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Title: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: shy-cosplayer on February 15, 2010, 05:34:23 PM
Who's going, and who are you going as? I'll be busting out my Zack Fair =D
Title: Re: Cherry Blossom Festival [Is online registration out yet?]
Post by: Dany on February 15, 2010, 07:08:31 PM
Which one do you mean?

If you're referring to the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan Video has the forms available but no online reg.

There's a thread on Cosplay.com for it though, and someone posted the forms up so that you can fill out and fax in. That's how my husband and I registered!

..you can ignore this completely if it's not the SF one you mean ;)
Title: Re: Cherry Blossom Festival [Is online registration out yet?]
Post by: Angelx624 on February 15, 2010, 07:27:53 PM
Well, I'm going to the SF Cherry Blossom festival in April. =D I'll be Kairi, hopefully. >w<;;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival [Is online registration out yet?]
Post by: Shinsengumi on February 18, 2010, 01:13:41 AM
I'm not to sure on what to cosplay as for the Cherry Blossom festival. But I'll be there.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival [Is online registration out yet?]
Post by: xxxplizit (pogi1kenobi) on February 18, 2010, 01:16:26 AM
I'll go.

I probably won't be at the cosplay parade this time; I'm gonna take a break and just have fun at the event and spend some time with friends.  ^_^
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: RyuHayabusa on February 18, 2010, 11:41:27 AM
I'll be there to take pics and hang out as usual.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on February 18, 2010, 03:52:30 PM
I'll be there.  Dont know about costumes yet.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chococlatte on February 18, 2010, 04:14:00 PM
I tend to go every year because my school helps out and such, but I'll probably be heading out with a group of friends.   ;D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: OniCourseMusha on February 19, 2010, 10:39:34 AM
Probably gonna have to either switch or request the day off on the day of the parade.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on February 19, 2010, 11:44:24 AM
Realized that because I was unsure what event we were talking about I gave only half an answer.

Going as Emeraldas, hubby will be Harlock. :)

Question...rumor has it folks have met up beforehand in Japantown to walk to the site, mostly to park. Is anyone here thinking of that as an option?

We are staying at the hotel the night before, and depending on how thing go we could join something like that. 
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Liquid on February 19, 2010, 06:46:36 PM
Always good to post the dates and times. <.<

Regardless, I plan to try to go to this, this year. I didn't make it last year because a Fanime meeting fell on the same day that I could have gone on.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on February 19, 2010, 10:54:42 PM
Always good to post the dates and times. <.<

Sunday April 18th.
In front of City Hall where the ugly trees are (I can't give a better description of that area :( )

Cosplay Contest entrants arrive at 10 AM.
Parade only entrants arrive at Noon.
Parade begins at 1 PM


Plan for a couple hours. EDIT: Plan for a couple hours for the parade itself, longer if you want to do the costume contest and parade.  Could be more or less depending on how on-time things begin, how well the parade moves through the area, if you win stuff in the cosplay contest and go onstage at the end, etc.

And of course, don't forget to register at Japan Video, especially if you are entering the costume contest. They're only taking 100 people for that part of things (only bring it up in case somebody isn't aware :) )
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on February 22, 2010, 11:40:05 PM
Me and a good friend of mine will be entering a BlazBlue duo =D hoping its going to be a lot cooler than it was last year XD
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Kertus on February 23, 2010, 11:18:26 AM
lul, I'll probably be going, not sure which day or if cosplaying though :P
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on February 25, 2010, 12:43:35 PM
There is just so much to do this year so I doubt I'll be going in costume. I will be there to cheer you all one though!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on February 26, 2010, 09:25:34 PM
Well I don't think I'm able to go, anymore. D: I'm so sorry, you guys. ><
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on February 28, 2010, 01:26:06 PM
I might go...
Me and my friends wanna go xD

If I do go, I'll either go in lolita or as Xion from KH :]
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: BunofGovt on February 28, 2010, 03:56:38 PM
Am hoping to make it there this year (was checking at JVideo for the forms but then went out of town for business and won't be put to Japantown til next weekend). Even if I can't enter the contest, I want to be in the parade.  Not sure what my cosplay will be yet tho.  And I usually park at Japantown early, then walk over to city hall to meet up with others.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: kgHapa on March 03, 2010, 09:50:43 PM
I'll definitely go if Im in town that weekend. How can I say no to fanime nerds taking over japan town...well I mean more so than usual
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on March 09, 2010, 05:37:25 AM
I'll be attending; with hopes of Black Rock Shooter. It's getting much closer now but I'm still waiting on my commissioner (whose my best friend) to finish BRS's coat.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: kohana ichibana on March 09, 2010, 06:26:16 AM
I will be attending but I'm debating on Cosplay. Since I live right next to Japantown in SF at the current moment. If anyone hasn't been who needs a hand in getting around I would love to be a tour guide. :3 I've lived here for almost 3 years.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: prototypem on March 13, 2010, 06:34:28 PM
I have never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival even though I lived in SF.
Definitely going this year though mainly to take pictures.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on March 14, 2010, 10:43:04 PM
CHANGE OF PLANS! I CAN GO!!!!!!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: leslie on March 23, 2010, 06:46:40 PM
I will be attending but I'm debating on Cosplay. Since I live right next to Japantown in SF at the current moment. If anyone hasn't been who needs a hand in getting around I would love to be a tour guide. :3 I've lived here for almost 3 years.

Ok so I've been to SF many times, but I have never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival or even Japantown. So if I'm able to make it out there then having a tour guide would be amazing! :D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: kohana ichibana on March 24, 2010, 10:05:27 AM
I will be attending but I'm debating on Cosplay. Since I live right next to Japantown in SF at the current moment. If anyone hasn't been who needs a hand in getting around I would love to be a tour guide. :3 I've lived here for almost 3 years.

Ok so I've been to SF many times, but I have never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival or even Japantown. So if I'm able to make it out there then having a tour guide would be amazing! :D

No problem :3! Let me know if your looking for a buddy. My anime club is thinking about going to hang out as well so there will probably be more awesome people to hang out with.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on March 24, 2010, 10:24:36 AM
I will be attending but I'm debating on Cosplay. Since I live right next to Japantown in SF at the current moment. If anyone hasn't been who needs a hand in getting around I would love to be a tour guide. :3 I've lived here for almost 3 years.

