know which day to take off work.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: badkarma87 on May 17, 2011, 11:04:46 PM
Going to be dressing up as a resistance rebel from Half-Life 2.  8)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: God91125 on May 18, 2011, 06:50:16 PM
Question!

Any other Left 4 Dead cosplayers make a prop pipe bomb?

I made one out of PVC pipe and just attached some like sewing buttons and stuff on it. But curious as to what the rules were for it before or if the prop was even allowed. Don't wanna get tackles by anyone for holding a fake pipe bomb >_> haha
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on May 19, 2011, 03:24:22 AM
Now that I think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a pipe bomb prop.

I've got 8+ friends that are Rovers this year (some are veteran Rovers, who might have experience with this sort of thing) - I'll ask them for you if nobody else has input.

In other news, Smoker's tongue is giving me way more problems than it should be. The mask looks pretty neat, though (unfortunately, it's outside right now, and I'm not going to take a picture at this hour). It's a bit more green than I would have liked, but we're going to add another coat of paint to attempt to even it out.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: God91125 on May 19, 2011, 09:22:04 AM
Much thanks :) I know what I made certainly looks pretty fake, but none the less haha will def have to bring it in for peace bonding or something.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 19, 2011, 01:39:26 PM
Updated!

Take the pipe bomb to the Rovers before you go anywhere in your Ellis and just have them ok it. I don't think it will be a problem
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Cliff Nordman on May 19, 2011, 07:35:58 PM
Going to be dressing up as a resistance rebel from Half-Life 2.  8)

Nice.  I don't see many costumes from the Half-Life series.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: God91125 on May 19, 2011, 10:44:56 PM
Updated!

Take the pipe bomb to the Rovers before you go anywhere in your Ellis and just have them ok it. I don't think it will be a problem

Good to hear. :) Since I finished making my props today I actually have a picture of all of them,

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g263/God91125/242864_10150196634783139_617308138_7011990_4756897_o.jpg

The shottie as I checked in the weapons thread can be peace bonded down so I can't load it at all since you have to crack it open like a double barrel. Does anyone else kind of find it weird that a double barrel shot gun isn't in left 4 dead 0-0 you would think it would be huh. xD But yeah hoping this is all good enough haha.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: vixentail on May 20, 2011, 05:37:11 PM
Oh my goshhhhh, fanime is so close!
I'm so excited for this gathering. c:

Also, reminder, my friend and I are having a fake L4D Wedding from 11 - 12:30 ( Sunday, before the gathering) at the fountains infront of the con if any of you are interested. It's between Keith & The Bride Witch. c:

facebook event page can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=185739821464586

can't wait to see you guys again! 8D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 20, 2011, 11:54:30 PM
Presently pissed off because my tactical vest isn't here yet...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Chesid on May 21, 2011, 12:52:53 AM
If I can't get Smoker's mask & tongue finished by Tuesday this week, I will not be attending the gathering; just a heads-up (I'm really irritated by the whole thing). A friend of mine suggested I finish the mask, and if I don't have the tongue done, just use my actual tongue (with the excuse of 'it was chopped off by some redneck with an axe'). I told her that just didn't feel right to me. My tongue may be long, but it's not... err... satisfactory? :'D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 21, 2011, 01:57:29 PM
Awwww.... Chesid well I hope you do end up coming. I'm sure your smoker will be amazing with or without the tongue.

Rodney I hope your tact vest comes! I'm actually about to leave right now and go buy one lol weird

Well, I'm going to be fixing my flamethrower today and finish my medkits (Both of which I LOVEEEEE!!!!!)

Hope everyone isn't as behind as me this year in cosplays!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on May 21, 2011, 05:10:30 PM
I've got a quick question, anyone know how the weather feels this time of the year in San Jose? I'm further up Nor Cal and it's starting to get hot. I'll be in a HL2 Rebel costume so I can imagine things will be warm, I just don't want to go running around smelling like sweat lol. This is my first time Cosplaying and my first time in San Jose so any answers on weather would be great! Thanks guys, I'm so excited!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: ININ on May 22, 2011, 02:25:40 AM
The weather has been inconsistent the last two years.  Fanime '09 the weather was unseasonable cooler; in particular, the entire Bleach gathering was cloudy and cool.  Fanime '10 was unseasonable warmer than usual with highs in the upper 80s.  IIRC, Fanime '08 was warm.  The weather is not summer SoCal Los Angles Pyro flamethrower hot lol! ;)

San Jose weather has been on the cooler side this year.  It rained last week around Mon May 16.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on May 22, 2011, 01:00:07 PM
Presently pissed off because my tactical vest isn't here yet...
Tell me about it.
I ordered a prop commission for Zoey and I haven't gotten any e-mail back on the progress and I dont have it yet.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 22, 2011, 05:00:49 PM
See... normally I like dealing with the chinese because they're startlingly efficient, however in this case it pisses me off.

I ordered my tac vest back on the fifth....no information about it being shipped or anything, I send in a query, find out it's been out of stock and whatnot, no problem. Wish the e-mail that they'd "sent" back on the 7th of may had shown up telling me that.

They barely shipped it Friday...and are saying expect 14-20 days for shipping.........This... pisses...me...off.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: kennyreaver on May 23, 2011, 12:47:08 AM
Okay. wow. i'm so late getting to this.
BUT.
I have a few people to sign up cause their being really lazy :C
ahah
SO

we have
KennyReaver; Keith L4D2
Raenien; Ellis L4D2
Spica_PI_16; Rochelle; L4D2
Nicoruu; BLU fem!Heavy; TF2

and!
super important!!

me (keith) and a bride witch are having a wedding following the event and we would like people to come, it's going to be a photoshoot and an after gathering.
to be in the wedding you have to be in L4D cosplay, but everyon is welcome to attend and watch!!
spread the word, and find me (keith) in red coveralls and completely covered in injuries at the VALVe meetup if you have questions.
i'll be 'proposing' to the witch at the gathering so the wedding will follow C:
here is the facebook meet up page and info.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185739821464586
THANKS C:
teheh
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rizumi on May 23, 2011, 06:08:05 AM
My best friend & I are going to show up in the gathering. Our cosplays a secret and it involves Valve.
We want to keep it secret until a week or less before Fanime. :3
We're very excited for this gathering alone!
I also have another friend cosplaying with us.
So that's me, my friend (previously stated), and now my other friend (Sayu [not on forums]).
On Wed. they wanna say what our costumes are. @__@;
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on May 23, 2011, 03:09:28 PM
Going to be dressing up as a resistance rebel from Half-Life 2.  8)

Nice, I won't be the only rebel. :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on May 23, 2011, 03:11:06 PM
The weather has been inconsistent the last two years.  Fanime '09 the weather was unseasonable cooler; in particular, the entire Bleach gathering was cloudy and cool.  Fanime '10 was unseasonable warmer than usual with highs in the upper 80s.  IIRC, Fanime '08 was warm.  The weather is not summer SoCal Los Angles Pyro flamethrower hot lol! ;)

San Jose weather has been on the cooler side this year.  It rained last week around Mon May 16.

