So this weekend I will only be getting writing done in the early morning (which is when I write best anyway) because I am currently at an Anime convention with a bunch of friends. Yes, I am a serious Scifi and Fantasy writer and yes I dress up as Japanese Animated characters one weekend a year.
I don’t believe in taking myself too seriously. I think enjoying the fun things in life is important. For me, putting on a purple wig and a white coat followed by getting my picture taken while I pose with a bunch of costumed strangers is fun.
If you want to give it a writing spin then walking around in a costume and pretending to be someone else gives me practice thinking like other people, which is helpful with characters. Also, I write scifi and fantasy. A lot of Anime fans read scifi and fantasy. I am rubbing elbows with my readers right now. Conventions are good for this. I brought business cards with me, just in case. 🙂