We saw some great cosplays during this weekend. I loved seeing how creative some of the cosplays were, as well as unique.
I love gender-bending cosplays -but I may be biased since I do it all the time
I've always wanted to do a group cosplay but, until now, I have not been able to do so (it's hard to get a whole group of friends to do this), so I absolutely loved seeing so many group cosplays. It made me want to start planning costumes and recruiting friends to do it with me for the next con (Magic City Comic Con)!
I don't have any kids of my own, but if I do ever have any, I plan to introduce them into the wonderful world of geeks and start dressing them up since early on. So, of course it was so amazing to see how many geeky kids there were at Animate! Miami and how excited and proud they were of their cosplays.
We were able to attend the panel with Christopher Daniel Barnes, who did the voice of one of our favorite princes ever: Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid (and Kingdom Hearts II), as well as of Spider-Man in the animated series.
And we perused all the merchandise and saw some amazing art, and my bank account saw a rapid decrease in its balance. I spent way more than I thought I would, but there were so many amazing things that I just couldn't say no to them. Including a mash-up tank top of Poison Ivy watering a piranha plant (from the Super Mario Bros video games), a gorgeous drawing of the TARDIS, a Doctor Who charm bracelet, and a purse that looks like its a cartoon drawing...among other things.
But my all time favorite moment of the con was when a group of guys dressed as the characters from Steven Universe surprised none other than Zach Callison himself, the voice the show's namesake character. He was such a cool guy to hang out with (we saw him every day of the con and got to talk to him a little every day, and he even said we are cool peeps! *cue fingerling moment*), and he got so excited to see these guys and even sang the show's theme song with them. That was by far the coolest and most fun moment of the entire weekend! Here are the pics:
And, of course we couldn't miss the opportunity to be able to take a pic with the main celebrity of the con who, by the way, I loved even more when he made whacky faces in the pics -I don't really like normal smiling pics!
Thanks Zach for being so cool and fun!
Lastly, here are our cosplays for the weekend:
Rixi was a Demon Girl while I was a crossbending Riddler on Saturday
And Rixi was Castiel from Supernatural
We can't wait to be able to go back next year to Animate! Miami and see what awesome cosplays they'll have as well as the guests (although none can be as cool as Zach!). Check back on their website for updates on the dates for next year's con!