Jennifer Snow Romance Author   

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What we do for our kids-ComicCon 2017 & Guardians of the Galaxy!

Posted on 27 May, 2017 at 11:20

Last month was the annual ComicCon convention in Calgary-my husband, son and I go every year! We love superhero movies and my six year old has recently been introduced to the world of Star Wars, so deciding on costumes was definitely fun. I thought for sure that he'd want to go as Kylo Ren...meaning I could be Rey (super easy, comfortable, mom-appropriate costume). 

Unfortunately, he had his heart set on being Rocket the Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. And he wanted us to match...

I'm sure you know where this is going...

My husband jumped on board quickly and went online searching for a Starlord costume with a real leather jacket and riding pants-HOT! (But that's a different kind of post;))

For anyone who has seen Guardians of the Galaxy, you can probably guess who I was **forced** to be;)

$100 in green body paint  and pink and purple hairspray later, countless YouTube videos on 'How to do Gamora makeup' , and a search for the least revealing costume I could find and off to ComicCon we went. 

I'm a writer, but that's where my creative and artistic abilities end, so the tube of body paint terrified me. And the first few streaks of green I applied nearly gave me an anxiety attack. In a few hours, I was going to walk the convention floor covered in green paint, with purple hair. 

But between the three of us and a lot of destroyed hotel room towels, we managed to get the pain and spray applied in a way that wasn't completely horrible. 

It felt awful lol! I couldn't run my hands through the tangled mess of hair and of course my nose was itchy the minute the paint went on, the costume was skin tight and in hindsight, I probably shouldn't have eaten a week before the event...

BUT, my son had a blast. He thought seeing his mom with a green face was the best thing ever. I scored serious 'Cool Mom Points' for this, making it all so worth it:) 

A friend of mine said later that I had balls for doing it, but for me, at 36 years old, doing crazy or embarrassing shit is not about courage anymore, it's about having fun with my son before he grows up and heads off to ComicCon with his buddies instead;)

The funny thing is, we are not a family photos kind of group. We barely have any photos of the 3 of us, but we do have these and I don't think any other photos could capture our family better:)

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