Thanks for the heads up, yea weather up here in Nor Cal has been pretty inconsistent as well. It was in the 90's last week but it rained the other day. o.0 I'm hoping it stays in the 70-80's when I get down to San Jose.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: nnykhol on May 24, 2011, 02:44:10 AM
What IS this? I feel like we should be apart of this, BUT I DUNNO.
(lulimanoob)
Me an' a few friends are goin'. I'll be a RED Scout an' one of my friends'll be a BLU Spy fersure.
The others may be somethin', but they suck so Idk D:
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Aphaestus on May 24, 2011, 03:36:43 PM
Well, the portal gun that i was making didn't turn out how i wanted it to. I suck at fiberglassing and there's so many jagged ends. I'll still come to the gathering as a Test Subject with no gun. Oo
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 24, 2011, 10:20:29 PM
Vest shipped yesterday, presumably it's going by air, so.... hits stateside tonight at the latest, sent to bakersfield tomorrow...and arrives Thursday afternoon... not waiting on Friday for a package since the post gets here usually in the late afternoon.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Nosferatu on May 24, 2011, 11:09:09 PM
I'll be wandering around as RED Pyro again.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: bishounenizer on May 25, 2011, 07:15:01 PM
I can make it! and I'll be cosplaying as GLADOS from Portal.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rizumi on May 25, 2011, 09:46:00 PM
Okay. They want me to tell everyone now.
I'm doing GLaDOS
My friend, Niiru, is doing Wheatley
and my friend Sayu is doing Chell.
Woot woot Portal 1 & 2~
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 26, 2011, 08:54:09 AM
...so....it managed to vanish off the tracking radar on a flight to the U.S....Dammit. I might instead be a hunter.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: mowse on May 26, 2011, 01:42:17 PM
I'll be bringing my Witch Bride costume back this year since I missed the gathering last year due to a family reunion. See you all there.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 26, 2011, 04:25:03 PM
And vest did not arrive today.... ......I will stop at a hobby sportshop and see if I can get something on the drive up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: nnykhol on May 26, 2011, 08:53:17 PM
My bat never came in the mail, so no Sandman :(
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Cliff Nordman on May 26, 2011, 09:02:27 PM
I'll be bringing my Witch Bride costume back this year since I missed the gathering last year due to a family reunion. See you all there.
For a moment I thought you typed WitchBlade (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cliffnordman/5666805428/in/set-72157626477700241).
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: DerangedDingo on May 27, 2011, 04:48:18 PM
ALRIGHT! Blu pyro cosplay done! Homewrecker built, New flaregun made, Friends with hotel room acquired! Woot! I will be on my way tomorrow. See everyone sunday!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Teamster on May 29, 2011, 06:21:17 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen!

Late to the game, which is to say, after the game, but I was there as the Southern-talkin' Ellis. The one with the gray coveralls tied about my waist, and the orange chainsaw. I was also present at the 2010 meetup as a blue spy with a Yaranaika mask.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, and especially to my fellow L4D and L4D2 cosplayers! I had a blast hanging out in and out of character. Special thanks to the Zoey I proposed to with pills, and the Louis for lending me his shotgun in a time of need.

Thank you all, and if at all possible, if anyone has any photos they got of me, I'd love to get/see them if I could! Message me here or through AIM/MSN/whateveryouwant.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 29, 2011, 09:02:33 PM
Apparently my camera died midway through the TF2 portion of the gather, but someone said they'd e-mail me photos of the gathering.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Welldweller on May 30, 2011, 08:04:39 PM
I was A zoey, sadly I hadn't brought my guns that day :(
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on May 30, 2011, 08:23:18 PM
WOW, that was my first con EVAR! I've got to say I'm hooked. I came with a bunch of buddies and I had a friend use my camera to get photos of the Valve meetup. I'm backing up the photos as we speak. I'll try to post some photos as soon as I can. Thanks everyone, you guys really did an amazing job.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Foxberry on May 30, 2011, 11:04:15 PM
Hi everyone, I was the beatnik blue fem spy from the gathering, my boyfriend was the red sniper with the Larrikin Robin.
I will post photos as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rizumi on May 30, 2011, 11:55:17 PM
My Wheatley has a few pictures from the Valve gathering hopefully since one of my friends in my group grabbed his camera to take pictures.
I'm sorry to say that my friend Sayu couldn't make it as Chell due to ride issues. :C

Anyone have pictures of Wheatley & GLaDOS with 2-toned/color hair?
Too bad my orbs had color in darkness @___@;
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Jebus on May 31, 2011, 12:15:47 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen!

Late to the game, which is to say, after the game, but I was there as the Southern-talkin' Ellis. The one with the gray coveralls tied about my waist, and the orange chainsaw. I was also present at the 2010 meetup as a blue spy with a Yaranaika mask.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, and especially to my fellow L4D and L4D2 cosplayers! I had a blast hanging out in and out of character. Special thanks to the Zoey I proposed to with pills, and the Louis for lending me his shotgun in a time of need.

Thank you all, and if at all possible, if anyone has any photos they got of me, I'd love to get/see them if I could! Message me here or through AIM/MSN/whateveryouwant.

sweet, i was the nick cosplayer. really was a hell of a gathering, wish there was more time to hang out and joke around. would have tried to be more in character but i had issues making sure i could even get to fanime so there was only so much i could do. definitely wouldnt mind doing it again next year
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: luffy77 on May 31, 2011, 03:34:09 AM
Loved the turn out for the valve gathering and everyone had amazing costumes.  If you were in the gathering and didn't get any pics of you on your camera there is a good chance I have some pics of you since I took a close to 200 pics at the gathering.  Let me know if you want any. 
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Teamster on May 31, 2011, 06:36:23 AM
Loved the turn out for the valve gathering and everyone had amazing costumes.  If you were in the gathering and didn't get any pics of you on your camera there is a good chance I have some pics of you since I took a close to 200 pics at the gathering.  Let me know if you want any. 

I'd love some of the L4D and L4D2 sections, my friends weren't able to take that many/good quality pictures.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 31, 2011, 08:37:58 AM
Hi everyone! Great gathering you'all! If you did take pictures or had friends take pictures please link them in this forum. Thank you to everyone who came out and looked amazing!

Hopefully see everyone in 2012!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: mowse on May 31, 2011, 02:01:04 PM
That was a load of fun!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: ManchesterCA on May 31, 2011, 03:25:36 PM
My Wheatley has a few pictures from the Valve gathering hopefully since one of my friends in my group grabbed his camera to take pictures.

Anyone have pictures of Wheatley & GLaDOS with 2-toned/color hair?
Too bad my orbs had color in darkness @___@;

All the pictures I took are up on my FB right now and working on getting some up on cosplay.com :D.

I was the Companion Cube Head guy, wewt.

We really need a place where we can all upload pics from the gathering haha as it would be fun to have the entire Portal group shot.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rizumi on May 31, 2011, 04:33:04 PM
My Wheatley has a few pictures from the Valve gathering hopefully since one of my friends in my group grabbed his camera to take pictures.

Anyone have pictures of Wheatley & GLaDOS with 2-toned/color hair?
Too bad my orbs had color in darkness @___@;

All the pictures I took are up on my FB right now and working on getting some up on cosplay.com :D.

I was the Companion Cube Head guy, wewt.

We really need a place where we can all upload pics from the gathering haha as it would be fun to have the entire Portal group shot.
Ah! I remember you!~
Thank you for letting us borrow your cube. xD

I'm currently uploading them to my main facebook for now. Want me to e-mail you what photos we have? If so, shoot me a msg with your e-mail. :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: mowse on May 31, 2011, 05:23:24 PM
I'd love to see the pics that people got. Got a bit of the con plague going so I won't be able to get mine up for a while, but when I do I'll be sure to post a link.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Jebus on May 31, 2011, 06:44:34 PM
oh yeah btw if anyone thought i was ignoring them when i was taking that case of water to my room on sunday, i had already given out a few and couldnt spare any more. also, it was carrying it on my head and wanted the weight off my skull. especially since i wasted like 2 minutes with a staffer telling me i had to go get a peacebond (wooden sword) when i was quite obviously not going to be swinging the thing around. trust me, i would have stopped, if only to be a bit nicer, but id already been walking like 20 minutes with that thing and wanted the case gone. particularly because i had to lug the last case up 8 flights of stairs
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: luffy77 on May 31, 2011, 08:44:28 PM
Loved the turn out for the valve gathering and everyone had amazing costumes.  If you were in the gathering and didn't get any pics of you on your camera there is a good chance I have some pics of you since I took a close to 200 pics at the gathering.  Let me know if you want any. 

I'd love some of the L4D and L4D2 sections, my friends weren't able to take that many/good quality pictures.

Here is some of the left 4 dead pics.  I have some more if you like the quality of these.  I have 267 pics from the valve gathering so if anybody didnt get something or you know someone who didnt get a pic of what they wanted let me know and I might have it.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/eliscs.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/zombie1.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/l4d21.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/l4d22.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/l4d1.jpg

Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Teamster on May 31, 2011, 10:40:55 PM
Loved the turn out for the valve gathering and everyone had amazing costumes.  If you were in the gathering and didn't get any pics of you on your camera there is a good chance I have some pics of you since I took a close to 200 pics at the gathering.  Let me know if you want any. 

I'd love some of the L4D and L4D2 sections, my friends weren't able to take that many/good quality pictures.

