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Glenny x Edmonton Comic Con 2016

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)

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-09-43-pmfrom 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,

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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!

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14 Comments

  • Reply Shasha

    This looks like it was so much fun. I definitely want to go to Dallas Comic Con one day. You nailed your costume!

    November 21, 2016 at 4:31 PM
    • Reply Glenda

      do it! maybe you can also get some media passes 🙂

      November 28, 2016 at 7:54 PM
  • Reply Mav

    My boyfriend would love to attend this comic cons haha. Loving all the costumes!

    November 21, 2016 at 5:07 PM
  • Reply Style & Life by Susana

    This is such a cool post Glenny! It’s one of my dreams to go to Comic Con one day just for the experience, it looks like so much fun and I love how everyone dresses up It would so awesome!

    http://www.susanalopessnarey.com/getting-a-goodnights-sleep/

    November 21, 2016 at 5:42 PM
  • Reply Kemi

    No idea that Edmonton hosts a Comic Con! Looks like it was tons of fun!!!

    November 21, 2016 at 6:12 PM
    • Reply Glenda

      haha trust i didnt either so when I found out, i jumped right on it 😉

      November 28, 2016 at 7:53 PM
  • Reply The Business Ref

    Looks like you made the most of your time and experience! Living in San Diego, I avoid the Comic Con scene (too much chaos for me) every year but am grateful for the revenue it generates to the small businesses downtown.

    November 21, 2016 at 7:32 PM
  • Reply Kelly Hoggons

    Ah I’m so jealous! My town has finally started a comic con, but I haven’t been able to go for the last two years. All the costumes in this look amazing!

    Kelly x

    November 22, 2016 at 9:42 AM
  • Reply My Shopping Diet

    This is awesome Glenny! Good for you for having such a fun hobby!

    November 22, 2016 at 11:07 AM
  • Reply thetravelpockets

    Glenny this looks like so much fun and I love your costume. Great job on the editing too 🙂

    November 22, 2016 at 1:52 PM
  • Reply Mandi

    I admit to not being someone who adores comic con but I am a mom to a son that lives for it! Great post!

    November 22, 2016 at 6:45 PM
  • Reply CodingShivaay (@CodingShivaay)

    Awesome. Its so much fun being some one. Keep writing

    November 22, 2016 at 7:22 PM
  • Reply ilive4travel

    Looks like a great day, I would love to go to one of these, but I too wouldn’t know anyone who would go with me. I would also love to meet Stephen Amell, I think I would somehow have to be able to afford it!!

    November 23, 2016 at 12:04 PM
    • Reply Glenda

      thats how i was at first too, then i found a bunch of nerd friends that wouldn’t mind being my +1 hahaha

      November 28, 2016 at 7:52 PM

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