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Title: 2010 Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on January 16, 2008, 09:29:23 PM
I have always been a bit of a fan of the whole murder mystery parties and thought how fun it could be to do it at Fanime. I'm not really sure on details as I just (literally JUST) thought of this. I suppose it would be something we'd do at night. I suppose we'd have to do a registration sheet to help monitor who is there to be able to select a suitable murder. I thought it would be interesting to do it in cos and everyone involved in the murder would still take on their character's persona. Anyone else think this could be a possible fun activity?

SOme possible ideas we've been thinking of would be to have the murder in the Maid's Cafe after it's closed. We still need to talk to admins and what not to see if this idea is possible. Right now we are looking for reliable people who would like to be actors. If you are interested in helping just PM ME or SangSeiku.

Creators:
Darth_Diclonius
SangSeiku

Actors:
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: petdiekatze on January 16, 2008, 10:11:32 PM
I think that this would be a great activity. Murder, "dead" cos-players, and the butler did it. Hmm. Doesn't there need to be a host, an open plot line, a certain chain of events, a pre-determined murder, and... ... I'll stop rambling on now. I would be ecstatic to join.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on January 16, 2008, 10:37:12 PM
Yes there would definitely need those. As I stated I haven't thought of it too much. I just thought it would be a fun social activity and good for a couple of laughs. I can only picture it... *goes into dream sequence* Naruto did it in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber with a Death Note. =D *Ends dream sequence*
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: petdiekatze on January 16, 2008, 10:48:25 PM
*Sigh...* Is this another filler episode? *Waits for dream sequence to end* Aren't you thinking about Clue there?
Yeah, it probably would. Can I help you set it up? I'd like to see this happen and succeed. Though I think we have to ban the use of the Death Note... Kills too quickly.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on January 16, 2008, 11:14:24 PM
Damn fillers! *shakes fist* And Yes I'm thinking about clue which gave me a great idea to make an anime clue but that is a different topic. Sure you can do anything you think would help be it write down ideas and stuff. I'm quite busy with school lately so I don't always have time to get on so if you have any ideas for this just post them. Have you ever hosted one by chance? I haven't and I don't exactly know how you go about setting them up.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: petdiekatze on January 16, 2008, 11:22:49 PM
Fillers caused me to stop watching Naruto. >.>; So curse them.
Well, I think what would help first is for more people to get involved and interested in the murder mystery.
They could give a general layout of their character. Like name, anime/manga from, basic personality.
From there it would be easier to make a plot.

The academic part of school doesn't start up for me again till the 28th-ish. So that's all fun and games.
Yes I have co-hosted two with a friend, he was the one who got me interested in them.

Hmm.. I think another way of contact is better. Does MSN/AIM/MYSPACE/E-mail work for you?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: LadyKaren on January 17, 2008, 05:26:30 AM
Hehe. I've hosted like 6 of these parties and games. They're really fun. It would be rather difficult to write a well done one to fit a cosplay theme, and to get it actually coordinated would be worse than that. But all that aside, I'd be up for helping put it on.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on January 17, 2008, 05:59:51 AM
Yeah the whole coordination of it seems to be the daunting part. >_< Hmmm... well as petdiekatze I suppose we should first get people interested.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ph1shf00d on January 17, 2008, 10:29:40 AM
Sounds like a really fun event... Oh!  Someone suggested a Phoenix Wright sort of reenacted court trial as an event/panel or whatever in another thread... It would be pretty complicated, but sooooo much fun if we could link the two together so that the "trial" would be on the murder mystery game... Participants in the murder mystery could be witnesses in the court case, and there could be added twists and turns behind the scenes that could end up being real plot twists in the case and to the audience.

Wee~

Just a suggestion though.  It'd probably take an insane amount of work to pull off. D:
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: sunrise-oasis on January 17, 2008, 10:31:45 AM
thats a good event I wanna here!!!!.....everyone knows the butler did it on clue XD!!!!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: petdiekatze on January 17, 2008, 10:53:54 AM
Ohhh, that sounds like an awesome idea. I think to pull the murder mystery off there would have to be either two days, for it to be timed, or ... I think we would have to do the murder mystery party before hand though... I don't think the amount of work would be that insane. Just some really awesome planning and scheduling. Since the murder mystery is probably going to happen at night (I think it's better, because there is more room and less people so the participants could 'run around' more. ), the trail could possibly happen the following day, during the day. There would be an audience of any random cosplayer that decides to watch, and maybe a few jury members? Though who would the judge be?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Kandybar on January 17, 2008, 11:25:30 AM
A murder mystery party would be fantastic.  Putting it together might be a pain - I know the ones I've done before have had an entire storyline, with the people involved learning bits of it slowly throughout a couple of hours - but I might be willing to help out, depending on what we decide to do.  :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ph1shf00d on January 17, 2008, 08:55:36 PM
@Petdiekatze- The guy who wants to organize the event was thinking that the jury members could be the crowd (or some people randomly selected from the crowd/audience).  For the judge, we'd probably need someone to volunteer to play his part in the other thread.

While it would probably be really easy for the entire court trial/murder mystery to be ENTIRELY scripted, it'd also be interestingly spontaneous to have sort of an open-ended trial where the verdict could actually be determined by the jury/audience.  Hopefully people won't be too disappointed if Phoenix ended up defending the true murderer... XD

Oh, and here's the PW Mock Trial thread:

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,8607.msg203376.html#new
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: petdiekatze on January 18, 2008, 12:32:15 AM
Kandy Bar- Yep, that's about the same that I know. But I think it would be fun to make up our own storyline/series of events. And with cards telling them what to do as well as some clues right?

ph1sh- Hmm that sounds like a good idea. I think there could be a sort of 'ending' for the murder half where there are only a few people left alive (which means there would probably be multiple accounts of murder =D ... [Depending on when this starts, people who have to leave at a certain time and tell us before hand- ish could be a planned murder victim.]) or there could be a 'traditional' murder mystery party ending, when the remaining guests accuse someone of being the murderer. But for the sake of the trail, it is not confirmed whether or not he or she is the murderer. That could be leading suspect number one. Or something along those lines.

Do you think we should start a registering list? And where would it belong? In panels and workshops?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on January 18, 2008, 09:39:08 AM
Yes I think we should start registering people... or at least getting a basic idea of who is going to join. So just post if you want to do this and your cosplay.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: petdiekatze on January 18, 2008, 08:08:00 PM
Hmm I think that we should figure out a date and time that it might be as well.

Petdiekatze- Either Kairi (Pink Dress, KH2/ or another that is in the process of being figured out.)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Ska_Kitti on February 01, 2008, 03:34:22 PM
You know... I can probably make this an event in my department. Like... each day I'll release more clues to the big mystery. I'll make sure that no one can come back and solve it on Friday even if they think they know it... or something like that.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on February 06, 2008, 11:31:02 AM
That would be awesome if you can. I'll help if you need me to.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: KawaiiAngel on February 19, 2008, 02:38:32 PM
I would totally be up for participating and/or helping you out on this one!

I LOVE MURDER MYSTERIES!!!

