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Top 5 Easy Convention and Halloween Costumes

[1 Oct 2010 | by | Comments Off]

The temperature is dropping and leaves are changing, so that means Halloween is just around the corner. You are never too old to dress up and it’s never too late to pull together a costume. No matter your time or budget, here are a few great costume picks for this haunting holiday, and some suggestions that won’t empty your wallet. Plus, any costume you create for Halloween, you can usually get a few more uses out of by wearing it to a fandom convention.

Costuming/Cosplay »

Death by Make-Up: Some Advice for the Zombie Novice

[29 Sep 2010 | by | Comments Off]

ZomBart provides a step-by-step guide to becoming a zombie, featuring sections like “What do Werewolves, Elves and Vulcans Have in Common?” and “Real Men Wear Latex.” If you ever pondered doing zombie make-up, read this “how-to” article first. Learn the make-up tricks, have fun, eat brains, and we’ll see you at the next apocalypse.

Costuming/Cosplay, Op Eds »

Faux Fame: The Ultimate Drug?

[27 Sep 2010 | by | 4 Comments]

ZomBart, our newest writer at The Convention Fans Blog, deals with the pain of going from an extremely popular character to an unknown, but still hip, dude in a black t-shirt.

Feedback & Con Reports, On Site Convention Coverage »

Photos from Dragon*Con 2010

[9 Sep 2010 | by | 3 Comments]

The other day we posted the official Dragon*Con 2010 convention report, which featured just a few of the 500+ photos I took over the course of the weekend. Now that they are all posted, cropped, edited, tagged, etc., I’d like to share a few of personal favorites with our loyal readers. The entire set of 500+ pictures can be found on the blog’s flickr account. I got a Nikon D60 DSLR just a week and a half before the convention, so I’m still learning how to use it to its full potential, but I think these turned out okay! (Warning: photo heavy, may take a while to load)

Convention Advice, Costuming/Cosplay »

Quickstart Guide for Costuming

[2 Sep 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Crisis! T-minus two days to Awesomesaucecon and you have nothing to wear. And your budget’s already stretched thin for gas, tolls, hotel, admission and all the incidentals that add up so fast. What’s a geeky fashionista to do? Full cosplay is expensive and time-consuming, but fabulousness is easily achieved. You can assemble something in an afternoon in three easy steps.