Longtime friend of Yipe! and first time writer Chris O’Halloran starts us off with some musings on the many regrets of masquerade stage crews.  Then we look back to the last transmission from Anti-Kevin, translate it into English, and completely fail to orient the lettering to the dimensions of our… dimension.


España retorts against herself by judging a masquerade for the first time, then I clog up the page count with messages scrawled when I lost my voice at BayCon in “Diary of a Mute Fan.”

Finally, Kevin steps out of the Wayback Machine with old partner in crime Jennifer Tifft in tow because Mette’s too busy trotting around the globe to be bothered with 10 Questions for a Costumer.

YIPE! Volume 2, Issue 7, “Dregs,” is now available for download:

Volume 2 Issue 8 is already in the works!  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

Our first BayCon tale comes from our good friend Leo Schwab, who writes of his out of costume life as a man everyone accuses of being in costume.  The awkwardness is reinforced by Joanne Pelaschier’s take on her first ever outing to the San Francisco Bay Area’s… um… BayConiest… convention?

Then, right on schedule, España gives the Masquerade system an atomic wedgie and steals its lunch money.  Longtime reader and first-time contributor Deborah Bretschneider follows with the tale of “Eat the Guests”, BayCon’s first attempt at a zombiewalk… or zombie sit, as the case may be.
And, because we’re all a bunch of selfish bastards who can’t stop talking about ourselves for one instant, Mette puts us back on track with 10 questions for Cosplay goddess and BayCon regular Karisu.

YIPE! Volume 2, Issue 6, “We’ll Take It In A Little,” is now available for download:

Volume 2 Issue 7 will soon be coming to a website near you.  This one!  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

We sat down at some conventions with some of our favorite costumers, got good and loaded, and were dumb enough to record the exchanges for your perusal.

First, Radar gets together with beloved masquerader Cordelia Willis to analyze the process of large group performances from concept to execution.  Then Kevin assembles a review of some of his favorite humorous costumes, culminating in the ultimate hall costume/religious event:  The Great Washed.


As per usual, España tears us all a new one because we can’t stop making great costumes based on terrible books and movies.  I enter the fray with an interview of Rockabilly fiend and ne’er-do-well Sylvia Muñoz, and Mette Hedin returns with another episode of 10 Questions for a Costumer, this time putting Galifrey One and Comicon skit master Bob Mitsch in the hot seat.

YIPE! Volume 2, Issue 5, “Hem and Haw,” is now available for download:

Volume 2 Issue 6 cannot be stopped!  Are you willing to join the madness?  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

48 Steamy pages!  Featuring the return of beloved YIPE! writer Leigh Ann Hildebrand for the hard question we all have to ask:  what happened to the punk in Steampunk?  Our popular columnist Espana Sheriff retorts in her latest Sheriff Don’t Like It, then I ruin the whole flow with some short fiction set in an alternate history Nieuw Amsterdam.  We finally get back on topic with Steampunk Punk Priestess Mette Hedin in a new YIPE! feature: 10 Questions for a Costumer featuring this month’s sacrifi– guest, Kathe Gust.


YIPE! Volume 2, Issue 4, “Steamer Trunk,” is now available for download:

Volume 2 Issue 5 will soon be coming to a website near you.  This one!  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

We present to you, in full color, a tale of how a solitary Doctor Who fan broke nearly thirty years of quietly loving the franchise and embraced a Doctor Who convention in full costume.  It’s the issue where you’ll learn how a masquerade judge operates, and how you can make the most of your masquerade.  You’ll see one of our own coming to grips with the fact she’s now, officially and inescapably, a costumer—or so her luggage tells her.   Oh, and Mette wrote a madlib, too.


YIPE! Volume 2, Issue 3, “Our Car Runneth Over,” is now available for download:

Volume 2 Issue 4 is on its way with loads of steampunk goodness, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to join the fun.  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment, contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

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