This past Saturday, I hit up Kollision Con in Rosemont, IL. It’s a teeny tiny con at the Crowne Plaza, which brought back some extreme nostalgia of some of my first conventions when I was in high school. (Jeez, have I really been going to cons for that long!?) But I mostly went to go hang out with my BFF Ali, who had a booth for her art. She recently published her first comic book known as The Hasty Pastry, a story about a barista with her trusty pug companion and all the people she encounters at her work from coworkers to customers to her manager. It’s amusing and fun for all ages, plus the art is gorgeous!
Ali also does fanart and lots of other amazing art, as you can see above. This was her booth at the con, as she worked hard on commissions. Check out her website The Wet Stain for more if you’re interested (and you should be!!) and check out her book.
Aside from hanging out at her booth, I wandered the dealer’s room and tried to find some awesome cosplayers. I myself whipped together a quick closet cosplay for Rose Tyler from season 4 of Doctor Who. Everyone and their mom tells me I look like Billie Piper, so with my shorter hair, I might as well embrace it! In the few short hours I was there, I got a great reception. Sadly, I didn’t find any other doctors, but I did find a Captain Jack, who was super nice.
It was great to get back into the convention world, if only for a few hours. I miss it too much! The next big one is C2E2….and it’s getting closer and closer. Eek! I need to get started on my costumes soon!
Anyhoo, check out my cosplay and some of the other outstanding cosplays from the day:
Me as Rose Tyler from Doctor Who
Joel and a creepy Clicker from the awesome game Last of Us
These lovely ladies from the Hunger Games. The girl on the left made both of the dresses!
Super nice Captain Jack from Doctor Who/Torchwood and myself!