SDCC Recap: Cosplaying With Your Kids Panel

For our first recap of the craziness that is SDCC, we are covering our panel, “Cosplaying With Your Kids” that took place on Friday.

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We had an amazing time with Coulson and Kids, RavenPuff Cosplay and Little Negan Cosplay with Anastasia Washington moderating.

We covered several topics relating to cosplaying with your kids including sources, theming your cosplays to your group, social media guidelines for parents and kids and how the older kids in the group deal with bullying.

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For cosplay sources and types of cosplay, please feel free to click on the links to revisit those posts.  For social media guidelines, also please click on that link to revisit that post.  These posts cover the topics discussed at the panel.

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We were so excited to welcome Coulson and Kids (and Mom!) to our panel.  We hope to have another panel with them again at another con.  Maybe WonderCon next year?  Here’s hoping!  Coulson and Kids are three generations of cosplayers in the same family that cosplay together.  They serve as an inspiration to all of us that cosplay knows no age limit.  You can all jump in at any time in your life to enjoy this wonderful community of nerds!

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We would love to thank RavenPuff Cosplay and Little Negan Cosplay for joining us again for our panel.  We always love the enthusiasm they bring to the table.

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We hope you enjoyed the panel if you could make it.  We all appreciate you getting up early to attend.  Thank you all for your support and friendship.  It means a lot to us all!

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Next time, the Her Universe Fashion Show!

Love, Kim and Scout

Con Countdown: Time to Pack!

For the weeks heading up to SDCC 2018, we are revisiting some of our best articles in regards to con attendance and cosplay.  Hope to see you in San Diego next month!

Pack?!  What, why, we have a whole three weeks until SDCC.  Um, yeah, ONLY a three weeks, so best get going on the packing.  I’m fully serious!

OK, so what the heck do I pack for nerd camp?  Here’s a list of some must haves for any con:

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They are ready to assemble, are you?  Photo: moviepilot.com

Clothes

  • Comfy shoes.  You’ll be walking A LOT!
  • Insoles for shoes.  I bring a couple of pair and switch them everyday
  • Backpack or messenger bag.  Something with padded straps
  • Comfy leggings or jeans
  • T-shirts.  Get on sorting through which ones are going with you.  You need to suit up properly
  • Something a little dressier for any parties you are attending
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Photo: alphacoders.com

Cosplay

  • Make a list of all the pieces to each cosplay you are taking, so nothing gets left at home
  • Props
  • Jewelry, if required
  • Boots and shoes that go with your cosplays
  • Wigs, if required
  • Make-up, if required
  • A hotel quick fix kit with glue gun, safety pins, bobby pins, fabric tape, toupee tape, scissors, needles and thread, and paints with brushes
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Wow!  What a great packing list!  Photo: Marvel Studios

Logistics

  • Your badge!
  • If your badge isn’t mailed to you, don’t panic, not all of them were.  Print out the barcode to pick up your badge when you get there
  • Print out of your hotel reservation
  • Plane tickets, if needed
  • Pre-pay for airport parking and have a shuttle to get you to your hotel all set up
  • Map out your driving route and alternate route
  • If you are driving, get your car serviced
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Don’t leave without your badge!  Photo: Marvel Studios

Electronics

  • Pack all your devices and their chargers
  • Extra phone batteries
  • Ear buds
  • Download the Con app.  It’s free!
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Carpool if you can.  Photo: Marvel Studios

For the Hotel

  • Snacks and drinks
  • A cooler if your hotel doesn’t have a fridge
  • Any muscle rollers to roll it out after a long day of walking and standing
  • Heat and/or cold packs for sore muscles
  • Over the counter pain relief
  • Your prescription medications
  • Sunscreen (just in case you get stuck outside waiting to get in somewhere, it happens)

If you think of anything I left off this list, just shoot a comment and I’ll add it!  Scout and I can’t wait to see you all next week!

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All packed up and ready!  Photo: Marvel Studios

Love, Kim and Scout