Ok so I've been to SF many times, but I have never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival or even Japantown. So if I'm able to make it out there then having a tour guide would be amazing! :D

No problem :3! Let me know if your looking for a buddy. My anime club is thinking about going to hang out as well so there will probably be more awesome people to hang out with.

Between that group, and the upwards of 200 folks that will do the parade on the 18th? I think you'll have plenty of people who will know the area and can get you comfortable with it!

I miss living in SF sometimes...and one of the things I do miss is being able to walk to both Japantown AND Chinatown (I lived off of the California cable car line for several years).
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: leslie on March 24, 2010, 07:51:42 PM
I will be attending but I'm debating on Cosplay. Since I live right next to Japantown in SF at the current moment. If anyone hasn't been who needs a hand in getting around I would love to be a tour guide. :3 I've lived here for almost 3 years.

Ok so I've been to SF many times, but I have never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival or even Japantown. So if I'm able to make it out there then having a tour guide would be amazing! :D

No problem :3! Let me know if your looking for a buddy. My anime club is thinking about going to hang out as well so there will probably be more awesome people to hang out with.

Between that group, and the upwards of 200 folks that will do the parade on the 18th? I think you'll have plenty of people who will know the area and can get you comfortable with it!

I miss living in SF sometimes...and one of the things I do miss is being able to walk to both Japantown AND Chinatown (I lived off of the California cable car line for several years).

Thanks you two! That makes me feel a lot more comfortable about going especially because I don't know the area at all.

Well now I'm really excited about going! :D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: prototypem on March 25, 2010, 09:45:49 AM
I just need someone to point me in the direction of the food.
I'll be there to take pictures. Will people be cosplaying on parade day only or will I see people dressed up throughout the other days?
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on March 25, 2010, 11:13:47 AM
I just need someone to point me in the direction of the food.

According to the new schedule that just came out at the nccbf.org site, the Food Bazaar is on Webster. There is also the stuff that is in the mall itself, but the Festival may make those places kind of busy because they are sit-down.


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I'll be there to take pictures. Will people be cosplaying on parade day only or will I see people dressed up throughout the other days?

I recall seeing photos of people coming up that were for the festival but not for the parade, and on days that were not parade day, but I think the turnout is a lot smaller and you never know where you can expect to find them.


Thanks you two! That makes me feel a lot more comfortable about going especially because I don't know the area at all.

Well now I'm really excited about going! :D

Woohoo! I do think you'll like it... I've found the parade to be a lot more relaxing in many ways than a convention. I'm geared up for it because I've had to skip the last two years (which was a bummer, but Real Life happens!).
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on March 25, 2010, 09:17:52 PM
Well, seems I am going both weekends of the CBF. ^^ I'll be there in the 11th and the 18th. :D Here's my planned cosplays:

11th: Bunny Lolita
18th: Kairi

If I don't have Kairi in time for the 18th, I'll be Konoka. :)
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: leslie on March 25, 2010, 11:52:16 PM
Ok so I don't know what to expect, but I'm already excited about going!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on March 26, 2010, 09:22:36 AM
Ok so I don't know what to expect, but I'm already excited about going!

Well, you can expect a lot of good costumes :)

I found this on Google a little while back..posted it to Cosplay as well...it's a time-lapse film, about 30 seconds, of the parade as taken from the end of the walk, looking down Post Street near the Mall If you look to the back, you'll see a very big colorful group:  Those are the cosplayers:

http://vimeo.com/7867862

As you can see...it's a lot of people, both in the crowd and in the cosplay segment.

Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: kgHapa on March 26, 2010, 09:46:07 AM
Hm its supposedly going to be nice out this weekend before it starts raining again. Im considering going to Japan town just for sh*^s and giggles tomorrow if any of you are interesting in hangin =D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: BunofGovt on March 27, 2010, 04:00:24 AM
Bah, I may have to pass on this since I'll be on business travel the week before the parade.  I won't be able to take part in the parade but I'll try to show up for fun on Sunday.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on March 28, 2010, 02:14:59 AM
I'll show up in one of my Lolita outfits on Saturday the 10th. I'll also be wearing one of my Fanime Badges so people will recognize me from the forums easier ^^
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on March 28, 2010, 12:18:20 PM
I have a question for you all.
Is there anyone who is not going to be in the parade and would like to grab lunch and watch it together?  I always end up going alone because everyones in the parade.  I dont normally go cause then I have to ride the buss in costume =/
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: ultramangaia on March 28, 2010, 02:07:18 PM
I have a question for you all.
Is there anyone who is not going to be in the parade and would like to grab lunch and watch it together?  I always end up going alone because everyones in the parade.  I dont normally go cause then I have to ride the buss in costume =/

I generally go by myself on BART an catch the 38 muni to J town. I usually run into friends I now. If you don`t now anyone you can hang with me and you can get to now some other anime fan. Post your response here or email me. I`m on Facebook also.

Jeff Sweaney
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: leslie on March 28, 2010, 06:22:24 PM
By the way, which day(s) is everyone going on?
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on March 28, 2010, 08:56:50 PM
By the way, which day(s) is everyone going on?

Hubby and I got a hotel room at the Kabuki this year for Saturday night on the 17th (woo!) so my hope is that Saturday for just civvy walking around, and Sunday the 18th for the parade. Not sure how long after the Parade we will stay after..it depends on how we feel (read: depends on how bushed the parade makes us!).

I've yet attended the Festival on a non-Parade day, so I'm really looking forward to that and actually finding some of the newer stores (I seem to keep having a problem locating them XD ).
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on March 29, 2010, 01:52:17 AM
I've already said this, leslie, but I'm going on the 11th and the 18th. :3 So if you're there on any of those days find me! ^^ I'll be a Bunny Lolita on the 11th and Kairi from KH II on the 18th. :D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on March 29, 2010, 08:24:16 AM
I have a question for you all.
Is there anyone who is not going to be in the parade and would like to grab lunch and watch it together?  I always end up going alone because everyones in the parade.  I dont normally go cause then I have to ride the buss in costume =/

I generally go by myself on BART an catch the 38 muni to J town. I usually run into friends I now. If you don`t now anyone you can hang with me and you can get to now some other anime fan. Post your response here or email me. I`m on Facebook also.

