This was possibly our most successful DragonCon to date. Last year was much more hectic and stressful, but despite managing 7 costumes and making last minute hot glue gun repairs in our room, we had a great time. My husband and I and a good friend all made it to the giant 600 person Marvel Photoshoot and we had a blast.
We are planning improvements to next years ‘Guardians” group. My green friend there put her outfit together last minute and rounded up our Ronan and Star Lord. I’m going to update to a full or partial fur suit, and Groot will be updated with an internal cooling system, a better paint job and longer legs. My husband survived his first full body suit experience quite well, and still give tons of “Groot Hugs” on the way back to the hotel room when by all rights, he should have been exhausted.
The rest of my costumes went over pretty well, but none of them were really meant to be amazing this year. Mara was a repeat and my lightsaber only lit up half way. I thought I’d forgotten ALL my wigs, my Zelda crown crumbled in my hands and my bow got tangled in some chick’s armor and pulled it apart. I almost lost my friend’s elf ears, and Catra wasn’t done before Sunday night. At DragonCon. I forgot hubby’s green belt for his Jedi, and I couldn’t find my other silver glove for this photoshoot. The only costume that worked 100% correctly was Ginger from Legend of Korra, and now I want to go back and shorten the skirt. Oh well. Other than costume malfunctions, it was a great weekend.
This was the first year I didn’t paint myself blue at all either.
We’re already talking about next years group plans, and roping more people into them, so we’ll see how it goes.