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Posted 12/20/13
I really want to go cosplay but I don't know anyone in my area who loves anime or cosplay so it's really hard for me to even try to do all of this
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Posted 12/20/13 , edited 12/21/13

Blueeyez89 wrote:

I really want to go cosplay but I don't know anyone in my area who loves anime or cosplay so it's really hard for me to even try to do all of this


I believe NJ's next con is Anime Next but if you have the time and money, you should definitely check out Katsucon in National Harbor; it's easily the East Coast's next largest con after Otakon in Baltimore.

Katsucon will be 14-15-16 Feb 2014
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Posted 12/22/13
Thanks ill look into it. I feel odd going alone.. I kinda missed out on getting any kind of group going.. Now I cant find anyone around my age willing to do this.
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Blueeyez89 wrote:

Thanks ill look into it. I feel odd going alone.. I kinda missed out on getting any kind of group going.. Now I cant find anyone around my age willing to do this.


Nobody is ever too old to cosplay I admin a group of Naruto cosplayers who attend Otakon, Katsucon, and Anime USA, and out of the 160 people in the group, they're aged everywhere from their 40's down to their teens. Cosplay is a fun hobby and nobody is ever too old for fun :)

And you don't necessarily have to go alone! Pick out a character you would like to cosplay (that is within your financial means) and don't worry about fitting a body type, skin color, or "look". Then I would recommend checking out cosplay.com and go to their convention forums to find a con you plan on attending. Next, within the con topic, see if you can find a photoshoot/meet up for whatever show your cosplay is from and start chatting with people that way.

Prior to the Naruto shoot on the first day of Otakon, I suggested we all go to lunch together, and that was a good way to meet people and sit down to hang out and get to know one another.

Well, I wish you good luck on your cosplay/con adventure! If you have any other questions or plan on stopping by any cons I attend, feel free to holler at me
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I'm in NJ too! Yeah!
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Hi guys anyone know if theres cosplayers or con. In toronto(GTA) always want to see cosplayers in real life not in online
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Hi guys anyone know if theres cosplayers or con. In toronto(GTA) always want to see cosplayers in real life not in online


There's a few! Not sure if they'll be to your taste (never been to any of these), but:
Anime North http://animenorth.com/live/ (May 23 - 25)
Fan Expo Canada http://www.fanexpocanada.com/ (Aug 28-31)

I'm not sure about Atomic Lollipop, they seem to have some anime stuff, but it could be a smaller component of a larger con.

http://animecons.com/events/calendar.shtml/003800799 should list out all the Canadian cons for this year, in case there are others fairly close to you.

Hope that helps!
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Posted 4/7/14 , edited 4/7/14
You guys just missed the Hokoben Castle Point anime con yesterday !
I'm an avid con goes & cosplayer
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