Costumes are for the young and young at heart. I make my own and that is something I’m proud of. It takes a lot of time, dedication and learning new skills. Even if you don’t make your own who cares? It’s about the fun and the awesome community around it. Torucon is my favourite summer thing because I get to go hang out with the rest of my “tribe” and meet the special guests, bringing home some art, comics and get in a sword battle or two. (They aren’t sharp, don’t worry).
Words by Andrew Douglas, PhD student at the Department of Engineering at NTNU
Photo by Jennifer Wold