The Cosplay HQ is now closed.

You don't need to be in costume to post in this cosplay forum... but sometimes it helps.
User avatar
Faceman
AB Asst Director
Posts: 2791
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 am
Location: Boston, MA

The Cosplay HQ is now closed.

Postby Faceman » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:50 pm

The Cosplay HQ is our new system to manage your applications to different Cosplay Events at Anime Boston. Check our out Cosplay HQ page for more information on it.

Please keep in mind that the Cosplay HQ is a new system and as such there may be some bugs left to iron out. If you encounter any problems or have questions, please post in this thread.

Edit: FYI, the side that you guys see is all ready and set. However, the administrative side (that staff uses) is still in the works. All the data's being saved properly and stuff. But Cosplay Staff won't be able to directly see it just yet. That'll be in the next week or two as I get to it. I just wanted to let you all know to establish realistic expectations.

Edit 2 (May 3): Cosplay applications are now closed. You are no longer able to edit/create new costumes. If you need to make a change to an existing application, please contact us here and select "Cosplay Games Coordinator" from the drop-down list.
Chris O'Connell
Assistant Director of Public Relations 2016
Webmaster 2010-2016
President of New England Anime Society, Inc.

Have a question? Private Message or Email me!

User avatar
Kiarrens
The Lone Mod
Posts: 3409
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:05 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Kiarrens » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:08 am

To add on to Chris's post...

The first time you log in, you'll be asked to fill in a lot of information. The wonderful thing is that you will only have to fill this information in ONCE! Ever! This system will be functioning as a database so we as coordinators can keep track of who was involved in which event (which is why we asked you so many questions in the "history" section).

Before, if you wanted to apply to Chess, both Dating Games, and Death Match (for instance) you'd have to fill in forms for each one, most of which containing the same exact information. With this new system, you put in your personal information, tell us your history with AB's events, then create your costumes. Then it's a simple matter of checking off boxes to apply to each event you want to participate in.

The best part? Those costumes you entered won't go away next year. You'll be able to update them if you want, but you won't have to upload all those pictures again.

Since I am anticipating this question coming up: No, your costume page is NOT public. No one other than event coordinators will be able to see the pictures and information you put up.

I hope that this system makes it easier for everyone to apply to our events in the future!
Lyndsey Zusi
Masquerade Coordinator 2015 & 2016
Cosplay Chess Coordinator 2009-2014


"I will protect those who cannot protect themselves." ~Kaladin Stormblessed, The Way of Kings

User avatar
Faceman
AB Asst Director
Posts: 2791
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Faceman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:12 am

I just adjusted the history page. The default option will be Did Not Participate. That should make it a bit easier going forward when you're filling it out.
Chris O'Connell
Assistant Director of Public Relations 2016
Webmaster 2010-2016
President of New England Anime Society, Inc.

Have a question? Private Message or Email me!

User avatar
fancyduckie
Veteran Poster
Posts: 174
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:11 pm
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby fancyduckie » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:14 am

Silly question: I just went to submit my application for the Masquerade, but when I hit submit applications, the page just took me back to my application with everything filled in. How do I know if it was submitted properly?
Anime Boston 201 Lineup
Shinka Nibutani - Chunibyo [Friday AM]
Eternal Sailor Chibi Moon - Sailor Moon [Friday PM - All day Saturday]
Princess Bubblegum - Adventure Time [Sunday]

User avatar
AlbinoShadow
Expert Poster
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:27 pm
Location: Qarth
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby AlbinoShadow » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:15 am

I just wanted to confirm: we do not need to upload a photo of our costume to enter the masquerade. Is that true? I ask because my cosplay is still in progress at this point.

Also, I really like what you've done with the Cosplay HQ system. It worked very smoothly from my end!

Edit:
Faceman wrote:I just adjusted the history page. The default option will be Did Not Participate. That should make it a bit easier going forward when you're filling it out.


Thanks! My mouse finger got a little tired filling out all those boxes ;)
AlbinoShadow Cosplay on Facebook
Cosplay Blog

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.

User avatar
Faceman
AB Asst Director
Posts: 2791
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Faceman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:20 am

fancyduckie wrote:Silly question: I just went to submit my application for the Masquerade, but when I hit submit applications, the page just took me back to my application with everything filled in. How do I know if it was submitted properly?


When you submit, there's a confirmation message in red at the top.

When you click on Masq, Hall Cosplay, or Cosplay Games, if you've already submitted an application, it'll have all of the application info there still. In case you want to update your application at all.

