Halloween Order Rush:
Really hit me this year. Insane number of orders, all due by Halloween. I shipped so many boxes every day O_O. I was very happy to know that people trusted my cosplay products to complete their costumes :).
My biggest regret this year was not getting to decorate the house, since I finally have a house to decorate. There just wasn't enough time! Instead I went to Catherine's fabulous Halloween party! We had delicious food and drinks and I helped organize the beer tasting contest. JoyceAnn took a pic of me and Cathy together!However, on the Monday after Halloween Brian and I went to a local Halloween store and bought $500 worth of decorations for half off so we will decorate massively next year. We've talked about throwing a Halloween party as well and if we can get started planning in time I hope we can do it next year!
I have two upcoming cons in Virginia, Nekocon this weekend and Anime USA next weekend. Again due to not enough time, we are not going to stay up in VA/MD area for the week between, in fact I am not going to Nekocon at all. Brian will be doing that show with our full line of cosplay products while I stay home and work on two pairs of XL angel wings for customers. I have no obligations at Nekocon and it seems like my time will be much better spent finishing commissions than working a booth.
Anime USA is still a full go for both of us, I have panels to run and the costume contest to judge, plus the booth to run.
Right after Anime USA we have a whole day to regroup and repack, then it's off to Scotland as I am appearing at Auchinawa, an anime con in Edinburgh! I am super excited to visit Scotland and participate in a cosplay event there! My friend Jess is kindly hosting me and Brian for the week following the event, so we're trying to decide what all we want to see in Edinburgh and Glasgow. We're also heading down for London for another 6 days, to see friends, shop and attend the Grand Cosplay Ball. I have to figure out what costumes I want to bring.. I bought two new winter coats (because I couldn't decide between them lol) and plan to bundle up well for the trip.
I think we're gonna make it back in time for the Wizard World Atlanta event, so I might throw on Scarlet Witch and Wonder Woman and check it out. After that I want to take some time for myself and work on new costumes for next year, maybe visit the Biltmore Estates, design new products, start a new book series.. basically rest up.