I think it is pretty normal that a family should get home from vacation on a holiday at 1:30 in the morning and get up early to go shopping for comics at a convention the same day. Well, maybe it is not normal. But it is what our family did. (Shhh! Don’t tell the Easter Bunny!)
It was our one day to attend WonderCon this year and we were not missing it! Okay, well maybe I wanted to miss it just a little. I hate crowds and this was guaranteed to be crowded. However, last year, I found $2.36 in change around the convention center and there was no way I was going to miss out on that opportunity again.
My husband and children like to go to the conventions for the comics and exclusives. I like to go for author sightings and unique art. Plus, costume spotting is a fun activity.
This year, WonderCon was fantastic. We always go to Comic-Con. This was our second time at WonderCon, because it was being hosted again in Anaheim, California. There were so many booths this year. It seemed half of the attendees were in costume. I had dissuaded my friends from attending this year based on my experience last year. However, I think I would recommend it for 2014.
No, I did not dress up! I’m a little too old and jiggly for that. But I did get into the spirit and wore this dress from Modcloth with a sexy Red Riding Hood print on it.. It is called Favorite Fairy Teal Dress.
I loved this booth by Wool Buddy. I cannot resist anything felted. It is a weakness I do not want to overcome. Look at his creations! Aren’t they cool?!
What girl can resist Indiana Jones? Isn’t he dreamy? I think he likes me. Ooooh, watch that whip! Or don’t….
Oh my gosh! It took all, and I mean all, of my self restraint not to purchase this gorgeous handmade giant leather book. It was on sale for $250. Can you imagine writing in it? I try to picture it generations from now being handed down to the next lucky soul.
“Treasure this son. It holds your Great, Great, Great, Great Grandmother Jenni’s most treasured secrets. Most prized among them is the time she ate a whole sheet cake all by herself.”
Oh the memories it could hold! I will think about it for Comic-Con.
There were so many outrageously fun costumes this year. There were Stormtroopers, zombies and tons of Adventure Time characters. I did not see one Princess Leia slave costume. This was most unusual and I am sure ruined the day for many a teenage boy. There was a young lady with the fullest most beautiful breasts in a teeny tiny R2D2 outfit that probably calmed the sting of disappointment a little. I also spotted the following cool ensembles:
I have no idea what this spider girl is from. If you know, please tell me in the comments. I just know she took it to the extreme and was wearing stilts on all of her limbs!
This guy was dressed up as a scary character from one of my favorite video games, Bioshock. His eyes were creepy with different colored contacts. His friend gave my camera a very bad finger, and so unfortunately I had to cut him in half. The other picture I took did not turn out. Sorry cool dude! You were very pleasant and I loved your costume.
And I loved this girl’s Steampunk Mad Hatter outfit. I think she looks crazy awesome! I would go to a tea party hosted by her anytime.
So, that concluded our day at WonderCon. It was exhausting but fun. I picked up some cool pieces of art that I will showcase later. My family took home some comics. I did not see any authors. Patrick Rothfuss, where were you?
Oh, and I did not find one penny on the floor. Someone must have taken up my lucrative hobby. My son did get to buy his Halloween costume and wear it at the convention all day. You can’t beat that!
Have you been to any of the Cons? Were you there this year?