My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

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My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Hedji » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:17 am

I had a swell time at the Niagara Falls Comic Con. This was by far the best year yet (my third). Did the whole celebrity thing, and dressed as Batman for one of the 3 days. I'll let my pics do the talking.

Margot Kidder
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Cassandra Petersen (Elvira)
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Billy Dee Williams (In my Colt45 hat)
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Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and Tom Savini (who also did the make up for Creepshow)
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They had a photographer there to take professional pics of costumes, so I got a session:
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The Original Screen Used Batcopter
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BatCycle
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The Canadian 501st Garrison set up insanely detailed set pieces. Hats off to those guys. Their work is incredible.
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Plus they had the Force Awakens Stormtroopers
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And I'll finish it off with a montage of my favorite costumes from the Con.
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And finally, Sunday was the 30th Anniversary of the Goonies so Mikey (Sean Astin) swore the Fratelli Brothers (Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi) in as Honorary Goonies, thereby burying the hatchet.
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Some takeaways:
  • Elvira is as lovely as ever.
  • Margot Kidder reminds me of my Aunt now, but she is still sharper mentally than Billy Dee Williams, who was unsure if he was in Canada or Buffalo.
  • There were probably more girls than guys at the Con.
  • The Border Crossing Patrol guys love this Con. Still wearing my Batman Costume (sans cowl), the Border guy asked me no questions, but simply declared "Comic Con", and waved me into the U.S.
  • Richard Hatch is still a very passionate person, but is mistaken when he says Ron Moore's Galactica was better than Glen Larson's.
  • The other cosplayers, who actually constructed their costumes, have far more talent than I, who simply assembled my costume. There's a difference. I salute them.
  • Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) is the most friendly, vibrant presence in the room. That man is the new King of Cool as far as I'm concerned.

And all this despite Nichelle Nichols and Yvonne Craig's unfortunate cancellations. This was the best Con I'd ever been to. Had a blast, and can't wait for next year.

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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Aussie Batfan » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:23 pm

Great photos! Love the pic of you sitting in the Batcopter - very jealous!!!
You also have a wonderful costume. Very impressive.
Take care,
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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Ben Bentley » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:57 pm

It looked like you had an awesome time buddy! You wear it well!

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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Chuck Williams » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:04 pm

Great photos Andy!!!!
I've always wanted to met Cassandra Peterson. Lucky dog!!

Nice group of guests and the crowd looked like fun!
Thanks for sharing!!! :D
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Post by Batfanman » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:34 pm

She & I were walking side-by-side in the hallway at a recent con and it took me a moment to realize it was her. She wasn't dressed as Elvira but it was still a cool moment. Great pix!
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Post by elmrgraham » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:30 pm

Excellent.

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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Hedji » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:06 pm

Chuck Williams wrote:Great photos Andy!!!!
I've always wanted to met Cassandra Peterson. Lucky dog!!
She was as sweet and charming as you would expect. My 17 year old cat we adopted came with the name Elvira, so that's why I'm wearing that shirt.

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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Thefanboy59 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:03 pm

Great pictures!

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Post by Batman Buddy 2012 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:45 pm

Great fun Batman pics glad you had a great time!!! :) :)

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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Scott Sebring » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:45 am

Very cool!
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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by chrisbcritter » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:53 pm

Terrific photos, and Cassandra looks amazing! (Wonder if her biker chick will be in the new Pee-Wee Herman movie?)
Weren't there any '66 Robins around for a photo op?

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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by wally wingert » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:43 am

You wear the costume well, my brother! Bat ON with your batself!

That Walter White was eerily accurate! WOW!

The General Grievous was cool, but I wonder why he didn't use the cape fabric instead of the quilted red. I think it would have read a lot better.

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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Hedji » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:40 am

Thanks so much! I owe it all to the talent and knowledgable people on this board, and their generosity to share. It's such a fun costume to wear. I literally had some folks coming up to me almost in tears asking for a photo. You hear a lot of "there's the REAL Batman", to which I would always respond "there are others???" ;) Seems there's quite a Bale Backlash.

But that's neither here nor there. I just see putting on the suit as an opportunity to be an ambassador of joy and good times.

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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Space Ghost » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:26 pm

Never Grow Up! You had a great time being a kid again! I respect that!
Thanks for sharing all your most awesome pictures!
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Re: My Pics from Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

Post by Batman65 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:35 am

I just stumbled across this thread this morning , Aug 1st, those pics are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing these. I need to get to a con. Looks like so much fun. Your suit turned out just FANTASTIC!!! I am in the process of trying to complete mine here. I am using a modified Matty cowl. After the repaint, it looks so much better! I will post pics when it's done. Great job!

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