Jeff Sweaney

Sure!  I'll see if I can get some of my out of town friends to go too but they might want to be in the parade instead,
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Touya no Miko on March 29, 2010, 08:02:23 PM
I'm debating on whether or not I will go. If my costume arrives on time I might join the parade. I just need to check some BART schedules.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: xXunyuuXx on March 30, 2010, 01:15:53 AM
Anyone here in the cosplay contest or doing something for the anime talent show?
I'm in the contest this year but still deciding to do something for the show but I don't know if I have enough time to prepare for it.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on March 30, 2010, 10:03:16 AM
Anyone here in the cosplay contest or doing something for the anime talent show?
I'm in the contest this year but still deciding to do something for the show but I don't know if I have enough time to prepare for it.

My husband and I are both doing the cosplay contest :)  My fourth time, my husband's second. We'll be the space pirates in whatever equates to a corner XD

As for the talent show...I...have no idea what I would ever do for a talent show. I don't consider myself very talented *LOL*
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: ININ on March 31, 2010, 01:43:11 AM
I'm cosplaying Edward Elric from FMA.  Later today, I register to walk in the parade.  You don't need to register to walk; however, you get a goodie bag from JapanVideo.  Don't expect much because of the recession.  Last year's goodie bag contained a bootlegged poster  :o
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on April 01, 2010, 03:26:05 AM
I'm cosplaying Edward Elric from FMA.  Later today, I register to walk in the parade.  You don't need to register to walk; however, you get a goodie bag from JapanVideo.  Don't expect much because of the recession.  Last year's goodie bag contained a bootlegged poster  :o
Ya, I was in the parade last year, and I didn't register for anything. But I go for the parade and not the costume contest, cause I don't make my costumes. ^^; Ah well, parade's always fun. :D Hope it's not as hot, though! ><; Also hope it's not raining. :'D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: RikuCosplayer on April 01, 2010, 07:01:36 AM
I'm cosplaying Edward Elric from FMA.  Later today, I register to walk in the parade.  You don't need to register to walk; however, you get a goodie bag from JapanVideo.  Don't expect much because of the recession.  Last year's goodie bag contained a bootlegged poster  :o
Ya, I was in the parade last year, and I didn't register for anything. But I go for the parade and not the costume contest, cause I don't make my costumes. ^^; Ah well, parade's always fun. :D Hope it's not as hot, though! ><; Also hope it's not raining. :'D

Hey, Im deffinitly going to the cherry blossom
Festival this month in April! My mom said I can go, whoot!! I
so want to go in my Riku costume, but Idk if my mom
will let me. >w< I know, I will convence her to let me!

Im going on the 17th maybe, since thats when Xion
is going. But maybe I can get her to go on the 18th,
when the parade is.

Btw, How do you get in the Cherry Blossom Festival
parade? And which parade session will have the cosplayers
in it? I want to know because I might want to be in the
parade. :3
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on April 01, 2010, 02:55:29 PM
I have a question for you all.
Is there anyone who is not going to be in the parade and would like to grab lunch and watch it together?  I always end up going alone because everyones in the parade.  I dont normally go cause then I have to ride the buss in costume =/
I would be more then happy to hang out with you to watch the parade and grab lunch. I'll be hanging there with some friends, and we're always open to having other people join us ^_^

If you're interested just message me for my facebook, AIM, or yahoo info ^_^
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 01, 2010, 03:41:20 PM
Btw, How do you get in the Cherry Blossom Festival
parade? And which parade session will have the cosplayers
in it? I want to know because I might want to be in the
parade. :3

Easy :) You just need to register at Japan Video in San Francisco, especially if you want to be in the costume contest..the last day to register is April 11th.  There is just a quick form that you fill out to get a confirmation number.

Then, everyone meets at SF City Hall on Sunday April 18th (there is only one parade, so no sessions), time depending on what you are doing.  Contest entrants (or folks who want to enjoy watching the costumes for the contest) should arrive at 10 AM. Parade only folks can arrive at 12 noon.

You don't -technically- have to register to just walk the parade route with the group, but as mentioned, Japan Video has, in the past, put together goody bags for all of the participants who do...it's not a guarantee for this year, but if they do it, you shouldn't let yourself get left out.

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on April 02, 2010, 06:54:22 AM
To the people responding to me... thanks guys!  :D Yeah lets all hang out together.  'm craving some crepes and crochets! (However those delicious potato things are spelled).

PM me for my SN or Facebook.  Sorry I havnt been around due to school and there is a con this weekend so dont expect a lot for now.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on April 02, 2010, 09:40:05 PM
I'm cosplaying Edward Elric from FMA.  Later today, I register to walk in the parade.  You don't need to register to walk; however, you get a goodie bag from JapanVideo.  Don't expect much because of the recession.  Last year's goodie bag contained a bootlegged poster  :o
Ya, I was in the parade last year, and I didn't register for anything. But I go for the parade and not the costume contest, cause I don't make my costumes. ^^; Ah well, parade's always fun. :D Hope it's not as hot, though! ><; Also hope it's not raining. :'D

Hey, Im deffinitly going to the cherry blossom
Festival this month in April! My mom said I can go, whoot!! I
so want to go in my Riku costume, but Idk if my mom
will let me. >w< I know, I will convence her to let me!

Im going on the 17th maybe, since thats when Xion
is going. But maybe I can get her to go on the 18th,
when the parade is.

Btw, How do you get in the Cherry Blossom Festival
parade? And which parade session will have the cosplayers
in it? I want to know because I might want to be in the
parade. :3
Awesome! :3 We can have a mini KH gathering! xP Cuz I'll be Kairi for the parade. =D

As for where to go, parade-goers ONLY meet up at noon by the ugly trees in front of City Hall. xD Someone called them the ugly trees. *shrug* xDD

Then they tell us in the parade where to go and stuff. And they say that anyone in costume can be in it, so ya. :3 No registration required. xP They tell us what order to go in and stuff, based on your series. :D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 02, 2010, 11:34:59 PM
As for where to go, parade-goers ONLY meet up at noon by the ugly trees in front of City Hall. xD Someone called them the ugly trees. *shrug* xDD

Oh yes, the ugly trees that provide no shade...which now borders a dirtpit instead of grass. Guess there were too many bums camping out :P



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Then they tell us in the parade where to go and stuff. And they say that anyone in costume can be in it, so ya. :3 No registration required. xP They tell us what order to go in and stuff, based on your series. :D

They actually group series together now? That must be new...then again, I have only had one year where I entered a costume where I wasn't the only person from the series in question...and that was because I coordinated the four of us. XD
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 03, 2010, 12:17:47 AM
I'm cosplaying Edward Elric from FMA.  Later today, I register to walk in the parade.  You don't need to register to walk; however, you get a goodie bag from JapanVideo.  Don't expect much because of the recession.  Last year's goodie bag contained a bootlegged poster  :o
Ya, I was in the parade last year, and I didn't register for anything. But I go for the parade and not the costume contest, cause I don't make my costumes. ^^; Ah well, parade's always fun. :D Hope it's not as hot, though! ><; Also hope it's not raining. :'D

Hey, Im deffinitly going to the cherry blossom
Festival this month in April! My mom said I can go, whoot!! I
so want to go in my Riku costume, but Idk if my mom
will let me. >w< I know, I will convence her to let me!

