I’m sure you’ve all heard of various conventions that take place across the country. From Comic Con to Anime Central, there are several different Cons that cover all different areas of geek culture, whether it’s video games, comic books, film, or anime. There is at least one time a year at one location where the fan of a particular media can get together, share their passions, have an amazing time, and then separate until they reconvene one year later. At these conventions, there are a plethora of people showing how much they love their particular area of interest.
The diverse crowd at a convention
Two of the most common people at these conventions would be cosplayers and artists. Cosplayers are people who take time to create a costume that represents a character from a TV show, video game, anime, etc. They then wear these costumes at their convention of choice, typically mobbed by photographers who want to get a picture of the person and the end result of all their efforts. The other type of people, artists, are those who make hand-made merchandise that they sell at the convention, typically in an artist alley where they are all gathered together for ease of navigation. These artists make all sorts of cool items, such as paintings, plushies, prints, magnets, pins, and anything else you can dream up that represents something geeky. However, not all cosplayers and artists are genuine about their craft.
I just finished reading the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R. R. Martin, so I have dragons on the brain.
Chris DeSmith of Medieval Fashion has dragons on the brain and on the hands with these awesome dragon claw gloves. The gloves (and the claws!) come in a variety of colors.
Chris also has eye patches, bracers and more, so go visit him today!
I’ve been a member of Etsy and DeviantART for a few years now, and have amassed quite a collection of favorite artists and shops. There are some that I like to visit periodically to see what’s new, because I simply love everything they create and can’t wait to see what they’ll have next. This week I thought I would share some of the artists and crafters I stalk (in a good way!) and maybe they’ll become a favorite of yours as well.
DirtyandDistressed is one of my favorite shops that I have yet to buy something from (eep!). They’re your outpost for the perfect clothing and accessories to complete any post-apocalyptic cosplay.
Men’s One of a Kind Radioactive Yellow Dirty and Distressed Wasteland Tank Top by DirtyandDistressed
Kenneth Fairclough has a gallery of gorgeous environment and character concept art. I would want to play anything that these scenes were used in.
Frost Kingdom by KennethFairclough
Discomedusa sells gorgeous and unique gauges for your lobes, as well as regular earrings and rings.
Small Gear Blade Hoop Earrings by discomedusa
So did everyone have a chance to see Evil Dead this weekend yet? I’m in the mood for some gore!
Open Wound FX has the props you need if you’re looking for a horrifying makeup effect to add to your outfit.
These aren’t just perfect for Halloween- you could use them for conventions, a zombie run, or as part of your roller derby outfit. Go visit today!
I need to go to masquerades more often. I just found some amazing masks that I need an excuse to wear.
Vincent Cantillon hand crafts gorgeously elegant masks in different styles and colors, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that matches you.
Masks inspired by steampunk fashion, gothic and even samurai style masks are there, so go take a look!