Checking In


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I still have a couple of posts to write up in order to finish off both last year’s Fan Expo’s recap, and our Throw-Backs to previous costumes. Then we can get into planning this year’s endeavours, and hopefully I don’t wait until the last minute, like I did last year.

In the meantime, I started a new job at the beginning of January, so the last little while has been involved with getting used to the new routine. It’s an honest-to-goodness office job this time, instead of retail, so I have a steady, 9-to-5 Monday-to-Friday schedule rather than an aggravating rotation of shifts to deal with and work around.

While I miss having a day off during the week, it’s been nice not having to work Saturdays, and it really is true that 9-5/M-F is more restful and less stressful than working odd hours. I’m hoping that this will help me get back on track creatively, and that 2018 will be a great year for creating things!

Happy February!



Tiesanity, And Assorted Accesories…


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Like the cloak, any Harry Potter-inspired tie has different variations, depending on which version or knock-off you happen to fancy. Unfortunatley, any striped pattern would be people-sized, and end up being the wrong scale for Timmy. So I decided to paint my own, went with screenshots from the movies to base my tie pattern off of.

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Quick Update


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Sorry for the delay in updating our Fan Expo exploits. I have the two behind-the-scenes posts typed up and ready for photo insertion, but the number of photos needing editing so they’ll show up correctly in the post had me putting it off until I had time.

Of course, that ended up morphin into weeks, and then Real Life ended up happening, and the NaNoWriMo came and went, and here we are in December.

I will be looking into reviewing what I need for the queued posts, and getting them sorted out, as well as the final two posts for bopping around Fan Expo.

And then I can move on to some of Timmy’s travels during the intervening period of time between Fan Expo and now.

See you soon!

Yer a Wizard, Timmy


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When I was choosing costumes for this year, I tried to go for ones with easier ensembles, as I was starting incredibly late.

Harry Potter was one of them, since shirt, pants, tie, vest – I’ve done them all for other costumes.The tie was a special case of insanity, and the story behind its creation is a long one, so it will get its own post.

I tried to see if previously-made clothing could be substituted, but I wasn’t happy with the way the white button-down shirt from last year turned out, and I didn’t have black pants.

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Fan Expo Re-Cap – Day 1 (Thursday)


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So Fan Expo was this past weekend (Aug. 31-Sept 3), and while the schedule was a little lean for my interests, it was still a blast. It was a rather easy-going year, which was a nice change of pace from previous years. It gave me more opportunity to focus on taking photos, at any rate, as I didn’t spend nearly as much time in line-ups as I did last year.┬á I’m hoping to write up a full con-report on my personal blog at some point before I forget details, so if you want the nitty gritty, you’ll find it there.

Otherwise, we’ll begin with Timmy’s exploits here, and continue in a mini-series of posts, one for each day of the convention. Basically there will be a post of in-the-field shots for each costume, followed by the behind-the-scenes post to go with it a day or two later.

If you don’t care about commentary, and just want to see the photos, the full album is here.

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Checking In

Sorry for the radio silence. Had a bit of an Introvert Meltdown earlier this month, on top of hitting the ground running on some new costumes for this year’s Fan Expo. I started the costuming incredibly late this year, so I’ve been spending most of my time working on them.

I have been taking snaps as I go, but as the stuff I’ve been working on has been stuff previously covered (pants, shirts, etc.) I decided to skip reporting on those.

I do have 2 posts started – on for a new clothing piece, the other for the first of the three costumes – but haven’t actually sat down to finish them.

I will try and find the time in the next couple of weeks, but as Fan Expo is just under two weeks away and I have quite a bit of work to do, I might not be able to get them up before then.

See you guys soon!