Anime and Cosplay

Seven Most Sublime Finds at GhengisCon 41

HEY, GUYS! COME LOOK AT MY MERCHANDISE! GUYS!
HEY, GUYS! COME LOOK AT MY MERCHANDISE! GUYS! Teague Bohlen

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click to enlarge Sorry about the tubs, Hyatt housekeeping. - TEAGUE BOHLEN
Sorry about the tubs, Hyatt housekeeping.
Teague Bohlen
3. Dragon's Blood Moisturizing Bath Bombs
If you've ever been to a nerd convention, you know that it's really important to support regular bathing habits. Honestly, they should just hand these out with the badges.

click to enlarge I think the "I cost $40" sign would bother me less if it wasn't in first person. - TEAGUE BOHLEN
I think the "I cost $40" sign would bother me less if it wasn't in first person.
Teague Bohlen
2. Custom Dolls
These dolls are commonly referred to as "BJDs," which stands for "Ball-Jointed Dolls." Because that's pretty much all they are when they arrive from Japan: They're completely featureless, and must be fully customized. The doll on the right is in-process, and Brass Rabbit Custom Dolls has more examples of the intricacy of the painting and costuming involved in taking these dolls from blank-faced nightmare fuel to something worthy of display.

click to enlarge Better than Russian nesting dolls because you can roll them, and they're not creepy. - TEAGUE BOHLEN
Better than Russian nesting dolls because you can roll them, and they're not creepy.
Teague Bohlen
1. Dice Dice Holders
Because the only thing better than dice is dice that hold more dice.

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Teague Bohlen is a writer, novelist and professor at the University of Colorado Denver. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction in 2007; his textbook The Snarktastic Guide to College Success came out in 2014. His new collection of flash fiction, Flatland, is available now.
Contact: Teague Bohlen