Shiver Me Timbers is an annual event put on by a scurvy group of pirates that like to get together and enjoy pirate things. Tricorn hats, feathers, brooches and more jackets than you can shake a stick at, Shiver did not disappoint this year. Never have I seen such a concentration of scallywags and wenches that were dressed to the nines in enviable fashions that have been curated through years of wandering the high seas.
This was my first experience vending at Shiver and one thing is for certain: pirates don't really like tiaras. Definitely not as much as me!
It was great to get a toe wet into the festival circuit but this was not a crowd I really gelled with, nor were they interested in my selection of sparkles and baubles. It looked like all of the pirates were having a glorious time and I wish them fair winds as they continue their pirating ... without me.
Pros: Indoors, bathrooms just a short walk away, the best/ most dense group of really good cosplay I have ever experienced, friendly crowd
Cons: Pirates don't like tiaras.
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Tune in next time as I review my experience at C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo in Chicago, IL.