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Animazement Checklist

Postby Tenshi_aku » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Today I started to write out a personal check list for Animazement. As Animazement is just around the corner I thought I'd get a head start as I am usually running around Thursday cramming whatever i can think of into a bag. So what started as a personal list soon grew into a list that I think everyone could use as a base guide.

I do not plan to bring all of these items. I don't even own all of these items. Think of this as a suggestion/ reminder for things some people never think to bring. Like nail clippers I WOULD HAVE KILLED TO A PAIR LAST YEAR!!!


Here's a link to a PDF for easy download and printing

I recommend printing and crossing out every item you do not plan to bring with a sharpie. With the items left put a dash mark next to them while packing. Then on the last day while packing use the list and cross out item as you pack them. That way no one forgets a toothbrush in the hotel room.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8gT-MUWKkjjcnFzUDNZdy1VX3c/edit?usp=sharing
WARNING!
WALL OF TEXT STARTS NOW!


Personal Hygiene
• Towels - not white (hotel uses white, lets not make them think we are stealing Also how else are you going to flag down an alien craft and hitch a ride off this rock?)
• Toothpaste/Toothbrush/Floss
• Mouthwash
• Soap/Body wash (CANNOT BE STESSED ENOUGH)
• Loofa/Washcloth (great when used with the above item)
• Shampoo & Conditioner
• Q-tips (Great for getting the water out of my ears after going to the pool at 6am)
• Hair Brush/Comb
• Hair Product
• Hair Pins/Ties/Scrunci
• Deodorant (Same as soap, USE IT!)
• Razor & Shaving Cream
• Hair Dryer/Curler/ Straightener
• Hand Held Mirror
• Toilet Paper
• Body Lotion / Moisturizer
• Perfume/Cologne (Do not over use! I do not need to smell you from the McDonalds down the road!)
• Makeup /Makeup Remover (Less is more =D)
• Nail Clippers / Nail File (
• Tissues
• Cotton Balls
• Tweezers
• Feminine Hygiene
• Feminine Products
• Hand Sanitizer
• Breath Mints (if i give you a mint, its cuz i like you but not your breath)
Sleeping Comfort
• Pillows – no white pillow cases (same reason as no white towels)
• Blankets and/or Sleeping Bags
• Sleeping Mask
Medical Needs
• Prescription Medications
• Pain Killers (because lets face it someone is going to give you a headache)
• Sinus Pills
• Multivitamin
• Digestive Pills (A diet of pocky and ramune is not heathy @_@ )
• Birth Control
• Band-Aids
• Antibiotic Ointment
• Lip Balm (I would have given anything for some last year, and i mean anything! :wink: )
• Eyeglass Repair Kit
• Ear Plugs (becuase im getting old and the concerts are just too loud)
• Visine/Eye Drops
• Sleeping Pills
• Anxiety Medicine
• Cough Drops
• Sunblock (Summer is upon us! Use it!)
• Insect Repellent
Drinks
• Water (Drink this! Drink lots of this~! :idea: )
• Gatorade/PowerAde
• Juice/Juice Box
• Tea
• Coffee
• Soda
• Alcohol <pretend you font see this is you are not over 21 :roll:
Food and Snacks (LOOK FOODS!! :mrgreen: )
• Granola/ Protein/ Cereal Bars
• Cup-a-noodle/Ramen
• Easy Mac or Easy Hamburger Helper
• Fruit
• Chips
• Canned Food
• Bread
• Peanut Butter and Jelly
• Crackers
• Cheese
• Lunch Meat
• Rice
• Pop Tarts
• Hot Pockets
Food Preparation (I dunno what the hotels will let you actually bring in but here are a few ideas)
• Hot Water/Coffee pot
• Mini-Microwave
• Mini/Travel Fridge
• Plates/Bowls/Cups
• Silverware
• Paper Towels
• Cooler/Ice Chest
• Rice Cooker
• Hot Plate/Electric Skillet
• Sealable Containers
Personal Gadgets
• Cell Phone w/Charger
• 3DS, PSP, w/Charger
• Laptop, w/Charger
• Camera/Camcorder, w/charger
• MP3 Player /w Charger
• Headphones (I for one do NOT want to hear your music 98% of the time)
• Extra memory cards for devices
• Cables for connecting to your laptop
• Batteries
• Power Strip (Bring one and make tons of new friends! 8) )
• Flashlight
• Binoculars (If you know what i mean)
• Alarm Clock
Clothing
• Underwear (optional >_< )
• Socks
• Undershirts
• Bras
• Sleepwear
• Jeans
• Shorts
• Shirts
• Swimsuit (for the afor mentioned 6am swim times)
• Comfy shoes (you will want these)
• Belt
Cosplay
• Costume
• Outfit pieces
• Garment bag
• Wig / Wig Cap
• Checklist for costume (A LIST WITHIN A LIST!!)
• Makeup needed
• Crossplay Accessories
• Shoes
• Shaping Garments
• Jewelry
• Hats
• Armor
• Props
• Wings
Masquerade
• Costume References
• Progress Photos
• Parental Forms (Do we even need these anymore? :?: )
• Practice Material
• Audio
Repair Kit (pick and choose at your digression, I personally will not be bringing all of this ^.^ )
• Sewing Machine
• Presser Foot
• Sewing Needles
• Safety Pins
• Thread
• Bobbins
• Bobby Pins
• Hair Spray/Gel
• Hot Glue Gun w/ Extra Glue
• Makeup Remover
• Spot Remover
• Fabric Glue
• Super Glue
• Duct Tape
Autographs
• Items to be autographed
• Sharpie/ Autograph Markers
Funds
• Wallet
• Cash (keep split up in atleast two different places)
• Credit Card
• ATM Card
Travel Info
• Passport/Visas
• Driver's License ( or other state issued picture ID)
• Itinerary
• Maps & Direction
• Travel Tickets
• Hotel Confirmation
Bags
• Backpack
• Purse
• Messenger Bag
• Extra Travel Bag (To pack up all that swag you scored in the dealers room)
• Extra Trash Bags (To clean up before you leave. Also they make good ponchos if it starts raining out of nowhere)
Miscellaneous
• Umbrella (Because this is NC the weather cannot be predicted.)
• Reading Glasses
• Sunglasses
• Glasses Case
• Reading Material (good riding material)
• Air Freshener ( I will use this as a weapon in the gaming room)
• Chewing Gum (Make even more friends!)
• Cardboard Tube ( Great for putting posters in so they dont get bent!)
• Manila Folder (For all that Artist alley loot you got)
• Rubber Bands
• Glow Sticks (Dance)
• Post-it Notes (leave me funny messages in the elevators)
• Reusable Water Bottle
• Lint Roller (or we can use it as the starter for a katamari ball)
• Personal Contact Cards (hand them out to your new friends!)
• First Aid Kit (White wizard casts HEAL!!)
• Protection (Its super Effective!)
Before You Leave
• House/Car Keys
• Wallet
• Confirmations
• Directions
• Something to do during the drive?


