The Ultimate Comic-Con Guide
CLOTHES MAKETH THE MAN (OR WOMAN)
Comic Con is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your fandom allegiance. Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural – it’s all good here. Companies like Threadless, We Love Fine, and Tee Fury all have great shirts available that will let you show off the movies and shows you love with style.
What you might want to consider is packing, depending on how prone you are to sweatiness, is two to three shirts per day. While you might think that this would be overkill, especially since the Convention Center is an air conditioned space, let me remind you that when you fill a room with hundreds, if not thousands, of people, it will get warm, and you will get sweaty. Nothing is worse than sitting in a sweaty shirt all day or worse, standing in line (which is what you’ll spend a lot of time doing too) in a sweaty shirt. Having multiple shirts on hand gives you an opportunity to refresh your look and cool off in the process.
Though you’ll be in San Diego in the height of summer, a lightweight jacket is a smart move for those late nights at parties, early mornings in line for Hall H and when you actually feel the air conditioning working.
If you manage to score tickets to one of the star studded VIP parties that happen throughout the Con, you might want to also consider at least one slightly less casual outfit too. I’m not saying full ball gown glamour (but if that’s your thing, go for it), but a well pressed polo or sophisticated summer dress will make sure you look extra polished when you saunter up to your favorite actor and ask them to join you for a selfie.
PROTIP: The two to three per day tip also applies to socks, which will get sweaty and gross with all the walking you’ll be doing.
American Apparel California Fleece Hoodie – Available for Men and Women $41.00 – American Apparel
Men’s Alternative Apparel Rocky Eco-Fleece Zip Hoodie $54.00 – Alternative Apparel
Men’s Threads for Thought Triblend Hoodie $23.98 – Nordstrom.com
Alternative Apparel Women’s Relay Raglan Zip Hoodie – $46.00 – Alternative Apparel