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Stephanie Goes to DragonCon 2015

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DragonCon has come and gone once again! This was my second year attending and I was much better prepared for what to expect in regards to crowds and walking, but I still didn’t learn my lesson about how hot I would be, ha.

We began our DragonConvoy after getting to Indiana. Our road trip was full of musicals, walkie-talkie silliness, and then a 2.5 hour standstill right out side of Atlanta thanks to an accident. But it ended up being all right since we didn’t have to pay for parking Wednesday night since we got there around 1AM on Thursday. PS: THERE WERE NO GOATS.

Thursday

Our group tried this highly recommended Mexican restaurant called the Bone Garden. It had some pretty sweet decor, delicious margaritas, and amazing burritos. Good thing I filled up then since I neglected to eat the rest of the day until midnight, oops! But after running around a bit, I got into my Cosima costume from Orphan Black. I struggled quite a lot to do the make-up since i neglected to practice, haha. But I got it! I even styled my Delphine’s hair (Jess), which is a funny image if you think about in-character. Then we met up with all the other sestras and had a really fun Orphan Black photoshoot. I was the only Cosima, so I felt pretty speshul. Then four of us (Sarah, Alison, Cosima and Helena) went to Pulse Loft and danced in our specific clone ways. It was very silly.

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We had a super late dinner and happened to be feasting at the same place as a number of the Battlestar Galactica cast. It was hard not to ogle, but we made sure not to bother them. But there was Edward James Olmos (Papa Adama), Jamie Bamber (Baby Adama), and Michael Trucco (Tubsband).

Friday

This was SHIELD day. And my FitzSimmons (Nick & Missy) added another member of our team aka Jay as Cal. Skye finally had her daddy, haha. We did a photoshoot with a bunch of other SHIELD peeps and even recorded a dubsmash, as is the SHIELD way.

We then went to the Walk of Fame to talk to celebs. We chatted with Clare Kramer (Glory from Buffy), James Leary (Clem from Buffy), and Tricia Helfer (Six from BSG), and ended up meeting BJ Britt aka Trip from Agents of SHIELD. He was super sweet and loved our costumes. And he is super attractive in real life. *heart eyes* I could have talked to him all day, but it’s probably a good thing I didn’t because I am an awkward human. More SHIELD shenanigans happened until we decided to get into comfier clothes. I decided to keep my wig on and wear my Orphan Black Alison t-shirt and sort of cosplay Alison for the night while we ran around to see friends and navigate drunk peeps.

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Saturday

Parade day! That I thankfully did not participate in so I actually had time to get into my costume. I was an elfie inquisitor from Dragon Age Inquisition, so I made the Skyhold casual outfit (Skyhold Jammies!!!) and got to use my regular hair (because who cares when you’re the main character and can look however you want!) and elf ears. We went to the big ass photoshoot and Brad, as Iron Bull showed up in all his awesome glory. He is now Freddie Prinze Jr. approved too! Bull and I wandered around for food and he was just too popular to handle! Haha.

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Nick and I met Amber Benson (Tara from Buffy) again. She remembered me from earlier this year since we are birthday twins and she gave me all the cupcakes, hahaha. But since finishing Buffy, Nick was dying to meet her, so he finally did and got his angelic photo with her. I also talked to BJ Britt again since his line was empty and hugged him a million more times. <3 Ahhhhhhh! Then we made our way to the MST3K guys and talked to Bill Corbett for awhile.

Nick and I are obsessed with Portlandia to an unhealthy degree. So, we had to cosplay from it and we chose Toni & Candace, the feminist book store owners. We looked perfect and hilarious and had a number of people recognize us. And being in character for that costume is the most fun. Especially teasing Dawn about her SUPER SCANDALOUS outfit. However, I was wearing a wool turtleneck, big sweater, and a long wig, so I was completely soaked in sweat. Super sexy. That was supposed to be my drunk night, but I had an entire bottle of wine and felt barely anything. I sweated it all out, lmao. But it was still a good time.

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Sunday

I decided to do Cosima again since I had such a great response to it. (Thanks, fangirls!) I ran around artist alley and met two of the Buffy comic artists. Georges Jeanty & Rebekah Isaacs. We also went to a super hilarious panel where the MST3K guys all chose a terrible movie to defend from the others. Prometheus, Glen or Glenda, and Anaconda were the chosen ones. Then, I went to meet Ksenia Solo, who plays Shay on Orphan Black. She greeted me by saying, Hello lovahhhhhh, told me she loved my costume, and then we took a couple pictures together. She is very tiny.

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The rest of the evening/night was spent chilling with good friends, like finally getting some quality time with Grace, Adam, Charlie, etc. <3 None of us wanted to go to bed because it’s going to be several months before we see each other again, but 2AM came too soon!

And then it was back to Indiana on Monday for Mad Max, Olive Garden, and garlic knots on Tuesday.

And now here we are back in the real world. Coming soon: Costume posts for my new costumes! Yay!

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Some of these photos were stolen from Kevin/Adam/Internets. 😛

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6 Comments

  • Reply Rachael C Marek

    Love the DA:I jammies! 🙂

    September 17, 2015 at 3:42 PM
    • Reply Stephanie

      Haha thank you! 😀

      September 21, 2015 at 1:54 PM
      • Reply Rachael C Marek

        I was going to reply again about how jealous I was of all the people you met. (I got busy with work.) Tricia Helfer is my girl crush!

        September 21, 2015 at 2:07 PM
        • Reply Stephanie

          Haha, Tricia was so sweet! She looks like a statue in real life because she’s too pretty to exist.

          September 21, 2015 at 3:20 PM
  • Reply B

    It looks like you had a fantastic time!

    September 18, 2015 at 8:17 AM
    • Reply Stephanie

      Thanks! It was super fun! 🙂

      September 21, 2015 at 1:54 PM

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