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Daily wrap-ups of cons I’ve attended.

MegaCon Orlando 2016 – Saturday

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Yesterday, I shared with you my photos from Friday at MegaCon Orlando 2016. Today, I’m sharing my Saturday pics and highlights!

So, I’d been working really hard on my “Glam Vader” (or Lady Vader if you prefer) for a while. Saturday, I was absolutely exhausted from sleepless nights working on the costume, driving to and from Orlando on Friday while running on barely any sleep (I worked both Friday and Saturday night and I don’t leave work until well after 4am most nights…) So as much as I had planned on waking at the crack of dawn again, I totally slept in. When I woke up I was upset but cranky and still very tired and for a while was just like “I’m not going. Its crazy to drive two hours up, walk around for a few hours and then drive back down to change and go to work… Its crazy,.. I overslept, I’m not going.” I alerted the friends I was planning on hanging with for the day and they understood… But then I talked to Sarah (Daenerys) and she was like “Fuck it! Go.” And just like that, I changed my attitude, grabbed my gear and hopped on the road.

I’m so happy I did. I didn’t attend any of the events or Q&As I was planning on attending and Saturday was so packed with people I didn’t even see most of my friends in attendance. I met up with Chris again and we stormed the floor in our Star Wars gear. He introduced me to his friends and they let me tag along and take pics with them while I was there. I may have only been at the con for a few hours but in that time I met some really amazing people and fellow cosplayers AND…. I met Michelle Gomez, Missy from Doctor Who on the main floor! She couldn’t take a photo with me bc its against the rules and she was avoiding attention but I got to speak with her very briefly and she was an absolute doll. She even gave me a pretty solid wink. As if that wasn’t enough, I completely lost my fangirl mind when I spotted one of my favorite cosplayers and my geek-chic inspiration, Victoria aka ScruffyRebel. She walked by and I said “Scruffy?” She immediately turned and as I introduced myself she knew exactly who I am from our past interactions on Instagram and whatnot. I was floored! She took a few pics with me and gushed about how she likes my hair and my cosplays and my nerdy fashion choices. It made my day!!

Saturday, although a short one for me, I managed to stop by the booths of all my con-friends to show the love I didn’t get to show on Friday. I’m so glad I made the drive! (And the large blister on my foot that I later worked on my feet dealing with was worth it too!) Here’s the photo evidence of awesomeness!

Thanks for reading!
Love, GK

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MegaCon Orlando 2016 – Friday

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I’m finally getting around to posting about my weekend at MegaCon Orlando 2016! I have to specify “Orlando” because, as of this year, there will be MegaCon Tampa! And who is the #1 beautiful face on the poster advertising the inaugural year for this con?! DAVID TENNANT! Be still my heart and may my pockets be plentiful because I am absolutely attending, absolutely meeting David, absolutely paying for the photo op, I’M DOING IT ALL!! I HAVE to…

But that’s not until October. Let’s focus on the now… or the then… when “then” was last weekend… you get the point.

Friday, my sister and I attended as, yep, the Tenth Doctor and Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains, yadda yadda yadda, Daenerys from Game of Thrones. Sarah was quite the fan-favorite and I acted as handler for her a lot throughout the day. Of course, there was plenty of Whovian love abound and I got to meet some really fun people! We also met up with a good friend of ours and 4th Doctor cosplayer, Chris. I had such a blast!

Early in the day we attended the Phelps Twins’ (Fred and George Weasley) Q&A which was a lot of fun as expected. Later, we got to meet and take a photo with Billie Piper (Rose-mother f’ing-Tyler, people!) She was so nice and warm and welcoming that after our photo when Sarah and I were discussing just how cool and friendly she was, I totally cried… yep. She really is one of the nicest people I’ve ever paid to meet. I just want to get drunk with her and hang out; she seems like she’s be a blast to chill with.

Friday was a really fun day so here’s all my pictures from the day.

Thanks for reading! I’ll post about my MegaCon Saturday experience tomorrow!
Love, GK

Balthazar’s Band of Beauties Photos

March 5th & 6th, I participated in a one-of-a-kind Creep Walk with some of my Treasure Coast Cosplayers buddies at the inaugural Treasure Coast Freak Show 2015 Horror Con. Balthazar’s Band of Beauties is an original idea invented by one of my best friends, Steve (President and founder of The Treasure Coast Cosplayers). Back in October (during my blog sabbatical), we first brought this gruesome side show to life at our Halloween party. After that, the Horror Con organizers and promoters asked us if we would make a larger version as featured entertainment at Treasure Coast Freak Show. We were stoked. The original Band of Beauties only included a few of us, so this time around, we brought together more than double the amount of characters. All of us created our stories, costumes, makeup and sets. It was a group effort that showcased all of our individual talents and passions. It was truly an awesome experience!

We were quite the hit and the focus of lots of the media coverage for the con. We were even asked to give a private show to all the celebrity guests! Here’s a look at some of the fantastic photos a couple of truly talented photojournalists, Christopher Arnold and Molly Bartels, captured over the weekend.

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

Space Coast Comic Con ’15

This weekend The Treasure Coast Cosplayers hosted a booth at Space Coast Comic Con in Cape Canaveral. It was the first con that TCC was formally represented so we were all super excited about attending this con! I wasn’t able to attend on Day 1 but I did make the drive up on Day 2 with a couple of friends and members of TCC. I ended up making a last minute change in my cosplay plans (isn’t that always the way?) and decided to debut my Captain Jack Harkness!

I really need to get in the habit of taking more photos of my cosplays and with other cosplayers I meet at events… I did manage to snap a few.

Turns out, one of my good friends’ friend was also in attendance and representing another cosplay group a couple of booths down from us! One of my favorite things about attending cons is forming friendships with cosplayers from all. I also ran into an awesome Star Lord cosplayer who gave me some inspiration for the cosplay I’m working on for MegaCon 2016.

One of the activities guests could participate in when they stopped by the TCC booth was to share a less than pleasant experience in cosplaying for our #EndCosplayHate campaign. I shared a bit of what I experience often while cosplaying: I often cosplay male characters, like The Doctor or Capt. Jack and a lot of times people comment about my gender being opposite of the character… As if any of that nonsense matters when it comes to cosplaying. In fact, throughout the day, lots of other attendees mistook my cosplay as River Song… on account of the boobs… and the hair, I suppose.

SCCC was a small con (this may have even been it’s first year. I’m not entirely positive about that.) but it’s always a lot of fun to hang out and chat with other super fans of all fandoms and browse all the goodies I wish I was able to buy all of.

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

Orlando Nerd Fest 2015

Yesterday, Team 2Tens, otherwise known as my friend Mat and I, attended Orlando Nerd Fest 2015 at The Orlando Science Center. We met up with friends…

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made some new friends…

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did some sciencey stuff…

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saw some sciencey things… (including mummies!)

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and then finished the night with food and drinks at (one of my favorite places!) Cafe Tu Tu Tango.

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Thanks for reading!

Love, GK