So I am rather pleased to have bought what seems to be a US Air Force greatcoat for $12.50 at a thrift store... Darrell wants to be Jack Harkness for the convention or for Halloween and I can't say I blame him. Harkness wears a modified British Royal Air Force greatcoat but this one we found looks pretty decent to my eye. I am amazed at the lengths that most people seem to go to when making Harkness costumes though. They buy actual 1940s British coats for at least $100 and have them shipped here for $100 more. Then they go to great lengths to get all the details and accessories perfectly accurate. I dunno. I think we will just use this coat and a $3 vest we found and some normal pants, shirt, and boots, and call it good.

Physically Darrell doesn't bear much resemblance to Jack Harkness... I wonder if Darrell will actually get a short haircut for the occasion, unlikely I guess :) But he looks cute in the outfit nonetheless.

I've also taken up reading the "Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin, in prepartion for this convention, since Martin is going to be there. I got through the first 3 books so far and I will go pick up the 4th one at the library when I get a chance. Anybody else read those?

EDIT: I got some pictures up on my facebook (which I have never actually used before). Not sure how best to put the pics here, I probably won't for a while since my internet is so crummy and slow.

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Jackie Mason | September 8, 2009
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Lori Lancaster | September 9, 2009
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Amy Austin | September 9, 2009
Always dig on the pics.

Denise Sawicki | September 9, 2009
I will post pics if I can find a camera and get it working with my dumb computer again - always a trial!

I found a bunch of pictures of women online dressing up as him so I can probably get away with doing that myself :P I am sure I am bigger and manlier than any other women who made the attempt...

Aaron Shurtleff | September 9, 2009
I started reading the Song of Ice and Fire series, but it wasn't really my cup of tea. It was weird. People whose opinions I usually matched up with thought I'd love them, but I just couldn't get into them. I don't know why either. It just was a chore for me to read them, but I don't know why I didn't enjoy them, honestly. I hope you are enjoying them!! :)

I have to go see who Jack Harkness is, since I am apparently out of the loop on this one...

Denise Sawicki | September 9, 2009
I don't think anyone else here knows who he is either :) I had a post a while back about him being one of my TV crushes but I think I edited/deleted it out of embarrassment. I'm enjoying the books pretty much, though I can't say why, they are definitely a chore :P

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