Cosplay Power Dominates Stan Lee's L.A. Comic-Con!
This past weekend, superheroes, Disney princesses, Jedis, and Reptar were all present at Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic-Con, which took place at the L.A. Convention Center. The cosplay was on fire this year, as we encountered some truly creative ensembles.
Throwbacks to the '90s Nicktoons were in full swing, as we encountered numerous Quailmen, a Rocko, and my personal favorite, Reptar:
As usual, there was quite a lot of Disney love...
And even puppies got to join the fun!
Of course, the best cosplay are the ones that reinterpret established characters in new and fun ways, like this take on Wonder Woman:
In addition to all of the exquisite cosplay, L.A. Comic-Con featured a number of celebrities and special guests, including: Stan Lee (of course); The Rock, promoting his new take on Jumanji; Tara Strong; "iZombie" star Rose McIver; Drew Carey; the original Robin himself, Burt Ward; the one and only Tommy Wiseau; and the original ladies of G.L.O.W. The Black Eyed Peas came together to play the annual masquerade and promote their new comic book, and a number of TV shows held reunions, including “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “The Powerpuff Girls”, and “The Fairly Oddparents”.
This year’s L.A. Comic-Con also focused a bit more on comics featuring minorities. Darryl (“DMC”) Matthews McDaniels, one of the original pioneers of hip-hop, has his own comic book series; instead of rocking the mic, he teaches junior high English by day and fights crime by night. In addition, a panel was held on Latinx Creators and the rise of Latino characters in comics. Considering our current political climate, it’s refreshing to see a little variety in comics.
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- Sarah Osman, YH Contributing Writer