Cosplayers in Illinois? :3

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#1 KiaraKunoichi on 6 years ago

I was just curious to see if there are any other cosplayers in IL (around my area, preferably... I live in Mount Prospect now, which is about an hour away from Chicago). I know a few people from school who cosplay (I'm in the anime club X3), but I kinda feel awkward around them... They're kinda like the 'popular' kids, and I'm the shy kid who sits quietly in the corner and doesn't speak unless spoken to. XD Anyway, I was hoping to make some new friends, or maybe even form a cosplay group if enough people are interested. ^-^ Oh, I'm also going to ACen for the first time this year, so if anyone else is going, please let me know! :D

#2 pocky_penguin66 on 6 years ago

There's tons of cosplayers in IL around that area! When you go to Acen you will find tons of them. :) Are you on the Acen forums? That might help. I've been going for almost 10 years now *wow I feel old*. I live about an hour from Mt Prospect. :( but there's still a huge cosplay community around Chicago.

#3 RobbieRenegade on 6 years ago

yeah for Illinois, even though i'm a little bit south of ya'll in a little town called Belleville. I wish i lived up near Chicago, I haven't found anyone down here that does this :(

#4 Spaztastic on 6 years ago

I'm about a half hour south of you, KiaraKunoichi. I live in Downers Grove, but since I'm in college most of the next four years will be spent in Louisiana. But I still wouldn't mind making new friends from my home state considering I'll be back for summer and winter breaks. Especially since I don't know anyone back at home that cosplays. :/

#5 Foques on 6 years ago

Mundelein (next month to be Schaumburg) guy here. I work in Elk Grove Village, though.

#6 Raven-Rainbows on 6 years ago

I live in Kankakee/momence. Its about an hour from chicago too. Ive been goin to ACEN for the past 3 years and its really fun and there are tons of people. I will be there again this year and i would be more than happy to be your cosplay friend. :D You will meet people and you should try finding cosplay meet-ups around you to meet new people. Theres less people than a convention so its less overwhelming. If you would like to meet up for ACEN PM me :D.

#7 RobbieRenegade on 6 years ago

after seeing how many people are going to Acen i may skip ASTL and just go to Acen instead :P

#8 LavenderBlade on 6 years ago

Yay!! :D I live sort of by the University of Illinois.. Waaay south of Chicago, but I'll be at ACen for my first time this year as well though. Excitedd!

#9 PrinceScoobert on 6 years ago

I live in Chicago (due to school) and last year was my first time at ACen and cosplaying. It's great~ You'll meet tooooonsssss of people. :3

#10 Dramakana26 on 6 years ago

Sadly I live near Oak lawn, so im not that close to you ><

but i'll be going to acen for my 3rd time :)

Hope to meet new people there XD

#11 HanaDee on 6 years ago

Skokie here! Anyone else live around that area?

#12 RobbieRenegade on 6 years ago

apparently my boss doesn't believe in approve TRO (time requested off) so i can't attend ACEN or ASTL, i hope to see ya'll at ArchCon though!

#13 Kaydo_x on 6 years ago

i live in a random small town called lemont i want to say a half hour away from chicago and no one here or around me cosplays and its quite distraughting

#14 Nicoli on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=Raven-Rainbows;4335096]I live in Kankakee/momence. Its about an hour from chicago too. Ive been goin to ACEN for the past 3 years and its really fun and there are tons of people. I will be there again this year and i would be more than happy to be your cosplay friend. :D You will meet people and you should try finding cosplay meet-ups around you to meet new people. Theres less people than a convention so its less overwhelming. If you would like to meet up for ACEN PM me :D.[/QUOTE]

Oh my gosh, I only live like about a half hour away from you~ :D I live in Beecher, IL.

#15 ToasterPuppy on 6 years ago

I live in a small town near Alton IL :( I don't go to ACEN as of yet but i do go to ASTL~ Would love to talk to any of ya ^_^