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Wow, what a con! This was the first year Emerald City Comic Con expanded to four days instead of three, and what a difference that extra day made. One more day of seeing fantastic cosplay, buying fantastic trinkets, and meeting our fantastic customers!
And what lovely customers they were, too! Although we didn’t have a chance to snap pictures of everyone we saw, we’re loving the pics we did get.
Kate, Kimberly, and Tehia donned Striated OTKs in navy & royal, Elemental Striped Thigh Highs in Zephyr, and Extraordinary Striped Thigh Highs in tan & dark brown to accessorize their con looks.
It was great to be part of such an exciting con, and we loved the extra day we got to spend helping our socks find the perfect homes. A big thank you to anyone who stopped by our booth during ECCC! If you incorporated any of your purchases into costumes (or signature looks), we’d love to see them. Share them to us on Facebook or our other social media platforms, or email them to us at email@example.com. And be sure to let us know if you want us to share them with others–though we’re happy to see them either way!
With con season gearing up, we’re looking ahead to one of our favorite parts of vending—seeing all the fantastic cosplay!
Dreamer Lucy as Ramona Flowers
Although we can’t claim supernatural powers of prediction, there are a few things we’re expecting (and hoping) to see a lot of this year. And a few recommendations that will help you keep this year’s cosplay on point.
Super Heroes (and Villains)
With so many super hero movies (and TV shows) coming out this year, we’re expecting to see a lot of Marvel and DC’s finest wandering the con floor. From Deadpool to Captain America, there’s a lot of material to cover. We’re hoping Wonder Woman will also put in an appearance, even though she won’t get her own movie until 2017.
- Rock a Deadpool-inspired look with some Extraordinary Striped Thigh Highs in black and red.
- Grab some Fishnet Pantyhose or Sporty Striped OTKS (with red or blue top stripes) to put that finishing touch on your Suicide Squad Harley Quinn cosplay.
Blast from the Past
Never has the phrase “everything old is new again” felt quite so accurate, at least in the con scene. This year will see a lot of familiar faces gracing the big and small screens; whether it’s Mulder and Scully’s return to investigating X-Files, a new generation of Star Wars fans out in force, or the re-imaging of everyone’s favorite ghost-busting team, 2016 feels comfortably nostalgic.
- Grab some delightful neutrals to compliment your Jedi attire. Strong with the force are these socks, yes.
- There’s nothing quite as fashionable as some classic green slime. Who you gonna call?
Animation continues to win many hearts, both young and less-young, and this year promises to see a bunch of cosplayers doing their fandoms proud. Old favorites continue to stay strong, with a plethora of Sailor Moon and Adventure Time cosplayers (remember Rae’s Fionna cosplay from last year?), as well as some newer favorites like One Punch Man and RWBY. With the end of Gravity Falls, we’re expecting to see a bunch of fans giving their favorite series the appropriate sendoff (though of course, the end of a show never means the end of cosplay!), in addition to a continuing rise in Steven Universe cosplayers.
- Where will your star go? Whether ankle or thigh, we’ve got a few options to help pull together your Steven Universe-inspired look.
- Don some Toe-Tal Recall Midcalves to give homage to a certain Demon Cyborg.
As always, sometimes the most exciting costumes are the unexpected ones, so never feel confined to the current trends! Regardless of who you’re dressed as (even yourself!) we love to see our items in action, so if you’re wearing anything you purchased from us, be sure to visit our booth at one of the cons we’re attending! Your picture may even end up in one of our con reports.
As a proud member of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance, we are taking part in this year’s Decemberville event. And that is good news for you Portlandians! This Saturday, from 11am to 6pm we will be offering $5 off any in store purchase of $25 or more. What’s more, once you’ve made your purchase you will get to spin our prize wheel. You can win a special coupon for a future visit, or a free pair of selected socks! You can also take part in the Decemberville clothing and toy drive which benefits the Raphael House of Portland. Bring packaged toys or clothes and drop them in the box next to our register area.
December 5th is the perfect time to come in and get the things you’ve been coveting. Like our new Dreamer Holiday Striped OTK’s and Crews. They come in four varieties celebrating the major winter holidays. We’ve also got Holiday Mismatched Sleeves to keep your arms warm.
And don’t forget to pick up our 2016 Sock Dreams Calendar, featuring some of our most socktastic photography. Last, but not least, you can grab our new Sticker 5 Packs for the collectors on your shopping list. These packages contain four vintage holiday designs and one new one that can only be obtained through this pack.
The holidays are fast approaching, so be sure to take advantage of this great deal from 11am to 6pm on Saturday December 5th!
Are you one of the many people who brave the raging hordes to take advantage of Black Friday deals? Do you have a holiday list full of people who could benefit from fun, new socks? Do you live near Portland, Oregon? Do you like fabulous prizes? Well then, this year, why not skip the big box stores and visit some of Portland’s fantastic small boutiques? Specifically, ours!
As we have in the past, we are participating in Portland’s “Little Boxes” on both Friday November 27th and Saturday November 28th, from 10 am to 6 pm. It is a fun way in which Portland is supporting the unique little shops that help make this town such a dynamic place. Not only can you get find discounts at some of your favorite stores, you can also enter a raffle to win incredible prizes. You could win an iPad Air, one of several shopping sprees and gift cards, or the grand prize: a four night vacation to your choice of San Diego, San Francisco, or Hawaii! Check out littleboxespdx.com/prizes to see all of the exciting possibilities.
There is no purchase necessary. Simply come to our shop, or one of the other dozens of participating stores in any of Portland’s nine top shopping districts. Once inside, find the Visit Code on display and enter it in the Little Boxes smartphone app, or the Little Boxes Passport, which you can pick up at any participating location. Every Visit Code you enter equals one raffle entry.
Now, if you make a purchase you will also get a bonus Purchase Code. Your first purchase at a participating store will get you another raffle entry, plus 10% off your subsequent purchases at any other participating store. If you make purchases at four stores you get 15 bonus entries. If you purchase at 8 stores you get 20 more bonus entries. If you make purchases at 12 stores, you get an additional 30 bonus entries. Get your holiday shopping done, and you could possibly win a big bonus gift for yourself! Now how fun is that?
Come into our shop, get your free passport, and knock some of those gifts off of your holiday list.
Well, we’ve traveled far and wide to share our dream of warm, fashionable feet across the country. While we were expecting to sell a lot of socks, we were surprised to find ourselves on an epic adventure to strange and wondrous lands.
We began our journey in the Emerald City, where not only did we run into Dorothy Gale, but also Malcolm Reynolds, Rocket Raccoon, and The Doctor. From there we hitched a ride on a tornado, and though we didn’t make it to Kansas, we did find ourselves in the Windy City. While there we were accosted by a rogue Dalek. Not to worry, we were rescued by Ramona Flowers, and surprisingly, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. From there we were whisked away to a land that stood a Mile High. We got a proper welcome from Peter Pan, a pair of friends from Monster High, and a wizard named Odin.
Our next stop was on a beautiful harbor in the City of Champions. The city lived up to its name as we ran into a number of heroes for the League of Legends. We befriended a playful dragon who took us to The Athens of the South. It also seemed to be a popular spot with vacationing students from Hogwarts. At last we made our way home, only to discover that we had landed in an alternate dimension. One in which the Rose City was overtaken by helpful droids.
We finally found ourselves back in the Emerald City and from there it was only a short jump back to our home land. We will rest up for now, but early next year we will be back for more amazing adventures. Stay tuned to find out when and where you can be a part of the dream!