|the explosion of colour in the pom pom is one of my favourite aspects about the finished hat|
Friday, 29 July 2016
Monday, 25 July 2016
|waiting in line to enter the convention centre on Saturday morning|
|finishing touches on Saturday morning!|
And so, on to the Celebration itself.
First things first - costumes. We noticed on the day that there really was a poor showing of cosplayers! I was frantically making sure Ben's costume adhered to as many rules of Star Wars costumes that I could tolerate, so that we wouldn't be laughed out of the convention. I didn't need to worry, we were some of the few people who dressed up (though this did mean lots of people took our pictures, which I was rather pleased about) and, I hope you agree, Ben looked AMAZING! He put my costume to shame, but I don't mind because - after all - I was the one who made his entirely from scratch. The whole process of making his costume, and for it to turn out so well, has really buoyed me up and I honestly think this is the end of us buying costumes, and instead (as stressful as I may find it) I will take the time to make them from now on.
I believe this particularly when, nearing the completion of Ben's sith costume, I realised my store bought one was pretty pants! So I made some adjustments.
|here I am meeting Karen Hallion!!|
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
|forgive the awesome filtered selfie - can you spot the Moogle Christmas decoration in the background?|