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Fall Cosplay Day

NOW AVAILABLE: The TGTSNBN Cosplay FAQ!

ALSO NOW AVAILABLE: Scouting photos of the area

PROP LIST IS NOW ONLINE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag1jpom6LNEYdDljQlNNSlgtUE9LUHltZnNvd3M5OWc&usp=sharing

Please take a look at this document, add any props you can bring, and add props you don't have but would like someone else to bring if they have it. Thanks!

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UPDATE: Our Primary Photographer for the event will be Cassandra Johnstone. Please note that as we have mentioned in previous cosplay days, having primary and secondary photogs does not mean that you can't bring your own camera. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CAMERAS =D

I will be posting a FAQ soon that explains how to make the most of our cosplay days.

We have also established a suggested "theme" for the day. Wizard Glamor Shots. If you decide to participate in the theme (and you certainly don't have to), one of
our goals is to capture Wizards and Witches as if they were photographed by Vogue, Glamor or Vanity Fair. All with a good dose of tongue in cheek ridiculousness ;-)

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I am thrilled to announce that our Fall cosplay day will take place in one of the most extraordinary national parks in the New York City area.

 

A practical secret hidden in Yonkers, Untermyer Park is an extravagant walled garden that is practically a portal to a different time and place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have received permission from the Yonkers parks department to photograph at this location from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

 

The meetup start time will still be 10 AM as we set time to gather, get into costumes, prep equipment etc.

 

We are also working out details about having a picnic in the middle of the day.  There are picnic tables outside of the walled garden in the public park.

 

We had to pay a permit fee for this, so I am activating the Meetup payment system. We are requesting everyone contribute $5 each to help pay for the permit.

 

Additional information including travel directions and working with members who have cars to arrange pick ups from the local train station will be forthcoming.

 

UPDATE: 8/4/2013 - Train details: Untermyer Park can be reached via Metro-North's Hudson line. You will need to get on a train bound for Greystone station at 9:20 AM which will arrive at Greystone at 9:56 AM. This train time is important because the next train leaving is at 10:20 AM.

 

We will be arranging for members with cars to pick people up at the train station at 10 AM to bring them to the park which is only 5 minutes away.

 

The current one-way off-peak ticket price to Greystone is $7.50

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Current list of people traveling via Metro-North:

 

o Charlene Barker

o Chris Berdoz

o Gina Snape

o Gina Snape +1

-Dhaval P Kamdar

-Deanna Benfante (?)

-Carolina (?)

-Lorraine Rosenberg


Link to more info about the park:

http://www.untermyergardens.org/

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  • Charlene B.

    It was a great day and location for cosplay. Everyone had great costumes and did awesome lil vignettes.

    November 6, 2013

  • Dhaval K.

    It was The Best day after coming to New York!!! I can only see all of you shooting in different poses in my dream..I wish everyday is awesome like this one!!

    2 · October 7, 2013

  • Deanna

    I was SO SAD that I had to miss it - RATS! and didn't even make much $$ afterall - oh! darn. I won't miss next year's.

    I looked at some of the photos and you ALL looked so adorable and the place looked awesome. I especially loved the dueling photos and the ones of Chris, Jax, Jonathan and Jax' adorable Brother. Awesome.

    And WHO was that BEAUTIFUL BLONDE with the big bazookas !!!!!
    Huhm!!!!! I think I know!!!!!

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Irvin K

      Oh gosh Deanna, you make me blush! My bazookas and I really missed you!

      October 6, 2013

    • Jax

      Awe thanks Deanna! Luis couldn't make it. That's Dhaval in the photo. :) It's one of my fave pics off the day! Everyone looked amazing!

      2 · October 6, 2013

  • Irvin K

    Best Cosplay Day I've yet been to! Cassandra did an amazing job as the photographer, and the costumes all looked spectacular.

    October 6, 2013

  • J.Rosenthal

    Incredibly successful day! Amazing costumes! Amazing photos!

    4 · October 6, 2013

    • Deanna

      I LOVED the photos of you and Chris and Jax - AWESOME. SOOOO sorry I missed it - won't happen again.

      October 6, 2013

  • Sarah

    Anyone coming from Long Island/Eastern Queens? Can use a lift up there!

    October 4, 2013

  • Chris B

    Metro North travellers, email me through the meetup.com website and I'll send you my phone number. Although beware that as soon as we walk onto the train itself, the cell signal sucks.

    October 4, 2013

  • Charlene B.

    Shouting out to those in NYC travelling via MetroNorth [9:20am departure at GCS]. We can meet by the main clock/info desk at 9am, buy our tickets and travel together. Who is travelling via MetroNorth?

    September 18, 2013

    • Lorraine R.

      Meeting you guys there at 9ish! Sorry to jump in but haven't checked her in ages I'll be dressed in my Ginny Hogwarts uniform. Will take the 7:00 am bus in to the city, and arrive around 8, 8:30

      October 4, 2013

    • Chris B

      The clock it is, everyone should be able to spot my hat easily. It works wonders in crowds. Don't forget to email Jon if you are taking the train

      October 4, 2013

  • Aria

    Will someone be bringing an extra gryffindor tie I could borrow for my Minerva?

