WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Cosplayer Spotlight

Convention.Life's visit to 2018 WonderCon Anaheim brought us back in touch with some amazing cosplayers we haven't run into for a while, as well as some cosplayers we had the great pleasure of meeting for the first time.  Here are a few:

 @AlinaMasquerade as Rainbow Brite; @WindStriker007 as Ruby Rod from "The Fifth Element"; @VertVixen as Garrison from "Battle Chasers"; @natty.lou.creations as a stylized Dalek from "Dr. Who"

@AlinaMasquerade as Rainbow Brite; @WindStriker007 as Ruby Rod from "The Fifth Element"; @VertVixen as Garrison from "Battle Chasers"; @natty.lou.creations as a stylized Dalek from "Dr. Who"

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Hailing from Arizona, Alina Masquerade rocked an inspired Rainbow Brite costume, throwing us all the way back to our favorite Saturday morning cartoons. She was also spotted in the classic Jessica Rabbit cosplay from Disney's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" as well as the Sorceress from the "Dragon's Crown" RPG video game.  This was our first time meeting her, but I'm sure it won't be the last.

Facebook: Alina Masquerade
Twitter: @AlinaMasquerade
Instagram: @AlinaMasquerade
YouTube: Alina Masquerade
For business inquires:
Alina
PO Box 41792
Phoenix, AZ 85080
Email:   alinamasquerade@gmail.com

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LeQuan Bennett was arguably the hit of WonderCon this year, with crowds regularly gathering in the aisles to take photos with Ruby Rod, from the film "The Fifth Element".  You can dress up like Ruby rod, and you can carry a cane like Ruby Rod, but LeQuan truly embodied the spirit of Ruby Rod.  Chris Tucker would be proud.  We were so happy to meet him.  We hope to see him again sometime in the future.  We are excited to see what comes next from this dynamic personality, coming out of Anchorage, Alaska.

Twitter: @WindStriker007
YouTube: WindStriker007
Instagram:   @WindStriker007
Facebook:   LeQuan Bennett

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We had the pleasure of running into one of our favorite cosplayers VertVixen this year at WonderCon at the MatterHackers booth, bringing to life artist Joe Madureira's Garrison character from the popular comic book / video game "Battle Chasers".  The last time we ran into VertVixen was 2013 WonderCon, when she stole the show as one of the most realistic Wonder Woman cosplays we have ever seen.

Facebook: Vertvixen
Twitter: @VertVixen
Instagram:   @VertVixen
YouTube:   VertVixen Studios
Email:   vertvixencontact@gmail.com

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Renetta Lloyd (aka Natty Lou Creations) comes to us from from Vista, California, and has designed and produced costumes for a number of theaters in the San Diego area.  The unique vision of her creations is only rivaled by her skill to actually bring the designs to life.  She was such a pleasure to meet in her inspired Dalek cosplay from the "Dr. Who" series.  WonderCon was her cosplay debut, but she handled herself like a veteran.  We cannot wait to see what comes next from this talented designer.

Website:   http://www.nattyloucreations.com
Facebook:   Natty Lou Creations
Instagram:   @Natty.Lou.Creations
Email:   nattyloucreations@gmail.com

LBCC 2017: Exhibitor Highlights

Long Beach Comic Con embodies the lifestyle of its namesake. Laid back, open and inviting, while giving you plenty to do without the feeling of haste. We enjoyed our time strolling up and down every aisle, stopping to really get to know more about what caught our eye. Below are some of many exhibitors we got to know:

PinkOwlet: Dana Duncan

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By day Dana teaches Design and Illustration at Art Center in Pasadena, where her students refer to her as the digital dominatrix—she whips pixels into shape on a daily basis. Her well branded booth caught our eye and we were rewarded with visual eye-candy from patterns put on dresses to pins to fun greeting cards.
http://www.pinkowlet.com
https://www.instagram.com/pink.owlet/
https://twitter.com/d2designishere
 

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Gears & Roebuck - Rust Junk Emporium

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Shannon Hoage started as a Prop Master's apprentice when she was 14. Her love for props and painting came together in what she likes to call wearable Steampunk. Most of her products use already existing toys, or masks, that are then repainted to have a worn metallic feel. Watching anyone who came by the booth, you saw a similar reaction when they realized how light the items were since they are not actual metals. Very comfortable indeed.
https://www.facebook.com/GearsAndRoebuck/

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Tee No Evil

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The brothers behind Tee No Evil - Zany Zombie Shirts, got the Kickstarter backing to make their dreams come true. These high quality shirts are hand inspected by them to ensure each one meets their standards. They want to make sure the quality matches the art, and the art is great.
https://www.teenoevil.com/
https://www.instagram.com/TeeNoEvil/
https://twitter.com/teenoevil
https://www.facebook.com/TeeNoEvil/

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Will Terry

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Will Terry has been an illustrator for over 25 years with over 30 children's books and clients ranging from Time magazine, Pizza Hut, and MasterCard. He's now taking those skills to the masses for consumption in the form of prints while still finding time to run an online school.
http://willterry.com
https://www.svslearn.com/

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What's next? Not a LONG wait.

If you feel like you missed out on the fun, you did. But you don't have to wait a year. The team that brought you LBCC has Long Beach Comic Expo, February 17-18 2018. Tickets just went on sale today, click here to get yours and we'll see you then.