Those may not be the droids you’re looking for, but O Comic Con’s inaugural show was definitely something to see, especially the cosplay. (All photos courtesy of Brent Schumacher from BPI Multimedia).
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasuring of taking The Costume Wrangler’s Closet to O Comic Con, the first pop culture convention in the Omaha, NE region. The expected turnout was estimated to be around 3,000 people. They had twice that over the course of three days, and attendees did not disappoint when it came to the cosplay.
From She-Hulk, to Thor, to Anime characters, Steampunk Wonder Woman, kids in costume, the 501st Legion, a kick-butt dinosaur, and so much more, there were tons of great cosplayers strutting their stuff at O Con. For more of the extraordinary cosplay that was at O Con be sure to take a look at professional photographer Brent Schumacher’s galleries here!
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I’ve seen quite a few tutorials on decoupaging shoes, but this one is really good. I found it on Anomaly Geek Girl Podcasts and Blog (a site well worth investigating!). It’ll take you step-by-step through the process, complete with pictures. And the results are pretty awesome. Just imagine, you could have comic book shoes for every fandom!
Want another idea for up-cycling shoes into geek-tastic awesomeness? This tutorial is all about making your own glittery Police Box shoes! Look below for more fun links, and be sure to share your incredible comic book shoe creations.
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You don’t need turtle power to make your own classic ninja turtles scarf. Check out this free crochet pattern from the Inspiration Station! This thing is too cute, and the pattern is actually fairly simple. If you do try it, be sure to share pictures!
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This is the last of Figments and Filaments, a new cosplay convention in KC. They had several really awesome costumes on display, including this really well made 18th century suit (a cutaway coat, waistcoat, and breeches). All you need are hose, heeled shoes with buckles, ribbons, and a wig. Men knew how to dress in the 1700s.
From furry foxes to partying princesses, there was nothing but costumes and cosplay at the second annual Figments and Filaments convention in Kansas City this past weekend.
This lovely Artemis was a cosplayed and volunteer for Amanda Lynn Chainmaille Creations.
While my geek fashion sense tends to run towards a few geeky tees, there are those who take it to a whole different level. Get ready, because Dina “Lady Steam” Kampmeyer and her team of geek fashionistas are hosting an in-real-life and online fashion extravaganza March 23-29.
From the announcement:
Geek Fashion Week was formed with one simple purpose: to help boost confidence in the geek community by harnessing the power of fashion.
They have a whole slew of events, both in-person in the Los Angeles area and online, including a Style Faire, fashion show, geeky pajama brunch, and online contests. With sponsors like Her Universe, ThinkGeek, Espionage Cosmetics and Castle Corsetry, the events are sure to be stellar.
The Creative Styling and Design contests just scream for your geekcrafting superpowers! The Styling contest makes me think handmade headbands, bracelets, and other fun accessories, not to mention makeup! The design contest deadline is this week, so be sure to check out all the details at GeekFashionWeek.net.
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