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So let me start off by saying that I've never been to a Con. Ever. Always wanted to, just never manage to make it happen and there aren't many nearby. I honestly didn't think we were going to make it to SukoshiCon's Destination: Anime this year, even though it was literally five minutes from our house. Life tends to get in the way. But! We worked everything out the day before and I thought heck, if we don't finish these abandoned Borderlands costumes, we're never going to wear them. So I finished them. The day before we planned to go (and the day of, honestly.) Because there are times when I'm more insane than others.
But I am so glad we went! I was slightly worried that we were wearing video game costumes to an anime convention and might be breaking some sacred unwritten rule of geekdom. As soon as we walked in we had people freaking out and stopping us for pictures. The only costuming I've ever done is for Halloween, and I tend to pick things that are very under appreciated in that context, so this was a whole new experience. A guy with an amazing Joker costume and a boombox started playing "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" when he saw us. It was great. ^_^
To continue the insanity, hubby and I decided to enter the costume contest. If we're gonna go, go all out. (Actually I owe him big-time for it, he said he wanted to show off my work. <3) This may seem funny coming from someone who's done world martial arts tournaments, but I cannot believe I actually got up on stage and did that, lol. Hey, you should do one thing every day that scares you. And we won Best Group! There were really some amazing costumes, I was so excited that we won something. Plus it was just amazing to go out and have some fun and not think about this or that hurting, honestly.
So that's my story. I think I may be addicted now. I gotta start getting artist's tables so I have an excuse to go to more of these things, hehe. Know any good cons in the Florida panhandle/Alabama area?
PS- I'll post pics of our cosplays as I get them!
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