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8gT-MU ... sp=sharing

Here is that link again. Long post is long.
Hope its helps someone out :D
Last edited by Tenshi_aku on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:45 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Marzipan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:44 pm

Dang girl. Just.....dang.
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Belle43 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:59 pm

Sheesh! That's a long list! @_@ Though optionally I think it would be a good idea to bring bobby pins of course :) and for food protein shakes are another good idea I think, especially if you're to excited to eat much. :)
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby AZ_belle_45 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:46 pm

I honestly don't think you will be needing a lot of that stuff lol especially if you are staying in a hotel room x3 but also I would suggest feminine products even if you have already had yours for the month. I cannot tell you how many girls asked me last year for a pad because they forgot >.<
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby IsiInoForever » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:23 pm

Thanks for the major long checklist, Tenshi. You can never be too prepared for these events!
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Tenshi_aku » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:55 pm

It was a long list and I personally don't plan bringing all of those items, but I think that it would be good to maybe give other people ideas of what to bring. @Belle43 I did list bobby pins and I think protein shacks would be an awesome addition. :P I know I tend to skip out on meals a lot at cons. @AZ_belle_45 I thought I had that on the list, seems I for something whoops :oops:
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Asuka - Senran Kagura
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby invader56 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:47 pm

I generally try to stick with the rule of "If you can't carry all your items easily by your self in one trip from the car to the hotel you have overpacked." (From the car home to your house, that might need multiple trips with all your con swag you just purchased.)

