Thought I’d post a few photos from last weekend’s Ancient City Con in Jacksonville, Florida. We spent the week before rushing to complete the final version of Rey’s Full Scavenger costume from the The Force Awakens so that I could wear it on Saturday. It’s been 10 months in the making and I’m happy to call this one DONE!
I was concerned that the head wrap would be too uncomfortable/hot to wear all day so I kept it in the backpack most of the time and didn’t put it on until later in the afternoon. However, the hand woven cotton fabric was very light and breathable so it wasn’t an issue after all. The only problem I had was that the goggles constantly fogged up so I couldn’t see that well.
I made friends with a couple of droids from the R2 Builders Club. Unfortunately BB-8 wasn’t there. I didn’t see Poe either, so they may have been on a secret mission for the resistance.
Also encountered a few adversaries from the Florida Garrison of the 501st Legion.
Learned about professional light saber training options from the Jedi Academy of North Florida.
There were several Rey cosplayers there but I only saw one Finn.
This Horror/Space Man costume was awesome!
I really enjoyed meeting other cosplayers and learning about the activities that they were involved in. I’ll be back to Ancient City Con next year and hope to attend some other Cons in the near future.