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I'm posting a con report less than a week after the con ended? WHAT IS THIS CRAZINESS!?

So yeah! We went to WonderCon for the first time ever, yay! We've wanted to go for years but the timing just hasn't worked out. This year the timing was still not spectacular, what with it being Easter weekend and Baby Donut's birthday, but we'd committed to go and so we did, and I'm really glad we did because it was ~AWESOME.~

I wore four costumes this time: Yvaine, Penny from The Big Bang Theory, my Rebel cheerleader, and the Bowler from Mystery Men. (Our Masquerade skit this year was MM-themed and there were actually 8 of us dressed as identical Bowlers!) After Dragon*Con, having only one suitcase apiece seemed so...strange. We did, however, forget our camera, so most of the pics I'm linking to are Corli's; a few are Glenn's, and a few are Jess's husband Scott's. All the tiny pictures can be clicked to be embiggened.

Exhaustive details, many many pictures, and Masquerade video under the cut! )

And to close this post-- HUGE CRAZY MASSIVE THANKS to Corli for opening her home to us, driving us to and from the con every day, choreographing a fantastic and fun skit, and putting in so much work on the Bowler costumes. Now I have one, and I didn't have to do anything to get it! (You bet your ass we're bringing these to D*C this year!) Much love to all my fellow Mystery Men-- thanks for making our first WonderCon so great for us.
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I'm posting a con report less than a week after the con ended? WHAT IS THIS CRAZINESS!?

So yeah! We went to WonderCon for the first time ever, yay! We've wanted to go for years but the timing just hasn't worked out. This year the timing was still not spectacular, what with it being Easter weekend and Baby Donut's birthday, but we'd committed to go and so we did, and I'm really glad we did because it was ~AWESOME.~

I wore four costumes this time: Yvaine, Penny from The Big Bang Theory, my Rebel cheerleader, and the Bowler from Mystery Men. (Our Masquerade skit this year was MM-themed and there were actually 8 of us dressed as identical Bowlers!) After Dragon*Con, having only one suitcase apiece seemed so...strange. We did, however, forget our camera, so most of the pics I'm linking to are Corli's; a few are Glenn's, and a few are Jess's husband Scott's. All the tiny pictures can be clicked to be embiggened.

Exhaustive details, many many pictures, and Masquerade video under the cut! )

And to close this post-- HUGE CRAZY MASSIVE THANKS to Corli for opening her home to us, driving us to and from the con every day, choreographing a fantastic and fun skit, and putting in so much work on the Bowler costumes. Now I have one, and I didn't have to do anything to get it! (You bet your ass we're bringing these to D*C this year!) Much love to all my fellow Mystery Men-- thanks for making our first WonderCon so great for us.
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Moving right along, here's D*C Saturday!

The short short version:
- The parade—so nice I did it twice! H-A-R-P-I-E-S, Harpies Harpies are the best! Goooooo Harpies!
- Patrick Stewart panel: “Everything’s going to be okay now. Patrick Stewart is here.”
- The Guild: watching the series, Felicia Day Q&A, meetup with the other costumed people, meeting Felicia in costume, getting our picture taken with Felicia in costume which she immediately Tweeted…OMG.
- Debuting Yvaine at long last!

The obsessively detailed version, with picture links! )
jaina: (Default)
Moving right along, here's D*C Saturday!

The short short version:
- The parade—so nice I did it twice! H-A-R-P-I-E-S, Harpies Harpies are the best! Goooooo Harpies!
- Patrick Stewart panel: “Everything’s going to be okay now. Patrick Stewart is here.”
- The Guild: watching the series, Felicia Day Q&A, meetup with the other costumed people, meeting Felicia in costume, getting our picture taken with Felicia in costume which she immediately Tweeted…OMG.
- Debuting Yvaine at long last!

The obsessively detailed version, with picture links! )
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So very much to say about Dragon*Con, but so very much in need of sleep. For now, here is proof that I finished my Yvaine dress! (I did I did, I totally did! WOOO!) Pics courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] padawansguide:

IMG_7740 . IMG_7741

IMG_7746

Also, I will NEVER get the Thriller dance steps out of my head. Shuffle, back, hop-hop-forward, turn, look, stare, stare...
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So very much to say about Dragon*Con, but so very much in need of sleep. For now, here is proof that I finished my Yvaine dress! (I did I did, I totally did! WOOO!) Pics courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] padawansguide:

IMG_7740 . IMG_7741

IMG_7746

Also, I will NEVER get the Thriller dance steps out of my head. Shuffle, back, hop-hop-forward, turn, look, stare, stare...
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T minus 45 hours till we leave for Dragon*Con!!! Way, way, way too much left to do on Yvaine, but I *will* finish. I may not sleep, but I'll finish.

Somehow I have to cram in wearing 10 costumes over the course of the weekend. GAH.

OH HOLY CRAP I really need to finish learning the Thriller dance too.

And do laundry.

I should probably get off the computer, huh?
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T minus 45 hours till we leave for Dragon*Con!!! Way, way, way too much left to do on Yvaine, but I *will* finish. I may not sleep, but I'll finish.

Somehow I have to cram in wearing 10 costumes over the course of the weekend. GAH.

OH HOLY CRAP I really need to finish learning the Thriller dance too.

And do laundry.

