Dressing up in costume is the norm at Comic Con. Last time, I went as Poison Ivy. After a long vacation, costumes were the furthest thing from my mind. I couldn’t motivate.
What would I wear?
Silly question for a woman who has a room full of costumes, I know! But this is Comic Con. The last time we went, more than half the attendees dressed up. Wearing a costume was a blast.
There’s even a name for it:
A performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character – Wikipedia.
What to wear at Comic Con:
Super hero costume
Comic book character, preferably from the Marvel series
Character from a fantasy, sci-fi, or horror movie or series
Character from a popular animated movie
Go as yourself. You might be in the majority.
Check out these amazing costumes!
At the last minute, I threw on Courtney’s rubber suit. I went as Selene from Underworld since I wore it at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference.
Danny went as my counterpart, Victor. Courtney dressed as Misty from Pokemon.
Other attractions and events at Comic Con:
I have become an Outlander super fan. I don’t think I’ve geeked out about a show since the original Twin Peaks. The Outlander crew is coming to San Diego Comic Con this weekend. I’ll be in Los Angeles. Maybe we’ll cross paths at an airport. You never know… I’ve been lucky before.
We met the fantastic Andrew Gower who played Bonnie Prince Charlie Edward Stewart in Season 2. Super nice guy and truly talented. We’re looking forward to watching him in Season 3!
I couldn’t imagine what a thirteen-year-old could talk about for forty-five minutes. I imagined her standing on stage all self-conscious and stammering in front of a packed auditorium. I was blown away.
Talk about inspirational. Not many people at any age are comfortable in their own skin. She cracked jokes in her cute British accent and even belted out a gorgeous rendition of an Adele song when asked by a fan.
Another fan asked how she remained calm in front of thousands of people. She thinks of everyone as one person who came to see her because they like her. That makes perfect sense. It’s easy to sit and talk to people who like you. She also gave out sage advice. “Family comes first. They will always be there for you.”
Millie and interviewer Chris Perente in costume as Barb.
Danny and co-worker Michaela. She made her costume!
We had a fantastic time at Denver Comic Con. I’m glad I wore a costume. Next year, maybe I’ll think outside the box like these people below.
Have you been to Comic Con? Are you a super fan of a show? Who would you dress up as?