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This past weekend was my second visit to Awesome Con in downtown DC and this time around I knew a bunch of folks going and actually met up with everybody except for one. This was also the first comic/sci-fi convention the beau attended and he didn't know what to expect. I guess there's not as much programing or celebrity run-ins at gaming conventions...

He dressed as a Star Wars Rebel Trooper and I wore my Stormtrooper pin-up duds. (Gotta brag for a moment: he made his shirt [it was the first garment he'd made aside from silly pants and t-tunics during his SCA days and it gave him the confidence to make the British military tunic I have featured previously], the vest, and both of our blasters; I have GOT to get a close-up of my Stormtrooper blaster!) Before we even got in the main convention hall, he had people taking his photo because while Stormtroopers and Jedi are a dime a dozen at cons, there are few Rebel Troopers wandering about. Well, except for this con because the Rebel Legion was in attendance. A group even accosted him at one point with a "Why aren't you at your post, soldier??" It was all fun and games until the leader noticed my Stormtrooper dress and ordered the others to fire at me.
   

Star-crossed lovers.



Aim for the dress!

I actually did a pretty good job of not buying all the things, but I did score some artwork and a pair of panties feature Admiral Ackbar's face and the text "It's a trap!" on the front. I also got Rob "Pinky" Paulsen's autograph to bookend Maurice "The Brain" LaMarche's on my "Pinky and the Brain" DVD box. My con mission was accomplished.

We realized that we were done for the day around 3:30 and said our fond farewells to friends and limped our way to the metro for the (interminable) ride back to Virginia. Despite being exhausted, the beau said he had a great time. Of course, I had a good time; I almost always do. We then slept the sleep of the overtired in preparation for a second day of costumed fun.



Rebel Trooper, Black Canary, Stormtrooper, Endor Rebel Trooper, and Green Arrow.




Cap.
   

Han in carbonite.



They have a Stay Puft Marshmallow girl!




Wirt from "Over the Garden Wall".
   

Spike and puppet!Angel.



Zap Brannigan.

Date: 2015-06-03 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danabren.livejournal.com
And you're coming to DragonCon ... when?

Date: 2015-06-03 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melaniesuzanne.livejournal.com
When I can afford the miscellany involved with DC? I mean, not counting costume-related costs, Awesome Con purchases, ticket, meals, and travel cost me about the same as a plane ticket to DragonCon.

I WANT to go to DC, I really, really do! 2018 is probably the earliest I can swing it, though.

Date: 2015-06-03 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danabren.livejournal.com
It's not the plane tickets that are the killer, it's the hotel reservation. Which is why you want to get a few people in that room, because otherwise ouch.

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