Denise DuBois: I’ll return next year

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If you’ve never been, you have to go! The costumes were phenomenal.

On Saturday, I attended Atlanta Comic Con. It was the first time I’ve ever gone to any event of this nature. I have friends who travel the country looking for cons: Dragon Con, Comic Cons, Walker Stalker Con – you name it, they’ve been there. But I’m a newbie.

I wanted to dress up and I know people go all out, but time got away from me, so I did the best I could: seashell tank top made at home with a heat press, mermaid leggings that I already had and mermaid scale make-up (see the far right photo).

When we got there, there were people dressed in minimal costumes like myself and some went all out. There were Disney princesses and characters (see the princesses above and The Mad Hatter to the right), there were comic book characters, super heros, villains, Star Wars characters and clowns (Penny Wise, why did you have to make an appearance?). It was wonderful. I was surrounded by people who are just as weird, silly and fun as I am! Those dressed in the best costumes took photos with kids and other con attendees. It was great. I decided then that I’d be back next year, but I’d have an elaborate costume too.

While we were there, we got the chance to hear a panel with Paige O’Hara (pictured far right) and Linda Larkin, the voices of Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Jasmine from Aladdin, respectively. They answered audience questions and told stories of making the animated films. It was the best. I even got a selfie with O’Hara. My plan is to put our selfie with the selfie I have with Belle from Disney World.

This was truly a fun experience. There were tons of vendors there with comic book, Disney and more memorabilia for us to purchase and enjoy. I mulled over a set of make-up brushes shaped like Harry Potter wands, but decided against them because I’d never get my face on in the mornings casting spells on the dogs with my brushes.

If you’ve never been, go. It’s so much fun and everyone was so nice. Can’t wait for the next one!

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