My Big Wow Comic Fest 2015

This Post is submitted by Evel Fett Cosplay , amazing!

Day 1:

Big Wow Comicfest 2015 was held in the San Jose Convention Center on April 1819. This is one of my favorite conventions to attend. It is for true comic book fans and cosplayers.There had to be at least 5,000 people waiting to receive their badges the first day of arriving at Big Wow. The Big Wow staff was on point! Took about 15 min to enter and get into the site. The crowd was high with anticipation! There was everything from cosplay, geeks, nerds,and comic fans all awaiting for the door to open. The door opens and everybody rushes in like wild animals. “geeked out” and not knowing where to go first, I decide to hit cosplay roll to see the professional cosplayers booth. I saw one of my closes friends there, Vegas Power Girl (@VegasPG) Snapped some pics and chatted it up with her. I found out that she will be doing a panel on Sunday. I then interviewed her for Miccostumes.com. Then exchanging some kisses, I said bye, and moved on to the other awesome things Big Wow had to offer.

My favorite comic book illustrator Frank Cho. Greeting the wonderful Frank, we exchanged the great news that I am teaming up with miccostumes.com to be there Convention Reporter. As Frank high fived me he said “See all that hard work paid off bro!” Frank was teasing me and told me to not miss his panel, and i said “Frank I wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world.”I was then fighting through the crowd to go and try to see the Back to the Future Delorean, and the Ecto One from Ghostbusters. I snapped a lot of great pictures.

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Next, I headed to the panels, the most important one for me was “Cosplay Stars”. It was a great panel and super informative. The panels was lead by some of the biggest stars of cosplay, and all I can say is you had to be there!

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Day 2:

The crowds were bigger, the costumes were better, and anticipation was greater. I debuted my newest creation from Dragonball Z, Mr. Satan and my bro Mark was Ox king. We were huge hits! We could not go for one second without being stopped. Frank Cho’s panel was just unbelievable! He is not only the best artist that Marvel and Dc has ever had, but also the most hilarious guy alive. This year was a little different than most years, instead of Frank drawing or sketching Ivy Doomkitty, Frank drew cosplay superstar Riddle who was cosplaying as spider women.

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Overall Big Wow is one of my favorite conventions and something i will never miss! It is definitely something that you have to see!

Signing out,

Evel Fett for miccostumes.com

 

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[☆ Kitty Himee’s Anime Boston 2015 convention report ☆]

☆ Hello kittens! Kitty Himee speaking here ~ I am a Canadian-based cosplayer who likes everything pink and cute, and who mostly cosplay as dolls, lolis and princesses. I hope you guys are doing great and having a good time, at least as much as I did last week-end during Anime Boston 2015!

General ☆

Anime Boston is a three-days anime convention held in Boston, Massachussett at Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. Always happening during spring, this year, it occured from April 3rd to 5th 2015. It is a pretty big con as it got 6th place in North American anime convention 2014’s top 10, with approximatively 25 000 attendees.

☆ As a cosplayer, I mostly go to anime conventions to portray characters I like, meet new cosplayers from other countries and to buy anime-related goods such as figures, pieces of clothing, plushies, jewellery, etc. I know some people might come to go to panels, concerts and such, but those aren’t my cup of tea, so I will not comment about them. On another note, Anime Boston’s Dealers Room as well as Artist Alley have always been my favorites. I went to more than a few conventions in North America and I can’t help but feel emotionnally attached to AB’s one. The Dealers Room and Artist Alley aren’t on the same floor, which I find great since it helps you to guide your choice. Searching for a gorgeous Mononoke Hime print? Go to the Artist Alley. Looking for a cute alpacas plushie? Dealers Room has it. On the other hand, I felt like this year’s AB didn’t have as much variety as it used to and was a little dissapointed in the figures I saw unfortunatly.

Pros ☆

♥ Very good vibe about the cosplayers, everybody seemed to have a good time and enjoy eachother’s compagny

♥ Nice LiSa concert from what I heard, one of my friend even cried from the perfect performance

♥ Big Artists Alley and Dealers Room

♥ Cool selection of guests

♥ Faster elevators than previous years to get to your hotel room while staying in Sheraton Boston Hotel

♥ Nice and helpful staff INSIDE the actual convention

♥ More effective bag check than previous years

 ☆ Cons ☆

♥ Rude staff screaming all con long OUTSIDE of the convention

♥ Not being able to access Sheraton Boston Hotel by the usual way, have to pass by a 10 minutes walk other way while being yelled at by said rude staff

♥ Very long line to get in the convention, even going outside while it was windy and cold, and even raining at some point (can you imagine yourself wearing huge high heels, bikini-type cosplay or long wig outside during a cold day of spring?!)

♥ Less variety of goods in the Dealers Room

♥ Artists belonging in Artists Alley in Dealers Room instead due to lack of organisation

♥ Foodcourt crowded at all time of the day, at least 40 minutes wait before getting your meal

 

 ☆ My own experience ☆

☆ I had a great time despise the negative aspects of the convention I already covered. I dressed as a pastel kitty maid on Friday, as Shiro from No Game no Life (sponsored by Miccostumes) on Saturday as well as Sunday morning before changing into my Korilakkuma kigurumi.

☆ I bought three very lovely alpacas plushies, two gorgeous Sailor Moon macarons, a very cute pink seifuku, a rainbow petticoat with tiny bows and two pastel necklaces which I love very much. I even got a free print, given by an artist after I talked to her at the con since we found in eachother lots of things in common !

