Even though the Western Herald editors attended Grand Rapids Comic-Con for work, we had a fantasmic time.
We attended for free because we're press and I'm keeping my press pass forever.
My first con was everything I expected: thousands of people, amazing art work, super nice people, awesome cosplay, and lots of geeking out.
I only prepared one costume, which was a mistake. I went with Casey Watts, Jax Anger, and Erin White, all of whom take cosplaying seriously and brought a different outfit for everyday. I wore a Captain America cut-off shirt, a black circle skirt, leggings, and boots. Everyone (including me) called me "Captain Lamo" on Saturday when I wore it again. I wasn't hurt. I was motivated to make amazing costumes for my next con. I wore my "Sherlock" shirt on Sunday.