XD
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Kandybar on February 20, 2008, 01:35:11 PM
Sounds fun, Ska_Kitti.  :)  What kind of help might you need?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: MidnightRosebud on February 21, 2008, 04:27:07 PM
Murder Mysteries are soo much fun! >.<
I think it's a wonderful idea!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: shy-cosplayer on April 02, 2008, 06:00:19 PM
That would be so fun! And L could lead the investigation!

lol xD
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: marisuga on July 20, 2008, 10:45:35 PM
This sounds like so much fun!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: K-ayu on July 29, 2008, 07:41:30 PM
Sounds good to me. Get it up and running and I'll join the party :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yuu on July 29, 2008, 09:38:16 PM
I'm in Flins elder hotter and more 'in' brother. I'll go as Edgeworth!

Seriously, I so want a role in this.XD

Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: sklpnda on August 04, 2008, 09:41:02 PM
this sounds epic :D would be interesting imo if there were some higurashi cosplayers at this >.> anywhos id be a maybe with matt jeevas
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Eboni ninja on August 06, 2008, 09:30:43 PM
This sounds like a great! Count me in if you need any help :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on September 23, 2008, 11:24:27 PM
Ok I know this didn't happen this Fanime, but maybe with planning we could do it next. As I stated in earlier posts I've never organized one, so any help would be great!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 24, 2008, 11:29:54 PM
This sounds like so much fun!

Would this require a seperate room of sorts so congoers don't disturb whatever evidence is in place?  Or you could have random congoers in on the whole thing among the crowd labeled as witnesses that the contestant detectives could question.  One of the witnesses could be the killer or something.

Do you need a mini mystery written out for this or do you have ideas?

It would have to be short enough to be solveable in two days flat, but I'm sure with the number of Ls and other highly rated detectives being attracted to this, it should be easy to solve.

Or if no contestant solves it, you could have a backup detective that knows everything and could do a dramatic reveal at the end like in the show "Psych"....


Hokay: All inforz can be found here:Murder Mystery '09 Official Times~ post #121 (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,8611.120.html)
looks like this (for now):
Quote
Official Times and Plans: (possible changes~)

Friday~
* Meet @ the Riser Stage (1st floor of con)
*7PM
+This is to go over dimensions etc

Saturday~
*Meet @ The Gathering/Events Table
*8AM-9:30AM
*Head to Riser Sage for Mock up and how things will play out/timing
+Alibis given out here~

Saturday Performance~
*Meet @ Riser Stage
*4PM/ slightly before  - 5PM (we can run it longer if no one is involved in the masquerade/ BWball/ etc)
+Either first performance here or we only do one performance on Sunday

Sunday~
*Meet @ (Riser Stage?)
*8AM-10AM
+New Alibis for (second performance?)/ more practice

Sunday Performance~
*Meet @ Riser Stage
*3:30PM-5PM
+Second Performance w/Alternate Ending~

If we need to change this, speak up!  :D

I have a list of Actors  I've been able to use in scripiting this year:
~Yuu
~Yuu's friend
~Lemonbubbles
~Rodney_Pheonix
~LastExlie
~Elantra
~chibi*H A N A T S U K I
~MonkeyRikku
~iAnimePHr34k
~RyuSan777
~TideWind1
~{My friend 1}
~{My friend 2}

I'll PM you all for confirmation~

(If I was unable to write you guys in this year, I would be grateful if you showed up as detectives still~ Next year will be better organized I think)
Also, Detectives, please show up at the stage a bit before the performances so I can explain the rundown to you~
I believe for this year detectives can work in up to three teams
*We should limit it to up to about 15 total detectives per performance (first come first serve basis?)

This informational post is here at: Murder Mystery '09 Official Times~ post #121 (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,8611.120.html)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on September 24, 2008, 11:39:15 PM
This sounds like so much fun!

Would this require a seperate room of sorts so congoers don't disturb whatever evidence is in place?  Or you could have random congoers in on the whole thing among the crowd labeled as witnesses that the contestant detectives could question.  One of the witnesses could be the killer or something.

Do you need a mini mystery written out for this or do you have ideas?

It would have to be short enough to be solveable in two days flat, but I'm sure with the number of Ls and other highly rated detectives being attracted to this, it should be easy to solve.

Or if no contestant solves it, you could have a backup detective that knows everything and could do a dramatic reveal at the end like in the show "Psych"....

I'm not sure as the plot yet so if you have ideas please PM me.

See the location is the real problem I see. I don't think there's anywhere we could do it in the main convention zone, unless we could maybe work in an area that is closed at night (which I think would be the ideal time to do it). The Maid Cafe was closed at night right? Well one thought I just had could be that someone was murdered there and we work on the case at night when the cafe is closed. But I'm not sure if we'd be allowed to do that since it's their area, I suppose we could ask too.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 25, 2008, 10:30:13 PM
See the location is the real problem I see.

The maid cafe would be an excellent murder scene!  I suppose you / we /whoever should email or contact an official about availability of onsite rooms... If we do contact con admin they'll probably want us to contact the people running the maid cafe as well for permission and guidelines.  (Like no getting their tablecloths covered in{fake} blood or something >.<)

If/ when you inquire about this, we should have it to some level of organization of the activity that we can negotiate with...
(Btw: do we know who to contact?  what email?  anyone else reading this know?)

Probably good to have an idea of the story first then  ;)

I'll start thinking of some ideas if you still want them.  :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 26, 2008, 09:07:18 PM
>.<

So I was browsing deviantart with a friend and something clicked.  ITs just a possibilty, but I'll be cosplaying as Kenny (90% sure) from South Park, so the murder could be something like: Who killed Kenny!?

... Again, just an idea... I would almost rather be a participant detective (L, cuz I'm cosplaying that as well...) But helping to write a murder mystery is too much fun too resist!

(*taps chin* dun want to seem intrusive since this is your idea and all though... ) I'll help out if you want (I feel nosy...) :D
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on September 26, 2008, 11:43:26 PM
I agree with you we should have some story ideas and general organization done first before contacting people.

Oh no! Please offer all ideas. I'm more of a fantasy action writer, mystery isn't my area. If you want to PM any ideas to me please do.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: LemonBubbles on September 27, 2008, 07:49:22 AM
I want to be involved as well. I have several cosplays, so I should choose one depending on the plot/setting/role.

So are there going to be the 'actors' who play certain set people (ie maid, butler) and who answer the questions of other people that we invite (the ones trying to solve it)? And how many invitees would there be? I think that there should be more than just one night of this. Like multiple showings of a play. So as we get closer to the con, people who are interested in being invited, not in being actors, could sign up. Maybe if they trusted us enough they'd give us their room #s, and we could send them paper invitations telling them which night they would come. Or email would work just as well.

Well, that is my two cents. =D

Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on September 27, 2008, 10:33:17 AM
Yes I think there will be actors that will be interrogated. See I've never done one of these so this is all new territory, so all help I can get would be great.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 27, 2008, 08:26:47 PM
:)  If we have people signing up online for this they would have to make sure to give us the name that will be on their badge.

Ooh  and I was thinking about this earlier,  depending on the plot (and LemonBubbles, bouncing off of your idea of actors for witnesses/ ineregatees) we should probably also intvite some backup detectives that know the whole story.

