It’s been a month full of leaves. A month full of endless hours staring at piles and piles of the things, and wishing they just sew themselves. A month of almost accidentally sewing my fingertips to things because needlework is not my forte. All to make this thing:
On Saturday, after all the stress, I finally got to show off my new Poison Ivy dress. My previous Ivy costume, pictured in this post, wasn’t in the greatest of condition after taking it to multiple events, so I decided to scrap it and start again. This time I thought I’d make something a bit less revealing, and a bit girlier, and something not made out of uncomfortable Primark lingerie. Because having corset wiring digging into my sides was never fun.
It took me (and my mum) over 40 hours to sew on all the leaves, which resulted in multiple over-dramatic tantrums and Andy finding strands of green cotton in strange places around the house. There’s still a leaf on my bathroom windowsill, for some reason.
I also made the shoes and the very last minute belt to finish off the costume. Unfortunately, most of the roses fell off of the belt throughout the day, which is why I’m wearing a plain black belt on the photo at the top of this post. Oh well, I tried!
The event itself was amazing. I went with eight friends who all got dressed up as well. We spent hours and hours looking at lots of exciting stalls and costumes, taking photos and having our photos taken. I waltzed with Nick Fury, took a selfie with Mr Freeze and won a BIG prize in a mystery box I bought (scroll down for more on that). We also accidentally made the Liverpool local news, which was a big surprise. Big thanks to Holly for sending me the article!
By the way, in case the news article has confused anyone I’m not actually from Liverpool. I’ve not been lying to you all this whole time. The headline’s just not completely accurate. Probably because ’70 people who visited Liverpool for the day and went all out for comic con’ doesn’t make a good headline.
Now, onto the bit where I show you why my bank account looks so sad and lonely at the moment. Here are some photos of what I bought at the event. Brace yourselves, there’s quite a bit to get through!
Fun nerdy art prints, including surfer Chewbacca and Batman being all cool and hero-y.
Posters, which were a bargain at 3 for £5. I’m planning to frame these and save them for when we own a house, so I can put them up without upsetting my landlord. Because landlords hate nail holes, not because of the terrifying Pokemon gang.
Cool double-flavour Oreos.
Pikachus. That grumpy face though…
Now we’re onto the mystery bags, packs and boxes that I bought. I’ve always been interested in the lucky bags at comic conventions, but I’ve rarely bothered with them as I was convinced that they wouldn’t be worth the money. Unfortunately, I was right, but it was really fun to open them! Here’s what I got:
Mystery One: Pokemon cards
This one was a £6 selection of random Pokemon cards, including one ultra rare. Even though I have most/all of the common cards in this one, I’m really pleased with what I got and thought it was really good value for money.
Mystery Two: £25 Pokemon Lucky Dip
The contents of my £25 Pokemon mystery bag, along with a tiny Pokeball which contained the tiny green Smeargle and three stickers you can barely see in the photo above. Umbreon’s one of my favourite Pokemon, so I was very excited to see this cute plush version!
This beautifully modelled Pikachu hat was also inside the mystery bag. Chewbacca has never looked better.
Although I got some really cool stuff, I don’t think the contents were worth the £25 I paid, unfortunately, especially considering you can buy a full set of Eeveelutions for £7 on Amazon.
Mystery Three: £30 Super Nerdy Box
This is the box I was most excited about, having seen them at almost every MCM I’ve been to. I love the design, and was expecting something just as impressive to be inside. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed…
Yeah, a phone case for a really specific phone, a key-ring from a film I’ve never seen, a bright blue lanyard. The Domo characters are quite cute, and the Doctor Who Top Trumps tin is nice but overall I was disappointed. I guess some people would have loved the contents and it’s just the luck of the draw, but it really wasn’t for me.
However, in my box was a ticket saying I’d won a bigger prize that I needed to collect from the stand…
I was very lucky to win a giant Halo Master Chief action figure, which made the box well worth it! Luckily, my friend let me put him in her car for the rest of the day, so I didn’t have to almost break my arms carrying him. He’s so heavy!
I also bought a box of cupcakes, but they cannot be photographed due to my extreme greediness. I’ve ruined my diet, but it was so worth it.
Overall it was an amazing day, and I’ll definitely be going again next year!
What have you been up to lately?