Once the deadlines come, Cosplay Event staff will close applications for events. But until then you're free to edit yours if you have to.
Chris O'Connell
Assistant Director of Public Relations 2016
Webmaster 2010-2016
President of New England Anime Society, Inc.

Have a question? Private Message or Email me!

User avatar
RapaxGuardian
Obsessed Poster
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:38 am
Location: The Rapax Rift

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby RapaxGuardian » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:21 am

I'm loving HQ! :D And I -may- have accidentally sent in duplicate applications for Hallway :? Oopsie?
AB '10: The Sorrow (MGS3)
AB '11: Vamp (MGS2)
AB '12: Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2) & Major Raikov (MGS3)
AB '13: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Meryl Silverburgh (MGS1) & Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2)
AB '14: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Olga Gurlukovich(MGS2)
AB '15: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), The Sorrow (MGS3), Callie Ohpeee (Homestuck)

User avatar
Faceman
AB Asst Director
Posts: 2791
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Faceman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:21 am

AlbinoShadow wrote:I just wanted to confirm: we do not need to upload a photo of our costume to enter the masquerade. Is that true? I ask because my cosplay is still in progress at this point.


Photos of costumes for the Masquerade or Hall Cosplay Contest are not required. We only want to know what your costume(s) will be. Photos are required for the Cosplay Games, however, as the participants are a bit more involved in the actual event.

Don't worry, the form will ask you everything it needs to know for the event. Whatever it doesn't ask you isn't needed ;)
Chris O'Connell
Assistant Director of Public Relations 2016
Webmaster 2010-2016
President of New England Anime Society, Inc.

Have a question? Private Message or Email me!

User avatar
Renjigirl221
Veteran Poster
Posts: 142
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:34 am
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Renjigirl221 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:24 am

When I look over the application I sent, it doesn't have the "I read the rules" checked off. I know I hit the button, but I'm not sure if it went threw now...Should I send an email to masq coordinator just to make sure? Cause I've read the rules about 5 times now. xD
~Roxie's Anime Boston 2015 Line up~

Unknown atm

User avatar
Rath
Getting the hang of this...
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:53 pm
Location: Rhode Island
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Rath » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:25 am

So we won't receive a confirmation email or anything?
And thanks for all your hard work! The new system is pretty awesome!
Con Attendee since 2007 & Member of The Phoenix Quartet
https://www.rathcosplay.tumblr.com
2013 Cosplays:
Thursday: Undecided
Friday: Sailor Neptune - Sailor Moon
Saturday: Fai - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
Sunday: Matt - Digimon

User avatar
fancyduckie
Veteran Poster
Posts: 174
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:11 pm
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby fancyduckie » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:26 am

@Faceman: Thank you so much! This is super convenient and I love the new system!
Anime Boston 201 Lineup
Shinka Nibutani - Chunibyo [Friday AM]
Eternal Sailor Chibi Moon - Sailor Moon [Friday PM - All day Saturday]
Princess Bubblegum - Adventure Time [Sunday]

User avatar
AlbinoShadow
Expert Poster
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:27 pm
Location: Qarth
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby AlbinoShadow » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:27 am

Faceman wrote:Photos of costumes for the Masquerade or Hall Cosplay Contest are not required. We only want to know what your costume(s) will be. Photos are required for the Cosplay Games, however, as the participants are a bit more involved in the actual event.

Don't worry, the form will ask you everything it needs to know for the event. Whatever it doesn't ask you isn't needed ;)


Excellent, thank you!
AlbinoShadow Cosplay on Facebook
Cosplay Blog

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.

User avatar
Faceman
AB Asst Director
Posts: 2791
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Faceman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:31 am

Renjigirl221 wrote:When I look over the application I sent, it doesn't have the "I read the rules" checked off. I know I hit the button, but I'm not sure if it went threw now...Should I send an email to masq coordinator just to make sure? Cause I've read the rules about 5 times now. xD


It doesn't retain the read the rules button after you've successfully submitted it. That's just in case there are more events later.

However, I did just add in a timestamp in red next to an event name if you successfully applied for it. If you see that, you're all set.

And to answer another post, no, there is no email confirmation. At this point, you're able to view the application live and know it went through. Cosplay Event staff will be able to notify you at a later date though.
Chris O'Connell
Assistant Director of Public Relations 2016
Webmaster 2010-2016
President of New England Anime Society, Inc.

Have a question? Private Message or Email me!

