More from SMM’s Sci Fi Con

David Glasgow (DLG Images) took some awesome shots of me (as Scarlet Witch) with Paul (Winter Solider) and Mike (Kingpin) around the Science Museum of Minnesota while we were there for Sci Fi Con.

We look like a badass gang, or a band that’s going to drop the hottest album of 2018. Costumers: Paul Haga, Mike Bartos, and Kris Heding.

I LOVE THIS PHOTO SO MUCH. Costumers: Kris Heding and Paul Haga.

Cheer up, emo kid. Costumers: Paul Haga and Kris Heding.


Anoka Halloween Parade

Photo by Alex Hall.

On October 27th we marched in the Anoka Halloween Parade! It was cool out, but actually perfect weather for our costumes (which are usually overly warm). We had a really terrific turnout, and we won third place as best non-royalty float!

I went as Admiral Ackbar, and had plans to walk in the parade, but I ended up riding in the firetruck. I’m glad I didn’t walk, because I don’t get very much air into the mask and I think I would have eventually passed out. I’m still getting used to what my limits are in that costume – I’m so used to having my face exposed that wearing a mask like this is a huge adjustment.

A bunch of good guys! Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

The Resistance! Photo by Amanda Fineran.

Photo by Alex Hall.

Halloween Costume Giveaway @ Children’s Hospital


Doing what we do best – making people happy! Volunteers: Jolyn Augesen, Anna Sawyer, Rick Rietow, Christa Ludwig, Kaity Heart, and Kris Heding.

Costumers for a Cause purchased a bunch of Halloween costumes after Halloween last year (probably close to 200 of them). We went to Children’s Hospital on October 24th to give away costumes to kids in the hospital and their families, and in a little over an hour, we donated 70 costumes! The next day, Costumers for a Cause went to Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and gave away even more costumes there. We made so many kids happy!

SMM’s Social Science: Sci Fi Con

I’m helping! Just kidding, this old fart doesn’t remember shit. Costumers: Kris Heding and Paul Haga. Photo by Alex Hall.

On October 11, the Science Museum of Minnesota had a “Sci Fi Con” event as part of their Social Science series. I volunteered as part of Minnesota Superheroes United, and pretty much spent the evening playing with the exhibits and being a giant goofball. It was a blast!

Most intense game of illuminated poker ever? Costumers: Kris Heding, Mike Bartos, and Paul Haga. Photo by Alex Hall.

Indie band album cover? Costumers: Paul Haga, Kris Heding, and Mike Bartos. Photo by Alex Hall.


Magic tornado!

The news is…not good. Costumers: Paul Haga, John Whitt, and Kris Heding. Photo by Kayla Beckemeyer.

None of us know how to run a newscast. Costumers: Paul Haga, John Whitt, and Kris Heding. Photo by Alex Hall.

MCBA Fall ComiCon


Peggy & Cap! (Costumers: Kris Heding and Aaron Lilyerd.)

On October 6th, I attended the MCBA Fall ComiCon at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. I didn’t volunteer for any groups this time around, which felt kind of odd. I did, however, debut my Peggy Carter costume and got a lot of really lovely compliments on it! I was surprised. I didn’t think anyone would be that wow’ed by it.


The crossover you didn’t know you needed. Costumers: Kris Heding and Mike Giralico. Photo by Heather Nicole.



Private Wedding


Costumers: Erich Schwab, Jordan West, Mike Giralico, Jennifer McNitt, Ben Marolt, Madeline Anderson, Aaron Weiss, Kris Heding, Porky Shears, and Shtey Short.

On September 22, we made an appearance at a wedding at the Como Zoo! It was a really fun time. We surprised the groom and most of the guests when we appeared after the first dance. As the evening went on, we definitely busted out some wicked dance moves.


Costumer: Erich Schwab.


Hard to eat cupcakes with a helmet. Costumer: Mike Giralico.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Costumers: Anita Larson, Ron Larson, Todd Murray, Nick Hickman, Amanda Fineran, Steve Carter, Kris Heding, Alex Hall, Katherine Hickman, Mike Giralico, Michael Tangen, and Eric Hanson. Photo Credit: Amanda Fineran.

On September 15, we attended the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field. There was a really big turnout, which was wonderful. We posed for a lot of photos and had a wonderful time!


St. Paul Saints mascot, Mudonna, came to take a photo with us! Photo Credit: Amanda Fineran.