When I was asked to attend the North Texas Comic Book Show as a cosplay guest, I couldn't have been more excited! I attended this event in January (you can read about it here) and loved the smaller size and feel. They have two large rooms full of comic artists, vintage toy sellers and other cosplayers.
When I arrived I saw my face on this giant poster and said WOW out loud :P This is also the convention I debuted my Steampunk Princess Leia cosplay. I couldn't have done this costume without the amazing corset from Corset Story. You can read my tutorial for this costume here.
I brought along several prints and accessories to sell. A few of these are still available in my Etsy store.
I was happy to see quite a few of my friends in attendance. Here's my good friend and fellow blogger My Geeky Geeky Ways!
|Photo by My Geeky Geeky Ways|
I even hosted a panel! I've been a panel guest one other time (at Animation Celebration) but I was joined then by 4 other girls. So I was really nervous to talk by myself this time. The topic was about basic cosplay construction. I made note cards and listed out the steps I go through to determine how to pick a character, what materials I'll need and work well, and the best places I've learned to find them. The crowd was small but still had at least 20 people there! I loved that I knew most everyone and they all joined in the discussion. :)
I held a drawing to win a giant Spider-Man 2 poster and my friend Mindy of The Geeky Seamstress won it!
I also had some Punisher posters and my friends Jesse and Ricardo won them! Jesse's PikaPool was great!
Courtney wore her Azula cosplay and brought along her fireball. I was excited to see this in person since I missed her at Comic Con!
|Photo by Trevor Jaro Chambers|
I helped out as a judge for the cosplay contest, too! This was so much fun and, all the contestants did a great job!
The next North Texas Comic Book Show is in November.
Be sure to check it out because it's awesome!!