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Otaku Trip: 9 things to know or do for your trip to Japan

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We did not post anything in February because, as you may know from social media, our most frequent writers were in Japan! We did not post a travelogue and we are sorry, however, our internet access was spotty and we were quite busy. As a result, we ahve decided to make a quick list of our Japanese top 10. These are either things to know to make your trip easier or things we did that should de

This was our greeting at Narita Airport

finitely make the agenda of anyone travelling to the Kanto or Kansai areas.  It is the obligatory weeb post after our trip, however, we are going to try to avoid some of the obvious hits, like Akihabara and the 1:1 Gundam maybe go a little further afield from those points. (our trip did, so our list is going to as well.) Continue reading Otaku Trip: 9 things to know or do for your trip to Japan

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

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

5 ways the The Addams Family was ahead of its time.

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The Addams Family
The primary members of The Addams Family brush each others’ hair.

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. Addams Family    The Addams Family RainWhile 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.