III Points 2014 Fashion: Goth Kids Are the New Cool Kids

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Photo by Alex Markow
Fashion isn't an official thematic prong of the III Points music, art, and technology festival, but it is something to be taken seriously when on festival grounds.

Every hipster, scenester, freak, geek, and beauty queen is out to impress, or maybe just to get as weird as possible. We saw a lot of strange fashions at III Points, but we knew we'd see one fashionable staple above all else -- the color black.

This is our visual love letter to that most basic and not-basic of colors (or not-color).

See also: The People of III Points 2014

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Sneaker Con Miami Reveals Swaggy Pre-Teen Economy

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Kate Maier
The BankUnited Center was packed wall-to-wall with devoted sneakerheads on Saturday afternoon. Middle-aged dudes and middle-school hustlers gathered in the University of Miami's basketball stadium to cop swag while munching on $3.75 Skittles (swag) and sipping on $4.50 Cokes (swag swag.)

Living, breathing children walked around, hoisting Dunks in the air that predated their births. They pumped their unmuscular arms to the beat of "Bugatti," a song that glorifies getting black ed out and waking up in a luxury car with no financial or legal consequences. Blatant and unadulterated consumerism was literally in the air, but there were some base-ground ethics that revolved around respect for product, if not people: The common greeting for bargain-finders was "Can I touch them?" Because the music was so loud, the usual departure was signaled with a grunt or a head shake, which meant the asking price for a certain shoe was higher than what was on the sneaker blogs. Parents stood by, non-plussed, as their pre-pubescent spawn wheeled and dealed and often came out ahead.

But how do kids obtain shoes that are worth the median weekly income of a Floridian family?


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Florida Supercon 2012: The Greatest Costumes

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Photography by Pamela Wasabi

See more photos from Florida Supercon 2012A N00b's Guide to Florida Supercon; Five Reasons Florida Supercon is Better Than Any South Beach Club.

Florida Supercon was back last weekend, bringing out comic book, anime, animation, video game, fantasy, and Sci-Fi superfans in geek chick style. Was it just us, or did the convention seem bigger and better-attended that in the past couple years? And out-of-costume attendees were few and far between.

Maybe we're getting soft in our old age, but our favorite part by far was the droves of kids sporting serious fan gear. It just goes to show that no matter your age or their hobby, there's something for everyone at Supercon -- and probably, something to inspire you to dress all freaky, too.

Check out the best costumes we spotted this year.

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TattooLaPalooza: Portraits, Piercings, and Pabst Blue Ribbon (Photos)

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Photography by Pamela Wasabi
View more photos from TattooLaPalooza 2012 here.

Some of us will remember this weekend forever as a festival of Miami Heat-fueled celebration. Others will remember it for a very different reason: It's written right there on their bodies.

Every year around this time, the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown lends its space to some of the most dedicated attention-getters and pain lovers, those whose skin is a canvas for the dark, pop-art, contemporary artists at Miami's own three-day tattoo convention TattooLaPalooza.

Walking down the isles of the show, we captured tattoo artists who proudly showed us pieces done by another tattoo artist at the convention. It was a back-and-forth race to meet, greet, and photograph the diverse skin art, depicting lobsters eating rats, goddesses eating hearts, dolls trapped inside a brain. Think of it as an eye-catching needle banquet.

As opposed to other years where we couldn't stop snapping photos, our Sunday visit was a quiet one. Blame it on the rain, or the hangover from the championship celebrations. But the talent was not scarce. The artists were at work.

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Ultra Music Festival Fashion: Never a Dull Moment

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Photography by Pamela Wasabi
Ultra Music Festival: The perfect reason to prohibit judgements, and forget inhibitions. As always, this year's Ultra was a place to party, dance, and of course, wear your wildest fashions.

Here, there are no rules. Your shoes don't need to match your outfit; everyone can wear a skirt; and even in the tropical sun, weather leg-warmers are a plus.

Oh yeah, and beads. You're gonna need a stupid amount of beads.

All over Ultra, we spotted individuals that made us wonder, made us laugh, and made us drop our jaws in awe. But we will say this: Each was having fun in its own way, and ruling its own style. Check out out pictures below.

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Valentina Lives In Her Own Cute Universe

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Photography by Pamela Wasabi
Fashion Breakdown: Pink Converse sneakers; fuschia leggings and top from Forever XXI; tutu from Hot Topic; jacket unknown; purple wig: "It's complicated"; guitar decorated at Kawaii Universe.

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Jones Channels Amber Rose

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Photographed by Jipsy
Fashion Breakdown: Blazer is H&M; skirt and shoes Bebe; watch Guess; hair by Marcelo

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Jill Hartmann: Thrifty Belted Beauty

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Photography by Pamela Wasabi
">Fashion Breakdown: Purple dress (one year old; designer unknown); belt came with a skirt from the clearance rack at JC Penny; purse and leather boots from DSW; necklace from "a weird store in Alabama"; tattoo of bird in cage from Ocho Placas; Louisiana map tattoo: "I got it at Tattoos by Lou."

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Lavina: Neon and Feathers

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Photography by Pamela Wasabi
​Fashion Breakdown: Boho white top from Mango in Spain; blue navy slacks from Forever XXI; sandals from DSW; headpiece from Wynwood Green fair vendor; purse bought in France.

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Annette: Hippie Print Princess

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Photography by Pamela Wasabi
​Fashion Breakdown: Tie-dye shirt from Urban Outfitters; pants from Greece; woven purse from Anthropologie; shoes from Montauk, NY; glasses from Phylum.

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