It is confirmed that I will be going to Dragon Con in Atlanta , GA. Woo hoo! My very first time and I am beyond excited. After two years of traveling, conventions are something I am finally comfortable doing. Getting to see friends that I have been
stalking talking with for years now and squeezing the ones I only get to see once a year or so…
Dressing up? Why yes, yes I am…
I have always wanted to go all out and really put something together that captured my passion and obsessive attention to detail for a character, but it is really hard and extremely frustrating trying to do something that has never been done before…because it has all been done before, right? Wrong.
Enter Scotty. My most absolute favorite Star Trek TOS charatcter of all time? Ever?
Yeah. Most favorite.
Plus it gives me the perfect oppurtuinuty to execute a steampunk style, in my own way. Now, don’t get me wrong, to each their own, but I freaking haaaaaaaaaaaaaate when cosplayers glue plastic replica cogs on brand new leather and smack on a pair of goggles.
I quickly threw something together for inspiration. We all need a starting point, right?
I have already changed a million things in the last couple of days…I need to be wearing pants. Scott has a very basic uniform so there is no reason to fix what is not broken. (No pun intended…) I want this is be a crossplay, not just a female engenieer. Scottish corset? Check. Flask? Not yet.
Decided to go “just saved the damn Enterprise again from a catastrophic warp core breach” dirty style…
One of the things I am most excited for is that everything I will be wearing will be 100% authentic. From oil cans to welding mask to leather, everything will be real (in a sense that nothing is being made from new materials covered in cogs for the fun of it…) Everything will have a purpose, everything will be real engineering equipment and a fair amount of it will be period correct. Imagine, if you will, that the Enterprise was a train, not a Starship. It takes an engineer back to his origins and it is exciting.
Are YOU going to Dragon*Con? Dressing up? Who wants to come over and help me finish building the insignia and sewing rank??