User avatar
RapaxGuardian
Obsessed Poster
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:38 am
Location: The Rapax Rift

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby RapaxGuardian » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:33 am

I had a thought. What if we're a member of a group and pretty much designated the one who handles applying for events and such, and the other members of your group don't have accounts on the website; can groupmates piggyback on, I guess, the leader's account and profile?
I feel like the answer's obvious and I've just been working too hard on my Ice Queen to think straight :lol:

Edit: I don't have any pictures available yet so I can't check the applications and find the answer for myself :(
AB '10: The Sorrow (MGS3)
AB '11: Vamp (MGS2)
AB '12: Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2) & Major Raikov (MGS3)
AB '13: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Meryl Silverburgh (MGS1) & Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2)
AB '14: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Olga Gurlukovich(MGS2)
AB '15: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), The Sorrow (MGS3), Callie Ohpeee (Homestuck)

User avatar
Faceman
AB Asst Director
Posts: 2791
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Faceman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:37 am

RapaxGuardian wrote:I had a thought. What if we're a member of a group and pretty much designated the one who handles applying for events and such, and the other members of your group don't have accounts on the website; can groupmates piggyback on, I guess, the leader's account and profile?
I feel like the answer's obvious and I've just been working too hard on my Ice Queen to think straight :lol:


If the event you're signing up for allows for a group (Masquerade, Hall Cosplay Contest, etc) then only the Group Leader needs to submit the application with their account.

There's a drop-down field where you can say how many people are in your group. You just need to enter their name and costume information along with yours. And if you're not sure, don't worry because you can come back tomorrow or whenever and edit your application to add/remove people, up until the deadline. Once the deadline hits, the Cosplay Event staff will lock events, so you can't apply or edit applications. If there's a problem at that point though, you can contact them on the Contact Page and they can help you.
Chris O'Connell
Assistant Director of Public Relations 2016
Webmaster 2010-2016
President of New England Anime Society, Inc.

Have a question? Private Message or Email me!

User avatar
RapaxGuardian
Obsessed Poster
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:38 am
Location: The Rapax Rift

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby RapaxGuardian » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:41 am

Faceman wrote:
RapaxGuardian wrote:I had a thought. What if we're a member of a group and pretty much designated the one who handles applying for events and such, and the other members of your group don't have accounts on the website; can groupmates piggyback on, I guess, the leader's account and profile?
I feel like the answer's obvious and I've just been working too hard on my Ice Queen to think straight :lol:


If the event you're signing up for allows for a group (Masquerade, Hall Cosplay Contest, etc) then only the Group Leader needs to submit the application with their account.

There's a drop-down field where you can say how many people are in your group. You just need to enter their name and costume information along with yours. And if you're not sure, don't worry because you can come back tomorrow or whenever and edit your application to add/remove people, up until the deadline. Once the deadline hits, the Cosplay Event staff will lock events, so you can't apply or edit applications. If there's a problem at that point though, you can contact them on the Contact Page and they can help you.

I am loving this newfangled ability to edit applications! :D So, what if an event requires pictures; can I save my friends costumes to my own costume history and use them for future events? Or would we need to take a group picture of all the costumes?
AB '10: The Sorrow (MGS3)
AB '11: Vamp (MGS2)
AB '12: Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2) & Major Raikov (MGS3)
AB '13: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Meryl Silverburgh (MGS1) & Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2)
AB '14: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Olga Gurlukovich(MGS2)
AB '15: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), The Sorrow (MGS3), Callie Ohpeee (Homestuck)

User avatar
Faceman
AB Asst Director
Posts: 2791
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Faceman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:46 am

RapaxGuardian wrote:I am loving this newfangled ability to edit applications! :D So, what if an event requires pictures; can I save my friends costumes to my own costume history and use them for future events? Or would we need to take a group picture of all the costumes?


I'm going to wait for the Cosplay Games staffers to answer that question, as they're the ones actually working over the requirements. I know the Masq and Hall Cosplay don't require costume photos. But they may have another thought for the Cosplay Games. We're still working out some of the kinks in this process.
Chris O'Connell
Assistant Director of Public Relations 2016
Webmaster 2010-2016
President of New England Anime Society, Inc.

Have a question? Private Message or Email me!

User avatar
drgnladysupreme
Committed Poster
Posts: 653
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:03 am
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby drgnladysupreme » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:09 am

This new system is amazing, Chris. A lot better and efficient; especially for those of us applying for multiple things, or having done previous events for so many years. (I was actually starting to lose track of what things I've taken part in. Oops.)

