Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I do not have my ears on

Yesterday was the first day in several that I spent as a regular human. Friday, Saturday, and most of Sunday I had on a costume and Vulcan ears. I was supposed to be a Vulcan on Thursday as well, but there was a scheduling mix up and I ended up being dressed as a human Starfleet science officer instead. Even on Wednesday I spent almost two hours as a Vulcan.

But I am done with that for a bit. It was fun, but it is good to be able to relax now.

This was my first experience with using spirit gum. It really wasn't a big deal. I wonder why I resisted it for so long?

Maybe I had spirit gum confused with surgical glue?

Anyway, having spirit gum hold proper Vulcan ears on was considerably more comfortable than other things I have done in the past (though possibly some of the other things looked just as good or better). So it is good that I have them now and have had some practice getting them on by myself, and I can do it again if something like this happens again.

I was disappointed with the way I looked.

Not that the ears themselves looked bad or that the costume looked bad, just I looked bad. Sunday, after it was all over, my husband took some pictures of me in the ears and costume. And I just had no idea I looked that bad. I just don't look that good anymore, and I especially don't look good when I'm not smiling, and for the most part Vulcans do not smile.

I looked horrible.

You might think that I would have noticed this when I was looking in the mirror to put the ears on. Well, we don't quite see what we look like in the mirror, we see a mirror image that we get used to looking at. To see exactly what everyone else sees, we either need a second mirror or a photograph. And somehow seeing myself other than in the mirror always bothers me a bit, but Sunday seemed especially bad.

Anyway, no one seemed bothered by my appearance except me. But I will have to seriously rethink being a Vulcan or wearing any other costumes that require me to stop smiling.


Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I bet you are just being really hard on yourself.

dmarks said...

Spirit gum. Something to remember if we can manage to scrape a club together by the time of the next movie.

Ananda girl said...

Cameras don't always tell the truth either. My Bear is gorgeous but cameras make her look washed out and ghostly. Especially digital ones. She looks good when photographed by a real camera and a better photographer than me.

Maybe it was the camera and the operator.

Sounds like you were busy and happy though. Good.

dmarks said...
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dmarks said...

Those of us who don't look the best "for real" or in photos don't have to worry. (looks in mirror)