Saturday was cosplay day. My first time ever cosplaying in public (I’m uber shy, remember?) so it was kind of a big deal for me. I’d spent a lot of time and energy putting together a few costumes, the pièce de résistance of which was my Thor costume.
Then I woke up with hives.
Everything kept going downhill from there so it ended up taking forever for hair and makeup (shout out to my sister-in-law for the fun Thor eye makeup!) By the time we walked out the door the hives had mostly gone away. But, much to my dismay, we didn’t get to Comic Con until about 1:30pm.
For some bizarre reason that I can’t fathom, there were Bible-thumpers protesting Comic Con, claiming it was evil. Now, I may not be super religious or anything but I consider myself a good little 1/2 Catholic-1/2 Methodist and I’ve wracked my brain trying to figure out why they protest at Comic Con but not other, more questionable conventions. All I can come up with is they are attention whores. At any rate, there were a few snarky folks who took it upon themselves to protest the protesters. I was a fan of them.
As soon as I got there I pretty much made a beeline for the Roddenberry panel so I didn’t get to hang out for very long. I did get stopped for pictures though which was a pretty surreal experience. I suck at modeling so I kind of did the same pose over and over again. I also hadn’t had any liquid courage yet.
After sitting in on his panel I interviewed Rod Roddenberry (coming soon!)
By that point it was almost time to leave for the Superhero Pub Crawl so I raced around the Floor really fast to see as much as possible before I had to go. One of my first stops was The Devil Inside booth for my missing Dennis Calero signature and to show Todd Stashwick my Thor costume as promised the day before.
Some other randomly awesome stuff from the Floor:
Darcy got to meet fellow super tall dude Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca.
AND Bruce Campbell (which I’m insanely jealous about).
The cast of Fringe!
There was a pretty epic Iron Man display featuring several suits. That is, if you could get close enough to see it. They were constantly doing some kind of activity so the crowd around it was always enormous.
On to costumes!
Ridiculously adorkable Optimus Prime.
Joy and The Batman.
Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse! BETELGEUSE!
Who ya gonna call?
Maybe Joy can hitch a ride.
Those Clone Troopers are looking confused.
Geek Outlaw on the prowl.
Some Gamers hanging out just outside. That chick was badass.
Dammit Hayden, she’s a Doctor, not a clubber!
Even Kato takes the trolley to Comic Con.
Then we were off to the Superhero Pub Crawl. We met up with Hayden’s BFF Jerry who came dressed as Indie. A decision that proved very popular with the ladies.
The rest of the night was just madness really.
Stay tuned for “Part 4 – Sunday Shenanigans” and the Roddenberry interview – coming soon!