ConFusion post the third: Cosplay and the Rocky Horror Muppet Show
Posted January 23, 2012on:
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Oh was there a lot of cosplay, and it was awesome! I saw at least two Inuyashas, a spot on Doctor Who and River Song, two Tardises (Tardisii? Tardisae?) two Jesuses (again, Jesusi? Jesii? Jay-Z’s?), What I thought were Mokono hats (you know, from xxxHolic and Tsubasa?), possibly some furries, at least one The Dude, a Hunter S. Thompson, a few Trekkies, some Star Wars aliens, Doctor Frankenfurter, buckets of top hats and other crazy hats and goggles and random victoriana, and quite a bit of cross dressing. Husband and I played “guess the gender” a few times.
I learned something very important during this con. I learned that I haven’t a freakin’ clue how my stupid digital camera works. So most of my pictures came out like crap. Here are a few badly taken pics, and some links to much better image libraries.
But much better than learning that I’m digital camera clueless, was learning about the crazy amazing hilariousness that is the Rocky Horror Muppet Show.
Yup, it’s exactly what you think it is. Created by indie musician and Filk master Tom Smith, Rocky Horror Muppet Show answers the classic question of what if the Muppets tried to do Rocky Horror on the Muppet Show? (what, that isn’t a classic question? since when?) And of course, since it’s the Muppet Show, everything goes horribly wrong, Kermit (and Tom Smith does a beautifully spot-on Kermit. It was truly unreal) nearly has a nervous breakdown, and the guest star (in this case, Jim Hines) ends up helping Kermit figure out a solution before the end of the show. You know all the songs from Rocky Horror, right? they’re all written to 4/4 timing. As any filker will prove to you, you can sing just about any 4/4 song to the chords of any other 4/4 song. It was hilarious, it was awesome, you need to go google it RIGHT now, it was for mature audiences only, and it was standing room only.
Tom Smith is a fucking genius, and I got to hang out with Will Frank (twitter handle @scifantasy) afterwards! He’s also incredibly cool. Go follow him on twitter.