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Unread 11-18-2017, 10:49 PM   #3826
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I finally saw Wonder Woman! Funny that it didn't take so long after we talked about it. My mother really wanted to watch it so she proposed a family movie night and here we are! I know a few people who have seen Justice League that say the movie is entertaining and I mean in the end isn't that all you really want from a movie? But who knows.

@Ayaasan: Are you taking the train every day or are you staying at a hotel??
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Unread 11-19-2017, 08:15 AM   #3827
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Tulipe: I plan on staying in a hotel. With the train I'm only allowed one larger piece of checked luggage and two carry-on's, so hence the limited packing space--I need space just for regular clothes, too Here's hoping the prices are a bit more reasonable next year. When I first started attending this con the Marriott was around $110/night. It was over $200/night this year from what I saw. I could take a dream trip of mine to Scotland (for a week and half, including a nicer hotel and airfare) for just a bit more than that @.@

I think I'm going to wait for Justice League so that I can rent it.
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Unread 11-20-2017, 06:28 PM   #3828
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Wondercon tickets are on sale now, y'all~

@Ayaasan: Ohhh. Gotcha. I'm not sure how I'm going to get up there myself yet. Still working on that. The prices are crazy these days! And hotels always know when cons and stuff are around and raise the prices like crazy. DC isn't really my thing so, I'm okay with waiting for it.

A new picture came out of Black Widow from Infinity War and I kinda want to do that???
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Unread 11-20-2017, 07:30 PM   #3829
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I think I'm going to wait a bit on Wondercon to see what the hotel rates are. If they're too ridiculous...I might be taking a vacation elsewhere :P Around $1000+ for lodging, a weekend pass and transportation (not even including money for food and just for fun) is a bit much for a con that can't even really boast a good panel selection and practically the exact same vendors every year? We're basically paying double for a con that hasn't changed since it started ...other than being more crowded and expensive *shrugs* We'll see

I swear, I'm the grumpy cosplay grandma now, haha. Remember when cons were actually worth what ya paid for? :P I honestly might try for a con in London (MCM) or Canada (Fan Expo) next, just to see the difference (plus, if it's a bust, I'll still have a new place to explore )

Tulipe: Oooh! I love her outfit for Infinity War. Go for it
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Unread 11-23-2017, 03:01 AM   #3830
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Hey y'all! I see we're talking about Wondercon. I'm still tentatively planning to go. I'll be taking the train or the bus down as well, to save mileage on my car and so I don't have to worry about parking. Plans aren't 100% solid yet, but I'd be willing to split a room with someone to share the cost if any of us ends up going! At least we have time to think about it, right? Wondercon doesn't sell out crazy-fast like Comic-con, does it? If I go, I'll probably bring Gadget or maybe do something new, Disneywise. For a lazy/comfy cosplay I'll either bring Eddie from It or whip up Steve Harrington from Stranger Things ^-^.

One thing that might affect my plans is that I'm almost certainly going to Anime Los Angeles for at least a day. I hadn't planned on it, but I just found out that the voice cast from Cowboy Bebop is going to be there, and as Cowboy Bebop was one of my early anime loves, I'd love to meet the cast. Also, one of those actors also happens to have voiced Nuriko from Fushigi Yuugi; I fell in love with Fushigi Yuugi and Nuriko when I was a wee 18-year-old in high school almost 20 years ago, and cosplaying as him has been on my "cosplay bucket list" ever since. So this seems like the time to finally do it.
So yeah. I'll have to see how much that's going to cost before I fully commit to Wondercon, but so far I'm hoping to try and swing both.

ayaasan: I've been thinking it's time to invest in a serger as well! The "faux serging" with the zig-zag stitch works, but a serger can do so much! Amazon currently has a "deal of the day" for a Brother 1034D that looks quite nice for $135.00 and free shipping. I'm considering getting it, and then returning it if I find a better deal on Cyber Monday. You'll have to let me know what you find!