Still working on some costumes, and updating others, but it's nice to be able to get started on the costume entries.
J. Love Tatum
You could say 2015 was a MECHA BLAST
  • Announcer Rise (Persona 4 Arena) - Saturday
  • Nurse Joy (Pokemon) - Friday
  • Takashi Natsume (Natsume's Book of Friends) - Sunday
  • Mako Mankanshoku (Kill la Kill) - Thursday

User avatar
Renjigirl221
Veteran Poster
Posts: 142
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:34 am
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Renjigirl221 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:19 am

If I had to change my email address, do I need to edit my masq. application or will it automatically change once I change it in my info?

And I am liking the system! I was defiantly confused at first, but now I think everything is easier.
~Roxie's Anime Boston 2015 Line up~

Unknown atm

User avatar
FarFromRedemption
Dedicated Poster
Posts: 366
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:59 pm
Location: Central MA
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby FarFromRedemption » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:32 am

I love this new system! It's amazingly easy to use and just do much better then doing each application separate and entering the same info over and over again. <3 <3 <3
Cosplays for 2015
Sheik (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
Starlock Simon (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Loki God Form (Kamigami no Asobi)

I am currently accepting commissions! See link for info!
http://far-from-redemption.deviantart.com/

User avatar
Faceman
AB Asst Director
Posts: 2791
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 am
Location: Boston, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Faceman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:30 am

Renjigirl221 wrote:If I had to change my email address, do I need to edit my masq. application or will it automatically change once I change it in my info?


Just change it in My Info and hit Submit at the bottom. It'll save your email address and you'll be all set.
Chris O'Connell
Assistant Director of Public Relations 2016
Webmaster 2010-2016
President of New England Anime Society, Inc.

Have a question? Private Message or Email me!

User avatar
Kiarrens
The Lone Mod
Posts: 3409
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:05 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Kiarrens » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:32 am

RapaxGuardian wrote:I am loving this newfangled ability to edit applications! :D So, what if an event requires pictures; can I save my friends costumes to my own costume history and use them for future events? Or would we need to take a group picture of all the costumes?

We would prefer it if each person applying had their own application, with the exception being masquerade and hall cosplay.
Lyndsey Zusi
Masquerade Coordinator 2015 & 2016
Cosplay Chess Coordinator 2009-2014


"I will protect those who cannot protect themselves." ~Kaladin Stormblessed, The Way of Kings

User avatar
RapaxGuardian
Obsessed Poster
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:38 am
Location: The Rapax Rift

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby RapaxGuardian » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:10 am

Kiarrens wrote:
RapaxGuardian wrote:I am loving this newfangled ability to edit applications! :D So, what if an event requires pictures; can I save my friends costumes to my own costume history and use them for future events? Or would we need to take a group picture of all the costumes?

We would prefer it if each person applying had their own application, with the exception being masquerade and hall cosplay.

Would that mean my groupmates would have to fill in their own application, or would I just fill out multiple applications?
I'm so sorry for being so derpy about all this; I'm so used to other cons' applications :?
AB '10: The Sorrow (MGS3)
AB '11: Vamp (MGS2)
AB '12: Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2) & Major Raikov (MGS3)
AB '13: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Meryl Silverburgh (MGS1) & Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2)
AB '14: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Olga Gurlukovich(MGS2)
AB '15: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), The Sorrow (MGS3), Callie Ohpeee (Homestuck)

User avatar
Kiarrens
The Lone Mod
Posts: 3409
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:05 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Kiarrens » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:37 am

RapaxGuardian wrote:
Kiarrens wrote:
RapaxGuardian wrote:I am loving this newfangled ability to edit applications! :D So, what if an event requires pictures; can I save my friends costumes to my own costume history and use them for future events? Or would we need to take a group picture of all the costumes?

We would prefer it if each person applying had their own application, with the exception being masquerade and hall cosplay.

Would that mean my groupmates would have to fill in their own application, or would I just fill out multiple applications?
I'm so sorry for being so derpy about all this; I'm so used to other cons' applications :?

That's ok; we were expecting a lot of questions. We obviously have some kinks in the system to work out too. :)

Please have your friends fill out their own applications. This is so we are certain to have their emergency contact information on-hand. When you list them as group members, it is just so we can look at it and know that we have the option of more than one character for that particular cosplay. Then we can look them up in the system to look at their costumes.

So, let's say you are applying to Chess as Naruto, and have a Sakura and Kakashi with you. All three of you will submit applications to the event, but you as the leader will list Sakura and Kakashi as group members.

