Last week, I wrote about obsessing over the wardrobe that I was taking down to San Diego for the annual geek/popular arts fest that is Comic-Con. I just got home from the frenetic four day frenzy and while I am completely exhausted, it was a lot of fun gathering with my fellow geeks to celebrate the creative world we live in.
I saw people dressed up in all kinds of costumes. There were the standards: Princess Leia (in various forms) Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Superman and Batman. Hit Girl (from the comic series and movie Kick Ass) and Green Hornet costumes were also popular. My personal favorites were the Fandango Paperbag Puppets that were standing outside to greet spectators every day, a Sock Monkey, Pac-Man and all of the Ghosts, and I had the chance to chat with Kermit the Frog, who was covering the Con as a member of the press.
Being me, I overpacked just a bit (although not as bad as I have done in the past!) and didn’t have to do as many quick changes as I thought I was going to have to (but if I could have changed quickly like Lynda Carter in the Wonder Woman series from my childhood, I probably would have used the entire wardrobe). The dresses I packed for after-parties stayed in the wardrobe but the new Hudson’s were perfect for day-to-night after dressing up the wife beater from American Apparel. I also paired my Habituals with a tube top, a Miss Sixty leather jacket and a pair of Steve Madden Gladiator heels. Comfy and stylish without being too dressed up (plus, it was a little chilly outside).
As for makeup, I could not have survived without Napoleon Perdis’s Auto-Pilot Primer and Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Black Liner. I was up and at the Con by 10am every morning, and was out until at least 1:30am everyday. I didn’t have a lot of time in-between interviews and events to touch up all that much, so these two products saved the day. I think I touched up my eyes once during the day (NO raccoon eyes for me! Seriously run, do not walk to get this liner), and used blotting papers once or twice. Since I have a pretty active T-Zone, being able to rest easy about my face becoming an oil slick five minutes after I’ve applied foundation and powder was a blessing!
With all of the prep work that I did just to walk around at the Con as a “normal” person, I have so much respect and admiration for the people who spend months and months planning their superhero costumes specifically for the Con. One of my friends put a lot of work into his own Robin costume, and was a finalist in the Masquerade Ball that took place on Saturday (congrats, Rey!). The closest I got to a costume was wearing cuffs as a nod to Wonder Woman my first day there, and a chunky green stone ring, to honor Green Lantern. Perhaps next year, I’ll get up the nerve to join in the costumed fun with a creation of my own (wink).
Until next week (and my next obsession!)
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