Cosplay, good friends, awesome parties, extravagant dinners, bizarre occurrences (last year I partied with The Doctor!!), toy exclusives, fantastic art... these are just a few of the reasons that SDCC is sacred to me. I know by the end of the weekend I'm going to be sore, bruised, tired, cranky, and dehydrated - with no feeling in my toes from wearing heels - but I don't care! It's all worth it to me.
This year is especially exciting because while I usually go solo to SDCC and flit around like a little bumblebee from social group to social group, I'm going to have three mega babes in tow this year and I couldn't be happier. I'll be staying at the Hyatt with Sarah Hiraki and Kristin Hackett, and then Melissa Kay will be with us most of the time. BABE PARTY.
|Concept sketch for this year's Steampunk WW, drawn by my friend Chelsea|
As for cosplay, I am unfortunately only wearing one costume this year since I was filming most of the summer and therefore didn't have time to work on stuff. HOWEVER: IT'S FRAKKIN' AWESOME!! I have completely revamped my Steampunk Wonder Woman, and I will be debuting it on Friday along with the rest of the epic Steampunk DC group. Watch for us!! I will be sharing a photo post of the costume when I return home, but you'll be getting crappy Instagram pics on my social media.
I planned poorly for the night life this year, but I will definitely be at the iFanboy happy hour on Thursday night. However, if anyone else has any other parties they'd like me and my sessy lady posse to come to, you should probably drop me a line.
I have a couple of reminders on proper convention etiquette...
- Keep your hands to yourself
- Wear deodorant
- Don't photograph cosplayers in the middle of the aisle
- COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT
- Drink lots of water
- Wear comfortable shoes (haha I don't follow this rule)
- ASK FOR PHOTOS
- Don't harass celebrities. Be nice and polite.
Who else is going? Who isn't going but wishes they were there? What are you most excited for? WHO WANTS TO PARTY?!
If you see me: SAY HI! I'm super friendly (as long as you don't act like a creep). I'm super tall and redheaded and will probably be lit up like a Christmas tree.
Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for my ridiculous SDCC Adventures!