Christmas, Comics, Cosplay, and Kids, Scenes of the Season!

Christmas Conversations with Mr. Claus
Christmas Conversations with Mr. Claus
Christmas Conversations with Mr. Claus

Christmas Conversations with Mr. Claus

From the far north to the deep south, common themes were seen this weekend.

Santa at the Wyoming-Kentwood Santa Parade before flying south to New Orleans

Santa at the Wyoming-Kentwood Santa Parade before flying south to New Orleans

Santa stopped off for the Wyoming-Kentwood Santa Parade in Michigan and a visit with the children before heading south to join the Krewe of Jingle in New Orleans.

A man for all ages

A man for all ages

Santa enjoyed the company of children of all ages then flew merrily on his way.

Considering Christmas

Tina Smith Cosplaying and Considering Christmas

While the children had the opportunity to give Santa their wish lists, not everyone had made their list and so many went to shows such as The Wizard World Comic Convention in New Orleans or The Grand Rapids Toy and Comic Expo where they could contemplate the wonders on display.

What do I want for Christmas?

What do I want for Christmas?

Others really didn’t have to contemplate, nor did they need a list.

Star Wars New Orleans style

Star Wars New Orleans style – photo by Brian Epstein

The cosplayers in Michigan and New Orleans each celebrated in their own fashion and style.

Jarrett Crippen, Wizard World's Costume Contest Master of Ceremonies - photo by Brian Epstein

Jarrett Crippen, Wizard World’s Costume Contest Master of Ceremonies – photo by Brian Epstein

In New Orleans Jarrett Crippen (AKA The Defuser) led the shows of the adult and childrens’ costume contests.

Jarrett Crippen helping a young zombie girl brave the stage at Wizard World New Orleans - photo by Brian Epstein

Jarrett Crippen helping a young zombie girl brave the stage at Wizard World New Orleans – photo by Brian Epstein

With his usual cheer and charm, Jarrett gracefully emboldened the cute cosplayers to brave the crowd and display their beautiful costumes.

Picking out prizes at Wizard World New Orleans - photo by Captain Brian Epstein

Picking out prizes at Wizard World New Orleans – photo by Captain Brian Epstein

While most costume contests have a prize for the top winner or two, Wizard World awarded prizes to all 53 entrants.

It's all about the kids...

It’s all about the kids…

From north to south and from Christmas to cosplay Mr. Crippen and Mr. Claus remind us, its all about the kids!

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John N. Collins is a writer, photographer, game & coloring book designer and a bad dancer. Any resemblance to the King John character is merely a coincidence. Follow John N. Collins: Google Plus YouTube Facebook Fan Page Facebook Personal Account Instagram Twitter