I've probably mentioned that I've been attending Arisia since I has a child-in-tow, and this year I was able to go in my own right.
I was able to be on three panels: All Ages Comics, Making and Modifying Patterns, and Cross-Cultural Costuming. All three were wonderful experiences, but very intimidating.
|Your friendly neighborhood spider-lady is on the scene!|
The panel about patterning was nice, though I felt like I didn't know anything by the end of the panel. Everyone had so much experience and I have what, not even three years. Most of the advice that I gave was things my sister taught me.
And the Cross Cultural Costuming panel was just as one would expect. It basically boiled down to don't be a jerk and do some research.
But all that is the boring part. There was a time travelers' ball on saturday night with some really well dressed peeps as well as people just there to have fun out of costume:
|This girl here gets a special mention as my favorite costume of the night (besides my sister but she cheated) I've fallen so out of love with steampunk, but this outfit is so great.|
|Complete with a Dr an K9|
And while I was busy with dances and quick changes, I sent Sarah out to get some pictures of costumes from the Masquerade itself:
In all I would call this con a success, I kept myself busier than usual and it was nice.