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Saturday, August 20th, 2011
3:02 pm
[thedooz]
Parade is Coming Soon!
Hi Fae, the parade is coming soon, and I am really looking forward to the parade and to seeing all of your wonderful costumes and meeting you.

If you would like to pick up your parade ribbon from me prior to Saturday morning then please comment here or private message me with your ETA in Atlanta. I will be picking up your ribbons on Thursday and can establish a meet up time for Thurs or Fri if you wish.

Otherwise we will meet on the concrete benches to the right of the main Hyatt entrance between 9:10-9:20 am sat morning and walk to woodruff park. If you are running late simply met us at woodruff park under the banner "The Fae". I will have the extra ribbons with me.

If you are worried or want more details please send me a private message or comment here.

Thanks, and see you soon!
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
7:33 pm
[thedooz]
Back in 2011
So parade walkers, or want to be parade walkers. Please tell me you are interested in parading in D*con 2011, the 10th anniversary of the parade, because I know I am. I know that Cruxshadows has stolen the whole faerie idea, but I still planning on being there and being awesome :D
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
6:21 pm
[thedooz]
One to carry the torch
Hey Fellow Con-Fae,

I will be unable to make it to Dragon*con this year. As I am usually the one who signs the group up in the parade database, picks up the group's ribbons, and puts out reminders to the communities in general, I knew I needed to let you fae know that I will be unable to do these duties. It would be wonderful if faeries could still be represented in the parade. Each year our group has grown a little bigger that the last, and we have had some kind and considerate members from all over the world. I am happy to help in anyway that I can between now and D*con. Just let me know. I regret I will be unable to see us all together this year in Atlanta.

Current Mood: melancholy
Thursday, September 10th, 2009
12:15 am
[thedooz]
pictures!!!!
Hi Gang!

Come join our Flickr group and post any picts or video you have of the Dragon*con faeries!!!

here we are

I am waiting to get pictures off other friends'cameras to add as well. Please come and add your own.

A big thanks to everyone who came out and participated! I had a great time. I hope you did too, and that you made it back safely, especially our fairies from abroad!

Current Mood: sleepy
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
4:00 pm
[thedooz]
So Excited!!!!!
My bags are packed and lined up, my wings are laid out, and I just can't wait.

This is going to be the longest couple of work days of the year!

I can not wait to see you guys and to walk in the parade again.

Any last minute questions, concerns, excitement??? Post and let us know!

Here is a picture of me in case you are looking for me (at a time when I don't have the banner)



Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
8:19 am
[thedooz]
D*con 2009 Faery Details
Thursday: I will pick up ribbons from registration for
nonwo
obandirk
onionroach
piratescribe
glasscannon
littledrow
fireshaper87
breedasong
crystella333
pixivixen
starryseed
April + sister
Cooper

Thursday evening we will have a room party/ meet-up if people feel like saying hi and getting to know each other a little better. Look for the Faery banner in the Hyatt bar at 8:30pm on Thursday, since we will be unsure of our room number until check-in.

Friday: Meet-up in the Hyatt bar to pick up your ribbons for the parade 2:30-3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am Meet oustide the Hyatt lobby to walk to the staging area
(If you haven't gotten your ribbon yet this will be the time)
9:15 am Leave the Hyatt for the staging area
At staging area we will take some group shots
must be at staging area at 9:30
10:00 parade starts

* ps a few people have had issues so if you have extra people who want to walk and are attending D*con bring them along.

Current Mood: busy
Sunday, August 9th, 2009
2:39 pm
[thedooz]
ARE YOU WALKING THIS YEAR????
25 days until D*con--26 to the parade (although I will be there in 24 hehehe)

Please comment here and definitely let me know if you are walking in the parade group with us on Saturday at Dragon*con 2009 !!!

So far I have:
Myself
nonwo
obandirk
hanabishirecca
piratescribe
glasscannon
littledrow
fireshaper87
breedasong + sister
crystella333
pixivixen
April + sister

If I missed you somehow cross-referencing posts I apologize in advance, just comment on this post and let me know you are in for the adventure! If I listed you and your plans fell through and you can't make it to D*con or the parade let me know the sad news.

I can't wait. In the next post I will have meet-up times and so forth.

Thanks,
Dooz

Current Mood: excited
Friday, July 10th, 2009
8:45 am
[thedooz]
Yay for snail maill
I got my Dragon*con 2009 preview booklet in the mail yesterday. Yay!!!! Although most if the info is on the site and such, it is still a major reminder that D*con is almost here. I am getting excited.

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
8:55 am
[thedooz]
*Squee*
Have I mentioned I can't wait until D*con ?!?!?!!!!

It is getting to the time I start getting really excited about it.

I know it is still months away, but it is my next big trip, and I can't wait.

I've started making lists---of little details I need to finish--and things I don't want to forget and making sure everyone has their rooms and dates in order. Everyone goign with me is putting in for the time off now and startign to get serious about going.

Whee! It'll be here before we know it.

How are all of your plans coming???? Talk to me if you are out there!

