Monday, September 5, 2016

#FanExpoCan 2016

The Fan Expo held here in Toronto is another yearly tradition that we do every year since 2012. It's always a great time to let our geekiness come out in full force!

What happened this year:
1) My middle child actually dressed up! I sewed a dress for myself to wear, but it was only him who was actually in costume (as Ash Ketchum). I knitted for him last year the vest and gloves, and the hat was a last minute sewing project.
2) No photo op or autograph session for me this year.  The timing for the celebs I wanted to have pics with (ie. John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd) were kinda late, and the lineup for autographs were insane! Well, there's always next year.
3) These were the most popular costumes we saw: Harley Quinn (as in, almost every other girl was dressed as her!), Kylo Ren and Rey, PokΓ©mon characters, and Marvel superheroes.

Without further ado, here are the pics:)

On the subway en route...
As usual, we didn't take the youngest coz she's still too young (IMO) and would've found some stuff there too scary.

I swear...the place gets more packed as the years go by!


This dress is one of the things I've made I really love. (Pattern is the Anna Dress by By Hand London.)
 Building is always serious business!

It's always crazy pic time!



One of the Lego Master Builders explaining what he's doing

This pic below is really blurry but I'm including it here coz this Kylo Ren was really in character and thus, cool:D

There were so many awesome handmade stuff in the Artist Alley....


We were in the Lego section a lot...just saying....

Our Ash Ketchum was getting tired....

My eldest son added this to the Minecraft Lego table display.



We were walking alongside awesome characters like the ones below:






Met another Ash:D


Even outside, there were lots to see!


And finally, going home...we were all pooped.

Since no celeb stuff this year for me, I bought some merchandise instead (thanks, hubby).


Do you go to comic cons/fan expos?

Anyhoo, Happy Labour Day to everyone in North America! School starts for the kiddos tomorrow...sigh....

27 comments:

  1. Very nice and big event. You look wonderful and happy with your family :-)

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  2. You guys always look like you have such a blast at these. Your dress came out fabulous! I love the print and silhouette! So cute that your son got into dressing up this year and like Ash no less. My husband and I have talked about going to Comicon but then we think about the crazy crowds and we change our minds. Neither one of us is big on crowds plus after they started giving me anxiety attacks after I was sick a few years ago. I'll just have to live vicariously through you :) That Lego version of Skeletor almost makes him look cute LOL. My husband does a really funny impression of him.

    I watched the first tow episodes of Jealousy Incarnate and wasn't sold on it. It's a bit of a hot mess and there are too many characters. If I wanted to watch something with a million characters, I watch a family drama haha. Also I think they went a little overboard with the way Gong Hyo Jin was touching Jo Jung Suk's character in the first ep that it was inappropriate. Will you watch it? We watched Fantastic over the weekend and it's off to a somewhat promising start. I always like a good womance.

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  3. My town's comic con was this weekend but I did Cedar's birthday party that day instead. My ren faire crew went to hand out faire flyers, but I gladly missed it. $50 for a whole family is just too much for me to pay to hand out flyers. I'm not into "geek" culture so I never know what's going on or who the special guests are. River took photos with some dude from the Walking Dead when he was a baby and Peter Mahew (?) Chewbacca was there a couple years ago. I saw him but didn't talk to him. I felt kind of bad for him. He just sat alone at a table in a very awkward place looking miserable and absolutely bored.

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  4. Beautiful pictures; I love your dress; it has such fun print.
    Did I miss pics of your little princess?...:-) Have a great week.

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  5. Can't believe so many were dressed as Pokemon, but I guess that makes sense since it's so popular again this year. I'm so glad we dressed up as the Suicide Squad for last Halloween before it got popular. Yes, I was Harley Quinn, so I don't need to be her again this year (like everyone else).

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  6. Lovely event! Great photos! Happy new week!:))

    xxBasia

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  7. Love your dress, both the style and the print!

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  8. love your dress.
    so cute that your son wanted to dress up!

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  9. They'll be a lot of Jokers and Harley Quinns this year. I'm not shocked the movie version of her is quite different in looks to the comic/cartoon version. I wouldn't call the movie version of Quinn "sexy" but certainly more attractive than typical incarnations. Her crazy faces kill the appeal for me (though good for the character she's based on), but I really like how they made her hair.

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  10. Looks like you all had an awesome time! LEGOS are so fun, and your dress is really cute :)

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  11. Fun Fun and SUPER post my dear ..I love this expo..I went to Torino comics this year
    fantastic experience ...kisses <3

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  12. I immediately recognized him as Ash, and I have never seen one ep of Pokemon! We had Dragoncon in Atl this weekend, and this reminds me of that. I think I said that last year too! hehe

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  13. I need to go to one just one time! But ours is not as fabulous as yours or others in LA/NYC! We never get Jason Momoa LMFAOOOOO! Girl, I will never forget your post! I love seeing people dress up in costume! They're so creative. Your son's costume was awesome. EVERYONE is going to be Harley Quinn for Halloween. It's a great costume. Emmy, I love that Betty Boop dress! Looks so good on you :D Love her. Thanks for showing these pics. I love the Batman/Harley Quinn statues. So cool!
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  14. Your dress is freakin' AWESOME! Those family traditions are so important.

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  15. Cool blog and pics. Next year you should tell your hubby to dress us as Bullseye, he doesn't even to do much! πŸ˜€

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  16. Cool blog and pics. Next year you should tell your hubby to dress us as Bullseye, he doesn't even to do much! πŸ˜€

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  17. These pictures are beautiful! And I love your dress!

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  18. I adore your dress, Emmy and that's another beautiful creation! And how cool is it that going to this Fan Expo is a family affair? You guys look like you had a whale of a time! But where is your little cutie pie? She didn't join?

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  19. Can't wait to go to nice events when Lukas grows up. We go now too, but he's still too little to understand. He loves buses and trucks these days!

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  20. Viewing your pics from the Expo is always exciting. I like your dress Emmy, and even though the celeb queue was insane I'm glad that you and the fam enjoyed yourself. Love the photos. Is this expo similar to the Con? I've only been to Comic Con once, but made costumes for it in the past. I'd love to go to this expo version!
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  21. Cool event! These pictures are really great :) In Polnad is very similar fantasy convent named:"Pyrkon". I like your dress is beautiful, but I like the most your hair colour :D You are nice mum! :)

    xx
    KvR

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  22. Love how your dress turned out!

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  23. Oh I love how your family does this as a family!! So great to see :) And you making your dress and vest and gloves for your son is just the best. I hope your littlest will get to join you all soon! (oh and I bet there were a lot of Harley Quinn cosplaying!!)

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  24. The beauty water looks awesome. So great to find a product that works. Your boys must have had great fun and hopefully your little one joins in on it next time. Yes, some of these might have been too scary for her. Very fun though. Your dress looks cool, even cooler cos you made it yourself.

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  25. Love your dress!

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