NYCC & the Garment District
Thursday & Friday
Before I make my yearly trip to New York for this convention I always try to plan out as many costumes as I can for the following year because the selection of fabric in the city is ridiculous. Nothing can beat fabric shopping in the Garment district. Although I have yet to hit L.A. - maybe someday.
The first two days of the trip was devoted to getting a fabric and trims fix. Calamity and I each ended up with about 20 pounds of fabric. We both packed light to make sure we were within our luggage limits.
Must visit stores:
I only got a pass for one day and I was also taking part in the cosplay contest so I was strapped for time. In the end I didn't get to spend much time on the con floor or meet up with friends. It was go-go-go until 10pm.
I had to get up early to get dressed in Hana for pre-judging at 9:30am. It was quite a pain getting there with face paint on a rainy day with all my stuff to haul. On the plus side, I got to meet a lot of the participants including a German cosplayer. There was such a nice variety of costumes as well.
After judging I went for lunch with Calamity, then back to my hotel to get changed and remove my face paint. Then I went back to the convention to check out the con floor. I picked up some free fake nails and bought an omnibus version of Legal Drug (gotta love Clamp). I also did a quick run of the artist alley before heading back to my hotel to get dressed again for the cosplay competition at 8pm.
This time I got to bond with a local cosplayer in a stellar Vampire Hunter D costume while hanging out backstage. In the end I didn't place but I greatly enjoyed meeting everyone, but I don't think I would be doing anymore comic con competitions. It's too much of a drain of time, especially since I only had a Saturday pass.
Sunday was easy going. Calamity and I went to Times Square for some regular shopping. Most of the fabric stores are closed anyway. I managed to pick up a few pieces of clothing a tree ornament from the Disney store.
We made it to the airport much earlier than planned, and nicely enough our airline, Porter, bumped up our flights so we got home a few hours early. My fastest run through the airport ever.
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