Here is some of the left 4 dead pics.  I have some more if you like the quality of these.  I have 267 pics from the valve gathering so if anybody didnt get something or you know someone who didnt get a pic of what they wanted let me know and I might have it.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/eliscs.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/zombie1.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/l4d21.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/l4d22.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb231/toddx77/l4d1.jpg



Yes please! I'll message you with my email. I love these photos, particularly that sneer of mine, and the zombies. Great photos!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rank on June 01, 2011, 12:51:19 PM
Was awesome seeing you all again! And as last year, Avi did a fantastic job of organizing. I especially loved the hat trading snap, hahah.

I didn't get that many photos because the LAST thing I want to do is lug around MORE stuff while I'm holding a rocket launcher, so if you've got any pictures of me and/or my medic (I'm the RED soldier gal), I'd loooove to see them.

I already can't wait to see you all next year :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on June 01, 2011, 10:27:07 PM
I'll throw all the photos I got up on photobucket in a day or so, been busy with work and I feel like I'm coming down with a cold.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on June 01, 2011, 10:47:36 PM
Was awesome seeing you all again! And as last year, Avi did a fantastic job of organizing. I especially loved the hat trading snap, hahah.

I didn't get that many photos because the LAST thing I want to do is lug around MORE stuff while I'm holding a rocket launcher, so if you've got any pictures of me and/or my medic (I'm the RED soldier gal), I'd loooove to see them.

I already can't wait to see you all next year :D

Haha, I remember you! You were the girl with the EPIC rocket launcher! You were with the Medic right? You guys made the guns from scratch right? I've got a few pics of you I had my friends take. Right now I'm editing a few videos out of the footage I got from Fanime. I'll post a link to the photos later. I have a ton of questions for you about how you put your cosplay together as well. I wanted to take you out to lunch so we could talk about it I was so impressed!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on June 01, 2011, 11:20:42 PM

All the pictures I took are up on my FB right now and working on getting some up on cosplay.com :D.

I was the Companion Cube Head guy, wewt.

We really need a place where we can all upload pics from the gathering haha as it would be fun to have the entire Portal group shot.
I added you on facebook! hope that's ok :D I really wanted your picture but I didn't get the time too! Ahh sad face!
My name on facebook is Sonya Vera!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: jacktchance on June 02, 2011, 01:22:41 AM
Don't forget to join the Steam group guys.   :P
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on June 02, 2011, 10:22:24 PM
Okay guys, I have a special treat for you all...tomorrow. I just finished editing a Day 0 and Day 1 of FanimeCon 2011 vid. I'll post a link here tomorrow with a few Day 0 & 1 pics connected with flickr (possibly). I'm very busy so next week I'll have Day 2 & 3 which will have our VALVE gathering (mostly photos as I had a friend cover that part for me)! I put about 8 hours of editing for a 4 and a half minute video. Hope you guys enjoy it. I'll post the link tomorrowz. :D Make sure to leave some comments ESPECIALLY if you are in the video!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: luffy77 on June 03, 2011, 05:09:39 AM
Don't forget to join the Steam group guys.   :P

Theres a fanime steam group?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: luffy77 on June 03, 2011, 05:10:58 AM
Heres all the valve gathering pics I took
http://toddsalmon.imgur.com/all/
I'm also putting up more pics on my facebook if thats easier for you to see
www.facebook.com/soulxhawk

feel free to take any pics off of those sites that you need.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on June 03, 2011, 07:49:30 PM
Okay guys, I can't believe I spent 8+ hours on this 4 and a half min vid, but I did. This is Day 0 & Day 1 of FanimeCon 2011. I hope some of you see people you recognize (or EVEN BETTER, you are IN IT!) The video is KINDA nsfw so if you are at work, I would wait till after work.

I also linked a few photos from flickr with the video, please let me know what you guys think of it. I had a blast meeting some of you from the valve gathering and was totally blown away by the amount of work that went into some of the cosplay! Can't wait to come back next year.

http://www.vimeo.com/24586406

ALSO on youtube in FULL 1080p HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmKqG8lfZ0o&feature=channel_video_title

Also next week I'll be releasing Day 2 & 3 which will contain footage from the VALVE gathering as well as photo links.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on June 04, 2011, 12:26:04 AM
 PICTURES!
Go to my Fanime con 2011 album c:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001254061885

:D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: mowse on June 04, 2011, 02:12:08 PM
Hey Brutal, that link is not working for me, not sure why but it goes to a 404 forbidden page and occasionally a wiki page on hyperlinks... really weird. Not sure if it's only me.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Metasheep on June 04, 2011, 03:13:34 PM
Here's my pics of the meet up mixed in with the rest of the my 2011 photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157626698858233/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Brutal on June 05, 2011, 12:17:11 AM
Hey Brutal, that link is not working for me, not sure why but it goes to a 404 forbidden page and occasionally a wiki page on hyperlinks... really weird. Not sure if it's only me.
Bah try my facebook link and its in my fanime con 2011 albums

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001254061885
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: luffy77 on June 05, 2011, 01:09:39 AM
I now have everything up from the valve gathering: team fortress 2, portal, l4d, and half life.

http://toddsalmon.imgur.com/all/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on June 07, 2011, 03:28:01 PM
Here's my pics of the meet up mixed in with the rest of the my 2011 photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157626698858233/

Thank you for this. I don't have almost any pictures of myself at the Con because Half Life is pretty much dead lol.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Avairrianna on June 07, 2011, 04:17:59 PM
Has anyone seen any pics of myself as Zoey with my Bill? I have yet to see any of me T_T This would have been Day 0 and 1 and occasional half-assed times.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on June 07, 2011, 05:52:18 PM
Tadah!


http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/Arraxus/Fanime/Valve%202011/


Camera died halfway through apparently.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rizumi on June 08, 2011, 12:18:11 AM
rizumi-hime.deviantart.com
niiru-iru.deviantart.com

We're getting through our photos then we'll upload gathering photos. @___@;
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Cosplaying Carrius on June 09, 2011, 11:42:57 PM
Hey all! The one and only RED Heavy Weapons Guy here. I'd heard about the fourms, but I never really took the time to notice and register for them. ^_^; I had a great time with all you Valve cosplayers and I am looking forward to seeing you all again next year too. ^_^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: ININ on June 10, 2011, 05:10:52 PM
Avairrianna, you did a good job running the gathering ^__^  This year was my first video game cosplay and gathering.

Here are a few teaser pics of the gathering.  I included other gatherings I participated and my friends.  I plan to upload all the pics sometime during the summer.  Thanks for waiting!

http://www.innovateinfinitely.com/fanime2011/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: BSaphire on June 11, 2011, 10:50:09 AM
Hey there Avairrianna! Sure hope you are returning to run your gatherings next year! Be sure and change your subject title to read 2012 on those that are coming back & please shoot me an email.. want to talk about something for 2012 :P

Squidges
B
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: BSaphire on June 11, 2011, 01:06:09 PM
Organizer: Please see 1st post here: http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,13396.0.html
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Geno on June 13, 2011, 08:44:21 PM
Okay! Here it is! I've finished the Saturday & Sunday FanimeCon 2011 video featuring the VALVE GATHERING on SUNDAY!

I had a friend take over for when I was posing. I didn't think I had very much good footage of the Valve Gathering but I was surprised to see I actually did get a lot of you guys in there!

FULL High Definition 1080p versions on both

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_5SczN8nFU

& Vimeo:
http://www.vimeo.com/25021650

I'm glad I met you all, I wish I had spent more time with you guys before and after to get some really good posing and B roll, but that will have to be for next year. :) Please feel free to leave me lots of feedback, it keeps me going since I did this with a crappy lens and zero budget. xD

by the numbers
Prolly a good 15-25 hours of editing for all days from day 0-4.
A good 3-4 hours of rendering.
And a hand full of hours proofing and getting it decent.
another 2-4 hours uploading to youtube and vimeo.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Rank on June 27, 2011, 12:28:18 AM
Haha, I remember you! You were the girl with the EPIC rocket launcher! You were with the Medic right? You guys made the guns from scratch right? I've got a few pics of you I had my friends take. Right now I'm editing a few videos out of the footage I got from Fanime. I'll post a link to the photos later. I have a ton of questions for you about how you put your cosplay together as well. I wanted to take you out to lunch so we could talk about it I was so impressed!

Thank you so much, I'm really flattered! And yeah, they were all made from scratch. I'd be happy to answer any questions about the construction. I really think anyone could make these props if they had access to the tools, it's not too difficult!

