Cosplay, Anyone? | Long Beach Comic Con

September 30, 2014

Hello, friends!  The Long Beach Comic Con was this past weekend and I attended with my boyfriend, Derek, and some friends of ours.  It was a ton of fun seeing all of the cool merchandise, art, vendors, artists, cosplayers, costumes and just being in such a fun, nerdy environment!  I also wore my very own handmade Harry Potter Gryffindor robe and costume to the convention, which was just beyond exciting and fun (and comfortable, too)!  Check it out:

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There were so many amazing costumes to see of so many super cool characters, including some of my personal favorites.  I did my best to get as many pictures as I could, but there was just so much to see.  I was also pretty stoked whenever someone wanted a picture of/with me in my costume (which I’ll admit was, like, three times haha, but still)!  Anyway, on to the photos:

It's the Doctors!  And check out those awesome little girls dressed as weeping angels!

It’s the Doctors! And I absolutely love those awesome little girls dressed as doctors AND the weeping angels!

Who do you think would win: a storm trooper or a witch/wizard??

Who do you think would win: a storm trooper or a witch/wizard??

One of the only other Harry Potter cosplayers at the convention, but isn't her quidditch uniform great?

One of the only other Harry Potter cosplayers at the convention, but isn’t her quidditch uniform great?

This father & son duo was absolutely spectacular - they won Best in Show at the cosplay contest!

This father & son duo was absolutely spectacular – they won Best in Show at the cosplay contest!

Robot Chicken was another awesome costume; he won Funniest Costume at the contest (probably for his awesome robot dance he did on stage).

Robot Chicken was another awesome costume; he won Funniest Costume at the contest (probably for his awesome robot dance he did on stage).

I really enjoyed seeing all of the amazing handiwork of the cosplayers at the event, and I had fun dressing up, too.  Sewing my robe was so much fun, the nerd in me totally loved doing all of the research, hunting down the right patch and buttons, and getting all of those little details just right.  For the rest of my costume, I used items I already had on hand, except for the pleated skirt, which I found at Goodwill for only $4, and the time turner necklace, which I bought off eBay for only $5.50.

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Overall, the event was very cool if a little small.  The Long Beach Comic Con is one of the smaller conventions in the area, so I can’t wait for the next con which is coming up next month!  I am thinking about making another costume, but if I cosplay again, I think I would want to do something really spectacular, so I’ll have to hit the drawing board.  Any suggestions??

As always, thanks for reading!  Love & geekery, Kristi :)

 

PS. If you liked this post, be sure to check out my previous post, “The Making of a Wand,” where I share how I made my very own magical wand!  ;)

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11 Comments

  • drowninmelancholy

    OMG!!! So aweeesome!!!! Hahaha and the Despicable Me Cosplay looks so fun :D

    September 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Ahhh I’ve ALWAYS wanted to Cosplay. Love your outfit, looks so fun!

    October 1, 2014 at 5:19 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! You totally should, it is SO fun, or, at the very least, check out a con that’s local to you! ;)

      October 1, 2014 at 6:59 am Reply
  • RandomTashAnia

    You looked awesome!! Nice to see a fellow HP fan!! Hmm…I think I could see you as Clara Oswald or Jubilee from X-Men. I’m going to Comic Con in 2 weeks over here in the UK. It’s really cool when people ask for your picture. ☺️

    October 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I’ve totally thought about doing Clara, although I really want to do Tauriel from The Hobbit! Are you going to cosplay at the convention?? :)

      October 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm Reply
      • RandomTashAnia

        Welcome!! =) Tauriel’s a good shout too!! Yeah, definitely. I cosplayed as Michonne from The Walking Dead and it was so fun. =)

        October 13, 2014 at 11:07 pm Reply
        • alligatortoe

          Oooh Michonne would be so fun with her katana! Awesome!! :)

          October 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm Reply
          • RandomTashAnia

            It was!! There was someone dressed as Walker too. It was soo good!! =)

            October 14, 2014 at 5:05 am
  • Birgitte Hareide Østby

    Wow! I like your robe. I wish we had comic cons back here in Norway, I am a huge Harry Potter Fan too z8-)

    February 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! That was only my second con, but they are so much fun! If you’re ever in the states, you should try to go to one! :)

      February 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm Reply

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