Ever wake up and say to yourself, “I want to play dress up and be almost naked in public?” If ever there was an appropriate day to feel like channeling your inner warrior goddess, it would San Diego Comic Con.
Yep, that’s me, middle-aged, shameless, and strapped into a red leotard that was better suited for a twelve year old.
This was my first year attending the event, which took over downtown San Diego, a city I am lucky enough to call home. I’m not very good with crowds, but somehow dressing up gives one courage…
If you’re asking yourself, “Who are you supposed to be, anyway?” The answer is Zealot, a character from a mid-90’s comic book called WILDCATS. It was Jim Lee‘s big debut comic after he left Marvel. (Bet you didn’t know I was a comic book geek!)
Zealot was a lean, machine, fighting machine, and for some reason she really resonated with me. So my costume was dedicated to her. Since there was no costume store that would carry such an obscure costume, that meant some creative glue-gunning and spray painting…
I couldn’t be prouder of the results! Anyway, the big “get” at Comic Con this year were the Monster High and Ever After High exclusive dolls. I just so happened to score them both!
Ever After High’s Wicked Raven Queen:
And Monster High’s Valentine and Wisp two-pack!
I also scored a handful of Skelanimals super heroes. The Penguin Robin may be my favorite…
Overall, I had an “ok” experience, but find myself wanting to go back just to redeem myself after walking in ridiculous shoes for an hour and not seeing very much. Next year – flip flops and jeans!