I bought my first two Pops in 2014, but I didn’t really start collecting until this year. This is just a fun video that Robert Sunshine and I shot last month (Halloween costumes, ya see!) about where our collection was at then.
At the beginning of this month Hot Donna and I attended the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con for the second year in a row. As with any convention one of my favorite parts is checking out everyone’s costumes. Somewhat surprisingly I’m not (yet?) a cosplayer myself but I sure do love when others dress up.
There were so many amazing costumes. I’d have more photos but I was only able to attend for two days, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we had a ton of stuff to do (attending Q&A’s, getting photos with celebs, seeing Ghost of the Robot in concert, etc.) so I didn’t have much time to snap pics. Sunday we were exhausted. Plus there aren’t as many people dressed on Sundays (or so it seems to me).
We spotted this freaking awesome group of folks dressed as Game of Thrones characters right after Hot Donna picked up her ticket. They are fab!
It was a possibility that I was going to interview Kevin Sorbo at this con (it didn’t end up happening), so when I saw a chick dressed as Xena I had to take a photo. Nice pose, BTW.
I’m one of those people actually enjoyed the film The Spirit so I totally had to get a photo with this guy, great job!
I’m not the biggest Troma fan. I think I’ve seen two of their films but c’mon, a killer Gumby? Fuck yeah!
This dude’s Gene Simmons (Kiss) costume was awesome! We ran into him a few times and he gave us tips on things to check out. At one point I jokingly commented to Hot Donna, “Why is Gene Simmons always telling me what to do?”. I want his boots, seriously.
I’m not a Whovian but thanks to my boyfriend I can spot a Dalek and a guy dressed as Dr. Who standing next to a Tardis. The Dalek was traveling very quickly so I had to chase him for a minute. Yes, that’s a real guy in there! I’m always impressed when I see robotic R2D2s at cons but this freakin’ blew my mind. You can check out Bob the Dalek’s Facebook here.
I love me some Star Wars costumes and this one was so neat. This guy was headed in the direction of the 501st Garrison Carida (a Pennsylvania, Delaware & West Virginia Star Wars costuming group). So, of course I had to flag him down and ask for a p0hoto.
A press pass to the convention was provided to me gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World. For more info on upcoming Wizard World conventions please visit the Wizard World site.
So we’ve established that yes, the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con was awesome. One of my favorite parts of any convention that I’ve ever attended are checking out all of the great costumes or cosplayers, if you will. Since we were press (I know, it’s weird to think about) and we had a lot to do I didn’t get as many shots as I otherwise would have. However the pics I did get I am definitely jazzed about.
Press passes to the convention were provided to both Hot Donna & myself gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World.
The next Wizard World Comic Con takes place in Chicago this August. For more info on their upcoming cons please visit the Wizard World site.
It’s not just a regular pass either. The Grand prize winner will receive a VIP pass to Philadelphia Comic Con (includes celebrity autograph of your choice), bypass all the lines and 5 tickets to Snow White and the Huntsman. If you win second place you will get an autographed photo of your favorite celebrity and 3 tickets to Snow White and the Huntsman. The third place winner will receive two tickets to see Snow White and the Hunstman.
Plus The three regional winners from the Philly contest will be entered in the national draw for round-trip airfare for two to any Wizard World Comic Con in North America in 2013 plus two VIP tickets and two nights hotel.
So how can you win?
Are you a cosplayer? Do you love to dress up in fun costumes? If so this is THE CONTEST FOR YOU.
To enter simply submit a photo of yourself in your best costume via this app on WW’s Facebook page. Then have your Facebook friends vote for you. Your goal is to get into the top 5 submitted photos.
If you prefer twitter then you can upload your photo on another site online (ex. twitpic, tumblr, photobucket, flickr, etc) and then tweet the link on twitter including the @wizardworld profile with the hashtag #wizardpic. Then you just need to ask your friends to RT your entry.
After that the top 5 fan voted Facebook entries and the top 5 most retweeted twitter entries will be put into contention to be eligible to be one of the top 3 winners!
You can even compete on twitter and Facebook to increase your odds.
