It’s spring and it’s the official start of Con season many of us have been or are planning to go to a anime convention. Many of us have planed for months what we would be co splaying as, spent months getting the moves and poses down to a T on how your favorite character maneuvers in that specific anime and even been learning a bit of Japanese so you can pronounce or say a few phrase right all for that big day. I am here to tell you the do’s and don’ts of what is appropriate, how you should dress, act, and plan for a anime convention
DO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHOWER!!!
I’ve been to three con’s and i went to a local con where i had the privilege to meet and take a picture with Uncle Yo! and he made a joke where he said the he had been to a con where he went into a gaming room and it smelled like something just up and died in there. one day or three days it doesn’t matter SHOWER SHOWER SHOWER SHOWER!!! If you are that much in a rush you something that is scented, don’t forget deodorant, and if you can take some scented spray with you so you won’t smell like a walking garbage bag. The second con i been to i went into the game room and it smelled like shit. SO PLEASE IT IS MANDTORY THAT YOU SHOWER OR PUT ON SOMETHING THAT SMELLS GOOD!!!
DO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE SMELLING LIKE SHIT!
JUST DON’T! DON’T EVEN BOTHER COMING TO THE CON.
DO plan a budget.
If you are going to a three day con or a five day con(i heard of those) then you need a budget. Hotel room, Anime Con Swag, if you are going to a con and you have to pay for a cetian panel then that, not to mention Food. If you buy Food at a Anime con you would just be over paying.
DON’T plan a budget last minute.
If you plan a budget last minute the you would end up scrambling for a hotel and ending up paying more and have to sacrifice one thing out of you budget such as you preicious swag or your vital food in order to the con you been planing for and if you do make a budget last minute it would just end up being a mess.
DO try to get your tickets in advance.
Many Anime cons offer the best deals by offering con goger a chance to get their tickets in advance and by doing so con goers can get them for cheper than waiting for the day of the convention and no lines
If you are getting your tickets the day of the con then DON”T be a dick and complain loudly! We all been behind or infront of the people who huff and puff and complain they might say “oh what taking this line so fucking long!” .” I’ve been in this line for X hours”. ” Hurry the fuck up” or you might even have a person who knows somebody in the front and they might try to diss everybody in the front. I remember going to my third con and waiting in line for a panel and there were these teens behind me and a older lady and her daughter they tryed to let their friends cut in line but the older lady told them off . Needless to say don’t become a person who is going to get yelled at by other people or might get beathen up by other people
DO remember to respect people personal space. If you are with your friends and you and your friend are pattling each other with the infamous “Yaoi” pattel DON’T feel like you have the right to pattel every one you meet unless they say its ok. Just don’t unless you want a knuckle sandwich to your face.
Also DON”T Glomp, or grab a person you meet it not only bad for you but it show your lack of home training.
Do remember to dress for your weight. what do i mean when i say that. if you are a heavy set person who is trying to pull off a thin character don’t try to fit into a outfit that is clearly design for a thin person. instead try to make it yourself or if you are ordering your cos-play online try getting it in a larger size. I know it may seem like i’m being mean but i am not you can still cosplay as your favorite charter just don’t wear the cosplay that is too small that it looks like a muffin was trying to fit through a small hole. You don’t know how many times i seen heavy set people in small cosplay.
DON’T make fun of other cosplayers. There are cosplayers who are just cosplaying for the first time for others they might be veterans at it but if you make fun at someone who is new to the cosplaying game just think about it like this you are making fun of your pass self and you are making your pass self hurt. Just don’t make fun of anyone who is cosplaying because they are trying their hardest.
Do make sure you have your wig on straight or your hair is done. I’ve been around and i’ve seen some sloppy wigs and some messy hair mostly sloppy wigs please if you are going to cosplay make sure your wigs are straight and that your hair is neat.
DON”T if you are cosplaying as any charcters with big swords don’t swing them around.
This should already be common sense but DO wear Comfortable shoes. You are going to be on your feet most of the day.
a few more do’s and don’t
DO bring a cosplay repair kit. Most cons will have a station but just incase you aren’t in the area.
DO bring snack.Just to munch on while you are waiting for a panel to start or a event to start
DON’T spend all your money on memorabilia. If you plan on attending a 3 day con just for one day as tempting as everything might seem you still need money to get home.
DON”T dress like a hooker. It the spring i know it might get warmer but not a valid reason to dress like a hooker and don’t use the excue “well this is how my character dress” choose a diffrent charcter then.(now im being mean) if you come dress in a bikini and fishnet and saying “this is how my character dress” or Just to go to the rave(anime rave) then you need some more clothes on .
well this is basically it if you follow these simple step you will have a enjoyable time at any anime con.