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Emerald City Comicon 2014 – Confessions From the Con: First Time Cosplayer

I have an incredible wife. She’s an amazing mother, photographer, writer and friend. She cosplayed for the first time at Emerald City Comicon over the weekend. She wrote a funny piece about her experience: click here to read the story on her blog.

My wife and Father-in-law cosplaying Carl and Ellie from UP.

My wife and Father-in-law portraying Carl and Ellie from UP.

 

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On Fandom and Cosplay

The past few years cosplay has become a big part of our family. We’re heading into our 4th Emerald City Comicon and this year it’s bigger than ever. Even my 70 year old father-in-law has decided to join us in costume! He totally came up with the idea himself and has been excitedly working on his cosplay. We were joking the other day that he could end up being the oldest cosplayer at ECCC!

So, amongst the feverish costume building that I’ve been wrapped up in, my awesome wife took the time to write a really great article that compares the fandoms of the sports and geek worlds. Here’s a link to her article ‘Fandom’ in which I think she did a fantastic job writing. I hope you enjoy it.

She also took the above photo, which I like because it focuses on the fan taking a picture of a cosplayer (who just happens to be our daughter!)

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 – Cosplay Gallery Roundup

Just like last year I didn’t make to San Diego Comic-Con. I did however find a lot of cosplay photos online, so I decided to post a gallery roundup again. Hopefully someday I’ll be posting photos I’ve taken myself.

Also, don’t miss this well written article about Cosplay that was posted at the LA Times: Comic-Con cosplay: Costumed role-players become temporary superstars I’m going to direct my friends and family to this the next time I get the quizzical “Huh!?” when I try to explain cosplay to them.

A big thank you to each and every photographer. All of us stuck at home really appreciate it.

Check back often as I’ll add to the listed as more SDCC 2013 cosplay photos and videos continue to show up on the interwebs.

First off, here’s a couple of fun cosplay videos from Agressive Comics and Sneaky Zebra





Viper Pilot and Cylons by Noelle Paduan Lbc42

Viper Pilot and Cylons by Noelle Paduan Lbc42 on Flickr

Astrid by by San Diego Shooter on Flickr

Astrid by by San Diego Shooter on Flickr

Catwoman Closeup by uncle_shoggoth on Flickr

Catwoman Closeup by uncle_shoggoth on Flickr

Here’s all of the galleries in no particular order:

Comic-Con 2013 by Victor Gamez

THE COMIC-CON 2013 COSPLAY GALLERY (850+ PHOTOS) at Tested.com

07.17-21.2013 SDCC from Noelle Paduan

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 by austinspace

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 by uncle_shoggoth

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Thursday by Bitspitter

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Wednesday by Bitspitter

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 – Wednesday by DTJAAAAM

DTJAAAAM Photostream on Flickr

Comic Con 2013 – San Diego by San Diego Shooter

Comic-Con 2013 photos: Cosplay costumes, in all their crazy glory

SDCC’13 in Photos: Fast Cars, Cosplay, Grant Morrison and Puppy Dogs by Megan Byrd

SDCC’13 in Photos: Archaia, Cosplay, Joss Whedon and Hugs

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2013: Preview Night in Pictures from Geeks are Sexy

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2013 in Pictures: Day 1 from Geeks are Sexy

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2013 in Pictures: The Creative Commons Edition from Geeks are Sexy

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2013 in Pictures: Day 3 from Geeks are Sexy

SDCC 2013 Cosplay from Nerd Approved

SDCC 2013 Cosplay Day 2 from Nerd Approved

SDCC 2013 Cosplay Day 3 from Nerd Approved

SMASH — When Hulk Cosplay and Cupcakes Collide

Here’s a great little story that started at the 2013 Emerald City Comicon which I had a small part in and just had to share:

http://www.cccakery.com/2013/03/the-littlest-she-hulk-green-velvet.html

If you’d rather have the condensed version:

I took this picture of a very awesome little She Hulk cosplayer at ECCC :

The awesome bakeateers over at C&C Cakery, whom were moved by the overall power of such unbridled joy (come-on, super sweet Hulk girl wearing a tutu, that’s just too Incredible!) and were inspired to create The Littlest She-Hulk Green Velvet Cupcakes (follow the link for the recipe).

Can you feel the love!? I’m actually wishing I could taste it instead. I love me some cupcakes!

More delicious cupcake photos here.