ComicCon 2019: A Safe Space for Expression
The best and the brightest cosplayers showed up to the San Diego Comic Con this weekend
Comic Con: A Safe Space for Expression
It’s been a while since we’ve played dress up, hasn’t it? At least for me, it’s been too long since I’ve immersed myself in an identity that isn’t mine. Playing dress up used to give me a happy place for my identity, a safe space where my possibilities were limitless. I could be Wonder Woman, flying faster than a plane, a bird, faster than even Superman. I could be Batman himself, gender roles notwithstanding, and use the sheer force of my physical strength, and my constant vigilance to keep my Gotham clean. I could be Harley Quinn, who, in my opinion, is The. Best. Villain. Ever. I could be Hermione, the brightest witch of her age. I could be Pikachu, the personification of loyalty and cuteness. Essentially, when I was a child and I played in the realms of my imagination, I could be anything, or anyone, I wanted to be. For the thousands of visitors to San Diego this past weekend, that’s exactly what their trip was all about: Cosplay!
Cosplay is always fun to be a part of, and for those of us who couldn’t be there in person, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite, most cosplays from the San Diego Comic Con, 2019.
We start with the iconic best: Piiiikaachuuu!
Yeah. Our favourite too. We'd live in a Pikachu room if we could. Oh wait...
Comic Con has always been about superheroes, and this year was no exception. All our favourites made an appearance.
What was most special this year was having so many female characters to choose from!
From Captain Marvel...
We've had a lot of options.
Female representation was strong even when it came to the super villains! Dr. Harley Quinn left us in awe:
And she was in wonderful company with the rest of the suicide squad:
There is clearly no introduction needed here.
But riddle me this - did you know Super villains from all over Hollywood made their presence felt?
Pennywise gave us the creeps with that smiling stare:
Valak was a constant presence, everywhere, when you least expect it:
Even the characters we aren't too sure about showed up. Willy Wonka, for example - I could never figure out if he was good or evil:
Tinkerbell was there as well, looking as petulant as ever, on the arm of her best friend's arch nemisis, Captain Hook:
Zoidberg was there, Woop Woop Woop!
And finally, there was this: