Day 237 (February 25th, 2011)
Title: Imperial Snacks
Anytime you attend a comic book/sci-fi convention, there are a few little "tidbits" you should know. First, many folks like to dress in costumes. Sometimes those costumes are really well made and look like they were pulled right out of the show/book they are depicting. Other times, the costumes are more of the "home-brew" variety, not that I'm saying they are bad, but they clearly had to use some "alternate" materials when making the outfit (re: duct tape). Then you have the, well, lets just put it nicely; a drunken brain-damaged tree sloth could have made a better costume. Its also a generally accepted rule, if you wear a costume, be prepared for us folks with a camera to ask to take a picture of you. Most folks are cool with this, as long as you ask nicely and don't sound/act like a stalker or that guy from Silence of the Lambs.
The other important item about con's and costumes is, the most popular costume BY FAR is Imperial Stormtrooper from Star Wars. If you don't know what a stormtrooper is, I pity you. One of the more "fun" things to do at a con, is catch stormtroopers in interesting situations. For this shot, I have no idea what was being said, but I can only imagine:
"Lord Vader will have TWO Chili Dogs and they will be great - otherwise your planet is toast!"
"But we are out of chili!!"
"Oh, just try and tell the Emperor that!"