Toronto Comicon celebrates characters from screen and page
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Held from March 16 to 18, Toronto 2018, in Ontario, Canada, featured dozens of retailers, a large artist's alley, celebrity guests, cosplayers, and community groups. Wikinews was present and later spoke to some of the cosplayers.
Celebrity guests included Star Wars; of ; of ); of ; of , ); and of ; among others., the new Chewbacca actor for
Many of the actors and artists were featured in Q&A sessions, including Follows, Brave Rock, and Hodor from, .
Cosplayers on their process, inspiration
One group of nine cosplayers, four of whom are pictured in this article, went as a group called "Eeveelutions". They collectively represented thecharacter , and its eight evoluions within the games. The group of individual cosplayers began to prepare in early January, communicating "through group chat, sharing tips and photos and getting more and more excited for Comicon," cosplayer Dayna the Sloth told Wikinews. "It was a great way for us to bond as well. We all became great friends."
Each woman in the group made their outfits by hand, Dayna noted. "Each girl made her own build. We are all incredibly proud of each other and couldn't have asked for a better group."
iluvcookiess as Berrie.
The Cosplay Sisters as Emma Frost, Psylocke, and Mystique.
Trillian Zee as Sailor Moon.
Holly Wolf as Flash.
Regular attendees of Toronto Comicon and sister event Fan Expo Canada, the "Cosplay Sisters" were made official cosplay guests at this year's event. One of the cosplayers, Stephanie, told Wikinews "The cosplays keep getting better and better each year with more people dressing up! This con we decided to dress up as some of the X-Men: Emma frost, Psylocke and Mystique. We had a lot of fun getting dressed up as some of our favourite mutants."
Also an official cosplay guest with booth, professional model and cosplayer Holly Wolf told Wikinews she loves video games and movies, and "cosplay is an outlet to express that love. Cosplay and comic con is the perfect way to celebrate [your] favourite fandoms, and interact with Like minded people around you."
Another cosplayer, known as "iluvcookiess Cosplay", attended Toronto Comicon in aof a named Berrie. Asked by Wikinews on why she dressed up, she replied "cosplaying and fursuiting gives you a chance to break free from your every day, it brings confidence, comfort, and creativity." Public reaction is also a key factor: "I love seeing the smiles on peoples faces when they see my fursuit [...] and the joy when they interact with her".
Said Trillian Zee, of why she chose the lead Sailor Scout, "wearingto a convention is always my favorite because it reminds me why I love my hobbies. I feel like I get so much love and support from other fans and it really motivates me to make something bigger and better for the next con."
Spider Natalie as Lily.cosplayer
maz.made as a nun from The Last Jedi.
Jrom33 as Storm with Gambit.
Spider Natalie as Lily with Officer Jenny.
Ceres Chan as Ann Takamaki from Persona 5.
Positively Riveting as Warrior Belle.
Luminata Cosplay as Symmetra.
Stavvycosplay as Anastasia.
Tumbling Cosplay as Lady Deadpool.
Ayachi Cosplay as Kaneki.
Magiicosplay as a character from Warhammer.
somanyjets as Cinderella.
Macrame Owl Cosplay as Belle.
Cosplayq as Martian Manhunter.
Luxlo Cosplay as Black Cat.
Amy Vexx and her mother as BioShock characters.
Angie Pants Cosplay as Mario.
Baeged Cosplays as Ramona, with Scott, from Scott Pilgrim.
- "Tim Curry, TV premiere screenings, cosplay feature at Fan Expo Canada" — Wikinews, September 6, 2017
- "Fans unite at Toronto Comicon, meet Degrassi stars" — Wikinews, March 23, 2017
- "Toronto Comicon Show Program 2018" — , March 2018
Cosplayers, in order of appearance
- Cloud Berry, Seconddegreebyrne, Faraway Cosplay, Dayna the Sloth
- The Cosplay Sisters
- Trillian Zee
- Holly Wolf
- Spider Natalie
- Lisa Mancini, murphyemilyy
- RoyalBunny, Wild Arum
- Ceres Chan
- Positively Riveting
- Luminata Cosplay
- Tumbling Cosplay
- Ayachi Cosplay
- Macrame Owl Cosplay
- Luxlo Cosplay
- Amy Vexx
- Angie Pants Cosplay
- Baeged Cosplays