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
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→
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→
As you may know, those of us here at Doomtastic are BIG fans of The Addams Family. Maybe not quite as obsessed as Graham is with Gundam, but close. We love the Addams Family, all the way back to Charles Addams’ original cartoons in the New Yorker. While there are many things to both admire and disdain about The Addams Family, including its unabashed campiness, it is hard to deny that The Addams Family was ahead of its time in many ways. Given both the upcoming festive season and the Fact that Netflix is set to release a new animated The Addams Family movie it seems only just to celebrate some of the features that made The Addams Family so iconic. And it goes beyond the fact that they are “Mysterious and Spooky… altogether ooky.” Continue reading 5 ways the The Addams Family was ahead of its time.→
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 falls and people, especially a lot of the mothers, were asking for directions on how to make them. Continue reading Making Hair Falls→
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.