But York Unleashed fueled this desire further. And I began to wonder what I could do for 2016...
It was hard to decide what to do, but I love dragons so I don't know why it took me so long. It was a little general and of no particular show, just a love of fantasy and costume in a welcoming and accepting environment.
Oh and I would make it out of crochet.
Well, at least it would be unique, thought I, now where do I start?
A bit of tape, some wire and a baseball cap. Oh and some cheap wool. I hadn't decided on a colour for my crochet dragon head, but the bargin bin solved that.
And a shape was born.
Then I made a beanie hat.
Moogly from Lion Brand lion brand archives
On the morning of the comic con I was still crocheting triangles for my spine scales, another amigurumi increasing half circle flattened and sewn together at the open end. But I never had time to put it all together and see what I looked like until I got round to my sisters an hour before.
Think it worked.
And to prove I really walked around in this costume, a couple of photos from the York Unleashed site that other people took of me. (If I have put photos up here and I do not have permission, please let me know and I will take them down.)
Amy Oatway took a couple of amazing ones. amyoatway photography Thank you.