Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dallas Fan Days 2012

Wow! I had a great time this weekend at the Dallas Fan Days in Irving, TX .. It was well organized, had some great actors, and I made a lot of new friends! The costumes are always my favorite part of conventions, and I was able to show off my Skyward Sword Princess Zelda again. I won 2nd place in the costume contest for video game character!!

My favorite part was meeting Sean Astin. He was a really really cool guy and I enjoyed getting his photo and autograph. For the photoshoot - they rush you in and out very quickly. So I managed to tell him "I am so excited to meet you!" and he responded with "You're a liar (lyre)!" and pointed to my harp. LoL.. Get it? So a few seconds later I was out of the room and had to wait for my photo to be printed so I could get him to sign it. Once I met him again in the autograph room we were able to chat a bit. He mentioned he liked my tattoos and couldn't believe I had so many. I told him about my "slick shoes" tattoo on my ankles in reference to The Goonies and he laughed.

The merchandise room was much like it was back in May at Comic Con.. I did pick up a few t-shirts and some LoTR posters. I won a free shirt and some cool limited edition comic books for winning the costume contest. It's easy to spend a lot of cash at these things but I think it's worth it :)

Looking forward to another convention, but I don't think there is one until next year! Guess that gives me time to start working on a new costume :)

To view all the photos I took, check them out on the glitzygeekgirl facebook page
And read my tweets from the event on my twitter @glitzygeekgirl
Edit: It's also been brought to my attention that my pic is on Reddit. A few nice comments, a few crude ones.. But overall I think that's pretty cool! :P




Friday as Ramona Flowers

(photo: Brittany)


Saturday and Sunday as Princess Zelda

Sean Astin calling me a "lyre" :)

I wish I had a more intimidating weapon! (photo: SQiRL's Den)

(photo: Alan Tijerina)

On stage after winning 2nd place in the costume contest! (photo: Kevin)

(photo: Alexes Spencer)


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And this is me on the front page of www.dallasnews.com/entertainment
Vote for me as Skyward Zelda! :P





Thanks for reading and checking out my pics!
Huge thanks to Tommy for the harp, Jacqueline for the belts, and Rachel for the sailcloth. And my wonderful Mom for helping me sew the dress. You're the best!

If you could dress up in any costume who would you be? Any conventions you recommend attending?



6 comments:

  1. Wow! Congratulations on winning 2nd place! There were some great costumes there, and yours is no exception!

    That's so cool that you got to meet Sean Astin and got your photograph with him.

    I like that you got your Gangnam style on too! Good job.

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  2. So many people recognized you from other events you have attended in different costumes. Not counting some of the duds on Reddit, most had great things to say. Totally amazing. Saw this on someone's post http://imgur.com/LN39u.

    What's next?

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  3. Congrats on winning 2nd place! That's a killer Princess Zelda costume!

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    1. Thanks SO much, Kaylah! I sure had a lot of fun this weekend. I was giddy when I saw you commented! Your blog is a joy to read. :)

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  4. For those interested in Doctor Who follow WhofestDFW on Twitter. This message approved by GGG even though she's not a follower. See you next November.

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  5. Love love love this post. Your costume of Princess Zelda is fantastic. I think you should have won first place.

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