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My feet still hurt and I’ve been back a full day now. But oh was it worth it! I had so much fun during the con…insanely stupid and unnecessary drama unfolded in the after hours part of the trip, but I won’t bore you guys with those details. Especially since I am trying to ignore them as best I can.
First and foremost for my excitable news…I met Tom Felton! Well, met is probably a strong word, we hardly had a conversation or anything, but me and some friends and the Eagle Scout did take a picture with him! A few weird fangirl tidbits: He smells great. I have no idea what he wears but it’s nice. His shirt (I got to put my arm around him) was very soft, couldn’t tell what the fabric was made of but I did wonder about it. Most importantly, I managed to not squee and mumble out a very excitable “it was nice meeting you” and he actually responded to that…can’t for the life of me remember what it he said, we were ushered from the picture area very quickly, but I heard a response. Is it weird I forgot how English he was going to be? Last thing I saw him in had him doing a very convincing American accent. Anyway, so that was fun and pretty crazy.
I also bought way too much stuff…or should I say the Eagle Scout bought way too much stuff for the both of us. I am now the proud owner of a Sword of Gryffindor because apparently I was in desperate need of a sword. I also have my very own Gryffindor robes, and a Spider Gwen hooded dress. We got quite a few really awesome pieces of art as well and an amazingly drawn deck of cards where the suits were changed to the four elements from ATLA. It also has really great pictures of lots of characters from the show. The Jokers are the foaming mouth guy and the cabbage man…which is just gold. We are most definitely broke now and I feel it was worth it.
The absolute best part though was all the awesome cosplayers we saw. If it weren’t for the epic swag and celebs you can meet at a con I would literally go, find a great place to sit and just watch people walk around. Actually, I spent a decent bit of Sunday just sitting and enjoying all the cosplayers that passed by me. In fact, I got so many pictures I’m going to upload all of them on my computer and just give you pictures from Megacon. But that probably won’t be up until tomorrow since I have lots of laundry and stuff to do tonight.
Sigh…after such a geektastic weekend it’s really hard to return to the regular world. I miss everyone getting my references already. Anyway, that’s all the gushing I’ll do today. Look for those pictures tomorrow. Happy Memorial Day guys and as always, thanks for reading.
This is just going to be a really quick post because I wanted to prepare you all what what’s coming. Today I’m headed to Orlando where Mega Con is taking place. A few people from some of my favorite fandoms are supposed to be there and I’m really excited. I’ll be there until Sunday night, so expect a rather long and excitable post on Monday telling you all the amazing stuff I witnessed. It will also probably contain tons of awesome cosplay pictures. Unfortunately, this year I was unsure if I was going or not until the very last minute so I will not be cosplaying, though hopefully next year that will not be the case. Anyway, I hope you guys have as awesome a weekend as I’m about to have. Until Monday, thanks for reading.
So I’m sure you have all heard of at least one con and have some vague idea of what they are, a bunch of geeks and nerds from all over getting together and spending a few days talking about the things they love, and you’d be right. That’s exactly what a con is for us. The most well-known con would have to be Comic Con. It’s a huge event in San Diego and pretty much every geek would love to experience it at least once in their life. I would probably die happy if it happened at Comic Con…but that would also suck so I really hope it doesn’t. Most cons encompass many aspects of geek culture, so even though it’s called Comic Con, it has things for anime lovers and people from geeky shows and movies show up. There are some cons, however, that are specifically centered around one particular thing, such as Leaky Con…give me a minute while I gaze off wistfully…okay, done. Leaky Con is a Harry Potter centric con. I’m sure you know understand why I gazed wistfully into the distance. I feel a long sad tirade about my desperate desire to experience Leaky Con coming on, so I will end the con talk here.
Anyway, you can’t really have a con without cosplay. Now, cosplay is different from dressing up in a costume for many reasons. The first of which is, when you are in cosplay, you are sort of expected to embody the character you have dressed up as. People tend to get a little disappointed if you don’t at least try a little. As such the people who work at Disney pretty much cosplay for a living.
They aren’t the only ones either. There are cosplayers who spend all year gearing up for different cosplay competitions. There is hardcore cosplay and casual cosplay. Usually a casual cosplayer will figure an outfit specifically because they are going to a con. They will buy half of the costume and make the most expensive parts because it’s cheaper that way. They might wear the same cosplay (never costume, that crap is for Halloween) all the days of the con or wear it one or two days and spend the rest of the time just walking around. Hardcore cosplayers however, will make everything by hand and it’s actually frowned down upon for them not to. Some like to compete. And there are plenty of competitions to choose from. Some hardcore cosplayers actually pack several outfits and cosplay a different character everyday of con. That takes serious dedication.
Anyway, there is a lot more about cons and cosplay I could tell you, but this is an introductory course, for further information you’ll have to take geek life 201.