Does that clear it up?
Lyndsey Zusi
Masquerade Coordinator 2015 & 2016
Cosplay Chess Coordinator 2009-2014


"I will protect those who cannot protect themselves." ~Kaladin Stormblessed, The Way of Kings

User avatar
RapaxGuardian
Obsessed Poster
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:38 am
Location: The Rapax Rift

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby RapaxGuardian » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:25 pm

Yes, very much so! Thank you! ^.^
AB '10: The Sorrow (MGS3)
AB '11: Vamp (MGS2)
AB '12: Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2) & Major Raikov (MGS3)
AB '13: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Meryl Silverburgh (MGS1) & Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2)
AB '14: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Olga Gurlukovich(MGS2)
AB '15: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), The Sorrow (MGS3), Callie Ohpeee (Homestuck)

User avatar
OrikoMikuni89
Experienced Poster
Posts: 49
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:17 pm

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby OrikoMikuni89 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:09 pm

So in terms of photos for the Cosplay Games, what are staff looking for?
Concept or character illustration, WIP pictures, or is only a photo of the completed costume accepted?

This is my first time applying to an event, so sorry if this seems like a weird question.

User avatar
Kiarrens
The Lone Mod
Posts: 3409
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:05 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Kiarrens » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:20 pm

OrikoMikuni89 wrote:So in terms of photos for the Cosplay Games, what are staff looking for?
Concept or character illustration, WIP pictures, or is only a photo of the completed costume accepted?

This is my first time applying to an event, so sorry if this seems like a weird question.


We need pictures of you in your costume. Applications will not be closing for a few months,so you have plenty of time. :) Applications are not judged on a first-come first-served basis.
Lyndsey Zusi
Masquerade Coordinator 2015 & 2016
Cosplay Chess Coordinator 2009-2014


"I will protect those who cannot protect themselves." ~Kaladin Stormblessed, The Way of Kings

User avatar
OrikoMikuni89
Experienced Poster
Posts: 49
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:17 pm

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby OrikoMikuni89 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:23 pm

Kiarrens wrote:
OrikoMikuni89 wrote:So in terms of photos for the Cosplay Games, what are staff looking for?
Concept or character illustration, WIP pictures, or is only a photo of the completed costume accepted?

This is my first time applying to an event, so sorry if this seems like a weird question.


We need pictures of you in your costume. Applications will not be closing for a few months,so you have plenty of time. :) Applications are not judged on a first-come first-served basis.


Oh, excellent. And thank you for the speedy reply. :)

User avatar
yuukihana
Expert Poster
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:01 pm
Location: connecticut
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby yuukihana » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:19 pm

hey there..!

Newb question time: im just curious as to why the hall cosplay contest is +18? isnt it just costume judging?

Haha, thanks :3
AB 2013: Syaoran from tsubasa, and boris from alice in the country of hearts... HERE I COME!

ANIME BOSTON IS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THIS YEAR. SO WE HAVE AN EXTRA DAY TO REST UP FROM A CON HANGOVER BEFORE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. PRAISE THE CON GODS

User avatar
Kiarrens
The Lone Mod
Posts: 3409
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:05 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Kiarrens » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:39 pm

yuukihana wrote:hey there..!

Newb question time: im just curious as to why the hall cosplay contest is +18? isnt it just costume judging?

Haha, thanks :3

You are completely right, good catch - that's my bad. Minors may participate in the Hall Cosplay Contest, they just need a permission form from their parents in order to do so. It should be fixed now!
Lyndsey Zusi
Masquerade Coordinator 2015 & 2016
Cosplay Chess Coordinator 2009-2014


"I will protect those who cannot protect themselves." ~Kaladin Stormblessed, The Way of Kings

User avatar
yuukihana
Expert Poster
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:01 pm
Location: connecticut
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby yuukihana » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:56 pm

Kiarrens wrote:
yuukihana wrote:hey there..!

Newb question time: im just curious as to why the hall cosplay contest is +18? isnt it just costume judging?

Haha, thanks :3

You are completely right, good catch - that's my bad. Minors may participate in the Hall Cosplay Contest, they just need a permission form from their parents in order to do so. It should be fixed now!



REALLY? My savior! :D hahaha, i thought it was just slightly odd. thanks a ton kiarrens~
AB 2013: Syaoran from tsubasa, and boris from alice in the country of hearts... HERE I COME!

ANIME BOSTON IS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THIS YEAR. SO WE HAVE AN EXTRA DAY TO REST UP FROM A CON HANGOVER BEFORE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. PRAISE THE CON GODS

User avatar
NOlemons
Veteran Poster
Posts: 182
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:41 am
Location: Deep underground in a secret Worcester County Lab

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby NOlemons » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:31 am

Great will have to do a in house photo shoot later tonight.

One Minor Question.

