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F.A.C.T.S. 09


Well, …I saw in [Yncke]'s diary that, Pulp Deluxe (and she) was going to be at F.A.C.T.S.

Off I went to Ghent.

I have to say: I was not expecting this. The conventions I usually go to are about interior, design and books and boring stuff and what not, but his was a serious crowd. Usually I get stressed in a crowd, but here I was just having a blast!

I quickly found out that most cosplayers are great fun to photograph, 'cos they'll just jump into a pose or even act out stuff if you (or a lot of people) ask nicely. Others I found annoying because they were people with awesome costumes, but they just ignored anyone with a camera. Even if you asked them nicely. Why on earth dress up in such a cool way, and then ignore anyone with a cam?

I couldn't shoot the cosplay event on stage, because, that little pop-out flash in the Canon has limited distance. So in the future, I'll need an external flash for any indoor photography, 'cos a lot the stuff I took turned out crap.

Oh, and I did manage to find [Yncke], even though wasn't sure what she looked like. I identified her by her artwork.

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There was a bit of a cue in the morning. Nothing too bad, the cue moved on steadily.
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Missed a flight out of the planet Hoth. Now I'm stuck here.
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This is where they aired out the Imperial Stormtroopers. I didn't know these helmets have real voice scramblers. Kind of intimidating.
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That biker scout was kind of fat. Probably fell of his ride.
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Fred was fingering me!
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Entering!
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It's Pyramid Head! Everybody loves you Pyramid Head!
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Ooops!
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Former hobby o' mine.
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That was the only Doctor there. Such a shame.
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Padme, two storm troopers, Wario, Luigi and Mario walk into a bar...
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She just saw a camera and jumped into this pose. So I took a picture. I don't really know who she was supposed to be.
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This was actually kind of impressive. They weren't just waving around lightsabres (or glowing salami's as we call them), it resembled real choreographed fancy fencing.
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That was me on acid. The camera somehow captured it.
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These girls somehow drew the attention of mostly male photographers. I don't remember why.
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Still not getting through Leia? Better get an R2 unit.
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And this is why the new series will never beat the old one.
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He was...tall...a pretty impressive Boba Fett.
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Where are the other two?
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We love you Pyramid Head!
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And I guess that's an Anubis Guard...
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Hand up the rear!
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Ah crap! I missed "Bikini Leia"!
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Couldn't get enough of it. There was this one guy in a great Black Knight (Monty Python) costume, but then the cosplayers stage event began and frankly, I got squashed like a grape.
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Okay, I love (most of) the movies, but I'm not a geek. Mini Clone with pony tail, Sandtrooper, Jawa and Sand People person...right?
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The surrealism. Sniper and a kimono girl.
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I expected more cross-dressing. But there was a guy dressed as Harley Quinn and I didn't get a pic of him. Also, no real Xena's. That one in the back was one, but not a very convincing one.
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Mini Robocop! Awesome suit.
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It got so damned crowded I kept on missing a good shot of her with her Kid Clone.
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It's Kevin Sorbo... This was real crowd crawling around the celeb photo shoot. I just couldn't get Christopher Judge, because I didn't want to piss off the real photographer with my flash.
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Games! Bunch of kids playing Left 4 Dead...they just aced it. They were good.
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I had no idea what they were supposed to be...but they just offered to pose.
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Lego guy?
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There's always a Darth Maul...
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And I was off!



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2009-10-18 [deeterhi]: Nice pictures. The photo of the girl next next to your Padme photo is Midna from Zelda: Twilight Princess ^^

2009-10-18 [törnen]: only one doctor? o.O i want that outfit.. :P

looks like fun!:) the last picture is great..

2009-10-18 [Cassave]: [deeterhi] That explains it, I never played Zelda. Now at least I can say: not a bad costume 8D

2009-10-18 [Cassave]: [törnen] You'd expect more Doctors wouldn't you? I mean, there's plenty of them to choose from. Or a Cyberman or Sontaran suit, that would be awesome. But it was still is a blast 8D

The last picture got a bit artsy. Four horsemen of the apocalypse with a baby in a push buggy and a yellow balloon. XD

2009-10-18 [Yncke]: Lovely pictures, [Cassave]. It was nice to meet you! :)

2009-10-18 [Cassave]: Thanks [Yncke], 't was nice meeting you too. 8)

2009-10-19 [Sunrose]: Why is there no duo picture? :P

2009-10-19 [Cassave]: [Sunrose]: I know. I just didn't think of it. XB

2009-10-20 [Sunrose]: She made you say that, didn't she? :O

2009-10-20 [Yncke]: I don't think I can make [Cassave] say anything he doesn't want to say. :)

2009-10-20 [Sunrose]: Damn it, I was hoping for the uncovering of the [Yncke] mystery :P

2009-10-20 [Cassave]: The whole convention was a bit overwhelming and I just plain forgot. XB

2009-10-21 [Rye]: That looks like a lot of fun :)Great pictures, and Kevin Sorbo!!! I used to have such a crush on him XP And shame there wasn't a good Xena around. I liked her too ;)

2009-10-21 [Cassave]: It was. I didn't care much for Hercules, but I must admit, when I saw him for real I had an instant man crush. 8D

2009-10-21 [Rye]: I don't blame you there...he's easy on the eyes for sure :D

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