This year’s New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival finished up a crazy weekend at the Showboat Hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Any gathering of superfans is going to bring some amazing cosplayers. Saturday night, NJ Horror Con gave out their awards in the Cosplay Contest, but there were no losers. While every horror convention will inevitably bring out a number of Michaels, Freddys, and Jasons, the fans in Jersey rocked their costumes and the effort to entertain and scare others was amazing.
Last month, it was once again that time for me to drive south and head into downtown Chicago, avoid the construction (as much as possible), and make our way to another year of C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. For us here in the Midwest, this is most likely the biggest convention in the area, although there were a few conventions going on in Chicago as well. I think it did affect the crowd a little, as it didn’t seem too terrible on Saturday.
See below for our rundown of C2E2 2018, along with our photo gallery from the convention.
If you had no idea what was going on in midtown Manhattan this past weekend, you might be very confused. Why were those girls painted green? Why does that guy have a giant sword made out of aluminum foil and cardboard? New York Comic-Con (NYCC 2017) welcomed hundreds of thousands of people to the Jacob Javits Center, and with events spilling over to Hammerstein Ballroom, Madison Square Garden, and even the Schwarzman Library, the cosplayers were out and about and in style.
Check out the cosplay images from NYCC 2017 here below.
Anyone who is anyone would know that an actor would probably have a hard time walking amongst the crowd at the San Diego Comic-Con. So most of the stars blend in using some ingenious cosplay. We’ve seen Maisie Williams dress as Spider-Man. John Boyega simply put a Stormtrooper helmet on. And Bryan Cranston dressed as his own Breaking Bad character by putting a Walter White mask on. So if you are at Comic-Con and see someone wearing a mask, you might never know who is behind it.
Case in point, Lupita Nyong’o. The Academy Award-winning actress who played Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and plays Nakia, a member of T’Challa’s personal guard, in Marvel’s Black Panther, took to Comic-Con this past weekend dressed as the pink Power Ranger while wearing a jabberwocky mask with sunglasses, and no one seemed to notice. But she did take a couple of videos to prove that it was her. Check it out here below.
There’s always a lot to feast your eyes upon at a geek and pop culture convention, especially the variety of creative and unique cosplay choices. But at ConnectiCon 2017, it was a Peter Capaldi/Twelfth Doctor Who lookalike and his son who stole the show.
Check out photos and video of The Doctor and his Dalek here below!