I'm not going to lie to you guys - this Queens birthday weekend was pretty much the worst long weekend EVER.
I had my plans laid out - I knew Rich had quite a bit of study to do, so my simple plan was Armageddon with Ria on Saturday, Craft day at a friends house on Sunday and finally a day spent with Rich celebrating our twelve year anniversary on Sunday.
The only thing I was able to do was go to Armageddon, and when I was at that I was feeling a bit iffy.
I'm sick, sick, sick, sick.....I went to the doctor and held told me it could be a virus or an infection? So take some painkillers and keep warm for a few days and if you get XYZ syptoms then move onto the big guns - the antibiotics *sigh*
I'm going to be honest with you guys, because of the "sickness" I didn't enjoy Armageddon as much as I did in past years.
Also I ran out of time to get a "real" costume together, which I was a little sad about. It's always much better when some cosplay is involved.
I took this photo walking to the stadium where the event was being held - those guys in front of me are actually stormtroopers.
This year was much bigger and busier than previous years - I'm not sure if I like it being so busy, or maybe I didn't like it because I was feeling kind of sick. Who can tell. Anyways this year Ria had a stall with a couple of her friends.
I'm pretty excited as its not just a stall - she has started her own business called "Rebel Traders"
Here's some of the pretties they had for sale at their stall - so many fun things!
Look at the tiny legos in this necklace - how cute!
Hair bows to let you live out your sailor moon dreams!
Look at the tiny pigs on these bloomers - squee!
One of Ria's friends was doing hair and make up styling and also putting on elf ears at the stall -this was her impressive kit!
Also there was a very good collection of lollies at the stall - we caught at least one kid stuffing his pockets with lollies!
I decided to take a stall selfie - because reasons. Also I am wearing green horns, because its Armageddon.
I'm going to be honest with you guys, I wasn't as impressed with costumes this year as I have been other years. But I really think its because I was feeling sick and uninspired.
However, I was pretty wowed when I met Sally from "A Nightmare Before Christmas". Also I have decided never to straighten my hair again - just let it work its wild, messy magic.
I was also lucky enough to meet someone from Gallifrey - impressive right?
This lady made the impressive shoulder thingee with some stuff called Worbla that she bought from Ria.
I nearly forgot Ria's costume was amazing - duh! Although she had multiple costume changes throughout the day.
I did check out a few of the other stalls - but not too much grabbed me. But how cute is this wee guy?
Finally a quick BFF shot of Ria and I - unfortunately I didn't make it to the end of the day, as I wasn't feeling great and it all became a wee bit too much. Bummer.
So thoughts on Armageddon 2014 - well to be honest, I didn't have as much fun as previous years, but honesty I was feeling SICK and I think that's why. But it was also a LOT busier than previous years and there seemed to be a lot more bought costumes and a lot less DIY costumes and the DIY costumes are always my favourite part of Armageddon! Will I go next year? More than likely yes and I will hopefully be able to set aside some time to make a costume. My Hell Bunny dress is fun - but its no where near as fun as a real costume (lets fact it - I could wear this dress to work - by Wellington standards its not anything too unusual).
Also if I could NOT be sick next year - that would be awesome, actually if I could stop feeling sick right now that would kind of be awesome.