May 31, 2005


Don't call it a mid-life crisis, I still have about five years to go. But last week, I dyed my hair blond, the way it used to be when I actually went out in the sunlight. It wasn't to make myself look pretty, (although it's not bad looking,) it was for a costume.

Melissa and I went to an Anime convention this weekend and dressed up in costumes. As you can see, we're not talking about alien-spacesuit kind of costumes, it was just two normal people in an anime series about an aspiring rock star. With pink hair. The only thing I had to buy for this costume was the black slacks, the pack of Marlboro lights and the $2 clip-on earring from Spencer's. Everything else, I owned, including the skinny 80's tie. The Haircut & Dye Job was the only thing out of the ordinary.

You know what? It was fun to do this "CosPlay" thing. I got to become a mean (but lovable) bastard and talk smack to my wife for a day without repercussions. Get into a character and play it out. It's Role-Playing games without the dice or cards. I'm not going to do this all the time, but it was a nice change of pace. Add that to the general fun of conventions and the opportunity to see some great friends at the Con and yesterday, and I had the best Memorial Day Weekend in recent history.

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  1. Love the hair Chris - certainly can tell who the Rog looks like with your hair so light - who knows you might decide you like it! Stace

  2. What Anime are you guys dressed as? Is it something my girlfriend would know?

  3. I remember when your hair was that color. I can still see you in a green shirt that said, "Cox Concessions"... across from the elephants at the Columbus Zoo. Nothing like spending 8 hours on your feet in the hot summer sun with that pervasive, pungent, pong of the pachyderms pulsing through your proboscis.

    How've ya been?