Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dragon*Con

I love going to Dragon*Con. There's something about hanging out with that many people who are all interested in the same things I am. And then of course there's the costumes. I start sewing months (literally) before the con because that's how long it takes, so it doesn't impact the rest of my life (or in this last case my dissertation).

And I really do love sewing. I love taking this:















And turning it into this:
Yes, I sewed the man too.



















This year I made two Iroh costumes (from legend of Korra, and The last airbender), a green lantern McGonnugol, Cirdan the shipwright, and a yellow lantern Dr. Horrible.



Take that, Belatrix!
And I have to say, going as Green Lantern as a witch was one of the best experiences ever. I had little kids coming up to me to ask for my picture. They wanted to know why they hadn't ever seen a green lantern witch on the show. It was too cute.

In fact, the whole con was so much fun, we bought tickets for next year. Now all I have to do is figure out what to wear...

7 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I can't believe you made that. I am very impressed!

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    1. Ah, thanks. You should see some of the costumes there. I was seriously outclassed in the costume department. Most of the people there were already working on their costumes for next year @_@

      Crazy dedicated.

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  2. Oh my gosh. SO jealous of your talent. Wow.

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    1. You know, all of sewing is patience and bravery. After that, it's just experience.

      It's strangely similar to writing.

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  3. completely cool! what do you do for halloween?

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    1. It's funny, but I haven't done Halloween in years. For some reason, I always catch the flu just in time for Halloween, or I'm in an impossible place to do anything for it.

      Though, I did dress up as an elf to go to the Hobbit party at a nearby bookstore...

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