Here are some pics of the props with comparisons that I made:

Rocket launcher (It deserves a full image, DAMN IT.)
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/Fanime2011/248254_2049115984461_1141309678_2442468_5859803_n.jpg)
Medic backpack:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/Fanime2011/253511_2049110184316_1141309678_2442464_1893046_n.jpg
Blutsauger:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/psyrate/Fanime2011/blutsauger.jpg
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: Foxberry on July 18, 2011, 05:18:36 AM
Hey all, I was the Beatnick!Fem Spy from the gathering. I have photos of Valve here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.192787100779357.51027.102054749852593

I also have some photos of TF2 characters in my Saturday Hall photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.188786127846121.50332.102054749852593
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2011!
Post by: ININ on August 05, 2011, 02:30:15 PM
Valve gatherings pics uploaded.  Start at pic #519 XD

http://www.innovateinfinitely.com/animepage/2011fanimeconpictures11.html
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: jacktchance on October 23, 2011, 02:00:49 AM
The Valve gathering is always fun.  I'll be attending again as a Blu Scout.   :P
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rizumi on October 26, 2011, 06:44:50 PM
Hmm, GlaDOS and Wheatley will come back. (:

GLaDOS would be me and Wheatley would be Niiru
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on October 27, 2011, 11:35:36 PM
I intend to be back this coming Fanime, might be able to drag along a friend of mine or two to make up a full HECU.... or Overwatch fireteam.

Put me down as HECU or Combine Overwatch Sniper... though with the proposed 'no realistic military' rule for peacebonding this coming year we might not be able to.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rank on October 29, 2011, 11:56:19 PM
Go ahead and put myself down for RED Soldier, and Kaizoku down for RED Medic~ I'm sure you feel more obligated than anything to organize this another year in a row, but we all appreciate your dedication :)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Brutal on November 02, 2011, 11:09:59 PM
Will be attending once again :D
Not sure what though maybe my Scout's Mom/Zoey but I wanna do something new c:
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on November 03, 2011, 07:18:21 AM
Will be attending once again :D
Not sure what though maybe my Scout's Mom/Zoey but I wanna do something new c:


Resistance Medic?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: sickeningsweet on December 03, 2011, 09:17:38 PM
Sweet! My man is going as a red team scout on Friday. :) He can't wait!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on December 07, 2011, 08:48:27 PM
Bump for not dead-ness
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: HuggalotXOmocha on December 15, 2011, 05:19:06 PM
I will be Genderbender Red Heavy.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 02, 2012, 12:03:15 PM
I will be Genderbender Red Heavy.

Yay for genderbending! I'm right there with you girl! ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rizumi on January 08, 2012, 08:59:36 AM
I'm bringing a person to cosplay a humanoid Space Core for Fanime. >__<
WE NEED MORE SCIENCE~
Title: +3 nerdyness!
Post by: laudanine on January 18, 2012, 09:03:30 PM
Just popping my head in to say yay for Valve, and in specific Portal 2! Uhm, I'll be going as Human!GLaDOS and tagging along two Chell's along after me. So there's that.

But in all seriousness, we'll be looking out for the where and when of the meet up to get posted. Good luck to all y'all in the interim.

Edit: also, we're looking for a spare Wheatley if, you know, there's one floating about. A real one would be more fun to be snarky and mean to then a home-made-core version. Also, two Chells! So, again, there's that!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Brutal on January 19, 2012, 11:46:22 PM
I cant wait for 2012
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 27, 2012, 04:32:02 PM
Ok so here are a few things!

1) I'm not dead yay! Just busy being an adult and stupidly went back to get my Masters! @_@ So there's that.

2) Our 2nd in command has been set up and that will be BlueAssassin (The Blu Engineer that's always with me) so it's no big change from any other year's gathering except he's official now ^^

3) Either right now (or this weekend) I should have the front page updated with stuff like time, place, and peoples so if you have any issues let me know!

4) January 31 is the start of submissions for times and places and we get an hour block of time this year.

5) If you haven't read yet, there's going to be major construction to stuff this year so the front of the convention hall is kinda out of the question for gatherings! (The fountain is even gonna be torn down eventually from what I hear!)

I think we might need to move to the park in all honesty...

Please let me know what you guys think and for a little while we'll be able to change stuff but after March 1st I'd say we have to stay however we decide to go with this.

Well here's to another great year of Fanime, Valve, us, and no wheelchair for me this year!!!! ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 28, 2012, 12:12:16 PM
So Tentative Time and placeness! {EDIT:1/31/2012}

Day:Saturday??
Time: 11 AM??
MP:FIF MS??
L:FIF MS??

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 30, 2012, 07:38:54 AM
What does L stand for? Also I'm a big fan of Saturday if that's possible.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: AuroraSareii on January 30, 2012, 08:04:17 PM
I don't think Friday would be the best option. I'm thinking of a ton of people who would have school that day, I myself knowing several TF2 cosplayers who wouldn't be able to be a part of it because of that. Also, with it being the first day, I think it might be too crazy.

Saturday or sunday please. Also hoping this doesn't interfere with some of the other meets I'm in, but I still think it would be better on one of those two days.



Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: SheenaFox5 on January 30, 2012, 08:05:55 PM
What does L stand for?

L stands for location, I think. I'm also wondering what MP stands for. As for the day, Sunday, like last year, would be awesome for quite a few of my friends and I.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 31, 2012, 06:44:23 PM
Ok, well I still havent put in a official time and place but yeah.

L is for location and MP is for meeting place. So as it reads now we would possibly meet in front of the fountains and then walk as a group over to the park for the gathering. Is that too much and should just keep it all in front of the con?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 31, 2012, 07:13:06 PM
EDITED DAY AND TIME! New thoughts?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: SheenaFox5 on January 31, 2012, 07:23:27 PM
Are you talking about Guadalupe park? Usually I have no problem with walking, but seeing as many people will be walking around for the whole day in cosplay (which usually doesn't have very comfortable footwear D: ) it might not be a good idea. That, for people who arrive late (photographers or otherwise) to the meet then they won't know where to go or the direction to go in.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 02, 2012, 10:18:59 PM
Well the park idea has been scrapped to the front like always as of right now.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: HuggalotXOmocha on February 06, 2012, 10:08:20 PM
I'm super excited! <3 <3
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Faraday on February 15, 2012, 08:39:28 AM
Was kind of hoping this would take place Friday afternoon just because I'll be coming as a Spitter again and it would mean I'd have more time to put my face on, haha.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: ScarletAssassinXer on February 22, 2012, 03:10:04 PM
Hey everyone! I would like to join this and I will be going as the Blu Medic =D And if that fails I'll just be a red scout xP Hope to see you all there ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Laggy on February 26, 2012, 11:38:51 AM
My little sister and I just decided we'll be going as Chell and Caroline. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Mithinco on February 26, 2012, 03:16:01 PM
I'll go as a red or blue engineer :)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: ININ on February 29, 2012, 11:53:00 PM
Avairrianna, is Saturday confirmed?  For me, Sat is booked with two others gatherings that are confirmed Sat.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 01, 2012, 10:19:45 PM
Avairrianna, is Saturday confirmed?  For me, Sat is booked with two others gatherings that are confirmed Sat.

Honestly nothing has been confirmed yet but there aren't many spots for the 60+ gatherings because we ALL pretty much have to be in the same place. Sapphire has yet to get back to us about any of the gatherings yet.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Ellis on March 04, 2012, 08:57:31 PM
:l First post.
Anyway, hoping to join this! Planning to go Friday, Saturday and Sunday as Valve folks but for the meet up Ima be Nick from L4D2. Can't wait for the actual day!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 13, 2012, 01:57:12 PM
Nevermind. Things kinda have to stay where they are.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Metasheep on March 13, 2012, 09:45:09 PM
The god protesters usually aren't around on Sunday, so there's less of a crowd to fight out front.

Also, I should probably sign up as a photographer this year.  Here's my sets from 2010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157624159107288/) and 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157626698858233/).

Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Brutal on March 14, 2012, 02:44:49 PM
Cant wait Fanime is getting so close, wherever the gathering will be held Ill be there c:
Im still undecided as to what I want to go as for the gathering @_@
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: ININ on March 15, 2012, 04:11:59 PM
Avairrianna, is Saturday confirmed?  For me, Sat is booked with two others gatherings that are confirmed Sat.

