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Not long ago, in a forest just outside the city of Portland, a dragon awakened from his century long rest. The two headed beast bellowed and thrashed through the forest beyond the city walls. The people of Portland were frightened and the guard gathered their weapons. “Stop!” came a commanding cry. A collective gasp ran through the crowd as they turned to discover the legendary Sock Dreamers in their midst. “Go back to your homes,” Dreamer Rae called. “Put away your swords,” said Dreamer Nina. “We’ll subdue the dragon,” said Dreamer Rose. The townsfolk stared with open jaws as the maidens strode through the gate.
It was not long before the Dreamers found the dragon stomping grumpily through the forest. Cautiously the sisters approached the dragon. Knowing that after such a long slumber the dragon would be hungry, they lifted their offering of chocolate cupcakes. The dragon paused its raging. The creature’s two heads slowly sniffed the cakes. Liking what he smelled he gobbled down the tasty treats.
Once his hunger had been sated, the dragon let out another roar. Placing a soothing hand on the dragon’s wing Rose felt him shiver. “He’s cold,” she said. “I have just the thing,” Rae replied. As Nina hugged the dragon, Rae helped him into a pair of Extraordinarily Longer Radiant Rainbow socks. The socks were so long, and the stretch was so great, that the dragon was cozy and warm in no time.
With the dragon at last comfortable, the three Dreamers knew there was only one thing left to do. Far to the East, in the city of Atlanta, in the kingdom of Georgia, a great gathering of dragons was due to take place. It was the duty of the Dreamers to bring the creature to the gathering, know as Dragon Con. Rae consulted her map and then the Dreamers climbed onto the dragon’s back. He flapped his wings and took to the sky, heading East. On September 4th, when the half moon sets, the Dreamers will arrive at Dragon Con. Follow the map to join them there and get warm and cozy socks of your very own.
For our latest adventure, the events team and I took flight across the country to participate in another comic book convention. This one took place in the gorgeous city of Boston, right on the Harbor. What a city! The days were full of sunlight and ocean breezes. The evenings, with their gentle rain fall, and the music wafting from the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, were truly glorious.
And that wasn’t even the best part! As it was our first time in New England, we got to meet an exceptional number of folks who had never even heard of Sock Dreams. Even though the summer heat was reaching into the mid nineties, these northerners know better than most that winter is coming. With 105 inches of snow last year, they were eager to find stretchier and more colorful ways to beat the impending chill. This gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the extraordinary nature of our socks to a whole new band of dreamers. Some of them even stopped by to show us what they did with their new stockings.
Nancy snapped up a pair of Double Grip Clips and our con exclusive Extraordinarily Longer socks. She added her own diamond touch to them, for her Harley Quinn cosplay. Sierra was pleased as punch with the Pink Knees she picked up for her cosplay as Annie from the popular online game, League of Legends. Also cosplaying a League of Legends character was Jill as Leblanc. She wore the Wet Look Thigh Highs that she had previously purchased on our web site.
Our next big event is Dragon Con, in Atlanta Georgia, and it is coming up fast. If you are going to be in the area, get your ticket, get in cosplay, with your favorite Sock Dreams stockings of course, and come say hello. And don’t forget to ask us how you can get a free pair of socks!
The legends say that we were made from sugar, spice, and, I don’t know, niceness. The thing is, when the world has gone to the wolves, sugar is hard to come by. Spice is a luxury. And niceness? That can get you into a whole lot of trouble. So, our creator made us with the tools he had at hand. Grit, steel, and regenerated cotton.
I’ve heard the crazy rumors about us. They say we can fly and shoot laser beams from our eyes. Lies. You wanna know the secret to our true super power? Socks. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Socks? Really? In this day and age?” I get it. Radiation storms blast through the lands. The dead rise hungering for flesh. And giant apes are trying to take over the world. But I’m telling you, our socks are the key to all of our heroics.
There was the time that the three of us were captured by a mutant. I kid you not, he had claws for hands. He locked us in a tower, while he plotted our demise. Fortunately, he left the window unlocked. It was a piece of cake to tie our Extraordinarily Longer Thigh Highs into a rope and climb to the balcony below. We were able to take him by surprise and put an end to his reign of terror.
The rumor about our super human strength is also complete bunk. I’ll tell you though, it’s incredible what a sturdy pair of socks and some leverage can do. One time, we were tracking a gang of delinquent boys. These guys were no evil masterminds, but they were rowdy enough to cause serious trouble in the settlements nearby. They’d holed up in an old gas station. An ancient water tower stood looming behind it. With the help of my sisters and a well placed Dreamy Knee, I was able to pull a rusty support beam free. Brought the whole thing down and the boys came running right into our trap.
