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Packing, Packing, Packing! 
10th-Jul-2010 11:28 pm
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Have all of you Death Eaters out there started packing yet?  Here are just a few packing tips to help you along the way.

#1 - Don't pack fresh meat or other perishable food items in your checked luggage.  Sure, you might have a nice cooling charm
placed on it, but airlines lose luggage, and meat spoils.  Plus, Orlando has plenty food, I promise you!  Apparently Greyback didn't get the memo.


#2 - Don't over-pack.  Over-packing results in overweight fees from airlines, cluttered hotel rooms, and lost personal items.  While I know you may think you need that giant plastic carrot or that lampshade (especially the lampshade, I mean, you never know when you might come across a lamp that needs some shade, especially in sunny Florida), you probably won't in the end, and the space is just wasted.


#3 - I've said it before and I'll say it again - pack plenty of clean underpants.  The Dark Lord does not appreciate dirty pants.


#4 - Bring protection.  Sunscreen is VITAL in Florida, and make sure it's a brand you trust.  As if you need anymore warning, a faulty bottle of sunscreen and two hours in the Florida sun resulted in this sunburn on my legs a few years ago (don't click if you're squeamish-seriously icky sunburn pics).  Greyback sets a good example here.  Looks like he's got protection for, er, almost any occasion.  Wow.  Go Greyback!



Now that you've (hopefully) had a few laughs - please post some of your own packing advice and/or pictures!   
Comments 
11th-Jul-2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Brilliant! ... I think you've said it all.
11th-Jul-2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
We aim to please. :D
11th-Jul-2010 05:11 am (UTC)
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!! You guys rock.

Tips... Ziplock baggies are your friend.

Bring a carry one that has ONE complete costume and your camera and phone and charger. Also some undies and socks...jist in case your luggage gets lost.

have your TSA approve 2 quart bag with a travel toothpaste and deoderant at a minimum. Put your comb/brush in your carry on. Ditto with contact lenses, medications, glasses.

Wear your heaviest shoes on the plane.

Take your cloak on the carryon. Fold the cloak in thirds and roll your mask in the cloak, this way it is padded and it wont break.

If you are over limit, take any clothing and layer/WEAR it on the bloody plane.

Do not over pack. You need half of what you think you will need. You can wear socks for two days, just air them out at night. You can wear bras for two days... You can hand wash these in the sink.

Leave some space for goodies you may aquire at con.

12th-Jul-2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Great advice! :D
11th-Jul-2010 05:16 am (UTC)
OH, and LADIES- if you think you are going to get a visit from mother nature, aunti flo, go on the rag, get your period, do PLAN accordingly. The resort hotels will charge you huge prices for this stuff. Ditto if you are coming with a family and need diapers.

Color code or uniquely identify your chargers for phones and cameras. I lost a phone charger this way. I use colored tape and then a permanent magic marker and label them with DROX.
11th-Jul-2010 05:24 am (UTC)
LOL! This post so puts me in the convention going mood.
12th-Jul-2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Doing the post put me in convention going mood too! I can't wait. *bounces*
11th-Jul-2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
Well! I've recently had a bit of experience with airports and packing nightmares and I can definitely support that 'if you don't think you'll need it, don't pack it!' advice! But if you absolutely //must// pack something but you can't fit it in your check or carry on bags... Wear it. Seriously. Stuff it in your pocket -- any pocket.

While I wouldn't recommend layering 14 shirts and two jackets (tying another around your waist) as I had to do, the experience did give me an appreciation for just how much I can fit on my person if really pressed. XD

All of the above is awesome advice, BTW. And I love the pictures!
12th-Jul-2010 12:07 am (UTC)
Good advice! Wow - 14 shirts? Did you get a picture of that?

Thanks! When dix emailed me the Greyback with a condom on his finger and pad in his hair, I about died laughing.
12th-Jul-2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd got a picture! I'd considered asking someone in the terminal to take one but I was a little winded and unfashionably sweaty so I chickened out. XD But man, the looks I got! Especially when I took off about 2/3 of the layers on the plane. XD

And yeah! Well, Greyback's definitely an expert on protection... clearly. LOL
11th-Jul-2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
I think you've covered it all. Brilliant as only you can do. My Lord shall be pleased with the advise.

12th-Jul-2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Why thank you my dear.
11th-Jul-2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
I don't know which one is funniest, Greyback's idea of "protection" or need for fresh meat, the believability of Luna bringing a shade for a stray lamp, or the moldy, Voldy underpants!

*can't stop laughing*
12th-Jul-2010 12:09 am (UTC)
I about died laughing when dix emailed me the Greyback protection pic. :D I love doing absurd pictures.
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12th-Jul-2010 12:10 am (UTC)
;) Thanks! A good laugh is always needed, especially while packing. Bleck!
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