Cart and I were at Romics last weekend. In a nutshell, Romics is a convention dedicating to comics, animations and videogames. Originally I didn’t plan to go there as we’ve already been there some years back and at 9 euro, I thought that the entrance fee was a bit steep.
But Cart had a lot of past editions of comics that he wanted to get to complete his collection. We had a friend who was managing a stand plus we had friends who were doing cosplay themselves so we went there in the end to give them support.
As cosplayers pay only 5 euro to enter, I wanted to cosplay as Pharell Williams with his giant hat but I didn’t have much time to make one. But I put on a mini top hat in the hopes that I could get the discount. I didn’t get one in the end.
(Do you like the Tardis I found?)
When we reached Fiera di Roma, it was really tough to find parking. We were lucky that we managed to find one. When we finally entered the exhibition hall, there were so many people, that it was hard to walk around.
Cart went straight to the comics section.
See how serious he is about comics? He even has a list of the editions that he missed. In the end, he got so many that he was given a huge shopping bag to fit them all in.
Speaking of comics, I got for myself a comic-book because it looked hilarious and good for light reading. I only realised later that I’ve already watched a couple of the videos that the author made on youtube.
I’m not sure if everyone would appreciate it, because Sio is a specific type of humour, here is one of his strips :
- I am a thief and I’m going to steal your money!
- Oh no! I beg of you, don’t do it!
- Bah! Ok.
- Thanks for not stealing my money.
- You’re welcome.
- Shall we go eat a margherita pizza?
As we went around the hall, there were a lot of interesting things to see like figurines :
Cardcaptor Sakura is an anime I used to watch together with my family in Singapore.
I love the Breaking Bad one. Speaking of which, I’d love a Los Pollos t-shirt.
There were also various displays such as the ones that does Zombie make-up on you.
You could choose where to have it done, on your hand or on your face.
There was a Kit car from Knight rider which speaks in Italian.
There was also the author who made a comic book about the life of Elio – a very popular musical group in Italy.
A display of some of some noted Italian illustrators, and there was a corner where you could play games.
I used to spend ages at the arcade as a kid.
Nowadays I guess people prefer to play games at home (unless it’s ingress)
This game looks interesting.
Of course, a comicon wouldn’t be complete without the cosplayers. For some reason, being there made me feel as if I was in the airport scene from Fifth Element with all those incredible costumes.
This guy’s devices were incredible with the flashing led lights and the scanner actually opens and closes!
30 years already?
I don’t play minecraft, but this costume was so cheerful
Doesn’t he look so much like Petyr Baelish?
This particular cosplayer here was amazing as his ENTIRE family was in this RPG inspired costume – his wife, even their two small children.
Despite the human crunch, I had a pleasant day in the end seeing all the fantastic and incredible costumes.