Free hugs?!

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Free hugs?!

Postby The Dude on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:30 pm

Okay, I know it was my first expo and all but.... Every other person I came across has a sign which said 'Free Hugs' I mean I'm not complaining, some of the hugs were quite cool, but is this something I should expect at future Expo's?
In which case...
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Crazedteensie on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:33 pm

One or two free huggers are all right, but with some of them it's like... kinda creepy. Especially the guy who just came over and hugged my friend and she told him to get off and he wouldn't let go. Then he was just running up and hugging everyone and we were just like uhh... personal space, please?
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Matty Marvel on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:37 pm

Basically.. Yeah.. as long as you actually get permission for the hug..

or make your own sign and let people come to you. thats what i did lol. i think i got like 8 hugs in the space of 2 minutes.. llol. ah dear.. that was my achievment.. lol. some people got like 5 hugs in 10 seconds.. i was like "i want to be them!"

yeah. i lvoe hugs.

but yto answer your question again..
its something you should expect lol.

but be warned. some people jump you from behind and its like... :| what the hell?
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Gandalf_LostTheGame on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:42 pm

.... Our signs were the best ;)

expect more of those

but yeah lots of free huggers
there used to be very little of them :S


be warned for London as there will be "Free Glomp" signs too :S
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Xylv on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:43 pm

Matty Marvel wrote:Basically.. Yeah.. as long as you actually get permission for the hug..

or make your own sign and let people come to you. thats what i did lol. i think i got like 8 hugs in the space of 2 minutes.. llol. ah dear.. that was my achievment.. lol. some people got like 5 hugs in 10 seconds.. i was like "i want to be them!"

yeah. i lvoe hugs.

but yto answer your question again..
its something you should expect lol.

but be warned. some people jump you from behind and its like... :| what the hell?


I know ¬_¬

I got jumped a few times, but it was all good, I loved the hugs xD
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby TheMagicalLucy on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:45 pm

Free huggers are okay
But when the same hugger comes back five or so times, I told them "NO!"
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Fury75 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:46 pm

we got the same huggers 20 times xD but it was ok, they were nice people you actually didnt mind hugging :D
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby FreyaCrescent on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:48 pm

I avoided free huggers all day, because I was terrified of my cosplay getting ruined. It was my dream cosplay, so I was desperately trying to avoid being glomped/hugged (unless hugging friends or something). Then some idiot jumped me from behind and would not let go of me. I told him a few times sternly to let go and he just wouldn't listen. That ruined the day a little bit for me... Ever heard of the concept of personal space? I'd rather somebody asked me before jumping me for a hug, ta.
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Xylv on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:50 pm

Fury75 wrote:we got the same huggers 20 times xD but it was ok, they were nice people you actually didnt mind hugging :D



Haha I hugged you xD
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby FluffyDragon on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:54 pm

I like free hugs, but only if they give you a choice. Surpise hugs are also okay, but only if you know the person, or you know they're okay with it.

I got glomped once when I was in my Warrior cosplay, the glomper almost got scewered on my shoulder spikes :|

At other expos there are alot more free hugs signs, they're pretty common
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Matty Marvel on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:55 pm

Yeeah.. Hugs are cool. i like hugs.. lol.

i think i only hugged the same person twice.. and it was like.. in a space of like ..2 hours.. lol.

And Yeaah. Its good to see who you're hugging. like.. if they tap your shoulder and then hug you its fine.. but if they just jump on your and stuff .. its like.. Ahh!

and its very hard to hug someone back if they hug you from behind and you are as tall as i am lol.
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Xylv on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:57 pm

It annoy's me a little when someone has a "hug me sign" but they look really miserable and are walking like 4590704978 miles an hour so you can't hug them DD:
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Matty Marvel on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:58 pm

FluffyDragon wrote:I like free hugs, but only if they give you a choice. Surpise hugs are also okay, but only if you know the person, or you know they're okay with it.

I got glomped once when I was in my Warrior cosplay, the glomper almost got scewered on my shoulder spikes :|

At other expos there are alot more free hugs signs, they're pretty common

:O I know youu!! last year you cosplayed as Sasuke in a barrel. i remember you. you probably don't remember me! lol.


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i walked around with my sister and this little blonde kid.

The little blonde kid was Naruto and my sister was 'Sexy No Jitsu Itachi' and i was.. an original character.. lol

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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Yukito097 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:00 pm

Fury75 wrote:we got the same huggers 20 times xD but it was ok, they were nice people you actually didnt mind hugging :D


Yeah I got like the same people about...5-10 times each ^_^ I was the guy in the brainiac shirt and uruhara's hat btw, first expo, first free hugging...very fun! XD I didn't do any suprise hugs or air hugs, just held the sign saying "free hugs" and hugged anyone that came to me
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Matty Marvel on Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:02 pm

Yukito097 wrote:
Fury75 wrote:we got the same huggers 20 times xD but it was ok, they were nice people you actually didnt mind hugging :D


Yeah I got like the same people about...5-10 times each ^_^ I was the guy in the brainiac shirt and uruhara's hat btw, first expo, first free hugging...very fun! XD I didn't do any suprise hugs or air hugs, just held the sign saying "free hugs" and hugged anyone that came to me

I Saw you... i didnt know you had a 'free hugs' sign on.. lol. mind you. i was pretty set on heading over to rockband and stuff to have a go before i got really into anything.
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Fury75 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:41 pm

Xylv wrote:
Fury75 wrote:we got the same huggers 20 times xD but it was ok, they were nice people you actually didnt mind hugging :D



Haha I hugged you xD


Were you the one with the chain and plaster on your cheek :P
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby The Soranator on Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:49 pm

It wasn't as bad as it is in London xD There were a few creepy ones, I know I got jumped on from behind by someone who then screamed in my ear "FREE HUUGS!" He cracked one of my horns, which distressed me >(

But most of them respected your personal space, which was a big step up xD
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Mnemosyne on Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:07 am

I had a sign stuck to my back for a bit and got lynched a few times. XD
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Xylv on Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:28 am

Fury75 wrote:
Xylv wrote:
Fury75 wrote:we got the same huggers 20 times xD but it was ok, they were nice people you actually didnt mind hugging :D



Haha I hugged you xD


Were you the one with the chain and plaster on your cheek :P



Yeah xD

I was like Zomg it's you! And had to hug you xD
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Fury75 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:43 am

:D YAY!!!! i didnt realise it was you at the time :P
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Xylv on Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:51 am

Fury75 wrote::D YAY!!!! i didnt realise it was you at the time :P



xDD

It was so much fun though, too bad it's over D:

I recogniced you, your Sasuke and Sakura straight away Lol you looked really good^^
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Psycholorny on Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:39 pm

Awwh, it was my first expo and I loved all the free hugging.
I want to find some of the people I hugged, particularly the very tall L, Free Hugs Itachi, Air Hugging Near and the FREE HUGS GROUP <333
I hugged all of them a lot of times and think they're awesome <3
(BTW I wasn't in cosplay, was in Visual Kei style. Had swirly eye make-up and a wripped turquoise jumper on. I was with the girl with long ginger hair and a free hugs sign and a lad with longish brown hair, who hugged everything with a pulse. And without. We hugged a table.)
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby jcl007149 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:24 pm

Psycholorny wrote:Awwh, it was my first expo and I loved all the free hugging.
I want to find some of the people I hugged, particularly the very tall L, Free Hugs Itachi, Air Hugging Near and the FREE HUGS GROUP <333
I hugged all of them a lot of times and think they're awesome <3
(BTW I wasn't in cosplay, was in Visual Kei style. Had swirly eye make-up and a wripped turquoise jumper on. I was with the girl with long ginger hair and a free hugs sign and a lad with longish brown hair, who hugged everything with a pulse. And without. We hugged a table.)
Eheh xx


Hi! I saw you! The free hugs Itacthi was my friend ^^
Here, his youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/600will

You looked great btw :3
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Psycholorny on Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:40 pm

jcl007149 wrote:
Psycholorny wrote:Awwh, it was my first expo and I loved all the free hugging.
I want to find some of the people I hugged, particularly the very tall L, Free Hugs Itachi, Air Hugging Near and the FREE HUGS GROUP <333
I hugged all of them a lot of times and think they're awesome <3
(BTW I wasn't in cosplay, was in Visual Kei style. Had swirly eye make-up and a wripped turquoise jumper on. I was with the girl with long ginger hair and a free hugs sign and a lad with longish brown hair, who hugged everything with a pulse. And without. We hugged a table.)
Eheh xx


Hi! I saw you! The free hugs Itacthi was my friend ^^
Here, his youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/600will

You looked great btw :3


Awwhh thanks ^^ Were you in cosplay?
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Re: Free hugs?!

Postby Fury75 on Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:28 am

Yeah we were hard to miss XD
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