Whenever I go to a convention, I dress to impress. Quite frequently, I’m already thinking about the following year’s costumes. When you’ve been dressing up as long as I have, you know how to create a system that works and gets me my costumes in a timely manner.
This year, I purchased my ticket for Tekko, 2018 already and I’ve taken a look at the costumes for next year. I already decided to be Holo, the Wise Wolf one day; and Hela, the Goddess of Death another day. I have an envelope on my desk with all I’m going to need written on the front of it, along with where I can get it and how much it costs.
I reached out to the person who makes most of my props (she made my Kid Loki Helmet, Loki’s scepter, and my gun) and she is going to make my Hela headdress and sword. I am saving my money so that I can get my costumes probably starting in the middle of February to make sure that it has arrived and fits me before April. Some people (my brother) say I’ve got all my ducks in a row way too early. I don’t think so. It’s always nice when you get your costume all together, and then you try it one when you think about the convention and get excited. It breaks up the monotony of your day. And that always puts a smile on my face.
And on that note, it’s been real!