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PAX costumes [Aug. 28th, 2006|10:42 pm]
Darth Paradox
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PAX was awesome. Hanging out with friends, playing games, drinking, doing puzzles... and costuming! Here are our Saturday costumes, which I spent basically all of my free time on since the Saturday before the con:

Left to right: shardavarius, me, nightsinger, xaandria, seorin, and iris_of_ether. We're Lemmings! I sewed all the robes (and made the wigs out of two smaller wigs each), Jeremy made the pickaxe, and Jamie made the number that Sora is wearing. Jeremy is wearing the red builder's backpack, but it's not apparent here.

And my Sunday costume, made for last year's PAX:

I carry the blessed, rustproof +2 Excalibur and a blessed +3 shield of reflection. Not quite ascension-quality gear, yet, but as a Nethack character I'm expected to die several times before I manage it.

Other than the costumes, we spent most of our at-the-main-hall time on Saturday doing the Guild Wars challenge quest (lots of fun, and ultimately, prizes for our trouble!). Friday night was an utterly fantastic dinner and dessert at the Cheesecake Factory, followed by a game of Rum and Pirates at Nick and Carrie's place. Saturday evening was a small room party at our hotel room, with a game called Alhambra (which I'd like to play again with less players and less alcohol, sometime). Sunday was a short day - a bit more exhibition hall, picking out prizes, and a trip back home, after which we played our Sunday Mage game. All in all, a very fun weekend, to which the con was mostly a backdrop as we enjoyed the company of friends.

ETA: Sora put together a gallery of pictures of our costumes from across the Internet. We were photographed quite a bit!

[User Picture]From: carn_carby
2006-08-29 08:16 am (UTC)
The lemming pictures are cute! I love the escalator picture... XD Tee hee hee!

Also, the Sunday costume is probably the awesomest thing I have ever seen in my entire life.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-08-29 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! We had a lot of fun on the escalator - building up the stairs, then pickaxing on our way down...

I'm a little amused it's taken me a year to finally get a picture of my Nethack costume, though.
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-08-29 05:19 pm (UTC)
You are exceedingly adorable as an at-sign. :D Further evidence that you're the cutest! Ever!
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From: ex_miang438
2006-08-29 08:19 am (UTC)
Heh, I don't really get the Lemmings thing, but the Nethack costume is Kwal-i-tee!

Wow, Carrie's taller than I remember.
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2006-08-29 01:44 pm (UTC)
Aww, no love for the Lemmings. I used to love that game back on my mom's computer (we didn't get new games much, really)...

Carrie is about 5'8" or 9" when she's not slouching. :P
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[User Picture]From: ceruleanst
2006-08-29 09:55 am (UTC)
You are made of awesome.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-08-29 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sir!

Lemmings, of course, are made of 96.2% explodium by weight.
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[User Picture]From: mcmartin
2006-08-30 12:54 am (UTC)
Oh no!

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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-08-29 05:21 pm (UTC)
*agrees* He is, isn't he? :D
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From: tcdohl
2006-08-29 04:56 pm (UTC)
...fqrwewfg5 *g'blarg* *dies from win*


*clicks explode button*

I'm sorry! I never could help it!
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-08-29 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ohno! *pop*
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-08-29 05:22 pm (UTC)


Ohno! *pop!*

(Hey, we're Lemmings... SUPPOSED to be following the example!)
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2006-08-30 01:35 am (UTC)
Ohno! *pop*
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[User Picture]From: unspeakablevorn
2006-08-30 05:27 am (UTC)

From #b

[Tue 22:40:00] <Kazriko> http://pics.livejournal.com/nightsinger/gallery/0000dwxd << Live Action Lemmings?
[Tue 22:46:25] <Kazriko> http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2004/05/25/
[Tue 23:16:27] <Vornicus> http://pics.livejournal.com/nightsinger/pic/00032qe3/g13 <--- Is it worse if I think this person is in the channel right now?
[Tue 23:17:02] <Vornicus> ...darth, is that you?
[Tue 23:17:42] <Kazriko> I believe so. heh
[Tue 23:18:15] <Vornicus> If so, that is the single nerdiest cosplay outfit ever invented.
[Tue 23:18:27] <Kazriko> hehehe.
[Tue 23:18:31] <Kazriko> I got the joke, at least. heh
[Tue 23:18:41] <Vornicus> If not, that is /still/ the single nerdiest cosplay outfit ever invented, but it's not as cool because it's not someone I know.
[Tue 23:18:50] <Kazriko> hahaha.
[Tue 23:18:56] <Kazriko> You're closer to the lunatic than I am. :)
[Tue 23:19:11] <Skrrit> It's awsome.
[Tue 23:19:31] <Skrrit> And last I checked, I'm pretty sure they /are/ in channel... >.>
[Tue 23:21:51] <Vornicus> http://darthparadox.livejournal.com/153964.html#cutid1 <--- omg, it /is/
[Tue 23:22:08] <Vornicus> ...and apparently he's the pickaxe lemming, too.
[Tue 23:22:18] <Kazriko> yep. :)
[Tue 23:22:31] <Kazriko> that's where I found the lemmings link from. :)
[Tue 23:22:48] <Skrrit> I think that set of costumes is /awsome/.
[Tue 23:22:50] <Skrrit> They'd have to walk around slightly bouncy, too.
[Tue 23:22:54] <Skrrit> And it would be /nifty/.
[Tue 23:22:57] <Kazriko> just keep them away from the ledges!
[Tue 23:23:11] <Skrrit> Ohnoes!
[Tue 23:23:13] <Skrrit> *pop*
[Tue 23:23:14] <Vornicus> Xaandria would be okay.
[Tue 23:23:18] <Skrrit> (I like the three.)
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[User Picture]From: harlenna
2006-08-31 05:24 am (UTC)
dude, when did you grow a beard? you look so......weird.

i mean different! that's it, yeah....

you've got this whole less boyish thing going on now. I have to update my mental image of you. scary.

glad to hear you had fun. =-)
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-08-31 05:58 am (UTC)
Well, I look a bit different than Charles has lately, that's for sure. Kinda getting back into the Jesus look, I suppose.
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