Tuesday, August 11, 2015
It was a late night out seeing Fantastic Four so Sunday was a bit of relaxing before we headed to Pasadena for ScareLA, the convention for horror and Halloween. The convention center is in a great location with plenty of parking and a few restaurants nearby. It's just very quaint and clean then there was a giant pumpkin outside waiting to greet/eat you. Walking onto the exhibition floor you immediately realize that this ain't a comic-con. There's smoke, fake blood and skulls everywhere, on everything. But like a con, plenty of creative and imaginative folks were displaying their wares. Many booths focused on do it yourself make up and were holding demos showing you how to apply prosthetic facial features, wounds and the like. Several peeps in zombie cosplay complete with lumbering body movement, boils, dead eyes and clothes torn to shreds. I couldn't help but laugh at the level of dedication.
Across the street we wandered into the Pasadena Antique Mall where there was everything from old Image comics to Disneyland match books to dining sets and suitcase typewriters. I kind of wonder how places like that do in today's age of online shopping but hey, it was an interesting place to wander around. Thanks ScareLA and Pasadena for a lovely afternoon and screw you West LA and Ciclavia for closing down so many streets on our way home. See you at D23 expo!