In the summer, geeks from every corner of the world powered down their video games and made the pilgrimage to San Diego for Comic-Con 2015. Having over 150,000 spectators, this occurrence is an alternative universe meant to honor motion pictures, manga, cartoons, online games, music and, obviously, the media that started it all – comics.
Comic-Con is definitely not the kind of place that you arrive in a rigid, black business suit. Costumes, although it isn’t required for entrance, appear almost de rigueur as fans and fangirls strut their stuff up and down the exhibit halls. The much more elaborate the costume the much better – and you will see all of the attempted and true superhero characters also as their appointed arch enemies. From Spiderman and Lex Luther to Batman and also the Joker, it may be a surreal encounter to see these characters just hanging out at Comic-Con doing normal stuff – eating in the meals court, shopping for souvenirs and sitting in the audience throughout panel discussions.
Dressing up in what several would think about Halloween outfits is just a interesting way for participants to show off a passion for all the fictional characters which have kept them entertained over the years. Really, this kind of activity is known as “cosplay” (eg: costume play) and is really a past-time that started in Japan because of anime and manga media but has now spread all over the world. Cosplay can variety from characters from Japanese anime like Naruto and Sailor Moon but can also cross the galaxy to science fiction and fantasy characters such as Star Trek, Lord of the Rings and more.
A few of the biggest draws from the weekend had been centered about upcoming blockbuster films according to stories from the Golden Age and Silver Age of comics. For example, Green Lantern costume had been out in green-spandexed force to represent the upcoming 2011 large screen adaptation starring actor Ryan Reynolds. Taking another web page from pulp fiction morphing into superhero flick, Thor costumes and Captain American costumes were other large sightings in the comic convention venue. If you’re searching for costume suggestions for your next superhero event, you will get plenty of inspiration from Comic-Con.