KIOGENIC IS 19.
HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
Sigh. Anyway, since she now consumes media mostly in another city (away at Webster U., where she is very happy), I am totally clueless about what is going on in much of fandom.
She is, still, however, cosplaying and building cosplay. She just now has new a new cosplay posse, including her friend Raleigh, who lives on her floor in the dorm.
When Kiogenic was home for Christmas break, she asked if she could take the Sulaco (our sewing maching) back to school with her. I said yes, because our sewing machine fix-it guy, weary of having to repair a machine never meant for sewing pleather, had recommended we get an all-metal old school machine.
So we bought Peggy, at a thrift store, for $20. Isn’t she beautiful?
So we had two machines, and she took one back with her to make some new cosplay with Raleigh, which she and Raleigh showed off at Visioncon in Branson, for Kiogenic’s birthday extravaganza.
Here are Kiogenic, Sammy Jo (cosplaybestfriend), Raleigh and Scooter (cosplayboyfriend, who you can see is REALLY TALL.)
My 19-year-old daughter at the convention with her 21-year-old boyfriend, who is a math genius. Another sign that that I’m old.
Another hint? I was so clueless about what Kiogenic and Raleigh were cosplaying that I misspelled it when I tweeted it out. To be clear, this is Taako, from the podcast The Adventure Zone.
Here is Taako’s bio on the wiki:
“He is a high-elf wizard with a chaotic good alignment. He is originally from New Elfington. Prior to joining up with Merle Highchurch and Magnus Burnsides he hosted a traveling cooking show, ‘Sizzle It Up with Taako’, but fled after forty people died in the show’s final episode.”
Which frankly, makes him sound to me like the elf member of Spinal Tap. But again, I’m old. She said “Taako” and I heard “Taco.”
So I totally called him “Taco.” On Twitter. To an audience of like seventy billion people.
Anyway, she and Raleigh did Taako with his twin sister Lup. And they were AMAZING.
And, in my defense, within an hour of me tweeting a photo of her as “Taco”, a nice fan of the podcast had gently corrected me and made FAN ART of her cosplay! Which……I can’t copy and paste in this blog, because again, I’m old. Follow this link if you’d like to see it.
As a bonus, you get to see my original tweet about “Taco.”
Ah well. I may be old, but I’m very lucky. Very blessed and very happy to have such a great kid, with such great friends, and to have such a great family.