This time, Rhode Island Comic Con was on the docket. My buddy Colin and I reprised our Thorio and Luiki cosplays, a mash up cosplay of the Mario Brothers Mario and Luigi and Thor and Loki . I had made a few modifications including shortening and painting my hammer, as well as introducing the Tesseract/Question Box mash up, the "Quesseract". As always, I am super grateful that all of it happened in the first place.
We were primed and ready for another fun day. We also met up with some friends from out of town as well, which was an added bonus. However, despite the fun and company, the experience at RICC was a bit different than the last few I've been to.
We all ended up having fun, probably mostly due to everyone we ran into appreciating our costumes and just being around like-minded people and friends. The vendors, celebrities and artists were great and we got our fair share of art. There were also two very random occurrences: One, we were flagged over by Charles Martinet, the voice actor for Mario and Luigi and got a picture with him. THAT was kind of ridiculously awesome and super meta. He was sweet and could tell that he really appreciated the fans. The other random moment occurred when Colin said, "Hey, look it's Boba Fett!" I thought he was referring to a cosplayer but he was in fact, referring to Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who played Boba Fett in the Star Wars movies. I proceeded to say, without really thinking about it, "Boba Fett? Where?" This of course referred to the scene below:
What's next? I'll be tabling with my art at Northeast Comic Con in Wilmington. It's definitely on the smaller side, but it's a great event with all sorts of fun things happening and it's worth checking out. I won't be in costume (though I am tempted to bring along my Disco Fett helmet). I can't wait.
I wish I could do these sorts of things all the time.