From October 9th
2014 New York
City got invaded by nerds and I was there to capture all the wacky fun antics
associated with New York Comic Con.
Unfortunately due to unforeseen technical issues the audio for our event
got obliterated. But do not stress
because this article will sum up all the crazy conversation fun that was had
while we explored the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
|We opened with Wonder Woman because she laughed the most at my lame jokes|
Our first interview involved a lovely conversation with
Our talk dwelled on the
evolution of her costume and that she lost track of the time and expense placed
on the task of creating it.
that the costume pieces are recycled, mixed, and matched for her cosplay
The dedication involved is hours
of time and billions of dollars.
very sweet and laughed at all my lame jokes.
|Who doesn't love a cute bunny ribbit ribbit. |
I next spoke with Adriane who was a bunny rabbit of some
She dressed in this clever get up
to promote her booth, which was nowhere near where we were talking.
They sold basically all the stuff she was
It was determined the reason
for the booth was so she could write her sexy costume off as a business
A noble way to afford the
expensive world of cosplay.
|This is the fight that broke out during the interview|
I then met Katie who was dressed as Black Canary and
proceeded to talk about how she stole all of her costumed gear from friends and
Her costume cost her $5, it is
the cheapest and most authentic costume for $5 to ever grace the NYCC stage.
|She's tall and kind of looks like that dude Gabe from The Office. That's not an insult to her, that dude is rather girly looking. |
|See huh see!!!|
Then we met Molly who was Ruby the rocket launcher baseball
She admitted to spending $120
for her lovely costume and made the trip from East Hampton to show it off for
all of nerdom to admire.
|Raven had a really awesome cloak on or maybe it was a table cloth...|
Admiration came very strongly toward Raven who refused to
release her real name because she insisted on staying in character.
If she was a dude it be scary but since she
was really cute I didn’t mind.
asked her some simple comic questions like “who are the Teen Titans?”
She seemed a bit baffled by the question like
she'd never read the comic or seen the cartoon so I went to the simple questions
of how much she spent to make herself into Raven.
It turned out she spent a lot of money.
|This is the dude that interrupted the interview and than ran away I hope he got his picture at some point. |
Lady Deathpool was truly the most interesting girl we spoke
with. She stated she’d never been
interviewed before but was very personable.
What was particularly fun about her was that she was so popular, a
random NYCC attendee interrupted the interview in hopes of snagging a picture
with her. When I pointed out that she
was in the process of getting interviewed he embarrassingly walked away, I
tried to get him to stay and hang out but he would have no part of it. Lady Deathpool had some really awesome
insight into why she choose that character and the time and effort it took to
create it. She spent several months and
about $1000 to create this cosplayer persona.
She even let us into her family life and showed us how her family
thought it was a bit weird that she'd dress up like a comic character and tour
conventions for attention but eventually the family warmed up to the
hobby. I suppose anything that keeps
your kid out of the methadone clinic is a good thing.
|Their aren't too many Star Trek hotties but they do exist....|
We followed Lady Deathpool up with some Star Trek cosplayers. They were cute and it was nice talking to
them but there isn’t much to say about these pretty girls in this article.
|This is Will's everyday wear. Eventually, I saw Scott without his mask and let's be thankful he wears one. |
Then I spoke with Will and Scott who were dressed as The
Joker and Scarecrow from the Arkham Asylum video game version of the characters. They spent a few months making their costume
and the makeup process the day of was rather intense. It took several hours to apply and sounded
like it would be super painful to remove if done the wrong way. I then made fun of them for a few minutes and
implied they could never get a date.
It’s a good thing I know Will from outside NYCC because I was making
some brutal jokes that our crappy audio missed.
|Sometimes in life you have to remind yourself to make eye contact. It's important to do that.|
Immediately after making jokes at my friend Will’s expense
I spoke with a Harley Quinn, Cat Woman, and Poison Ivy.
They really liked my beard and if I wasn’t
married I think I had a shot with them.
When I got home that night I made certain to show my wife the video.
Despite my pleading she refused to grant
me the hall pass but did like their costumes.
|I don't want anybody else...|
We then saw a fembot from Austin Powers. I sang that Divinyls song to her and flicked
her gun barrel with my finger. When she
didn’t report me for sexual harassment, I considered it a successful interview
and moved on. The next day I saw her
dressed as Spider-Woman. I made certain
to get a picture with her.
| I was shocked how quickly she dyed her hair after our interview. |
I ended my day interviewing model Shelly Scarlett. Before the interview began she accused me of
stalking her. I wanted to explain that
I’m too lazy to do that but since I comment on all her facebook posts I really
had no defense. She then showed me her
very expensive and tight fitting costume and followed it up with pointing out her
boyfriend. “Calm down Shelly, I’m
married.” He’s a good looking dude but
didn’t say much. I suppose that’s the
secret to getting a hot chick be good looking and shut the fuck up. Then again I have a hot wife and can’t keep
my mouth shut…So I guess if you’re average looking talk and if your good
looking shut-up and if your ugly buy a mask and try to meet pretty girls in
costume and NYCC.
|She seemed to be having breathing problems because |the outfit was so tight I took her breath away.
So to round this all out, the cosplay world that has formed from NYCC and
conventions across the country is tremendous.
We didn’t even skim the surface of all the costumed folk that attended
NYCC. Of the 160,000 people who attended
the show a colorfully funny, polite, vibrant few took the opportunity to
highlight their personality, their unique inner beauty, and they did so by
dressing up as someone else.
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