Doing it more than once would be a good idea, but each time it should be a different story, because past detectives may let slip the answer.  (I suppose the rest of the plot related ideas should remain in PMs, incase there are any nosy investigators already looking for hints ;)  )  Maybe we could have it that they have to solve it within like four hours or the murderer will escape.

Also, I was thinking we could have evidence all set up and maybe a mini police report type thing for each of the detectives (because the police couldn't solve it, but wanted to help anyway) but we could also have some bumbling policeman that starts cleaning things up within one hour so if detectives want to keep evidence type things they would want to take a picture (but that would be unfair to those without digital cameras and bad memory spans.)  We'll have to oversee the direct investigations to make sure the detectives have proper etiquette and don't touch any of the evidence the "police" haven't already deemed alright to touch investigate...

The more than one run thing will probably be good depending on how many people sign up/get invited.  Don't want it too crowded, am I right?

Gahh! If I have any more ideas I'll PM you. Sorry for taking up so mauch space.

(Ah one more thing: we could like write rough drafts of the mystery and send them to you to ssee if they're actually solvable.  And after we have a cast list we can put up like a roster to hire them as well. give them the script... or just the part of the script that their characters would know about so they wouldn't know the real answer. O.o)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on September 27, 2008, 08:54:44 PM
I love all your ideas so far! I know I proposed this idea, but would you like to be co-creator?

Do you read/watch Detective Conan/Case Closed? If not try watching a few episodes because they have some interesting murder that could be used for inspiration. I love Sherlock Holmes and found those types of murders to be amazing so I think if we aimed towards a murder like that...
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 28, 2008, 10:28:48 AM
CO-creator? reeeeaaallllyyy?  :o   *dances like an idiot*  ;D :D ;D

(Sorry I can be a bit of a spazz) That'd be fun!!!

Oh, um I think I've seen a few episodes of case closed, but I was what, like five?  And your suggestion had great timing, bbecause I was pondering why I hadn't actually goine back and watched more recently.  And I lurve Sherlock Holmes.  My friend has a entire compilation I believe of all of the official mysteries.  I've been trying to borrow it for a while, but she said she wanted to read it first... (she's got at leaast ten books ahead of it she's being forced to read though. >w< So I can probably sneak it out and read it before christmas at least.)

And yeah probable vs possible mystery sounds really fun.  I'll try thinking of some basic ideas this week.  :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on September 28, 2008, 01:43:18 PM
Yeah, you're helping alot and I need someone who can help organize it.

I'm going to watch Case Closed since I have about 30+ episodes. That should give some ideas.

I think the actors all should have motive to have killed the person or persons who are murdered.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 28, 2008, 08:53:53 PM
That's great!

I've also emailed my creative writing teacher, so he may be able to help us put the finishng touches on the story to help it make sense.  Always good to have an extra set of eyes to catch the plotholes, no?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 28, 2008, 09:06:51 PM
Aah yeah, I could also be an actor, since I'll have multiple cosplays for the entire weekend.  We can call up any one of them we require for the mystery.

L - Death Note
Kenny - South Park
Seto Kaiba -Yuugiou (?)
Katsuya Jounouchi/Joey Wheeler - Yuugiou (?)
Edit:
+Ash/Satoshi - Pokemon
Edit/

The first two are definate, so if we went with one of the murders being who killed Kenny, I could just lie there being dead.  Or get up later for questioning, seeing as how Kenny never stays dead for long.  If no one solves it for instance a dead Kenny could get up and claim the truth.  Or he could be lying to protect the murder (why would he do that?!).

Uum, also, if we end up with partial scripts for the actors, they'll either have to promise not to tell anyone early, or we'll just give them the prompt/story cards day of so info doesn't spread around before the game. (God, I can't wait for Fanime.)  I'll start asking my friends if they'd be interested in acting parts.  And I have to make sure they've all registered.  -_-'

G'night. :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on September 28, 2008, 09:20:08 PM
Hmmmm... out of your two definite cosplays I think the L cosplay would work the best for an actor.

And as for the victim, I've been thinking about this. It would seem that it would be a bit unfair to make someone play a dead person for a few hours. So I've thought of two possible things we could do. First option: We take some pictures of the crime scene (mainly the victim) which we'd distribute with the murder report. Second option: the murder happens and then once the "investigators" have looked over the body "police" come and remove the body. I'm just trying to think of our "victim"'s comfort.

Yes if they are going to be actors they must be on the forums. Hey, do you have MSN? We can have a group chats there once we begin getting members.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 28, 2008, 11:08:29 PM
Yay for L.  (I've come to sit like him nearly every where I go.  Its not good for my back is it?)

I was thinking about the same thing so yeah, We could have the pictures up on a board for the investigators so we don't have to make too many copies for everyone. (Must save on costs too.)

And I don't think I have MSN, but I'll look into it. I think my brother used it on my cpu awhile ago, so he'll be able to set me up.  I'll update you on that, but until then, we can just pm and email I suppose. :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on September 28, 2008, 11:14:45 PM
We could also start advertising acting spots to people around the forums (Like stick the link to the thread in our signatures?  Is that allowed?)  because we need to know what charas are available to really define the plot.

Oh, and my creative writing teacher said he'll help out however he can.  (Isn't it great to have such a geek on good terms?)  (And geek is a term of endearment.  I acknowledge Nerd, Outcast, Weirdo, and anything relating to insanity the same.)  (Its more fun that way.)  (Escpecially when you let slip something like an entire conversation with your friends in leet... out loud. -_-' )

:)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Gatsby on September 28, 2008, 11:27:12 PM
Haha... Don't worry I sit like L often too. And yeah it's probably not good for your or my back, but oh well. XD

Yes a bulletin would work. We can have picture (we'll have to have either an instant camera or bring a printer or find a way to print pictures), the list of suspects, and some other important crime info on the board. Then for the investigator reports we can have a more detailed profile on the victim and basic information of the crime (murder weapon, time of murder, etc). Another thing I think we should have an actor detective who is still in the dark, but is given a few question to prompt the mystery along if the players get stuck.

I like the idea of adding this to our sig. ANd I'm pretty sure it'll be fine. I'll ask some of my friends if they'd like to be actors and actresses also.

Okie doke. I'll try PMing you a comprehensive list of everything we've talked about so far tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rally on October 02, 2008, 12:36:19 AM
There was a murder mystery party on the Girls Next Door show.  If I remember correctly, no one there did the dying but they made a fake plush body or something where they showed fall from the stairs and lie on the ground.  Near the end, they pulled aside the girl that the party was for, and told her that she pushed the victim over the railing.  Yeah, I can't remember much and would have to watch the episode again. ^^;  But this event sounds really fun.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on October 24, 2008, 04:41:27 PM
Would it be agianst any forum rules to look through people's cosplays lists through tthe forums and invite them to the murder mystery on that cosplay thread?

... -_-'

If anyone has ideas for plotlines please do tell. (If there are any specifics please pm them though.)
We can't really pull together our story until we have our cast. So pm or comment if you have any interest! :)

Also, some possible characters from cosplayers I know (who are willing to help):
Chi (chobits)
Bakura/Ryou (Yuugiou) or Near (death note)
Ashley/Satoko (pokemon) or Pharos (persona 3)
Link (legend of zelda) (but he'll only be there for Saturday night)
Sanji (one piece) (?)

half these guys will probably be exploring all weekend though, (due to first time con-goer curiosity) so they may be unavailable (or they'll be sticking by my regular group the entire time due to first time con-goer fear-of-huge-crowds).  Dunno, but I'll ask again later to reaffirm their desire to be part of the mystery.

