I introduced HD, my husky character, at this con. HD could stand for Husky Dog, but his real name is Herp Derp since he had this derpy expression on his muzzle. I used that as a jumping off point to develop his character. Since he is very muscular, I decided to make him into a body builder type like the guy from a commercial I had mentioned in an earlier post who goes to a gym and simply states (in an Arnold-esque voice) "I lift things up and put them down." So I had a lot of fun walking through the hotel hallways always stopping at mirrors to admire my physique. At one point I lost a claw so I started crying like a little girl. Good times.
I went out in Quewe once and had a bad experience. For some reason I started panicking in suit. I got very claustrophobic and felt I couldn't breathe. I popped into the headless lounge and freaked out while Kitty struggled to get the suit open. My heart was racing. I know he is a tough suit to wear, but I had learned to control my breathing and stay calm. I ended up cutting a small hole near my mouth so that I could at least get fresh air. Perhaps I just started hyperventilating from breathing in too much of my own CO2. *shrugs* I'll have to work on that since I really like the attention he gets.
So overall it was a good experience. The hotel security was somewhat douchy, but what are you gonna do? The layout was good. I actually went to some programming. The dealer's den was a nice size. And as I had already mentioned, the people were really great. I'll definitely be back again next year.