Wizard World Chicago: Weekend in Review

20160820_180048_zpstdbh3t6cWizard World 2016 has sadly drawn to a close, but the memories and inspiration will stick with me for years to come πŸ™‚

Throughout the convention, there were so many ridiculously crazy opportunities to observe illustrators and creators in action, including artists from Disney and Face-Off. *cue major geek-out* Artist alley was bursting with talent and on top of that, there was a studio area set up for amateur artists to try their hand at miniature painting (the blue dragon was my attempt).

Besides the opportunity to experience so much amazing artwork, there was some pretty sweet music too by a group called Critical Hit. These talented musicians, who hold day jobs as artists and writers, perform amazing renditions of popular gamer songs. My personal favorites included pieces from Pokemon and Tetris πŸ™‚

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Beyond the two-dimensional artwork, people all over the convention were willing to pose for pics and show off their hard work and creative costuming skills. Here are a few of my favorite individuals. The couple from The Labyrinth actually went on to win the cosplay competition and the little kid dressed as Nightcrawler begged me to share his pic on my blog πŸ™‚

So, speaking of cosplay, the highlight of the convention by far was Saturday night’s costume contest. There were some very talented group entries including the ENTIRE crews from Game of Thrones, Clue, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as well as some very unique individual entries like the 73 year-old Emerald City cosplayer, the female Predator, the Cinderella who’s dress took an entire YEAR to make (she won the female hero category), and a bearded Princess Peach. There were so many amazing entries, too many to share, but here’s some of my favorites πŸ™‚

I can’t wait until next year! Thanks for geeking out with me πŸ™‚

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