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07 September 2007 @ 09:26 am
Anime Expo 2007 Masquerade  
DragonCon has a very cool thing called DragonCon TV, which is DragonCon related programming broadcast over the hotels internal tv network. They have amusing shows and fake commercials and Cartoon Network like answering of mail, but the really cool thing is that the film and broadcast the Masquerade live so you can actually get a pretty good view of it without waiting in line at all. On top of that akiko maintains that being able to drink and heckle the acts loudly without disturbing anyone else is a big plus, and i think i agree :)

Despite the impressive technical setup though i think i actually liked the AnimeExpo Masquerade better. I seemed to remember it having more and better humorous skits, which not everyone likes but i think are great when they're actually funny. I wasn't sure if that was actually the case though or if the selective memories of one just had an advantage over the reality of the other. Unfortunately unlike DragonCon AX doesn't sell a DVD of the Masquerade, however it _does_ turn out that (like everything else) it's on YouTube :)

Below are links to what should be every skit except #12 and #44, which i couldn't find. I believe #44 was the problem plagued but really cool once they got it going Okami skit. Not sure what #12 was. I also included the halftime show, which i actually missed myself. I've starred a couple of the skits that i thought were especially good, though the vast majority of them are at least okay, and i got a little lax about keeping track of which the really good ones were after about the first two dozen links :) All in all it's a decent two or so hours of entertainment if you like such things :)

Oh, and there are probably a few spoilers scattered about so you might want to avoid any series you haven't seen but would like to if you're concerned about such things.



***AX 2007 Masquerade #02 Sora Got Served

***AX 2007 Masquerade #03 Bankai Renji

AX 2007 Masquerade #04 Dragon Quest 8

AX 2007 Masquerade #05 .hack/GU

AX 2007 Masquerade #07 Eternal Dragon Shenron

AX 2007 Masquerade #08 FF11 Character

AX 2007 Masquerade #09 Jigoku Shoujo

AX 2007 Masquerade #10 Utawarerumono

AX 2007 Masquerade #11 .hack/GU

AX 2007 Masquerade #13 Tsubasa

AX 2007 Masquerade #14 Bleach

AX 2007 Masquerade #15 Gundam

AX 2007 Masquerade #16 Didarabocchi Night Walker

AX 2007 Masquerade #17 Macross

AX 2007 Masquerade #18 Dead or Alive

AX 2007 Masquerade #19 D Gray Man

AX 2007 Masquerade #20 Trinity Blood

AX 2007 Masquerade #21 Super Monkey Ball Time

AX 2007 Masquerade #22 Anti-Form Sora

AX 2007 Masquerade #23 Indecent Proposal FF11

***AX 2007 Masquerade #24 Light Ryuk

AX 2007 Masquerade #25 Gundam Weapon of Choice

AX 2007 Masquerade #26 One Piece of Ocean Life

AX 2007 Masquerade #28 Utena

AX 2007 Masquerade #29 Speed Grapher

AX 2007 Masquerade #30 The Cat Returns

AX 2007 Masquerade #31 FF11 Character

AX 2007 Masquerade #32 Trinity Blood

AX 2007 Masquerade #33 America's Next Top God of War Model

***AX 2007 Masquerade #34 - Yaoi Note

AX 2007 Masquerade #35 FF12 Ultima

AX 2007 Masquerade #36 - Romeo and Juliet

AX 2007 Masquerade #37 - Trinity Blood

AX 2007 Masquerade #38 Moogle

AX 2007 Masquerade #39 Hellsing

***AX 2007 Masquerade #40 Coconut Bubble Sex

AX 2007 Masquerade #41 FF11 Kupo Nights

AX 2007 Masquerade #42 Death Note Musical

AX 2007 Masquerade #43 - Pink Lemon Productions - Agitha

AX 2007 Masquerade #45 Go My Way

AX 2007 Masquerade #46 - Bishoujo Senshi

AX 2007 Masquerade #06 Arc the Lad

AX 2007 Masquerade Halftime I - Ninjas vs Pirates

AX 2007 Masquerade Halftime II - Ninjas vs Pirates

AX 2007 Masquerade Halftime III - Ninjas vs Pirates

AX 2007 Masquerade Halftime IV - Ninjas vs Pirates

AX 2007 Masquerade Halftime V - Ninjas vs Pirates

AX 2007 Masquerade Halftime VI - Ninjas vs Pirates

AX 2007 Masquerade Halftime VII - Ninjas vs Pirates

AX 2007 Masquerade Halftime VIII - Ninjas vs Pirates
 
 
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Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on September 7th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
See, I hate masquerades, cosplay, and all that crap. It's people doing boring in-joke-laden skits, with their costumes all too often a mere afterthought. This is why I refuse to call myself a cosplayer, but embrace the label costumer. Being a costumer implies a dedication to the craft of sewing or making the costume, while cosplay, though it does frequently include costumers, has an emphasis on the skit.
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 7th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
I remembered that, which is why i specified that it's not something everyone likes :)

I don't think cosplay has an emphasis on skits. Certainly the _Masquerade_ seems to encourage skits but there are still a few even at AX who just walk on and walk off, and there are far more cosplayers who don't enter the masquerade at all and just wander about the con in costume.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on September 7th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
At Animazement, the costume contest is called the cosplay contest. I've always associated the term Masquerade with the SF/F con more than an anime con.

I would argue that the people who wander around in costumes they spent hours on but could care less about the cosplay contest fall more toward the side of costumers than players. I realize the distinction I'm making is artificial and probably not one anybody else uses, but it's the way I look at things.
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 7th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
Okay, as long as it's clear that i consider myself to be a (noob) cosplayer but couldn't come up with a skit to save my life, and probably wouldn't want to anyways even if i could :)