Every year my feed explodes with numerous photos and videos of Comic Con events from all over North America. If you knew how big of a nerd I really am, you’d understand my excitement when I found out that Edmonton also hosts a yearly Comic Con event. Granted, it’s not as big as the San Diego even but the atmosphere and culture is relatively just as high.
Who would’ve thought… Edmonton?
But you’d be amazed at the gems you can find in this city.
For years I’ve always wanted to dress up as my favourite character but never had the tools or the network of friends to do so. I’ve been lucky enough to have found myself surrounded by amazing people who are just as unconventional and nerdy as me.
I originally wanted to go as one of my favourite anime character from Fairy Tail however, I couldn’t find a costume in time that could easily fit nor did I know how to create one. (Apparently XL in Japan is still a size S in America. I’m a M.) So I went with the next best thing…
Venom Snake aka. Big Boss (MGS V)
from my favourite game, Metal Gear. I actually reused this costume as I wore it once on my birthday a year ago and found majority of what I needed at an Army Surplus Store. The only thing that was missing was the obvious – guns, military knife and hand grenades…
Edmonton Comic Con took place at Edmonton Expo which is located in the North side of Edmonton. I’ll admit that I was a tad bit nervous at first as I wasn’t sure if my costume was at par with everyone else’s. Also, walking into Tim Hortons first thing in the morning dressed up as a military solider with an eyepatch was kinda embarrassing. None the less, with coffee in one and and my camera in another, I jumped out of the car in front of Expo full of excitement and walked in looking like a kid in a candy store.
Unfortunately unable to go through and interview the people I wanted to but I was able to see them… from afar. (Glenny couldn’t justify forking up $60-$80 for an autograph…) So maybe one day I’ll be able to meet Stephen Amell, dreams can come true right?
With hours of walking and being fascinated with everything,
I ended the day with meeting one of my favourite manga artist! Camilla d’Errico! I’ve been so amazed by her work that I was so ecstatic to have finally met her. I bought two of her books, one is a coloring book that I’ve been eye-ing on for months… and another is how to draw manga. She was nice enough to insert some extra goodies, create a freestyle drawing in my book and autograph it for me.
I was also able to purchase something for J as part of our anniversary gift. But that’s a different post to discuss… until then, check out my video that I posted regarding the event. There was way too many photos for me to share with you all, I hope this video helps you see how great the event was! Don’t forget to subscribe!