Comic Con Africa will be taking place on 14-16 September (which is definitely less than 12 parsecs away) and it’s approaching at warp speed. This multi-genre entertainment, comic and fan convention will be taking place at the massive Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Conference Centre, which is just as well given how much the organisers are planning to pack into three full days of sci-fi and fantasy action.
There’ll be a huge exhibitors’ space (where you’ll find the SIN BIN stall, among plenty of others) and the Artists’ Alley where you can run the gauntlet of leading comic book artists (although we won’t be drawn into just who they are).
Rumours are already swirling like Gotham City mist about which celebrities will be attending the panel discussions, seminars and autograph sessions, although we’re prepared to boldly go right to the front of the queue to meet our favourite screen legends.
Whether you’re into gaming, collecting, manga, toys or tech, you’ll find plenty to amuse, bemuse and delight you at Comic Con Africa. No doubt more will be revealed closer to September, but to make a really big splash, you need to start preparing now.
First thing’s first – get your tickets. Once the discounted Launch Phase tickets are sold out, the price goes up, leaving you fewer credits to spend. Next, whether you’re a villain hellbent on universal domination or a heaven-sent heroin with an axe to grind, you’re going to need to channel your inner character and get decked out in your finest costume, cosplay and geek gear. The last thing you want to look like at Comic Con is a muggle, and to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite costume magicians.
Just like SIN BIN, these folks can help turn your reality into a fantasy. But remember, each stitch takes time, so once you know who you want to be, get in touch.
Here’s our list of the creators and suppliers who can help you really “pop” at Comic Con Africa 2018:
The Cosplay Cartel (Noorie Jamie)
Cosplay/costume props including weapons, helmets, armour and accessories, as well as custom commissions.
Koncept Kitty (Linda Du Toit)
Imported cosplay wigs, costumes and accessories.
CosKraft South Africa (Baka Sakura)
High-quality cosplay supplies including costume contact lenses, wigs and crafting materials such as foam, thermoplastic etc.
Solsken Clothing (Thelma Haupt)
Custom design corsets, alternative clothing or cosplay clothing.
082 832 8672
Facebook: Solsken Clothing
Fairy Fountains (Mandy)
3D printing prop services. From raw prints that you can assemble and work on for competition purposes to finished props ready to use.
The Corseted Wench (Lelanie Kotze)
Corsetry for cosplay, waist training, formal events.