No no my darlings, please be reassured that no matter how many balls of yarn you may be hiding, no matter how many neglected UFOs you have stashed in various places in your house, no matter how much you may think that knitting is weird and geeky... YOU ARE FINE. You are the picture of normalcy, and the poster child for the person that gets rejected for an episode of Springer because you are too BORING. And rejoice in your boring normalness my friends, for the alternative is truly terrifying.
Behold. Um.. vampire... half naked... mannish... person. Be glad I spared you a view of the red latex thong. Can we say chafing anyone?
One of the first people that Crissy and I run into at the San Diego ComiCon aka FreakFest 2006!
This, people... is not normal. I'll have to say that Mr. Red Mostly Naked Vampire guy was very nice and more than happy to post for a photo. And he had a very nice body. Imagine flabby computer geek in same costume. Come on back when your retinas stop burning.
I convinced her to go to do some people watching, and snapping pictures of the particularly crazy people. It was eleventy billion degrees that day too so add thousands of people into a convention center and squash them all in together. Toasty.
After a near disaster with the ticket line, Mr Bird was kind enough to lend Crissy his badge and she became my red headed husband, albeit, shorter and with boobs, and off we went, into the magic wonderland of fanbois and girls dressed up as super heros, ninjas (didnt get any good pictures of them because well.. they were ninja), pirates, and all manner of Star Wars and Star Trek like people. I didnt see any Klingon Women this year which was a little disappointing.
We did however run into Batman on the trolley. I guess the Batmobile was in the shop. This poor man was head to toe in this outfit and positively DRIPPING sweat. I was happy not to be downwind, I'm sure he smells like what plastic jelly shoes smell like after a long day of playing in them. Admit it - you know you wore em too, even if they staaaaank to high heaven.
Heidi was there also and we walked around with her for a little bit looking for "cute stuff". We didnt really even know what we meant by "cute stuff" so as a result we didnt find any. It was a fun day, I thought it was great that people were so passionate about the things they enjoyed and wore their costumes shamelessly and with pride.