Last Sunday, I headed out to Supanova. For those who have been looong time readers, you’ll know I used to work in the convention industry. My last con was 6 years ago, so it’s been an age since I’ve been to one. Boy have they grown! I was quite stunned at just how huge it’s grown.
Having put a poll on Twitter asking which of two outfits I should wear, and the clear winner was an Ursula/Disney Villians themed outfit. I think it turned out pretty well and I was super comfy. Seeing as I was working on three hours of sleep comfort was a big thing.
One of the main reasons I headed to Supanova was the Authors! Three of my favourite authors were there and on Sunday they had a panel I really wanted to see. “Welcome to the Wolfpack” was a panel featuring Keri Arthur, Patricia Briggs and Maria Lewis all about their take on Werewolves. The panel was packed with feminism, history and lots of laughs.
Lack of sleep meant eyebags larger than normal. That problem was solved by going all out with glitter! Yep, I was up at 6:30am to do my hair and makeup. I played around with a wrap necklace to create a harness type effect and use that to pin my Ursula brooch on.
My hair has some major regrowth going on and is in desperate need of a dye, so I decided to wear a wig. I braided my hair into the front and covered it with my trusty flower headband. It apparently seemed real enough I had a lady ask what dye I used!
Jacket – Black Milk || Leggings – Black Milk || Tunic – Crossroads || Boots – Betts
Headband – I don’t remember || Wig – Ebay || Brooch – Baccurelli
Myself with Author Maria Lewis
All these photos were taken in the afternoon. I forgot to put setting spray on my make up but luckily it stayed put brilliantly. If I can say so myself! I had a brilliant day and picked up heaps of fun things I can’t wait to share in upcoming posts.
Have you been to a convention before?
Sorry that i’ve been a bit absent lately. I’ve not been feeling 100% and have just felt a bit overwhelmed. Here is a few things that’s been happening as of late.
Melbourne! No, i’ve not been IN Melbourne. I’ve just been doing a LOT of research! I’m heading down for a week in November to attend The Blogcademy and I’ve been trying to figure out WHERE to stay. If you have any suggestions, or want to meet up for coffee, PLEASE, let me know!
Fat Bitch! Oh, I’m loving my Fat Bitch necklace I picked up from Black Heart Creatives. Oh, and the ‘beauty face’ setting on my phone gives me skin like Barbie.
Dating. Oh man, the whole dating thing is weird. It only really recently hit me that I’ve never really ‘dated‘ before. Thank heavens for the internet though. I’ve actually met a few of my bestest friends online, it really helps overcome shyness. Oh, and because of the whole ‘dating’ thing, it’s helped another one of my anxieties. Talking on the phone! I’ve been talking on the phone and the next thing I realise it’s 2 hours later!
Reading. I’ve been trying to catch up on reading blog posts. I follow way too many blogs, and often get behind reading them. So, if you’re a blogger, that’s why you’ll often find me commenting on old posts. I’ve also been reading a lot of books. I’m a sucker for paranormal romance novels and currently loving the Dragon Actually series by G.A. Aiken.
Also: Watching and WTFing over Hannibal. Snuggling my fur babies. Pinning. Dreaming of when The darling den will be finished, fingers crossed the kitchen renos start soon!
What’s new with you?
We’ve started painting! YES! My sister and I headed out to Bunnings in search of white paint, so I could paint the wall behind where I was putting my wall units. Who knew that so many different shades of white existed!? I was waiting at the paint counter to get my paint tinted to the colour I wanted, only to be told that the colour I had picked was the base colour and I didn’t need anything done to my tin. Whoops. I’ve learnt i’m not really a painter. I had no idea what I was doing.
So, I put my sister to work! She has a steady hand and is a pretty amazing painter. I painted more the next day, without her, and well, the skirting boards have white paint on them now 😛 3 of the walls are a dull cream colour, and the feature wall was an olive colour. When it’s done, it will be all white, and the feature wall will be black and white striped. You can see my mock up of what I would love it to look like HERE.
Frodo decided he wanted to be the new Dulux dog! Here he is modelling the 2 colours i’ve picked for my wall. One thing I was really worried about was finding the box that housed all my ‘good’ shoes. Once I found it and unpacked it into a corner, I was much calmer.
My brother took me to get my bookcases. Fantastic Furniture wanted $60 for delivery when the new house is walking distance, so instead I paid my brother $20 to take me in his station wagon. 😛 My sister and I then spent the next couple of hours putting them all together. That’s probably not even a quarter of my books!
Who wants to come help me paint!?