1970s-1980s. I used to attend New York “Star Trek” and comic conventions either by myself, or with a friend or relative. I dared not purchase a “Trek” uniform, as I saw how a classmate was mercilessly teased for wearing his to class and I was loathe to share his fate.
Greetings, Vocal readers. The end of 2019 is near and 2020 is right around the corner. Before we say goodbye to 2019, I want to share a couple of moments from this year that really changed my life. I want to let everyone know that if you enjoyed any of my articles, including this one, please feel free to send me a one-off tip, which is located at the end of every article. It'll help me and other Vocal content creators to write better stories. Also, I encourage everyone to join Vocal+, a premium membership for Vocal content creators like me to write better stories, connect with creators, and a lot more. So, be sure to sign up for that membership and support your favorite Vocal content creators. Now let's get this started.
Are you a big fan of Goku? Has Dragon Ball been your favorite Japanese media franchise since a long time? Well, if that’s so, then this is the article that you need to read, right away! The Dragon ball storyline, highlights the character of Goku, who has been living an adventurous life on Earth with the mission to find Dragon Balls. The Dragon Balls series is a plot of a multiverse which comprises of twelve numbered universes. Supreme Kais and Gods of Destructions have been ruling over these universes. The franchise has been interesting the audience with the classic plot and portrayal of the characters.
Nezuko Kamado is one of the main characters of the demon slayer. Her family was attacked by the demon Muzan Kibutsuji, and there are only two remaining members of the Kamado family, Nezuko Kamado and her brother, Tanjiro Kamado.
Greetings, Vocal readers. This article is for all the Spider-Man fans out there. On this day a year ago, the most amazing thing happened to me that it almost didn’t become a reality. I’m talking about one of my cosplays: Captain Spidey. On November 21, 2018, I got my very first Spider-Man suit from Zentaizone, which sells different kinds of suits, including Spider-Man suits. It took me a while to customize my suit and choose my measurements, such as the size of my waist, feet, and arms. Luckily, I got the hang of it and ordered it. I had to wait a few weeks for my suit to arrive. On the day it was supposed to arrive to me, there was a problem. It was sent to my old address as opposed to my new address. So I had to go to the leasing office of my old apartment complex and pick up my package. I opened my package and when I tell you, my eyes lit up. I couldn’t believe that I now owned a Spider-Man suit. I posted pics of it on my social media pages and did a live stream, receiving positive feedback.
Are your Spidey senses tingling? Good, because this article is about our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man. I recently asked people to submit their photos to me on Facebook, showing off their favorite suits. They were amazing and I can't wait to show them to everyone. I'm more of a DC fan, but I do respect Marvel fans and I watch more Marvel movies than I do DC. The first Marvel cosplay I debuted last year was The Human Spider from the 2002 film, Spider-Man. I attended a Halloween festival in my area two weeks later, wearing that same outfit. Then the day before my birthday, a loss that crushed Marvel fans everywhere: the death of Stan Lee. Finally, I received something amazing: my first Spider-Man suit. It arrived in the mail before Thanksgiving and when I first tried it on, I was giddy and couldn't wait to show it off to my friends. So I posted pics and videos on social media and received positive feedback. Over two weeks later, I went to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and yes, I did see that movie in my Captain Spider-Man suit. I've now had my suit for almost a year and have been going to cons and other events in it since. I do plan on buying another suit soon, most likely, Miles Morales. I didn't know that there were around 40 different kinds of Spider-Man suits before today.
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Imagine an evening where you are costumed up in your fave Marvel attire. Imagine being energized to show off a could-be mutant power that you forever dreamt of. Imagine a world where you can have fun and there is no one there to pass judgement on your hero pleasures. The time for all creators to assemble is now.
It's Morphin Time! You can't go anywhere without hearing that Morphing Chant. 26 years ago today, a live-action series called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was born. It premiered on Fox Kids on August 28, 1993, which ran for three seasons, and was one of the longest-running kids' live-action series in television history. Over 900 episodes and 26 seasons later, the franchise is still going strong and has no signs of slowing down anytime soon. So you must be wondering if this day was real and how it was a national day to begin with. The answer to your first question is yes, and I'll share with you how Power Rangers Day came to light. According to the National Day Calendar, the toy company Hasbro established it in 2018, to help celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary. If it weren't for Haim Saban, the person responsible for creating Power Rangers, it wouldn't exist today. Power Rangers taught us about teamwork,inclusivity, and diversity to people of all age groups. This tradition is still alive and well today.
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Last weekend, I attended GlitchCon, which is a convention in Springdale, Arkansas and it's held once a year. It was actually my sixth year in a row going there and I have so much to share with everyone. Now before I talk about the cosplay contest, I want to talk about the cosplay that I debuted at the con. The cosplay mashup I did on the second day was called Lord Gyaradrakkon (pictured above). It was a mashup of Gyarados from Pokemon and Lord Drakkon, the main antagonist from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Shattered Grid comic book series. One of my good friends, Johnny, created the armor, shield, Dragon Dagger (which you'll see in this article), Morpher belt buckle, and the helmet. I wanted the helmet to mirror Gyarados and Lord Drakkon, so he did an amazing job creating it. If you can't tell, those are scales on the shield, gauntlets, and boot covers, adding nice touches to them. Finally, there's a Power Coin in the middle of the shield, which has the likeness of Gyarados. Many people loved my cosplay and they took pictures of me and some with them. Not only that, but I had a solo photoshoot and a group photoshoot with around 15-20 cosplayers. There was a guy that came up to me, who has been following my posts, shared how much I've grown over the last five years, and wanted to meet me in person. He's never met me before, until that day.
Cosplay: it has high and lows. It’s advantages and disadvantages. However, many people assume the worst about cosplayers, like myself, whether it’s at a con or in public. I asked everyone on my Facebook page what misconceptions people have made about them, while in cosplay and I’ve received two responses. Here are a couple of them: