Everything Comic Con – Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

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Everything Comic Con – Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Comic-Con International roars back into the San Diego Convention Center on July 24-27, 2014, with Preview Night on July 23.

Important: Attendee registration has changed this year. 

Everyone who intends to purchase, apply, or register for a Comic-Con badge must sign-up for a Comic-Con Member ID. This includes attendees, volunteers, professionals, trade professionals, and members of the press.  Anyone may register for a Member ID, they will not run out. You will only need to register for a Member ID once. Please note that duplicate e-mail addresses are not allowed, and only one Member ID per person. Member ID registration will close February 28th, 2012.  Emails will be sent out with information about when and how to buy tickets.  Yes, we registered!

Volunteer Ideas

If you just have to be part of the scene and cant wait until next year consider contacting Comic-Con vendors to see if you can work / volunteer in their booth or better yet just come to San Diego and hang out outside the convention center – the Gaslamp Quarter really heats up in the evenings!  It is rumored that last year more than 50,000 visitors came to San Diego without tickets just to be at the epicenter of fun.  And finally, even if you can’t make the journey to San Diego to be a part of the largest pop culture convention on the West Coast, let Party Idea Pros help bring the festivities to you — Host your own Comic-Con Party!

Transportation and Hotel Accommodations

There is still plenty of time to book airfare and hotel rooms at great rates.

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This Year’s Special Guests

Comic-Con International 2014 Special Guests

Plan for your Comic Con Experience

Survival Guide – what to bring

  • pens
  • Comic books or magazines you would like signed
  • A light snack and a bottle of water (this will allow you to avoid the over priced, mediocre food sold at the convention center)
  • Your credit card and cash –just in case the credit card machines are down or you happen upon a vendor who only accepts cash
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes (preferably flat and with good support. Slightly large is good –your feet will have room to swell.  Consider bringing a second pair of shoes that fit slightly differently.  The change will feel good.  And just in case, throw in a pack of blister bandages
  • Pre-printed Address Labels — Why? To avoid having to fill out all the forms for newsletters, mailing lists, raffles, and contests.  Yes — this is a brilliant idea!  Generally Vistaprint‘s address labels are generally the least expensive around but you might also want to check out Tiny Prints, My Own Labels, and Checks Unlimited.
  • Patience – remember many of the workers are volunteers who are trying their best but just might not have the information you are seeking. Chances are all your Comic Con dreams are not going to come true.  If you live in the moment and adjust your expectations accordingly, you will vastly improve your  overall conic con experience

 

Comic Con Parties and Celebrations

Since the scope of comic con is so vast, we were not sure where to begin.  So rather than trying to stuff every comic book, sci-fi adventure, and every other pop cultural phenom into one post we are breaking Comic-Con into manageable bits.

Party Idea Pros Party Packages

Superhero Costume Party

Wonder Woman Party

Green Lantern Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Thor Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

 

More  Comic Con Themes

Whether you’re a Buffy the Vampire Slayer completist searching for the latest Buffy and Angel action figures or a casual shopper looking for Batman comic books, graphic novels, and apparel, you can find what you’re looking for by theme at TFAW.com. Many of their most popular product lines, including collectibles and toys, can be found in this comprehensive, easy-to-use index. So what’s keeping you?

Aliens BatmanHellboyHulkIron ManJoss WhedonManga and AnimeSin CitySpider-ManStar TrekStar WarsSupermanWatchmenWonder Woman Umbrella AcademyX-Men

Be sure to check out these special discounts and deals at  Things from Another World

New!

Esties’ Make-up Tutorial: Comic-con Goblin Witch Cosplay

Comic Con Costumes

What is Comic Con without costumes?

Adult Costumes - ANIME GOLD ONE SIZEAnime Tunic (Red) Adult CostumeAdult Anime Costume - Japanese Anime CostumeWhite Anime Kitty Costume Kit - Kitty Cat Costume AccessoriesTwilight Hooded Dress Adult CostumeAdult Costumes - TWILIGHT VAMP SM/MD 2-8

Anime Tunic (Red) Adult Costume | Adult Anime Costume – Japanese Anime Costume | White Anime Kitty Costume Kit – Kitty Cat Costume Accessories | Adult Costumes – ANIME GOLD ONE SIZE | Adult Costumes – ANIME BLACK ONE SIZE | Twilight Hooded Dress Adult Costume | Adult Costumes – TWILIGHT VAMP

Adult Superhero and Supervillain Costumes

These superhero and supervillain costumes are cute by themselves or coupled together.  Many of these costumes come in a variety of styles and sizes, so even if you don’t like the one featured here, click on the image or description and explore all the options.  We are almost positive you can fine a superhero or supervillain costume that flatters your figure.

The Gals

 Wonder Woman Costume Emma Frost Costume Sexy Robin Costume Supergirl Deluxe Costume  Batgirl Deluxe Adult CostumeSpider-Girl Sassy Prestige Adult CostumePoison Ivy CostumeThe Flash CostumeGreen Lantern Adult CostumeThe Amazing Spider-Man - Black Cat Sassy Deluxe Adult CostumeCatwoman Adult CostumeWatchmen Secret Wishes Sally Jupiter Adult CostumeGI Joe - Scarlett Camo Movie Adult Costume

The Guys

Superman  Adult CostumeWolverine Adult CostumeSpider-Man Adult CostumeMouse over product image to zoom.  The Amazing Spider-Man Black-Suited Spider-Man Adult CostumeIron Man CostumeWatchmen Ozymandias Adult CostumeWatchman Nightowl Adult CostumeBatman Adut CostumeThe Simpsons - Duffman Classic Muscle Adult CostumeIron Man 2 Movie - War Machine Classic Muscle AdultIron Man 2 (2010) Movie - Whiplash Adult CostumeCaptain America Deluxe Adult CostumeThor Movie - Loki Deluxe Adult CostumeBatman Dark Knight The Joker Adult CostumeBatman Dark Knight Batman Adult CostumeBatman DC Comics Robin  Adult Costume Green Lantern Movie - Deluxe Light Up Hal Jordan Adult CostumeCollectors Batman Adult CostumeThe Green Hornet - Kato Deluxe Adult CostumeKick-Ass Movie - Kick-Ass Deluxe Adult CostumeMr. Incredible Muscle Adult CostumeSaturday Night Live Ace & Gary - Ace Adult CostumeHulk Super Deluxe Adult CostumeCaptain America Deluxe Muscle Adult Costume

Or

Take a look at these great DC Marvel T’s and Hoodies

SUPERMAN T-SHIRT listingWONDER WOMAN T-SHIRT listingJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA T-SHIRT listingGREEN LANTERN T-SHIRT listingBATMAN T-SHIRT listing

SUPERMAN T-SHIRT | WONDER WOMAN T-SHIRT | JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA T-SHIRT | GREEN LANTERN T-SHIRT BATMAN T-SHIRT

Superhero Hoodies

Batman Classic Logo shirtGreen Lantern Fly Forward shirtSuperman Classic Logo shirtSupergirl Distressed Logo Black and Pink shirtWonder Woman Name and Logo shirt

Batman Classic Logo | Green Lantern Fly Forward  | Justice League Name and Shield Logo | Superman Classic Logo | Supergirl Distressed Logo Black and Pink | Wonder Woman Name and Logo

Adult Star Wars Costumes

Hover over the picture to identify the character

The Gals

 

Star Wars Princess Leia Slave Adult CostumeStar Wars Sexy Amidala Adult CostumeStar Wars Sexy Princess Leia Adult CostumeStar Wars Clone Wars Asajj Ventress Adult CostumeStar Wars Princess Leia Deluxe Adult CostumeStar Wars Jedi Knight Adult Costume

The Guys

Star Wars Darth Vader Collector's (Supreme) Edition Adult CostumeStar Wars Chewbacca Collector's Edition Adult CostumeStar Wars Darth Vader Deluxe Adult CostumeStar Wars Han Solo Adult CostumeStar Wars Animated Clone Trooper Commander Cody Adult CostumeStar Wars Boba Fett Deluxe Adult CostumeStar Wars Deluxe Adult Jedi Robe CostumeStar Wars Yoda Deluxe Adult CostumeStar Wars Clone Trooper Deluxe Adult CostumeStar Wars Jedi Knight Adult CostumeStar Wars Clone Wars Deluxe Anakin Skywalker Adult CostumeStar Wars Clone Wars Deluxe Obi Wan Kenobi Adult CostumeStar Wars Clone Wars Deluxe Plo Koon Adult CostumeStar Wars Emperor Palpatine Deluxe Adult CostumeStar Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Adult CostumeStar Wars Deluxe Han Solo Adult CostumeStar Wars Animated Clone Trooper Leader Rex Adult CostumeStar Wars Deluxe Sith Robe Adult CostumeStar Wars Chewbacca Adult CostumeStar Wars Jawa Adult Costume

Prefer not to dress in full costume but still want to get into the Star Wars spirtit?  Consider a t-shirt or hoody adorned with a fun Star Wars  graphic.


