By now me and C-Mart are on the road to NYCC 2013!!! WooHoo!!! We’ll be at the show in a mere few hours and will be updating you throughout the weekend of all the cool things that the industry is dropping on us, but I wanted to share with you my Secret Stash of cosplay pics from last years show tog et everyone pumped up for the weekend. Be on the lookout for The Evil Geeks and pick up some of our swag… you might just win something if you do!
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We’re starting this week by digging into our archives to bring you our first ever Podcast from this year at New York Comic Con… If you haven’t heard, the Evil Geeks did a guest spot this weekend on the Film Warriors Podcast so we decided we’d throw some of ours up. We had a little bit of technical difficulty for awhile, but at the end of the day we proudly present “Two Geeks and a Comic Con!”
We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again, but here’s our NYCC Cosplay Top 5 brought to you from your friendly neighborhood Evil Geeks….hope you enjoy!
There were so many insanely amazing costumes at comic con that it’s really hard to determine the “best” but I can definitely give you my favorites. For me, it’s very important that you actually physically resemble the person your imitating. So if you have an incredibly elaborate costume but look nothing like the character, your not gonna make it onto Biff Tannen’s list.
5. Matt Murdock – I dont know why but I find this costume both awesome and hilarious. For those of you who don’t know, Murdock is Daredevil’s alter ego a blind lawyer. I saw two Murdock’s, one Friday and one Saturday. The one from Friday changed into Daredevil on Saturday. Both were excellent.
(Which also begs the question, why wasn’t Butter Bean dressed up as Kingpin?)
Hello again Evil Geeks! What a wild and crazy ass weekend we had in NYC for the con last weekend! The comics! The panels! The costumes! All of it combining in such a lovely and welcome attack on our geek senses, effectively lulling us into a coma of awesomeness. If you’ve been following our pre and post New York Comic Con coverage, you may have come across our article from last week where we talked about the things each of the Evil Geeks were looking forward to at the Con. This Marvel True Believer was really hyped up at the possibilility of picking up a sweet replica Captain America shield at the Javitz this year! If the amount of time you spent in the theater this summer wasn’t enough of an indication, this little film called The Avengers earned every single available monetary unit this year and surely, SURELY there would be mass market demand for a hi-quality movie shiled replica?!?! Somebody definitely would sell them at Comic Con! On top of that, where else would be as perfect a place to pick up what I would consider to be the physical embodiement of the totality of my geekiness? Picking up a Cap shield at the NYCC would be like traveling to Jerusalem to pick up your dashboard Jesus statue. It would be like traveling to the offices of Marvel Comics to have Stan Lee personally hand you your weekly comics.
I saved all year, just specifically so I could buy a shield. It would look fucking AMAZING mounted over my TV! It would look even more amazing whenever I got drunk and took it down so I could play around with it! I couldn’t wait to fork over the mountain of cash required to pay for it. As soon as I hit the floor on Friday it was the first thing I began looking for; I was offically on a mission to procure. So, how’d I do? Horribly. If I were in the market for a cheap plastic replica, then this would have been the place to be. I wanted bettter than that though, I wanted a really good metal one. I got close twice, but not nearly close enough. The first one I found was perched on a high shelf in one of the more vertically oriented booths, priced at $95, which was my first red flag. I’ve scoped some out online, and the type I wanted would cost me at least $350 or so.. Even from where I was standing, I could tell this wasn’t going to be the one I was taking home. It had rivets on the outside of the shield from where the strap connects in the back; but when the vendor took it down for me there was NO STRAP ON THE BACK! WTF?!?! Why put on the fake rivets, if there isn’t anything that’s going to be riveted down?! The worst part was, when the guy handed it to me, it seriously felt like it was made of tin foil. It was a glorified pizza pan, with stripes and a star painted on the bottom. Ehhh….this isn’t the shield I’m looking for.
I got incredibly close the second time. As we were walking near the back wall, by the permanent traffic jam created by the Doctor Who store, we came across a booth that had EXACTLY what I was looking for. They had both the colored version and the non colored version, but I only wanted a colored one. It was the right material, it appeared to be of solid construction, it didn’t have stupid, fake rivets on the front, etc. Finally! YES! This is what I came specifically for!!! Just as soon as I reached into my pocket to hand the vendors whatever amount of riches they desired, I was then infomormed that these were only prototypes and that they didn’t have the licensing rights to sell the real ones yet. DAMN YOU!!!!!!!!
Sadly, I was unable to make my big purchase for the year. I tried looking for a back-up cool thing to buy, but I was so disappointed from not getting my Cap shield that I ended up not making a large purchase. I did make several smaller art purchases though which were well worth it! More on those to come later! Until next year, I’m just going to offer prayers to a higher power in hopes that next year I can finally bring home that shield.
This Evil Geek’s shields are down 😦
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Good Afternoon Nerds!
By now I know that you’ve all been checking out our recent posts of our NYCC image galleries and I have one more to drop on you. This is my secret stash. Basically I went through my shots one more time and pulled the ones that I think deserved a little face time. You’ll find both new cosplayers and some extra shots of some of my favorites including: Walkers, Ludo, Beast, Cute Wicket, and the always beautiful Susan Coffey as White Raven! I hope you enjoy them!
BIG EVIL OUT
As our website’s resident Noob I thought it would be interesting to write about my first experience at Comic Con. It was something I had never really thought about doing but I’m glad I did. I went to zero panels, I strictly spent my time just wandering around and marveling at everything like a child being let into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The costumes of course were amazing; you could have spent the entire time just looking at them. I couldn’t believe how nice every single person was that I stopped to ask for a picture of or with. Not one person gave me a hard time, which when you think about is almost unbelievable given the sheer amount of pictures taken and posted on the site. In fact, everybody I dealt with there was incredibly nice and polite. I bet if you asked the other members of the evil geekdom you would get the exact same response.
If you have claustrophobia or dislike large crowds, comic con might not be your thing. There are A LOT of people. You are almost never not in the middle of a massive crowd where you’re constantly stopping for someone to take a picture, or someone hitting you with their book bag as they try to get around you or just being unexpectedly pushed. This really took some getting used to and I think I’d prefer (as would many others I’m sure) the comic cons of yore with significantly fewer people and some breathing room.