So. I finally got to go to my very first Comic Con EVER this past weekend, and I think I have officially fallen in love. Like. Wow.
I was really anxious about going in the first place. I usually don’t fare very well in spaces that are crowded and hard to get out of, but the entire day wend without a hitch and I am so happy that I got to experience my first comic con with some of my favorite people and do an obnoxious amount of shopping.
Wizard World is a convention that tours the states, stopping major cities, bringing vendors, celebrities and panels for guests to enjoy during the day (or weekend). I don’t have much to compare it to, but overall we had a really great time.
We weren’t sure if we wanted to dress up in cosplay, with none of us ever trying it out before outside of the normal times to dress up (i.e. Halloween). We decided pretty early on that we wanted to dress up as a group (with myself being horribly indecisive about my costume for months on end), but we headed to the convention up in Cleveland in full on Star Wars costumes. I guess in my eyes thats like the way to experience it fully, and being a total nerd, I was really pumped to get to dress up like Captain Phasma for the day.
My absolute favorite part of the experience was the sheer amount of shopping there was to be done. So many artists and vendors had brought their pieces to sell, and I fell totally in love with so many new artists and their work! Of course it didn’t hurt that most of their art is themed around my favorite games and movies, but it was really cool to get some original art and chat with the people who make the pieces. I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite vendors on my instagram this upcoming week so be sure to stop by and check out some of the people who are making amazing stuff!!
Another really cool thing was getting to see everyone in their costumes that they worked on. Mine was purchased online, but you could tell that some people had spent months getting their costumes together and getting to show it to everyone was a serious sense of pride. Maybe sometime I can spend some time and make a really cool cosplay, but the people we saw had serious skill on their side.
I left with a better understanding and appreciation of conventions (and convention goers) in general. I can’t wait to go to another, with another costume, and get to meet some new amazing people, find new artists to follow, and do some serious damage shopping. Overall, it was a seriously positive experience and it was super fun to get to be a total dork for a day. If you’re interested in information about the convention that I attended, you can visit their website here.
Have you ever had the chance to attend a comic con? If not, would you? Share in the comments below <3