Texas Frightmare Weekend

This year I attended Texas Frightmare Weekend for the first time. By now it seems like forever ago. But lucky you — I saved all the pictures! So here they are without much verbal adornment, or it’d probably take me another month and a half to get this up.

I suggest you take your time with this post. It’s a big one. Really savor the photographs. Left-click to enlarge them. Get a sense for yourself of what it was like to be there — unless, of course, you were actually there, as a good many of you probably were. But even so, there’s a good chance you may have overlooked something interesting. So savor. There’s some good stuff in here.

And oh, by the way, I met that guy in the picture above. Father Evil. He’s from New Jersey and travels the country attending all the big horror conventions. He was one of the first “cosplayers” I came across. Check out his website.

The line on the right was for Elvira. It’s really incredible the crowds she draws. And I am told by my friends at Collector’s Crypt that she is a genuinely nice person. I didn’t meet her, though.

Incidentally — I have no celeb pictures. The costs were pretty outrageous and I didn’t want to stand in line that long. There were plenty of big names there and almost all were in attendance by Friday evening. It’s said to be bad etiquette to snap sneaky pics of celebs at their tables, so I didn’t.

Instead, enjoy some of those curious folks who like to dress up in costume and attend horror conventions.

These guys were genuinely creepy. Played a nice accordion, though.

The convention floor was packed, but still spacious enough that you had room to move around without too much difficulty. I was able to take my time at the many interesting dealer booths.

This magnificent piece, among many others, was from the folks at Collector’s Crypt. Take a look at my recent blog about their store. Such a wonderful place.