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:

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#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.

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#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.

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#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!

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