JAKe C3P0 Emperor's Royal Guard JAKe Bib FortunaJAKe Artoo-DetooJAKe Admiral Ackbar JAKe General Grievous HelmetJAKe Jango Fett 2 JAKe NienNunbJAKe Jango Fett HelmetJAKe Shocktrooper Clone HelmetJAKe StormtrooperLuke with LightsabreChewbacca OBI-WANLeia Gun PinkHan Solo Going Solo YodaStormtrooperRune HaakoR2-D2 and C-3PO Color

Comic con Party Supplies

Green Lantern Shaped Dessert Plates (8 count) Captain America - Square Dinner Plates (8 count) Thor: The Mighty Avenger Dessert Plates (8 count) Batman Brave and Bold Dinner Plates (8 count)

Batman Brave and Bold Dinner Plates   | Thor: The Mighty Avenger Dessert Plates  | Captain America – Square Dinner Plates  | Green Lantern Shaped Dessert Plates 

Batman Dark Knight Deluxe Party Pack Superhero Fun Cake Plates

Batman Dark Knight Deluxe Party Pack | Superman Deluxe Party Pack | Superhero Fun Dinner Plates

Superhero Libations

(Always drink responsibly. Never drink and drive. And please, do not serve alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age!)

10 Superhero Party Drinks

–by Stephen Schleicher

The Incredible Hulk

Ingredients

* 2 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
* 1tbsp Sugar
* 2 L bottle of Mountain Dew

Add the Captain Morgan to a glass with sugar, then add Mountain Dew until the mix turns green

Iron Man Cocktail
Ingredients

* 3 oz Seagram 7
* 3 oz Vodka
* Soda Water
* Ice

Mix the Seagram 7 and vodka add ice cubes, then fill with soda water, and stir gently.

Hammer of Thor
Ingredients

* 4 oz Aristocrat Vodka
* 5 oz Cranberry Juice
* 3 oz Milwaukee’s Best Ice Lager

Stir in a highball glass, and swing away. Give about ten of these to your worst enemy and watch the hi-lar-ity ensue.


Beast Juice
Ingredients

* 2 oz White Rum
* 4 oz chilled Mountain Dew Code Red
* 4 oz chilled Red Bull energy drink

Stir and serve.

Batman
Ingredients

* 6 oz Orange Juice
* 1/2 tsp Grenadine
* 1 Orange slice

Pour juice and grenadine into Collins glass that is filled with ice cubes. Stir well, and garnish with orange slice.

Wonder Woman
Ingredients

* 2 oz Midori Melon Liquer
* 2 oz Peach Schnapps
* 3 oz Orange Juice
* 1 oz Pineapple Juice
* 2 oz Cranberry Juice

Layer ingredients in order in a hurricane glass, and serve unstirred for a pretty looking drink, just like the Amazon princess.


Superman
Ingredients

* 1 oz Gin
* 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
* 1/2 oz Apricot Brandy
* 1 oz Mandarin Juice
* 1 tsp Grenadine Syrup

Mix ingredients and shake with a glassful of ice and pour into an old fashioned glass – because, you know, Superman is so old fashioned

Green Lantern
Ingredients

* 1/3 part Midori Melon Liqueur
* 1/3 part fresh Orange Juice
* 1/3 part 7-Up

Mix ingredients in order, shake once, and pour into a hurricane glass.


Robin’s Nest
Ingredients

* 1 oz Vodka
* 1/2 oz White Creme de Cacao
* 1 oz Cranberry Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into cocktail glass.


Arm Fall Off Boy
Ingredients

* One can of Busch Light (or Natural Light)

Open can and drink.
(Seems the worst character of all time, deserves the worst beer of all time. Zing!)

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