Tuesday, March 29, 2016
5 Things I Learned at Comic Con
1. Wear comfortable shoes and if you don't be prepared for a special kind of hell.
I suppose this is self explanatory but you wouldn't believe the number of girls (and guys too!) I've seen limping around about halfway through the day. I firmly believe that if someone set up a booth selling flip flops they would make a killing!
2. Epson salt and ice is your friend.
This is a little trick that I learned from a fellow author who has been to many more comic cons than me. If you ignore number 1 and wear your crazy shoes, Epson salt will save you. Run a hot bath and put a good helping of salt in. Soak your feet. If you do wear good shoes your feet will still hurt, just not as bad. In that case, a good ice bath will do wonder for them!
There are so many people who put so much time and effort in their costumes. Getting to see them is
the best part of comic con! There are also the inevitable what-the-heck-were-they-thinking costumes. I have definitely seen more than my fair share of those!
4. Take a chance.
If you want to cosplay, do it. If you want to dress up like some obscure character from a show only you will know, do it. If you decide you want to be a jedi Disney princess, do it too! (and yes I've got that costume hanging in my closet! LOL!) There are no wrong answers. Creativity comes in all shapes and forms.
5. Comic Con people are some of the best people!
I have met some of the nicest, most talented people at comic con. They'll go out of their way to help when you need it (thanks to the lovely volunteers that watch our booth so we can go run and eat, etc!). It's like a lovely, weird, extended family and I wouldn't trade it for anything!