Honestly nothing has been confirmed yet but there aren't many spots for the 60+ gatherings because we ALL pretty much have to be in the same place. Sapphire has yet to get back to us about any of the gatherings yet.

I just read Sapphire's updates and your update above.  I'm sorry I can't make the gathering :(  Last year was my first video game cosplay gathering and it was awesome!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Antstep on March 28, 2012, 11:04:14 AM
I'll be Red Spy again this year. I'll have a hat this time!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: RiotKitty on April 05, 2012, 07:58:21 PM
I might make it as Portal 2 Chell... probably w/o a portal gun.  :(
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Ninjapreez on April 07, 2012, 10:42:55 PM
I will be attending with my boyfriend. He will be a blue scout, and I will be a red scout.
See you all there :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: HuggalotXOmocha on April 09, 2012, 03:32:55 PM
As the Hoovy, I plan on making sandviches for all the TF2 cosplayers. C:
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: jacktchance on April 09, 2012, 04:58:24 PM
It's on Saturday?  I might be a maybe then since it conflicts with the Pokemon gathering.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 12, 2012, 03:01:26 PM
As the Hoovy, I plan on making sandviches for all the TF2 cosplayers. C:

That'll be a LOT of sandviches.....
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 12, 2012, 03:01:47 PM
I'll update this weekend I swear!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Maniacal_Mutton on April 13, 2012, 05:01:36 PM
I'm going to be attending as Nick from L4D2. On a side note, since this is my first gathering, about how early do participants usually start showing up?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Jebus on April 16, 2012, 09:40:47 PM
im still iffy on if im gonna go this year. but if i do, want another nick cosplayer?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 19, 2012, 04:49:31 PM
I'm going to be attending as Nick from L4D2. On a side note, since this is my first gathering, about how early do participants usually start showing up?

Well it depends. I have it that L4D goes first in the picture order so please do be a little early. I'll be there about an hour early probably with music and fun stuff ^^ so feel free to come by whenever!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: vixentail on April 21, 2012, 04:52:54 PM
Hey guys! So this year I'll most likely be going as Fem!Sniper, Red Team.
If it changes, I'll let you all know!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: PopsGhostly on April 23, 2012, 10:49:58 AM
This gathering sounds pretty nice, i'm gonna be going as a hunter
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Mari-chan on April 28, 2012, 01:06:13 AM
I'm really looking forward to this gathering, I'm going as Chell and my friend might be going as Human-Wheatley.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: ScarletAssassinXer on April 29, 2012, 10:26:37 PM
Ahhhh, forgive me everyone >.< I have to switch to red because my medic pack symbol was colored red, I hope that's ok Dx
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 01, 2012, 02:57:26 PM
So, apparently Leslie Redd from VALVE's "Learning with Portals" is coming to my campus this Friday and I'm thinking Fem!Pyro needs to make an appearance ^^

I'll try to remember to take pics!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: havocluver on May 04, 2012, 12:26:17 AM
I will be going as Zoey from Left 4 Dead :]
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Mithinco on May 04, 2012, 11:07:37 PM
I've decided to go with the blue engineer.  My costume is almost complete :)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Cosplaying Carrius on May 05, 2012, 11:15:47 PM
Hey all, your fav RED Heavy here. I'll be returning to Fanime once more and joining all of you at the Valve meet. I've got new gear to debut and switch in and out during the con too. Look forward to seeing you all there. ^_^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 07, 2012, 09:35:31 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556235_305254612882344_100001934220209_663922_451382625_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/306141_305255812882224_100001934220209_663925_1568290955_n.jpg)

Leslie Redd holding my flamethrower!!!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: God91125 on May 08, 2012, 08:24:21 AM
Team Fortress 2 Blue Team Scout right here with Bonk Boy and a Soda Popper :D

I also have an Ellis costume but I don't think I'd have enough time to switch in between costumes. xD
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Silent One on May 08, 2012, 11:31:40 AM
If I quickly made a Tinker cosplay from DotA 2, would it count as Valve?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Ellis on May 09, 2012, 03:06:19 AM
I was wondering about that, if we could bring a second custom that fits the game could we quickly change into and stuff? I was thniking about bringing my v3.0 of Ellis but I'm not sure if I should.
Nonetheless, it's comin' so soon and I can't wait! ~
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 10, 2012, 02:51:58 PM
If I quickly made a Tinker cosplay from DotA 2, would it count as Valve?


Ummm....I have no idea what that is...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Antstep on May 10, 2012, 07:06:14 PM
If I quickly made a Tinker cosplay from DotA 2, would it count as Valve?


Ummm....I have no idea what that is...
It's a character from DotA 2. Valve's new game that's in beta.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 14, 2012, 10:12:53 PM
If I quickly made a Tinker cosplay from DotA 2, would it count as Valve?


Ummm....I have no idea what that is...
It's a character from DotA 2. Valve's new game that's in beta.

Ummm....sure then...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Aphaestus on May 15, 2012, 02:08:20 PM
I'm gonna be a male test subject, from Portal.

Couldn't make it last year, but i will definitely go this year.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Antstep on May 15, 2012, 04:27:11 PM
If I quickly made a Tinker cosplay from DotA 2, would it count as Valve?


Ummm....I have no idea what that is...
It's a character from DotA 2. Valve's new game that's in beta.

Ummm....sure then...
Haven't seen any DotA cosplays yet. I am excited for this.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: loserface on May 17, 2012, 09:07:28 AM
Hello! (:

I'm going to cosplay as Chell from Portal 2 c:
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: quadhonk on May 17, 2012, 04:54:49 PM
I'll be going as a RED Medic and my boyfriend will be a BLU Engie c:
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: elexica on May 19, 2012, 12:47:49 PM
Planning on attending as red fem!scout.

Might arrive too late for the gathering, though. :(
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: lokichan2004 on May 19, 2012, 11:07:18 PM
I'll be going as BLU Scout with the holy mackerel, yellow flip flops and beanie this year. Does anyone know how long the gathering will last? I have another meetup on Saturday at noon and I don't want to miss it, but at the same time I don't want to have to leave early.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: HarryHadouken on May 20, 2012, 12:48:48 AM
I'll be joining as a RED Spy.  ;D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 20, 2012, 11:55:30 AM
I was wondering about that, if we could bring a second custom that fits the game could we quickly change into and stuff? I was thniking about bringing my v3.0 of Ellis but I'm not sure if I should.
Nonetheless, it's comin' so soon and I can't wait! ~

I'm fine with custom cosplays (hell I'm a female Pyro!) as long as it make sense.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 20, 2012, 11:57:35 AM
I'll be going as BLU Scout with the holy mackerel, yellow flip flops and beanie this year. Does anyone know how long the gathering will last? I have another meetup on Saturday at noon and I don't want to miss it, but at the same time I don't want to have to leave early.

The gathering takes all of a good hour and more sometimes cause even though we cut the gathering off everyone just kind of sticks around and keeps taking pictures. Noon is cutting it especially that your doing Team Fortress and they go last in the picture order.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 20, 2012, 12:00:33 PM
*UPDATED FIRST POST*

So everyone we are now 4 days away from Day 0 and who all is excited!?!?!?!?!?

I do have some concerning news about the weather. Seems like there is a chance of it raining on Saturday... We'll just have to keep our eyes open and maybe dredge through the rain.

The weather seems like its going to be nice the whole weekend though. Low 70s to 60's and BREEZY so watch your skirts and props this weekend ^^ 
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 20, 2012, 11:22:36 PM
change me from an HECU soldier to Combine Overwatch soldier.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Chocolate Thunder on May 21, 2012, 08:47:11 AM
Excited for the madness that's gonna happen!

Btw, I'll be returning again as Coach for this Fanime.  Gotta keep representin!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Permanganate on May 21, 2012, 07:04:20 PM
Hi!! I'll be at the convention this upcoming weekend sporting the attire of the blu medic. So... see you all there? I'm so stoked. Looks like the turnout in and of itself will be fantastic!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Ellis on May 21, 2012, 07:30:24 PM
Yeah, haha. It'll make sense. It's just a 'muddy-ed up' Ellis cosplay. ('Cause before they were clean / I didn't have coveralls at the time, blah blah blah) For once, I think I actually might have a perfect one despite my size.
I'm so freaking excited though, I can't sleep and I have my college final tomorrow. Oh man. This is so awesome. dsfhjgs

But wait, it might rain? Aw hell, that'll suck. Hopefully it won't!

