Monday, August 29, 2011

WorldCON: Brilliant Creativity

Okay. I’ve been home almost a week and am starting to feel like I’m catching up on sleep. This is good news, people. I’ve been to a lot of conferences and conventions, and WorldCON was a whole different experience for a number of reasons.

For one thing, the variety of unique people was incredible and exhilarating. It was almost like this convention was the one place where people could be who they are, or who they want to be—including a Klingon or a Jedi or Harry Potter or any other number of fantastical characters—without worrying about being judged by others. Well, except the masquerade judges, but that’s totally voluntary.

The incredible creativity of the people in attendance was absolutely amazing. I loved it.

Not only that, the lets-dress-up-and-have fun mentality there is contagious. I offer exhibit A.

See those corsets? Courtesy of Damsel in this Dress. Can I just say that Michelle (the owner) is a fascinating, brilliant woman who creates her own designs and patterns and keeps her prices totally reasonable. If I ever need a specialized costume of this variety, I have her card. Will totally call her. Her work is A.Mazing.

With Halloween only a few weeks away, I’m looking forward to another opportunity to wear this awesome stuff again. You should check it out. I’m serious.

When’s the last time you had a great excuse to dress up? Do you do the Halloween thing?


Carolyn V said...

We do murder mysteries with a group of different friends where we dress up a bit. It's so fun. Glad you had such a great time!

J.R. Johansson said...

Halloween? I just wear my corset because it's a Thursday. ;P LOVE Michelle! She's awesome and her work is gorgeous!

Nichole Giles said...

I know, right? That's why we should buy more. Everyone could use a good corset. I totally think they're coming back in style.

And Carolyn, that sounds like so much fun. I'm thinking a party like that sounds like a perfect reason to wear my corset again. *thinking*

Angie said...

I can't believe you wore corsets. You all look great! I'm not really into dressing up so much anymore. Sigh. Time to get in touch with my inner Halloween-lover again.