Sunday, November 1, 2015

OzComicCon Brisbane 2015

The next event on my calendar in September was one of our local conventions – OzComicCon. This year I attended with my bestie – helping her out with her stall for the weekend. Unfortunately this meant that I didn’t get to see quite as much of the convention as the previous year, and I got very few photos, but I still cosplayed for the occasion and I did get out from behind the rack.

This year, we were lucky enough to have Richard Dean Anderson attend along with a few Stargate Atlantis actors. The huge Stargate fan that I am saw this as the perfect opportunity. I dressed up in my Stargate Offworld uniform (with a few new pieces added) and toted along my Zat. I wanted RDA’s autograph added. He was lovely to meet, but I am sad that I missed seeing his panel and I regret not being able to afford a photograph with him as well. But that’s the way the cookie crumbles. It was great to wear my offworld uniform again. I’ve spent a lot on it making sure I am screen accurate, so I should really wear it more often. The problem – it’s way too hot for most of our Queensland conventions and it’s hard to travel with as I cannot take the weapons.

Sunday though, saw me cosplay as a pair for the first time. We were Sadness and Joy from the recent Disney movie Inside Out. We loved the film, and when we saw it together, we walked out of the cinema planning our costumes. While they were supposed to be “easy” costumes, we take accuracy a little too hard and spent a bit more time that I had necessarily planned getting it ready. I was lucky enough to find the perfect jumper to wear but I need to bulk up my wig by sewing two together, sew an undershirt and leggings and we decided to make glowing memory balls. So much for easy. But, and it’s a big but, our costumes were received so well. It seems that everyone loves Inside out and we had many complements throughout the day. The challenge for me was staying in character as Sadness. It is incredibly difficult to not crack up all the time and it feels very strange to not smile in photos. The makeup though, is what made me happy. I haven’t had a lot of experience with skin tone changes and going blue is one of the hardest (your skin undertone shows through pink). I chose to use a white and blue cream stick to mix up the correct pastel blue colour and rubbed it into my skin (over a primer of course). It’s much like applying normal foundation, just blue. I topped it off with white setting powder. A bit of blue eyeshadow, dark blue brow powder, pink blush, mascara and blue lipcolour and I was done. The best part is that it lasted most of my day. I put it on at 7am and didn’t need to touch up until 5pm. Quite the success.

And the couple of other cosplays that I did take photos of...

1 comment:

  1. I love both outfits. You look great in just about everything...