EDIT: I was reading around because I was trying to figure out where the location of the photoshoot will be (because I've been checking every other day for months now because I'm scared I'll get it wrong) and I read that they replaced the fountains and made it a flowerbed. I am so disappointed.
:C
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Mi Feng on May 21, 2012, 10:13:02 PM
I'll be there as Chell from Portal 2. :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 22, 2012, 02:55:08 PM
UPDATED!!!!!!

Wow only 2 days left for us Day Zero peeps!!!! EXCITED!!!!!!!!

Looks like the weather is getting better for us now so that's great news ^^

Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 23, 2012, 11:20:12 PM
Oh right buddies won't be able to make it.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Silent One on May 24, 2012, 02:55:07 AM
Take me out as Tinker. Couldn't finish cosplay on time... :C
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: melon2531 on May 25, 2012, 04:01:11 PM
I've dressed as a female version of Hunter from Left 4 Dead. Is it possible to still join? I planned on being this all weekend.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 28, 2012, 06:10:22 PM
Aw.. this year I was the only Half Life character....Did I scare Gordon and Alyx off with my spas 12?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 29, 2012, 03:02:25 PM
Hello everyone.

Thanks again for another great year. I'm sorry I couldn't be there because of a little issue before the gathering started but I'd like to thank my fiance greatly for stepping up and taking control of the gathering.

I will most likely be running this again next year despite what happened to me this year.

PLEASE POST YOUR PICTURES HERE!!!!!!!! I soooo want to see them!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2012!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 29, 2012, 06:56:53 PM
IIRC, one of the photographers there said he'd post pics on nom-nom-nom.us I'm trying to find any posts there that relate to Fanime.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on October 27, 2012, 10:54:50 PM
I'm not dead! Yay!

I am in grad school now so I will be on very periodically until a few months before the gathering but please know that it will be on this year and hopefully I can run it better this year.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on November 17, 2012, 11:37:29 PM
redoing my overwatch cosplay to base it closer to the concept art combine overwatch.

Nova Prospect warden perhaps.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on November 20, 2012, 01:49:49 PM
I'm revamping my props as the femmepyro too!

Here's to a great turkey day for everyone!!!!

Love, Blu FemmePyro!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on December 12, 2012, 10:28:01 PM
Ok my Valve peeps I need your help!

For this week only I am in a Just Dance 4 contest as the FemmePyro and I need your support!

Please watch, share, and LIKE the video so we can make a Valve character win an Ubisoft contest!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6JnGDg-p-Q
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 23, 2013, 11:56:22 AM
Bump for Blu Team!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Devi 1313 on January 31, 2013, 04:49:26 PM
Oh hey! So it looks like I'll be participating in the gathering this year! I'm working on Chell. I'm not too sure if it'll be the Portal 1 or 2 version. It depends on how those long fall boots go. I'm very excited to get to work!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: gravity on February 07, 2013, 10:30:53 PM
Hi guys! I plan on cosplaying as a character from TF2, and I've pretty much decided to go as a femgie (Team Red!)

Hope to see everyone there. I'm having a hard time finding black overalls though!  :P I shall find them eventually.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 20, 2013, 12:34:58 PM
Bump for Justice! lol

Well I've updated the front page and I gave Saphire full permission to schedule our gathering to her liking for convience.

I'm working on a new addition to my cosplay which I hope to have done before Fanime...

Here's hoping everyone is doing well ^^

Love, Blu FemmePyro!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: BSaphire on February 20, 2013, 01:10:17 PM
Hey Avairriana: check out my last post here:
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,18024.0.html

Thanks and Squidges!
B
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 24, 2013, 04:03:25 PM
Hey Avairriana: check out my last post here:
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,18024.0.html

Thanks and Squidges!
B

PMd!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 28, 2013, 09:32:14 PM
Well guys me and my Engineer are going to our school's Gamer Education Day for a cosplay contest tomorrow and here's the progress as of tonight! I'll probably post pics tomorrow night or Saturday morning of the event!

Wish us luck guys!

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/733970_429279433813194_1034251249_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 02, 2013, 07:45:24 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/581929_430023827072088_1514699714_n.jpg)

From last night's event. I won the cosplay contest! And I'm standing next to Carlos Ferro who voiced Dom in the Gears of War games!

(http://i.imgur.com/eaHENZhh.jpg)

Mayor Balloonicorn decided to photobomb...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Antstep on March 11, 2013, 08:53:58 AM
I'll be there as a Red Engi.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: frowne on March 13, 2013, 02:47:37 PM
Going as GLaDOS this year :3
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 18, 2013, 09:25:40 PM
Hey my valvers!

So I apparently need a second, secondary leader in case something happens to BlueAssassin and myself (Like the incident that happened last year when he probably should have been with me). I need someone to volunteer that has been in the gathering for at least THREE YEARS and is definitively going all weekend this year. Please post here if you are interested in helping us for the gathering ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Taciturn on March 22, 2013, 01:08:29 PM
I will be attending as a red Sniper [bringing my rifle, jarate, and kukri].  Also I will be selling TF2 goodies in the artist alley!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Admiral Donuts on March 31, 2013, 10:47:41 PM
I'm going to get an Aperture Science employee costume together this year, so maybe I'll show up for a gathering.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Wrenn on April 01, 2013, 10:06:44 PM
I will be a portal turret.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: ININ on April 03, 2013, 06:00:35 PM
If the gathering is on Sat late afternoon, I attend as Red Medic  :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 11, 2013, 12:14:07 AM
So I'm officially reworking my Combine cosplay to be the Nova Prospekt Warden. I will also be working on a second mask for possibly a Romantically Apocalyptic Cosplay as well, possibly a humanoid lifealope.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 15, 2013, 06:51:05 PM
Looks like we got a tentative day and time! I'll update the first post!

Avairrianna!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Imperial on April 17, 2013, 11:20:22 PM
So it looks like I can do this one too. Sign me up as Pudge from Dota 2.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Valcust on April 21, 2013, 01:10:48 AM
Signing up two more cosplayers for the Portal portion of the Valve gathering~!
Atlas & P-Body will both be there, in the newly rendered and atomized flesh :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: vixentail on April 22, 2013, 12:13:43 AM
Hey guys, usually I cosplay as Bride Witch but I'll be Female Red Sniper this year!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Faraday on April 22, 2013, 06:27:06 PM
Since I'm working on making a new mouth... I'll be returning as the Spitter again this year! :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 23, 2013, 02:13:28 PM
Nova Prospect Warden Status: 100%
New Helmet complete
New Jacket Complete

Pictures will be posted once I get my new laptop to read the flash card...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: ININ on April 25, 2013, 01:37:20 AM
I read the first post listing the time and location Sat 11am at G6.  I do my best to attend the morning gathering.  I arrive at Fanime Sat morning.  It's going to be tight C:

Avairrianna, may I suggest you elaborate MP & L at G6 since some of us probably neither have the time nor the idea to find BSaphire's key gatherings post ^__^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 25, 2013, 11:43:40 AM
I read the first post listing the time and location Sat 11am at G6.  I do my best to attend the morning gathering.  I arrive at Fanime Sat morning.  It's going to be tight C:

Avairrianna, may I suggest you elaborate MP & L at G6 since some of us probably neither have the time nor the idea to find BSaphire's key gatherings post ^__^

Nope! Screw them if they can't figure it out! ^__^ (KIDDING!)
I'll write it up.

I hope you can make it!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 29, 2013, 06:26:34 PM
New laptop does not like my camera's flash card and my old laptop is 200 miles away currently....
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 29, 2013, 07:19:00 PM
New laptop does not like my camera's flash card and my old laptop is 200 miles away currently....

That's not good...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 03, 2013, 12:14:09 PM
Still sorting out computer issues.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: sockinglyRobotic on May 19, 2013, 10:10:41 PM
my sister will be going as a RED femscout!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 20, 2013, 10:01:01 AM
I'm really debating whether I should/could finish my new prop in time...I have pretty much all the parts I just need to put it all together and paint it.

