||[Sep. 9th, 2010|07:21 pm]
I'm back from D*Con. Well, I've been back but there were issues. Nothing overly huge, and they've been dealt with, but issues.|
ANYWAY! D*Con was AWESOME! As always. If you follow me on the Facebooks, I posted all about it as it went. But the BIG thing was my costume.
Yes, I did a costume this year! They were having a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest gathering of people in Super Hero costumes in one room. I went as The Hulk.
It was HARD! I mean, the clothes part was the easiest. I just dyed a pair of shorts purple and shredded the hem and destroyed a white shirt with box-cutter and lighter to get that "caught in a nuclear explosion" look. But the makeup? GIRL! Painting me green took 3 HOURS! That's getting me covered in a full-body anti-perspirant, getting the green on with a few black highlights on the face and powdering me down. THEN, I had 20 minutes to get to the event. I went to the wrong hotel. I made it in time, though.
Now, AT the event, our host was none other than LOU FERIGNO! I'm dressed as The Hulk in the same room AS The Hulk! How awesome is that?
Per Mr. Ferigno, it took HIM 3 hours to get into makeup, too, so I don't feel so bad.
So yeah. After that I went around being an attention whore for a while. A LOT of pictures got taken of the Green Guy (aka: Mr T Hulk, due to my mohawk at the time), including one of the local radio stations, but the best were the kids.
See when you're covered in green paint, kids are hit or miss. Some kids were psyched and some terrified and there wasn't a whole lot of in-between. I got a two-fer at one point. One cute, little black girl with her little pink camera was all "Can I take your picture?" and her little brother, who couldn't have been more than 2, as soon as I struck the standard Hulk pose LOST IT! I was highly amused but horrified at the same time. I've scarred this kid for life. Which is both awful and awesome.
The bestest part, and I say this in my sarcasmo voice, was taking it off. See, I was told that both the stick and the liquid makeup were water-based. The liquid was. The stick? Not so much. It was basically green lard. I got green ALL over the shower and even then, once I got out, it took another hour and a half and an entire package of Ponds makeup wipes to get the majority of it off of me. I still had to go buy Noxema to get most of the rest and a thing of Comet to scrub the tub because I was NOT going to let Housekeeping walk in on that.
Now, because apparently, I'm good at the costuming thing, I'm already planning my costume for next year. I need to work out structural integrity issues.