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My fun from Friday!

I’ve been enjoying my last two days of vacation, finishing up some stuff and then vegging!

The day started kinda late and I was good with that, Hubs picked up Starbuck’s for the drive down to Indy, and we picked up our friend, Jordan. Aka Boy Wonder. LOL This was his second con with us. He loves them now!!

Glamazon getting ready for the day!

Glamazon getting ready for the day!

We had lunch first, being I'm a diabetic.

We had lunch first, being I’m a diabetic. Great little find, near the convention center and the prices are pretty good, the food is Great! Service is awesome!! *****

popcon arrived

And then we arrived. 😀

Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy

While waiting in line to get our tix. We met up with Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy! woohoo

Handy dandy Program guide

Handy dandy Program guide

Hubs took a candid I hadn't been prepared for. lol at least it's with the TARDIS!

Hubs took a candid I hadn’t been prepared for. lol at least it’s with the TARDIS!

Saw this! Aww how cute some real out of towners! LOL

Saw this! Aww how cute some real out of towners! LOL

Tony Isabella a Facebook Friend that I was finally able to meet in person! Nice!! lovely chat too!

Tony Isabella a Facebook Friend that I was finally able to meet in person! Nice!! lovely chat too!

Me and my friend, Gold Dalek. lol

Me and my friend, Gold Dalek. lol

Hubs and boxes! lol

Near the end of the Con, Hubs showed me this box! Wouldn’t let me open it!

SQUEEEEEE!!!! A brand new Wondie Statue!! Yep, I'll take a better photo when I take her out of the box!! :D

SQUEEEEEE!!!! A brand new Wondie Statue!! Yep, I’ll take a better photo when I take her out of the box!! 😀

Harley and her Henchman! got a really nice cosplayer to pose with hubs!

Harley and her Henchman! got a really nice cosplayer to pose with hubs!

Standing outside in the rain, and walking back to the car. Decided I needed a pic with the ndy sign! lol the person makes the 'I' and if I hadn't been doing the bad thing, the pose would've been much different! ;)

Standing outside in the rain, and walking back to the car. Decided I needed a pic with the ndy sign! lol the person makes the ‘I’ and if I hadn’t been doing the bad thing, the pose would’ve been much different! 😉

Wonder Booty by Hubs! lol

Okay, so while I was walking to the Ndy sign, Hubs took a pic, that he titles, “Wonder Booty!” thank goodness I’ve lost weight! lol funniest thing this actually got quite a few hits on my Social media sites. LOL Awesome!! Wonder Booty is a hit! HA! 😀

made it home and hubs handed me a bag, this was one of the surprises inside! Sweet Wonder Woman!! and yes, better photo once she is out of the plastic. ;)

made it home and hubs handed me a bag, this was one of the surprises inside! Sweet Wonder Woman!! and yes, better photo once she is out of the plastic. 😉

unnamed (8)SQUEEMG! HE BOUGHT ME CATBUG!!!! OMG OMG OMG!

SQUEEMG! HE BOUGHT ME CATBUG!!!! OMG OMG OMG!

playing around at the end of the day! Glamazon Close up! ;)

playing around at the end of the day! Glamazon Close up! 😉

All in all we had a great day! Lots of fun!

For one of the last days of my vacation, I’m extremely happy with how it turned out!!

and now we’re preparing for Gen Con at the end of July!

ahh Con Season has officially started for us! LOL 😀
When I can better photos of the Wondies and Catbug out of the plastic!!

XOXO ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Cosplay edition with Yaya Han

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Anck-su-namun – The Mummy
Why I chose to make this costume:
I am a huge fan of the Mummy movies and have always liked the tragically romantic love story of Imhotep and Anck-su-namun. I watch all of those movies often while I’m working on costumes. A few months ago while re-watching the first movie, I thought of Dragoncon coming up and what a perfect opportunity it would be to do the bodypaint of Anck-su-namun at that event. Looking at the footage, it seems easy enough, just very time consuming. The accessories she wears in that scene are also right up my alley with the beading and the Eqyptian theme.
I got really excited to do the costume after talking to some bodypaint friends of ours who were interested in painting me up like that. Sadly they were not able to make it to Dragoncon, but Brian and our friend Patterson, who runs www.savethemummy.com and is just as big of a Mummy geek as I am, stepped up and painted me instead!
How I made this costume:
Of course most of this costume is the painting. It took 6 hours, and that was with us preparing ahead of time. We used Mehron gold to cover my body and Ben Nye water-based black for the designs. Brian and Patterson followed the reference very carefully and we tried to get all the lines and patterns right, down to the correct number of stripes on my legs and arms and the neck piece. I can’t thank these two enough for helping me! I imagined in my mind that Anck-su-namun would be gilded, the more to be untouchable by anyone but the Pharaoh, hence the gold Mehron. But the paint ended up turning out much shinier than the movie version. I think I figured out a way to do it more toned-down next time, but it would have to be a really important occasion before all of us are willing to go through this long painting process again lol. I had to take two long showers to scrub off the paint afterward, and my toes were gold for a week afterward lol.
All painting aside, the accessories were also vital to this outfit. I studied the references for a long time and then set out to replicate them. Because all my beading supplies were packed away for a move, I had to buy everything including beading needles and make it all from scratch. The wrist cuffs, Horus arm bands and ankle cuffs are made of foamie sheets; the beaded belts, necklace and hair piece took several hours of beading, and I made the belt sashes out of a beautiful curtain material. I made the tiny cobra out of model magic, and wore sandals instead of going barefoot to adhere to hotel policies. The only other piece of clothing I wore was a black thong, as I didn’t want to appear naked with a tan or gold one. I did also wear pasties that were painted over and blended into the design. My wig is the same one I used for Cleopatra.
Thoughts on this costume:
I am so happy that, with the help of my friends, I was able to do this costume. It was very strenuous and toe-numbing to stand for 9 hours straight–6 for the painting, 3 to walk around afterward–and I was really exhausted afterward, but it was all worth it. So much love and thanks to my friends who painted me and walked around with me so I didn’t have to be a lonely gold statue so late at night. I posed with Patterson’s “Save the Mummy Franchise” banner while in the costume, and was stalked by a a lot of photographers lol. The best compliment of that night came from the group that did the Bodypainting panel at Dragoncon, who said to Patterson and me that we really accomplished what they were talking about in the panel, which is “dressing someone in paint”.
Sadly I couldn’t find my buddies who were also supposed to dress up from “The Mummy” that night, but it was probably because I got out on the convention floor so late (midnight), I am not sure if I have the stamina to do this again next year, but if my painting friends are up for it, I’ll definitely consider, too! I would have to make an Imhotep costume for Brian, lol.
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