☆ I got filmed in two videoshoots and got a personnal photoshoot as Shiro on Monday in the hotel room and I would lie if I told you I wasn’t super excited to see the result just yet !

☆ I had tons of fun with my friends and even got new ones from Connecticut and Boston which is great since I love befriending new people. Those guys were the main reason why this Anime Boston was my ultimate favorite up to date. I laughed all con long, watched animes in the room during the nights (got to discover Gundam Build Fighter which fitted perfectly with AB’s Kaiju VS Mecha theme), drank cool purple drinks and I can’t wait to see my new friends at Connecticon this summer.

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My Ludicomix Anime Convention 2015 in Italy

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Hi! I am Dani Foca, Italian cosplayer, here to report about last week-end’s Ludicomix convention held in Empoli, Tuscany.

Ludicomix is quite a small con, and this year they decided to have it in the city center instead of choosing a defined location. So, cosplayers would walk around in the streets and could take pictures in parks and near the beautiful fountain, while in the main square there were booths selling gadgets and games, and the cosplay competition was held in a theater. The convention ticket was just 4€ for cosplayers!

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Specifically, the convention decided to organise a “photography tour” where a group of photographers and cosplayers would move together to specific locations.

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My cosplay for the first day (saturday 28th) was Jolyne from JoJo’s bizzarre adventures, in a version from the fly-high with Gucci special. I am a great fan, and found many other cosplayers from the same series!

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Also, the peculiarity of the first day was a Pokémon-themed cosplay contest. Many children took part in it, but grown-up people as well! Here is a beautiful Nine Tails gijinka:

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Also, in every single shop window, there would be something manga or comics related!! It could be small volumes, but in clothing shops they had full and beautiful costumes.

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Oldenburger Otaku Treff 2015-Oldenburg, Germany

This article is submitted by Lisa and Sasha (Pashy Cosplay).

 

It’s this time of the year again. The snow melts, it’s getting warmer outside and all of us are preparing our next cosplays. Of course we were really happy, when they announced the next date for OOT-Oldenburger Otaku Treff.

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As cosplayers, there is nothing more comfortable as a local cosplay meet-up. You don’t have to travel very long or prepare a hotel room and don’t have to worry about getting home too late for work or school the next day. And that’s all what the “OOT” stands for: you can meet and get to know people from all over the city and neighboring towns, sit together, draw in each other’s “Con-Hons” (Small Books you hand over to your friends so they can create drawings and texts as memories of the day for you) and do photoshoots.

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The monthly meet-up just announced in February the end of their winter break and the beginning of Oldenburg’s colorful cosplay year 2015 started on the 21. March for us!

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OOT’s usually start with us cosplayers meeting on a Saturday, 01:00 pm at the station in Oldenburg. We’re usually around 200, half of us in cosplays or kigurumis, but also fans of the Japanese fashion, music or culture are welcome as well as everyone who is interested. After waiting for 30 minutes, all of us walk together to the local park (Schlossgarten Oldenburg). Even after doing this for long over a year – people always give us funny looks. We never get insulted though. On the contrary, the people of Oldenburg are always happy to see us and never stop giving us compliments for our costumes and wish us a great day.

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This month we were surprised by the bad weather. It was 7°C (44.6°F) and the rain would only stop for short periods. But, as you guys know, cosplayers are tough! So we kept going and did our photoshoot anyway – even if we didn’t manage to take as many pictures as we wanted. Since our cameras are not waterproof, we had to stop after some time.

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My IMAGICON 2015

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Hello, I am Tina. I‘m one of the miccostume.com  convention reporters and would like to introduce you to some conventions I visited this year. This here is about the Imagicon 2015.

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Some words about me. I am a KIG cosplayer also doing cosplaying since 8 years. I started as a normal cosplayer but now I do KIG cosplay because I love irt so much to become an authentic manga figure. I am a great fan of the manga  “D.Gray Man” and was cosplaying  the character Lina Lee there.

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The Imagicon is a small convention at Ede in the Netherlands. It is a convention for all types of cosplay and mainly for dutch audiance because the actions were held in dutch. But even without knowing dutch you will have fun there. The visitors are up to 35% cosplayer, around 5% photographers and 60% of cosplay interested persons.

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It isn‘t a seller convention but created for cosplayer to show up in their cosplays. So the merchand zone is small but wide layered: Animes, comics, books, props like swords, graphic artists, DVDs, posters, figurine selles and so on. In general everyone will find something useful there, I guess.

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No, it wasn‘t me who did this to Lara Croft, really not. And it isn‘t necessary to beat the cosplays for getting a picture with them. All of them are really friendly, speaking english and when you ask for a picture, you can do some shots for sure without any problems.And there are professional photographers around, looking for cosplayers to shoot.

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The convention is held in a hotel and not in naked fair halls. The rooms are nicely decorated and you will feel really comfortable in this warm ambiente. The highlight of the hotel are the floors and the decoration there. There you can have a look at cool photo shootings as well.

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It was unbelievable luck to meet another KIG there. In Europe KIGs are extremely rare to find at conventions but I had the luck to meet another KIG in a partner cosplay to mine.In the background you see a little bit of the hallway I already mentioned. By the way, the little “Hatsune Miku” in the middle was my companion on this day.

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If you have the necessary time for a trip to the Netherlands I recommend you to have a closer look at the Imagicon. The prices aren’t cheap with 20€ for an adult but if you like to visit a smooth, nice and familiar and not „overloaded“ convention in a great ambiente you should go to this place.
This was my second visit at the Imagicon and I will be back a third visit for sure.

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