If you cosplay, you are probably (unfortunately) familiar with the term. It’s that two to three week period of time leading up to a convention where you have infinite things to do and no time to do it. Where mild panic sets in and you question every decision you’ve made about your life and your choices. Where we pray to the caffeine gods to stave of fatigue for as long as inhumanly possible.
Much like most habits involving procrastination, it takes time to unlearn con crunch. I’ve been doing this thing for over a decade and I still get sucked in by it. Rarely, mind you, but it happens. Thankfully, since I’m going to be working at Anime Expo, I decided to keep my cosplay plans pretty simple and only make one new costume. A costume that is now, uh, pretty much done.
Yaaaaa…aaayyy? Okay, to be fair, it’s not one hundred percent yet. I still need to make the horns, tail, and trident, and two out of three of those things I can’t even start on until the materials show up. But the actual clothing part of the costume is done and now I’m a bit beside myself on what to work on next. I mean, I have my Lunafreya trident to finish for a shoot coming up soon, and Elma needs her trident made as well, but… still.
What does one do during con crunch when they have no crunch for con?