I’ve attended Wizard World for 5 years now. I’m more than just an attendee – I’m a rather overenthusiastic one. For those that read my writing, or know me personally, you know how much stories and movies mean to me. They have changed my life, several times over, and have affected the way I behave in everyday situations, helped me when I struggled, and pointed me overall in a positive direction in life. So, it may come as no shock that not only do I attend conventions, I try to meet celebrities, as well as spend my money on cool things. In fact, that picture of me to our right is me meeting Milo Ventimiglia (who is now on This is Us, but will always be in my mind from Heros).
Oh, ya – I forgot to mention – I cosplay them too.
Amongst the myriad of Negan’s (this year’s second most popular cosplay) and Harley Quinn’s (never seen as many as I did this year), I walked around as the Devil from Hell’s kitchen – Matthew Murdock, aka Daredevil. My interpretation was the one that was from the terrific Netflix show. It’s always a good time. To date, each year I have dressed as someone different, so I’m not a one trick pony. 2017 – Daredevil. 2016 – Arrow. 2015 – Jedi. 2014 – Wolverine. 2013 – Superman. It’s always been a good time, but increasingly my costumes have gone up in complexity, and despite the fact my costume wasn’t perfect, I enjoyed my time in the leather nonetheless.
However, I must say that this was the year that the cost of the convention, (79 dollars, plus the amusement fees) and the cost of the autographs and photo ops (ranging from 40 dollars to over 120), did not meet the fun that I had at the convention. I’m not usually a fan of bullet points, as I like words too much, but I’ll detail a bit more about it here using them.
Overall, I am not really sure what happened. But it wasn’t the convention that I remembered from past years. There was one particular moment worth mentioning. I got to talk to Mike Curtis, who worked for MindsEyeRadio, which is a radio station for the blind. He was grabbing Cosplayers, and allowing them to describe their own costume for the visually impaired. I thought that was really cool, so I will link to the soundcloud here.
Anyways, here are some of my favorite cosplays for this year. Thanks for reading!
If you made it to the end of the page! Congratulations! It was a long, long post with a lot of photos, but I look forward to detailing more conventions in the future and telling you more about them. Hopefully ones in the future will go a bit better! Thanks for reading DoubleFeaturePreachers.com!
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