Unless you are staying at the DoubleTree Hotel just across from Universal Studios be prepared to walk a LONG way from your parking to the convention location. Fortunately the convention provided a shuttle (for $2). We three chose to take the shuttle.
It was a good choice. Much time was saved.
On May 31st I attended the Spooky Empire May-Hem Con in Orlando and it was quite a bit of fun. It's not the largest con, but there were some nice costumes and I got to meet some awesome Once Upon a Time actors. The Dealer's room had some very neat artists and was worth the walk through. It was nice to go to a convention that was only an hour away and could be experienced in a day.
This lovely gent is Sean Maguire, he played Robin Hood on Once Upon a Time. Not only is he handsome, he is also very kind. It was a pleasure to meet him.
Also, our photo totally got photo-bombed by Jason Burkart -"Little John". I didn't even realize it was happening and so just stood there wondering why my friend was taking so many pictures. It was pretty awesome.
I finished my Winter Soldier cosplay!
This was one of my simpler cosplays. The top was the only self created part of the costume. I purchased the pants from an Army/Navy store and I found the boots at Goodwill. Make-up is a mix of Kat Von D and Clinique.
For the top, I wanted to take the basic design from the movie (and in the Comics) and make it more casual than a true recreation of what is seen on film. I made it from a cotton sateen rather than leather, because I live in Florida and I want to be able to wear this and not sweat profusely.
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The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is now in full swing here in Tampa, FL. I really do enjoy going to Ren Faires - the clothing, the jewelry, the leather work, the Human Combat Chess match - it is a unique and different atmosphere. It is also a place full of color and variety in terms of photography. I take more pictures between late February and the beginning of April than I do any other time of year. I average 2,000-3,000 photos per day I visit the fair, and I try and go once a weekend. I have to plan an extra afternoon each week just to go through and edit the photos (I mostly just crop and adjust lighting and contrast.)
Here's some of my best so far. If you're in the Central Florida area I highly recommend visiting the Faire ...just make sure to wear close-toed shoes. You'll thank me.
...it's really dusty...
First things first - here's her first self portrait.
Then she got to leave the house for the first time. She had a 4th of July adventure (that oddly doesn't actually contain any fireworks pics.) I met up with my costuming group and we worked on DragonCon costumes, other dresses and I might have mostly just took pictures - but that last part is all about getting to know Beatrice on a deeper, more personal level.
I will, sadly, admit to a lost opportunity. We ran to JoAnns for some supplies (because it's what you do) and while we were there this nasty storm came through and knocked out the power. The lighting was really neat in the store and I wished I'd brought Beatrice along. I now know for next time.
But, all in all, it was a lovely afternoon. DragonCon costuming has begun!
Stay Tuned for Beatrice's next Adventure!
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