Im going on the 17th maybe, since thats when Xion
is going. But maybe I can get her to go on the 18th,
when the parade is.

Btw, How do you get in the Cherry Blossom Festival
parade? And which parade session will have the cosplayers
in it? I want to know because I might want to be in the
parade. :3

Oh HAY!
If you want to go on the 18th, I'll go on that day too! xDD;
One of my friends who wanted to go can't go on the 17th... so she asked if we can do it on the 18th (which is totally fine... just gotta ask my parents, lol).

@Angelx624: Yeah! A little KH Gathering before the BIG gathering at Fanime! xDD;
I'm gonna go as gothic lolita Xion. :]

And (I'm asking this to anyone who knows), when IS the Anime-Cosplay Parade? The 18th?? o-o;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on April 03, 2010, 01:51:41 AM
The 18th, and it has a lot of other stuff apparently besides just anime parade section. ^^
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 04, 2010, 07:23:29 PM
Oh, okay! Thanks for the clarification! ^-^;
I should probably tell my parents ahead of time... /cough.
>w>;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on April 04, 2010, 11:46:56 PM
@Dany, well last time it seemed they did. owO; They put all the Haruhi Suzumiya cosplayers in front sorta. XD That's all I know.

@Riku and Hanasuki, yesh the parade is the 18th. :3 Lol okies so if you guys can go that day a mini KH gathering we shall have! =P
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: cherryteagirl on April 05, 2010, 12:01:56 AM
I'll be going as Ami Futami from The Idolmaster for the parade. 
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 05, 2010, 09:17:48 AM
@Dany, well last time it seemed they did. owO; They put all the Haruhi Suzumiya cosplayers in front sorta. XD That's all I know.

Well, darn, I guess they can just stick us with the ninjas...then again, sticking ninjas and pirates together...that might not be a good idea *LOL*

Edit: Oh dear..I guess that means we'll be put in with the Naruto cosplayers XD
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 05, 2010, 02:58:37 PM
@Riku and Hanasuki, yesh the parade is the 18th. :3 Lol okies so if you guys can go that day a mini KH gathering we shall have! =P[/b][/color]

Thank you! ^-^
And, yes... we shall have a mini KH Gathering >;DD
Should I go as lolita Xion or Organization Xion? D: (LOL. Sorry for the random question...)
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on April 06, 2010, 02:38:37 AM
I dunno, Hana. D: I guess it depends on weather. >w<; If it's as hot as it was last year you probly don't wanna go as Organization Xion. xPP
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on April 06, 2010, 02:44:19 AM
Wait a couple of days before CBF 18th date before making the call, it could be sweltering that day or it could be really cold.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on April 06, 2010, 08:11:57 AM
It's been weird here.... sunny one moment and raining the next.  I agree wait till a little while before and kind of feel it out.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 06, 2010, 10:25:52 AM
Here's what I've been using for the time being for weather reports because it has a 15 day forecast:

http://www.accuweather.com/us/ca/san-francisco/94102/forecast-month.asp

It was sunny and 56 last I looked there, now it's sunny and 71. That's.. a big difference. Then again, a 15 day forecast is more likely to fluctuate than a 10 day or sooner forecast.  Once it hits 10 days away (about three to four days from now), things will get a little more consistent and reliable. It's also the max for forecasting on Weather.com as well.

Speaking of which..

http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/monthly/USCA0987

They are reporting chances of rain the week before between 30 and 60%, the higher percentages on the 15th and 16th.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Barnes on April 06, 2010, 02:26:54 PM
The 18th, eh? It's either this, or driving lessons.
Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on April 06, 2010, 02:29:18 PM
You could use the driving lessons to go to SF and back after the festival.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: leslie on April 06, 2010, 06:28:57 PM
If I'm driving from Sacramento should I just drive all the way to SF or should I park at one of the bart stations and take bart??
I know parking in SF can be really bad so I'm not sure which would be better because I'm also not too familiar with bart, but I have done it a couple times.

I need some advice please!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: RyuHayabusa on April 07, 2010, 01:42:48 AM
If I'm driving from Sacramento should I just drive all the way to SF or should I park at one of the bart stations and take bart??
I know parking in SF can be really bad so I'm not sure which would be better because I'm also not too familiar with bart, but I have done it a couple times.

I need some advice please!

I'm going to be doing the same thing as you are, but since I'm coming up from Hayward, I'll drive to West Oakland BART, park my car there and then take BART into the city. If you are coming from Sacramento, park at Richmond and take it from there.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: lyricaldanichan on April 07, 2010, 07:05:39 AM
I wouldn't leave your car in Richmond. Better to drive to Concord and take the BART from there, they have a lot of parking and easy to
get to.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: lady_tomoko on April 07, 2010, 11:30:59 AM
If I'm driving from Sacramento should I just drive all the way to SF or should I park at one of the bart stations and take bart??
I know parking in SF can be really bad so I'm not sure which would be better because I'm also not too familiar with bart, but I have done it a couple times.

I need some advice please!

Definately take bart.I tried driving to the cherry blossom festival last year(BIG MISTAKE).I drove around for 40 miuntes trying to find a parking spot and i had to end up going home because there was no parking :'(I am definatley taking the train this year.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 07, 2010, 11:33:35 AM
Definately take bart.I tried driving to the cherry blossom festival last year(BIG MISTAKE).I drove around for 40 miuntes trying to find a parking spot and i had to end up going home because there was no parking :'(I am definatley taking the train this year.

