Space Ghost Coast to Coast…well um er…Con to Con…Wizard World Richmond Recap: Cosplay

photo 1(9)Well readers, I had the fortunate chance of going to Wizard World Richmond recently. This was the first year of Wizard World bringing the Con here to Virginia. SO of course I felt fortunate and honored, most of all I had a grin ear to ear in being able to say I was at the first. I got to see Sean Patrick Flannery, Michael Rooker, Jason David Frank and more. The celebs I’ll hit you with later. This recap is all about the cosplay. Now if you have been to a con, whether its SciFi, Anime, Comic, or otherwise, you know there will be cosplay. Cosplay for the unknowing, is costume play. Its when a fan of the genre dresses up as one of their favorite character. It is probably one of the attracting things in going to cons. Yes you get to see celebs, yes you get to get exclusives just for you, and yes you get to nerd out at merchandise and vendors. But where do you get to go to meet people just like you that are at the peak of their love that they will spend who knows how long creating the likeness of their favorite characters. Not only do they have dedication, but they love when you know who they are playing. It’s the love of what they are doing. When I got to Wizard World, pratically an hour before the VIPs got to go to artist alley and the merchandise hall, I received my first “AAAAAAHH” cosplay moment. A young woman dressed as a Survey Corp Member from Attack on Titan. Not only was she cosplaying, but she had full manueveing gear. Like everything. I think i sat in awe as she put it on the whole time before I got up and asked for a picture. Also I spent 15 minutes in awe at the guy dressed as Space Ghost, who oddly enough us older knew who he was while younger ones were just in awe.

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