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COMIC-CON 2009: July 23 - 26
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, my flight is on friday morning to get back to san fran. If I chip in, can I couch surf in one of your guys' hotels in san diego thursday night?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...that was 550 bucks down the toilet. Probably for the best, I'd just be a but-her-face in it anyway at best Sad


Don't say that, Kathy. Far from it. I'm sure you'll look great in it. Smile Maybe you can sell the one you got on ebay or something to get at least some money back. Maybe buy one of Jamin's kits on ebay, or maybe one from Darcienne. I think the latter's are more custom (not sure on the price comparison though). That's what Victoria and Christy have.


The used kit I have is a Darcienne. She is very hard to get a hold of but I was going to try to e-mail her again to see if I can get some of the parts to this used kit replaced. But at that rate I could have just bought a new one. I don't think I can sell this used one for much because the bra top is in such poor condition Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That stinks Kathy, and you shouldn't say that about yourself. I hope you are able to fix it. What is it made of? Is it similar to the materials Jamin uses? Is there some way you could heat it up and resize it. We have to do this to some of the pieces on Danielle's suit. So that might be an option.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is it made of? Is it similar to the materials Jamin uses? Is there some way you could heat it up and resize it. We have to do this to some of the pieces on Danielle's suit. So that might be an option.


The bra top is cast rubber actually, not resin. I tried briefly heating it to try to reshape it yesterday and that just made the paint peel worse. *cry face* I may play with it a bit more today... but the more I play with it the more I permanently ruin the paint (and chance of reselling this to someone else). I was thinking I could repaint it myself, but getting a match will be a huge challenge. (Darci layerd the paints and may have custom mixed the bronze paint). I hate to have to repaint the entire thing just to get it all to match, that's kind of a waste because her paint job is so excellent on the rest of the parts *sigh*

Yeah, at this rate I'm pouring more into it than what it's worth. There are definite parts that are too big and need replacing because they can't be reshaped to fit... they are just cast too big.

And now I've gotten this thread way Off Topic. Haha!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That stinks that you can't get in contact the the suit maker they would be the best to repaint it. If you could get this done you probably could sell it for the same price you paid for it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my badges today. If you want to get a 4 day pass you better get on it quick its 96% full already.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 day passes are completely sold out. I hope everyone got their badges. If you are going to be attending all 4 days its going to be expensive.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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4 day passes are completely sold out. I hope everyone got their badges. If you are going to be attending all 4 days its going to be expensive.


Oh my god! I'm so glad Joan called me yesterday afternoon. I drove straight home and got my passes around 5:00pm. And here I was warning everyone to get their tickets soon and I had forgotten to get mine!!! It wasn't sold out this early last year, I remember I got my passes around this time last year actually and Joan had gotten hers at the end of April last year.

OK, now to find an affordable hotel.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh my god! I'm so glad Joan called me yesterday afternoon. I drove straight home and got my passes around 5:00pm. And here I was warning everyone to get their tickets soon and I had forgotten to get mine!!! It wasn't sold out this early last year, I remember I got my passes around this time last year actually and Joan had gotten hers at the end of April last year.

OK, now to find an affordable hotel.


I think it being the 40th Anniversary this year has something to do with it. Tickets went really fast. I posted this info on all the costume forums I frequent. I hope everyone get their passes. I’m in the same boat now, looking for an affordable hotel.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThayNerd wrote:
That stinks that you can't get in contact the the suit maker they would be the best to repaint it. If you could get this done you probably could sell it for the same price you paid for it.


Guess what, I had sent the slave Leia suit maker a PM via myspace before WonderCon and forgot to check back... Darci's still making costumes so at the very least I can get the missing chain from her and hopefully she can make a new arm band sized correctly for me. But I don't know if she will divulge he paint recipe to me so I can repair the bikini top. I sent her photos of the condition it's in and we'll see what she says. Seems a waste to throw it out if I can heat it to reshape it and then repaint it.

The dumb thing, it's costing me more to repair this used kit than if I'd just waited and ordered a brand new one from her! I should have talked the price down on this used one a bit more, I didn't realize the bra was going to need re-painting Sad (But I was able to reshape it - it just had bent wire).

OK - back to the topic at hand. Comic-Con!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year I purchased our tickets in November (CC 2008) but with everything going on I forgot until I saw the post the other day. I'm so glad I checked. I got them just in time.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you got in contact with her Kathy. Hopefully you get it all worked out and hopefully she will share her painting secrets with you. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this talk of metal bras and chains makes me want to ask - Anyone get their hotels OK?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JedHead wrote:
All this talk of...chains makes me want to ask - Anyone get their hotels OK?

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"Hang in there..." Hang me with a rope or a chain. That stupid page! The system was horrible this year. I like it better when I can manually refresh, not when I'm told to just 'hang in there' and my position in the queue is totally ignored/invisible. That page would still be up now if I had not finally closed it down after 2 hours.

This is why you always need a team of room mates logging on getting a room, because odds are maybe one in four will be lucky and actually make it through to get a decent hotel.

So Matt, what's your hotel plan? Did YOU get a room?!?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So Matt, what's your hotel plan? Did YOU get a room?!?


I actually got two rooms in the same hotel (its a 10 minute drive away) and they were both less than $160 per person from Wed. - Sun., when divided up by 4 people per room. It only took me less than 10 minutes by calling the hotel directly after checking the website.

I'm actually going to ask a friend for a "friends and family" discount at another place, to see if its closer and cheaper than the ones I got. Then I'll decide if I'll give the other two up.
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