I should probably get off the computer, huh?

wigged out

Jun. 30th, 2008 09:07 am
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Hey, costuming people, does anyone have recommendations for a good-quality long blonde wig? (ie, one that won't look cheap/shiny in person or in pictures.) Everything I've bought in the past has been fairly low-quality, but this time I'm willing to spend the money for a decent wig, and I'm not sure where to look. It's for Yvaine, if that helps.

wigged out

Jun. 30th, 2008 09:07 am
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Hey, costuming people, does anyone have recommendations for a good-quality long blonde wig? (ie, one that won't look cheap/shiny in person or in pictures.) Everything I've bought in the past has been fairly low-quality, but this time I'm willing to spend the money for a decent wig, and I'm not sure where to look. It's for Yvaine, if that helps.
jaina: (fnl - coach and mrs. coach)
Things what I did this weekend:

1) Saw Wall-E. Awwwwwwwwwwwww. And had amazing dinner beforehand.

2) Finished Tristan's vest!
2a) ...and worked with leather for the first time! And it was way easier than I thought it would be! Thanks again [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora; there was *exactly* enough space on that smaller piece to fit one of the fronts.
2b) ...and now have a good base pattern for a vest/shirt/tunic that fits [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue. Thanks, Burda 2459! I hope the jacket pattern works equally well.

3) Watched (well, mostly listened to) season 1 of Danny Phantom. Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] raykel! Rogue listened with me (since he was playing WoW) and agrees that it's very fun. As expected, I liked Sam a lot. And Jazz. Yay, girls! Also, a strange fondness for Danny's billionaire archenemy guy.

4) Actually watched a whole episode of Smallville. ([livejournal.com profile] sirrogue has been marathoning it; I usually just listen from upstairs.) It was the episode in the sixth season where they first have the Justice League (except they didn't actually say JL) and I giggled like a little girl. Love their little hoodie outfits. If I were a boy, I'd totally make Beaver's Bart's Impulse costume.

5) BEAT LEGO STAR WARS II (original trilogy)!!!! Er, almost two years after we got it. It was a lot easier once we realized you didn't *have* to beat Super Story in an hour. (How anyone could possibly beat ROTJ in that time, I have no idea.) And played the first adventure of Lego Indy. As I've said before, the Lego games are the only kind I really enjoy, because they're intended for eight-year-olds. So they're only a little bit above my level.
jaina: (fnl - coach and mrs. coach)
Things what I did this weekend:

1) Saw Wall-E. Awwwwwwwwwwwww. And had amazing dinner beforehand.

2) Finished Tristan's vest!
2a) ...and worked with leather for the first time! And it was way easier than I thought it would be! Thanks again [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora; there was *exactly* enough space on that smaller piece to fit one of the fronts.
2b) ...and now have a good base pattern for a vest/shirt/tunic that fits [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue. Thanks, Burda 2459! I hope the jacket pattern works equally well.

3) Watched (well, mostly listened to) season 1 of Danny Phantom. Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] raykel! Rogue listened with me (since he was playing WoW) and agrees that it's very fun. As expected, I liked Sam a lot. And Jazz. Yay, girls! Also, a strange fondness for Danny's billionaire archenemy guy.

4) Actually watched a whole episode of Smallville. ([livejournal.com profile] sirrogue has been marathoning it; I usually just listen from upstairs.) It was the episode in the sixth season where they first have the Justice League (except they didn't actually say JL) and I giggled like a little girl. Love their little hoodie outfits. If I were a boy, I'd totally make Beaver's Bart's Impulse costume.

5) BEAT LEGO STAR WARS II (original trilogy)!!!! Er, almost two years after we got it. It was a lot easier once we realized you didn't *have* to beat Super Story in an hour. (How anyone could possibly beat ROTJ in that time, I have no idea.) And played the first adventure of Lego Indy. As I've said before, the Lego games are the only kind I really enjoy, because they're intended for eight-year-olds. So they're only a little bit above my level.

*pants*

Jun. 21st, 2008 05:06 pm
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Jumpin' Jeebus on a pogo stick, it is really, really, really hot. Apparently it got up to 100 here today. That is INSANE. The reason I live near the coast so this sort of thing doesn't happen!

Hey, you know what's really fun to do when it's sweltering hot? Sew things in the upstairs room of your un-airconditioned apartment, and then iron them! I am so jumping in the pool when I reach a stopping point...

Well, as long as it doesn't do this again over SDCC weekend, right?

*pants*

Jun. 21st, 2008 05:06 pm
jaina: (atla - tophsmack)
Jumpin' Jeebus on a pogo stick, it is really, really, really hot. Apparently it got up to 100 here today. That is INSANE. The reason I live near the coast so this sort of thing doesn't happen!

Hey, you know what's really fun to do when it's sweltering hot? Sew things in the upstairs room of your un-airconditioned apartment, and then iron them! I am so jumping in the pool when I reach a stopping point...

Well, as long as it doesn't do this again over SDCC weekend, right?

fail!

Jun. 14th, 2008 09:42 am
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DANGIT. I thought I was being all crafty because I already had a copy of Simplicity 4479 (that Phantom of the Opera-esque pattern from a couple years ago) that I thought would work really well as a base for Yvaine's bodice. I just pulled it out, and it's the 14-20 size. With my corset, I need a 10. GRRR. Now the question is, will it be less hassle to buy one on ebay and wait for it to arrive (it's out of print) or to try to grade my current pattern down?

Man, now I'm really cranky. >:(

fail!

Jun. 14th, 2008 09:42 am
jaina: (Default)
DANGIT. I thought I was being all crafty because I already had a copy of Simplicity 4479 (that Phantom of the Opera-esque pattern from a couple years ago) that I thought would work really well as a base for Yvaine's bodice. I just pulled it out, and it's the 14-20 size. With my corset, I need a 10. GRRR. Now the question is, will it be less hassle to buy one on ebay and wait for it to arrive (it's out of print) or to try to grade my current pattern down?

Man, now I'm really cranky. >:(

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