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DragonCon 2014 Wrap-up

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We had a great time at DragonCon, one of the largest cons in the US. Held in downtown Atlanta, it is a multi-genre con and quite a force of nature. There are 60,000 people, many in costume, wandering between 5 huge hotels, taking pictures of each other, lining up for celebrity autographs, geeking out on […]

DIY Halloween: Odds n’ Ends 1

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Only 3 more days of my DIY Halloween series. Have you got an idea for your costume yet? Only 32 days left (really less because most of the parties are going to be on the 29th and 30th).

Over the month I’ve found a pile of interesting goodies that don’t fit into neat categories. I’ve packed them up into two posts. Enjoy, and please join our mailing list (box to the left) to get the Organic Armor quarterly newsletters.

DIY Halloween: Paper Mache etc.

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Paul started out making his costumes from paper mache. It’s an accessible, cheap medium that can be used to create just about any shape, large or small. The results can be sturdy and weatherproof if done right. It can also be heavy and uncomfortable. But it’s a time honored Halloween costume material and I’ve gathered some links that show it’s versatility and potential high quality (no balloon heads). I also threw in some cardboard, duct tape and plaster gauze links.

DIY Halloween: Hair and Wigs

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We’ve covered your eyes, your feet, your parts in the middle. Today we’ll talk about the top of your head. Dreadfalls are a type of semi-temporary hair extension popular at Burning Man, anime cons and other places. They come in varying thicknesses and colors, sometimes with ribbons and beads attached. They can be quite expensive […]