No but what is cosplay that I keep hearing about? Cosplay is where people of all ages dress up as their favourite characters from video games, movies, comic books and much more. Some people purchase their costumes and others display their passion by making replica costumes by hand. On of the best examples of this is Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay. All of the people on the show have been cosplaying for a number of years and compete all over Canada and the US at conventions in the costume contests.
There is a HUGE culture within the cosplay world that is based on fun, acceptance and passion. Cosplayers take the time to share their skills, ideas and passion with people of all ages and the most popular place to find them is at a convention. The most famous of all conventions is San Diego Comic Con. This annual event draws thousands of people each year from around the world.
Heading to California not in the budget this year? No problem. Toronto holds one the Canada’s top conventions in August each year FANEXPO. With guest speakers, artists and actors from across the Sci-Fi, comics, anime, horror and gaming. This is a great opportunity to try out cosplay for the first time. Don’t worry you will not be alone. This year’s FANEXPO will take place August 28th to 31st. You can check out all the details at www.fanexpocanada.com.
Not sure is you want to try and make your own costume for your first cosplay? Miga’s Balloons + More in Goderich can help. We have several costumes for rent that feature famous superheros, anime chaarcters and film stars. Miga’s Balloons + More also has a wide range of accessories to help kick your costume up a notch if you are just looking for the final touches. Stop by Miga’s Balloons + More 40 West Street Goderich ON today and talk with one of our costume experts, like us on facebook or check us out online at www.migasballoons.com.
All photos are from Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay. Miga’s Balloons + More is not affiliated with the show or FANEXPO in any way nor do they own any rights to the show or FANEXPO. We are just HUGE fans.