I attended Wondercon this year on Sunday, and spent two of the six hours being lost, and searching for my party. So! What I learned from this visit was if I am going with a group who has a diverse range of interests, it's a good idea to plan times to meet up, instead of trying to follow each other around the entire time. It was packed. In a good way.
The age range was really nice to see. It's still family-oriented where children can see vendors and activities for them.
I admit that I giggled, and jumped up and down when I saw this Avatar cosplay. I love Avatar!
This was one of the cosplays that made my day! :)
It's a wonderful sight to see little ones involved with cosplay culture, while their parents help ensure it's fun and appropriate.
The event lulled when it was time to get food. There were food trucks serving $20 meals, with a 45 minute wait to get your food. A recommendation is to bring your own food and drink when possible. Tickets to Wondercon are only $16 on Sunday.
I love seeing props like stuffed animals used in cosplay. It adds a little fun and imagination.
These girls were so smiley to have their photo taken (with parent's permission, of course). It's awesome to see girls empowered to be their favorite heroes here and potentially in the real world, too.
I had to chase her down a couple times, and she was super friendly with my asking to take her photo.
It's always a treat to see cosplay with weaponry. The craftsmanship is something I admire.
I am a huge Avatar fan, and and even huger water tribe fan! I was overwhelmed with joy to see people from "my tribe" LOL
These kiddos also smiled so wide as I asked for their photo. The time taken to choose the costume, and find its elements probably contributed to some quality family time together.
Travis Hanson and I chatted about our processes with writing and illustrating. His words and journey are very inspiring. He is a very talented and humble person, and I wish him all the success in the world.
A part of cosplay (like Halloween) is giving adults permission to act silly and playfully. It's refreshing to see adults not be constricted by social definitions of what it is to be "an adult".
I'm not sure what her cosplay is, but the weapon and armor are pretty darn neat.
At the end of the day, we all got together to walk across the street to our cars or taxis. Even Disney princesses needed to find their way home after a long day of magic and creativity.