Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

A lot of my "over-40" cosplay choices are not quite the same as the characters I chose in my 20's. Add in the post-baby bod issues and an emphasis on family-friendly choices that cover most of my bits and that cancels out most the costumes from my 30's as well. But some costumes I just … Continue reading Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

Geek of the Week: Elle of Fred and Elle Designs

This week's Geek of the Week is the seamstress half of the amazing cosplay duo Fred and Elle Designs. These two work together to make some of the most amazing cosplay creations you'll see at a con, and usually take home first prize. Some of you may have even seen Fred competing on SyFy's Cosplay … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Elle of Fred and Elle Designs

Geek of the Week: The Infamous Dementia Von Grimm

This week's featured Geek Mama is Dementia, a longtime friend from my early days at DragonCon. She now proceeds over convention ongoings as the ConMother. Name, what do you do, etc: Dementia von Grimm - Heh, most would say I’m the ConMother. Kind of the den or house mother of the con culture. What do … Continue reading Geek of the Week: The Infamous Dementia Von Grimm

Week in Review – Thanksgiving, a Nautical Wedding, a New Cosplay Project and Alumitiles

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! I took a break from being attached to my phone and didn't take one single photo. So here's a slightly frightening photo me and Keelan being a couple of turkeys. You may be thinking, Week in Review on a Tuesday night? What is this madness? Next thing you … Continue reading Week in Review – Thanksgiving, a Nautical Wedding, a New Cosplay Project and Alumitiles

Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Cosplayers can get pretty wound up when asked about the current state of the cosplay community. My generation in particular can get their wonder panties in quite a bunch over “cosplay” and what cosplay means and how it’s basically a dirty word ruining everything associated with costuming. Many of us have acquiesced and accepted the … Continue reading Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

What to Expect at a Comic Con

When I started going to comic con-type events, there were only a handful. Most people know the big one - San Diego Comic Con. And if you are in the Southeast, DragonCon is the big destination. Over the last 10 years more and more comic cons have popped up. So much that you can't go … Continue reading What to Expect at a Comic Con

The Most Expensive Cosplays Ever Created

Cosplay has experienced a boom in the past few decades, becoming a huge part of pop culture fandom. Starting in Japan, the subculture can be seen at events and conventions across the globe. Cosplay conventions have them all, from low-cost costumes to expensive and intricately-designed suits. The price doesn't necessarily reflect a build's quality, because … Continue reading The Most Expensive Cosplays Ever Created

I Heart Cosplay

Cosplay defined: a contraction of the words costume and play, cosplay is a hobby in which participants make and wear costumes to represent a specific character. The broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costuming in venues apart from the stage or Halloween. So now that we got that out of the way... … Continue reading I Heart Cosplay