My 11th Dragoncon is in the books and it was another great year!
So here’s my little report/pics/whatever you want to call it.
We got into Atlanta Wednesday morning, got checked in and unpacked.
I was really pleased with it. It was surprisingly super comfy to wear. My wig got a little crushed in transit, I resprayed it for when I wore it again Sunday, but don’t have any pics of it from Sunday right now (Chase has a couple but hasn’t sent them to me yet). I do still want to make the wings for GMX hopefully.
ok. So I bought these toe-kini things to wear with my heels are they are actually really fabulous and do help a ton. But, they look like tiny granny panties.
So we called them toe-panties.
Chase brought K9 down, and after a while I ran upstairs by myself to put on Romana, forgetting that I don’t know how to tie a tie LOL So there’s some pics of me with it just tucked in and not actually tied, and then some actually tied once I finally found Chase again. (Also, I had it slung around my neck when I left the room, got all the way downstairs and realised it was gone. Had to go all the way back upstairs to find it still up on our floor.)
As for Romana – well, I think maybe Susan Sto Helit in 2003 comes close to Romana for people not knowing who I was dressed as. I’ve never been asked so many times who I’m dressed as and gotten so many blank stares! It would have been better to have worn it during a group shoot or something. The few people who did know were awesome though It wouldn’t have bothered me at all except the shoes gave me a blister. A blister! On the first night of dragoncon!
We got up and I put on Belle!
This little girl was awesome. She came up to get a pic with me, and I said “Hi Batgirl!” and she said, “I’m not Batgirl. I’m Batman!” WIN.
This little Supergirl was soooooo cute!!
I met the Master!
Chase did a photoshoot with me & Jess:
We donned our Time Lords and headed off to the parade!
Saw this great Brave group on our way!
Had to get up and get moving for the Wonder Woman photoshoot! I wore my flipflops over there and put the sandals on when we got there LOL
Anyway it was a great photoshoot, it was quick, wasn’t too hot, great costumes, and no milling around wondering what to do.
I put on Donna Journey’s End for some more shopping and lunch. Some sites we saw:
Ash got her pic with John Barrowman (and an amazing hug) and his autograph, too!
We all got into our Time Lords after the masquerade and hung around for a while. Photo by Dalai Mickey:
Already planning for Dragoncon #12!!
Finish styling wig
Make hair decorations
attach bat to front of belt
put pin back on bat for the cape
Cut metal decorative pieces off swimsuit bottoms
make straps for cape
Check for any needed repairs
check for anhy needed repairs
Can dragoncon just be here so I don’t have to keep sewing?? LOL
I’ve almost got Belle done. All the swags are finished, they just need to be attached, and then beading and roses. Here’s a shot from last night.
And here’s my Batgirl belt “buckle.” Along with a bracelet my husband made for me out of one that didn’t work LOL
We are getting close!!
Group costumes #1:
Totally, completely done.
Group costumes #2:
Need Ash to bring hers back over so I can sew some velcro on.
Cut hoops for it just in case we decide to use them. Still can’t make up my mind.
Chase painted my headphones last night. Should be dry today?
Make black sleeves
Everything is done except the gauntlets. Finished the gloves yesterday.
Finish styling wig
Make hair accessories
Attach lower swag
Put in zipper
Check Hippolyta, Emma Frost, and Slave Leia for any repairs that might be needed.
Yesterday I cleaned my office from top to bottom. It took most of the morning but my office is a much more pleasant place to be now.
I then tackled Batgirl again, instead of Belle like I said I was going to. I finished the boots – the top’s a little more wrinkly than I’d like but at this point we’re going with it. I got all the snaps for the cape sewn on, and the zipper and hook and eye in. The suit is done!
I started on the belt but didn’t get very far. I’m rather stymied by it. I’m going to put it aside this morning and finish some little things on my to-do list (taking up the wasp skirt, hooks and eyes, etc), then go back to the gloves instead, give me a few days to think on the belt…
Got a lot done this weekend.
The group costumes are totally done except for a hook and eye on mine.
Ash’s costume is done except for sewing some greeblies on the bottom.
Cath’s costume needs the front piece sewn in ( can’t do until she comes to try it on on wednesday), sew the trim on, sew the lower sleeves in, and the ribbon up the front. And finish the wig. I also need to make her a necklace.
Wasp needs her headphones finished and the skirt taken up.
My surprise costume is done “enough” – if I have time I’m going to weather it, if not, it’s going the way it is.
Belle needs the shoulder piece finished up and attached, skirt swags finished and attached, a waistband put in, and roses and beads attached. And wig styled.
I got the cape and bodysuit done this weekend, except for a zipper in the suit, and some snaps to hold the cape in place.
It’s a crappy pic, but here it is,
I started on the gloves. I’m still waiting on my boots so I can make boot covers, and I need to make my belt, and chase is making the gauntlets.
I’m feeling much better about finishing everything after this weekend!
Still plugging along, but I don’t have much to show since for the past week I’ve been working nonstop on the two group costumes.
One group is completely done except sewing on some hook and eyes and velcro. The other group is about 70% there and my plan is to have it done by Saturday.
That leaves me two solid weeks to finish up Batgirl and Belle.
-Make decorations for the bun
-finish off & attach shoulder piece
-make the rest of the skirt swags & attach
-decorate (i have beads and roses galore!)
-finish shoulders and back of suit
-attach bat symbol
-finish cape (lining is cut, haven’t cut the outer section yet)
-make boot covers
whew, just keep swimming