In someone else's shoes for a weekend

In someone else’s shoes for a weekend

the suits of Spiderman, of Star Wars or of transformers They were all over downtown Montreal on Saturday. After three years without their favorite event, thousands of cosplayers Y addicted broke into Montreal Comiccon 2022, a festival taking place at the Palais des Congrès this weekend.



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Charles Martinet, known for being the voice of Mario and several other characters in Nintendo’s cult video game, was very happy to be in Montreal yesterday to meet his fans. “I love Montreal! The people are great and the fans of Super Mario they are absolutely awesome. Do I feel like home here! she says her in impeccable French. Hearing him say a few words in Mario’s voice is enough to instantly bring him back to his youth. “People tell me ‘You are the voice of my childhood’. People from 5 to 55 years old tell me. It touches my heart very, very deeply. »



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Two Quebecers (bottom right), in an interview with The newspaperhave entertained young and old alike with their impressive droid replicas from the movies. Star Wars. “When you watch the movies, you see the droids and you say to yourself, ‘I think I’d like to have that,’” explains Stéphane Beaulieu as he moves a droid with his remote control. With his partner, Jonathan Dumoulin, he spent years designing his droids and displaying them throughout North America. “The interactions with the children are so much fun! he says. Stéphane and Jonathan have computer science and robotics backgrounds respectively, but their project requires willpower and ingenuity above all else, they say.



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Noémie Bouchard, dressed as the Mad Hatter from the movie Alice in Wonderland, she came to Comiccon with her little sister Laurence and her friend Isa. “I like costumes with a lot of detail, explains Noémie. She cost me an easy $260. Since the beginning of the year, I have been working on it between work and school. Nine-year-old Laurence said she was impressed with the costumes she saw this year. “I like to come here to have fun and show off my costume. I like putting costumes on ”



Grace Van Dien (Stranger Things)



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Grace Van Dien (Stranger Things)

Once again, participants could pay an average of forty dollars to get an autograph or a photo with one of the dozens of stars present. For example, Matthew Lewis and Bonnie Wright, who play Neville Longbottom and Ginny Weasley respectively in the movies. Harry Potter, were among the guests, as well as Grace Van Dien, from the series Strange things. In addition, there were the actor Malcom McDowell and the fighter Kevin Owens.



Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter)



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Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter)



Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter)



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Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter)



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A regular at Comiccon, Harmony Beaudoin Pelletier chose this year to embody the lady who holds the torch in the logo of the production company Columbia Pictures. She says that she opted for originality, which paid off for her, as there were many onlookers who wanted to photograph her costume. “I really think she’s in the biggest crowds we’ve ever seen,” she says of the festival attendance. “There are more varieties of costumes because there are so many new shows and new movies that have come out since 2019,” adds Emma Desjarlais, who maintains her friend Harmony’s costume fund.



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The couple of Eric Clouatre and Sophie Bélanger waited a long time for this moment to express their passion for horror films. “Making my costume took me almost a year. I bought the pieces everywhere, from Montreal to Toronto,” explains Mr. Clouatre, who paid $600 to make his costume as the film’s main character. leather face, released in 2017. “I’m a die-hard fan of It’s summarizes, meanwhile, Ms. Bélanger to explain her wardrobe for the most recent version of this cult film.



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A participant who remained silent amazed more than one with his incredible costume inspired by the movies of transformers. Dozens of people constantly gathered around him to photograph his costume, which included a helmet with an automatic visor.

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