This week was an exciting week for me. Three days ago, I took my road test and passed it, which means I'm finally getting a driver's license! I have also been registering to go back to Massasoit Community College, this time for a degree in Computer information system, as I have found my true calling in a future career path. I've had enough of working in retail, and am moving up, since I found I am so great with computers, and my dad works in I.T., so I just may follow his footsteps (but probably not for his company.)
And to top it all off, today I went with some friends to Boston Comic Con, the big event of August! (to me, at least)
Of course, I decided to go as the Big Bad Wolf once again, to show the new fursuit head I built of him a few months ago. So I got up early, had breakfast, gathered some things, and was dropped off at the Campello train station, already wearing my costume the whole time (though I did keep my collapsable duffel bag tucked into my backpack, just in case.)
Now, as I said, beginning last year, the MBTA CapeFlyer express train now stops at the Brockton train station downtown, so it delayed the arrival of my train into Boston. When it passed through Campello, it flew by REALLY fast. Take a look what was up front...
They recently modified and repainted one of the MBTA F40PH-2C locomotives from the late 80s with a new blue massDOT paint scheme. It sure looks cool! The horn was also a bit louder than other MBTA train horns usually are.
On the other end was a newer MBTA HSP-46 diesel. Normally when I see an outbound CapeFlyer train in action, it's the other way around.
I met up with my female friend on the inbound train to Boston once it arrived, along with one of her friends tagging along. Then my friend that usually goes to Boston Comic Con with me each year boarded at the Montello station, and we were on our way.
Here's Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf riding the train together!
The Wolf waiting for a Silver Line bus to the World Seaport Trade Center at South Station in Boston.
It took over a half-hour to get into the convention, as it was packed this year! We had pre-registered, of course, so that made things a little easier. But it was nice and cool, due to us being near the Boston Harbor...
I thought this would've made a cool photo, for sure.
Then we finally got into the center, and the fun began! My costume proved to be a hit, especially with the Big Bad Wolf fursuit head I built, complete with moving jaw. Lots of people wanted my pics, and most people knew who I was supposed to be (though I do think one person still confused me for Goofy.) Even kids liked my fursuit! I even saw a couple furries that remembered me from Anthro New England. I sure can't wait to show the new head there next winter!
Here's me posing with a cosplayer of Duffman, the buff partying mascot of Duff Beer in "The Simpsons." Oh YEAH!
There were a lot of Pokemon cosplayers at Boston Comic Con, as usual. So I just had to get a pic with these Jessie and James cosplayers, and their Meowth, as we are all comical villains!
A funny photo we had to take, where the Big Bad Wolf forgets about Little Red Riding Hood, instead lusting over the Disney princesses Aurora and Cinderella! (Red said she was checking out some princes!)
This year at Boston Comic Con, they had a setup of life-size replicas of vehicles in the media, like the Batmobile and the Ghostbusters ambulance. I liked how they had a replica of Fred Flintstone's car, the Flintmobile, and being a Hanna-Barbera fan, I just had get a picture of me and my Red Riding Hood in it, with me behind the wheel, since I'm getting my driver's license next week!
They also set up a Simpsons couch with statues of the Simpsons family on it. So me and my friends just had to pose for a group photo with Our Favorite Family, along with Duffman! Think of it as a couch gag to go with our episode.
Here is me posing with a Disney 100-page Christmas comic book special that features a story about the Big Bad Wolf and his son Li'l Bad Wolf.
Here's the Big Bad Wolf posing with a cool-looking demon and his lady friend. He's actually wearing an incredible silicone rubber mask and gloves, made by Composite Effects (their Belial the Demon mask.) Sure looked amazing! I did comment his mask must be much hotter than the one I was wearing, but he did say at least his was comfortable.
Speaking of silicone masks, Oneail FX wasn't here this year, but there was a display for a "make your own mask and costume" company, and they had some silicone zombie mask on display. I let the girls feel the mask, to get what a silicone mask feels like...
Before leaving Boston, my friend and I had to do a pic together with us as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf together in the Capital City. As I said, no one really seems to mind when the Big Bad Wolf is out and about in Boston...
Again, I rode the train home in costume, since quite a few other cosplayers were doing so. The conductor didn't even seem to care!
Whew... what a week, and what an exciting Saturday! Soon I'll have to look forward to Halloween, when the Big Bad Wolf can roam in public again!