Anyway...  :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Mizuki on October 26, 2008, 10:29:26 PM
This sounds pretty fun, and I've always been a sucker for mysteries, I may join in.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: MonkeyRikku on October 28, 2008, 03:19:54 PM
I plan on cosplaying as Sunako Nakahara from Wallflower. And I would absolutely love coming by and participating in this as a suspect or something like that ya know? She kinda loves death and stuff anyways, so she might make it funny cuz she'd always try stealing the evidence nd stuff. It'd give us a good way to start having clues disappear or move and make people pay attention.

Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: LastExile on October 30, 2008, 07:26:20 PM
I'd love to help out! =D
That sounds awesome! x]
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: LastExile on October 30, 2008, 07:27:21 PM
I'd love to help out! =D
That sounds awesome! x]
Oh, and I'm cosplaying Near from Death Note, by the way. =]
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on November 20, 2008, 10:57:39 AM
Sounds really fun. I really want this coming year to be fun. I was alone for 2 years I spend on fanime. So Im willing to join in and help. I have already Deidara costume,but I dont know what else I should do. I dont mind any suggestion. Please IM me to let me know more about it. I have a busy life here. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on November 20, 2008, 10:58:29 AM
o yea. its rubychan19@gmail.com.
thx.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rette on November 20, 2008, 01:37:16 PM
This sounds like fun! I'd love to help if I can.
I'll be cosplaying Kanda from D.Gray-man.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on November 21, 2008, 10:20:07 PM
Thank you all for support and interest!

We're trying to pull together some sort of audition thing we can do online for the actors, so if you guys are interested in participating, please do pm us after posting.

Remember to tell us if you wish to participate as an actor (witness/ ???)  or an investigator (competitor). Also your cosplay, we can't really work on the main story until we get some actors together, so bear with us. :)

For something like auditions, we'll try to pull together mini scripts of some sort.

Please do contact!

:)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on November 21, 2008, 11:21:34 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun, though if I went I'd likely be pinned with the Murder, well depending on if I was dressed as Mikami or Snake that day.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ToshiX on November 23, 2008, 08:49:05 PM
Sounds silly but awesome I was in mock trial so this would be so much fun
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: BogusRed on December 18, 2008, 02:11:39 PM
If the planning is done right and early enough, this could be totally AWESOME. I will look for this in the events at the next con!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on January 22, 2009, 10:10:03 PM
Hello all out there in forum land! ;D
We need more partipants for this project in order to get the ball rolling!
If you want an idea of the story, we need to know what characters our participants are cosplaying and if they want to be a witness or a detective.

Please PM Darth_Diclonius or I with info!

I hope you all look forward to the product of this! :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: emo_avenger on February 13, 2009, 09:27:55 PM
oh snaps! i wanna join! this sounds like something everyone would have fun doing. although i do wanna suggest that there is a set time and date for the start and have a set list of people joining so that you can write the plots and everything. since you would know who's there and who their cosplaying.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on February 14, 2009, 12:43:54 PM
Yes, yes.  Most Definately. :)
 The only real problem we're having is that we need people to sign on before we can incorporate the actual characters into the plot line, Can't go around asking people to change the cosplays they've put so much hard work into, especially if they really want to join.
For now we're working on a prview plot.

So we need people to say they're dedicated! XD

We were thinking about Saturday and/or Sunday evening depending on the activity in the thread.
We are attempting to contact admin about where we can do it, (hopefully the maid cafe after closing timie if we can manage it, though for this we're a bit wary of who tto contact...)  we may end up doing it in the game room or out near the fountain(?) if we have to. Location could mess with the plot a bit too, but we are working on it.

We want everyone to have fun with this since its a first attempt. :)
Oh and Emo avenger, did you want to be a "witness" or "detective"?  (If witness whats your cosplay?)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on February 14, 2009, 06:59:30 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun, and I'd love to take part.  However, your suggested schedule is going to bad for a lot of people.  Saturday night and Sunday night both have large events (Masquerade, Black and White Ball and Music Fest just to name a few).  I'll PM you once you post an official time, don't want to waste your time and energy if I can't make it.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yaminogame on February 15, 2009, 05:01:15 PM
I have always wanted to participate in a murder mystery party!! : D How do they work though? Someone is "killed" right and the murderer is amongst the people trying to figure out the crime right? Or am I wrong?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: edendreams on February 17, 2009, 09:54:32 PM
Oh wow I would love to be a part of this we all know i tried to host one but my timing sucked XD.

i know Word will get around to me on this awesome event so yeahs.... keep me on the info line k
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Elantra on February 19, 2009, 12:46:29 AM
Hey everyone!!!

I wish I saw this earlier, I just posted trying to recruit people for a panel version of hosting a murder mystery.  I think it would be a great idea to have an event like this for the con. 

I have been thinking of several different ways of doing this, from having someone murdered to relocating a missing object/person; obtaining clues from a variety of ways (be it from the room, some people know certain things).  Another way to keep it interesting, would be for every amount of time that would pass or if someone was to guess the wrong murderer, that person would die.  With all of this, of course we would have some sort of prize.

If you need any help creating the story, setting this up, or running this game, I'm down to help. 
Just email me.

Also, I'll be cosplaying as either Negi (Negima) or Honey (Ouran) and currently trying to make another costume.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on February 24, 2009, 10:45:26 AM
Thanks for the scheduling info brightheart.

And Elantra, we'll probably need the help once we get this more structured.

Thanks for all the input guys :D
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: emo_avenger on February 24, 2009, 07:41:10 PM
i would love to be a detective. sounds exciting
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Eboni ninja on February 26, 2009, 08:04:11 PM
What other parts do you need? I would love to participate.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Chem0 on February 28, 2009, 07:52:00 PM
This is something I just NEED to do.
I'd adore being anything. c: O:
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: RyuSan777 on March 03, 2009, 02:33:00 AM
hah sounds like alot of fun i want in plz feel free to pm here or if ud like any additional info ill give it to you (ie: msn, etc)
as far as my postion goes will depend on the day if its saturday i will be heero yuy and knowing he's an assassin/pacifist i could be a witness or murderer!
if it goes onto sunday night then im goin as my bankai toushiro hitsugaya and since im a captain of a squad  then that'd be either a interesting detective and or witness
my badge name in case you were wondering is my forum name - the 7's
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Elantra on March 10, 2009, 01:19:39 AM
Hey all!!

