impulsiveingenue: (Yay)
I'm extremely excited about Sakuracon. It starts tomorrow, which is to say that in about 10 hours I'm going to be starting the process by which I grey myself up to be Terezi for the next 12 hours after that. I freaking love conventions. A scant few days in which it's slightly more socially acceptable to nerd out and do weird things in conjunction with other people doing weird things. And let's face it, dressing up as a character from a webcomic and wandering around in public getting my picture taken is pretty weird.

But it's so much fun.

Tomorrow I'm going to be giving a presentation about getting into cosplay for the second time. We've trimmed it back quite a bit from the slightly disorganized mess it was at Akicon, and we've got an extra half hour to play with for questions from the audience, so I think it's really going to turn out well. I linked my twitter account to this blog and I've been advertising the panel there, so in case you wandered by here and I've tweetspammed so much you can't find the tweet with the panel information in it (this is entirely plausible, the way I tweet at conventions), it's at 11:45 in Panels 6. That's up on the sixth floor and just to the left of the escalators.
impulsiveingenue: (NOW WH4T??)
Sakuracon 2011 is next week, and I'm really excited. :3

I've ordered a wig for my potential Twilight Sparkle cosplay. It's almost the right color, and it was on clearance, so this is nice. Unfortunately it doesn't have the stripe, nor does it have bangs. I ordered a weft in a pinkish color as well, so I may end up cutting and sort-of-styling this wig. If I do it'll be the first time I've ever even tried that, so as you can imagine I'm a little nervous. I found a three-quarter-sleeve v-neck that's just the right color, too, and its twin fit me pretty well, so that's that taken care of. This is going to be my Thursday/Sunday lazy-ass cosplay, because more than two days of Terezi in a row is enough to drive me quite mad.

I also need to make a horn out of model magic and lacquer it up. In theory that shouldn't be too involved. In practice... well. I also need to find an old-ish looking book. Twilight without books? Inconceivable!

In the presentation my friend and I put on at these conventions, we advise people not to half-ass things and not to wait until the last minute before preparing their costumes, and to never test drive them at conventions. I am terrible at taking my own advice, considering that not only have I test-driven all three of my costumes at conventions, I test-drove them all at Otakon, in Baltimore, in AUGUST (which is how I almost got heatstroke). On the other hand, I suppose this makes me an excellent example of what not to do...

We've ironed out a lot of the kinks in our presentation, but somehow it's still taking at least an hour to get through. Thankfully we have a full 90 minutes so there should still be plenty of time for questions at the end. I'm tempted to give out this blog as a contact point for people, even if more of my posts are me bitching about gender stuff than are cosplay-related.

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