Northern Fancon in Full Swing
Prince George, B.C. – Warehouse worker by day, cosplayer at night.
Well not quite but David Stanley, also known as ‘Chevalier’ – is having a ton of fun at Northern Fancon this weekend.
There are literally hundreds of cosplayers on site, dressed up in a variety of costumes, from Cat Woman and martial artists to the Joker and Batman.
What is cosplay you ask?
“Costume play for grownups who still like to play and pretend,” says Chevalier, who describes his costume as “a steam punk inspired time lord from Doctor Who.”
“Chevalier is French for knight, always trying to do the right thing.”
A Quesnel resident, Stanley says it’s just a hobby and acknowledges it’s a bit of an outlet for him.
“I have to say it is. I’ve been playing with costumes since I was about three years old. I used to be a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. An organization into medieval re-enactment.”
So once he gets off work does he jump right into his costume?
“No, the costumes are usually packed up until I get to a convention or for costume based themed parties. It’s not an everyday thing, no.”
Northern Fancon runs until tomorrow at CN Centre and the Kin Arenas.