The suits of spiderman, from war of stars Or from transformers were all over downtown Montreal on Saturday. After three years without their favorite event, thousands of cosplayers and from Outsider stormed Montreal Comiccon 2022, a festival taking place at the Palais des Congrès this weekend.



Karl Martinet



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Charles Martinet, best known as the voice of Mario and several other characters in Nintendo’s cult video game, was delighted to be in Montreal yesterday to meet his fans. “I love Montreal! The people are great and the fans of Super Mario are absolutely great. I feel at home here! he says in impeccable French. Hearing him say a few words in Mario’s voice is enough to instantly bring you back to his youth. “People tell me, ‘You’re the voice of my childhood. That’s what people tell me from ages 5 to 55. It touches my heart very, very deeply. »



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Two Quebecers (in the background on the right) in an interview with The newspaperhave entertained young and old alike with their stunning recreations of droids from the films War of stars. “When you watch movies, you see the droids and you’re like, ‘Seems like I’d like that,'” explains Stéphane Beaulieu while manipulating a droid with his remote control. With his partner Jonathan Dumoulin, he spent years designing his droids and demonstrating them across North America. “Interactions with kids are so fun! he said. Stéphane and Jonathan have backgrounds in computer science and robotics respectively, but their project requires willpower and ingenuity above all, they say.



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Noémie Bouchard dressed as the Mad Hatter from the film Alice in Wonderland, came to Comiccon with her little sister Laurence and her friend Isa. “I like costumes with a lot of detail,” explains Noémie. It easily cost me €260. I’ve been working on it between work and school since the beginning of the year. 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 to dress up. »



Grace Van Dien (Stranger Things)



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Grace Van Dien (Stranger Things)

Once again, attendees could pay an average of forty dollars to get an autograph or photo with one of the dozens of stars in attendance. For example, Matthew Lewis and Bonnie Wright, who play Neville Longbottom and Ginny Weasley in the movies, respectively. Harry Potter, were among the guests, as well as Grace Van Dien, from the series stranger things. There were also actor Malcom McDowell and wrestler Kevin Owens.



Matthew LewisHarry Potter



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Matthew LewisHarry Potter



Bonnie WrightHarry Potter



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Bonnie WrightHarry Potter



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Comic-con regular Harmony Beaudoin Pelletier chose to portray the lady with the torch in the Columbia Pictures logo this year. She says she went for originality, which paid off as there were many curious people wanting to photograph her costume. “I really think it’s the biggest crowd we’ve ever seen,” she says of the festival’s attendance. “There’s more costume variety because there’s a lot of new shows and new movies that have come out since 2019,” adds Emma Desjarlais, who is in charge of her friend Harmony’s costume background.



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The couple Eric Clouatre and Sophie Bélanger have been waiting for this moment for a long time to express their passion for horror films. “My costume took almost a year to make. I’ve bought the pieces everywhere from Montreal to Toronto,” explains Mr. Clouatre, who paid $600 to make his costume for the film’s main character. leatherface, released in 2017. “I’m a die-hard fan of It for her part, summarizes Ms. Bélanger to explain her costume for the latest version of this cult film.



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One contestant who remained silent was more than surprised by his incredible costume inspired by the films transformers Dozens of people constantly gathered around him to photograph his disguise, which included a helmet with an automatic visor.

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