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Art Inquisition: Who Will You Be Today?

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?

The Art Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Mad Art Lab . It appearIton random days at 3pm ET… Because NOBODY EXPECTS THE ARTIST INQUISITION!

Beth Voigt

Beth is a graphic designer in Chicago, a superhero in her own mind, and absolutely nothing on TV. She wrangles fonts professionally, pummels code amateurishly, and has been known to shove fire in her face for fun. Fond of volunteering, late-night bursts of productivity, and making snacks, she dislikes grocery shopping and sticky public transit and is only on her second smartphone. Her opinion is that you should try everything twice; if you don't like it, you were probably doing it wrong the first time around. If external links are your thing, here are links to Twitter and Instagram, and you can support her ongoing weirdness by buying her a coffee or six.

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