INDICE DE GALERIAS
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The worldwide cult of cosplay is seeing a boom across Latin America, spread by increasing legions of fans of comics and video games.
Many of the 17,000 people who attended Mexico’s most established comics convention over the weekend wandered the halls dressed in a riotous variety of costumes, from Spiderman to the video elf Sylvannas Windrunner.
The costume play trend, which emerged in Japan and the United States several decades ago, features people who dress up as fantasy figures from films, anime, comic books and video games.
It can get very elaborate. And expensive.
Andrea Garcia, Angel Flores and Ricardo Villanueva roamed the La Mole Comic-Con International as figures from “The Legend of Zelda”: the princess Zelda, the villain Ganondorf and hero Link. They spent a month and about $315 each working on their costumes.
Jacqueline Corona, who is a physician by day, dressed as a gothic version of Little Red Riding Hood. She said the hobby isn’t just for kids.
“It’s done by adults, people with good professions, very serious careers,” she said. “It’s a pastime that helps us relieve stress in a very healthy way.”
“It’s a lot of fun,” Corona added. “For one time we can leave our personality and do things that we don’t usually do. We get out of the routine. Every time we go out in the street they see as something pretty strange.”
On the Internet:
La Mole Comic-Con: http://www.lamole.com.mx/
Isaac Garrido on Twitter: https://twitter.com/igarridoAP
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Pastor Will and his wife Joyce Hunsaker are well-known in their church for being there for others, especially in times of grief.
A white male in his 30s has been knocking on the doors of elderly women trying to get in.
While it might be fun to decorate your home for the holidays with lights and festive decor, it can come at a price and not just the price you pay for the decorations.
It's only partially what was asked for, but an Iowa healthcare proposal is still getting the okay from the federal government.
Lawmakers are now saying an agreement on the farm bill will likely come in January, after winter storms caused delays.
Fire officials believe a wood burning heater may be to blame for a fire that engulfed an area shed.
The West Hancock after school 4-H club donated hand made holiday decor to the Britt Hospital.
North Iowa Area Community College has added a new position to their staff; a bilingual advisor for incoming students