January 21, 2009
I'm currently growing out my beard again, so I can cosplay as Dr. Venture at Katsucon in a few weeks. It's been a few years since I've done this, and I have noticeably more gray hairs in the facial region than I did back in 2005.
But that's not the suffering part; I could have told you from the gray hairs on my head that the beard would be well on its way to "salt and pepper" by now. No, this is worse.
And it has nothing to do with having to shave the beard into the odd hybrid mix of goatee and beard that Rusty sports, either. After all, I get to wear normal clothes for the most part. Dave is going as the Monarch, and will thus be wandering around Katsu in a leotard and tights, wearing butterfly wings. Dude is definitely going more all-out on the costume front than I am.
So how am I suffering here? Well, it does have to do with the beard. It's really itchy.