London, UK - October 28, 2012: Cosplayers impersonating Naruto and Harley Quinn pose for photographers at the London Comicon MCM Expo. Most participants dress up in superhero costumes to compete in the Euro Cosplay Championship.
Say you have a thing for dressing up like superheroes, or you dig grooming your hair like crazy animé characters and putting on fantastical video game style outfits. Maybe garb from classic movies like Ghostbusters is your thing.
Into cosplay like that? But you’re not into the tween-scene, kids bop or the strange fandom of local cosplay events like Nashicon or Banzaicon? The trip to Dragoncon would break the bank? What you want to do is don your out of this world threads, be with friends and drink some cheap booze like the Justice League at happy hour.
Cosplay night at the Red Door Tavern in West Columbia is where you’ll want to find yourself. It happens tomorrow, Aug. 30. Get on your outfit and hit the bar with your buddies. They’ll have drink specials and the possibility to win some cash in their costume contest, and you know you need to make some dough after your recent eBay bidding war for that cinematic quality Master Sword replica from Ocarina of Time.
And even though this cosplay event is at a bar there is no age requirement (bring an ID if you want a drink). But take heed! Little Christin who loves Twilight might need to be kept at home. State Street, where Red Door is located in West Columbia is definitely not a boring, Diet Soda City. Things can get real fun, real fast. Pinball, pool, and foosball will take up your time if you’re the designated Batmobile driver.
Admission is free; it's $5 to enter the costume contest. The action starts at 8 p.m. Find more info at www.reddoortavern.net
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
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