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I had a great time at the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con this weekend, thanks especially to my wife who was able to work out scheduling to allow me to go to the con. I was planning to go, then I wasn’t planning to go, then Wizard World emailed and offered us (the USS Chicago) a fan table at the con, practically at the last minute.
I cosplayed both in STARFLEET uniform and as Bane (from Batman) the first day. The Bane costume went over well, and it helped me get used to the con. I’m very claustrophobic, and somehow the mask gives me a sense of security. Not sure why but it does. I met a lot of great people, and saw some really fabulous costumes. I think my favorite of the day was “Domino”. I’ve been a fan of the character since she was first introduced in New Mutants, but she has gone through a lot of changes over the years. This young lady had a great Domino costume and was really knowledgeable when it came to the character’s history.
In looking back at the Bane costume, the major change I want to make to the costume is in the tubing, by adding fluorescent fluid to the tubes. They just don’t stand out enough. I also want to add some flair to the forearm pad.
Today, I went with Klingon gear. My Klingon outfit turned out to be very popular with convention goers and I was barely able to move because of the amount of pictures people wanted.
Wrestling star Rikishi was impressed enough with my makeup to ask me if it I was a professional makeup artist. My friend Nick Maro dragged me over to wrestler Steven Richard’s booth, who geeked out over me. It turns out that Richards is himself a Trekker. He was very specific about being a ‘Trekker’.
As of this post, the only pic I have from today that is posted online is from my friend Scott Zambelli, who snapped the pic to the right.
One thing that I really enjoyed about the Klingon outfit is how is bridged so many gaps. People who didn’t look like they’d be fans of Star Trek recognized the Klingon and really liked seeing a Klingon at the con. All races, all colors, and I presume all creeds were able to appreciate and enjoy the costume. I was very honored to be able to entertain them all and send them home with good memories of WWCCC.
I stumbled across the Klingon word for knitting while tweeting in Klingonese not too long ago. Here are the results of my reearch:
vaDmuv - knit
vaDmuvpu - completed knitting (non-specific0
vaDmuvta - appox. ‘knitted’ (a completed project, one that you completed on purposed or for a specific purpose)
vaDmuvtah - approx. currently knitting (an ongoing project)
vaDmuvlI - approx. currently knitting (a project with a difinitive ending date
vaDmuvHa’ - literally ‘undo knitting’, or Frogging as we call it.
It is possible that vaDmuvtah could be part of the term/title ‘knitter’ if combined with jI- which is a verb prefix for ‘I’. So I would assumed that in describing myself as some who knits on a regular basis, I would call myself jIvaDmuvtah. However, if I were to address any of you as a knitter, I would say DuvaDmuvtah.
First, the hayride, THEN the traditional Romulan hunt, followed by a Romulan throwing contest, and later, we’ll bob Romulans for apples…