The oversized LCD numbers of the alarm clock which read 4:21. Their eerie green radiance mocked me as I dragged myself, zombie-like, out of bed and into the shower. As the hot water splashed on my face, I had to put all thoughts of royal suicide and lack of decent sleep behind me, because today was no ordinary sit-in-a-cublicle day. Today I was going to my first “major” Con, and my first Con as a member of the Geek Press. Today was New York Comic Con 2011 day.
This time we talk to AkaneSaotome, one of the most talented and prolific cosplayers on the Eastern Seaboard. She’s also one of the most recognizable, as her elaborate homemade costumes and colorful wigs have wowed photographers at conventions nationwide. AkaneSaotome even helps other cosplayers look their best with her own online cosplay wig and accessory business, BlackMoon Cosplay.
Our first Cosplay hottie is the absolutely stunning Nicole Jean, who we discovered cosplaying Baby Doll from Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch at the recent ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. Nicole is a beautiful young lady with enormous brown eyes that will melt your icy Hoth-like nerd heart, and is a true geek girl through and through!
On a sweltering July Friday, yours truly and two of my best GLA staffers drove about 45 minutes south of The Legendary Hall of Virginity to scope out and file a report on ConnectiCon, one of the largest fan conventions in the Northeast United States. The ConnectiCon draws an estimated 8,000 cosplayers, gamers, manga/comic readers, action figure collectors, and Sci-Fi fans every year over the course of a three-day run time to its enormous, bright, and clean facilities at the mammoth Hartford Convention center.