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If there’s one thing that adds to the geek aesthetic of Comic Con, it’s the cosplay. A combination of the words “costume” and “play”, cosplay are basically the costumes that one would see roaming inside and outside the Convention Center during the event. They range anywhere from popular TV or movie characters to ones from Japanese anime. The possibilities are endless when it comes to cosplay. Here’s a few photos of myself and other attendees who decided to dress for the occasion.
In 2010, I was Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII. Although a pretty simple costume, it was made out of faux leather material, which would get HOT while walking outside. It wasn’t one of the more familiar costumes. Heck, you wouldn’t really know about it unless you played their video games! But I did get noticed a few times, which was cool.
I also dressed up as Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. Another simple costume, and the gun holsters were just badass! I had to get the guns checked before heading inside the exhibit hall.
That same year, a friend of mine dressed up as Michael Jackson in honor of him passing away the month before. Although he was nervous about it, my other friends and I told him it would be awesome if he did. Sure enough, he was stopped every few minutes to take a photo. I had to laugh because he didn’t practice his moves and someone challenged him to a dance off. Who is The King of Pop without the dancing?! Before watching panels in Hall H that morning, another person dressed as MJ’s character in Captain EO took a picture with him. That same guy has worn it every year following. Despite a few tweaks here and there, that costume is practically timeless (well, to those of us who know about Captain EO, that is.
In the following years, I’ve gone again as Tifa, and also Maka from Soul Eater. The latter is still my most popular costume to date. I’m still amazed at how many people actually watched that show. Then again, it’s difficult not to notice someone walking around carrying a scythe. Just sayin’. I even ran into some well known cosplayers that I’ve seen on social media. Vampy just happened to be giving away pins while on the exhibit floor one day, so I was able to meet her and catch a quick photo before she was on her way. She’s come a long way in developing her costumes, but her Lady Punisher is still one of my favorites.
Here’s a few more photos I got during past SD Comic Cons.
Aside from those kinds of cosplay, some focused on pop culture. As I mentioned earlier, there really is no limit to what people end up wearing at Comic Con.
I’m currently in the finishing stages with the one I’ll be wearing this year. I don’t plan on throwing many hints out there about it, but I will be sure to include the full get up in a future post. Cosplay, whether it be creative or casual, is an absolute fun factor of SDCC. I can’t wait to see what people come up with for this year. I’m going to cap off this post with a photo of an awesome battle pose I randomly caught before heading out of the convention center for the day.
If you’ve been to events like this or similar to it in the past, what kind of cosplays caught your attention? Feel free to share in the comments.
I’ve been nominated by LancoraPerla for this award. Thanks very much for the honor!
Here are the questions she asked me:
My nominees are:
It took me a while to try to find bloggers who haven’t been nominated for this, so apologies if you have.
Here are my questions should you choose to participate:
1. What are your plans for the summer, if any?
2. What is your favorite tv show?
3. What was one beauty product you didn’t mind splurging on? If you haven’t done so yet, what would you splurge on?
4. You’re offered an all expense paid trip to anywhere in the world. Where would you go?
5. Did you ever try a beauty regimen that you found unusual? If so, how were the results?
6. Who’s your celebrity crush?
7. What’s the inspiration behind your blog?
8. Heels or flats?
9. What’s a good food place from where you live that you’d recommend?
10. How often do you check WordPress?
I’ve disappointed myself in the past by missing a few of these boxes from my absolute favorite place to shop (seriously, I’m here at least once a week). Thanks to My Subscription Addiction for giving me a heads up on this one!
Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads – I used one of these to remove my old polish before trying out the one provided in the box. It removed it quickly, and 1 pad is saturated enough to use on all 10 nails. Great to use for travel.
Fekkai Pre-Soleil Hair Mist – Shake the bottle to combine the ingredients before spraying on hair. It contains a UV filter and sunflower seed oil to help protect hair against frizz, color fade, and dryness while adding shine. It has a light citrus scent, which I like. I don’t apply do much of this near my roots for fear of the greasies, but I do concentrate it a bit more on my ends. This will come in handy for more frequent use once I color my hair.
Olay Regenerist Luminous HydraSwirl Eye Cream – I haven’t been very much into eye cream and don’t use it much. But after seeing this, I was intrigued. I happened to be pretty tired when I first applied it, and it actually made me look more awake. The product’s swirled formula helps to brighten the eye area and reduce the appearance of dark circles. I wouldn’t say the circles under my eyes are really that dark, but I’ll take all the help I can get if that means going through all of this!
Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick – Again, I’ll stress that I’m not so much a lipstick person as I used to be. This wax-free gel formula was convincing enough to try at least once. I received the color Gladiolous, wihch is an intense red with an orange undertone. Definitely something out of my preferred shade spectrum (hello, neutral junkie here). I felt like all eyes would be on me when I wore this, but at some point during my day of running errands, I didn’t really care. It kept my lips hydrated and the color lasted at least 4 hours, even after eating. Not bad! If I did choose to buy this in the foreseeable future, I would get the Camilla shade.
SinfulColors Professional Nail Color – I’ve been using this brand of nail color for some time now, so I’m already a fan of it. I received a bottle of Energetic Red. They should have named it Electric Red instead, because this stuff is BRIGHT! I used it on my toes and it’s lasted well over a week with barely any chipping.
This box is valued at $40, and I only got it for under $10 with free shipping after using my Red Card. Score! It also comes with a coupon for $3 off a beauty purchase of $15 or more. This is the 3rd box I’ve purchased from them and I’ll gladly buy more if I can get to them on time. Did you also purchase this beauty box? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Who else is happy that Summer is here? I sure am. This bag has some items that I would find essential for the season.
What’s in the bag:
I would say I liked 4 out of the 5 items I received, but I plan to use them all up.
Subscribed to Time Warner Cable & dreaming of being around SDCC this year? Here’s your opportunity! Simply visit the following link to enter: https://exclusives.timewarnercable.com/en-US/Contest/Air-San-Diego-Experience.aspx
Here’s what the contest winner will receive:
The contest ends on 06/30 at 11:50pm EST. You must be a current Time Warner Cable subscriber to qualify for entry (US only). Good luck!
Thanks to Kat at The Food Blog for selecting me for this challenge. Looks like I have my work cut out for me!
Here we go:
Looking forward to flying down to SD for Comic Con soon. Can’t wait to buy and look at lots of toys and booths, and gawk at visitors in cosplay. I will hang out with my buds and go to off campus shindigs. Oh! Can’t dismiss grubbing on a bunch of yummy food during my trip additionally. Can I go swimming too? That also sounds fun.
Geez, that doesn’t sound like anything I would normally say! 😛
Here are my nominees:
I won’t hold anything against you if you’re not able to do this within 24 hours. We all have lives outside of the blogosphere! I’m interested to see what you’ll write about, and maybe get a good laugh out of it. Good luck!
For my 3rd and final quote of the challenge, I chose one that was shown at the end of the Disney movie Meet the Robinsons. It’s such an underrated flick in my opinion, but it’s one of my favorites. The quote was by Walt Disney himself, and the smaller one within it is just as meaningful. Sometimes we run into snags along the way. Rather than dwell on them, think of them as lessons to be learned. Allow them to strengthen you and help you move on with your journey.
My Day 3 nominees are:
I really enjoyed participating in this challenge, and I hope that everyone I nominated does too. You can see what it’s about in my first post.
In Part 3 of my weekly SDCC posts, I’ll be highlighting a few of the off site events that I’ve attended. There are several held throughout the course of the convention that both Con attendees and anyone who happens to be around the downtown area can experience. They’re either free, paid, or exclusive to convention badge holders. For 2 years in a row, I got to check out the Nerd HQ, which has been held alongside SDCC with nightly events and small celebrity panels. Actor Zachary Levi is the founder of The Nerd Machine, and they in partnership with Break Media have brought Nerd HQ to SDCC since 2011. The location of the HQ has changed each year, bringing a different experience each time. Same goes for the panels, better known as “Conversations for a Cause”. Friends have been to the latter and enjoyed seeing the various celebs that appeared. The conversations are paid for, with all proceeds benefiting Operation Smile, a charity chosen by Zach himself. The rest of the events are free.
Fans of The Walking Dead can check out The Walking Dead Escape, which is held at Petco Park. Those who purchase tickets for the event can either participate in a zombie apocalypse themed obstacle course or just watch the action as a spectator. If you choose the course, you can either run through it as a “survivor” or get professionally made up to be a “walker”. My friends have done both and had a blast, while I chose to spectate.
New to SDCC last year was the MTV2 Fan Fest. This is actually a taping of the MTV Fandom Awards, with celebrity appearances and musical performances. This is an event exclusive to SDCC badge holders, and it’s free! Probably one of my favorite off site events to date. They will be back again this year. No word yet on who is confirmed to appear, but I’m pretty excited already just thinking about it.
I plan to attend more off site events this year since I don’t intend on camping out overnight for panels. Been there, done that! Can’t believe it’s only weeks until SDCC is finally here. Thank goodness I’ve begun packing already.
I fell upon this random quote some time ago and had to bookmark it.
“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.”
I really like this one, because it’s true that everyone is different.
My Day 2 nominees are:
Feel free to check out my first post for this tag to see what it’s about.