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The costume contest at Naka-Kon went amazingly smoothly, all things… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
March 18th, 2009
08:05 am


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The costume contest at Naka-Kon went amazingly smoothly, all things considered. It started within 15 minutes of its scheduled time, no one failed to make it on stage on time, no one fell OFF the stage, I didn't notice anything wrong with the sound (although I did see at least one gripe about it on the forum, so I missed something) and I had the most wonderful people working to make that all happen. The DJ, the MCs, the judges, the staff, the volunteers - everyone did a superb job. I was, for the most part, superfluous.

The contestants were excellent, too. Patient, quiet and able to listen and follow directions. I wish I could have done something about them also being quite cold, but I really couldn't.

Was it perfect? No, there's lots of room for improvement. Lighting, a better way and place to do workmanship judging and definitely a better-managed judges' deliberation time are just a few things that need to be considered for next year. But it DID run smoothly.

Friday I wore what I call my 'Victorian' attire - long maroon skirt with bustle and white shirt with really poofy sleeves. Saturday I was more mundane in a staff shirt and slacks. Sunday I wore Sophie Hatter but spent most of my time behind-the-scenes. Both costumes were well received (when seen) and there was even a Turnip Head (with stick!).

At the Dead Dog party I learned that one can, in fact, laugh oneself sick. Learn something new everyday.

Oh, and last night I finally retired the venerable old leather bomber-style jacket I have had since my first year of college. It's being replaced with a cheap down-filled thing I don't expect to last more than one season.
*sigh* If the cuffs of the old jacket weren't fraying, I would probably STILL be clinging to it. Poor, dear, dirty, old thing.

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Date:March 18th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Hey if there was just a small complaint with the sound... well thats a good thing. When i did the masquerade i was so afraid that things would happen, that if some thing small did happen i was happy. (big problems i could not deal with, such as the convevention people telling me that they choose my judges with out telling me after i had my own judges...

As for taking the jacket and not wearing it... well my red silk jacket was wearable till the cuffs come undone. The cuff on the right arm had gone so much that it ripped. I still have the jacket, but no longer wear it..... i feel for you on this. Its hard to give up the jacket you like....
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Date:March 18th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)

but.. but.. cuffs can be re-done! Specially on leather.
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Date:March 18th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
It was fantastic seeing you... and being "hired." ;-)
And you did, in fact, keep the ship sailing smoothly. Indeed, you only "seemed" superfluous. You are anything but. :D

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Date:March 19th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
I completely forgot about Naka-Kon. I was going to scope out the...hotel.

Yeah, that's it.
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