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  • How to make a Minions costume
    How to make a Despicable Me Minion Costume
    Popular costumes for Halloween or school character day include those pesky creatures from the hit movie, Despicable Me, the Minions. Minions are impulsive creatures with little self-control, but with a wide-eyed wonder and odd innocence that...
  • Barnes & Noble children's costumes
    Kid’s dress-up costumes at Miami area Barnes & Noble bookstores
    It’s that time of the year again when parents begin to wonder how to keep the children entertained all summer. Good news is that are a lot of very fun costume oriented options out there to add the kids’ costume box or dress-up closet....
  • 2015 Zappos Bay to Breakers
    2015 Zappos Bay to Breakers
    If you have never participated in the annual Bay To Breakers 12K race in San Francisco, CA, you will have to try it at least once (add it to your bucket list). Or do it twice – experience the craziness first and then plan on running it as a...
  • Interview with Spencer Doe; Cosplay Star!
    Interview with Spencer Doe; Cosplay Star!
    Whether you consider yourself a comic guru, super hero fan, movie buff or simply a geek or nerd, Comicpalooza is the place to be during Memorial Day weekend.I had the awesome opportunity to interview Cosplayer, Spencer Doe, who will be one of the...
  • The poster for the movie "The Wonderful Land of Oz."
    Oz on Film, Part One Hundred and Two: "Wonderful?" No, but Not Bad, Part Three
    The 1969 kiddie matinee The Wonderful Land of Oz is probably not the most skillfully made movie in Barry Mahon's career, but it is bound to be the most wholesome thing he ever committed to film. Its strengths are mainly in the appearance of...
  • Just a sampling of the merchandise inspired by "Tales of the Wizard of Oz."
    Oz on Film part Eighty-seven: The First Oz T.V. Show Ends, but Doesn't Conclude
    In nearly every decade since the 1900 publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, there has been some form of Oz-related craze. That first decade alone saw the book and the first stage adaptation take the country by storm, and the song "What...
  • Cosplay is big at the Amazing Arizona Comic Convention
    Cosplay is big at the Amazing Arizona Comic Convention
    The 2015 edition of the Amazing Arizona Comic Convention, which opened in downtown Phoenix yesterday, is big on cosplay.For many fans, simply walking around the massive vendor hall in the South Building of the Phoenix Convention Center was enough....
  • TOP: Large Len (center) and the denizens of the Land of Tick Tock. BOTTOM: Two tin types tussling.
    Oz on Film Part Eighty-four: The First T.V. Series of Oz, Part Thirty-five
    So far in my reviewing of Tales of the Wizard of Oz, no characters from any other Oz book but The Wonderful Wizard of Oz have appeared in the series, though there have been multiple hints that the creators had read at least some of the other books...
  • 2014 Florida Renaissance Festival Procession
    Florida Renaissance Festival’s 2015 Costume Theme Weekends
    It’s that time of the year that entrances Miami and South Florida’s vibrant and active community of costume enthusiasts and hobbyists. This coming weekend marks the opening of the 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival with the season...
  • Amaluna's head of Wardrobe, Larry Edwards
    Maintaining costumes for the Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna tour
    There is a tendency after a lifetime as a professional in a field to grow jaded, with senses dulled, reflexes slowed, patience withered and that long-ago sense of wonder and heartfelt suspension of disbelief shattered. All that goes out the window...
  • Simply Circus provides high flying art
    Simply Circus provides high flying art
    We anticipated many visual arts to be present at the Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza earlier this month, but we were pleasantly surprised to be bombarded with performing arts. Simply Circusput on a show for all ages to appreciate...
  • The Growth of Cosplay at NYCC 2014
    The Growth of Cosplay at NYCC 2014
    When New York Comic Con, the largest comic convention on the east coast, was held in the Javits Center, people from all over turned up with their passions in tow. Popular companies, various artists, famous writers, actors, and directors all met to...
  • Custom streampunk smartphone carrying case for the wrist
    Steampunk 'Hunger Games' smartphone case for Samsung Galaxy
    According to a recent Facebook post at the Steampunk Makers Workshop page on Sunday comes a remarkable, custom "Hunger Games" Samsung Galaxy smartphone carrying case. It is adorned with the Mockingjay pin as worn by Katniss Everdeen...
  • Final Hurrah for 2014 Texas Ren-Fest Firework Celebration
    Texas Ren-Fest by the numbers recap: Bye bye until next year
    The Texas Renaissance Festival said good night and farewell to it's 40th Anniversary run this past weekend. Today event organizers announced their record breaking season turn-out solidifying it's return next year after hosting close to 550...
  • FIve ways to recycle costumes after Halloween
    5 ways to recycle costumes after Halloween
    Don’t toss those Halloween costumes after October 31! Each autumn, kids of all ages (and even plenty of adults) look forward to picking out Halloween costumes for door-to-door candy begging, masquerade events, Halloween parties, and other...
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