Like any comic-centric convention, WonderCon is very familiar with those who like to dress up and cosplay. As the little sister to the San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon is almost a preview of what’s in-store this summer. There were a lot of great cosplayers out and about on the Anaheim Convention Center floor, check out the image gallery of some of the best from Saturday’s visit.
After my first Comic-Con last year, I was very excited to see what WonderCon is all about. After giving it a day to settle in, WonderCon has all of the same elements that SDCC has, just not as much energy. There was just less of everything and far few cosplayers than I’d hope to see – but at least they had the same amount of enthusiasm. I’ve been hearing that the Anaheim Convention Center is big, but it’s nothing compared to the San Diego Convention Center from what I could tell.
It’s not that I hated WonderCon, I had fun, but it just didn’t have the same amount of hustle and bustle I expected. And maybe that’s a good thing. For anyone who dislikes the crowds, the lines, and the hype, WonderCon is perfect for you. The price on merchandise is just as expensive, but at least you have room to breath inside the convention center.
With the amount of cosplay going on, the evidence was clear that fans love Star Wars far more than Star Trek at WonderCon. There was also an abundant amount of Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn cosplay as well. One of the creepiest cosplays wasn’t Leatherface, Jason, or some weird goth giant, but Grumpy Cat took the cake. Whomever was behind that mask did a great job, but entered the uncanny valley.
Some of the best group cosplays were the family of Tuskan Raiders, Cobra, and Ralphael, Casey Jones, and Bebop of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I met a guy dressed up as a zombie cop, who I thought was pretending to be Shane from The Walking Dead, and he had no idea what I was talking about. What kind of tomfoolery is that?
(Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the full images)