Pyched for the con and wanted to know how the planning for the murder mystery was coming along.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Loreax on March 18, 2009, 11:43:57 AM
I want to join.=D
I have a Tsunade and a Yuna Summoner costumes.
I could also be random chuunin number 5...
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Umeboshi on March 18, 2009, 12:31:54 PM
I'd totally be down, and as blair, a witch ;D cat witch. in character thing... would be easy ;D

Uhm, i'll be whatever works best, lol I can be any of my cosplays, perferably my Blair costum though, :3
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: TideWind1 on March 18, 2009, 09:38:55 PM
This looks like alot of fun. I'm game when this all comes together, and I have quite the number of costumes so that shouldnt be a problem~
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: chibi*H A N A T S U K I on March 25, 2009, 05:17:27 PM
I'm going as a creepy girl (Maria U.) from Umineko no Naku Koro ni...
o3o;
yanno?? Like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni?? That creepy murder/mystery anime/manga? :'DD

Can I join?? :33
I wanna show my creepiness :]]
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: iAnimePHr34k on April 22, 2009, 07:25:23 AM
I LOVE THIS IDEA.
I can be one of the actors if you really need one.
I'm going as Mai from Avatar The Last Airbender. xDD
And MAYBE Yuki Cross from VK.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Umeboshi on April 22, 2009, 09:58:26 PM
Lol is this even alive?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Eri Kagami on April 22, 2009, 10:09:15 PM
Sounds like a fun event. I've always wanted to do a murder mystery event cosplay style.

Keep me posted and I'd love to cover / participate in the event!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: RyuSan777 on April 23, 2009, 01:17:42 AM
Lol is this even alive?
good point i dont even think the moderaters of this post even update anymore
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Umeboshi on April 23, 2009, 07:26:08 AM
Lol is this even alive?
good point i dont even think the moderaters of this post even update anymore

Yeah kind of a bummer.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: konataFTW on April 23, 2009, 08:54:18 PM
ooh do you need a maid or smt? My frien will be wearing a Tomoyo MAid outfit while accompanying me in my movie2 gown (which includes a mask so it fits perfectly)

when is this btw?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Loreax on April 25, 2009, 01:15:22 PM
Depressing
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on April 25, 2009, 01:29:05 PM
Phooey, this thread is alive.

I haven't heard from DarthDiclonius in awhile, so I can't move forward in planning.  But we are moving forward in stuff. :)

Thank you guys for being patient!
Cool thing is we may have enough actors to pull this off!
So whoever wants to be a detective should speak up.

(also, if I don't hear from Darth soon, this year may be simply getting together directly at the con to discuss how we can get this to work better next year.  Whoever wants to show up and talk stuff over, we'll probably do at least a mini mystery if can't pull the full fledgted one off.

Sorry to everyone for being so unorganized.  :-\ )

I'll post when/where once I talk to Darth.

We'll be happy to see everyone at Fanime!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Loreax on April 25, 2009, 04:50:53 PM
It'd be nice if you'd say a place to meet(like the maid cafe on Saturday of the con at a time..) So that those who do pass through and want to do it, but don't get on that often will know something....
=)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Umeboshi on April 25, 2009, 07:25:34 PM
Yay it is alive :3 weve all been patiently waiting xD trying to figure out if this was still gonna happen. Who`re you gonna need?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on April 29, 2009, 09:19:46 PM
Okay, so I'm thinking that (unless I hear from Darth, or you guys have a bunch of conflicts) we could meet up probably out near the fountains (or back of the game room if there's already a gathering outside)  around ten in the morning on Saturday and/or Sunday... neh? :)

This year might not be super official because of all the complications we've dealt with. :-X

I'm thinking next year, we should try to get this as a panel or actual con supprted event.  If its popular enough we could probably do it that way too.  (We should have inquired through more of the admin for info/help~)

So, for now, I'll PM the people who wanted to witnesses as a confirmation, and anyone who wants to be a detective should at least post here if they plan on showing.

If you guys have any questions or concerns, please post as soon as possible.  :D

(Again sorry for being so unorganized, so anyone who wants to get more involved next year should start now~  or whenever :P)

So, I'll be putting stuff together for now!  Wish meh luck!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: iAnimePHr34k on April 29, 2009, 09:43:08 PM
Awesome!
Thanks for replying! :]
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on April 29, 2009, 10:26:44 PM
Ack! only twent PMs can be sent per hour~  how annoying.  I'll contact the rest of you for confirmation in a short while then.

(I know its to protect from bots, but I need to message everybody~)  >w<
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Loreax on April 29, 2009, 11:52:21 PM
yay!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Kandybar on April 30, 2009, 08:54:36 AM
Are we back up and running, then?

I guess I'd prefer to be a witness.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 02, 2009, 09:02:28 AM
I did reply, but r we doing it this year or next year. I dont know if I will go again next year. I have my cosplay ready. Pls post or message me. I do want to be an exciting this year. Thx.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: konataFTW on May 02, 2009, 11:19:51 PM
this year 2009 ^_^b
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Umeboshi on May 03, 2009, 11:23:48 AM
3 weeks! Yay so do we have a plan yet?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 03, 2009, 11:24:55 PM
Im doing Komui Lee from D. Gray man. *I will cry my butt off if Lenalee is away from me*. lol. Ill go for detective. Um... so where are we going to meet at the fountain or behind the game room. I know 10 AM in the morning but is it saturday or sunday.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 04, 2009, 08:38:05 PM
Ack!  Sorry I haven't been on here the last couple of days!  I've been swamped with school. T.T  I'll reply to everyone we need for actors ASAP!

Stay on hold plz!  (light and annoying hold music plays)  (*shot*)

I am working on things!

I think we're going to try to meet up on Sunday at least, and if things are working out well, (...) we might try a second round on Saturday, (or meet to discuss or hand out alibis on Sunday and actually do something on Saturday)  (Probably out by the fountains, but if things are going to be crowded I'll tell people to look in on the game room)

(Forgive me for being frazzled)  I'll be back with news soon!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: konataFTW on May 04, 2009, 09:06:30 PM
... sunday then saturday? do you mean the other way around? XD
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 04, 2009, 10:08:43 PM
Yes... (proof of frazzledness)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Eboni ninja on May 04, 2009, 10:27:25 PM
I replied to the PM. What day is this going to be held?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: konataFTW on May 05, 2009, 12:02:29 AM
lolz XD
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: lunarknight on May 05, 2009, 04:20:31 PM
 This seems very interesting

 I would like to participate in this event if that will be OK.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 06, 2009, 11:13:27 AM
MM.... Lets decide to meet at the Fountain on Saturday at 10 AM. I will be on my cosplay, Komui Lee and my name is ruby. I hope its ok with sangseike.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: iAnimePHr34k on May 06, 2009, 03:52:59 PM
Don't take this the wrong way WHATSOEVER.
But I think it's hilarious (in an ironic way) that we're playing a murder mystery in the morning! xDD
And I can make it either days. However, I need the date and time! >w<
So I can figure out what time I need to sleep.
However if it's on Friday, I might be a bit late. D:
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: konataFTW on May 06, 2009, 04:43:54 PM
I think it should be at least after 5 so it would be a real "dinner" kind of atmosphere x3

Friday? uhmm Karaoke contest >_< but I could make it if it's 5-6 XD
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 07, 2009, 11:15:50 AM
mmm..... waw....ok. Well ok. I dont know about saturday. I might go to the masquerade on saturday. so Let's c.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yuu on May 07, 2009, 11:20:07 AM
 Damn! I htink one of my photoshoots is at 10 am Saterday. I eally wanted to play too ;_;
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Chem0 on May 08, 2009, 10:09:23 AM
I have a gathering at 11am. DX It should be on Saturday. But then again, Sunday morning would be very convinient as well.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: BSaphire on May 08, 2009, 12:42:05 PM
Konnichiwa CMM peeps ^^)

I noticed that Darth_Diclonius has not been on since March 13th. Has anyone sent him an email (not a pm) to see what is happening with him and this thread?

