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Packing Essentials List

Postby Animetalchick » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:37 pm

I've recently created a convention essentials list for myself, and I wanted to share it! I've accidentally left things at home in the past, so this year I want to get organized. Hopefully this list will prepare new con-goers ^_^. Feel free to add anything to it.

Essentials
    Badge receipt (if you pre-ordered online)
    Wallet
    IDs
    Insurance card
    Cash
    Car keys
    Empty Bag (for carrying around at convention)
    Manila Folder (for artwork at convention)
    List of roomate's phone numbers and medical concerns (just in case of an emergency)

Clothes
    Cosplay costume
    Wig
    Regular outfits
    Hoodie (if it's cold)
    Comfortable shoes

Hygiene
    Contacts/Glasses (if you wear them)
    Deoderant (cannot stress this enough xD)
    Sunscreen
    Makeup
    Hair brush
    Shampoo+Conditioner
    Body wash
    Shaving razor
    Washcloth or Towel
    Toothbrush
    Toothpaste
    Dental floss
    Advil/Ibuprofen
    Eyedrops
    Feminine products (if you're a woman)

Electronics
    Cellphone
    Cellphone charger
    ipod+headphones
    ipod charger
    Camera
    Camera charger
    Laptop
    Laptop charger
    Powerstrip (so no one fights over outlets)

Food
    Water bottle
    Gatorade
    Fruit
    Granola bars
    Pre packed microwavable food
    Ramen noodles

Misc
    Superglue (fixing props)
    Band-Aids
    Small scissors
    Needle+thread (fixing small costume mishaps)
    Hand Sanitizer
    Hair ties
    Bobby pins
    Ear plugs

FINAL NOTES: If you're traveling by plane, then be aware on the rules and restrictions they have on carrying liquids. If you bring your own packed food, then you'll feel healthier and save money on expensive convention food! If you have friends/roommates with you at a hotel, then have all of their phone numbers and emergency contact information if anything happens.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby Marzipan » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:26 pm

Nice list. This is good to share for others, especially if they are disorganized. ^.^

I make a very specific to Marzipan list every year myself. I hate leaving important items back home.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby TonyTone » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:59 pm

Here's my list:

3 t-shirts (maybe 5)
3 pairs of shorts (maybe 5)
3 pairs of socks (maybe 5)
3 pairs of boxers (maybe 5)
1 pairs of shoes (maybe 2)
Deodorant
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Body Spray
Hair and Body wash
Lotion
Q-Tips
Vaseline
Tic Tacs
Listerine Strips
Chapstick
Mouthwash
Dental Floss
Shaving Cream + Razor
Hand Sanitizer
Wallet (includes money, ID...etc.)
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Phone
Phone Charger
Camera
Arcade Stick
Headphones
iPod
Powerade
Teddy Grahams

*the maybes are just incase I decide to hit the weight room and do some cardio before bed.

And I think thats all lol.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby PuppetQueen » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:07 am

I can never get down to actually making a list, it makes me too anxious lol. Of course I have a mental list but who doesn't? Luckily I've never forgotten anything major.

My best friend though, she also makes specific lists like this. It is quite interesting how different minds work.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby MinaUchiha2 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:33 am

I usually have to make custom lists for each costume because each one changes so much in what it needs. XD But than I have the "Must Pack List" that has what anyone may need done in general format that you just have to make specific and its perfect.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby Shenanagan » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:20 pm

Wow, this is a great idea! I usually have to make 3 separate lists. There's so much to remember to bring, especially when being at Artist Alley!

I'll definitely keep checking this thread to make sure I haven't forgotten anything either, hehe!
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby Animetalchick » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:35 pm

Thanks :D! Last year I would carry the things I bought around in a bag. The prints became wrinkled and I was always afraid of losing things. This year I'm definitely going to bring a folder to hold prints and art in.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby kakurine040 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:16 am

Thanks! This will definitely help when its the week of AZ!
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby MinaUchiha2 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:24 am

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy22 ... ckThis.jpg
And here is that super list image, that can be edited to match anyone! Though thanks pb you shrunk it... XD The original of this is a bit bigger.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby invader56 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:34 pm

Things I have forgotten in the past: safety pins, gum, case of bottled water, windy/rainy jacket, swim suit, allegra.

Things you might want to consider buying/doing before con: glow sticks, snacks, dvds (to be signed), cash from the bank (never never never carry all your money with you at one time)

Things we have to always carry, but you don't really need: air horn, ramune, starbucks card!
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby Shenanagan » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:08 pm

MinaUchiha2 wrote:http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy220/MisuzuYondaime/PackThis.jpg
And here is that super list image, that can be edited to match anyone! Though thanks pb you shrunk it... XD The original of this is a bit bigger.


