Dortmund Film- & ComicCon (MovieComicCon) May 2024

So, last Sunday I was in Dortmund (Germany) at the Comic Con… or MovieComicCon as it is now called.

Before the whole Covid thing I was there 4 times already, but the last time was in late 2019… so, it’s been a while.

It was a little smaller than the last time and it was less crowded, maybe because this was “only” the spring edition and the main event in Dortmund is the ComicCon in the winter each year.

Also, I guess that there are more people on Saturday than on Sunday…

I made only a couple of pictures and some mini videos with the phone… I didn’t even start the GoPro, which was a mistake in the end.

All in all, it was a kind of a disappointment for me.

My main reason to go there is to see some good female cosplays of masked characters from DC and Marvel.

And in that regard… there was verrrry little…. at least from what I have seen by spending more than 5 hours there.

Haven’t bought anything in terms of Merch.

Of course, no Black Scorpion was to be found. I guess only very few even know that she exists at all and I have NEVER seen a single picture of a cosplay of her.

Only the original and stuntwomen in the costume at some promo tours. So, that would be kind of the holy grail of cosplay 😆

No Batgirl or Batwoman 🙁

No Catwoman… not even one! At one ComicCon I saw 4 or 5… but not a single one this time.

Kind of weird as there were a few Harley Quinns and female Jokers.

And getting a solid Catwoman costume isn’t difficult or very expensive.

Yeah, some Spider-girls… but only one of them had her mask on at first …and unmasked quickly as I then saw her again without it later on.

There was a nice female “Winter Soldier” with a mask, but sadly got no picture of her.

There were one or two masked female soldiers/mercenaries with a skull-bandana mask… guess out of a video game that I don’t know.

There are so many dressed up as characters from Animes and Manga… which doesn’t interest me at all.

There were two nice Lara Croft cosplays, a Skeletor + evil empress couple, and a fantastic Alf-cosplay (actually a woman).

And in terms of guest stars… it was… just “ok” for me:

Yeah, Richard Dean Anderson… but I’m not a fan of McGyver. Edward Furlong (Terminator 2) was quite interesting and a panel with German voice actors.

And there was Katherine McNamara, who was in mask and costume in “Arrow” and William Fichtner (Prison Break etc.)

Not bad… but there have been more famous/interesting guests in the past.


It would be SOOOO great if there was a ComicCon just with DC and Marvel… but I guess that won’t happen.

That Batgirl movie that was made but not shown…would have helped a LOT to motivate some female cosplayers to be Batgirl at a ComicCon!

Another reason why I hope for some masked women in movies or TV shows in the near future.

Some selected pictures:

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Well, the next Comic Con in Dortmund will be in December.

I guess I will give it another try then…. 😉