With Comic-Con around the corner, a galaxy of fantasy characters will soon descend upon San Diego and the Internet. As a warm-up we hit DomCon, which took place last month in LA and is exactly what it sounds like. Thousands of dominatrices and people in the fetish community converged to act out their fantasies in the safe, public realm of the LA Hilton’s Convention Center.
The Pet Play Competition put the cosplays at Comic-Con to shame. Men and women dressed up and galloped around as their spirit animal, from puppies to a unicorn. Check out this video of their Best in Show competition.
It was unforgettable because…
THE LEVEL OF COMMITMENT WAS BEYOND
You are not truly channeling your inner animal/fantasy creature until you buckle down on your hands and knees and scurry around in public, proudly barking, meowing, whinnying, or whatever language your animal speaks. The most impressive individual—or dog—I saw was chewing hard on a tennis ball-sized rubber toy in her mouth everywhere she went.
EVERYTHING IS BETTER WHEN SEX IS INVOLVED
There is undoubtedly an element of kink involved in the roleplaying. Some hardcore pet players explain that they are into it at an intrinsic level, that it’s the childhood habit of being the dog when playing house carried on into adulthood. But the outfits are sexy, with bare skin, electrical tape on sensitive body parts and leather and latex as the essential elements of a well-dressed puppy/lemur/pig-dog. Also, the trick the pig-dog does in the video with the condom and dildo is pretty neat.
YOU CAN LEAVE, BUT THE BEAST WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU
No one has to break character once they leave the convention. The Pet Play Competition at DomCon is just a day in the life of true pet players. For them, the competition is a place to win the coveted Best in Show blue ribbon. The rest of the year is devoted to regular club meetings with their fellow beasts. Clubs such as the Los Angeles Pony and Critter Club hold monthly meetings at a private home where the members can train and practice with their human masters. Clothing-optional attire and butt-plugged tails are encouraged.