Ugh! That had to stink :(

Speaking of which..anyone have a suggestion on what time to show up for parking if we want to try to get into the lot connecting to the Hotel Kabuki?  We're coming in on Saturday, but I'm trying to see when would be a good time to try to get there so we don't have to worry about moving for a little while.

My guess is Very Early. :P
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: leslie on April 07, 2010, 04:51:04 PM
If I'm driving from Sacramento should I just drive all the way to SF or should I park at one of the bart stations and take bart??
I know parking in SF can be really bad so I'm not sure which would be better because I'm also not too familiar with bart, but I have done it a couple times.

I need some advice please!

I'm going to be doing the same thing as you are, but since I'm coming up from Hayward, I'll drive to West Oakland BART, park my car there and then take BART into the city. If you are coming from Sacramento, park at Richmond and take it from there.

Ok that sounds good, but I was thinking of parking at El Cerrito de Norte because I usually park there when I go to Berkeley.
Another question, which stop would I get off at if I take bart?? I have never taken it passed Berkeley.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 07, 2010, 05:25:54 PM
Ok that sounds good, but I was thinking of parking at El Cerrito de Norte because I usually park there when I go to Berkeley.
Another question, which stop would I get off at if I take bart?? I have never taken it passed Berkeley.

Civic Center. Coming in from East Bay, it's the stop after Powell Street.

If you look up "civic center BART san francisco" in Google, you'll get a map of the area surrounding it. Personal suggestion for walking (others may have a better option, but this is what I remember) runs like this:

-Walk on Market towards Hyde Street (it's 8th Street south of Market, Hyde north of Market). You should be walking towards the Orpheum Theater.
-cross Hyde Street and go towards Grove Street.
-Follow Grove Street one block to Larkin
-The City Hall park will be visible across Larkin. People traditionally gather on the side of the park next to City Hall itself, so you'll just have to cross the street and go to the other side of the park.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Andy on April 07, 2010, 06:59:41 PM
I'll be attending, hoping I can snag some good purchases here and there at the event.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: RikuCosplayer on April 08, 2010, 03:42:50 AM
Btw, How do you get in the Cherry Blossom Festival
parade? And which parade session will have the cosplayers
in it? I want to know because I might want to be in the
parade. :3

Easy :) You just need to register at Japan Video in San Francisco, especially if you want to be in the costume contest..the last day to register is April 11th.  There is just a quick form that you fill out to get a confirmation number.

Then, everyone meets at SF City Hall on Sunday April 18th (there is only one parade, so no sessions), time depending on what you are doing.  Contest entrants (or folks who want to enjoy watching the costumes for the contest) should arrive at 10 AM. Parade only folks can arrive at 12 noon.

You don't -technically- have to register to just walk the parade route with the group, but as mentioned, Japan Video has, in the past, put together goody bags for all of the participants who do...it's not a guarantee for this year, but if they do it, you shouldn't let yourself get left out.

Hope that helps!


Ahh, thanks so much for the info! Its a good thing
Im going on the 18th, or I'd be missing out! lol
Pluss Im going on that day for the parade, and
my mother said I can go in costume. xp

Sorry for the late reply!^^;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: RikuCosplayer on April 08, 2010, 05:13:33 AM
@Dany, well last time it seemed they did. owO; They put all the Haruhi Suzumiya cosplayers in front sorta. XD That's all I know.

@Riku and Hanasuki, yesh the parade is the 18th. :3 Lol okies so if you guys can go that day a mini KH gathering we shall have! =P


O.M.Gee! A mini KH gathering at CBF?!
Im deffinitly up for this one!! YES! Two
big events in April! Cherry Blossom Festival
and the Fanime con. April Rocks!!! =D
-Excited, dances around Happily-

Sorry for the late reply.^^;;

<3 RikuCosplayer
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: leslie on April 08, 2010, 03:04:38 PM
Ok that sounds good, but I was thinking of parking at El Cerrito de Norte because I usually park there when I go to Berkeley.
Another question, which stop would I get off at if I take bart?? I have never taken it passed Berkeley.

Civic Center. Coming in from East Bay, it's the stop after Powell Street.

If you look up "civic center BART san francisco" in Google, you'll get a map of the area surrounding it. Personal suggestion for walking (others may have a better option, but this is what I remember) runs like this:

-Walk on Market towards Hyde Street (it's 8th Street south of Market, Hyde north of Market). You should be walking towards the Orpheum Theater.
-cross Hyde Street and go towards Grove Street.
-Follow Grove Street one block to Larkin
-The City Hall park will be visible across Larkin. People traditionally gather on the side of the park next to City Hall itself, so you'll just have to cross the street and go to the other side of the park.


Ooo thanks!! This will help me out a lot!! I can't wait, my first CBF is going to be awesome!! ;D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 08, 2010, 04:19:40 PM
Ooo thanks!! This will help me out a lot!! I can't wait, my first CBF is going to be awesome!! ;D

No problem :D

Oh dear. *eyes calendar* One week and one day left for me to finish (because I refuse to do a thing on Saturday other than be a tourist :P).
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on April 11, 2010, 07:28:44 PM
so I hear it's going to rain
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: prototypem on April 11, 2010, 08:42:05 PM
It's still too early too tell based on the weather forecast. Just hope it will be sunny.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 11, 2010, 11:01:06 PM
Here's the Weather.com link for the 10 day forecast:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USCA0987

Right now it is saying "few showers", but it was saying no rain before that, so anything could occur at this point.

For now, I'm just going to plan to bring ultra-compact umbrellas and will see if Japan Video has a rain plan :)
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: RikuCosplayer on April 12, 2010, 02:44:01 AM
so I hear it's going to rain

OMG Anime buttons! I have a bunch of
those that I got from the Flea Market!
But the ones you got look WAY more
Awsome-er! Can I buy some off of you?
How much do you sell em for? =D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 12, 2010, 05:46:02 PM
If it rains, I think its best if I use my Organization coat... >w>; (plus an umbrella, lol)

Why does it rain every time I cosplay in Japantown??!
DD: ~!

Stupid bi-polar weather... >w>;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on April 12, 2010, 06:57:31 PM
Weather has changed, ABC 7 has said that it's supposed to be dry for both Saturday and Sunday but 70degrees+
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: prototypem on April 12, 2010, 09:12:40 PM
A week forecast is never accurate. Just wait until Friday and then you'll know the actual weather.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on April 12, 2010, 11:08:41 PM
Yeah, just hoping it won't rain and won't be hot. XD
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: G-Force on April 13, 2010, 03:15:08 AM
Hiya folks, late reply I know.

