Needless Things Podcast 153 - Mikal Mosley

March 26th, 2017

A Very Special WrestleMania Monday Episode!

Phantom Troublemaker talks to wrestler and cosplayer Mikal Mosley on this special bonus episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

Mikal Mosley is literally on the road to WrestleMania! While en route to Orlando for a special double-secret WWE project (Mikal's best friend is Xavier Woods - place your bets as to what he's working on), the hybrid cosplayer/wrestler got on the phone to share as much as he could about his work for the world's biggest wrestling company.

Listen in as Phantom and Mikal discuss cosplay, wrestling, and what it takes to make entrance gear and props for The Ultimate Thrill Ride, WrestleMania!

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Needless Things Podcast 67 – Dragon Con 2015: Costuming & Cosplay

August 7th, 2015
2015 Dragon Con coverage starts today on the Needless Things Podcast! Sean Patton of SMP Designs and Sara Nicole Pope join Phantom Troublemaker to discuss costuming and cosplay!

Costumes are one of the most important elements at Dragon Con or any other convention, but so much more goes into them than just wearing them. Sean and Sara have both been involved with costuming for many years and have unique perspectives on how to design and create geek-oriented gear. From interpretations of screen and comic book designs to practicality and commissions, these two have valuable insight on every aspect of the craft.
The gang also touches on the terms “cosplay” and “costuming” and why they are different but not mutually exclusive.

Listen in as Phantom, Sara, and Sean discuss one of the most complex and time-consuming arts of the Con!:

Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

Today’s musical selection comes from Dragon Con 2015 Guest Performers, Here Come the Mummies! Check out their website and download some free terrifying funk from beyond the grave today!

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Needless Things Podcast Episode 29: Dragon Con 2014 - Sean Patton & DJ Spider

August 8th, 2014


Time to get these Dragon Con episodes underway, Phantomaniacs!

Last year Beau and I talked to DJ Spider about cosplay and conventions. She was so delightful we knew we wanted to have her back this year.

I’ve been wanting to have Sean Patton of SMP Designs on since the first time I spoke to him. He’s the guy that sparked my desire to learn more about cosplay and feature it like I did during last year’s Dragon Con coverage. This year we managed to schedule some time before Con to talk.

Join me and Beau as we chat with Spider and Sean about cosplay and Dragon Con in the first Needless Things Dragon Con episode of 2014! Plus, find out more about what Needless Things will be doing at Con.

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