Inside Comic-Con 2012
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Sunday marked the end of yet another successful San Diego Comic-Con International, the biggest and most anticipated multigenre expo on the West Coast! Guest blogging about the event, Fashion Club's very own Alexis Chong attended as Supergirl in a costume she put together herself!
Everyone who has been to Comic-Con can tell you that to be one of the cool kids, you’ve gotta rock some nerdy garb. At least, that’s what went through my mind on Friday night when I was scrambling to both American Apparel and Target to put together a makeshift Supergirl ensemble of a red pencil skirt, a patent leather yellow belt, a kid's Superman tee (complete with detachable cape), and knee-high black boots. My boyfriend, dressed as Scott Pilgrim à la the Michael Cera movie, and I were itching to make the 2-hour drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in the wee hours of Sunday morning for the last of the 4 ½ day event.
Sure enough, SDCC did not disappoint! Though the crowds were more intense (and highly costumed) than when I attended last, they managed to jam-pack the San Diego Convention Center with more excitement and merch then ever. There was even a Grimm walk-through exhibit before we crossed the street to enter!
Many people had camped overnight during the week to see some of the more anticipated panels, especially Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, and The Hobbit. I was way too excited to wait in the panel lines so we navigated through the multi-layers of the exhibition hall: Artist Alley, Video Game Demos, Toy Company Exhibits, and Movie Displays, not to mention the merch tables. Though in true Comic-Con fashion, we did wait in a couple of lines to score some freebies, but only after hunting down Robert Downey, Jr.’s armor for Iron Man 3 at the Marvel display, taking a picture with Mattel’s Hover Board prop replica from Back To The Future and a life-sized Maleficent vinyl toy, and of course, running into a female Cyclops from X-Men!
One of my favorite parts of the convention was not even inside the building, but outside of the San Deigo’s Bayfront Park next door—the Batmobiles! In preparation for the release of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (in theaters this Friday, July 20), Warner Brothers had six of Batman’s glamorous rides on display, from Adam West’s Lincoln Futura to Christian Bale’s revamped Tumbler. Mind you, they were under intense security in the Batcave, and behind velvet ropes to prohibit anyone from jumping inside one and joy-riding away. Well, the thought did cross my mind!
Alexis Chong is a talented Graphic Designer for FashionClub.com and is an all-around super awesome individual.