I’d never been to a Comic Con before.
It almost feels strange to say it, I mean they occur ALL the time near me, but I’ve just never quite gotten myself to one. When I mentioned this some time ago a few friends recommended that I try out Wizard World.
So, I did end up attending Wizard World – just not as an attendee… instead I got to combine my love of all things Nerd/Geek and my love of Nail-Wraps by working a Jamberry table at Wizard World in Portland, Oregon.
The not-so-awesome side of this as a first introduction is that I didn’t get to wander around quite as much and, other than a random sighting of Nichelle Nichols (!!) I didn’t get to take the time to go see any of the celebs that were there (if I had realizes that the signing space was SO close to us I probably would have at least taken a moment to wander by, I just didn’t realize how close we were to that area until we were taking things down).
The awesome thing though, for an introvert like myself, was that I had a purpose. I had a thing I was doing which allowed me to engage with people more comfortably. I always feel so much more comfortable in social situations when I have a job that I’m supposed to be doing (it’s one of the reasons that I was so often the one organizing the parties when I was younger. If I’m hostess then I have specific duties and can focus on that rather than freaking out about how to talk to people).
Anyhow, back to Wizard World.
There were a lot of really great costumes wandering around, and it was really fun to see them all. It was also cool to see so many references that I understood (though there were plenty that I didn’t) and I loved getting compliments on the T-Shirt I chose to wear.
There were some absolutely adorable families dressed up in matching costumes, and some spectacular coordinated outfits. And, really, that’s what this event is about – getting to geek out and be immersed in your costume. So, without further ado… how about some costumes/cosplayers?
This guy was wandering around quite a bit – I rather appreciated the costume!
Mulan! There were a decent number of Disney related costumes.
Generations of Ghost Busters!
Family costumes were plentiful!