Posted 01 March 2009 - 05:15 AM
My almost 14 year old daughter are a lot of her friends are into Manga and Japanese amine. The annual huge comic book and anime convention, Megacon, is in Orlando this weekend at the Orange County Convention center so we took her and a friend yesterday. It was pretty awesome. They had professional artists there drawing, all kinds of comix for sale (rare vintage to modern), all sorts of cool Tee shirts (there was an HP Lovecraft themed booth and I got one of Cthulu, LOL its fantastic...my husband got one that is a takeoff on 'A Clockwork Orange" that has the graphic of Malcolm McDowell's face as the field for silhouettes of the gang from the flick but they have Mickey Mouse ears on their heads and the caption reads "Clockwork Orlando". Very tongue in cheek for those of us who are not exactly crazy about the pervasive Disney influence in the area.
My daughter's character is a really simple one, she is a male detective named "L" who tracks a serial killer in a Manga called "Deathnote". Her costume consists of a Goth black wig, makeup, a long sleeved white shirt, jeans and no shoes. Minimalist.
But other costumes we saw were extremely involved and took long hours to construct. There were some pretty fabulous ones...everyone wants a shot at winning the big costume contest.
There was a huge group of STar Wars fans, dressed in what had to be industry-grade storm trooper costumes, a perfect in every detail Darth Vader, a Darth Mal, and they had the real R2D2 robot there and a model of the C3PO. The R2 was remote controlled and actually ran around the place.
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