Monday, 11 June 2012


  Its like Halloween on steroids...
I'm talking about Comic Con
Yes, Comic Con invaded Niagara Falls this weekend. It was a lot like having a mid year Halloween. What is the appeal? Good question.
Answer: Well, as long as I can remember, I loved comic books. I loved the superhero characters. Even after growing up I never lost the fantasy make believe world of Marvel, DC and the others. The appeal was that an average, mild mannered, boring person could be someone and something greater. A disguise or costume was all that separated the dull wallflower from the bright, colourful, flamboyant hero. That way, that dull average Joe could be happy and satisfied with their existence with the knowledge that the great, flashy and wonderful person that everyone loved and admired was right there inside of him, all along. Sound familiar?
   Comics gives us the fantasy. The dressing up game helps us to live it. I recently told a friend that it was like that for me. It is my pretty girl disguise. When I put on my costume of lipstick, eyeshadow, wig and dress, I become that superheroine. I am not recognisable to those that know me, the dull boring me that is.
   So masses of people flock to Comic Cons all over the world to live a fantasy for a day. They dress up, show off and live the fantasy.

 Even though I didn't dress up in any of my superheroine costumes that I have (I have 3 Batgirl, 2 Mary Marvel, and a few homemade ones) I went in a male hero costume (Its a secret). The two big reasons were that I had family with me and the other was that I get to live the dream on other occasions just doing like I always do. So I could miss this one time. Still, I'd love to go to one, maybe out of town some time, in full superhero drag. I should get a Cyber Six costume. Cyber Six was a female superheroine who was disguised as a mild manner male for a secret identity. If any of you out there have one of these Comic Conventions coming to town near you, I highly recommend attending it. Have fun, Halloween only comes once, now twice a year.


scalesman said...

The Comic Convention sounds like fun. I did enjoy comic books as a kid. I suppose there was the ability to go to places with my mind that I could not go with my body.

I am glad you had fun and hope you get to go in one of your girl costumes.

Mary-Margret Callahan said...

Thanks Pat. I'll add it to my Bucket List for sure.