So it’s been a while since my last post, and quite a bit has happened since then, mainly attending Fan Expo. If anyone’s wondering about what this “Fan Expo” is, it’s basically the local comic convention.

Although in wasn’t my first convention I still had a really fun time there, and being in costume made it ten times better- being asked for pictures is a major confident booster, and little kids who actually think you’re Loki is the most adorable thing imaginable.

Here’s some pictures from the event:

john barrowman
Photo Op with John Barrowman!

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So now that the Loki cosplay is completed, I’m just finishing up with the Umbreon cosplay. I’ll be using the black catsuit from my Loki cosplay, and really all that’s left after that is a bunch of armor and the ears, which shouldn’t take too long. At the moment I’m just collecting the materials (so much EVA foam sigh) as well as planning the pattern for the ears. I also need to purchase some red contacts, but I’m not sure if they’ll get here in time for In Depth night.


Umbreon (I'll be creating a more 'human' version)
Umbreon (I’ll be creating a more ‘human’ version)



Since we had two options from De Bono to focus on for this post, I decided to do a little bit of both:


Recall a time that the conversation between you and your mentor was interrupted by one of you. Why was the conversation interrupted? Was it justified? Explain why or why not.

The most interruptions in conversations with my mentor probably happened mainly when we were drafting the patterns. Two heads are better than one when you’re trying to create a 2D image for what would become a 3D garment, and and bunch of interruptions occurred during this process when one of us would spot a flaw or a simpler solution to each others pattern plans. I think almost all of these interruptions were justified, as pointing out a solution in the middle of our planning would help the other person spot it before they could plan the rest of it, and prevent them from having to change the entire plan if the interrupter had mentioned it afterwards.


Describe an example of a diversion in one of your conversations with your mentor. How did this diversion affect the rest of the conversation?

One example of a diversion in a conversation between my mentor and I was one of humor. We were talking about different conventions, and my mentor was warning me away from a certain one that didn’t use it’s budget very wisely. I mentioned a ‘ball pit’ which is a reference to another convention (Dashcon) that made quite the splash on the internet, also basically because the organizers didn’t spend their budget well (click here for more details). Anyways, a little bit of humor added to the conversation really helped break the ice and loosen things up, especially since it was around the time where the deadline was approaching and there was a bit of stress.