Saturday, November 12, 2011

Introducing Katara

Today I stepped into a new world of imagination at Hal-Con and it was wonderfully fun. This is my first convention. It is also my first attempt at a making a costume for a con. As soon as I knew that I was going with my friends I began considering costume ideas. There were so many possibilities. Then I found out Mark Oakley was going. Mark is the incredible indie comic creator of Thieves and Kings and Stardrops (a strip that runs in the Wolfville Grapevine). I decided that I would go as his character Katara. This is how it turned out:
My greatest fear today was seeing Mark and him not knowing who I was dressed up. I had nothing to fear. Mark's reaction was...word's do not express how wonderful his reaching was. Thankfully Re and Justine took many pictures of the moment and all the great moments from today. Once they have pictures up I'll share all the joy and pretty costumes. A HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to Hannah and Steven who gave up a day and a night to help make this costume possible.

I've already broken the con survival guide of "3,2,1" -three hours sleep, two meals, and one shower per day. Friday I woke up at 9:30am I had a short 20 min nap Saturday morning at 5am....and it now 1:29am Sunday morning. It is time for bed.

1 comment:

Glo said...

nicely done!