SDCC 2016 Cosplay Edition

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Better late than never?

So it’s been a few months since SDCC and despite our best efforts, we had to wait all this time to actually go through and process/edit the hundreds of photos we took over the course of the event.

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I could regale you with a long story about professional life/family life/LIFE life getting in the way of getting it done in a more timely manner.. but that’d probably bore you, if I haven’t already.

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As always, the cosplayers really brought their A-game to SDCC this year. Walking the floor snapping shots of them are one of my favorite pastimes during the con. I’m astonished by the talent as well as the cajones often on display. Between SDCC and walking the beaches in Hawaii.. I’m constantly reminded that I need to put the donut down and hit the gym.

One day, I just might.

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So! On to the shots. These are just a few of my favorites while the rest will be holed up in a massive album over on our Facebook page, so head over there to get the full run.

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Follow this link to check out our ENTIRE SDCC 2016 Cosplay album on our FB page!

 

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SDCC 2014 Toys, Cosplay and Words!

I can’t believe just a week ago I was taking my first strides into the belly of preview night at San Diego Comic Con 2014.  As usual, there was an almost insurmountable amount of stuff to gawk at and photograph, incredible cosplay and more things I wanted to buy than what my wallet (and wife) would allow.

Here’s a handful of words about how the show treated me.

Toy wise, I actually left this year with relatively little packed away in my suitcase. I happily picked up the coveted 1000toys Prototype.. which was my #1 choice for toy exclusive this year. (Review to come) Honestly, the only other exclusive I really wanted I completely missed out on simply by virtue of failing to pick it up as soon as I walked in the door, Play Art Kai’s Metal Gear Solid Punished Snake. After seeing the full color version at Play Art’s booth, I wasn’t so bummed out as he looks a lot better painted up than the faux bronze job on the exclusive. I know I’ll be picking him up once he’s available at retail.

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SDCC 2012 Cosplay

I’ve received more emails asking me when I was going to post my SDCC 2012 Cosplay article than any other singular topic in the past six months. I answered with the claim that it’d be posted over the weekend. This past weekend. Obviously, despite my best efforts, I was unable to get it posted in the time frame I’d planned.

Well here we are, and here it is. Thank for sticking around!

The cosplay at SDCC this year blew me away. Despite seeing pics of it from past years, I wasn’t prepared for how amazing, and occasionally, how purposefully bad you guys are at doing this stuff. I’ve always somewhat admired the talent and downright guts of the individuals who throw themselves into creating and wearing these outfits year after year. Each day at SDCC I was blindsided by the crazy amount of dedication cosplayers have to their craft. Sure, some simply wore their costumes and walked around, occasionally posing for pics. But others would actually take on their role with true purpose, adding voice, poses and actions to their arsenal. I watched a rather impressive ad lib performance by a fantastic looking Joker and Harley Quinn duo. A guy in believable Batman suit was harmlessly walking by them while they were posing for some shots. Without warning they jumped into action, swirling around him and pulling out all the cackling “Joker-ish” mannerisms you could think of. The Batman, sorta went along with it, but obviously wasn’t all about throwing himself into his character as they were. A good sport all the same, and made for a few good photos.

One person who I’d say was the MOST dedicated to wearing a inconvenient costume all day long is actually someone I wasn’t able to get a shot of due to my camera’s battery being dead. She was this thin, 5 ft 6 girl, dressed as some obscure anime character. Her outfit wasn’t all that impressive from what I remember, but she carried with her a giant mace/axe/bullet/weapon that had to be at least 20 feet tall. How much would that suck to lug around all day? Golf clap, young lady, golf clap.

On to the pictures, as I know that’s all you really care about despite my tinkering with this quick prose. Due to the exorbitant amount of photos I’ve at my disposal, I’m not going to try and post them all here. I’m posting several of my favorites (though not all of them) and the rest you can check out over on our Facebook page.

Enjoy!

A big thanks to everyone who took the trouble to dress up and stop every five seconds for photos! If you see yourself here, post a comment or drop me an email!

See you next year!