The Costumes of Long Beach Comic Con 2011 1


Last Saturday, I went to my first Comic Con. We tried to go to the big San Diego convention, but it sold out so quickly we couldn’t get tickets. However, it was much easier to get in to the smaller one in Long Beach, so I bought tickets for my two kids and me and off we went.

When I had my baby girl, I never dreamed I’d see her dressed up as an internet troll, but that’s what she and one of her friends did. Their other friend dressed up in a great steampunk outfit but unfortunately, I didn’t get her whole costume in the picture.

The Bad Guy and Me

So we pulled ourselves together and off we went. When I saw Darth Vader, I just had to have my picture taken with the ultimate bad guy. Now, though, it’s funny to see myself smiling so big while he shakes his fist at the camera. Can you say “staged photo”?

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Time to get this party started. Enter a remote controlled R2 droid passing out suckers.

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Here’s one of the great steampunk costumes I saw. Maybe I’ll have to find one of those for myself next time. It looks like a lot of fun.

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We came across the Halo Master Chief in incredible armor. Then he spies Boba Fett. This can’t be good.

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Sure enough. Trouble! First the interrogation, then the face-off.

But with the arrival of back-up forces, things seemed to settle down a bit.

Walking through the vendors’ booths (or should I say, following the girls as they wandered down the aisles), we came across none other than the Joker and his associate…and you know wherever the Joker is, Batman is sure to follow.

But all was not grim gloom and doom, here’s Felix the Cat, happy and smiling, as always.

And I’ve saved the best for last — my favorite costume of the day was Altair from Assassin’s Creed. I hope he won a big prize at the masquerade ball that night.

All in all, it was a fun-filled day, but what can I say? Even the inflatable Darth Vader was tired and out of steam. Time to go home.

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