For kicks and giggles I took pictures with any Captain America related costumes I saw. I think it's a tradition I want to continue. For one it forces me out of my shell and makes me talk to people. And the other reason is I get my picture with some awe inspiring costumers. Here are two of my favorite Capt. America shots, and both of them were SUPER nice when I was talking to them.
Another tradition my husband and I do is give blood whenever its an option at a Con. I couldn't tell you why we started doing this, but back in 2010 at Comic Con we did and we have done it ever since. So Saturday we gave blood. I was feeling poorly later in the day, which I am sure was because of giving blood and not able to catch back up with hydrating so I did spend a few hours just sitting and people watching. Which I didn't mind because its my favorite thing to do, but I did feel a little bad for the Hubby who I know wanted to be on the floor.
Sunday I wore Sleeping Beauty. Where Capt America is easy to wear, Sleeping Beauty is not. The main reason is due to weight gain, so the top is a too small. Which makes it a ROYAL pain in the arse to get into. Once that headache is over its not to bad. It can be a pain on the Con floor because the skirts are just long enough that they get stepped on constantly. This time I had added stress because the wig was forgotten at home, and my hair had no intention of playing nicely. My eyelashes didn't want to stay put either. About halfway through the day I gave up and took them off.
But even with all its negatives it makes up for it rather quickly when I hear the little girl's Squeee "PRINCESS". I don't care how irritated I am or how much I have started to hurt, that puts a smile on my face. I had TONS of little girls ask for pictures which I of course obliged. I didn't take any with them, with my camera though. I just don't feel comfortable putting other people's children up on the web. I am not sure the etiquette on it, but I don't feel right. The few pics you have seen of children in costumes on my pages I have gotten permission from their parents first. But I was able to get a few pictures of Sleeping Beauty.
And look I have pretty new sleeves! When I first made this costume it had sleeves, that were suppose to be tear-away so I could go into cheer mode for the Comic Con. Well they were nasty examples of sleevils. They were worn for the photos that needed to be submitted but that was about it. I couldn't get them to stay up on the day of the masquerade so they never even got used and have never been worn since.
I made this pair the week before Wonder Con. They are sooo much better.
At about 3 we headed home. It was a lot of fun but I was ready by then to get home. Plus we had to get ready for work and school the next day.