I had prepared for my first trip to PAX the way I must prepare for everything else: through rigorous research, planning, and incessant pestering of my friends. What kind of water bottle should I bring? Collapsible. Pain killers? More than one kind, just in case someone you’re with is allergic to one. Hand sanitizer? Apply liberally to everything. Even that child? Especially that child. Sneakers? Don’t forget the gel insoles. Zinc and vitamin C? Begin a rigorous course three weeks prior and bring some with you just in case.
I’m full of terrible ideas (awesome Mr.T Mohawk, umbrella+skates+hurricane, and many many more). One Halloween I decided that I wanted to be “Teen Wolf“. Knowing virtually nothing about making a proper-costume, I spent hours gluing pieces of an old chopped up wig all over my face. The end result? I ended up looking like a circus freak with a bizarre skin condition. Holly Conrad and the folks over at CrabCatIndustries.com are pretty damn good at making costumes. How good you ask? They’re so good that their skills caught the attention of Bioware which later approached Crabcat to make all new Mass Effect costumes for Comic Con 2011. Have a look at Crabcat’s Garrus sculpt by Neil Tambini and tell me that it isn’t incredible!