ETA: I did it! After a lot of researching and deliberating, I pulled the trigger on buying the serger with 10 minutes to spare. It's gotten consistently great reviews and seems like it'll be a good one for the price point. I figured it's better to get it now and do a return if a better deal comes along than to wait for a better price that might not come. I feel a little guilty about buying something so extravagant for myself right before Christmas. I probably should have just asked friends and family for money or gift cards towards a serger, but the sale sucked me in!

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Unread 11-24-2017, 11:05 AM   #3831
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Bad_Luck: Nah, Wondercon doesn't tend to sell out until about a week or so before the con. Plenty of time to wait for more announcements And how exciting! Getting to meet the voice cast, AND a serger! Best of luck And if you do Steve Harrington I want to see how you do the hair--that looks like it would be a super fun wig (or hairstyle if using your own hair) to style *.*

I almost got that same serger, but I just couldn't do it. I have to finish Christmas shopping, a ton of bills are coming up, and I'm saving up for my upcoming Disney World vacation. (I haven't been in almost four years. So exciting!!) My most recent "extravagance" was a new scented candle and a Dita Von Teese blouse I've been eyeing because it was on sale, lol.

I have most of the supplies for Mary on hand (I mainly just need organza for the skirt and some trims as well as a base parasol and hat) so I'll probably be working on and off on her pretty soon. I also have all of the patterns for Hippolyta and some scrap poster board so I'll be doing some test armor soon, too

I have been crafting, though! I made a pair of Beauty and the Beast Minnie ears, and I'm making a matching jacket



EDIT: well....hotels just went up. I don't think I'm going to Wondercon anymore :/ A minimum of $117 for a Clarion (really?? On off season that hotel is around $80/night) and $205 for the Marriott? That's kind of ridiculous for a con "discount". This used to be the chill, lower priced option from Comic Con.... When my Disney World vacation costs less than Wondercon, there's something wrong there.

Anyhoo, I'll definitely still be sewing, but I don't have a definitive date for anything. New Years Resolution is to get my passport, so we'll see from there. I'm thinking Fan Expo Vancouver Canada next? Or maybe just a fun trip to Europe Talk to y'all later.
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Unread 12-13-2017, 12:02 AM   #3832
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Ayaasan: Aww bummer I was hoping to see you there but a trip to Europe sounds fun
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Unread 12-13-2017, 10:48 AM   #3833
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I'm super sad that I'm not going, but I just can't justify the cost Cons are getting more and more expensive (because con directors and hotels have realized they're popular and that people will pay.), and there's just not enough to keep me going. I'm kind of in limbo at the moment. I still want to sew and learn new techniques, but I don't have a destination in mind. I'm thinking of bringing Sarah or Dolores to the large Renaissance Faire in LA next year, but other than that I'll be taking 2018 off to travel and sew without a deadline. I'm tentatively planning MCM Comic Con in London for 2019 since I could just plan a vacation to London around the con
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Unread 12-26-2017, 01:26 PM   #3834
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Merry Christmas!
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Unread 01-08-2018, 11:13 AM   #3835
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Happy New Year everyone!

After quite a bit of contemplation, I’ve decided to take this year off from conventions to travel more and sew/craft some major projects without an imminent deadline. I was really experiencing some major con and costuming fatigue and I think a year off from con deadlines is just the ticket so that I don’t burn out. I actually haven’t really done any sewing or crafting other than very small projects in a few months…hence the lack of updates on my end. Seeing the 1980s Flash Gordon movie for the first time a few weeks ago actually brought the spark back. So much beading! Sparkles! Satin and silk! The movie is cornball, cheesy fun, and the costumes are gorgeous! <3

I’m very excited to announce that my goal is Dragon Con 2019 I've always felt intimidated by this con due to the insane costumes, but I think that I'm finally ready (and I'm pretty excited about my lineup). I don't plan on staying at a host hotel, since I like sleeping and this is a pretty well known party con (and I'm not exactly a party animal, haha.) I've found that offsite hotels offer free shuttles, so I'll definitely be taking advantage. I'm more excited than anything to finally visit the Atlanta Aquarium I’ll be getting to work next month, after I’ve had some time to recover from my Disney World trip this month.