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
8:44 am
[thedooz]
Welcome new walkers
Welcome to those who have added this community with the intent to walk with us in the Dragon*con Parade on Saturday morning of this year! We are looking so forward to it. We have a banner that is carried with our group. Other ideas are always welcome. Last year some wands and candy were handed out by the group as well. Anything you are interested in bringing to share with the crowds we'd love to hear about. Any ideas for making the group even better would be welcome. Costume questions feel free to post here as well.

Each year I pick up our parade ribbons and then set a time to hand them out from the Hyatt bar. If you can't make that meet-up I also will have them at the parade staging grounds. You have to have the pink ribbon to walk in the parade.

Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
12:39 pm
[thedooz]
facebook info
I know many times you have friends/ family that are interested in costuming with us and don't use livejournal. Since facebook has become so popular I have added a group to facebook where I will also post important info as we get close to Dragon*con 2009. Please join the group or have anyone who might be interested join the group!

If you are on here and would also like to friend on facebook, just let me know in the message that you are from here (since I don't usually accept names I don't recognize).

We are registered in the database to walk in the parade for this year and I am looking forward to it.

Group name: Dragon*con Fairies

Current Mood: curious
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
3:00 pm
[glasscannon]
First pair of wings

After a a couple of small trial runs, I put together my first full pair of wings!

Pics and info behind the cut...Collapse )

Sunday, February 8th, 2009
11:07 pm
[thedooz]
Artic/ Winter faery
Hi fae. I wanted to share picts of my new faerie costume so far. I am planning on wearing this one (or more) nights while at Dragn*con this year. This won't be my parade costume. I will most likely wear the scale mail that I worked so hard on last year, in the parade. I am pleased with how this costume has come out. It was all inspired by the hat I bought at the NC Ren Fest. I am still trying to come up with a great wing idea for the costume. All the things I have pictured are too heavy or too impractical for making and wearing at con. I am waiting for the prfect inspiration to hit me. This is the most I have ever sewn and hand-sewn on a costume and my first time really working with fur.

winter wondermentCollapse )

wearing the little wrap will probably depend on how the wings end up and how the whole ensemble looks together. Let me know what you think =D

Current Mood: creative
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
10:34 pm
[thedooz]
for Hanabishirecca
Here is a tutorial that helped some. I wasn't sewing fur to fur, but you will be with your satyr legs.

sewing fur

Cutting the back with a razor knife (not scissors) was great advice. Also from another article I got the advice to use a My Little Pony brush or doll brush to pull the fur gently out of the seams without ripping the fur out, so you can't tell it was sewn down underneath, which really worked. The bottom seam on the skirt was sewn on the machine and then I used a wee brush on it and you can't tell, it pulled the top furs right out of the seam. I can mail you a My little Pony brush if needed ;)
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
7:59 pm
[breedasong]
parade idea
Hey all,

So I was in wal-mart the other day (yeah wally world, place of eternal sin an toil etc...) in the craft section when I came upon in the wedding stuff a white bubble machine that works on batteries. I was wondering if you guys would like to use one or two in the parade? We would need a wagon of some kind to carry them. As I am in Seattle and flying in I wouldn't be able to bring a wagon. But my sister and I are willing to buy at one machine if others will chip in for the rest? Bubbles have always seemed magical to me.  And it would be more enviromentaly friendly than confetti.
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
4:20 pm
[glasscannon]
Advice for a first timer...
Hello all,

I'm not sure how much traffic this comm gets during the off-months, but I thought posting here would be a good place to start.  D*C 09 will be my first D*C ever (my first non-professional con ever, actually), and my first time making a fairy costume since I was a kid.  I do a lot of sewing and crafts, including a lot of costuming, but this is my first time making wings, and my first time wearing a costume to something other than Halloween, SCA, stage plays, and LotR opening night. ;)  

I've decided to go with cellophane and vinyl wings.  I'm still in the design phase, but I thought I'd reach out to the collective knowledge of this group for some tips on fairy costuming for D*C specifically.  I'm going to be flying in (on an airplane, unfortunately ;) ), so I've already started to plan around the idea of fitting the wings into my suitcase.  I'm also planning on doing them in two pieces -- one large piece that folds in half along the spine area, and a second smaller piece that I can wear with the large piece, or on its own as mini-wings for more crowded situations, or when I don't feel like putting the larger contraption on.

So what advice can you give a wing and D*C noobie?  Any advice at all about planning for the Con, what to do and not do while at the Con, costume construction, anything, would be very greatly appreciated.

~GlassCannon
Saturday, September 6th, 2008
12:09 pm
[thedooz]
Friday, September 5th, 2008
4:20 pm
[breedasong]
Big thank you's
I just want to say thank you, to thedooz. You did a fantastic job of getting us organized and in the right place. So Huzzah to you! As a big girl I was a bit worried about this whole experience but I had a lot of fun and you guys were really kind with making sure we walked as a group. So Huzzah to all my fellow Fairies!

I'm already thinking about next years costumes and taking into account all the lessons learned from this year. 1. light weight fabrics! 2. comfortable shoes! 3. water! If y'all don't mind once I get them sketched I'll post them here.
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
10:15 pm
[thedooz]
PICTURES HERE!!!!!!
Here are a whole bunch of our group, yay!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doozer_la_fae/sets/72157607118906149/

check them out!

Current Mood: creative
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