Event Report 20150711
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The photos below are
what we saw.
crowds were intense, but unlike "normal" crowded places, the
mood was festive and many of the folks were in costumes.
came by with a buddy. Kathleen and Robin could not resist
the opportunity to pose with them.
marketing people had been working overtime behind the scenes to
organize the Comicon event. These "troopers" were part of
a marketing push for a new series called "Colony".
most of the costumes we saw, while intricate, were one-offs and
usually home made. These were actual uniforms and tactical
seemed a bit old to fit into the target demographic, but played
the part well. The problem is that I don't know which
part. Sadly, I am not much of an anime fan and could not
identify her character.
of fantasy characters. This fellow spent plenty of time
creating that sword.
girls got held hostage by a couple of ninjas.
went from tame to lame and everywhere in between.
Mexican Lucha wrestlers came into town for this event.
came with his mother it seems.
The irony of this
costume did not escape me. This skin-and-bones waif had
a body suit with a skeleton. She has a "Conan's Monster"
model in the box.
bomb with the "fur girl".
wanted a photo with the fur girl too. The equation will
change soon when her braces come off; she is very pretty and has
a great figure.
hot wearing regular clothes, this fellow must have been cooking
in the suit.
plenty of died hair, some came out better than others. The
purple actually looked pretty good.
spiderman and his trusty assistant Clara cleavage.
stopped at a cafe and had a table on the street with a front row
view of the oddness. Folks were leaving the convention and
coming past our table in droves. Then came the evangelical
bible-thumpers with their bull horns.
came for a visit.
to eat dinner in peace, but the zombies came and wanted to eat
us in pieces.
The crowd was rife
with zombies and we had to exercise great care lest we be
bitten and infected.
The Colony marketing
folks had a set of 4 Pinzgauer 712s that they had drive around
in circles touting their upcoming show.
Everyone in costume
was willing to pose for us.
were upon us.
back from the past for a visit.
made a creative costume.
Lots of time and effort was put into costume creation and preparation for the show. I saw one gal that was naked with only body paint like Mystique in X-Men. It must have taken her hours to prepare. Plus I'll bet it was very hot.
to getting tips. My favorite was a fellow carrying a
sign that said "Two Backflips for Three Dollars".
This fellow put a lot
of effort into the Edward Scissorhands costume.
gathered to allow folks a photo op.
Pig man is fixin' to
slaughter Robin and Kathleen
A Guardians of the Galaxy face mask with lit eyes.
Spock must have been
6' 7" tall and looked very much like Leonard Nimoy.
Robin gets assaulted
by more Mad Max characters and a Psylon Warrior.
I don't think the
gal knew the guy with the rug head. She was cute though.
The Mad Max Wasteland
Weekend boys were here.
Wonder Woman came to
visit. She was wonderful.
was overload. There were huge crowds and tons of things going
on. That said, the participants were an interesting
crew. Plenty of time was put into costumes and
preparations. It was sufficiently interesting that we
might even go again next year.
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