Tips & Tricks How do you eat in costume?

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  1. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    For my padawan braid, I just snap it off, and snap it back on when I'm done. :)
  2. FETT-MAN Jedi Master

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    That's why I'm asking if his is real.
  3. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    At a Vietnamese parade last week, one of the 501st was so hungry waiting to march that he accidentally ate the microphone on his headset while he was eating a roll! [face_laugh]
  4. Last_Chael Jedi Master

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    hahaha see now that's dangerous!!

    When I'm in Leia, in all her glorious whiteness, I have to be very careful! I don't eat anything messy, always use straws for drinks (Which is essential so as not to stuff up the makeup!) and even be careful of condensation on drinks. I accidently spilt some sauce on my JEdi tunic when I wore it, but thankfully the tabbard/vest covered it!!

    I guess the main thing is, be careful of messy foods!
  5. FETT-MAN Jedi Master

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    You can certainly say that again.
  6. Annya_Latoure2 Force Ghost

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    Meat on a stick....you know like Cameron told Ben in Something about Mary.
    Corn Dogs, Carot sticks, Celery sticks, raw veggies, pretzels, water or other clear liquids in a lidded bottle with a straw. Never anything with a sauce or a drippy, juicey inside. Stay away from greasy foods too or something with powdery or crumbly outside. I use utensils and lots of draped napkins and/or I stand while I eat hold the food away from my costumes. Plan to return to my hotel or dressing room when I need a bathroom break unless simple costume like my Jedi or Imperial officer stuff. Those require no extra logistics to speak of.
  7. Jauhzmynn Jedi Master

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    Hi Fett-Man,

    Pardon the lag between responces. Work and such.
    It's a she,baby.)Ok BAD austin Powers quipe, but eh. worth a try.;-)

    yep the braid was real. VERY attached to my head. The tail came down to my waist.. It was attached until my cat did a sneak attack and ran off with it. He scalped me, man. Akk. :confused:
    Whatta' way to be knighted, sheesh. :)
  8. JediKnightGareth Jedi Knight

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    Intravenously? it's the only way to absolutely guarantee no mess. otherwise I'd stick to colorless liquids via straw and dry (granola like) solids.
  9. swguru2004 Force Ghost

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    Step 1: Order Food
    Step 2: Remove Bucket
    Step 3: Eat said food
    Step 4: Wipe hands off
    Step 5: Put Bucket back on
  10. Arsinoe Jedi Knight

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    Go back to your hotel room with your food. Get one of those nice large sized hotel towels. Use it as a bib. ;)
  11. a-tastic Jedi Knight

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    For real with the towel-bib!

    Listen, I can't eat without spilling food on me normally, much less in costume.
    I pretty much cover myself in napkins from neck to lap, and sometimes sleeves, when I'm eating...Or, I go back to my room and pull a George Constanza and disrobe.

    and avoid sandwiches. and ribs. and soup.
    actually, you know, meat on a stick...that's the ticket!
    they're right, that's your best bet.
  12. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    A funny picture would be a table full of ANH Leias all using the tablecoth as bibs. :D
  13. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Sometimes, I change before I eat. Sometimes, I only eat non-messy items to keep me going (granola bars, bagels, banana...) This weekend, I requested extra napkins. Yes, I read this thread and requested photographic evidence from WonderCon.

    [image=http://kay-dee.net/wondercon-07/eating.jpg]

  14. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh]

    Was that the Chevy's brunch?
  15. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    I called it lunch since it was around 1:00 after our RL photo shoot ;)
  16. Sister_Sola Manager Emeritus

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    What a cute picture of you kay_dee! :D
  17. TheMuffin Force Ghost

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    Man this just made me soooo hungry. Darn me and wanting to actually fit into my Mandalorian armor.
  18. HardwareStoreJedi Jedi Master

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    I just wrap whatever I'm eating (like a sandwich) in napkins so that the napkins get besotted, not my Jedi robes.

    Also when I'm at a con, I'm usually eating granola bars and drinking water with Emergen C in it. That's my usual con rations.
  19. luminousbeing78 Jedi Knight

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    Love the pic, Kay Dee!
    I loved reading everyone's input! Eating in costume isn't something you think on much until you sit down at the table and realize, "Oh, crap...one blob of ketchup falls and months of work goes down the drain!" At C3, my friends and I stopped at the food court in the adjacent mall...someone at a neighboring table spilled their drink and we bolted like someone yelled rat! LOL...:)
  20. Jauhzmynn Jedi Master

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    LOL. Almost as deadly.:-D

    I try to use washable fabrics.. Although once, I was VERY thankful for the brown Jedi gear. Daytripping to a local Con, the person driving my friends and i stopped a bit hard. My coffee spilled into my lap,tabbords, tunic hem and down my leg into my boot. YOUTCH!!@ doesn't cover how that hurt. Amazingly I didn't even yelp. Got to Con, helped my dealer friend set up then asked if they has some handy wipes or water. He passed a 32 ounce cup with one of those foam dinos in it and napkins. I got the coffee stain out of the tabbords and pants, but I smelled like coffee all day.:-D java jedi coming through.
  21. Quinten_JarVos Jedi Master

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    Scout - Easy, Sit down, Gloves off, Helmet Down
    Darth Nihilus - Harder, usually Balacalva off, sit down, gloves off

    It's not the eating that bothers me, it's the needing for toilet when wrapped in layers of plastic armor :p
  22. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Sheesh, I do that out of costume! ;)
  23. Jo-Nich Jedi Knight

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    Going to my first con this year. Not sure if I plan to eat much in my armor as the food there will most likely be EXPENSIVE. I might give that "granola bar and water with emergen C" trick a tryout. I assume the Emergen C is to keep from getting sick around the millions of people there?

    I'm going to be hot in my costume and have thought about hiding a Camelback waterpack on my back...but worry about drinking too much and having to go to the bathroom a lot.
  24. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Some sandtrooper at ComicCon a while back had water and a cup dispenser as part of his backpack!
  25. TheMuffin Force Ghost

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    For some reason I have a vision of the thing Adam Sandler had on his back in the Waterboy.
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