I can still remember my first convention when I was 4 years old. It was a Star Trek Convention in Harrisburg, PA. But it was about 20 years old when I really started getting into the convention scene. My first cosplay that I made from scratch was a DALEK dress. It’s silver with black for all of the details.
Kind of like that guy. I made it for less than 15 bucks, which I thought was quite the bargain. Even now I still do, I would just like to fix the mistakes that were made out of ignorance.
However, when I was in 6th grade all of my friends wanted to be cheerleaders for Halloween. I was pretty bored with that, except Buffy Summers was a cheerleader and that’s what I was going to do. I went for Buffy from the movie, rarely done but it was pretty awesome. My dad put stakes inside of the pompoms that came with the costume and that’s really all I needed. It really should have been a sign of things to come.
For the first few cons I went to I did just go for the nerdy T-shirt because that’s really just my wardrobe. I also have dolls that I made of different scifi characters that I would carry around. It was pretty cool so I decided I just had to get in on cosplaying. Then once I was in it I just had to keep going. I find making the costumes up until the minute before I leave, or even on the car ride there to be so exciting. Will I get it done in time? Will it be recognizable? It’s all so much pressure, but in the best way.
I remember being about 4 years old and my dad took me to a Star Trek Convention. A few weeks ago I went to a Star Trek Convention and there was a girl there about the same age as I was then and her parents were taking her to her second convention that weekend. Little kids love to play dress up. I know I had a box full of clothes that I could pretend to be anyone in as did many of my friends. Dressing up as what you aren’t isn’t just fun for grown ups. Kids love it too.
Yesterday I was playing on stumbleupon and came across this picture
and then it occurred to me, duct tape corsets for Steampunk Star Trek. My brother is going as a Klingon starfleet engeneer, a bit of a cross between Nog and Worf, where I made his warrior’s sash out of soda top chain mail. So now the plan is upcycled steampunk Star Trek. Although I like the idea of getting real corsets I just can’t imagine spending so much money on a costume that I can’t really add into my everyday wardrobe. Well, there’s a Star Trek Convention in the next town over from me this weekend celebrating Deep Space 9, let’s see if I can get it all ready in time.