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So, I was originally planning on rooming with a friend of mine and her boyfriend, as well as two other friends of mine at CONvergence this coming July. Unfortunately, the friend and her boyfriend have dropped out on me, and after some consideration, I’ve decided that rather than trying to cram 5 people into a hotel room, I would reduce my number to 4 people, myself included. This makes it $75 for the whole weekend staying at the Bloomington West Days Inn, which is just across the highway from the Doubletree.
As stated in the title, I need one more person. I’d prefer someone in their 20’s, male or female, and driving/having a car is a bonus, but not necessary. Feel free to send me an ask if you need a room, so that we can hammer things out ahead of time. Thanks!
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So, I go to a big, 4-day convention in Minnesota called CONvergence. At the hotel the con is hosted at, there are “cabana rooms” that ring the courtyard and pool area, that are used exclusively for themed room parties. Anything from dispensing toast “House of Toast” to themed rooms for Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Firefly, and so on.
I’ve had this thought before, but have never seriously considered it (owing largely to being the only Broken Saints fan in Minnesota, that I’m aware of anyway), about doing a Broken Saints-themed room party at CONvergence. The room itself would have Broken Saints playing all evening/night, and would be decorated with whatever posters/flyers/artwork I can scrape up from the creators/fan community, and would otherwise be decorated in the style of a dirty cityscape. The balcony, on the other hand, would have a sandbox, and would be decorated in the style of Lomalagi, and would be a place people could go to relax, and get away from the noise of the room. I’m not sure what I’d serve for snacks/beverages, but I’m sure I could come up with some Broken Saints-inspired cocktails, if I really worked at it.
I dunno, I just really want Broken Saints to have a bigger presence in the geek community, particularly the con I go to. Maybe I could do a panel on it or something, lol
- Finish the repairs/upgrades to my pre-existing costumes
- Finish getting the stuff I need for my new costumes
- Don’t be such a potato around people, make actual attempts to socialize (I feel like there were a ton of social opportunities tossed at me that I completely missed because I’m socially retarded)
- Have an exit plan in place should I get overwhelmed and start to freak out
- Play more video games
- Keep a water bottle on my person at all times
- Get in better shape for Sabretooth
- Participate in karaoke
- Bring everything I need for my nighttime sleep rigamarole, and actually make an attempt to get decent sleep
- Don’t be such a weirdo during the Homestuck gathering
Aha Nicci and I were actually starting to talk about making sure we are getting stuff ready for CONvergence and Detour too aha. Good to know nicci and I are not the only ones thinking of this (except for the fact that I will, without a doubt wait till the week before to do anything major but whatever.) Good luck :D (Also I didn’t think you were a weirdo at the HS gathering, just my opinion)
Thankfully, this year I have my mom around a lot more to help me with my cosplay stuff, since she’s officially retired, so my costumes will be better quality this time around. I think the main thing I’m worried about is getting to the con, and getting so overstimulated that I hardly do anything the whole weekend but walk around in a daze, like I did this past year.
As far as the HS gathering goes, I always feel a little weird, because like 90% of the HS fandom is younger people, like you and your sister, so I always feel a tad creepy spending time with people half my age. That, and since I only know a handful of the Minnesota Homestucks, and really not all that well at that, that I sort of feel like the fandom outsider.
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Are you planning on going to CONvergence next summer? Do you want a room without a lot of fucking around? I just so happen to have a room reserved at the Days Inn across the highway from the Doubletree! My name is Dirk, and I’m looking for 2 people to room with me and two of my friends, making it roughly 5 people at maximum in the room. It shouldn’t be more than $50 per person to cover the expense of the room for the whole con. Send me an ask if interested or if you have any questions. I’m available via phone if parental permission is something that will come up.
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I’ve figured out that Sabretooth is feasible with what I’ve got on hand, aside of needing fang toothcaps (which, thankfully, I’ll only need one set of. Only Sabretooth’s top canine’s are elongated), and having my friend Sara acquire me some long fingernails. His outfit later in the movie is literally just black pants, a black dress shirt, black boots, a black leather jacket (which I’m omitting so as not to boil to death), and a long black wool overcoat.
The most challenging part of the costume is going to be cultivating the appropriate facial hair, as though his most prominent facial hair is the muttonchops sideburns, he’s still got a little bit of mustache and goatee stubble around his mouth. I’ll have to grow in the sideburns while keeping the area around my mouth shaved, until about two weeks before CONvergence.
The problem that arises is how the sideburns will interfere with the other cosplays I have planned, unless I drop all but Chamber, where the sideburns won’t be visible under the mask.
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So, I’m starting to think about what I’ll do for next year’s CONvergence, in terms of costumes. I’ll be bringing some back, but I’mna try for a few new as well. Nothing fancy, but something a little more appropriate for the ungodly warmth.
Completed Costumes That I’ll Be Repeating
Sanae Hanekoma (The World Ends With You)
Jake English (MS Paint Adventures: Homestuck)
Ellis (Left 4 Dead 2)
New Costumes I’ll Be Working On
Human!Spades Slick (MS Paint Adventures: Homestuck)
Raimi Matthews (Broken Saints)
Jonothan “Chamber” Starsmore (Marvel Comics: X-Men)
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All I need is a black fedora (which I’ve found on Amazon), and a black blazer/suit jacket. I’d obviously being doing a Humanized!SS, because the idea of wearing a zentai suit makes me claustrophobic as hell, and blackface=no.
Anyway, recommendations? I’m thinking scar putty, makeup, and some butterfly bandages for the scar under the eyepatch, and I’d wear my black dress shirt, dress pants, boots, and a black tie, along with the blazer/suit jacket I have yet to obtain.
Photos of the dance party that the Party Rock!Pre-Scratch Kids Cosplayers started up at the Homestuck Meetup at Convergence. Everybody grooved and had a great time!
If any of the other cosplayers in these photos want to be identified, just let me know!
so much fun ^^ even though i can’t dance and i have no clue how to either XD
Oh me either. I felt like such a tool, but it was SO much fun XD
Individual photos of the rest of the early arrivals at the Homestuck Meetup on Friday at Convergence. I don’t know who any of them are, so if you’re in a photo and want to be identified please let me know!
hey look! It’s me again! I’m the Dog Tier Jade ^^ I really don’t know how to pose int pictures at all XD I sure got a lot of pictures taken of me at this con.
Yay! I finally found a picture of my Jake English cosplay from Friday! Also? flyingbeds makes the most adorable Dogtier Jade ever <3
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