Countdown to Dragon*Con: Costume Inspiration

August 30, 2010 at 9:00 am 2 comments

What is Dragon*Con you ask?

Officially the peeps at Dragon*Con say:  Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.

However a more accurate description is listed here courtesy of DataVortex:  It’s the biggest annual nerd party in the Southeastern United States. About 40,000 gamers, otaku, mad scientists, skeptics, paranormalists, sci fi fans, trekkies, vampires all gather in Atlanta’s major downtown hotels and their convention centers, totally own all the entire place, and have a booze and caffeine fueled 80 hour nerdgasm.

The interest spectrum represented at DragonCon is wide and best described as anything geeky. There are several tracks of programming, which includes the big name celebrities (Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Mythbusters, etc) and large performances, usually music (MC Chris, Cruxshadows, etc). Other tracks may define a broad interest or be confined to material from a particular universe. The tracks for 2009 were: Alternate History Track (SteamPunk), American Sci-fi Classics, American Sci-fi Media, Anime/Manga, Animation, Anne McCaffrey’s Pern, Apocalyse Rising, Art Show, Forums & Workshops, British Sci-fi Media, Comics and Pop Art, Costuming, Dark Fantasy, Electronic Frontiers Forum, Filk, Gaming Panels, Independent Film Track, MMORPGs, Podcasting, Readings, Robotics, Science, Sci-fi and Fantasy Literature, Silk Road: Asian Cinema & Culture, Skeptic Track, Space, Star Gate: Multiverse, Star Trek: TrekTrak, SWat DC, Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Whedonverse, Wheel of Time, Writer’s Track, X Track, and Young Adult Literature.

One of the best and most interesting parts of Dragon*Con are the Cosplayers, that is, people who dress up in costume.  Although I do not dress up in costume (fairy wings just aren’t for me), I like to use their looks as inspiration for what I do wear.  This year I am going to try to do 2 looks a day (one for daytime, one for evening).  As we get closer to the annual event I’ve been scouring the internet to decide what kinds of looks I’d like to take with me… enjoy!

Live Creatively!

Who doesn’t love a SteamPunk look:

X-Men’s Pheonix… I may or may not have been obsessed as a kid:

For all you Dr. Who Fans:

W – O – W:

Wigs anyone?

Over the top make-up, so cool!

Aeon Flux:

Anything Alice in Wonderland will always be awesome to me!

Yeah, I have no idea… but you have admit, its interesting!


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