Nerd Love: Photos of a Costumed Marriage Proposal at New York Comic-Con
Tatiana Craine Love is in the air at New York Comic-Con
It's a fact: conventions bring people together. This year, there are over 100,000 people at New York Comic-Con cramming into the Javits Center to pour over vintage comics, show off their costumes, or catch a few panels among tons of other things. However, on the first official day of the Con, two people were brought way, way closer together than anyone else in the crowd.
Tatiana Craine Not your average interview...
At the center of it all was a guy with an alien bursting from his stomach and a woman dressed as a striking version of Red Sonja, couple Steven Porter and Nicci Fett. Fans may recognize Fett from other conventions, since she's an accomplished costume maker and makeup artist.
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Tatiana Craine Popping the question... as an alien pops out of his stomach. Tatiana Craine Tatiana Craine Back to business...
How long have you been planning this, Steven?
It's been in the work for probably about a year, but I bought some materials for it recently and actually made the ring wood over the last week or so.
What kind of materials did you use for the ring?
The ring itself is a wood veneer which I boiled to make soft, and then I bent it. After it pretty much held its shape, I glued it into place. After that, I ground it down to make it more of a ring shape. Then I took my dremel tool, and I carved in the symbol here, which is the mark of the sacrifice from the Berserk manga. And I inset that with some red stone that I'd crushed up.
Do you guys both like Berserk?
How are you feeling right now, Nicci?
I think I'm gonna barf and die right here. Die in my barf. [Laughs]
So it's safe to say it's been a good Con so far?
[Both] YES! Yes!
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