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Cosplay With Confidence: Comic Con Swag

Submitted by on October 22, 2012 – 8:26 amNo Comment

You would probably think this guy is another Comic Con weirdo, but his name is Yoshinori Ono. He’s actually your favorite video game producer, the creator of Street Fighter. Check out his swag — a Chun Li outfit and his signature pose with a Blanka figurine. Ono-san, we love you!

A great cosplayer will have all the right accessories to go with their costume. This guy put great effort into obtaining the real Mattel ghost busting trap.

Cosplay isn’t for everyone. People will stop you for a photo and this could hinder your freedom to roam or run to your next adventure. The subtle ones are the true nerds we should pay attention to. They stroll with what I call, “Comic Con Swag.”

This guy: squid hat, Nintendo 3Ds, and anime buttons meticulously lined up on his cross-body bag.

The Veteran: iconic giant bag from the San Diego Comic Con, favorite buttons and key chains collected from past comic cons neatly decorating his pass badge.

It’s important to stay unique when it comes to swag. You want to sport what other people don’t have and can’t have.

Winning Swag: juxtaposing Spiderman into Dead Mau5′s famous headpiece.

Gamer Swag: make sure you look legit when you play games in front of a crowd.

Special Ops Swag: communicate with your posse via headset and radio. Which is genius since cell phone reception is nearly non-existent at conventions.

Bag Swag: a great way to promote your inner nerdom and define your nerd-subculture.

Then you got your t-shirt swag.

What’s your favorite kind of Comic Con swag?

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