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Published October 31, 2018

This week we shrug off the mundane and go geek for fashion and role-play as we talk about cosplay! Get sucked into a world of fantasy, makers, and something that definitely goes beyond “dressing up.”

Guests: Tony Faith of Thirty Something Digital and Pete Mazzoli of DaPete Cosplay and Props

00:00 What is cosplay, what does it involve, is it for everyone, and why do it?
08:57 How do you put together your costume?
13:37 What is the whole cosplay experience like?
23:14 What really gets noticed when you cosplay?
29:55 New to cosplay? Here are some tips & tricks!
45:14 What’s appropriate for cosplay? (And some gender politics)
50:07 Attitude toward cosplay and cosplay community
56:32 Guest Favorites from their personal collections (and various tangents)
1:07:50 Cosplay stories to encourage you newbs!
1:14:12 Wrap Up

Key Terms/Properties Mentioned in the Podcast:
convention (comic-con, con), LEGOs, Disney Princess, Space Marine, Transformer, Larp & Cosplay, steampunk, paladin, Star Wars, ewok, Sith, Jedi, Dragon Con, dark mage, light saber, etsy, Star Trek, Iron Man, cardboard Storm Troopers, Zoe, Firefly, Harry Dresden, MegaMan, St Louis Comic Con, Velma, Scooby Doo, Peter Pan, Alan Tudyk, proton pack, Ghostbusters, N7 Mass Effect armor, Final Fantasy VII, Buster sword, Tony Stark, Fallout 4, Samus, Metroid, Calhoun, Fix-It Felix, Wreck It Ralph, Venelope, John Crichton, Farscape, Jim Henson, the Muppets, QMX, Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly, Full Metal Alchemist, Mays Hughes, Envy, SCA, Weta, Lord of the Rings, TIE Fighter, Darth Vader, R2-D2, TIE pilot, Roy Mustang