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • Lorraine R.

      TWO MINERVAS!!!! I might have one! Let me check!

      October 4, 2013

  • Cynthia H.

    Hi, I'm taking the Metro North. Please put me on the list

    Thanks

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • Aria

    I might be taking Metro North now... is it too late to add myself to the list?

    October 4, 2013

    • Aria

      Nevermind... :)

      October 4, 2013

  • J.Rosenthal

    Does anyone have any goblets?

    October 1, 2013

    • Jax

      It's metal. Gold rim.

      October 1, 2013

    • Irvin K

      I have two plastic ones with skulls as the base. I'll bring them - they're good for Black Family stuff.

      October 2, 2013

  • Carolina

    I'm still an "If" because of visiting family, but I'm hoping I can make it. I really wanna test out my Bellatrix cosplay before NYCC. I can bring hair spray and a wig brush if it helps?

    October 2, 2013

    • J.Rosenthal

      If you are able to make it, what transportation method are you using? Just trying to keep track :)

      October 2, 2013

    • Carolina

      I'm considering the metro-north from grand central.

      October 2, 2013

  • Anissa

    I'm going to go through all of my Halloween decorations and Harry Potter stuff tonight. But offhand, any interest in a large plastic cauldron? I have some of the "ology" books, like this one http://amzn.com/0763623296. (The other two are Vampireology and Wizardology.) Also, tons of little bottles. Bring them or no?

    October 1, 2013

    • Anissa

      Will do. I found a couple of other things last night, although I'm still missing at least two bins of Halloween stuff somewhere.

      October 2, 2013

    • Anissa

      A few things I've accumulated so far, in case anyone thinks of something to do with them: http://goo.gl/K971A2­

      October 2, 2013

  • Anissa

    Wondering what canon characters people were planning to do? I was leaning toward Narcissa, but I might reconsider and choose something else if there are going to be eleventy-billion other Narcissas.

    October 2, 2013

  • Jennifer "That Cookie Lady" D.

    Jon, I will be bringing all of my robes and student uniforms (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Slytherin), the Triwizard Trophy (it's a lamp), extra wands, broomsticks, Hedwig, weenie owls, Scabbers, fancy witches hats, a wizard hat, the Sorting Hat, the cheap chess set version, and make up if anyone needs to borrow stuff.

    October 1, 2013

  • Charlene B.

    How far away is the park & gardens from the Yonkers train station?

    August 4, 2013

    • J.Rosenthal

      The metro-north details are in the event description. Look for the details under "UPDATE: 8/4/2013"

      September 18, 2013

    • Charlene B.

      Thanks Jon!!

      September 18, 2013

  • Anissa

    This looks awesome! And definitely will be an easier drive for me than coming into NYC. What is the deadline for making the permit fee contribution? I'm not sure yet whether my husband will be coming with me and would rather make one payment rather that two if possible.

    July 8, 2013

    • Anissa

      Just did my payment, but for $10. (I think my husband will be coming with me.) Paypal didn't offer a spot for any sort of note, so I'm explaining the double payment here.

      August 5, 2013

    • J.Rosenthal

      I figured that :) not a problem!

      August 6, 2013

  • Chris B

    I'm a maybe, will change my rsvp when i find out for sure

    July 28, 2013

  • Mary

    I may have work till 11:30, and work about 15 mins away by car, do I have to be there by 10 or can I arrive at noonish and catch up?

    July 8, 2013

    • J.Rosenthal

      Its fine to arrive later. We are not allowed to start photographing in the walled garden area until 12pm. But we will probably start shooting outside of it first.

      July 8, 2013

  • Deanna

    Hi guys and gals, I've been unavailable, due to work, to do much, but by Autumn, I should have lots more time. I'll be there !!!!! Can't wait to spend a nice, 'cool' day in Cosplay with my FAVORITE Witches and Wizards. Oy! SOOOOOOOOOO many Muggles here. Can't wait to be with 'my kinda' people again.

    Love to you ALL,

    Deanna (The Elder)

    July 8, 2013

  • Carol

    Never mind - I just booked my flight

    July 6, 2013

  • Carol

    I'm going to do my best to fly up for this and stay for comic con. flights aren't so bad... I should just book this now but I'll wait a few more weeks.

    July 6, 2013

  • Jennalaw

    really more of a 'maybe' until location is decided on.

    June 9, 2013

    • Irvin K

      Me too - I'm not gonna go crawling all over Central Park!

      June 10, 2013

  • Saribel

    I'm gonna be in Japan...... D:

    June 9, 2013

  • Deanna

    YES, as long as work doesn't intrude (rats!) WHEN AM I GONNA WIN THAT LOTTERY !!!!!?????!!!!!!!!!! Love to you all - ALWAYS,

    Deanna (The Elder)

    June 9, 2013

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