I have to say that I have yet to meet a costumer that I can’t get along with. Most are open and friendly and very excited to hear what you are up to and to share what they are creating. When I went to Costume College ALONE I found I wasn’t alone unless I wanted to be. I just had to walk in a room and half the time I was approached within a few short minutes. The rest of the time I approached others and they were instantly open to talk with me. I know that many long distance friendships have started this way.
So with this in mind, when one of my readers let me know she would be in my city for a few short days and asked if we could meet, I instantly agreed. When I told my son I was essentially meeting a stranger I met on-line he looked at me in horror and concern and firmly warned me that this was not a safe practice. Hahaha! (When did that happen? When did we switch roles!)
Anyway, I met LJ and her husband at their hotel and we instantly hit it off. No awkward silences! We launched into discussions of fabric choices, pattern preferences, options we each had for wearing our costumes, costume philosophy…and it was great. Her hubby was a patient fellow. He endured the buzzy conversations of two costume geeks for an hour and a half while likely silently wishing he had brought his TV from his hotel room down!
Thanks LJ for a wonderful morning and I hope you got to see Dalnavert!
If you get here again, I hope it is during a time that you have more free time. You could bring a costume and we could make it an event!