Boba’s Bountea / Cosplay by Steve Robin
Laughter… just people laughing and enjoying it. Also, there’s a moment where some folks are confused about what it is, then you hear them get it and it’s magic. It seems to give them good feelings and energy.
My wife (robin quick) and I love boba tea and Star Wars. We frequently make jokes about the play on words. We figured once I got the helmet it would be doable. My buddy Zaldy Serrano is an amazing graphic artist who made all the logos. The 3 of us came up with the name and design over 4th of July weekend.
We flew down to SD from the SF Bay Area so we had to make it portable and coming up with a way to construct the costume framework and figuring out lightweight materials was a challenge. We ran into many issues trying to paint some of the parts. No paint would stick the shower curtain (inner and outer parts) and the hula hoop frame. I was printing the logo on Cricut printer and had the worst time. So a few days before we flew down, I found a printer close to my house who printed it in vinyl. Then when we got to the con it was a beast to apply it to the shower curtain and get it to stick.
We are beside ourselves with the response. As we were assembling it, we didn’t know if it was any good or if anyone would like it. Glad we are here. It’s strange to walk around and people take pictures of you… then take the costume off and be totally anonymous.
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