Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Melissa Pearce, takes a break from saving the world and poses for a photograph outside Hamilton City Hall on Saturday. Pearce and hundreds of other enthusiasts of cosplay (which, for the uninitiated, means “costume play” especially reserved for superheroes and other fantasy characters) converged on the Hamilton Convention Centre for ConBravo!, a new media, gaming, comics and anime love-in.
The Art Gallery of Hamilton held a family picnic Sunday afternoon with a barbecue, activities for the kids as well as free gallery admission and tours. Richard Packham, 6, takes aim at his painting.
Enthusiasts were at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope to look at classic cars and planes during Vintage Wheels and Wings. Kitchener’s Gregory Boyington, sporting some vintage gear, takes a look.
Hundreds of people came to the Hamilton Convention Centre for ConBravo! The three-day festival celebrates comic books, cartoons, action heroes and gaming figures, and gives everyone a chance to dress up as a favourite character. At left, Spiderman and Deadpool clown it up. At right, Lara, from Brampton, plays Mount Lady, a saucy Japanese cartoon character with superpowers. She poses atop a motorcycle.