27th May 2013: Expo and improvements for Ayacon LSP debuted at Expocomiccon, and ended up winning Best Performance with my Marshall Lee!!! wheee 8D highlight of my weekend right there!
I regret the time it took to get ready though, we only got to the expo hall at 12pm, and I had a couple of rushed photos on the way by the lovely MangaGirl, but apart from that I didn't venture away from the cosplay desk too much which I regret because it was such a lovely day and I missed so many lovely friends over out at the West Entrance ;3;
The reasons were, painting Marshall up. I'm not sure if he will rewear Marshall in the near future, but I'm going to look into grease/cream makeup instead of relying on Snazaroo. The face was perfect but the paint on the arms did rub off slightly and looked a bit obvious. Not horrific but you could tell. Also, I was REALLY REALLY CLEVER and decided to wear the shoes walking to Expo from the hotel. HAHAHH the gel insoles I bought didn't work very well with my pop socks and now I has blister on my big toe and it was painful by the time I got into the hall >__< this is something I will need to bear in mind when buying new shoes for Ayacon. I won't have too far to walk, but wearing flats when not having photos taken is a must, I think.
In terms of other improvements, I plan to sew wig clips into the base wig, as during the day the ponytails pulled it back and by the time after the masquerade, I was constantly yanking it back forward again and again. Wig clips will help, yes.
Also I want to change the position of the star. Where it sat was good, but it doesn't feature very well in the photos. Part of the reason could be because of the wig slipping back hence changing the angle of the star, but this will be something I will be playing around with. I'm thinking of bringing it down further down onto my forehead and attaching it somehow (possibly sewing onto the base wig?)
Everything else seemed to work alright. The dress was fabulous and the leggings worked well despite trying to ride down a lot OTL and the jewellery worked fine. I have been thinking about adding beads or sequins to the base dress, but it's not essential I don't think. I don't want to go overboard with sparkles, even if it IS LSP we're talking about here.
OK RAMBLE OVER