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  1. Kollision Con 2013

    Panel schedule was posted today! kollisioncon.com/panels.html Also, is anyone else as excited about Scott McNeil being there as I am, cause I'm pretty excited!
  2. Kollision Con 2013

    Panel submissions opened today! Is anyone thinking about running a panel at Kollision?
  3. Kollision Con 2013

    Who's all making it out to Kollision? This year, it's going to be at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare(right across the street from the Donald E. Stephens convention center)on November 15-17. Pre-Reg is currently $40 online or you can register at-con for $45 for the weekend. Rooms are just $99 a night and parking is $10 for the entire weekend, not per day. Guests will be announced weekly on both the website and Facebook, so keep an eye on those. Panel submissions should be opening in the next week, so if you have a panel you're interested in doing, make sure you let us know. All panelists receive 50% of one badge. As we get closer to the con and we get details worked out, we'll be announcing all of our awesome events we have lined up for the weekend. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for weekly giveaways! Keep checking the website for updated info!
  4. Good White Wig/Color

    What's your budget look like? If you don't have a lot of money and/or free time to work on the wig, the tutorials KungPowKirby posted are probably your best bet. The hairline may look a little cartoony and if the wig shifts, it may stick off of your forehead funny. AS long as you check the wig before pictures and maybe use a little double sided bodytape to keep it in place it should be fine For the most realistic hairline for Cable you'd ideally want to go with a lace front wig. I know Arda sells them for $30 for the shorter styles but I don't believe that they have any that fit that particular hairline. Other places will run you about the same to $500 and over, so definitely look around. The other option would be adding a lace front yourself. It's extremely time intensive and a little pricey because you have to buy all the tools but it leaves customization of the hairline entirely up to you and can still potentially be cheaper than buying a lace front wig pre-made. I used to have a tutorial on attaching lace fronts to wigs but I can't seem to find it right now. A quick google search for "how to add a lace front to a wig" or "ventilating a lace front wig" should bring up enough results to give you an idea of what you'd be getting into with that project
  5. Kollision Con 2012

    Posted! http://kollisioncon.com/KC2012_MasterSchedule.pdf
  6. Kollision Con 2012

    The artist alley is located in the St. Charles Ballroom. It's on the side of the resort right by the Megacenter. Also, located in the St. Charles Ballroom is the Exhibit Hall, Gaming (Sectioned off by an air wall), The Enthusisasts photobooth (also functioning as Masquerade registration) and Guest tables/autographs. Directly outside of the St. Charles Ballroom is registration.
  7. Which wig store?

    http://cosplaywigsusa.com/cosplay-bobs/cosplay-bobs-dark-brown/ The color on this is a little iffy but, if you order before the end of the day, it's 25% off.
  8. 2012 Gripes thread

    I'd first like to note that, yes, we were horribly over saturated with fighting games. However, though few, we did have a handful of shooters as well as a Rock Band set up. I can understand that you may have missed the Rock Band set up as it was all the way at the back of the room and, when I showed up for my shift after set up, I didn't even notice it myself till I heard someone singing. Placement of this is something that I'll discuss with my DH for next year. Back to the lack of shooters/any sort of variety of games; it was entirely a lack of donations. We put out pretty much every game we had and still had consoles sitting behind the staff table that we didn't have games for. Console donations are great but don't do much without the games to go in them. If you really want to see a specific type game in the room we NEED you to donate it.
  9. Fabric Paint Newbie

    I personally use screen printing ink whenever I have a design I need to do. You can get it at Joanns or Hobby Lobby, just ask where their screen printing supplies are. I've used speedball, which comes in a larger tub and then Plaid "Simply Screen" which is a smaller tube with a handy squirt top. It's a little pricier than fabric paint but a little goes a long way. Unlike fabric paint, it is very unlikely that it will stiffen the fabric you paint. It does take a little more effort because you have to let the ink set for 24 hours and then iron it and wash it. It does seep through fabric but a piece of cardboard between layers would eliminate that problem. You'll want to use a stiffer brush but you can absolutely just paint it on. Since you're doing black on white this probably won't be the case, but, sometimes you need to do two layers to get a nice solid line. Masking tape should be enough to block out the lines but I'd do a test on a similar fabric first as I can't say for sure that it would be enough.
  10. Kimonos etc in Chicago area - where?

    Wolfhome Adventuring is the group that's been in the exhibit hall for the past few years. Ragstock is also a good suggestion (and local). There's the one that was previously mentioned near the Belmont Red Line stop and there's another in Woodfield Mall. The one in Woodfield is quite a bit smaller but still has a good selection. The size also makes it a bit easier to find what you're looking for right away.
  11. Getting very long hair into wig.

    This is the particular method I use: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: For part one I generally would put my entire head up in pin curls rather than french braiding the back. My hair is very thick and I've used this method when it reached all the way down to the small of my back so I can tell you it for sure works with long hair. You can pick up a package of 2 wig caps at Sally's for around $2. They aren't the best but they do the job and, if you have a Sally's near you, you'll know that they're going to be in your hands prior to the convention rather than hoping nothing happens with shipping them from somewhere.
  12. Midwestria 2012

    By car it's about an hour and by train it's roughly an hour and a half to two hours. That's from downtown so travel times will obviously go down as you're further from the lake.
  13. Need ideas on names for a Chicago Bronycon

    Location can't be announced yet as the contract is still in the final stages of negotiation. However, I have it on good authority that things should be finalized soon. Also, you'll be able to reach the location on the Metra as long as you don't mind a short (free)shuttle ride to the hotel.
  14. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    I'm just going to leave this here....Midwestria
  15. Vyse from Skies of Arcadia

    I'd say a cotton twill would probably be a good choice. It would have enough structure without being heavy/bulky.