This sounds like so much fun, I can’t wait to see all of your entries!
When I was 18 I was obsessed with the first Tomb Raider flick so I found a similar tank top and some booty shorts and dressed like this all of the time. Yes, I’ve always been nerdy, in the best way, I hope. (Oops, farmer’s tan!)
This contest runs from Friday, May 18th, 8 AM PDT through Friday, May 25th, 5 PM PDT. You must be at least 21 years of age to enter. Photos must be family friendly (don’t show too much skin). Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con will be occuring from May 31, 2012 through June 3, 2012. Full rules on this contest can be found on the official site here.
Since it’s Star Wars Day I’m going to write a bit about my love for/history with the flicks. Plus I’m including some fun pics.
When I was 13 years old the original Star Wars flicks were rereleased to get everyone hyped for the future prequels. Prior to 1997 I hadn’t had any interest in them. I thought they looked boring and were for boys.
However there was so much hype surrounding midnight screenings (which were totally new here) and my father wanted to introduce my sister and I to them.
So i went to see A New Hope and I fell hard. I’ve always considered myself to be a bit more like a guy in my thinking. I fell for Han Solo. Yes, that began my Harrison Ford obsession. You see where teen guys got all hot and bothered over a young Carrie Fisher I was going crazy for mutton chopped Ford. A sarcastic guy with a giant, furry sidekick? What is not to like?
So I immediately went home and dug out the tape my father had me record them on from the Christmas before (they used to run the original trilogy around Christmas yearly) so I wouldn’t have to wait until the next month to see the second movie.
Of course it wasn’t all about holstered dudes striking poses. I too loved the lightsabers and CRAZY twists in the sequels. He’s what to her? Who is his father?
By the time the first prequel came out two years later I owned two lightsabers and had 3 Star Wars posters in my bedroom. Yeah, I was totally cool. To post a photo of the Episode 1 fishermen style bucket hat that I wore the year I was 15/16 would no doubt be amusing but my eyebrows were out of control so I think I’ll pass. I even had a birthday cake with Ewan McGregor wielding a lightsaber for my 16th birthday, yeah.
I actually enjoyed the first prequel. I can tell you this because looking over my high school journal I counted seeing it at the theater at least thrice (okay, it was also cuz of McGregor). I wasn’t as crazy about the other two prequels but I did used to dislike Hayden Christensen so that didn’t help.
Okay I don’t have the blu-rays (cuz I’m poor), didn’t go see the 3D transfer of Episode One (3D transfers suck!) and I did take the opportunity to joke about it on twitter.
My Star Wars joy is still there though. You can see my excitement in the photos below.
I enjoy frequenting the nearby Steel City Con on occasion where I love seeing fans dress in Star Wars regalia. Believe me when I say that when I used to attend horror conventions this was a big no no. Horror fans do not react well to a Luke Skywalker parading around, just a warning for y’all. I also was able to meet a few actors from the flicks.
Yes, I’m wearing my Chewbacca tee (which I carried in my purse and put on over a sexy dress). He was nice even though I couldn’t afford to purchase anything from him.
I ran out of money so I just snuck around and took this on the fly.
During a previous Steel City Con (2010) I had the pleasure to meet Jake Lloyd. As I like to look up actors prior to meeting them, the night before I learned he is basically universally hated by Star Wars fans. Seems totally harsh to hate on a then little kid, but whatever. At any rate his table was completely empty. He was very amiable and totally let me take a photo free of charge. I am making a hideously awkward face because my father said “she’s your favorite” just to have something to say while he was taking the photo. So yeah.
I’ve also met some other fans at various Steel City Cons wearing kick ass costumes.
May the force be with you!
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Mary’s Somewhat Excellent 2010-when I first mentioned the 2010 convention, I also met David Faustino (Bud Bundy, Married With Children) and Mr. McFeely (Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood) that year.
Style File: Strawberries Forsythe-when I met William Forsythe in 2011. Plus photos from previous cons including Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Lew Temple, Priscilla Barnes & Ken Foree (all from The Devil’s Rejects)