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what makes Comic Con special…

I’m not sure exactly what caused me to fall off the grid after Comic Con… I guess when you’ve been focusing all your efforts on one event, it creates a black hole after it is over. Because I still have such a huge stock left over from the Con, I’m not exactly sure what to be focusing on (more on that in my next post). Hopefully I’m back now.
But for now, I want to talk about what makes Comic Con special and so different from all my normal craft shows.
The biggest thing is the people. A good chunk of them are in costume, so there’s the fun of trying to figure out who everyone is. Not to mention a good chunk of them have built their own costumes – which is amazing to see. The lighting wasn’t great in Artist Alley, which is where my booth was, and where I took most of my pictures. Here are a few of the vast collection of amazing costumes I saw over the weekend:
Bender, from Futurama. I’m amazed at the construction – it’s brilliant! And the teeth is a screen!IMG_0611    Astrid, from How to Train your Dragon. There were a surprising number of kids at the con.IMG_0605This Loki crocheted her own horns! (and the rest of her suit for that matter)IMG_0602    This steampunk chick built her own wings! Her whole family was steampunked to the nines and were all as amazing as this girl.IMG_0600    Madam Vastra and Jenny from Doctor Who. My sister and I had this thing going where whenever one of us would leave the table, an awesome Doctor Who Cosplay would go on. IMG_0597    I don’t even know what to say about this guy.  IMG_0590    My sister as the Eleventh Doctor with the Third Doctor.IMG_0589     A Healer and Wizard from Clash of Clans.IMG_0617 One of the few chain maille pieces I saw during the convention. Although there were a few knights wandering around in 30+ pounds of maille.IMG_0616 This lovely lady had to be my favorite of all the cosplayers. She’s Moist Von Lipwig from Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal. Not only is it a character from a book (albeit one that was made into a rather good movie), she knows how to pose in her character and made her costume herself. Makes me wish I could connect with her somehow – that is a person worth knowing. IMG_0612-001People in costume are so much fun to talk to – they’re very open and willing to talk, and often you have that connection of both being into the same games or shows or whatever. And I think at least one person’s costume was the source of a sale over the weekend.
And I think that since this post is so long already, it will have to turn into a two-parter.