I’m gonna be real honest with you guys. I don’t buy a ton of stuff at cons. It isn’t because I don’t looooove getting some freshly squeezed, con-exclusive nerd goods, but they are usually so CRAZY expensive and I rarely have the money to get the stuff I really want. Besides, half of the fun for me isn’t getting a lot of stuff–I love the actual experience of a convention more than I love finding cool stuff to buy. So this week’s prompt of things I’ve bought at cons is a bit…sparse, mainly because I don’t have a lot of bought goods to show for my conning. Still, those things I have bought are pretty darn special to me.
For the life of me, I cannot remember where I got these stickers. They were all drawn by a local artist, but because I am awful, I can’t recall who drew them. Still, I think they’re adorable, and I stuck them all on my water bottle so they can follow me around everywhere. I mean, I live in Colorado–its high elevation, guys. We need our water bottles with us AT ALL TIMES.
Same thing here. I can’t recall the shop where I bought this one, but this one wasn’t drawn by a local artist, so I feel a bit better about forgetting where I purchased it. I put this sticker on my car, and I LOVE how it looks. Makes me feel like an official agent of SHIELD.
This particular item is from Her Universe, but I bought the hoodie in the Super Hero Stuff booth. These guys are always a HUGE presence on the exhibition floor, and it’s tough to not get sucked in to all the shiny, fandom swag they have on sale. I’d been wanting this hoodie for some time now, so when I saw it on sale at the con, I had to snatch one up for myself. It’s amazing and SO SOFT.
I picked up this doll at a comic book shop’s booth, but you can get your own Dany doll at the Pop! Funko website. This is one of my favorite Pops. I just love the little dragon that is riding on Dany’s arm, and oddly enough, her outfit as she and the rest of the Dothraki are travelling across the Great Grass Sea and through the deserts is one of my favorite Dany outfits. She currently guards my desk at work.
I know I technically did not attend SDCC this year, but since I purchased this bracelet over SDCC, I’m counting it! I got this charm bracelet from OhDemCrafts on Etsy, and I love it. The bracelet is beautiful, and it even has enough spaces so I can add some more charms if I want to (I have this idea of making a fandom charm bracelet, and this is the perfect place to start). Whether or not I add charms, I’m obsessed with this bracelet. It’s that understated fandom swag that I love, and it’s just a gorgeous charm bracelet.
What are some of your favorite con souvenirs? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to check out my other Fandom 5 posts, and follow the #Fandom5 hashtag to see what everyone else is talking about today!