It is difficult for anyone with eyes not to be aware that Comic Con is taking place in Paris this weekend, so I decided to take a closer look this morning. Not too close of course, because the costumes, makeup and masks have the same effect on me as visiting a penitentary for criminally insane clowns. Even if I had been interested, it has been sold out for quite some time, so I didn't have to feel guilty about failing in my Anyport photo report obligations. I wouldn't have needed a disguise in any case, being around 40 years older than 95% of the people attending. That would have been shocking enough in itself.
I took a Vélib to Porte de Pantin in the morning chill. Now that the Mother Ship has landed there, too, I'm sure it increases alien attendance.
Ha -- great series of pictures! You are right about the Jokers -- way too little imagination shown there. I googled "comic con agenda" to get an idea of what goes on inside the mother ship in these conventions. They seem to be packed with presentations, panels, etc. -- everything from inside looks at My Little Pony to intellectual lectures.
Fantastic, Fantastic! The costumes and make-up are all so good there cannot just be one individual that stood out - they were all excellent. Yes, and they all look young.... Beautiful bodies fitted into those second skins just perfectly- ~sigh~
How fun! Thanks for this coverage. I've always wanted to attend NY's Comic Con (in full nerd gear) but never have, in part because I don't know anyone who would like to go with me and I feel sheepish about going alone. You were a good sport getting these photos for us.
It's always funny seeing "superheroes" doing mundane things like lugging bags and waiting in line at the ATM.
I agree, way too many Jokers. Same for Deadpool (the masked, red-clad assassin).
Yes, I liked that, too. And I saw at least 3 other guys wearing a fez, but this was the best one. Cheery, do you understand the reason for the mop? I thought and thought about it but couldn't remember why he would have a mop.
It occurred to me as I went through these excellent pictures that I am probably seeing them differently than everyone else. Having lived in New Orleans, a place which has enshrined costuming as part of its culture, and living now in Oaxaca, a place which ditto, I a) don't automatically see the participants as peculiar or deviant (incels, Kerouac ~ really?), and b) tend to judge each one on how "natural" he or she looks. For instance, both Jokers, the young woman with the white & purple ponytail, the steampunk guy in Doc Martens, the guy in the purple duster all kind of strike me more as "why not" rather than "wtf" were they to be going about their normal lives in those get-ups.
I absolutely love all your trio and duo shots, which are really in the realm of portraiture even when the subjects faces are covered. The one of curly-haired Spiderman in conversation with the black-clad woman and the one of Penguin(?) and Tatiana(?) are particularly fine. I shouldn't be pointing out favorites, as they're all so good.
My daughter dressed up as one of the same charters pictured in your photos for a party in NYC last night. She patiently explained to me her character’s background, but I still don’t quite understand. She looked cute in her pics though.
Wandering around my area of Paris today I saw lots of the usual security people: regular police, a mounted patrol, military. I have to wonder if costumed characters at Parc de la Villette make the police a bit uneasy. Or, are they just used to it?
I'm not commenting, but I'm following along. I don't want to make catty comments, and I can react that way to cosplay. I think the people in the costumes are more conventionally attractive there in Paris than I've seen in the US.