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Post by Genjitsu » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:45 pm

Following our announcement on the front page, here's where you can suggest contests for us to hold at ACP this year!

So reply with an anime, manga, or game series you think would make for a good contest on ACP. But first, a couple rules!

1. Don't suggest series with simple outfits - we want these contests to be mostly based on the cosplayer's skill! So this means no Death Note, no Ouran Host Club, Prince of Tennis, etc.

2. Try to avoid really old series - it's harder for me to find prizes for them.

3. No hentai series (duh)

Keep in mind, these are just suggestions, to give us a feel of what you guys like, and we may only pick one or two to be actual contests.
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Post by mandymitchell » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:06 pm

How about Revolutionary Girl Utena? I don't think anyone has held a contest on Utena cosplay yet. The anime still has a strong following and has plenty of nice outfits to choose from.

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Post by TR Rose » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:51 am

How about a Legend of Zelda contest? There are a lot of games in the series, and it's gained new popularity w/ Twilight Princess's release. There are a lot of characters, too.

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Post by beautifuldreamer1289 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:53 am

princess ai! plenty of difficult costumes there. of course, final fantasy is also a choice, those costumes can get pretty difficult.
i would put something deep and meaningful here...

but im too lazy.

that and i dont really have anything deep or meaningful to say

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Post by Lolita Minako » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:28 am

Maybe a contest based on the works of Yoshitaka Amano?

Just no ORIGINAL Amano, like, "I did Amano Roy Mustang!!"

Only stuff he has drawn, like Final Fantasy, Tales of Genji, etc.
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Post by jadzia » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:30 pm

As I'm a staunch supporter of the underdog, what about Sugar Sugar Rune or Victorian Romance Emma?

I also wouldn't be averse to an Evangelion contest, for obvious reasons. :wink:
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Post by TwiliteSea » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:30 pm

TR Rose wrote:How about a Legend of Zelda contest? There are a lot of games in the series, and it's gained new popularity w/ Twilight Princess's release. There are a lot of characters, too.
The thing with this one is that the majority of the characters cosplayed from that series are either Link, Zelda, or Malon. Not to mention, I don't think there'd be too many Zelda goodies out there (I'm just basing this on what I see in dealer's rooms, so I could be wrong ^^; )

I second the Utena one, though. A lot of characters from it and a lot have been cosplayed.

How about Kingdom Hearts, or D. Gray-man? There's a lot of cosplays from those series.

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Post by Lolita Minako » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:19 pm

AkirQueen wrote:I second the Utena one, though. A lot of characters from it and a lot have been cosplayed.

How about Kingdom Hearts, or D. Gray-man? There's a lot of cosplays from those series.
I like the idea of Utena, as well as Kingdom Hearts. All the costumes take skill to create, and they are popular to cosplay.

D. Gray Man is still fairly new fanbase-wise. Sure it is growing CRAZY fast, but it is still in the early stages. Maybe later in the year or something. ^^
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Post by Miri » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:33 am

AkirQueen wrote:The thing with this one is that the majority of the characters cosplayed from that series are either Link, Zelda, or Malon. Not to mention, I don't think there'd be too many Zelda goodies out there (I'm just basing this on what I see in dealer's rooms, so I could be wrong ^^; )
Well, Link's design has gotten more detailed, thanks to Twilight Princess. But I dunno, I think Zelda would be a good idea. While the costumes aren't WAY simple, they're simple enough that you can tell if there's something amiss.

I second the Zelda idea. :)
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Post by Dokudel » Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:25 pm

I was actually going to nominate Utena as well. If Utena isn't selected how about Sakura Wars?
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Post by Tohma » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:44 pm

Utena is a great one.
or how about:

Yami no Matsuei
Escaflowne
Fushigi Yuugi
Hellsing
Angel Sanctuary
Ah My Goddess

Some rather unknown ones with relatively difficult outfits are Scrapped Princess and Tactics. You can probably still find merchandise for them though. Or Final fantasy Unlimited

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Post by Neko~Kaolla » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:23 am

I was thinking either Chii (because there's a ton of costumes to choose from and oodles of Chobits merchandise) or Kingdom Hearts.
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Post by Lolita Minako » Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:52 am

oooohhhh, I like the idea of Fushigi Yuugi!!
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Post by Miri » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:23 am

While I personally don't care for Chobits, I agree that it might be a good one with all the costume options. Kingdom Hearts could also be okay, but a lot of the costumes are also a bit simple (Namine, Olette).
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Post by Lolita Minako » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:26 am

Miri wrote:While I personally don't care for Chobits, I agree that it might be a good one with all the costume options. Kingdon Hearts could also be okay, but a lot of the costume are also a bit simple (Namine, Olette).
Sure SOME are simple, but Kairi in KH1 looks simple, but it kicked my butt when I made it. LOL

It is easy to make an simple cosplay, but it is hard to make it look really good!!
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Post by Lady_Subaru62 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:54 am

How about Loveless.
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Post by Sakis Herzgil » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:57 pm

i like the final fantasy and kh idea
uum, how about trinity blood, really awsome detailed characters in that anime, but it maybe hard to pull off, since the characters in the artwork versions are very heavy with detailXPP very heavy!
oh, how bout naruto, i think its overdone, but still good characters in it to cosplay as like itachi-sama^^=
i was thinking that maybe, for some of the animes u guys suggest, how about doin the artwork versions(not from the show, but from the artbook) of the characters , coz artwork versions have more details, and many interesting outfits :)
oh my last one is rozen maiden, that anime has some good characters to cosplay as^^

