Wednesday, June 9, 2010
After finding out I needed glasses on Sunday, I called my parents to break the news.
They took it well.
Then, as the conversation went on, I found myself chatting with my dad about Dragon*Con. The "chatting" soon turned to "fangirl gushing," and before you could say "sonic screwdriver" I'd managed to convince them to come see the madness for themselves this year. Muahahaaaa!
We immediately Priceline'd ourselves some hotel rooms, and now...we wait. In giddy anticipation.
I was so jazzed I decided to look over my photos from D*C last year. Since we left on the first Cake Wrecks tour just 2 weeks after the con last year, it was months and months (and months) before I even downloaded them off my camera. Anyway, I know they're 9 months old now, but I thought you guys might like seeing some of my favorite costumes, so we can geek out and count down the days together. ('Cuz you're all going, right? If it will help entice you, John and I will be playing the Twitter game again this year: find us and win a prize!)
Here we go, in no particular order:
The biggest crowd pleasers are often the funny ones:
Just another reason Dragon*Con is awesome: Where else can you take a photo of a female Draco Malfoy just as Emperor Kuzko randomly walks by?
Mighty Muggs Chewbacca next to Twilight's Edward?
I had to sprint after the Dread Pirate Roberts here:
Any Elvira fans out there?
Oh, and for everyone's sake, that's the most skin I'll be posting with these costume shots. Any of you who've been, though, know there's much more on display than this. (About ten feet away was a women in body paint. And pants. I think.)
After the famous Big Daddy costume, I think this may have been the best there:
There were several costumes from movies that weren't even out in theaters yet, like 9 here. Just look at the level of detail, right down to the shoes:
John tells me this guy is a Dark Elf,
or a Drow:
Correction: apparently he's Drizzt Do'Urden. Thanks, guys!
Here's one for you Terry Pratchett fans:
Not a costume, but this might be the coolest tattoo sleeve I've ever seen:
Labyrinth is one of my favorite movies ever, so I nearly swooned when I saw this girl's arm. Look at the blue-haired worm! And the Firey! And Sir Didymus! (See how I got all the angles? Yeah. I was pretty insistent I get it all on film.)
Yeesh, this is getting kind of long, huh? Stay tuned for the second half in my next post!
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