Tons of Hocus Pocus gear (shirts! prints! costumes!) to put a spell on you
Come little reader, I’ll take you away, into a land of enchantment. Hocus Pocus has entered the pantheon of classics to rewatch this time of year. Thankfully, when something becomes popular, MERCH arrives! There are some cute AF Hocus Pocus gear like shirts, jewelry, props, prints, and even costumes that are available to get you in the spirit.
Let me put a spell on you while you peruse the merchandise. I promise not to steal your youth. Probably…
Don your corsets for this pirate party celebrating major life milestones
This year, my husband and I celebrated 10 years together, five years married, and both of our 30th birthdays. Aside from what I do for a career, in general we like to show off and ESPECIALLY like to dress up. We decided long ago that a themed celebration every five years would be a must. And a pirate party was next on the list…
Now THIS is how you do a 40th birthday costume party
Bundling a milestone birthday with Halloween made for an excellent night of costumes, spectacle, performances, and celebrating life in San Francisco. From the world famous singer Lisa Lisa, to contortionists, a champagne girl, tarot card readers, and pole dancers never a dull moment was had. Let’s see how costumes and revelry can make a 40th birthday party simply spectacular…
Bad-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for LARP, Ren faires, cosplay, or Halloween
I was thinking about the upcoming summer festival season, convention season, Renaissance faires, and of course, it’s never to early to plan your Halloween costume. And it dawned on me: this past year has been ALL about the woman warrior. From the Dora Milaje in Black Panther to Wonder Woman to Captain Phasma to Tessa Thompson’s epic Valkyrie, bad-ass women in armor are where it’s at.
So I went a-hunting for some not-too-revealing, super kick-ass woman warrior costumes and armor for all your LARPing, convention, Ren faire, cosplay, or sexy role play needs. Here are some of the best I found…
Through the looking glass into this “Alice in Steamland” party & wedding inspiration
When it comes to having kick-ass parties, there’s nothing quite like a good theme. We became privy to this amazing Alice in Wonderland party inspiration that featured the performance artists from Paidia Events. There was dancing on tables, wild hijinks with the Mad Hatter, Alice, and The Red Queen, and so many whimsical steampunk-meets-Alice details that we couldn’t even keep up.
A decade of elaborate, handmade Halloween costumes that will make you go “how did she do that!?”
You might remember Krista from her rainbow polka dot nursery. She’s not just great at decorating, she’s also been making elaborate Halloween costumes for the past 10 years.
In honor of Halloween, I thought I’d share them with you…
Con survival guide: What to expect at your first pop culture convention
Oh hey, I don’t just spend my time at ren faires, I also spend them geeking out at pop culture conventions. Because of course I do. If you’ve never been to a pop culture convention and are of the geekier persuasion, you might be missing out on some major fun. There are hundreds of pop culture conventions around the world that span from traditional comic book conventions to book conventions, anime conventions, and specialty conventions of all flavors. If you’re heading to your own local convention for the first time, I’ve got some basics rules and tips to make it more enjoyable. Let’s talk about pop culture convention tips for surviving your first con.
How do you get into cosplay?
I’m a sucker for costuming and drooling over amazing cosplay pictures online. In October my local bike shop is having a “tweed ride” involving riding in period costumes, and I want to use this to give a try at cosplay (Victorian Mary Watson in her badass riding habit, for those who wonder). I don’t have an inkling where to start. I can sew, but should I sew my whole costume? Alter some pieces of garment? Are there tacit rules for cosplaying? Is the devil really in the details?