North Texas Comic Book Show

On Saturday, I attended the North Texas Comic Book Show! After all of my traveling and moving over the last month, I was antsy for an opportunity to dress up and hang out with fellow geeky people and this event fit the bill.

I went as Marvel Now Rogue. It was a ridiculously comfy costume. Thanks to Starman for the photo!
I went as Marvel Now Rogue. It was a ridiculously comfy costume. Thanks to Starman for the photo! And no, I’m not wearing a corset like I normally do. Because apparently I can’t follow my own spandex tips (see: lazy. Lacing oneself into a corset requires effort and I had none that day).

This was my first time attending one of these shows (they hold 3-4 a year) and I was surprised by how intimate it was. I actually had the time to sit and chat with people! At most of the bigger cons, I might see someone I know, say hi, snap a photo, and then rush off. Getting to really talk to people and hang out was by far my favorite part of this con. I got to hang out with several old friends and new.

Ran into the lovely ladies of Gone Catawampus! We've been chatting via blogs for a little while, and we finally got to hang out for a while on Saturday!
Ran into the lovely ladies of Gone Catawampus! We’ve been chatting via blogs for a little while, and we finally got to hang out for a while on Saturday!
GlitzyGeekGirl as Steampunk Leia.
GlitzyGeekGirl as Steampunk Leia. I won a Spiderman poster from her!

The show didn’t have much in the way of “celebrity” guests, but there were several local artists. I bought far too many prints (but really, can you ever have too many?) for my craft room. Now I just need frames to put them all up!

I have a soft spot for moogles, so this print was a must. I can't remember the name of the artist right now, but I'll link as soon as I can!
I have a soft spot for moogles, so this print was a must. I can’t remember the name of the artist right now, but I’ll link as soon as I can!

The panels were held by the pool, so I was really grateful that the weather was a cool 70 degrees, especially since I was wearing my new Rogue. I attended two of the panels: GlitzyGeekGirl’s panel on cosplay construction and Comics are for Everyone. I really enjoyed attending both of these, and since it was a smaller crowd, there was a a lot of audience interaction.

GlitzyGeekGirl's panel on cosplay construction. Thanks for all the tips, Anna!
GlitzyGeekGirl’s panel on cosplay construction. Thanks for all the tips, Anna!
Comics are for Everyone panel. Pretty sure my pull list tripled.
Comics are for Everyone panel. Pretty sure my pull list tripled 🙂

The cosplay contest was also very entertaining. This show really emphasizes the “play” part of cosplay, so they highly encouraged getting into character. One of my favorite performances was from Pokemon trainer Deadpool! Apparently I still know all the words from the theme song.

Gotta catch 'em all!
Gotta catch ’em all!

All in all, this was a fun show. I can’t say I’ll make it a regular event, but it was a great low-key filler between bigger shows. You can see the rest of my photos on my Facebook page. My next events are the Dallas Comic Con Fan Appreciation Day and A-fest. Hope to see some of you there!

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WIP: June Edition

Well, I was hoping to blog about my new Moneta today, but I just realized I don’t have any pictures. Derp. Hopefully that’ll be up next week sometime.

Instead, have some costume progress! I’m working on a couple of different costumes at the moment, so here’s a brief look at my line-up for the rest of the summer:

Marvel Now Rogue: 70%

In my continued efforts to make a new Rogue every year I cosplay, have Rogue’s latest costume. This is a fairly simple costume, and I’ve had most of the materials on hand for about 6 months. I drafted out the changes I needed to make to my existing patterns a few weeks ago (when I thought I’d be able to squeeze this in for Dallas Comic Con), so most of this came together in one afternoon. I still need to finish up a few things, but she’s almost ready to go. I’m planning to debut this costume at the North Texas Comic Book Show in July.

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Bombshell Wonder Woman: 90%

I feel like I’m constantly updating this costume. I’d like to remake my shorts since they’re starting to fray and make a new headband. I’m hoping to setup a proper photoshoot of this costume at A-Fest in August.

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Sailor Jupiter: 25%

My girl! I’m super, super stoked to be a sailor senshi. I originally planned to debut this costume at A-Kon, but I ran out of time and I wasn’t happy with my progress or skirt fabric. I’ve since ordered a fuku pattern from Katherine Zan and purchased all of my accessories and supplies, save the rose hip chain from the manga which I plan to make. I’m going to devote most of July to completing this costume (and moving). I plan to debut this costume at A-fest in time for the Sailor Moon photoshoot.

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Most of my supplies! I’m still not entirely happy with the wig, so I may order a new one. This wig is an okay match for the anime version of Jupiter though. Tiara, brooch, and boots are from Catzia and the earrings are from Etsy. 

Extra costume: Still deciding

I’d like to make one more new costume for A-fest. I’m torn between a couple of options: Chie from Persona 4, Vanessa (Ursula’s human form), Princess Jupiter, School Uniform Makoto/Jupiter, gym Nonon from Kill la Kill, and Mistress 9. All of these are fairly straight-forward projects and I have pieces for all of them except Chie (though she is pretty much my spirit animal. Max that social link!).

I’ll probably keep researching all of them and wait until August to decide. I may also just do a variation of a costume that I currently have or go with a closet cosplay. Indecision plagues me. There are too many options!

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Just a few of the options I’m considering. Left to right: Mistress 9 (manga), Chie from Persona 4, Princess Jupiter, and Makoto/Jupiter in her school uniform.

What are you working on at the moment? What’s your next con?