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Fandom Convention Weapon Policies: What You Need to Know

[23 Jun 2010 | by | 3 Comments]

For me personally, one of the most creative and fun aspects of costuming involves accessorizing. For many costumes, the most important accessory is the weaponry. Whether you’re going to a fandom convention as Cloud from Final Fantasy, or Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, the weapon can make or break the costume. However, more and more conventions seem to be cracking down on rules concerning weapons, even if they are simply made from foam and cardboard.

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5 Ways to Survive the Heat at Summer Fandom Conventions

[1 Jun 2010 | by | Comments Off]

With so many conventions happening during the summer months, it is time to give careful consideration to whether your cosplay costumes are appropriate for the season.  Attending a summer convention in costume can be brutal. If you’re not careful, it can take a toll on your health, causing anything from mild dehydration to fainting or heat stroke. Below is a

Press Releases »

Press Release: Reni Performs at Kogani2010 VA

[17 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

New York, NY –May 17-, 2010 – Aspire Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce Reni Mimura, a Japanese Cosplay Singer in NY, is invited as a guest of honor for Kogani2010, and will perform in this VIDEO GAME & ANIME CONVENTION in Roanoke, VA, on June 4th through 6th. What: Kogani2010 When: 6/4 ~ 6/6 Where: Ramada Inn Conference Center1927

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A Ninja Costume Guide

[14 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

The ninja costume: iconic and potentially simple. It’s ideal for that last minute need for a costume at a convention. It can be as easy as picking up a cheap one online or at a local costume store, or as labor intensive as creating your own leather and cloth armor by hand. Because the costume has such a broad range

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An Interview with Cosplayer and Designer Daisy Viktoria

[10 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Alltern8.com and The Convention Fans Blog recently had an opportunity to have a chat with cosplayer and fashion designer Daisy Viktoria. In the interview below, she discusses how she got into cosplay, the process of becoming a professional costumer, and much more. Alltern8: How did you first get into costuming, and how long have you been doing it? Daisy Viktoria: