CONVENTION GOERS ESSENTIALS KIT
Is this your first convention? No worries! We here at Agents of Geek are ready to set you up so you can be ready for the convention with a list of what we think is necessary!
You can always make friends with a good tee, for me I usually rep a friends band at conventions, so you’ll usually see me in numerous Elvis Depressedly shirts through out a weekend, luckily I have three. They’re always great convo starters and a way to make friends through common interest! Hey dood at SDCC in the same Fantasy Fiction Podcast tee!
A good hat
These are absolutely essential. Don’t get caught without one or two, because you will be very unpleased when you’ve only been out for an hour and realize, you have less that 50% battery life
I once wore a Lycra suit, I regretted every moment of it. Between chaffing and intense heat I couldn’t find an escape. More power to ya spidey.
Water, water, and more water. While you can fit in time for booze (if of age of course) make sure you squeeze that water in there. It is key to lasting all day.
Every time I’ve gone to a convention I’ve actually gone solo, so I suggest if you’re going to a con alone, a good pair of headphones for those down times while you’re walking to your next destination!
For more tips here’s this from cosplayer Jennard of Agents of Geek and Invisible Cat Patrol!
Great advice Jen!
Lastly and I believe most importantly; cosplayers love that you admire their work, but there’s a line between admiration and creepy. Don’t be creepy, don’t take advantage of people in risqué costumes! I think that’s a pretty easy, and simple plan to follow, and you’ll have a much better time if you do so.
Have tons of fun out there, take lots of pics, make tons of friends! Stay fresh as hell! Hope to see ya’ll out there!