First of all, I want to share the professional pictures we got in the Otakon PhotoSuite. Our favorite photographer wasn't there this year, but we still got some great shots, and were invited to come back for the "after hours" photo shoot to get some more creative shots done.
So here we are!
Yes, the costumes were a smashing success. We got hugs, high-fives, fist bumps and were photographed hundreds of times. Ian's costume was by far the most popular; people wanted their picture taken with him. He was having a blast!! We were also interviewed for the Congoer blog, but I have no idea when that will show up.
One of the real highlights of the weekend was the "Disney Meet-Up". This was a time when anyone in a Disney-related costume was supposed to come to the atrium of the convention center for a giant photo-op session. It was hysterical! I've never seen so many Disney princesses in one place.
There were only a few guys in the group (and one was dressed as Belle -- sitting second from right -- and he comes every year as a different Disney princess). And so few villains!! Besides us, there was an Ursula and a Mother Gothel. We did run into another Maleficent and another Cruella, but Ian was the only Jafar!
Luckily there was also an Aladdin there:
Maleficent!I really haven't written much about my own Maleficent costume. It was finished at the last minute so I didn't get any progress pictures of it. Here's the full-body view:
Now, how about that staff? I'm quite proud of it.
So that's the story about our costumes. Next time I'll share some pictures of the other costumes we saw. I didn't get as many pictures as I'd like because I was being photographed so much myself!! And this thought will lead to my third post, which I will have up in a few days.
Thanks for following along with the costume progress over the last few months, and for all the encouragement!! It really did mean a lot.