I will be putting up 2 diffrent Cosplays (Director Kurama-Elfen Lied, and Obviously Cave Johnson) Kurama Is basic in that he has a set costume (purple tie, yellow shirt jacket, ect)

My issue is that Cave Johnson I have several options, be it turtleneck and Brown jacket, Suit, or Aged (shirt, tie, vest, white hair spray) Should I post each option with a image? or will one image mentioning the variants be enough.
2015 conferms
Fuhrer King Bradley

Unlikely Cave Johnson

User avatar
yuukihana
Expert Poster
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:01 pm
Location: connecticut
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby yuukihana » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:45 am

NOlemons wrote:Great will have to do a in house photo shoot later tonight.



Hahaha, exactly what i did with my lame photos. no one was home to take one for me xD so ill have to settle
AB 2013: Syaoran from tsubasa, and boris from alice in the country of hearts... HERE I COME!

ANIME BOSTON IS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THIS YEAR. SO WE HAVE AN EXTRA DAY TO REST UP FROM A CON HANGOVER BEFORE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. PRAISE THE CON GODS

User avatar
NOlemons
Veteran Poster
Posts: 182
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:41 am
Location: Deep underground in a secret Worcester County Lab

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby NOlemons » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:24 am

yuukihana wrote:hey there..!

Newb question time: im just curious as to why the hall cosplay contest is +18? isnt it just costume judging?

Haha, thanks :3


I demand 18+ hall cosplay contest, just to see what shows up :P

For scientific reasons only.

Cave Johnson and we're done here.
2015 conferms
Fuhrer King Bradley

Unlikely Cave Johnson

User avatar
Kiarrens
The Lone Mod
Posts: 3409
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:05 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Kiarrens » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:08 am

NOlemons wrote:Great will have to do a in house photo shoot later tonight.

One Minor Question.

I will be putting up 2 diffrent Cosplays (Director Kurama-Elfen Lied, and Obviously Cave Johnson) Kurama Is basic in that he has a set costume (purple tie, yellow shirt jacket, ect)

My issue is that Cave Johnson I have several options, be it turtleneck and Brown jacket, Suit, or Aged (shirt, tie, vest, white hair spray) Should I post each option with a image? or will one image mentioning the variants be enough.


You can upload up to three pictures for each costume entry, so if you wanted to, you could take a picture of each variant. We would prefer that you do it that way instead of making a new costume entry for each variant, unless the variant is significantly different in appearance (normal Ed Elric vs. Conqueror of Shamballa Ed Elric, for instance. Not only are the costumes significantly different, his character is somewhat different as well).
Lyndsey Zusi
Masquerade Coordinator 2015 & 2016
Cosplay Chess Coordinator 2009-2014


"I will protect those who cannot protect themselves." ~Kaladin Stormblessed, The Way of Kings

User avatar
yuukihana
Expert Poster
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:01 pm
Location: connecticut
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby yuukihana » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:17 pm

Another newb question: sorry, but i wanted to know if i can apply for 2 on the hall cosplay contest. my bro is going as a choji im currently making him, (do i need a photo?) but im also going as syaoran, will i have to make a seperate account for him? hes only 11, so i was wondering.

Thansk a ton guys.
AB 2013: Syaoran from tsubasa, and boris from alice in the country of hearts... HERE I COME!

ANIME BOSTON IS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THIS YEAR. SO WE HAVE AN EXTRA DAY TO REST UP FROM A CON HANGOVER BEFORE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. PRAISE THE CON GODS

User avatar
Kiarrens
The Lone Mod
Posts: 3409
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:05 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Kiarrens » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:47 pm

yuukihana wrote:Another newb question: sorry, but i wanted to know if i can apply for 2 on the hall cosplay contest. my bro is going as a choji im currently making him, (do i need a photo?) but im also going as syaoran, will i have to make a seperate account for him? hes only 11, so i was wondering.

Thansk a ton guys.

If he is cosplaying from the same series as you, then you would be considered a group. When you go to the hall cosplay application, it will ask if you have any other people in your group. Select 1 from the drop down and put in his information and you will be all set. He does not need to fill out his own applicatio, and pictures are not required for Hall Cosplay application.
Lyndsey Zusi
Masquerade Coordinator 2015 & 2016
Cosplay Chess Coordinator 2009-2014


"I will protect those who cannot protect themselves." ~Kaladin Stormblessed, The Way of Kings

User avatar
yuukihana
Expert Poster
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:01 pm
Location: connecticut
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby yuukihana » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:55 pm

Kiarrens wrote:
yuukihana wrote:Another newb question: sorry, but i wanted to know if i can apply for 2 on the hall cosplay contest. my bro is going as a choji im currently making him, (do i need a photo?) but im also going as syaoran, will i have to make a seperate account for him? hes only 11, so i was wondering.

