More Costume Friendly Events

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 22:00 | Author : Kricket
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Now that the biggest costume season is over, I wanted to remind you that there are still many more events at which you can wear clothing from another realm without fighting social norms.

Movie Premieres: It’s always fun to attend the midnight showing of any superhero, fantasy, or sci-fi movie with a cult following.  Since the hard-core fans are attracted to such events, there are usually a lot of really good costumes in the crowd.  (The midnight showing for New Moon will be November 19th.)

Penny Arcade Expo: This con is put on by the creators of the popular webcomic, PennyArcade, from  March 26-28, 2010.  Most of the costumed-attendees will be dressed as characters from the webcomic; however, you could probably get away with cosplaying a character from any videogame that has its own tournament.  (I cosplayed as the androgenous Testament from GuiltyGear X2 and didn’t get lynched).

Renaissance Faires: RenFaires are a great way to spend a lot of money while also interacting with historical reinactments.  You can enjoy Leg of Lamb and even watch a jousting tournament while dressed in costume.  I usually attend Heart of the Forest in Marin, California (July-Aug) and the Northern California Renaissance Faire (Sept-Oct).

Pirate Faires: Growing in popularity after Disney’s “Pirates of the Carribean”, Pirate Faires allow you to dress up and talk like a pirate with other pirates.  With an open-air environment, a variety of clothing stores, and food booths it’s very similar to a RenFaire, except with pirates, parrots, and dogs!  The Northern California Pirate Festival (June 19-20) takes place at the Vallejo waterfront.

BlizzCon: This annual con focuses on the achievements of Blizzard Entertainment.  Participants may dress as characters from Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo.  The massively multi-player online (MMO) game, World of Warcraft, still has a strong fanbase and probably contributes to the majority of the costumes worn.

ComicCon: If you weren’t paying attention this year, ComicCon seems to be an important convention to attend, with many famous panelists and guests.  I assume any costume that has to do with fantasy or sci-fi will be allowed.  The next convention is scheduled for July 22-25, 2010.

This annual con focuses on the achievements of Blizzard Entertainment (August or September).  Participants may dress as characters from Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo.  Their massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, World of Warcraft, still has a strong fanbase and probably contributes to the majority of the costumes worn.
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