For the last 3 years we have gone to this local convention called Syfy Bartow. It's a free event with vendors, food, contests, car shows, and costumes. It's become a family thing. This year my husband and son entered the costume contest as Borg and took home 3rd place!
For the last year my husband has worked on these costumes. He fabricated from the ground up between work, over time, travel, home repairs, and day to day family life. He made a lot of items by hand and took parts and pieces and re purposed them.
I am very happy for my husband. He had so much fun doing this. He did not expect to place, but looked forward to the fun of cosplay. He and the boy already have plans on next year's costume. My house will go another year full of foam, parts pieces, and the fumes of adhesives. If my family can put up with my passions, I suppose I can put up with theirs. Good job boys, I'm very proud of you.