Thansk a ton guys.

If he is cosplaying from the same series as you, then you would be considered a group. When you go to the hall cosplay application, it will ask if you have any other people in your group. Select 1 from the drop down and put in his information and you will be all set. He does not need to fill out his own applicatio, and pictures are not required for Hall Cosplay application.



Ok, great on the no piks then, but hes not from the same group as me xD sadly.
AB 2013: Syaoran from tsubasa, and boris from alice in the country of hearts... HERE I COME!

ANIME BOSTON IS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THIS YEAR. SO WE HAVE AN EXTRA DAY TO REST UP FROM A CON HANGOVER BEFORE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. PRAISE THE CON GODS

User avatar
cuchinta
I'm new!
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:02 pm

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby cuchinta » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:25 am

Hello!

Forgive me if this is posted in the wrong topic. I just registered for the forums the other day. It's my first time going to Anime Boston this year and I was thinking of signing up for the cosplay events.

None of my costumes in my planned lineup are of Japanese origin though. Would it still be alright if I applied for Cosplay Chess or Cosplay Death Match? :)

Suoh87
I'm new!
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:50 pm

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Suoh87 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:56 pm

Hello, this is my first time on the forums and entering the contest but also my 8th time going to Anime Boston. I've always wanted to try a Cosplay Contest. I think it might be fun. :D

So just I'm clear I can sign up on the day Anime Boston begins or is there a sign up thread I need to look at. I already registered beforehand as a fyi. I'm sorry if this question was answered already for someone else but I just wanted to make sure

User avatar
RapaxGuardian
Obsessed Poster
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:38 am
Location: The Rapax Rift

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby RapaxGuardian » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:03 pm

cuchinta wrote:Hello!

Forgive me if this is posted in the wrong topic. I just registered for the forums the other day. It's my first time going to Anime Boston this year and I was thinking of signing up for the cosplay events.

None of my costumes in my planned lineup are of Japanese origin though. Would it still be alright if I applied for Cosplay Chess or Cosplay Death Match? :)

I don't want to answer for staff, but the rules for AB's events say characters from series not of Japanese origin are almost always not accepted. The coordinators sometimes make exceptions, but I can't say for sure when and what they'll make exceptions for!
I want to say there's no harm in trying, but don't get your hopes up!

Is that you as Mysterion in your avatar? I love South Park :D
AB '10: The Sorrow (MGS3)
AB '11: Vamp (MGS2)
AB '12: Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2) & Major Raikov (MGS3)
AB '13: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Meryl Silverburgh (MGS1) & Sae Kurosawa (Fatal Frame 2)
AB '14: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), Olga Gurlukovich(MGS2)
AB '15: The Ice Queen (Adventure Time), The Sorrow (MGS3), Callie Ohpeee (Homestuck)

User avatar
cuchinta
I'm new!
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:02 pm

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby cuchinta » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:10 pm

RapaxGuardian wrote:
cuchinta wrote:Hello!

Forgive me if this is posted in the wrong topic. I just registered for the forums the other day. It's my first time going to Anime Boston this year and I was thinking of signing up for the cosplay events.

None of my costumes in my planned lineup are of Japanese origin though. Would it still be alright if I applied for Cosplay Chess or Cosplay Death Match? :)

I don't want to answer for staff, but the rules for AB's events say characters from series not of Japanese origin are almost always not accepted. The coordinators sometimes make exceptions, but I can't say for sure when and what they'll make exceptions for!
I want to say there's no harm in trying, but don't get your hopes up!

Is that you as Mysterion in your avatar? I love South Park :D


Indeed it is~ He's actually one of the costumes I wanted to try sending an app for XD

User avatar
Mosquito
AB Staff
Posts: 1100
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:39 pm
Location: Over There
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Mosquito » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:55 pm

Suoh87 wrote:Hello, this is my first time on the forums and entering the contest but also my 8th time going to Anime Boston. I've always wanted to try a Cosplay Contest. I think it might be fun. :D

So just I'm clear I can sign up on the day Anime Boston begins or is there a sign up thread I need to look at. I already registered beforehand as a fyi. I'm sorry if this question was answered already for someone else but I just wanted to make sure


To sign up for the Hall Cosplay Contest, which is what it sounds like you want to do, please read the rules here: http://animeboston.com/cosplay/hall_cosplay_contest/

Once you've done that, you will need to register here: http://animeboston.com/cosplayhq/applications/3

Good luck!
Kate Harrison
Anime Boston Secretary- 2012-2014
Social Media Staff 2014
Merch Booth Babe- 2008-2014
All Con Volunteer- 2007

User avatar
Kiarrens
The Lone Mod
Posts: 3409
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:05 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Kiarrens » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:46 pm

cuchinta wrote:Hello!

