“I went to a convention in Atlanta, and they had something similar, and it was terrible,” Glitch said.
“I decided I could do it better, and it has just blown up at Cons.
Their platinum blonde and jet-black wigs become my latest style envy and I find myself wondering how I can get my hands on one. As you enter the main conference hall, there are Cosplayers oozing out of every crack.
I entered the room not knowing a single Zelda game, yet left feeling a connection as if I had played the game for years. There are entire sections dedicated to Star Wars, giant aliens, medieval characters, princesses, villains, nursery rhyme characters, super heroes, video game characters and the list goes on.
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Finally, I had an excuse to wear the eight-year-old-boy-sized Pokémon shirt I’d bought a couple years ago. Speed dating at New York Comic Con, which ran October 9-12.
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I stop a few heavily dressed–up fans and ask how long it took to make their costumes. ” “Four days…” “Just put this together this morning! Every age group, from toddler to grandparent, seem to be represented at this year’s Comic Con, which broke a record of being the largest-to-date in Utah with an expected crowd of over 130,000 attendees.
As I wander through the endless labyrinth of aisles and booths showcasing the latest costumes, movie prop replicas and face paint, I see complete strangers approach others for photo-ops, high-fives and swapping of fun-facts and trivia.
You don’t find girls saying ‘Oh, I hope my hair looks good,’ instead it’s probably ‘I hope my costume looks good.'” Jonathon Mario has been practicing makeup for ten years, and travels across the nation helping fellow fans transform into their wildest Comic Con dreams. “I always wanted to be a mermaid when I was little, and I was told I couldn’t be.