Days of the Dead is happening in Indianapolis right now.. While I am ensconced in horror-related fun there, here I look back on some of the great fun I have had there over the years.
Cosplayers are a big part of comics and horror conventions. I have seen some great costumes, many of which are elaborate and very detailed. Then there is "Ozzy."
Okay, I am just poking Ozzy. In fact,k he is not really a cosplayer. Ozzy is part of the PsychoBabble crew. (Spoiler alert: Ozzy s really comedian Bob Jay.)
Wearing a ratty wig, glasses and doing a pretty good Ozzy impression, this guy walks around Days of the Dead mingling and talking to attendees, while also nabbing cool interviews with the celebrity guests.
I have tagged along with the PsychoBabble crew and I still don't know how they do what they do. At a convention where the celebrities are there to meet fans and make money, the PsychoBabble crew manages to get some major celebrities for interviews. I would think an irreverent Ozzy imposter would not be given the time or consideration, but yet he somehow is endearing enough to draw in the celeb.
Ozzy and the crew, led by Mike Preston, are an awesome bunch. I have worked with them and have been on their cable show.
The PsychoBabblers don't usually make the trip to Indy, but there will be plenty of other fun there. Check out DaysoftheDead.com for more info.
Bob Jay and me in Schaumburg, IL-November 2017.