Oz Comic Con and being a guest, a Floksy style review of the weekend.

The weeks leading up to Adelaide Oz Comic Con, as you all I know I have been working my butt off to get stuff ready for my booth and also to make myself look like I am some form of professional cosplayer (insert laughing from me here,) hence this web site!

Organizing prints was a huge new learning experience for me as I am someone who is useless at internet things, overall it was really overwhelming. I actually had to cull a fair few of the prints that I wanted to have which sucked because I had people ask for some of those images at the con. I also ended up pretty much eating instant ramen for a week leading up to the convention because I spent all my money on getting the prints. Originally I wanted 8x10” because it was much cheaper but all of the photo files would get the shit cropped out of them so I had to go for 8x12”. I was pretty salty for the whole week because seriously who would want to buy a picture of me? WHY!!? I was really surprised that I covered print costs over the weekend and made some profit so guys thank you for being so supportive! You have many Floksy loves going your way rn because I now can eat again!

ONTO THE WEEKEND!

Friday night I got to set up my little kawaii af booth with my business cards, signage and my Valkyrie Leafeon Cosplay displayed! Very profesh Floksy, nice job on not being a complete piece of shit [Editors note: I tried to tone down the language but Floksy beat me and said I can't eat for another day].

 

Me at the booth on the Friday night set-up!

Me at the booth on the Friday night set-up!

 

Saturday I debuted Nora Valkyrie from RWBY in the outfit she wears during the latest season. Bomber jackets and floofy skirts are the shit! Robb Props and Cosplay made my Magnhild hammer and I’ll tell you what that thing is a beast!

My full Nora with the hammer 'Magnhild' made by Robb Props & Cosplay! (Picture by Nathan Tan)

My full Nora with the hammer 'Magnhild' made by Robb Props & Cosplay! (Picture by Nathan Tan)

I had my panel at 2pm and I was so surprised at the turnout! Holy crap guys thank you so much for coming and watching me trying not to swear for an hour. You can watch the live stream, it’s down a few posts on my facebook page! After that I judged the Cosplay Active Comp. It’s always an honour being a costuming judge, you have to completely put any type of friendships you have with entrants behind yourself and focus solely on craftsmanship. I love me self some good craftsmanship!!! Winners all looked amazing~ well deserved peeps! Oxox

Sunday I wore Melisandre from A Game of Thrones costume approved by Carice Van Houton herself!!

 

Melisandre & Melisandre! (Me and Carice Van Houton at Supanova 2016)

Melisandre & Melisandre! (Me and Carice Van Houton at Supanova 2016)

I thought it was going to be a slower day than Saturday but boy was I wrong it was just as busy and full on! I got to have lunch in the green room both days, on the Sunday the Khal himself, Jason Momoa came and sat across from me, eating his lunch like a fucking viking. I expected no less from him. After lunch for some reason, I got sick… FUN CON STORY TIME! So I was having a chat with one of the comp winners from the Saturday, (Sik costume from StarWars Rogue 1.) and then I feel that feeling in my stomach when you’re like YEP if I don’t get up now and bail for a bathroom I am going to rainbow yawn or shit my pants [Editor’s note: Lovely…]. Thankfully for my guest pass thingy I could use the green room bathroom where all the celebrities go to poop 👍 So, of course Mellissa Joan Hart and one of the other actress guests are in there just having a chat… and I am like waiting in the cubicle waiting for them to leave so I can throw up in peace hahahaha. Thankfully they left after about 5 minutes HOORAY!! After that I felt 100% better and went back to being a glorious red bitch sacrificing a few peeps here and there to the one and only true god R’hollor, Lord of Light… Anyways! Over all the guest experience was incredible and I would happily do it again if given the opportunity once more!

Lastly before I go back to working on my latest project, I just want to take a minute to thank everyone who stopped by my table and said hi! It means the entire fucking universe to me that you guys support my crazy cosplay adventures and I could have never done any of this without you, so you all have my gratitude! ILY guys! ❤

 

~ Floksy out!

Jaga Dembowski
Floksy’s Cosplay Adventures!

Sooooooo, I have a website now…. AND a blog! Shout out to Ripley who made this whole site for me btw, I am a complete potato when it comes to anything technological and he has been my hero when it comes to all this stuff.

Anyways he told me to write a blog so HERE I AM. (I am pretty shit at writing blogs btw.) To the news! Today’s story, local costume potat becomes Oz Comic Con guest! Soooo this is pretty exciting and now sometimes I sit there for a bit and think to myself ‘When do I wake up and this is just a dream.’ But, that hasn’t happened yet so YEAH! Don’t fuck-it-up Floksy! I promise my very best not to say any bad words during my work shop… Oh crap… I just realized I am going to be up there with power tools…. Pray for me plz. 

Seriously I am beyond excited to like see all you guys who follow my work. I mean if it wasn’t for everyone that follows my page and supports me locally (our community here in Adelaide is beyond amazing) I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am seriously so grateful for all of you that have given me a chance and a kind word. It’s you guys who I work my tiddies off for and like seriously… Love you guys! Also, big huge thanks to OCC for having me~ See you all in April! Anyways before I get super emotional I have to get back to several more hours of dremeling foam. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! This is cosplay life and it is REAL!!

Jaga Dembowski