In accordance with this I will start delving deeper into the world of finances, code, and self promotion. Hopefully the look of the blog will improve and a unified online identity will start to create a positive traffic flow between sites.
Wish You Were There
Yesterday, B&D Comics celebrated 30 years of being in business with glorious festivities including costumes, authors, artists, and a zombie extra from The Walking Dead. I reprised my role as Supergirl and joined Sailormood, the Baroness, Darth Vader, a Ghostbuster and Dan from Street Fighter as the group of kooky people outside the store. As you can imagine we attracted quite a bit of attention from passing traffic.
I forgot how creative cos-players are by their nature. When you create your own costume from scratch or from odds and ends that you collected into a comprehensive costume you are taking part in a very creative endeavor. Even donning a pre-made costume (which there is nothing wrong with) allows you to creatively assume another identity.
The celebration was a fantastic success for the store. There were people in and out all day; including a great many kids picking up comics for the first time. I can't wait until the end of next month when International Read Comics in Public Day is celebrated with a Geek Mob. I am so psyched. James wants to put together a costume for it and I want to work on my Lady Riddler costume.
I don't have much craft stuff to share right now. Well, actually, I have been up to quite a bit of geeky crafting recently, but I decided to limit what I share today. I am still exhausted from 6 hours of being Supergirl yesterday and then entertaining a friend today. In honor the 30th Anniversary Celebration I went on a spree of designing and creating Superhero wristers.
|Hulk, Captain Glory, Spider-man 2099, Captain America, and Iron Man|
The sweater is sooooooo close to completion it hurts a little. I need to finish the sleeves and put the edging on the body and then it will all be over. As much as I want a handmade sweater of my own, I don't think that I will be embarking on another sweater for quite a while. It started off pretty fast, but then sweater fatigue set in and I am having trouble powering through it. I am not sure if it will be done for the start of the new school year or not, but here's hoping the Olympics will give me the television time to power through.
Post at you later,
PS. If you are a graphic designer I have an idea for a logo that I want created and I would love to discuss ideas with someone that has more know how than myself.