Tagged costuming

Minnesota Conventions to Cosplay at in 2016

Update 1/23/2017: Looking for 2017 convention information? Check out “Minnesota Conventions to Cosplay at in 2017!” It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for 2016 Cosplay planning! There’s not much going on in these short, cold days of Minnesota winter—but come March, cosplay-friendly Minnesota conventions will already be starting up. Here’s a helpful list of conventions in Minnesota you might be interested in visiting and cosplaying at this year. Click on the convention’s name to visit its website,...

Star Wars Reads Day 2015: The Force is with Books October 10th!

The fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day is soon upon us, and this global celebration in support of the joy of reading and literacy is sure to have something for everyone! There are a number of events around the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota, and we’ve done our best to round them up. Events and times may be subject to change, so check with event venues for the most current information. Barnes & Noble Lego Build Events When:...

Ramping Up for MN Renaissance Festival: The Wonderful Whimsical Wings of Doo’s Wingalings

As the Minnesota Renaissance Festival finds itself once again upon us, there is no better time to showcase some of the artisans who can be spotted on the festival grounds. Not all of the talented artists have a booth at the renaissance festival, but they are still important contributors of wonderful art that bring the spirit of the fest to life. Today’s featured artist is Dorianne McCreary Jarchow. (Check out our other interviews by clicking here.) Kelly Starsmore (TCG):...

Ramping Up for MN Renaissance Festival: Michael Heck & the Original Royal Guard Costumes

As the Minnesota Renaissance Festival finds itself once again upon us, there is no better time to showcase some of the artisans who can be spotted on the festival grounds. Not all of the talented artists have a booth at the renaissance festival, but they are still important contributors of wonderful art that bring the spirit of the fest to life. Todays featured artist is Michael Heck. (Check out our other interviews by clicking here.) Kelly Starsmore (TCG): What...

Minnesota Historic Recreation Society’s 2015 Victorian Winter Ball

Hosted by the Minnesota Historic Recreation Society, the annual Winter Ball is a great opportunity to show off your Victorian threads and spend the evening conversing by candlelight. The Winter Ball is one of several parties, complete with dinner and dancing, thrown by the Society during the year, each with a particular period theme. While sticking exactly with the 1860’s theme is sure to earn you extra ooh’s and ahh’s, later Victorian garb or modern formal wear is welcome as...

Cosplay for Writers

With the moronic furor over the Star Wars trailer’s “black Stormtrooper” in the recent past, this seems like a swell time to revisit the strangely controversial topic of cosplay. I’ll be honest; the crux of this article rests on the fact that I have had some small discomfort with cosplay myself. Nothing hostile, of course, but a primal discomfort with entire notion of making any sort of costume. There was a time when seeing a cosplayer would trigger something like...
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