Posts Tagged ‘cosplay’

Vintage Clothing and Cosplay Collide at Geek Chic Fashion Show

The Geek Chic Fashion Show, a joint effort from Fantom Comics manager Esther Kim and Holli Mintzer of Polly Sue’s Vintage Shop, could change the way you think of Disney princesses and Harry Potter wizards.
“The concept for this show is taking different time periods of vintage fashion and pairing them up with different pieces of geeky media,” [...]

Year Two of Awesome Con Was Bigger, But Was It Better?

"Last year this was a local convention. This year, it's a national convention," said Awesome Con co-founder Steve Anderson at the convention, which took place this past weekend.
The numbers may back him up. The District's fledgling comic-con saw at least 250 percent more attendees this year, its second year of existence. Sunday estimates from the ticket counter suggest that [...]

Intervention Con Returns for a Second Year

Intervention is a local Internet-culture convention that includes cartoonists and other creative types. Last year, it had the bad fortune of sharing a date with the larger (heh) Small Press Expo. This year, it's a week later. Organizer Oni Hartstein answered some questions about the second year of the show for us.

International Ink: A Summer Comics Gift List

Fine, so it's way too early to think about the holidays, but summer usually requires some gift-giving. Take the opportunity to convert people to Team Comics by giving them a cartoon book.
For the high school or college graduate, Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg's To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story (Roaring Press, $20) [...]

Unmasking the Cosplayers of Katsucon 2011

"I feel like I’m in a cafe in Star Wars. Seventy-five years and I never cease to see something that amazes me,” said Katsucon attendee Bill McIntyre on Saturday. He had it about right. We were sitting at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor watching streams of cosplayers (that's short for costume players) parade through the [...]

Katsucon’s Maid Cafe: Strangely Chaste!

At this weekend's Katsucon anime convention in National Harbor, there was naturally plenty of overlap between the pervy and the adorable. Pervy and polite, though? For that, you had to go to the event's Maid Cafe.
What's a maid cafe? Allow the Katsucon site to explain:
Maid Cafés are a special kind of theme restaurant that first [...]