NYCC – Cosplay and Family

Acadia Einstein


A lot of people have misconceptions about what Comic conventions are.  And many more people write them off as things that just a particular “kind” of person likes.  Well I guess to some extent that might be true, but that “kind” of person has a pretty good chance of being within 100 feet of you in your office.

Are there beautiful people who want to show off?  Yep.  Are there kids who go so intricate that it takes years for them to perfect their costumes?  Yes.  But those are the people you already assumed went to cons.  What about families?  Why would a family do something like this?  Well, if there was a family that was into football, would you ask them why they bothered to go to a convention to meet players and coaches and have the experience of a lifetime?

How about NASCAR?  Or movies?  Or Food Network stars?  You would not bat an eye at it.  Cultures form up around things, and people go to cons to hang with people they admire, that they appreciate, and who appreciate them.  And in more cases than you would think, that can be whole families.  Some are adults using their kids as props.  Some are kids using their parents as props.  And sometimes the whole family just goes for it and KILLS.  Here are some off the best I caught from this weekend’s show.  I will have more NYCC posts coming, but this one struck me as a good way to get people who don’t “get” cons to understand that it is just another way for people to connect and have a good time.

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  1. A Busy Bees Life
    October 10, 2016 at 10:38 am

    LOL, I like the way you wrote this post. Looks like this was a lot of fun and how cute is the little Leia? I would love to attend something like this.

  2. Victoria
    October 10, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I so badly want to go to comic con! I always miss them when the come to my state! Looks like you had a blast! Love it!

  3. Alisha
    October 10, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I have never been to a comic convention . Looks cool!

  4. Julie Maloney
    Julie MaloneyReply
    October 10, 2016 at 10:56 am

    My favorite is the little baby Jedi. I wanted to dress my dog like that for Halloween but my kid said no so now he’s going to be a lion.

  5. MyYellowApron
    October 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Never been to a comic con. But trust me, seeing the pics -- I’m sold.

  6. Paighton Millington - The Lazy Bakee
    October 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I have never been to a comic con! They look fantastic! ☺️

  7. Kate Veggie Desserts (@veggie_desserts)
    October 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    That looks like so much fun! I’ve never been to a comic con but I’d love to.

  8. Amber
    October 10, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    How fun! I would LOVE to go to this. I so enjoy seeing people dressed up. My daughter would want to dress up too.

  9. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.
    October 10, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I definitely had no idea that this is what Comic Con entailed!

  10. Lennae Stubbs
    October 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Wow looks like it was a lot of fun!

    Lennae xxx

  11. Beth Shankle Anderson
    Beth Shankle AndersonReply
    October 11, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I’ve never been to a Comic Convention, but I’ve heard that they’re a lot of fun! It certainly looks that way from the photos!

  12. Blair Villanueva
    October 11, 2016 at 12:23 am

    I love attending Comic Con and Cosplay conventions! Its another great way to meet new people, and be updated with the cosplay world plus I got a chance to shop very affordably. 😀

  13. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    October 11, 2016 at 2:05 am

    This looks so awesome. I love how into it everyone is.

  14. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    October 11, 2016 at 3:55 am

    That is so much fun! I love that it’s so family too.

  15. MegOhKay
    October 11, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I love the ideas that these creatives come up with! I can hardly put together an outfit I bought at the store much less create one from scratch to honor a favorite character! So cool!

  16. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    October 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I think these comic conventions look like loads of fun. I ‘d really love to see one.

  17. Sandy {Everyday Southwest}
    Sandy {Everyday Southwest}Reply
    October 12, 2016 at 3:15 am

    What a fun day! It looks like I have been missing out, I need to get a ticket when it comes to Phoenix again!

  18. Brian H
    Brian HReply
    January 11, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Love the article! I’m actually Bob in the Bobs Burgers pic at the very top. I was excited to see my daughter and my friends show up on google images. I read your article right after and I couldn’t agree more! My friends and family have a blast at comic cons and other conventions and we create lots of memories at them as well.

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