Moving on to day 2 of an epic adventure in Austin, TX at Wizard World. This is the day of dressing as you aren’t, or maybe as you are, I’ll never tell. BBFF was Han Solo, of course, his GF had two costume changes, first up Rey, from of course Star Wars, just in case you don’t know and I was general Leia. Because I am older and not a princess, we all know how I feel about that.
BBFF’s costume was so well done that he garnered a ton of attention, he especially caught the attention of the 501st Legion. If you do not know who they are, totally worth a google search. To say them noticing his attention to detail was huge, they are extremely picky about detail to Star Wars costumes.
I was going to meet Charisma Carpenter later so I wanted to do a costume change. No way was I meeting her in a Star Wars costume, I wanted to have my picture taken with her while wearing a Joss Whedon shirt. Which is appropriate since she was Cordelia Chase in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. So back to the hotel, I did a quick change and BBFF’s GF did a costume change. I don’t know if I am really allowed to talk about her costume, so I won’t until she says it’s ok. Just know it was amazing, she looked great and pulled it off with style and grace.
Finally, I get to meet a person who portrayed a character that I loved and who’s influence helped me get through a lot of difficult times.
I have several pieces of Buffy and Angel memorabilia, so I brought my Cordy action figure, the one where she is the Princess of Pylea. Still in its original packaging I might add, I do believe I had the most original thing for her to sign.
I did not lose it, I was very proud of myself, not once did I overly gush, not once did I stammer, stutter or make a complete fool of myself. As for Charisma, she was so nice and sweet and gracious, she signed my action figure and took a selfie with me.
Then we walked around taking in all of the sights and sounds. No Dean Cain, it was incredibly disappointing on that front, but that is the only disappointment.
As we were walking around we stopped at a vendor that sold photos of celebrities that were signed. GF asked if they had one of Dean Cain and he said they had one left. He brought it out, it was Dean in the iconic Superman suit. I think I passed out, because the next thing I know GF is purchasing it as a gift for me. I was completely shocked and blown away by her kindness and generosity. I have told BBFF he can never let go of her, not for buying me Dean Cain, but because she is seriously one of the best people I have met in a long time. To top it off, she is fun, I don’t think I have laughed as much as we did this past weekend.
Also, BBFF met Alex Kingston, if you don’t know who she is, please google her, don’t make me explain.
Day two was topped off with dinner in the hotel and bedtime way later than my usual Saturdays. So worth the staying up! Who knew fun happened that late at night!
I will include photos of my Cordelia action figure and my Dean picture on this post.
I hope you all are having a great week, day three will be coming up soon.