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Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: 1Fireforge on March 04, 2007, 03:01:51 PM
Hi all, this will be my first Fanime, and of course, I want to do it right.  That means Cosplay!  However, I see a lot of people posting that they're bringing like seven outfits to the event.  So, as a general rule, how many outfit changes do people normally go through in a day?  I've already finished one outfit, but I could probably get one or two more out if I needed to.

- FF
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on March 04, 2007, 03:14:49 PM
I only have two very important costumes....the rest is just themed for each day. I may go through two or three changes a day...depending on if I want to join a gathering or not.
I will be attending the event for 3 days.  it really depends on what gatherings you plan to attend, and if you have time to do so.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on March 04, 2007, 03:34:32 PM
I'll have 2....possibly 3 for this year.... :twisted:
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: Yukari Kaiba on March 04, 2007, 04:10:27 PM
i have three cosplays im bringing this year. Saturday wont require me to change, since i only have one gathering im planning on attending. Sunday though ill be changing from my Renji cosplay to my Kaoru cosplay (i have 2 gatherings to go to that day ^^)
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: RyannBTW on March 04, 2007, 04:49:35 PM
I currently plan on bringing four costumes, and wearing two of them on Sunday because of different gatherings.  Likely this will mean recycling on Monday as I don't know if I want to bother with street clothes.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on March 04, 2007, 06:21:00 PM
This really is a personal preferance. Some people only bring one cosplay and wear it the whole time (or even just part of the time)

Some people wear a different cosplay each day, so that would be four. Some people wear a different cosplay, but only on the "major" days (saturday and sunday) so thats two.

If youre in the masquerade, some people wear their masquerade costume ONLY in the masquerade, so thats an extra one. And if people are going to be in cosplay gatherings sometimes they wear those specifically for that as well.

I personally think its kind of silly to be changing costumes all the time, and only wear one for an hour or so or whatever. The whole point of cosplay is for other people to see it, right? So if it were me, I'd say four would be the maximum without going overboard. One for each day. Unless youre like a professional cosplayer or something o.O

But if its your first convention...you really dont even need that many ^_^0
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: ranma12 on March 04, 2007, 07:08:39 PM
i am going to bring 3 cosplays and depending on the gatherings i guess and depending on if ur joining the masarade
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: Lizchan33 on March 04, 2007, 07:30:48 PM
I have a solid 4 but I'll be changing because of events like the fanimaid cafe and my lolita picnic.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: AngelKawaii on March 04, 2007, 09:26:11 PM
I do not see the point in bringing 7 costumes. Personally I like to wear one for the whole day.

This year I am doing 2. I am going to be wearing a non-anime related kimono for one day, and Orihime for the other day. But I guess Fanimaid is 3...does it count as three? O.o
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: RyannBTW on March 04, 2007, 09:28:54 PM
Scratch that.  It looks like I'm bringing five, three of which I have yet to make, one that needs updating.

Wow, I'm going to be busy.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: AngelKawaii on March 04, 2007, 09:33:56 PM
Quote from: "RyannBTW"
Scratch that.  It looks like I'm bringing five, three of which I have yet to make, one that needs updating.

Wow, I'm going to be busy.
You have that much free time?!?!?! Can I borrow some? xD I barely have enough time to sew a simple school girl skirt.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: 1Fireforge on March 04, 2007, 09:51:42 PM
>>You have that much free time?!?!?! Can I borrow some? xD I barely have enough time to sew a simple school girl skirt.

Some skirts aren't so simple, but you've got like three months, right? =)  

Hmm, ok, I'll guess I'll plan on one outfit per day.  Probably only going to be able to make two of the four days anyway.

- FF
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: Lizchan33 on March 04, 2007, 10:40:27 PM
Quote from: "AngelKawaii"
I do not see the point in bringing 7 costumes. Personally I like to wear one for the whole day.

This year I am doing 2. I am going to be wearing a non-anime related kimono for one day, and Orihime for the other day. But I guess Fanimaid is 3...does it count as three? O.o


Is it Yukata or Kimono?
I'm curious cause so many people call Yukatas Kimonos v_v
I think I'll have to make that Yukata panel xDDD
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: KindaRandomKris on March 04, 2007, 11:23:06 PM
My first Fanime, I had only two costumes, one each for Saturday and Sunday (the only days I ever attend). As a general guideline, I try to plan two costumes for the weekend, though last year I had three (Two for Saturday, one for Sunday).

But really, it depends on how much time and money you have to put into costumes each year, and how willing you are to find someplace to change (if you don't have access to a hotel room, and then I find it's usually the con-center bathroom).
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: DayDreamerNessa on March 04, 2007, 11:40:49 PM
The only costume that's for sure is my masquerade. At the most i may take 3 other costumes. I changed 3 times in one day once and i'm never doing it again there's no point to me in changing so much, two times is fine cause you can wear one half of the day and another later, but 3 or more is just crazy.

