Comic-con is a rather famous festival, mostly because of the celebrities who can be spotted, and also because of the massive amount of cosplay that happens during that time. It is an event that brings together comics creators, science fiction authors, film and television directors, writers and creators from all aspects of the popular arts with their fans for interaction and fun. Over its four and a half decades Comic-con has been a platform for comic books all over the world.
It began in 1970, when a group of movie, comics and science fiction fans came together and put on a comic book convention of Southern California called ‘minicon’. It was held in U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The purpose of this single day event was to raise funds and raise interest for a larger convention. The success of minicon led to a three-day convention called Comic-con San Diego, held from August 1- 3, 1970. It was a packed event with 300 attendees featuring programs and panels and film screenings. With attendance topping 130,000 in recent years, the event has now spread to other locations such as New York City, San Jose and San Antonio among others.
If you’re planning to attend it, you must be a fan of comics or science fiction films
. So, dress accordingly. But don’t be miffed by a dress code or something. Comic-con is an event where your express your affinity towards something you are passionate about, so you can actually dress up like your favorite character or even go as yourself. Be assured no one will mock your outfit at this event. Be it plain jeans and T-shirt or a flamboyant costume
, you are safe.
What you may want to wear depends on your area of interest. If you’re a gaming geek, wear a T-shirt with the superhero or gaming character printed on it. If you’re into cosplay, don a costume to look like your superhero. Cute wigs, larger than life ensemble, colorful makeup, are all okay. Feel free to carry props if you dress up as your favorite superhero. There’s just one caveat. Your costume might start out looking magnificent, but as the day progresses, you might find yourself with wig issues, broken weapon, or sweat that’s melting your make up. But if you dress keeping in mind the crowd and climate, you are in for a treat.
As for the footwear, it should always be comfortable no matter what you wear. Pack something that covers your toes as the hall will be crowded. Buy supportive footwear if you don’t have any already. Carry Band-Aids, moleskins and insoles to deal with footwear emergencies.
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