Hello my little love muffins. I hope all is well.
Next weekend is the 3rd Annual Arklatex Comic Con, an event that was started by a few brave locals that has caught on well. If you know anything about my town, as you've probably read many times about how much it sucks, then you would know that these people took a huge risk investing their time and money on something so... "different".
Now, I'm not a fan of superheroes and comic books or anything of that nature but from the very beginning I've attended the Con as a way to promote the faire. Comic book nerds are often times Rennies as well. I rent a booth, hand out flyers, allow people to sign up as volunteers for the faire and take donations. Easy peasy effortless marketing.
This year instead of wearing my usual Renaissance garb, I've decided mix things up a bit and stay somewhat true to the spirit of the Con... and my faire
So, I'm going as Storm from X-men... the Renaissance version.
I got this wig on ebay for $16, shipping and all.
The front is too long and awkward and the hair falls in my face no matter what I do.
I decided to take the scissors to it this morning and got a great Halle Berry as Storm look.
I found this awesome necklace on Etsy for $8 from this shop here.
The rest of the outfit came right out of my closet. I don't believe in spending a ton on costuming. I never wear the same costume twice so why bother?
I know the outfit (and my FACE) will look waaay better when I apply the proper makeup.
I think a cape would really help make this outfit better but the weather here is still very hell-like.
Blouse, necklace and leggings: Etsy
Boots and skirt (just a tucked in maxi) : Handmedowns
Yeah... maybe I do need a cape.
Before I go, I would like to thank everyone for the sweet encouraging words regarding my failed beard and moustache competition. I'm feeling much better emotionally about it all but I still get a wee bit mopey when I think about it. That's actually not a normal thing for me to do. I usually just shrug and say, "Oh well" when things like that happen but this time it really got to me. Eh.
My laptop is still beer-soaked and the keyboard will need to be replaced - that's a heck of a lot better than having to replace the whole computer! Thank God we got a PC last month. If it wasn't for that I'd be up the creek right now!