For me it's one costume a day. And usually on monday i dress comfy and no costume.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: SuperKawaiiNeko on March 05, 2007, 12:08:40 AM
Quote from: "Lizchan33"
Quote from: "AngelKawaii"
I do not see the point in bringing 7 costumes. Personally I like to wear one for the whole day.

This year I am doing 2. I am going to be wearing a non-anime related kimono for one day, and Orihime for the other day. But I guess Fanimaid is 3...does it count as three? O.o


Is it Yukata or Kimono?
I'm curious cause so many people call Yukatas Kimonos v_v
I think I'll have to make that Yukata panel xDDD


My understanding is that a yukata is a type of kimono. Saying that a yukata isnt a kimono is akin to saying that jeans arent pants.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: Lizchan33 on March 05, 2007, 12:20:13 AM
Quote from: "SuperKawaiiNeko"
Quote from: "Lizchan33"
Quote from: "AngelKawaii"
I do not see the point in bringing 7 costumes. Personally I like to wear one for the whole day.

This year I am doing 2. I am going to be wearing a non-anime related kimono for one day, and Orihime for the other day. But I guess Fanimaid is 3...does it count as three? O.o


Is it Yukata or Kimono?
I'm curious cause so many people call Yukatas Kimonos v_v
I think I'll have to make that Yukata panel xDDD


My understanding is that a yukata is a type of kimono. Saying that a yukata isnt a kimono is akin to saying that jeans arent pants.

nope they aren't XDDDDD
But yeah... I'm still curious as to if it's a formal Kimono or a summer Yukata :3
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on March 05, 2007, 01:03:18 AM
Don't ask me....although maybe I should try Generic Japanese Schoolgirl. I mean it'd be a simple outfit...^^;
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: 1Fireforge on March 05, 2007, 02:57:52 PM
>>Is it Yukata or Kimono?
>>I'm curious cause so many people call Yukatas Kimonos v_v
>>I think I'll have to make that Yukata panel xDDD

My understanding is that the yukata is a kind of kimono (I think kimono basically means 'clothing,' right?) and is like a lightweight, less formal kimono.  

Hmmm, generic Japanese is cool too then?  Nice...I've got an outfit like that also...I'll wear my white under black hakama pants, and then put a blue one over them both...throw on tabi and some zori and I'll be in business. =)

- FF
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: phoenixphire24 on March 05, 2007, 03:28:40 PM
I'm planning on bringing 3, one for Saturday, one for Sunday, and one other for either Friday or Monday. Using costume 3 all depends on the timing of getting to the con and leaving. Otherwise I'll wear it to Bishie Bingo!
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: luckyends on March 05, 2007, 05:12:23 PM
im bringing 4 for the days and a fifth to walk around at nigt
i duno its totaly ur choice some people go in 1 others go in like 8
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on March 05, 2007, 07:45:29 PM
I'm shooting for at least three different costumes with innumerable different changes through out the day.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: Nina Star 9 on March 05, 2007, 09:07:00 PM
if it is your first con, seriously do not worry about so many changes. if you want to do cosplay, then only bring one or two to get the feel for it before you dive in and do a ton of costumes with many changes throughout the day. i don't think it would be worth it to worry about changing all the time and miss out on the fun of your first convention.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: phoenixphire24 on March 06, 2007, 08:48:44 AM
It also depends on how much space you have. I am coming from Wisconsin, so I have limited luggage space since I have to have some "normal" clothes too. I'm carpooling and staying in a room with 3 other people which means limited closet space. The potential for things to get lost/broken also increases with more people in the room.  :?
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: AngelKawaii on March 06, 2007, 02:07:35 PM
Quote from: "Lizchan33"
Quote from: "AngelKawaii"
I do not see the point in bringing 7 costumes. Personally I like to wear one for the whole day.

This year I am doing 2. I am going to be wearing a non-anime related kimono for one day, and Orihime for the other day. But I guess Fanimaid is 3...does it count as three? O.o


Is it Yukata or Kimono?
I'm curious cause so many people call Yukatas Kimonos v_v
I think I'll have to make that Yukata panel xDDD
It's a kimono. Got the long sleeve things and such. ^_^
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: hellangel on March 07, 2007, 01:36:25 PM
like everyone's saying, there's no set amount. the first year I went to con, I had only one cosplay. One year I had like 5 changes in ONE day- ...yeah, I'm NEVER doing that again ^^" Usually I average 3-4 cosplays or 2 main ones + a few spares.
Title: Number of Outfit Changes?
Post by: Black Kawaii Kitty on March 22, 2007, 01:15:51 AM
:? I tend to bring more cosplays than I need so I end up with about 5 or so(at least 7 this year X_X), but it's good to bring a couple of extra costumes just in case you have a malfunction on a main one, or just something simple at night such as for the rave if you're nuts like me and want to be out in costume for the whole con   :D