Costumes planned?

1)Mary Poppins (Jolly Holiday version)

2)Queen Hippolyta (Wonder Woman)

3)Belle (Shoomlah version)

4)Princess Aura (Flash Gordon)

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Unread 01-15-2018, 11:00 PM   #3836
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So hello San Diego thread. It's obvious I have no experience in threads.
So, I just got done making a post about "My First WonderCon Attendance" under the seeking cosplayers forum. It hasn't been posted yet because I think it has to be seen first before it goes up. I don't know. But in any case, I saw this thread and wanted to say "hello". I too am from San Diego-CA. I'm from Spring Valley.

I am attending WonderCon and SDCC 2018. My first time for WonderCon and I think my 3rd or 4th time with SDCC.

Anyone in this thread exercise at Plaza Bonita's Crunch Fitness gym? I do. I plan on cosplaying for the first time at WonderCon and SDCC as Craig from Dream Daddy. The reason I ask if anyone goes to the Crunch gym is because I myself need some motivation to get in shape for my very first cosplay.

Hello and Hi again from me, Edwin.
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Unread 01-29-2018, 01:38 AM   #3837
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Welcome, Edwyn! I hope you have fun at Wonder Con! I still haven't decided if I'll go or not yet. It depends on what other plans I've got lined up this year. Who are you cosplaying as? Sadly, I don't go to the gym, even though I probably should. I'm getting REALLY tired of one of my preschoolers at work asking me, "why you have big tummy?" Every. Single. Day. -_-0 But I just can't get into the gym scene. I'd rather take a walk or jog outside.

Ayaasan, you'll have to let me know how Dragon Con is! I've always wanted to go to that one, but never have. And you're right, from what I've seen, the costumes there are some next-level stuff! But your costume lineup looks awesome, so you'll fit right in!

This past Friday I used my one allocated paid day off from work and spent the day at Anime Los Angeles, which was really fun! Got to meet a couple of my voice actor idols, and attended the Cowboy Bebop musical tribute concert, which was wonderful! The con itself was really small, but it was still a great time! My only regret is that I didn't finish my Nuriko costume in time. With Christmas and other stuff, I didn't get started until two weeks before the con, and somehow thought that since the outfit isn't too complex, I could do it in 14 days between working seven days a week. Yeeeeah, not quite. Next time for sure!
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Unread 02-04-2018, 07:30 PM   #3838
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Hey Bad Luck! Anime LA was pretty fun! although I only attended on Saturday for the Cowboy Bebop cast. I have to agree that the con was pretty small but there was a lot more activities to do or at least it felt like that. Did you end up watching the Cowboy Bebop movie as well?
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Unread 02-05-2018, 11:08 PM   #3839
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Hi, kong! Yeah, I had a great time at ALA! I didn't get to watch the movie since I was only there on Friday. I wish I could have gone on Saturday to attend the Cowboy Bebop panel and meet the whole cast, but my weekend job is hard to get time off from, and I'd already taken three weekends off over Christmas, so I felt I shouldn't ask. At least I got to meet Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and they were so nice! And the concert was such a cool experience. A few of us even got to goof around onstage towards the end of the concert, which pretty much made my night.
I don't know what's next for me, conventionwise. Wondercon is still up in the air. I hear Anime Conji is coming back to San Diego sometime this year, so I might check it out, since I never got to go before it was cancelled. Probably won't make it to AX this year, but my friend and I are planning to check out the Animanga Expo in August. We don't have any concrete cosplay plans yet, but it should be fun!
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Unread 02-06-2018, 12:41 PM   #3840
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Hello again everyone! And welcome Kong212!

I've been keeping busy by working on my cosplays for Wondercon! one of the cosplays that I'm working on is Aurora

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