A Star Trek convention was in town, and needless to say, my husband and I were pretty ecstatic about it. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were both going to be at the Vancouver con on Sunday, so we decided to dress up and boldly go where we had never gone before! James already had a beautifully constructed captain’s jacket, made by my mom about five years ago, so he and I put together the rest of a Next Generation outfit for him. I decided to go with a original series dress (skant), complete with a tricorder purse and mile-high hair.
I think I was hitting 6’4” from heel to hair.
We had a blast; it was one of the smaller conventions we went to, but I liked how it was intimate, and everyone was really nice (and impressed with our costumes!). We got to see/listen to some fantastic writers and actors. I hope it comes back next year.
Sadly, our camera stopped working after the convention – we tried to upload our photos, but all of our images were corrupted. We tried ever photo-recovery-repair program there is, but only a few pictures were able to be saved (the photo I used in this post isn’t even one of ours, a friend took it). Feel free to check out (low quality) images of my costume on my cosplay page, or to read up on how I made the tricorder bag on a craftster post.
Going to a Sci-Fi convention was also very inspiring and appropriate for current game levels I am working on…