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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


We're back!  And Shipwreck welcomes you to Week 2 of our WonderCon 2018 Countdown!  I don't know about you, but I could sure use some Cosplay awesome right now, so let's dive on in!

Today, we set the Wayback Machine to 2013, so strap in and hold on tight!  Enjoy...

I honestly don't understand why so many people find clowns to be terrifying.  This jolly old soul looks like a load of laughs!

If this guy and his toy monkey had been cast as the leads, Oz The Great And Powerful probably would've been a lot more enjoyable!

WonderCon 2013 was the year of Adventure Time!  Everywhere I looked, it was million Finns and Fionas!  Not a bad show to spread word of.  What was the second most popular cosplay of the con?...

My Little Pony!  Although Doctor Who fans certainly made their presence felt too!  I give credit where credit is due.  I never in a million years would've thought this pony thing would get so big.  The craze seems to be dying off now, but in 2013, AT and MLP were everywhere!

WonderCon that year fell on Easter Sunday, so it was only natural that the main man himself would stop by for an appearance!  And yes, I always felt guilty for being at a con on a holy day!

I guess it's time to confess that in the past, I had a run in with Cookie Monster and things turned ugly fast.  You just don't touch a man's Double Stuff Oreos and NOT expect him to react!  Cookie came by looking for more trouble and, well...  I had to handle things.  Again!  "C" is for cookie, yes, but "A" is for ass whoopin'!  Stay away from my Oreos, Muppet!

Rainbow Brite showed up to plug her new book that she was releasing that year, Toy Box Confessional!  Gotta say, didn't realize how seedy The Pits really were!

Somebody may wanna call Arkham and see if some cells are empty.

Nice to see these three getting along!

These two were on a mission from God!

Some people wear their love on their sleeve...  LITERALLY!!!

Wesley and Buttercup!  They were looking for a six-fingered man for a friend of theirs!

Zombie Princesses!  When you're this close to Disneyland, you're bound to see a few of them, albeit usually more lively!

And we'll end things today with the Secret Of The Ooze Shredder!  Love the detail he put into the helmet!

And that was WonderCon 2013!  A very fun show that saw decent sales and a bunch of pals come by, so I actually had a chance to go walk around for a bit!  It's funny how much of a blur it all is now.  Doesn't feel like it was five years ago.

And that's it for today.  We'll be back next week with a look back at WonderCon 2014 and some info on where to find me at WonderCon 2018, since it is next week!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Welcome to March my CRAZIES!!!  It's that time of year again!  The weather's warming, the birds are coming back and the nerds are emptying their piggy banks!  That's right folks, WonderCon 2018 is on the horizon!  It's become a bit of a tradition here at the CRAZYVERSE to take some time to spotlight past cons in the month of a major show, and this year is no exception.  Between WonderCon and WizardWorld, I've spent eight of the last nine years taking a week off to head to Anaheim and play tourist for a bit, and it's been worth every penny spent!  So get comfy, because the next six weeks will be spent taking a look back at the fun of the past!

To kick things off, we head back to 2012, my first trip to WonderCon!  Enjoy...

Captain America and Bucky make the rounds in the lobby.  Best place to find good cosplay is in the lobby of the hotel/convention center the con is at.

It's the Ice King's fan fiction come to life!

Bounty Hunters.  We DO need that kind of scum here!

Captain Eo came to spread the beauty of music throughout WonderCon!

These ladies were looking for a watermelon to smash!

And the winner for most obscure cosplay goes to the cheerleader from Daria!

Let's get dangerous!!!

Movie goers may love Deadpool, but his colleagues in the funny pages sure don't!

A con just ain't a con until Big Bird shows up!

And speaking of Big Bird, this bootleg Star Wars/Sesame Street crossover shirt was just too awesome NOT to get a picture of!  Oddly enough, Big Brd's not on it!

Batman Forever  Twoface.  The costume's cool at least!

As you might have guessed, these two were pretty popular in the exhibit hall.

Zap Brannigan always shoots first and never asks questions!

And who better to end it on than the Joker?

And that was WonderCon 2012.  Anaheim's first foray into WonderCon also marked my debut as an exhibitor.  It was such a trip being behind the table for the first time.  It was a scary but fun experience.  Also kind of boring.  It's hard to sit back and watch everyone else walk around!  This likely mark's the last time I'll post any 2012 pics as I'm sadly starting to run out of good ones!  You can only post so many random group shots and stray R2-D2's before it gets old!

And that's it for this week.  We'll be back next time with a look back at WonderCon 2013!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!