After a year off, Mike and I went back to Baltimore Comic-Con last Sunday. I love this con as a change of pace from the others we usually go to (like PAX East or Awesome Con), because it is so comics centric. It’s the best place to find that issue you’re missing from a certain run or a trade that you’ve been searching for. There were not any panels we wanted to see on Sunday, but that did not matter, because it took us hours to make it through the vendor area and artists’ alley. And we found some pretty cool stuff!
I debuted my Black Canary cosplay based on art by Ed Benes. I had been working on it in fits and starts for over a year, so it was gratifying to finally finish it. Mike re-wore his Hipster Mr. Marvel cosplay, which was a big hit, predictably, at a comics-focused convention.
My hope is to get a post written up on how I put this together, including sources. It was pretty simple, actually, because I found the perfect leotard from a dance wear supplier. But it wouldn’t be a superhero cosplay (at least for me) without me having to sew my own custom gloves by hand!
Katie Coe as Charizard. She made her wings out of EVA foam.
David as Duke Thomas and Apotheosize Cosplay as Damian Wayne
Logan as Red Hood
A very cool Katana by Lady O Cosplay
I love this picture with Sarah of Life of Cosplay. She was trying to do a “badass Black Canary pose,” while I was trying to channel “sweet Cinderella.”
Our haul. We got one of our favorite issues of Hitman signed by the artist, John McCrea. He was really friendly when we talked to him. The Star Wars dog prints are by Naomi Romero. They were so cute, I just had to have them. Not pictured is a copy of the Alias hardcover omnibus, which we bought for a friend’s birthday gift. Those are hard to find, so it was really exciting that we were able to buy one.
All of my photos are here.