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New York Comic Con with kids- what I learned….

The moment when I lost the kids while I was taking a photo of the shark hugging the T-rex

The moment when I lost the kids while I was taking a photo of the shark hugging the T-rex

Hi Everyone!
Another offtopic post…from our most recent adventure, New York Comic Con 2016, with KIDS!

Wow, it’s crowded and overwhelming for us newbies.
Everyone was extremely nice, and the spirit was so positive.

Daughter fell in love with Tentacle Kitty, we got to meet the creator too. Plus Mark, creator of Damn Heroes, and Don Smith- Vampire of the Lost Highway!

Daughter fell in love with Tentacle Kitty, we got to meet the creator too. Plus Mark, creator of Damn Heroes, and Don Smith- Vampire of the Lost Highway!

Let’s start with highlights of some incredibly talented people, We met Mark C. Frankel who started a successful webcomic, Damn Heroes and that morphed into a book that pokes fun at superheroes. Definitely in line with my 11yo sense of humor. Glad to meet Mark, real nice guy too. We bought the first 2 volumes, it’s a fun read!

Another person I got to meet was Don E. Smith, author of The Vampire of the Lost Highway. Brilliant story, loved reading this, and he autographed a copy for my kids.

The third highlight, was finding Tentacle Kitty, adorable artwork, and the plush was the newest favorite for my 7yo.  Author merged his girlfriend’s love of cats and tentacles, and created some great artwork too.

So next up, the logistics and picture taking adventures….

I need to improve my “Stop! I’m taking a picture” communication with my family, my family lost me as I was taking a pic of the shark and trex hugging.
Thankfully my husband was the responsible adult.
Speaking of my long suffering husband, Rick was dressed as a professor from Pokemon who also looks like Rick from Rick & Morty.

Professor Westwood V from Pokemon? Rick from Rick & Morty? Doc from Back to the Future? You be the judge

Professor Westwood V from Pokemon? Rick from Rick & Morty? Doc from Back to the Future? You be the judge

You had to be there. Very confusing to him when he kept hearing people call out to him.
Need to plan the photo taking opps. Although it was just cool to just see everything. So much talent, imagination and creativity everywhere.

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Would have taken the front part but you know kids, crowds....

Would have taken the front part but you know kids, crowds….

Maybe study a map next time before I go.
If you make your own costume and people recognize it, the highest compliment is when they say, “can I take a picture with you?”
Matt was a superstar that day as slowbro, it was very cool to see people recognize him as the Pokemon character.
All the kids, my mom, dad, myself worked on this costume.
Did you know McCalls only makes a pattern for animal costumes kid sizes 6-8 and then skips to adult sizes?
Grandma made it work for this size 10 kid… and added a layer for filling…

If anyone is interested in how to make slowbro, comment below, and if we get interest I’ll make a post on our process.

Previous to this pic, slowbro was hiding from this clever pokemon trainer. Great moment.

Previous to this pic, slowbro was hiding from this clever pokemon trainer. Great moment.

When you fill a costume with poly fill it gets pretty hot.
If you create a costume with an elaborate tail made out of heavy cardboard and no fan in the foam head for your 10yo, ensure they hydrate, and let them know it’s ok to take it off and walk in regular clothes when they had enough.

Slowbro tail- cardboard way too heavy for this, next time wire frame..

Slowbro tail- cardboard way too heavy for this, next time wire frame..

The Mad Magazine panel was awesome, my son and i got a kick out of it. Loved the q&a. Got a sneak peek at the Goodnight Bat Cave book coming out!!

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Good night bat cave from Mad Magazine

Good night bat cave from Mad Magazine

Next time, we will make a plan, soooo much to see. Thank you New York Comic Con 2016!!!!

Slowbro stroll

Slowbro stroll

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