Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I'm really bad about forgetting to let you know that I'm going to be away, aren't I?  In case you didn't notice, I was AFK this weekend. Instead of posting on Friday, I was on my way to Atlanta for Dragon*Con!  Yes, I really am that much of a geek.  And I'm proud of it.

I had a great time - I actually went to several panels, in several different tracks.  I'm a very diverse geek ;)  I went to the Writer's track, and the Science track, and the Costuming track.  And I also went to the Puppet Slam, which was pretty cool.

The best part, though, was getting to see all of my international friends!  Two were in from England, two from Scotland, and one from Australia.  We were quite the group.  The Brits made their own costumes, and they were GORGEOUS!  It did make it hard to walk through the Con, though - they were constantly getting stopped for photo ops.  Although I did get stopped on several occasions, too, which was really cool!

Wanna see my costumes?

This is my "Veranna" costume.  I made it back in 2006, and over the next two years, I added all of the lace and braided trim.  It came from a McCall's pattern, I think, but I made a few modifications - adding grommets to make a corset-style back lacing has made it possible for me to fit into it for five years!

This is my Steampunk costume.  I ended up getting a necklace to add to the ensemble just a little while after taking this photo.  I think, for next time, I'll have to come up with some sort of accessory and coordinating holster.  I considered a water gun, spray painted bronze, but I think I need to put some more effort into it. 

And, of course, Beeper (the travelling lemur) came along.  Here he is, wearing my steampunk hat.  It's a little bit bigger on him.

So that's where I've been - off having adventures!  I'll try not to disappear again without warning you!

1 comment:

Marlena Cassidy said...

Love the costumes, especially the steampunk one! I've been wanting to go to Dragon*Con for ages now, but haven't been able to get money in order to do it.