Hey, everyone! I’m literally writing this in the car on my way to CONvergence with Ashley, and I’m super-excited to see everyone. And their costumes! There are always really creative people at CONvergence, and that means fantastic costumes. I’ve got a few riding in my suitcase right now… And like many costumers heading to a con, they’re in varying stages of readiness.
I didn’t really think I’d get into the whole costuming thing, but it’s really fun when you’ve got other people to play with. It can be stressful to prepare, but the admiration from and camaraderie with folks who recognize your costume, or who also make their own costumes, is really worth it.
For someone new to an event, a costume is a great conversation starter. You’ve already got something to talk about!
So what do you think? Do you wear costumes to events or conventions? Would you? What do you think of the costumes you’ve seen at events you’ve attended? What was the best or most unusual you’ve seen? What’s the most time you’ve spent on a costume, or what was the easiest one you’ve put together? Will I be able to build my props at the hotel tonight? And are you going to be at CONvergence so I can say hi?
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