Time is running out and if this is to be a Cosplayer Event then there are decision that need to be made in order for it to appear on the Cosplayer Event section of the info boards.

Just a heads up :P

Squidges
BSaphire
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 09, 2009, 07:45:54 PM
Hokay guys,

I'm thinking it would work out best like this:

We meet up Sunday 10 AM and Saturday 10 AM to hand out alibis to the witnesses so they have a chance to look things over, that way that can act things naturally.  >w<

If we decide we're all prepared for stuff, we weill probably have the actual murder mystery around 5 PM Saturday.

Likely we'll meet up out at the fountains all three times, but after we all discuss stuff in person, we can decide if we want the whole mystery out near the fountains.

Please respond to this so I can get a feeling if this'll work out.

I'll PM Darth today or tomorrow to see if he thinks this is organized enough. (thx for the heads up BSaphire)

(Dates and times may change, if they do I'll post)

Thank you witnesses for being patient, all of my classes threw projects at me this week, but I'll hopefully have things written up.  I'll post who all I request for witnesses by Thursday (I think, if not, keep checking back and curse my idiocy.  Maybe the stupid will leave my brain then. :D)

Thank you all for your support!!
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 09, 2009, 09:10:43 PM
*Okay, I must be tired.  Switch the "Satuday"s and "Sunday"s in the above post.  My brain is spastic, and I swear it keeps thinking Sunday comes first.  T.T

Better yet you guys tell me whether you'd rather do the actual mystery on Saturday or Sunday.

(I honestly don't know what's wrong with my brain.)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: iAnimePHr34k on May 09, 2009, 10:37:58 PM
My friend wants to participate as well.
She's being a character from Sonic.
Can she just show up on Saturday?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 10, 2009, 10:40:33 AM
Mm.... I think both are fine with me. Only on sunday I am doing cosplay for D. gray man, which start at 10AM.  Well. Will c how it goes. OMG..... couple more days. *screams* Im so excited to be there. :)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: BSaphire on May 10, 2009, 11:13:06 AM
With the cosplayer events scheduled for the fountain area on Sunday start at 10 am and will run till about 5 pm.

I would like to suggest Saturday for this and I wanted to let you know that I will have one table for gatherings and one for events so if you need a centralized location to meet during all of this. There is a CE running from 12 - 4 at the table but there is also the risor stage located at the foot of the stairs (1st floor of the Convention Lobby)that is available most of the day on Saturday. Maybe the final portion could be played out there so eveyone can know "Who Dun It!" @ say 4:30 to 5 pm?

Let me know what you think. :)

Squidges
B
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 10, 2009, 10:44:11 PM
Thanks for the inforz B,  (If you haven't already read this, I'll PM you soon)
Having a stage for the conclusion would be great~
I'll get back to everyone ASAP, wanna get a look at the time lists myself

(Man, it kills me that some people can only make it on certain days...
I think we could hand out Alibis to our actors 10AM on Sat and Sun...
Is the stage only available on Saturday?  I'll PM my questions later~)


Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 10, 2009, 11:11:24 PM
Hokay guys, I believe we have two routes to choose from (for now?):

A)
The actors(witnesses and I) meet up on Saturday morning
9AM~10AM near the fountains/ in the game room (which is better?)
and we do the event (questioning and such sometime around 3:30~4:30 in the game room
and wrap up on stage 4:30~5:00 w/conclusion

unless we want to do the whole thing on stage?  work quickly little detectives~ ... no... that would be cruel, neh?

or
B)
The witnesses and I can meet up on both/either Saturday/Sunday
9~10AM either day
and we do the event sometime Sunday evening between 5~7PM
(if the stage were avaiable sometime in that time it'd be cool too, but whatev, I'm flexible~)

I'm supposing during the actual event (if antone can actually tell what's up) Anyone can watch the questioning?
And hopefully the grand reveal at the end we can do public-like?
(Man that stage sounds great)

Talk to y'all soon.
(I finally have Saturday and Sunday straight in my head! *rejoices* :D)
Lawliet signing out~
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 11, 2009, 08:05:26 AM
lol sang. Um.. on saturday im going to the gathering that start at 12:30 am, which is fine. then masquerade. it sounds in between. So I dont mind. On sunday Im gonna go to the other gathering start at 10, so I will be there to check it out. Few... sure gonna be crazy and fun. Let me know what it gonna be for sure. Thx for the update. OMG few more days......!!!! AArgghhh..... my wig is distroyed.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yuu on May 11, 2009, 08:42:50 AM
 Apparently both of the photoshoots Im going to be in are on Sunday ( Soo glad those costumes are easy to put on)

So I can do saterday morning for witnessing. later I have teh hsonene jump shoot at 3PM on..I forgot.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 11, 2009, 11:53:01 AM
This was a pain to track down, anywho I'm planning to be in San Jose on Friday, somewhere around noon maybe earlier or later depending on Traffic coming over the highway from Casa De Fruta.

As for the con, this'll be my first time at a con (However not acting yay College plays..though it's been a while so I may be rusty-ish), and also my first time at the SJ convention center, so I'll spend Friday-ish getting a layout of the place in my mind.

as far as I know I didn't have any plans for Saturday except wandering and seeing the other cosplays, and fielding a response on if people would buy custom wooden sword props from me.

Or sitting down in a corner and doing random sketches of the architecture.

-Mikami out.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: BSaphire on May 14, 2009, 09:12:12 AM
Hokay guys, I believe we have two routes to choose from (for now?):

A)
The actors(witnesses and I) meet up on Saturday morning
9AM~10AM near the fountains/ in the game room (which is better?)
and we do the event (questioning and such sometime around 3:30~4:30 in the game room
and wrap up on stage 4:30~5:00 w/conclusion

unless we want to do the whole thing on stage?  work quickly little detectives~ ... no... that would be cruel, neh?

or
B)
The witnesses and I can meet up on both/either Saturday/Sunday
9~10AM either day
and we do the event sometime Sunday evening between 5~7PM
(if the stage were avaiable sometime in that time it'd be cool too, but whatev, I'm flexible~)

I'm supposing during the actual event (if antone can actually tell what's up) Anyone can watch the questioning?
And hopefully the grand reveal at the end we can do public-like?
(Man that stage sounds great)

Talk to y'all soon.
(I finally have Saturday and Sunday straight in my head! *rejoices* :D)
Lawliet signing out~
Here is my suggestion to all you Murder Mystery fans out there (Like ME! :) )

Everyone involved with running this meets on Friday @ 7:00 pm @ the Riser Stage 1st floor of the Con Center. I will be at the Shonen Weekly gathering @ 6:30 and then head over. This will give you time to go over the stage dimensions and trouble shoot last minute things (trust me they always happen) If everyone can meet up at this time then hand out the alibis, run through it a couple of times and time the whole thing.

What I would like to see is this performed on Saturday & Sunday.

