This Saturday afternoon, I plan to venture where NO fashion blogger has EVER gone before ….
The Middle East Film and Comic Con, that’s where!!!!
For three days, the world trade center is transformed into a wonderfully weird and and magical land full of limited edition comics, anime, manga and gaming!
Although we often jest that Comic Con is solely for geeks, I have to say – I beg to differ.
I went last year, and I found it really creative – ESPECIALLY the outfits! I think it’s wonderful how everyone makes such a huge effort with costumes. Last year, I looked wistfully and enviously at everyone else’s amazing ensembles. They ranged from classic superman get-ups to retro super-nes characters…I even spotted a few Japanese lolita cosplay outfits! It was AMAZING.
Alas!! It would be a waste for me to purchase an outfit that flamboyant just for this occasion. After all, I don’t go to conventions like this very often (shocking I know!)
What I NEEDED was a costume “fairy godmother” …
Well, I found one …. In the form Dark Horse Event Management…
They are the largest creative production & entertainment house in the Middle East and they organise various events, PR and marketing activities for brands and clients, as well as providing a unique brand of entertainment.
As well as this, they also offer costume rentals for fabulous prices!!!
When I found out about this, I dared by art blogger BFF Danna from dannawrites.com to come join me to play dress up!!! Being the gutsy woman that she is, she accepted my challenge (much to my delight!) Even though comic con is predominantly about comics…as far as costumes go, anything goes …
Let the games begin!
We started off innocently enough, just trying on a few hats. Something subtle to warm us up …
That Danna! Honestly, I don’t know why she insists on ruffling feathers …
Here she is again, looking like an extra from The Lion King.
I experimented with the Mad Hatter look, whilst Danna opted for the “sexy zebra” (The actual description..which really intrigued us)
Let them eat cake.
If Marie Antoinette was a Dubai blogger, this is would be her #ootd pose.
We then felt the urge to partake in a dance.
Here’s Dana as a regal White Queen.
It all got a bit stressful for her, so she took a few minutes to do some serious reflecting …
OFF with YOUR head.
That about wraps up our bizarre-yet-brilliant fashion show. If you are ever in a dire need for costumes, I’d highly recommend to pay Dark Horse a visit. As you can plainly see, their handmade costumes are highly unique with their gorgeous little details and they obviously have a huuuuuuge variety, as we’ve demonstrated!
Can you guess what I will be dressed up as?
Hint! I will be chasing a little white rabbit …
What do you know? I guess blondes DO have more fun!