QuiltCon 2015

AlterEgo Outfit

About a month ago I let everyone know that I plan to dress up at QuiltCon as my Alter Ego, Quilting Jetgirl, by wearing a flight suit and covering it with quilting related patches. Many of you have expressed regret at not being able to attend QuiltCon this year. I do hope to get lots of fun pictures of the event to share, but for the mean time, I wanted to share the Work in Progress that is my AlterEgo outfit. This has the benefit of sharing with those of you who will not be attending, and letting everyone who will be there know what to look for. 🙂

The first thing that I worked on was creating some Quilting Jetgirl related pins to put onto my flight suit. In particular, I am excited about my “Sewing at the Speed of Sound” button. And in case you didn’t know, my last name is Fuchs which is German for “fox”. It is also a rather entertaining last name to leave with a maître d’ (they hardly ever spell it correctly…). I digress.

Quilting Jetgirl Pins

Quilting Jetgirl Pins

I have a pilot friend who is being kind enough to loan me a flight suit to use for my outfit. Well, when I asked to borrow a flight suit, I wasn’t expecting to get a “blue suit” on loan for my QuiltCon AlterEgo outfit. What makes a blue suite special? Well, it is possible to get blue flight suits, but when I see a blue flight suit with a NASA meatball (logo), I assume that the person wearing that suit is an astronaut or astronaut candidate for NASA. I never in a million years aspired to being an astronaut as a kid because I had such horrible eyesight and the requirements (used to) called for 20/20 uncorrected vision. It was a crazy awesome experience to put on this flight suit Tuesday night at home, as you can probably tell from my photographs.

So here is a recap of the QuiltCon AlterEgo plan: dress up in something fun and come celebrate and be silly with me at the Moda party on Thursday night. I do realize that not everyone has as obvious a quilting avatar or alter-ego like mine, but feel free to kick around ideas in the comments, with your quilting friends, and generally share the idea to help make this be a silly, quilty fun celebration! I will probably reprise the outfit on Saturday for those of you who are not planning to attend the Moda party; flight suits have all kinds of nifty zippered pouches and are quite comfortable to wear, so why not?

Be sure to check out what Renee @Quilts of a Feather is planning for her outfit!

What is YOUR QuiltCon Alter-Ego?

If you can get down with not taking yourself too seriously and want to get in on the action, check out #QuiltConAlterEgo and #QuiltConCosplay on Instagram, #regram and blog using the alter-ego badge above, and let’s start talking about some fun ideas to let loose a little bit!

Linking up with Let’s Bee Social (button to the right).

0 thoughts on “AlterEgo Outfit

  1. Joanna says:

    I hope there’ll be IG pics 🙂

  2. Terri Ann says:

    Yvonne you crack me up, it’s like that flight suit was made for you! Hope you all have a great time at QuiltCon, I plan to go in future years but this year wasn’t going to happen for me. Too bad too cause I have friends in Austin but am excited to see East coast / West coast for 2016 and 2017!!

  3. What a cute idea! I will definitely be able to find you in the crowd so we can finally meet.

  4. Rachel says:

    Ha! Very cool pins, especially that “Sewing at the Speed of Sound” one! Looks like you’re all ready for a good time. 😉

  5. Renee says:

    Yaaaay! I’m excited about putting the feathers on my jacket…maybe I could do it in the evenings while we watch Star Trek…

  6. Jasmine says:

    Lookin’ good! How fun to have a blue flight suit.

  7. Laura says:

    This is very cool!!

  8. Vera says:

    Fun! Your pins are great, all of them!

  9. So fun! I wish I was going – I could match you in my husband’s green flight suit!

  10. sally says:

    You look like you really should have your very own one of those – definitely perfect for you.

  11. Judy says:

    🙂 great pictures! The flight suit suits you well!

  12. SarahZ says:

    What a great idea! So many alter egos pop to mind! You look great in your Jet Suit! Y’all have a ball!

  13. Nurdan says:

    Yvonne you silly thing! You look great!!! Wish I could go too to see you! I love love love your pins a lot!! And, it is so very true-sewing at the speed of sound! Do you have a German background at all? My hubby’s dad is German and their family crest (not sure if crest is the right word) is fox too!

  14. magistra13 says:

    I think you’re the epicenter of a great tradition, or so I hope. Perhaps if people can’t think of an alter ego, they could just try to wear goofy quilt outfits that they make. If nothing else, just pin various blocks onto their regular clothes. A couple of the ladies I follow could add some cats to their wardrobe too, and/or dogs, or bunnies (I heart George!)! Quilters seem to love their pets! Anyway, have fun! It will be great to see if this takes off and continues yearly. Renee’s outfit is going to be hilarious!
    And I am in such a geeky state of wonder and joy that you get to wear a blue flight suit with NASA on it! NASA!! So cool…and your badges are perfect 🙂
    Beth

  15. Great outfit, Yvonne! It will be fun to see all the pictures you guys share for those of us who can’t attend. I’ve always wondered how to pronounce your last name, and I can certainly see how it would be confusing for maitre d’s!

  16. lalinsocal says:

    you’re rocking that suit with style!!!

  17. Haha! This is seriously so awesome! So exciting and LOVE that you came up with this! I have no doubt this will become a yearly tradition! All because of you, you Yvonne fox (fuchs). haha.

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