That one time I went to Comikaze
by Yume Ninja-Sovereign | October 3rd, 2012
Since it was my first year attending, I went early to enjoy Comikaze during it’s sophmore run.
This is an extremely photo heavy post, so dial-up (does that still exist?) beware!
This Monster Hearse was on display. It’s not really my thing, but I do appreciate the juxtaposition of the two things.
LIFE SIZE WALL-E! Let us commence freaking out.
Activision had a nice Arcade set up.
I was actually pretty impressed by the amount of epic geek culture at Comikaze. There were a lot of table top games, arcade areas, an area for QUIDDITCH, and even an area for War Hammer.
This is definitely a much more intimate and dare I say it … TRUE geek culture experience.
I think the big fear for Comikaze was that it would become over saturated with popular media just like Comic-con, especially since Stan Lee was now heading it.
Say what you will about the rather unfortunate disorganized entry lines, but I really enjoyed Comikaze a lot more than I did SDCC.
Alcuin and I ran into Kynt and Vyxsin as well. They were lovely as ever.
After having the urge to watch Jurassic Park during all of August, I feel like it was fate seeing the JURASSIC CON booth there.
I would totally go to Jurassic Con.
Say what you will, Quidditch IRL is pretty hilarious. There were a decent amount of spectators as well.
I especially enjoy the fact that you do have to actually run around with a broom between your legs.
Keepin it real à la Whimsic Alley.
I ran into Chrissa while I was having a contact issue!
She was working the hell out of this Lazy Oaf bodycon Batman Dress. I’m so jealous, I can’t afford it!
Then we ran into Sheyne too, aka Copperbottom of The League of S.T.E.A.M Jr. Watch.
Sheyne was wearing her octopus in honor of the Comikaze mascot.
Since I had to get to my panel early that afternoon, I decided to do a quick run through of the convention for awesome costumes.
I thoroughly enjoy this COBRA recruitment booth.
It was apparently Lazy Oaf day too. Jon and Chrissa wore matching sets, and I’m totally digging Jon’s Converse x Batman shoes.
The DREDD booth was really simple and fun. The entire flag was covered by the end of the day.
The booth also had the trailer for ‘Dredd’ playing on a loop.
I haven’t seen that movie yet, but I totally want to. Reports have been pretty good from various reputable friends. Karl Urban being a DREDD who never takes off his helmet is also a huge draw.
I love when movies actually try to stick to their source material (I’m judging you Dragon Ball Movie, which we will never mention again at this point!!).
There were also a plethora of Geek icons with their own booths! I was really amazed at how nice everyone was.
The cast from the 60′s Batman show did signings at their booth.
I missed Adam West due to my panel, but I was able to get back in time to see Julie Newmar (Catwoman) and Burt Ward (Robin).
I was a bit beat towards the end of the afternoon. Those of you who have never been to a convention, it can really suck the energy out of you in just a few hours.
Alcuin and I went out to the main hall to wait in the epic long line that was Starbucks, and I was able to costume watch!
I love the child in the corner of this Ghostbusters Family.
We ran into Bebe as well! She was wearing her gorgeous Draculara (Monster High) costume.
I love a good Blood Elf cosplay. Let me hashtag this #wowpower
After hitting up the Starbucks, we did another run through of the Exhibit Hall with John, Chrissa, and Bebe. Literally, from about 4 or 5 rows away, Chrissa spotted these Sulley (Monsters Inc) Kigurumis for sale.
Bebe and Chrissa made the quickest B-line for the booth and purchased 2 of the only 3 kigus available. The excitement should be obvious.
I really wanted to take a photo in the TARDIS, however, I am not a line person. There were a good 30 odd people waiting in the TARDIS line, and so I just took this creeper photo of a child exiting the TARDIS instead.
Next year TARDIS, next year.
I also saw a good amount of fashionably geek people at Comikaze. This girl had the cutest Avengers diy skirt.
Where do all of you even find this material? I feel as if I am clueless to this secret!
Let me tell you a story about Rana. Not only is she cosplaying Samara from Mass Effect, but she is the actual official face of Samara.
Isn’t that cool?
I had the opportunity of meeting Rana during Comic Con, while she was being painted blue in my hotel room. She is such a sweet heart, and a knock out.
I also did a bit of ‘window shopping’, because how could I not?
I immediately was drawn to the Funko section due to my endless search of the ‘Loki’ Pop! figure. Usually it is sold out, or costs an arm and a leg.
There are Sex Pistols figures too! The Steve Jones really is adorable.
And then it happened, I found a Loki.
But notice that he is 3x the cost of Thor. Obviously I couldn’t justify getting this, even though I know it is a better price than what I have seen online ($80-$150).
Alas, I will have to attempt to buy the actual 1/6 figure that looks like Tom Hiddleston. Yes, because I am that geeky.
Look, more friends!
It was definitely Lazy Oaf day. I ran into about 5 of my friends who were basically the group equivalent of the Lazy Oaf Batman lookbook. I found it very amusing.
This guy, well this guy is amazing. I can’t say more about him. Just look at his costume and tell me he’s not cool.
I love 80s-90s dark and conflicted Batman, but I have a soft spot for Batman Beyond. You can’t argue with an amazing color scheme like red and black. It’s classic.
The high light of my day was finally running into Wall-E again before the convention closed. Chrissa was so excited and over-come with emotion that she started tearing up.
It was the cutest moment.
Meeting the dudes from Cyanide and Happiness was also an awesome moment of my day.
If you don’t read Cyanide and Happiness, it’s almost as blasphemous to me as not reading The Oatmeal.
I passionately support funny artwork infused with wit, scarcasm, and irony. Go read it now!
An amazingly awesome thing also happened at the Cyanide and Happiness booth.
For those of you who don’t watch Breaking Bad, or like me, are not exposed to it via the boyfriend, you may not understand these blue crystals.
Apparently there was an amazing and in-character ‘Walter White’ cosplayer who came by and drop this bag on their table. I really wish I had been able to see it or at least take his picture. I love that he went to the trouble of getting blue pop-rocks in baggies to hand out.
And finally, my outfit on saturday.
I originally wanted to do something Loki related, but ran out of time. So I dug up my diesel gear and went on my merry way.