It’s that crazy time of year again where your first world problems consist of things like “My feet hurt from comic-con” or “The food in Hall H is terrible” or maybe “There aren’t enough pokestops around the convention!” This may be my 17th-ish SDCC, but it feels just as new and exciting as the first. Unlike other cons where I might spend most of my time cosplaying, this is the con where my focus is about exclusives, panels, checking out what’s new on the floor, and just having a great time with friends. Of course, there will still be cosplay. With all that’s happened this year, I’m in a very “YOLO” mood these days and decided to finally cosplay a character I have always wanted to be, but never had the guts to – Psylocke. I’ll be wearing the X-Men Apocalypse version, which I love because of the added armor. And with my recent hair cut, I also threw in a last minute Jubilee, roughly based on the Kotobukiya figure, but with some ’80s elements. It’s gonna be a fun time so I hope to see you there!
Call me old or call me uncool, but I’m completely not in tune with the music scene. I guess at some point in your adult life, you stop listening to new music, start saying stuff like “I can’t believe kids are listening to this stuff” and stick to music you listened to when you were younger. All things considered, I still somehow knew (thanks to social media) that Coachella was happening this past weekend. My friends have told me that Coachella is like the San Diego Comic Con of music – a huge festival, lots of exhibitors, and just like how people make the craziest costumes for SDCC, so is the fashion scene of Coachella. Continue reading
No matter how many cons I have been to, I still never get tired of roaming the exhibit floor and checking out new booths. Wondercon had some great independent booths and as a huge Disney nerd, I was immediately drawn to Whosits and Whatsits. Yes, they have an awesome store name and yes, they have amazingly cute Disney inspired shirts! Robin Hood was actually one of my favorite Disney cartoons growing up and I have to admit I had a tiny crush on him too (can you have a crush on a fox?). I love the cleverness of this tee, especially the reference to the “oo-de-lally” song, which will now be stuck in my head all day. So if you’re a fan of this type of stuff like I am, be sure to keep an eye on their store as I’m sure they’ll be coming out with even more cool stuff in the future!
I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I found out Wondercon would be at the LA Convention Center this year. No more familiarity, no more big fountain in front, and no more post con trips to Disneyland. However, after spending 3 days at Wondercon, the LA Convention Center really did start to grow on me. True, the exhibit hall was a bit too dim, giving all cosplayers even more reason to stay out in the entrance lobby, but that was a blessing in disguise since it made it a lot easier to cosplay watch, take photos, and catch up with friends! As you know, I had an unintentional Bat-themed cosplay weekend planned and I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out.
Wondercon is just around the corner and for those who have had trouble finding me in the past, I’ll try to make this easy for you! Continue reading
Ever since Wondercon went away nearly 4 years ago, the Bay Area has felt a gaping comic con hole in it’s heart that wishes it could be filled. When Silicon Valley Comic Con was announced last year, I wondered if this could be it – could this be the con that would bring balance to the force? Could “the Woz” really bring together the culture of comics and the technology of the Silicon Valley all in one show and attract the right kind of audience? Silicon Valley definitely had a lot of promise – a decent line up of guests, lots of vendors, and a good location. However, like most first time cons, there were some ups and downs.
If you’ve been following me over Facebook, Instagram or even Tumblr, you may have seen the plethora of cosplay progress photos I’ve been posting. I feel like I’ve been doing one of two things in my spare time these days – working out and working on costumes. Maybe I’ve just been in hibernation too long, but it feels like it’s been forever since I made a new costume and WAY too long since I’ve been to a con! Well, this weekend, I’ll finally get a bit of con fix since there’s a new con coming right to my neighborhood – Silicon Valley Comic Con. Continue reading