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Before I dive into my Obsessively Detailed Recaps, I thought I'd do a costume round-up post from this year's D*C.

The final tally was nine costumes, with three con debuts (Annie, USO Girl, Ravenclaw student). In order of wearing:

1. Wedding Dress
2. Annie, from Community (episodes "A Fistfull of Paintballs" and "For a Few Paintballs More")
3. Hawkgirl, as part of the Renaissance Justice League
4. Captain America USO Girl
5. Elizabeth Swann, POTC plum dress
6. "Gaga" Quinn, from Glee (episode "Theatricality")
7. Ravenclaw student, Harry Potter
8. Penny, The Big Bang Theory
9. Suki (Fire Nation disguise), Avatar: the Last Airbender

Thursday

1. Wedding Dress Night!

[livejournal.com profile] sistersola informed us that Thursday night was for wearing wedding dresses, and [livejournal.com profile] princess_lesa, [livejournal.com profile] amaz0n_princess, and I all rounded up our actual wedding dresses and stuffed them into our luggage. (I added an ivory Pennyblossom for the occasion.) (Also, bonus vampire!Yvette.)

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With [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue, [livejournal.com profile] anariazar_rel, and [livejournal.com profile] miana_dude:

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Friday

2. Annie, from Community (episodes "A Fistfull of Paintballs" and "For a Few Paintballs More")

I LOVED DOING THIS GROUP SO MUCH. COMMUNITY IS THE BEST EVER.



3. Hawkgirl, as part of the Renaissance Justice League

I DID NOT MAKE MY DRESS. NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT. IT IS ALL [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora's GENIUS. WORSHIP HER.

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Saturday

4. Captain America USO Girl

I still can't believe how many girls we got. We had 13 for the parade and 28 for the photoshoot that night. The parade was so AWESOME and we looked SO SHARP. Also, I discovered that with 40s makeup and hair, I look eerily like my grandmother when she was my age.

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5. Elizabeth Swann, POTC plum dress

[livejournal.com profile] luminousbeing78 hosted an 18th-century cupcake party on Saturday afternoon (yummmm). This being the only 18c thing I own, I threw it on!

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Ashlee had comfy pillows under her dress. No, seriously.

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6. "Gaga" Quinn, from Glee (episode "Theatricality")

[livejournal.com profile] amaz0n_princess and I put on our Gaga Santana and Quinn costumes from last year for late Saturday night. Here we are with [livejournal.com profile] macbeemer's amazing Jessica Rabbit (and a photobombing [livejournal.com profile] my_belle_)

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Genderbent Huntress, Rebel Pilot Mickey Mouse, Gaga Quinn, and The Most Interesting Man in the World, otherwise known as "my family" (husband, brother, me, father):

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Sunday

7. Ravenclaw student, Harry Potter

I couldn't make the Final Battle shoot that morning because of a later costume group, but I came down for some "before" pictures! My robe is borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora.

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8. Penny, The Big Bang Theory

We were down two members (our Howard and Amy Farrah Fowler were both unable to attend at the last minute and THEY WERE MISSED TERRIBLY) but we still got the group together and met Wil Wheaton!!!







9. Suki (Fire Nation disguise), Avatar: the Last Airbender

SO EXCITED to have a Sokka to take pictures with! And it's even the right version! We solved the height difference with a little creative posing.

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Monday

2 (repeat): Annie again! This time with Pierce in our group!

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Date: 2011-09-12 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mandymitchell.livejournal.com
I LOVE the Captain America USO Girls group shot! I think it's like my favorite photo out of D*C 2011. Everyone looks so coordinated in the parade and in costume!
I wasn't able to make it for the Final Battle photoshoot either. In fact, I didn't hear about until I saw your previous LJ entry. Either way I was still in L.A. That Ravenclaw school uniform eerily looks so much like my Cho Chang costume. In other words, your friend did an excellent job on being movie accurate with her costume. (It costed me a few hundred dollars just for me to get my costume right, and I even had to make a second robe because the first one didn't match my tie. >_<)
I don't know how you pack several costumes to an out-of-state con and wear them all! The most I ever brought to D*C was 3 and I only wore 2 of them.
Looks like you had an amazing time, and thanks so much for posting up pics!
Edited Date: 2011-09-12 05:03 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-13 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
I know, I can't get enough of looking at the pictures from the USO Girls photoshoot! Especially once they added all the Captain Americas to the shot-- so much red, white, and blue!

