Cosplay Field Day (8/4/12 || Upper Darby, PA)


Cosplay Field Day (8/4/12 || Upper Darby, PA)

Unread postby d-chan o^_*o » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:34 pm

Cosplay Field Day
August 4th, 2012 || 2:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Naylor's Run Park || 1567 Garrett Rd., Upper Darby, PA 19082

Your summer season has now been taken to an even more fusion festival extreme, minna-san! The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is proud to announce the 1st stop for its TAKII World Tour known by no other name than Cosplay Field Day!! A sure-fire fusion festival classic, Cosplay Field Day comes to you from Naylor's Run Park in Upper Darby, PA on August 4th, 2012 (going from 2:00pm - 8:00pm EST). It will feature all of your favorite members of Team TAKII combined with the ever-passionate TAKII Family in all of their collective costumed glory as we all enjoy delicious picnic-y delicasies while taking part in some challenging field games for epic prizes. And of course, for anyone inspired to pre-reg at this stop on the TAKII World Tour, our Team TAKII Registration Coalition will be in the house taking reservations for #1 Contender's Passes & Vendor Table Slots.

THERE IS NO FORMAL ENTRANCE FEE to attend Cosplay Field Day! All that we ask is that those attending this stop on the TAKII World Tour come prepared with the following:

1- A cosplay of some kind (it can be as elaborate as a Sailor fuku or as simple as cat ears)
2- Your favorite picnic food (able to be shared with at least 6-8 other people; preference is for food that is already prepared)
3- Sports utilities (if you plan on using any of Naylor's Run Park's facilities beyond pre-scheduled festivities, bring extra gear)
4- Something to change into (in case your cosplay becomes uncomfortable to wear as the day goes on)
5- Extra money (in the event that you find yourself needing to take public transportation, or purchase extra food/swag, etc.)
6- A TAKII attitude to enjoy some fun in the sun (because that's how we do....TAKII always brings the party!)

To give you more of an idea of our fooding options, here is what we would like for our menu to consist of (counting food provided by Cosplay Field Day volunteers & those attending in general): hot dogs (grilled & boiled), chicken (fried & grilled), salad (potato, macaroni, seaweed, etc.), snacks (potato chips, Pocky, Asian gummies, Japanese crackers, etc.), & drinks (bottled water, Ramune, chilled juices, etc.). The actual menu itself will look different based upon those participating in Cosplay Field Day & the dishes that they bring. So that we don't have dozens of people all bringing in their favorite flavor of Pocky, we encourage TAKII Family members to reach out via our social media outlets ( & network with each other for their culinary collaborative efforts.

Cosplay Field Day wouldn't be complete without some time for people to compete against one another in a variety of field games, TAKII-style! Attendees of this outing can expect to enjoy (but not limited to) the following: "Last Otaku Standing" (musical chairs with a fusion festival twist), "Ninja!" (testing your lightning-fast reflexes), "Mario Tennis" (live-action role playing your favorite characters from the Mario universe playing singles & doubles tennis), & "The Great Relay Race" (fusion festival-style relay races with a variety of challenging stipulations). Prizes will be in the form of swag from our Team TAKII members & complimentary #1 Contender's Passes. The varied amenities of Naylor's Run Park will also offer Cosplay Field Day participants the ability to take a scenic trek through Darby Creek, play other organized sports games, jog though extensive hiking trails, & plenty more. A formal listing of what you can experience by visiting Naylor's Run Park alone can be found here:

May the TAKII World Tour's Cosplay Field Day become yet another one of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival"'s cherished traditions for many seasons & generations to come; we can't wait to see you all there! Ja ne, minna-san!! ^_^
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TAKII-Provided Food

Unread postby d-chan o^_*o » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:21 am

Here is a list of the food & drink items TAKII will be providing at Cosplay Field Day:

- Hot Dogs
- Hamburgers
- Chips
- Soda
- Water
- Various Japanese snacks

With that being said, we will need people to bring: cups, plates, desserts, & anything else picnic-y. Try to bring something you know someone else is not bringing, which will require that you coordinate with the TAKII family. PLEASE BE AWARE that you are required to bring something to share (with at least 6-8 other people) upon your arrival to Cosplay Field Day. Otherwise, not a lot of food will be there to go around & you will go home hungry (lol).
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Cosplay Field Day @ Facebook

Unread postby d-chan o^_*o » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:32 am

Hey, did you know that Cosplay Field Day has an event page of its own on Facebook? It's a great way to coordinate with the TAKII family what to bring & to plan for the shenanigans that will undoubtedly occur that day! It's fast & easy to RSVP at this link:
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The Scoop On Cosplay Field Day's Main Festivities

Unread postby d-chan o^_*o » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:01 am

While it is true that we will have all kinds of events going on during the course of Cosplay Field Day, the TAKII World Tour features 4 main festivities for the day, including:

In Japan, it's known as "Isu Tori Game". In Thailand, it's known as "Kao'ee Dontri". In America, it's known as "Musical Chairs". At Cosplay Field Day, its fans will know it as "Last Otaku Standing", our extreme twist on a tried & true classic game of epic proportions! Participants will be in it for themselves, as they each bring their #1 Contender's Passes & a seat around the Main Stage -- each seat will have, underneath it, an especially-hilarious, musically-related task. Before the music starts, a seat will be randomly pulled, meaning someone will be left without a chair (DUH, lol). When the music starts, everyone will be walking around the chair, jockeying for position by any means necessary -- as when the music stops, everyone music immediately sit down, with the person left out being asked to walk away, empty-handed. This cycle repeats itself until there is 1 chair left & that last person must perform that special task under their chair! In a special twist of events, the TAKII fans in attendance will then judge if they adequately accomplished the mysterious task & should win, or if everyone who previously got knocked out should get the prize instead!! So, just who will be crowned Cosplay Field Day's "Last Otaku Standing" Champ? I guess you'll just have to wait & see.... ^_*.

This will be your standard game of mixed-gender tennis, except that everyone will either need to Cosplay as a character from the Mario universe, or LARP (live action role play) as one! You will be responsible for bringing your own tennis rackets & extra balls. All other rules of tennis apply. Sound simple? Well if you've been around The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational long enough, as Tina Turner would say, "we ain't do nothing easy"....always "to the extreme"!

"Ninja" is a common playground game, where the object is to take turns swiping at the opponent's hands to eliminate them. The name originates from the feudal Japanese assassin. It is commonly played at meet-ups involving 1 or more people, such as at TAKII. The rules of "Ninja" are simple & have only a few pivotal rules for play. In a game, players will stand in a circle & place their hands together; the player leading the game will say "Bow to your sensei". From there, the countdown begins, & each player must strike a pose. Players take turns attacking their opponents by swiping at their hands & must freeze in place once their attack is finished. Defending players may dodge if they think they will be hit & must also freeze once the attack is finished. If a player is hit, the hand that is hit is out but the other hand is still in. When both hands have been hit the player is out & must stand back until there is 1 player left. The only player left is the winner

TAKII their best cosplays....featuring props from the previous 13 seasons of "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival"....doing the craziest relay races you will ever see anywhere....enough said. This is 1 event that you simply CANNOT miss!!
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Directions To Cosplay Field Day

Unread postby d-chan o^_*o » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:09 am

Cosplay Field Day is a cinch to get to!

1. Ride to 69th Street Terminal. To get there, use the Market Frankford Line & ride it WEST to the very end.
2. Get off the train & head upstairs. Follow the GREEN signs for the 101 & 102 Trolleys.
3. Out on the platform, you'll see trolleys on the right. You can board any 101 or 102 trolley EXCEPT the express. DO NOT pay when boarding the trolley! You pay when you exit. (Only pay when boarding if instructed by the vehicle operator). The express does not stop at the park.
4. Ride the 101 or 102 to the Beverly Blvd. stop. This is the 5th stop on the 101 or 102. Pull the string after leaving the Hilltop Road stop.
5. To exit the trolley, make your way to the front door & swipe your Transpass or deposit your money/tokens into the fare box. The driver should let you off at Beverly Blvd..
6. Once off the trolley, you should be at a small trolley station. This station is sandwiched in between Bywood Ave. & Garret Rd.. You want to get to Garret Rd., the street on the other side of the trolley tracks.
7. CROSS the trolley tracks (SAFELY, mind you).
8. Immediately after crossing the tracks, turn right & walk down Garret Rd..
9. Follow Garret Rd..
10. The trolley tracks head up over a bridge. You're gonna walk under that bridge at the 1st opportunity.
11. When you walk under the trolley bridge, you'll be entering the main parking lot for Naylor's Run Park.

Driving eh? You sure?

Naylor's Run Park is located in Upper Darby, PA. The thing about driving here is that the main roads don 't really make any sense, so a set of step by step driving instructions may become confusing. I would STRONGLY recommend a GPS. So you have an idea of where you're trying to go, input this address into your GPS:

1567 Garrett Rd., Upper Darby, PA 19082

That's the park's address according to its website. A big clue you're at the right spot: that big ol' trolley bridge overhead. You enter the park by passing under this bridge. No bridge? I can guarantee you're anywhere else but Naylor's Run Park. ;) To be sure, use that trolley bridge as a landmark. It ain't gonna go anywhere anytime soon. So you're pretty safe in assuming it will be there to let you know you hit the right place. There is no easy highway access to Naylor's Run Park. The nearest major road is actually West Chester Pk., to the north. If you follow Garret Rd., you have a straight arrow shot right to 69th Street Terminal, where you can get to West Chester Pk. (points west of Upper Darby) or follow Market St. (points east of Upper Darby as well as Center City via EL or traveling Market St.). Use your GPS to navigate to the park. Just be mindful that the intersection of Garrett, West Chester Pk., & Market St. (right near 69th Street Terminal) is like 1 of those big spaghetti interchanges on the interstate; except there are no fly-overs. The intersection is 1 huge conglomeration of roads & traffic lights. To seal the deal, you got SEPTA buses & trolleys playing Frogger with cars. LOL. Carefully navigate this intersection as you wend your way to Garrett Rd..

As for finding us, there's 2 possibilities:
1. The main parking lot. The lot isn't huge, but you may see a large group of otaku near the main parking lot. That's us.
2. If you walk down the road that leads out of the parking lot (DON'T leave the park by walking under the trolley bridge) a little ways down the road is another section of the park, about a 5-10 minute walk depending on pace. We might be down there. In any case, the location will be marked or indicated, either by signs or otaku.

- Use the Weekend timetables for SEPTA & the 101 or 102.
- When it's time to go home, you'll board the 101 or 102 just down the street from where you got off. The trolley station to head back to 69th Street is about 50-100 feet down the road from where you got off. You DO NOT need to cross the tracks if heading to 69th Street. If you're heading west, however, you DO need to cross the tracks.
- There is a pedestrian sidewalk on Garrett Rd.. It hugs the retaining wall.
- If you're driving, when you leave, it may be easier to make a right & then turn around at an upcoming light or intersection or go around the block. You're attempting to cross 4 lanes of busy road as you exit under the bridge. Mind your views, as the retaining wall of the bridge completely blocks your view to the right if you don't pull out far enough.
- 69th Street offers a few markets & places for food, so if you didn't bring anything (or forgot) you can grab snacks to share from any of the food places in the 69th Street Terminal, or just outside in the 69th Street market zone (the 2-3 blocks immediately adjacent to 69th Street Terminal - most notably anything on the other side of the pedestrian truss bridge over Market St.).
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Cosplay Field Day After-Party

Unread postby d-chan o^_*o » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:55 am

For those who are interested, there will be a lil after-party that will be held at TAKII HQ (7112 Penarth Ave., Upper Darby, PA 19082) once Cosplay Field Day comes to a close! We will be dining on whatever is left over from the picnic & will be playing old school VS new school gaming, along with some Magic: The Gathering & other assorted video & non-video gaming. It's a chance for everyone to unwind & get that TAKII-style nightcap for what promises to be an excellent Saturday ^_^.

DIRECTIONS: It's within walking distance of Naylor's Run Park, but if you require specific instruction, please utilize the links made available in the "Locale & Directions" section of the official TAKII website ( &
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Rain Day Plan

Unread postby d-chan o^_*o » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:24 am

In the event that it is raining outside around 1pm or so, PLEASE call: 610 931 1785 to see if we will still be having Cosplay Field Day at Naylor's Run Park. In the event that we get rained out, WE WILL BE HAVING OUR COSPLAY FIELD DAY at TAKII HQ (7112 Penarth Ave., Upper Darby, PA 19082) instead. If the weather improves as everyone is at TAKII HQ enjoyoing good cosplays, good food, good games, & good times, then we can walk back over to the park if we so desire.

AGAIN, please call the number provided to check where Cosplay Field Day will be taking place if by 1pm or so on Saturday it is raining (or looks like it's about to). DOMO! ^_^
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