*EDIT* Added another video…
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?