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“To see and feel one’s beloved naked for the first time is one of life’s pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.”—
Dan Simmons, The Rise of Endymion (via observando)
Funny … I literally just read that part today at lunch.
how do you transport your armor to different cons? Airport security messes up my cosplays pretty good.
(RTX is pretty much the only Con I fly to right now, but when I do fly with my armor I pack it into a rubbermaid tub that fits with in the “Checked baggage” limits without going into the “over-sized category.” For most airlines this is a maximum size of 62 inches (length + width + height) per check piece of luggage. I drilled holes around the top of the tub and the sides to feed zip ties through to secure the armor. Zip ties are good becuase if TSA has to open the tub they just cut the zip tie and then replace it with thier own zip ties. The best thing to secure you luggage with in general is Zip Ties or TSA approved locks. My armor is vacuum formed plastic, which means it is lightweight and therefore easily is under the 50 pound weight limit. Also, becuase it is vacuum form plastic the pieces nest inside of each very easily, and compact down into the tub easily. I also always place a document on top of the tub, so that if TSA opens it, it is right where they can see it right away. It lists my name, pone number, and what the costume is made out of, and shows pictures of the costume Front, Back, and Side.)
Don’t tell Dragon Con (Or TK-Bear) but RTX has become my favorite convention.
There’s two main reasons for that. One is that I’ve been watching Red Vs Blue since episode 3 back in when I was in High School in 2003. Few things have stayed consistent in my life over the past eleven years, but my enjoyment of Red Vs Blue is one of them. One of the first real big costume projects we contemplated and started in the TK Bear Crew after Stormtrooper armor was Halo 1 Mark V armor. I was personally really motivated by in that project by a desire to be Caboose, as I loved Red Vs Blue more than I Liked Halo. That initial project would never come to fruition, and it would be years later that I actually accomplished the goal of making Caboose’s armor, but in the end Caboose has become my favorite costume.
Which is the second reason why RTX has become my favorite con. It is an amazing feeling to be in a Caboose costume at a convention with such a high percentage of Red Vs Blue. At most other conventions when I wear Caboose I get called “Master Chief/SPARTAN/Halo Guy” far more than I get people who recognize that I’m supposed to be Caboose. At RTX, however, almost everyone knows it’s Caboose’s and recognize all the little details that make it so. The “Regulation Blue” paint scheme, the “-1” homage to the old RvB T-Shirt line on the back plate, the purple ribbon (which is first place ribbon for doing nothing and coincidentally the same color as last place), and the bloody bullet hole over the left pinky toe do not go unnoticed by the crowd at RTX.
When I’m in Caboose at RTX it is pretty much the only time at a Convention that I can barely move for extended periods of time because of people wanting to take pictures. RTX is where I feel real genuine excitement for the costume and appreciation of the hard work that went into it. RTX is pretty much the only con where I actually feel kind of like I fit in and belong. That people are happy to see me.
And I think that’s the kind of feeling a lot of Cosplayers are chasing. To fit in. To be around other people who understand and appreciate unabashed enthusiasms and love of your subject matter of choice. And, yes, to feel that touch of popularity and acceptance. So even though after past RTXs I have actually seen people complaining on the RoosterTeeth site’s forums and on Tumblr about how they “Don’t understand why that guy in the Caboose costume was so popular had all those people taking pictures of him,” you have to understand, that literally only happens to me at RTX.
We arrived at the convention center a little after 2 on Thursday afternoon. I had resigned myself to spending the rest of the afternoon to waiting in the registration. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was virtually no line. We pretty much walked right up and got our passes. I was also very surprised and excited to see a picture of our Caboose and Donut costumes featured prominently in the RTX program. Later Thursday night we went to the Sidequest charity auction. We left before the end of the auction, but when we left most of the prints of my art where going for around $50, which was much more that I thought they would go for.
Friday morning I continued a tradition from the past two RTXs and walked the registration/exhibitor hall lines in armor to do my bit to help entertain the people waiting in line. After the line had cleared out, we went into the exhibit hall itself. We made our way to the RTX museum/experience. While waiting in line, someone approached us from behind, and I turned around to see it was Shannon McCormick, voice of Agent Washington and Professor Ozpin. I was very flattered that he had approached us to tell us he remembered Caboose and Donut from last year, loved our costumes, and was happy to see us back again. After we left the Rooster Teeth museum/experience we passed by the Microsof/343 Industries booth where we were approached by a staffer who told he loved our armor, and said it would be great if we could wear it to their invite only “1st-Annual One Time Only Retro Rumble Halo 2 Dual Wield Drink Fest 2014 Championship Extravaganza!” party.
Saturday we entered the costume contest on a whim. I have been in a few of costume contests before, at other conventions and at bars on Halloween and I had never come anywhere close to winning. Except for that one costume contest at my University’s Halloween Ball. Anyway, I wasn’t expecting to win, but decided to just go for it. They split the contest up into three categories, Men, Women, and Halo. By the time they got around to the Halo costumes time for the panel had almost run out, an instead of the introduction and short skit afforded the previous categories, the Halo section was told to just line up in a row and the audience would vote one by one with applause. I did my best Caboose and lined up facing away from the crowd and waited until someone shouted “Wrong Way, Caboose!” That was when I turned around and the crowd cheered.
The crowd cheered.
That was incredible. I’ve never had a crowd cheer for me for anything like that before. I mean, the cheer was so loud that the host kind of conceded right then and there that I had won. Like I said, I have never won a costume/cosplay contest at a convention or bar before. I’ve never had a crowd cheer for me before. It was surreal.
After the costume contest I wanted to see if the line for Tucker and Sister’s autographs was full. It was, but the guardian at the line invited us to a special unannounced autograph sessions with Blaine. The best part about that was that aside from Shannon, Blaine was the only staff member/guest that actually remembered us from the previous year. He commented that how the previous year he had been Barbara’s PA and taken out picture with her during an autograph session the previous year, and that it had come full circle with us getting a picture with him. He said he liked our armor and thanked us for coming back.
Saturday night was the 343 Industries “1st-Annual One Time Only Retro Rumble Halo 2 Dual Wield Drink Fest 2014 Championship Extravaganza!” party. Halo 2 multiplayer. An open bar. All my favorite Rooster Teeth staff and personalities. A fascinating talk with 343’s head of licensing about all the cool new stuff coming up next year from different companies like NECA and Mega Blocks. I didn’t have a bad thing to say about Microsoft for like a whole day!
Sunday morning we got up extra early to ensure a spot in line for Yomary and Shannon’s autograph session. It turns out we really didn’t need to, as the line for them never actually reached capacity, but I had wanted to make sure I could get a picture with Yomary and give her a copy of PizzaKing’s Caboose and Sheila drawing. When I hand her the picture she, asked if it was for her, and then asked me what my real name was so she could thank me. Ialso gave her a muffin, and held up my “I made you a muffin!” sign. She was all smiles and seemed very excited and when I went to go around the table to take a picture with her, apparently Donut and Shannon agreed that this was really more of “our moment” and stepped out of the way. (Which I didn’t even realize until I was reviewing the pictures later.) As we were going to leave Yomary shouted “Firing main cannon!” at me.