Christmas Time on All Hallows' Eve

Originally posted on my blog, The Comics Cove, not too long ago...

So, I can't help but feel like the holidays have already started for me, personally, as a bit of a miracle happened today.

For those of you who've read my posts from earlier in the year, I've basically put forth two goals for this year, my comics and cosplay New Year's resolutions, if you will. They were:

  1. Attend a comic convention outside of Houston; and
  2. Get my cosplay together! Essentially get a couple of costumes this year, for both Halloween and cosplay purposes.

For the sake of timeliness, I won't say here what costumes I've been working on. I will say, however, that I finally had to break down and just order them, as I'm lousy at assembling costumes, and expect I always will be. So, I did. In the middle of this month.

Ideally, I would have gotten them in time to wear to Wizard World Austin, which I was just at this weekend (and which I will talk about in more detail later. In short, it was AWESOME!). That, however, didn't happen, and I wasn't surprised about it. I was secretly hoping, however, that they would arrive in time for Halloween. I wasn't optimistic about it, given how late in the game I'd waited, and the likelihood that most costume companies are probably backlogged with last-minute or semi-last-minute orders like mine.

And then, score!

I got a call today from someone trying to deliver a package. My heart virtually skipped a beat, and I went home far more excited and upbeat than I'd expected. The package ended up being BOTH of my costumes, and with Halloween tomorrow, it was a Christmas story for the annals of Halloween. I tried them both on, and they both fit great and look great.

Expect pics tomorrow.

In the mean time, I'm just happy. :-)

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