Category Archives: Convention Experience

Big Eyes, Small Brain review

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 We were recently given the opportunity to review the new anime-inspired  RPG Big Eyes, Small Brain, (NOT to be confused with a previous anime-inspired RPG Big Eyes, Small Mouth, or BESM).  It currently has a Kickstarter open here. The game is designed by a company known for its satirical pocket RPG’s, Attention Span Games.  They have created other games such as Laser Metal and DnDizzle. Continue reading Big Eyes, Small Brain review

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Clothing vs Cosplay Conversation

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So when I decided to write about this a little bit, I got stuck on what to call what this post is going to be-now quite a rant, not quite a discussion. Basically, I am laying out the reasons thatI am in favor of treating cosplay similarly to clothing.  By this I mean a couple of things-one of which is that if you have specific requirements or preferences in clothing that

 

Cosplay Vs Clothing
A plan for Otakon-these light costumes are great in summer heat. and the shorts provide enough volume for pockets while their sturdy cottons construction makes cleaning a breeze

 

 

A plan for Otakon-light clothing that’s comfortable in the summer and has secret spots for wallets, etc.can be carried over into cosplay (such as having pockets, glorious pockets) do so. Several people I know do this makes a difference in how comfortable and convenient your cosplay are to wear.  Continue reading Clothing vs Cosplay Conversation

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Local Convention List

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This post is a list of many of the conventions in the DMV area currently, along with their general or last known locations. We have also included a little mini-description of each convention to help people plan. We run into many people asking us to recommend conventions that are small and intimate or are very family friendly, etc.  Basically, recommendations or discussions of specific types of conventions. We are hoping that this post helps to answer some of this need. There are many sites such as convention scene that list dates and locations, but these sites often don’t offer additional information. So we compiled an admittedly incompleted list with some additional information.  Continue reading Local Convention List

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Making Hair Falls

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We know it has been a while since we posted anything, and honestly, this isn’t the geekiest or nerdiest of posts. When we were at Prattconin June we had a display of hair falls for people to try on along with wigs and other cosplay accouterments. A lot of people wanted to try on the hair fallshair falls and people, especially a lot of the mothers, were asking for directions on how to make them.    Continue reading Making Hair Falls

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Zenkaikon 2018

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Graham and I just got back from Zenkaikon 2018 and of course, we had to write about it.  Unfortunately, Kamille couldn’t go this year due to some work obligations.  Zenkaikon has his favorite LARP of all the conventions he goes to and he was quite disappointed to miss it. We know that his fellow LARPers were sorry he couldn’t make it Zenkaikon 2018 and will hopefully see him next year.

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