This is a wonderful list! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby Phil » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:51 pm

Selling crap on eBay had given me $1,000 in cash, most of which was already spent on extremely bad cartoons. The trunk of the car looked like a mobile dealer’s room table. We had two laptop computers, seventy-five discs of anime, five Laserdisc box sets of unsubtitled Gundam, a spindle half-full of fansubs, and a whole galaxy of multicolored manga, dojin, artbooks, cels, and also a box of Pocky, a box of Hi-Chew, a case of Ramune, a pair of cat ears, and two maid outfits. All this had been rounded up the night before, in a frenzy of highspeed driving all over the Triangle – from Ed McKay’s to Nice Price Books, we picked up everything we could get our hands on. Not that we needed all that for the con, but once you get locked into a serious anime collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby invader56 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:57 pm

Phil wrote: from Ed McKay’s


That place is so awesome, a must stop anytime you are in the area (along with Grand Asia)
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby BobD » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:27 pm

Phil wrote:Selling crap on eBay had given me $1,000 in cash, most of which was already spent on extremely bad cartoons. The trunk of the car looked like a mobile dealer’s room table. We had two laptop computers, seventy-five discs of anime, five Laserdisc box sets of unsubtitled Gundam, a spindle half-full of fansubs, and a whole galaxy of multicolored manga, dojin, artbooks, cels, and also a box of Pocky, a box of Hi-Chew, a case of Ramune, a pair of cat ears, and two maid outfits. All this had been rounded up the night before, in a frenzy of highspeed driving all over the Triangle – from Ed McKay’s to Nice Price Books, we picked up everything we could get our hands on. Not that we needed all that for the con, but once you get locked into a serious anime collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.



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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby kaiser_forsaken » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:14 am

Essentials?

Go Bag
Dopp Kit
Clothes
Cash
Camera
Cell phone w/ Charger
Rave Gear (assorted LED/Glow products, loose clothes, adding a water bottle or hydration bladder this year etc.)
Foodstuffs (jerky, granola, CLIF bars, light and high energy foods)
And last but not least, LOTS OF WATER and . . . other beverages

I leave the laptop, anime, video games, and all the other crap I can use anytime @ the house back at said house. I'll have plenty of time for it when the weekend is over. I still have no Idea why some friends bring a whole Rock Band set-up for their room when there is SO MUCH TO DO already.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby DrGonzo369 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:15 pm

Phil wrote:Selling crap on eBay had given me $1,000 in cash, most of which was already spent on extremely bad cartoons. The trunk of the car looked like a mobile dealer’s room table. We had two laptop computers, seventy-five discs of anime, five Laserdisc box sets of unsubtitled Gundam, a spindle half-full of fansubs, and a whole galaxy of multicolored manga, dojin, artbooks, cels, and also a box of Pocky, a box of Hi-Chew, a case of Ramune, a pair of cat ears, and two maid outfits. All this had been rounded up the night before, in a frenzy of highspeed driving all over the Triangle – from Ed McKay’s to Nice Price Books, we picked up everything we could get our hands on. Not that we needed all that for the con, but once you get locked into a serious anime collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.



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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby gardenkitty7 » Fri May 18, 2012 7:55 pm

I forget how lucky I am that I live in Raleigh and only have to pack my Go bag with emergency supplies
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby L » Fri May 18, 2012 9:29 pm

Make sure to bring socks. One of my roomates forgot socks last year.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby Greatsg » Sat May 19, 2012 1:51 am

Phil wrote:Selling crap on eBay had given me $1,000 in cash, most of which was already spent on extremely bad cartoons. The trunk of the car looked like a mobile dealer’s room table. We had two laptop computers, seventy-five discs of anime, five Laserdisc box sets of unsubtitled Gundam, a spindle half-full of fansubs, and a whole galaxy of multicolored manga, dojin, artbooks, cels, and also a box of Pocky, a box of Hi-Chew, a case of Ramune, a pair of cat ears, and two maid outfits. All this had been rounded up the night before, in a frenzy of highspeed driving all over the Triangle – from Ed McKay’s to Nice Price Books, we picked up everything we could get our hands on. Not that we needed all that for the con, but once you get locked into a serious anime collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.


Bravo good sir, bravo.

DrGonzo369 wrote:We can't stop here...this is weaboo country. :wink:


More like pony/Troll country this year I'm sure.
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Re: Packing Essentials List

Postby Shenanagan » Sat May 19, 2012 2:08 pm

Greatsg wrote:
DrGonzo369 wrote:We can't stop here...this is weaboo country. :wink:


More like pony/Troll country this year I'm sure.


All too true XD
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