We’ve decided to alter our ‘Guess Who’ board game and replace all the people with Game Characters. We’re going to take the game along with us to Gemucon in April so we can play it at Pre-Con and in the evenings with folk.
There are so many fantastic characters to choose from though! We just can’t decide which ones to use. So we’re asking people to help us out by suggesting characters to use and voting on their favourite characters in the list.
We’ve already decided on one character that we’re going to use and have made a sample card so people can see what we mean :3
Everyone who attends cons of any sort needs to read this. Period.
Okay everyone, I’m what the Scots would describe as a “well-kent” face in the con scene, and I’d like everyone to know - follower or not - if you are being harassed, and you need help, and you see me, approach me and I will do all I can. Whether that involves physically interjecting or even just providing you with an out, do not hesitate.
Also both of us at Team Neko are friendly nice people and we love to meet new folks!
Just so folk within the UK Con scene know. We are super friendly and will talk to anyone about just about anything! All you have to do is come over and introduce yourself! We know that is easier said that done…but please know that you CAN do that with us without fear.
We want folk to know (especially people who are new to the scene) that they have at least 2 friendly faces they can approach if they ever feel worried, lonely, uncomfortable, or just plain scared about anything. We will welcome you with open arms and help introduce you to some of the most fantastic people you will ever meet in the con scene. We will listen to your problems and advise you if ask.
We know how intimidating it can be at your first convention. Especially since most groups of people are very well established. We know what an overwhelming feeling of happiness you can get when you finally make a friend.
We’re pretty easily recognized, especially since we don’t cosplay.
Zelly is the girl running around with a video camera in her hand and usually has big bouncy hair, bright colourful make up and accessories and an insane laugh that can be heard for miles.
XC is the big tall guy with long dreadlocks and beard. He will most likely be wearing some sort of vest along with his trademark khaki shorts…that are actually more patches than they are shorts material. He’ll have a big ass camera around his neck and a pint in one hand, large tin of energy drink in the other.
And of course, we will both be wearing bright green Team Neko badges.
Ok so being a plus-sized cosplayer is hard. It’s hard to be taken seriously. But through the years I’ve learned some really great ways to make myself feel more confident in my costumes and be taken more seriously. I am talented. I feel really happy when people realize this as well. So here are some tips from me to you, fellow big girls.
- Always be confident. Don’t be scared. You put a lot of work into your costume so wear it with pride.
- Measure yourself carefully when making your costume and make adjustments to the pattern if necessary. I find very often that I have to make the bust larger and raise the waistline of many of my patterns for it to get a good, flattering fit on me.
- Learn how to pose yourself in photographs. Good posture, lifting your head and turning your body slightly make a world of difference! You will be happy with how you look in photos.
- If you can, get a professional photographer or use a good camera with adequate lighting to take your photos.
- Learn how to use makeup for cosplay. It’s amazing how some tricks with bronzer will slim your face and bring out your best qualities.
- If it makes you feel better, get a group together! Cosplaying with friends is always more fun anyway~