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  • 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...
  • Dickens Fair
    Dickens Fair Sewing Time
    Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to turn our sewing machines to Dickens Fair mode. The Dickens Fair is the premier Holiday event in the Bay area. What could possibly make it better? Having your own costume while you stroll along the...
  • Halloween 2014 costumes from Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Beyonce & more!
    Halloween 2014 costumes from Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Beyonce & more!
    Halloween weekend is in full swing! Yes, Halloween was yesterday, however because it's a great occasion that the spooky holiday fell on a Friday - Halloween is being celebrated all over, all weekend long. Whether you stayed at home and curled...
  • Halloween and our best friends
    Halloween and our best friends
    Today is Halloween and our pet’s safety is in question. We know about masks, strange noises and humans scaring each other, we even laugh sometimes. However our pets do not know and it is easy to have a situation go totally awry. Pets bark,...
  • This Halloween try Trunk or Treat!
    This Halloween try Trunk or Treat!
    It’s that candy munching, skeleton hanging, cobweb draping, and costume wearing time of year again. Wouldn’t it be Hallow-rific for your little Disney princess, Caribbean pirate, or Marvel superhero kids to have their fun, candy and...
  • 90s Halloween costume inspirations straight from your closet
    90s Halloween costume inspirations straight from your closet
    With the 90s making a comeback in fashion, why not channel the 90s vibe into your Halloween costume? It's a lot easier than you think and the good part about it is you probably already own these items in your closet. So now it's just a...