So #50 on my 101 list is to attend a science fiction convention. In a very lucky turn of events, St. Louis's yearly science fiction/fantasy convention called Archon is being hosted this year at Westport Plaza. Only five minutes from my parents' house!
Even cooler, they have a masquerade contest (i.e. a costume contest). Have I mentioned that I LOVE costumes? As in, I dressed up as a pirate for multiple Pirates of the Caribbean movies. And a vampire for a random Blade movie. And I trick-or-treated every single year until I turned 18. And...well, you get the point. I really like costumes.
I admit, I usually hide my inner nerdiness quite well. But I want to participate in this masquerade and go all out. The problem is, I can't decide what to be.
Option 1: Death from the Sandman comic book series
I love me some Neil Gaiman. But the only problem is that Batman is going to dress up with me...and there is no way he can be the Sandman. I was thinking he'd make a good Destiny.
But if we started dressing up like the Endless, I'd want to go all out. I may have convinced my friend Shortstuff and her fiance to dress up as Delirium and the Sandman (he's tall and skinny). Shortstuff hates all things sci-fi but loves costumes...so we'll have to see what wins out.
Then all we're missing is Desire, Despair and Destruction.
Option 2: Fiona and Shrek and Puss 'N Boots
Batman would make an awesome Shrek. Fiona would be fun too, I don't know if I'd do human Fiona or ogre Fiona. Mo-mo would be awesome as Puss 'N Boots!
Option 3: I have yet to figure out option 3.
Any suggestions? My brother may dress up with us if I figure out something cool....the sky is the limit, we could do anything from literature, movies, TV, comic books....