The 2009 Rollercon vs. DefCon Fashion Showdown!
That's right, for those of you who didn't know it, Las Vegas simultaneously housed conventions for the worlds toughest girls and the world's nerdiest guys. Rollercon of course is rollerderby players from around the world assembling to learn how to increase their muscle tone and how to kick each others asses more efficiently. DefCon is hackers from all over the world assembling to learn how to install FreeBSD on an iPod and how to get their moms to increase their allowance. So trying to compare the 2 sides on an activity level is like having a 100 meter dash between a cheetah and kitchen sponge.
So to even the playing field, we will compare the two conventions on attire, pitting spandex versus polyester to see who will take the 2009 Vegas Convention Fashion Crown!
DefCon opens with a basic black number, very slimming and always in style. The ironic humor of the text is lost on non-nerds which costs a small deduction but they earn it back by the accidental truth of the last two words. No cheetos stains so he's obviously been wearing it for less than 15 seconds. Excellent use of movie-starlet sunglasses to distract from the receding hairline.
Rollercon counters with a bold statement in red.
The tank allows maximum tattoo visibility and is nicely complemented by matching red fishnets. The text resounds within the rollerderby community and is easily understood outside it.
Rollercon 1, DefCon 0
Costumed Group CategoryDefcon comes back strong with a presentation based on characters from Team Fortress 2.Team Fortress 2, for those of you who don't know, is a video game. Video games, for those of you who don't know, are what nerds play on their computers while they're busy not getting laid. The attention to detail is impressive but the Defcon authenticity is compromised by the fact that an actual girl seems to have wandered into the picture.
Rollercon parries with their interpretation of police officers.
Police officers, for those of you who don't know, are those people who haul misbehaving rollergirls to the drunk tank when the afterparty gets out of hand. Colors match well as do the sunglasses, less overall detail but they gain celebrity points since Dewey Cox seems to have wandered into the picture.
In a close decision,
Rollercon 1, Defcon 1
Rollercon 1, Defcon 1
Defcon kicks up the action a notch with... uh...
I don't know why these vinyl testicles are battling each other but I do know that I don't want to see the trophy they present to the winner. The only good thing happening here is that their headgear colors match their thongs.
Rollercon's entry is tailored for maximum freedom of movement in combat.
Strong dark primary colors with bright contrasting secondary colors plus the complete absence of vinyl scrotum makes this an easy call.
Rollercon 2, Defcon 1
Awesomeness CategoryDefcon closes out with... Another girl? Really? Are you sure she was from Defcon?
Oh yeah, look at that. Who knew? Nice use of neon colors to add sizzle, plus all that hacking ingenuity pays off in the construction of a fashionable skirt using only duct tape and an old Cindy Lauper album cover.
The final entry from Rollercon is a little number they like to call, "Daaaaaaaamn!"
This, my friends, is the stuff that epic rink rash is made of. The outfit is the most earth-friendly item in the showdown, requiring practically no resources to make. It is unforgiving to those with embarrassing tattoos but especially friendly to those who play Rollerderby in a sauna or outdoors in the middle of a bunch of casinos in the frigging desert.
I call this one a tie, meaning
Rollercon is your 2009 Vegas Convention Fashion Champion!
Please use the comments section to post links to any pictures that you feel could have tipped the scales toward Defcon or would have made it a blowout for Rollercon.
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