Socks have been essential to our survival in the outer wastelands. I’ve used my socks to start fires, snare food, make shelter. One time, I even used my Spandex Fishnets as a sling shot. Lodged a stone in the gullet of a lightning breathing iguana. Sure, there are actual monsters roaming the streets, and angry cyborgs wreaking havoc. But all I need are some good socks to keep me safe in this crazy world.
I’ve got to go. Just got word that the giant robot we’ve been hunting is planning to crash the Boston Comic Con. Can you believe they still hold those? I suppose nowadays, we all want to believe in heroes. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a hero, meet us in Boston. We’ll be at the Seaport World Trade Center from July 31st to August 2nd. And we’ll bring plenty of socks.
For us, Chicago’s Comic and Entertainment Expo, came and went in a blast of frigid wind, a sprinkling of unseasonable snow, and a mad rush of pop culture enthusiasm. As you can imagine, we ran into a wild assortment of sock loving characters.
On Friday one of our first customers was Jillian in black O Basics, who solemnly swore that she was up to no good. Once Saturday hit, the place was hopping. That’s when Liz, a.k.a Ramona Flowers, roller bladed into our dreams wearing seafoam M45’s and Super Stripes. Finally, Jess and Hanna, or rather Harley and Ivy, stopped by to show off the socks they had purchased from us the day before. Jess is sporting a convention exclusive variety of our M45’s and Hanna has on our Vertical Cotton OTK’s.
Sunday was the final day of C2E2, and before the show had even officially opened we were visited by Anthony, a true Renaissance man in purple and sherbert O Basics. Later in the day, we had the opportunity to catch Tosha, an exceptional Vulpix Pokemon in another pair of sherbert O Basics. We also caught Dustin doing a fine impersonation of Archer ogling Lana, portrayed by Lindsey, who’s ever popular O Basics were in a lilac shade.
At 5pm the show was over, and we packed our few remaining socks and sent them home. But don’t you worry, we will be bringing them and many other with us to Denver Comic Con over Memorial Day Weekend. If you’re in the area, and you’ve got a great cosplay that makes use of our products, be sure to stop and let us snap a photo and we may feature you in our next post convention write up.
If you have an amazing cosplay featuring Sock Dreams socks or accessories, but you will not be at any of the events we will be visiting, we’d love it if you would email us a photo. Anyone who emails a valid cosplay photo to email@example.com will receive a special coupon code that can be used on their next purchase. All cosplay photos collected from now until October 23rd will also be held in consideration for our new annual Cosplay contest. Rules and prizes will be announced soon!
We clicked our heels three times and have finally made it home from Emerald City Comic Con. While there is definitely no place like home, we have to admit that ECCC was an amazing adventure. The best part about it though, was getting to meet some of you. We were impressed with the way you tied some of our favorite socks into your incredible cosplays, including Shannon’s very fitting Dorothy Gale. She used a pair of Four Button Ribbed Leg Warmers in ivory for her steam punk spin on this classic character.
Aireeka was the first to stop by our booth and show off her costume socks. She completed her rad Rocket Raccoon cosplay with our N Stripes in orange and red. Sarah couldn’t wait to show us how she utilized the Purple Knees she had bought from us the day before. Here she is as Clawdeen Wolf with her Monster High classmate, Frankie Stein, as portrayed by friend Merce.
What comic con would be complete without a visit from The Doctor? Fortunately we didn’t have to find out when Whitney showed up as the 11th version of this enigmatic traveler from Gallifrey. Her Constellation Knee Highs from Sock It To Me added a spacey touch to this feminine take on the role. And speaking of feminine takes, we also loved this girlish approach to Firefly’s Captain Malcolm Reynolds. Kayln used our Extraordinary Thigh Highs in olive green for her sassy ensemble.
Another thing that we loved about our adventure in Emerald City was getting to meet other exhibitors. Our next door neighbor and borrower and lender of scissors was the talented James Ramos. James is an artist, illustrator, game designer, and philanthropist. His heroes include Walt Disney, Charles Schulz, and Chuck Jones. We also, literally, bumped into Christopher Stuart Wilson, a painter and self proclaimed ninja. He is an award winning artist who strives to, in his words, “bridge the canyon gap between the real and the abstract.” We were particularly taken with his Mona-Mystique painting.
Eventually all adventures come to an end. Fortunately we are gearing up for a new one at Chicago’s C2E2. If you want to be a part of our next incredible journey, meet us there at Booth 781!