Behind Schedule?

Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
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I never seem to get any sleep the night before a convention and it’s not because I am nervous with anticipation.  Typically, I’m trying to finish some minute detail such as altering a glove or painting props.  About two years ago, I promised myself that I would never bring my sewing machine to a convention and since then I haven’t.  Unfortunately, my friends usually do (and they bring their last-minute projects with them.)

In an effort to make their costumes “perfect,” many cosplayers spend the first day of the convention in their hotel rooms, hovering over their costumes rather than wearing them.  I strongly urge cosplayers to avoid this situation at all costs – the con really does feel shorter when you spend half of the weekend sitting at your sewing machine.  The solution lies in setting a deadline and holding yourself accountable to it, whether your deadline is the last Sunday before the convention or midnight of Day Zero.

When you cosplay, you must remember that your first priority is to attend the convention for which you paid; there will always be more conventions and opportunities to display your finished costume.

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