For conventions, I usually bring 2 costumes: a more casual cosplay and a heavier, more detailed cosplay. For Katsucon, I needed a casual cosplay for Friday, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. As I was scrolling through Netflix, I found that the Spongebob Movie was available, and it wasn't something I had seen in quite awhile. When I saw Stripper Patrick Star at the end of the movie, I knew that was the perfect casual cosplay that presents my sense of humor as well!
I had an extremely positive response from the convention! I was surprised how many people remember the reference of Stripper Patrick Star from the Spongebob Movie. The costume seemed to read really well, which is great! I had a wonderful time wearing it! I had tons of people wanting to try and do the splits with me and asking me if Mayonnaise is an instrument! But my favorite reactions were when people came to take pictures with me. I handed them the Mermaid Magic Mustache for the picture, and their faces just lit up! They were so thrilled just to have this little green piece of craft foam in front of their upper lip. That's really what the convention is about: having fun!