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Hi guys!  My move to LA has been crazy, I've been trying to work and unpack and not go crazy and for a while I thought, dang it I just can't go to CoCo, I missed registration and then I was like, I shouldn't spend the money anyway, but yesterday I woke up with a fierce NEED to go.

So I AM going to CoCo!!  Yay, so excited to see and hang out with all my costume peeps!  It's been too long. :)

So luckily I can buy a ticket at the door, (yeah, it costs more but after looking through the classes it will be worth it) and so I will be coming for the whole weekend!  I won't be going to dinner for the Gala, but that's ok, the dancing will be fun.  I've made up the list of classes I'd like to take (there are quite a few!) and now I'm trying to plan my wardrobe.  This is the problem.  I haven't made anything in ages, and I have gained quite a bit of weight in the last year, so unfortunately my pretty dresses like my francaise, my Titanic gown and some others that I would want to wear won't fit. :(

The one thing I WILL be able to wear, is my Queen Elsa gown!  I am really excited!  And I got a new wig, so it will look awesome. :)  I REALLY need to get some good pictures of it, so this will be perfect, I'll have people to help me!

So other options that will fit:
Regency drawstring dress with green open robe (this could work for the gala cause it's kind of a court gown?)
Once Upon a Time knock off costume from LARPing
Ariel's on shore costume

And then I was hoping to whip up in the next week either a Daenerys dress, or a bitchy roman dress, or something like that.  I've got fabric for that stuff already and they should be fairly easy.  I might just go comfy on Sunday as well, we'll see.

Anyway, I can't wait to hang out with you all!  I will be staying at my house and driving in every day, but it's still going to be worth it.


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Jul. 26th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC)
I'd love to see you! But are you sure about buying tickets at the door? They haven't done that in the past and the registrar sent something out a while ago that I could swear said they were no longer transferring memberships.

The website says registration is closed. :(

Edited at 2014-07-26 02:13 am (UTC)
Jul. 26th, 2014 03:32 am (UTC)
I thought I saw in one of the more recent Squeals that they had decided to sell memberships at the door. I hope so, bellamissella, because I'd love to finally meet you!

By the way, if you need dinner plans for during the gala, I can probably up our restaurant reservation by one. There's a big group of us going across the street to Maggianos.
Jul. 26th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
Ooo, yes please! I'd love to join you guys for dinner! It will be great to meet you too. I heard personally from the registrar that they will sell tickets at the door, so that's good! :D
Jul. 26th, 2014 06:53 am (UTC)
I'll call the restaurant tomorrow! :)
Jul. 26th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC)
Okay, you've been added to the reservation! It's at 7:30.
Jul. 27th, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
Perfect, thanks so much for including me! Is there a certain place we're meeting up?
Jul. 27th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
I think we usually wind up gathering around the photography studio, probably by around 7:10.
Jul. 27th, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
I was worried so I asked for you too and they said yes! In case they didn't send you the email you MIGHT still be able to get a limited class or two. If they didn't send you how to do that pm me with your email and I'll forward it to you.

So glad I'll get to see your Elsa!! :D
Jul. 27th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
P.S. Hardly anyone get their act together to wear court gowns so don't worry about that. I'd wear whatever is most spectacular to the Gala because everyone really pulls out the stops for it, and I'm guessing that's Elsa?

And hey, that's queen gown isn't it? ;)
Jul. 27th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for double checking for me, that's really sweet! I am not sure if I should or want to do a limited class, after looking through the lists. I figured it was too late. Are you doing one? I guess I'll need to look again at the unlimited classes I *really* want to attend and see if anything I'm interested in limited might work. Could you forward on that email though? carlyw24 at gmail.

Also, in regards to what to wear for the gala I'm torn! I was planning to wear Elsa during the day on Saturday, but the cape is huge and very unwieldily. But I want to wear it for longer than just the gala because I want to get some good picture. I could wear it without the cape for most of the day. And for the gala, I was thinking about wearing my green open robe which is similar to some of Josephine's court gowns, with my tiara and the gorgeous parure set that Taylor made that I haven't been able to wear yet! But that's not quite as impressive as the Elsa dress. So again, torn! What do you think? :) I could always wear one or the other on Sunday as well... I was thinking on Sunday I might wear the regency dress again but with a cute little vest I made for it last summer.

Also, are you guys doing any other group costume themes other than Game of Thrones for the Ice Cream social? I was going to wear that one all day on Friday probably, I'm making it this week! :) I could whip together a Romanesque dress if you guys are doing Bitchy Romans again? I actually already have one I made a couple years ago, maybe I'll just wear that anyway since it's comfy, on Sunday or something. :)
Jul. 28th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
Tough call on the Gala. I think generally things are less seen at the ice cream social vs the Gala where everyone stays late. Whatever is splashiest is probably best for the Gala.

There will definitely be some romans on Sunday, although this year I'll be wearing the Turkish I just made. I didnt make a new roman and wanted to wear something difference since I'd worn my old one two years in a row.

Jul. 26th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I had emailed and got a reply that I could buy tickets at the door. I will double confirm but apparently they will have them! :D
Jul. 26th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Yikes to bauhausfrau's comment, but I hope there is a way for you to make it after all! Please make sure you say hi!
Jul. 26th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
I will totally say hi! And yes, I heard personally from the registrar that they will sell tickets at the door, so I'll see you there! :D
Jul. 26th, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC)
Cool! Excited to see you!
Jul. 27th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
I'm excited to see you again too! It's going to be so fun! :D
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