In a total rip-off of the
Blue Man Group, the blue SBC people were
promoting their company by
giving out free blue beer can huggies. The Jedi
Jack In The Box mascots, however, looked pretty badass and should've
had major roles in the recent
Star Wars films.
The Willy Wonka costume was
The Marge Simpson costume, however, was downright frightening.
This group of fairies lost
their youngest one to sheer exhaustion. Guess that's what happens when you
force a kid to stand in line for a Masquerade party for a few hours.
Aren't they missing one
Ghostbuster? Ah well, good costumes at least.
Pixies, superheroes, and
Pocky... oh my!
And then it
came time to see some o' the best of the best costumes...
Incredibly ornate costumes
eh? The Predator guy actual went as far to put in a tri-laser scope just
like the Predator in the real movie. As impressive as that was, check
Easily my favorite costumes
of the convention. These guys not only had costumes that could impress the
members of GWAR, they also acted their parts... grunting all the way.
Now here is
an exclusive area that only members of the press were allowed into. It was
only for the best costumes of the whole convention and random people
weren't allowed in it. Or so they would have you think. Soon after
discovering that random people weren't allowed up on stage, I decided I
had to put it to the test. I put on my pickle hat and goggles and
pulled off something amazing... I totally bullshitted the head security guy,
telling him I was told by the Masquerade judges to get up on the stage. He
looked at me with my pickle hat 'n goggles on and said, "Ok, you're up
And so there
I stood, before hordes of San Diego press photographers and film crews...
yelling about how "PickleMan has arrived!" like a madman. Then I started
to go into a full split and the press people ate that shit up. They
started cheering and telling me, "keep going! keep going!" as I went lower
and lower. Then when I made it into a full leg split, they were all
clapping and taking a bunch o' pics. Gave 'em a good laugh to when I
pretended to be stuck in the split while I screamed, "PickleMan is
infiltrating the press with some amusing shenanigans. If any of you happen
to have any footage from this please drop me an email so I can check it
out. The above pics were the only two ones we were able to get of me since
they only really allow members of the press in that area.
One booth one selling a
variety of puppet-themed horror movies.
I really wanted that voodoo puppet, but it wasn't for sale... damnit.
incredible as these custom metal sculptures were, they simply couldn't
compete with the live silicon sculpture directly across from them. It was
pretty sad to see young kids not even looking at those badass metal
sculptures simply because silicon bimbo woman was there signing nude
photos of herself. If there's one thing you Comic-Con will teach you it's
that art loses to porn. Knowing is half the battle...
I think Toxie heard about me making fun of him holding the Troma sign
because he wasn't quite as happy when I went to visit him on the last
been holding off on buying "Evil Dead 2" on DVD for a long time in hopes
that they'd do something like they did with the first movie Book of the
Dead DVD set. Well the wait will soon be over, because they're releasing
an Evil Dead 2 Book of the Dead DVD set on September 27th this year. I'm
sure this is like the 50th version of the DVD they've released, but this
is the one that I've been waiting for. Sure it's part-novelty, but it's
totally worth it in my book (no pun intended). Here's to hoping they do a
Book of the Dead for "Army of Darkness" too.
goodies... they're gonna be releasing some more large statues, all of
which look pretty damned nice but look! One of them is none other than an
old favorite of mine: STINKOR! He's not fully assembled here as you
can see, they apparently lost some of his parts on the way to the
convention. Poor Stinkor. Get this though; I talked to one of the actual
sculptors and he said that this new Stinkor will be scented. That's right,
he'll stink just as bad as the original!
The Scooby Doo Mystery Van
provided more photo opportunities for the kids.
But who cares about Scooby Doo when you can play the new Mortal Kombat
Shaolin Kings is a nice change to the Mortal Kombat series, allowing you
to move all over the screen instead of just horizontally. Some pretty cool
death traps in it too, and of course, plenty of funtastic blood and
fatalities to quench your violent thirsts.
And so it
was time to leave San Diego and go back home. This was my first time
attending the Comic-Con and I definitely plan on going to more in the
future... maybe I'll even get a booth next time. I really did have a blast
though and it was great having random people walking up to me asking about
the site and handing out tons of freebies. Big thanks to everybody who
came up to say hi to me at the convention! San Diego has to be the nicest,
cleanest city I've ever been too, and it only made coming back to Virginia
all the more painful. See you next year San Diego, see you next year...