I finished my flamethrower in literally a day before but with night classes til 10pm this M-W and work 8-5 those days too I'm afraid of building my new prop in the hotel room ^^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 20, 2013, 12:34:40 PM
This is a reminder to all my Valve cosplayers!

PLEASE DO NOT BRING GLASS PROPS!!!!!

This goes for Demomen, and Left for Dead cosplayers with molotovs and bile! We've had issues with glass breaking at gathering before and the Rovers like to watch our gathering specifically so please do NOT bring glass items to the gathering! It is illegal to take them inside the convention anyways so please don't bring them outside either!

I look forward to seeing everyone later this week!

Avairrianna!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 22, 2013, 10:32:46 AM
Well come hell or high water I will have a new prop this year!!!! I hope it lives up to my current flamethrower's appeal ^^

I can't wait to see everyone in the next few days!

~Avairrianna
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Devi 1313 on June 01, 2013, 12:45:11 AM
Has anyone found pictures of the gathering yet? I found a few over on tumblr!
http://devi13.tumblr.com/post/51544174468/wigglysnaw-valve-gathering-part-3-its-me
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Valcust on June 01, 2013, 02:08:07 AM
Has anyone found pictures of the gathering yet? I found a few over on tumblr!
http://devi13.tumblr.com/post/51544174468/wigglysnaw-valve-gathering-part-3-its-me

OwO!!!
Amazing~!
I shall be on the lookout for more gathering pictures :3

And for what it's worth, had an awesome time this year, guys~! See you all in 2014~!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Lucifargundam on June 01, 2013, 03:04:48 AM
On somewhat topic::: if Portal 3 comes out before next year's Fanimecon... is anyone here willing to cosplay it???
(i'm not uptodate on portal 3's progress....)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Taciturn on June 01, 2013, 10:30:29 PM
Found a whole bunch of photos here! 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157633851185830/page2/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Metasheep on June 02, 2013, 01:56:25 AM
Found a whole bunch of photos here! 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157633851185830/page2/

Wow, I was about to post a link to my pics.  It seemed like there weren't as many poses this year, though I guess with the construction, there were fewer gathering spots and was more of a time crunch before the next group.

I made a set from just the meet up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157633871838929/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Taciturn on June 03, 2013, 12:00:26 AM
Wow, I was about to post a link to my pics.  It seemed like there weren't as many poses this year, though I guess with the construction, there were fewer gathering spots and was more of a time crunch before the next group.

I made a set from just the meet up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157633871838929/

Sorry about that, I was just checking flickr a lot for any photos of my cosplay.   Yeah, I noticed the gatherings seemed super rushed this year compared to the number of poses that we could do last year.  Bit of a bummer, but hopefully this'll get better in 2014!

Also, do you mind if I post a few of these on tumblr?  It'll be linked back to your flickr, of course.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Metasheep on June 03, 2013, 01:42:08 AM
I didn't mean wow in a bad way, just a "Wow, someone found my pics" way.  I don't mind, post as many as you want.

The construction will be done by next year so there will probably be a ton of spots for gatherings and less of a time crunch.  I really liked the wooden benches they added next to the stairs in the main lobby.  If they were longer, they could act as stages for large meet ups.  As they are, they're pretty good for 15-30 people size meet ups.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Imperial on June 03, 2013, 06:14:02 PM
I didn't mean wow in a bad way, just a "Wow, someone found my pics" way.  I don't mind, post as many as you want.

The construction will be done by next year so there will probably be a ton of spots for gatherings and less of a time crunch.  I really liked the wooden benches they added next to the stairs in the main lobby.  If they were longer, they could act as stages for large meet ups.  As they are, they're pretty good for 15-30 people size meet ups.
CGD, Or cosplayer gatherings department were kinda on top of what places would work as what. They considered the wood benches for large gatherings, cause you could stuff a lot of people on those, the only problem would be the crowd that would be there taking the pictures. It would block a major walkway at the convention, and could have the con shut down by the fire marshall. The dancers, dont get me wrong, kinda did almost get the con shut down for said blocking.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2013!
Post by: Avairrianna on December 16, 2013, 02:40:10 PM
Well here we are again at the end of another year! We hope that Gabe Newell will be kind to us in the coming year and I look forward to hosting again in 2014!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Imperial on January 01, 2014, 11:23:54 AM
Well, I just finished upgrading the Pudge outfit(they needed to change his look cause China's laws.....), and I might have a Beastmaster comming as well with me this year. Both are Dota 2, and I am advising other Dota 2 cosplayers to attend this gathering (as well as the league gathering, but thats another story.)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 10, 2014, 12:44:02 PM
Well, I just finished upgrading the Pudge outfit(they needed to change his look cause China's laws.....), and I might have a Beastmaster comming as well with me this year. Both are Dota 2, and I am advising other Dota 2 cosplayers to attend this gathering (as well as the league gathering, but thats another story.)

Ok thank you! All Dota 2 is welcomed and depending on the days and times of our gatherings I'll advise any Dotas to go to yours as well.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Valcust on January 16, 2014, 02:58:01 AM
Atlas & P-body will be back this year~ ^w^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Devi 1313 on February 03, 2014, 12:22:11 AM
Portal 1 Chell should be back!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: 1tactician on February 06, 2014, 08:41:54 AM
Me = BLU Spy (Classic wi Butterfly Knife)
Wife = RED Engineer (RED Baseball cap wi Wrench)
Daughter = RED Pyro (Flamethrower & Fire axe)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/12346622653_4d3e73e0ea_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Avairrianna on February 07, 2014, 12:30:06 PM
Me = BLU Spy (Classic wi Butterfly Knife)
Wife = RED Engineer (RED Baseball cap wi Wrench)
Daughter = RED Pyro (Flamethrower & Fire axe)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/12346622653_4d3e73e0ea_o.jpg)

I officially love you guys! <3
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Admiral Donuts on February 07, 2014, 01:25:31 PM
I'll probably be back as "random aperture science employee" with combustible lemon and repulsion gel (and I have cooler repulsion gel this time)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on February 13, 2014, 03:37:36 PM
Still alive, in the "think it up in my head" phase for another rifle for my Combine cosplay. Also recently replayed HL2 and am reworking my overwatch gear as a result.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 06, 2014, 12:03:49 PM
Day and Time selected! First post updated!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Enayla on March 15, 2014, 08:24:59 AM
I'm hauling my beast of a GLaDOS costume down to Fanime this year and I should be there for the meetup. It's such an impossible costume to transport, so I'm really excited for another chance to bring her out again. I'd love to get photos with all of you guys!

(http://i.imgur.com/xD7JJ1j.png)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 17, 2014, 02:05:26 PM
I'm hauling my beast of a GLaDOS costume down to Fanime this year and I should be there for the meetup. It's such an impossible costume to transport, so I'm really excited for another chance to bring her out again. I'd love to get photos with all of you guys!

(http://i.imgur.com/xD7JJ1j.png)


Just...Pure...Awesomeness!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Admiral Donuts on April 10, 2014, 11:42:40 PM
I'm hauling my beast of a GLaDOS costume down to Fanime this year and I should be there for the meetup. It's such an impossible costume to transport, so I'm really excited for another chance to bring her out again. I'd love to get photos with all of you guys!

(http://i.imgur.com/xD7JJ1j.png)

I was at a local tabletop gaming thing and this cosplay came up, crazy coincidence.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Devi 1313 on April 15, 2014, 11:21:54 PM
I'm hauling my beast of a GLaDOS costume down to Fanime this year and I should be there for the meetup. It's such an impossible costume to transport, so I'm really excited for another chance to bring her out again. I'd love to get photos with all of you guys!

(http://i.imgur.com/xD7JJ1j.png)

Oh my god, I'm already so excited to take a picture with you!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Taciturn on April 29, 2014, 01:41:13 AM
I'm back this year!  With my updated version of the rifle making it's debut.

(http://i.imgur.com/8vJKVI3.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: AJ_627 on April 29, 2014, 06:08:01 PM
Mark me down as the Red Engioneer
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: RiotKitty on May 01, 2014, 10:58:48 AM
Gonna reboot Chell from Portal 2
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: RiotKitty on May 01, 2014, 11:25:55 AM
Actually this conflicts with another gathering I plan to do. I'll have to be Chell on a different day I guess. mb :(
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: tykpon on May 03, 2014, 11:33:16 PM
I'm coming as Red Sniper, with an Anger hood and custom mask (maybe)!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 04, 2014, 02:48:59 AM
Working on my rifle for my combine cosplay. The shotgun will be returning as well as a few new modifications to the uniform. My mask is in tatters though and I may have to make a new one though. Don't have any bondo otherwise it would be finished by now.


