Comic Cons Reviewed: So What Can One Learn From Other’s Mistakes
In the summer, geeks from all over the earth turned off their video games and made the pilgrimage to San Diego for Comic-Con 2015. Host to over 150,000 fans, this occurrence is definitely an alternate universe created to pay tribute to motion pictures, manga, cartoons, video games, music and, obviously, the media which began it all – comics.
Comic-Con is definitely not the sort of conference which you arrive in a stuffy, gray business suit. Costumes, while not needed for entrance, appear nearly de rigueur as fanboys as well as fangirls strut their stuff throughout the convention halls. The more elaborate the costume the much better – and you will see all of the tried and accurate superhero characters as well as their appointed arch enemies. From Spiderman and Lex Luther to Batman and also the Joker, it can be a surreal encounter to determine these characters just hanging out at Comic-Con performing normal stuff – consuming within the food court, looking for souvenirs and sitting within the audience throughout panel discussions.
Dressing up in what several would consider Halloween costumes is just a enjoyable way for participants to show off a passion for all of the fictional characters which have kept them entertained over the years. Actually, this kind of activity is known as “cosplay” (eg: costume play) and is a past-time that started in Japan as a result of anime and manga media but has now spread all over the world. Cosplay can range from characters from Japanese anime like Naruto and Sailor Moon but may also cross the galaxy to science fiction and fantasy characters such as Star Trek, Lord of the Rings and much more.
Some of the biggest draws of the weekend were centered around upcoming blockbuster films based on stories from the Golden Age and Silver Age of comics. For example, Green Lantern costume were out in green-spandexed force to represent the upcoming 2011 large screen adaptation starring actor Ryan Reynolds. Taking another web page from pulp fiction morphing into superhero flick, Thor costumes and Captain American costumes were other large sightings at the comic convention venue. If you’re looking for costume ideas for the subsequent superhero occasion, you will get lots of inspiration from Comic-Con.