Over the weekend I marked another Comic-Con off the list when I attended Baltimore Comic-Con. I’ve gone the past few years but this year was the first time I attended both days and cosplayed.
Since I knew I was going to be wearing a costume on Sunday, I wanted to try and get all my purchases done the day before. I didn’t want to carry any large bags around while rocking Black Widow. I honestly didn’t buy too much! I snagged two Marvel variant covers for $3 each (they were $2 each on Sunday, boo!) and had two sketches done in my books. I even started my 2nd sketchbook! I have one that’s just Hawkeye but this 2nd book will be for whatever I want. I managed to get two books signed by the artist as well. All in all, it was a pretty good day! I met up with the person who’s making a costume for me as well. She took some measurements and showed me a few fabric and button samples too. Man, I can’t wait! I’m really excited. I ran into a few people from Twitter which always happens at conventions now. I even saw a coworker! I took most of my photos on Saturday as well. I planned to take some on Sunday but that didn’t work out as well as I hoped! Here’s what I saw on Saturday and my sketches!
I was actually quite nervous about Sunday. It was my first serious time cosplaying and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Plus I was attending alone and I kept thinking that if something bad did happen, what was I going to do? Luckily those fears were put to rest as I had a great time! I didn’t have one negative comment or experience. I couldn’t believe the amount of kids that wanted my picture or a picture with me. It was very surreal, especially when they would call me “Natasha” or Black Widow. They really believe you are that character, and it’s great! I ran into a few friends as well who were cosplaying from “Once Upon A Time” and they all looked amazing. I still can’t get over how great they all looked. Here are a few photos of myself as Black Widow! My favorite is the one where I’m with Zatanna.
I wish I knew who she was because I know she took a few photos too. I actually had “business” cards made up that had my information on them like Twitter and a separate e-mail that way people could send me photos and what not. I did a good job of remembering to hand them out about 50% off the time. If you’re someone who plans on attending a lot of conventions, I recommend cards like this. You can get them pretty cheap at places like MooCards. You can meet a lot of awesome people at conventions and you don’t want to loose contact because you can’t remember their Twitter Handle or Facebook page. Consider that your random Con Tip of the day!
I had a great time, obviously. I ran into a few friends, even had lunch with someone who follows me on Twitter! Now it’s time to look ahead to the next convention, New York Comic-Con!