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The days have grown short, the Hunter’s Moon is waxing, and Halloween has arrived. What better way to celebrate than to deface a few squash?
We gathered 25 ripe pumpkins and carved them into an abundance of geeky, pop culture references. We had several from Doctor Who, and My Neighbor Totoro, and even one from the movie Labyrinth. We had cats, spiders, and crows. There were two Cthulhu and an alien Xenomorph. We also had one or two pumpkins that were impossible to explain.
Of course you can’t have a pumpkin party without pumpkin pie, so our good friends at Waves of Grain Bakery provided us with two mouth watering varieties.
Now we’re off to cavort in the night, seeking mischief, candy, and the company of fellow sock fanatics. Happy Halloween dreamers!
For those of you who do not know, we sponsored a fantastic cosplay contest in The Mary Sue‘s Geek Girl Headquarters at the New York Comic Con this past weekend. The time has finally come to pick the winners! Check out the finalists on The Mary Sue’s Twitter, or on their web page and cast your vote for your favorite. The choices are tough and the competition is fierce, so make your vote count.
The grand prize winner of the contest will get an amazing prize package from us including, socks, leg warmers, sock glue, the world’s best water bottle, stickers, buttons, not to mention a $50 gift card. Three runners up will also get gift cards.
If you missed out on the action and are itching to show off your socks in outfit related contests, don’t fret. We’ve got several competitions lined up in the coming months with our new Dreamer Dress Up feature. Just sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep you posted on how you can be a winner too!
New York Comic Con is coming up quick and boy are we jealous of those of you who will be attending. There will be amazing guests, killer panels, fantastic cosplay, and…us! Now, while we won’t be there vending our wares, you’ll still get a chance to snag some sweet Sock Dreams stuff.
“How is this possible?” you may ask. Well, let me explain. NYCC is going to have an exciting new feature, hosted by TheMarySue.com. It’s called “Geek Girl HQ“, and we are going to be a part of it. This is a place where women can hang out, relax, and recharge. Recharge your cell phones, that is. There will be special appearances, musical performances, crafts, games, and a library corner. Just go to Room 1E02 in the Javits Center during the convention from October 9-12.
“What does any of this have to do with Sock Dreams?” Another very good question. Sock Dreams is sponsoring the Cosplay Contest! In Geek Girl HQ there will be a life sized frame next to a table full of props that you can use to either create a costume or augment your own. Snap a photo of yourself in the frame and tweet @TheMarySue #GGHQ to enter the contest.
“Did you say something about freebies?” Why, yes I did. Try $200 worth of sock dreams goodies. We are giving away a super Grand Prize Package to the winner of the contest. Here’s what it includes:
- 1 hand painted wooden treasure box
- 1 Sock Dreams Water Bottle in Silver
- 1 Pair of Long Cuffable Scrunchable Leg Warmers in Black
- 1 Pair of Extraordinary Striped Thigh Highs in Light Blue & Natural
- 1 Pair of Dreamy Knees in Twilight
- 1 bottle of It Stays! Body Adhesive
- 1 $50 Sock Dreams Gift Card
- 3 vintage Sock Dreams Stickers
- 3 vintage Sock Dreams Buttons
We are also giving away gift cards to three runners up. So if you are going to New York Comic Con, be sure to stop by Geek Girl HQ for your chance to win!
Its time for a little happy dance, because in just over a week we will be at our home town nerd fest, Rose City Comic Con! We couldn’t be more proud of sponsoring this event. In three short years RCCC has become one of the northwest’s top pop culture conventions. We can’t wait to see you there!
Stop by booth number 408 on Saturday September 20th and Sunday September 21st at the Oregon Convention Center to say hello. While you are there, you just might find the perfect socks to complete your cosplay. You may even find several socks to flesh out your fall and winter wardrobes. We’ll have plenty to choose from.
Need another reason to come see us at booth 408? Well, I recently found a stash of some of our vintage stickers and I am bringing them for you. This is your last chance to get your hands on these discontinued stickers. Be sure to show up early because we have a very limited supply.
Now, if you find that come Sunday evening, you’ve had so much fun that you wish the party could keep going, don’t despair. We are throwing a party especially for you! Bring your Rose City Comic Con badges to the Bossanova Ballroom from 8:00pm to midnight on Sunday September 21st, and get free admission to the Rose City Comic Con Wrap Party. Join us for music, dancing, and a cosplay fashion show featuring Sock Dreams socks. Check out or Facebook invite for details.
If you haven’t got your tickets to Rose City Comic Con, don’t wait! It is definitely something you won’t want to miss.
We had an incredible time at Dragon Con. We saw a new city and made a lot of new friends. We even got to unveil our new convention booth, which turned out to be a huge hit!
One of the best parts of being at Dragon Con was getting to meet our fans. What a fantastic bunch of creative sock lovers! They came up with some great ways to incorporate our socks into their cosplay. Here are just a few of our favorites.
On the left is Kelsey as Beth Tezuka from Bravest Warriors. She incorporated our Extraordinary Thigh Highs in Grey to make her cosplay complete. To the right is Lindsay as Bee from Bee and Puppy Cat. She is wearing white A Chevrons. And what’s that she’s holding? Why, it’s her Sock Dreams order form with a note and original artwork by one of our talented shipping staff.
Here we have Mackenzie wearing Black Extraordinary Thigh Highs, one of our most popular socks at Dragon Con. She is decked out as Hatsune Miku, a Vocaloid. Next to her is Megan. She’s completed her Hogwarts Ravenclaw costume with our Sorcerer Socks in Navy and Silver.
There is one more Dragon Con bunch that we have to acknowledge, and that is the dapper crew at Geek Chic. It was so busy during the con that we didn’t have a chance for a break. Robert Gifford and his wonderful crew brought us snacks and beverages to help keep us going. They were outstanding neighbors and we couldn’t be more grateful.
Dragon Con is over now, and we’ve all returned safely to Sock Dreams HQ. We’ve returned, that is, minus hundreds of socks, thanks to our enthusiastic fans in Atlanta. Who knew such a hot and humid city would be full of people just as dedicated to socks as we are? Big thanks to everyone who helped make it one of our best event to date!