Cosplay--if you're attending the latest local comic con, you'll see a lot of cosplayers dressed as...well, if you can imagine it, there's a good chance someone is wearing it. In the past couple of years, I've attended several of these things and I've seen a lot of costumes--some better than others.
Still, part of the draw for many who go is to see those in costume. Today I saw a great one! A girl dressed up as "Toothless" from the How To Train Your Dragon franchise. She was at the event yesterday and today she stopped at our booth and I was able to get a few pictures.
I have no idea how long it took for her to create this. I can say that she had to figure out how to walk (hopefully comfortably...) on all fours, and how to make the head look like the character's from the movie. She did a fantastic job on both.
It looked like she used a backpack frame to attach the wings and the whole wing assembly slid back when she stood upright when she didn't want to be in character. It actually took a lot of thought to design and build Toothless.
Cosplay is another reason that if you haven't attended a comic con, you should, at least for one day, and just check out the sometimes amazing things people come up with!
Tomorrow this incarnation of our event comes to an end. I've got two panels: Beyond the Deadly Hallows: The Past and Future of Harry Potter at 4pm in Ballroom C, and the last panel of the day, Sometimes It's Okay to Kill the Good Guy at 8pm in Room 150G. Also, please stop by table Purple 8 in the Dealer's area to check out our books.