Seattle Zam here, good to meet more of you at C5, that was intense!! Lots of fun. A special thanks to the guys at the booth who helped me pick things off the floor.
Anyway, we got to talking about the fading on my costume. This was troop day 34 and 35 for the costume, and I realized under those lights just how much some of the leather had faded from sunlight... from parades. Seriously. It's like I'm all pink pastel in a few spots, or blue mulberry. (oompa loompa time)
I heard this also happens if you put the costume under bright display lights. So over the next week, I'm going to be upgrading and fixing things, and I'll post pics here of the before and after of it, in case anyone is interested.
I'll also be thinning down the costume because the belt and vest got all poofy and made me look as thick as a potato. Still not sure why, but I will investigate.
Picture request -
If you have a specific pic you want to see, like the closeup of something or underside of something, speak now! I can shoot it for you while we're at it.
And once again thanks to all the people who helped me, especially when I started shedding bolts out of my shin guards again.