Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gen Con 2015

This year's Gen Con journey is coming up fast. I am going to be there again as well as my husband, brothers, and my brother-in-law, Louis. It is Louis's first time at Gen Con and he just informed me this past weekend that he wishes to cosplay. He wants to go as Link, which we had planned a year ago, but never started. While this is great and super fun, we have less than a month to pull this off. Also, Louis has never sewn anything before. We have the basic beginnings of his tunic done, and he is catching on to sewing fast. Luckily, there is this great blog walk through for the Ocarina of Time Link that we are using. It has been so helpful! Here is the link (ha):

I am going to go as Navi. My costume is almost done. I have the corset, skirt, shoes, wig, and shirt. I may remake my skirt. My husband, Ray, wants to cosplay as well. He is going to go as Sakon the Thief. We are going to buy quite a bit of his costume, but he is already bald, so that is a good start.

I am going down with just my brothers on Wednesday. We will have quite the quality sibling time until late Thursday night when others arrive. I am taking a molding and casting class on Thursday, and I am so excited for it as well as the brewery tour on Friday. I believe we have a horror RPG on Friday night, as is our tradition. I did not sign up for much this year, but I will be cosplaying Saturday, which takes quite a bit of time out of the day. I am getting more and more excited for Gen Con and will hopefully get some cosplay progress pictures up soon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Things I am excited about

So yet again, everyday life has gotten in the way of writing about awesome things, but there is some stuff coming up that I am really excited about. Wisconsin is finally getting a Comic Con! It is the first weekend of February in Madison. There are a surprising amount of guests that are well known, but I am most excited about Bruce Campbell! In my opinion, the price is a bit steep since it is the first Comic Con/Wizard World in Madison ($75), but I do understand the name brand aspect of it. Here is the site if you want to check it out.

In other convention news, I once again was approved for a professional badge for C2E2. I am trying to figure out if the husband and I can scrape together the cash to spend the weekend in Chicago. The pricing is not too bad, but with also attending Wisconsin Comic Con it could be too much. Hopefully I will get to go and get in the hour early on Friday, cause that was a fun experience.

Weirdly, I have found some really awesome accessories and clothing at Hot Topic lately. They had/ are having a pretty great sale where I picked up a few things. I love this Deathly Hallows watch. It works really well at the library as my work watch. I also grabbed this adorable KiK's Delivery Service tank. I am still holding out for this JiJi hoodie, but it is still a bit rich for my blood.

So that is what has been on my mind lately. I will for sure update about Wisconsin Comic Con as it approaches!