Saturday from 4 - 5 pm (with the run through on Friday you will know how long it will take) For those who are in the Cosplay Masquerade this would be right after your Optional Masq rehersal & make sure your prejudging is done before 2. You can then head over to the stage and perform this (*note I would make sure that those who are in Masq get alibis and are placed 10-15 minutes into the performance of MM in case they are running late. don't give them roles that would compromise their need to be back and check in at 5 pm)

THEN....

Sunday at 4 pm. The reason for 4 pm is so that those wishing to attend B& W ball (starts @6pm) or MusicFest will have time to make it there. If no one cares to go either of those then adjust the time to a little later like 5 or 6.
The fun with running it on Sunday is that you can change up the alibis after Saturday's performance and have a different person as the "Who Dun It" end. (those that were in the Masq could then have more time and play the roles they couldn't before. Everyone would have more time... The attendees could see it more than once, and the best performance is always the closing performance.

This is only my suggestion.... you will need to make it work for all of you, but I would like to meet up with this group when the alibis are handed out and meet each of you. ^^) Now I know this may not work out for all of you, will create more a little more work and a demand on time but I think that this would be something wonderful to see. Who knows where this could lead for next year.

I would highly recommend some decisions be made soon and everyone involved be pm'd/emailed about how this will break down very soon.

If no one has heard from Darth up to this point I would look to SangSeiku to be running this. This means that SangSeiku will need to follow the guidelines for being listed on the gathering boards and list. As soon as characters are confirmed, date(s) & times are set and all the info figured out I will need it to repost it onto the first post of this thread. I will need this ASAP  or more like yesterday :)

Squidges
BSaphire

Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 14, 2009, 11:13:23 PM
That sounds like it'll work for me.

...Can't really think of anything else to say.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: konataFTW on May 15, 2009, 08:33:26 AM
nee nee nee...

saturday and sunday is ok wih me =]

although on saturday I will be Killua after 3 pm so yeah hehehe Killua is known to be an assasin so I want him in the game >_<

Sunday 4 pm? hmmm I'll be either Nunnally, Namine or Sakura because I don't know when this'll be over (since KH Gathering is at 5:30, and photoshoots will be done by 4 or smt and well B&Wball at 6^^) giving out a "sweet innocent" witness(s xD) =)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 15, 2009, 04:21:59 PM
Pls dont do on friday. I will be gone that day. I have a final exam to do and going to my best friend b-day party. Thx.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 16, 2009, 11:34:10 AM
Official Times and Plans: (possible changes~)

Friday~
* Meet @ the Riser Stage (1st floor of con)
*7PM
+This is to go over dimensions etc

Saturday~
*Meet @ The Gathering/Events Table
*8AM-9:30AM
*Head to Riser Sage for Mock up and how things will play out/timing
+Alibis given out here~

Saturday Performance~
*Meet @ Riser Stage
*4PM/ slightly before  - 5PM (we can run it longer if no one is involved in the masquerade/ BWball/ etc)
+Either first performance here or we only do one performance on Sunday

Sunday~
*Meet @ (Riser Stage?)
*8AM-10AM
+New Alibis for (second performance?)/ more practice

Sunday Performance~
*Meet @ Riser Stage
*3:30PM-5PM
+Second Performance w/Alternate Ending~

If we need to change this, speak up!  :D

I have a list of Actors  I've been able to use in scripiting this year:
~Yuu  -Renji
~Yuu's friend  -Byakuya
~Lemonbubbles  -Marjorine
~Rodney_Pheonix  -Mikami
~LastExlie  -Near
~Elantra  -Honey
~chibi*H A N A T S U K I  -Maria
~MonkeyRikku  -Sunako
~iAnimePHr34k  -Mai
~RyuSan777  -Heero
~TideWind1  -Richter
~{My friend 1}  -Bakura
~{My friend 2}  -Sanji

I'll PM you all for confirmation~

(If I was unable to write you guys in this year, I would be grateful if you showed up as detectives still~ Next year will be better organized I think)
Also, Detectives, please show up at the stage a bit before the performances so I can explain the rundown to you~
I believe for this year detectives can work in up to three teams (first group to figure it out recieves: The Satisfaction of being Smart or One box of pocky to share >w<)
*We should limit it to up to about 15 total detectives per performance (first come first serve basis?)

As this year is basically a trial run, I don't expect it to go anywhere near perfect, but I do expect we'll all have fun~

Oh, and also:(just in case~)
Fanime will be taking group pictures during the Gathering 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. (I have been informed otherwise, but there might still be other congoers who wish to take pics so whatev~)

This informational post is here at: Murder Mystery '09 Official Times~ post #121 (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,8611.120.html)

... btw, the killer is a secret
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 16, 2009, 05:22:38 PM
I'm surprised no one cosplaying L is interested in this.

Though having someone cosplaying Ryuk as a suspect'd be funny. Does it matter what we're cosplaying as for the Friday meeting?
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: konataFTW on May 16, 2009, 06:42:34 PM
uhmm... so I'm a witness right? >_<

exactly what is it? sorry I thought I'd be in the mystery so I dunno u_u

also I can't make it on friday 7pm (Karaoke Contest)<----
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 17, 2009, 12:43:35 AM
(Omg: I'm cosplaying as L.  lulz >w<)

And KonataFTW, I wasn't able to write everyone into the first set, so if you check with me on Saturday, I may have you written into the second mystery (If everyone wants to do the second one~ ... or if I get done writing it up~ >///< )

If I can't would you still want to participate as a detective?  Helping to solve the mystery will still be fun, neh?

And for everybody, it doesn't matter what you're wearing for the meetings and hands outs in the mornings (and friday) as long as you're in costume for the aactual performances~
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 17, 2009, 07:16:24 AM
but sang. I wont be there on friday. Sigh.... just cross me out. I wont make it anyway. Thx
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: BSaphire on May 17, 2009, 02:34:05 PM
Hey there CMM peeps! :)

The following is what I have listed. Please determine your performance day (s) so that I can get it up on the final list ASAP.

Thanks
B

Cosplayer Murder Mystery
Practices:
Friday 7 – 8:30 pm, Sat 8 – 9:30 am, Sun 8 – 9:30am
Performances:
?Saturday 4-5pm &/or ?Sunday 4-5 pm
All are located on the Riser Stage 1st Floor of the Convention Center to the Left of the Con Center Entrance.

PS... If someone can not make it to the Friday practice but can make the Saturday &/or Sunday let SangSeiku know so that the list can be adjusted.

Thanks
B
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: konataFTW on May 17, 2009, 04:18:39 PM
well what's a detective? hmmm (I actually wanted to be the killer but uhhh u_u) you can put me anywhere ^_~

<--- just wants to participate and enjoy as much Fanime as I can >///<
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 17, 2009, 10:18:21 PM
I'm good for whatever I'm wrote in for.

Come to think of it it would seem more natural if we had a couple people cosplaying Ryuzaki and Conan (Death Note and Detective Conan respectively) as investigators. Especially if the two were sort of at odds to discover the perpetrator first, like a contest between the two of sorts.

Especially if the cosplayer of Conan did his whole dealio where he knocks someone out and uses the person's voice to explain the crime like he does in the manga.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yuu on May 18, 2009, 08:34:50 AM
I'm good for whatever I'm wrote in for.

