Hayley made her vest and her bloomers (I helped with both, but she did most of the sewing). She and her friends painted nerf guns to look more metallic and wood like (Hayley's "piece" is tiny and in a holster on her left leg).
I went along to chaperone. Not that I didn't trust the kids, but it helps to have an adult around to corral and make suggestions. And to drive.
|We found a room filled with board and card games to play. The kids sat down to play Settlers of Catan|
|Giant Chess with Gumby.|
|We went to a panel on Steam punk.|
|Our three teenage steampunkers with three of the people who talked about being "Steampunk." One of them is a steampunk pirate.|
|The kids getting autographs|
|The band members without make up. In concert, three of them are in heavy makeup as robots (the guy in dreads performs makeup free)|
|Hayley asked them to sign her Steampunk book and the band members drew little cartoons around the large drawing in the front of the book. Hayley was charmed.|
|Hayley by a steampunk-ish piece of "art"|
And yes, I am ok with having a daughter who goes to these nerd conventions, even dressed up.