The Vodka God (allah_sulu) wrote,
The Vodka God

Last Weekend

These are my pictures from the The Un-Toucha-Touchables Convention in Chicago, Illinois. It was thrown July 27-30, 2006, by the Midnight Madness Rocky Horror Picture Show floorshow cast. (These pictures and more were first posted HERE.)

We drove all the way from Maryland to Chicago. Richard only had to sit through half of the ride; we dropped him off with his grandparents in Ohio. (This was, to date, the longest we've been away from Richard.)

FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2006

I was dressed as Captain Feathersword, a character from The Wiggles (a show from Australia for children). Q is one of my crew. (My costume is only partially finished so far, BTW.) There were an awful lot of pirates at this convention, even though the theme was supposed to be Roaring Twenties-type gangsters. (I also dressed as a ninja and Arnold Rimmer from Red Dwarf, but didn't get pictures; I'm sure some other people did.)

Rebecca (queenazura) in her Miss Scarlet costume (for the Clue floorshow) looks like a set of naughty bits.

Clue was shown using a video projector (while Shock Treatment was shown on video). I saw little of Shock Treatment and none of Rocky Horror; but Clue floorshow pics are much rarer so I made sure to get a lot of pics (some of which came out too dark, though).

From left to right:

From left to right:

Miss Peacock (Joanna, bttrpr) holds a gun on Wadsworth.</nobr>

My wife Q doing Prince's "Darling Nikki" for the live band karaoke (she also did "Come On Eileen").

Also doing karaoke is Kevin's wife Stacey.

A burlesque dancer, dressed as Sherlock Holmes and stripping to the Pink Panther theme. Yeah, that's different.

"The Great" lukeski putting on a performance...

...and posing with pixelene by his table of CDs.

The punch bowl from my hotel room. Since my room was on a different tower from almost everyone else, when I made the second batch on Saturday, I transported most of it to the Horse Brutality suite. Note the gigantic paper umbrella to go with the huge drink; I actually brought my Ryoga parasol along so that tugena13 could borrow it for the "Kung Fu"-style Rocky Horror showing.

These are just some of the original costume pieces on display from the movie and the stage show. There were quite a few more, which the owners let the con borrow to display; to see the rest of them (I took pictures of all six display cases) go HERE.

Sarah (razora) had wings tattooed on her back. This was the best picture I could get, because most of the time she was constantly in motion and/or the tattoos were obscured by her long hair. I found them interesting, since wings are part of my LJ idiom – but don't expect me to get similar tattoos, because

  1. I already have tattoos on my shoulder blades, and
  2. I don't want to have to shave my head to get a Santa hat tattooed on next.


This is one of the three pictures (the rest are HERE) that I took of locations used in The Blues Brothers – all within walking distance of the hotel, since I took these while Q and I were out in search of breakfast. The Richard J. Daley Building was closed (it was a Saturday), so we couldn't go inside and find the Cook County tax assessor's office.

tugena13 is not an early riser (though her hair is), as was evident once we returned to the hotel and went to the Horse Brutality suite.

Q set up our Playstation 2 in the suite and employed Karaoke Revolution as a great icebreaker. She even got me to play, which is very difficult. I was shocked that I actually managed to beat someone with my abysmal skills.

Another thing we've brought to several cons is our greatly-expanded Apples to Apples game. I wish we got a commission for all of the people who've bought the game after we introduced it to them…

bmajors and queenazura in costume.

A piratey Magentarrrr.

Rocky Horror puppets.

The entrants in the Most Original Costume category: Captain Jack Sparrow, Aeon Flux, and Rainbow Brite.

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2006

Hanging around in the lobby before leaving. From left to right:

From left to right:

And, spotted on our way out of Chicago, the Hotel Wacker over the Gaylord restaurant. If I were more mature, I wouldn't have snapped this picture and sniggered. But I'm not.

Tags: pictures, q, richard, rocky horror
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