Come to think of it it would seem more natural if we had a couple people cosplaying Ryuzaki and Conan (Death Note and Detective Conan respectively) as investigators. Especially if the two were sort of at odds to discover the perpetrator first, like a contest between the two of sorts.


I WAS going to codplay as Edgeowrth. That would be have been just as fun..but I didnt. Oh well. Renji is fun too, if not completley useless in these kind of situations. >_>
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 18, 2009, 08:40:38 AM
Blah, it was my post anyway blah.

I WAS going to codplay as Edgeowrth. That would be have been just as fun..but I didnt. Oh well. Renji is fun too, if not completley useless in these kind of situations. >_>

Renji?  Anywho, Edgeworth'd be interesting as an investigator.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: BSaphire on May 18, 2009, 11:58:11 AM
Gathering/Event Organizer: Please Read my last post in Fanime 09 Cosplayer Gatherings List thread.

Gomen Nasai ^^)
BSaphire
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yuu on May 18, 2009, 03:25:53 PM
Blah, it was my post anyway blah.

I WAS going to codplay as Edgeowrth. That would be have been just as fun..but I didnt. Oh well. Renji is fun too, if not completley useless in these kind of situations. >_>

Renji?  Anywho, Edgeworth'd be interesting as an investigator.

Yah, form Bleach?? 

He woulda been but I iddnt sign up early enough anyway.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 18, 2009, 10:47:15 PM
Blah, it was my post anyway blah.

I WAS going to codplay as Edgeowrth. That would be have been just as fun..but I didnt. Oh well. Renji is fun too, if not completley useless in these kind of situations. >_>

Renji?  Anywho, Edgeworth'd be interesting as an investigator.

Yah, form Bleach?? 

He woulda been but I iddnt sign up early enough anyway.

Oh, Renji, the one with the Bone snake for the Bankai....I'm not that good with names and  haven't really gotten into Bleach.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yuu on May 19, 2009, 08:42:05 AM
Blah, it was my post anyway blah.

I WAS going to codplay as Edgeowrth. That would be have been just as fun..but I didnt. Oh well. Renji is fun too, if not completley useless in these kind of situations. >_>

Renji?  Anywho, Edgeworth'd be interesting as an investigator.

Yah, form Bleach?? 

He woulda been but I iddnt sign up early enough anyway.

Oh, Renji, the one with the Bone snake for the Bankai....I'm not that good with names and  haven't really gotten into Bleach.

Yah 'the bone snake thing'  ( Zabimaru) I should have him testify!  XD 

Meh, your better off its REALLY gone down hill.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 19, 2009, 09:42:33 AM
Sakujo.

Yah 'the bone snake thing'  ( Zabimaru) I should have him testify!  XD 

Meh, your better off its REALLY gone down hill.

Which? the manga or Anime, or both? Because I'm going to have free time after my finals today between now and Friday when I leave for SJ, and I'm almost done catching up with Naruto and One Piece, which are surprisingly good. Well the manga anyway.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: RyuSan777 on May 19, 2009, 02:24:37 PM
Sakujo.

Yah 'the bone snake thing'  ( Zabimaru) I should have him testify!  XD 

Meh, your better off its REALLY gone down hill.

Which? the manga or Anime, or both? Because I'm going to have free time after my finals today between now and Friday when I leave for SJ, and I'm almost done catching up with Naruto and One Piece, which are surprisingly good. Well the manga anyway.
to be quite honest with you guys, personally in my own opinion Bleach surpasses both Naruto (Just barley)  And One Piece. hahaha that d be awesome to see a bankai renji since im doing my bankai hitsugaya on sundays performance
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yuu on May 19, 2009, 07:24:27 PM
Sakujo.

Yah 'the bone snake thing'  ( Zabimaru) I should have him testify!  XD 

Meh, your better off its REALLY gone down hill.

Which? the manga or Anime, or both? Because I'm going to have free time after my finals today between now and Friday when I leave for SJ, and I'm almost done catching up with Naruto and One Piece, which are surprisingly good. Well the manga anyway.

Eh..both. Though the anime is SIGNIFICANTLY worse as it is full of filler. (Although I actually ave different reasons for disliking it) so you may not mind at all.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: ruby19_4 on May 19, 2009, 08:10:28 PM
mm..... I love naruto and one piece, but bleach... I dont remember y I stop watching it.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 19, 2009, 08:39:59 PM
I learned to hate Filler anime episodes from Naruto's "thousand years of filler".....so I think I'll skip on watching the Bleach Anime...
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 21, 2009, 08:33:51 PM
Here's to hoping everything goes well. See you all tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on May 25, 2009, 02:13:39 PM
Seems to have gone well. sorry I was out cold on Sunday morning. Finished the poster for the event.
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on May 27, 2009, 11:26:38 PM
Thanks to everyone for participating~

Yay for totally messy dry runs and test events ;P

Hope to see you guys next year~  And just on around the forums until then~

If we've got any new ideas for improvement that would be awsome (So we should probably start a new thread for 2010 eventually~)

See you later~

(And thanks so much Rodney_Pheonix for making the poster~  Maybe we can use it next round~  :D)
Title: Re: Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on October 29, 2009, 12:48:22 AM
Lemme dig out the photo of the poster... I'll probably get some new oil pastels (or at least a couple new cans of matte finish) and make a new one though.

Ah here we go.

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/Arraxus/100_0424.jpg)
Title: Re: 2010 Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on November 06, 2009, 12:12:57 PM
That's so awsome!  I wish we could have used it~

We'll see how this year goes then?
Title: Re: 2010 Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on November 06, 2009, 12:31:42 PM
I've still got it, and once I get some new pastels/spray finish I can do some touch ups on it if you want.
Title: Re: 2010 Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Yuutousei on December 15, 2009, 11:38:50 PM
This sounds fun "D

Someone might have suggested this but, to make it more interactive, you could play the Mafia game, hahaha.
Title: Re: 2010 Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on January 22, 2010, 10:50:16 AM
I'm interested in acting again.
Title: Re: 2010 Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: Cosplay Cyborg on February 16, 2010, 05:36:31 PM
I heard about this after it happened last year and I was really intrigued. I'd like to participate this year, if I can. Whoever's organizing this can definitely send me an email if they want -> MutantSunflower@gmail.com

- Cy
Title: Re: 2010 Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: SangSeiku on March 28, 2010, 05:26:23 PM
I think, that if we have time to organize things this year, instead of prompting everyone day of, we could discuss everything before hand in a chatroom instead.  (Not on the forums, so we don't give anything away, but on yahoo, or aim~)

(That and it will probably be easier to pull together the story and etc with more brains on the squad.)

(And, as one of the participants last year suggested, do you think this would go over better as an interactive panel?)
Title: Re: 2010 Cosplay Murder Mystery?
Post by: BSaphire on April 11, 2010, 10:57:00 AM
The Gatherings Department will be starting a new project this year at the riser stage on the 1st floor of the convention center. It is called Drive by Cosplay. There will be more info on this later, but since the original poster is not updating this thread I am going to lock it. Also, if someone wants Cosplay Murder Mystery to happen it needs a new thread and an organizer to run it. If it is something you want to do unofficially then perhaps you will come to the riser stage during the "Drive By" hours.
Thanks
B