Most likely I'll be taking pictures there for my own personal collection but I'll be cosplaying to. I hope to run into other fans of "History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi" cause I would love to nerd out with more people on that subject
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: billgoku on April 13, 2010, 01:56:21 PM
I'll see about at least bringing Ichigo there, hopefully its not raining. I'll also have to get the day off or switch a shift.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Elimeno on April 13, 2010, 02:13:38 PM
Going on Sunday, and having an unofficial eating contest at Mifune. . . I'm not entering but it should be interesting.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Kazuko on April 15, 2010, 03:22:30 AM
Going on Sunday, and having an unofficial eating contest at Mifune. . . I'm not entering but it should be interesting.
LOL you

but I will be there too  :]
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: r_chan on April 15, 2010, 10:24:17 AM
If it rains, I think its best if I use my Organization coat... >w>; (plus an umbrella, lol)

Why does it rain every time I cosplay in Japantown??!
DD: ~!

Stupid bi-polar weather... >w>;

Yeay so I won't be the only Xion cosplayer~~
& I'm also hoping not to get flamed by other KH cosplayers ;[
It would most def. not rain though, SF may have bi-polar weather but it changes every hour *ahaha
=____='' Lived here most of my life, if anything it'll be windy/sunny.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 15, 2010, 11:03:56 AM
Lived here most of my life, if anything it'll be windy/sunny.

Crap, there goes my wig XD Here's hoping copius amounts of silicone spray will keep it from looking insanely awful :(
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: r_chan on April 15, 2010, 11:18:13 AM
Lived here most of my life, if anything it'll be windy/sunny.

Crap, there goes my wig XD Here's hoping copius amounts of silicone spray will keep it from looking insanely awful :(

^__^; well there are a lot of tall buildings [unless you stay in the peace tower area...] so they should provide some protection from sf winds. ehe...
if not then i advise staying in the kinokuniya mall xD;;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 15, 2010, 12:18:31 PM
Lived here most of my life, if anything it'll be windy/sunny.

Crap, there goes my wig XD Here's hoping copius amounts of silicone spray will keep it from looking insanely awful :(

^__^; well there are a lot of tall buildings [unless you stay in the peace tower area...] so they should provide some protection from sf winds. ehe...
if not then i advise staying in the kinokuniya mall xD;;

I'll have my hubby spot for my hair if all else fails (note to self..buy shorter wig for Fanime :P)
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on April 15, 2010, 04:26:37 PM
I'll be heading to japan town pretty early to get dressed with a friend.  I'll be in a brown kimono with brown cat ears.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Ammorin on April 15, 2010, 08:40:31 PM
I'll be there on Saturday. So, is the cosplay contest on Sunday or Saturday?
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: r_chan on April 15, 2010, 10:43:08 PM
I'll be there on Saturday. So, is the cosplay contest on Sunday or Saturday?
The cosplay contest is on Sunday :3
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 15, 2010, 10:57:39 PM
If it rains, I think its best if I use my Organization coat... >w>; (plus an umbrella, lol)

Why does it rain every time I cosplay in Japantown??!
DD: ~!

Stupid bi-polar weather... >w>;

Yeay so I won't be the only Xion cosplayer~~
& I'm also hoping not to get flamed by other KH cosplayers ;[
It would most def. not rain though, SF may have bi-polar weather but it changes every hour *ahaha
=____='' Lived here most of my life, if anything it'll be windy/sunny.

Hey! We're having a mini KH gathering... thingerr. You're more than welcome to join us. :>
LOL. I sure hope not. Probably not... maybe. Hopefully ;w; (More love for Xion! D: ~!!)
Yeaaaah. I heard it was gonna be a pretty good day on Sunday~ I also hope it'll stay that way >3< ~!
I live across the bay, lol. :]
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: r_chan on April 15, 2010, 11:03:59 PM
Lol oh cool n.n haven't joined ant gatherings before~ can't wait to meet everyone
and from what Ive experinced there's a lot of anti xion people out there :/
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: kohana ichibana on April 16, 2010, 08:13:44 AM
It's bright and sunny today here in SF so hopefully it'll stay this way for tomorrow. I'll be there from 12 to 1:40pm then I have to go to work ;-;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 16, 2010, 09:19:26 AM
Hey! We're having a mini KH gathering... thingerr.

Heh. I like that word. "Thingerr." The new word for mini-gathering XD
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: bentoboxbobby on April 16, 2010, 09:27:47 AM
Any1 know about where cosplay meet on Saturday?  My church needs me on Sunday, so I can't attend Sunday. >_<;  Any meet up at the Tower Peace Plaza or ???

Thanks,

Bobby ^^
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: mochisnack on April 16, 2010, 11:00:39 AM
While I won't be participating in the contest, I'll be attending as Tsumugi Kotobuki from K-ON's "Don't Say LAZY" with my friend as Mio Akiyama.
We're so lucky to have good weather this year, last year's heat wave was absoltely horrible D: I dressed for the heat and I still died >w<
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: bentoboxbobby on April 16, 2010, 02:52:49 PM
Mochi:

Yes, last year was in the blazing heat, sweating, but I endured! ^_^

I at least got enough footage for Cherry Blossom last year, but I guess some cosplayers on Youtube filmed in HD is better than none on a Saturday! ^_^

Sincerely,
Bobby

Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 16, 2010, 04:41:28 PM
Lol oh cool n.n haven't joined ant gatherings before~ can't wait to meet everyone
and from what Ive experinced there's a lot of anti xion people out there :/

Yeaaah. I haven't really been in a gathering before, either! >3< ~!!
...Pssshhh. We'll run them over with our awesome Keyblades of doom. (LOL. I don't even have a keyblade xDD; )

@Dany: LOL. I'm glad you like my vocabulary ;D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on April 16, 2010, 09:14:51 PM
Lol oh cool n.n haven't joined ant gatherings before~ can't wait to meet everyone
and from what Ive experinced there's a lot of anti xion people out there :/

Yeaaah. I haven't really been in a gathering before, either! >3< ~!!
...Pssshhh. We'll run them over with our awesome Keyblades of doom. (LOL. I don't even have a keyblade xDD; )

@Dany: LOL. I'm glad you like my vocabulary ;D
Mine won't be finished in time for Sunday, so I'll be keyblade-less, as well. ><;

