Today I was up around 7am and out the door by 7:30am. I had to get my jeep and drive to Ralphs to buy all the food and drinks for tonight's Knights of the Guild live podcast / BBQ party. The trip was uneventful, got to Ralphs and got hot dogs, burgers, chips, soda, beer and such, spent a about $200. Drove over to The Guild townhouse and after some text/tweets/phone play got in and started to unload all the goodies. While at the townhouse I planned to met with Greg Aronowitz's who had my Hobbit ears and feet and Leslie who was going to cut and style my Hobbit hair around 10am. Today I was going to go in full costume as a Hobbit. I was extremely excited as I've been working on this outfit for months and it was all coming together finally. So I sat and waited, and waited, and waited until around 11 when my brother called me and said he was close by and asked what city SDCC was in. I told him San Diego but his online direction sent him to La Mesa. After setting him straight it took him another half hour until he made it to the townhouse to start his SDCC adventure. I had already heard from Leslie and she was running late helping other people and would be over soon. Noon rolled around and I have to admit I was getting very frustrated that no one had showed up. I was wasting my Friday sitting at the Guild townhouse. Around 1:30 I almost gave up and just went to con, but then both Greg and Leslie showed up about the same time and I got a good look at my Hobbit feet in person for the first time, they were pretty EPIC!!! He also brought my ears and glued them on. He left and Leslie went to work on make up and blending my ears in with the rest of my face. After that she went to work on the wig. Since I had my ears on and we didn't want to mess with them my brother got volunteered to put on the wig and have Leslie cut it. Half hour later she had it look 1000 times better then it did. It still isn't the best wig but she did wonders with it. I put on my Hobbit clothes and tried to put on my hobbit feet, with no success. It's now 2pm and half of my comic day is over.
While the day started with frustrations it ended well as I now have a fantastic Hobbit costume.
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Kenny & Friends: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150717480660375.706633.707225374&l=0baccddeda&type=1