Yes, the move to Florida is getting close, but the West Coast Haunters Convention was finally in Portland, and there was no way I was missing it.
I went on Saturday. Sadly, I missed a couple classes on Friday that I would have loved, but time is what it is. I ended up taking a class on Zombie Skin. The class was great fun, but I wasn’t impressed with the durability of the product. I left a good swatch of the stuff on my arm, and it was peeling off badly in less than 30 minutes. Next I went to a class on facade design. Grr. The guy googled “spooky house” and made a PowerPoint presentation out of it. I wish I’d walked out of that one earlier, but I did get to see 15 minutes of Alex Hansen using his stencils. And do click on that link, because iStencils is amaaaazing. Last class was scenic painting, and that was just stuffed with information. I learned tons.
Had a great time wandering the vendors. Wish it had been four times bigger! I got to sit and have a horrible burn applied to my hand (sorry, pics were blurry), and I got to play with an airbrush for the first time. That could be addicting.
I think the best thing I got out of my visit, besides the t-shirt, was the stencil link. I’ll be using that a lot.