Comic cons, believe it or not, were once gathering places for a niche group of comic fans. You would not know it by looking how big these conventions have gotten over the years. These days, all the big companies, even those not necessarily catering to the fandom, want to be a part of comic conventions.
Actors who grew up as fans of comic books, science fiction, horror, and all things geeky must have a blast every time these conventions would roll out. Some of them even get creative in walking around the halls. Here are some of the more memorable moments:
Harry Potter decided to walk around as Spider-man in 2014. This was also his first comic-con attendance.
Agents of SHIELD Cast
The cast of Agents of SHIELD dressed up as various Marvel characters and asked convention goers about their favorite Marvel TV shows.
One of the more epic walks done by actors in conventions was Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston’s in 2013. He walked around in a mask of his character Walter White’s alter ego, Heisenberg, thus making him the first to break the 4th (16th?) wall. Yes, even before Deadpool in the movie.
Having played Doctor Who and become one of the more beloved actors to take on the role, it would be safe to say that Matt Smith would have been mobbed had he walked around casually at a convention. In 2013, he sensibly decided to don a Bart Simpson mask.
The Superman actor walked around unrecognized in his V for Vendetta mask in 2016. He then went up to The Suicide Squad‘s panel and had his picture taken with Will Smith. He surprised everyone when he took off his mask, including Smith.
More recently, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Black Panther star pranced around the convention as the Pink Ranger. Fans did not even know she was there, let alone interacted with her, until this video went up.
Maybe it was his trademark gait. Maybe it was his distinct shape. Maybe somebody just got lucky in calling him out. Whatever it was, Jack Black got instantly recognized in a 2014 convention, even while hiding behind a Stormtrooper helmet.
We all know how much of a geek Mythbuster‘s Adam Savage is, so it’s no surprise how imaginative he can be when he decides to walk around conventions in disguise. One of the more impressive ones was this Totoro getup. I mean, look at it!
Here in the Philippines, one of the biggest conventions is coming for its second year! The Asia Pop Comic Con promises to be bigger this year! Check out some of the confirmed attendees in 2017:
And that’s just the start! Don’t miss out on this epic event. Get your tickets now!