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Just over a week..

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Just over a week..
« on: August 19, 2019, 09:53:42 AM »
Who's packed and ready to go?
Who still has cosplay stuff to finish (me)?
Who is excited?!
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 11:56:49 AM »
Half packed.  ;D
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 11:59:02 AM »
I'm cleaning my cosplays(that have been sitting in the corner of my room since last Dcon), and packing this weekend.
Luckily most of my cosplays are small and fit in my luggage or plastic bags.
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 01:22:29 PM »
Just starting to figure out cosplay. 
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 02:03:01 PM »
I'm pretty much packed. Need to dye something for my lisa frank costume. I am waiting for a few things to come in the mail.

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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2019, 02:53:41 PM »
I packed most of my cosplay things, unfortunately it doesn't leave me much room for regular clothes.
I just took some bubble wrap from work to wrap my head piece - praying that it doesn't break on the flight over.
I am mentally ready to be there- unfortunately work gets in the way.
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2019, 03:12:56 PM »
I packed most of my cosplay things, unfortunately it doesn't leave me much room for regular clothes.
I just took some bubble wrap from work...

So I will be honest, any probably from the ABC parties... but I thought you were gonna finish this sentence off with "so I just decided to wrap myself in that when I am not in costume."

to wrap my head piece - praying that it doesn't break on the flight over.
I am mentally ready to be there- unfortunately work gets in the way.

So very very true!
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 06:53:52 PM »
I packed most of my cosplay things, unfortunately it doesn't leave me much room for regular clothes.
I just took some bubble wrap from work to wrap my head piece - praying that it doesn't break on the flight over.


Would it be safer to UPS/FedEx it to yourself at the hotel?
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2019, 08:31:13 AM »
I packed most of my cosplay things, unfortunately it doesn't leave me much room for regular clothes.
I just took some bubble wrap from work...

So I will be honest, any probably from the ABC parties... but I thought you were gonna finish this sentence off with "so I just decided to wrap myself in that when I am not in costume."

That's a GREAT idea!

As for sending it via Fedex- every little $$ is going towards D*C.  The exchange rate at the moment for me is horrible: $800.00 CAD = $619.67 US -it is better today than a couple of days ago.  Still painful. :(
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2019, 01:08:15 PM »
Holy shit!
"You and I remember Budapest very differently."

"I like feet."

"Thanks for nothing you useless reptile."

"How quickly can we buy this building?"

"...doors and corners..."

"Whatever just happened, blame it on the pig."

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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 08:18:19 AM »
Yeah- kinda sucks.
No crazy spending for me this year :(
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2019, 09:13:58 AM »
Life has been so busy lately I am just now thinking about DragonCon. I'm going to dress up a little but am not too worried about cosplay this year. Next year when I am done with grad school I will actually try to plan some new stuff. I did just order a Hawaiian dress for Thursday, and a doctor who top to wear since I think we're going to get a pic with David Tennant if they're still available.
Aside from that, the only plans I have so far are to try to participate in the League of Legends tournament on Saturday.
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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2019, 01:05:15 AM »
Just looking at cosplays for repairs and cleaning. Just looking at packing. Might start sewing a costume cause why not.

We leave Monday.
As to exchange I have a separate bank account that let's me save in US and take money out in US$ so I buy when exchange is higher for most part to try and mitigate the impact at con. It has helped over the years make dcon more affordable.

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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 08:32:39 AM »
$955 CAD = $700 USD yesterday.  I spoke to the bank teller and I am going to open a USD account too.  I go to Florida to visit the Sho'Nuff crew in winter and DC so it will definitely come in handy!

I am still figuring out if I should bring my parasol (that lights up) for my Dr Who costume- space in my suitcase is the biggest issue.
I have finished everything else.  I was going to bring 3 costumes but I think that I am going to stick to 2 of them.
I altered my Tardis costume so it looks much better now- my friend and I will be doing this again this year.


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Re: Just over a week..
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2019, 09:16:16 AM »
$955 CAD = $700 USD yesterday.  I spoke to the bank teller and I am going to open a USD account too.  I go to Florida to visit the Sho'Nuff crew in winter and DC so it will definitely come in handy!

I am still figuring out if I should bring my parasol (that lights up) for my Dr Who costume- space in my suitcase is the biggest issue.
I have finished everything else.  I was going to bring 3 costumes but I think that I am going to stick to 2 of them.
I altered my Tardis costume so it looks much better now- my friend and I will be doing this again this year.

So cute! You should definitely bring the umbrella. You could also carry it on with you if you're worried about space in your suitcase.
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