My Ravenclaw uniform was assembled as follows (if you're interested):
- Cardigan and tie from Whimsic Alley
- white shirt from Goodwill
- skirt made by me (based mostly on Vera and Alison's instructions)
- robe by Jen ([livejournal.com profile] aviendiora)

I have materials to make my own robe but ran out of time-- I'm trying to do it accurately, without the seam between robe and hood on the colored facing, but it was driving me CRAZY. I'll probably try again this fall, since what else am I going to use the fabric for? :P

I think this may have been a few too many costumes...it was a lot of time in the room changing and I didn't get to wear them all for very long. Big Bang Theory in particular was really short, but since we were missing people, I really wouldn't have felt right going out and about without them. We can always wear them again next year. :)

It was definitely a great time! I know you're less into cons these days but I hope you can make it out to D*C again sometime. :)

Date: 2011-09-14 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mandymitchell.livejournal.com
Had I known about Whimsic Alley earlier, I would have just purchased my robe from them. It would have saved me the trouble of making one, and they do a great job.
I would say I am less into anime cons these days (the crowd is different and I'm losing interest). I'm sure you noticed veteran anime cosplayers slowly making their their way over to sci-fi/comic conventions. I'm super gung-ho about D*C and will do everything in my power to make it next year! =D

Date: 2011-09-12 12:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lyssie.livejournal.com
AHA. It was you guys I saw on Monday! Sadly, I was too lazy to come running out of High Velocity to accost you and be all "omg, I think you are on my flist".

You looked awesome, and that Elizabeth dress is so pretty!

Date: 2011-09-13 06:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Haha, I was too lazy on Monday to do much but take some pictures and then sit in Robot Battles all day. So I understand. ;-) There's always next year, right?

Thank you!

Date: 2011-09-12 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaz0n-princess.livejournal.com

I love all your costumes so much & I love how much time we got to spend together!

Also I'm totally holding your Suki shoes hostage... ;)

Date: 2011-09-13 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
YES. Spending time together was THE BEST PART. HUGS FOREVER. :D :D :D

Ron looks pretty good in those shoes, IDK if I can take them back... ;-)

Date: 2011-09-13 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaz0n-princess.livejournal.com
But seriously, my SM was drooling over them! I'm shocked she didn't sneak them away back with her to africa!

Date: 2011-09-12 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
You look so awesome!!

Date: 2011-09-13 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you! Next year we will look awesome TOGETHER! After all, you're Amy Farrah Fowler. So we're besties!

Date: 2011-09-13 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
Yes! That's right, bestie!

Date: 2011-09-12 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dm-lunsford.livejournal.com
Thanks for the pics. I only got to see your Annie/Community in person, but you guys looked great. The Hawkgirl costume was gorgeous! Very cool that your dad and brother got at attend this year - nice to be able to meet them.

Date: 2011-09-13 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
I'm so glad we were able to see you on Monday! It's always a delight to talk to you. :D Thanks so much! I think Dad and Sean are pretty well hooked on D*C now. ;-)

Date: 2011-09-12 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laughingmagpie.livejournal.com
I LOVED doing a costume group with you and your family! In fact, I love your family! Definitely a highlight of the Con for me :-)

Date: 2011-09-13 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Hurray! And we loved getting to do a group with you guys! Gotta wear those again for sure!!!

Date: 2011-09-12 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kagomechan.livejournal.com
OMG the Captain America USO girls~~!! SO cute. XD I'm sad I was working all of D*C. NEXT YEAR!!! I shall go and it will be awesome.

Date: 2011-09-13 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
I know, I was pretty much overwhelmed by the cuteness when we were all standing together! :D You have to get to D*C next year!!!

Date: 2011-09-14 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kagomechan.livejournal.com
1940's hairstyles for the win~!

I am so going.. it's not even funny!! XD

Date: 2011-09-12 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fieryredhead.livejournal.com
So much awesome in one post! <3

BTW I just added [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora as I LOVED the gown; please tell her I'm not... well, I'm the good kind of crazy. ;D

Date: 2011-09-13 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

LOL, I'll let her know. ;-) Also, you can check out her webpage to see what else she's done: http://www.starfyreenchantment.com/gallery.html

Date: 2011-09-12 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosiewook.livejournal.com
You looked awesome in all of your costumes!

The Hawkgirl photo doesn't convey the stunning detail of that costume. It was really amazing. Congrats to aviendiora!

Great job, as always.

Date: 2011-09-13 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D Yeah, the detail work on the green dress is amazing-- and it was all done by hand! Jen is the good kind of crazy. ;-)

Date: 2011-09-14 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/my_belle_/
photobomb!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL!!
awesome costumes, as always! :)

Date: 2011-09-14 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/my_belle_/
also-if Wil Wheaton comes back, the entire BBT group has to go see him again! That would be too hilarious. :D

Date: 2011-09-14 08:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anariazar-rel.livejournal.com
So many awesome costumes - I'm glad I got to see several in person this year :) And I had such a great time in the USO girl group :)

Date: 2011-09-16 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Right back at you-- I'm glad I got to see so many of your costumes! The USO group was seriously a blast. :) I'm really really glad we got to hang out more this year!

Date: 2011-09-15 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aviendiora.livejournal.com
So much AWESOME!! Your USO costume is really fantastic! And I can't believe how quickly you got Annie done! And of course it looks great!

Date: 2011-09-16 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO BE A USO GIRRRRLLLLLLL..... :D :D :D

Annie was pretty much just the vest and bloomers, everything else was bought...but I was really happy with how she came together. :D

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