You can see my makeup better in this one. I had originally intended to also do a metallic strip across my eyes, but the unbelievably bad service at the hotel restaurant delayed me, and I had to scale down. (An hour and fifteen minutes before our orders showed up, mostly the wrong ones. The burgers all had the wrong toppings. The waitresses avoided the tables, in a half-empty restaurant. I almost never stiff servers, but in this case I think she earned my eight cent tip.)
The cyborg prepares for battle.
A handmade octopus lady costume, with button suckers.
Zombie marionette (Faye Bi) and puppeteers. Straight outta Yuki Kaori! (Actually, I think it's from Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Red Riding Hood dances with the Big Bad Wolf.
Laini Taylor and family. Her daughter Clementine is adorable beyond words.
Another Medusa. Look closely to spot the snakes.
Shveta Thakrar holding a handmade e-reader case from an extraordinary Monster Bag won at auction by coraa, who I hope will post more extensive photos.