Friday, July 15, 2011

DragonCon Offers the Best in Costuming

For those of us who make and wear costumes (and not just at Halloween), conventions offer the time and the place to show off the goods. My personal favorite convention is DragonCon in Atlanta, GA, which is termed by its biggest fans as "Nerd Christmas."

Here are the top three reasons DragonCon rocks:


#3: The Guests

DragonCon is one of the largest conventions in the nation, and because of its clout, it draws a lot of neat guests. Pictured are Leonard Nemoy and William Shatner, Spock and Captain Kirk respectively, from Star Trek fame.

DragonCon pics

#2: The Parade

What you're seeing is correct, readers. Every year at DragonCon there is a Labor Day weekend parade led by Stormtroopers and other costumed heroes. Many times the guests will ride in cars, like Adam West in an ole style Batmobile, and everyone in costume is welcome to march with a costume group.

Dragon Con post

#1: The Costumes

Well, what did you think would be the best part of going to a convention where costumers run the show? Every year DragonCon hosts costume contests for the nation's top costumers to strut their stuff. Winners get bragging rights and a whole lot of fame in the costuming community.

If you're in need of something to do this Labor Day Weekend (it's only a month and a half away!), check out DragonCon in Atlanta, GA. If you can't make the journey there, check out some of the awesome pictures. Just a google search will turn up amazing results!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - with Simple or Extremely Challenging Costume Options

I've been a fan of Transformers since before I even knew what a car was--alright, that's an exaggeration. But I was definitely a fan before I could even buckle myself up and my parents still had to do it for me. There's just something about toy cars that could turn into awesome robots that made me, admittedly a little girl who hated Barbie dolls, and my brother go crazy for them.

Every time a Transformers movie comes out, regardless of how good or bad I feel it's going to be, I go see it. Honestly, I think watching robots pummel each other to death is worth a $10 ticket, don't you? In that regard, Transformers: Dark of the Moon does not disappoint. There are more Transformers, bigger and badder than ever, and fight scenes the likes of which War of the Worlds hasn't even seen.

Rosie Huntington joins the cast as Sam's new girlfriend, taking the place of Megan Fox. These's outfits would be really easy to do as you could find these clothes anywhere, and dirtying them up is as easy as rolling around in some dirt. Pair with a Transformer (or even a sharp car if you happen to own one of those) for a great costume group.

I mean, really, who wouldn't want to be that for Halloween?

Seriously, go see the movie. And I mean now. If you like cars and robots and happen to drool over them like I do, bring a mop bucket because this movie is filled with eye candy.