Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Sith Lords

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo- the theme for July 1st is Blue. And last evening I switched out my header image for something more of a summer sensibility, with a shot taken last June at the Rideau Falls.

Today I'm concluding this visit to Ottawa Comiccon. There is a local group of Star Wars cosplayers here in Ottawa that appear at various events. Two Dark Lords of the Sith were in attendance.

As was the most foul mouthed character in movie history, whose every word is bleeped out. R2-D2 is as ill tempered as you expect of an astromech droid.

These two cosplayers certainly caught my attention.

"I'm Henry the Eighth I am
Henry the Eighth I am I am
I got married to the widow next door
She's been married seven times before..."
~ Patrick Swayze, Ghost

Eye catching in a completely different way.

This chainmail armour is well done.

These shirts caught my eye, so I bought two of them- the Batman logo and the Imperial walkers at the upper right in the first shot. They look painted, but are of a different process.

I should have bought this shirt.

Aside from the poster art I picked up from the two artists I mentioned yesterday, I bought three posters at one illustrator booth, including this one, which was the first to catch my eye. It suits my sense of humour. 


  1. I like your new header!
    Darth Vader reminds me of... my Mum. I´ll post about this sometime soon.

  2. The new header is great.
    It's incredible how heavy chain mail is. This looks very well done.

  3. R2D2 ... my love! :))
    That's also my laptop's name! :))
    Very nice photo header ... real "blue"!

  4. Was a bit surprised to see Henry there William 😉 you picked a couple of cool tee shirts there! Your new header shot is excellent!

  5. ...now you are getting into a territory that I know little if anything about!

  6. "As was the most foul mouthed character in movie history, whose every word is bleeped out."


    Ha ha!!

  7. Henry and the x wife are the best.

  8. I admire the workmanship of the costumes, they really are amazing, so much care to detail, serious business. The tee shirts are really nice as well, they have a vintage look to them.

  9. Oh I forgot to mention your header photo, it’s beautiful, it makes me feel like I’m being drawn into the falls! Catch your breath kind of moment lol

  10. so cool. love it!! what fun. those outfits. so awesome! ( ;

  11. Hello, I like your new header. The costumes are cool, fun times. Wishing you a happy day!

  12. What fun! Thanks for sharing it. :-)

  13. @Iris: thanks!

    @Kay: I certainly thought it was well done.

    @Ella: I know someone whose ring tone is R2 bleeping.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Grace: Henry was more affable than the actual Henry could ever be. :)

    @Tom: oh, I was in my element.

    @Sandi: I couldn't resist!

    @Anvilcloud: I was surprised to see them.

    @Laurie: thank you!

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Marie: it was.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @DJan: you're welcome.

  14. Great header! Cosplay folks seem to definitely have fun.

  15. Fantastic 'header' and love R2D2 ~ fun post ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. I love R2D2. Henry the Eighth is looking very authentic. There are lots of photo opportunities at an event like that.

  17. Yes that looked like a great place to go, I must try to get to a comiccon in th eUK

  18. Great header photo! And the Ottawa Comiccon looked like fun.

  19. It sounds like you had fun there!

  20. I can almost hear the water in your header ! I have never seen a star wars movie, that's not my taste !

  21. Sounds like you had a great time. Your poster made me laugh and your new header is awesome.

  22. Your new header is wonderful !
    Goodness how close can the boat go ?

  23. @Barbara: this was fun.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Sharon: there was here.

    @Bill: you should!

    @Denise: I enjoyed it.

    @Michelle: nobody likes Threepio.

    @RedPat: I did indeed.

    @Gattina: the original three are must sees.

    @Happyone: the bleeping bleeper of a bleeping droid is well liked.

    @Bill: I couldn't resist that poster. I'm glad their book of samples was open to that page, otherwise I might have gone by.

    @Parsnip: that's about as close as it gets.

  24. The chain mail would be nice. :-)

  25. I know so many people who attend Comicon's. I must look into them some day. I'm sure they let in motorized scooters!

  26. Love the new header. It is as if that boat is going to run into the falls! Can you imagine working Comiccon? Going from place to place? What an alternate reality.


  27. My husband is crazy with Star Wars...

  28. Great event. Interesting people. Fun t-shirts.

  29. Great and fun event. Nice to see them in costumes.

  30. Your new header is a real nice eye catcher.
    Some people make a lot of work of those acts.

  31. Oh, my goodness! I love the header!

  32. Love your new header photograph.

    All great pictures from Ottawa Comicon.

    All the best Jan

  33. That was a great Henry VIII!

  34. @Revrunner: I liked it.

    @Joanne: there would have been no problem getting in here with one, and they seem to lay out the aisles as wide, so I'm sure that would be standard procedure for such conventions.

    @Janis: it must be quite chaotic.

    @Italiafinlandia: two of my shirts turned out to be Star Wars. The one that I bought deliberately, and a second one that was a mystery shirt turned out to be a Star Wars one too.

    @Stefan: it was a good photo op.

  35. @Nancy: a lot of people take this seriously.

    @Jan: they do!

    @Jennifer: thanks!

    @Jeanie: I thought so.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Jenn: he was!

  36. My husband would be in paradise!