Tag Archives: costumes

OzConPhilly Back Again

It had been sixteen years since I last attended an Oz Convention, and now I’ve gone to two in the same year. The International Wizard of Oz Club‘s National Convention was in Philadelphia this year, so I could stay at … Continue reading

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Pearls of Conventional Wisdom

I attended a bunch of Oz Conventions back in the 1990s, and the Centennial Convention in Indiana in 2000, but haven’t been to any since then. The International Wizard of Oz Club used to do at least three per year, … Continue reading

Posted in Dick Martin, Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Eric Shanower, Gina Wickwar, Jared Davis, John R. Neill, L. Frank Baum, Magic Items, Oz, Oz Authors, Ruth Plumly Thompson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Hangin’ with Ben Cooper

My wife has recently been obsessed by crappy Halloween costumes, and I figured that might be a decent subject for a post. Perhaps the most famous manufacturer of such costumes was Ben Cooper, Inc., a company that started out making … Continue reading

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It’s the Halloween Season

With Halloween coming up at the end of the month, it’s about time for me to make my typical rant about how absurd it is when hardcore Christians act like it’s some kind of Satanic celebration. This is especially ridiculous … Continue reading

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