I have never seen so many weirdo’s in one place as I did at ComicCon and it was pure bliss! I was majorly bummed about Jason Mamoa not attending that my entire plan of being Aquaman’s wife.. Mera, where I wanted to go all-in with my costumes for the three days of the first ever ComicCon Festival in Africa, that I ended up not doing.
Okay there are a half a dozen geeks out there hating on the fact that I’m being a typical girl, obsessed with Jason Mamoa but.. give me a break! Have you seen him? Okay before I go on a rant about how I need to marry him, let me try and focus on this post! LoL
With Jason pulling out of ComicCon, I was super emo about it that I didn’t order an outfit online which means I had to run around on the eleventh hour to actually find something. I must say upfront that I didn’t go all out, as I would normally go for these things but I thought my outfits were pretty rad.
The first day, I couldn’t make it at all due to prior comitments, so the second day of the festival.. my first outfit was Lara Croft. My awesome PR people hooked me up with a huge Lara Croft hamper a few months ago and I thought, paired with some shorts and some gun straps, I’d be the perfect Croft. This is what I came up with
I guess with the fact that I am using a photo of Angelina Jolie, one can tell that I am an old school geek at heart so with that said, my day two outfit was Chun Li, from Streetfighter. I think she is part of the Legendary comics so had to bring her out to play. Also I ended up using my actual Black Belt that I obtained a couple years ago, doing Karate.
I had a bunch of people come up to me to ask if I was Chun Li, Jade or some other very new character that I have never heard of. I’d like to think that I am a geek, but when it comes to the extremeties I guess I’m a complete joke!
I also managed to film some vlog footage and you are welcome to watch my quick video here.
Also with Travis Fimmel roaming the grounds, there was a few dozen times when a bump-in with Ragnor was an actual option. Can I just say.. maybe I’m a sucker for badassery or beards… but if anyone had to replace Jason Mamoa, it would be a tough choice between Charlie Hunnam and Travis Fimmel! I had a ton of fun and I had to add the piece where we had the BEST CHURROS EVER!!!
Thank you so much to Reedpop and ComicCon for my weekend passes and the incredible time at ComicCon! I cannot express enough how rad it was being in my element and playing dressup with thousands of people playing games, joining in on all the fun.
The amount of talent at ComicCon is simply insane, from the gamers, to the cosplayers, to the grafitti artists and the churro-makers…. Thank you!