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Post by Miri » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:17 pm

Sakis Herzgil wrote:uum, how about trinity blood, really awsome detailed characters in that anime, but it maybe hard to pull off, since the characters in the artwork versions are very heavy with detailXPP very heavy!
I think we just did that. ^^;
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Post by mandymitchell » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:07 am

CosplayLab has already held Look-Alike contests for Chii from Chobits, characters from FFVII and FFX, characters from KH, and two Naruto contests:

http://www.cosplaylab.com/contests/winners/index.asp

It would be nice to hold a contest on something that hasn't been done before. It can't be something that's too old or too obscure, otherwise it will be harder or more expensive to find prizes and contestants.

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Post by Lolita Minako » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:05 am

Well, that is CosplayLab. Some people here may not be members of the lab, or did not have a costume at the time of the contest to enter. Repeating it would be okay, especially with Chii, since that was so long ago.

I would not mind to see the contests repeated for the people who could not enter on the Lab or non labrats. Maybe make a registriction that if you won on a Lab contest, you can't enter the same contest here? That would be fair enough, right?
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Post by mrs.tomoe » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:25 am

Yes, these are 2 separate sites so contests on one shouldn't affect the other beyond just taking a look to see that we're not running the same series/game simultaneously. ^_^

Chii would be a great choice, and there are so many characters/themes from Final Fantasy & its offshoots that we could run an entire year of contests of just FF and still not exhaust all the possibilities.

Alichino
Soul Calibur
Magna Carta

Those are some others with pretty snazzy outfits. So many options, yet so hard to choose!

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Post by Lolita Minako » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:00 am

mrs.tomoe wrote:Yes, these are 2 separate sites so contests on one shouldn't affect the other beyond just taking a look to see that we're not running the same series/game simultaneously. ^_^

Chii would be a great choice, and there are so many characters/themes from Final Fantasy & its offshoots that we could run an entire year of contests of just FF and still not exhaust all the possibilities.

Alichino
Soul Calibur
Magna Carta

Those are some others with pretty snazzy outfits. So many options, yet so hard to choose!
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Post by Miri » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:49 am

Lolita Minako wrote:Maybe make a registriction that if you won on a Lab contest, you can't enter the same contest here? That would be fair enough, right?
I wouldn't even think that would be neccessary. I really think it doesn't matter if someone's won on a different website, since as you said before, this is not cosplaylab. :3
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Post by Synnie » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:45 pm

Nana by Ai Yazawa is extremely popular in Japan right now, isn't it? You could really pick up some awesome things. More importantly, although the costumes the characters wear seem like everyday clothes, they're actually very, very specific, down to the brand label.

Recreating designer accessories to the tee, in addition to the basic frame work, makeup, wig, and perfectly replicated accessories... it can be tougher than one would assume. So that'd be my two yen. ^.^

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Post by *Kat*69 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:19 am

How about:

Scryed
Gundam SEED
Angel Diary (that's a rather new Manwha but i like the costumes in that series)

And I also second KH
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Post by AkuRokulover » Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:27 pm

I'd like either Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy, both series have a great deal of skill-required costumes. Also, about the Lab thing, I(and probably many other people) only joined cosplaylab about a year ago, so I never got to enter the contest(s) with respective costumes that were made after the contests, so I don't think repeating contest should be a problem.
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Post by Tia » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:48 pm

I really hope you do an Utena contest because if the timing was right I would definitely enter.
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Post by mrs.tomoe » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:02 am

AkuRokulover wrote:I'd like either Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy, both series have a great deal of skill-required costumes. Also, about the Lab thing, I(and probably many other people) only joined cosplaylab about a year ago, so I never got to enter the contest(s) with respective costumes that were made after the contests, so I don't think repeating contest should be a problem.
That's another excellent point. It makes more sense for another site to do any contest they want than for the Lab to repeat, and, as you said, more people can have fun with it.

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Post by BuLmA » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:53 pm

Naruto is the largest serie here on ACP, I'll love to participate on a Naruto contest ^^

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Post by cocosan » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:47 am

what about something like fire emblem, i mean those are rarely ever looked at but such cool outfits, and with final fantasy its hard to go wrong so what about like ff3 since it was release a while ago in america....or even hellsing, and to say loveless is a good anime if you can overlook the various homosexual tendencies....

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Post by arador » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:42 am

I vote for a specific final fantasy game. I personally would like to cosplay someone from 8 the best but whateves. Also how about Trigun, there are plenty of different costumes to dress up from in trigun.
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Post by Miri » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:52 pm

I forgot to mention that I also second the Amano idea. Then it wouldn't belimited to Final Fantasy, since he's drawn for other games too. ^^
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Post by NissaElf » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:30 am

How about Fate Stay Night? Some of the costumes are simple but there is some really complex ones in there like Saber.

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Post by brushfire0 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:28 pm

We could do Demonbane. It's a fairly new series, and I personaly would love to see some of the outfits cosplayed because they are awesome, and so very cute! And because I don't see them very often.

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Post by Genjitsu » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:04 pm

Thanks for the suggestions everybody - expect the next contest sometime soon~

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