C2E2 2014 – Overall Convention Thoughts

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo hit the Windy City again this past weekend, and ASM once again had a great time! This is the fifth annual C2E2 show, and we’re proud to have been at every one of them. When the show first started in 2010, it was a much smaller affair, one that we easily could see in a day. But the show showed promise of growth, and boy did it grow.  By 2012, we decided it was large enough to warrant a weekend trip, and our instincts were proven right.  Each year C2E2 has been bigger and better,

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C2E2 2014 – Full Coverage Round Up

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo hit the Windy City again this past weekend, and ASM once again had a great time!  This sticky will let you find all our coverage in one handy place. Overall Convention Thoughts The Anovos Booth The Diamond PREVIEWSworld Booth The Diamond Select Toys Booth The Kosart Atelier Booth The Saturday Costumes The Valyrian Steel Booth

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C2E2 2014 – The Anovos Booth

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo hit the Windy City again this past weekend, and ASM once again had a great time!  One of the booths we spent a lot of time at was that of Anovos.  When we had seen pictures appear that showed they had new Star Wars costumes, we knew we had to have a talk.  You see, here at ASM, we love costuming and we love Star Wars costumes.  We have costumes, we are members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, and we have made many great friends through those organizations. So, now Anovos is going to make high-end Star

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C2E2 2014 – The Saturday Costumes

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo hit the Windy City again this past weekend, and ASM once again had a great time!  We love costuming here at ASM, but unfortunately we didn’t get to see as many costumes as we would have liked, since we were only at the show on Saturday.  Still, we enjoyed what we saw, and we hope to spend more time at the show next year.  Here are some of our favorites from Saturday.

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C2E2 2014 – The Valyrian Steel Booth

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo hit the Windy City again this past weekend, and ASM once again had a great time! We had no idea Valyrian Steel was going to exhibit at the show, which is odd seeing as we are huge “Game of Thrones” fans and pretty much follow everything they post on Facebook.  However, our lack of foreknowledge proved to give us quite the surprise when we walked past their booth on the way to get lunch and immediately were stopped in our tracks by all the pretties. On hand were their new Unsullied helm and Loras’ helm as well as their

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C2E2 2014 – The Kosart Atelier Booth

One of the more interesting interactive booths we saw was for the Kosart Atelier School for Entertainment Arts .  This school teaches all aspects of effects art, including make-up, mask making and resin bust making.  Their display not only had some examples of their work, but artists were busy sculpting right in front of you.  They even were applying makeup and mask effects to people (although I’m not sure if they were con attendees or other artists.)  Had time allowed I could have stayed at their booth for hours.  Check out the pictures!

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C2E2 2014 – The Diamond Select Toys Booth

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo hit the Windy City again this past weekend, and ASM once again had a great time!  One of the places we made sure to see was Diamond Select Toys.  Although we missed Zach Oat while we were there, we got some great pictures of the display! On hand were some awesome new Minimates, including the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates, TMNT banks were also on display, as was a battle damaged Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bank.

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