Darn, Bento won't be there Sunday. D: Oh well.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: r_chan on April 16, 2010, 10:54:29 PM
I has no keyblade too xD
we'll all just pretend to do the "ice" magic spell and put out hands out like "HAH!" xD

crowd: " . . . -___-"
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on April 17, 2010, 09:31:43 PM
It was pretty warm today I'm hoping tomorrow won't be too hot. But anyway I'm sooo ready and I can't wait~!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Oniko on April 18, 2010, 07:42:02 AM
me too I'm so happy, the sun is out and the sky looks clear!!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on April 18, 2010, 11:48:46 PM
Man, I couldn't find Riku or Xion. D: But I did find a Xion. ^^;

Anyways, I had fun. :D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on April 19, 2010, 06:05:52 PM
It was pretty warm today I'm hoping tomorrow won't be too hot. But anyway I'm sooo ready and I can't wait~!
You looked great in your outfit on Sunday Fox-chan ^_^
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 19, 2010, 08:48:09 PM
Man, I couldn't find Riku or Xion. D: But I did find a Xion. ^^;

Anyways, I had fun. :D


You didn't see me? D:
I was with another Kairi. xD;

It was friggin hot with my coat on, but I agree.
I had fun, too! ^-^
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on April 19, 2010, 09:51:07 PM
Pics and Event Report:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49034562@N04/sets/72157623769301777/
http://foxberrysconreport.tumblr.com/post/534993215/sakura-festival-2010
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: kgHapa on April 20, 2010, 08:34:50 PM
NOOOOO I WAS IN LAAAAAA  :'( :'(
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on April 20, 2010, 08:46:30 PM
Man, I couldn't find Riku or Xion. D: But I did find a Xion. ^^;

Anyways, I had fun. :D


You didn't see me? D:
I was with another Kairi. xD;

It was friggin hot with my coat on, but I agree.
I had fun, too! ^-^
Oh. >w<;; I see. D; Glad you had fun though. ><;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Eurobeat King on April 20, 2010, 09:07:57 PM
My cosplay pictures from Sunday's parade are all posted on American Cosplay Paradise which can be viewed here:

http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?c=4010

If you're a member there, please help me sort the pictures by cosplayers and/or by series.  Thanks!  :)

Enjoy the pictures!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Dany on April 20, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
It was a crazy weekend, but my hubby and I survived it!

Not sure if we saw any of you..I admit sometimes it's hard to put faces to names unless there's an extensive conversation XD  But we were there, and the event, as always, was a blast, even if we were a LITTLE warm...we had about five layers in the shoulder area alone just in our capes and capelets.

So now...Fanime is NEXT! And I can focus now on the costume in my icon :D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: r_chan on April 22, 2010, 11:47:48 PM
Man, I couldn't find Riku or Xion. D: But I did find a Xion. ^^;

Anyways, I had fun. :D


Wonder if that Xion might have been me o w o;;
I wasn't wearing gloves, cut my hair in a similar style as hers and I had blue contacts & wore eyeliner xD
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 23, 2010, 08:22:04 PM
Man, I couldn't find Riku or Xion. D: But I did find a Xion. ^^;

Anyways, I had fun. :D


Wonder if that Xion might have been me o w o;;
I wasn't wearing gloves, cut my hair in a similar style as hers and I had blue contacts & wore eyeliner xD

I saw like, two Xions there @3@;;
I dunno if I saw you, though. The way you described your cosplay doesn't seem to be familiar with me.
But... I think I saw you... maybe? >w>;; Did you see other Xions, lol? I think I'm the shortest one... "OTL
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: r_chan on April 25, 2010, 10:30:53 PM
Haha, I did see you hanatsuki. I kept yelling out "hana" when I was near the stage. also, we took a picture together & with an axel.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: monikamilani on April 27, 2010, 08:05:47 PM
i went and, like the sj one i forgot my ranma cosplay T_T
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Angelx624 on April 27, 2010, 10:15:10 PM
Man, I couldn't find Riku or Xion. D: But I did find a Xion. ^^;

Anyways, I had fun. :D


Wonder if that Xion might have been me o w o;;
I wasn't wearing gloves, cut my hair in a similar style as hers and I had blue contacts & wore eyeliner xD

I saw like, two Xions there @3@;;
I dunno if I saw you, though. The way you described your cosplay doesn't seem to be familiar with me.
But... I think I saw you... maybe? >w>;; Did you see other Xions, lol? I think I'm the shortest one... "OTL
The Xion I met was Sunnystars on cosplay.com. >w<; I did see another Xion but not sure who. D: Also saw a young Roxas and a Pence. xP

Next year I may be Misty for the CBF. ^_^ Lol, I know I'm planning way ahead, but since the weather's always warm and sunny on parade day......... xD
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: azreale on March 03, 2011, 06:14:30 PM
i'll be there as Kirara from Inuyasha
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: maitosis on March 25, 2011, 10:43:23 PM
Oh, I'm definitely going!
As for who I'm going AS... I don't really know yet. Hopefully it'll be Franziska von Karma if my wig arrives on time.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Tabbychan on March 26, 2011, 01:40:01 PM
I'm definately going as sango^^
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: munchkin_doodles on March 27, 2011, 09:54:31 AM
Me and a few friend are going! I'll most likely be Rin from Vocaloid or Honey from OHSHC! Or just be myself... Either way, Can't wait! X3
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on March 29, 2011, 07:56:44 PM
I might be going as Yuna~! :3 Either that, or a surprise cosplay. xD
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Hibari_Fangirl on March 30, 2011, 08:23:13 PM
Probably going with a few friends. 8D It'll be my first time.
I dunno, I guess we'll go as Kagamine Len and Rin... And drag along a Miku and possibly Luka/Gumi.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: SunnyDays on April 08, 2011, 06:41:34 PM
Hey there, I've been to Fanime twice and only just discovered the forums!  I plan on going either this weekend or the next. I live in San Jose and ,an either drive, split gas, or take the BART/Amtrak. Either way I just want to have a chill weekend. Anyone up for it?
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on April 08, 2011, 07:14:43 PM
If my schedule is still crystal clear, I'll be going as Kyubei Yagyu from Gintama.
Although I may not have tabis, I hope that I can pull it off, even though the cosplay is incomplete. ^^

Should we FanimeForum members meet up somewhere?
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Cybermisadventures on April 12, 2011, 11:26:50 AM
I'm gonna be going to the Cherry Blossom festival this last weekend. c:
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Elimeno on April 13, 2011, 05:20:02 PM
Turns out I'm going to be heading there this Sunday.  New years on Saturday.  busy weekend ahead of me
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: ispyangie on April 13, 2011, 05:23:14 PM
I'll be there this Saturday. (: Not cosplaying but I'll be there in the afternoon ish.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Minaoto on April 13, 2011, 07:19:00 PM
Trollololing as Fem!Kamina! during the parade. Hulk Hogan flexes are go. :D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on April 13, 2011, 09:17:28 PM
I think I'll be going on Sunday. :D

Anyone know about the Anime Talent Show?

Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Cybermisadventures on April 13, 2011, 09:42:55 PM
Trollololing as Fem!Kamina! during the parade. Hulk Hogan flexes are go. :D

Dude! That is totally fuckin' awesome! I can't wait to see you there.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on April 13, 2011, 09:55:07 PM
Trollololing as Fem!Kamina! during the parade. Hulk Hogan flexes are go. :D

Dude! That is totally fuckin' awesome! I can't wait to see you there.

Ditto!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on April 14, 2011, 01:27:50 AM
I'll be there as Piko Utatane (Fan outfit) if I can actually get to finishing it by Sunday. .___.;
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: c2chaos on April 14, 2011, 01:29:32 AM
I really want to see the festival. I've never been seen it before. If I go, I'll be there on Sunday but I'm leaning more towards "I won't make it."  The drive is very long for me and the gas prices are just killing my wallet. I might go to Decepti-Kon instead, it's a little closer. :P
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: LOVE.SAE on April 14, 2011, 06:02:04 PM
I'm going I'm going! :D
I'm going as Luka's Just Be Friends cosplay!
I'm still trying to finish it though ): but I'm sure I'll finish it as long as I stay up Saturday night xD

I'm trying to finish it by the festival so I won't have to be lazy and put it off until a week before fanime = w=
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: RyuHayabusa on April 15, 2011, 01:16:51 AM
I'm going I'm going! :D
I'm going as Luka's Just Be Friends cosplay!
I'm still trying to finish it though ): but I'm sure I'll finish it as long as I stay up Saturday night xD

I'm trying to finish it by the festival so I won't have to be lazy and put it off until a week before fanime = w=

awesome! I can't wait to see you there :D

I'll be there saturday from 11 a.m onwards and sunday from 9 a.m onwards as well. I can't wait to see people there.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: azreale on April 15, 2011, 11:10:20 AM
where exactly do we meet for the contest/ parade? civic center or city hall??? i've heard both but which is it really???
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Runewitt on April 16, 2011, 11:48:49 AM
I am on my way out! didnt think i'd be able to make it, but i'm actually free today! i am a big white guy with longish hair. fanime lanyard hanging out of pocket.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on April 16, 2011, 04:01:32 PM
Is there anyone going tomorrow...? LOL.
I'll be there as Rin Kagamine. :U
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on April 16, 2011, 04:42:24 PM
I'll hopefully be able to go.
And if I do, I'll be cosplaying as Kyubei Yagyu (wearing a light purple flower patterned kimono) w/ a purple flower in my left eye & holding a decorated paper fan.

Can't wait to see everyone there! :D
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: tifachan101 on April 17, 2011, 05:02:44 AM
I am going 2day and ill be Haine from the gentleman's alliance. If any1 wants to a hold of me call my cell at [707] 481-2469 and plz menshin that u got my number here. Hope to see u there. >Tifachan
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Elimeno on April 17, 2011, 07:55:03 AM
SF bound today, will have my fanime lanyard in tow see ya guys there.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: azreale on April 17, 2011, 08:22:19 AM
wont make it till later >.< i was supposed 2 be in the contest but my costume had a serious malfunction last night >.< all well, she'll have to wait for fanime
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: MyMidnightAffair on April 17, 2011, 05:56:57 PM
Just came back from the Fest. and MAN it was great.
But the shoes I wore killed my tosies & I should've worn something more weather fitting =.=
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Elimeno on April 17, 2011, 08:52:29 PM
Just got home, too many people, lots of cute cosplays. 
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Foxberry on April 17, 2011, 09:16:58 PM
I had fun, I was Piko Utatane today. (Several people mistook me for Gladius from Portal)
In any case I have some photos they will be up probably after fanime or if I can somehow make time between finals and then.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: azreale on April 18, 2011, 12:13:10 PM
had a blast, didn't make it there until after the contest.  I went as Hinata hyuga ^^ I was with a tsunade & a shippuden sasuke.
Can't wait till fanime! & next year!
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Tabbychan on April 18, 2011, 12:31:32 PM
I loved it, This was my first time at CBF but it was so much fun:] I was the Tsunade traveling with a Hinata and a Shippuden sasuke :]
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Eliteslayer on April 18, 2011, 12:40:31 PM
I was there as Spirit Albarn from Soul Eater. That is to say, I was the guy with scythe blades sticking out of his back. Sadly, the wind was killer on the blades, and my largest scythe did not survive the experience. I'll have it fixed up soon enough, though. Was still a lot of fun.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: shy-cosplayer on April 18, 2011, 01:50:22 PM
I was the chibitalia!Maid Hungary [not the Funimation lady ;P] I had to say it was the funnest CBF I've been to out of the three years I went :D Thanks  to everyone for making it as fun as it was :3
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Cybermisadventures on April 18, 2011, 08:41:08 PM
I was the Fem!Simon at the Cherry Blossom festival. I was very disappoint when I didn't see the Fem!Kamina show up, LOL! But my cosplay was also super last minute too and half assed, but you could tell I was Simon.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: tifachan101 on April 18, 2011, 09:09:57 PM
I have some video and some photos from yesterday cherry blossom festival. If you want to see it go to facebook and ask for and invite. My email there is Dark_Inuyasha002@yahoo.com. Ill put it tonight and some in the morning. By the afternoon they'll all be on. I was hiane from Gentleman's Alliance I was with the Miroku.
Title: Re: SF Cherry Blossom Festival
Post by: Valkyrie Ryu on May 15, 2011, 11:42:30 PM
Did anybody find pics of this online? A buncha random people took pics of me and I haven't found any of 'em online. D: I was wearing a flower-patterned waloli outfit if that helps. x.x