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As you might have already read, gentle reader, I am splitting my Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo coverage into 3 parts. This portion is by FAR the biggest. Saturday at the convention was unbelievably packed. C2E2 truly reigns supreme when it comes to Chicago geek events.
My friend Jennie and I didn't want to be overheated or stressed on Saturday. So, I pulled out my trusty Mary Jane Watson outfit (I call it a "half costume"). Jennie borrowed some of my clothes to become Gwen Stacy. The time it took us to put together these Spider-Man outfits meant we weren't at McCormick place until about noon. BIG mistake.
By that hour, Lot B had filled up. WOW! We had to put my car in the area normally reserved for trucks and trailers. This meant an extensive walk to the convention center, during which I learned a valuable lesson: my body isn't the same as it was when I was 22.
I was freezing. My feet, foolishly dressed in a second day of high heels, hurt before we even got inside. Saturday at C2E2 was all about reflecting on my cosplay career. I think it may be time to choose comfortable shoes instead of cute ones.
Nevertheless, I obtained a record amount of photos. My girl Jess was snapping, too, so we really got a wide impression of the costumes in the building. I only wish my feet had lasted longer. We missed the bigger costumes that came out later in the evening. Portal 2 mechs, huge dragon, Bumblebee- my apologies for not capturing your glory.
The show floor was more or less a can of sardines on Saturday. I avoided the vendors' area, as it was making me claustrophobic. Only one shop was powerful enough to draw me in- local print shop Galerie F. With them, I knew my money was going to local artists. I bought an X-Files piece as well as a War of the Worlds print. Solid. I can't wait to visit their brick-and-mortar store.
C2E2 was alive and pulsing for hours. The show floor was delightful, but LOUD. To escape the noise, I hung out in the Artists' Alley with Jimmy Hasse, Erik Burnham, and some of my other faves.
I didn't stay too late. I was gone and eating sushi by 5PM due to sore, sore feet. Lesson learned... but will I actually abide by my newly-discovered limits next con? Time will tell.
For now, bask in the Saturday photos. There are a TON of them. Every cosplayer worked hard, so please take the time to click through:
Sunday was way more laid back, so stay tuned. One more C2E2 writeup is coming.
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