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WonderCon 2011

WonderCon was a fun laid back day for us. We decided that we weren’t interested in hauling our Bioshock costumes up to the city and I stopped working on my fix-its a couple weeks ago. I just had no motivation to finish it. ^^; So we went the comfy route and dug out our Battlestar off-duty uniforms.

As soon as we got in, Cheryll bee-lined for the Iron Throne so we could take photos with it. I have to say: it looks much much cooler in photos than in person. It does look cool in photos though!

We wandered around the dealer’s hall some and then went and sat through a bunch of movie panels.

Cowboys & Aliens: Ok with a title like that, you pretty much have to go see it. Plus it has Harrison Ford! The previews they showed us looked really good and it actually looks like a semi-scary movie. It’s not supposed to be campy despite the title.

Three Musketeers: Paul Anderson is directing… yah… I have to say that I have never seen so many explosions in a musketeer movie before. I’m not quite sure what to think. It looks like it’ll be a fun movie if not necessarily accurate, and maybe worth seeing on the big screen cause of all the action. I’ll go see it if I find myself with a lot of spare time (not likely), otherwise it’s probably a rental for me.

Hannah: Looks interesting. Definitely will rent. I don’t think I’d want to spend the money to see it in the theater though.

Priest: OHMIGOD. I’m so going on opening night! LOL. Karl Urban has nothing to do with it… really. I’m going to see Maggie Q…. and the amazing production design. =D

WonderCon 2009

I had a lot of fun at WonderCon! Despite scrambling to finish our fairy costumes in a week, we weren’t that stressed. We wore steampunk costumes on Saturday and the Sleeping Beauty fairies on Sunday. We didn’t attend a single panel and spent all the time just wandering around seeing people and browsing the dealers hall.

I was so glad to have been able to see just about everyone we knew there and even spend time with them! Thanks to people who braved our panel and sorry it was so held back on the AV front. I’ll try to remember to bring my laptop next time so we’re not stuck with the equipment there.

The fairies were so fun to wear! More photos by Ziggy.

WonderCon 2008 was full of Bleach

WonderCon was fun in a quiet kinda way. We did Bleach on Saturday with a bunch of first-time cosplayers! I think they had fun which was awesome. ^_^

Our little 12-year old buddy, Marc, is a huge Bleach fan and Hitsugaya is his favorite character so of course I was like: ohmigod, you’re even the right size! We have to make you a Hitsugaya costume and Judy can be Matsumoto again! =D

His dad, Anthony, made the best Iba too.

We stuck Aki in my old Nanao costume, and Marcus and I did Arrancars. My Ulquiorra costume needs some serious re-vamping (hi headpiece of DOOM), but I’m really happy with how Marcus looked as Grimmjow.

It was fun and we ran into a Yoruichi and Soi Fong who know gogolotus.

On Sunday, Judy and I woke up super lazy so instead of putting on real costumes, we put on our kigurumi pajamas and gave the costuming panel as a flying squirrel and kangaroo. We also went to a yuppie tea place for lunch. I think the rest of the clientele didn’t know what to make of us. =D

P.S. I totally cheated on the Arrancar costumes! =D They fabric parts were purchased off of eBay. I refuse to make hakama. (Noooo pleats.) When the price of a hakama from a martial arts store is only $20 less than the entire costume, I figured I might as well buy the entire costume from China. Yay sweatshops. =P

Of course I had to do so much fixing on the tops, I’m not sure I made the right decision. I ended up tearing apart both tops and re-doing them because they didn’t fit and they weren’t accurate. I guess the lesson here is: next time just buy the hakama and make the top from scratch.