I'd post pictures but my camera and laptop are fighting and one won't recognize the other.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 14, 2014, 10:08:45 AM
Almost a week away!!!!! Who's excited!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: xenoza on May 18, 2014, 12:22:14 PM
Kind of. I'm hoping I can get my fixes in on Crystal Maiden so I don't have to walk around with a helper...
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 18, 2014, 03:30:40 PM
Kind of. I'm hoping I can get my fixes in on Crystal Maiden so I don't have to walk around with a helper...

I know the feeling....
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: FutureJaneCrocker on May 18, 2014, 05:31:55 PM
Will be there as Blue fem!Scout with either a Miss Pauling or Pyro!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: HarryHadouken on May 19, 2014, 06:49:23 PM
Will be attending as BLU Soldier!  :D
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 20, 2014, 10:38:43 AM
Updated! Working hard on my new weapon!!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: mryekcim on May 20, 2014, 03:41:01 PM
Portal 2 Maybe

Repulsion Gel weightloss testsubject.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Admiral Donuts on May 20, 2014, 03:51:55 PM
Portal 2 Maybe

Repulsion Gel weightloss testsubject.

I'll be bringing a sample of "repyulsion gel" as a prop!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: fridgebits on May 22, 2014, 06:02:03 PM
My girlfriend and I are going as Gordon Freeman (me) and Alyx.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Admiral Donuts on May 30, 2014, 08:29:59 PM
Got around to getting my photos uploaded. I was there for Portal and my friend took the pics.

http://imgur.com/a/LxPO7#0 (http://imgur.com/a/LxPO7#0) This album is set up for faster browsing
http://imgur.com/a/LxPO7/layout/blog (http://imgur.com/a/LxPO7/layout/blog) Here's the images laid all at once, better if you want to save them or get the URLs to link to them.

Here's one of the photos:

(http://i.imgur.com/dGE1t28.jpg)

Also there's some photos up on SlickPic:
http://fanime.slickpic.com/collections/Saturday11am12pm/?wallpaper (http://fanime.slickpic.com/collections/Saturday11am12pm/?wallpaper)
http://fanime.slickpic.com/albums/Saturday9am1pm09/?wallpaper (http://fanime.slickpic.com/albums/Saturday9am1pm09/?wallpaper)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2014!
Post by: Metasheep on June 13, 2014, 08:05:27 PM
Here's my pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157645154082312/

Also, my full set of pics from the con: https://www.flickr.com/photos/metasheep/sets/72157645143146322/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 08, 2015, 11:04:29 PM
Thread necromancy activate!


I'm contemplating Combine overwatch again, Or a rebel this go around, granted rebel will just be the combine gear sans mask with a lambda sprayed over the combine flash.

Also might build a Combine turret (maybe some hoppers, and a pulse rifle grenade too) and be an Overwatch engineer.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 16, 2015, 01:38:19 PM
We getting excited people?!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 08, 2015, 01:51:21 PM
Updated with Day and time!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: FutureJaneCrocker on April 08, 2015, 08:49:28 PM
I'll be there as Blu Fem!Scout!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 12, 2015, 12:46:47 AM
Sunday.... I may not be able to make it because I'm going to be leaving a bit after noon to get back to Oregon for work on monday (nope, don't get memorial day weekend off)... I'll see if I can make it though.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 13, 2015, 08:31:30 AM
Sunday.... I may not be able to make it because I'm going to be leaving a bit after noon to get back to Oregon for work on monday (nope, don't get memorial day weekend off)... I'll see if I can make it though.

Awww..... well it won't be the same without you Rodney! I can always count on you to represent Half Life ^__^
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on April 15, 2015, 11:02:43 PM
I'll see what I can do. I may go straight from my shift at the gaming hall to the gathering and then to my room to change and then finish checking out.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Devi 1313 on April 29, 2015, 11:56:09 PM
I might bring Portal 1 Chell again this year now that I have my new heel springs! I doubt I'll have my companion cube ready this year though.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: SuperSchwiizer on May 13, 2015, 10:33:35 AM
BLU Scout reporting in! And my friends will be with me as Scout's Ma and Red Spy. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 15, 2015, 11:43:00 AM
Updated! Week away!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: docwhal on May 16, 2015, 09:30:44 AM
Hey!  Just wanted to say that I will be coming as a RED team soldier!  -very excited
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Devi 1313 on May 16, 2015, 11:04:13 PM
Shoot, it looks like I can't make it this year! I just got a new job and I was lucky to get friday and saturday off, but that's all.  :(
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 18, 2015, 08:33:25 AM
Shoot, it looks like I can't make it this year! I just got a new job and I was lucky to get friday and saturday off, but that's all.  :(

Oh no! But that's more important! You will be missed
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Korium9 on May 18, 2015, 12:42:59 PM
Gonna try bringing Red Pyro. A friend might be Red Medic.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Zero Zero on May 19, 2015, 03:38:53 PM
Will try and drop in as RED Medic at the meet.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: TheRealFreeman on May 20, 2015, 10:41:25 PM
Hello all! I'll be attending the con as Gordon Freeman from HL2. I've done a couple Valve meetups before but this will be my first Fanime! Looking forward to this weekend! Attaching a couple photos of the costume :3

(http://s3.postimg.org/hl99u4bzz/f9b1fe3ac5f034ebf0dd0e6d3e0407f4.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hl99u4bzz/)
(http://s3.postimg.org/wihqv4p8f/b7ba8d52ecc311e2b6c622000a1f92d1_7.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wihqv4p8f/)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2015!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 26, 2015, 09:34:54 AM
Thank you everyone for coming again this year to the gathering and here's to another year!

*eagerly awaiting pictures*
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: Imperial on May 26, 2015, 04:36:53 PM
http://imperialphotoguard.slickpic.com/albums/Day34/?wallpaper&viewer

I am trying to get to them all, im am of the dead.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: Avairrianna on January 06, 2016, 01:57:25 PM
BTW people better learn that new taunt dance!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: TensonStar on January 20, 2016, 07:27:18 PM
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Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: Avairrianna on March 16, 2016, 08:56:34 AM
Ok Hi guys! So I'm filling out the paperwork to start getting this gathering official and apparently we need a facebook post but idk for sure Just in case here's my facebook if anyone needs it or wants to stalk me I guess. https://www.facebook.com/Avairrianna
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: TensonStar on March 20, 2016, 12:43:07 PM
i have my Half-Life zombie!!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: zanderwitaz on March 22, 2016, 08:49:34 PM
I'll be a red engineer with a level 3 sentry.
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 06, 2016, 01:35:42 PM
Hey guys, so as of right now it looks like I will actually not be cosplaying my Pyro for the first time. I will still be holding the gathering because I love you guys but I'm almost thinking of retiring my Pyro. I have many other gatherings to host and I'm even in a drag show at Fanime this year so I just have a lot on my plate to suffer though Pyro this year. I still love all you guys and I'll see you at Fanime and you'll just get to hear me yell at you the entire gathering now!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: Avairrianna on April 19, 2016, 11:40:56 AM
Here's the Facebook event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/604443769710781/
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: tigerstripedmoon on May 03, 2016, 05:30:29 PM
Oooh, I'll be there (my first Fanime!) as femme BLU Engineer! Now to study Mannrobics... (I'll be disappointed if people there aren't doing it! Best group taunt ever!)
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: Avairrianna on May 16, 2016, 12:55:56 PM
Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that if you don't have anything to do later in the day on Saturday then have I got an event for you! I will be performing along with many other ladys and gents in the second Fanime Drag Show! If you like drag, anime, or just pop culture then you'll love this event!

It will be held Saturday May 28th at 5 pm in the Fairmont Fan Events room!

More details and an event page will be posted soon!
Title: Re: Valve cosplay gathering 2016!
Post by: goblinkid on May 22, 2016, 03:21:00 PM
howdy! i hope it's not to late to join! me & my friend were planning on going as ms pauling (me) & red scout (him)! hope to see you soon!  ;D