That should work for everyone (minus cosplay). It's only one weekend you simply need to carry the basics and enjoy the con vs living in the hotel. Leave the laptop at home and limit yourself to a few gadgets that have an actual purpose. (3DS=Streetpass, Camera=Capturing Memories) Interact with people at the con instead of playing through Disgaea on your PSP.
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby GoPikachu » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:24 pm

invader56 wrote:I generally try to stick with the rule of "If you can't carry all your items easily by your self in one trip from the car to the hotel you have overpacked." (From the car home to your house, that might need multiple trips with all your con swag you just purchased.)

That should work for everyone (minus cosplay). It's only one weekend you simply need to carry the basics and enjoy the con vs living in the hotel. Leave the laptop at home and limit yourself to a few gadgets that have an actual purpose. (3DS=Streetpass, Camera=Capturing Memories) Interact with people at the con instead of playing through Disgaea on your PSP.


I think the original list is more of a reminder of useful things to take, rather than taking everything. Because that list probably contains more items than my entire house has. Haha
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Tavex » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:57 pm

Wall Of Text crits you for 9999.

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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Tenshi_aku » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:42 pm

@Invader65 I don't plan to bring every item on this list and I don't recommend anyone try to. (If someone does though I want Pics!!!!) Its like GoPikachu said Its a reminder of things to take =D.
GoPikachu wrote:Because that list probably contains more items than my entire house has. Haha

Yes!! I don't even own some of the things on the list!
Tavex wrote:Wall Of Text crits you for 9999.

/die


Yea, I should have a warning or something....
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Asuka - Senran Kagura
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Marzipan » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:24 pm

Despite the jokes, it was VERY kind of you to put this together. :3
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby GoPikachu » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:25 pm

Like Marzipan said, it really is helpful.
It's a general reference for everyone, so of course not everyone will have each item listed.
Someone who is traveling from far away might stay longer and require more than someone staying for only one night. This is very helpful for that.

Passports for someone traveling, laptops for those who work online, rice cookers for people who want to save money and don't mind a little extra baggage (or any interesting conversation with hotel employees). So, really. It's for a broad range of people from all over.
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Tenshi_aku » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:02 pm

Marzipan wrote:Despite the jokes, it was VERY kind of you to put this together. :3


Thank you for the compliment and you're welcome for the list! :D
I enjoy the jokes really. >_<
GoPikachu wrote:Like Marzipan said, it really is helpful.
It's a general reference for everyone, so of course not everyone will have each item listed.
Someone who is traveling from far away might stay longer and require more than someone staying for only one night. This is very helpful for that.

I'm not traveling very far but I am staying from Thursday to Monday. So I need to back a bit more then usual. This started as a personal list and then it just kinda grew into a broad spectrum/ "think of everything you could ever want to bring to a con" list :shock: . Then I thought "hey I should share this." So I made a nifty PDF and came straight to the forums :mrgreen:
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Parasoul - SkullGirls
Asuka - Senran Kagura
Mami Tomoe - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby invader56 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:57 pm

OH YEAH ADD TO LIST. (It's on mine)

-Fleece hat/cat ears (Totoro and Gir hats for me!)
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby kaiser_forsaken » Thu May 16, 2013 11:25 pm

Great list. Some of those items I wouldn't need, some I would have forgotten.

I personally try to limit my packing to 2 bags and a cooler, plus misc consumables. This year I'm picking up a few things on the way, so that'll throw me off.
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Tenshi_aku » Tue May 21, 2013 6:59 pm

Hope everyone has got everything ready to go for con. Even with my list I'm scrambling to get everything together. Still need to finish an outfit. On top of that I leave for the Raleigh area tomorrow morning basically. So tonight is the night! PACK ALL THE THINGS!!!
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Asuka - Senran Kagura
Mami Tomoe - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby kaiser_forsaken » Tue May 21, 2013 10:27 pm

Better start packing . . . haven't had any time off for weeks.
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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby spazmatcc » Wed May 22, 2013 6:56 am

DRINK ALL THE BOOZE!
Tenshi_aku wrote:PACK ALL THE THINGS!!!


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Re: Animazement Checklist

Postby Phil » Wed May 22, 2013 10:08 am

Turns out that my packing list from last year is still completely valid.
I'm not sure what's going on here, but have you watched any of these Japaheeno guns-and-hooters cartoon movies?
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