As promised, I wanna share my impressions from my first comic con in Dortmund yesterday.
As I understand it we didn’t have comic cons in germany before 2015. And now we have the “german comic con” in 4 different cities throughout the year.
In addition there is the “comic con germany” that is just once a year.
As I heard it was very crowded on saturday. Last year they used 4 big halls, and the folks had enough space. This year they put the con in just 2 big halls…
Well, I was there on sunday. It was crowded, but not on a really annoying scale.
I was hoping to see some Catwomen, Batgirls and other masked, female heroines and villainesses.
There were lots of lots of women/girls that did cosplays from japanese mangas… and lots of Harley Quinn’s. And there were a lot of female cosplayers that “did” Star Wars and Game of Thrones.
But regarding masked women from DC or Marvel… well I saw/noticed one Black Cat, two Batgirls, three Catwomen, one Spider-girl (unmasked) and some masked assassin from the Court of owls. I hoped for more… and no Batwoman, no Canary, no masked Spier-girl/Gwen, no Spoiler. Of course I was only there on one day and of course you can’t see every cosplayer.
I definitely need to improve on my handling of my photo camera and the “photographer” skills. But I will learn from that experience.
From the material I have I edited around 10 really short clips into one short video.
But let’s start with some pictures (nearly all masked women are in the video) :
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And here comes MY self-filmed video:
In the video you should find 3 Catwomen and one Batgirl (my favorite cosplay that day).
And if you look closely, you will find a second batgirl, without cowl (not facing the camera)
*EDIT* You can see that Batgirl and more great cosplays in this official video at around 0:40:
Well, actually these were my first Batgirl/Catwomen that I saw in “real” life. And that was a pretty great experience. I will try to attend more comic cons in the future. And I’m pretty sure that then I can present better picture/video material. It would be great if there was a con just for DC and Marvel.
But -after all- it was a promising start…
Thanks to all the cosplayers! Great Job!
Feel free to comment!
Did you visited comic cons in the past? What are your experiences?
The Helena Bertinelli “Batgirl style” was always my favorite Batgirl design. Well she was only a short time under that cowl, but I really like the all black design. She even modified the regular batgirl mask to the full face mask that Cassandra wore afterwards.
It’s very rare to find cosplays on that batgirl type, so it’s time to post one here:
And here is the video:
Wow….short video, but what a costume!
Love the black hair, boots and gloves. Very rare!
And, there are cosplay pictures as well:
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Well, all these great pictures and the batgirl in the video are from Kamiko-Zero.