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Comic Con Part 1
Bela and I decided we made the right decision driving to Council Bluffs last night instead of leaving way early this morning to arrive for a long
day weekend of cosplay fun. We rolled out of bed at 7:30, ate breakfast, dressed and arrived at the Mid-America Center down the street from the hotel around 9 this morning. I was signed up to volunteer from 12-4, but (to me) early is better. Bela started out super, uber excited and ready for some cosplay action. Just FYI, Bela found me at 2:30 and said, “I’m done. My feet are killing me!” I had to chuckle, but my feet were feeling rough, too.
People were able to enter close to noon, and I enjoyed watching the “show.” I saw so many costumes that I (still) can’t identify. I was able to figure out a few, but not as many as Bela. You check the pics out and see how well you do.
Stay tuned for more pictures. 🙂 So far, my favorite tables are the LARP people and the Steampunk couple.
Ysabela was beyond thrilled to receive her scythe today via FedEx. Mike the Magnificent crafted the prop with loving care and amazing attention to detail. The FedEx delivery gal said she and the other workers had speculated that one of the boxes contained a boomerang due to the shape! Hope nobody placed a bet on that.
Ysabela opened the boxes very carefully, then we took the still-wrapped scythe into my room so she could remove the tape and get to the good stuff. Mike the Magnificent had included a couple of surprises—the skull’s eyes actually light up! He had also crafted a sword as an extra prop. I’m surprised that Mike didn’t hear the “Ysabela shriek” all the way across the country when she finally got everything out.
We appreciate all of the work Mike put into Ysabela’s props for Comic Con. If you need any props for role playing, you need to find Mike of Crypticus Designs. He’s in North Carolina, but he can make anything. Of that I am certain!
My daughter, Ysabela, has decided she wants to do some cosplay. After she explained it all to me, I thought it might be fun for her. I wondered if we’d find any cosplay fun within driving distance, so she started looking. We discovered that there’s a cosplay event (O Comic Con) in Council Bluffs (Iowa) at the end of May, so we are planning to go. Once she won that battle, she insisted that I dress up as well.
I don’t think I can find an appealing outfit that is flattering for my body type. It’s that simple! I mean, I’m in shape (if you count round as a shape!), but I do not want to wear anything that is very “form fitting.” I like my clothes to cover, not outline. I liked the Avatar face makeup, but the clothes are not my style. After that, things went down hill. I have given up on finding an outfit that I can—and will—wear.
As far as I’m concerned, we will have enough to do with ordering fabric, making Bela’s pants (with help from someone who knows how to do it!), finding the perfect purple shirt, buying her must-have boots and ordering the top hat. I think cosplay=money. 🙂 It should be a fun experience anyway, though. We’re both looking forward to going. Everyone will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet and have photos taken. It’ll be nice to get out of town for a few days and relax.