(And stories from the other two days that I was too busy to share before, too.)
Today our theme was British characters. This was basically the idea I came up with and then finalized when I got the Vampire Authority necklace for Christmas. Because Nora Gainesborough is one of my favorite characters to be for a day.
And my friend was Luna Lovegood. Because these were things we had laying around, mostly, and she is IRL a blonde, so. This, we figured, is 2-3 years post-canon Luna, essentially post-grad Luna: she’s done with school, she’s not yet ~settled~ into something yet, and she’s just being wacky and kind of badass. “Oh, I think I’ll try cutting my hair!” and so on.
(We also came up with a really elaborate explanation of how/why Nora and Luna might actually know each other, but it’s super-speculative and goofy, so only if you want me to share.)
I see a fair amount of Kaylees at Comicon. Kaylee is a fairly straightforward costume. I don’t see many Inaras, though, and I’ve never seen one who has this outfit, which as I have said before is my all time favorite Inara outfit.
I saw a few Meridas, but this is the only one I managed to photograph.
I saw a Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace on Halloween last year, but I have never seen someone at ECCC actually cosplaying Tarantino before. So this Bride made me super-happy.
There were so many Poison Ivys this year! And I like that every single one of them was different and cool.
A Ramona Flowers who makes their own subspace hammer is my favorite Ramona Flowers. Also, her outfit is super-accurate re: details, and that’s great.
If I had more nerve, I would try to do Black Widow myself. As it is, I just appreciate the hell out of those who do.
I’m not actually sure if these guys were meant to be from something or if they were just zombie 50s housewives, but either way, they’re fantastic.
I thought at first she was meant to be a Captain America dancer, then I thought maybe she was just a patriotic cigarette girl. She was actually working for Espionage Cosmetics and I’m very glad she passed along the handout, because I then went to the booth (the handout touted cosmetics that were Game of Thrones-y and Firefly-y and nerdy in many other ways) and bought a set of eye shadows (mostly the Game of Thrones ones, which you guys will… maybe see displayed in the near future, I’m not sure) and had a really lovely conversation with the woman at the booth about things I cosplay (she had seen our Daenerys and Doreah yesterday and seemed impressed; she also approved of Friday’s and today’s) and about the fact that she once did makeup for something with Fran Kranz and got to kiss kiss marks onto his face (I expressed my jealousy, yes) and about all of the nerdy things we have named our pets and electronics (the fish at their offices are named after some of the Cabin in the Woods monsters, which I thought was the best thing ever). So, thanks, woman at the booth whose name I never caught! That was quite a nice surprise!
I think the only other stories I’m going to get into are my celebrity ones, actually. We went to Natalia Tena yesterday morning, first thing, so we were some of the first in line. Her hair is red right now, and she is lovely and adorable. She greeted us with some variety of “ooh, ladies!” accompanied by nods of approval (I suppose?) and when I set my dragon cage on the table, she said something along the lines of “oh, so cute!” followed immediately by motioning to Drogon (the black and red one) and adding, “oh, but that one’s an asshole.” To which I sort of shrugged and smiled sheepishly. I know, but I am his mom, and I love him anyway. She was super-sweet and her panel later in the day was also this giant festival of endearing.
Today I went for Kristin Bauer van Straten (here just Kristin Bauer, but I tend to full-name her [not unlike I full-name Pam] because I like it and it’s what I’m used to). I got a photograph, which I will be posting on tumblr and returning here to link once I get the digital copy sent to me, and then I popped upstairs for a signature, because, well. Both of these lines were full of fan conversation (I got to explain to strangers why I love season five in all of its unbooklike weirdness and also talk to strangers about how freaking beautiful this cast is and other things) which was fun. When I got to this line, she greeted me with a “hello again!” and that was very cool, and she was both patient with and understanding of what I meant when I explained to her that I’m sure she gets this a lot, but I just have to say how important Pam really was and is in my life for a variety of personal reasons that are not always well-handled or shown in the media and I really like having her representing. She seemed genuinely pleased to be of assistance in that way, and that was nice. (Also her eyes are… basically glamour-inducing pretty in real life.)
Oh, and also there was running into friends both “from real life” (a couple of girls I knew freshman year of college, one who I hadn’t seen since about then and one who I see sometimes but not nearly enough, so that was cool) and from the internet (hey, Lentils, you are a delight) and that was fun, too.
–your fangirl heroine.