Animazement ended up being a total bust for me – my first year since I started going five years ago that I missed it. Or was it four years ago? On the plus side, I’ll be getting a bit of overtime pay for the holiday weekend.
ConCarolinas is coming up next weekend, and I’m looking forward to a low-key con. I just got a brand new round of makeup in the mail from ELF, which seems like a bit of product placement, but it’s really not.
I have a lot of make up to split between personal life and costuming, though I try to keep separate sets for each. Elf became a go-to for inexpensive colors I knew I was only going to use for a specific costume and as a way to avoid dropping 8 bucks on a lipstick I knew I would only use a couple of times. With the exception of my Rebel Legion characters, I tend to only wear my costumes a couple of times before putting them up or retiring them. I’ve had the good fortune (or sense) to make more costumes that require no make up and are easier to throw on.
A Rebel Legion buddy of mine is working with me to make matching “Weeping Angel” costumes more or less following a helpful Instructable. While no makeup will be involved, getting into and out of them will take up some time. Navigating together while wearing them will be the more difficult part, at least at DragonCon. This week I sculpted one of the ‘scary’ masks, and I’m anxiously waiting to see if the thing is going to crack while drying.
They won’t be done in time to enter the costume contest with them, and I don’t know if I’m entering this year, or what I’m bringing besides Mara Jade. I *could* enter my True Form Midna, which hasn’t won anything yet, but I have no skit, and groups do better than solo entries at ConCarolinas. And I kind of just want to not enter this year and let he con be stress free. I’m not really supposed to enter my Rebel Legion costumes, so no Mara either. Journey would be great if I could dance at all, but I’d probably fall over anyway.
I’ll play it by ear and see what happens. Maybe next year I can do a Firefly skit with Becky and put that Kaylee outfit together that I’ve been wanting to do..