Forgive me if this is posted in the wrong topic. I just registered for the forums the other day. It's my first time going to Anime Boston this year and I was thinking of signing up for the cosplay events.

None of my costumes in my planned lineup are of Japanese origin though. Would it still be alright if I applied for Cosplay Chess or Cosplay Death Match? :)

RapaxGuardian was correct. As a Japanese Anime convention, we try to keep our events centered around anime. Chess and Death Match do accept a few non-anime submissions a year, but it is usually only one or two. Your chances of being selected would be much higher if you had a costume from an anime/manga/video game - but there IS still a chance (albeit a small one) that you could be accepted with a non-anime costume.
Lyndsey Zusi
Masquerade Coordinator 2015 & 2016
Cosplay Chess Coordinator 2009-2014


"I will protect those who cannot protect themselves." ~Kaladin Stormblessed, The Way of Kings

User avatar
Darkvyse88
Determined Poster
Posts: 203
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:09 pm
Location: Dracut, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Darkvyse88 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:22 am

I had a question regarding the Masquerade signups. I noticed in the rules that there was no date set for when Masquerade Applications would be closed and when we would receive an e-mail stating that we either were accepted or not.

I am just curious as for a guesstimate as to when Masquerade E-mails would go out. Thank you.
Cosplay Plans for Anime Boston 2015 (as of now):

Friday:
Otacon (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
Spirit Albarn (Soul Eater)

Saturday:
Kazuhira Miller (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker)

Sunday:
Spirit Albarn (Soul Eater)

User avatar
lordofvt
AB Executive
Posts: 271
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:25 pm

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby lordofvt » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:28 pm

Darkvyse88 wrote:I had a question regarding the Masquerade signups. I noticed in the rules that there was no date set for when Masquerade Applications would be closed and when we would receive an e-mail stating that we either were accepted or not.

I am just curious as for a guesstimate as to when Masquerade E-mails would go out. Thank you.


Groups will need to submit their script and/or audio before I can approve a skit. But you should be hearing from me a the next few weeks.

We're still working on some of the back end functionality. When we get some of that working I will be able to review the applications.
Andrew Reckers
Director of Programming 2016

User avatar
Darkvyse88
Determined Poster
Posts: 203
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:09 pm
Location: Dracut, MA

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Darkvyse88 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:49 pm

lordofvt wrote:
Darkvyse88 wrote:I had a question regarding the Masquerade signups. I noticed in the rules that there was no date set for when Masquerade Applications would be closed and when we would receive an e-mail stating that we either were accepted or not.

I am just curious as for a guesstimate as to when Masquerade E-mails would go out. Thank you.


Groups will need to submit their script and/or audio before I can approve a skit. But you should be hearing from me a the next few weeks.

We're still working on some of the back end functionality. When we get some of that working I will be able to review the applications.


Thanks for the help! I already uploaded my script when I entered.

One more question. If there is an issue regarding opening the AB file or the Script when you review them, would you e-mail us if there is a problem?
Cosplay Plans for Anime Boston 2015 (as of now):

Friday:
Otacon (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)
Spirit Albarn (Soul Eater)

Saturday:
Kazuhira Miller (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker)

Sunday:
Spirit Albarn (Soul Eater)

User avatar
ShakuganNoShanaJAPAN
I'm new!
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:27 pm
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby ShakuganNoShanaJAPAN » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:43 pm

I need a link to the cosplay chess plz!!!!
I am the origninal Japan, and I love cosplaying Shana from SHAKUGAN NO SHANA!!!!!!

User avatar
Doppoganga
Getting the hang of this...
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:13 pm
Location: Boston, MA
Contact:

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby Doppoganga » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:12 pm

How do we know who's in the Masquerade? Cuz when I fill out the application, it doesn't say I need to type my email.

User avatar
lordofvt
AB Executive
Posts: 271
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:25 pm

Re: The Cosplay HQ is now open!

Postby lordofvt » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:26 pm

Darkvyse88 wrote:
Thanks for the help! I already uploaded my script when I entered.

One more question. If there is an issue regarding opening the AB file or the Script when you review them, would you e-mail us if there is a problem?


If there is a problem, I will let you know.
Andrew Reckers
Director of Programming 2016


Return to “Masquerade / Cosplay”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests