Dragon*Con was awesome, as usual. And except for not having my staff for Menace, my costumes got finished. Had a minor malfunction––-one of the jewels popped off of my top—but you can barely tell in pictures. 😄
The highlight of my weekend was having Felicia Day, Amy Okuda, and Robin Thorsen from The Guild take pictures of a costume group I was in! They posed for a picture with us, too, and were so sweet and lovely.
Link to my Flickr set is here: Dragon*Con 2011
It’s public right now, and it’ll likely stay public until Flickr pervs start adding pictures of my friends as favorites. (Ew.)
My friend, Derek Deweese, has some better, more interesting pictures at his site. He used the Jarvie Window effect/technique to take over 400 portraits. You can see those here: The Dragon*Con 2011 Jarvie Window Experience
MTAC was last weekend, and so I debuted version 1 of my Black Gold Saw costume:
I’m glad I wore it at this con first—it helped me figure out what worked and what I need to fix for Dragon*Con. My knee/thigh armor fell apart because the glaze I used never cured, but at least I knew that it would be a temporary set for MTAC only. My thigh-highs started to fall, too—I taped them up, but it was hot outside, so I think the adhesive stopped working because I was sweating a little. I still have to make claws for the hands, too… so yeah, I’m still not done with it but know where I need to make changes and additions.
Overall, though, I loved wearing the costume. I can’t wait to wear it again. The group got a great response. I’m so glad that Brandi and Katrina invited me to do this costume group with them. I’m really looking forward to D*C now, when I’ll have a fully-functional, not falling apart version of this costume. 😀
As is wont to happen, my costume list has changed. I’ve pushed some things to the end of my list, and pulled some things to the front of it. For MTAC, I’m going to be part of a Black Rock Shooter costume group. I’ll be doing Black Gold Saw:
I’ve started working on the horns, I’ve picked out my fabric (thanks, Gena!), and Bill’s going to be making that awesome sword. I’ll try to post progress pictures shortly.
I’m so excited about this group. The two girls who asked me to join the group are both great costumers, and I’m really looking forward to how this project will turn out.