Cosplayers love yoyos.


#1

One of the communities I am quite involved in outside of yoyoing is the anime cosplay community, and I used to frequent cosplay meet-ups around my area quite a bit before work life took over.

I got a chance to take a week off this past week and join up with a large group of cosplayers that I had not seen in quite some time, as well as some newer folks who are newer to our group. I realized that only two of the others in our group knew that I had some experience in yoyoing, while the others had no idea, so I decided to take out one of my yoyos and throw a bit for them. Needless to say, everyone got a huge kick out of it! And not just the cosplayers either, but the others around the area (Apparently, seeing Sailor Moon throwing a yoyo is something people have never seen before? lol).

I ended up letting everyone else try out my yoyojam kickside that I had with me as well.
I gotta say, seeing a young Roxas almost choking himself due to swinging a yoyo like a maniac is VERY entertaining.

Pretty much everyone ended up really enjoying it, and a few want to get yoyo’s for themselves. I really hope that some of them can stick with it, cause I don’t know about you guys, but seeing a bunch of Anime characters showing up to a yoyo contest would kind of make my day. :slight_smile:

We had a photographer take some photos of us, Ill post those once they’re up, but yeah! Lots of fun!

Any fellow cosplayer yoyoers here by the way? I’m curious!


#2

I want pics of Sailor Moon yoyoing :stuck_out_tongue:

Great job sharing the yoyo love.


#3

I used to b a huge con kid like 36 cons attended, have quit on it for the last few years.nvr a cosplayer though more of a tourney kid. Never thought of the reaction of con kids to throwing though. Kinda miss those days XD was one of the best DDR players ina tri state areaXD


#4

You could dress up as Ness.
Perfect.


#5

Great story, I was part of the anime cosplay community back when I lived in Florida but since I moved to the Bay Area, I still goto conventions and know alot of people, but I havn’t cosplayed as much. I’m not that good at yoyos though I only started at the end of last year.

These days I prefer going to Japan rather than conventions so I’ve recently started going there alot.


#6

Does it count if I floated between multiple hobbies and did one thing at a time (serial hobbyist?)?

I had a couple of years with a small group on the (US) east coast. We were able to put together group costumes for Ranma 1/2, Bleach and Naruto before real life pushed us in separate directions.

Heh, it would’ve been fun to see our Kakashis “walk the dogs”. :smiley:


#7

cons were the shiz, and ima hater on bleach XP but Ranma 1/2,watched it from like 5 years old to( would still watch it now)


#8

Yea, Ranma is also one of my past cosplays, I definitely think that series is one of the greatest of all time.