Saturday, April 27, 2013

C2E2 2013 - Friday

Well! After a two hour delay, mix-up about airport pick-ups, and a day of handsewing the rest of my costume together... I finally made it to C2E2.  I have to say it was an absolutely fantastic con. Really, really huge, with amazing booths and cosplayers and a gigantic Artist Alley. Everyone was also really polite and nice. People asked before taking pictures, and thanked me afterwards. The only unusual run-in I had was one guy, after asking if he could get a picture with me, said "how much do you weigh? I bet I could pick you up!" and he did! He was like a foot shorter than me so I was totally surprised, but wasn't put off by it. He asked me about what character I was cosplaying and stuff, thought it was cool that I was Magneto's daughter, and said he'd better go read those comic books now.

I did end up getting a migraine from the wig+bad food+noise+visual stimulation but it was still a great day. I got TONS of swag... will have to take pictures and share those later. For now I'll show you some of the pictures I took throughout the day... 

 Alicia as Vampire Jubilee... daring the sunlight!

Got a picture of myself in make-up right away, before it could start wearing off... I did have to replenish my lipstick several times, but I got a ton of compliments on the whole thing. (There will be a post on Seamstress Confessions next week detailing how I pulled this cosplay together.)

The Marvel stage had Thor and Cap props for posing... I chose to face-off against Jubilee with my magnetic powers!

I got to meet Karen Hallion! I utterly adore her art, and own three of her Doctor/Disney mash-up t-shirts.

One fun event I attended was the Buffy "Once More With Feeling" Shadowcast. Basically they acted out the episode while the real thing placed on an adjacent screen. It was really well done - they had every part covered with a cast of about 9 actors. It was pretty funny!

Hey look, I found an Oswin Oswald!

Alicia (Jubilee), Mazzie (Rogue) and myself posing with a Storm we found. This is one of my favorite pics from the day!

I was really happy whenever anyone recognized who I was cosplaying. Polaris isn't a big name outside of the X-Men fandom because she hasn't been in any of the movies, although she's easy to explain by saying "Magneto's Daughter." I had one comic book seller say "You're Polaris, right? I don't see many of her..." Another girl came up and was gushing over my costume, bewailing the fact that she didn't have her Wanda cosplay on. I think she also said I should send off a picture to Peter David (X-Factor writer)? Will probably do that later... then an artist recognized me and asked where Havok was. Cuteness!

These are only a smattering of the awesome costumes I saw. I've got more of them up on Seamstress Confessions, so check it out!


Elora Shore said...

That looks like so much fun! Wow! Your costumes are great. Excellent work! Sounds like you had a terrific time. Very happy for you. ;D

Andy Hauge said...

I know what you mean about uncommon cosplay! The highlight of my Anime Detour weekend was finding a bunch of people costumed up from the same series that I was, and doing a group photoshoot. Each series has its sort of mini-fandom, and there's a lot out there, so something like that was just awesome.